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Friday June 23 2017
United track Alba - report

Manchester United are considering a move for Barcelona full back Jordi Alba but all parties accept a deal this summer is unlikely, say reports.

According to ESPN, the Red Devils have upped their interest in the 28-year-old who had been considering his future at the Camp Nou but has been ‘calmed’ by the arrival of Coach Ernesto Valverde.

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Tuesday June 6 2017
Alba backs 'brave' Valverde

Barcelona full back Jordi Alba has backed the appointment of ‘brave’ Ernesto Valverde who he believes will be good for him.

The former Valencia defender frequently found himself out of the starting eleven at the Camp Nou in Luis Enrique’s final few months due to a switch in formation, but is now optimistic for his future in the side.

"I'm very happy [with Valverde]," Alba is quoted as saying by Diario Sport.

"I think he's a brave Coach who likes playing with the ball.

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Friday May 26 2017
Barca 'deserve' Copa title - Alba

Jordi Alba believes Barcelona ‘deserve’ to win the Copa del Rey this season ahead of their final against Alaves on Saturday.

The 28-year-old full-back mentioned the difficult run Luis Enrique’s side encountered on their way to the showpiece, although did warn against the strengths of Alaves.

"Barcelona deserve to win this Copa del Rey," Alba is quoted as saying by Marca.

"It has been a difficult Copa run with difficult opponents, and it has been very tough.

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Wednesday May 3 2017
Alba wants Barca stay 'for many years'

Jordi Alba has moved to downplay rumours he may leave Barcelona this summer as his ‘intention is to stay for many more years’.

The Blaugrana’s formation switch to three defender had left the former Valencia man on the bench while Barca’s continual link to left-back Theo Hernandez has created further uncertainty.

"I have a contract here," Alba is quoted as saying by Diario Sport.

"My hope has always been to play here; my intention is to stay for many more years.

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Monday May 1 2017
Alba to head Barca exit list?

Barcelona will need to sell players before adding to their first-team squad in the summer transfer window, say reports in Spain.

AS state the Blaugrana are targeting a number of players this summer including Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin as they look to reshape their squad following Luis Enrique’s departure.

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Friday April 28 2017
Alba 'not transferable' - report

Barcelona are ruling out the departure of Jordi Alba to facilitate the signing of Theo Hernandez, say reports in Spain.

Onda Cero reported on Thursday that the Blaugrana are so keen to obtain the Atletico Madrid full-back, currently on a season-long loan at Alaves, they are willing to offer Alba on a loan deal to secure the transfer.

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Sunday March 26 2017
Alba praises ‘face-to-face’ Lopetegui

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has praised Spain boss Julen Lopetegui for his “face-to-face” approach, in a possible dig at Luis Enrique.

AS reported on Sunday that Lopetegui had “recovered the best” Alba, who has fallen out of the first-team picture at Barca since their switch to a 3-4-3 formation, and the left-back suggested he preferred the former after a campaign in which “I haven’t been able to play the games that I would’ve liked”.

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Wednesday March 22 2017
Alba 'more confident with Spain'

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has explained he feels more confident when representing the Spanish national side than he does at club level.

The former Valencia defender has started only 14 La Liga fixtures this season and this will come across as a thinly-veiled criticism of outgoing Coach Luis Enrique, who has switched recently to a 3-4-3 formation to reduce Alba’s chances further.

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Thursday February 23 2017
Alba wants Isco at Barcelona

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba would welcome his club making a sensational attempt to try and sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco.

The former Valencia and Malaga midfielder is willing to quit the Bernabeu this summer with Alba – who was a teammate of Isco’s at the Mestalla - admitting he would welcome a move for his international colleague at the Blaugrana.

"All good players are welcome," Alba told reporters at the opening of a football school carrying his name in L'Hospitalet del Llobregat.

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Wednesday November 16 2016
Defensive trio return boosts Barca

Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Jeremy Mathieu have all returned to training ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash with Malaga on Saturday.

Both Pique and Alba have been missing since Barca's 4-0 victory over Manchester City in Camp Nou on 19 October, missing the league games against Valencia, Granada and Sevilla along with the return leg at Manchester City.

Mathieu injured his calf in the Catalan Super Cup defeat to Espanyol at the end of October, initially being ruled out for three weeks.

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