Martino hoping to put on a good show for the fans | FC Barcelona
After winning the first leg of their Spanish Cup quarter final in Valencia 1-4 last week, Barça face Levante at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night with one foot in the semis, but boss Gerardo Martino made it clear this lunchtime that. "It’s still a game we have to be focussed on". The boss also called on the fans to come along and get behind the team: "the supporters have always been a motivation for us.
Jean Marie Dongou renews with FC Barcelona until 2017 | FC Barcelona
Jean Marie Dongou signed his contract extension with the Club this Tuesday afternoon. He will remain at the Club until June 30 2017 and his buyout clause is set at 12 million euros. The Cameroonian, just like Bagnack, arrived to La Masia in 2008 at the age of 13 from the Eto’o Foundation. He plays for Eusebio Sacristán’s Barça B.
Macky Frank Bagnack extends contract until 2017 | FC Barcelona
Macky Frank Bagnack signed his contract extension this afternoon, which will keep him at the Club until June 30 2017. His buyout clause is set at 12 million euros. The Cameroonian began his career at Barça in 2006, at the age of 13. He made the leap to Barcelona from the Eto’o Foundation, and now he’s part of Eusebio Sacristán’s Barça B team.
PSG deny Messi approach - Yahoo Eurosport UK
In an interview with the French press, reported by Mundo Deportivo, PSG chairman Nasser al Khelaifi has rejected rumours of a move for Messi. "There has never been contact with Messi," al Khelaifi said. "I’ve not talked with Barcelona. Never. "For now a move for Messi is impossible." When asked if a move for Messi could happen in the future, al Khelaifi responded with tongue firmly in cheek. "If you have the money to make him come, make a sign and bring him to Paris."
Jordi Mestre visits FC Barcelona's training session | FC Barcelona
Jordi Mestre, who was named by the Board of Directors as the new vice-president of the Athletic Area of FC Barcelona on Friday, dropped by this afternoon’s training session ahead of tomorrow’s Cup tie against Levante. Mestre was accompanied by Andoni Zubizarreta, director of football. After the session the vice-resident met with Tata Martino and the players.
Real Madrid deny involvement in Neymar court case against Barcelona - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have now strongly denied any involvement in the furore, which led to Rosell’s resignation last week, and demanded an apology from the journalist responsible. A statement on the club’s official website read: "Before the serious declarations made last night on RAC 1 by the journalist Xavi Bosch, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, wishes to declare the following:
Barca could get €12m for Sanabria | Football Espana
The 17-year-old Paraguayan left Camp Nou for the Stadio Olimpico earlier in January and has been loaned by Roma to Sassuolo, Mundo Deportivo reports. A fee of €4.5m has been settled between the clubs but the structure of the deal means Barcelona could net up to €12m for the player, with much of the figure dependant on bonuses for appearances in Serie A.
Real Madrid reach semifinals | ESPNFC.com
Real Madrid ground out a 1-0 victory over Espanyol to seal their safe progression to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 aggregate triumph. Jese Rodriguez scored the only goal of the return leg in the seventh minute as the Bernabeu faithful were subjected to a lacklustre performance by the home side, who made changes but still had the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos in the starting XI.