La Liga News 

Barcelona subsidise Ozil wages with double midfielder sale

Barcelona will sell both Arda Turan and Andre Gomes in the January transfer window to subsidise the wage demands of Mesut Ozil. Germany international Ozil is free to discuss terms with any club from January 1st as he enters the last year of his contract at Premier League side Arsenal. Barca’s interest in the World Cup winner has gathered pace in recent weeks with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger resigning to the fact he will leave the Emirates stadium and preferring a move to Spain, rather than to Manchester United, who…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Messi asks Barcelona for Ozil rethink

Lionel Messi has told board members to rethink the signing of Mesut Ozil from Arsenal. Reports surfaced last week linking the Catalan club with a move for the German international, although a report in the Evening Standard claimed no contact had been made between the two clubs. However, reports in in Catalan media on Tuesday morning now claim that a move on January 1st will be made. The current La Liga leaders have been chasing Philippe Coutinho since the summer, but having spent over £135m on Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in…

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Gossip News 

Barcelona offer Mascherano to Liverpool as Coutinho bait

Barcelona have offered Javier Mascherano to Liverpool as a softener in their move for Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Argentina international has been playing in Europe now for over a decade, having had spells with West Ham United, Liverpool and current side Barcelona. A mainstay in the Catalan side over recent years, Mascherano adapted his game from midfield to the heart of defence, where he quickly formed a formidable partnership with Gerard Pique. However, Samuel Umtiti’s arrival in Barcelona and Mascherano’s age has seen a change with the Frenchman having…

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La Liga News 

Neymar tired of Real Madrid links

Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar has called the reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid ‘tiresome’. Cast your mind back to the summer and those sensational talks of Neymar leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint Germain began and materialised. The Brazil international was seemingly happy with life in the Catalan capital but a mega-money move and the chance to lead the line and move away from the ‘shadow’ of Lionel Messi was too appealing. However, reports in French and Spanish press have since claimed that life is not all…

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La Liga News 

Arsenal accept Ozil will leave……for Barcelona

Arsenal have accepted that midfielder Mesut Ozil will leave the club next year and that they prefer Barcelona to make a move, not Manchester United. Reports surfaced last week linking the Catalan club with a move for the German international, although a report in the Evening Standard claimed no contact had been made between the two clubs. However, reports in in Catalan media on Tuesday morning now claim that a move on January 1st will be made. The current La Liga leaders have been chasing Philippe Coutinho since the summer, but having…

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La Liga News 

Valverde explains decision to rest Messi

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been forced to explain his decision to rest Lionel Messi for the 0-0 draw with Juventus on Wednesday evening. It was a game played in almost a friendly spirit with both Barca and their Italian opposition all-but certain of a place in the next round. Juventus will be forced to play the final group game against Olympiacos, but they will have comfort in the Catalan’s unbeaten start to the domestic season which sees them top the group. Messi was left out of the Barca starting…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Griezmann finally scores; ter Stegen praised

Good Morning and welcome to our round-up of the morning papers from Spain, which include Antoine Griezmann’s ‘Golazo’ and high praise for Barcelona keeper Marc Andre ter Stegen. Having not scored since September, French international Griezmann was in desperate need of a goal, much like Atletico Madrid’s desperation for a win – seeing as they were on the brink of elimination from the competition. Griezmann’s wonderful scissor kick, matched with Kevin Gameiro’s strike ensured three points for the Madrid side – meaning they must now beat Chelsea on the final…

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Blog News 

Who is Barcelona transfer target Henry Onyekeru?

Despite the scores of talent that has emerged from Belgium over the last few years, there can’t have been too many occasions that there’s been scouts from some of the world’s top clubs at Royal Excel Mouscron. Barcelona interest But that’s exactly what happened on Saturday, with Barcelona reportedly sending scouts to track the progress of Anderlecht’s Henry Onyekeru – one of the league’s hottest prospects. On-loan from Premier League side Everton, Onyekeru notched his seventh goal of the season and the Barca representatives present were said to be impressed….

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Match Centre News 

Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: Visitors qualify after lively stalemate

Barcelona qualified for the next round of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 with Juventus. It was a game played in almost a friendly spirit with both Barca and their Italian opposition all-but certain of a place in the next round. Juventus will be forced to play the final group game against Olympiacos, but they will have comfort in the Catalan’s unbeaten start to the domestic season which sees them top the group. Lionel Messi was left out of the Barca starting eleven, meaning Gerard Deulofeu had his chance along…

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Global La Liga News 

Griezmann discusses ‘possible’ Man United move

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he could join Premier League side Manchester United. The summer months saw the Frenchman linked with a move from the Wanda Metropolitano as Diego Costa’s return to the club was finalised, allowing interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea to be heard in English and Spanish media. La Liga duo Barcelona and Real Madrid were also said to be interested and that has continued into the current season, despite a poor run of form. Griezmann is experiencing his worst form…

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