12 July 2011

[Former B player] Abraham and Edu Oriol, excited about his arrival at Zaragoza

The four new players who filed on Tuesday Zaragoza-Real Abraham, Edu Oriol, Juan Carlos Mateos-were thrilled with his arrival at the club Aragon in the presentation held at the offices of Hand set.


'Abraham' Minero and Edu Oriol comes from Barcelona B and they have been registered in property, while 'Juan Carlos' Perez and David 'Mateos' have been hired from Real Madrid Castilla, the first tab, but with an option to buy, and the latter on loan.

Abraham explained that wants to start, to show what they can perform in a club history and is committed one hundred percent with Real Zaragoza.

"For me it is a unique opportunity. Try to learn and make things and now all I can promise is work," the player born in Cambrils.

Edu Oriol said that after much speculation it was with their recruitment and wanted to come because at one time thought he was not going to produce ever.

The Catalan player explained that unfolds at the end of both bands and also has goal as evidenced by the seven goals that marked last season. Also said side can also play at certain times.

Juan Carlos appreciated the effort made by the Real Zaragoza for hire and the opportunity it will have, which hopes to take advantage and enjoy waiting for "butt."

"My best attribute is speed," said Madrid player, who hopes the team can make a "good season".

Mateos, which is the only club that goes on loan to Zaragoza said he would not mind to follow more years at Real Zaragoza and also that when you were exposed by the interest of this entry do not think twice because it is a historic team Spanish league.

Also felt that the experience of having played in AEK Athens last season has been good "to grow as a person and player."

The center noted that one of its best features is to get the ball played from the defensive end and coming to a team "that has always loved playing football and has had great players." (via SPORT)

Quique Pina: "I can say that Alexis will play in the Spanish league"

The chairman of Granada and representative of the Pozzo family and Udinese in Spain, Quique Pina said upon leaving the assembly of the LFP that "we can say that Alexis will play in the Spanish league".


Pina did not address the team on which the sign Chilean footballer, but made clear that Alexis "played in the Spanish league."

Alexis is now with the national team competing for the America's Cup in Argentina.

FC Barcelona and Udinese negotiations have intensified in the last hours and the transfer of striker could be closed soon.

Apparently, as the operation was made official between Barça and Udinese, the Catalan club will announce the transfer of Bojan Krkic to Rome. (via SPORT)

Barcelona and Udinese could close on Tuesday the signing of Alexis

Barca and Udinese accelerate the transfer of Chilean failure to close small fringe
The signing would be around 26 million plus 11 variables


Alexis Sanchez can become Barça in the next hours if the talks between Barca and Udinese, far ahead following a meeting held yesterday by both parties in Barcelona, ​​empty as it seems at first agreed.

Currently Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona sports vice president, is in continuous contact with the Pozzo family managed Udinese, through phone and email. The final figure would be around 26 million transfer from fixed, which would have to add 11 more variables. By the time the agreement becomes official Alexis (if not before), Bojan could also be announced as a new player in Roma.

Valdés keen to get started

Barça keeper Victor Valdés is “excited” about the new season, which he reckons is going to be “full of new challenges”. Speaking at the launch of his new webpage, the keeper also commented on the current situation at the Club.


With under a week to go before Barça begin their 2011-12 pre-season, Victor Valdés marked the launch of his personal website ( www.victorvaldes1.com ) by stressing: “I’m really keen to get the season under way and excited about the new challenges we’ll be facing as we fight to retain all our titles”.

With the team’s first official games pitting them against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, Valdés recalled the flurry of games the two teams fought out at the end of last season: “it was a very intense month with a lot of media focus –these games are always like that”.

Whilst explaining that he was: “a little disconnected” from the transfer market speculations at the moment, he expressed his conviction that Cesc Fabregas: “is excited about coming back here and I’d like that. His way of playing would mean he’d have no problems adapting and he’d bring a lot of quality”.

Valdés is also familiar with Chile international Alexis Sánchez: “he surprised me at last year’s World Cup. He’s very good, very fast and his main virtue is his ability to beat a man. He is undoubtedly a really valid option and a very good striker”.

As to the possible departure of Bojan Krkic, Valdés commented: “if it’s confirmed, then I’ll be losing a mate. I just hope he is happy and things turn out right for him”. Asked about Leo Messi’s form in the Copa America, Valdés insisted: “everyone knows the quality he has -he’s the best in the world and he will always show that”.

The keeper was speaking at an event held to mark the launch of his website at the Ricard Maxenchs Press Room at the Camp Nou, (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Victor Valdés has launched his official web

http://www.victorvaldes1.com/

Acelerón for Alexis

If for days that the owners of Udinese came to say that the operation was stopped, on Monday there were signs that negotiations are coming to an end.


