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FC Barcelona News: 14 September 2013; Carles Puyol Close to Returning, Gerard Deulofeu Impressing at Everton

Jan Kruger

Tata Martino demands caution in La Liga | FC Barcelona
"We are excited about the Champions League, but we also have to be careful about every single league match" he said. "You have to be careful about everything in all 38 games to make sure you don’t allow any advantages … and the international games are no excuse for not performing to our best against Sevilla".

Barca's Puyol close to return from injury - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Puyol had an operation to remove a cyst from his right knee in June, the latest in a string of injuries, including two operations on the same knee, a fractured cheekbone and a dislocated elbow. He missed Spain's triumph at Euro 2012 and was left out of their squad for the Confederations Cup in Brazil and made only 13 appearances for Barca in La Liga and four in the Champions League last season.

Barcelona loan star impressing at Everton | GiveMeSport
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has spoken of his delight at the speed with which Gerard Deulofeu has settled on Merseyside and life in the Premier League. The 19-year-old arrived on loan from Barcelona over the summer and has quickly shown he's capable of adapting to the English game.

Bayern would never sign Messi - Guardiola -
Guardiola insists the German champions would never sanction a mega-money bid for the Argentine, and believes the 26-year-old has no desire to quit the club. "[Bayern president] Uli Hoeness surely would never offer to spend a fortune to sign Messi," he told reporters. "Bayern Munich does not work that way, and the player is happy at Barcelona."

VIDEO: Ronaldo ‘welcomes’ Bale to Madrid with sliding tackle | Early Doors - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Gareth Bale enjoyed his first day's training at Real Madrid - but team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't going easy on the world's most expensive player. The £85 million Welsh attacker accepted a routine pass only to see Portuguese superstar Ronaldo lunge into a late tackle.

Madrid will not embrace Bale like Premier League embraces stars | Jim White - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Bale will have to hit the ground running, immediately show his worth. Probably, if he is deemed fit enough to play against Villarreal tomorrow evening, in order to stem the gathering swell of assumption, he will have to score on his debut. And doing that in a team riven with personal agendas will not be easy .

Cristiano Ronaldo will earn 50% more than Gareth Bale at Real Madrid -
Madrid have offered Ronaldo an increased wage of €15 million per annum after tax, with the agreement set to run until 2018, in a total package worth a record €155m over five years. As a total package, it is the most lucrative contract in football history and the game's largest annual wage following Samuel Eto'o's departure from Anzhi Makhachkala. By comparison, Bale will pocket €10m per annum after tax while Lionel Messi earns €13m per annum, plus bonuses, over five years.

Carlo Ancelotti denies pushing Mesut Ozil out of Real Madrid - ESPN FC
"I heard many talk about what Ozil has said, and I want to tell my side," the Italian said. "He says we had little confidence, but Ozil played two of the first three games of the season. "No player is leaving if they do not want to. With new competition for his starting spot, he thought he had a lot to do and asked to leave."

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