Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Manchester City expect Lionel Messi to finish career at Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Manchester City would "open the doors" to Lionel Messi if he ever decided to leave Barcelona, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano. The Argentina international striker showed why City boss Pep Guardiola believes he is the best player in the world after his hat trick in the 4-0 victory..." October 20

  • Pep Guardiola says Lionel Messi may want a 'new experience' at some point

    Sky Sports "Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he hopes Lionel Messi finishes his career at Barcelona but does not think a move to England is completely out of the question. And Guardiola implied that he would be among the many suitors sure to target the brilliant Argentine, were he to decide on a..." October 19

  • Neymar to sign new five-year deal on Friday as Barcelona star follows Javier Mascherano in committing future

    Daily Mail "Barcelona have revealed Brazilian superstar Neymar will put pen to paper on a new five-year contract on Friday. Neymar's current deal is due to expire in 2018 but he has committed his future to the Catalan giants to end speculation regarding news of a possible move away from the Nou Camp...." October 18

  • Pep Guardiola: I never called Lionel Messi for Manchester City

    ESPN FC "Pep Guardiola has admitted he tried to sign Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the summer before eventually signing his teammate Claudio Bravo. But the Manchester City boss denied reports that he had tried to take four of his former Barca players to the Etihad in the summer, including Lionel..." October 18

  • Gerard Pique takes Spain retirement in 2018 into his own hands

    ESPN FC "The offices that house Gerard Pique's Kerad Games, employing some thirty or so bright young men and women to keep his Golden Manager online football game successfully expanding, are plush and located within a long goal kick of the FC Barcelona training ground. In the modern vogue, they are a mix..." October 11

  • Time running out for Aleix Vidal "Aleix Vidal's future at Barcelona is up in the air, with the Catalan club already looking at the possibility of letting him depart the Camp Nou and of signing a replacement in January. Since joining the Blaugrana in the summer of 2015 - and debuting in January 2016, once their ban on..." October 10

  • Liverpool's Barcelona transfer target Phillipe Coutinho to be offered a new contract as Spanish giants lurk

    Daily Mirror "Brazilian who has been in superb form this season only signed fresh terms 18 months ago but the Reds aim to reward him again with a stack of TV-deal cash Liverpool are ready to offer Philippe Coutinho a new contract to fend off interest from Barcelona, writes Neil Moxley in the Sunday..." October 09

  • Barcelona turned down €50 million offer from Chinese club for me - Arda Turan

    Sporting News "Arda Turan has revealed Barcelona rejected a 50 million euro ($56 million) offer from an unnamed club in China for him in January. The midfielder joined the Spanish champion from Atletico Madrid in 2015 but endured a difficult start to life at Camp Nou, fueling speculation he could be set for a..." October 09

  • Luis Suarez set for an extra £100,000 a week as Barcelona look to tie down Uruguayan striker until 2020

    Daily Mail "Barcelona have moved in a bid to tie down striker Luis Suarez to a long-term contract that would put the Uruguayan on the same wage as team-mate Neymar, but still some way short of Lionel Messi. Suarez currently earns £170,000-a-week at the Nou Camp, with his present deal with the Catalans..." October 05

  • Hector Bellerin to be offered bumper new five-year contract to end Barcelona and Man City interest

    The Sun "Barcelona and Manchester City have been linked with moves for the Spaniard who has emerged as one of the best right-backs in the world. And Gunners chiefs are eager to begin talks with Bellerin’s representatives after the international break to tie him down to a long term deal. Bellerin, 21,..." October 04

  • Sergio Busquets set to sign new Barcelona deal with €200m buy-out clause, ending Manchester City speculation

    talkSport "The midfielder has spent his whole career with the Spanish champions, coming through their famous La Masia academy to break into the first-team. It was under Guardiola that Busquets made his name at the Nou Camp and there have been reports he could join his former boss at City. But now the..." September 22

  • Lionel Messi out three weeks with groin injury suffered vs. Atletico

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi will be out of action for about three weeks after injuring his groin in Barca's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday at Camp Nou. With manager Luis Enrique's Barca side leading by one goal in the second half, the Argentine dropped to the ground..." September 21

