Chelsea want to sign Denis Suarez in January as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas. The report reckons the midfielder wants to leave the Camp Nou and would be available for around £15 million.
Sergio Busquets made his 100th appearance in the Champions League on Tuesday. He arrived as a second-half substitute and is the sixth player to reach a century in the tournament. Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Víctor Valdés are the other players to have hit the landmark.
Juan Miranda spoke about the advice he was given by Lionel Messi before making his Champions League debut against Spurs. He said: “He told me to enjoy the moment.” He also talked about how it felt to play the match. “Camp Nou is a huge and impressive stadium. I wanted to do eveyrthing well, but it’s true not everything came off. I will keep working hard with the B team.”
Carles Alena also started the game for Barcelona and admitted it has been a big week in his career. He said: “The truth is I feel very happy, each game I’m taking as if it’s my last. It has been a beautiful week with the goal I scored and getting my first team shirt number, incredible.”
Andres Iniesta has given his view of Ousmane Dembele’s situation at Barcelona after he was reportedly late for training again. He said: “It is difficult to assess the situation because I am no longer here. There has to be rules and responsibilities and, if not respected, the club and the squad should remedy the situation. He is a very important player for Barcelona. We must solve the errors and not kill them; kill them when there’s no cure. I do not think that the solution is hopeless; my advice is that this will come in time.”
Barcelona enjoyed less possession than their opponents in a Champions League game for the first time since playing Werder Bremen in 2006. Valverde’s men had 48.8 per cent of the ball against Tottenham. Of course it’s worth remembering the game was a dead rubber for Barca, while Spurs needed a result.