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12 Aug 2022 13:02:50
HI Ed, hope all is well. Have Barcelona registered all their new players? Is the rumour that if they can't/don't they could become free agents?

Cheers and happy weekend

{Ed002's Note - No, they are Barcelona players. They will all be registered.}

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12 Aug 2022 16:39:26
Thanks so much for the reply and direct answer!

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11 Aug 2022 02:12:30
Hi eds, I was wondering what your opinions are on the De Jong situation, and how Barcelona are dealing with the situation? I get that he's on a huge contract, but they gave it to him, surely they have to honor that? I feel a bit bad for the guy really

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona, like all clubs, have players they wish to move on. FdJ is one on a lengthy list of players they are moving on - it is no different to the 8 or 10 who have already left. His contract is not dissimilar to players at all clubs.}

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11 Aug 2022 15:37:00
Will he go to MUFC, Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Barcelona don't really want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €80M) were made, their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it and the hierarchy except that removing his very significant wages from the books would free up space to register other players. He was seen as a Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but they had already committed to another. During discussions between Barcelona and Chelsea options for a number of players were discussed but Chelsea do not again want protracted negotiations which led nowhere over another player last summer - they will make a take it or leave it offer perhaps even including a player, and that may suit Barcelona. Manchester City may provide another solution using Laporte or Silva as part of the deal - and don't be surprised if PSG switch their attention to him, but they have preferred targets. Manchester United did switch their attention to de Jong but have failed to persuade the player to join them - and it would be a hard sell for MU without Champions League, although no doubt having a coach he knows well will help. Manchester United agreed a fee with Barcelona for the player but will revert to other ideas as his "agent" has told Barcelona he will not be leaving to join Manchester United and they do not want to negotiate a new contract. His agent has spoken again with Chelsea and Manchester City and Barcelona are still talking to Chelsea about others, but difficulties are again arising. Therefore, he may well stay where he is - whoch will upset Barcelona - or he may opt to join Chelsea.}

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12 Aug 2022 19:46:48
So, is that a no?

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03 Aug 2022 12:12:26
Hello Ed002
Could you provide an update on Frenkie De Jong please?

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Barcelona don't really want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €80M) were made, their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it and the hierarchy except that removing his very significant wages from the books would free up space to register other players. He was seen as a Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but they had already committed to another. During discussions between Barcelona and Chelsea options for a number of players were discussed but Chelsea do not again want protracted negotiations which led nowhere over another player last summer - they may make a take it or leave it offer including a player or perhaps two, and that may suit Barcelona. Manchester City may provide another solution using Laporte or Silva as part of the deal - and don't be surprised if PSG switch their attention to him, but they have preferred targets. Manchester United did switch their attention to de Jong but have failed to persuade the player to join them - and it would be a hard sell for MU without Champions League, although no doubt having a coach he knows well will help. Manchester United are still talking to Barcelona about the player but at some point will revert to other ideas as his "agent" has told Barcelona he will not be leaving to join Manchester United and they do not want to negotiate a new contract. His agent has spoken again with Chelsea and Manchetser City and Barcelona are still talking to Chelsea about others but difficulties are arising. Therefore, he may well stay where he is.}

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25 Jul 2022 10:19:46
Hi Ed002, I know you don't like talking about finances too much but could you explain the situation with Barcelona a little bit?

From the outside they are meant to be in huge trouble but are still throwing money around and it just doesn't seem to add up.

I think I read they raised some cash through selling image rights but I would imagine that would only be a short term fix.

Are they expecting a huge influx of sales or are they potentially heading towards bigger problems?

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona will sell their 49% share in a broadcast business to raise €100M, potentially agree to sell 10% of their future AV rights to CVC for €300M and have major sponsorship with Spotify (which would have gone to Arsenal if they had been more reasonable about a sale). This will re-balance the situation which had to be agreed by the end of June 2022. But they are also carrying huge debt.They will look to focus on new contracts for the younger players, adding four Free Agents and selling fringe players as they regroup this summer - and a couple of part exchanges are in discussion. Significant additions will therefore be limited to one or two players. No huge signings like Haaland will be made this summer and need departures to free up space in the squad and wages before they can register more players. Target is to reduce wage bill by 25% to €400M which will make them sustainable.}

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26 Jul 2022 15:55:46
Thank you ed002!

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21 Jul 2022 21:04:38
Hi Ed, could you give a little update on Kounde? It seems like it’s potentially now either Barcelona or Chelsea he will be moving too?

