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FC Barcelona News: 17 December 2016; Preparations End for Barcelona Derby, Lionel Messi to Get Ridicolous China Offer

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Last session before the derby against Espanyol | FC Barcelona
Everything is ready for Espanyol's visit to the Camp Nou after FC Barcelona's first team players finished their preparations for the Barcelona derby at 8.45pm CET on Sunday. The squad trained on the Tito Vilanova pitch in a session with the first team and Barça B's Marlon.

Barcelona find their happy place again - but derby against Espanyol could yet ruin Christmas - Liga 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport
What could possibly spoil the mood? Espanyol, maybe? Quique Sanchez Flores’ team are on a run of nine games without defeat, and in seven of those matches they have not conceded. They have only conceded three more goals than Barcelona all season. And that’s a Barcelona side who have already dropped nine points from a possible 21 at home.

Luis Suarez contract extension at Barcelona makes sense given his fit at the club - ESPN FC
Luis Suarez first decided that he had to go to Barcelona when he was 16. It took him longer than he would have liked -- back then, he was desperate to get there straight away -- but he finally arrived at 27, and yesterday it was announced that he has signed a new contract that means he will almost certainly be there until he is 34 or 35 if, the Uruguayan admits, he is fit enough to go on.

Lionel Messi offered astonishing '£500m-a-year deal' to move to China - Eurosport
Sky Sports and Diario AS both claim the Chinese club, now coached by former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini, are prepared to offer the Argentine superstar an incredible €500m a year after tax.

The derby is always special for Iniesta | Vital Football
"It is always special to play in a derby match as they are different types of games. I have played in them since I was twelve and I have lived for these games for a long time, even more so as a professional," Iniesta told "The start to the Liga wasn't what they expected but they have been defending well and it will be difficult. A derby is always different and we will try and play well at home and we have a good chance of winning."

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