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FC Barcelona News: 11 May 2012; Seydou Keita Resumes Training, La Liga Season Nears Its End

Another player has returned from an injury.
Another player has returned from an injury.

Spain set for frenzied Sunday finale - Yahoo! Eurosport
Atletico Madrid, who beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 to win the Europa League final on Wednesday, are eying a bigger prize for next season as they battle Malaga and Levante for Spain's fourth and final Champions League place. A clutch of teams could make it into Europe's second-tier club competition and five teams are scrabbling to avoid joining already-relegated Racing Santander in the second division.

Keita back training with squad | FC Barcelona
Barça are still preparing for their game away to Betis on Saturday, the last of the 2011/12 season. The squad trained today on pitch number one at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with Malian midfielder Seydou Keita back with them as normal after two days on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Cuenca: "Athletic Club will be just as motivated" | FC Barcelona
Barça are continuing with their preparations for the Copa del Rey Final on the 25th at the Calderón and Isaac Cuenca has analysed the consequences of their opponent, Athletic Bilbao, losing Wednesday night’s Europa League Final to Atlético Madrid. "Athletic Club will be just as motivated for the cup final" he claimed.

Harry Redknapp rubbishes Gareth Bale tale - ESPN Soccernet
Harry Redknapp has dismissed a report claiming Tottenham have agreed a fee with Barcelona for the sale of Gareth Bale. Spanish newspaper Marca suggested on Friday that Tottenham had sanctioned Bale's departure to the current European champions for a fee of €40 million.

Barcelona remain interested in Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez - report -
Barcelona reportedly remain interested in signing Javi Martinez, even though the €30 million transfer fee Athletic Bilbao are expected to demand for the Spain international is still a major issue for the Catalans. According to El Mundo Deportivo, the Blaugrana are attracted to the player's versatility, with the 23-year-old just as comfortable at centre-half as he is in midfield.

Barcelona remain interested in Araujo -
Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has revealed that Barcelona are still interested in signing promising forward Sergio Araujo. The 20-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the Blaugrana in the summer of 2011, but the transfer never materialised last year. Nevertheless, Barcelona have not forgotten about Araujo as they continue to follow the Argentina Under-23 star's progress.

Del Bosque unsure of Pedro inclusion - Soccerway
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted that Barcelona winger Pedro will not be taken to Euro 2012 after a mediocre campaign. "Pedro has been trying his best," Del Bosque told Sport. "But he's had an erratic season. We have a limit of 23 players, and we can't take any more."."

Real Madrid will have to pay at least €10m for Piszczek, says agent -
Poland international Lukasz Piszczek is valued upwards of €10 million by Borussia Dortmund, his agent has claimed. The 26-year-old has been suggested as a strong possibility to bolster Real Madrid's rearguard in the summer, as coach Jose Mourinho looks for reinforcements in defence.

Atletico 'need top four spot to keep Falcao' - Yahoo! Eurosport
Atletico Madrid need to secure Champions League football next season if they are to hang on to striker Radamel Falcao, club president Miguel Angel Gil Marin said. "If the club don't manage to qualify for the Champions League they are going to have a problem in terms of income," Gil Marin told Spanish radio. "Atletico need to be in the top four.

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