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FC Barcelona News: 21 July 2014; Adriano Correia and Rafinha Work Out Alone, Xavi's Future to be Decided Soon

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Colombino Trophy arrives in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The Colombino Trophy, won by Barça for beating Recreativo Huelva 1-0 on Saturday night, arrived in Barcelona today at midday. This is the first time Barça have won the traditional summer tournament held by the oldest club in Spanish football since it was first contested in 1965.

The first match of the Luis Enrique era, seen from the inside | FC Barcelona
Barça kicked of its 2014/15 season this Saturday at the Colombino Trophy against Recreativo de Huleva. The team managed by Luis Enrique made the trip to Andalusia on Saturday morning, and defeated Recreativo that evening by 0 to 1. The Barça players were received warmly both at the team hotel and at the stadium.

Xavi future ‘decided in days’ | Football Espana
More will be known about the future of Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez over the next few days. Mundo Deportivo reports that Xavi is due back in training on Thursday and although he has said he wants to leave Camp Nou, his next destination is unknown.

Adriano and Rafinha work out in isolation | FC Barcelona
That meant eight first team players (Ter Stegen, Masip, Montoya, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Deulofeu, Afellay and Bojan) and 16 from Barça B (Patric, Bagnack, Edgar Ié, Lucas, Grimaldo, Samper, Diagne, Halilovic, Babunski, Cámara, Munir, Sandro, Dani Nieto, Joan Román, Dongou and Adama).

Ter Stegen: Security and leadership between the goalposts | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen made his first team debut for FC Barcelona on Saturday night in the 1-0 win over Recreativo Huelva in the Colombino Trophy match. And despite being so young, he showed that he has plenty of experience in goal.

Barcelona Transfers Assessment - ESPN FC
With the transfer window in full swing, ESPNFC's Barcelona blogger Dermot Ledwith discusses how Luis Enrique's side are shaping up ahead of the new season.

FC Barcelona's Top 10 stories of the week | FC Barcelona
The beginning of the preseason, the first match against Recreativo, Satoransky becomes the newest basketball player ahead of next season and the unveiling of the FC Barcelona away kit are just some of the highlights from this week.

Chelsea and Atletico hold talks over Torres return | Eurosport
Eurosport Spain sources have revealed that the two clubs have spent several days in London talking about his possible return. Chelsea are looking for a transfer fee of £13m for the player they signed from Liverpool for £50m four years ago, but Atletico are trying to get that fee reduced.

Real Madrid and Monaco agree James Rodriguez deal - ESPN FC
Real Madrid and Monaco have agreed terms for the transfer of James Rodriguez, with an official statement expected from the European champions on either Tuesday or Wednesday this week, according to AS. Both clubs had been in talks for the past week before finally reaching an agreement on Sunday evening.

PSG want Di Maria on loan? | Football Espana
Paris Saint-Germain have tried to take Angel Di Maria on loan from Real Madrid for a season to dodge UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. AS claim that the French club want Di Maria for a year and will pay Madrid €60m in the summer of 2015, a proposal turned down by Los Blancos.

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