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FC Barcelona News: 15 October 2015; Santos Request Neymar Ban, Most Players Back in Training

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Santos ask for Neymar ban | Football Espana
Santos want their former forward Neymar banned for six months and action taken by FIFA against both the player and Barcelona. Sport reports the Brazilian club have asked the governing body to intervene as they feel Neymar breached a contract with them in joining La Blaugrana. Neymar denies the allegation and insists he left for Barca with Santos’ permission, but Santos want a €55m compensatory sum.

Barcelona face dilemma as two young players want minutes - ESPN FC
As rumours start to emerge from the Camp Nou that Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has asked for at least two January signings to strengthen his tired squad, whispers from the Miniestadi suggest several of the club's brightest youth talents are on the verge of heading in the opposite direction.

Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio and Bartra back for training | FC Barcelona
Things are getting back to normal for the FC Barcelona first team squad. After Ter Stegen reported back for duty on Tuesday, Wednesday was the turn of Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra to re-join their colleagues after helping Spain to secure qualification for the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Rakitic, Arda, Munir, Mascherano and Bravo back to train with FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique had almost all of his international players back on Thursday morning as Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan, Munir El Haddadi, Claudio Bravo and Javier Mascherano returned following international play. Dani Alves, who played two matches with Brazil, is the only player yet to return.

FC Barcelona full house for Euro 2016 | FC Barcelona
A win against Malta on the final day combined with Norway’s loss to Italy spared Croatia the ordeal of the playoffs and means they’ll be joining the Italians in France as runners-up in Group H. The star of the Balkan side is Ivan Rakitic, who was recently named Croatian Player of the Year.

Barcelona to go to CAS over Arda Turan registration attempt - ESPN FC
Barcelona have confirmed they are to take their bid to register Arda Turan to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Turkey playmaker Turan joined Barca from Atletico Madrid last summer and he has been training with his teammates, along with fellow addition Aleix Vidal from Sevilla, while being unable to play due to the FIFA-imposed transfer ban which runs until next January.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez predicts tight La Liga title race | Sky Sports
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez believes a cluster of teams will challenge for the title in a wide open La Liga season. Villareal currently top the table on 16 points, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Celta Vigo all one point behind and Atletico Madrid three points back in fifth.

FC Barcelona quiz: Rayo Vallecano edition | FC Barcelona
Test your knowledge of Barça’s opponents this Saturday at Camp Nou.

Barca to move for Marquinhos | Football Espana
Barcelona could give Marquinhos a way off the Paris Saint-Germain bench by moving for the defender in January. Mundo Deportivo say Barca, long-term admirers of the Brazil international, will exploit Marquinhos’ lack of playing time at the Ligue 1 club, as Laurent Blanc favours a pairing of David Luiz and Thiago Silva.

Suarez buys Messi pyjamas -
Lionel Messi may currently be out of action with a knee injury but the Barcelona superstar has certainly not been forgotten about by his team-mates, including Luis Suarez. The Argentine has endured a difficult few weeks after limping off against Las Palmas at the end of September and is not expected back in action until next month.

Q & A on all things from La Masia, underperforming teams to potential starlets | Eurosport
With there being no La Liga fixtures last weekend because of the evil international break I thought I’d ask for your questions via Twitter (@GaffneyVLC – if you’d like more of me in your life) on everything related to Spanish football.