Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Barcelona set to move for Chelsea star David Luiz after transfer ban lifted

    talkSport "Barcelona will look to push through a move for David Luiz after their transfer ban was temporarily lifted. The Catalans were hit with a two window transfer ban by FIFA following the registration of players under 18 that allegedly failed to meet strict rules designed to prevent child trafficking..." April 24

  • Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended by FIFA, should allow club to make summer moves

    Pro Soccer Talk "The “complexity” of the improper conduct case involving Barcelona will likely allow the Spanish giant to conduct transfer business this summer, as its 14-month transfer ban has been suspended by FIFA during the club’s appeal. FIFA expects the investigation to take longer than July 1, which..." April 23

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set to be offered improved deal

    Sky Sports "Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insists Lionel Messi will be offered a new contract to keep him with the Catalan giants. The Argentinian superstar has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp after an injury-hit campaign has seen Messi fail to reach the heights of previous..." April 21

  • Barcelona eye David Luiz transfer with La Liga giants convinced they'll be able to buy this summer

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona are confident they will be able to sign players this summer, and have reignited their move for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Catalan giants have Vice President Manel Arroyo working on an appeal to the year-long ban imposed by FIFA for breaching rules on the transfer of under-18..." April 21

  • Barcelona's Neymar could miss remainder of season with foot injury

    TheScore.com "Barcelona have endured a tumultuous spell over the last two weeks. And that would be putting it lightly. The Catalan giants have seen their Champions League campaign come to an end at the quarterfinal stage at the hands of Atletico Madrid, while also dropping four points off the pace in the La..." April 18

  • Jurgen Klopp touted as new Barcelona boss if Catalans sack Gerardo Martino this summer

    Daily Mirror "Jurgen Klopp could be Barcelona manager next season, according to Spanish publication Sport. The Catalan giants are expected to relieve current boss Gerardo Martino of his duties this summer - with the club third in the La Liga table. Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Granada came on the back of..." April 14

  • FIFA hits Barcelona with transfer ban

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have been banned from making signings for two consecutive transfer windows after failing to abide by rules governing transfers of players under 18, FIFA announced on Wednesday. FIFA carried out an investigation last year and found the club as well as the Spanish football federation..." April 02

  • Tottenham's Hugo Lloris a transfer target for three of the Champions League last eight

    Daily Mirror "Hugo Lloris is involved in a three-way transfer battle, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid trying to prise him out of Tottenham. Spanish champions Barca and their Champions League quarter-final opponents Atletico both want France goalkeeper Lloris, who has already hinted he..." April 02

  • Victor Valdes knee injury likely ends Barça career, World Cup hopes

    Pro Soccer Talk "Victor Valdés had always intended to move on from Barcelona after this season, but carted off the field in late March is not the way he intended to leave the only club he’s ever known. Yet there he was, forced to the ground in his own penalty box after coming down awkwardly on his right knee. With..." March 27

  • Liverpool target Montoya to stay with Barcelona

    Give Me Sport "Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, a target for Liverpool, has moved to extinguish any doubts about his immediate future after it was announced that he is to sign a new long-term contract with his current employers later this week. As revealed on the official Barcelona website, Montoya has..." March 27

  • Barcelona striker Lionel Messi poised to leapfrog Cristiano Ronaldo as world's highest-paid player

    The Telegraph "Lionel Messi is poised to become the world’s highest-paid player as Barcelona look to ensure his long-term future is secure at the Nou Camp before he heads off to play for Argentina in the World Cup. Although Messi already has a contract that runs until 2018, his star status means that he has..." March 26

  • Hart set for Man City exit as Blues close in on Barcelona goalkeeper?

    talkSport "Manchester City are close to reaching an agreement to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the summer, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. The highly decorated 32-year-old, who has won a string of major honours at Barca, will leave the Catalan club when his contract expires in..." March 20

  • Guardiola: I left Barcelona because I could not motivate players any more

    Daily Mail "Pep Guardiola has admitted defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League in 2012 helped convince him it was time to leave Barcelona. The Bayern Munich coach’s departure from the Nou Camp has long been linked to burnout after two intense seasons up against Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, but now..." March 19

