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FC Barcelona News: 28 January 2014; 18 in Squad to Face Levante in Second Leg, Xavi Dismisses Exit Talks

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Puyol, Iniesta, Song and Montoya called up into squad | FC Barcelona
Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Alex Song and Martín Montoya, all of whom missed the Malaga game with various injuries, have been given the medical all clear and are named in Gerardo Martino's squad to face Levante on Wednesday at the Camp Nou. Tata Martino has decided to rest Xavi Hernández, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves and Isaac Cuenca for the game.

Iniesta and Puyol train with the rest of the squad | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta and Carles Puyol were with the rest of the squad in training at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning, after missing the Malaga game, alongside Alex Song and Martín Montoya, who had also picked up slight knocks. The players who featured in last night's win - including Pedro who picked up a knock - did some gentle recovery work, whilst B team players Dongou and Ortolà, alongside Youth A team youngsters Enguene and Ebwelle were also involved.

25 straight home league wins | FC Barcelona
It’s been 15 months since Barça last dropped a league point at the Camp Nou – when Real Madrid drew 2-2 in week 7 of the 2012/13 season. Since then the team have won every single home match in the competition - a total of 25: 15 last season and 10 under Gerardo Martino so far this year.

Facts and figures from the Malaga match | FC Barcelona
Pedro and Alexis continue to lead the team’s goal scorers in the league. The goals they scored against Malaga took them to 12 each, with Messi behind them on 8.Alexis is enjoying his best league campaign and has already equalled the 12 goals he scored in 2011/12, when he scored a total of 15 in all competitions, whereas he has yet to get a goal in any competition other than the league this season.

Xavi dismisses speculation linking him with Barcelona exit | Sky Sports
"I'm not going to Qatar or New York, I want to finish my contract with Barca. I'm staying here, I feel important and useful," he said following Barca's 3-0 home win over Malaga at the Nou Camp. "I'm very happy on the pitch. I renewed by contract a little while ago and I will try to be at the level I need. My dream and my aim is to continue for years at Barca."

Real Sociedad-FC Barcelona to be played on February 22nd at 8:00 PM CET | FC Barcelona
The Real Sociedad-FC Barcelona match, Round 25 of La Liga, will be played on Saturday 22 of February at 8:00 PM CET. The match was initially scheduled for the 23rd but the kick off time was moved.

Josep Maria Bartomeu: "Messi is not for sale" | FC Barcelona
"We want to sit down, without any rush, with Leo’s father - it’s not something that’s happening tomorrow, we have plenty of time, but we will do what we have to to ensure he’s the best paid player". Bartomeu also explained that Martin Montoya’s contract renewal "is at the end of the process and we have started talks with Gerard Piqué" about his renewal.

Barca to take legal action | Football Espana
"We have evidence that [Cases] did not leak the contracts," he told reporters. "When the trial ends, we will take the initiative. We know who did it," said Bartomeu, who believes that Real Madrid have been trying to draw attention to the issue because "they finds it hard to accept that [Barça] has dominated in recent years".

FC Barcelona celebrates the Chinese New Year with a special video featuring the first team players | FC Barcelona
The first team players helped in the making of the video the Club has produced to mark the Chinese New Year, which occurs next Friday, January 31. Neymar, Piqué, Pedro and Sergi Roberto all feature in the video and speak to the fans in Mandarin Chinese. The tradition in China is to associate an animal with each year and for 2014, this is the Year of the Horse.

Real Madrid take Brazilian striker Willian Jose on loan | Football News | Sky Sports
Brazilian striker Willian Jose has joined Real Madrid on loan for the rest of the season and will link up with the club's reserve side. At the end of the campaign Madrid have the option to buy the 22-year-old, who has played for the likes of Sao Paulo and Santos in his homeland.

Real Betis swoop for former Real Madrid keeper Adan | Football News | Sky Sports
Primera Division strugglers Real Betis have signed former Real Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan. The 26-year-old hit the headlines in December 2012 when then Madrid boss Jose Mourinho controversially opted to drop club captain and long-serving number one Iker Casillas and replace him with little-known back-up keeper Adan.

Eduardo Vargas heading to Valencia on loan from Napoli | Sky Sports
Valencia have signed Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on loan from Napoli for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old will be looking to make his mark at the Mestalla after struggling in Italy, where he failed to score in Serie A and managed just three goals in 28 games in two seasons with the Partenopei following a big-money move from Universidad de Chile in 2012.

Griezmann fires Real to victory | Sky Sports Football
The French forward, who has committed himself to La Real despite rumoured interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain among others, netted twice in the opening 12 minutes. Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela got on the scoresheet shortly after half-time and Griezmann completed a sensational night with his third strike as Sociedad returned to winning ways in the Primera Division.

Levski winger Rodrigues joins Elche - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Levski Sofia winger Garry Rodrigues has joined La Liga strugglers Elche until the end of the season, the 26-times Bulgarian champions said on Monday. The 23-year-old Cape Verde international, who refused a trial with English top-flight team West Ham United earlier this month, scored 21 goals in 45 matches after joining Levski in February.

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