Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Agent rules out Tottenham and Barcelona moves for MLS goal machine

    The Express "The former Juventus striker has been turning heads since his move to America, last January, ending a nine-year spell with the Italian club. He has netted 22 goals and made 12 assists in 31 appearances for Toronto and has attracted the interest of Tottenham and Barcelona. However, the..." November 24

  • Lionel Messi match-time decision for Clasico - Barcelona's Luis Enrique

    ESPN FC "The return of Barcelona star Lionel Messi for Saturday's Clasico against Real Madrid will be a match-time decision, Barca manager Luis Enrique said on Friday. Messi has not played for two months since injuring a ligament in his knee in late September, but returned to training during the recent..." November 20

  • Barcelona can re-sign Gerard Deulofeu from Everton, reveals manager Roberto Martinez

    Daily Mail "Roberto Martinez has revealed that Everton could lose Gerard Deulofeu back to Barcelona next year due to the complex terms of his summer move. Everton pulled off a coup by taking the highly regarded Spain Under 21s international from the Nou Camp for £4.2million and his displays in recent weeks..." November 20

  • Barcelona join Chelsea and Manchester United in John Stones transfer battle

    The Telegraph "Barcelona scouts were detailed to watch England’s friendly against Spain in Alicante last week and while there was intrigue over the possibility of seeing the Leicester City striker who is the Premier League’s top goalscorer, it was John Stones they wanted to study against their nation’s best..." November 19

  • Manchester United put on alert as Neymar's father warns that superstar could quit Barcelona over tax issues

    Daily Mail "The father of Barcelona forward Neymar has said his son will leave Spain if he continues to have problems with the Spanish tax authorities. Neymar Snr, who is also his son’s manager, has already claimed Manchester United asked Barcelona about the 23-year-old in the summer and the Old Trafford..." November 18

  • Barcelona star Gerard Pique and Shakira deny they are being blackmailed over a sex tape by ex-employee

    Daily Mirror "Gerard Pique and Shakira have denied claims they are being blackmailed over a sex video by a former employee. Spanish newspaper el Diario Vasco reported that the Barcelona star and his Colombian superstar wife have been threatened with the dissemination of an intimate video of the pair if they..." November 18

  • Lionel Messi favours Arsenal transfer as he plots Barcelona exit – report

    Metro "Lionel Messi favours a move to Arsenal with the player thinking of quitting Barcelona, according to reports. Messi, 28, has apparently become frustrated with the Spanish tax authorities – and he’s now interested in making a transfer to England. The Daily Star says Messi wants to move to..." November 16

  • Messi could make return from injury for El Clasico

    Pro Soccer Talk "Lionel Messi could make his return to action for Barcelona’s massive Clasico match against Real Madrid next Saturday. He is the top scorer in the rivalry with 21 goals. Messi hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury in September, but has returned to training and has been battling to get..." November 16

  • Chelsea midfielder discusses £25m Barcelona move despite Arsenal and Man Utd interest

    The Express "The Spain midfielder says fans fell out of love with him and admits he had to leave. Fabregas returned to the Premier League in 2014 with Chelsea after an eight-year spell at rivals Arsenal. Arsenal had been linked with bringing him back to the Emirates and Manchester United had shown..." November 16

  • Lionel Messi on course to be fit for El Clasico, says Barcelona president

    Sky Sports "Lionel Messi is on course to be fit for Barcelona's La Liga clash with rivals Real Madrid next month, according to president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Messi suffered a knee injury in the win over Las Palmas in late September and was ruled out for up to two months, putting his involvement in the..." November 10

  • Jurgen Klopp asks Liverpool to grab Cristian Tello transfer – report

    Metro "Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to ask the club to snap up Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, according to reports. The 24-year-old is currently on a two-year loan at Portuguese outfit Porto – but he is keen to sort out his long-term future. And with a return to Barca looking unlikely,..." November 10

  • Barcelona star reveals he was left stunned by Arsenal exit

    The Express "The former Arsenal captain left the Emirates for the Nou Camp in the summer of 2014 after five seasons with the Gunners. He made over 150 appearances for Arsene Wenger's side but started just seven games in his last season after struggling with injuries. Despite his lack of action, the..." November 05

