Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Andres Iniesta named captain of FC Barcelona in secret vote

    The Score "Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta will be the captain of FC Barcelona for the 2015-16 season, being given the armband after a secret vote was held by the players on the first-team roster. Iniesta takes over the armband from Xavi, who departed the club for Qatari outfit Al Sadd. Argentina..." August 04

  • Adama Traore ‘travelling to Liverpool for medical ahead of transfer’

    Metro "The 19-year-old has been one of Liverpool’s top summer targets, with Anfield officials said to have flown out to Spain to wrap up the deal. And reports in Spain say Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of securing Traore’s services with the Barcelona star preparing to travel to Liverpool for a..." August 04

  • Report: Manchester United to meet with Barcelona, Pedro this weekend in hopes of closing deal

    The Score "Maybe this is the big mystery signing. Manchester United, linked with a host of attacking players in light of manager Louis van Gaal's assertion that the club will sign a mystery player before the transfer window closes, will reportedly meet with Barcelona winger Pedro this weekend to seal the..." July 25

  • Aaron Ramsey admits that interest from Barcelona is 'flattering', and would one day like to follow Bale to Spain

    The Telegraph "Aaron Ramsey has revealed for the first time that he would eventually like to play in Spain and has described Barcelona’s interest in him as “flattering”. The 24-year-old midfielder has stressed that his immediate future is with Arsenal, with whom he has a contract until 2019, but an admission..." July 25

  • Pedro will not be sold for less than £22m, says Barcelona president

    The Telegraph "Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has warned Manchester United that the European champions will not accept anything less than £22million for Pedro Rodriguez. United manager Louis van Gaal has identified the Spain forward as the priority target to play on the right side of a front three..." July 24

  • Manchester United closing in on £22m deal for unsettled Barcelona star

    The Express "United are ready to trigger the £22million release clause in the 27-year-old forward’s contract and are confident the Spaniard wants to join them. Barcelona arrived in San Francisco yesterday ahead of their International Champions Cup game with United in Santa Clara on Saturday. Barca boss..." July 23

  • Arsenal keen on £8.5m Barcelona kid Sergi Samper

    Daily Mail "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to sign Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper and the player is considering the move despite Luis Enrique being desperate to keep him. Wenger faces competition for the 20-year-old, who is under contract until 2017, as Portuguese giants Porto are hoping to take..." July 22

  • Manchester United plot £22m Pedro deal as Chelsea face competition for Barcelona forward

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are plotting a £22million swoop for Barcelona forward Pedro to boost Louis van Gaal's attacking options. Van Gaal has allowed Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao to leave United this summer, leaving his only striking options Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James..." July 18

  • Stoke sign Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Stoke have announced the signing of winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee. El Ouriachi, who has represented Spain at youth level and has been called up by Morocco's under-23 squad, could make his first appearance in the Potters' Asia Trophy game against Everton in..." July 15

  • Chelsea to sign £22m Arsenal and Liverpool target Pedro next week

    The Express "Pedro's future at the Nou Camp is in doubt as he battles for a place in Luis Enrique's side. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are all ahead of the 27-year-old in the Barcelona pecking order. And the Daily Star report Chelsea will seal a £22million deal for Pedro after Barcelona's..." July 15

  • Gunners 'begin talks' to sign Barcelona winger Pedro

    The Independent "Arsenal have made initial contact with Pedro's representatives over a move for the Barcelona winger, according to reports in Spain. Reports claim that the Gunners are closely monitoring the 27-year-old, who scored six league goals for Barca last season in their La Liga-winning..." July 06

  • Barcelona officially announce signing of Arda Turan

    Pro Soccer Talk "There was much speculation as to where Arda Turan would end up next season, and now he has put that speculation to rest. The Turkish international will be staying in La Liga, joining European champions Barcelona after spending four seasons with Atletico Madrid. Turan was linked with a..." July 06

