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FC Barcelona News: 27 August 2014; Barça Confirm Douglas Pereira Signing, Neymar, Marc-Andre ter Stegen Back in Training

Alex Caparros

Initial agreement for Douglas Pereira | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and São Paulo FC have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Douglas Pereira. The deal will cost Barça four million Euros with performance variables of another one and a half million based on number of games played.

Douglas: Pace down the right wing | FC Barcelona
Douglas Pereira dos Santos (Monte Alegre de Goiás, 6 August 1990) is the latest of that special breed of Brazilian wing-backs – a defender who also supports the attack with dazzlingly incisive runs down the flank. Never afraid to take on his man whenever called upon, he is frequently seen launching crosses into the area or even having a crack at goal, but is always mindful of his defensive duties.

A worthy successor Dani Alves? Meet Barcelona's Brazilian target Douglas -
News of Barcelona's capture of Sao Paulo fullback Douglas was initially greeted with chuckles from most Brazilian football fans. But what was once a joke is now looking like a fairytale move. Barca were watching young defensive midfielder Rodrigo Caio, but instead had their heads turned by 24-year-old fullback Douglas after Caio was sidelined with a serious knee injury.

Mascherano signs new deal | FC Barcelona
He told reporters, "I’m committed to this Club until the final day of the contract. I hope I can live up to expectations of the Club". "I’m really happy tp be in this great club and be part of a squad with such great players. Let’s hope things go really well for us this season. We’re looking forward to this season afetr some difficult times last campaign.

Neymar and Ter Stegen back in action | FC Barcelona
Ter Stegen, Neymar and Vermaelen made a welcome appearance on the training grounds but worked out separately from the main group. However, Adriano was able to spend part of the session with the rest of the squad. Munir, Sandro and Samper, from Barça B, also joined today’s session.

Claudio Bravo: "It’s a matter of adapting to the new system" | FC Barcelona
"I’ve had to change a lot but I’ve felt at home since the very first day". Speaking at Tuesday’s press conference, the Chile international highlighted the differences in tactics but insisted he has adapted quickly to the new system. "You always have to be prepared". "I talk with Luis Enrique every day, about lots of different stuff – positioning, strategy, styles..."

Manchester United sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid | Football News | Sky Sports
Manchester United have completed the signing of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer of £59.7million. The 26-year-old flew into Manchester from Spain on Monday night and successfully underwent a medical before finalising a five-year deal on Tuesday.

Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria didn't want to leave Real Madrid for Premier League - ESPN FC
Sadly, now I have to go, but I want to make it clear that this was never my wish. I've always wanted to progress, as anyone else does in their job. I went to the World Cup after winning the 'Decima' with the hope of getting some signal from the Club Management, but it never came. Many things were said and many lies circulated.

Atletico Madrid to appeal Diego Simeone suspension - ESPN FC
Half of the Argentine's ban was ordered to be served during league matches, with the remainder pending further participation in the Spanish Super Cup. The objective of Atletico's appeal is to have Simeone's ban reduced by one match on the basis that he apologised for his behaviour immediately after the game.

Beto sidelined for Sevilla with a muscle tear in his leg | Football News | Sky Sports
Sevilla goalkeeper Beto will be sidelined for a month with a muscle tear in his left leg, the Europa League champions confirmed. The Portugal international was hurt during Saturday's Primera Division opener against Valencia, which finished 1-1.

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