Archives for July 2014

Deulofeu confident of winning a place in Barça team

Gerard Deulofeu is very confident of winning a place in the Barça team under new coach Luis Enrique. The 20 year old has just completed a year at Everton and is back at the Nou Camp and is confident of playing despite the likes of Messi, Neymar and Suárez to contend with. More on Gerard Deulofeu

Barcelona target Mats Hummels closer to Manchester United

Barcelona target Mats Hummels is said to be now closer to Manchester United after the Catalan club have killed off any plans to sign the Borussia Dortmund star. Luis Enrique has apparently turned his attention elsewhere in the shape of Valencia’s Jeremy Mathieu to pick up where Carles Puyol has left off. More on Mats Hummels

Barcelona keen on Jan Vertonghen but Spurs not interested

Barcelona keen on Jan Vertonghen but Spurs are not interested in letting one of their prized assets out of the door. The Catalan club wanted to sign the player for a fee in the region of £17.5M but new manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on offering the 27 year old a new and improved deal to keep him. More on Jan Vertonghen

Johann Cruyff questions signing of Luis Suárez

Barça legend and former manager Johann Cruyff is concerned that a frontline made up of Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez could see the team lose the essence of its playing style. Cruyff was using his column in Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ to suggest that the club could lose out on its particular style of play – More on Johann Cruyff

Barcelona’s pre-season gets underway

Today is the first day of a new era for Barcelona with new coach Luis Enrique at the helm.Medical and physical tests start today on 10 players with training starting tomorrow. More on Barça’s pre season

Barcelona’s Alexis Sánchez joins the Gunners

Barcelona’s Alexis Sánchez joins North London club the Gunners on a deal said to be in the region of £33million. The 25 year old Chilean who was deemed surplus to requirements by Barça’s new boss Luis Enrique, greatly impressed las season and scored twice in the World Cup – More on Alexis Sanchez deal

Unconvincing Messi steers Argentina to final

An unconvincing Leo Messi steered Argentina to victory over Holland last night and now face Germany in the final on Sunday. Messi has the chance to come good and prove he is the real deal for both club and country against a well-oiled machine at the weekend – More on this story

Suarez will be a ‘great signing’ for Barcelona, says Deulofeu

Gerard Deulofeu reckons that Barcelona target Luis Suárez will be a great signing for the Catalan club. 20 year-old Deulofeu said that he though the Uruguayan was an interesting player and one of the best strikers in the world – More on Deulofeu