BARCELONA EYEING THOMAS TUCHEL AS XAVI REPLACEMENT

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Thomas Tuchel has emerged on Barcelona’s radar. The Catalan giants view the 49-year-old German manager as a potential replacement for Xavi Hernandez, with the current Barcelona boss under tremendous pressure following recent results. Barcelona seemed to be moving in the right direction in the first eight months under the tutelage of Xavi Hernandez. The 42-year-old had overseen some promising results, including a big win over Real Madrid last season. And while Barcelona failed to win the UEFA Europa League, Xavi had Joan Laporta’s backing.

Barcelona also started the 2022/23 campaign strongly, climbing to the top of La Liga after letting in only one goal in the first eight games. And while the Catalan giants were struggling in the UEFA Champions League, there was hope of success this term. But the defeat in El Clasico has added pressure on Xavi. Continue reading

KOUNDE SUFFERS INJURY AGAINST AUSTRIA

Barcelona have been handed an injury blow during the ongoing international break after new signing Jules Kounde suffered an injury during this season’s UEFA Nations League clash between France and Austria on Thursday night. The Barcelona defender had to leave the field around the midway point of the first half due to the injury and he was replaced by Arsenal defender William Saliba. In his post-match press conference, France manager Didier Deschamps informed journalists that Kounde suffered a muscle injury in the first half and he had to leave the home game against the Austrians as a result.

Frenchman Kounde is one of the new faces at Barcelona following his move from fellow Spanish La Liga side Sevilla. Barcelona saw off the competition from Premier League side Chelsea to sign him. Continue reading

BARCELONA EYEING FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

Spanish La Liga giants Barcelonaare eyeing a fourth straight win in all competitions ahead of their home game against Czech side Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.

Barcelona didn’t start the season well after they were forced to a goalless draw at home toRayo Vallecano on the opening weekend as far as this season’s La Liga campaign is concerned. Barcelona dominated possession, but they were unable to turn it into victory in addition to the fact that they ended the game with ten men after club skipper Sergio Busquets received his marching order in stoppage time. Continue reading

CHELSEA EYEING AUBA DEAL – REPORTS

Two-time European champions Chelsea are plotting a move for Barcelona striker Pierre-EmerickAubameyang this summer. This is according to the various reports in the media. Chelsea want to sign a new striker between now and the rest of this summer’s transfer window. The search for a new striker has been narrowed down to Aubameyang. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel worked with the Barcelona player for some years at Borussia Dortmund in the German top flight and they enjoyed a very good relationship. To this effect, Tuchel is keen to reunite with Aubameyang at Stamford Bridge.

Popular transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the interest of Chelsea in Aubameyang. In addition to Romano, several renowned journalists have revealed the Blues’ interest in the former Arsenal striker. It has been reported in the media that Barcelona will hold out for €30m for the 33-year-old African star whom manager Xavi Hernandez is reluctant to let him leave the Nou Camp. Chelsea are not prepared to pay as much as that for the attacker as reported in the media as well. Continue reading

       NEWCASTLE UNITED OFFERED CHANCE TO SIGN MEMPHIS DEPAY THIS SUMMER

A recent report from 90 Min has offered a fresh update on Newcastle United’s quest to find a new attacker this summer. The Premier League outfit have been severely disappointed with their pursuit of top targets such as Hugo Ekitike, which has forced them to find other options in the market. Clubs and agents across Europe are trying to take advantage of Newcastle’s desperation by offering them the opportunity to sign fringe players. In one such case, the Magpies have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona star Memphis Depay.

The Dutchman was roped in as a free agent by Barcelona last summer, with many seeing him as the leader of the club’s new-generation attacker – one without Lionel Messi. The attacker did not disappoint either, starting the season well before his progress slowed down due to an unfortunate injury. Continue reading

           BRAZILIAN MIDFIELDER ARTHUR MELO REPORTEDLY WANTS BARCA RETURN

According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Arthur Melo will prefer to join Barcelona if he leaves Juventus in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old midfielder is also a target for Arsenal and AS Monaco, with the Bianconeri keen on cashing in on him ahead of the 2022/23 season. Arthur Melo joined Juventus from Barcelona nearly two years ago, with Miralem Pjanic moving to Camp Nou in a separate deal, as the two clubs agreed to swap the midfielders. But the transfers have not panned out as envisioned for any of the four parties involved, with the players struggling to make their mark and the European heavyweights desperate to offload them.

