05 July 2011

Getafe tried to sign Bojan and Montoya without success

Getafe tried unsuccessfully to sign Barcelona's Bojan Krkic for ten million euros, as confirmed by the Madrid group president Angel Torres.


Getafe tried unsuccessfully to sign Bojan ten million peroAngel Torres revealed that the player rejected the offer because Barca had already committed to the Roma coach who runs the Luis Enrique.

"We went to Barcelona to ask two or three players . We were about to do the operation Bojan. are ten million to Barcelona. Toni spent an offer and he decided he wanted to play in Europe and had given voice to Luis Enrique. We were willing to pay ten million, " Torres said during the presentation of the club's official kits.

In addition, also spoke on the under-21 international Martin Barça Montoya, a right side that wants to sign Getafe.

But he acknowledged that the operation at the moment is complicated. "We call on Montoya hired or bought, but it seems that Guardiola wants to take. There is a small chance that if Guardiola wants to take, may come. But it is complicated, is a footballer in the lower categories of Spain and is highly prized. They also tend to want to play in Europe and it costs us more each day, "he said. (via SPORT)

"Pastore will go to Malaga or Madrid"

This has been declared the Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, who made it clear that Argentina will not go to Barca.


Barca have been outbid for a player who had not shown a great interest to date.

And the Argentine could be very close to Malaga, Malaga as published by the newspaper 'La Opinion'. Apparently Sheikh Al Thani want to put the icing on a cake that has all the ingredients to excite more than ever the followers 'anchovies'.

Zamparini dismissed the bid to Barcelona and would be willing to prioritize the offer made by all-white, whose exact numbers unknown although there is talk of a bid could be around 40 million euros.

"At 90% Pastore will go," said team president also made clear that the situation is in the hands of his agent and this must be resolved "within 15 days, before the end of the Copa America."

Although apparently the Malaga had no such planned signing this season, it appears that the new owners would be willing to carry out a historic contract for the entity. (via SPORT)

Pedro, azulgrana until 2016

FC Barcelona announces that it has reached an agreement with Pedro Rodriguez to improve and extend its contract with the club for another season, until June 30, 2016. The buyout goes from 90 to 150 million euros.


The signing will be Thursday, at 11.30 hours. Then a shoot will open to the media at the door of the offices of FC Barcelona.

Pedro Rodriguez joined the Club in the summer of 2004 and Player of the Junior A and B for four seasons Barça , he settled into the first team during 2009/10, which then played in 52 games. That season, Pedro signed 23 goals in all competitions spread, which maintains accuracy even during the 2010/11 academic year with 22 goals more.

During these seasons as a member of Rijkaard's first team, who debuts 2007/08, and the 2008/09 academic year moves from the set of Guardiola and Luis Enrique, Pedro has been shown to be a decisive man in the attacking positions of FC Barcelona. You can exercise both left-handed and right end is an example of sacrifice in the work pressure. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Cesc not train with Arsenal

Cesc Fabregas has not been trained with Arsenal in the first team training. The Arenys decided in the gym alone.


Ces Fabregas remains steadfast in its position to sign for FC Barcelona. The Catalan player decided to tighten the rope a little and not exercising this morning with the rest of Arsenal players in the first session of the team that Arsene Wenger.

Thus, Cesc makes clear his position on the return to work the London side. The decision would come after holding a private conversation with his technical yet. The midfielder did not jump onto the pitch and decided to do specific work in the gym. Cesc will continue this position while Arsenal and Barca did not come about their future positions.

Meanwhile the club remains strong and, after offering 35 million euros, no plans to increase its offer for the player. Arsenal, meanwhile, calls for a figure close to 40 million to start talking to let go of their captain. The drama of the summer continues ... (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Masip, renewed until 2013

Barca B goalkeeper Jordi Masip has expanded its contract with the club for two more seasons. The Sabadell have a buyout clause of five million euros.


Jordi Masip, keeper of 22 years of Barça B, has signed its renewal until 2013. The Sabadell will continue opting to take a place in goal for the subsidiary, which also continue Rubén Miño and Oier Olazabal.

2010/11 season, Jordi Masip has appeared in twelve games as a starter and has added 1080 minutes. Its two competitors, Oier y Miño, played 15 games. Luis Enrique has chosen to give opportunities to the three goalkeepers undecided on any of them, as the Spaniard trust blindly in the three goalkeepers, "They have earned it in practice and I have treated like any other player, it's me no idea that they need confidence, are three great goalkeepers and different and all three have deserved to play. "

Jordi Masip joined Barça in the summer of 2004 from Commercial and Club first team was the cadet who ran Rodolf A Borrell and Botía had players like Giovani and Baena.

Since then, considerable progress has been assessed and technicians have their technical and good character.

Cadete A went the Juvenil B and Juvenil A before making the leap to the subsidiary. Masip 2008/09 season he combined training with Barça B with the opportunity to play regularly in Vilajuïga, club operating in the Third Division, where he played on loan.

Since then, he has earned the trust of Luis Enrique to apply for a as it seemed reserved for Olazabal and Miño. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Barça crosses in the signing of Neymar

Sandro Rosell has requested priority in negotiating Santos.


Madrid have found an unexpected obstacle in their attempt to close the signing Neymar: Football Club Barcelona. More specifically its president Sandro Rosell. AS has been told, the leader Santos Barca has shown interest in the player and asked the president of São Paulo, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, to keep it informed of the proposals are for the player. The Catalan club is very concerned Neymar and told the Saints that is willing to match any offer they get for their star including, of course, Real Madrid.

