Barcelona are desperate to add a top player as a replacement for former star Neymar Jrthis summer.

There are reports that the club has forgone their interest in Ligue 1 star Seri. There is the option of Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, aside the already confirmed Brazilian Paulinho.

Replacing the playmaker is not easy but the club is seeking a player that can impress at the highest level and complement the attack. Nelson Semedo and Gerard Deulofeu have joined recently as the club is keen on boosting its repertoire of attacking talents.

Borussia Dortmund are willing to let Dembele leave but only at the right price. The player has been throwing all sorts of tantrums like missing training and go AWOL. He has been suspended but it seems the club would accede to his demands of exit. It is reported that the German Bundesliga club has given Barcelona a deadline to meet their asking price. Continue reading BARCELONA LIKELY TO SIGN DEMBELE AHEAD OF COUTINHO


Barcelona talisman Luis Suarez has agreed to extend his contract with the club.

The agreement will keep him at the Camp Nou until June 2021, the Spanish champions announced on Thursday. The Uruguay striker’s new deal features a release clause worth a staggering €200 million (US$208 million).

The Catalan giant said Suarez, who has netted 97 goals in 116 matches since his arrival from Liverpool in 2014, would officially sign the new deal today.

Suarez said, “They know that I feel happy here and there was never going to be a problem extending my contract, and finally, it’s official.”

The former Liverpool and Ajax striker Suarez helped Barcelona win a treble of Copa del Rey, La Liga and Champions League in his first season at the Camp Nou and extended his laurel with a domestic double last season. The 29-year-old prolific striker netted in the 3-1 victory over Juventus in Berlin in the 2015 Champions League final as they lifted the title.

Suarez’s incredible goal tally of 59 goals in 53 appearances last season, which includes 40 goals in La Liga, won him the European Golden Boot award for Europe’s top scorer. Continue reading SUAREZ EXTENDS BARCELONA STAY

Barcelona is interested in signing Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is one of the most sought out talents of the approaching summer transfer window. At the age of 22, Pogba has demonstrated that he has what it takes to join a top club and win major pieces of silverware.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are just a few of the clubs that have shown interest in signing the French player.

Barcelona’s Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed that the star player of Juventus, Paul Pogba is the leading target of the club and the future of Pogba remains unclear as the Italian club is willing to allow him to leave during the next transfer window but only if the price is right.

Even though Barcelona has a transfer ban which runs up in 2016, this ban has not stopped the club in signing players as they have already signed Aleix Vidal from Sevilla but the player will only be able to play an official competitive match for Barcelona in January of 2016.

“It is true that Pogba is a leading target of ours and obviously we are interested, but I can’t say anything more. We are forbidden to recruit players until January, so I can’t talk about it.” Those were the words which were released by Barcelona’s Josep Maria Bartomeu as he confirmed that the Spanish side is indeed interested in signing Pogba.

There does seem to be difference in opinion between certain figures involving Paul Pogba.

The agent of Paul Pogba is Raiola and he stated that there is a possibility of Pogba leaving Juventus during the summer but this will only happen if a club offers a substantially high amount of money and Real Madrid, Barcelona as well as Manchester United are all capable of doing that.

However, the CEO of Juventus, Giuseppe Marotta believes and wants Pogba to continue performing in the Italian club for another season.


Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the best in the club’s history

Barcelona’s time under Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the best in the club’s history.

The Barcelona team achieved in numerous records in the five years spent under their former captain. One of those records was 11 successive victories in all competitions. The current Barcelona team, under Luis Enrique, have equalise this record after managing to win all their matches since the 1-0 defeat against Real Sociedad at the start of January. The incredible run of results has put Barcelona within touching distance of the table leaders, Real Madrid. They currently trail Carlo Ancelotti’s team by just one point.

Manager Luis Enrique, though, is keen to keep his feet on the ground as he says that these records mean nothing if the club does not win any titles this campaign. It was a forgettable last season after the team failed to win any major honour under the stewardship of Gerardo Martino. This particularly places a lot of pressure on Enrique. A major reason towards this impeccable form has been superstar Lionel Messi, who has been going from strength to strength in this period. This has taken away all the rumours about an impending departure. Messi is now only two league goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo for the season. Continue reading Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the best in the club’s history