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FC Barcelona News: 24 February 2011; Barca Youngster Toral Joins Arsenal, Preparations Begin For Malaga

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Arsenal agree deal for Barca kid | ESPN
According to reports in Spain, Arsenal have once again plucked a talented midfielder from Barcelona's youth set-up after agreeing a deal with 16-year-old Jon Miquel Toral Harper. It is believed that Toral, who currently represents Barca's cadete A side, has agreed to move to London and that Arsenal will pay Barcelona €350,000 in compensation.

Barca slam 'immoral' Arsenal | Eurosport
Rosell said in an interview with Catalan television late on Wednesday that club officials had told Arsenal counterparts before last week's Champions League last-16 first leg they were unhappy with the way the deal was conducted.

Barca depleted for Real Mallorca clash | Eurosport
Goalkeeper Victor Valdes, captain and central defender Carles Puyol and playmaker Xavi are all unavailable for the match against one of only three teams to take points off them this season.

Miño, Montoya and Thiago strengthen the team | FCBarcelona
The entire first team squad participated in the session at the training ground with the exception of the injured Jeffren, who did some individual ball work with a fitness coach, and Puyol, Xavi, and Valdés, who spent the time in the gym doing recovery work on their respective injuries.

Xavi Admits Barcelona Will Have A Hard Time Against Arsenal | Goal
Barcelona's Spanish international Xavi has admitted that Barcelona will have a hard time in the UEFA Champions League second leg against Arsenal. The Blaugrana took the lead in the first game in London but were undone by the Gunners in the second-half, losing 2-1.

Zlatan blames Guardiola for feud | Eurosport
"In Barcelona I learnt that football can change very fast," he said. "My problem in Barcelona was one man: the 'philosopher'. He was my problem. I didn't have problem with anybody. There is nobody who can say that I did wrong.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Is A Both A Winger And A Striker - Jose Mourinho | Goal
Speaking firstly of his Portuguese attacker, the former Chelsea and Inter tactician remarked: “We try to find a position that is most comfortable for Cristiano, and there is always the debate. Is he a forward? I do not think that he is. I think he is one-on-one against a rival.

Real Madrid's Sami Khedira Out For 15 Days With Hamstring Injury | Goal
The Germany international was replaced by Lassana Diarra on 68 minutes with the Blancos later releasing a statement on their official website revealing that Khedira "has strained his left quadriceps" and that he "is being monitored and will undergo complimentary tests on Thursday."

Sevilla To Replace Gregorio Manzano With Atletico Madrid's Quique Sanchez Flores - Report | Goal
Marca comments that current Nervionenses boss Gregorio Manzano’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, and as the Andalucian side lie well off the pace of the top four in La Liga, he will not be offered an extension. As a result, president Jose Maria del Nido has drawn up a collection of replacements, and Sanchez Flores currently sits at the top of the list.

Hercules Lining Up Move For Chelsea's Florent Malouda - Report | Goal
With Chelsea thought to be planning a shake-up of their ageing squad, the Frenchman could be one who is on his way out of Stamford Bridge, despite being a key figure for the Blues over the last few seasons.

Forlán suffers ankle injury | LFP
Atlético de Madrid striker Diego Forlán was forced to quit Wednesday’s training session earlier than expected after twisting his ankle.

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