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FC Barcelona News: 23 June 2011; Date Set for Joan Gamper Trophy, Spain U-21 Survive Belarus

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Jeffren showcased his skills yesterday against Belarus
Jeffren showcased his skills yesterday against Belarus

The Gamper, August 22nd | FCBarcelona
The secretary and spokesman of the Board, Toni Freixa, confirmed the date of August 22nd to contest the 46th edition of Barça’s annual trophy. As usual, this day will also be used for the presentation of Pep Guardiola’s squad for the 2011/12 season.

Juan Carlos Unzué, returns to Club as goalkeeping coach | FCBarcelona
FC Barcelona wish to communicate that they have reached an agreement with Juan Carlos Unzué to become goalkeeping coach for next season, with an option of a further year. Carles Busquets, who has filled the post this season, will move to take on the same role with the B team.

Why Sanchez will end up at Barca | Eurosport
Both Manchester clubs went for Udinese winger Sanchez and both feared the worst when Barca joined the race. City's petro-dollars can easily outspend the Catalans and even debt-laden United can compete with the side who outclassed them at Wembley - financially, if not on the pitch. Yet the odds are stacked against both.

Interest mounting in teen | Sky Sports
The father of promising teenager Charly Musonda Jr. has claimed a host of Europe's elite are monitoring the youngster's development. The midfielder is just 14-years-old, but his talent has reportedly caught the eye of several scouts. "So far, no ridiculous offers have been made. We have only accepted an invitation from Barcelona.

Spain U21 3-1 Belarus U21 (AET): Adrian double and Jeffren wonder-strike edges favourites into final | Goal
Jeffren then added gloss to the result with a stunning left-foot strike that whizzed into the top corner from all of 25 yards, and Spain could celebrate a final berth, with either Switzerland or the Czechs lying in wait. The victory also sealed Spain's place in the 2012 London Olympics.

Varane to sign for Real Madrid | ESPN
Varane, 18, was strongly linked with both Madrid and Manchester United this summer and Martel confirmed this week that an offer from Paris St Germain had been rejected. However, it appears Lens - who will play in Ligue 2 next season - have now accepted an offer and Varane will be plying his trade at the Bernabeu.

Santos confirm Neymar interest | ESPN
Ribeiro admits the race for the teenager is hotting up and hinted that his sizeable release clause would have to be met before Santos would consider selling. ''It is not just Madrid; a lot of other clubs in Europe have been calling us,'' Ribeiro told a press conference. ''It is no surprise - it would be strange if they didn't want him.

Sporting Gijon swoop for Trejo | Eurosport
Sporting Gijon have completed the signing of Argentinian striker Oscar Trejo on a four-year contract from Real Mallorca. The 23-year-old former Boca Juniors player spent last season on loan at Segunda Division Rayo Vallecano, who he helped win promotion to the top flight.

Getafe bring in Lopo | LFP
Getafe have announced that they have agreed terms with Albert Lopo García, who is enrolling in the 'azulón' tranks for the next three seasons. The central defender has signed from the recently-relegated Deportivo de la Coruña.

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