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FC Barcelona News: 23 April 2011; Barcelona Look to Return to Winning Ways, Offer Made to Giuseppe Rossi

Barcelona bound?
Barcelona bound?

The League's worth it | FCBarcelona
The Cup is history and it's time to get the heads up, stop looking back, and think about the team's immediate future, meaning Osasuna and the League, and Real Madrid and the Champions League. First, however, it’s Osasuna’s turn, a very tough team to play whenever they’ve visited the Camp Nou in the last few seasons.

Guardiola: We will attack in Champions League | Eurosport
"It's as if our style has become an excuse for us having lost the Cup final," Guardiola told a news conference. "Whether you win or lose, the style is always the same. Playing attacking football is the only way I understand, it's our club's philosophy and I'm not going to change it.

Barcelona to make €30m offer for Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi - report | Goal
Barca may also include a player from their 'B' team as part of the deal, and Rossi will be offered a five-year term worth around €3m per season. The former Manchester United forward only recently penned a contract extension at El Madrigal, but the player has made no secret of his desire to play for a bigger club.

"We face this final stretch of the season with the satisfaction that comes from knowing that our coaches and players are doing an outstanding job, and with the excitement of what lies ahead. In a few days we are playing for two titles - la Liga and the Champions League - and our team will need maximum support. I am convinced that we will not fail them."

No goals in 11 games - Barcelona need the real David Villa back for Champions League Clasicos | Goal
Of their last 11 competitive games Barcelona have won eight, drawn two and lost just one. Among the eight victories, there were comprehensive home wins over Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and the two drawn games both arrived in difficult environments – against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan and Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Borussia Dortmund Set €20M Bar for Barcelona and Real Madrid Target Nuri Sahin | InsideFutbol
The 22-year-od has been linked with both Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent days and the Ruhr giants themselves revealed that if a bid came in from either of the Spanish giants they would feel duty-bound to consider it.

Manchester United Plan Shock Move to Sign Barcelona Midfielder Javier Mascherano | CaughtIffside
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano. The former Liverpool man has failed to secure a regular spot in the Nou Camp starting eleven and was even used as a makeshift centre back in the Copa Del Rey Final and could be interested in a Premier League return.

Season not over for Real Madrid's Sami Khedira despite injury concern | Goal
"The injury to Khedira is important like any other. It's a limitation for the team and there are players who are hard to replace. It is what it is, bad news, but to say he will not return before the end of the season is absurd," he said. "He will not play tomorrow or on Wednesday because there is no miracle in medicine, but we hope he is back soon."

Jose refutes Inter talk | Sky Sports
Jose Mourinho has insisted there is no truth in Italian media reports linking him with a return to the Inter Milan hot-seat. Mourinho left Inter last summer to take charge of Real Madrid and he lifted his first trophy with the Spaniards on Wednesday following a Copa del Rey triumph over fierce rivals Barcelona.

Sevilla's Alexis to miss Villarreal clash after training ground knee injury | Goal
The former Valencia stopper sustained the problem during a bounce match at the end of Thursday's session, and had to be helped from the field in obvious discomfort. The club's medical staff did not issue an immediate diagnosis, opting to assess the injury once the swelling had receded before providing a recovery time.

Getafe deny Dubai deal | Sky Sports
Getafe president Angel Torres has declared that the club has 'not yet' been sold to the Dubai-based Royal Emirates Group. Royal Emirates Group, which is chaired by a member of Dubai's ruling Al-Maktoum family, said on Thursday they had signed a deal to buy the club for between €70 and 90million.

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