{Ed002's Note - I think that is a fair summary.}

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21 Jul 2022 21:58:31
Thanks ed, not sure if it’s the correct terminology but would you say Chelsea are more advanced in negotiations with Sevilla or the player?

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17 Jul 2022 11:59:25
Happy Sunday to you Ed002.
With Frenkie De Jong joining the club pre-season tour, does this make his move to Manchester United less likely?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained, he does not want to move to Manchetser.}

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09 Jul 2022 15:03:11
Hello Ed,
Who is the player that Barcelona are set to announce the departure of imminently?

{Ed002's Note - Lenglet.}

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10 Jul 2022 08:50:11
Thank you Ed002. What is the situation now with De Jong? When does this never ending story, end?

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but Barcelona don't want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €90M) were made, their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it. There is a chance that a deal involving Lewandowski and cash could see something happen. During discussions between Barcelona and Chelsea, options for a number of players were discussed but Chelsea do not again want protracted negotiations which led nowhere over another player last summer - they may make a take it or leave it offer including a player or perhaps two. Manchester City may provide another solution using Laporte or Silva as part of the deal - and don't be surprised if PSG switch their attention to him but have preferred targets. Manchester United did switch their attention to de Jong but have failed to make an acceptable offer to Barcelona - and it would be a hard sell for MU without Champions League, although no doubt having a coach he knows well will help. Manchester United are still talking to Barcelona about the player but at some point will revert to other ideas. And he may well stay where he is.}

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10 Jul 2022 13:00:42
Thank you - so nothing has changed?

{Ed002's Note - At this time no.}

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11 Jul 2022 18:56:36
Mourtagh and arnold have been in Barcelona today so hopefully we'll get some positive news in the next couple of days i don't think arnold is usually at these kinds of meetings so could be an indication things are getting serious but i don't know.

{Ed002's Note - I would wait a day or two before holding your breath.}

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11 Jul 2022 21:16:08
Well hopefully there will be a resolution one way or another soon based on that then ed.

I did wonder there has been a lot of talk surrounding this deal about the deffered wages of de jong and Barcelona wanting him to reduce his wage if his is to stay at barca.

It seems very strange as he is supposed to get paid a large amount over the next 2 years i believe to get this back my question is isn't that a rather questionable thing for Barcelona to do for me it would look a lot like Barcelona asking the player to write off a loan.

I understand the drop would probably be for his basic wage and then they might look to spread the cost of the deffered wages across the contract to make it impact less over the next 2 years and look more professional but it seems a very bad practice to put yourself in?

If i'm completley wrong just say its seems a very big mess.

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13 Jul 2022 09:48:12
Good morning Ed002. Did Mourtagh and Arnold make progress?

{Ed002's Note - There is no final agreement.}

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13 Jul 2022 12:56:43
So some things have been agreed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

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13 Jul 2022 13:27:39
Good job i checked this ed i was about to start holding my breath lol.

The lads just needs a chill in amsterdam clear the cobwebs get their mojo going again before another crack in Barcelona thursday maybe friday haha.

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13 Jul 2022 14:09:30
The move to United looking more likely now then Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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13 Jul 2022 14:21:30
I’m confused ????

{Ed002's Note - The player has no interest in dropping down a level or two.}

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14 Jul 2022 11:35:33
Surely the player has spoken to ETH and given some sort of assurances that he would be open to a move over to United, otherwise why do they persist?

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14 Jul 2022 18:23:13
Thinking it might be time to start holding my breath now ed?

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps tomorrow - in time for the weekend.}

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14 Jul 2022 23:59:50
Hahaha cheers ed

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29 Jun 2022 11:24:19
Hello Ed,
Is it time to start telling myself that Frenkie De Jong will be playing for Manchester United next season?

{Ed002's Note - I wouldn't.}

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29 Jun 2022 14:20:12
Interesting - you think a deal might fall through?

{Ed002's Note - There is no deal at this point.}

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02 Jul 2022 09:37:01
My apologies for requesting similar info but has there been any developments in this regard?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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02 Jul 2022 09:48:05
Do you think this signing will happen for Manchester United, Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Possibly.}

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13 Jul 2022 16:22:15
As mentioned a bit above ed is the deferred wage and Barcelona not wanting (maybe to pay the full amount) or not being able to pay what is owed part of the problem?

Understand if its something you don't want to get into.

{Ed002's Note - No, it is not the issue.}

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24 Jun 2022 15:16:54
To the brilliant Ed002.
Are you able to provide an update on the Frenkie De Jong situation or has nothing changed still?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed at all.}

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24 Jun 2022 18:15:23
Will Manchester United make a bid deemed good enough?

