Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Xavi to leave Barcelona for Al Sadd after 17 years

    Sky Sports "Barcelona midfielder Xavi will join Qatari side Al Sadd in the summer after 17 years with the Spanish champions. Xavi, 35, announced in a press conference on Thursday that he had been offered a new contract at Barcelona, but admitted it was time to leave the club he had been with since his..." May 21

  • Chelsea and Manchester City interested in Barcelona midfielder Alex Song due to his homegrown status

    Daily Mail "Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has emerged as a surprise option for Manchester City and Chelsea because of his homegrown status. Song, who has enjoyed a reasonable season with West Ham on loan, will not be staying at Upton Park beyond the summer and has attracted interest from AC Milan and..." May 21

  • Real Madrid and Barcelona would not dominate the Premier League, claims Jose Mourinho

    talkSport "Spanish football’s big two have won ten of the past 11 La Liga titles, with Atletico Madrid’s victory last season a rare blip in their supremacy. But Mourinho, who won La Liga in 2011-12 with Real Madrid, claims the duo would find life very different in England. “I was in Spain, but I didn’t..." May 19

  • Xavi Hernandez to leave Barcelona this summer, father confirms

    ESPN FC "Barcelona midfielder Xavi will end his long association with the Catalan giants at the end of the season, according to his father. Xavi joined the club's famous La Masia youth system at the age of 11 and has developed into a central figure in a glorious era for them. He won his eighth..." May 19

  • Arsenal to receive £3m if Barcelona win Champions League thanks clause in Thomas Vermaelen transfer

    The Independent "Arsenal will receive €4m (£2.8m) if Barcelona win the Champions League due a clause in Thomas Vermalen's transfer, according to reports. The Belgium defender moved to Barca for £15m last summer, agreeing a five-year deal with the Spanish giants. According to Sport, the Gunners had inserted a..." May 17

  • Play on! Spanish court suspends players strike as La Liga season is back on

    Pro Soccer Talk "Relief. The strike is over before it has even begun. On Thursday it was announced that the final two games of the Spanish season will go ahead as planned. A Spanish court has suspended the strike which was called by the soccer players’ union in Spain last week over a proposed government law..." May 14

  • Barcelona official Jordi Cardoner hits out over Neymar case

    ESPN FC "Barcelona's vice-president of social affairs, Jordi Cardoner, has said he views the decision to hold a trial over the signing of Neymar as an attack on Catalonia. Spain's National Court announced on Wednesday that it had accepted the state prosecutor's request to open a trial against Barcelona,..." May 14

  • Arsenal 'to receive €4million' if Barcelona win Champions League due to Thomas Vermaelen deal

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal will reportedly pocket €4million (£2.8m) should Barcelona win the Champions League. According to Sport, the Gunners inserted a clause in Thomas Vermaelen's contract ensuring they will receive extra payments based on Barca's success - rather than the player. The Belgian moved to the..." May 14

  • Barcelona may clinch title without playing due to La Liga strike

    ESPN FC "Barcelona could be crowned Spanish league champions without kicking a ball this weekend if a planned players' strike goes ahead, according to La Liga chief Javier Tebas. Spain's players union, AFE, has called the strike due to its issues with new legislation mandating how TV revenues are..." May 13

  • Barcelona’s Dani Alves ‘to complete Manchester United transfer within days’

    Metro "Manchester United could be ‘just days away’ from signing Barcelona’s Dani Alves after the defender reportedly agreed to a move to England. Catalan newspaper Sport are claiming that the player, who will line up in the Champions League final after his side knocked out Bayern Munich last night,..." May 13

  • Juventus inform Man City, PSG and Barca that Paul Pogba will cost €100m

    ESPN FC "Paul Pogba has been dominating the transfer news ahead of this summer's window. He's been linked to the biggest clubs in Europe; on Monday it was reported that Manchester City plan to make him the highest-paid midfielder in the world, and on Tuesday word emerged that Juventus will demand a ransom..." May 12

  • Man City monitoring developments at Barcelona as Luis Enrique's future remains unclear – reports

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City are monitoring developments at the Nou camp as speculation mounts that manager Luis Enrique will leave Barcelona this summer. City are expected to be searching for a new boss this summer with Manuel Pellegrini coming under fire after a disappointing domestic and European..." May 08

