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FC Barcelona News: 25 May 2013; Alexis Sanchez Plans Barça Stay, Training Session Focused on RCD Espanyol

Victor Fraile

Santos accept offers for Neymar from Real Madrid, Barcelona according to report - La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN
Santos said on its official Twitter account that it ''received two offers for Neymar'' and accepted to ''negotiate the player.'' It said Neymar and his dad were ''going to choose which offer'' to accept. The player arrived at Santos headquarters around midnight Brazilian time to discuss the offers. It wasn't clear if a decision would be made right away.

Alexis expecting to stay at Barça | FC Barcelona
Alexis Sánchez spoke to the press on Friday and announced that he expects to still be playing for FC Barcelona next season, a wish he claims to share with the club. "They want me to stay and I am very happy to do so" said the Chilean. "I hope to offer a lot more of myself next season. I am pleased with what I have managed to do so far, but I can do much more…"

Abidal continues recovery on the field | FC Barcelona
The first team trained early this evening at the Ciutat Esportiva in preparation for Sunday’s Liga game with Espanyol. Jordi Roura took the session, which featured Gerard Piqué, who was given special permission to miss training on Thursday. Alves and Adriano, who are both not yet fully fit, were able to train normally.

Barça top European scoring | FC Barcelona
Having won the league for the fourth time in five years, Barça are still adding to their legend. They have been on unstoppable form in the domestic championship and have scored more top flight goals than other team in Europe, 109, with two games left to play. That’s four more than the 103 that PSV got in the Eredivisie, despite losing out to the title to Ajax.

Barça, a tough nut to crack for Aguirre | FC Barcelona
But although he has only been on the Espanyol bench in one game against Barcelona before, he knows what to expect. He had already faced the Blaugrana as many as sixteen times as manager of three other sides: Osasuna, Atlético Madrid and Zaragoza.

Espanyol v Barça: Did you know... | FC Barcelona
It is the seventh time that there has been a derby in the 37th match of the league season. The other occasions were in 1986/87, 1991/92, 2001/02, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2011/12. The sides have played each other 158 times in Liga history. Barça have won 88 of those encounters, and have drawn 36 and lost 34.

Spotlight on Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol | FC Barcelona
January 6, 2013. FC Barcelona fans packed into the Camp Nou to watch their team play against RCD Espanyol on Three Kings Day – traditionally, Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, is when Catalan and Spanish children receive gifts from family and friends. The seasonal festivities spread from the homes in Barcelona to the stadium as the Blaugrana fired for four unanswered goals against their city rivals.

Joaquin to join Fiorentina | Football Espana
Fiorentina have reportedly secured a deal for Malaga winger Joaquin, according to reports. The latest from Florence is that the Serie A side have agreed terms with the Boquerones man. Joaquin was wanted by several top clubs, but Fiorentina appear to have clinched a deal worth €3m plus performance-related bonuses with Malaga.

Nelson Oliveira apologises to teammates for poor attitude - ESPN FC
Deportivo La Coruna striker Nelson Oliveira has apologised to his teammates for his furious goal celebration during Sunday's 2-0 win against Espanyol. However, the 21-year-old has maintained he will not accept unfair barracking from his own team's supporters.

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