Archives for February 2014

Pellegrini slapped with two-match ban for ref rant

Manuel Pellegrini has been handed a two-match ban following his outburst after the Champions League match against Barcelona which ended in a 2-0 win for the Catalans. The Chilean will therefore miss the second leg of the clash at the Nou Camp. More on Pellegrini’s ban

Liverpool to swoop for Barcelona youngster Bojan Krkic

Brendan Rodgers’ Anfield outfit are set to make a move for Bojan Krkic this summer according to UK newspaper the Mirror and Barcelona are willing to sell him at a knock down price. More on Liverpool target Bojan Krkic

Zubizarreta travels to Croatia to gazump Arsenal for Alen Halilovic

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has made a trip to Zagreb in Croatia to try to stop Arsenal FC from signing Alen Halilovic in the summer. The 17 year old from Dinamo Zagreb has impressed greatly and Barcelona are desperate to sign the young starlet and pip the Gunners to the post. More on Alen Halilovic

Professional Football League could fine Barcelona 300,000 euros

FC Barcelona are not home and dry just yet regarding the NeymarGate affair in which the Catalan club are accused of “misappropriation through diversion”. Barça could find themselves in hot water with the LFP if new documents fail to satisfy them and could be fined up to 300,000 euros. More on this story

Matheus Dória Macedo in Barcelona’s cross hairs

Brazilian starlet Matheus Doria Macedo has been linked with a move to Barcelona as a contender for replacing their veteran captain, Carles Puyol. Dória, as he is known in Brazil, currently plays for Botafogo and is a highly rated centre-back. More on Matheus Doria Macedo

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino to leave Nou Camp in summer?

Barcelona coach Gerardo Tata Martino could be leaving the club in the summer according to Spanish sports daily “Sport”. The Catalan club have also drafted up a shortlist of trainers they want to replace him with if he doesn’t bring home the La Liga title this season. More on Martino leaving Barcelona

Barca join Man Utd, City and Chelsea in hunt for Porto star Eliaquim Mangala

Another player Manchester United are keen to get their hands on this summer is Porto star Eliaquim Mangala. With Moyes ready to splash the cash and rebuild his crumbling empire, Man City and Chelsea are also keeping an eye on the centre-back. More on Eliaquim Mangala

Barcelona also interested in Man Utd target Mehdi Benatia

Barcelona could gazump Manchester United’s plans to bring Roma defender Mehdi Benatia to Old Trafford in the summer. The 26 year old Moroccan international has impressed at Roma but looks set to leave in the summer. More on Mehdi Benatia