Five Barça 2013/14 preseason matches confirmed | FC Barcelona
Barça’s 2013/14 preseason is taking shape. All that remains to be known is the day and opponent in the Joan Gamper Trophy and the dates of the Spanish Supercup, where Barça, as league champions, will be facing Copa del Rey winners Atlético Madrid.
From Russia with gloves: Why Akinfeev must replace Valdes at Barcelona - Goal.com
It is difficult to believe that it is 10 years since Igor Akinfeev broke into CSKA Moscow’s starting XI and a decade on there are few better goalkeepers in world football. Now 27, the six-foot-one-inch glovesman can already boast a glittering resume at club level, with four league titles, six Russian Cups, four Super Cups and a single Uefa Cup success to his name. And, best of all, his peak years are still in front of him.
Abidal: I won't rule any club out - ESPN FC
Eric Abidal has said he will not rule out any club as he considers his next move after a bitter departure from Barcelona. Abidal, 33, saw his six-year stay in Catalonia come to an end at the conclusion of the La Liga season as Barca opted not to renew his contract.
Agreement to extend Eusebio's contract through 2014 | FC Barcelona
Eusebio Sacristán and FC Barcelona have agreed to extend the contract linking the two parties through June 30 of 2014. This deal includes the coaching staff of Barça B, who will also stay on an additional year.
Ilie Sánchez signs for two more years | FC Barcelona
Barça B will be keeping its captain for another two years. This Thursday Ilie Sánchez renewed his contract with FC Barcelona until June 30, 2015. The midfielder’s buyout fee will now be 12 million euros. He signed his new contract in the company of director Jordi Mestre.
Toulalan set for Atletico | Football Espana
Malaga and Atletico Madrid are reportedly just a step away from confirming the transfer of midfielder Jeremy Toulalan. Reports today are that both clubs are finalising the remaining details of the 29-year-old’s transfer. A fee of €5m has been agreed and the only obstacle remaining is in the two parties agreeing on Atleti’s form of payment.
Spartak Moscow seal Costa signing - ESPN FC
Valencia have confirmed the sale of Argentine midfielder Tino Costa to Russian side Spartak Moscow for an undisclosed fee. The surprise deal was finalised on Wednesday, as Miroslav Djukic was being unveiled as new Los Che coach. There was no official comment on the fee involved, but reports in Spain suggest Spartak paid about €7 million for the former Montpellier playmaker.
Valencia offer €6.7m for Giovani | Football Espana
Valencia are reportedly in advanced talks with Giovani dos Santos over a summer transfer and have placed an offer with his club Mallorca. The Mexican international is set to leave the Iberostar Stadium this coming transfer window following on from Los Bermellones’ relegation from La Liga.
Swansea to sign Canas from Betis - ESPN FC
Canas, 26, is the first signing of what should prove to be a busy summer for Swansea ahead of demanding third season in the Premier League which has to be coupled with Europa League football. And chairman Huw Jenkins insists manager Michael Laudrup will have "substantial funds" to strengthen his squad.
Molinos to leave relegated Zaragoza - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"I’m leaving. My contract as president of Zaragoza is over and I will not renew," Molinos told AS. "Another thing is the moral commitment, and after the relegation I cannot disappear overnight. "Now I am deciding on my departure but assisting in the schedule for next season.