FC Barcelona midfielder and Ivory Coast international Yaya Touré’s (26) agent claims in an interview with Catalan radio station Ona FM that the midfielder has already agreed to a deal with a Premier League club, although he would not reveal where the Ivory Coast international will be playing next season.
Madrid-based news site Marca presented a summary of the comments made by FC Barcelona goalkeeper Víctor Valdés (28), who made his national team debut in the second half of the friendly against South Korea.
According to Catalunya Radio, several top European teams are preparing bids for Barcelona defender and Ukrainian international Dmytro Chygrynskiy (23). The young centre-back is reportedly ready to be transferred since his adaptation to La Liga hasn’t gone as planned. Barcelona club president Joan Laporta is claimed to have offered Chygrynskiy to Arsenal as a makeweight in the deal to sign Cesc Fabregas.
This is an interview between Sergio Busquets and El Mundo Deportivo. The original can be found here.
How many times have you been reminded recently that in only two years you went from playing in the third division to now preparing for the World Cup?
The debate has already started on the pages of Madrid-based sports daily Marca, who have presented a column where two writers present their views on FC Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola and newly-signed Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. At the bottom of the article is a place for readers to vote on whom they feel is the best. While the poll is still in progress, the margin between the two, based on the fans’ vote, is already quite wide, with one receving 61.4% (78,824 votes) to date, and the other receiving 38.6% (49,630 votes). So whom do the Marca readers favor? Read on.
Herbalife, a nutrition and weight management company, has signed a multi-million deal with Spanish giants FC Barcelona. The deal will see them enjoy the global rights to the team’s logo, significant on-field advertisements and access to the players for promotional activities. They have also agreed to sign Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, to a three-year personal services agreement that will support the sponsorship.
Josep Maria “Txema” Corbella is one of the kit managers and the most loved one (both by the players and by the fans).
According to Catalan based news paper Sport, in a ceremony held on Wedensday in Madrid, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta indicated that the agreement between the club and the UNICEF should continue until the year 2011. Marta Segu, CEO of the foundation of UNICEF said “the commitment of the club [FC Barcelona] to the vulnerable children has been extraordinary.”
THAT’S HOW CESC’S TRANSFER WILL BE DONE
The blaugrana club made yesterday the first official offer, 35million€.
Arsenal ruled it out through their web because they want more money.
The player will have to put pressure again on Arsenal while Barça prepares the second offer.
Manchester City, “crazy” for Ibra. Mancini wants to sign him because he thinks he’s the ideal striker.
Valdés to make his debut. 18h, TVE-1.
Pep “signs” for Banc of Sabadell (a catalan bank). He will be their ambassador.
IBRA-ANCELOTTI, MEETING IN MIAMI
The Swede and Chelsea’s manager met in Miami South Beach and is thought that they negotiated.
Cesc, is your turn. Barça offers 35 million€ +2, Arsenal said no and the player takes the control of the operations.
Del Bosque confirms Valdés’ debut today.
[Non Barça Related]
Valdano is thinking about leaving Madrid.
The latest news is that national team coach Vicente Del Bosque intends for goalkeepers Pepe Reina and FC Barcelona player Víctor Valdés (28) to each play a half in the game against South Korea on Thursday, as part of his plan to insure that all members of the 23-man squad receive minutes in the pre-World Cup friendlies.
In response to FC Barcelona’s formal bid for Gunners Captain and Spanish International Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal Football Club have today released the following statement about Cesc Fabregas:
“Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is under contract with the Club until the summer of 2015. He is a highly-valued member of the team and part of our future plans.
According to FC Barcelona’s official website, Club Director General Joan Oliver has confirmed that Barca have made a formal written offer to Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas.
June 2, 2010