Barcelona Rumors & News

  • Man United leapfrog Barcelona, Bayern as 2nd-richest club after Real Madrid

    ESPN FC "Manchester United may have had their worst season on the pitch for two decades last term, but they have reclaimed second spot in the list of the football's richest clubs and now have Real Madrid in their sights. Only the European champions stand ahead in terms of income, while Barcelona by..." January 22

  • Adidas to help Manchester United in £200 million bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi

    The Telegraph "Manchester United could be given help from their new sponsors Adidas to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, according to The Metro. United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Messi, who has opened the door to a possible transfer with some cryptic comments recently. Adidas sponsor Messi and..." January 21

  • Luis Suárez finds range at Barcelona to enhance trident’s cutting edge

    The Guardian "There was a minute to go at the end of Barcelona’s victory over Atlético Madrid last Sunday and Luis Suárez’s number was up. As he made his way to the touchline the Camp Nou rose to grant him a standing ovation. Barcelona were winning 3-1, their crisis contained for now at least, and Suárez had..." January 16

  • Manchester United handed Dani Alves transfer boost by Barcelona

    Metro "Manchester United have been left on red alert following comments about the future of Barcelona defender Dani Alves. The Brazilian international is out of contract at Camp Nou this summer, and recent remarks from club president Josep Maria Bartomeu suggest the defender’s future in Spain is..." January 16

  • Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd target Dani Alves eyeing new deal

    Daily Star "The right-back, 31, is out of contract in the summer and is yet to be offered a new deal by Barca. Premier League giants Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all reportedly interested in signing Alves, who has been at the Nou Camp since 2008. Starsport exclusively..." January 15

  • Manchester United on alert over future of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi

    The Guardian "Lionel Messi has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by casting doubt over his future at Barcelona, with the Argentina forward admitting he does not know where he will be playing next year. United are the only English club that could afford to buy Messi, particularly if..." January 13

  • Messi has “no intentions of leaving” Barcelona, goes off on “lies”

    Pro Soccer Talk "Lionel Messi let loose on Atletico Madrid before following suit on the rumor mill. The 27-year-old Ballon d’Or finalist said he isn’t going to Chelsea, Manchester City or any other team, nor did he try to get manager Luis Enrique fired. And after setting up a pair of goals and scoring the..." January 12

  • Chelsea willing to offer mega six-year deal to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

    Daily Star "Sources close to the Barcelona star insist the Blues have made it known they are willing to pay his £200m buy-out clause. But they also claim Chelsea are willing to meet his wage demands - which could double the total cost of the deal. Blues boss Jose Mourinho described stories linking the..." January 08

  • Is Luis Suarez heading back to England?

    Daily Mail "Luis Suarez faces an uncertain future at Barcelona following the dismissal of sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and the resignation of his assistant Carles Puyol. The Uruguay striker is coming under increasing scrutiny at the Nou Camp since his £75million move from Liverpool and is under..." January 08

  • Senior Barcelona stars hold crunch talks with unhappy Chelsea target Lionel Messi

    The Express "Messi has reportedly fallen out of favour with Barca boss Luis Enrique, who was non-committal today when asked about the 27-year-old. But senior members of the Barca squad are attempting to smooth the waters at the Nou Camp. Xavi and other influential players met Messi before training this..." January 07

  • Study: Lionel Messi worth 87 million euros more than Cristiano Ronaldo

    ESPN FC "Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the most valuable player in the world, well ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a study by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory. The study used an algorithm based on 1,500 fee-paying club transfers since 2009 to..." January 06

  • Barcelona furious after transfer ban upheld

    The Score "Barcelona said Tuesday it could make a new appeal against the "disproportionate" one year transfer ban ordered by FIFA to a Swiss court. The Spanish team said it "totally disagrees" with the FIFA ban upheld on Tuesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Barcelona were punished by FIFA..." December 30

  • Jose Mourinho: Chelsea couldn't afford Barcelona star Lionel Messi

    ESPN FC "Jose Mourinho has again dismissed any suggestion Chelsea could sign Lionel Messi, telling BT Sport that financial fair play rules mean the Blues cannot sign a "super amazing player." Argentine channel DirecTV had reported last month that Mourinho had approved a deal to sign Messi, which the..." December 24

  • Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea move for Barcelona's Sergio Busquets

    The Express "The Spain international is one of world football's top midfield schemers, and is also being hunted by the likes of Bayern Munich and PSG. According to reports in Germany, Barcelona are eager to offer Busquets a new deal as Luis Enrique looks to rebuild the club following a disastrous campaign..." December 22

  • Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Martin Odegaard visits Barcelona

    Metro "Arsenal and Liverpool target Martin Odegaard has continued his tour of Europe’s biggest clubs after reportedly flying to Spain to visit Barcelona. The highly-rated attacking midfielder – who currently plays for Stromsgodset IF – is wanted by several teams on the continent and spent the early..." December 19

  • Arsenal £26million bid for Barcelona winger Pedro on the cards?

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal will make a £26million bid for Barcelona star Pedro, according to the Daily Express. The move would come as the 27-year-old finds himself struggling for first team opportunities at the Nou Camp, despite his good form since Luis Enrique took the reigns. The Spaniard has scored six and..." December 18

  • Xavi hopeful of managing Barcelona like Pep Guardiola

    ESPN FC "Xavi Hernandez has told El Pais he would like to follow in the managerial footsteps of Pep Guardiola and coach Barcelona. Xavi is contracted at the Camp Nou until 2016 but has admitted his playing days are drawing to an end. The 34-year-old succeeded Guardiola as one of Barca's key players,..." December 18

  • West Ham receive BOOST over future of Barcelona loanee Alex Song

    Daily Star "Song won't decide his future until the end of his season-long loan spell at Upton Park. Sam Allardyce, who wants to sign the Barcelona midfielder on a full-time basis, faces a fight to keep Song." December 16

  • Liverpool on red alert as right-back tells Barcelona he wants to leave in January

    The Independent "Liverpool target Martin Montoya will tell Barcelona today that he wants to leave the club, the right-back's agent has said. The 23-year-old, who has appeared at youth level for Spain, has been at Barca for all of his professional career, after coming through their prestigious La Masia youth..." December 12

  • Martinez working on loan deal for Barcelona defender

    talkSport "Everton have launched a bid to sign Barcelona defender Douglas in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez wants to bring the 24-year-old Brazilian to Goodison Park on loan next month and strengthen the Blues' injury-hit defence this season. " December 11

  • Liverpool transfer target Martin Montoya '100 per cent' to leave Barcelona this winter

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool could sign a replacement for Glen Johnson in January, with top target Martin Montoya's agent insisting that he will "100 per cent" leave Barcelona this winter. The Spanish defender, 23, is struggling for gametime at the Nou Camp and, despite their attempts to keep him, has made his..." December 06

  • Man Utd to force through Dani Alves transfer in January

    The Express "The full-back has held down his place in the Barcelona defence this season but is available for a free transfer this summer. And the Nou Camp club could therefore decide to cash in on Alves early, although replacement Douglas is not yet deemed ready to step up to regular Liga and Champions..." December 05

  • Liverpool transfer target Martin Montoya '100 per cent' to leave Barcelona this winter

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool could sign a replacement for Glen Johnson in January, with top target Martin Montoya's agent insisting that he will "100 per cent" leave Barcelona this winter. The Spanish defender, 23, is struggling for gametime at the Nou Camp and, despite their attempts to keep him, has made his..." December 05

  • Sergio Aguero to 'try and convince' Lionel Messi to join him at Manchester City

    Daily Mirror "Sergio Aguero has promised to try and convince Lionel Messi into joining Manchester City. The Argentine pair are close friends having played alongside each other on the international stage since youth level. And while Aguero admits it will be difficult to talk Messi into swapping Catalonia..." December 03

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer named on final Ballon d'Or shortlist

    Daily Mail "Past winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are again the leading contenders for the FIFA Ballon d'Or as the world's best player. The pair, stars of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, have both been named on the three-man shortlist for the 2015 edition of the prestigious award along..." December 01

  • West Ham and Swansea keen on January loan for Barcelona starlet Munir El Haddadi

