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No 'bite clause' in Luis Suarez contract

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by ESPN

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told CNN that Luis Suarez's contract does not contain a "no biting" clause. The 27-year-old Uruguay striker joined Barca from Liverpool for a reported 94 million euros (75 million pounds) last month but will not play for the Catalan club until October as he is the subject of a four-month ban from football. The punishment was handed to Suarez after...Full Story »

Song's emotional message about his son's sickness

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Marca.com

Alex Song took to Instagram to tell the world why he quit Barca's camp in Burton upon Trent last week, explaining in an emotional message that he had gone to his sick son's bedside. This was the message the Cameroonian posted: "That moment when you realise you've taken life for granted. That moment when you realise everything can change in one second. Then you start praying, begging God to tr...Full Story »

Barcelona ready to bid for Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Telegraph.co.uk

Unsettled captain Thomas Vermaelen could be on the way to Catalonia after Barcelona prepare to make £10 million for Belgium international On the move? Thomas Vermaelen is wanted by Barcelona Barcelona are ready to launch a surprise move for Arsenal’s unsettled captain Thomas Vermaelen, who had looked destined to join Manchester United. Reports in Spain on Tuesday night suggested th...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi gets a new haircut for the new season

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Independent.co.uk

The Argentina star has undergone an image makeover ahead of the new La Liga season Lionel Messi is not a man known for paying too much attention to his image - certainly not when compared with certain other footballers who rival him for the status of the world's greatest player. Messi may be hardly the apogee of narcissism - but that hasn't stopped him getting a natty new makeover ahead of the...Full Story »

The Premier League's different warns Reds boss Brendan Rodgers to Man Utd's Louis van Gaal

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Dailystar.co.uk

BRENDAN RODGERS has warned Louis van Gaal he is set for a baptism of fire in the Premier League. GET READY LOUIS: Rodgers warns Van Gaal it isn't easy in England Manchester United boss Van Gaal has won titles in Holland, Spain and Germany in a glittering managerial career. But Liverpool boss Rodgers reckons his new rival won't know what's hit him when the new season gets underway next week. ...Full Story »

Calum Chambers to be a central figure at Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Dailystar.co.uk

ARSENE WENGER is considering handing teenager Calum Chambers a central role for Arsenal. CENTRAL FIGURE: Chambers will be played in the middle The Gunners' £12m signing is being tipped as a future England star. Chambers, 19, played right-back at previous club Southampton and made his Arsenal debut at centre-half at the weekend. The Arsenal boss has been so impressed with the youngster's...Full Story »

Van Gaal admits summer transfer market has been difficult for Man United

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Talksport

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits it has not been easy to buy players this summer - but claims the Red Devils are still working on a number of transfer deals. The Premier League side have signed Southampton's Luke Shaw, Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera and Serbian youngster Vanja Milinkovic already this summer, but are believed to be in the market for as many as three more big-mo...Full Story »

Manchester United transfer news: Atletico Madrid to make offer for Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Independent.co.uk

Out-of-favour United pair could be subject to double bid Manchester United are expecting Atletico Madrid to make a move this week for the out-of-favour duo Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez. The United manager, Louis van Gaal, will return from the club's pre-season tour of the United States and turn his attention to players who he will decide have no future at Old Trafford. While Marouane Fe...Full Story »

Guardiola: I'm not trying to turn Bayern Munich into Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Goal.com

The Catalan coach has denied attempting to force his players at the Allianz Arena to adapt to his footballing philosophy, insisting that he is not married to a set system or style Pep Guardiola has dismissed the suggestion that he is trying to transform Bayern Munich into a German version of his all-conquering Barcelona side. The Catalan coach won three Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, tw...Full Story »

Xavi retires from international football

Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Fox Sports

Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old revealed at a press conference with Barcelona on Tuesday that he has decided to hang up his Spain boots after winning 133 caps and helping La Roja win the 2010 World Cup and back-to-back European Championships. "I've taken the decision to leave the national team. My time there has finished," he sa...Full Story »

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