FC Barcelona News: 1 June 2011; Barça Open Talks Over Rossi

Rossi's signing is looking more and more likely

The philosophy at Barça's academy that has led to European glory | The Independent
"If we have a talented young player who's a little bit wayward, we try to give him focus without losing that spontaneity. He mustn't lose that individuality, but he has to know he's playing in a collective sport."

Rossi agent claims Barca talks | Eurosport
Rossi's agent, Federico Pastorello, claims dialogue has opened with the Catalan club. "We are talking with Barcelona and Rossi would love to play for the club," Pastorello said. "His price-tag is between 25 million and 30 million euros. We are now waiting for news from Barca."

Barça, 16 years reigning in Europe | FCBarcelona
Barça are more than a club for so many reasons, and this is shown by the way the club keeps all its professional sports team at the top of their respective games, and that even means beyond the national borders. Since 1995/96, at least one of the club’s professional teams has collected a European trophy.

Barcelona refuse to meet Sporting Gijon's asking price for Jose Angel - report | Goal
Sporting president Manuel Vega-Arango and CEO Alfredo Garcia Amado travelled to Barcelona on Monday for a meeting with the Catalan giants' sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta, and vice-president Josep Bartomeu. Both clubs were locked in discussions but failed to reach an agreement for the transfer of the 21-year-old.

 

Wenger hopeful over Cesc stay | ESPN
Arsene Wenger has revealed there has been no contact with Barcelona over Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. "There was an interest from Barcelona last year which I won't hide," Gunners boss Wenger said of Barca's courtship of Fabregas. "This year there hasn't been an interest. "My No. 1 wish is to keep Fabregas - for me he is the best midfielder in the world and we naturally built the team around him."

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney: Barcelona's Lionel Messi would find it difficult against Stoke City | Goal
Rooney believes that because of his smaller frame, Messi would not be as well suited to the more physical nature of the Premier League as former team-mate and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be in his time at Old Trafford. He added: "It’s more physical, the Premier League — the likes of going to Stoke or Birmingham away are incredibly difficult games to play.

Forlan claims Atletico stay | Sky Sports
"My situation is rare because the media says I'm not interested in staying with the club but I've said that those stories are not true. "At the moment I have not received any offer. I still have two seasons (with Atletico) and I am very content there. "I will only leave Atletico Madrid if an offer is received which is too tempting for all parties."

Osvaldo attracting interest | Sky Sports
Pablo Osvaldo's agent has claimed a 'lot of English clubs' have been in contact over a move for the Espanyol striker. The 25-year-old has been making waves in the Primera Liga this season and has been linked with a host of clubs across Europe.

Iran duo sign extensions at Osasuna | Eurosport
Iran internationals Javad Nekounam and Masoud Shojaei have agreed contract extensions with Osasuna until 2013. "This could be the club where I finish my sporting career," 30-year-old midfielder Nekounam told the club website after signing his deal which has options for automatic extensions in the future.

Zokora moves to Trabzonspor | LFP
Didier Zokora, midfielder for Sevilla until now, has signed for the Turkish team Trabzonspor. The Ivorian player, who came to the Liga BBVA in the summer of 2009, having previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, has made around 90 official appearances for Sevilla.

Rubén makes Osasuna switch | LFP
Mallorca central defender Rubén González has joined Osasuna on a two-year free contract with the option of a third season at the Reyno de Navarra. Rubén has ample experience in the Liga BBVA. After a spell with Rayo, he joined Real Madrid where he starred for the reserves and later, the first team.

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