Udinese coach and the player went missing Chilean Alexis Sanchez ahead of next season at a press conference and it was shown that negotiations with the player should be well advanced. And this past Monday, according to "Rac1", Gino Pozzo, the son of the owner of Udinese and the club met to outline and details of the operation and the 'tempo' of it.

From Italy, we hear reports that suggest that the operation will not happen at the end of the Copa America as it had targeted it might close if not right away as he had said the father of Gino, Giampaolo Pozzo 'Sky Italia' putting the date of this Tuesday or Wednesday as the deadline for closing the deal. (via SPORT)

Wenger opens door to exit Cesc

Arsenal coach tries desperately to the Catalan midfielder to stay at the London club and believes that "the only way to go is to say they are unhappy here".


Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger admitted on the possible departure of Cesc FC Barcelona that "the only way to go is to say they are unhappy here," press conference during which he starred in Malaysia where the London side tour.

Thus, the Frenchman left the door open for output Catalan midfielder to his club of origin and recognized "Cesc wants to go back to Barcelona."

Of course, Wenger did not hesitate to affirm that they will fight to the end to keep Cesc. "We will fight until the last second to stay. The history of Barcelona stretches every year and now we have to close very quickly in our favor," he said.

"Cesc will not leave unless Arsenal get the money you ask for. We want to keep and for us is not a question of money. We are not here to make money but to keep our best players," added the London club's technical

It also found that the output of Cesc and Nasri would encourage fans to Gunners did not believe in the new project. "Imagine the worst and we lose Fabregas and Nasri. You can not convince people that you're ambitious after that," he said.

For Wenger admitted that "not a question of money, is a question of whether Fabregas wants to stay with us." (via SPORT)

Arsène Wenger filters that for 45 'kilos' Arsenal sells Cesc

After speaking yesterday with reporters made a circle in which ranted about the club and denied a pact with Cesc.


Today there will be very attentive to the English press reports on the Asian tour of Arsenal. And yesterday, Arsène Wenger made a huddle with British journalists who cover it just after the press conference he gave in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). As explained in Antony Kastrinakis Onda Cero, special envoy of 'The Sun' to this tour, the informal meeting held with the journalists accompanying the Arsenal had much 'juice'. Among other things, some of those present explained that they came to Arsène Wenger that he is not closed band to sell Fabregas, as could emerge from the words he spoke at a news conference, but what happens is you do not want sell too cheap. In fact, we heard that for the equivalent of 45 million euros if it would transfer, but not the 29 offered on today's FC Barcelona. 45 'kilos' Sandro Rosell not ever pay for Cesc.

A club, Barca, whom Wenger has too much esteem. And, apparently, the Alsatian technical methods Barca criticized at the time of signing. The 'soap opera' Cesc, which lasts for four summers, brings head and Wenger does not lose the opportunity to show their anger with the entity Barcelona.

Incidentally, as Antony said in his radio address Kastrinakis, Arsène Wenger also denied that it was true that it has reached an agreement to transfer it to Cesc this season by FC Barcelona after the previous negative campaigns to part with their captain. An assertion is at odds with what is said from the environment of the captain 'gunner', from which insists that Wenger gave his word to the player that he would go wherever to Barcelona or Madrid, and not a Premier League club. Meanwhile, Cesc is planted in London. He said he would not travel to Malaysia if Wenger kept his word and Catalan still in England. (via MD)

Pedro impossible to see one day dressed in blanco

Pedro was overwhelming when the children asked for Madrid.


Children who are in the Nike Camp have the dream to play someday in the First Division. However, if the ball does not become strong, more than one showed yesterday have tables for a living as a journalist.

Pedro was tightened, and much, with Barca's arch rival. "Do you see yourself playing one day in Madrid?" Asked one child. "I've been at the club since childhood and after all I've lived here, I think it would be impossible for me and playing in blanco," he said. The canary did not hesitate for a moment when he did choose Guardiola Mourinho. "Mourinho is a great coach, but Guardiola has been and is the best in the world," he said.

Pedro also tried to convey the importance of being prepared. "I encourage you to study a lot if you come to live football," she said.

Pedro was to the children as it is someone close, humble and simple. Despite having won 11 titles in the four years since the first team player and have been a factor in all end of the era Guardiola, the canary is still the same old thing. Not so their environment should think overprotecting and trying to make a player inaccessible, will further increase its cache. Yesterday, despite the efforts of Nike and the willingness of the player, there was no choice to talk five minutes alone with him. To date, it is known, never got hurt by an interview. Rather, the contrary. (via MD)

Today, further contact between Jeffren and Barca

The player asks for a quick fix to a week into the preseason.


