BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona's Javier Mascherano says taking a salary reduction to move to the Camp Nou was the best decision of his life.
Barcelona are considering asking Carles Puyol to retire from international football as talks begin over his contract extension.
Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta says talks to extend Javier Mascherano’s contract are at an advanced stage.
The second leg of the Supercopa de Espana between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu has been brought forward a day.
Ajax director of football Marc Overmars expects to be given the green light on Tuesday to sign Barcelona's Marc Muniesa on loan.
Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay has been told he can leave the club and has chosen Arsenal or Inter as a possible destination.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has refused to rule out a possible move to Brazil in the future.
Lionel Messi has categorically denied through Argentine agency Telam that he gave an interview to Hungarian magazine Kepes Sport.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has made it clear that he is not friendly with Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez.
Barcelona's participation in last season's Champions League swelled the club's coffers by €40.5m
Johan Cruyff has advised his former club Ajax to ask Barcelona if they are prepared to sell defender Marc Muniesa.
Barcelona are still furious at the quashing of Jose Mourinho’s two-match ban for poking Tito Vilanova in the eye.
Barcelona are weighing up a €9m bid for Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye.
Oriol Romeu says he knows nothing of rumours linking him with a return to Barcelona from Chelsea next season.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has had his ban for poking Barcelona counterpart Tito Vilanova in the eye overturned.
Real Madrid begin the defence of their La Liga crown with a home game against Valencia on the first weekend of the new season.
L'Equipe reports that the real reason Seydou Keita left Barcelona this week was that he would have to pay more tax.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has ruled out signing a striker this summer as he is counting on David Villa.
Espanyol defender Jordi Amat says he has heard nothing about a proposed move to Barcelona, reports Sport.
TV3 claims Barcelona will pay €40m for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez if he is willing to lower his wage demands.
New Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova faces a problem in the form of player absenteeism with the start of La Liga just over a month away.
Barcelona have announced five pre-season friendlies before the start of the new La Liga season on the weekend of August 18-19.
Dino Zoff has praised Iker Casillas, saying he would love to see him win the Ballon d’Or, although he does not think he will do so.
Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci has insisted in an interview with Stuttgarter Nachrichten that Barcelona want to sign him.
Barcelona have confirmed that Malian international Seydou Keita has decided to leave the Catalans.
Barcelona have put a 'not for sale' sign on David Villa after reports Paris Saint-German are poised with a substantial bid.
Reports in France insist Paris Saint-Germain are considering a lucrative offer to prise striker David Villa away from Barcelona.
According to various FIFA agents consulted by Marca, Barcelona new boy Jordi Alba is worth double the €14m the Catalans paid for him.
Eric Abidal’s agent believes the he could yet make an emotional return to the Catalan’s first team following his liver transplant.
A former Barcelona Vice-President has branded the club’s Spanish internationals ´mercenaries` following their Euro 2012 triumph.
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