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FC Barcelona News: 29 January 2013; Xavi Signs New Contract, David Villa Won't Leave Barcelona Says Wenger

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Xavi Hernández signs through 2016 | FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández will be a FC Barcelona player through June 30 of 2016 after he signed his contract extension with FC Barcelona this afternoon. President Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta were all present at the signing ceremony.

10 key moments in Xavi's career at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández is the best playmaker FC Barcelona's history. He made his debut for the first team 15 years ago and since then he’s become the player that has featured for Barça the most in official matches and he’s the Barça player with the most titles. Here’s a look back at 10 key moments in Xavi’s career:

Wenger: Barca won't sell Villa - ESPN FC
The Gunners have been linked with making a move for Villa, 31, in the current transfer window as they look to bolster their attacking options. However, when speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Wenger said he has "enough quality strikers" while confirming the Spain international is not for sale.

Congratulations! Villa's son Luca is born | FC Barcelona
On Monday night David Villa and his family welcomed another member to the world, Luca Villa Gonzalez.

Barcelona leave door open for Valdes - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Spain's number two behind Real Madrid's Iker Casillas has been at Barca since joining their academy in 1995 but the 31-year-old said two weeks ago he was keen to experience other leagues and cultures after his deal expires in June 2014. "We have the doors open for him to come and talk to us if he has a rethink," Rosell said at a club event.

Casillas' girlfriend: Players don't communicate with Mourinho -
"The atmosphere in the dressing room is not exactly good. It's common knowledge that Mourinho does not communicate with his players anymore," Carbonero told La Jugada. "The dressing room is divided at the moment. We will have to wait and see what happens at the end of the season and whether Mourinho will leave."

Anzhi talking over Kaka | Football Espana
Russian Premier League outfit Anzhi Makhachkala are reportedly in preliminary talks with Real Madrid over a move for Ricky Kaka. "Kaka has long been on Anzhi's agenda. There have been preliminary talks with Real Madrid, but not official yet," the Madrid-based publication quote Russian agent Schumi Babaev as saying on the potential deal.

Isco ends speculation regarding future by penning new Malaga contract | Sky Sports
Isco has brought an end to speculation linking him with a move to England by penning a new contract at Malaga. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea were among those believed to be keeping a close eye on the 20-year-old playmaker. He has, however, taken the decision to commit himself to his Spanish employers, with a three-year extension including a €35million (£30m) buyout clause.

Three and easy for Sevilla | Sky Sports Football
Sevilla looked impressive as they recorded an easy 3-0 win at home to Granada in the Primera Division on Monday night. Five days after an emphatic 4-0 success over Real Zaragoza in the Copa Del Rey, Sevilla dominated against relegation-threatened Granada and could have won by a bigger margin.

Athletic award Laporte with new deal - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Laporte, still just 18, is now tied to the Basque club until June 2016 and has a buyout clause of 27.5 million inserted into his new deal. The centre-back had already been handed a fresh contract until 2015, with a buyout clause of 18m, in December, but Athletic have rewarded him further for his continued development.

Mallorca take Villa defender Hutton on loan - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Real Mallorca have agreed to take Scotland defender Alan Hutton on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season subject to a medical, the Premier League and La Liga clubs said in statements on Monday. The Spanish side have the option to agree a permanent deal in the close season.

Transfer news: Espanyol's Joan Verdu not looking for move to England | Sky Sports
Espanyol playmaker Joan Verdu has told his agent to open contract extension talks, rather than push for a transfer. Verdu has been heavily linked with a move to England, with Southampton believed to be keen on acquiring his services after appointing Mauricio Pochettino as their new boss.

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