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Iniesta craves Barcelona captaincy

Andres Iniesta has admitted that being named Barcelona captain would be the realisation of a "lifelong dream".

The 30-year-old midfielder is in the frame for the skipper's role following the retirement of Carles Puyol and the departure of Victor Valdes.

Moments like these make you feel both proud and happy.

For those of us who've been in the first team for a long time and come through the ranks at the club, captaining the first team is a lifelong dream, another step in your career, and proof that you're still improving as a player.

Although, on the flipside, it means you're getting older.

– Iniesta talking to Spanish daily sport newspaper El Mundo Deportivo.

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PSG sign Serge Aurier

Paris St Germain have signed right-back Serge Aurier on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse.

The Ivory Coast international will spend the entire 2014-15 campaign at the Parc des Princes with the defending champions having the option to make the deal permanent.

Scocco leaves Sunderland

Scocco
Scocco has left Sunderland. Credit: PA

Newell's Old Boys have confirmed the signing of Sunderland striker Ignacio Scocco.

The 29-year-old, known as ''Nacho'', arrived on Wearside in January as Poyet invested £3.2million in his services in the search for goals to keep the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier League.

Ultimately, it was a gamble which did not pay off as Scocco made only eight appearances and failed to find the back of the net.

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