New chapter to clear the future of Jeffren. The player's agent and father, Efren Suarez, maintain contacts with Andoni Zubizarreta today to learn about the offers that have come to the club, valuing the options and try to find a definitive solution to a week of returning to training.

There will be a meeting a week ago when they were at the Camp Nou. This time will be telephone contacts. The player under contract until 2013, wants to know sooner what the real alternatives to the boat and make a decision. Vanished the possibility of calling at Valencia after the hiring of Piatti, Sevilla seems to have taken over. Both parties have confirmed the existence of a call information but nothing more. There has been no firm negotiations. In the Sanchez Pizjuan also ensure that Marcelino was infatuated with Giovani dos Santos, his main asset, and yesterday ruled almost gave the squad. Barca, who accept five to seven million, it reported that it enters the Pep plans and advised him to study outputs. Their priority is to stay at Nou Camp, but would rather a team of the Spanish League or the Premier. Fulham said he would come with the seven 'kilos'. Have not already done. (via MD)

Puyol in the final phase of recovery

Still take three weeks to be on top.


A week after starting his thirteenth season with Barcelona, ​​Carles Puyol, who on June 1 had surgery on his left knee, is in the final stage of recovery. After completing the first phase with Juanjo Brau between Barcelona and Ibiza, the Barca captain hasten their holidays along the lines that marked the recovery left Barca before moving to Argentina to work by Leo Messi.

The intention is that physical labor begins Puyol apart from their peers and, gradually, increase your workload. Although it will take at least three weeks to get fit, Puyol made the tour with the U.S. team. They alternate working with the trainers and the recovery Juanjo Brau.

The central idea is that you can arrive in time to contest the Super Cup against Real Madrid Spain (the first leg on 14 August and return for the 17), although all depend on the evolution of the injury. Although there is a title at stake and to be the beginning of the season, and Pep Guardiola and the Catalan club's medical services are about the work and force to rush his comeback. (via MD)

Ciao Bojan, hola Alexis

Barca and Roma can make official the transfer of the squad today
Warned that the club would not go without a release signed and Chile is the chosen


The 2011-2012 project begins today Barca to take shape. Bojan's march to Rome Luis Enrique will be made official within hours, which means that the signing of Alexis Sánchez has entered the final straight and could also be realized immediately. The squad for the Chilean. A striker for another. It all fits in time and concepts.

The civil Catalan club and are prepared to close the transfer of Bojan this day, as we move RAC1. The forecast of the environment of the player, MD consulted, is that at seven this evening all documentation is signed between the president Sandro Rosell and sporting director Walter Sabatini, who will travel specifically to Barcelona. Negotiations have been concluded with a number closer to 12 million the club demanded that 10 offered by the Italians. The transaction includes an option to buy over the next two seasons, has just signed two Lucho. The first in June 2012 by 11 million, and the second in 2013 at 15. The player concluded a five-year contract.

Sources close to the player told this newspaper yesterday that the forecast is that everything is finally settled for the night. So much so that Bojan has interrupted his vacation to return to Barcelona Linyola if the deal closed, which is what all sides expect after exchanging roles.

Bojan's departure could precipitate the calcium hiring Alexis. Barca always insisted that he would sell only when he had signed a release. Never before, because that would be a backward step in the development of the workforce. MD and reported last weekend that the club moved here and was getting closer, although steps have been slower than expected.

After the strong position of Alexis, risking his future to play in the club, Udinese took Queno had no choice. Trading under the premises or risk imposed to keep the player and the possibility of losing a good deal. In recent days, the two clubs have clarified issues incentive concepts, variables and methods of payment. The final amount will approach the fixed supply of 26 million over 11 variables, but could be tweaked slightly


Those responsible for signing for FC Barcelona are on duty. 'Operation Alexis Sanchez' is red hot and is expected to have far-reaching developments this week. Chilean striker already qualified for the second phase of the Copa America objectively there is no hurry to close this signing because the player will continue playing in Argentina for the continental competition, but the general feeling is in the Nou Camp is that negotiation Alexis Sanchez, today, you are more mature.

The main interlocutor for grabs at this point is Josep Maria Bartomeu. Barca sporting vice president is responsible for this operation, which together with Cesc Fabregas is the most important sports, media and economically through the summer culé. The firm stance of the player is really helping to have that 'feeling' positive. Alexis has been rejected all offers from Inter, Chelsea and Manchester City, despite being more juicy than the economically Barca for him and for his club Udinese. This attitude of Alexis, who has warned that if his club is not going to Barca next year will stay in Udine, leaves few solutions to the Pozzo family, which owns the Italian team. Still, as good negotiators are holding the pulse all they can.

