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FC Barcelona News 8 August 2011; Players Return to Barcelona, More Fabregas Talk

Daniel Alves, the only man still missing at Barcelona's training facility.
Daniel Alves, the only man still missing at Barcelona's training facility.

Barça back home |
The players left for America on July 26 straight after playing in the Audi Cup in Munich, so it is some time since they have seen their homes. On Monday, the South Americans Messi, Mascherano, Alexis and Adriano will be joining them for training at the Ciutat Esportiva. There will be two sessions at 9.00 and 19.00, both behind closed doors.

La Liga - Valdes confident on Fabregas deal - Yahoo! Eurosport
World Cup winner Fabregas is reportedly keen on making the move to his boyhood club and it is believed that he may be willing to waive £4million worth of bonuses in his Arsenal contract in order to force through a move.

Toon interested in Barcelona’s Keirrison? | Newcastle United Blog.
Newcastle United are allegedly pursuing a Brazilian, Barcelona-based striker who has so far not managed to get a game for the Spanish outfit. Speculation suggests he’d cost around €4m (£3.5m)

More than 212,694 watch tour live |
Before the game, a minute’s silence was respected in honour of the late Jesús Farga, who was a member of the FC Barcelona board on different occasions. The players also wore black armbands as a sign of their mourning.

Sergio Ramos laid low by lumbago | LFP
Real Madrid's medical services reported that Ramos is suffering from low back pain - a similar condition to the one which kept him on the fringes for 11 days in Los Angeles. Doctors estimate that he will require another 11 days on the sidelines but will undergo physiotherapy and medication to aid his recovery.

Real Betis' Achille Emana set to sign for Al Hilal - report -
Emana revealed last week he was on his way out of Betis, as the club are parting ways with their highest paid players to balance their books. Sources close to the negotiations have told AS that Betis will receive €4.5 million for the 28-year-old, with €3m paid up front, while the rest would be transferred during the course of 2012.

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