Rosell and intended to block their march to the Bernabeu. And it has pulled its excellent contacts in Brazilian football, which kept many friends from his stay in Rio de Janeiro working with Nike.

Past. Sandro joined the company in 1996 and was the architect of contract with Barcelona still in force. In 1999 he moved to Rio de Janeiro and there managed the contract between Nike and the Brazilian Football Confederation. As a result of what began a close relationship with the president of the CBF, Ricardo Teixeira, son of the historic President of FIFA, Joao Havelange.

Rosell maintains personal ties with Teixeira. The day FIFA gave Brazil the 2014 World Cup organization, one of the first calls went to Teixeira Rosell, trying to recruit him to the Organizing Committee. Sandro thanked him for the details, but resigned because he is focused on Barcelona. Before that, he served as President culé godfather at the wedding of the son of Teixeira and both maintain common business in Qatar.

Rosell returned to Spain in 2002, but travels frequently to Brazil. So the president knows the Brazilian market. Ronaldinho was the first target but not the only one. Also negotiated the hiring of Luis Fabiano.

Neymar is a player with the Barcelona and has flirted before. In fact, the president invited the player and his father to witness live the last final of the Champions League, which measured to Barcelona and Manchester United at Wembley. Rosell would not object to prolong the stay of Neymar in Brazil, bringing the Sao Paulo club would have its star to be measured precisely to Barcelona at the World Cup. The player of Santos, meanwhile, has not tired of praising the Barca team, whose players Neymar recently has described "as aliens, are the best in the world." Words that have encouraged the Barça president, who also witnessed last Sunday live match between Brazil and Venezuela in La Plata.

Conflict. At Madrid has left a serious obstacle on the road with Rosell, someone in Brazil see almost one of them. Of course, the Saints do not forget the white body. The president of São Paulo, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, returned yesterday to discuss White's interest, "Florentino Perez called me interested in Neymar. If it had, it would be a president without enthusiasm for football ...". And once again, insisted that his star will not go away this summer: "We will provide conditions to continue until year end. Neymar has the ability to decide and we will present a proposal to be happy." (via AS)

Jeffren Suárez will continue more in Barcelona one year

TV3 has announced that the father of Venezuelan origin end of the Catalan club confirmed this afternoon that the player will meet the year of his contract remaining.


Jeffren Suarez will leave Barcelona. The end of Venezuelan origin, European Champion U-21 with the Spanish team had sounded since the end of last season as one of those transferred from Barca. It was even almost made to play at Udinese in the operation should take Alexis to Barcelona.

Neither has yet reached the Chilean and the squad will be out in that or any other operation, as announced Esport3. Efren Suarez, father of the player, has met with Andoni Zubizarreta, Barcelona's sports director, and has confirmed that the intention of your child is staying, under any circumstances be transferred or assigned.

Thus Jeffren mark the year of his contract left with Barcelona and could leave with no strings attached or transfer in the summer of 2012. (via AS)

The Arsenal wants 35 millions of Barça, not 29

Barca, inflexible, counters that Bellerín Toral and added the 6 'kilos' of difference.


FC Barcelona, ​​speaking through its president Sandro Rosell has warned Arsenal that he would not budge in the negotiations and Cesc would pay for what is right. Not one euro. When Vice President Josep Maria Bartomeu traveled to London two weeks to meet with Ivan Gazidis, chief executive of the Gunners, the offer amounted to 29 million. Arsenal required 35 'kilos' but Barca, inflexible, wielded the six million difference to reach 35 out of the six that Jon rate Bellerín Toral and Hector, the two cadets that the London club Barca just be . In contrast, Arsenal does not.

Barca, which saw Arsenal Cesc was carried with 16 years in 2003 and Fran Merida in 2005 at age 15, is unwilling to budge on the pulse. In February, Rosell expressed unease about the 'case Toral' at the top 'gunner' for dinner prior to the knockout round of the Champions League three weeks ago found that Cesc costs less than the 40 offered last summer. Given the history between both clubs, the club will continue his ground. (via MD)

Barca fever continues and has already ordered 8,000 tickets to Monaco!

Fever continues to travel to the finals with the club and has already exceeded the demand for Supercopa 2009


Five weeks after the brilliantly proclaimed FC Barcelona at Wembley European champions for the fourth time in its history, the hunger for football and the desire to walk with pride Barca colors across the continent continue to mobilize all Catalans. Late yesterday, the Barça members had requested more than 8,000 entries in Monaco to watch the Super Cup against Porto, which takes place on August 26.

The figure will increase further until today at 19.00 closing process of requests in the club's website (www.fcbarcelona.cat). The demand exceeds supply (3,740 for members), so that tomorrow (10.00 pm) there will be a drawing room before a notary in Paris. Such is the passion for the best boat in history that has already exceeded the number of seats requested (7665) by the partners for the European Super Cup Catalans won in 2009 against Shakhtar Donetsk. More difficult will be exceeding the 10,071 tickets defendants to move to the Principality of Monaco in 2006 to see the Super Cup against Sevilla, but we must keep in mind that at that time the 'gent blaugrana' was not so used to travel to the finals after years of drought. On the other hand, who was not graceful in the lottery tomorrow, you can register on the website of UEFA to Friday and choose one of the reserved tickets to the general public.

