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FC Barcelona News: 8 July 2011; Barça Receive Fair Play Award, Bojan's Exit "Imminent"

David Villa was one of only two red-carded Barcelona players during the La Liga season
David Villa was one of only two red-carded Barcelona players during the La Liga season

Bojan admits Barcelona exit is imminent | ESPN
"I am experiencing a bittersweet situation,'' he told Corriere dello Sport. "It's not easy to leave Barcelona but in any case I feel fortunate. I'm only 20 and I know I still will be able to achieve many things in football.

Zubizarreta: "90% of the signable players in the world are at Barça" | FCBarcelona
Andoni Zubizarreta mentioned Thiago and Fontàs: "We will continue with the philosophy of searching at home, which is shown by the way two players have been promoted to the first team: Thiago and Fontàs. Thiago, was probably the best player at the recent European Under 21 Championship, and Fontàs is a centre back that would be in the first teams of 80% of the clubs in the Spanish First Division".

Fab’s no play boy | The Sun
CESC FABREGAS has told his Arsenal team-mates: I'll never play for the Gunners again. The wantaway skipper made the shock admission as pre-season training started this week. Barcelona have offered £31.6million for Fabregas, but Arsenal want £40m.

FC Barcelona receive Fair Play award | FCBarcelona
At the General Assembly of Spanish Football on Wednesday in Las Rozas (Madrid), FC Barcelona has been presented with awards for topping the fair play tables in both Division One and Two. This is the third time the Barça first team has received the accolade after also getting it in 2006 and 2009.

Barcelona are a great opportunity for me and I hope to keep on improving - Kiko Femenia | Goal
"I have reached an agreement with Barcelona, but Hercules will forever have a big place in my heart. I have Hercules to thank for the fact that I will now get the chance to play for Barcelona. I wish the club all the best." Kiko is expected to start the 2011-12 campaign with Barcelona B and will get the chance to prove his worth in the senior side if he sufficiently impresses with the reserves.

Former Arsenal & Barcelona defender Sylvinho retires from professional football | Goal
"Barcelona will forever have a place in my heart. I'd like to use this opportunity to thank the club for giving me the chance to play here. I enjoyed my time here and all the successes we achieved," the 37-year-old told the Spanish club's official website.

Garay to move to Benfica - agent | ESPN
Real Madrid defender Ezequiel Garay will quit Spain to sign for Benfica according to his agent. Garay, 24, was tipped as one of the best young defenders around when he arrived at the Bernabeu in 2009 but struggled to establish himself, making just eight appearances in all competitions last season.

Aguero could stay put - father | Eurosport
Argentina forward Sergio Aguero may yet have a future at Atletico Madrid, according to his father, despite reported interest from Manchester City and Juventus. "He will play with Atletico Madrid - he has two years to run on his contract," Leo Aguero told Radio La Red.

Official: Sevilla sign Emir Spahic from Montpellier | Goal
Sevilla have completed the transfer of Bosnia-Herzegovina international Emir Spahic from Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier for an undisclosed fee, with the centre-back signing a three-year deal with his new club.

Pellegrini extends Malaga deal | ESPN
Malaga have announced that coach Manuel Pellegrini has extended his contract by two years until 2015. Pellegrini, who led Real Madrid in the 2009-10 season, took charge of Malaga in November with the club sitting 18th in the table and secured an 11th-placed finish.

Malaga bid €35m offer for Inter's Wesley Sneijder - Ernesto Bronzetti | Goal
"A friend of mine who has a restaurant chain, including one near Malaga which is run by his brother, confirmed to me that he learned from Malaga's executives they had made an offer of €35m for Sneijder," Bronzetti told Sky Sport24. "He told me that tonight, there will be another meeting in this restaurant, located four to five kilometres outside Malaga, and this time the player's agent should be present."

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