  • Ronaldinho only used to train once a week because of his party lifestyle

    Metro "Brazil legend Ronaldinho only used to train once a week because of his party lifestyle, his former team-mate Jerome Leroy has revealed. Leroy, who played alongside the former Ballon d’Or winner from 2001 to 2003, also claimed that Ronaldinho used to turn up in sunglasses and immediately head to..." September 21

  • Arsenal tell Barcelona they can have this ace for £38.6m - report

    Daily Star "Spanish outlet Don Balon say Arsene Wenger has informed Barcelona they will have to stump up close to £40m for the right back. Yesterday Sport reported that the Catalan giants were expecting to pay just over £30m for their former youth player. Barcelona have apparently informed Bellerin that..." September 21

  • Report: Man City, Barcelona chasing Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin

    Pro Soccer Talk "Arsenal’s speedy right back Hector Bellerin is wanted by both Manchester City and Barcelona, according to reports. Bellerin, 21, has become a mainstay at right back for the Gunners over the past two seasons with the Spanish international named in the PFA Premier League Team of the year last..." September 20

  • Manchester City and Barcelona will move for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin in January transfer window

    Daily Mail "Manchester City and Barcelona are refusing to take no for an answer in their pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. Both clubs have made the 21-year-old Spain full back their top target. They asked about him in the summer transfer window and will return in January, although he will be a..." September 20

  • Manchester United to Barcelona battle for PSG defender Marquinhos?

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United and Barcelona are set to battle it out for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to L'Equipe. United have been linked with moves for the Brazilian centre-back in the past but recent reports suggest that Barcelona are considering swooping. Jose Mourinho could..." September 17

  • Barcelona's Neymar held meetings with PSG over summer move - agent

    ESPN FC "One of Neymar's agents has claimed that the Brazilian held two meetings with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer before eventually agreeing to extend his contract with Barcelona. Neymar, 24, penned a new five-year deal at the beginning of July with Barca, but Wagner Ribeiro says his client could..." September 15

  • Neymar came close to joining Man United and PSG before signing Barcelona contract extension, claims star's agent

    Daily Mail "Neymar came close to joining Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain this summer, before committing his future to Barcelona. The Brazilian forward, who joined the Catalans from Santos, penned a new deal to keep him at the Nou Camp until 2021 but his agent has claimed talks were held over a..." September 09

  • Pep Guardiola confirms Claudio Bravo WILL make Manchester City debut in derby

    Daily Mirror "Pep Guardiola has confirmed Claudio Bravo will make his Manchester City debut in tomorrow's derby at Old Trafford. And City boss Guardiola has said he will share a glass of wine with arch rival Jose Mourinho after the game – if the United boss invites him to join him. Bravo, bought from..." September 09

  • Barcelona's Neymar expecting to play against Alaves on Saturday

    ESPN FC "Neymar expects to make his first appearance of the season for Barcelona in Saturday's La Liga match against Alaves after landing back in the Catalan capital on Wednesday following more than 100 days away. The Brazilian spent time in Ibiza and the United States earlier this summer after helping..." September 07

  • Barcelona legend Xavi claims Leicester star Riyad Mahez is good enough to represent the Catalan giants

    Daily Mirror "Riyad Mahrez is good enough to play for Barcelona , according to club legend Xavi. The Leicester forward, 25, lifted the Players’ Player of the Year award last season and stunning goal for Algeria at the weekend. Xavi said: “Mahrez is good enough to play for Barcelona, but I am pleased he..." September 06

  • Barcelona reveal they had the chance to beat Manchester United to the signing of Paul Pogba but blew it

    The Sun "BARCELONA blew the chance to sign midfielder Paul Pogba before he completed his world record switch to Manchester United. The Spanish giants had agreed a deal with Juventus 12 months ago that they would have first priority on Pogba if he were to leave the Old Lady." September 02

  • Everton bid for Manchester City's Joe Hart after Pep Guardiola agrees fee for Barcelona stopper Claudio Bravo

    The Telegraph "Joe Hart’s Manchester City career is over after the club agreed to sign Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for a fee worth up to £17 million. The England goalkeeper is aware of an offer from Everton, who are willing to take him on loan or recruit him in a permanent deal. Meanwhile, Chile’s Bravo will..." August 22