The European Super Cup a summer full of close matches, including a rematch against Manchester United in Washington, where the ship will arrive from Munich after playing the Audi Cup, as explained by the accompanying graph, to start U.S. tour. (via MD)

Wenger laughs at Cesc and it torpedoes its exit toward Barça

Arsenal coach again breach its promise and is committed to retain and train Fàbregas
The Arenys is entitled to adopt a position of strength to the new trick of his coach


Today, Cesc Fabregas global limelight in London Colney, Arsenal's sports city. And is that the Catalan player is required to join this morning's practice club 'gunner', once his coach, Arsène Wenger, has returned to default, at least for now, his promise to let him go to Barca to realize his dream of returning home.

Last week, Cesc (through its immediate environment) took care to reiterate his determination to take a measurement of force if he was forced to return to London because Arsenal had not accepted the offer from Barcelona for him. Yesterday, the midfielder returned to the English capital, joined by the majority of their peers to discipline 'gunner' and even came face to face with Wenger. But until yesterday, everything was the same: Arsenal does not budge and Cesc is again betrayed by his coach, who has again turned to leave with a span of nostrils Catalan.

A Wenger who seems to like to break promises when through is Fabregas. Last season and promised he would facilitate his departure at the end Cesc ended up staying at the Emirates, with the promise that he would Alsatian coach a competitive team to aspire to all titles. A year later, after Arsenal sign a blank new season, Wenger turned to commit to his captain: "I let out whenever Barca or Madrid, and not an English club."

Obviously, Cesc not want to go or to an English club (Manchester United, City and Chelsea have claimed) or Real Madrid. His dream is Barca, as everyone knows at this point in the film, but Arsène Wenger insists mock the aspirations of Catalan.

To avoid a situation of maximum tension that can occur as the day before the players skip training camp, late at night yesterday, the agent of Cesc Fabregas, Darren Dein, maintained telephone contact with senior leaders Arsenal and even Arsène Wenger to make them see reason and unlock the handover to FC Barcelona. That would be the best solution to avoid an embarrassing situation in which Cesc should opt one way or another, or out today to train with his teammates and pretend not, or do what it has been telling his close in recent days and refuses to train with the group. If it opts for the latter position has the option to skip the grass to work, but apart from his peers. That image perfectly escenificaría a captain's position of strength 'gunner' without being so overwhelming as not to attend the training.

In any case, now Cesc get wet one way or another. If you decide to stand, make no mistake, is entitled. And Wenger knows

Your agent is the son of a former 'gunner'
If shifting is common to see players trying to put their constituents, Darren Dein is a balm for Arsenal. Not known or gesture or word representative of Cesc working to realize its desire to go to Barca. It's not so strange: her father, David, was 'vice' 'gunner'. (via MD)

Barca have 20 million more to sign

Barca estimated budget can reach high 65 'kilos' Bojan, Jeffren and Jonathan Soriano
Twelve 'kilos' for Bojan, seven for Jeffren and almost two for Jontahan Soriano is the calculations of the club


A few weeks ago, the club estimated 90 million euros in its budget transfer window, counting the fixed 45 and the sale of various players. As Pep Guardiola finally gave its approval to the renewal and continuation of Thiago, estimates of the pass to enter club 20 'kilos' to the transfer of Bojan, Jeffren and Jonathan Soriano, who could materialize soon, but hardly before the end Cesc and negotiations for Alexis Sanchez. This large amount of income remains the stage on which you are working sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, and his team, which includes the arrival of crack Arsenal and a class striker.

Roma publicly admitted yesterday that the operation is about to Bojan consummated. Last night finalize all documentation and the official announcement, they said, was a matter of hours, but at press time had not yet produced any communication. Some 12 million to be added to the accounts of the treasury.

Money will be added to the probable course of limbo. Two clubs, Valencia and Fulham have a price on his contract. The Valencian seem willing to give 5 million for the Spanish-Venezuelan, while the British raised the number to 7. Neither of the two entities, however, has come to the offices of Camp Nou with a written offer.

As advanced MD, actor and father of the front, Efren Suarez, met yesterday with leaders Barca sports. The priority of the player is staying at the Camp Nou and is not possible, a national destination or the Premier League. Upon entering the meeting refused altogether to be a bargaining chip by Alexis. The summit will not unblocked the situation. Business as usual.

With 19 million from Bojan and Jeffren, Jonathan Soriano complete the score. Ofertasno missing but none comes close to the termination clause 3 'kilos'. Being a striker Second Division, despite the brutal amount of goals scored in the League (32), and not being included in the Barca first team, the interested clubs are on the table a lower amount. With one season left on his contract, the striker is very aware of the movements of the club. Your environment sensed that this week will be news. Should any. The subsidiary is quoted on July 11, next Monday.

The DT of Rome assumed the signing of Bojan
Walter Sabatini, Roma's technical director, he made the transfer yesterday of Bojan. "We have to arrange something with the club, but may close today or tomorrow. Roma hold. I'm very optimistic," said Ona FM yesterday, while confirming that "the agreement with Bojan's total". (via MD)

Agüero: "It is impossible to compare Messi with Neymar"

The Argentinian international Sergio Aguero said it is "impossible" to compare his countryman Lionel Messi Neymar and said that although the "crack" Brazil is a "great player", "should be seen in Europe".


"It is impossible to compare Neymar with Leo," he said 'Kun' to appear before reporters at the sports complex on the outskirts of Buenos Aires where he trains for Argentina during the Copa America.

"Messi won the Ballon d'Or and Neymar has none.'s A great player, but must be seen in Europe," said former Atletico Madrid.

Argentina, which last Friday drew one with Bolivia in its debut in the tournament selections, will play Wednesday in the city of Santa Fe with Colombia in the second game both in Group A. (via SPORT)

Laporta: "A president has to give the face"

The ex-president of Barça was interviewed in 'Ràdio 4' and he said that in the bad moments a president has to give the face.