The version that comes Udinese's environment is that for days there have been no significant progress and that the club must raise its offer of 26 million euros in fixed and 11 variables. However, the collaboration of the player has left the Catalan club competition, a factor that infinitely strengthens their negotiating position. Udinese have against the clock. Assume that must be sold this summer to Alexis and can only be at Barça.

It is quite clear in the Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin, who in his first press conference said yesterday that season, both as to Christian Alexis Zapata, "will be very difficult to keep." "If you decide to go for improvement, ambition, there will always be a friend," concluded. (via MD)

Messi, 'MVP' to Costa Rica

Messi was voted man of the match against Costa Rica.


Lionel Messi, of Argentina's national team, was awarded the man of the match after completing a perfect match against Costa Rica (3-0), where he led the victory and the classification of your team to the quarterfinals America's Cup final 2011.

The Barcelona striker, of criticism after the poor start of tournament selection 'albiceleste', gave an exhibition of his great qualities. All did well and only missed the goal to complete its undeniable performance in the match played in the Argentina city of Cordoba. (via SPORT)

[Copa América GL] Messi smiles back to Argentina

ARGENTINA 3 - COSTA RICA 0. A star Leo Messi put things in place to Costa Rica, led the Argentina team and gave two assists.


A complete game of Lionel Messi and Fernando Gago gave Argentina the selection of a redemptive triumph 3-0 to Costa Rica that qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa America.

A doublet at 45 and 52 minutes of Sergio 'Kun' Agüero, the top scorer of the tournament and a goal from Angel Di Maria at 65 returned the smile to the local computer and left the American expectation formation, which has yet likely to seal its ticket to the next stage of the tournament.

The match played in Cordoba "reconcile" with the Argentine public Messi, who cheered every electrical appearance of "crack" of Barcelona, ​​become a machine to assist their peers.

Argentina, loose-fitting career in the tournament, gave good signs almost from the Peruvian Victor Rivera whistled the start of the crash.

With Gago at the heart of the premise of the game and run the game but without despair, those of Sergio Batista had accumulated merits and situations to get ahead on the scoreboard against a team that did not get into the cave but was forced to defend to the end Argentine attempts.

Despite your best preparation, the home side had their first choice through a confusing play that ended with a shot Nicolas Burdisso Leonel Moreira who stopped at minute 7.

A diagonal of Leo Messi to 9 resulted in a rebound savior Pedro Leal and Gonzalo Higuain mediavuelta of two minutes left with a mouthful of goal to the 57,000 spectators who packed the Mario Alberto Kempes.

'Kun' Aguero came close on 20 minutes with a shot satin and again with his legs Moreira drowned the cry to 'Pipit' Higuain when playing 25.
The Albiceleste overflowed the selection of Ricardo La Volpe, who lost the initial order , he was unable to break the circuit and only Gago, Messi answered timidly half with a shot from distance Heiner Mora after 24 minutes.

Argentina failed again and again in the final touch, as did the crash Burdisso's header off the crossbar (M.26) and two times the tip of Real Madrid when he misjudged a pass-goal Barcelona star (m.35 ) and when they lifted his shot just before Moreira (m.42).

The goal seemed to take forever, but after 45 minutes Aguero picked up a rebound after a sharp Moreira Gago sent and signed the empty net 1-0.
La Volpe reached for Randall Brenes Madrigal Diego and to extinguish the fire, but Messi came to play the second half with more gas than the first.

At 52 empowered to man Aguero of Atletico Madrid scored the second with a measured shot 65 and did it again with Di Maria for the Real Madrid goalkeeper tico submit a high shot.

Argentina flowered there is more to a Costa Rica resigned and came to the room simply because it is not suggested so much and because it refused to stick Ezequiel Lavezzi to four of the epilogue.


[Technical Data]
3. Argentina: Romero; Zabaleta, Burdisso, Milito, Zanetti; Gago, Mascherano; Messi; Agüero (m.85, Lavezzi), Higuaín (m.80, Pastore) y Di María (m.80, Biglia)

0. Costa Rica: Moreira; Calvo (m.46, Brenes), Acosta, Salvatierra; Duarte, Leal, Mora; Cubero, Elizondo (m.56, Valle); Martínez (m.46, Madrigal) y Campbell.

