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FC Barcelona News: 10 August 2013: Barca Offered Hope In David Luiz Pursuit, Agger Set To Stay At Liverpool

According to some reports from the notoriously untrustworthy English media, Barcelona might just have a hope of signing Chelsea centre-half David Luiz after all, although Daniel Agger is set to stay at Anfield after being named Liverpool's new vice-captain

Stanley Chou

Barça will close out the 2013 Asia Tour and the preseason this Saturday afternoon (Catalan time) in Kuala Lumpur. A selection of the best players in the Malaysian league will be Barça’s sixth and final rival before the official start of the season next weekend.

The team trained this Friday evening at Bukit Jalil, the venue which was initially selected to host tomorrow’s match against the Malaysia XI team. During the session, however, it became evident that the pitch wasn’t in ideal condition for tomorrow's friendly. After the session, sporting vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and director of football Andoni Zubizarreta attended a meeting in which the decision was made to move the match to Shah Alam Stadium.

David Luiz transfer latest: Barcelona expect him to tell Chelsea he wants to leave | Mail Online

Barcelona expect David Luiz to tell Chelsea on Monday that he wants to join the Spanish champions. Barca had an opening bid for the Brazilian rejected on Wednesday with Mourinho warning them not to return with another bid. However, Barcelona are convinced Mourinho is merely driving up the price and hope Luiz's desire to join them can help sway negotiations.

UNICEF - Press centre - FC Barcelona players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto share football skills with young athletes with disabilities

On the first day of FC Barcelona’s trip to Thailand, internationally acclaimed players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto spent the morning sharing football skills with children who have intellectual disabilities. The players and participants represented a unified group of young people with and without disabilities participating in sport and promoting team-work and partnership.

Premier League - United crash to Sevilla on Ferdinand’s testimonial night - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Despite the visitors having to play on successive nights after concluding a 9-1 aggregate thrashing of Mladost Podgorica in Europa League qualifying, the Spaniards always looked the sharper side and went into the break two goals to the good thanks to strikes from Vitolo and Marko Marin, the latter a loanee from Chelsea. And although United were sharper after the break and pulled one back through Antonio Valencia, Sevilla could have had a hatful more and put the game to bed with a winner on full-time through substitute Bryan Rabello.

Premier League - Agger named Liverpool vice-captain to end Barcelona rumours - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

The 28-year-old replaces the retired Jamie Carragher as deputy to Steven Gerrard after making 209 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Brondby in 2006. The news puts to bed any lingering fears that Agger could be snapped up by Barca - who have been linked with both him and Chelsea's David Luiz - this summer.

Manchester United boss Moyes turns to Real Madrid's Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is under consideration at Manchester United after English champions failed with the bid to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. According to The Guardian, former Tottenham star is said to have long been admired by David Moyes. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has stated this week he is planning the new season with Modric part of his squad but bid around of 30 million pounds may be accepted by the Spanish giants.

UEFA Europa League - News –

Sevilla will play Poland's WKS Śląsk Wrocław after defeating FK Mladost Podgorica 9-1 on aggregate in the third qualifying round. Real Betis will take on FK Jablonec from the Czech Republic

Real Betis join Rabiu Mohammed chase -

Real Betis have joined the chase to sign Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed from French Ligue 1 side Evian Thonon Galliard this summer. According to Eldermasque, Betis sporting director Vlada Stosic is still in search of a holding midfielder to complete the template and has set his eyes on Mohammed, who could be more affordable, but very efficient.

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