Barcelona Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report: Xavi Hernandez deal with NYCFC imminent

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to Barcelona paper Sport, Xavi Hernandez is deciding on his future while vacationing in Ibiza, but the very likely destination is new MLS franchise New York City FC. The report says the offer on the table for the 34-year-old is for $24 million over three years, beginning in..." July 16

  • Liverpool look to capitalise on Marco Reus' Barcelona and Man Utd disappointment

    The Express "Reus was left aggravated by Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona last week because he believed he was en route to the Spanish giants. But new boss Luis Enrique is thought to have preferred Suarez to the German international, leaving Reus in the lurch. The 25-year-old had already spurned interest..." July 15

  • Luis Suarez will lose £3million from his Barcelona salary if he bites another player

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez will see his £10million-a-year Barcelona pay packet slashed by up to £3m if he tries to bite a chunk out of another opponent, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. The Uruguayan became the most expensive signing in the Catalan giants’ history when he completed his move from..." July 14

  • Liverpool confirm Luis Suárez’s £75m move to Barcelona pending medical

    The Guardian "Liverpool will aim to prove that no one, not even Luis Suárez, is indispensable after agreeing to sell the Uruguay striker to Barcelona for around £75m on Friday. The only potential barrier to the deal’s completion is the need for the striker to pass a medical but that, as with the finalisation..." July 14

  • Stoke City closing in on Barcelona star Bojan Krkic

    Daily Star "According to reports in Spain, Potters boss Mark Hughes has in been in contact with the 23-year-old and is trying to lure him to the Britannia Stadium on a season-long loan. Bojan, who was once dubbed the new Lionel Messi, hasn't played for the La Liga giants in three years and spent the last..." July 12

  • Javier Mascherano tore his anus during Argentina win

    Larry Brown Sports "Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else..." July 11

  • Luis Suarez closing in on £75m Barcelona

    The Telegraph "Luis Suárez is edging towards a £75 million move to Barcelona as Liverpool step up their own transfer activity by considering a £10 million bid for Swansea City’s Ben Davies. Suárez’s exit from Anfield could be sealed in the next 48 hours after the two clubs agreed the final details on the..." July 10

  • Dani Alves plans talks with Barcelona over future

    Sky Sports "Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves expects his future to be resolved in a meeting with the Nou Camp club. Alves, who saw his nation’s World Cup hopes demolished in their shock 7-1 semi-final humiliation at the hands of Germany, is not looking to leave the Catalan club. But with reports..." July 10

  • Arsenal set to complete £30m Alexis Sánchez transfer from Barcelona

    The Guardian "Arsenal remain hopeful of signing Alexis Sánchez before the end of the week, although the deal may not be formally completed until Monday at the earliest due to Barcelona’s desire to wrap up their purchase of Luis Suárez before they allow the Chilean to depart for north London. Both clubs have..." July 10

  • Luis Suarez's Barcelona transfer from Liverpool set to be completed in next 48 hours

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez is set to complete his move from Liverpool to Barcelona in the next 48 hours. Reports in Spain claim Liverpool have finally agreed a fee for the bad-boy Uruguay striker, however Anfield sources say nothing will happen before Friday at the earliest. Suarez has remained in Uruguay..." July 09

  • Arsenal close to signing Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy

    Sky Sports "Arsenal could spend around £40million this week on the capture of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News understands Arsenal are very confident of signing Chile international striker Sanchez for around £30million. Sanchez had..." July 09

  • Luis Suarez move to Barcelona held up by Liverpool's demands for £75million up front

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are trying to find a structure of payment to suit Liverpool’s demands over Luis Suarez. Liverpool are holding out for £75million but Barcelona are hoping to make the payment in stages, with part based on performances. But the deal looks imminent, with one sports shop in Barcelona,..." July 08

  • Reports of Neymar making shock World Cup final return denied

    Pro Soccer Talk "Just a few days after being diagnosed with a broken vertebrae in his back and being airlifted away from Brazil’s training base, reports of Neymar making a dramatic return to the squad for the World Cup final, if they make it, are apparently wide of the mark. Was that ever in doubt? Anyway,..." July 07

  • Arsenal agree Alexis Sanchez fee but Barca waiting on Juventus to match £34m bid

    Daily Mail "Arsenal have agreed a £34million deal in principle with Barcelona for Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez but Barcelona are waiting to see if Juventus can match the offer. Sanchez has indicated he does not want to join Liverpool despite their efforts to persuade him and Brendan Rodgers..." July 07

  • Neymar OUT of the World Cup with a 'fractured vertebrae'

    Daily Mirror "Brazil have been dealt a major blow in their attempt to win the World Cup with news that star forward Neymar is OUT. The No.10 was stretchered off in the quarter-final win over Colombia in tears and raced to hospital. A few hours later team doctor Rodgiro Lasmar confirmed the Barcelona man..." July 05

