FC Barcelona News: 28 June 2011; Barca Make Neymar Offer, Thiago Has Surgery, Belletti Retires

Is there any high profile name Rosell does not want to sign?

Messi reiterates Barca loyalty | ESPN
Messi, who has just turned 24, has always professed complete loyalty to Barca but has nonetheless regularly been linked with Madrid and Inter Milan. Speaking to Colombian newspaper El Pais, he has again spoken of his desire to play out his peak years at the Camp Nou before eventually returning to his homeland.

Thiago gets nose operation | FCBarcelona
Thiago Alcántara has undergone nasal septoplasty this afternoon to solve the respiratory problems he has been suffering as a result of a deviated nasal septum. The Club Medical Services have said that the intervention, supported by Egarsat, was performed at the Clínica Mútua in Terrassa. The player is expected to require ten days to recover.

Quintet agree to pay Neymar fee | ESPN
Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro has confirmed five clubs in Europe have agreed to pay Neymar's €45 million release clause. The clubs - named in widespread reports throughout Brazil as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala - will now be given permission to speak to Neymar.

Arsenal set to sell Fabregas to Barca | Eurosport
Arsenal will sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona if the Spanish club meet their asking price for the London club's captain. A senior Arsenal official has apparently confirmed to the BBC that a deal for Fabregas should finally be concluded over the next few weeks that will see the midfielder return to the European champions.

Former Barcelona & Chelsea defender Juliano Belletti announces his retirement | Goal
Former Barcelona and Chelsea defender Juliano Belletti has called time on his playing career, citing Achilles problems as the reason. The Brazilian veteran signed for Ceara earlier this month after being released by Fluminense in March following a series of injuries which constantly kept him on the sidelines.

Tournament summers endanger players & youngsters are at increased risk of injury - Chief of Sports Medicine Dr Thomas Gill | Goal
In an exclusive interview, Massachusetts General Hospital Chief of Sports Medicine Service, Dr. Thomas Gill, shed light on the oft-overlooked downsides of promoting young players. In particular, Dr. Gill pointed out that workload can be a problem for those who are new to competition at the highest level.

Real Madrid sign French defender Varane from Lens | Reuters
Real Madrid have agreed to sign French defender Raphael Varane from Lens on a six-year contract, the Spanish club said on Monday. Varane is Real's fourth signing of the close season after Turkish midfielders Nuri Sahin and Hamit Altintop, and Spanish striker Jose Callejon.

Successful op for Altintop | Sky Sports
Real Madrid have confirmed that new signing Hamit Altintop has undergone successful back surgery in Germany. A statement on the official Madrid website said Altintop will remain in hospital until Saturday morning but there was no mention of how long the 28-year-old might be out of action.

De Gea has United medical | Eurosport
Before the championships United and Atletico were reported to have agreed a fee of £18 million for the young keeper. He is now o the verge of sealing the move by signing a five-year contract, although it may not be made official until Friday July 1 when his deal with his new agent becomes official.

Atletico complete Silvio signing | Eurosport
Atletico Madrid have signed Portugal defender Silvio from Braga on a five-year contract. The 23-year-old helped Braga reach last month's Europa League final where they lost to Porto.

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