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FC Barcelona News: 27 June 2014; Barça Continue Luis Suarez Pursuit, Jeremy Mathieu Wants Transfer

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Messi and Neymar ruling in Brazil | FC Barcelona
The World Cup group stage has come to a close and two players have stood out from the rest in what is proving to be a fantastic tournament. Leo Messi and Neymar Jr. The Barça duo are top of the goalscoring charts with four goals each in the first three matches, a tally only Germany's Thomas Múller has been able to match. Messi is also the only player who was named FIFA Man of the Match in every game.

Barca still want Suarez - report | Football Espana
Barcelona haven’t been put off in their pursuit of Luis Suarez by the Uruguay forward’s four month football ban, according to reports in Spain. Suarez has been suspended for nine international games and four months from all football after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Mathieu pushing for Barca move | Football Espana
Valencia captain Jeremy Mathieu is at odds with his club as he wants to leave for Barcelona but Los Che don’t want to sell. AS reports that Barca have been told to meet Mathieu’s €20m release clause if they want the defender that much. Mathieu has an agreement with Barca and has had for a number of weeks but only signed his current Valencia deal a year ago.

Claudio Bravo's historic free kick | FC Barcelona
His duty, like any other keeper’s, is not to score goals but to prevent them. But in the 2009/10 season while playing for Real Sociedad in the second division, he did quite the opposite against Gimnastic Tarragona, beating rival stopper Rubén Pérez with a free kick in the finals seconds of the first half – what eventually turned out to be the winning goal! Here’s a video reminder of the famous moment.

Ander Herrera leaves Athletic Bilbao for Manchester United | Sky Sports
United had a bid of £28.85million for the 24-year-old rejected earlier on Thursday but an improved, though undisclosed, offer was enough to secure his signature. The Spaniard also activated his £28m buy-out clause which would have risen to £32m after July 1 to facilitate the move.

Sevilla say Liverpool's move for Alberto Moreno is off | Sky Sports
Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo claims Liverpool's move for Alberto Moreno is off after the two clubs failed to agree a fee. Liverpool had made highly-rated left-back Moreno one of their top targets and made a bid for his services earlier this summer.

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