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Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona
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Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona

Chelsea now have the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and veteran Willy Caballero as goalkeepers who will battle for a regular place between the sticks this season.  However, reports have emerged that the Blues approached to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona before settling for newcomer Edouard Mendy. Frank Lampard prioritized signing a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window after Kepa failed to convince the Englishman with his performances between the sticks last season. The Spain international was not very convincing and this resulted in him being dropped for a period including the FA Cup final last season. READ: It seems Sheffield United have been found out The Blues were on the search for a new shot-stopper but it became clear that letting go of Kepa...
Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree fee with Lyon
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Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree fee with Lyon

Lyon Captain and Netherlands international Memphis Depay appears to be one of the most sought after players this summer based on comments by club president Jean-Michel Aulas. Reports now suggest that Barcelona have agreed a fee with Lyon for the forward. La Liga giants Barcelona reportedly see Depay as one of the best options to solve their inadequacies in attack with current boss Koeman also reportedly interested in a reunion with the Dutchman at Camp Nou. Depay plays similarly to the likes of Messi and Griezmann as he likes to get the ball on his feet and create. Therefore, Koeman has identified the Ligue 1 star as someone he would like to acquire for Barcelona in his spell as manager. Regardless, Aulas has claimed that AS Roma have also joined the race for Depay. Roma last won ...
Barca plan last ditch attempt to acquire Lautaro Martinez
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Barca plan last ditch attempt to acquire Lautaro Martinez

These may be challenging times for Barcelona but they are still interested in the services of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. He's one of the players that have been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga giants although the Serie A club have deemed him untransferrable. Regardless, a report by Goal suggests that Barcelona are working on a final offer that will test Inter Milan's resolve to keep Lautaro Martinez as the La Liga outfit plan to acquire a quality replacement for Luis Suarez. It can be recalled that Luis Suarez was informed by current boss Ronald Koeman, that he was not in his plans at the Camp Nou. He was advised to seek a move elsewhere and is very close to making a move to Juventus. Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio had previously disclosed that the...
Griezmann was set to leave Barca before meeting with Koeman
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Griezmann was set to leave Barca before meeting with Koeman

France forward Antoine Griezmann was close to an exit from Barcelona before new manager Ronald Koeman convinced him to reconsider and make a U-turn based on a statement from the player's ex-agent. The Dutch manager has been meeting with Barcelona players since he was appointed and has reportedly told some players to find other clubs with Luis Suarez one of the players that were affected. This was not the case for Griezmann who was told that he was a vital part of Koeman's plans and Eric Olhats claims that the France international has decided to remain at the Camp Nou. ‘Before the disaster vs Bayern, Antoine wanted one thing: to leave,’ Olhats said in a chat with RMC Sport. ‘He felt like he was no longer part of the plan, that things couldn’t continue like that. READ: England...
Koeman open to exodus of Barca first-team players
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Koeman open to exodus of Barca first-team players

Reports suggest that Ronald Koeman is open to the sale of Barcelona's second and third captains namely, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba as he looks forward to a major overhaul of the team at the Nou Camp this summer. The Dutchman has agreed to replace Quique Setien at Nou Camp after the Catalan's disgraceful elimination from the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich with an 8:2 defeat. According to El Periodico, Koeman could be planning a clearout that would see 6 major first-team players leave Barcelona for good. It can be recalled that Barcelona also faltered domestically as Real Madrid won the La Liga for the 2019/20 season and the Dutchman won't give any room for half measures in his bid to restore Barcelona to glory. He'll be looking to correct flaws in the dress...
Barca in crisis ahead of UCL clash against Napoli
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Barca in crisis ahead of UCL clash against Napoli

Barcelona lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid but still have the UEFA Champions League to fight for, although it remains to be seen if they can get far in the competition with how average they've been this season by their standards. The Catalan club is reportedly in crisis ahead of the UCL Round of 16-second leg clash against Serie A outfit Napoli. Barcelona have struggled this season but it came as a little surprise when Ernesto Valverde was replaced with Quique Setien. The decision hasn't paid many dividends thus far as the same problems persisted under the new manager. It can be recalled that Valverde had Barcelona topping the league before his dismissal.  However, Setien couldn't replicate the feat for long and eventually lost the La Liga to perennial rivals Real Madrid. ...
Barca urged not to easily give in to Messi’s demands
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Barca urged not to easily give in to Messi’s demands

In recent times, Lionel Messi has been very open about the need for a massive reconstruction in Barcelona due to the club's underperformance this season. Regardless of his status as the most influential figure at Camp Nou, the club have been advised not to easily give in to his demands as it could spell more doom for the Catalans in the future. Ranoveer Neogi of Everything Barca has noted that Messi requested that Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez should be signed. The club have an eye on the 22-year-old forward who hasn't been at his best since the start of the year, and there are fears that a move for him could end up as one of the club's recent transfer mistakes alongside the huge amount of money that will be spent. Neogi wrote: “Since the start of 2020, Martinez has scored j...
Griezmann is a caricature of himself at Barcelona
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Griezmann is a caricature of himself at Barcelona

Former Real Sociedad boss Martin Lasarte has described Antoine Griezmann as a caricature of himself in a toxic environment that's now affecting him. The French forward has been on the bench in three of Barcelona's last four games including big games against the likes of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.  He was on the bench until the 90th minute against Atletico Madrid in the 2 all draw at Camp Nou on Tuesday with youngster Ansu Fati introduced ahead of him. Meanwhile, the Catalans will fall four points behind Real Madrid in the race for La Liga if Los Blancos beat Getafe on Thursday, amid reports that Setien has lost the backing of his players. READ: Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season It was Martin Lasarte that handed Griezmann his professional debut...
Setien reveals plans for Messi and Suarez ahead of La Liga restart
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Setien reveals plans for Messi and Suarez ahead of La Liga restart

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has disclosed his plans for the club's return to action on Saturday against Real Mallorca, as well as the careful approach that will be adopted in handing out playing time to Luis Suarez. Setien will likely start Suarez in the game but admitted that it would be careless to give the veteran an extended run. He added that Lionel Messi will be 100% ready by the time action begins. "Luis Suarez could play from the start, but I find it reckless to make him play the whole game," Setien said in a chat with Tot Costa, via Barca Blaugranes. READ: James Rodriguez offered to Man United in a cut-price deal It can be recalled that the Uruguayan forward underwent surgery on his right knee in January. Before the procedure, his last game was in the semi-finals of t...
Barcelona step up pursuit of Pjanic and Martinez
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Barcelona step up pursuit of Pjanic and Martinez

According to reports by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are ready to step up their pursuit of Serie A stars, namely, Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez and Juventus' Miralem Pjanic The Blaugrana have been heavily linked with a move for Martinez in their bid to find a quality and like-for-like replacement for Luis Suarez. The Uruguay international is now 33 and in the twilight of his career. His injury worries are already a sign of how he has aged over the years and won't be able to offer the quality he could some years back. Although Martinez's consistency is nowhere near that of Suarez this season, having scored just 11 goals for Inter Milan in the ongoing campaign, his form has been good enough to convince the Barcelona hierarchy to go all out for him. READ: Rose –...