FC Barcelona News: 5 July 2013; Three Barça Players in Confederations Cup Best XI, Rafinha Renews Contract

Jasper Juinen

Neymar, Alves and Iniesta in Confederations Cup best XI | FC Barcelona
Neymar, Dani Alves and Andrés Iniesta have been named in the all-star team of the recent Confederations Cup as voted by users of FIFA.com. The trio have made FC Barcelona far and away the most represented club in the eleven.

Cruyff, Maradona and Messi in World Soccer all time XI | FC Barcelona
British magazine World Soccer has published an all-time world XI based on the votes of former players and journalists. The past and present of FC Barcelona is represented in the form of Cruyff, Maradona and Messi. The other players are Yashin, Cafú, Maldini, Moore, Beckenbauer, di Stéfano, Zidane and Pelé playing the 4-4-2 system with Messi and Pelé in attack.

Transfer News: No offers for Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara | Sky Sports
Reports claim that Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta met with the player's father and agent - former Brazilian international Mazinho - on Thursday, and told him the club want a decision on Alcantara's future in ten days. When approached by Sky Sports, a Barcelona source would only say: "We still have not received any formal offer for the player."

Camp Nou modernisation continues - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The club began progressive work to improve standards at their current ground a year ago, with the construction of a new social area auditorium for club partners started, whilst a new players’ tunnel was also opened.

Rafinha renews until 2016 | FC Barcelona
Rafa Alcántara, Rafinha was in the Club offices on Thursday to sign a contract to keep him at FC Barcelona until 2016. The 20-year old Brazilian was joined, among others, by the Barça vice president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, director of football Andoni Zubizarreta, and his father, former player Mazinho.

Arsenal make improved €27m offer for Higuain - Goal.com
Arsenal have made an improved offer of €27 million for Gonzalo Higuain. The Gunners are confident their new bid will be enough to secure the Real Madrid striker, with sources saying the fee could be agreed by the two clubs 'within the next 24 hours'.

Malaga complete Anderson deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who was rumoured to have previously attracted the attention of Real Madrid, has been confirmed as having signed a five-year contract at La Rosaleda. Malaga are believed to have paid Wydad de Casablanca around €1m (860,000) for his playing rights.

Villarreal sign Bojan Jokic on free from Chievo | Sky Sports
Villarreal have completed the signing of Slovenia international Bojan Jokic from Serie A outfit Chievo. The Yellow Submarine confirmed on Thursday evening that the left-back has joined the club on a free transfer after signing a four-year deal.

Roma left-back Jose Angel loaned back to Real Sociedad | Sky Sports
Jose Angel will spend a second season on loan at Real Sociedad after they agreed a deal with the left-back's parent club Roma. Jose Angel spent last term with La Real, making 11 appearances, and will now remain in northern Spain.

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