  • Luis Suarez set to complete £80million move for Barcelona in next 48 hours

    Daily Mail "Barcelona expect to finalise a deal for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez over the next 48 hours. Talks are ongoing and the Spanish club is concentrating on a straight cash deal for the 27-year-old who Liverpool value at £80million. Suarez would be allowed to have a medical ahead of a transfer..." July 04

  • Liverpool meet Barcelona to discuss Luis Suarez deal

    Sky Sports "Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre met officials from Barcelona in London on Wednesday to discuss the potential transfer of Luis Suarez, according to Sky sources. Barcelona have made no secret of their admiration for the controversial Uruguayan striker, though Liverpool have so far made no..." July 02

  • Sanchez blow for Suarez deal as Barca star refuses to join Liverpool

    Daily Mail "Alexis Sanchez is ready to throw a spanner in the works of Barcelona's attempts to sign Luis Suarez by refusing to join Liverpool. Barca are keen to use the Chile international as a makeweight in their pursuit of Suarez - but Sanchez is understood to prefer a move to rivals Arsenal. And..." July 02

  • Liverpool eye swoop for Arsenal target Mario Balotelli if Luis Suarez is sold to Barcelona

    The Express "Disgraced Uruguay striker Suarez is on the verge of joining the Catalan club with Barcelona chief Andoni Zubizarreta publicly praising the striker. According to Tuttosport, Balotelli is the man Rodgers believes can fill Suarez's boots. The Italian hot-shot is one of the most sought-after..." July 02

  • Barcelona offer Luis Suarez £40million deal - but only if striker agrees to 'bite clause'

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez could earn £40million playing for Barcelona - but only if he agrees to a special 'bite clause'. The Spanish side are offering the Liverpool striker a five-year deal worth £160,000 a week to move to the Nou Camp. But Barcelona chiefs are insisting that the contract contains..." June 30

  • Liverpool misfit Luis Suarez closer to exit as Barcelona weigh up Alexis Sanchez swap

    Daily Star "And reports in Spain claim the controversial Liverpool striker has already agreed a £160,000-a-week contract with the Catalan giants. They are said to be pushing ahead with their plans to sign Suarez, even to the extent of inserting a 'bite' clause in the proposed deal. That would impose..." June 30

  • Barcelona plot Luis Suarez transfer on the cheap as bite-ban star is banished from Uruguay's hotel

    Daily Mirror "Luis Suarez has been ordered to leave his team’s hotel to complete his World Cup humiliation. The shamed Uruguay striker has been banned from all football for four months after his latest on-pitch biting incident - but that still hasn’t put off his suitors from Barcelona. The Spanish giants..." June 27

  • FIFA reportedly investigating Neymar for prohibited underwear

    Sporting News "Yes, you read that headline correctly. FIFA is reportedly investigating Brazilian superstar Neymar for displaying prohibited underwear during his country's 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, according to Brazilian news site UOL.com. But this shouldn't come as a surprise. FIFA has barred players..." June 26

  • Why Liverpool must move heaven and earth for Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez

    Metro "As long as there’s a transfer window, there’ll always be speculation linking Luis Suarez with a move away from Liverpool, but the rumours suggesting the Reds are making a move for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez fill Kopites with excitement and Premier League defenders with dread. Suarez will..." June 25

  • Luis Suarez move to Barcelona seems to be inevitable

    Daily Mail "Suddenly it feels different. Speculation about Luis Suarez’s future is nothing new but this time, almost in the blink of an eye, his departure from Liverpool seems inevitable. ‘Why?’ you will ask. Liverpool, after all, have not been approached by any club in Europe about Suarez since Arsenal’s..." June 24

  • Barcelona will move for Chelsea star Hazard if deal for Suarez falters

    Daily Star "The future of Hazard was thrown into doubt at the end of last season when manager Jose Mourinho publicly criticised him for his costly error in the Champions League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid. But since that public outburst from Mourinho, Hazard has continuously insisted he would..." June 23

  • Arsenal join Liverpool, Man Utd and Juventus in race for Alexis Sanchez

    Daily Star "Sanchez, who starred for Chile as they knocked reigning champions Spain out of the World Cup yesterday, is said to want a move away from the Nou Camp after falling out with Lionel Messi. Reports from Chile suggest the player is fed up with playing second-fiddle to Argentine star Messi, and..." June 20

  • Barcelona beat Real Madrid to £52m signing of Liverpool's Luis Suarez, claims Spanish press

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are set to beat rivals Real Madrid to the £52m signing of Luis Suarez, according to Spanish paper El Mundo Deportivo. The deposed La Liga champions plan to partner the Uruguayan striker with Lionel Messi and Neymar, with a deal reportedly close to completion. The paper report that..." June 20

  • Alves 'in shock' over Xavi move news

    ESPN FC "Dani Alves said he was "in a state of shock" after being told that Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez is close to a move to Qatari side Al Arabi. Al Arabi coach Dan Petrescu said the long-serving playmaker, whom Alves called "a symbol" of the way Barca play, had agreed to join the Doha club..." June 18

