Barcelona ‘launch legal action against Arthur after the Brazilian refused to return to training’

Barcelona ‘launch legal action against Arthur after he refused to return to training and demanded they CANCEL his contract’ in order to speed up his move to Italy to join new Juventus team-mates

  • Barcelona have opened legal proceedings against their midfielder Arthur 
  • He has agreed to join Juventus and doesn’t intend to play for Barcelona again 
  • The 23-year-old still hadn’t returned to Barcelona’s training ground on Monday 
  • Barcelona have refused to give Arthur permission to stay in his native Brazil 

Barcelona have opened legal proceedings against Arthur and will not terminate the midfielder’s contract.  

As reported by Marca, Barcelona will not comply with Arthur’s request to join Juventus before this season is over.

Barcelona are still involved in the Champions League – they face Napoli on August 8 in the second leg of their last-16 tie – but Arthur has not returned to the club’s training ground as planned. 

Barcelona have opened legal proceedings against Arthur and will not terminate his contract 

Arthur already has an agreement in place to join Juventus and doesn’t intend to play for Barcelona again. He wanted his contract cancelled but Barcelona refused to comply. 

The 23-year-old still hadn’t returned to Barcelona on Monday, with the club seeing his actions as a breach of contract.

The midfielder has agreed to join Juventus and doesn't intend to play for Barcelona again

The midfielder has agreed to join Juventus and doesn’t intend to play for Barcelona again 

Barcelona have refused to give Arthur permission to stay in his native Brazil, where he travelled having initially gone to Ibiza after the LaLiga season concluded.

Arthur joined Barcelona two years ago and has made 72 appearances for the club.

He won the LaLiga title in 2018-19 and has also won the Supercopa de Espana. 

Sportsmail have contacted Barcelona and Arthur for comment.