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FC Barcelona News: 18 May 2012; Barça To Open FCBEscola in India, Won't Bid for Robin van Persie

Pique has once again denied any bad blood between him and Pep Guardiola.
Pique has once again denied any bad blood between him and Pep Guardiola.

Barcelona to take legal action against El Mundo - ESPN Soccernet
Barcelona have strongly denied a report in El Mundo on Wednesday claiming Pep Guardiola left the club as a result of a poor relationship with president Sandro Rosell. Barca have confirmed on their official website that they will take legal action against the newspaper for what Rosell has described as an "invented" story.

Barcelona to open football school in India -
Barcelona have announced plans to open a department of their school, FCBEscola, in India. The facility is set to operate according to a model based on the Catalans' football development philosophy, and will be aimed at children aged 6 to 14, with the main objective being the integral training of the students.

Pique: I have never had any problem with Guardiola -
"I have never had a problem with Guardiola and we have always said things face to face when we had to," he told TV3. "At a big club like this, you know you are just passing through, but I want to stay here for many years, despite the fact that some like to talk about transfers when we reach the summer."

Adriano: "I'm at my best" | FC Barcelona
During today’s press conference, Adriano said that he’s going through his best spell of form since he arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer of 2010. Furthermore, the defender has been enjoying quite a bit of playing time due to the recent string of injuries to Barça’s back line.

FC Barcelona fan zone for the King's Cup Final in Madrid-Río | FC Barcelona
The fans that will accompany Josep Guardiola’s team to the Vicente Calderón for the King’s Cup Final will have, for the hours leading up to the match, a fan zone where they will be able to enjoy different activities. At the Barça fan zone there will be a relaxation areas, live musical performances, video displays and workshops.

Barcelona reject chance to bid for Arsenal wantaway Van Persie -
It is believed that the combination of Van Persie’s age – he turns 29 in August – and the expense of a £20 million transfer fee plus expected £10m-a-year salary have put off the Spanish giants, who are trying to cut their debts and rein in costs.

Malaga's Isco on Barcelona radar - report -
Attacking midfielder Isco has caught the attention of Barcelona with his good performances for Malaga in the 2011-12 campaign, El Mundo Deportivo reports. The Catalans are looking to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window, and it is believed that they see the 20-year-old as a good addition to their attack.

Barça appeal Dos Santos' red card | FC Barcelona
Jonathan dos Santos was given his marching orders on the 87th minute in the match against Valladolid for "kicking an opponent in the leg, no medical attention was required after said kick, when the ball was at a distance," according to the referees post-match report.

La Liga End-of-season awards | Andy Mitten - Yahoo! Sport UK
The final weekend of the season, when seven of the ten games had a direct bearing on who would qualify for Europe and who would go down. So much for La Liga being predictable. The drama was most dramatic in Vallecas, where a 92nd-minute winner from Raul Tamudo kept Rayo up.

Sporting sack Clemente - Yahoo! Eurosport
Relegated Sporting Gijon have parted company with former Spain coach Javier Clemente after three months and appointed Manolo Sanchez in his place for next season. "The club wishes to express its appreciation for the work done, in which he has deposited all his strength, tenacity and knowledge."

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