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FC Barcelona News: 15 July 2014; Luis Suarez Travels to Barcelona, Luis Enrique Takes Charge of First Training Session

Denis Doyle

Luis Enrique takes first training session | FC Barcelona
Barça 2014/15 is in motion. After taking medical tests on Monday, the first team trained for the first time under Luis Enrique and the rest of the coaching staff. The ten first team players at the Ciutat Esportiva were Ter Stegen, Masip, Montoya, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Deulofeu, Afellay, Tello and Bojan, while Adriano Correia did specific work in the gym.

FC Barcelona's first day back to work in 100 seconds | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona kicked off its 2014/15 preseason this Monday. The players – 11 first team players and 13 Barça B players – underwent medical and physical testing at the Ciutat Esportiva. The above video recaps Barça’s first day back at work.

Luis Suarez in Barcelona to complete switch from Liverpool | Sky Sports
Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez is in Barcelona to complete his transfer from Liverpool. Suarez will finalise his switch to the Nou Camp for a fee believed to be in the region of £70m. The 27-year-old will link-up with Argentina skipper Lionel Messi and Brazil talisman Neymar in the Barcelona forward line when he is available for selection.

From one Luis Suárez to another | FC Barcelona
In 1954, Barça signed Galician Luis Suárez Miramontes from Deportivo la Coruña. He was a promising 18 year old striker, who confirmed his talent over seven seasons at Barça, scoring 112 goals in 216 games and winning the Ballon d’Or.

It'll never work! Cruyff predicts Messi-Neymar-Suarez disaster | Eurosport
"I can't see how Barca intends to continue playing the same way, with a keen focus on team play if Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are in the side," he told De Telegraaf. "The three of them are too individual. In signing him, the club are showing a preference for individual genius over a team that plays great football."

FIFA president Sepp Blatter eager to see Luis Suarez back in action for Barcelona - ESPN FC
"As a footballer I feel with him that such a punishment... it hurts, it hurts," Blatter said at his final news conference in Rio. "But as FIFA president I have to accept the decisions that are taken by our independent committees.

FC Barcelona and the World Cup: Ten highlights | FC Barcelona
Brazil 2014 has ended with Sunday’s gripping final between Germany and Argentina. Here we look back at the last four weeks from an FC Barcelona point of view, and a tournament that was a success for some of their national teams, and a disappointment for others.

Club approves ten new supporters clubs | FC Barcelona
Most of the new clubs are in Area 3, which shows just how international the FC Barcelona supporters club movement is becoming. Others have been formed in Castellon, Valencia and Castelldefels, plus two in the city of Barcelona.

FC Barcelona B start training for 2014/15 | FC Barcelona
Barça B started training for the 2014/15 season on Monday morning with eight players. Two new signings, Cámara and Gumbau, were among the group working with Eusebio Sacristán. But no fewer than 13 of the squad were absent as they are helping to boost the numbers in the first team training sessions instead.

Javier Fernández joins Barça B on loan | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Real Club Deportivo have agreed to terms for the player Javier Fernández to join Barça B on a two-year loan. Once the loan period expires, Barça will have the option to purchase the player. The player signed his contract at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, and the director responsible for Barça B Sílvio Elías was present.

Benfica keeper Jan Oblak confirms Atletico Madrid move - ESPN FC
The clubs are believed to have agreed a fee of around 16 million euros for the Slovenia international, who will replace Thibaut Courtois as the Primera Division champions' first choice keeper. Courtois has returned to Chelsea after spending three years on loan at the Vicente Calderon.

Filipe Luis set for Chelsea medical? | Football Espana
Chelsea are closing in on Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, according to reports in the British Press. The Premier League side have been heavily linked with a move for the Brazilian left-back, but were put off by his €25m buyout clause. However, the Daily Express believe that Jose Mourinho’s men have finally opted to cut their losses and pay the release clause.

Sevilla announce deal in place for Liverpool's Iago Aspas - ESPN FC
Aspas, 26, joined Liverpool 12 months ago from Celta Vigo for 7.7 million pounds but struggled to make an impression in English football. Subject to a medical, he will join Sevilla on loan for the season with a view to a permanent transfer.

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