BARCELONA NEWS

Former Barcelona attacker Gerard Deulofeu admits comparisons with Lionel Messi early in his career were “more detrimental than beneficial”.
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has praised Spain boss Julen Lopetegui for his “face-to-face approach”, in a possible dig at Luis Enrique.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says China and the US “aren’t destinations for me as a player” as “I’ve always liked playing against the best teams”.
Barcelona have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Marco Verratti as the midfielder insists he will play for Paris Saint-Germain next season.
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has announced that the club’s new B-team stadium will be named ‘Estadi Johan Cruyff’.
Sport reports “operation Coutinho is in progress” as Barcelona look to sign the Liverpool midfielder this summer.
Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez claims Johan Cruyff “is the most important figure in the history of the Spanish national team”.
Barcelona have issued a statement denying that they have opened talks with Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde.
Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco claims “some people feel the need to invent things” in response to speculation linking him with Barcelona.
Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, son of Patrick, idolises Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo but Barcelona are his ‘dream club’.
Barcelona Assistant Coach Juan Carlos Unzue is ‘very eager’ to replace Luis Enrique in the club’s hotseat, according to his brother.
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez would welcome Real Madrid’s Isco at the club, should he decide to make the sensational switch.
Juventus, Arsenal and Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara, according to reports in Spain.
Andres Iniesta has heaped praise on Real Madrid midfielder and his international teammate Isco, labelling him ‘an incredible footballer’.
Neymar believes fellow Brazilian international and Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho would ‘totally fit in Barcelona’.
The agent of Arda Turan has denied any contact from Arsenal regarding his client, who has no intentions of leaving Barcelona.
Premier League side Arsenal are lining up a bid of €29m for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan this summer according to reports.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes Spain’s dominance in Europe will end as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi pass their peak.
Chapecoense president Plinio David de Nes Filho has revealed Barcelona are the only club to financially support them following November’s plane crash.
Former Barcelona president Agusti Montal – most famed for bringing Johan Cruyff to the club – has passed away at the age of 82.
Barcelona have offered Real Madrid midfielder Isco a signing bonus of €20m to move to the club as a free agent in 2018, a Spanish report claims.
Sergio Busquets is confident in Barcelona finding the right Coach to replace the outgoing Luis Enrique but did not give an opinion on who he may prefer.
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has explained he feels more confident when representing the Spanish national side than he does at club level.
Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams believes Coach Ernesto Valverde would be an ideal fit at Barcelona, but hopes he remains at San Mames.
Barcelona could potentially re-sign Spanish international Gerard Deulofeu as it was revealed they have a €12m buyback clause on the winger.
Paulo Dybala has reportedly told Juventus that he wants to leave this summer and join Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Andres Iniesta believes Barcelona have “evolved” under Luis Enrique but disagrees they play that differently to Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side.
Sergio Ramos assures there is “no malice” with Gerard Pique, even if the Spain pair “like to throw pebbles at each other” with their rival clubs.
Barcelona assistant Juan Carlos Unzue has hinted that he would like to succeed Luis Enrique. “I hope I don’t have more time for cycling next season!”
Andres Iniesta confesses he did not want to join Barcelona at first as the start of his career at Camp Nou were “the worst months of my life”.
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