  • Paul Pogba's agent labels Barcelona move an "impossibility"

    Daily Mirror "Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has ruled out the possibility of Barcelona signing his client this summer. 22-year-old Pogba signed a new Juventus deal in the off-season after turning down several offers to leave, but the Frenchman has been widely reported as already having agreed a move to the..." November 03

  • Lionel Messi is learning English and 'preparing for the possibility' of a Premier League move

    talkSport "Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi is learning English and ‘preparing for the possibility’ of a move to the Premier League, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. Messi has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City tenuously over the last few months after..." October 31

  • Unsettled Chelsea star named as a transfer target for Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

    The Express "The Spaniard arrived in the Premier League in summer 2014 from Atletico Madrid and was instrumental as the Blues won the title last season. But he was never far away from controversy with his on-field antics and this season he was suspended by the Football Association for three games after..." October 31

  • Agent prepares summer transfer auction for £72m ex-Man Utd star and Chelsea target

    The Express "Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has hinted at a summer auction for the highly coveted Juventus midfielder. The France international, left Manchester United in 2012 and has since become one of the most sought after players in Europe. Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern..." October 30

  • Barcelona transfer ban stopped Paul Pogba deal from Juventus - agent

    ESPN FC "Paul Pogba's agent claims that the Juventus midfielder could have been a Barcelona player by now had the Spanish club not been hit with a lengthy transfer ban. Pogba, 22, was the subject of an €85 million offer from Barcelona this summer even though the club are banned from registering new..." October 29

  • Manchester United may need to table £500,000-a-week contract offer to seal Neymar transfer – report

    Metro "Manchester United will likely have to offer Neymar a salary in excess of £500,000-a-week if they wish to sign him, according to reports. Neymar’s future at the Nou Camp has been in doubt over the past few months, with the Brazilian superstar yet to put pen to paper on a contract..." October 29

  • Barcelona may have to sell Neymar to Manchester United but Messi isn't going anywhere, says former president

    Daily Mail "Former Barcelona president Juan Laporta has claimed that the club will never sell its Argentine star Lionel Messi, but admits that Manchester United target Neymar could leave in the future. Laporta believes Messi is too ingrained in the fabric of the club to leave but admits that his Brazilian..." October 29

  • Barcelona's Javier Mascherano admits to unpaid taxes in Spain

    ESPN FC "Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano told a court on Thursday that he did not properly pay his taxes in Spain after moving from Liverpool. The Argentine player admitted at a Barcelona court that he failed to pay nearly €1.5 million ($1.6 million) in taxes owed for 2011 and 2012. Mascherano,..." October 29

  • Former Barcelona star Pedro regrets ever joining Chelsea after snubbing Man Utd

    The Express "The Spaniard signed for the Blues in the summer in one of the most drawn-out transfer sagas of the window. After deciding to leave the La Liga giants, Pedro appeared all set for Manchester United but opted to link up with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge instead. An encouraging debut against..." October 29

  • Report: French league would welcome Barcelona if La Liga doesn't

    CBS Sports "Could Barcelona's league schedule in the future feature PSG, Monaco and Marseille instead of Real Madrid, Valencia and Atletico Madrid? According to Marca, Ligue 1 of France has opened its doors to Barcelona to join the league should the Catalunya region of Spain become independent. The region..." October 27

  • Lionel Messi never closer to leaving Barcelona, says Guillem Balague

    Sky Sports "Lionel Messi has never been closer to leaving Barcelona, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The Sun reported last week that Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all made informal approaches to Messi's people, but Barcelona have always maintained..." October 27

  • Barcelona president: Reports linking Messi with Chelsea, Man Utd and City are embarrassing

    Daily Star "The Sun claimed last week that several top Premier League clubs were eyeing Messi for an audacious summer swoop, with him ready to quit La Liga. Chelsea, Manchester United and City were all said to be keen on the 28-year-old and readying their own mega bids. Reports also revealed that..." October 27

  • Paul Pogba agent denies Juventus and Barcelona have agreed deal over sale

    ESPN FC "Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has not made any pre-contract agreement to join Barcelona next summer despite reports in Italy that a deal is already in place, his agent has insisted. Pogba, 22, was linked with the Blaugrana all summer, and the Bianconeri turned down a substantial offer to keep..." October 26

  • Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man United and Man City set to battle for Chelsea ace

    Daily Star "EDEN HAZARD’S rift with Jose Mourinho has alerted Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. And they could be joined by Man City, who have a strong Belgium connection in Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne. Belgian superstar Hazard, 24, was dropped by Chelsea boss Mourinho last week despite..." October 25

  • Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Messi as football's most valuable brand - Forbes

    ESPN FC "Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world's top 10 athlete brands, the latest Forbes ranking shows -- but there is no place on the list for Lionel Messi. Ronaldo is No. 8 in the ranking -- down a place from last year -- which calculates athlete brand value as sponsorship income..." October 24

  • Bookmakers make Chelsea the favourites to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi

    Metro "News broke this morning that Barcelona hero Lionel Messi has listened to transfer talks with three leading Premier League clubs. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are the three teams rumoured to be in contact with Messi’s representatives according to the Sun who believe the..." October 23

  • Rafa Benitez: Clasico corruption claims are "nothing serious"

    Daily Mirror "Rafael Benitez has played down allegations that referees were pressured into favouring Real Madrid in the upcoming clásico against Barcelona , and suggested the claims - from a linesman - were not to be trusted. Spanish anti-corruption police are currently investigating match-fixing claims..." October 23

  • El Clasico in corruption storm as linesman claims he was told to favour Real Madrid in next month's match

    Daily Mail "A potential match-fixing scandal has engulfed next month’s Clasico after a linesman complained to Spanish police that he had been told to favour Real Madrid by the matchday referee. The identities of the match officials involved are being kept private for fear of reprisals against them but..." October 22

  • Philippe Coutinho should reject Barcelona, stay with Liverpool - Lucio

    ESPN FC "Philippe Coutinho would be wise to stay with Liverpool and reject a possible move to Barcelona, according to his countryman Lucio. The former Brazil international, who currently plays for FC Goa in the Indian Super League, feels Coutinho would be a "fill in" player for Luis Enrique instead of..." October 21

  • Revealed: The incredible world record fee Manchester United offered Barcelona for Neymar

    The Express "MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly tabled a staggering £139million bid for Barcelona's Neymar in the summer. United chased the Brazil striker throughout the transfer window in a bid to add some star dust to their side. But Barcelona rejected their approach and have begun talks over a new deal with..." October 21

  • Barcelona keep tabs on former Arsenal and Man Utd striker Robin van Persie – report

    Metro "Barcelona have reportedly sent scouts to watch former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie ahead of a possible January transfer. The Dutchman joined Fenerbahce this summer, but has not always been a regular in the starting eleven, leading to speculation that he is unhappy in..." October 20

  • Lionel Messi tax case could lead to shock Barcelona exit in 2018 – report

    Metro "The Argentina forward, who has spent his entire senior career at the Nou Camp, is said to be unhappy and losing his patience with life in Spain, according to Messi, who is currently out with a knee injury picked up last month, could even face jail if he is found to be guilty of..." October 19

  • Neymar tells Barca fans: I will sign new contract "The Brazil star has downplayed fears that he was interested in signing with Manchester United. Barcelona star Neymar has insisted that he will sign a new contract at Camp Nou amid interest from Manchester United. The Brazil international held talks with the Red Devils over the summer but has..." October 19

  • Chelsea summer signing Pedro admits struggling to adapt to 'very physical and competitive' Premier League

    Daily Mail "Pedro has admitted he is struggling to adapt to the Premier League after making his summer move to Chelsea from Barcelona. The World Cup and Champions League winner made a dream start to his Blues career, scoring on his debut against West Brom, but has since failed to make his mark. But the..." October 19

  • Neymar's father confirms Manchester United summer offer

    ESPN FC "Neymar's father has confirmed that Barcelona received an offer from Manchester United this summer for his son, but revealed neither the Neymars nor the Catalan club had any interest in accepting the proposal. Speaking to Fox Sports in Brasil on Friday, Neymar Sr., who guides his son's career,..." October 17

  • Barcelona want Robin van Persie as cover for Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar

    Daily Mail "Robin van Persie’s career could be set for an unexpected Nou Camp swansong with Barcelona considering signing the 32-year-old Dutch forward in January. Van Persie's role would be to act as back-up for Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, a similar job to the one Henrik Larsson did when he..." October 16

  • Manchester United dealt transfer blow after Aymeric Laporte agrees to join Barcelona

    Daily Mirror "Louis van Gaal has suffered a transfer blow after being beaten to one of their top defensive targets. Athletic Bilbao's French under-21 defender Aymeric Laporte will join Barcelona next summer in a deal worth around £35m. That is a big blow for Manchester United boss Van Gaal as the club's..." October 16

  • Could Barcelona star Neymar be banned for six months?

