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The Barcelona squad are put through their paces at St Georges Park in Burton

Barcelona's brave new era begins in Burton

Luis Enrique brings Xavi, Iniesta and Co to St George’s Park, a sporting centre attracting the cream of the Continent, writes Simon Hart

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New Real Madrid signing James Rodríguez with club president Florentino Perez

James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid: World Cup top scorer completes £63m move

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Douglas Costa has revealed that six of Shakhtar Donetsk's players have not returned to Ukraine because they fear their lives are in danger

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