Arsenal set price for Cesc

Arsenal set price for Cesc

Catalan sports papers Sport and El Mundo Deportivo both have reports that Arsenal have set a price for their captain Cesc Fabregas, former FC Barcelona youth player and current Spanish International (23).  Although the amounts presented differ, both are enough to suggest that FC Barcelona will have to either negotiate a deal or think long and hard about how much having their former player return to the fold means to them.

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Puyol: “I’m convinced that Ibra and Villa are compatible”

Puyol: “I’m convinced that Ibra and Villa are compatible”

FC Barcelona captain and Spanish international Carles Puyol recently gave an interview with Caltalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo. Some excerpts:

It’s only been a week since you won the league and Barça already has its first signing. What do you think of David Villa?

Villa is a great player and a great person also. I know him very well and I think he is a wonderful signing.

What does Villa bring to the team?

Villa brings a lot of goals. He also has a lot of movement and that goes well with our style.

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Chelsea looking to lure Bojan

Chelsea looking to lure Bojan

English Premier League club Chelsea are reportedly attempting to sign FC Barcelona youngster Bojan Krkic (19) this summer according to football site caughtoffside. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to spend big in order to bring some more young talent to Stamford Bridge and has earmarked a move for the highly rated Spanish youth international.

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Case closed: Ribery extends with Bayern

Case closed: Ribery extends with Bayern

Despite the lost Champions League final, Bayern fans have a reason to celebrate. French international and Bayern winger Frank Ribery (27) extended his current deal until June 2015, ending all speculation that he would come to FC Barcelona. The deal was struck on Saturday before the crucial CL encounter with  Inter Milan.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Inter fan: We celebrate our joy with the Cup…

Bayern fan: And we drown our sorrow in a tankard.

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

The Champions final already ended…cut off once and for all!

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (23.05.2010)

ARSENAL SETS CESC’S PRICE

87 million €! The English club sets that astronomical price to sell Cesc.

In London is thought that Barça has gone over their head to sign Cesc, so they will make the transfer difficult.

Inter and Milan, crazy about Guardiola.

[Non Barça Related]

Inter, champion again after 45 years. Bayern 0 – 2 Inter. The Italian team got the treble with two goals by a great Milito. Mou: “The next season I will coach Madrid“.

The Front: Sport (23.05.2010)

VILLA + MESSI + PEDRO = 97 GOALS

Power. Villa’s signing will increase Barça’s offensive power.

Trident. Villa’s 27 goals will be added up to the 47 goals scored by Messi and the 23 goals scored by Pedro.

Arsenal asks for 60 million € for Cesc.

[Non Barça Related]

Mourinho, trichampion. Bayern 0 – 2 Inter. Milito scored two goals that gave the Champions to Inter, which had already won the Italian League and Cup.

OFFSIDE: Mr Oxygen: Interval Training

OFFSIDE: Mr Oxygen: Interval Training

Two Norwegian professors in medicine, Jan Hoff and Jan Helgerud, have developed a method for athletes to be able to train for a shorter time, and still be able to run faster and longer than before. The two professors have become widely renowned the last couple of years in Europe, and are now working together with Real Madrid, but Barcelona has also been in touch with them. Their methods have successfully worked on patients with heart problems, breeding salmons, Arabia’s popular trotting horses, and some of the best known athletes in the world.

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Barca Toons Welcome David Villa

David Villa is a true blaugrana now — he has a Barca Toon!

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Alves: “I know the secret to marking Messi”

Alves: “I know the secret to marking Messi”

Catalan news site El Mundo Deportivo reported that FC Barcelona right back and Brazilian International Daniel Alves (27), confirmed that he knows the “secret” on how to mark his teammate and Argentinean rival player Lionel Messi (22).

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Messi: Top goal scorer of the Champions League

Messi: Top goal scorer of the Champions League

While his team might not have been in the final, FC Barcelona forward and Argentine International Lionel Messi (22) is part of the history of the 2009-2010 Champions League.  With his eight goals scored (four of them against Arsenal),  Messi earns the European Golden Boot for being the maximum goal scorer of the Champions League.

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OFFSIDE: Help Pique find his lucky boots!

OFFSIDE: Help Pique find his lucky boots!

While cules await the start of the World Cup in June and the return of La Liga in August, Gerard Piqué’s teenage fans can help out their idol. Apparently, he has lost his boots, or rather, they were stolen. Here is how it all developed,  according to Piqué’s sponsor, Píncipe Cookies.

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Play-Offs, 1st Round: Barça Atlètic 1-1 Poli Ejido

Play-Offs, 1st Round: Barça Atlètic 1-1 Poli Ejido

Heart-stopping final, but qualified!

 Barça Atlètic have qualified for the next phase of the play-off for promotion to the Segunda División A after tying one all with Poli Ejido. The 3-3 first-leg, therefore, turned out to be decisive.

This is a translation of FC Barcelona’s official report of the match. The original can be found here.

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Messi: Argentina is not just Messi

Messi: Argentina is not just Messi

Today, Catalan news site Sport reported that FC Barcelona forward and Argentine International Lionel Messi (22) trained normally with the rest of the Argentinean national team. Coach Diego Maradona admitted to Argentinean television station Canal 13 that the incident gave everyone there a scare.

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Messi: News from Argentina

Messi: News from Argentina

On Friday, Spanish news sources ran an article with the title “Scare for Messi in training for Argentina.” Today, according to Catalan sports paper Sport, Juan Sebastián Verón confirmed that FC Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi was not injured in the training session.

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Offside: Piqué-mania

Offside: Piqué-mania

According to Catalan new site El Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona and Spanish International central defender Gerard Piqué (23) “awoke the craziness” among the young blaugrana fans — mainly among the teenage girls — when he spent nearly two hours signing copies of his new book, Viaje de ida y vuelta (Journey of Away and Home) at the department store El Corte Inglés de Diagonal. Close to 300 adolescents gathered to see their idol.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Today, Van Gaal against Mourinho

“My dear Mou has already done something historic….culés support me now much more than when I was in Can Barça”.

(In the scarf: Go Van Gaal!)

West Ham confirm Henry bid

West Ham confirm Henry bid

English Premier League club West Ham have confirmed they have made a bid to sign FC Barcelona striker and France international Thierry Henry (32) in a move which would see the Frenchman become the highest-paid player in West Ham’s history.

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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (22.05.2010)

GO VILLA!

35.000 fans welcomed him in Camp Nou.

“I’ll dedicate my life to Barça”

Barça 2010-2011: Cesc is the priority and Silva the alternative.

Elections: Former Barça president Núñez will support Rosell.

[Non Barça Related]

The great match of the excitement. (Champions Final)


May 22, 2010

The Front: Sport (22.05.2010)

Youth: Spain in pole position after thumping victory against Switzerland


May 21, 2010

Quote of the Day: David Villa, FC Barcelona striker

Video of the Day: David Villa Camp Nou presentation

2010/11 Team Kits Revealed

35,000 Barcelona fans wait for Villa’s presentation

Official: David Villa completes Barca move after successful medical

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Live Chat: David Villa Presentation

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