  • Gabriel Barbosa admits he would love to play alongside Brazil Olympics team-mate Neymar at Barcelona next season

    The Sun "IN DEMAND Gabriel Barbosa has hinted he may move to Barcelona. The Brazil centre-forward was part of the side which claimed an historic first-ever gold medal at the Rio Olympics after Neymar’s penalty settled the final shoot-out." August 22

  • Claudio Bravo heading to Man City as Barcelona confirm deal in principle

    ESPN FC "Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has confirmed a deal is in place with Manchester City for the transfer of Claudio Bravo. During the week it emerged the Premier League club were closing in on a €25 million move for the Chilean goalkeeper, whom Pep Guardiola wants to replace Joe..." August 21

  • Joe Hart set to leave Manchester City this month after Barcelona agree £17m deal for Claudio Bravo

    Daily Mail "Joe Hart will leave Manchester City this month as they close on Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The England No 1 has been told he does not figure in Pep Guardiola's immediate plans and, rather than sit on the bench, is ready to go on loan with Sevilla and Everton the main contenders at this..." August 17

  • Barcelona considering shock Salomon Rondon swoop as back-up for star strikers

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona are monitoring West Brom striker Salomon Rondon as they want back-up firepower in case any of their stars get injured. The Spanish champions have a list with six options to strengthen their squad upfront where superstar trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are first..." August 17

  • Neymar could quit Brazil due to lack of respect, coach suggests

    Fox Sports "Brazil's national team is in a rough place right now. After two goalless draws in their first two group stage games at the Olympics, the Selecao face the prospect of another embarrassing exit from a major summer tournament at home. Naturally, fans are growing restless, especially with Neymar's..." August 11

  • Adam Lallana hails "unpredictable" Sadio Mane after £30million star's Barcelona destruction

    Daily Mirror "Adam Lallana knew from his first training session with Sadio Mane that Liverpool have bagged themselves a game-changer. And the Anfield and England midfielder believes Mane's impact against Barcelona is just a tantalising glimpse of what the Senegal strike star has in his locker. Jurgen..." August 08

  • Neymar fan arrested when discovered in Brazil's hotel laundry room

    The Score "One supporter's attempt to meet Neymar was hampered by police ahead of Saturday's friendly between Brazil and Japan's Rio 2016 sides. Vladimir Possos, a police officer, told Agence France-Presse on Friday that a 22-year-old sports student was arrested after being discovered in the laundry room..." July 29

  • Manchester City's Nolito reveals he turned down Barcelona to work with Pep Guardiola once again

    The Telegraph "Nolito has revealed he turned down the chance to re-join Spanish champions Barcelona because of his desire to play for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The Spain winger signed for City last month after the club activated the £13.8 million release clause in his contract with Celta Vigo...." July 25

  • Luciano Vietto set to join Barcelona for £18million despite scoring just one in La Liga last season

    The Sun "BARCELONA are set to complete the signing of striker Luciano Vietto for £18million, despite only scoring ONE goal in La Liga last season, according to reports in Spain. The 22-year-old Argentina ace will undergo a medical over the weekend and could officially become the Catalan club’s third..." July 24

  • Barcelona unveils purple 2016-17 away kit

    The Score "In a first for the Catalan giants, Barcelona will wear purple during its trips abroad this season. The Liga club unveiled its "bold" new 2016-17 away strips Thursday, and continued its self-proclaimed tradition of entering an opponent's stadium in a uniform that "will shock and excite." " July 14

  • Barcelona to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne is set to join the club for an initial €16.5 million. France international Digne, who will undergo his medical on Thursday, is set to sign a five-year contract at the Camp Nou. Barca said on their official website that..." July 13

  • Barcelona's #WeAreAllMessi campaign is, at best, misguided

    Fox Sports "Lionel Messi was convicted of tax fraud. Three counts of it. And he was handed a 21-month prison sentence (although he will likely avoid any jail time). It was the conclusion of a long, drawn out criminal case that saw his financial dealings investigated by the authorities for years and then..." July 09

  • Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona after tax verdict - Javier Tebas

    ESPN FC "The president of the Spanish football league says he is worried that Lionel Messi could leave to play in another country after being found guilty of tax fraud. Javier Tebas has also defended Messi's innocence two days after a court ruled the Barcelona forward and his father defrauded the..." July 09