The president of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta said that the president of a club like Barca have to "give face" in the bad times to defend the state, without having to be the coach or players who do it. Laporta has relied, in statements to Radio 4, the false accusations of "doping" in the club of last March, on which he explained that if he had presided over the club at the time, had not hesitated for a second to defend "and submit a report immediately." According to Laporta, "the president of a club like Barca have to give face" in situations like this, "and not just come out publicly (to the media ) in the good times. " In good times, he explained, for example when you have won and celebrated the achievement of a drink, "we must give prominence to the players and the coach." Laporta said feeling very hurt and "saddened" by the lack of consideration of the current president Sandro Rosell directive to him, and denied that the club was in a delicate economic situation when he finished his term. "It is true that the club does not have sufficient resources", Laporta has made ​​it clear after recalling that "Emilio Botin and bank La Caixa has just been granted a loan of 150 million euros, which has received many millions more with the transfer of several players and, above, operates by advertising the shirt another 30 million. " (via SPORT)

Maradona moved away to Agüero and it brought near Alexis to Barça

To be the son-in-law of the 'Fluff' it has not been of great help so that the tip of the Athletic one got dressed of blaugrana.


Neither Neymar and Agüero. Barcelona laid eyes on Chile's Alexis Sanchez. AND SPORT factors had access to the club Catalans had in mind when tipping the scales and make the decision.

When those responsible for the signings of Barcelona began to define the profile of the player to incorporate, reached the stage where the roads diverged. And of the three names analyzed to give a bombshell on the market, were two: Sanchez and Agüero. However, economic conditions and the type of profile of each player took the president Sandro Rosell is decided without hesitation by the 'Boy Wonder'. While Alexis is shown as a shy and reserved boy, Kun exposure being fed another member of the clan Maradona is married to the youngest daughter of Diego. And Barcelona was not very comfortable with the prospect of having Diego in the stands or getting the team reviewing the affairs of her husband. While the Chilean said at all times his desire to join the team of Pep Guardiola, Aguero is not clear if you prefer to go to Chelsea, the Juventus and Real Madrid. While Sanchez continues its representative of all life, Atletico suffered a fight between their own representatives. While the 'Wonder Boy' does not stick in the wheel from the economic, buying in Argentina was a real open-ended financial commitment: it has a high provision of 45 million euros plus taxes and a contract year up to 7 million. A real dough balls. On top, Udinese was flexible to negotiate, so that Barcelona did not see the need for conflict with Atletico Madrid Kun.

The counterpoint led Barcelona to lower the thumb Agüero. Y defined search, the club said all its economic engineering to stay with the Chilean. Chosen to be a new piece of gear perfect Pep Guardiola. (via SPORT)

Alexis overflows and Vidal knocks down Mexico

A victory suffered Chile rose to the leadership of Group C of Copa America 2011, in an intense duel, in which Mexico gave the face for 90 minutes and went ahead on the scoreboard in the first half, but finally relented under the pressure of his rival, who rallied to pieces (2-1)


Two corner kicks, one culminated by Esteban Paredes and another nodded to the network by Arturo Vidal, both midway through the second half, nothing left in the 0-1 Nestor Araujo and Mexican defensive effort to give a deserved win to the selection Chilean better on the turf for soccer, ambition and occasions.

Almost everything that happened in attack for 90 minutes is signed by Chile, who never trusted his supposed superiority, which he printed from the beginning an overwhelming pressure to the center of the Mexican countryside, unable to counter the strength of his opponent and subjected start full control, without just connect a couple of passes.

Chile practically monopolized the time, many of Alexis Sanchez. In constant motion on offense with the ball and without it, overwhelmed by the crowded moments aligned behind by coach Luis Fernando Tena, who had five defenders in the starting team, but lacked punch in the final meters.

Chileans forgiven in the first half, at first a good combination too crossed by Alexis completed, then a header from Waldo Ponce, later in a set kick from Mati Fernandez, a few millimeters from pole Louis Michel, then Alexis in another move in a high shot from Suazo.

Nothing pointed to a goal from Mexico. There was no news given offense, just a race Giovani dos Santos unstoppable shot which hit an intentional Chilean defense, when his teammate Rafael Marquez Lugo expected to pass in a good position, but suddenly found 0-1 in a Nestor Araujo header.

Too prize for Mexico, Chile unexpected punishment for the stroke of half and an attractive second ahead, with the team 'tricolor' well folded back, waiting to attack the group led by Claudio Borghi, who re-launched its offensive on the Louis Michel goal in the return of the locker room.

The young Mexican team with seven sub'22 today in its lineup, endured the attempts of his new adversary. Much more settled, nerves overcome initial debut in a tournament as prestigious as the Copa America, reaffirmed its defensive plan and drove the ball better with the mind in a definite backlash.

Mexico did not suffer too much back, just once Suazo resolved with an agile stop by Louis Michel, played with the score and clock in their favor and benefited from the lack of pause Chile, very fast when a draw corner, a deflected shot and a satin finished wall at 1-1 with 25 minutes.

Chile did not take much to take advantage, in another corner, this time headed in at the near post by Arturo Vidal (m. 69), and reverse shock that pointed to disappointment with the 0-1, but became a deserved victory and the lead in Group C against an opponent promising, despite his youth, and had the equalizer in the dying seconds, saved by Claudio Bravo. (via SPORT)


[Technical Data]
2 - Chile: Bravo; Contreras, Ponce, Jara; Isla, Medel, Vidal, Matías Fernández (Carmona, m.83), Beausejour (Paredes, m.56); Alexis y Suazo (Estrada, m.90).