    Daily Mirror "The Spaniard, who made his international debut for Spain earlier this season, is seen as one of the brightest young stars at the Nou Camp but could move short-term. Barcelona are fielding calls from the Premier League about taking Munir El Haddadi on loan in January. The Catalan giants have..." November 29

  • Barcelona tried to sell £200m Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd target Lionel Messi

    Daily Star "Balague, who has been writing Messi's biography, admitted that the Argentine superstar is the closest he has ever been to leaving the Catalan club but suggested a departure is unlikely despite interest from the Premier League. "I don’t think Lionel Messi has been as close to leaving as he is..." November 26

  • Messi legend grows with all-time Champions League scoring record

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi added yet another record to his already legendary collection after scoring three goals in Tuesday's 4-0 victory for Barcelona against Apoel, taking his all-time Champions League tally so far to a mind-blowing 74, four ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and three ahead of former record-holder..." November 25

  • What would Barcelona do without Lionel Messi?

    Sporting News "What would Barcelona do without Lionel Messi? Since hinting in a recent interview with Argentine sports paper Ole that his long-term future may lie away from the Catalan club, the striker has returned to his brilliant best and broken two of football's most remarkable records in the space of..." November 25

  • Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes not available for Man Utd until DECEMBER

    Daily Star "Valdes, 32 was tipped for a comeback after United No.1 David de Gea dislocated a finger last week. But United sources say Valdes' knee injury is worse than first feared and he is not yet up to the rigours of a Premier League game." November 24

  • Lionel Messi may leave Spain over tax jail threat

    The Guardian "Lionel Messi, hailed by many as the greatest footballer of all time, may leave Spain after continuing to fall foul of the tax authorities, sources have said. The player, who earlier this year agreed a new €50m (£40m) salary with Barcelona, has complained that he is being singled out for special..." November 22

  • Mascherano: Messi doesn't want Barcelona exit

    Goal.com "The veteran believes his teammate's comments about potentially leaving Camp Nou have been overblown. Lionel Messi is committed to Barcelona and isn't planning on leaving the club at the end of the season, according to Javier Mascherano. Messi hinted to Argentine newspaper Ole earlier this..." November 21

  • Gerrard's relationship with Liverpool should never be broken, says Suarez

    Daily Mail "Luis Suarez believes Steven Gerrard should remain at Liverpool for the rest of his career as the Anfield club is 'part of him'. Gerrard, who made his Liverpool debut in 1998, has been linked with moves away from Merseyside throughout his career, but looks unlikely to leave during the latter..." November 20

  • Arsenal scrambling to complete Lars Bender signing as Barcelona threaten to cause chaos

    The Express "Reports last week claimed that Arsene Wenger was lining up a bid for the anchorman after missing out on Real Madrid's Sami Khedira. Bender, whose twin brother Sven plays for Borussia Dortmund, is highly regarded as one of the top enforcers in the Bundesliga, and Wenger was hoping to strike a..." November 20

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hints he could leave Camp Nou

    Fox Sports "Lionel Messi has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could leave Barcelona, admitting that while he has always intended to retire at Camp Nou, "sometimes things don't work out as you plan". Since making his senior debut in October 2004, Messi has established himself as one of the greatest..." November 18

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho not a Barcelona target, says Joan Laporta

    ESPN FC "Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has denied that he is considering making an approach to appoint Jose Mourinho as head coach of the Liga club. Chelsea manager Mourinho held a coaching role at the Camp Nou between 1996 and 2000, working under Sir Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal. It has..." November 17

  • Gerard Pique: Barcelona is my life and I do not plan to leave, I will fight for my place

    Daily Mail "World Cup-winning defender Gerard Pique looks set to snub a move to the Premier League after revealing he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. Pique has played in just eight of Barcelona's 15 games this season, and has not featured for Luis Enrique's side since their 3-1 loss to rivals Real..." November 16

  • Barcelona join Man Utd in race for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo

    Daily Star "United are keen on bringing the Portuguese star back to Old Trafford, after selling him to the Spanish giants for a then-world record £80m in 2009. And according to reports from Spain, Barca have now made their interest known in the reigning World Player of the Year. Newspaper AS cites a..." November 15

  • Luis Suarez thanks Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard for persuading him to reject Arsenal transfer

