Barcelona Rumors & News

  • 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

    Marca.com "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

  • Barcelona join Chelsea and Manchester City in chase for Atletico Madrid starlet Jose Gimenez

    talkSport "Barcelona are the latest club credited with an interest in signing Jose Gimenez. The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising defenders in world football since joining Atletico Madrid from Danubio in his native Uruguay in 2013. He has already racked up 47 La Liga appearances for..." June 04

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi in tax court: I played football and trusted my father

    ESPN FC "Barcelona star Lionel Messi denied having knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him, saying on Thursday that he signed documents without reading them because he trusted his father and the advisers responsible for managing his finances. Witnesses called to testify on the..." June 02

  • Dani Alves to leave Barcelona but Javier Mascherano staying

    Sky Sports "Barcelona have confirmed Brazilian right-back Dani Alves will leave the club this summer but that Javier Mascherano is staying. The pair have been strongly linked with a transfer to Italian champions Juventus when the transfer window opens. Alves, 33, has been at the Nou Camp since 2008 and..." June 02

  • Lionel Messi accused of $4.5 million fraud scheme

    NESN "After enduring three years of suspicion and uncertainty, Lionel Messi is finally having his day in court. The FC Barcelona and Argentina superstar’s tax-fraud trial began Tuesday in Barcelona. He and his father are charged with three counts of tax fraud. As expected, Lionel Messi didn’t..." May 31

  • Marotta confirms that Juventus will sign Barcelona right-back Dani Alves

    Sport English "Dani Alves will become a Juventus players for the next three years in the coming days, as revealed by SPORT last week. Juventus's general director, Beppe Marotta, confirmed in an interview with SkySports Italia that the signing of the right-back is nearly done. "I can confirm that talks..." May 30

  • Barcelona prepare £25 million bid for England and Everton defender John Stones

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are preparing to make an offer for Everton defender John Stones this week. The Spanish champions have revived their interest in the England international after being told main target Marquinhos is staying at Paris Saint-Germain. Everton value Stones at £45million and the Catalan..." May 29

  • Liverpool told to pay £45m for ace: Manager wants him to replace star

    The Express "LIVERPOOL will not be able to land Aleix Vidal for any less than £45million because he is expected to replace Dani Alves, according to reports. Vidal joined Barcelona only last summer in a deal that could be worth up to £17m depending on add-on conditions met. He had attracted the attentions..." May 28

  • Arsenal's Hector Bellerin admits he is "happy to receive interest" from Barcelona

    Daily Mirror "Hector Bellerín has admitted that he's "happy" to hear of Barcelona's interest in signing him, but insisted he is focused on Arsenal . The 21-year-old right-back has emerged as Barca's first choice should Dani Alves join Juventus, as expected. And when questioned for the first time on the..." May 28

  • Messi leaves Argentina friendly vs. Honduras with back injury

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi was taken off in the second half of Argentina's 1-0 friendly defeat of Honduras on Friday with a bruised lower back. The Barcelona star went to ground after a knee to his torso and was seen holding his back as he gingerly walked off the field in the 64th minute. " May 27

  • Man Utd to battle Arsenal for Barcelona star

    The Express "The Barcelona midfielder has two years left to run on his contract, but reports suggest he could leave the Nou Camp in the transfer window. Mascherano is said to have a release clause of €100million (£76m) but a host of top clubs are interested in signing him. Spanish publication Mundo..." May 26

  • Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos in talks with Manchester United and Barcelona

    The Sun "MANCHESTER UNITED and Barcelona are in talks with representatives of Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos, according to reports. The Brazilian defender has apparently demanded a move away from the French capital this summer after failing to break David Luiz’s partnership with Thiago..." May 23

  • Barcelona announce extension of kit contract with manufacturer Nike

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have agreed to extend their deal with kit manufacturer Nike, with reports in the Spanish media saying it is the most lucrative agreement of its type in the world. La Liga champions Barcelona said in a statement that details of the contract would be revealed at the club's next general..." May 21

  • Neymar analysing offer from Manchester United

    The Express "NEYMAR is still considering a move to Manchester United, according to reports in Brazil. United have long been linked with the Barcelona star and his father confirmed in February there had been a £145million offer made last year. "Manchester United is the side that offered €190m [£145m] for..." May 21

  • Miss Bumbum Sends Message To Soccer Star Pique

    TMZ "Uh-oh Shakira ... the hottest ass in the universe might be trying to score with your baby daddy ... 'cause Miss BumBum is putting her two best cheeks forward to get the attention of soccer superstar Pique. Suzy Cortez -- the reigning Miss BumBum (basically the best butt in Brazil) -- has been..." May 14

  • Real Madrid and Barcelona still world’s most valuable soccer clubs

    The Comeback "As Real Madrid and Barcelona duke it out for La Liga, they are also duking it out to see which club is the most valuable in world soccer. According to Forbes, los Merengues have won that battle. Real and Barca are one and two respectively at the top of that list, valued at $3.65 billion and..." May 11