  • Lionel Messi shoots down Man City move after becoming Barcelona's all-time top scorer

    The Express "The Argentina striker went down in the history books after netting a hat-trick in Barca's 7-0 thrashing over Osasuna, surpassing the previous record held by Paulino Alcantara. The four-time world player of the year has set the new benchmark at 371 goals. And now Messi, 26, admits he has no..." March 18

  • Barca to splash the cash on new recruits in summer

    Fox Sports "Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus claims the Primera Liga giants are ready to make "big investments" this summer. Marquee arrivals are expected on an annual basis at the Nou Camp, with Neymar the latest big-name signing. Controversy has shrouded his acquisition, though, with Barca caught..." March 12

  • Barca line up Wenger after contract dispute

    Football Direct News "Barcelona are lining up a move for Arsene Wenger - who is involved in a contract dispute with Arsenal - as they set about replacing Gerardo Martino at the end of the season. Recent shock defeats to Valladolid and Real Sociedad have left the club having serious reservations about the Argentine..." March 12

  • Arsenal, Man Utd, City & Chelsea on alert as Barca prepare to sell Dani Alves & Alex Song

    Express "Barcelona's willingness to part with Song is not unexpected but the Spanish club's desire to offload Alves comes as more of a surprise. Reports in Spain suggest that Barca are aware that now is the last chance to really cash in on the Brazilian defender as he enters the final year of his..." March 07

  • Barcelona enter transfer race for Edinson Cavani

    Give Me Sport "Barcelona are planning a cash plus player offer for Manchester United transfer target Edinson Cavani, according to French newspaper Le 10 Sport. That Barcelona player is reportedly Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez, although Paris St Germain only have eyes for one Nou Camp star - Leo Messi. The..." March 06

  • Gerard Deulofeu wants to return to Barcelona at the end of the season

    Liverpool Echo "Gerard Deulofeu has revealed that he wants to return to Barcelona at the end of the season. The 19-year-old joined Everton on a season-long loan from the La Liga champions last summer, and the prospect of him remaining on Merseyside for another season has been discussed. But Deulofeu, who..." March 05

  • Barcelona to bid £25m for Chelsea's David Luiz now that Carles Puyol is on his way

    The Telegraph "Barcelona have renewed their interest in Chelsea’s David Luiz with the confirmation that Carles Puyol will leave the Spanish club this summer. A bid of €30 million (£24.7 million) is expected for the 26-year-old Brazil international. Barcelona hope to conclude a deal swiftly before the World..." March 04

  • Barca rocked as defender Puyol announces he is leaving the Nou Camp

    Daily Mail "Carles Puyol confirmed he will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season in a press conference called by the player on Tuesday. The 35-year-old defender was notably moved by the occasion as he told watching reporters and members of the Barcelona squad that this would be his last season..." March 04

  • Liverpool plot Bojan Krkic transfer from Barcelona for a bargain £5million

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool are lining up an audacious bid to land Barcelona's Bojan Krkic in a cut price transfer. The Spain international striker was once valued at more than £35million three years ago when he signed for Roma, but the Reds reckon they can now bring him to the Premier League for as little as..." February 27

  • Barcelona inch closer to new goalkeeper signing as Marc-Andre ter Stegen reportedly passes medical

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona's hunt for a successor to Victor Valdes is edging closer to completion, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen having reportedly completed a secret medical. The highly-rated Borussia Monchengladbach stopper has long been touted as the man Los Cules want to replace Valdes, who after more than a..." February 26

  • Barcelona consider hiring Andre Villas-Boas to replace under-pressure Tata Martino

    Metro "Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly on a shortlist to replace ‘under-pressure’ Barcelona boss Tata Martino. It seems ludicrous to think the man whose team recently made Manchester City look like amateurs could be in danger of losing his job. And it’s even more bizarre to think that Barca rate..." February 26

  • Liverpool lead chase for Barcelona shot-stopper Victor Valdes

    The Express "The Spain international is widely expected to bring the curtain down on his 12-year spell at the Camp Nou and it is likely he will be inundated with offers. Valdes, who has amassed 11 honours during his glittering career at Barcelona and has become the club's undisputed number one. The..." February 26