Goals: 1-0, M.45: Agüero. 2-0, m.52: Agüero. 3-0, m.65: Di Maria.

Referee: Victor Rivera (PER), which admonished Milito, Zanetti, Biglia and Lavezzi, Argentina, and Calvo and Duarte, Costa Rica.

Subs: Group A match of the Copa America match at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, the city of Cordoba, before about 57,000 spectators.

Lazio asks for Afellay and Milito

While the Netherlands has tab until 2014, the center has only one year contract.


Lazio is the last club that has been interested in any of the players who form the template Blaugrana. The sign of the men of Pep Guardiola is untouchable, whatever your role on the team, and from Italy and sounds of the Rome club's will to incorporate both players.

The closest rival AS Roma Calcio Blaugrana have asked the club for both players to see first hand what options would have to anchor in the Italian capital. These are different cases because they have lived the situation this year has also been opposed. Ibrahim Afellay came during the winter transfer from PSV Eindhoven. Barca paid three million euros to the Dutch club and international oranje 'does contract until June 30, 2015. The possibility that leave the Nou Camp is remote, but everything would depend on the financial offer which came to Lazio.

The player has had to Pep Guardiola, who has been used in important moments, like at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League, where he gave the pass to Leo Messi scored the 0-1 and the final itself , playing the final minutes. Meanwhile, Gabi Milito out of contract in June 2012, next season, and Barca would not oppose their departure. The Central has not had too much for Pep Guardiola. Especially since the player wanted to leave during the winter break to Malaga, although the staff was short and ran out another of his troops.

Failure to know the will of the players, in the case of Afellay is to continue wearing the Barça shirt. Milito, but recently said he wants to fulfill the contract year, could change his mind as the proposal comes from Italy. (via SPORT)

Guardiola takes stock

Barca coach interrupted his vacation to be aware of all the preparations and the signings for the 2011-12 campaign.


Barca coach Josep Guardiola has made a break from his vacation to meet with officials of the club and see how negotiations go to the ups and downs, and organizational planning of the season which starts next March 18.

Guardiola will be the first day this week in Barcelona and will adjust his schedule to meet with the leaders Barca, both executive (the president and vice president Sandro Rosell Josep Maria Bartomeu) and executive (technical secretary or executive Andoni Zubizarreta Sanllehí Raül ).

Barca coach clearly marked preferences to strengthen the staff before taking a few days off. Cesc Fabregas is a strategic objective in the same way that it is necessary to recruit a striker with a profile different from those currently on the payroll Blaugrana. Alexis Sanchez has become the leading candidate for this demarcation.

From here, Pep said that is in complete harmony with the club in setting a reasonable economic caps in negotiating these contracts. Barca Arsenal still fighting to accept a transfer Udinese and below the forty million variables based on more or less bulky.
The problem is that the 'mercato ¿Blaugrana is stalled in the same circumstances two weeks later, although under the statements of Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin seems to have been some progress in the case of Alexis. In negotiating for Cesc, Arsenal have now agreed to discuss the transfer but believes that there is little financial offer made ​​by the club. And the intransigent attitude of Arsène Wenger, although it is a tactical move, does not help.

Guardiola has been aware of all through Andoni Zubizarreta with which it has kept in touch. Also, discussions on possible ways out of first team players (Bojan Krkic, Jeffren Suarez, Gaby Milito, Maxwell Scherrer ...) and also determine the latitude of the club from the economic point of view.

Santpedor coach has not stopped communicating with Cesc Fabregas. As happened in the case of David Villa, who lived two summers complicated when the club had to negotiate his contract with Valencia, Guardiola has spoken to midfielder Arenys de Mar to reiterate its full support.

Cesc is in a particularly uncomfortable now, training alone in London while Arsenal's first team conducts a tour of Asia and his name is continuously present in the media. The hope is that the international Catalan Pep's insistence on responsible Blaugrana, reminding them to consider his signing a major boost for the workforce, boost the deal with Arsenal.

The situation is further complicated for both the player and the club when the Gunners' Go back to the UK on Monday to continue the preseason. The image of the captain still training in isolation while negotiating his departure could be an added pressure for all parties. Hence the hope that Cesc Guardiola, during the talks will continue this week, again insisting that speed up negotiations. The coach believes that in addition to the sporting needs of the workforce, are a priority, has acquired a moral commitment to Fabregas has had to rule in the past two years.

The bulk of the troops of the Barca first team return to the activity on Monday 18 and obviously I wish I could do with Guardiola at least the introduction of Cesc and closed, considering that Alexis is competing in the America's Cup . However, today it seems difficult that may be.

