Barcelona Rumors & News

  • West Ham re-sign Alex Song on season-long loan from Barcelona

    The Guardian "West Ham United have re-signed the Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan with an option to retain the Cameroonian for a further year, and hope to add up to three more players before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic, 30, underwent a medical at the..." August 31

  • Lionel Messi receives UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2014-15 season for helping Barcelona to a Treble of trophies. The Argentine star defeated the other finalists, his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the award a year ago, after a live vote." August 27

  • Neymar tells Manchester United he is open to joining from Barcelona

    The Guardian "Neymar is open to moving to Manchester United from Barcelona, though there is a recognition the transfer is unlikely to occur before the current window closes. United are attempting to land the Brazilian before 1 September but there is a long-term strategy to pursue him, with the club believing..." August 24

  • Man United will need to pay £137.8m to land superstar Neymar

    Daily Star "Manchester United will have to pay a world record £137.8 million to sign Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar. That is the official buy-out fee in Neymar’s Nou Camp contract. But even then, the Champions League winners insist Neymar, 23, is not for sale. The Samba star is the latest big..." August 23

  • Pedro completes £21.1m transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona

    The Guardian "José Mourinho has been granted his wish of a grand statement signing, with Chelsea confirming on Thursday afternoon they had completed the capture of Pedro from Barcelona in a deal worth £21.1m. Mourinho has spoken about why Chelsea have made a slow start to their defence of the Premier League..." August 20

  • Chelsea set to seal £21.1m Pedro transfer as Manchester United give up on Barcelona forward

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will sign Pedro from Barcelona on Wednesday in a £21.1million deal. Manchester United pulled away from the deal on Tuesday night with the 28-year-old Spain international keen on a move to London. United manager Louis van Gaal and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward held more talks..." August 20

  • Pedro set to join Chelsea as Man United end interest - sources

    ESPN FC "Chelsea are close to usurping Manchester United in the pursuit of Barcelona winger, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC, with the Old Trafford club ending their interest in the Spain international. Chelsea have agreed to pay a fee of €28 million (£19.7m) with a further €2m (£1.4m) in add-ons to..." August 19

  • Gerard Pique handed four-match ban for insulting referee

    Pro Soccer Talk "Barcelona has struggled heading into the La Liga season, and now the Catalan club has been handed another setback as Gerard Pique has been suspended four matches by the Spanish Football Federation. The center-back was sent off in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super..." August 19

  • Barcelona's Pedro unsure of United move due to Van Gaal's treatment of Spaniards

    The Score "Pedro's move to Manchester United has stalled as he is concerned about Louis van Gaal's history with Spanish players. The three-time Champions League winner, who has been embroiled in one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer, has previously expressed how he is unsure about his future..." August 15

  • Manchester United haggle with Barcelona over £21.3m buyout clause for Pedro

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are haggling with Barcelona over the £21.3million buyout clause in Pedro’s contract at the Nou Camp. United are understood to have offered £17.7m plus £3.6m in add-ons in an attempt to sign the Spain star who wants to leave Barca in search of more first-team..." August 15

  • Adama Traore set for Aston Villa switch

    Goal.com "The young Barcelona winger has already passed a medical with the Premier League outfit and will complete deal with Tim Sherwood's side in the next few hours. Barcelona forward Adama Traore is set to sign for Aston Villa. The 19-year-old winger has been in England for 10 days looking at..." August 14

  • Manchester United face competition as Manchester City keep tabs on Pedro

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are monitoring Pedro’s situation at Barcelona as the Spain star considers his future over the next 48 hours. Pedro admits he may have to leave the Nou Camp to play more first-team football, and Manchester United are firm favourites to bring him to the Premier League by..." August 13

  • Messi, Ronaldo, and Suarez named finalists for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

    The Score "Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez and Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo were named the three finalists for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award on Wednesday. The three stars were the top choices among journalists from each of UEFA's 54 member associations, selected from a..." August 12

  • Pedro: I'm not leaving Barcelona for money... they don't play me enough and haven't done for years

