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FC Barcelona News: 9 February 2011; Pep Guardiola Agrees On New Contract, Cesc Fabregas Deal Dead

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Guardiola new contract until 2012 | FCBarcelona
FC Barcelona announce that they have reached an agreement with Josep Guardiola to renew his contract with the club for another season, until the 30th of June 2012. The signing of the contract will take place in the next few days.

Two and a half years of excellence | FCBarcelona
The Barça of the Six Cups, the 99-point League and the recent 5-0 win over Madrid cannot be understood without considering the man behind it all, Pep Guardiola. He took over the reigns of the first team in 2008 after two trophy-less years. But he had a clear intention.Two and half seasons later and the world watches in awe as Barça play some of the most exquisite football ever seen and pick up title after title.

The record breaker | FCBarcelona
Pep Guardiola, the man who is breaking every record around, will be staying on the Barça bench until 2012. Here we look at the different records that have been smashed since he took over.

Alves: Racism in Spain 'uncontrollable' | Eurosport
Alves delivers the startling revelation that he is constantly insulted and called a 'monkey', and admits that while his family are very troubled by the treatment he receives, he has learned to ignore it.

Barca - Cesc deal dead | Sky Sports
Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi has revealed there are currently no plans to launch another bid for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas admitted it would be a dream to play for his boyhood club but Arsenal never considered a sale and he respected their decision.

Training with Barça B | FCBarcelona
With Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique joining forces, 24 players gathered this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The same players as on Tuesday, Pinto, Keita and Maxwell, today teamed up with 19 players from the B team and youth players Dalmau and Rafa Alcántara.

Clasico madness is coming | ESPN
It is at least eight weeks before Barca could possibly have to face Mourinho's Madrid again -- this would happen only if the two sides get through the next round in the Champions League and are drawn in the quarterfinals -- and yet Guardiola is already looking ahead to the Copa del Rey final between the teams. That match is 10 weeks away.

Barcelona to drop UNICEF logo from shirt front | Eurosport
"It has been decided that the Qatar Foundation logo will go on the front of the shirt, on the breast," Barca vice president Javier Faus said. "In the end, there will be only two words 'Qatar Foundation' in yellow," he added. "UNICEF will go on the back underneath the player's name."

Barcelona Have Summer Transfer Budget Of €40 Million - Vice-President Of Finance Javier Faus | Goal
“The club cannot spend more than this figure, not to sign Cesc, but to strengthen our staff for next year. The economy cannot support Barca suffering a net amount of transfers more than €40m. It should be added that in this figure would be a hypothetical transfer of another player.

Bayern Munich To Launch €12 Million Summer Swoop For Barcelona's Seydou Keita - Report | Goal
Given the recent comments from the Catalan club regarding their transfer budget for next season, it appears that making first team stars available will be the only way coach Pep Guardiola can expect additional revenue to refine his squad.

Busquets talisman | FCBarcelona
The midfielder has won 22 consecutive league games to set a tournament record. Puyol is second with 21 wins. He has an established place in this historic Barça team. With his pinpoint passing and spot-on tackling, Sergio Busquets is now an ever-present in the first team plans and has even managed to win a place ahead of the great Javier Mascherano.

Barcelona's David Villa: Arsenal Are A Great Team | Goal
The two teams met each other in the quarter-finals of the same competition last season and the Spanish champions ran out with a 6-3 aggregate victory. However, Villa believes that the Premier League side shouldn't be underestimated.

Inter Had No Interest In Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola - Ernesto Paolillo | Goal
Guardiola and Barcelona have confirmed plans to extend their deal until 2012, and Paolillo is at pains to stress there was no intent to axe Leonardo for the former Brescia midfielder.

Barcelona scoff at Torres fee | Eurosport
"I was shocked by the amount spent, especially in the winter time. I felt the amount was very high," Raul Sanllehi said duringat the Annual General Meeting of the European Clubs Association.

Marcelino back at Racing | Sky Sports
The Primera Liga outfit terminated Portugal's contract on Monday and Marcelino has agreed a deal until the end of next season. Marcelino, who guided the team to a sixth-placed finish in 2008, will take charge of first-team training on Wednesday morning.

Eguren doubtful for Barça clash | LFP
Sporting de Gijón midfielder Sebastián Eguren is doubtful for Saturday’s match against Barcelona. The Uruguayan international suffered a dislocated collarbone last Saturday in San Mamés and had to be substituted at half time. During Tuesday’s training session he was limited to continuous running.

Arsenal Offer €30 Million For Real Madrid Defender Pepe - Report | Goal
Pepe's contract expires in 2012 and it would appear the player and club are not even close to meeting each other's terms, despite Jose Mourinho pleading with the board to give in to the player's demands.