Rafael Alcântara do Nascimento
Mazinho insists Rafinha is not looking to leave Barcelona, contrary to reports, and retains a good relationship with Ernesto Valverde.
La Liga leaders Barcelona confirmed Rafinha underwent knee surgery, amid reports the midfielder will miss another two months.
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Rafinha has undergone knee surgery, ruling the midfielder out of Barcelona's bids for LaLiga, Champions League and Copa del Rey glory.
Barcelona's 4-1 win over Granada in LaLiga on Sunday came at a price as Rafinha suffered a knee injury during the victory.
Barcelona will have Neymar and Rafinha available to face Valencia, but Jeremy Mathieu and Arda Turan have been left out of the squad.
Barcelona are likely to be without Neymar and Rafinha when they visit Deportivo La Coruna in LaLiga on Sunday.
Barcelona left it late but secured a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday, with Lionel Messi again decisive at the death.
Rafinha is available for Barcelona's Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain but Aleix Vidal faces a long injury lay-off.