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FC Barcelona News: 23 March 2011; Dani Alves Extends Contract, La Liga Strike Still Possible

Will Rossi join Barcelona next season?
Will Rossi join Barcelona next season?

Alves to stay until 2015 | FCBarcelona
Sports director Andoni Zubizarreta spoke about Alves’ new deal thus: "This is the news we were all hoping for, both the club and player. The negotiations were long but never tense and his performances on the pitch have been as good as ever. We have taken our time and we can finally announce that we have achieved the objective we set out to achieve".

A priceless full back | FCBarcelona
There is no right back quite like Dani Alves anywhere in the world. He participates in team plays like no other, making daring runs up the wing to support attacks, even going as far as the opposition’s area, to extent that some people confuse him with a winger. But he is not. He is a full back, but one that has such an amazing physique that he can do much more than what is traditionally expected of a player in his position.

Spanish strike 'still on' | Eurosport
"Therefore, the LFP stands by the decision... to postpone the matchday which corresponds to April 3, until there are concrete developments in the dialogue with the administration," the statement said.

Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi On Barcelona Radar - Report | Goal
The Blaugrana are reportedly looking to add a new attacker to their squad at the end of the season and head coach Pep Guardiola is believed to be a keen admirer of the 24-year-old Rossi. Rossi's agent Andrea Pastorello recently stated that it would be hard to turn down Barcelona, but added that the Catalans' interest isn't too serious just yet.

Now unbeaten in 27 league matches | FCBarcelona
Since losing to Hercules on the second day of the season, Barcelona have not lost a match in a league they have led since game 13. With 24 wins and 3 draws they have recovered from that early setback to make club history. But they still have to continue the run a little more to catch Real Sociedad, who in 1979/80 went an amazing 32 matches without defeat.

Alves delight at 'dream' deal | Sky Sports
"Being at the club for so many years is a dream," Alves, who joined Barca from Sevilla in 2008, told reporters in Brazil. "I'm playing at one of the world's most desired teams, which is making history. The most important thing is that I'm happy and I want to make the most of it."

Spain's Xavi: I Still Have Many More Games Left In Me | Goal
Barcelona midfielder has outlined his ambitions to persevere with his international career. Despite being in line to claim his 100th cap in a European Champions qualifier against Czech Republic on Friday, the player fully believes he still has plenty to offer Spain.

Xavi Is One Of Spain's Best Footballers Of All-Time - Fernando Llorente | Goal
"Xavi is an unbelievable player, the best Spanish footballer of all-time," the hitman revealed to Sport.es. "He has won everything in football with Barca and Spain. "It is wonderful to watch Xavi play. It takes many years at a very high level to do what he does.

Jose: I’m coming back to England | The Sun
Mourinho - who left Chelsea for Inter Milan in 2008 - made it clear he was planning a spectacular Premier League return - as SunSport exclusively revealed on March 12. Chelsea is his most likely destination but both Manchester clubs and Spurs are on his radar.

Benzema now Real's trump card | Eurosport
He has scored 12 goals since January and his strike rate is increasing by the week. "I've found myself again and I've returned to my usual best," he said recently. "I put in a lot of hard work on the training pitch and that's paying off now. "I'm going through a very good moment in my career and I want to get as much out of it as possible."

Ronaldo tipped to face Spurs | Sky Sports
Jose Mourinho expects Cristiano Ronaldo to be fully fit for Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with Tottenham Hotspur next month.

2010-11 Transfer Report Card: How Good Were Real Madrid's Signings? | Goal
Whenever the transfer market opens, Real Madrid are always expected to set the world abuzz with their manic activities. It was no different this campaign as the club brought in seven new players in total with a shopping bill close to €75 million.

Atletico Madrid Want Besiktas Duo Ricardo Quaresma & Bobo - Report | Goal
Quaresma joined Besiktas from Inter in the summer of 2010 and has since developed into a key player at the Istanbul giants. Bobo seems to be a more realistic transfer target for the Colchoneros though as the 26-year-old attacker has an expiring contract with Besiktas and is reluctant to sign a new deal.

Muscle strain sidelines Sastre | LFP
Sporting player Rafael Sastre was diagnosed with muscular strain in the front part of his right thigh. The full back will not be able to play for at least two, or possible three weeks, according to club doctors.

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