1 - México: Michel; Aguilar, Araujo, Reynoso, Mier, Chávez; Aquino (Oribe Peralta, m.68), Reyes, Enríquez; Giovani y Márquez Lugo (Pacheco, m.88).

Referee: Juan Soto (Venezuela). Warned the Chilean Bravo (m. 72) and the Mexican Javier Aquino (m. 23), Diego Reyes (m. 26) and Pacheco (m. 90).

Incidents: game for the first day of Group C of Copa America 2011, played at the stadium of the Bicentennial of Argentina's San Juan town before some 25,000 spectators.

In restless Madrid the proximity of Rosell to CBF

They fear that the club stands in the Operation Neymar 'which is a priority for Florentino and Mourinho.


Rosell's presence in Argentina, but above all his excellent relationship with Brazilian leaders, Real Madrid has worried that, according to "The Confidential" decided to accelerate the process of closing the signing of Neymar.

But said "no concern" the presence of Barca president with the delegation of the CBF, they admitted that "from Barcelona have gotten almost inadvertently, something hurried to the machinery of white signings." The player's representative, Wagner Ribeiro, said on his part that "I know Sandro Rosell was in Argentina, and I know I went to see some players, but for now Neymar is in the selection and we will not say anything now about negotiations."

Meanwhile, from Madrid say the agreement with the Neymar would be closed and that all would be at the expense of Florentino Perez will meet with the president of Santos, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, who has changed his speech from the predisposition to output Neymar round his refusal to place it in orbit or Blaugrana. (via SPORT)

Jeffrén insists on staying in Barça

His father and agent met yesterday afternoon with Andoni Zubizarreta. Udinese again rejected and urged the club to seek a better way.


Udinese's emphasis on achieving change the opinion of Suarez Jeffrén to take to Italy still bear fruit. The Italian has proved so overrun, that is very interested in the end Tenerife. The problem is that the player is not going in the same direction.

Her father and manager, Efren Suarez, reconvened yesterday with sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, to further discuss the future of football, he still has a year contract. Udinese's response on again the same as in recent weeks. Efren insisted that Italian football is not the most suitable for the characteristics of Jeffrén. In fact, the Blaugrana striker does not rule or anything, stay in the club next season. If no choice but to Udinese, this will be your bet. The player's agent is clear that if the canary must leave, will play in La Liga or the Premier. If the club has other options than those of Udinese, then begin to consider leaving. Jeffrén leaves everything in the hands of the Catalans club, who asked better options. (via SPORT)

Wenger will make Cesc suffer

The Blaugrana club will not reach 40 million and return to work is fraught with tension Arsenal.


Arsène Wenger's attitude is becoming again the main obstacle for Cesc Fabregas to wear the Barça shirt next season. Arsenal coach and player met again yesterday faces in London Colney facilities to make the first physical evidence of the seasons. Cesc complied with the agreement it had reached with his trainer to present to this formal ceremony and thereafter would be free to train on their own, waiting for further progress of negotiations. The player has always complied with the manager, something very different from what Gallo is doing.

Wenger Cesc promised before the end of last season that gave him freedom to play for Barça. However, the technician is only putting a tripping operation. The Frenchman is playing with the offers have come from Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid, in all cases exceed the Barcelona. Highest of all would be the Citizens' nearly double what the Barça 60 million to put on the table. Wenger and did business yesterday with Gael Clichy, who sold to City for seven million euros. The representative shared with Cesc side, Darren Dein, and billionaire Manchester team was subsequently repeated in the interest in Fabregas.

Barca, meanwhile, has been planted in the 30 million plus incentives that could reach an amount of 38.5. A proposal from Barcelona entity is considered sufficient. The president, Sandro Rosell said publicly that the club would not pay 40 million by the futboilsta to consider that the price was worth last summer and that during this last campaign had been devalued. An assessment, however, collides with the market price of the player is in England.

Wenger wants more money and do not mind breaking the dreams of Arenys. Cesc has risked his physical this season to save his coach to sign another disastrous season, but the French have forgotten all the efforts of the player. The midfielder went on to play at the Camp Nou injured in a game that was not as comfortable as force and stay in the stands. However, Fabregas made his reputation at stake without being one hundred percent and had to withstand the blast of the public at the Camp Nou to be replaced when they had enough. A gesture that Wenger does not care the least and now only care about money you can get for him. Treatment that is not only unfair, but away from the commitment made weeks ago.

During the holidays, Wenger has always tried to reassure Cesc, stalling and assuring that the operation would take place. One strategy that has made the player yesterday was the first official event of the season for Arsenal. The team returned to training today after passing medical tests yesterday and, in principle, should work outside Fàbregas, strengthening your muscles and thus fall outside the group dynamic. Cesc is no longer considered an Arsenal player and, of course, Sunday has no intention to travel with the rest of the expedition to Malaysia to start Asian tour. (via SPORT)

The environment of Alexis assures that the player is confident

Chilean forward for his country faced early this morning to Mexico in the Copa America. Barca expected to give the final step Udinese.


Alexis Sanchez was released yesterday with Chile in the Copa America against Mexico without having resolved his future but confident that Barca and Udinese will find the way for next season Barca can dress as your desire.

Since the environment of the player tries to explain that Alexis concentrate on football clubs while making slow progress in their negotiations. He has the consciousness of having done everything in his power to call at the Camp Nou. Udinese asked to give absolute priority to the boat and threw the juiciest deals in the Premier made sure that Josep Guardiola's orders may be the best way to achieve your goal, to win titles.

