FC Barcelona News: 20 July 2012; Jordi Alba Delighted To Take Part In Olympics, Villarreal Report Málaga To UEFA

Will the lack of preseason hurt Alba during the club season?

Javier Mascherano: "I feel very valued" | FC Barcelona
Barça’s number 14 explained that one of the most important things he’s learned while at Can Barça is that "training hard and taking advantage of the time I’m given on the pitch is important." He added that "when you’re in a big team and when that big chance comes along you have to take it and not let it slip away."

It was always my dream to go to the Olympics, admits Jordi Alba - Goal.com
"My dream was always to come [to the Games]," the 23-year-old told reporters after Wednesday's 1-0 warm-up win over Mexico. "I had spoken with [coach Luis] Milla about it when I was still at Valencia."

Four goalkeepers in first session of the day | FC Barcelona
There was only a morning session on Thursday, but on Friday Barça were back to training twice. At 9.00, the first team were on pitch number 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, joined this time by Barça B goalkeepers Miguel Bañuz and Jordi Masip.

The players try on the new Sacoor suits | FC Barcelona
Immediately after Wednesday morning’s training session, the Barça first-team players tried on the official suits, shoes, shits and trousers of the 2012/13 season, created by the company Sacoor Brothers, the Official FC Barcelona Suits Supplier.

Real Madrid could rename the Santiago Bernabeu - report - Goal.com
Real Madrid are reportedly considering the rebranding of their Santiago Bernabeu stadium as part of a sponsorship agreement with Emirates. According to ABC, Los Blancos will not entertain the idea of removing the name of their legendary club president from the stadium. However, they are not against it being preceded by a corporate sponsor.

Higuain set to sign new Real Madrid deal - report - Goal.com
Gonzalo Higuain is set sign a new deal with Real Madrid following a meeting between the player's father - and agent - and Madrid director Jose Angel Sanchez at the Santiago Bernabeu, Marca reports.

Real Madrid sign Brazilian youngster Fabinho on loan - report - Goal.com
His performances encouraged Gestifute, the company owned by Fifa agent Jorge Mendes, to secure ownership of the player before sending him to Rio Ave in June to get more games under his belt. However, the Brazil Under-20 international has now been shipped out on loan to Madrid's Castilla squad, having already taken part in the club's training session on Thursday.

Valencia confirm preliminary agreement with Real Madrid for Gago - Goal.com
Valencia have confirmed that a "preliminary agreement" has been reached with both Real Madrid and Fernando Gago over a transfer to Mestalla. The transfer has yet to be confirmed by either club but it is believed that Gago will put pen to paper on a four-year contract on Friday.

Villarreal report Malaga to Uefa over missing Cazorla payments - Goal.com
The Spain international completed last summer a reported €20m transfer to the Andalusian club, who were in 2010 purchased by a member of the Qatari royal family. It is understood that Villarreal are still owed €3.5m in taxes from the transfer and that they have long threatened to report Malaga to Uefa.

Diop, joins Levante | LFP
Levante and Racing Santander have reached an agreement that makes Pape Diop (Kaolack, Senegal, March 19, 1986), a Levante player for the next three seasons.

Evaldo, comes to Deportivo | LFP
The Brazilian left back, who has a Portuguese passport comes to the Galician side on loan from Sporting Lisbon for a season, and has a clear mission on the field: "The first thing is to defend and then attack". The new Deportivo defender is considered a team player and is not afraid of commitment or la Liga BBVA.

Granada land Morocco striker El Arabi - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 25-year-old international scored 17 goals in 23 games with Al Hilal last season after having previously played in Ligue 1 with Caen. El Arabi is one of a host of new signings by the Andalucian side who have been one of the busiest Spanish clubs in the closed season so far.

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