BARCELONA NEWS

Sandro Rosell has reiterated his idea of seeing La Liga reduced while at the same time expanding the Champions League.
Tito Vilanova has admitted that Barcelona are not quite at 100 per cent and face a challenge this weekend in travelling away to Sevilla.
Andres Iniesta is back to full training with Barcelona but has not been included in the squad to face Sevilla this weekend.
Maybe an indication for Ballon d’Or voting later in the season, Lionel Messi has pipped Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao to the Onze d’Or award.
Sevilla Coach Michel believes his side have what it takes to defeat Barcelona when the two meet in La Liga on Saturday.
David Silva has denied there is a clause in his new Manchester City contract allowing him to leave for either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
President Sandro Rosell has jokingly refused to rule out the possibility of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos joining his Barcelona.
Barcelona have been ordered to pay €449,000 to a company owned by Lionel Messi’s former agent Rodolfo Quinota.
Barcelona full-back Dani Alves admits he had contact with Paris Saint-Germain over a proposed move during the summer.
Jordi Alba has dismissed the suggestion that he played for Spain whilst ill, prolonging his recovery upon returning to Barcelona.
Eric Abidal could be back in action with Barcelona ahead of schedule, if teammate Xavi Hernandez is to be believed.
Sergio Busquets celebrates 200 appearances for Barcelona this coming weekend and admits he still has room to improve his game.
Brazilian wunderkind Neymar has avoided comment on reports he has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Barcelona after the 2014 World Cup.
Barcelona could welcome back Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Adriano and Sergio Busquets for El Clasico a week on Sunday.
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has explained why his side are yet to hit their peak performance level.
Pep Guardiola could be tempted by the prospect of coaching in Italy, according to one of his former bosses.
Xavi Hernandez admits Barcelona's eight point lead over Real Madrid is 'an advantage to be seized'.
Cesc Fabregas has lamented the fact that his preferred role in the Barcelona team is occupied by ‘the best player ever’.
Barcelona Vice-President Josep Maria Bartomeu has given his verdict on Tito Vilanova’s first weeks in charge of the Catalan giants.
Cicinho has claimed that the weekend’s match at home to Barcelona will be a tougher test for Sevilla than the one in Week 4 against Real Madrid.
The Spanish Football League have confirmed the kick-off times for the eighth round of La Liga action, with Sevilla handed the Monday night slot.
Seydou Keita has spoken of the difficulty in leaving Barcelona this summer and on how he still follows their games in China.
Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez is his own harshest critic, awarding himself just five out of 10 for his performances this season.
Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has described his summer move to the Catalan club as a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Defender Dani Alves has admitted Barcelona's players were concerned about what changes new boss Tito Vilanova would make.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell says the club will do everything they can to keep Xavi at Camp Nou for the rest of his career.
Andres Iniesta is on course to return from injury in Barcelona's weekend trip to Sevilla.
Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro is confident the club can overcome Barcelona's eight point early season advantage.
Cristian Tello is reportedly much closer than previously planned to penning a new contract at Barcelona.
Marc Bartra has downplayed not getting an appearance against Granada at the weekend, insisting that he remains determined to break into the team.
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