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A former Barcelona president has suggested the Spanish club may be forced to sell key players

Villanovense manager Julio Cobos, whose third-tier side held champions Barcelona to a 0-0 draw in the Copa del Rey last-32 on Wednesday, said the result was "the work of many months" and that his players were "crazy" with joy. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barca are considering strengthening their attacking options by making a bid for former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato. The 26-year-old now plays in his native Brazil with Sao Paulo. (Sport - in Spanish)

A former team-mate and close friend of Cristiano Ronaldo says the 30-year-old Real Madrid forward will return to play in England before he retires. (Talksport)

Bayern Munich are targeting Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal, 23, as a replacement for 30-year-old defender Rafinha, whose contract expires at the end of the season. (AS - in Spanish)

The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says the Italian club rejected an offer of 85m euros (£61m) for the 22-year-old in the summer, but the Frenchman could be sold if a bid of 100m euros (£71m) is made. (La Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

A former Barcelona president has suggested the Spanish club may be forced to sell key players because of "mismanagement" by senior directors. Joan Laporta said forward Lionel Messi, 27, would never leave the club, but that 22-year-old Brazilian striker Neymar could be sold. (RMC Sport - in French)

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