La Liga news
The two finalists for this season's Copa del Rey final were confirmed this week, but little else about the season's supposed showpiece event has yet been decided amid a bout of very typical Spanish 'morbo'.
Barcelona will be without midfielder Thiago Alcantara for an estimated eight weeks after he suffered a knee injury in the 3-2 victory over Sevilla on Saturday.
Jonathan Dos Santos wants to stay and fight for his place at Barcelona despite reported interest from Sevilla.
Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal is the only new name in Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's 19-man squad for the Euro 2012 winners' friendly in Puerto Rico on August 15.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says he would welcome a move for Arsenal's Alex Song by the Catalan club.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says he is close to signing a new deal which will see him finish his career at the Catalan club.