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

Barca eyeing Colombian defender Éder Álvarez Balanta

FC Barcelona is currently eyeing up River Plate central defender Eder Alvarez Balanta. The 20 year old Colombian is currently on the radar of some top European clubs including Barcelona. Argentine defender Javier Mascherano only has words of praise for the young star says Spanish press Marca.More about Eder Alvarez Balanta

Tata Martino to put brakes on signing new central defender

It appears that new Argentine coach Gerardo Martino has put the breaks on any new signings of a central defender. Martino would like one and still hopes that he gets one, but with the prospect of bringing in a new player that cannot play Barca’s style of football and adapt quickly, Tata prefers to wait for Puyol. More on Martino’s stance on a new central defender