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FC Barcelona News: 31 January 2015; Neymar, Sergio Busquets Set for New Contracts, Preparations Continue for Next Match

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Squad prepare for Villarreal | FC Barcelona
The squad continues to prepare for Sunday evening’s visit of Villarreal with a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva on Saturday morning. All the available players were present, whilst Douglas trained apart and worked on his recovery.

Neymar & Busquets set for new deals? | Football Espana
Barcelona have been handed a boost with reports that both Neymar and Sergio Busquets are set to sign new contracts. According to Sport, the Brazilian forward has agreed a new deal in principle until 2020 worth €12m a year, putting him on par with Luis Suarez and just behind Lionel Messi.

Neymar's two goals against Villarreal | FC Barcelona
Recent matches have served to show that Neymar is in great form ahead of the visit of Villarreal to Camp Nou in the league this Sunday in a game that kicks off at 9.00pm (CET). The Brazilian star now has 21 goals in all competitions this season and has scored four goals in his last two matches (against Elche and Atlético Madrid). He will be keen to that total against the weekend’s visitors.

Xavi optimistic, happy with team's performance | FC Barcelona
The midfielder wanted to put an end to any controversies and said: "We're united and hungry. Things always happen in the locker room, they'll continue to happen, and I think it's good that they happen.The team has moved on and doesn't care about it anymore," he added.

Sasha Piqué is born! | FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué and Shakira are the proud parents of their newest child, Sasha Piqué, born in Barcelona. The new arrival is the couple's second boy after Milan, who was born on 22 January 2013. The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means "defender of mankind" and "warrior."

Villarreal - dangerous visitors | FC Barcelona
Villarreal visit Camp Nou this Sunday with some impressive numbers coming into such a big game. The blaugranes’ rivals have had an excellent first half to the league campaign and have only lost once away from home so far this season. That defeat came at the start of November against Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán when two late goals gave the home side a come from behind 2-1 victory.

Jonathan Dos Santos excited about return | FC Barcelona
After leaving FC Barcelona after 12 years at the Club, Jonathan Dos Santos will face his old team on Sunday evening when Villarreal visit the Camp Nou. In an exclusive interview with he tells us how he’s settled in at Villarreal and gives his views on Luis Enrique’s team’s progress.

Celso Borges penalty gives Deportivo 2-1 victory at Rayo Vallecano | Sky Sports Football
Borges hit a rising spot kick past home goalkeeper Antonio Tono after Abdoulaye Ba was booked for a foul on Sidnei in the box. Borges had opened the scoring for the visitors in the 10th minute when he forced home a shot from six yards but the hosts equalised 11 minutes later when Alberto Bueno fired home.

Bruno Zuculini joins Cordoba as Manchester City trio leave on loan deals | Sky Sports
The 21-year-old midfielder arrived at City from Racing Club in August 2014 and shined on the club's pre-season tour of Scotland and the United States, scoring his first goal against Kansas City. Argentine Zuculini has also had a loan spell with Valencia alongside City striker Alvaro Negredo, and will now try to impress at the Spanish side who are 16th in La Liga, two places above the drop zone.

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