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Barcelona and Real Madrid paper talk – Tuesday
- Updated: 5 June, 2012
Carlos Puyol and Xavi have all been nominated for the 2012 Golden Foot award, for which only players over 29 are eligible. The votes of a selection of 52 journalists from around the world have determined who has made it onto the shortlist, with Raul and Iker Casillas also receiving nominations. (various)
Former Barcelona star Bojan Krkic has given his backing to the decision to appoint Tito Vilanova as Pep Guardiola’s successor. (Sport)
Faced with the prospect of a few precious hours off, Leo Messi spent them back in his hometown of Rosario, but still found time to post a picture of him preparing a ‘mate’ – on the Chinese version of Twitter. (Sport)
Official talks over the transfer of Jordi Alba from Valencia to the Catalan capital have not yet begun, with a sticking point expected to be his valuation – Valencia want 12m euros, whilst Barca are keen to pay no more than 8m. (Mundo Deportivo)
AC Milan representative Ernesto Bronzatti has said that only a crazy offer would tempt his club to part with Barcelona’s other main transfer target, Brazilian central defender Thiago Silva, and has suggested that they have already rejected a bid of 40m euros for him. (various)
Seemingly indifferent to the potential reaction of his team mate, Real Madrid full back Marcelo has told a Brazilian reporter that ‘right now, Messi is the best player of the world’. (various)
Former Barca and Real midielder Luis Figo has played down suggestions that he may return to the Spanish capital in a similar role to that performed by Zinedine Zidane, and makes Spain favourites to retain their European crown (Marca)
‘Merengue’ transfer target Lucas Moura has admitted that it ‘would be a dream to wear the Real Madrid shirt’, whilst meanwhile his parents and agent were treated to a guided tour of the Bernabeu. (various)
Another player openly courted by the champions, Anderlecht’s Argentinian midfielder Lucas Biglia, has acknowledged that talks have taken place, and that he is now playing a waiting game to see if his 10m euro contract release clause will be paid. (AS)
Monday’s match between Real Madrid and Manchester United veterans raised nearly half a million euros for benevolent causes. (AS)