Four consecutive leagues on the horizon | FCBarcelona
Obviously, one of the main objectives of the next season will be another league championship. That would be the fourth under Guardiola, and would match the achievement of the Dream Team, who became the first Barça team to win four leagues in a row.
Rossi 'dreams' of Barca move | Sky Sports
"A week before the Champions League final we were told that Rossi was one of three players who they [Barcelona] were thinking about in order to strengthen the side. But things haven't got moving yet and there are no concrete facts at this moment in time," Pastorello told.
Udinese - City are favourites | Sky Sports
"I think it is 50-50 he will stay, if Sanchez were to leave I would give City the highest percentage to sign him because English football is rich and it knows how to value young talent," Pozzo is quoted as saying. "Inter, Juventus, Barca and City are all after Sanchez but no concrete offers reflecting the value of the player have arrived.
How Lionel Messi has grown under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona - & it has nothing to do with hormones | Goal
Barcelona found out, and on discovering the player had relatives in nearby Lleida, a contract was quickly drawn up, and a serviette signed (that was the only paper then-Barca sporting director Carles Rexach had on him at the time). Messi came over to the Catalan capital on trial, scored five times in his first appearance, earned a professional contract and became the best there is. And he grew.
29 goalscorers with Guardiola on the bench | FCBarcelona
Barça have been a goalscoring machine since Guardiola has been in charge. Almost everybody has contributed to that amazing tally of 449 goals in 183 games, but nobody more so than Leo Messi, who has scored 138 goals, 53 last season, to mark a constant improvement since the 2008/09 season, when he got 38 goals, and then got 47 year after, six fewer than the season just ended.
Barcelona have revolutionised football - former Real Madrid midfielder Michel | Goal
"Pep Guardiola's Barcelona have revolutionised football. They have never made a step back and have some amazing footballers who know perfectly what to do with the ball," Michel was quoted as saying by Terra. "This style is impossible to use without some key characteristics from the players: they all need to have the personality and desire to improve.
Ronaldo would reject Man City offer | ESPN
"I'm not going to City," Ronaldo told the Cadena COPE radio station. "I give you my word I'm not going. Money is not the most important thing. "If it was for money I could have double what I have. If it was for money I would leave.
Casillas hungry for more | ESPN
"We have to wait for such a young team to mature, but its first tooth already came out when it won the Copa del Rey. It was a title I had never won before and that proved elusive for Real Madrid. We hadn't won it in 18 years and it meant a lot to us to do so against Barcelona, but we can't settle for just that.
Real Madrid will not re-sign striker Alvaro Negredo - Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido | Goal
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has revealed Real Madrid have indicated they do not plan to re-sign striker Alvaro Negredo. The Spain international joined Sevilla from Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for €15 million, with the capital side keeping the option to re-purchase the player in the next two years.
Manu del Moral unveiled | LFP
Manu del Moral was presented on Monday as Sevilla’s latest acquisition in the summer transfer window. The former Getafe midfielder revealed that he was left in doubt as to which club to sign for despite receiving numerous offers. "It wasn’t a difficult decision to make, any player would be thrilled to play for a big club like Sevilla," he said.
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