  • La Liga, All Domestic Play Suspended by Spanish Football Federation

    Bleacher Report "The Spanish football federation has announced the suspension of all of its fixtures, including La Liga matches, over a dispute with Spain's government. The planned suspension will commence on May 16, the penultimate La Liga weekend, and carry on indefinitely. The Royal Spanish Football..." May 06

  • Liverpool ‘table £7.3million transfer bid for Barcelona defender Martin Montoya’

    Metro "Liverpool have moved one step closer to completing a transfer deal for Barcelona defender Martin Montoya after reportedly making a £7.3million bid for his services. Montoya – who has won four trophies in four years with Barcelona – is believed to have agreed personal terms ahead of a summer..." May 05

  • West Ham set for summer midfield exodus, with Alex Song and Kevin Nolan facing the chop

    Daily Mirror "Alex Song is a summer target for Inter Milan. The 27-year-old midfielder, on £80,000-a-week at West Ham, is on loan at Upton Park from Barcelona and made a huge impression on the club and it’s fans during the first half of the season. During the second half of the campaign, however, his..." May 02

  • Everton ‘weighing up a summer transfer move for Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen’

    Metro "Thomas Vermaelen has emerged as a summer transfer for Everton, according to reports. Despite not yet playing a game for Barcelona following his switch from Arsenal last year, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has placed the Belgium international high on his wish list, according to..." April 18

  • Carles Puyol could come out of retirement to play in MLS

    ESPN FC "Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol, who has reportedly received offers to return as a player in either the US or the Middle East, says he is "not ruling anything out" regarding his future plans. Puyol, 37, retired from the game at the end of last season, after struggling with persistent knee..." April 15

  • Suarez claims victims partly to blame for his biting antics

    Fox Sports "Luis Suarez has accepted "some of the blame" should be aimed at him for biting three separate players, but maintains that his victims "provoked me". Suarez, who first bit an opponent - PSV's Otman Bakkal - while at Ajax in 2010, has now been punished for three separate instances of..." April 13

  • Manchester United target Dani Alves 'wants three-year deal' to extend Barcelona stay

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona right-back Dani Alves is reportedly demanding a three-year contract extension to commit his future to the club. The 31-year-old's current contract is set to expire in the summer and he has been linked with a move to the Premier League. However, according to Spanish publication AS,..." April 09

  • Liverpool could sign Barcelona's Pedro if Raheem Sterling leaves Anfield this summer

    Daily Mail "Barcelona forward Pedro's decision to consider his Camp Nou future at the end of the season could see him end up at Anfield if Liverpool sell Raheem Sterling. The 27-year-old World Cup winner would command £90,000-a-week wages – £10,000 less than Liverpool have offered their 20-year-old..." April 08

  • Barcelona legend Carles Puyol may make playing return in MLS - report

    ESPN FC "Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is considering returning as a player in either the U.S. or Middle East, say media reports in Spain. Sport claims that MLS side Colorado Rapids have made contact with a "big offer" of a contract, while rival publication Mundo Deportivo says that a team in..." April 07

  • Villarreal's Luciano Vietto dreams of playing with Barcelona's Lionel Messi

    ESPN FC "Villarreal's emerging star attacker Luciano Vietto says it would be "a dream come true" to play alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Vietto, 21, has been outstanding since joining Villarreal for just €5.5 million last summer, scoring 18 goals in his first 36 appearances across La Liga, the Copa..." April 01

  • Neymar not planning on Premier League transfer like Alexis Sanchez

    ESPN FC "Barcelona forward Neymar has said he has no current plans to follow Alexis Sanchez to the Premier League. Neymar, 23, signed for Barcelona from Santos in 2013 and has formed an impressive understanding with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front. The forward was in England at Emirates Stadium..." March 31

  • Luis Suarez says he'd only play for Liverpool in a Premier League return

    ESPN FC "Luis Suarez graced the Anfield turf again on Sunday and vowed that if he ever returned to England, it would only be to play for Liverpool. The Uruguayan forward was back on his old ground for the first time since his summer move to Barcelona to play a part in the Liverpool FC Foundation..." March 30

  • Luis Suarez: FIFA treated me worse than a hooligan after World Cup bite

    ESPN FC "Barcelona forward Luis Suarez says he was treated worse than a hooligan when FIFA banned him for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini while playing for Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup. Suarez, 28, was initially suspended from all football activity by FIFA -- for what was his third bite of an..." March 27

