Barca pledge new deals for Messi and Suarez

Soler was speaking alongside technical secretary Robert Fernandez at a news conference to mark the conclusion of a transfer window where the LaLiga champions were busy both in terms of new arrivals and securing key performers.

Neymar, Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano all penned extended deals at Camp Nou and Soler is keen to build on this work.

Along with designs on fresh terms for midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barca are eager to tie the remaining parts of their stellar attacking triumvirate down.

Barcelona let Neymar stay in Brazil ahead of qualifiers

Neymar will make his return to Barcelona following the September international break after he was named in Brazil's squad for the World Cup qualifying matches against Ecuador and Colombia.

The 24-year-old forward captained the home nation to glory at the Rio Olympics, netting a stunning free-kick in Saturday's final before scoring the winning penalty to defeat Germany and prompt delirious celebrations at the Maracana.

Mascherano ruled out of Barca's Liga opener

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has been ruled out of his side's La Liga opener against Real Betis due to a hamstring strain.

The Argentina international suffered the injury during Barca's Supercopa de Espana success against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Mascherano came off to leave his team, who had used all three substitutes, to finish with 10 men.

Barcelona 3 Sevilla 0 (5-0 agg): Arda at the double as Barca collect season's first silverware

Arda Turan gave further encouraging signs he can turn his Barcelona career around with a brace as Luis Enrique's side eased to a 3-0 win over Sevilla in the Supercopa de Espana second leg at Camp Nou.

The Turkey international's displays came in for regular criticism last season as he failed to find the form that persuaded Barca to prize him from Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona to host 2019 World Roller Games

The Spanish city had been due to host the first edition of the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) in 2017 after being awarded the Games last year.

Following elections in Barcelona, however, the new administration asked FIRS to be released from the promise they had made to stage the Games.

The governing body announced Nanjing in China as their replacements for the inaugural event in January.

Barcelona win Club World Cup

There was a hint of handball about Messi's goal, although it did not appear to be intentional, as the Argentine brought down Neymar's pass and cleverly flicked the ball past Marcelo Barovero.

Uruguay forward Suarez took his tally in the tournament to five goals after his hat-trick in the semi-final win over Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, and 24 goals in as many games this season.

Arsenal face Barcelona in last 16

The draw for the first knockout stage was made today.

Spanish league leaders Barcelona, chasing a sixth title, prevailed 2-1 in the 2006 final at the Stade de France in Paris and also triumphed in the knockout phase in 2010 and 2011.

Neymar diagnosed with mumps, out 15 days for Barca

Barcelona says on its club website that Neymar has been diagnosed "despite the fact that he had previously been vaccinated against the disease."

Neymar will miss both the European and Spanish Super Cups and is doubtful for the Spanish league opener.

Barcelona plays Sevilla in the European Super Cup on Tuesday. It then faces Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup on Aug. 14 and 17 before visiting Bilbao again on Aug. 23 to start the Spanish league.