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FC Barcelona News: 9 August 2013: Daniel Agger Bid Rejected, Barca "Wasting Time" With David Luiz

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Barcelona have reportedly had a bid for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger rejected, while Jose Mourinho has supposedly told Barca that they are "wasting their time" with their pursuit of David Luiz

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Speaking in a press conference in Malaysia, the midfielder said: "My dream is to play here. I’ve never thought about leaving. I am at the best club." United responded on Wednesday afternoon when a spokesman said: "We appreciate Cesc is a contracted player at Barcelona and completely respect everything Cesc has said today."

Daniel Agger's Liverpool future is now in doubt after Barcelona stepped up their pursuit of the defender to add to Brendan Rodgers’ mounting problems. Liverpool are understood to have received an official bid for Agger - – who, like Suarez, also missed last night’s friendly with Valerenga – from Barcelona in the region of £15m after the Spaniards identified him as their first choice. It was rejected, but Liverpool are braced for a renewed offer and £25m would test their resolve.

Tello and Dos Santos cleared to play on Saturday | FC Barcelona

Both Tello and Dos Santos are the only players in the travelling party that played no part in the game with Thailand. But they could both feature in Saturday’s final game of the preseason. The winger’s left thigh injury seems to be behind him, and Dos Santos no longer seems to be having any trouble with his pulled quadriceps.

Messi getting on well with Neymar | FC Barcelona

"We get on with each other off the pitch and we’re getting to know each other on it" he said. "We haven’t played much together. But he’ll bring a lot of joy to the club, to us and to the people." On the suggestion that their respective styles are not suited for each other, Messi replied that "these are things that come out of the press or who knows where. There’s no problem between us."

David Luiz latest: Jose Mourinho tells Barcelona they are wasting their time | Mail Online

Jose Mourinho has fired a warning shot at Barcelona over their attempts to land David Luiz, insisting the Spaniards are 'wasting their time'. 'The bid? It's lost time for them,' said Mourinho. 'My advice to them is to go to the second player on their list because they are wasting their time. We don't want to lose our best players. No chance.'

Barcelona risk ruining Neymar, says Ramalho - Goal.com

Ramalho, however, believes the Blaugrana are risking damaging Neymar's long-term effectiveness, claiming it could lead to a serious injury like that suffered by compatriot and former Barcelona star Ronaldo. "If Neymar puts on weight, they’re going to take away everything that’s best about him," Ramalho told Jovem Pam.

Mascherano Ponders Exit as Barcelona Continue Pursuit of Liverpool Defender - International Business Times UK

"There are always doubts. You are at Barcelona and you have to fight for your place. The question is whether you now fight in the same circumstances, as I have have always had to win my starting place throughout my career. It's as it should be. If Barca tell me they don't need me, I will be off within a minute."

Real Sociedad Draw Lyon in UEFA Champions League - Sport - NZ Herald News

Among the 10 pairings it was: Lyon vs. Real Sociedad, Pacos de Ferreira vs. Zenit St. Petersburg and newcomer Shakhter Karagandy hosting Celtic. The Scottish champion faces a long trek to Kazakhstan for the first match. Seven-time winner AC Milan was paired in Friday's draw with PSV Eindhoven, the 1988 European champion, with the first match in the Netherlands.

Valencia's Aly Cissokho wants to join Liverpool FC - Liverpool Echo

Valencia defender Aly Cissokho says he is ready to join Liverpool FC if a deal can be agreed with his current club. "Liverpool have made me an offer and it is true that I have reached an agreement with them," French football website Le 10 Sport report him to have said."It is now up to the clubs to agree terms. I expect to know more later this week."

Valencia signs Helder Postiga : Spain Primera Division : The World Game on SBS

The 31-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Miroslav Djukic's side after completing his medical. Valencia has paid Zaragoza a reported 3 million euros for the Portuguese forward, who scored 14 goals in 34 games last season, although that was not enough to prevent Los Blanquillos from being relegated. If Postiga nets 15 goals for the Mestalla outfit, Zaragoza will earn a bonus from the deal, as well as retaining 20 per cent of any transfer fee the player commands in the future.

Gareth Bale: €100m transfer 'seems a lot', says Real Madrid president | Football | The Guardian

Florentino Pérez has said that €100m "seems a lot" for Gareth Bale, the Tottenham Hotspur forward he wants to take to Real Madrid, as he made his first comments in public about the summer transfer saga.

Villarreal win Ceramica Trophy, 2-0 over Fiorentina - Villarreal USA

Villarreal looked very impressive today in dominating a Fiorentina side that has high hopes of the Champions League this season.   The Submarine had a lineup that was probably close to what we might expect when the season starts, with a back four of Mario, Iniguez, Musacchio and Jaume Costa, a midfield of Cani, Bruno, Pina and Hernan Perez, and a front pairing of Gio dos Santos and Uche.