BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona could be given a way of shifting Douglas by sending the right-back on loan to Sporting.
Barcelona will confirm Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s new status by renewing his contract for five years.
Gerard Pique regards Barcelona as ‘the best team in the country’ and therefore ‘the team to beat’ this season.
Valencia are angered by Barcelona’s push for Paco Alcacer and are considering reporting the Catalans to FIFA for negotiating with the player.
Pep Guardiola stopped short of confirming Claudio Bravo was joining from Barcelona but acknowledged he was close to Manchester City.
Gerard Pique believes Barcelona teammate Neymar has earned his extended break after a summer at the Olympic Games.
A Vice-President of Newell’s Old Boys believes Lionel Messi will return to from Barcelona, possibly in two years.
Ronald De Boer believes Jasper Cillessen will be a tough challenge to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to be Barcelona’s No 1.
Claudio Bravo is on his way Manchester ahead of his move from Barcelona to Manchester City, it has been reported.
Barcelona have allowed Olympic gold medal winner Neymar to stay in Brazil slightly longer than planned and the forward won’t return until September.
Jasper Cillessen could have a medical with Barcelona as early as Thursday and wrap up his move from Ajax before the weekend.
Barcelona have a verbal agreement with Paco Alcacer and the go-ahead from Valencia owner Peter Lim, but the transfer isn’t done yet.
Pako Ayestaran insists Valencia won’t sell Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafi and ‘if the President says Paco Alcacer isn’t sold, he isn’t.’
Barcelona have reportedly delayed Jasper Cillessen’s arrival so he can feature in Ajax’s Champions League playoff second leg on Wednesday.
Jose Mourinho has revealed how he turned down a return to Spain in order to take the Manchester United job after accusing La Liga of lacking “competition”.
Brazil starlet Gabriel Barbosa has hinted that he would like to join Barcelona as “playing alongside Neymar would be really nice”.
Barcelona forward Neymar has confirmed that he will give up the Brazil captaincy after leading his country to gold at the Olympic football event.
Luis Enrique expressed his delight after Barcelona’s 6-2 opening-day win against Real Betis in La Liga as his side played the “perfect game”.
Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez has confirmed that Claudio Bravo will join Manchester City once a replacement goalkeeper is signed.
Josep Maria Bartomeu admits “things can happen” between now and August 31 in relation to Barcelona’s Manchester City target Claudio Bravo.
Luis Suarez hailed Lionel Messi as “a beast” after the No 10’s influential performance in Barcelona’s 6-2 victory over Real Betis on Saturday,
Barcelona got their consecutive title defence off to an ominous start as they thrashed Real Betis 6-2 in their La Liga opener on Saturday.
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Claudio Bravo starts what is likely to be his last game in a Barcelona shirt as the Catalans get their La Liga campaign under way against Real Betis.
The agent of Munir El Haddadi insists the young forward has what it takes to be Barcelona’s fourth attacker this season.
Luis Enrique has made it clear that Barcelona “are always open to improving our squad” as deals for Jasper Cillessen and Paco Alcacer are reportedly close.
Luis Enrique was in a cryptic mood pre-Real Betis as he told reporters “you tell me” on whether Saturday was Claudio Bravo’s final game for Barcelona.
Jasper Cillessen has reportedly begun bidding farewell to his Ajax teammates as the €12m-rated goalkeeper is “very close” to joining Barcelona.
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez reveals Claudio Bravo will still be at the club this weekend but ‘then we’ll see what happens.’
Luis Enrique was pleased Barcelona beat Sevilla to the Supercopa de Espana but questioned the need to hold the showpiece at all.
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