Now is the time for Josep Maria Bartomeu and Gino Pozzo to get back to work. They agreed to put on paper their intentions and to meet again at the start of this week with the idea of ​​closing an agreement that will please everyone. Barca set the limit at 27 million euros plus an additional charge lot of variables. He conceded that these variables are interpreted generously by the condition that the Italian club allowed to stagger the payment of the total amount. Barca do not want the transfer to reach the forty million euros, while Udinese would set that figure as the bar needed to accept the output of the player. Friendly matches, including a Barca player ... Set these items and evaluate them are the main osbtáculos and not leave too much room.

The Pozzo are not willing to lower that amount after they have had to give up the offer from Manchester City which was up to two million figure and offered a higher form of Alexis. Nor did the Manchester United and Chelsea had better fortune as Alexis does not want to go to the Premier.

Chilean striker hopes that once all the final encounter takes place leading to the signature of the transfer. Barca want to close the two braces priority has on its agenda but also wants to skip the economic limits it has set. In this tug of war remains the pulse. (via SPORT)

Rosell controls the Brazilian market closely

The President used his stay in the Copa America to strengthen ties with leaders Barca CBF and AFA.


The president Sandro Rosell trip to Buenos Aires to watch live international developments of the Catalans in Argentina and Brazil has generated a huge buzz. No one escapes the leader keeps Barca excellent relations with the leaders of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and knows very well the football market in the country as a result of contacts and relationships established during his time as executive Nike.

His presence next to senior managers and technicians 'canarinha' on the eve of the Brazil-Venezuela raised enormous expectations. Rosell is not true that reached the stage where the coach of the 'Seleçao', but came in an official vehicle of CONMEBOL at the same instant that the officer issuing the CBF and the dressing rooms and lifts to raise the boxes was the same for managers and players and coaches.

But clearly the esteem and good relations with Barca president and responsible players in Brazilian football and then saw they were chatting amiably. Also, using those good relations for the benefit of the club, as it did years ago in his time as a sports vice president between 2003 and 2005. Yesterday, NH Lancaster Rosell left and went to the Sofitel Cardales, where it is concentrated in Brazil before starting your journey back to Barcelona.

A media player such as Neymar takes much of the attention, but Sandro Rosell not have taken the trip to Argentina to continue the controversial striker Santos, but other internationals in South America, as Alexis Sanchez, who negotiated the boat Udinese but in Europe, of course, or also members of the 'canarinha' Goose, one of the midfielders who has nurtured and fed the ball to Neymar both Santos and the Brazilian team, or André Santos, Fenerbahçe Turkish defense reappears among the possible targets once they closed the option Sporting Gijon defender Jose Angel, even passing sign for the Rome train blaugrana former coach Luis Enrique Martinez.

The left-back could be an option as well as other names have sounded like Joan Capdevila, the international world champion who has ruled Villarreal, Spanish or sub Schalke 21 Sergio Escudero 04. In the case of Chagas de Lima Paulo Henrique, Goose is a quality midfielder with great technique that has proven to be an excellent suminstrador ball to the front from midfield and according to Fox Sports en Argentina was one of the players who would have been interested Sandro Rosell. Still, do not forget that the list of players that Josep Guardiola has in that area is very wide and the arrival of Cesc Fabregas even increase. Hence, more like a survey of future short-term bet. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Giovani dos Santos: "I do not regret I left Barca"

Mexican forward Giovani dos Santos recalled its way through the club and his decision to leave the club in 2008, the same as the arrival of the first team Guardiola. A decision has no regrets.


Giovani recalled their way through the club Barcelona, ​​culminating with his presence in the first team last season Frank Rijkaard in front of it. Speaking to 'Houston Voice', the Mexican was clearly talking about her decision to leave the club: "I spent many years at the club and it was a difficult decision, but regret that, no. I always look forward. It was a decision you have to think very well and is very hard to take. I think too much. In the end, I wanted to play some more. "

The largest of the Dos Santos, with his experience, he advises his brother Jonathan to be patient and continue the club Catalans. "Jonathan is very happy there.'s Playing in the second division at a very good.'s Playing a lot and also I appreciate very much. He has great qualities and is also the best team in the world. You have to be patient because in time get to show their quality, "said the Mexican.

And it will be very attentive to Guardiola, who agreed Giovani little time in the club. In fact, in the 2007-2008 season, when the Mexican was the first team-Pep was the coach of Barça B. "Guardiola had things well in the youth team and now it is showing in the club's first team, that's the truth," he said Gio.

The footballer, after being star of the victory of Mexico in the Gold Cup, is now concentrated with la'tri 'in the Copa America. When you return, you have to see if it is on loan at Racing or return to Tottenham, the club he belongs: "I see a good vestoy futor working hard for it. I'm at a ripe moment in my career. I've been through many experiences I have become stronger. I hope that from now on I leave things well. " (via SPORT)

Rome already wait to Bojan

Bojan Krkic The incorporation of the Roma is a matter of hours. His transfer will be closed permanently between Monday and Tuesday, explained the Italian club's sporting director Walter Sabatini ...


"The agreement with the player's total," said the leader 'Giallorossi' told Ona FM.

The transaction was finalized for weeks, but there were small fringe earrings. Specifically, the formula would reserve the club to retrieve the player in the future: an assignment option for Rome, or a transfer option to buy for the Catalans.

"Missing some things with the club, but there will be no problem. Rome and expect, we are optimistic," said Sabatini.

