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Deulofeu wants Barca return

Everton's on-loan Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu hopes he is playing for Barcelona next season.

I am working hard with the aim of returning to Barca next season.I want to earn a place in Barca's attacking line.

I accepted the challenge (at Everton) last summer and I am happy with my decision. Now I am more mature as a person and as a player.

Perhaps there was a lack of confidence in me (at Barcelona), but that is normal as I was young and it's difficult to find coaches that trust young players.

– Gerard Deulofeu speaking Catalunya Radio.

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Puyol hailed at Barca

Barcelona assistant coach Jorge Pautasso heaped praise on Carles Puyol after the club captain led the Catalan team to a 4-1 triumph over Almeria at the Nou Camp on Sunday night.

Puyol has a lot of playing time left. He has a lot of authority.

Every time he plays he gives us answers. He's always there to help the team and he's an example for us all.

– Barcelona assistant coach Jorge Pautasso

Wonderkid off to Barca

Alen Halilovic is heading to Catalonia, he claims Credit: PA

Teenage Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Alen Halilovic has announced he is to join Barcelona.

The 17-year-old, who has already won full international honours for Croatia, had been linked with a move to the Nou Camp and has now stated it will be his next destination.

Halilovic wrote on his Instagram account: "Thanks Dinamo Zagreb for everything!! My first club and biggest love!! Now is time to move on to Barcelona."

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Andre Villas-Boas linked with Barcelona

AVB has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona as manager. Credit: PA

Andre Villas-Boas is one of the candidates being considered to take over from Tata Martino at Barcelona, according to a Spanish publication with close ties to the Catalan club.

Sport.es are claiming the former Chelsea and Spurs manager could take over at the La Liga giants in time for the start of next season.

Despite their lofty league position and an impressive result against Man City in the Champions League, current Barcelona boss Martino has come under fire this season for his team's style.

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