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Barcelona reopen Abidal contract talks

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) - Barcelona have reopened negotiations with left-back Eric Abidal over a contract extension, the Spanish club's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Tuesday. The French international defender was in the form of his life before a tumour was discovered on his liver in March. However, after undergoing surgery, he made a rapid recovery, and after returning to action ...Full Story »

Ferguson vows to challenge Barcelona dominance

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport127 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his players to learn from their Champions League final defeat to Barcelona and dethrone the Spanish giants as Kings of Europe. Ferguson told British media outlets on Tuesday that the next generation of United players would need to rise to the challenge of downing Barcelona while noting that winning the Premier League was equal...Full Story »

Barcelona starts training with reduced squad

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

European champion Barcelona says it will start preseason training on Monday without several of its South American players, including Lionel Messi, who are on international duty. The team said that Messi, along with Argentina teammates Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito—plus Barcelona’s Brazil internationals Daniel Alves and Adriano—will be given extra time to recover followi...Full Story »

Barcelona to start preseason with 18 players

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

European champion Barcelona says Spain internationals Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol will be among a group of 18 players to start preseason training Monday. World player of the year Lionel Messi, who has been with the Argentina team at the Copa America, will be among the absentees. Messi, along with Argentina teammates Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito— plus Barcelona...Full Story »

Barcelona save shirt for Cesc Fabregas

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk230 hits

Arsene Wenger will get shirty with Barcelona after it was revealed the cocky Catalans are keeping the No.4 jersey for Cesc Fabregas. Barca are so confident the Arsenal skipper is joining them they have taken the shirt number away from Thiago. Their website lists their players in last season’s shirt number order. But although midfield starlet Thiago is sandwiched between No.3 Gerard Piq...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger: Belt up Barcelona!

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk120 hits

Arsene Wenger last night told Barcelona to belt up after the Spanish giants went public on their bid to land Cesc Fabregas. Barcelona used their website to get midfield star Xavi to claim that Cesc Fabregas was ‘suffering’ because he has not got his move to the Nou Camp. Furious Arsene Wenger said the tactic was typical of the underhand way Barca operate – and something th...Full Story »

Antonio Di Natale expects Barcelona target Alexis Sanchez to leave Udinese

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

Antonio Di Natale believes Alexis Sanchez will be the latest Udinese player to leave the club, and complete his expected move to Barcelona.The 22-year-old Chile international is currently at the Copa America in Argentina, but reports suggest Udinese have reached an agreement with the Spanish side for the transfer.Following the departures of Cristian Zapata to Villarreal, and Gokhan Inler to Napo...Full Story »

Juliano Belletti: I became a hero thanks to Champions League-winning goal for Barcelona

Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

Former Brazil international Juliano Belletti has revealed that he became a hero thanks to his spell at Barcelona and has good memories of his period at the Spanish champions.The 35-year-old announced his retirement from professional football last week and has looked back at his career with satisfaction; Belletti became a fans' favorite at Camp Nou after he scored the winning goal in Barcelona's ...Full Story »

Spurs ready to rekindle interest in Rossi after Barcelona drop out of £35m race

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 by crystalpalace-mad.co.uk143 hits

Tottenham are ready to rekindle their interest in Villareal's £35million-rated striker Giuseppe Rossi after his agent said a proposed move to Barcelona was 'definitely off'. However, manager Harry Redknapp will face a fight with Atletico Madrid who have earmarked Rossi as a possible replacement for Sergio Aguero who is being courted by Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Target man: Spurs...Full Story »

Report: Barcelona's Sandro Rosell set for Copa America visit to seal deal for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is reportedly set to confirm the signing of Chile and Udinese star Alexis Sanchez in Argentina, taking advantage of an invitation to the opening ceremony of the Copa America on Friday. Triunfo and La Tercera report that, following Roja coach Claudio Borghi's refusal to let Sanchez leave the national team camp to complete a 40 million euros transfer, the Barca ch...Full Story »

Barcelona spokesperson confirms 'definitive offer' for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