  • Barcelona tell Chelsea and Man Utd to pay them £20m for Alex Song

    The Express "According to Marca, the Spanish side have put the price tag on his head after spending most of his time on the fringes of the first team. Jose Mourinho is chasing the former Arsenal midfielder to add some steel to his midfield following the departure of Frank Lampard while midfield holder John..." June 15

  • Chelsea secure deal for midfielder Cesc Fabregas

    Sky Sports "Chelsea have signed former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona on a five-year deal. The 27-year-old had been told earlier in the summer that he was surplus to requirements in Spain, leading to speculation he was about to return to the Premier League. Arsenal had a clause in the..." June 12

  • Victor Valdes’ Monaco deal falling through opens door for Liverpool transfer move

    Metro "Liverpool target Victor Valdes will not be joining Monaco after the Ligue 1 side withdrew their contract offer for the Barcelona keeper, according to L’Equipe. Monaco had looked set to sign the Spain international after making contact with the player, whose contract expires at the end of the..." June 12

  • Barcelona reach £28m agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Man United target

    talkSport "The Catalan giants will make big changes to their personnel following a disappointing trophyless campaign and new boss Luis Enrique wants Reus to complete a devastating attacking trident alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar. Sport claim Barca have already reached a verbal agreement with the..." June 10

  • Arsenal could miss out on Cesc Fabregas payment in Chelsea transfer deal with Barcelona

    The Telegraph "Chelsea are trying to structure a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas that would lead to Arsenal missing out on any payment for their former midfielder. Although Arsenal have so far passed up the opportunity to re-sign Fabregas, they are due around 50 per cent of any profit Barcelona make on the..." June 10

  • Messi now 'happier' playing for Argentina than Barcelona

    Goal.com "Argentina icon Ossie Ardiles believes that Lionel Messi is now "happier" playing for his country than Barcelona. Messi's form and demeanour were the subject of much debate during the 2013-14 season, with former Blaugrana assistant coach Angel Cappa going as far as to suggest that the No.10 had..." June 09

  • Report: Ivan Rakitić set to sign with Barcelona

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to reports in Spanish media, Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitić is close to completing a move to Barcelona. The clubs have been in negotiations for several weeks, and it looks as though Rakitić will sign on on a five-year-deal for a fee of €20m (~$27m). While the summer signing window..." June 06

  • Chelsea's £27m offer for Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas

    The Express "At the same time it was revealed that the club are preparing to hand Eden Hazard a new £200,000-a-week contract to keep him out of the clutches of Paris Saint Germain. Chelsea's bid for Fabregas came just 24 hours after Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa passed a medical ahead of his £32m..." June 06

  • Arsenal blow as potential Sagna replacement in line for Barcelona switch

    talkSport "Barcelona are set to beat Arsenal to the signature of Borussia Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to north London and the Gunners, set to lose Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, have scouted the right-back on several occasions. However, Barca have..." June 06

  • Mourinho confirms Fábregas interest

    The Guardian "Chelsea have opened formal negotiations with Barcelona over the potential signing of Cesc Fábregas, and, while no fee has as yet been agreed for the Spain international midfielder, there is optimism on both sides that a deal will soon be struck. Fábregas is resigned to leaving the Camp Nou..." June 06

  • Cesc Fabregas: Arsenal not pursuing Barcelona midfielder

    BBC "Arsenal have informed Barcelona they will not be exercising a buy-back option on former player Cesc Fabregas. The Gunners inserted the clause when selling Fabregas to Barcelona for £35m in 2011 and were given first refusal after Barca decided he could leave. It is understood Fabregas, 27,..." June 05

  • Fabregas deal is 'done for €33million': Pique whispers to Del Bosque on Spanish TV

    Daily Mirror "Has Gerard Pique just let slip that Cesc Fabregas is leaving Barcelona for €33million? The defender told Spain boss Vicente del Bosque that he has been told Fabregas is leaving by the club, and that it was Cesc Fabregas who told him. The conversation took place prior to a press conference,..." June 05

  • Arsenal and Man United target Cesc Fabregas passes medical at Chelsea

    Daily Star "Starsport reported yesterday how the Barcelona star had agreed personal terms ahead of a possible switch. The two clubs are yet to agree a fee for the midfielder but Spanish newspaper Marca claim Fabregas has already had a medical at Stamford Bridge. He is said to have passed the tests and..." June 04

  • Chelsea ‘battle Barcelona’ for Atletico Madrid’s Koke

    Metro "The Blues, who are already said to be targeting Atletico trio Diego Costa, Felipe Luis and Tiago, are ready to challenge Barca for midfielder Koke according to Sky. Barcelona want the 22-year-old as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who looks set to be on his way out of the Nou Camp this summer..." June 03

  • Chelsea ready to make £30m move for Barcelona’s Cesc Fábregas

    The Guardian "Chelsea have emerged as surprise contenders to lure Cesc Fábregas back to the Premier League after Arsenal indicated that they would not be taking up their option to re-sign their former captain from Barcelona. Fábregas has been informed he can leave the Camp Nou this summer after three seasons..." June 02