  • Liverpool push for Martin Montoya transfer, he’s ready to make move

    Metro "Liverpool have been given the green light to sign Martin Montoya with the Barcelona star ready to accept a move away. Montoya has been chased by Liverpool in the last three transfer windows, with Brendan Rodgers known to be a huge fan." March 27

  • Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have 'special relationship' at Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said there is "no hint of jealousy" in the relationship between his club's all-star strike force of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. The three South Americans have been in excellent form in 2015, with Barca moving four points clear in the title race,..." March 27

  • Reports: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez to sign 3-year deal with Al Sadd

    ESPN FC "Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is poised to sign a three-year contract with Qatari club Al Sadd, according to reports in Spain. The Spain playmaker will join Al Sadd at the end of the season and replace former Real Madrid star Raul in the side, according to AS. Xavi, 35, is set to..." March 26

  • Lionel Messi isn't as good a finisher as Sergio Aguero, says Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart

    Daily Mail "Joe Hart considers Sergio Aguero to be a better finisher than Lionel Messi. The England goalkeeper has backed his Manchester City team-mate ahead of the Barcelona star when it comes to their natural ability to score. Messi is always put forward as one of the greatest to ever play the game..." March 26

  • Luis Suarez: Barcelona stars not out to help Leo Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo

    ESPN FC "Luis Suarez has laughed off the idea that the Barcelona players have set out to help Lionel Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo to La Liga's top scorer award. Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the "Pichichi" award since the 2009-10 season, with the Argentine finishing top scorer on three occasions --..." March 26

  • Man Utd and Chelsea set to surrender £44m-rated Spanish star as Barcelona come knocking

    Daily Star "According to Spanish sources, Barcelona view Koke as a natural successor to Xavi Hernandez and are willing to trigger his £44m release clause. The Catalan giants are under a transfer embargo having been found guilty of breaching Fifa's rules on the transfer of players aged under 18. They are..." March 25

  • Dani Alves wanted by SEVEN clubs... with Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign right back

    Daily Mail "Seven clubs are to make offers for Barcelona right back Dani Alves this summer. Manchester United and Liverpool are among the clubs reported to be interested in signing the Brazil international, along with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and his current employers..." March 25

  • Neymar transfer could be the most expensive deal in the history of football

    The Score "Neymar's move from Santos to Barcelona is reportedly set to become the most expensive transfer deal football has ever seen. The exact figure of the transfer, which took place ahead of the 2013-14 season, continues to rise as a result of a probe into the real cost of the controversial deal...." March 24

  • Angel Di Maria nears Man Utd EXIT as PSG and Barcelona prepare to swoop

    Daily Star "It was claimed last week that Di Maria had asked his agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new club and now reports in Spain claim the two European giants are preparing moves for the player. The Argentine has failed to find his best form at Old Trafford since his £59.7m arrival from Real Madrid last..." March 24

  • Arsenal ‘dealt transfer blow as Barcelona join the race for Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic’

    Metro "Arsenal have been dealt a transfer blow as Barcelona have upped their interest in the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to reports. Kovacic, 20, has been impressive this season, having scored five goals in 25 league appearances for the Italian side, and Arsene Wenger..." March 22

  • Chelsea ‘clear to seal Lionel Messi transfer after FFP cash boost’

    Metro "Chelsea have been cleared to sign Lionel Messi after the club received a significant boost to their Financial Fair Play cash reserves. The Blues have been linked with a move for Barcelona ace Messi in recent months, with the player believed to be unhappy at the Nou Camp. Jose Mourinho had..." March 19

  • Barcelona to stand trial over tax fraud in Neymar transfer

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite sitting atop the La Liga table and primed to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Barcelona could be in a bit of trouble. Today a Spanish judge ruled that the club, club president Josep Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Romell must stand trial in court over alleged..." March 14

  • Barcelona's Dani Alves angered by Paris Saint-Germain transfer reports

    ESPN FC "Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has described as "s---" a media report that claimed he had already agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain next season. Alves, 31, is out of contract at the Camp Nou this summer, and Barca have seemed slow to put a new deal on the table for the Brazil international...." March 13

