José Manuel Pinto has stated that he is ready to try to take advantage of his chance to play in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla as Víctor Valdés has been called up by Spain for an international friendly. (read full article- click)
FC Barcelona’s pre-season preparations have again been altered after Dani Alves and Lionel Messi were called up by Brazil and Argentina, respectively, for the forthcoming international friendlies. Alves is set to leave China on Saturday to team up with the Brazil squad and will not play in Barça’s second game of the Asia trip against Beijing Guoan a day later. (read more- click)
Lionel Messi has continued his push for full fitness ahead of the new season as he trained on Friday morning while the rest of the squad and coaching staff had a rest.
Cesc case closed: “In the light of the statement released today regarding the contractual future of Cesc Fàbregas, FC Barcelona regrets the decision of Arsenal FC to declare the player not for sale and their decision not to take into consideration the offers proposed. None of those offers, in any way, exceeded 40 million Euros.” - this is official statement of FCB Club.