  • Chelsea ready to pounce for Lionel Messi transfer after initial talks

    Metro "Chelsea could be ready to pounce for the ambitious transfer of Lionel Messi after Roman Abramovich held talks with the Barcelona star’s father on his yacht. The Blues are keeping tabs on the Argentine’s uncertain situation at the Nou Camp as he feels disappointed not to have had more support..." July 09

  • Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

    BBC "His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. They also face millions of euros in fines for using tax havens in Belize and Uruguay used to conceal earnings from image rights. However, they are likely to avoid..." July 06

  • Barcelona and Real Madrid engage in transfer battle once again "Spanish football superpowers Real Madrid and Barcelona will do battle once more in the transfer market, this time with two players - Gabriel Jesus and Andre Gomes- in the spotlight. The clubs have taken a liking to eyeing up the same talent, and not for the first time there could be a fight for..." July 06

  • ​Neymar signs new Barcelona contract until 2021; includes €200M buyout clause

    The Independent "Neymar's contract with Barcelona has been extended until 2021. The player and his agents confirmed the five-year extension on Thursday. The 24-year-old Brazilian forward posted on his social media accounts that he was "very happy to keep living this dream." The announcement ended..." July 01

  • Dani Alves signs for Juventus: Barcelona exit fuels speculation regarding Arsenal's Hector Bellerin

    London Evening Standard "Juventus have confirmed the signing of Barcelona right-back Dani Alves on a two-year contract, leading to further speculation that Barca could now target Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. As reported by Standard Sport last month, the Spanish champions have identified the 21-year-old La Masia..." June 28

  • Lionel Messi admits Argentina FA criticism a mistake before Copa finals

    ESPN FC "Argentina striker Lionel Messi admitted he made a mistake with his vocal criticism of his country's FA, but refused to use the situation as an excuse should the Albiceleste lose their Copa America finals rematch against Chile on Sunday. The Barcelona star made his feelings clear about the AFA..." June 25

  • Everton defender Funes Mori still being monitored by Barcelona

    Liverpool Echo "Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori remains on Barcelona's radar, according to the Catalan giant's Sporting Director. The Argentine was watched by the La Liga Champions twice last season, as he adjusted to life in the Premier League following his switch from River Plate. Mori, 25, joined the..." June 20

  • THREE clubs willing to pay Neymar release clause, claims agent

    Manchester Evening News "Three of the world's biggest clubs are willing to buy Neymar out of his Barcelona contract, according to his agent. The Brazilian has a clause in his contract that allows the 24-year-old to talk to clubs who meet his £157m price tag. And his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, claims there are thee clubs..." June 18

  • PSG hope to sign Barcelona star Neymar by activating £153m release clause

    Daily Mail "Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful that they can sign Barcelona superstar Neymar. The French club are considering activating his £153million release clause in what would be the blockbuster signing of the summer and make him the world’s most expensive player. PSG are preparing for life without..." June 11

  • PSG hope to sign Barcelona star Neymar by activating £153m release clause

    Daily Mail "Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful that they can sign Barcelona superstar Neymar. The French club are considering activating his £153million release clause in what would be the blockbuster signing of the summer and make him the world’s most expensive player. PSG are preparing for life without..." June 10

  • Ronaldo, Messi top Forbes list of best-earning athletes

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the most money in the sports world in 2015, and no other soccer player comes close to La Liga’s duo. Ronaldo made about $128 million, while Messi hauled in more than $118 million. In both of their cases, salary is significantly higher than endorsements " June 08

  • Spanish prosecutors endorse Neymar corruption trial

    The Score "Spanish prosecutors want Brazilian star Neymar Jr. to go to court over fraud allegedly committed during his transfer to Barcelona in 2013. Prosecutors from Spain's top criminal court accuse the forward, his father, Barcelona's former president Sandro Rosell, and the club of concealing the cost..." June 07

  • Lionel Messi could make shock move to Manchester United

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are exploring the potential of a sensational move to bring Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to Old Trafford. Sportsmail can reveal that United have made two approaches in the last three weeks in an attempt to gauge whether a move for the Argentine might be possible. Any..." June 04

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