Copa America contingent return to FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Arthur Melo has returned to first team training following Copa America duty.

The former Gremio star played a key role as La Selcao secured their first Copa America title since 2007, and manager Ernesto Valverde granted him an additional break during the club's pre-season preparations.

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez all returned to light training last week, with the trio expected to play some part in the defending La Liga champions final pre-season games against Arsenal and Napoli in the coming week.

Valverde's side lost to Frank Lampard's Chelsea in their firs game of pre-season, before beating Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe ahead of the La liga title defence in 2019-20.

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