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FCBarcelona News: 3 July 2011; Puyol Back in Training, Sanchez Deal Even Closer

Captain Catalonia is back in training
Captain Catalonia is back in training

Barcelona meet Udinese to close final agreement for Alexis Sanchez - report | Goal
Alexis Sanchez is moving closer to finalising his move to Barcelona after the Camp Nou-based club held dialogue with Udinese to try and finalise a deal for the forward. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu met with Gino Pozzo, son of Udinese owner Giampaolo.

Swansea target Barca striker | Eurosport
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has hinted the club have identified Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano as a key transfer target this summer. Soriano, 25, scored an impressive 32 goals for Barcelona B in the Segunda Division last season and has caught the eye of Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers following the club's promotion.

Bellerin explains Arsenal move | ESPN
Former Barcelona youth team player Hector Bellerin says he decided to quit Camp Nou for Arsenal to increase his chances of playing first team football. Bellerin, a 16-year-old right-back, has moved to the Premier League before signing a professional contract, just as Cesc Fabregas did in 2003.

Carles Puyol running again a month after operation | FCBarcelona
As Puyol explained on his Twitter account this Friday, he began running in training and "felt no pain at all" and he will continue to work on gradually increasing his training, after finishing the first stage of recovery based on recovering muscle tone on the injured leg.

Víctor Sánchez leaves Barça | FCBarcelona
FC Barcelona and Víctor Sánchez have reached an agreement to rescind the player’s contract. FC Barcelona retain the right to buy back the player until the winter transfer winter in 2012, as well as a percentage of any further transfer payment.

Ronaldo reveals Man City option | Eurosport
Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed he would have joined Manchester City this summer if Jose Mourinho had left Real Madrid. Ronaldo, who joined Madrid from Manchester United for a fee of £80 million in 2009, scored a remarkable 40 league goals last season but has admitted his future at the Bernabeu could have been in jeopardy.

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