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FC Barcelona News: 15 May 2013; Barça Aim for 100 Point Season, Sergi Gómez Signs Contract Extension

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Xavi Hernández: 7 league titles and 24 winners medals in all | FC Barcelona
Seven league titles. The first in 1999. The latest in 2013. Xavi Hernández has now won more Spanish league winners medals than any other player still in action. After making his debut in 1998, Xavi hasn’t stopped winning titles with both Barça and the Spanish national side and this season’s league title means he has 24 different winners medals – equaling Paco Gento’s Spanish record.

FC Barcelona's league campaign through Tito Vilanova's words | FC Barcelona
Tito Vilanova is one of the heroes of the league campaign that led to Barça’s 22nd Liga title. Here’s an overview of how the season went in his own words, from his first press conference on July 25 2012 to his first public appearance after he returned from New York City on April 26 of this year.

Alba: "We are going to try to win 100 points" | FC Barcelona
Even though Barça's main objective has been secured – La Liga – Jordi Alba noted this Tuesday that the team will try to win its final three matches, against Valladolid, Espanyol and Málaga, in order to equal an all-time league record. "We have three games left and we’ll try to win them. We want to equal Madrid’s record and win 100 points," he declared during the presentation ceremony of his youth training campus.

Men’s first team and Women’s A team both win league in same season for the first time | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are complete champions, with both Tito Vilanova and Xavi Llorens’ sides beating their main rivals to win their respective leagues. This is the first time that both the men’s and women’s teams have won their league in the same year.

Azulgrana RoundUp, Week 30 | FC Barcelona
Alex Song, who joined FC Barcelona from Arsenal last summer, sat down with Sky Sports last week to talk about his first year as a Blaugrana. "The dressing room is unbelievable that’s why when we come onto the pitch, we know how to do [our jobs]," said the Cameroonian. "The atmosphere is great out on the pitch.

Gerard Deulofeu's best goals for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Gerard Deulofeu and FC Barcelona have agreed to extend the player’s contract through June 30 of 2017. The contract will be signed on Wednesday at 18.00 at the Club’s offices. Here’s a compilation of the player’s best goals for Barça.

Sergi Gómez extends contract through 2015: "It's an honour to sign for the best team in the world" | FC Barcelona
Sergi Gómez will be a FC Barcelona player through 2015. The Club and Gómez have agreed to extend the player’s contract through June 30 of 2015, his buyout clause is set at 12 million euros. This afternoon the player, who was accompanied by his representative, signed his new contract at the Club’s offices.

Barca to renew Rafinha | Football Espana
Barcelona are understood to be keen to hand Rafinha Alcantara a new four-year contract, with a condition of a season loan away. The 20-year-old brother of Thiago Alcantara currently has a deal to run until June 2014, but Mundo Deportivo say that Barca are in talks to extend that to June 2017.

Madrid won’t pay for Ancelotti - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
However, PSG have already claimed to have turned down an approach from Los Merengues and, according to Marca, are asking for €4m to buy the tactician out of his contract. President Perez is seen as unwilling to meet this demand and has apparently informed Ancelotti that he has 10 days to organise his own exit from the Parisians, as Madrid will not be paying compensation for him.

Manuel Pellegrini free to leave Malaga for Man City - ESPN FC
Andalucian paper Diario del Sur claimed on Wednesday that Pellegrini's agent Jesus Martinez had negotiated a deal so that the Chilean coach, who has two years left on his contract, can leave on June 30 without any new club paying the €4 million release clause. "Manuel Pellegrini will leave Malaga, barring a miracle being produced," the paper said.

Malaga set to bolster squad - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Another priority would be to move on the players identified as on high cost contracts, including Joaquin Sanchez, Jeremy Toulalan, Carlos Kameni, Sergio Sanchez, Julio Baptista and Sebastian Fernandez. Meanwhile, Javier Saviola and Pedro Morales will reportedly not be handed new contracts, whilst Oguchi Onyewu, Roque Santa Cruz and Lucas Piazon will all not be retained once their loan deals end.

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