    Daily Mail "Barcelona winger Pedro has all but confirmed he will leave the club and join Manchester United after his extra-time heroics in Georgia on Tuesday night. After his epic late late winner in the 5-4 triumph over Sevilla, Pedro told Catalan television: 'It's a difficult situation for me. I don't..." August 12

  • Pedro requested to leave Barcelona, says club secretary Robert Fernandez

    ESPN FC "Pedro has asked to leave Barcelona, their club secretary has revealed, as the forward seems to have paved the way for a move to Manchester United. The World Cup winner is a target for Louis van Gaal, who wants to increase his attacking options after selling Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain..." August 11

  • Barcelona forward Neymar ruled out for two weeks with mumps... despite having vaccine against the disease

    Daily Mail "Barcelona forward Neymar has been ruled out for two weeks after being diagnosed with mumps, a contagious viral infection, despite having a vaccine against the disease. The Champions League winners are preparing to face Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup next Tuesday and will have make do without..." August 09

  • Manchester United given go ahead to seal £22m Pedro deal but they must wait until after Super Cup

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are clear to sign Pedro but Barcelona will wait until after the European Super Cup clash with Sevilla before releasing him. United must stump up the £22million release clause to take their summer spending to the £100m mark after the arrivals of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis..." August 05

  • Andres Iniesta named captain of FC Barcelona in secret vote

    The Score "Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta will be the captain of FC Barcelona for the 2015-16 season, being given the armband after a secret vote was held by the players on the first-team roster. Iniesta takes over the armband from Xavi, who departed the club for Qatari outfit Al Sadd. Argentina..." August 04

  • Adama Traore ‘travelling to Liverpool for medical ahead of transfer’

    Metro "The 19-year-old has been one of Liverpool’s top summer targets, with Anfield officials said to have flown out to Spain to wrap up the deal. And reports in Spain say Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of securing Traore’s services with the Barcelona star preparing to travel to Liverpool for a..." August 04

  • Report: Manchester United to meet with Barcelona, Pedro this weekend in hopes of closing deal

    The Score "Maybe this is the big mystery signing. Manchester United, linked with a host of attacking players in light of manager Louis van Gaal's assertion that the club will sign a mystery player before the transfer window closes, will reportedly meet with Barcelona winger Pedro this weekend to seal the..." July 25

  • Aaron Ramsey admits that interest from Barcelona is 'flattering', and would one day like to follow Bale to Spain

    The Telegraph "Aaron Ramsey has revealed for the first time that he would eventually like to play in Spain and has described Barcelona’s interest in him as “flattering”. The 24-year-old midfielder has stressed that his immediate future is with Arsenal, with whom he has a contract until 2019, but an admission..." July 25

  • Pedro will not be sold for less than £22m, says Barcelona president

    The Telegraph "Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has warned Manchester United that the European champions will not accept anything less than £22million for Pedro Rodriguez. United manager Louis van Gaal has identified the Spain forward as the priority target to play on the right side of a front three..." July 24

  • Manchester United closing in on £22m deal for unsettled Barcelona star

    The Express "United are ready to trigger the £22million release clause in the 27-year-old forward’s contract and are confident the Spaniard wants to join them. Barcelona arrived in San Francisco yesterday ahead of their International Champions Cup game with United in Santa Clara on Saturday. Barca boss..." July 23

  • Arsenal keen on £8.5m Barcelona kid Sergi Samper

    Daily Mail "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to sign Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper and the player is considering the move despite Luis Enrique being desperate to keep him. Wenger faces competition for the 20-year-old, who is under contract until 2017, as Portuguese giants Porto are hoping to take..." July 22

  • Manchester United plot £22m Pedro deal as Chelsea face competition for Barcelona forward

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are plotting a £22million swoop for Barcelona forward Pedro to boost Louis van Gaal's attacking options. Van Gaal has allowed Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao to leave United this summer, leaving his only striking options Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James..." July 18

  • Stoke sign Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Stoke have announced the signing of winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee. El Ouriachi, who has represented Spain at youth level and has been called up by Morocco's under-23 squad, could make his first appearance in the Potters' Asia Trophy game against Everton in..." July 15

