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FC Barcelona News: 28 August 2013; Lionel Messi in Squad for Supercopa, Sergio Busquets Signs Extension

David Ramos

Sergio Busquets signs new contract | FC Barcelona
At 13.30 [yesterday] in the club offices, the player was joined by president Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, director of football Andoni Zubizarreta, the player’s father and former FCB goalkeeper Carles Busquets and his agent Josep Maria Orobitg. Busquets’ buyout clause remains at 150 million euros.

Messi given medical all clear, named to 19-man team for tomorrow's Super Cup match | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has successfully recovered from the postcontusional intramuscular hematoma injury in his left thigh and thus was given medical clearance to play against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday. However, Adriano Correia did not recover in time to make tomorrow’s match.

Tata Martino: "I don't imagine the match will be different from the one at the Calderón" | FC Barcelona
Gerardo Martino talked to the press ahead of tomorrow’s Super Cup match against Atlético Madrid. The Argentine said that Leo Messi trained normally and that "he trained harder with the players who didn’t feature against Málaga." He added that Neymar "is ready to play," but he’ll make the decision to field the player on Wednesday.

Tello to renew his contract on Friday | FC Barcelona
Cristian Tello is set to sign his new contract on Friday at 11.00. Just as it was announced on August 1, the new contract will keep the forward at Can Barça through the 2017/18 season and his buyout clause will be set at 25 million euros.

Barcelona wonderkid Gerard Deulofeu to be unleashed at Goodison Park tomorrow night - Liverpool Daily Post
Roberto Martinez is ready to unleash "frustrated" Gerard Deulofeu tomorrow evening – and is convinced the Spanish wonderkid can become a real Goodison crowd-pleaser. Martinez has indicated Deulofeu will play some part when Everton begin the road to Wembley in the Capital One Cup with a second round tie at home to League One side Stevenage.

Stoichkov slams Bale conduct, doubts he would succeed at Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Bale is disrespecting his teammates at Tottenham by not training," began former Barcelona man Stoichkov in conversation with Al Primer Toque on Onda Cero this week. "No Englishman who came to Spanish football has triumphed. "If Bale is worth €100m, then I would have been priceless. There should be a cap on spending so that the smaller teams can compete."

Bale fee not a problem for Uefa, says Platini -
"I don't have any objections against such a fee as long as the buying club can afford to pay €100m," Platini told L'Equipe. "Nobody would have said anything about it if Madrid had decided to buy three players for €30m each. "Whether Bale is worth €100m is an entirely different debate, though..."

Sky sources: Gareth Bale will not return to Tottenham | Sky Sports
According to Sky Sports presenter Jim White, Bale was told last week that he could "say his goodbyes" to the rest of the Spurs squad and did that before flying to Spain for a short break. Bale expected to return to London on Tuesday to find the deal to take him to Real Madrid had been completed.

Valencia sign Colombia forward Pabon - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 25-year-old, who was on loan at Real Betis in the second half of last season, passed a medical on Tuesday and has signed a four-year contract, Valencia said on their website. Pabon made 17 appearances for Betis last term, scoring eight goals, and combines physical strength with blistering pace.

Valencia unable to meet repayment | Football Espana
Valencia’s ownership situation is once more under scrutiny, as majority shareholders Fundacio VCF indicate they cannot meet an interest repayment. Los Che have endured an unsteady past few months in light of Fundacio VCF’s struggles to meet interest payments on their €86m loan taken out in 2009 to purchase 72.5 per cent shares in the club.

Manchester City agree €4.7m deal with Atletico Madrid for Demichelis -
City have negotiated a fee of around €4.1 million up front, plus a further €580k in add-ons, with the Liga club. Personal terms are yet to be agreed with the Argentine defender, though further talks are scheduled for Wednesday as the Premier League side look to recruit cover for the injured Vincent Kompany.

Geoffrey Kondogbia is terminating his contract with Sevilla | Sky Sports
Kondogbia, linked with Arsenal and Real Madrid this summer, has a buy-out worth £17.2million - which has now been met. Kondogbia is partly owned by Doyen Sports Investments - the same company who have a stake in Radamel Falcao - and now the Frenchman is believed to be on his way with the Colombian to Monaco.

Granada pick up Foulquier | Football Espana
Granada have confirmed that they have signed young full-back Dimitri Foulquier from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes. The 20-year-old, who has been capped up to Under-20 level with France and was a member of their U-20 World Cup winning squad, joins Lucas Alcaraz’s side on an initial season-long loan.

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