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FC Barcelona News: 10 June 2011; Abidal Gives Up Holiday, Iniesta Feels Fabregas Will Improve the Team

Abidal - a constant professional
Abidal - a constant professional

Piqué: "We have a lot of challenges ahead" | FCBarcelona
Gerard Piqué believes the team is as ambitious as ever about next season. Although Barça have won everything, they still have challenges ahead, such as "winning the fourth Liga and retaining the Champions League".

Iniesta: Fabregas a good fit | Eurosport
While Iniesta would not comment on the latest round of stories, he rubbished claims Fabregas' game was too similar to his own, and that of Xavi. He told radio station ONA FM: "The signing of Cesc is a matter for Arsenal and Barcelona and we (the players) cannot do anything about it."

A love story with an unhappy ending - why it all went wrong for Bojan Krkic at Barcelona | Goal
However, there is one individual that feels emasculated rather than invigorated at the end of such a successful season. Bojan Krkic, once regarded as the seminal star of a youth set-up bristling with unbridled talent, looks to be heading out of the club, apparently against his will.

Barcelona's Eric Abidal sacrifices summer holiday to improve fitness levels | Goal
"No, I will not go on vacation," he told El Mundo Deportivo. "I have to catch up, get fit to be on top form for the start of the season which will be tough as we have the Spanish Supercup [against Real Madrid] and the European Supercup [against Porto] to play in.

Enrique agent cools Barca link | Sky Sports
Reports have suggested Barca have set their sights on Enrique, with the club keen to bolster the options at left-back. But Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hopeful of retaining the 25-year-old, who has a year left on his current contract.

Kaka admits he's been a Real flop | Eurosport
Kaka has said he wants to stay at Real Madrid and finally start to repay his massive transfer fee, after admitting he has "not lived up to expectations." "My hope is that I get to start the season with Real without suffering any injuries and I'm confident that will happen," he told Brazilian newspaper Jornal da Tarde.

Aguero puts future on hold | ESPN
Sergio Aguero has said he will not make a decision on where his future lies until after the forthcoming Copa America. "A decision about a possible transfer elsewhere will be made when the Copa America is over," the Argentina forward told Canal 7. "At the moment, I don't know anything about what will happen."

Official: Villarreal sign Valencia goalkeeper Cesar Sanchez | Goal
The 39-year-old has a signed a one-year deal with Villarreal and joins the club as cover for Diego Lopez, as coach Juan Carlos Garrido looked to have a better number-two option for the goal.

Susaeta discharged | LFP
Athletic Club midfielder Markel Susaeta was discharged from hospital at midday today. The player underwent surgery on Monday to remedy a pneumothorax condition which he has been suffering since the end of last month.

Masoud discharged from hospital | LFP
Osasuna player Masoud Shojaei came out of hospital on Thursday after the toe operation on his left foot that he had last week, the second in less than two months.

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