BARCELONA NEWS

Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is the favourite to succeed Victor Valdes at Barcelona, reports in Spain have indicated.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will leave the club this summer, rather than when his contract ends in 2014.
Diego Maradona has claimed that Lionel Messi is 'an exceptional player' and has lambasted those who criticise his form for the Argentine national team.
Jurgen Klopp has praised Pep Guardiola’s impact at Barcelona, but suggests that he will not find it so easy at Bayern Munich next season.
Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta shared an interview today to discuss the playing philosophy they see as inherent to recent - and future - success at Barcelona.
David Villa has been discharged from hospital following treatment for kidney stones and is expected back at training by tomorrow.
Andres Iniesta believes that Pep Guardiola will have no issue in transferring the success he had at Barcelona to Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid will host Barcelona for the Week 26 League Clasico at the unusual slot of 4pm local time on Saturday afternoon.
David Villa was admitted to hospital with kidney stones last night and is now a doubt for Barcelona’s match at the weekend.
Javier Saviola has warned Malaga that they will have to be at their best to overcome a ‘tricky’ Champions League tie with Porto.
As Miroslav Klose arrives in Barcelona today to receive a fair play award, his agent confirms he almost signed for the Catalans.
Veteran goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto has made official his contract renewal at Barcelona for another year today.
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is flying out to New York today to meet face to face with Coach Tito Vilanova.
Sergio Ramos has lifted the lid on how he and Gerard Pique worked together this summer, and why he took the penalty he did against Portugal at Euro 2012.
The President of Mediapro has announced that Real Madrid’s League Clasico with Barcelona will ‘almost certainly’ be played at 4pm local time on March 2.
Andres Iniesta has insisted that the whole Barcelona team were superb as they defeated Getafe 6-1 on Sunday.
Luis Garcia was sanguine after the final whistle, despite his Getafe side losing 6-1 away at Barcelona on Sunday.
Jordi Roura was lost for words when asked to describe Andres Iniesta's performance for Barcelona against Getafe.
Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has admitted that he was pleased to end his goalscoring slump at home to Getafe.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has revealed that he would like to play in the Premier League one day.
Mesut Ozil is the mystery Real Madrid player Barcelona President Sandro Rosell was alluding to on Friday, say Los Blancos fans.
Luis Garcia has insisted that his Getafe side will not change their approach as they prepare to face Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Barcelona assistant Jordi Roura has insisted that Tito Vilanova's absence has not affected the team in any way.
Getafe midfielder Abdel Barrada has insisted that his team will face Barcelona 'without fear' on Sunday.
Barcelona defender Adriano has claimed that his team will not relax in their bid to reclaim the League title.
Santos striker Neymar has conceded that he could join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid have started legal proceedings against television station TV3 for what the club claim is 'misuse of public funds'.
Sandro Rosell has looked to raise eyebrows today with the comment that: “There is one Real Madrid player I have admired for many years.”
Marcelo Bielsa has hit out at the Press for making more of a meeting he had with Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta than necessary.
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has reflected on his upturn in fortunes this season, reflecting that he returned from the Euros last summer ‘strong and motivated’.
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