Chasing Barcelona | The Age
Leaving aside the fact that Barca has beaten Real Madrid on aggregate 20-5 in their past nine meetings and holds a 5-1 margin over United in their past two Champions League cup finals, it's wonderful to hear the English champions gritting their teeth and setting the ''seek and destroy'' sights on Pep Guardiola's team.
Messi and Alves, indispensable throughout the year | FCBarcelona
Dani Alves and Lionel Messi are the Barça players who play more games in a row. In addition to playing all the matches for Barça, the two are indispensable to their national teams, who count on them year after year.
Barca 'offer to sign Neymar in January' | ESPN
Barcelona have made an offer to sign Neymar after the Club World Cup, ESPNsoccernet understands. Barca have therefore said that they will wait until January before signing the Brazil international in a bid to beat Madrid to the deal.
Espanyol exhibit Iniesta Jarque vest | Eurosport
Almost a year to the day since Spain's World Cup final victory over Netherlands, the vest Andres Iniesta revealed after scoring the dramatic winning goal has gone on display at the stadium of Espanyol, whose dead captain he paid tribute to.
Javier Mascherano: Argentina's failings should not be blamed on Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi | Goal
Messi has come in for criticism following two unimpressive displays, but speaking at a press conference, Mascherano said: "Argentina are not playing poorly because of Leo Messi. "The reality is that the individual level for all of us [has] not been the best. That effects the collective."
Barcelona B striker Jonathan Soriano set to seal switch to Red Bull Salzburg - report | Goal
Barcelona B forward Jonathan Soriano is set to finalise his transfer to Austrian Bundesliga team Red Bull Salzburg, according to Marca. The frontman will move to the Red Bull Arena and the Catalan club will receive €2 million plus add-ons depending on his appearances and success while playing for Ricardo Moniz's men.
Busquets: "We're looking for incentives to improve our game" | FCBarcelona
Speaking about next season, Busquets said that "what this team has achieved over the last three years has been great. We’ve won everything. "But it’s also true", he added, "that next season will be even more difficult. We all want to win and every game in every competition will be like a final".
Leon and Drenthe left out of Real tour | Eurosport
Pedro Leon and Royston Drenthe have been left out of Real Madrid's American tour increasing specualtion they will leave the club. The whole first-team squad head off for Los Angeles next Tuesday but manager Jose Mourinho has already informed the Spaniard and the Dutchman that they won't be involved.
Juve closing on Rossi | Sky Sports
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta claims the club are closing on a deal for Giuseppe Rossi. The Villarreal striker is hot property this summer, with a number of clubs reported to be monitoring his situation in Spain.
Mallorca sign Pablo Caceres from Tigre on three-year deal | Goal
Mallorca have announced the signing of Pablo Caceres from Argentinian side Tigre on a three-year contract. The 26-year-old defender becomes the third new face at the Iberostar stadium this summer, following in the footsteps of earlier signings Juan Calatayud and Hemed Tomer.
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