BARCELONA NEWS

Johan Cruyff does not believe that Tito Vilanova’s absence will hit Barcelona too hard, whilst he also hits out at Jose Mourinho again.
Barcelona have issued a brief statement confirming that Tito Vilanova has been operated on and that his duration of stay in hospital is yet to be determined.
Carles Puyol has reflected on Barcelona’s reaction to the news about Tito Vilanova and promised in his absence that ‘nothing will change’ at the club.
Barcelona Vice-President Josep Maria Bartomeu has reflected that Champions League opponents Milan must be taken seriously.
Barcelona will face a Champions League reunion with Milan, whilst Real Madrid have drawn Manchester United in the Last 16.
Eric Abidal has confirmed his return to full training at Barcelona and offered his full support to Coach Tito Vilanova.
Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on his meeting with Pep Guardiola recently and revealed that the former Barcelona boss currently ‘has no plans’.
Spain’s four Champions League representatives and two remaining Europa League sides will learn their knockout fate later today.
Tito Vilanova reportedly looked to reassure his Barcelona players yesterday in addressing them with the news that he has suffered a relapse.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has assured fans that Coach Tito Vilanova will be ‘back with us very soon.’
Barcelona have confirmed that Coach Tito Vilanova will undergo surgery tomorrow after suffering a relapse of his health difficulties.
Barcelona are set to make a statement later today as media speculation continues to grow around the health of Coach Tito Vilanova.
Javier Mascherano has reflected that playing for Barcelona feels to him like he has ‘won a prize’, whilst he has also revealed his best moment with the club.
Barcelona have given the Spanish media reason to speculate for a few hours by cancelling their usual Christmas meal with journalists.
Andoni Zubizarreta has revealed why Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol’s contracts were announced together, and also some details of their talks.
Marca believe that Lionel Messi’s new contract announced as having been agreed with Barcelona yesterday hands the Argentine a considerable pay-rise.
Week 20’s kick-off times have been arranged, with Real Madrid’s trip to Valencia handed the prime time Sunday slot.
Barcelona striker David Villa could be set for a six month loan deal to Italian club Juventus, according to reports.
Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been given the all-clear by doctors to play again after undergoing two liver operations.
Barcelona’s defensive midfielder Alex Song has made the three-man shortlist for the African Footballer of the Year award.
Barcelona spokesman Toni Freixa has expressed the club’s delight in signing Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol to new contracts.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has made clear that the Catalans are not taking their advantage in the League for granted.
Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol have all agreed to contract extensions.
Young forward Cristian Tello has signed a new deal with Barcelona keeping him at Camp Nou until 2016.
Former Atletico Madrid boss Luis Aragones doesn’t think the League is decided yet, but admits it will be if Barcelona don’t slow down.
Former Barcelona B midfielder Nolito could become a Granada player in January, according to reports.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol believes that if any team can come from 13 points behind to win La Liga, it’s Real Madrid.
Barcelona have reportedly sounded out officials at Chelsea regarding the future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Barcelona’s Eric Abidal has admitted that he may not play professional football again, reflecting that he is prioritising his family life first.
Sergio Ramos believes that Real Madrid would be making a mistake in conceding defeat in the title race so early on.
Football Italia website