Barcelona set to beat Liverpool to the post for Claudio Bravo

Catalan giants Barcelona are set to pip rivals Liverpool to the post in their bid to secure the services of Real Sociedad stopper Claudio Bravo. The 31 year old Chilean looks set to be Barça’s number two whilst providing much experience for the young Ter Stegen. More on Real Sociedad stopper Claudio Bravo

Marc-André ter Stegen’s future looks azulgrana

The future of goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen looks to be at Barcelona. It was known yesterday that the Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper did not accept the proposed renewal of his contract from the German side, as told by the club’s sporting director. More on ter Stegen

Barca debate between Ter Stegen and Courtois

Andoni Zubizarreta is facing one of his most difficult decisions since being appointed as director of football at FC Barcelona. He must find a replacement with the guarantees that Victor Valdes has offered the club, who, happens to be going through one of the best stages of his career. Read the rest here

Vicente Del Bosque: “Valdes’ behaviour is impeccable”

In declarations made to the website, Vicente del Bosque has said that Victor Valdes is a player with “impeccable behaviour, despite the strong influences that he has been getting to not accept the situation”.

The Spain coach also pointed out that on sporting merits alone, all three keepers could do the job. Continue reading

Victor Valdes still adamant on leaving FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona keeper Victor Valdés is still adamant that he will leave the Catalan giants next June. President Sandro Rosell tried to convince Valdes last Sunday but was unsuccessful.

Valdes stuck to his guns although Rosell has given up just yet and will keep trying till the end of the season. Continue reading

Thibaut Courtois in Barcelona’s crosshairs to replace Valdés

Barca have Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois firmly in their sights to replace Victor Valdes when he leaves.

However, it may provide to be a very complicated operation because although he plays for AtleticoMadrid, Courtois is owned by Mourinho’s Chelsea and is under contract until 2016.Continue reading

I see no problem with Casillas signing for Barca says Santiago Cañizares

Ex Real Madrid and Spain international keeper Santiago Cañizares has dropped a bombshell by stating he sees no problem in fellow stopper Iker Casillas signing for Barca.

“I would see no problem with Iker leaving Real Madrid for Barca,” said Santiago Cañizares in an interview on the radio program ‘The Graderia’ on Cadena SER. More on Santiago Cañizares

Ter Stegen gives nod to Barca as he delays contract renewal

German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who the Catalan club has their eye on for a possible replacement for Victor Valdes, has put the brakes on a contract renewal proposal that Borussia Moenchengladbach has made him.

Talking to Kicker magazine, the young German is in no hurry to renew, which is tantamount to a nod towards Martino’s men. More on Marc Andre Ter Stegen