  • Lionel Messi's family attacked in stands of Copa America final

    CBS Sports "Members of Lionel Messi's family were attacked in the stands in Santiago during the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile, reports. According to the report, the incident occurred just before the first half ended, as Chile fans started to insult the superstar's..." July 04

  • Arsenal ‘set to open talks with Barcelona regarding Pedro transfer’

    Metro "Pedro has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Barcelona despite recently signing a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019. Despite scoring 11 goals and personally claiming his fifth La Liga title last season, the 27-year-old was left frustratingly down the pecking order behind..." July 04

  • Barcelona have €80m Paul Pogba bid rejected by Juventus

    ESPN FC "Juventus turned down an offer from Barcelona for Paul Pogba of €80 million, Bianconeri managing director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed as he reiterated that the young France star is not for sale. Pogba, 22, is one of the most coveted targets in the upcoming transfer window, and there has been much..." July 02

  • Barcelona set to beat Chelsea to the £25m signing of Arda Turan

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are confident of beating Chelsea to the signing of Arda Turan with the player expected to complete the £25million move as soon as personal terms are finalised. Barca coach Luis Enrique requested the 28-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder be signed before he went on holiday. It now..." July 02

  • Barcelona star snubs Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool

    Daily Star "Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool were all linked with a move for the Spanish defender. Brendan Rodgers had lined Montoya up to replace Glen Johnson, whose contract expired at the end of the season. He instead moved for Nathaniel Clyne. Montoya, 24, is poised to join Inter on a..." July 02

  • Pogba to Barcelona for $90 million? Reports in Italy say deal discussed

    Pro Soccer Talk "Paul Pogba’s reign as the most-wanted midfielder in Europe is continuing, as Juventus’ superstar could be on the move to Barcelona. According to a report in the Gazzeto dello Sport, Juventus and Barca have agreed a fee of $90 million for Pogba to join the Spanish giants in 2016 when their..." June 30

  • West Ham close in on Alex Song deal with Barcelona

    The Telegraph "West Ham are edging towards agreeing a deal with Barcelona to sign Alex Song on a permanent deal. Barcelona had demanded £5million for Song, but the Spanish club are now understood to be open to the idea of allowing the midfielder to leave on a free transfer. West Ham are prepared to match..." June 26

  • Man United issue HANDS-OFF warning to Barcelona over Angel di Maria

    Daily Star "Spanish giants Barca are plotting a swoop for Di Maria after adding the Argentine ace to their wanted list. But United insist Di Maria is not for sale and have told Barca to forget about signing the former Real Madrid winger. A United source said: "The situation with Angel is quite simple...." June 25

  • Neymar suspended for remainder of Copa America tournament

    ESPN FC "Brazil captain Neymar will miss the remainder of the Copa America after CONMEBOL increased his suspension to four matches, pending an appeal, on Friday. In addition to the ban, Neymar was given a $10,000 fine. The Copa America disciplinary board on Thursday originally dealt the Brazil No. 10..." June 20

  • Man United target and Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos offered to BARCELONA in shock twist

    Daily Star "The Real Madrid superstar is a target for Manchester United this summer but Real's great rivals Barca have apparently been offered him as a "trump card". According to Spanish publication Sport, Jordi Majo, a candidate for the Barcelona presidency, said: "A while ago we were offered him, a month..." June 19

  • Everton ‘complete Gerard Deulofeu transfer from Barcelona’

    Metro "Everton have reportedly struck a £4.3million deal to sign Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu. The Spaniard made a big impression at Goodison Park during his loan spell there in 2013-14, but returned to the Nou Camp afterwards. Sevilla signed Deulofeu on another temporary deal for the 2014-15..." June 18

  • Barcelona respond to Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham interest in Marc Bartra

    The Express "The centre-back has been linked with a Premier League switch after making just 14 La Liga appearances this season. Bartra is behind the likes of Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Jeremy Mathieu in Luis Enrique's pecking order, and has apparently been attracting interest from Liverpool,..." June 17