  • Victor Pell crew! Manchester City swoop for Barcelona star Valdes

    Daily Star "The Spanish goalkeeper is playing out his final season at Barcelona and was expected to join the French giants as a free agent in the summer. Valdes is understood to have verbally agreed to join Monaco - but was set a deadline to sign a binding pre-contract with them which has now..." February 21

  • Beckham targets Barca star Xavi as he aims for marquee signings at his Miami franchise

    Daily Mail "David Beckham wants Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi for his new MLS venture in Miami. Xavi, who played his 144th Champions League tie in the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Tuesday night is tied to Barcelona until 2016 when he will be 36 and, despite interest from elsewhere, he has made it..." February 21

  • Beckham targets Barca star Xavi as he aims for marquee signings at his Miami franchise

    Daily Mail "David Beckham wants Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi for his new MLS venture in Miami. Xavi, who played his 144th Champions League tie in the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Tuesday night is tied to Barcelona until 2016 when he will be 36 and, despite interest from elsewhere, he has made it..." February 20

  • Barcelona deny wrongdoing over Neymar transfer

    Fansided "Barcelona has denied any wrongdoing over the transfer of Brazilian international Neymar, and are prepared to “defend its interests” in court. On Wednesday there were reports that a public prosecutor had called for an investigation into whether the Spanish champions misled the treasury...." February 20

  • Mourinho: Barcelona side is the worst in 'many years'

    Fox Sports "Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Manchester City will be facing the worst Barcelona side in 'many, many years' in the last-16 of the Champions League. City face Lionel Messi and company in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening in a highly-anticipated game that would have gone..." February 18

  • Fabregas 'flattered' by interest

    Fox Sports "Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits he was "flattered" by Manchester United's interest in him last summer. David Moyes failed with two bids for the former Arsenal captain, who stayed at the Nou Camp and found a new lease of life under Barca boss Gerardo Martino. "It's always flattering..." February 14

  • Chelsea's David Luiz Barcelona transfer set to be summer saga for the second year running

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea defender David Luiz is top of Barcelona's wanted list again as they prepare for the summer transfer window. Barca's coach Tata Martino and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta have drawn up their hit-list of targets and Luiz is on their agenda as they look to bring in a centre-half and..." February 13

  • Dinamo Zagreb reject bid from Barcelona for Alen Halilovic

    Sky Sports "The 17-year-old, who is also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, is the second-youngest player to ever feature in the UEFA Champions League and has been capped at senior level by Croatia on three occasions. Despite turning down Barca's initial offer for the midfielder, Mamic..." February 10

  • Xavi Rules Out United Move

    SportsVibe "Barcelona midfielder Xavi has said he would like to end his career at the Nou Camp ending any rumours that he may join Manchester United for the remainder of his career. It is thought the 34-year-old is nearing the end of his illustrious career and has been linked with an Old Trafford switch..." February 05

  • Barcelona Ibrahim Afellay has turned down the chance to join Villarreal on loan

    Inside Futbol "The Yellow Submarine were keen to take the Dutchman on a temporary deal until the end of this season. But following talks with Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, Afellay has decided to decline Villarreal's request, according to El Mundo Deportivo. The..." January 31

  • Arsenal and Liverpool reignite their interest in Barcelona Isaac Cuenca

    talkSport "Arsenal and Liverpool could reignite their interest in Barcelona forward Isaac Cuenca as his days at the Nou Camp look numbered. The exciting 22-year-old has had his young career ravaged by knee injuries - the most recent struck him down in March when he was on loan at Ajax and required surgery..." January 30

  • Arsenal reportedly consider loan move for Barcelona winger Cristian Tello

    The Independent "Arsenal are keeping an eye on Barcelona winger Cristian Tello and considering bringing him in on loan, according to reports. Arsene Wenger will be without Theo Walcott for the remainder of the season after the England man suffered a knee ligament injury and it is thought that he is looking at..." January 30