    Daily Mirror "Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has thanked Steven Gerrard for talking him out of a move to Arsenal in 2013. The Gunners were keen on the Uruguayan hitman 15 months ago, with a reported £40million plus £1 move rejected by the Reds. Club captain Gerrard told Suarez to wait for one of..." November 13

  • Ronaldo denies referring to Lionel Messi by 'motherf*****' nickname as Real Madrid star fights back over claims

    Daily Mail "Cristiano Ronaldo has denied that his alleged nickname for Lionel Messi behind closed doors is 'motherf*****'. The Real Madrid forward was accused of regularly referring to his Barcelona counterpart by the name in Guillem Balague's book, MESSI, but Ronaldo insists it is untrue. 'News is..." November 12

  • Barcelona’s appeal heading to court over year-long transfer ban from FIFA

    Pro Soccer Talk "FC Barcelona will finally find out of they will have to endure a year-long transfer ban from FIFA. An appeal hearing has been arranged for Dec. 5. at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as Barca questioned their sentence and have now had their appeal fast-tracked so it can be heard, and a..." November 12

  • Luis Suarez: I was treated like a criminal; Barca move done 'in secret'

    ESPN FC "In his new autobiography, Luis Suarez says he was being treated "like a criminal" when told to leave the Uruguay camp at the World Cup this summer. He also said that he felt he was finalising his summer transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona in an "undercover operation." Suarez had previously..." November 12

  • Arsenal to make stunning £30m DOUBLE swoop for Barcelona stars in January

    The Express "ARSENAL are set to launch a stunning £30million January raid on Barcelona for duo Pedro and Dani Alves, who are both being followed by Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. The Gunners are in dire need of reinforcements following a poor start to the Premier League campaign, and Arsene..." November 11

  • Gerard Pique to have Barcelona crisis talks as Manchester United and Chelsea monitor developments

    Daily Mirror "Gerard Pique is set to put the Premier League's elite on alert by holding showdown talks with Barcelona. The Spain defender’s relationship with boss Luis Enrique has become increasingly strained in recent weeks. And MirrorSport understands that while Nou Camp chiefs are desperate to try and..." November 11

  • Lionel Messi equals Raul's career Champions League goals record

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi equalled Raul's Champions League goal-scoring record with the 71st of his career during Barcelona's 2-0 Group F win at Ajax on Wednesday. Messi entered Barcelona's game against Ajax on 69 goals for his career and headed in his 70th in the 36th minute. Only four of Messi's Champions..." November 06

  • Marco Reus ready to SNUB massive Premier League offer to force through Barca move

    The Express "Reports yesterday suggested that City had joined Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to land the Borussia Dortmund star. Reus was in electric form for Dortmund against Galatasaray in the Champions League last night but hasn't been able to avert the German club's slide..." November 05

  • Barcelona’s Luis Suárez admits his surprise at Ballon d’Or snub

    The Guardian "Luis Suárez has admitted his surprise at not being included on Fifa’s 23-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or but vowed to not make an issue of his snub. The Barcelona striker was a notable absentee from the list when it was released last week, despite winning the Premier League’s Player..." November 04

  • Liverpool to outbid Arsenal in transfer race for Barcelona star Pedro

    Metro "The 27-year-old is destined to leave Barca in the new year after falling out of favour under new manager Luis Enrique, and Arsenal had been in pole position to do business. But now reports in Spain say Liverpool are now poised to join the race and would be prepared to outbid Arsenal to get..." November 02

  • Capello: I tried to loan Messi for Juventus

    ESPN FC "Fabio Capello has revealed he once asked Frank Rijkaard during a match if he could take Lionel Messi on loan from Barcelona to Juventus. Messi, 27, is two goals short of breaking Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga record of 251 strikes, and is among the 23 nominees for the 2014 Ballon d'Or having..." October 30

  • Pedro ‘will join Arsenal in £25m transfer deal if Barcelona don’t up game-time’

    Metro "Arsenal have moved a step closer to signing Barcelona winger Pedro after he reportedly told friends he’s wiling to join the Gunners in January. Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Pedro and allegedly opened talks with Barca over a £25million deal for the player this week." October 30

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