Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Dani Alves set for Barcelona exit in summer of 2015

    ESPN FC "Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has confirmed Dani Alves will leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the 2014-15 season. Alves, 31, had been repeatedly linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer, with the Catalan club signing fellow Brazilian Douglas as..." September 02

  • Victor Valdes to Liverpool: Former Barcelona goalkeeper linked with free transfer

    The Independent "Liverpool are likely to sign the former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes next month, if their initial talks come to fruition. Valdes is a free agent after his release from Barcelona this summer and thus can join outside the transfer window. His arrival depends on how he recovers from a..." September 02

  • Manchester United step up interest in Norway's 15-year-old wonderkid Martin Odegaard

    The Telegraph "Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard by scouting the 15-year-old on his international debut on Wednesday night. Odegaard, a boyhood Liverpool supporter, became Norway’s youngest-ever player by winning his first cap against the United Arab..." August 29

  • Liverpool the choice for Barcelona misfit Alex Song as he seeks Premier League return

    Daily Mirror "Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song wants to make a Premier L‎eague return with Liverpool. Barcelona misfit Song is stalling on a loan move to AC Milan in the hope a move to Liverpool can be thrashed out. Song has had other offers but wants to come back to England and will hold out on Milan..." August 29

  • Champions League draw: Liverpool land Real Madrid, Man City get Bayern

    The Guardian "Manchester City have been drawn to face Bayern Munich for the third time in four years, and will also play CSKA Moscow and Roma in what presents the toughest draw for English clubs in the Champions League. However, Liverpool also face a tricky group and will play the current holders Real Madrid..." August 28

  • Alex Song leaving Barça for Liverpool?

    The Guardian "When you enter Louis van Gaal’s office, the first thing you notice is the spartan decor. Nothing too fancy for him. Just a few pictures on the wall – one of the grandkids, one of him and the wife when they visited the world’s most photographed barn, one of the time he invented football – and a..." August 28

  • Barcelona have appeal against two-window transfer embargo rejected by FIFA panel

    Daily Mail "Barcelona have had their appeal against a two-window transfer ban rejected by FIFA following a hearing on Wednesday. The Spanish giants will be barred from signing players in the next two transfer windows - taking them through until January 2016 - after breaching transfer conditions to do with..." August 20

  • Barca's Luis Suarez on biting: 'Don't worry, I won't do that anymore'

    CBSSports.com "Rest assured, Barcelona fans, Luis Suarez has vowed not to sink his teeth into any opponents ever again. “I say to all the fans, don't worry, because I won't do that anymore,” he said Tuesday to the media, one day after debuting in a friendly for his new team against Mexican side Leon. The..." August 19

  • Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United on alert as Barcelona make Alex Song available on free loan

    The Telegraph "Barcelona have made former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song available on a free loan. That could alert Tottenham, Everton and even Manchester United before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month. Song ideally wants to return to the Premier League after being told to find a new club by..." August 19

  • Suarez ban upheld by CAS, cleared to train

    ESPN FC "Barcelona striker Luis Suarez's four-month worldwide ban has been upheld after an appeal to the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was rejected but he will be able to train with the club, according to the Associated Press. Suarez, 27, was suspended from "all football-related activity" for..." August 14

  • Luis Suarez to find out biting appeal verdict on Thursday

    Daily Mail "Luis Suarez will learn on Thursday at 2pm whether his four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup has been reduced. Suarez has taken his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which has announced it will deliver its verdict on Thursday, having heard the case last..." August 13

  • Barcelona hint at more signings after Thomas Vermaelen completes move

    The Guardian "Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has not ruled out more signings to follow Thomas Vermaelen as the Catalan club continue their summer of rebuilding. Vermaelen completed his move to Barça on Sunday, signing a five-year contract at Camp Nou after joining from Arsenal for a fee..." August 11

  • Arsenal receive official £10 million bid from Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen but Manchester United remain in hunt

    The Telegraph "Barcelona have made an official £10 million bid for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, with talks currently ongoing between the two clubs despite competing interest from Manchester United. Vermaelen had already agreed a deal in principle to join Louis van Gaal at United but Arsenal are..." August 08

