FC Barcelona News: 22 August 2012; David Villa To Be Fined, Jonathan Dos Santos Wants To Stay

"The small kid who made the breakthrough at La Masia"

Villa set to be fined for family message - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Spain's all-time top scorer was booked by the referee for removing his jersey, something which has long been a known consequence, but he is now in line to be fined between 2,000 and 3,000 euros (around £1,500 to £2,350) for doing so.

Zubizarreta: Barca may offload players - Soccerway
Players such as Ibrahim Afellay, Marc Bartra and Jonathan dos Santos have been heavily linked with moves away from the Camp Nou, and Barca sporting director Zubizarreta has said the club is willing to do business if the conditions are right.

Jonathan Dos Santos determined to fight for Barcelona place - ESPNFC
"Jonathan's brother left Barcelona for another team and he saw how that went," Montes said. "He is confident he will get to play for Barcelona. He has two years of his contract left and he wants to stay at the best team in the world. He is confident he can compete at Barcelona."

'I am proud to be the small kid who made the breakthrough at La Masia' - Jordi Alba keen to prove his worth to Barcelona - Goal.com
Now back in his native Catalunya, Jordi Alba reflected on his time spent at the youth academy, which has produced a string of current Blaugrana stars in recent years, and admitted he is delighted to have been given the chance to resume unfinished business.

Song: "This only happens once in a lifetime" | FC Barcelona
Alexandre Song is clearly thrilled to be here and said that as soon as he heard he had a chance of moving to FC Barcelona "I quickly said yes. I am very happy to be here in Barcelona. It is a big day for me and my family. To be able to play for the best club in the world is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Arsenal did not want to sell Song, says Barcelona vice-president - Goal.com
"It was not easy to bring Song to Barca," the supremo said at a press conference. "As happened with Cesc [Fabregas], Arsenal did not want to sell him and were asking a high price, but we are happy with what we paid both for Cesc and Song. "The negotiations weren’t easy, but the player wanted to come, and that made things easier. It was tough, but it all went much faster than other negotiations have done."

Back to work | Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Alex Song is to replace Sergio Busquets in certain games, but he may also play as a centre back. He adds height to the team, too. But the problem players have coming to Barcelona is understanding how the team play. We will see how he fits in but it may take him the whole season to adapt.

Real Madrid website posts Modric profile - Goal.com
Modric was described as a Real Madrid player since 2012, with his departure from White Hart Lane illustrated by a section which stated: "Tottenham (2008-2012). The Spanish giants have since claimed that a hacker was involved, which they say is to blame for the miscalculated incident.

QPR agree Carvalho deal | Sky Sports
Tottenham were said to be keen on the experienced centre-half, who won three Premier League titles during a six-year stint at Stamford Bridge. It is, however, QPR who have leapt to the front of the queue in the battle to bring Carvalho back to London.

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