The leader did not say what will happen to another player who is in the orbit of Rome, José Angel Sporting side, which also aims to Barca. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Martí Riverola and Isaac Cuenca returns to Barça B

The two loan players last season by Vitesse Dutch and Sabadell, respectively, return to the discipline of FC Barcelona. Both have done very well in teams where they have played this year.


Riverola Martí Barcelona midfielder will be available to Eusebio Sacristan from next July 11. Riverola, at the club since age 6, has gone through all the training equipment soccer squad. He joined the discipline of the FCB Escola Barca and has played in every team to Barca B.

A request by Albert Ferrer When last December signed the Vitesse of Holland to the bench Albert Ferrer, one of the requests the former player of Barça's 'dream team' was the transfer of midfielder subsidiary. Riverola Eridivisie has played in the Netherlands and has contributed to the fact that Vitesse achieve permanence in the top flight of Dutch football.

Cuenca: rise in Sabadell Reus player Isaac Cuenca has played all of last season in the CE Sabadell quality of loan from FC Barcelona in Group III of the Second Division B. Cuenca, also 20, has been with the team's rise Lluis Carreras II B II A, and has been one of the major players throughout the season for Team Nova Creu Alta Sabadell .

Formed in Commercial Isaac Cuenca came to Barcelona from the Mercantile Sabadell. The end is not the first time living an assignment by the club. After playing a year in the lower grades was given to the DAMM, and the following year he split the club and signed for Reus. Barca recovered and played one year in Junior A (season 2009/10). Isaac Cuenca began last season at Barca B Luis Enrique and was finally ceded to Sabadell. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Vega Arango: "Jose Angel when Roma will accept our conditions"

The president of Sporting Gijon says will not escape the Spanish defense either way.


The president of the Sporting , Manuel Vega-Arango , ensures that the transfer of Jose Angel will be made ​​when the Roma "accept" the conditions set Asturias, has stated that "if you stay at the club, delighted."

Arango Vega pointed out that the Roma "was interested" by Jose Angel and CEO, Alfredo García Amado , traveled to Italy to "bring them the conditions of Sporting, it was a week ago and since then awaits the response. "

The Sporting seeks a minimum of 4.5 million euros for José Ángel and refused offers of Malaga and Barcelona that did not reach that amount, hoping that the Roma who trains Luis Enrique whether to accept it.

Arango Vega has also emphasized that " Sporting now has no need to accept what they give their best players as was the case of transfer of Villa, now the situation is much better and the players have a price and if they pay will go but it will stay. "

Atletico president noted that "the intention of the council is doing an increasingly better team, so if you are Jose Angel and Canella , the better, because it improves the team's potential "and has flatly rejected that could leave the two unless that "which is left to pay the buyout clause."

Manuel Vega Arango has stated that " Sporting are a club that is by paying the players and to clothe and love them and that they value "and gave as an example Miguel de las Cuevas turned down a "very important Malaga to stay here. " (via MD)

Zamparini: "Pastore will not go to Barça"

Palermo president believes that Real Madrid and Malaga are the favorites.
"If the transaction does not close before the end of the Copa America, will stay with us," qualifies.


Javier Pastore away from the Nou Camp . According to the president of Palermo , Maurizio Zamparini , the 'Skinny' leave Sicily heading to " England or Spain , but exclude to go to Barcelona . The Real Madrid and Malaga are the favorites. "

The president of the Italian team hopes to close the transaction as soon as possible: "The situation is in the hands of the agent has to be solved before the end of the Copa America , if not Pastore stays with us, "he told an Italian radio station.

But it appears difficult to verify the latter possibility: " It will be 90% , because this is the desire of the player. And it's a normal thing because it has learned that Europe's top clubs want him. It's a shame to let him go, because is the only series out I've had as president, "he said. (via MD)

Luis Suarez's dream is to sign for Barca

"But for now I only play for Liverpool," he qualifies the Uruguayan.


Each passing day the list of players who would walk to Barça gets longer. The last to make his declaration of love for the Catalan club was Luis Suarez , who plays for Liverpool, which was cut in stating: "My dream is to play at the club" .

It is not the first time that the Uruguayan striker expresses the desire to play in the city. But the former Ajax Amsterdam adding nuance his words so far as the " Liverpool is the only team for which I want to play. "

The passion of the Kop afraid that Suarez may shorten his stay at Anfield : "If Pep Guardiola wants me, I'll go regardless of the name of my agent. Pere obviously be connected to the Catalan club, but his issues have nothing professional to do with the personal. " (via MD)

Walter Sabatini: "Bojan will of Rome today and tomorrow"

The intenciçon Bojan is to announce his departure from the Catalan club on Wednesday in Andorra.


Walter Sabatini , manager of Rome , has said in statements to the program 'Primer Toc' RAC1 that the signing of Bojan Krkic by the Italian club could be closed on Monday or Tuesday as they only lack the documentation to streamline the transfer of the player.

"The agreement with the player's total. Missing some things with the club, but there will be no problem. The signing may be closed today or tomorrow. Roma already expected," he assured Sabatini .

As reported RAC1, intended Bojan is to announce his departure from the Catalan club on Wednesday at the Nike Campus to be held in Andorra, where the squad take the opportunity to say goodbye to the fans. (via MD)

Barca interested again Capoue

According to sports director Schalke'04, the Toulouse Football Club have rejected an offer from FC Barcelona midfielder Etienne Capoue.


Questioned by the German newspaper 'Der Westen' sporting director gave information regarding Schalke'04 Capoue Etienne. "PSG has offered 13 million euros, the same thing that Barça and Toulouse have rejected the offer," he said.