  • Neymar agrees to Barca contract extension through 2020, says report

    ESPN FC "Neymar and Barcelona have verbally agreed to a contract extension worth €12 million net per year through 2020, Spanish newspaper Sport has reported. Signing the contract will be a mere formality, according to the report, which said only the stunning end to the Blaugrana season and the club's..." June 15

  • Lionel Messi to stand trial for tax fraud after failed appeal

    Sporting News "Lionel Messi will stand trial for tax fraud after having an appeal rejected by a Barcelona court. The FC Barcelona superstar and his father and agent, Jorge Horacio Messi, stand accused of having defrauded authorities of €4.1million (more than $4.5 million US) between 2007 and 2009. The..." June 10

  • Liverpool ‘cleared to complete Martin Montoya transfer in coming days’

    Metro "Liverpool transfer target Martin Montoya will reportedly make a decision on his Barcelona future in the coming days. With Dani Alves signing a new deal at the Nou Camp and the acquisition of Aleix Vidal, Montoya’s situation looks to be in some doubt. The Spaniard, who is apparently being..." June 10

  • Luis Enrique extends contract with Barcelona until 2017

    The Score "Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, who led the Catalan giants to the treble in his first campaign in charge, has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish giants until June 2017. "We have sealed the renewal of Luis Enrique's contract until 2017, so we will have Luis Enrique for two more years,"..." June 09

  • Liverpool and Arsenal target Pedro commits future to Barcelona, signing new four-year deal

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool and Arsenal target Pedro has signed a new deal at Barcelona, committing his future to the club until 2019. The Spaniard has struggled for starting opportunities this term following the arrival of Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp. He has still played in 49 games for Luis Enrique's men in..." June 04

  • Paul Pogba to SNUB Manchester City in favour of Barcelona move

    Daily Star "The France and Juventus ace has been top of City's summer shopping list with the club desperate to land a marquee signing. Etihad bosses are willing to smash the British transfer record to land Pogba in a £70m deal. The deposed champions have also put together a £45m package that would make..." June 03

  • Manchester United head queue to sign Barcelona’s right-back Dani Alves

    The Guardian "Manchester United believe they are in pole position to recruit Dani Alves from Barcelona should Louis van Gaal wish to sign the right-back. Alves becomes a free agent this summer and Barcelona are minded to allow the 32-year-old to leave after Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus..." June 02

  • Manchester United transfer news: Dani Alves accused of using MUFC to get better Barcelona deal

    Manchester Evening News "Laurent Blanc has accused Dani Alves of using Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain to get a better deal at Barcelona. Alves is out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of season and has been linked with moves to PSG and United. But PSG coach Blanc believes the 32-year-old right-back..." June 02

  • Xavi wanted by PSG as French giants consider loan move for Barcelona legend

    Daily Mail "Outgoing Barcelona legend Xavi is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to French-based paper Le Parisien. On Thursday, 35-year-old announced that he will join Qatari side Al-Sadd on a two-year deal this summer, ending his 24-year run with the Catalan giants. And Le..." May 26

  • Manchester United interested in Dani Alves as battle intensifies for Barcelona right-back

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are interested in Barcelona's out-of-contract star Dani Alves. Alves, 32, says he is prepared to quit the Nou Camp after the Champions League Final on June 6, despite Barcelona's offer of a new deal, because he feels disrespected by them. This has alerted United, together..." May 26

  • Aaron Ramsey is good enough to replace Xavi at Barcelona, says ex-Gunner

    talkSport "Aaron Ramsey is good enough to join Barcelona as a replacement for legendary midfielder Xavi, believes Perry Groves. The former Spain star, 35, will end his career-long association with the Catalan club at the end of the current campaign when he moves to Qatari side Al Sadd. Luis Enrique has..." May 22

  • 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