Messi's new contract is met with celebration, some relief by Barcelona | ESPN
Joan Laporta claims there was only ever one moment that he genuinely feared Lionel Messi would leave Barcelona. It was, Laporta thinks, around 2006, although it could have been earlier, and Inter were prepared to pay the Argentine forward's €150m buyout clause. Laporta, then Barca club president, went to Messi's father Jorge and told him: "He'll be happy here, he'll get glory; there, he'll only win financially."
Barcelona chief: Marco Verratti wants to come but PSG won't negotiate | ESPN
Barcelona want to sign Marco Verratti and the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder wants to move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed to Diario Sport. However, Bartomeu also said that signing the Italy international is looking increasingly difficult given PSG's reluctance to lose the 24-year-old.
Betis confirm Barca, RM Ceballos interest | Football Espana
Real Betis have confirmed both Real Madrid and Barcelona have contacted them over the transfer of in-demand midfielder Dani Ceballos. The 20-year-old impressed at this summer’s Under 21 European Championships and the two La Liga giants now look set to battle it out for his signature.
Palace want Cillessen | Football Espana
Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is the subject of interest from Premier League side Crystal Palace, say reports in Spain. According to Diario AS, new Palace boss Frank De Boer wants to bring the 28-year-old, whom he previously coached at Ajax, to Selhurst Park.
Lionel Messi donates wedding leftovers to Rosario Food Bank | ESPN
"For us any type of donation is very well received and to be honest, we are very happy that they took us into consideration," Nazer told Rosario-based newspaper La Capital. "One of the wedding organisers got in contact with our executive director, Pablo Algrain, to offer us snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Patrick Kluivert picks emojis for his team-mates | FC Barcelona
Just like we have done with members of the current squad, we asked Patrick Kluivert to pick emojis for his different team-mates in the Barça Legends and other players with whom he has shared a dressing room in the past, including Andrés Iniesta.