  • Barcelona interested in shock move for Tottenham flop Erik Lamela

    fanatix.com "Barca eyeing Lamela and could bid for the Argentina international next summer Barcelona are keen on a summer move for Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, according to Catalan journalist Rafael Hernandez. The Argentine, 21, has struggled to settle at Spurs since his club-record move in August,..." January 30

  • Barca plan action over Neymar leaks

    ESPN FC "New Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club are considering taking legal action against whoever first leaked the details of Neymar’s transfer and contract into the public domain. The deal that brought the Brazilian attacker to the Camp Nou last summer is now the subject of a..." January 28

  • Barcelona offer Lionel Messi new £37m-a-year contract

    Give Me Sport "Barcelona forward Lionel Messi may have missed out on this year's Ballon d'Or crown but he is set to get one up on arch nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo in the pay stakes this week, with the Argentine set to put pen to paper on a new £37m-a-year contract that puts him back out in front as the world's..." January 22

  • Neymar deal may cost Barca millions over Messi

    ESPN UK "Barcelona may be forced to spend millions of euros making Lionel Messi their highest-paid player when the full details of Neymar's transfer and contract come to light, according to reports in Spain. Barca president Sandro Rosell maintains the club paid 'just' €57.1 million to sign Neymar from..." January 22

  • Liverpool major favourites to land Tello

    Give Me Sport "Liverpool are major favourites to land Barcelona star Cristian Tello before February 1. The Spanish youngster has been heavily linked with a move to Merseyside in recent time and, despite the player insisting he's happy at the Nou Camp, he remains odds on to join the Reds. Sky Bet have..." January 18

  • Barca confirm Neymar out 3-4 weeks with sprained ankle

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have confirmed Neymar will be sidelined for up to four weeks with the ankle injury he sustained on Thursday night. Neymar, 21, was substituted in the first half of Barcelona's 2-0 win at Getafe in the Copa del Rey after twisting his right ankle. Barca have now revealed the extent..." January 17

  • Arsenal Look Towards Young Barcelona Striker Munir El Haddadi

    SportsVibe "Arsenal are keeping tabs on young Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi as Arsene Wenger looks to purchase more youth players from the Spanish team. El Haddadi is just 18-years-old yet Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich are all keeping an eye on the youngster. The striker, who is..." January 17

  • Barcelona hold talks with Arsenal and Man United target

    talkSport "Barcelona have stepped up their interest in Manchester United and Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan after holding further talks with the player's camp, according to German newspaper Bild. Gundogan, who is currently sidelined with a back injury, is one of Europe's most coveted midfielders having..." January 16

  • Barca 'paid Neymar's parents £34m'

    ESPN UK "Barcelona have confirmed that almost 70 percent of Neymar's transfer fee from his move to Camp Nou went to a company owned by the player's parents. The club have revealed the details of Brazilian Neymar's move from Santos after Spanish prosecutors called on a Madrid judge to investigate what..." January 15

  • Xavi gives hope to Man City and Man United

    talkSport "Barcelona midfielder Xavi - a dream signing for Manchester City and Manchester United - has given the two Premier League clubs a glimmer of hope of one day landing his signature. The World Cup winner has been a pivotal player in Barca's sustained success, sitting in the Catalan club's midfield,..." January 08

  • Lionel Messi given all-clear to return

    ESPN FC "Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has named Lionel Messi in his squad for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey clash with Getafe. Messi returned to full training with his teammates last week but sat out Sunday’s 4-0 Primera Division home win over Elche, after which Martino suggested there were still some..." January 07

  • Barcelona target Marc-Andre ter Stegen rejects Borussia Monchengladbach offer

    Sky Sports "The 21-year-old's deal with Monchengladbach still has 18 months left to run, but he has turned down the offer of an extension. He has emerged as the leading contender to replace Victor Valdes at Barcelona in the summer amid speculation the Spanish champions will pay in the region of €12million..." January 07

  • Barcelona ready to muscle in on £30m Chelsea star

    Give Me Sport "Barcelona are ready to rejoin the race for Chelsea star Juan Mata, according to French newspaper Le10Sport. The source claims that the reigning Spanish champions are interested in the prospect of bringing the out of favour playmaker to the Nou Camp, and are ready to go head to head with Paris..." January 03

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