    CBS Sports "Barcelona knows a little bit about bans. A transfer ban till January has prevented the club from playing summer signings Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal. Could a ban for Neymar be next? According to O Globo out of Brazil, Santos, Neymar's former club, is asking for the player to be banned for six..." October 15

  • Is Barcelona superstar Neymar out of control or just an easy target?

    Sporting News "Legendary Argentine winger Orestes Corbatta was not known for his methodical preparation before a big game. An alcoholic, the star of the 1957 Copa America used to stagger in to the Racing Club dressing room stinking drunk just hours before kickoff. Club helper Tita Mattiussi's extra duty on those..." October 15

  • Manchester United promise to splash the cash, Neymar in Woodward's sights

    ESPN FC "Despite ploughing upwards of £250 million into the summer transfer market -- bringing in the likes of Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin -- Manchester United Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has promised fans that club will continue spending in future windows. Speaking at..." October 14

  • Tottenham target Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez ahead of £10m January swoop

    Daily Mail "Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up interest in Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez. Manager Mauricio Pochettino watched the 20-year-old a couple of times last season and is looking at making a move in January. Barcelona are willing to sell as Sandro is seen as back-up to their first-team squad..." October 14

  • Neymar confirms desire to sign new deal at Barcelona

    Daily Mail "Neymar has confirmed he wants to renew his contract with Barcelona but insists there is no hurry on his part to put pen to paper. Speaking in the Spanish press the Brazil star, who returned to his club on Monday following the international break, spoke of his desire to sign an extension on his..." October 13

  • Barcelona back Lionel Messi over tax case

    Sky Sports "Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the superstar's tax fraud case and vowed to fight "external decisions" they say are unfairly targeting the club. On Thursday a Spanish court ordered Messi and his father Jorge, who are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of £3.1m..." October 09

  • Barcelona aiming to beat Liverpool to Borussian Dortmund stars Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus transfers – report

    Metro "Barcelona are targeting Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan because they are concerned that Liverpool could get to the pair first, according to reports. Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool has seen a number of his former charges linked with a move to Anfield, with Reus and..." October 09

  • Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on tax fraud charges

    CBS Sports "It's stinks being injured. But for Lionel Messi, this is much worse. Per the Associated Press, the Barcelona superstar will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud. The AP says that court documents that were made public on Thursday say that a judge rejected a request to clear the..." October 08

  • Arsenal and Manchester United to battle Barcelona in transfer race for Ajax’s Riechedly Bazoer – report

    Metro "Arsenal and Manchester United have been mentioned as among a number of clubs chasing the signing of Ajax wonderkid. The 18-year-old midfielder is a highly-regarded talent after breaking into the Ajax first-team last season, and Spanish source claims Barcelona could be leading the..." October 08

  • Coutinho is 'extremely happy' at Liverpool and 'hasn't spoken to Real Madrid or Barcelona', despite reports

    Daily Mail "Philippe Coutinho is happy at Liverpool and has NOT opened talks about a transfer away from Anfield to join Real Madrid. Despite reports from Spain that Barcelona and Madrid are keen to sign him, the 23-year-old Brazilian playmaker is staying as the club prepare for Jurgen Klopp to take over..." October 08

  • Lionel Messi Cleared Of Tax Fraud Charges; Case Against Father Continues

    NESN "The taxman no longer cometh for Lionel Messi, but his father, Jorge, isn’t free and clear. Prosecutors in Barcelona, Spain, cleared Lionel Messi of tax fraud charges Monday but recommended a fine and a prison sentence for Jorge Messi, according to The BBC. The Messis were accused of evading..." October 07

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