BARCELONA NEWS

Atletico Madrid midfielder Emre Belozoglu, one of the club’s new signings, feels his team can match Barca and Real Madrid next season.
Hamburg have decided to pay Barcelona the €800,000 outstanding from Tuesday’s pre-season friendly between the two clubs.
Thiago Alcantara’s father Mazinho says he hopes his son stays with Barcelona for many years.
Carles Puyol will this week get the green light to step up his comeback from long-term injury before the start of the new season.
Midfielder Javier Mascherano has agreed an improved contract with Barcelona that will see him tied to the club until June 2016.
Barcelona have announced the loan signing of striker Sergio Araujo from Boca Juniors.
Tickets for this season’s first El Clasico in October will be the dearest in Barcelona’s history, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Barcelona striker David Villa has pencilled in the club’s friendly with Manchester United in Gothenburg on August 8 for his comeback.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has reacted to Dani Alves’ comments this week that the club did not deny he was for sale over the summer.
Barcelona’s decision to leave the injured Lionel Messi at home for Tuesday’s friendly in Hamburg on Tuesday cost the club €360,000.
Tito Vilanova got his reign as Barcelona boss off to a flying start with a 2-1 victory over Hamburg in the Intech Arena.
Lionel Messi has been forced to pull out of Tito Vilanova’s debut as Barcelona boss on Tuesday with a calf injury.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona insists Cristiano Ronaldo will never be as good as Lionel Messi.
Barcelona look set to trump Manchester City in the race to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez, believe reports in England.
Dani Alves claims he is upset at the way Barcelona reacted with what he saw as indifference to rumours of his departure this summer.
Gerard Deulofeu is attracting Premier League clubs after his performances for Spain in the European Under-19 Championships, particularly Liverpool.
Barcelona are to offer Carles Puyol an open-ended contract to keep the 34-year-old at the club for the remainder of his career.
Barcelona's plans to develop their Camp Nou stadium have had to be put on hold due to the economic crisis - at least for now.
Barcelona ended the 2011-12 financial year by showing a record profit of €49m, despite not winning La Liga or the Champions League.
Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto says he is still `ambitious` and will try to take the No 1 jersey off Victor Valdes next season.
Ibrahim Afellay now knows Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova sees him very much as a fringe player if he remains at the club next season.
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.
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