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FC Barcelona News: 1 May 2015; Clubs Agree on New TV Deal, Rumors Continue to Swirl Around Barcelona

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New TV deal ends Barcelona and Real Madrid monopoly -
Real Madrid and Barcelona will no longer monopolize the television money in Spain after a new deal was announced Thursday. Spain's two biggest clubs have negotiated their own agreements for the sale of broadcasting rights in recent years, giving them a huge advantage over the rest of the teams in La Liga, but that trend will now end after the Spanish government gave the green light for a new deal to be brought in.

Barcelona want Liga transfer ban pardon Real Atleti collapse - ESPN FC
Barcelona's transfer spokesperson Charly Rexach has called for a general pardon for La Liga clubs found to have breached youth transfer regulations, saying that if Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid join Barca in being unable to sign new players there is a danger that the "world of football collapses."

Leo Messi has 403 goals in 10 years for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
In the past decade Messi has also become the highest scorer in La Liga history, surpassing the previous mark of 251 goals that had been held by Telmo Zarra for over 50 years. The 27-year-old Messi has 281, and counting.

Córdoba – FC Barcelona Quiz | FC Barcelona
Put yourself to the test ahead of Saturday's league clash against the club from Andalucía.

Lionel Messi is the best player I've faced, says Real Madrid legend Raul | Eurosport
The New York Cosmos player-coach was asked the question by Sports Illustrated and said he believes Barcelona maestro Messi makes "the impossible easy".Messi has catapulted Luis Enrique's side to the top of La Liga after scoring 49 goals in 44 games this season, giving the Catalan giants a genuine chance of winning the treble.

Bartomeu presents report to Senate | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke on Thursday to the honorary body known as the Senate, which is made up of the longest serving members of the club, an important group of people who are very much able to speak and listen from experience.

Barcelona have held Pogba talks with Juventus, admits Braida -
"We like Pogba, we like him a lot. But that's needless to say. All the big clubs like a champion such as Pogba," Braida told Tuttosport. "Marotta is a friend of mine and we talk about a lot of things. We have also discussed Pogba. "He is still young, but already shows things of the highest level. It would be a hugely important operation for Barcelona, a very interesting one.

Xavi Hernández and Sonia Bermúdez, king and queen of league titles | FC Barcelona
The midfielder from Terrassa near Barcelona has won all his with the club he has played for all his life, whilst the striker from Vallecas, Madrid has made history winning seven consecutive league champions winners medals, the first three with Rayo and the last four with Xavi Llorens’ Barça side. The Club wanted to bring them together to talk about their roles as king and queen of blaugrana league title successes.

Barcelona midfielder discussing move to AC Milan | Forza Italian Football
AC Milan and Inter are set to do battle for the signature of Cameroonian midfielder Alexandre Song who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona. The 27-year-old has impressed on loan at West Ham United this season, but he has no long term future in Catalonia and will be available for a transfer during the summer window.

Barca no to Rooney & Mata? | Football Espana
Barcelona have been informed of the chance of signing Manchester United pair Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata but had no interest. Sport claims agents on behalf of Rooney and Mata have been looking for opportunities away from Old Trafford and Barca was one port of call. Barca’s transfer committee didn’t express interest, however, in Rooney’s case because of his age and long-term deal.

Belletti represents FC Barcelona in San Francisco | FC Barcelona
Juliano Belletti was the face of FC Barcelona on Wednesday in San Francisco as the second game in the International Champions Cup was officially presented. It will be against Premiership side Manchester United on July 25 at the Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara (California), home of 5-time NFL champions San Francisco 49ers.

The FCB Escola launches its first campus in Russia | FC Barcelona
The FCB Escola will open on 12 June their first football campus in Russia, the only official one on Russian soil during the summer. Situated in the modern city of Sochi, the FCB Escola campus will take place between 12 June and 19 August 2015 and will be open to youngsters between 6 and 13 years of age, regardless of their footballing abilities.

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