  • Luis Suarez’s lawyer optimistic the biting ban will be reduced

    Pro Soccer Talk "Luis Suarez’s biting problems aren’t anything new, but they were thrust onto the national stage at the World Cup in June, when Barcelona’s recent acquisition and Uruguay international was caught biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee then..." August 07

  • Man United to battle with Barcelona for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen

    Daily Star "United have turned to the unsettled Arsenal defender after failing to agree a fee for World Cup winner Mats Hummels. But the Old Trafford outfit will have to fend-off strong interest from Barca if boss Louis van Gaal is to land Vermaelen. The Spanish giants are poised to make a £10m bid for..." August 07

  • Xavi Hernandez: Barcelona legend quits Spain duty

    BBC "Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old won the World Cup and two European Championships with his country. He was capped 133 times, more than any other Spanish outfield player, and scored 13 goals. Xavi told a..." August 05

  • No 'bite clause' in Suarez's Barca contract

    ESPN FC "Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told CNN that Luis Suarez's contract does not contain a "no biting" clause. The 27-year-old Uruguay striker joined Barca from Liverpool for a reported 94 million euros (75 million pounds) last month but will not play for the Catalan club until..." August 05

  • Barcelona and Brondby considering moves for Daniel Agger as Liverpool centre back considers his future

    Daily Mail "Brondby and Barcelona are monitoring Daniel Agger's situation at Liverpool following the arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton. The 29-year-old's future is unclear after Lovren's £20million signing and the Danish club hope they can lure the central defender back to the club he grew up at,..." August 02

  • Man Utd close to losing £30m-rated Colombian star as Barcelona are made firm favourites

    The Express "Cuadrado has been plagued by transfer speculation since his sharp rise to prominence, the catalyst of which were his stellar performances for World Cup surprise package Colombia. Domestic side Fiorentina reacted immediately to enquiries by slapping an inflated £30m price-tag on their coveted..." August 02

  • Barcelona should not have sold Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea - Pedro

    The Express "Fabregas left Barcelona for Chelsea in a £30million move earlier in the summer. And the Spaniard's departure has given Barca striker Pedro cause for concern. "Everybody knows Cesc is a great player, one of the best in his position in the world," Pedro said." July 30

  • Lionel Messi to be prosecuted for alleged tax evasion

    The Guardian "A Spanish court will push ahead with prosecuting the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed. The prosecutor argued in June that Messi’s father Jorge was responsible for the family’s finances and not the..." July 28

  • Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

    Daily Mail "Luis Suarez is available to make his La Liga debut in the first El Clasico of the season after the fixtures placed Real Madrid vs Barcelona the day after his biting ban ends. The striker is eligible to make his Barcelona debut on October 26 with his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio..." July 24

  • He's being treated like a MURDERER! Iago Aspas on the Luis Suarez biting scandal

    The Express "Suarez joined Barcelona last week but the club have been unable to officially unveil him as a new signing after FIFA handed the Uruguayan a lengthy ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Aspas has been loaned out to Sevilla for the forthcoming season, but he believes the..." July 23

  • Barcelona sign defender Jeremy Mathieu in £15.8million capture from Valencia

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu. The 30-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal after Barca agreed to meet his £15.8million release clause. The Frenchman will likely be tasked with filling the retired Carles Puyol's sizeable shoes in the..." July 23

  • Blow for Tottenham! Barcelona could come calling for star defender

    talkSport "Barca are long-term admirers of the Belgium international, who impressed at the World Cup and has admitted he would consider his long-term future at Spurs after returning from Brazil. New Barca manager Luis Enrique is looking to overhaul his squad this summer following the side’s first..." July 20

  • Manchester United dealt blow as Daley Blind spotted in Barcelona

    Metro "Manchester United target Daley Blind has been spotted in Barcelona as the Catalan club compete for his signature. The versatile Holland star has spent his entire career with Ajax, barring a loan spell at Groningen, but at 24 is in demand by both United and Barca. The Spanish side appear in..." July 20

