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FC Barcelona News: 25 July 2011; Alexis Sanchez Unveiled, USA Tour Explained in Detail

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 24:  Alexis Sanchez from Chile is presented as a newly signed player for FC Barcelona at Camp Nou sports complex on July 24, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 24: Alexis Sanchez from Chile is presented as a newly signed player for FC Barcelona at Camp Nou sports complex on July 24, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Childhood dream comes true for Alexis | FCBarcelona
The Chilean will wear the number 9 shirt, and on his reception both at the airport and the Camp Nou, he said "I am very happy, I didn’t expect this … This is the biggest club in the world. I hope to do the best I can." Alexis said one of the reasons he wanted to come to Barça was "the way they play, it’s the best in the world at the moment".

A love story with an unhappy ending - why it all went wrong for new Roma signing Bojan Krkic at Barcelona | Goal
However, there is one individual who felt 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, never quite seemed part of the Catalan club's huge achievements, frustrated at his cameo role and embarrassed by his lack of appearances.

The champions’ airplane goes on tour | FCBarcelona
FC Barcelona will travel to the United States aboard the Turkish Airlines plane that brought them back from London with the Champions League trophy. Pictures of the players will be stamped on the outside of the Boeing 777. FC Barcelona are off to the USA this week, and will be appearing in Washington, Miami and Dallas.

United States tour in detail | FCBarcelona
From July 28 to August 6, the team will be visiting Washington, Miami and Dallas , thanks to Turkish Airlines, the main sponsor of this 2011 tour. The following is a detailed explanation of the expedition, including training sessions, matches and events that the players will be attending.

Real Madrid cement Mourinho's powers with new title | Reuters
Real Madrid cemented Jose Mourinho's enhanced powers on Friday, following the ousting of director general Jorge Valdano in May, by naming the coach "sporting manager of football". In a brief statement on their website on Friday, Real said Mourinho's new title was rubber-stamped at a board meeting the previous day.

Neymar set for Santos stay | ESPN
"He will stay at Santos. It is not safe, but that is my intention, my objective," he told AS. "I have talked a lot with his father, and now we will resume those conversations. It does not make sense he leaves now. "I have spoken with Real Madrid's president [Florentino Perez] a few times, I told him that Neymar is indispensable to us and for at least the next six months.

Llorente stands firm over Mata | ESPN
With Valencia coach Unai Emery claiming the club's debts could mean they have to consider offers, it seemed like the winger could be sold. However, despite constant speculation over his future at La Mestalla, Llorente claims he will not be leaving.

Valencia sign Braga goalkeeper Cristiano Pereira - report | Goal
Valencia are close to completing the free transfer of Sporting Braga custodian Cristiano Pereira, according to news daily AS. The Spanish giants have been looking for a third-choice keeper following the departures of Miguel Angel Moya and Cesar earlier in the summer.

Mancini expects deal for Aguero | ESPN
Aguero missed training with the La Liga club after failing to return from the Copa America and has made it clear that he wants to move on this summer. Now Mancini, who has admitted his interest in the Argentine, says more news is expected soon.

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