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FC Barcelona News: 3 January 2015; Last Three Players Back in Training, La Liga Season Set to Restart

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Messi, Neymar and Alves back with the squad | FC Barcelona
The session followed Claudio Bravo’s appearance before the press earlier in the day and saw the first post-holiday appearance for Leo Messi, Neymar and Dani Alves. The three players had spent New Year in South America with the Club’s permission and they joined up with the rest of the available squad under the watchful eye of coach Luis Enrique.

Emotional return to Real Sociedad for Bravo | FC Barcelona
"It will be a special game. Every game I have played in my new career here have been fantastic but this will be special because it is against my former club and I have unforgettable memories from there."

Dani Alves: I've not been offered a new Barcelona contract -
"I have a contract until the summer," he told reporters in Barcelona. "I'm a Barcelona player and I'm not interested in negotiating an exit. I want to finish these six months in the best way possible, and afterwards, we'll see. At the moment I've not been offered a renewal. But I'm relaxed. It is what it is."

Zubi to leave Barcelona? | Football Espana
Barcelona are considering Andoni Zubizarreta’s position as sporting director, according to reports in Spain today. The former Spain goalkeeper has come under fire for La Blaugrana’s business in the transfer market this summer, which included the arrival of an injured Thomas Vermaelen and unfavoured right-back Douglas Pereira.

Eusebio all set to start the year | FC Barcelona
Barça B face Las Palmas on Saturday in the Miniestadi (8.00 PM CET), and the day before the game, Eusebio Sacristán told the media that "we are looking forward to the game and hoping for a win to start the year. We’re feeling refreshed and stronger and more united with each day. The players are in a positive mood and feeling fit."

David Moyes hoping to strengthen at Real Sociedad - ESPN FC
Real Sociedad coach David Moyes has confirmed he would like to strengthen his squad during the transfer window but did not comment directly on reported loan targets including Adnan Januzaj, Emre Can, Mohamed Salah and Arouna Kone.

Atletico Madrid can benefit from Diego Simeone and Fernando Torres' reunification, writes Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
Fans were waiting at Terminal 4 of Madrid's Barajas airport when Fernando Torres arrived, police pushing a path through the crowd so that Atletico Madrid's latest signing could get to his first training session with his new club, which is also his old club. Journalists were waiting for him too, brandishing sponge microphones and, amid the melee, it was put to the 30-year-old that there could be no better way to restart his Atletico career than a Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid on Jan. 7.

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