Schalke offered eight million for the midfielder but Sadram Olivier, president of TFC, tods has rejected the offers it has received so far.

Capoue and rang for FC Barcelona, ​​when speculating on the progress of Yaya Toure in the summer. (via SPORT)

Cesc makes a pact with Wenger be declared in rebelliousness

Instead, the technician will not train tomorrow.


The Cesc saga reaches one of its most interesting: the return of football to training which, until proven otherwise, is the team owner's rights.

After weeks of speculation about who would take Cesc's position on his return from vacation with regard to its possible transfer to Barcelona, ​​today it seems things are somewhat clearer. The midfielder received last Saturday, a call from Arsene Wenger. In it, coach and player agreed the strategy to follow in the coming days, presumed to be decisive in the negotiations between Arsenal and Barcelona. Wenger and Cesc proposed, out of respect for the person who gave you the opportunity to succeed in professional football (as well as your hobby, it represents as captain), agreed. And what has transpired is that Wenger has been asked to be in London tomorrow and is one in a ceremonial return to work of all gunner. In return, Cesc had received permission from his coach not to train with the rest of the group, and yes it apart with a personal trainer.

This strategy would gain the two parties. Wenger made the tabloids would prevent blood from a hypothetical plant Player (declared in default) and Cesc, who has already said by active and passive wants to return to Barcelona, ​​not having to get to train with Arsenal.

In addition, the Arenys nor rise, but major surprise, the plane must move to Arsenal next week to Asian lands. In fact, Cesc no longer appears in promotional posters for this tour. Decisive week, then, in this traditional summer soap opera.

Alexis key week
The Cesc Fabregas is not the only open front which is now Barcelona. There is also the Alexis Sanchez. This week should be key to whether the Chilean just clocking or not by the Catalan side. All indications are that yes, although in recent days there has been little media noise about it. For now, the player continues to focus your selection in Argentina, which debuts today in the Copa America against Mexico. The idea of ​​joining Barcelona would announce today or tomorrow. We'll see. (via AS)

Jonathan dos Santos gives the face

Barcelona B midfielder apologizes and takes responsibility for the misconduct that caused their exclusion from the Mexican national team before the Copa America.



Jonathan spoke to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat of recent events in the combined concentration of Aztec. "I'm here to face, I have committed a misconduct. I am very sorry for what I did and I apologize to the team, my teammates, the entire coaching staff and the fans of Mexico. I'm here and assume my responsibility "he said.

Apologize Barca has also had some words for the club: "I have to apologize to my club, which is what has seen me and my family, that's who this hurts more". In this sense, Dos Santos recalled: "I have a very clean race. Nine years at the club and have never had any problem with me, I have always been disciplined and we are all human beings, we've all made ​​mistakes." It considers that this unpleasant experience will make you "grow personally and football."

"I've been talking to the club and its own initiative, I decided to participate in acts of solidarity with the Barcelona Foundation and also something Mexico to offset the damage I could do, "he said. From now on, he said, it touches is "to show people in the field." (via FCBarcelona.cat)

40th anniversary of epic cup final against Valencia

It is forty years today since the 1970/71 cup final between Barça and Valencia, after the latter had won the league thanks to a better goal difference than the Catalans.


As ever in those days, the game was played at the Santiago Bernabéu, on July 4, 1971. English manager Vic Buckingham picked the following team: Reina, Rifé, Gallego, Eladio, Torres, Costas, Rexach, Marcial (Fusté), Dueñas (Alfonseda), Zabalza and Asensi. Valencia were coached by Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Valencia opened the scoring through a Claramunt penalty, the only goal of the first half. Valencia then extended their lead thanks to Paquito and looked to be headed for the title when Fusté first and Zabalza second pulled things back to two each. Extra time was an absolute thriller. Zabalza put Barça in front (3-2), before Valdez equalised (3-3). Finally, Alfonseda (the current president of the FC Barcelona Veterans Group), scored FCB’s fourth in the seventh minute of the second half of added time to settle the result in favour of his team.

Valencia’s Sol was sent off in the second half and Barcelona’s Gallego suffered an injury that meant he was hardly able to do anything in extra time. But it was a truly epic final, one of the most incredible that Barça have ever played in.

The Rambla de Canaletes was the venue for the usual celebrations, with thousands turning out to wave Barcelona flags despite the heavy rain. When the players returned, they were given a hero’s welcome by Mayor Josep Maria de Porcioles before displaying the trophy to the adoring crowds in Plaça Sant Jaume. They also offered the trophy to the city’s patron saint, Mercè. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Fontàs to get first team place

FC Barcelona has informed Andreu Fontàs that he will be playing with the first team in the 2011/12 season. His buy-out clause will be automatically raised to 30 million euros.


D’aquesta maneraAs well as this raise, Andreu Fontàs, who has a contract until 2012, renova automàticamentwill also automatically extend said contract with FC Barcelona to June 30, 2013.

Andreu Fontàs, a regular in Luis Enrique’s Barça B, was temporarily promoted to the first team on March 16, 2011 to provide cover for Éric Abidal, who had been diagnosed with a liver tumour. Fontàs continued working with Josep Guardiola until the end of the season and appeared in eight games. But he had already made his first team debut in the 2009/10 league campaign against Sporting Gijón at the Camp Nou (3-0).

Andreu Fontàs joined the club from Girona in 2007. He played in the youth team for a season, and for Barça B for two and a half years before moving up to the first team. (via FCBarcelona.cat)