FC Barcelona News: 8 June 2011; Happy Birthday Mascherano, Spain Beat Venezuela in Friendly

Happy 27th!

Happy 27th, Mascherano! | FCBarcelona
Javier Mascherano became a FC Barcelona player on the 30th of August 2010. His desire to play at the Camp Nou was evident from the first moment, when he took a 20% drop in his wages to help the transfer along. It was a sign of his commitment, which has continued throughout the season.

Sanchez 'agrees terms with Barcelona' | Eurosport
"From what we were told by the player's agent Fernando Felicevich, Alexis Sanchez has an agreement with Barcelona for a contract worth €3m a season," club president Franco Soldati is quoted as saying by Chilean outlet La Tercera. "This does not necessarily mean he will go, but it is what the player wants."

Puyol and Xavi, among candidates for Golden Foot 2011 | FCBarcelona
A jury of 58 sports reporters from around the world have drafted the list of ten candidates for the award, who are: David Beckham, Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Ryan Giggs, Raúl González, Javier Zanetti and Barça’s own Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández.

Venezuela 0-3 Spain: David Villa, Pedro and Xabi Alonso on target for world champions in friendly | Goal
Spain secured their second friendly win in the space of four days as they breezed past Venezuela 3-0 in Puerto La Cruz on Tuesday. David Villa opened the scoring with a free-kick after just five minutes and Pedro’s deflected effort made it two a quarter of an hour later as Spain converted their early chances.

Three of the seven team in the Clubs World Cup 2011 already decided | FCBarcelona
European Champions Barcelona, Champions of the OFC (Oceania Football Conference) Auckland from New Zealand and CONCACAF Champions Monterrey of Mexico are three of the teams that will appear in the World Club Cup, which this year returns to Japan.

Diarra: England only move for me | Eurosport
Diarra is one of several players set to be shipped out of the Bernabeu this summer as manager Jose Mourinho looks to overhaul his squad to mount a stronger challenge against defending champions Barcelona. Midfielders Fernando Gago, Pedro Leon and Esteban Granero are all thought to be on their way out, as is defender Ezequiel Garay.

Reports: Enrique agrees to coach Roma | FOX Sports
Barcelona B-team coach Luis Enrique has reportedly reached a deal to take over Roma. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Spaniard has agreed to a two-year deal worth ?1.5 million ($2.2 million) per season plus award incentives, with an option for a third year.

Sevilla - Perotti not for sale | Sky Sports
Sevilla have warned Liverpool and Tottenham that Argentina winger Diego Perotti will not be on the move this summer. The Premier League duo are reported to be among a host of clubs who have shown an interest in the former Deportivo Moron man, who moved to Spain in 2007.

Lyon's Jeremy Toulalan keen on move to Malaga - report | Goal
Jeremy Toulalan is reportedly interested in a move from Lyon to suitors Malaga, according to reports from France. The ambitious Spanish side have openly admitted to being interested in acquiring the midfielder, as they look to strengthen their squad for an assault on the European positions in the 2011-12 season.

Osasuna snap up Marc Bertrán | LFP
Osasuna have officially announced the signing of Marc Bertrán from Tenerife, the defender has penned a three-year contract. The club stated that "the Catalan defender is coming to Pamplona from Tenerife on a free transfer and will have a buy-out clause of six million euros".

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