  • Hatem Ben Arfa set for move to Barcelona

    Daily Mail "Hatem Ben Arfa is on the brink of completing a stunning move to Barcelona, just a year after he was forced to train with the youth team before being released by Newcastle. Spanish newspaper Sport lead with the headline 'Signing Ben Arfa' in Saturday's paper. The two separate pieces on the..." May 08

  • Barcelona plot shock Ayoze Perez bid as Newcastle striker emerges as potential understudy to front three

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez is a shock target for Barcelona. Barca scouts have identified the Spanish striker as a potential understudy to their megastar front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar - and the Catalan club have contacted Toon chiefs. Current Barca reserve forwards..." May 05

  • Bartra set for summer exit

    Marca.com "This summer could be a dramatic one for Barcelona defender Marc Bartra, as the Blaugrana consider making him available for transfer.Making just 13 appearances during 2015/16, the 25-year-old has become surplus to requirements at La Masia, and is set to be allowed to leave in the..." April 28

  • Neymar Leak Reportedly Suspected from Within Barcelona

    Bleacher Report "Leaks about Neymar's private life could reportedly be coming from inside Barcelona and are potentially contributing to the Brazilian's recent downturn in form. Guillem Balague of Sky Sports recently reported Barca were "not fully unhappy" with media sources questioning Neymar's party lifestyle..." April 25

  • Messi sends jersey to Curry celebrating 10M Instagram followers

    The Score "Four months ago, Lionel Messi surpassed the mark of 30 million followers on Instagram, resulting in Stephen Curry, No. 30 for the Golden State Warriors, sending the Argentinian phenom an autographed jersey. On Sunday, it was Messi's turn to return the favour. After Curry hit 10 million..." April 24

  • Barcelona eye Kasper Schmeichel in £15m deal with Prem leaders Leicester

    The Sun "KASPER SCHMEICHEL is a shock target for Barcelona. The Spanish giants are targeting a new goalkeeper with Marc-Andre ter Stegen set to leave the Nou Camp. And Leicester star Schmeichel is in their sights in a £15million summer deal after his stunning season in the title race. " April 24

  • Manchester United ready to seal world-record Neymar transfer and quadruple his wages

    Metro "Manchester United are reportedly on alert as Barcelona prepare to allow Neymar a transfer away from the club. The Red Devils are long-time admirers of the Brazil forward, and have been in touch with his representatives to make it clear they are ready to pay his £144million release clause,..." April 23

  • Neymar Sale Prepared Amid Unhappy Team-Mate Rumours

    Bleacher Report "Barcelona are reportedly "preparing the way" in case they are forced to sell Neymar for financial reasons in the summer. According to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Barca were "not fully unhappy" about a media campaign started this week that questioned Neymar's..." April 22

  • Barcelona's Neymar 'will not be sold' - director Jordi Mestre

    ESPN FC "Barcelona director Jordi Mestre says the club have not thought about selling Neymar this summer, amid renewed speculation about the Brazilian's future following the team's slump in form. Some of the local media explanations for a previously unstoppable Barca having picked up just one point from..." April 20

  • Inter's Miranda claims Ronaldo, Messi would find Serie A tougher

    ESPN FC "Inter Milan defender Miranda believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would find it far more difficult to score so many goals in Serie A. Miranda, who left Atletico Madrid for the Italian club last summer, experienced four seasons in La Liga and managed to win the competition..." April 16

  • Barcelona plotting sensational £50million move for Hammers sensation Dimitri Payet

    talkSport "Barcelona are targeting a sensational swoop for West Ham star Dimitri Payet, claim reports in Spain. The French playmaker has taken the Premier League by storm since he arrived from Marseille last summer, scoring 12 goals for the Hammers, including a handful of stunning free-kicks. His..." April 14

  • Brazil vow to fight Barcelona's order to limit Neymar to Olympics in summer

    ESPN FC "Brazil's football confederation has told Barcelona that it wants to have star striker Neymar available for both the Copa America Centenario in June and the Olympics in August. Earlier on Friday, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu sent a letter to the CBF saying the club would release..." April 09

  • Barcelona plot stunning £40m Premier League raid

    Daily Star "Media Outlet Don Balon claim the Catalan giants have made the Algeria international a top summer target. And it’s understood the La Liga outfit are willing to splash the cash to secure the midfield maestro. The news could be a massive blow to Manchester United who have also been linked..." April 09

  • Source: Real Madrid will look to add Neymar

    SI "If Real Madrid is able to avoid its FIFA transfer ban until after this summer, look for the Spanish giant to make a serious run at landing Barcelona star Neymar during the next transfer window, a source close to the Real Madrid bosses says. According to a separate source close to Neymar, he and..." April 05

  • Pep Guardiola plans to lure Barcelona star Luis Suarez back to England

    The Express "The younger sibling runs the Media Base Sports agency that represents both Pep and former Liverpool hitman Suarez. And he is hoping that this connection will produce a deal for the Barcelona star before the start of next season. Even though Guardiola doesn’t take over from Manuel..." April 03

  • Barcelona will let Neymar play in Olympics but not in Copa America this summer

    The Comeback "Even though the summer is the offseason for European club soccer, there is still a packed schedule for fans as well as players. Whether it’s the Copa America Centenario, which will be played in the United States, Euro 2016 in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the concept of an..." April 03

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