A Barcelona spokesperson has confirmed the club has made a final offer to Udinese for Alexis Sanchez. Speaking to EFE, the spokesperson told the Spanish news agency: "We are waiting for a response from Udinese. "Barcelona made a definitive offer for the player and we will not change the parameters indicated." Reports have suggested the two clubs have agreed on a 40 million euro transfer fee, ...Full Story »

Udinese's Alexis Sanchez: I dream of playing for Barcelona and want to become the best player in the world

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport104 hits

Udinese attacker Alexis Sanchez has made it clear that he wants to join Barcelona in order to develop into the best player in the world.The 22-year-old is one of the most sought-after players of the summer transfer window and is widely believed to be on his way to the Catalan giants ahead of the 2011-12 campaign.Gino Pozzo, the son of Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo, recently revealed that Sanchez...Full Story »

Barcelona's Bojan to Roma & five Italian transfers to watch out for over the coming week

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport156 hits

They say the league table doesn't lie. Therefore, for those teams that are unhappy with their final position in Serie A, the summer transfer window is the ideal time to redress the balance, to address the team's needs, to sign the missing link. It's a period for fantasy football, for dream XIs and misty-eyed visions of what might be next season, but those in charge must keep in touch with realit...Full Story »

Lionel Messi wants Juventus target Sergio Aguero at Barcelona

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by Goal.com308 hits

  Juventus are set to meet Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero's representatives to discuss a transfer next week, but Spanish and Italian reports suggest Barcelona are also keen to land the Argentinean. Il Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport both suggest Lionel Messi is trying to convince his side, and Argentina team-mate Aguero, 23, to come together. The Ballon d'Or holder is said to ...Full Story »

Fabregas tells Arsenal he will pay £5m to get dream move to Barcelona

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by People.co.uk184 hits

CESC FABREGAS is willing tosacrifice a £5million windfall to ­secure his dream move to Barcelona. The midfielder has a clause in his Arsenal contract that entitles him to 15 per cent of the cash from any move away from the Emirates. The Gunners are desperate to keep their inspirational skipper and this week turned down a £27m bid. But Barca are set to return with animproved of...Full Story »

Barcelona receives Roma offer for striker Krkic

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona says it has received an offer from AS Roma for striker Bojan Krkic. Barcelona spokesman Toni Freixa says the club is “evaluating” the bid for the Spain under-21 forward, who has mostly been used off the bench since the arrival of coach Pep Guardiola three seasons ago. Freixa did not say whether the offer was for a permanent move or a loan deal....Full Story »

Chile's Sanchez to join Barcelona for $54 million

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport268 hits

SANTIAGO, June 19 (Reuters) - Italy’s Udinese have agreed to transfer Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona for around $54 million, Chilean media reported on Sunday. The gifted 22-year-old, who is in Chile’s squad preparing for next month’s Copa America in Argentina, will travel in the coming days to Spain to seal his move to the European champions. “Udinese agre...Full Story »

Former Valencia player Mario Kempes: Valencia can compete with Barcelona and Real Madrid next season

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

Ex-Valencia striker Mario Kempes believes his old club have the capability to compete with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona for trophies next season. The Mestalla club have finished third in La Liga in the last two seasons, but have been a significant distance behind Spain's big two in the standings. However, speaking to Spanish publication AS, the 1978 World Cup winner with Argentina st...Full Story »

Chile's Sanchez to join Barcelona for $54 million - report

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport111 hits

SANTIAGO, June 19 (Reuters) - Italy’s Udinese have agreed to transfer Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona for around $54 million, Chilean media reported on Sunday. The gifted 22-year-old, who is in Chile’s squad preparing for next month’s Copa America in Argentina, will travel in the coming days to Spain to seal his move to the European champions. “Udinese agree ...Full Story »

Agent: Villarreal rejected Barcelona's offer for Giuseppe Rossi

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport111 hits

Barcelona has had its offer for striker Giuseppe Rossi rejected by Villarreal, the player's agent Andrea Pastorello has revealed.The Catalan club has been linked with the Italian ace for several weeks now, but Villarreal is determined not to sell its prized asset on the cheap.Pastorello, who represents Rossi, has indicated he was unaware of the terms offered by Barcelona, but guaranteed it did n...Full Story »

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