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FC Barcelona News: 17 June 2011; Rosell Reviews the Season, Wembley to Host Champions League Final in 2013

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Rosell keen to avoid transfer talk | FCBarcelona
"Who wouldn’t want to come to Barça? I suppose Cesc wants to, like most people, but I don’t what’ll happen. If he is interested, then we will act rationally. We aren’t going to go pushing the boat out too far." In his opinion, the Arsenal midfielder is worth "less than 40 million."

A Catalan obsession - but Barcelona don't need Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas when they already have Thiago Alcantara | Goal
While Cesc is a pure Catalan product, born and bred in the region and raised in Barca’s youth system, Thiago is a blend of Brazilian flair and Spanish smooth. Born in Italy to a Brazilian father, World Cup winner Mazinho no less, Thiago is now starring for Spain at the European Under-21 Championship in Denmark. He’s an international, bright young thing – and he’s already at Barca.

Roma open door to Bojan deal | ESPN
Bojan, who is currently on duty with Spain at the European Under-21 Championship in Denmark, has been linked with a move to the Stadio Olimpico as uncertainty surrounds the future of Montenegrin striker Mirko Vucinic, who according to Sabatini is "unhappy" at the club.

Wembley to host Champions League final again in 2013 | FCBarcelona
Thursday, uefa.com has announced that Wembley will once again be the venue for the Champions League final in 2013. Amsterdam will host the Europa League final and Prague will replace Monaco as the venue for the European Supercup.

Real Madrid reach agreement in principle for Benfica's Fabio Coentrao - report | Goal
Real Madrid and Benfica have reached an agreement in principle for defender Fabio Coentrao, according to reports from Portugal. The 23-year-old has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, and has expressed a willingness to complete a switch to the Spanish capital to team-up with Portuguese compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.

Galatasaray move for Atleti stars | Eurosport
"We have begun negotiations with Club Atletico de Madrid over the transfers of the footballers Diego Forlan, Jose Antonio Reyes and Tomas Ujfalusi," a statement on the club's official website read. "The public will be notified of developments."

Marcelo Bielsa agrees to become Athletic Bilbao coach - report | Goal
Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly agreed with Athletic Bilbao presidential candidate Josu Urrutia to become the Lions' coach if he wins control of the club in the July 7 elections. The news, reported by ETB, comes on the same day that it emerged from Argentina that Bielsa had turned down an approach from Inter to replace Leonardo at San Siro.

Pericos renew Pochettino until 2014 | LFP
Mauricio Pochettino has renewed his contract with Espanyol until 2014. The Argentinian coach has expressed his satisfaction and recognised that he would like to stay for many years. "For the moment, my dreams are coming true", he said.

Toulalan agrees Malaga deal | Eurosport
Malaga have agreed to sign French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan from Lyon on a four-year contract, the La Liga club said on Friday. "[Malaga] has reached an agreement with Olympique Lyonnais during this morning for the transfer of the international player Jeremy Toulalan," Malaga said in an statement.

Malaga seal Mathijsen coup | Eurosport
The 31-year-old, who joins compatriot Ruud van Nistelrooy at the Andalusian club, has passed a medical and will be presented to the media when the players return from vacation, Malaga said on their website.

Munúa pens new deal | LFP
Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munúa has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club for another two seasons. The Uruguayan, who moved to Levante from Málaga last season, was one of the Valencian club's pillars throughout the campaign.

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