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FC Barcelona News: 4 July 2011: UEFA Super Cup tickets available, Barca after Rakitskiy, Bojan wanted by Tottenham

Upcoming are Falcao and Porto. Apply for tickets below
Upcoming are Falcao and Porto. Apply for tickets below

Apply for UEFA Super Cup Tickets | UEFA

General public tickets for next month's UEFA Super Cup match between FC Barcelona and FC Porto will be on sale from today until 12.00CET on Friday 15 July, exclusively via Football supporters interested in attending the 2011 showpiece game between the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League holders at Monaco's Stade Louis II on Friday 26 August (kick-off 20.45CET) need to complete an online application form.

Barca keeping tabs on Rakitskiy | Goal

The Ukrainian defender has reportedly caught the attention of Barca and could be on the move in the summer transfer window, following in the footsteps of Dmytro Chygrynskiy. Barcelona are looking to add depth to their defence ahead of the new season to provide cover for the injury prone Carles Puyol, and head coach Pep Guardiola reportedly sees the 21-year-old as a useful addition to his squad.

Tottenham after Bojan | Dailystar

Spurs are chasing Barcelona wonder-boy Bojan. The Spain striker, 20, can’t establish himself at the Nou Camp – despite his exciting talent – because Lionel Messi, Pedro and David Villa are the recognised forward players at the European champions.

The Leo Messi Debate continues | ESPN

His rampaging runs and goal scoring exploits with Barcelona have left little doubt that Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world today. But you could even forget those constant highlight-reel runs -- the stats speak for themselves. The soon-to-be three-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored nearly a goal a game for Barcelona over the past three seasons.

"I'll be there the first day," he told Spanish newspaper AS. "I am as good as before the injury. There is no sign of those aches and my intention is to train as fast as my new colleagues. "I really want to start this new chapter. It's rare to want to finish your holiday as soon as possible to start working"

Chelsea want Pepe | Mirror

Chelsea are set to make a £4.5m bid for Real Madrid centre-back Pepe, according to reports in Spain. The Portuguese international had agreed a new four-year contract with Real at the end of the season, but the deal was not finalised before the player departed for his summer holidays.

Rijkaard is Saudi coach | Skysports

Frank Rijkaard has been confirmed as the new coach of Saudi Arabi. The Dutchman has signed a three-year deal and will be tasked with leading the Green Falcons to qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals.

Sarabia moves to Getafe | Yahoo

Sarabia, 19, has joined the Madrid-based club on a five-year contract, although Real do have a buy-back clause inserted into the contract. It is reported that Getafe have paid in the region of £2.7 million for the talented young midfielder.

Gabi rejoins Atleti | Yahoo

Real Zaragoza have announced their captain Gabi is on his way back to Atletico Madrid having joined from the club in 2007. The 27-year-old midfielder has played 142 games during his four seasons in Zaragoza, the last two of which saw him wear the captain's armband and returns to Athletico hoping to establish himself in the first team which he couldn't do in his first time there

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Sahin excited by Real challenge | Yahoo

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