Archives for August 2014

Alex Song signed by West Ham United on loan

FC Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has been signed by West Ham United on a season-long loan. After Liverpool’s interest this week, we thought that the 26 year old Cameroon international would almost certainly end up as Lucas Leiva’s replacement but the Hammers have pipped them to the post. More on this story

10 things about Douglas Pereira you may not know

Barcelona FC Blog talks about 10 things you may not know about the club’s latest signing, Douglas Pereira. We all know that he’s Brazilian and has played in Sao Paulo but do you know how many titles he’s won and with which clubs? Find out the answers here

Liverpool line up Alex Song as Lucas Leiva replacement

Barcelona News reports Liverpool are apparently lining up Cameroonian Alex Song as a possible replacement for Lucas Leiva who has fallen out of favour at the Reds. Song has many admirers and may have to beat off competition from both Arsenal and Tottenham for his services. More about Alex Song

FC Barcelona and São Paulo Reach Deal for Douglas

FC Barcelona have reached a deal with Brazilian outfit São Paulo for the transfer of Douglas Pereira.The player has penned a 5 year deal for £3.2m which could rise by another £1.2m depending on the amount of games the defender plays for Barça. More on Douglas Pereira

Douglas is close to signing for Barcelona

Barcelona are close to completing the deal that will bring Douglas Pereira dos Santos to the club in a deal said to be worth around €6m and €8m. Barça’s top brass have flown to Brazil to complete the paperwork and the 24 year old may be the last player the club signs unless they have something else up their sleeve. More about Douglas

Messi back in the groove as he nets a brace against Elche

Leo Messi seems to have his mojo back after netting a brace of goals against new boys Elche at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The Argentine scored a brace and 18 year old Munir came off the bench to snatch one, too. Read the match report here

Barcelona is running out of time

Time is running out for Barcelona to sign up any new players and sort out the squad for this season and next year’s too! FIFA has upheld the ban over signings and Zubizarreta has his work cut out for him in a bid to second guess any changes that are likely to happen to the squad. Read more on FIFA’s ban

Liverpool reject Barcelona’s claim of £10M discount

Liverpool have come out and quashed Barcelona’s claims that they got top striker Luis Suárez for £10M less than anticipated.Barcelona have claimed that instead of paying the full £75M they knocked Liverpool down to £65M, something that the Anfield club deny. More on this story