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FC Barcelona News: 12 March 2011; Alves Ready To Sign, Mourinho Talks Nonsense (Again)

BARCELONA SPAIN - JANUARY 22:  Adriano of Barcelona gestures during the la liga match between Barcelona and Racing Santander at the Camp Nou stadium on January 22 2011 in Barcelona Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
BARCELONA SPAIN - JANUARY 22: Adriano of Barcelona gestures during the la liga match between Barcelona and Racing Santander at the Camp Nou stadium on January 22 2011 in Barcelona Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Alves committed to Barca | Sky Sports
"I just want an agreement to be reached now, or within a few days. "I don't like the fact there have been so many rumours - I'm as committed to this project as anyone in the squad.

Adriano: “It is one of the hardest away trips” | FCBarcelona
This is not Adriano’s first trip ‘home’ to Seville, because he was also there for the Spanish Super Cup first leg this year. “Whenever I go there it’s a special game” he said. “It was amazing in the Super Cup, where I got a nice reception … There will be a fantastic atmosphere. The fans tend to fill the stadium for games like this. It doesn’t matter where Sevilla are in the table”.

Positive record against Manzano | FCBarcelona
Gregorio Manzano is a respected man in the trade, having sat on the bench of several different top flight clubs. But he has little to boast about when it comes to his record against Barça, not only at the Camp Nou, but also with home advantage.

"I'm happy my coach and players speak on the pitch," he said. "(Lionel) Messi does his speaking on the field and that's what Pep (Guardiola) does too, in his way."

Barcelona Target Milan's Pato And Villarreal's Nilmar As Potential Summer Signings - Report | Goal
Coach Pep Guardiola and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta were thought to be considering the option of adding another world-class striker to the Camp Nou collection and it is believed that they have pin-pointed the two Brazilians.

Parker: Wenger antics embarrassing | Eurosport
Whenever Arsenal lose a game Wenger fails to be complimentary to the team that beat them - it's always about 'decisions' - and this time he's gone on about it well beyond the post-match interview, when you can be forgiven for letting rip.

Hill-Wood tells Wenger to cool it | Eurosport
But Hill-Wood now wants the matter ended, and told the Daily Star: "Emotions were running very high. It is understandable, but I don't think you achieve a great deal by dealing with things in this way, rather than in a more private way."

If Real Madrid Don't Win All Their Games In The Next Seven Days, Jose Mourinho Can Pack His Bags | Goal
There's much uncertainty about Mourinho's future at Real Madrid. Is he really happy in the Spanish capital under the watchful eyes of Florentino Perez and Jorge Valdano? Will he be given the sack if he doesn't deliver trophies this season? Will he see out his four-year contract?

Jose makes Casillas claim | ESPN
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be without Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Carvalho for Saturday's game against Hercules, and has bizarrely threatened to leave out goalkeeper Iker Casillas next weekend to "make it easy" for Barcelona to win La Liga.

Jose Mourinho Is Right To Defend Real Madrid - Florentino Perez | Goal
The Portuguese tactician was unhappy that title rivals Barcelona were given five days' rest after a Champions League game while Los Blancos will only have four next weekend when they take on Atletico Madrid after Tuesday's clash with Lyon.

Claude Makelele Brands Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho 'Cruel And Calculated' | Goal
"The problem is when he leaves you out. He is calculated, cruel and ambitious. He used to keep players away from the spotlight so he could take all the fame. We used to get drunk together and joke about, but then he forgot about everyone and just focused on the new players.

Sao Paulo sign Luis Fabiano from Sevilla | Eurosport
The 30-year-old, who led the line for Brazil at the World Cup finals in South Africa last year, signed a four-year deal with Sao Paulo after becoming unsettled in his sixth season with Sevilla when he lost a regular starting place in the team.

Sergio and Márquez doubtful | LFP
Espanyol players Sergio García and Javi Márquez will remain doubtful until the last minute. On Saturday they will undergo late fitness tests to see if they can play against Deportivo. Both have made progress, despite not trianing fully in recent days.

Wonderkid Lucas Commits Future To Sao Paulo | Goal
Lucas however moved to dismiss any suggestion of a move to Europe at this time, revealing that he had agreed a new contract with the Tricolor - including a €78 million release clause.

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