Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Liverpool FC ditch plans to sign Barcelona's Victor Valdes as keeper heads for Manchester United

    Liverpool Echo "Victor Valdes will train with Manchester United after Liverpool FC ditched plans to sign the former Barcelona goalkeeper. The Reds had been heavily linked with a move for the Spanish international, who has been a free agent since his contract expired last summer. However, Liverpool’s desire..." October 24

  • Dani Alves does NOT have a deal in place to join Manchester United and remains locked in Barcelona talks

    Daily Mail "Dani Alves is continuing negotiations with Barcelona over a new contract but the club want him to take a wage cut. The Brazilian was reported to have agreed a pre-contract with Manchester United but no deal is in place. Former Sevilla defender Alves has been plying his trade at the Nou Camp..." October 20

  • Lionel Messi 'had nothing to do with tax evasion', insists father Jorge

    Daily Mirror "Lionel Messi's father insists the Barcelona star has nothing to do with the tax controversy that threatens to tarnish his name. The Argentine and father Jorge have been accused of tax evasion over three offences from 2007 to 2009 - swindling the Spanish state of more than £3.2million. Messi..." October 16

  • Barcelona would have to leave La Liga if Catalonia breaks away from Spain

    Daily Mail "Barcelona would not be allowed to play in La Liga if Catalonia broke away from Spain, the country's football league chief Javier Tebas said as tensions mounted in the region over the possibility of an independence referendum next month. Tebas explained that the country's sports law entitles..." October 07

  • Liverpool eye Barcelona youth product Diao after striker indicates he's ready to quit Lazio

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool have been put on red alert after Keita Balde Diao indicated he is ready to quit Lazio. The former Barcelona starlet, 19, was a target for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers in the summer. Lazio did not want to let him go then, but there is strong interest in him from several clubs, with..." October 06

  • Barcelona are confident they can keep Lionel Messi

    Sky Sports "Barcelona are ignoring ongoing speculation regarding Lionel Messi's future and expect him to remain at the club. Despite being an iconic figure at the Nou Camp, and having spent his entire career to date with the Catalan giants, regular rounds of rumours continue to suggest that Messi could..." October 02

  • Man Utd on alert as Barcelona's Xavi hints at move away from Spain

    The Express "The midfield veteran opted to stay with Luis Enrique's side over the summer despite being linked with a move to Old Trafford, but has found first-team opportunities limited following the arrival of Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla. Xavi, who has won numerous trophies with the La Liga giants as well as..." October 02

  • Dani Alves is coming to England... Barcelona superstar puts Premier League clubs on alert

    Daily Mail "Dani Alves is coming to England, according to an interview the player has given to O Globo in Brazil. In news that will put half of the Premier League on alert the full-back is quoted as saying he will be playing in the Premier League next season after walking away from Barcelona after seven..." October 02

  • FIFA exec says they are looking into reducing Luis Suarez’s ban

    Pro Soccer Talk "FIFA vice president and former CONMEBOL federation chief Eugenio Figueredo told Uruguayan television that it’s possible that FIFA could take a bite out of Luis Suarez‘s suspension. I’m sorry, that was terrible. I’ll leave. Just let me finish the story. “When a little more time has passed we..." October 01

  • Xavi breaks Champions League appearance record after coming on for Barcelona against PSG

    Daily Mail "Xavi has broken a Champions League record after making his 143rd appearance in the competition for Barcelona on Tuesday night. The 34-year-old midfielder replaced Ivan Rakitic in the 69th minute against PSG at the Parc des Princes. Xavi, who also has three winners medals, has surpassed Real..." October 01

  • Zlatan takes a shot at Pep Guardiola

    Pro Soccer Talk "Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a man who tells it as it is. This time, he’s taking a shot at Pep Guardiola over decisions made in 2010. It is no secret Zlatan and Guardiola had their differences at Barcelona. The striker’s time in Spain was often tumultuous, leading to a loan to Milan that turned into a..." September 29

  • Chelsea's £118m MONSTER bid to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi

    Daily Star "The mega deal would have been the biggest in football history if it'd come off - and would have smashed the £86m world transfer record that Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale. The reports from Spanish television station TV3 claim that Jose Mourinho tried his luck with a huge offer to lure the..." September 27

  • Report: Barcelona puts Suarez on diet to slim him down for El Clasico

    Pro Soccer Talk "Sometimes one bite leads to many bites, and Barcelona wants to make sure Luis Suarez finds his best form ahead of his Oct. 24 return. At least those are the claims from Mundo Deportivo, a Barcelona newspaper that says that Suarez’s new club is worried about his weight despite his pair of goals..." September 26

  • Malaga defender Weligton explains why he threw Messi to ground

    Fox Sports "Malaga centre-back Weligton claims Lionel Messi called him a "son of a wh*re" and that is why he threw him to the ground in Wednesday's 0-0 draw. Javi Gracia's men were the first team of 2014-15 to deny Barcelona all three points, as last season's La Liga runners up failed to register a shot on..." September 25

  • Gerard Pique unlikely to return to Manchester United as girlfriend Shakira rules out move to England

    Daily Mail "Any Manchester United move to resign Gerard Pique is likely to be scuppered by pop star Shakira. The Barcelona defender's partner does not want to leave the Catalan city for Manchester. And any move would represent a huge upheaval for the showbiz couple's family. Pique is unhappy on the Nou..." September 24

  • Espanyol threaten to boycott Copa Catalunya vs. Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Espanyol are threatening not to play the upcoming Copa Catalunya if opponents Barcelona continue with a policy of not playing their best side in the supposedly showpiece event. The tournament is an officially sanctioned competition played since the 1980s, which has been won eight times by..." September 24

  • Pedro ‘ready to listen to Arsenal and Liverpool transfer offers in January’

    Metro "Barcelona star Pedro has put Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert after reports surfaced that the winger is ready to quit the club in the new year after growing concerned that he’ll be left as a luxury back-up to Luis Suarez. The Spaniard, who has not completed 90 minutes for Barca this season,..." September 15

  • Chelsea make huge transfer offer to sign 11-year-old Barcelona talent Xavier Simons

    Metro "Chelsea have made a huge offer to sign Barcelona wonderkid Xavier Simons – who is just 11-years-old. The Blues have been aggressively scouring the world for top talents in the last few years, and attention has now turned to Dutch kid Simons. He is rated as one to keep an eye on in Barca’s..." September 12

  • Arsenal set to raid Barcelona for £10m Spain wonderkid Munir El-Haddadi

    Daily Star "The Gunners are looking at bringing El-Haddadi to the Emirates in January and are willing to meet his £10m release clause, according to reports on the continent. El-Haddadi only turned 19 last week but he's been touted as Barca's next big thing. The frontman scored on his La Liga debut in a..." September 12

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez set for clasico debut against Real Madrid

    ESPN FC "Luis Suarez will be available to make his Barcelona debut in the first La Liga clasico of the 2014-15 season at Real Madrid on Oct. 25, the Catalan club has confirmed. Suarez is serving a four-month ban imposed for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini when playing for Uruguay at the 2014..." September 10

  • Parents In Leo Messi's Hometown Can No Longer Name Their Kids "Messi"

    Deadspin.com "In reaction to one Argentine man christening his son "Messi Varela," Mundo Deportivo reports that the city of Rosario has decided to nip any potential trend in the bud by passing a law that prohibits use of the name "Messi" as a first name. The stated rationale appears to be that using a family..." September 10

  • Man Utd and Liverpool to offer Barcelona's Dani Alves shot at Premier League glory

    The Express "The Brazil international is out of contract at the end of the season, and it seems that new boss Luis Enrique does not plan on extending his stay at the Nou Camp. Alves' place in Barcelona's starting XI is under threat from Martin Montoya and new signing Douglas, who joined the La Liga outfit..." September 10

  • Juventus join Man City in race for Barcelona star

    talkSport "The Brazil wing-back will leave Barcelona as a free agent at the end of the season and City – along with the rest of the world's biggest clubs – are interested. Manuel Pellegrini's side would be considered a likely destination for defender as they have former Barcelona chiefs Ferran Soriano and..." September 10

  • 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

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