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FC Barcelona News: 9 October 2011; Rosell Wants Pep to Stay, Barça Will Push for Thiago Silva

Imagine this defensive stud in a Blaugrana shirt.
Imagine this defensive stud in a Blaugrana shirt.

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell determined to keep Pep Guardiola - ESPN Soccernet
Rosell, though, remains determined to keep Guardiola at the Camp Nou. "Guardiola is the man we want, and we greatly appreciate him," he told Onda Cero. "He is by far the best coach the club has ever seen and is also a culé. We'll do all we can so he can't say no to staying longer."

Barcelona to make push for AC Milan's Thiago Silva next summer - report -
Barcelona have not given up on the pursuit of AC Milan defender Thiago Silva, Mundo Deportivo suggests.The Brazil centre-back was strongly linked with a move to the Camp Nou in the summer after enjoying an impressive first two seasons at the San Siro outfit.two

Train with Lionel Messi? Sir Bobby Robson's Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer auction | Mail Online
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, who played at the Camp Nou under Robson’s management, summed up the esteem in which Sir Bobby is held when he said: ‘For us as club, and for myself, it is an honour to participate. I encourage everybody in England and around the world to Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Auction.’

Barca's Young Guns Firing On Every Cylinder | Express
Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Lionel Messi, Victor Valdes and Sergio Busquets are included in that number and the club’s performance in the inaugural NextGen series suggests that there’s plenty more where they came from. Europe’s under-19 version of the Champions League has mirrored its full-grown equivalent so far this season, with Barcelona currently sitting on top of their group with three wins from three matches.


Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano inducted into Fifa Hall of Fame -
Real Madrid honourary president Alfredo Di Stefano has been named as the first inductee in the newly-created Fifa Hall of Fame by the governing body's president Sepp Blatter. The former Madrid, Espanyol and River Plate attacking midfielder twice won the Ballon d'Or and collected five European Cup titles and eight league championships with Real Madrid.

Fenerbahce weigh up January move for Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho - report -
The former Portugal international has been a mainstay in Madrid's backline since moving to the Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea in the summer of 2010 for a reported €8 million fee. However, with the 33-year-old's contract running out at the end of the season, it is suggested the Spanish giants could accept a bid for the defender in order to prevent losing him for free.

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