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FC Barcelona News: 6 July 2011: Pedro extends deal, Piatti signs for Valencia

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Unlucky Vidic, Pedro is not going anywhere
Unlucky Vidic, Pedro is not going anywhere

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Pedro extends his deal to 2016 | Yahoo

Barcelona starlet Pedro has agreed a contract extension which keeps him at the Nou Camp until 2016. The 23-year-old, who is a product of Barcelona's La Masia Academy, has also had his buy-out clause increased as part of the deal, rising from 90 to 150 million euros.

Coentrao deal shows new reality | Yahoo

At 30 million euros the Portugal international is the second most expensive full-back of all time, behind Barca's Dani Alves. For almost any other club in the world that signing would represent a huge statement of intent. For Madrid it just seems routine. There are two exceptional teams, who show no intention of slowing in their pursuit of expensive excellence. It remains to be seen whether the rest of Europe, and not only Spain, can keep up.

Getafe tried to sign Montoya and Bojan | Skysports

Getafe president Angel Torres has revealed that Barcelona turned down their offers for talented youngsters Martin Montoya and Bojan Krkic. "We offered 10 million euros for Bojan but he has already agreed to join Roma. We also asked about a possible loan deal or permanent switch for Montoya but (Pep) Guardiola said he wanted him for the first team."

Valencia sign Piatti | Goal

Valencia have completed the signing of winger Pablo Piatti on a five-year deal from Almeria for an undisclosed fee. The Argentine has been in demand following the Andalucian side's relegation from La Liga, and Unai Emery's team are believed to have beaten the likes of Benfica and Udinese to the 22-year-old's signature.

Casillas refutes rumours | USAToday

Iker Casillas has rejected rumors he will be stripped of the Real Madrid captaincy, saying he'd discussed the issue with manager Jose Mourinho but they agreed he would retain the captain's armband.

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