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FC Barcelona News: 17 July 2011; Cruyff Wants to End Cesc Saga, Joan Gamper Trophy Opponent Set

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Despite transfer rumors Maxwell will start the preseason with Barcelona
Despite transfer rumors Maxwell will start the preseason with Barcelona

Cruyff tells Barca to pay up for Cesc | Eurosport
"Arsene Wenger looks after their interests and it is Arsenal who control the situation," Cruyff said in the Sunday Mirror. "Cesc signed for many years and now he has to play for them. If Barcelona want him, they have to pay for him.

Barca & Real hunt Neymar | Sky Sports
"The main problem is that the kid (Neymar) wants to play in the Club World Cup against Barcelona, and Santos are using their force to make him choose Barca. "The numbers being talked about by both clubs (Madrid and Barcelona) are good, but Neymar would prefer a move to Madrid."

Seventh Italian team at Gamper | FCBarcelona
Napoli will face Barça in the 46th edition of the Joan Gamer Trophy on August 22nd in what will be the first official game between the two teams at the Camp Nou, as last season’s third place team in Serie A join a long list of Italian teams who have graced the tournament.

18 players called up for Monday | FCBarcelona
Valdés, Pinto, Piqué, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Iniesta, Bojan, Jeffren, Keita, Busquets, Pedro, Maxwell, Afellay, Abidal, Thiago, Fontàs and Jonathan dos Santos are the eighteen players who will be at the first pre-season training session and medical tests on Monday morning.

Real breeze past Galaxy | ESPN
Real Madrid began their pre-season tour of the United States with a comfortable 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night. David Beckham wore the captain's armband for the Major League Soccer side but was unable to prevent his former team running out convincing winners in front of a crowd of 56,211 at the LA Coliseum.

Garay makes Benfica move | Sky Sports
Benfica have signed Argentina centre-back Ezequiel Garay from Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. Both clubs confirmed the news of the 24-year-old's switch on their official websites. No details were given regarding length of contract.

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