  • Barcelona’s Dani Alves set to join Paris Saint-Germain on three-year deal

    The Guardian "The Brazil defender Dani Alves is set to join Paris Saint-Germain next season on a free transfer from Barcelona, according to reports in Spain. The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has not been offered a deal to extend his stay at the Camp Nou, having joined from Sevilla in 2008." March 12

  • Barcelona admits, begrudgingly, that Manchester City, PSG could sign Lionel Messi

    Pro Soccer Talk "As Lionel Messi continues to rip it up in the second half of the 2014-15 season, Barcelona is becoming increasingly wary that the 27-year-old superstar could depart the Nou Camp in the foreseeable future. Messi, who scored an 12-minute hat trick on Sunday against Rayo Vallecano to net yet..." March 09

  • Dani Alves' agent says he is close to signing with another club

    ESPN FC "Dinorah Santana, Dani Alves' agent, says that while contract negotiations with Barcelona have gone to the wire in years past, this year may be different for the Brazilian right-back. "We are close to signing with another club, we are in advanced conversations," Santana told Rac1's "Tu Diras"..." March 05

  • Xavi to join Frank Lampard and David Villa in signing for MLS franchise New York City

    Daily Mail "After a career spent going head to head in the Champions League, Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez and former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard are about to become team-mates, with the Spain international finalising negotiations on a move to New York City. The 35-year-old midfielder who has..." March 04

  • Luis Suarez could return to England as Manchester City line up £100MILLION bid for Barcelona striker

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are considering a £100million bid to buy Luis Suarez. Suarez has come to the fore for Barcelona for the first time this season since his £75m move from Liverpool last summer. The Uruguayan's two goals in Barca's 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium would seem to have given City no..." March 01

  • Barcelona HAVE considered selling Lionel Messi to Chelsea, Man Utd or City - Benedito

    The Express "BARCELONA presidential candidate Agusti Benedito believes Barcelona have seriously considered selling Lionel Messi in recent time. The Argentine ace has been the subject of speculation about his future after hinting he may not necessarily end his career at the Camp Nou. And while Barcelona..." March 01

  • Luis Suarez accuses British media of causing 'trouble' over Martin Demichelis biting storm

    Daily Mirror "New footage exonerates the controversial Uruguayan from any blame and the 28-year-old Barcelona star has hit out at the press over the incident. Luis Suarez has spoken out over claims he attempted to bite Martin Demichelis during Tuesday's Champions League win against Manchester City. The..." February 26

  • CONFIRMED: Barcelona ace SNUBS Chelsea and Man Utd with new deal until 2019

    The Express "The 26-year-old, who made his debut for Barca in 2008, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Catalan giants in recent months. Chelsea and Manchester United were reportedly lining up summer moves for Busquets, but he has instead agreed a new deal with the Nou Camp, which he will sign..." February 26

  • Luis Suarez in fresh bite controversy? Surely not - Barcelona star isn't stupid enough to do it again

    The Telegraph "Luis Suarez earned the plaudits and dominated the headlines after his two-goal display for Barcelona against Manchester City on Tuesday night, with papers exclaiming 'Suarez sinks his teeth into City' and 'Chew-One'. Little would we know how apposite such puns were. The Barcelona forward has..." February 25

  • Arsenal to table STUNNING £80m Pogba bid as Barcelona eye £25m Gunners target Schneiderlin

    The Express "Schneiderlin was desperate to leave St Mary's for a club in the Champions League last summer, but the Saints stood firm and managed to keep hold of the Frenchman. However, the 25-year-old will again evaluate his future at the end if the season as he still dreams of joining a 'big club'. He..." February 24

  • Man City skipper Vincent Kompany: We fear Stoke more than Barcelona

    Daily Star "Man City skipper Vincent Kompany: We fear Stoke more than Barcelona VINCENT KOMPANY insists Manchester City are more scared of Stoke than Barcelona. The Premier League champions put their reputation on the line tomorrow night when Barca go to the Etihad Stadium for a last 16 showdown in the..." February 23

  • Arsenal to pursue Morgan Schneiderlin transfer after Barcelona join race to sign Lars Bender

    Metro "Barcelona have joined the race for Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender to deal a blow to Arsenal’s hopes of signing the German midfielder in the summer. Despite having a transfer embargo, the Catalan giants have identified Bender as a target – a move which will likely see Arsenal reignite their..." February 21

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