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FC Barcelona News: 24 October 2015; Player Go Through Final Training Before Game, FCBEscola Opens in China

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Putting the final touches together for visit of Eibar | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team this Saturday put in their final training session before Sunday’s game at Camp Nou against an Eibar side who are seventh in the table with 13 points and still unbeaten away. Luis Enrique had all his available players at his disposal at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Andres Iniesta resumes first-team training with Barcelona - ESPN FC
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta looks set to return in Sunday's La Liga clash with Eibar at the Camp Nou after training with the first team on Thursday and Friday. Iniesta has not featured for Barca since picking up an injury in the Champions League Group E game at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Sept. 29.

Lionel Messi drops out of Forbes' top 10 most valuable athletes list -
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is no longer among the top 10 most valuable athletes in the world, according to American finance publication Forbes. Messi previously occupied ninth position in 2014 with an estimated worth of $12 million - a drop of one million from the previous year - but does not feature at all in the athletes' top 10 for 2015.

Broken election promise a bad start for Bartomeu in second term -
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu could face a backlash from socios on Sunday after failing to deliver on his promise of presenting two shirt sponsorship deals at the Assembly of members to take place this weekend. But he only has himself to blame.

Barca & Qatar Airways in gridlock? | Football Espana
Qatar Airways are reportedly playing hardball with Barcelona in negotiations to extend their shirt sponsorship. According to the Spanish media, the Catalans’ demands of €70m per season were rejected by the airline, who subsequently broke off talks, but the club remain confident that a deal can be struck in the next few days.

Why Messi really COULD leave Barcelona for the Premier League... with Man City leading the chase -
It would be the dream signing for any club on the planet, the type of mammoth deal joked about by fans from Altrincham to Zaragoza. Like winning the lottery, it is such a fanciful, idealistic ambition that millions of people spend a few fleeting moments of their day wondering how things would change if they were ever to get lucky enough. Most know they never will.

Lionel Messi 'more open' to Premier League move, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Lionel Messi is more open to the idea of moving to the Premier League than he was two or three years ago, according to Guillem Balague. Reports in the national papers on Friday claimed Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are trying to persuade Messi to make the move to England.

Barcelona win over Eibar would honour Johan Cruyff - ESPN FC
Barcelona will host Eibar at the Camp Nou on Sunday after yet another week full of ups and downs for the Blaugrana community. With the terrible news of Johan Cruyff's horrendous illness definitely playing on everyone's minds, Barcelona must do their utmost to ensure they can dedicate a victory over their Basque rivals to their inspirational Dutch maestro.

The football world expresses its support for Johan Cruyff | FC Barcelona
Representatives of FC Barcelona and the rest of the global sporting community have used social networks to express their feelings about the legendary player and manager.

Oliveira offered to Barca? | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly been offered the chance to sign former Valencia, Real Betis and Real Zaragoza striker Ricardo Oliveira in January. The 35-year-old has enjoyed an Indian summer of late, marking his eight-year absence from the Brazil squad with a goal against Venezuela in 2018 World Cup qualifying last month.

FCBEscola Qingdao Huanghai opens in China | FC Barcelona
The FCBEscola project continues its international expansion with the opening of a football school in China: The FCBEscola Qingdao Huanghai. A project stemming from the agreement between FCBEscola and Huanghai Pharmaceutical, one of China's leading pharmaceutical companies.