FC Barcelona News: 1 July 2011; La Masia Closes, Kiko Femenia to Undergo Barca Medical

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 15: Youth players of Barcelona and Espanyol play, besides the newly build dormitories for the Barcelona youth players, on one of the pitches at the Joan Camper training ground on May 15, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

La Masia closes its doors | FCBarcelona
"This is a symbolic act as we close the old Masia. We are moving and La Masia has had the success it has had – today we are proud to show the 16 titles we have won this season and the graduates of La Masia have had a lot to do with that success", explained Sr, Bartomeu.

Made in La Masia: From Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabregas, the extraordinary array of talent to emerge from Barcelona's fabled farmhouse | Goal
So as La Masia closes its doors for the final time to move definitively to a bigger and better facility on the outskirts of Barcelona, in Sant Joan Despi, Goal.com takes a look at the top 11 talents to emerge so far from the fabled farmhouse.

Hercules' Kiko Femenia set to undergo Barcelona medical - report | Goal
Both clubs have been in talks about the 20-year-old's transfer to Catalunya for some time, and they have now reportedly reached an agreement over a fee believed to be in the region of €4 million, with Femenia is expected to sign a three-year deal upon completion of his medical.

Rossi to Barcelona 'definitely off' | ESPN
European champions Barca have been mentioned as potential suitors for the 24-year-old, who scored 18 goals in 36 La Liga starts for the Yellow Submarine last season. However, with Barca seemingly closing in on the capture of Udinese star Alexis Sanchez, Rossi no longer looks bound for Camp Nou.

Jose Angel close to Roma switch | Eurosport
Sporting Gijon defender Jose Angel is on the verge of a £15 million move to Roma, according to the player's agent. The left-back had been linked with Barcelona and Manchester City, but new Roma boss Luis Enrique is eager to make the 21-year-old one of his first signings at the Stadio Olimpico.

Platini: Jose deserved punishment | ESPN
"I'm especially fond of him," Platini told Madrid-based newspaper Marca. "I love Mourinho. I like him as a man and also his character as a coach, but that doesn't mean the disciplinary body of UEFA will not deal with him - that has nothing to do with it. "He said stupid things and that's why the disciplinary commission decided to sanction him."

Neymar 'no longer for sale' | ESPN
Spanish giants Real had emerged as the favourites to secure the 19-year-old's signature, but Ribeiro has now firmly insisted no sale will take place. "In the face of continuous speculation over the future of Neymar by the national and international press, I state that Neymar is not negotiable for technical, market and attachment reasons," Ribeiro said in a statement on the club's official website.

Real Madrid's Pablo Sarabia set for Getafe switch - report | Goal
Real Madrid are in advanced talks with fellow La Liga side Getafe about the transfer of promising winger Pablo Sarabia, AS report. Sarabia is considered to be one of the most exciting young talents to have come through the ranks of the Madrid academy in recent years, and has a contract with the capital club until the summer of 2013.

Mtiliga leaves Málaga | LFP
Málaga CF have announced on their web-page that Patrick Mtiliga is to leave the club as his contract has expired. The Danish defender thus brings to a close a two-year spell at the Andalusian club, having signed in 2009 from the Dutch club Breda.

Siqueira signs for Granada | LFP
Granada C.F. have officially announced through their web-page the signing of Guilherme Siqueira. The Brazilian player, until recently an Udinese player, came on loan to Granada at the beginning of the recently-finished season. Now, both clubs have reached an agreement by which the player will become property of the 'nazaríes' for the next four seasons.

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