NO TRANSFERS FOR BARCA

Top clubs from around the world are getting ready for the January transfer window by preparing their financial power in order to start signing some of their respective winter targets but Barcelona will have to settle with the players that they already have at their disposal as they are not allowed to sign any new performers in 2015.

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Gerard Pique may leave Camp Nou soon

The Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique has started to think about leaving Camp Nou after being overlooked by the club management for the previous three games.

The sources say that the Spaniard is not too amused by the way the man in charge, Luis Enrique, has dealt with him.
The last time that Pique had played for Barcelona was versus Espanyol towards the end of October.

He had found the net playing in the first half of that game, but, he had been taken off during the break and later on, on the television, he was shown using cell phone while being on bench.

Koke praises Messi

Atletico Madrid star Koke has praised Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi by saying that he is a step above Cristiano Ronaldo, who he thinks is one of the best athletes around. The competition between Ronaldo and Messi is seen as one of the greatest rivalries since the days of Pele and Maradona. The duo have been competing consistently for major titles including individual accolades for several years. Messi has consistently come out on top with four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards to his name. This is considerably better than Ronaldo’s two Ballon d’Or titles.

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Martino Hits Out At Critics

Former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has hit out at his critics after a poor season with the Spanish club by saying that it was largely due to the faith in him and his methods. Martino became the manager of Barcelona, one of the best clubs in the world, despite having no introduction to European football. He has been the manager of several top clubs in America, but this was his big jump with the European club. He fared very poorly after failing to win any major trophy in the single campaigns he lasted at the club.

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Wes Brown Out Of COntract Next Summer

Wes Brown is going to be out of contract at Sunderland next summer, but, he has not started thinking about his future as yet. He wants to have a successful 2014-15 Season first and then, he would take things from there.

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Enrique Looks For Superstar Players

The new manager of Barcelona, Luis Enrique, is looking to have quite a few superstar players at his disposal in his debut season at Camp Nou.

The three big names whose services Enrique is looking to secure this summer are Marquinhos (Brazil), Luis Suarez (Uruguay) and Juan Cuadrado (Colombia).

The 44-year old former Spanish striker is a great fan of all the above mentioned players and is planning to place a bid for them pretty soon. He is believed to be ready to spend an amount in excess of 100 million Euros for the trio.

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Barcelona Rumors For Rakitic

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been one of best players in the Spanish league for the last few years, but he really came into a league of its own last season. The 26-year-old was a major reason towards Sevilla not only finishing fifth in the league, but also lifting the Europa league as well. He has now sealed a £ 16 million move to Barcelona. There has been a lot of rumours in the last few days that Barcelona would be bringing in the 26-year-old has replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who is expected to leave the club for € 33 million.

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Bayern Munich Denies Rumors Of Being The German Barcalona

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has stated that the German club never wanted to become the next Barcelona amidst claims that they have been trying to replicate the style of play following the arrival of Guardiola. Bayern Munich been playing a possession style of football this year, which is a strong deviation from the incredibly successful method devised by Jupp Heynckes. The counter-attacking style of football reaped rich rewards for the club last season, as they won a famous treble including the Champions League.

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BARCELONA DOMINATE

Barcelona dominated their La Liga match against Granada as they enjoyed having more than 80% of possession and launched over 20 shots at goal at the goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis but it wasn’t enough for the team of Gerardo Martino to even rescue a single point as they lost 1-0.

This defeat has allowed Real Madrid on snatching the 2nd place spot of the Spanish League while some fans are even in doubt if Barcelona will be able to recover and protect the league trophy for another year.

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BARCA TRANSFER BAN

The latest sanction that Barcelona has received will not allow the Spanish club on either selling or buying any players for the upcoming 14 months, they will however try and appeal against the punishment but if things do not go as planned it will be a huge blow for the team of Gerardo Martino.

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