Report: Barcelona turn down chance to sign Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado
Barcelona have turned down the chance to sign Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Spanish news outlet Sport. The Colombian only joined the Premier League champions in January but has failed to impress, making just 14 appearances with most of those coming from the bench.
Joan Laporta says Barcelona will sign Paul Pogba if elected - ESPN FC
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has said he fully expects to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba if he is re-elected next month. Pogba, 22, has been strongly linked with clubs including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City despite a reported €100 million price tag.
'I wouldn't break the bank for Pogba,' reveals Barcelona presidential candidate Benedito - Goal.com
Agusti Benedito says he would not break the bank to sign Juventus ace Paul Pogba were he to become Barcelona president. The 51-year-old claimed earlier this month that he had already spoken to both the Bianconeri and the France international about a move to Camp Nou, revealing that the Old Lady want 80 million euros ($89.4 million) for the midfielder, who would receive €12 million per annum after tax.
Xavi comments on ten pictures of his farewell | FC Barcelona
Barça fans bade farewell to Xavi Hernández on Saturday 23 May after the final league game against Deportivo. BARÇA MAGAZINE has picked ten images from that afternoon and Xavi comments on the emotions that they bring back.
Barcelona wonderkid set for surprise medical with Liverpool having agreed deal | AstralFootball.com
The 16 year-old is highly rated on the continent, with his current club having risked the wrath of FIFA by signing him back in 2011, which resulted in a transfer ban which ruled the club from signing any players during 2015. The future star is now said to have fallen out with the Catalan giants over when he will be able to play for their side, and has now agreed terms over a summer move to Liverpool.
Claudio Bravo's Chile into Copa América final with win over Peru (2-1) | FC Barcelona
Claudio Bravo will have the chance to add a fourth trophy to his personal collection for the season thanks to Chile's 2-1 win over Peru. The Barça keeper could claim the Copa América title with his country and add it to the historic treble of league, Champions League and Cup claimed in his first season as a blaugrana.
The Copa America, the challenge for Argentina, Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi represents art and football while Javier Mascherano is about consistency and leadership. They have just won a famous treble with FC Barcelona and are now aiming to top a wonderful year by winning the Copa America in Chile.
President: Ronaldinho has agreed terms with Turkish side Antalyaspor | ProSoccerTalk
Right from the start, I was banging the "I know it’s going to be tempting, but don’t do it, MLS teams" drum. In short, Ronaldinho’s best days are far, far behind him, and he’s not genuinely cared about playing and/or winning for roughly five years now — not even to mention the fact he’d want to be paid similarly to Sebastian Giovinco and Kaka, both of whom are producing at an All-Star level).
Pedro ‘would only go to Premier’ | Football Espana
Mundo Deportivo report that Barcelona’s Pedro would only leave the Catalan giants to join a Premier League club. The 27-year-old found his first team opportunities severely limited at Camp Nou last season, following the imperious form of attacking trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
UEFA relax Financial Fair Play rules - ESPN FC
European football's governing body agreed on Monday to relax some of its financial fair play (FFP) rules, allowing clubs a period of accelerated spending on players if they present an affordable business model and show they are not "gambling on success." The loosening of the rules comes after UEFA found that collective losses by clubs decreased by 70 percent over the last three years, pointing to how European football grew despite the tough economic climate on the continent.