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Archives: Barcelona

Chelsea vs. Barcelona: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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In what was to be the final International Champions Cup (ICC) match I covered, I traveled to Washington D.C. to watch Chelsea play against Barcelona.  Having spent the majority of my time covering the ICC in the New York/New Jersey … Continue reading

Manchester United will finalize Pedro deal once Angel di Maria’s PSG move is complete

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United will finalize a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro once the sale of Angel di Maria is completed to Paris Saint-Germain. Since the story first broke of Di Maria’s potential sale to the Ligue Un champions last week, United … Continue reading

Barcelona vow to fight Premier League clubs to sign best players

Posted on by PA Sport
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Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has vowed to fight Premier League clubs for the best players in the world and stop them from dominating the transfer market despite their new-found riches. The top of the English game is now awash with … Continue reading

Barcelona president heaps praise on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has heaped praise on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal ahead of Saturday’s International Champions Cup match between the two sides in San Francisco. Bartomeu feels Van Gaal – who coached Barcelona during two separates stints … Continue reading

Barcelona have yet to receive an offer for Manchester United target Pedro

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu responded to speculation linking Pedro with a move to Manchester United by stating the club had not received any offers for any member of their squad. Despite signing a contract extension with Barcelona last season, Pedro … Continue reading

Arsenal reportedly want Barcelona whiz kid Sergi Samper

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Arsenal is interested in purchasing Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper, according to Spanish sports publication Mundo Deportivo.  The report suggests that the Barcelona B defensive midfielder has an £8.5 million release clause and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is more than willing to … Continue reading

How Bartomeu beat Laporta to the Barcelona presidential hot-seat

Posted on by Cronan Yu
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When Joan Laporta came to power back in 2003, Barcelona was a club in turmoil. It had been four years since since the Blaugrana had won a major trophy and the Catalan club could barely cope with the immense dominance … Continue reading

Pedro expected to join Manchester United later this week, say reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Following his side’s 1-0 win over Club America on Friday, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hinted there could be a “surprise” signing in the coming days. When asked about United’s lack of scoring options, Van Gaal responded: “I am … Continue reading

Lionel Messi’s claim to ultimate greatness is being tarnished by Argentina form

Posted on by David Bronstein
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Another final and another defeat for Lionel Messi spelt a somewhat anti-climax to his season, which has been extraordinary. When Alexis Sanchez scored the most audacious penalty kick to confirm Chile as the Copa America winners, Messi was left to … Continue reading

Arda Turan dismisses reports linking him with Barcelona move

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has moved to quickly dismiss reports emanating from Spain linking him with a switch to Barcelona. Earlier today, the Catalan daily SPORT reported that the Turkey international had snubbed a reported move to England (specifically Chelsea) … Continue reading

Arda Turan snubs Chelsea move in favor of Barcelona switch, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has snubbed a move to Chelsea in favor of joining Barcelona, according to a report from the Catalan daily SPORT. Just a few days ago, it was believed that Chelsea had secured the services of … Continue reading

Juventus officially reject Barcelona’s €80 million offer for Paul Pogba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Today, after a meeting between representatives from both clubs, Juventus have officially rejected Barcelona’s €80 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba. Earlier today it was learned that Barcelona’s sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations had flown to Turin to … Continue reading

Barcelona officials are in Italy today to secure €90 million deal for Paul Pogba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona’s sporting director and director of sporting institutional relations have flown to Italy today to convince Juventus officials that their €90 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba should be accepted. Although the La Liga side is in the midst of its … Continue reading

International TV rights for La Liga are a mess

Posted on by Chris Moore
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On August 15, the 2015/16 season of La Liga will kick off with millions of soccer fans around the world tuning in to watch one of the most popular leagues in the world. However, with 46 days to go until … Continue reading

Barcelona prepared to make €90 million offer for Paul Pogba, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona are prepared to make a €90 million offer to Juventus for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan daily SPORT. Shortly after the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, the Spanish and European champions ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan … Continue reading

Barca-Juve match posts second-highest TV ratings ever for Champions League final

Posted on by Chris Moore
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In what turned out to be an exciting match, the 2015 UEFA Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus posted very solid television ratings according to Nielsen.  Nielsen, an information and measurement company, claims that this year’s final held a 1.3 … Continue reading

Ivan Rakitic proves a vital cog to Barcelona’s success

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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A couple of years ago, the idea of Barcelona buying a central midfielder was inconceivable. This was the side that boasted the World Cup, European Championship and Champions League winning trio Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets. Furthermore, waiting … Continue reading

Barcelona focused on signing Paul Pogba after ending talks with Ilkay Gundogan

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona have ended negotiations with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and have re-focused their attention on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus. Prior to the UEFA Champions League final, Barcelona were reportedly close to reaching an agreement for Gundogan, but negotiations fell … Continue reading