  • Luis Suarez transfer '100%' official but not allowed to be unveiled at Barcelona

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez is now officially a Barcelona player - but couldn't be unveiled at the Nou Camp. The terms of the 27-year-old's four-month biting ban mean he cannot be part of any footballing activity in that time. And that includes entering any football stadium meaning the traditional new..." July 16

  • Report: Xavi Hernandez deal with NYCFC imminent

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to Barcelona paper Sport, Xavi Hernandez is deciding on his future while vacationing in Ibiza, but the very likely destination is new MLS franchise New York City FC. The report says the offer on the table for the 34-year-old is for $24 million over three years, beginning in..." July 16

  • Liverpool look to capitalise on Marco Reus' Barcelona and Man Utd disappointment

    The Express "Reus was left aggravated by Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona last week because he believed he was en route to the Spanish giants. But new boss Luis Enrique is thought to have preferred Suarez to the German international, leaving Reus in the lurch. The 25-year-old had already spurned interest..." July 15

  • Luis Suarez will lose £3million from his Barcelona salary if he bites another player

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez will see his £10million-a-year Barcelona pay packet slashed by up to £3m if he tries to bite a chunk out of another opponent, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. The Uruguayan became the most expensive signing in the Catalan giants’ history when he completed his move from..." July 14

  • Liverpool confirm Luis Suárez’s £75m move to Barcelona pending medical

    The Guardian "Liverpool will aim to prove that no one, not even Luis Suárez, is indispensable after agreeing to sell the Uruguay striker to Barcelona for around £75m on Friday. The only potential barrier to the deal’s completion is the need for the striker to pass a medical but that, as with the finalisation..." July 14

  • Stoke City closing in on Barcelona star Bojan Krkic

    Daily Star "According to reports in Spain, Potters boss Mark Hughes has in been in contact with the 23-year-old and is trying to lure him to the Britannia Stadium on a season-long loan. Bojan, who was once dubbed the new Lionel Messi, hasn't played for the La Liga giants in three years and spent the last..." July 12

  • Javier Mascherano tore his anus during Argentina win

    Larry Brown Sports "Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else..." July 11

  • Luis Suarez closing in on £75m Barcelona

    The Telegraph "Luis Suárez is edging towards a £75 million move to Barcelona as Liverpool step up their own transfer activity by considering a £10 million bid for Swansea City’s Ben Davies. Suárez’s exit from Anfield could be sealed in the next 48 hours after the two clubs agreed the final details on the..." July 10

  • Dani Alves plans talks with Barcelona over future

    Sky Sports "Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves expects his future to be resolved in a meeting with the Nou Camp club. Alves, who saw his nation’s World Cup hopes demolished in their shock 7-1 semi-final humiliation at the hands of Germany, is not looking to leave the Catalan club. But with reports..." July 10

  • Arsenal set to complete £30m Alexis Sánchez transfer from Barcelona

    The Guardian "Arsenal remain hopeful of signing Alexis Sánchez before the end of the week, although the deal may not be formally completed until Monday at the earliest due to Barcelona’s desire to wrap up their purchase of Luis Suárez before they allow the Chilean to depart for north London. Both clubs have..." July 10

  • Luis Suarez's Barcelona transfer from Liverpool set to be completed in next 48 hours

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez is set to complete his move from Liverpool to Barcelona in the next 48 hours. Reports in Spain claim Liverpool have finally agreed a fee for the bad-boy Uruguay striker, however Anfield sources say nothing will happen before Friday at the earliest. Suarez has remained in Uruguay..." July 09

  • Arsenal close to signing Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy

    Sky Sports "Arsenal could spend around £40million this week on the capture of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News understands Arsenal are very confident of signing Chile international striker Sanchez for around £30million. Sanchez had..." July 09

  • Luis Suarez move to Barcelona held up by Liverpool's demands for £75million up front

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are trying to find a structure of payment to suit Liverpool’s demands over Luis Suarez. Liverpool are holding out for £75million but Barcelona are hoping to make the payment in stages, with part based on performances. But the deal looks imminent, with one sports shop in Barcelona,..." July 08