Blaugrana coach also adjust the organizational details of the preseason, with the U.S. tour, and should outline the names of the team players at its disposal to complete the first team during the weeks of preparation.

Guardiola, who was resting with his family in the region of Tuscany, is scheduled to return to Verona to speed up the holidays with them. There will eventually recharge the batteries aware that beginning Monday will start a 2011-12 season that will be particularly difficult from the start, because in August and will be in play Spain Super Cup against Real Madrid and the European front Oporto. (via SPORT)

Bojan will sign today

"For the player, it's all done. Tuesday is the day," said club executive civil.


The wait has come to an end and Bojan Krkic, following the agreement reached between Barcelona and Roma on June 21, will become a footballer today, for all purposes, the Italian club. Walter Sabatini, manager `Giallorossi ¿, confirmed that" as regards Bojan is all done. Tuesday is the day. "

Roma, although they announced the signing of striker Linyola not official until it has been able to resolve internal issues. In fact, even Luis Enrique and his deputy, Ivan de la Peña, have been submitted yet. The reason is that the new owner, Thomas DiBenedetto, had not yet been appointed for all purposes head of the club. Once solved the topics tape, Italian-born American businessman will give a press conference Thursday to publicize a new and ambitious project of the entity. "The goal is to win the Scudetto as soon as possible. We hope to conquer this season, "he said upon arriving in Rome to take over the club.

Luis Enrique and De la Peña, although he visited the facilities in which work with their players, will also be presented this week officially. Both are scheduled to travel today to seal the deal, rather than confirmed, and will address the press on Friday, a day after DiBenedetto your point of view. There was not much room to maneuver, since the template is cited tomorrow to start the preseason, so the coaching staff will be presented to society in later at the start of training.

Meanwhile, Bojan Krkic, as their technical, should travel today to sign a new contract for the next four seasons in Rome. By signing, the striker put an end to a somewhat restless summer. Since the end of the season in which his presence has been much less than expected, it was clear that the player could not return to live a similar year. The choice of Roma was the most attractive of all he had and one of the reasons in his decision was the benefit to the coach, Luis Enrique, to the Linyola part of his project. Both begin a new stage in the Italian capital that starts tomorrow, July 13, with the start of the preseason. The club announced the news conference Thursday Presentation aims to occur Once I signed the player. In fact, the player also has the intention to hold a press conference in Barcelona to explain the reasons which led him to leave Italian football and leave the club. The problem is to find a suitable date, as the Roma and will have started the preseason.

Bojan ends a period of eleven seasons at the club Catalans, although the club is saved an option to buy it can do effective at the end of the first two seasons the player in Rome. The striker will now focus solely on returning to Italy to enjoy football regardless of what might happen in the future. Roma's project is sufficiently attractive to commit one hundred percent on it. As said in Andorra, "will rarely see me with another shirt," but his adaptation is a matter of time and enthusiasm to conquer Italy starts today. (via SPORT)

Inter rethink on Alexis Sanchez

Inter Milan could try again the signing of Alexis Sanchez if he finally emerges from the Dutch Wesley Sneijder.


As reported Sportmediaset , the possible sale of Sneijder to revive the interest Manchester United 'Nerazzurri' by Chile, also claimed by the club.

The 39 million would receive Massimo Moratti's team for the Dutch midfielder would be invested in the signing of Alexis Sanchez, a player that Inter has sighing several months and still no concrete yet his move to Barca.

Economic differences between Udinese and Barca have not been solved after nearly a month of negotiations, mainly due to the lack of agreement on the variable portion of the signing, both in terms of performance bonus for the player as the inclusion of a Barca player in the operation.

If things do not move soon, the new money that would have interest if sold Sneijder could be a new obstacle to the arrival of Alexis Sanchez Barca, even though the player has said repeatedly he wants to play for Barça. (via SPORT)

In Brazil already have the solution to the problem Messi

After the shaky start of both the Argentina and the 'canarinha' in the Copa America, Brazil's press has found a solution for Messi: Brazilian nationalized.


The Brazilian newspaper 'Meia Hora' seems to have found a solution to the two superpowers of the 2011 Copa America, for now, are shipwrecked in the South American competition.

This is a petition online here to convince the Barca star Lionel Messi, who pack your bags and leave the choice to join albiceleste five-time world, Brazil.

Brazilian journalist, Renato Mauricio Prado, was the proponent of this idea and ironically admitted that "if the Argentines do not like Messi, can send it to us."

In this way, maybe both teams could be back on track in the Copa America and leave a good impression on their fans. (via SPORT)

Udinese coach already gives for lost to Alexis Sánchez

Francesco Guidolin, coach of Udinese, is quite clear that they can count on Alexis Sanchez next season.