The Brazilian international endured a forgettable 2021/22 season as he started only 16 of the 52 games that Juventus played, dropping down the pecking order for midfielders. And the Serie A giants are keen on selling Arthur this summer, with Arsenal hot on his heels. But the player will prefer to join Barcelona instead of any other suitor. Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona might be considering re-signing Arthur this summer amid rampant uncertainties surrounding the future of Miralem Pjanic. In addition, the Catalan giants want to sell Frenkie de Jong to lighten the wage bill and register new signings. Continue reading

                     BARCELONA OUTCAST RIQUI PUIG ON GIRONA’S TRANSFER RADAR

According to SPORT, Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has a new admirer in Girona FC as he looks to sort out his future heading into the summer transfer window. Puig is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth setup. The 22-year-old was widely regarded as one of the best prospects to have come through the ranks at the club when he made his senior debut in 2018 under then-manager Ernesto Valverde. However, the midfielder has failed to kick on and translate his potential into success at the first-team level for Barcelona.

Indeed, Puig failed to convince Valverde to give him regular game-time. While the situation seemed to have improved slightly under Quique Setien, the Spaniard did not make the most of his chances and was back on the fringes when Ronald Koeman took over. Upon Xavi Hernandez’s appointment, there was hope that things could take a turn for the better for Puig, but that has not been the case. Continue reading

              MANCHESTER UNITED CONFIDENT OF SIGNING DE JONG IN £50M DEAL

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly confident of signing Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona in a £50 million deal. According to a report by Daily Mail, Manchester United and Barcelona are in talks over a possible move in the summer transfer window for Frenkie de Jong. And the Premier League heavyweights are confident of securing the services of the Dutch midfielder in a deal worth £50 million.

Frenkie de Jong has been one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe since his days at Ajax. After taking Europe by storm during his stint with the Dutch giants, the 25-year-old joined Barcelona in July 2019 and has since continued his progress at Camp Nou. The Dutch midfielder has made 140 appearances for Barcelona thus far, chipping in with 13 goals and 17 assists. But de Jong faces an uncertain future at the Catalan club amid their financial distress. And Barcelona’s woes could be Manchester United’s gain, with the Red Devils hot on the trail of de Jong. Continue reading

                BARCA REPORTEDLY OFFER DEST, PUIG, AND BRAITHWAITE TO VALENCIA

La Liga heavyweights Barcelona have reportedly offered Sergino Dest, Riqui Puig and Martin Braithwaite to Valencia over a summer move. According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Valencia will have the chance to sign Sergino Dest, Riqui Puig and Martin Braithwaite in the summer transfer window. Barcelona could use the three players as makeweights in the deal to sign Carlos Soler ahead of the 2022/23 season.


Sergino Dest, Riqui Puig and Martin Braithwaite face uncertain futures at FC Barcelona amid their reducing roles at Camp Nou. While Dest still has a chance to remain with Barcelona for the foreseeable future, Puig and Braithwaite are out of favour at Camp Nou. Continue reading

OLMO ON BARCELONA RADAR – REPORT

RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo is said to be on the list of transfer targets at Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona. This is according to the report from the stables of Spanish news portal Fichajeswhich statedthat Barcelona are prepared to seal a return to Spain for the RB Leipzig. It was revealed that Barcelona director MateuAlemany is working on a deal for the 23-year-old Spanish international.

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Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez is overseeing a big rebuilding job at the club and it is said to continue into the summer’s transfer window. The Catalan giants have been linked with several talents across European football. Some of the biggest names in Europe have been linked with a move to Barcelona including Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international skipper has one year left on his current deal at German champions Bayern Munich and it has been reported that he could leave the Allianz Arena for Spain later this year.
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