  • Reports of Neymar making shock World Cup final return denied

    Pro Soccer Talk "Just a few days after being diagnosed with a broken vertebrae in his back and being airlifted away from Brazil’s training base, reports of Neymar making a dramatic return to the squad for the World Cup final, if they make it, are apparently wide of the mark. Was that ever in doubt? Anyway,..." July 07

  • Arsenal agree Alexis Sanchez fee but Barca waiting on Juventus to match £34m bid

    Daily Mail "Arsenal have agreed a £34million deal in principle with Barcelona for Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez but Barcelona are waiting to see if Juventus can match the offer. Sanchez has indicated he does not want to join Liverpool despite their efforts to persuade him and Brendan Rodgers..." July 07

  • Neymar OUT of the World Cup with a 'fractured vertebrae'

    Daily Mirror "Brazil have been dealt a major blow in their attempt to win the World Cup with news that star forward Neymar is OUT. The No.10 was stretchered off in the quarter-final win over Colombia in tears and raced to hospital. A few hours later team doctor Rodgiro Lasmar confirmed the Barcelona man..." July 05

  • Luis Suarez set to complete £80million move for Barcelona in next 48 hours

    Daily Mail "Barcelona expect to finalise a deal for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez over the next 48 hours. Talks are ongoing and the Spanish club is concentrating on a straight cash deal for the 27-year-old who Liverpool value at £80million. Suarez would be allowed to have a medical ahead of a transfer..." July 04

  • Liverpool meet Barcelona to discuss Luis Suarez deal

    Sky Sports "Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre met officials from Barcelona in London on Wednesday to discuss the potential transfer of Luis Suarez, according to Sky sources. Barcelona have made no secret of their admiration for the controversial Uruguayan striker, though Liverpool have so far made no..." July 02

  • Sanchez blow for Suarez deal as Barca star refuses to join Liverpool

    Daily Mail "Alexis Sanchez is ready to throw a spanner in the works of Barcelona's attempts to sign Luis Suarez by refusing to join Liverpool. Barca are keen to use the Chile international as a makeweight in their pursuit of Suarez - but Sanchez is understood to prefer a move to rivals Arsenal. And..." July 02

  • Liverpool eye swoop for Arsenal target Mario Balotelli if Luis Suarez is sold to Barcelona

    The Express "Disgraced Uruguay striker Suarez is on the verge of joining the Catalan club with Barcelona chief Andoni Zubizarreta publicly praising the striker. According to Tuttosport, Balotelli is the man Rodgers believes can fill Suarez's boots. The Italian hot-shot is one of the most sought-after..." July 02

  • Barcelona offer Luis Suarez £40million deal - but only if striker agrees to 'bite clause'

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez could earn £40million playing for Barcelona - but only if he agrees to a special 'bite clause'. The Spanish side are offering the Liverpool striker a five-year deal worth £160,000 a week to move to the Nou Camp. But Barcelona chiefs are insisting that the contract contains..." June 30

  • Liverpool misfit Luis Suarez closer to exit as Barcelona weigh up Alexis Sanchez swap

    Daily Star "And reports in Spain claim the controversial Liverpool striker has already agreed a £160,000-a-week contract with the Catalan giants. They are said to be pushing ahead with their plans to sign Suarez, even to the extent of inserting a 'bite' clause in the proposed deal. That would impose..." June 30

  • Barcelona plot Luis Suarez transfer on the cheap as bite-ban star is banished from Uruguay's hotel

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez has been ordered to leave his team’s hotel to complete his World Cup humiliation. The shamed Uruguay striker has been banned from all football for four months after his latest on-pitch biting incident - but that still hasn’t put off his suitors from Barcelona. The Spanish giants..." June 27

  • FIFA reportedly investigating Neymar for prohibited underwear

    Sporting News "Yes, you read that headline correctly. FIFA is reportedly investigating Brazilian superstar Neymar for displaying prohibited underwear during his country's 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, according to Brazilian news site UOL.com. But this shouldn't come as a surprise. FIFA has barred players..." June 26

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