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FC Barcelona News: 8 July 2012; Seydou Keita Leaves Barça, Alba Confident He Will Not Lose a Step Because of Olympics

Goodbye Seydou.
Goodbye Seydou.

Keita announces he won’t be at Barça next season | FC Barcelona
Seydou Keita is leaving Barça after four years at the Club which have seen him win 14 titles. Keita wore the number 15 shirt under Pep Guardiola and in his time at the Club won three league titles, two Champions Leagues, two Spanish Cups, two World Club Cups, three Spanish and two European Super Cups.

Barcelona's Jordi Alba still plans to play in Olympics for Spain - ESPN Soccernet
Spain's Olympic team coach Luis Milla is confident Alba will be part of the 18-man squad that begins Spain's campaign against Japan in Glasgow on July 26. "I am very calm," he said. "The player's stance is the same as ours. I spoke with the boy and he wants to come to the Games. We are not going to yield to anyone. We will evaluate the situation but both the Federation and Alba are quite clear in their position at this time."

Dalian Aerbin owner confirms Seydou Keita deal is nearly done -
Dalian Aerbin owner Zhao Mingyang has revealed that Seydou Keita is on the verge of moving to the club from Barcelona. Barca confirmed on Saturday that the 32-year-old had decided to leave Catalunya, with widespread reports linking the former Sevilla man to a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Chinese outfit.

Paris Saint-Germain rule out move for Barcelona's David Villa - ESPN Soccernet
Villa has been linked to PSG in recent weeks, with Spanish newspaper Sport claiming the Paris-based club were lining up a €30 million offer for the Spain international. However, despite stating his respect for Villa, Ancelotti says he is not willing to take a risk on the injured striker.

Belletti: "It’s good that Tito Vilanova is in charge now" | FC Barcelona
Speaking in Brazil at the presentation of the Fundació FC Barcelona "FutbolNet" project, Juliano Belletti expressed his optimism about the team’s options under new coach Tito Villanova "it’s good that someone who knows the team and what’s been happening is in charge now. It’ll be tough to keep up the run of titles and although people will make comparisons, the base of the team is the players and they will still be there which will be a great help for Tito Vilanova".

Messi is the best player in the world, claims Brazil legend Ronaldo -
Brazil legend Ronaldo has claimed that there is 'no doubt' that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the best player in the world.The 35-year-old enjoyed stints at both Camp Nou, and at Real Madrid, and although he admits that he remembers his time at the Bernabeu more fondly, he cannot help but admire the Argentine.

Hoffenheim offer €5 million for Real Madrid striker Joselu - report -
Despite his impressive performances, Joselu's chances of breaking into Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad are limited due to the presence of attacking trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain. Hoffenheim are looking to beat the likes of Premier League sides West Ham and Arsenal to the young Spaniard’s signature, but may have to up their bid for the attacker.

Alexis, stays at Getafe | LFP
Alexis Ruano, the Getafe defender, will continue next season defending for the club, having had his loan agreement renewed by Seville. He will continue at the club coached by Luis Garcia: "This year we have to go game by game, little by little, and see if at the end of the season we can play in Europe".

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