He does not say clearly, but 19 ​​minutes of his first press conference of the season clearly left that impression. Francesco Guidolin, Udinese coach, knows that for this new session will be without two or three of the current players of its workforce. And one that is clear is that it will not Alexis Sanchez. Guidolin said in that appearance before the media "from the point of view of the market, I spent a quiet summer. The club knows how to do things and always does well. From there it is true that we have been in contact I have reported how everything is and I am convinced that we will remain competitive. If they are players who have been important, reach other young people who try to help you to become also important. This is the philosophy of Udinese " explains. Asked directly about his opinion in cases like Sanchez, Inler or Zapata, the technician is very clear. "The situation of children who are in the market I live in two ways. On the one hand I am happy for them because they are important devices that move them and they are players who have given everything for us. On the other hand, would be a pleasure to stay. If you are going to be happy for them and if they stay still be happy. " But when asked about his feelings about the future of these players is very clear. "My impression is that it is very difficult to keep. But if you decide to go to improve, for his ambition, whatever, to me will always be a friend." (via SPORT)

Thiago: "I never saw myself outside of Barça"


Thiago Alcantara said he was very quiet at all times with the subject of his possible departure from Barcelona during the European Under-21 with the Spanish, and that such peace materialized after surgery on the nose with the club renewal . "At no time was currency, or with an option to sell, nor transfer option."

The player would sign for Barca says Cesc and claimed, saying he wants to play 'with' the best players and not replace anyone.

Finally, he denies that at some point thought about signing for Real Madrid. "I am the best team in the world." (via MD)

[Ex coach] Menotti: "Guardiola is only one"

Argentinean Menotti reviews the present time futbolística leaving white its admiration to Guardiola, opposed with Mourinho and the current football.
In addition to the admiration of Pep, Menotti professes devotion to Sergio Busquets and football Barca.
Mourinho said that "as many as Pep but there is only one".


The Argentine Cesar Luis Menotti has been reviewed in an interview in El Pais today football motivated by America's Cup winner and bet the Barca coach Pep Guardiola the Barca coach former professed great devotion.

Admiration for Pep

Menotti does not spare praise for Pep Guardiola and says that "99.9% of coaches living envying the Barcelona game. Everyone would like to be Guardiola but most do not know how. Guardiola What goes beyond that says touch tap, tap. is a product of training, clear ideas, to know himself understood and win adherents. In the club there is no absolute freedom but rules that allow players to be very free and happy " . Menotti goes further: "It's important that your players ... if he says otherwise what will you say?".

The bad example of Mou

He insists that "there's only 'Mourinho' or guys like him who think only of winning and when they lose they say the fault is not theirs" . The veteran coach says that his friend was watching the training Pep and Mou and asserts that "do not train so different, which is much like what they do that very well trained Mou. Conceptually very similar. But in the countryside when the truth has nothing to do. Mourinho there are many, Guardiola is one ... " Menotti, who met with Guardiola before the Santpedor decided to start a career and technical notes that "came here with his idea and went with his idea. He did not come looking for you to tell how it was done ".

Crack Busquets

Neither Sergio Busquets sparing praise which he says "is one of the greatest talents he has given the Spanish football. It is a discovery. The first time I saw him, I called a friend and said: "I've seen a player of a is extinct. It's a crack " . Take in addition to the emergence of the Badia of Peter or Piqué understanding Guardiola's hand in their careers.

Messi, an aspiring fifth king

Meanwhile, Messi believes football still looking for the fifth king after Di Stefano, Pele, Cruyff and Maradona but is closer to Leo, "but you're not going to give the crown to five years. To see him would have to give out Barcelona and get what Maradona in Naples became a band in an orchestra, "emphasizes, that does Messi "no doubt can have the crown of the fifth king not yet".

Menotti before Cruyff

The former coach of Barcelona in the eighties remembers "who was Piqué, Pedro and Busquets before Guardiola. The Pep is very serious and causes envy me too." He has also claimed a place in the current bet Barca soccer ball for the treatment of remembering that "first tried to play as the Barcelona Guardiola called Cesar Menotti. And killed me. pitaban for giving us a lot of passes ! do not know if there was another before, but I played with Maradona 9, seemed now to Messi, Carrasco and Marcos in the bands, Schuster as Xavi plays ... and went into the break in the locker room tied at zero and the players of humor! "So we can not play," he said, because every time it gave Schuster Alexanco pitaban us. With 3-0 yes ... olé, olé! We took some ".

