Pre-season’s first week schedule | FC Barcelona
The first team squad will be back at work next Monday morning when they are due at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for their regular pre-season medical checkups and tests. From Tuesay, Tito Vilanova will be holding morning and evening training sessions starting at 9.00 and 19.00 to avoid the midday heat in Barcelona.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola blasts Barcelona president Rosell - ESPN FC
"I told them [the president and his directors] I was going 6,000km away and asked them to leave me in peace, but they haven't kept their word," he said. "I did my time [at Barcelona] then decided to leave. "I want them to get on with the job and I wish them all the success in the world, because their success will also be mine - I don't need to say what I feel for this club."
Liga - Barcelona 'surprised' at Guardiola attack - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"The truth is that I was very surprised," commented Cardoner, social vice-president for Barca, to Mundo Deportivo. "I left a meeting yesterday afternoon and heard some of it on the radio and when was informed further in seeing Pep’s statements and I have not understood. "I imagine there will be some explanation behind these statements because the relationship between us, and I speak not only for myself but for the president too, has always been cordial.
Supermarket giant to sue over Neymar deal - Goal.com
The supermarket giant that owned 40 per cent of Neymar's registration is threatening legal action over its share of the player's transfer to Barcelona. DIS, a sports marketing company controlled by retailers Idi Sonda, claim it is entitled to more cash due to potential payments agreed in addition to the €57 million deal between Santos and the Spanish champions.
Highest scoring ever by home-grown talent | FC Barcelona
Barça scored 115 league goals last season. Products of the club’s own youth system featured prominently by scoring no fewer than 89 of them, an astounding 78% of the total. A veritable success story for La Masia. Messi, with 46 goals, led the scoring in the league campaign.
Messi: "I learned a lot from Ronaldinho" | FC Barcelona
Speaking in an interview for Barça TV, Messi revealed: "I’ve always said that from the first moment I entered the changing room, Ronaldinho and the rest of the Brazilians - Deco, Sylvinho and Motta- welcomed me and made things easier for me. But above all, him (Ronaldinho), because he was the star of the team. I learned a lot by his side".
Leo Messi featured on the poster for the friendly against Valerenga | FC Barcelona
It’s just a question of days before the Barça pre-season gets underway and the opening matches of the summer campaign abroad are just around the corner. The poster publicising the third match of the pre-season against Valerenga features Leo Messi as one of the main attractions. Next to Messi is Valerenga star Torgeir Børven.
The top 20 youth goals of the 2012/13 season | FC Barcelona
Strength, skill, precision, definition, combination..., there are goals of every kind for every taste. This selection of the top 20 goals is an extract from the Barça TV programme ‘Promeses’. The programme has made a ranking of the best 100 goals of the 2012/13 season. For the moment we’re giving you the chance to watch 20 magnificent goals.
Spanish transfer round-up: Madrid to announce Illarramendi capture - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Reports this morning are that the capital club have deposited Illarramendi’s contract at the Spanish Football League’s offices, bought out from La Real at his release clause of €30m, including VAT, pushing it up to a total spend of €36m. Los Blancos were reportedly reluctant to front up the tax bill as well as the buyout fee, but are understood to have acted as such on Friday, with the player apparently also absent from training at La Real this morning.
Jose Callejon joins Napoli | Sky Sports
Callejon travelled to Italy earlier this week to undergo his medical and the 26-year-old has now put pen to paper on a four-year contract with Rafael Benitez's side. Neither club have officially confirmed how much the deal is worth but reports in Italy suggest Napoli have agreed to pay Real 10 million euros for the former Spain Under-21 international.
Transfer news: Atletico Madrid sign ex-Malaga defender Martin Demichelis | Sky Sports
The Argentina centre-back has signed a one-year deal with Diego Simeone's side after leaving Malaga on June 30. The 32-year-old passed a medical on Thursday and then spoke to reporters about the move, saying: "I'm very proud to have joined such a successful and winning group. Next year the team will compete even more than last season and there are many challenges to face."
Malaga sign Roque Santa Cruz - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Following the end of his previous contract with Manchester City, Santa Cruz has signed with Malaga for the next three years, and will travel to Germany this afternoon (Thursday) with Ignacio Camacho and Bobley Anderson, to join the rest of the first team for pre-season training with coach, Bernd Schuster."
Transfer news: Real Sociedad sign Haris Seferovic from Fiorentina | Sky Sports
Real Sociedad have signed Switzerland international Haris Seferovic from Fiorentina. The 21-year-old striker took his medical with Sociedad on Thursday morning before penning a four-year contract with the Primera Division outfit.
Romeu set for Valencia | Football Espana
Oriol Romeu will be presented as a Valencia player later today, as he is expected to complete formalities on a loan agreement. The midfielder was seen earlier this week as on the verge of agreeing to a temporary switch to Mestalla for 2013-14, but initial plans to complete the deal were put on hold.
Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Rayo Vallecano's appeal over European ban | Sky Sports
The Madrid-based club appealed to CAS to get both the RFEF's ruling overturned and also for provisional measures that could have enabled them to be included in next week's draw for the third qualifying round of the Europa League. However, CAS on Thursday rejected the provisional application, while confirming a hearing to decide on the case's full merits is set to be held in the next few weeks.
Getafe make Escudero deal permanent - ESPN FC
Getafe have completed the permanent signing of left-back Sergio Escudero from Schalke for a reported fee of €500,000. Escudero, 23, who has penned a five-year contract, spent the second half of last season on loan at the Liga club.
Valladolid unveil Bergdich - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I’m very happy to be here and from the first moment I arrived I felt really comfortable. It’s already like my family," he declared. Bergdich, capped 11 times by Morocco, admitted he had sought out Real Madrid defender Varane and Sevilla’s Kondogbia, both of whom he had played alongside at Lens, to find out more Valladolid.