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Sevilla vs Valencia preview - Aspas keen to bounce back

Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 by PA

Iago Aspas is desperate to wash the bitter taste of defeat out of his mouth by helping Sevilla beat Valencia on the opening day of the new Primera Division season. The on-loan Liverpool striker made his Rojiblancos debut in last week's UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid in Cardiff and hopes for a better day when the Europa League winners tackle Valencia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla ...Full Story »

Angel di Maria wants transfer while Sami Khedira also rejects Real deal

Posted Friday, August 22, 2014 by theguardian.com

Ángel di María has told Real Madrid he wants to leave and has rejected the offer of a contract. The winger has been heavily linked with a move to England, with Manchester United reportedly willing to spend up to £100m on the fee and wages needed to take the Argentina international to Old Trafford. Ángel Di María wants to leave Real Madrid, and has rejected a new contrac...Full Story »

New deal expires in 2018 - Modric signs new four-year contract

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Marca.com

Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has signed a new contract tying him to the club for the next four seasons. This represents a one-year extension to his old deal, which was due to expire in 2017. Modric moved to the Bernabéu from Tottenham in the summer of 2012. It has yet to be disclosed whether the club has given the midfielder a raise - under the terms of his old contract, t...Full Story »

Barcelona will buy Douglas – Sao Paulo

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Goal.com

On the day that Fifa confirmed its intention to uphold a transfer ban against the Catalans, the Brazilian club have indicated they are set to sell the Spaniards the right-back Sao Paulo president Carlos Miguel Aidar has confirmed that right-back Douglas is primed to complete a move to Barcelona. The Spanish outfit learned earlier on Wednesday that their appeal against a transfer ban owing to...Full Story »

FIFA decision set to test Zubizarreta's mettle - Barca running against the clock

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Marca.com

FIFA's decision to uphold their ban on Barcelona puts the Catalan club in a very tricky position. It has 12 days, not only to complete this season's squad, but the next as well. The new 'status quo' will test Zubizarreta's abilities as Director of Football to the max. He will have to anticipate the needs of his team for the 2015/2016 season, predicting who may leave at the end of this year an...Full Story »

'Alves to stay & more signings possible' - Zubizarreta

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Goal.com

The Camp Nou club's sporting director paid tribute to the quality of the Brazilian, while hinting there will be more new faces before the window closes Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has denied reports that the Catalan giants are looking to offload Dani Alves. Sao Paulo president Carlos Miguel Aidar had claimed that Barca are keen to sell the Brazil international and bring in...Full Story »

Suarez receiving professional help

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Marca.com

Luis Suárez has said that he is receiving professional help and that he will not be involved in any more violent conduct like the bite on Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. "The fans should rest assured, it won't happen again", claimed the former Liverpool star, who stressed that he has already "said sorry to everyone" for the incident, accepts the ban imposed by FIFA, and that he h...Full Story »

Suarez admits to seeking help after third biting incident

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona (AFP) - Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said he has received professional help after receiving a four-month ban for biting an opponent for the third time in his career when he clashed with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Suarez made his debut for the Catalans in a 6-0 friendly win over Mexican side Club Leon on Monday, but will not be able to play a competitive game for Barc...Full Story »

Risks and rewards for Barcelona in Spanish league

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Aligning Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi and Neymar to spear Barcelona's attack looks like a winning formula, if the three can set aside their problems and possible distractions. The club has turned to former midfielder Luis Enrique, known for his forthright approach, to lead the rebuilding project that will likely have its unique set of challenges. ''Luis Enrique is our...Full Story »

10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown into an obsession that overshadowed winning the domestic crown. Now Madrid ...Full Story »

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