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FC Barcelona News: 11 February 2011; Internationals Return, Puyol Still Injured

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Guardiola gets internationals back | FCBarcelona
The 18 first team players were joined in their exercises by a handful of players from the youth team, namely Deulofeu, Balliu, Espinosa, Rosell, Masó and Palau. The only players that were absent today were Jeffren and Puyol, who are both still recovering from injury.

David Villa: Dressing Room Harmony Is The Secret To Barcelona's Success | Goal
"They let me know they had chosen me and that they hadn't made a mistake in doing so and that we would end up achieving success. "That's how it's panning out, little by little. I knew a lot of people in the dressing room already. It's not a fairy tale, it's a normal, relaxed place where everyone is in harmony."

Valdés: "The three competitions will be decided" | FCBarcelona
"The most important stage of the season is starting. Over the next few weeks we’ll be playing for three titles and we’re really looking forward to it" said Víctor Valdés. And it all starts this coming Saturday. "Sporting have always been very difficult opponents for us and they’re getting their form back, especially at home. I hope we can win and continue not having to rely on other results".

Liverpool To Submit €20 Million Summer Offer For Barcelona Striker Bojan Krkic - Report | Goal
As a result, they have identified the Blaugrana product as a potential addition, and are willing to spend up to €20 million to prise the 20-year-old from the Camp Nou. It is unlikely that current coach Pep Guardiola will want to part with a player that he sees playing a key role in the long-term future of the Catalan giants.

Barcelona Star Lionel Messi: There Is No Personal Duel Between Me And Cristiano Ronaldo | Goal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi says there is no personal rivalry between him and Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo. Both players have scored 24 goals in La Liga so far this season and on Wednesday evening Messi and Ronaldo went head-to-head again, this time in the international friendly between Argentina and Portugal.

37 key days | FCBarcelona
Barça face nine big games in 37 days before the next 15-day break for international games, with some tough away trips in La Liga and both legs of the Champions League last 16 against Arsenal.

Xavi - Rooney suits Barcelona | Sky Sports
Rooney has spoken of his admiration for defending Primera Liga champions Barcelona in the past and he admitted he stood up in his living room and applauded the 5-0 win over Real Madrid in November.

Carles Puyol Doubtful For Barcelona's Champions League Trip To Arsenal - Report | Goal
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol's chances of returning to action in the next seven days are becoming more and more doubtful. The Spanish centre-back has still not recovered from the knee injury he picked up in January, and was absent from training as his team-mates returned following the international fixtures.

Espanyol vow to attack Real | Eurosport
Espanyol, one of the surprises of the campaign, are sixth and Pochettino said he would not compromise on the club's attacking style against Jose Mourinho's Real side. "We are a team who goes on the offensive from the start, continually, and Madrid will no doubt do the same," the former Argentina international told a news conference on Wednesday.

Ronaldo - Jose has Barca plan | Sky Sports
Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo says coach Jose Mourinho has a master plan to get the better of bitter rivals Barcelona in April when the two sides meet twice in the Copa del Rey final and the second 'El Clasico' at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea Are Ready To Raid Real Madrid For €30 Million Kaka - Report | Goal
Chelsea are ready to launch an audacious bid for Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka. Roman Abramovich has already splashed out large amounts during the January transfer window on Fernando Torres and David Luiz, but British newspaper The Metro has reported that the Russian tycoon is ready to part with almost €30 million more.

Blackburn Rovers Reveal Failed Move for Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano | Goal
The spokesperson told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "We did talk with Sevilla about Fabiano. "It was after we did not sign Ronaldinho, but we are not interested in signing Fabiano now. We want to sign a young striker.

Nekounam scare in training | LFP
Javad Nekounam suffered a contretemps during Osasuna's training session on Thursday. The player took a knock to the knee and had to leave the session before the end. He was treated immediately and in principle will not have to miss the next match against Real Sociedad.

Valencia Fail In Attempt To Include Loan Defender Marius Stankevicius In Champions League Squad | Goal
The Lithuanian's participation is forbidden under UEFA regulations due to his appearance for Sampdoria in the play-off round at the beginning of the season, meaning he cannot compete for another side in the tournament in the same campaign.

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