  • Chelsea to sign £22m Arsenal and Liverpool target Pedro next week

    The Express "Pedro's future at the Nou Camp is in doubt as he battles for a place in Luis Enrique's side. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are all ahead of the 27-year-old in the Barcelona pecking order. And the Daily Star report Chelsea will seal a £22million deal for Pedro after Barcelona's..." July 15

  • Gunners 'begin talks' to sign Barcelona winger Pedro

    The Independent "Arsenal have made initial contact with Pedro's representatives over a move for the Barcelona winger, according to reports in Spain. Reports claim that the Gunners are closely monitoring the 27-year-old, who scored six league goals for Barca last season in their La Liga-winning..." July 06

  • Barcelona officially announce signing of Arda Turan

    Pro Soccer Talk "There was much speculation as to where Arda Turan would end up next season, and now he has put that speculation to rest. The Turkish international will be staying in La Liga, joining European champions Barcelona after spending four seasons with Atletico Madrid. Turan was linked with a..." July 06

  • Lionel Messi's family attacked in stands of Copa America final

    CBS Sports "Members of Lionel Messi's family were attacked in the stands in Santiago during the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile, Goal.com reports. According to the report, the incident occurred just before the first half ended, as Chile fans started to insult the superstar's..." July 04

  • Arsenal ‘set to open talks with Barcelona regarding Pedro transfer’

    Metro "Pedro has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Barcelona despite recently signing a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. Despite scoring 11 goals and personally claiming his fifth La Liga title last season, the 27-year-old was left frustratingly down the pecking order behind..." July 04

  • Barcelona have €80m Paul Pogba bid rejected by Juventus

    ESPN FC "Juventus turned down an offer from Barcelona for Paul Pogba of €80 million, Bianconeri managing director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed as he reiterated that the young France star is not for sale. Pogba, 22, is one of the most coveted targets in the upcoming transfer window, and there has been much..." July 02

  • Barcelona set to beat Chelsea to the £25m signing of Arda Turan

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are confident of beating Chelsea to the signing of Arda Turan with the player expected to complete the £25million move as soon as personal terms are finalised. Barca coach Luis Enrique requested the 28-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder be signed before he went on holiday. It now..." July 02

  • Barcelona star snubs Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool

    Daily Star "Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool were all linked with a move for the Spanish defender. Brendan Rodgers had lined Montoya up to replace Glen Johnson, whose contract expired at the end of the season. He instead moved for Nathaniel Clyne. Montoya, 24, is poised to join Inter on a..." July 02

  • Pogba to Barcelona for $90 million? Reports in Italy say deal discussed

    Pro Soccer Talk "Paul Pogba’s reign as the most-wanted midfielder in Europe is continuing, as Juventus’ superstar could be on the move to Barcelona. According to a report in the Gazzeto dello Sport, Juventus and Barca have agreed a fee of $90 million for Pogba to join the Spanish giants in 2016 when their..." June 30

  • West Ham close in on Alex Song deal with Barcelona

    The Telegraph "West Ham are edging towards agreeing a deal with Barcelona to sign Alex Song on a permanent deal. Barcelona had demanded £5million for Song, but the Spanish club are now understood to be open to the idea of allowing the midfielder to leave on a free transfer. West Ham are prepared to match..." June 26

  • Man United issue HANDS-OFF warning to Barcelona over Angel di Maria

    Daily Star "Spanish giants Barca are plotting a swoop for Di Maria after adding the Argentine ace to their wanted list. But United insist Di Maria is not for sale and have told Barca to forget about signing the former Real Madrid winger. A United source said: "The situation with Angel is quite simple...." June 25

  • Neymar suspended for remainder of Copa America tournament

    ESPN FC "Brazil captain Neymar will miss the remainder of the Copa America after CONMEBOL increased his suspension to four matches, pending an appeal, on Friday. In addition to the ban, Neymar was given a $10,000 fine. The Copa America disciplinary board on Thursday originally dealt the Brazil No. 10..." June 20

