Barcelona President Admits Guardiola Will Decide Neymar’s Signing

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said it is up to coach Pep Guardiola to decide whether or not to add Santos attacker Neymar to the squad. The Brazil international is continually being linked with a move to Camp Nou, among other clubs, and reportedly asked Guardiola to take him to La Liga in the wake of Santos’ 4-0 Club World Cup final loss against the Catalans on Sunday. Rosell has made…

December 20, 2011

Pep Guardiola Hoping For Cesc Fabregas Progress

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola hopes there will be progress in the pursuit of Cesc Fabregas before the end of the week. The European champions are expected to make a new £35million offer for the Arsenal captain after failing in three previous attempts to re-sign him. Fabregas began his career in Barcelona’s academy and wants to return to his boyhood club, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is understandably unwilling to sell…

July 13, 2011

Cesc Fabregas Summer Bid From Barcelona

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has cast doubt over Cesc Fabregas’ proposed move away from Arsenal after admitting the Spaniards will offer even less money to buy him this summer than when they came in for him last year. Barca were twice snubbed by the Gunners after submitting offers of €40million (£35million) for Fabregas, who was eventually persuaded to stay in north London by manager Arsene Wenger. Rosell admits Barca boss…

March 28, 2011

Barca Chief Apologised For Osasuna Delay

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has apologised for the late start to Saturday’s match with Osasuna, which the Catalan giants won 3-0. Barca originally announced the match would have to be postponed for 24 hours because of industrial action by air traffic controllers in Spain. Instead the squad decided to make the almost 200-mile trip by rail and then bus – causing them to arrive just before the scheduled kick-off time…

December 6, 2010