Argentina, organizational chaos and the dream of Betis

Is critical of football argnetino which he says "they stole the people and that Argentina simply spectators, not public. The sport in this country, at the organizational level, is a disaster." The Argentine reveals that one of his dreams was to lead to Betis, a choice that came ... through Jesus Quintero, 'Loco de la Colina. " (via MD)

Bojan on the verge of signing for Roma

According RAC1, Rosell, Sabatini and the player himself would meet Tuesday to initial their march, with option to purchase, Roma.


RAC1 as reported, this would be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. meeting scheduled between the president of FC Barcelona, ​​Sandro Rosell, the sporting director of AC Roma, Walter Sabatini, and Bojan Krkic to confirm the transfer of the Barca squad to the Roman ranks by some 12 million euros, with option to buy.

Bojan's departure would open the front door to other safeguards such as the Chilean player Alexis Sanchez, currently at the Copa America. (via MD)

[Former youth player] Ceballos joins Tottenham

Cristian Ceballos, 18, spent almost seven years with Barcelona after joining them when he was 11 and can operate as an attacking midfielder or a forward.

Technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood said: "Cristian trained hard and showed some real quality when he originally spent time here towards the end of last season and was even involved in some of the First Team training.

"There was other interest in him too. He needs to be patient and if he can fulfil his potential we believe he can play at the top level." (via www.tottenhamhotspur.com)

A week until training restarts

There is just a week to go before the typical images of the start of the season are back: the medical tests before the players start training. Next Monday the players are due back to begin preparations for the 2011/2012 preseason.


It is hard to believe, but it is six weeks since the players posed for pictures with the trophies they had won and set off on their respective summer holidays.

Today the people responsible for the materials started getting everything ready at the Ciutat Esportiva to make sure the players have all that they need when training resumes on Monday.

Unlike in World Cup and European Championship years, most of the players have had a nice, long break in 2011. The exceptions are the four South Americans playing in the Copa Amèrica and Thiago, Bojan and Jeffren, who played in the European Under 21 Championship, but all of the other players have had over 5 weeks to rest.
In fact, some players, like Xavi o Puyol, who didn’t play in the end of season internationals, have had 7 weeks off, a veritable luxury at this level.

It is well known that in sport it just important to train as it is to get some time to recover. Other than appearing at one or two summer coaching camps or public events, and Thiago and Pedro renewing their contracts, most of the players have been able to totally disconnect from the football world, which is in total contrast to last year, when 8 of the squad were in the Spain team that won the World Cup.

So, there is just a week to go before they are arriving back at the Ciutat Esportiva with their batteries recharged and ready to continue the amazing job done over the last three years. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] Signature Kiko Femenía

Valencia attacker has signed on Monday at noon on his contract at Barca the next three seasons with an option for one more.


The event, attended by the president Sandro Rosell, the vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu sports, sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and football director Raul Sanllehí one hand, and Kiko Femenía, his representative and his father, on the other.

Femenía , 20, has joined this Monday's practice Barça B. Their clause is 20 million, which would become 30 at the time you have the first team sheet. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

[Barça B] Eusebio: "We have to cohabit with the drops"

Eusebio Sacristan has begun to exercise technical B "to help players realize their dream." On the Seca will be missing for much of the preseason with seven sub-20 international.


Five weeks after the last training Barça B, the subsidiary has started with many new faces. The main development has been the coach Eusebio Sacristan and acts as first coach of Barça B and has done a 'first contact with the players. "

Eusebio has addressed the players before the first session lead work and, as explained to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat, have been discussed what their main goal: "I told them I am here to help those in training, I want to be useful for your dream come true reaching the first team. "

Eusebio has also made ​​a small indent in the way they work. "try to be a team, to the best that we all serve the collective, in recent seasons, these players have shown that it is best to work under a maximum demand and this line will continue. "

After this first session in the Sports City, the subsidiary motion on Tuesday TorreMirona Golf & Spa Resort which will be concentrated Navata until 18: "We will go very well able to live together, know each other and to start introducing some new concepts to add to the same philosophy that they know these players. "

Eusebio is aware that throughout the season will be without ever with the entire staff. Deulofeu Rafa and Gomez have not been able to start training with the B as they are preparing for the European U-19 Romania but also in the coming days will be seven players (Montoya, Bartra, Muniesa, Romeu, Sergi Roberto Femenía and Taylor) in the World Under-20.

Although this scenario does not regret Eusebio: "We have to live with the losses, I sure would like to work with everyone, but we will adapt to the players we have and the needs of first team work hard to get to the start of the season with the best conditions. " (via FCBarcelona.cat)