  • Man United target and Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos offered to BARCELONA in shock twist

    Daily Star "The Real Madrid superstar is a target for Manchester United this summer but Real's great rivals Barca have apparently been offered him as a "trump card". According to Spanish publication Sport, Jordi Majo, a candidate for the Barcelona presidency, said: "A while ago we were offered him, a month..." June 19

  • Everton ‘complete Gerard Deulofeu transfer from Barcelona’

    Metro "Everton have reportedly struck a £4.3million deal to sign Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu. The Spaniard made a big impression at Goodison Park during his loan spell there in 2013-14, but returned to the Nou Camp afterwards. Sevilla signed Deulofeu on another temporary deal for the 2014-15..." June 18

  • Barcelona respond to Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham interest in Marc Bartra

    The Express "The centre-back has been linked with a Premier League switch after making just 14 La Liga appearances this season. Bartra is behind the likes of Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Jeremy Mathieu in Luis Enrique's pecking order, and has apparently been attracting interest from Liverpool,..." June 17

  • Neymar agrees to Barca contract extension through 2020, says report

    ESPN FC "Neymar and Barcelona have verbally agreed to a contract extension worth €12 million net per year through 2020, Spanish newspaper Sport has reported. Signing the contract will be a mere formality, according to the report, which said only the stunning end to the Blaugrana season and the club's..." June 15

  • Lionel Messi to stand trial for tax fraud after failed appeal

    Sporting News "Lionel Messi will stand trial for tax fraud after having an appeal rejected by a Barcelona court. The FC Barcelona superstar and his father and agent, Jorge Horacio Messi, stand accused of having defrauded authorities of €4.1million (more than $4.5 million US) between 2007 and 2009. The..." June 10

  • Liverpool ‘cleared to complete Martin Montoya transfer in coming days’

    Metro "Liverpool transfer target Martin Montoya will reportedly make a decision on his Barcelona future in the coming days. With Dani Alves signing a new deal at the Nou Camp and the acquisition of Aleix Vidal, Montoya’s situation looks to be in some doubt. The Spaniard, who is apparently being..." June 10

  • Luis Enrique extends contract with Barcelona until 2017

    The Score "Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, who led the Catalan giants to the treble in his first campaign in charge, has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish giants until June 2017. "We have sealed the renewal of Luis Enrique's contract until 2017, so we will have Luis Enrique for two more years,"..." June 09

  • Liverpool and Arsenal target Pedro commits future to Barcelona, signing new four-year deal

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool and Arsenal target Pedro has signed a new deal at Barcelona, committing his future to the club until 2019. The Spaniard has struggled for starting opportunities this term following the arrival of Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp. He has still played in 49 games for Luis Enrique's men in..." June 04

  • Paul Pogba to SNUB Manchester City in favour of Barcelona move

    Daily Star "The France and Juventus ace has been top of City's summer shopping list with the club desperate to land a marquee signing. Etihad bosses are willing to smash the British transfer record to land Pogba in a £70m deal. The deposed champions have also put together a £45m package that would make..." June 03

  • Manchester United head queue to sign Barcelona’s right-back Dani Alves

    The Guardian "Manchester United believe they are in pole position to recruit Dani Alves from Barcelona should Louis van Gaal wish to sign the right-back. Alves becomes a free agent this summer and Barcelona are minded to allow the 32-year-old to leave after Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus..." June 02

  • Manchester United transfer news: Dani Alves accused of using MUFC to get better Barcelona deal

    Manchester Evening News "Laurent Blanc has accused Dani Alves of using Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain to get a better deal at Barcelona. Alves is out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of season and has been linked with moves to PSG and United. But PSG coach Blanc believes the 32-year-old right-back..." June 02

  • Xavi wanted by PSG as French giants consider loan move for Barcelona legend

    Daily Mail "Outgoing Barcelona legend Xavi is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to French-based paper Le Parisien. On Thursday, 35-year-old announced that he will join Qatari side Al-Sadd on a two-year deal this summer, ending his 24-year run with the Catalan giants. And Le..." May 26