{Ed002's Note - I really cannot answer that - but there is a fear that the club will lose out on their original primary target so they may end up paying more than they want. Vey amateurish.}

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04 Jul 2022 15:46:14
Is the original primary target Segej Milinkovic Savic Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

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17 Jun 2022 09:32:36
Ed002, Barcelona agreed last night to sell off the merchandise arm of the club and a proportion of future TV revenue in an attempt to balance the books.

However, from my albeit uneducated perspective that doesn't sound like a good long term solution. Obviously losing out on potential income in the future.

The only way this makes sense from my perspective is if something like the proposed super league happens.

It does seem like some clubs are borrowing heavily and running up large debts on the hope that eventually they'll get a large windfall.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona will sell their 49% share in a broadcast business to raise €100M, potentially agree to sell 10% of their future AV rights to CVC for €300M and have major sponsorship with Spotify coming (which would have gone to Arsenal if they had been more reasonable about a sale). This will re-balance the situation which must be done by the end of June 2022. But they are also carrying huge debt.They will look to focus on new contracts for the younger players, adding four Free Agents and selling fringe players as they regroup this summer - and a couple of part exchanges are in discussion. Additions will therefore be quite limited. No huge signings like Haaland will be made this summer and need departures to free up space in the squad and wages before they can register more players. Target is to reduce wage bill by 25% to €400M which will make them sustainable.}

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17 Jun 2022 11:52:54
Another fantastic update - you sir are impressive.

I assume this is why the club are looking to sell Frenkie De Jong?

{Ed002's Note - they are not looking to sell him - but will if a very significant offer is made.}

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17 Jun 2022 12:26:14
Manchester United (with Ten Hag) appear to be the most interested. Do you think they’ll make a very significant offer?

{Ed002's Note - Others provide options but they may look to an offer.}

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16 Jun 2022 14:39:28
Greetings Editors - do you expect Frenkie De Jong to depart Barcelona this Summer and if so, where do you suspect he will end up?

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but Barcelona don't want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €90M) were made, their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it. There is a chance that a deal involving Lewandowski and cash could see something happen. During discussions between Barcelona and Chelsea, options for a number of players were discussed but Chelsea do not again want protracted negotiations which led nowhere over another player last summer - they may make a take it or leave it offer including a player or perhaps two, but I very much doubt it. Manchester City may provide another solution using Laporte or Silva as part of the deal - and don't be surprised if PSG and/or Manchester United switch their attention to him but both have preferred targets and it would be a hard sell for MU without Champions League, although no doubt having a coach he knows well will help. Manchester United are talking to Barcelona about the player but at some point will revert to other ideas. And he could yet stay where he is.}

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16 Jun 2022 18:40:19
Cheers for the comprehensive response.

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26 Feb 2022 14:27:13
Hi Ed,

Who will likely be negotiating to bring Dembelle in the summer please?

Utd + PSG?

Chelsea?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - His agent has spoken with (at least) Manchester United, Newcastle, Spurs, Juventus, PSG, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. I suspect a season or two at PSG beckons.}

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27 Feb 2022 12:11:59
Thanks ED.

PSG would've been my guess.

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01 Feb 2022 10:36:16
Hi eds

Thanks for all the updates during the transfer window.

With Barcelona bringing in Aubameyang on a free, could they cancel Dembele's contract for the next 6 months and let him go on a free to balance the books?

Whether he leaves now or in the summer, are there any interested clubs who can afford him, and that he would be interested to join?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs cannot simply cancel contracts.}

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17 Nov 2021 16:06:13
Hi Ed002

Could you possibly make a list of potential targets for barcelona this

{Ed002's Note - There are a huge number of players they have been showing an interet in but much will depend on departures. You would need to be more specific.}

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18 Nov 2021 10:59:48
Ok :)

These players are rumoured quite often to Barcelona right now, is there anything to it? And do you think something might happen with them regarding Barcelona this january?

Kounde
Rudiger
Thiago
Eljif Elmas
Sterling
Salah
Coman
Mbappe
Adeyemi

{Ed002's Note - No, an option, no approach to Liverpool, has been scouted but nothing more, could be offered as a part exchange but Barcelona have preferred options, his agent continues to do the rounds, yes but not at the asking price, no, Yes.

Clubs do not typically plan for January changes - so anything would depend on sales.}

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18 Nov 2021 19:18:14
Thanks for the answer Ed! :)

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18 Nov 2021 19:18:14
Thanks for the answer Ed! :)

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28 Oct 2021 09:13:54
Hi eds,

Now that Koeman is (finally) fired, who are the options to replace him? Will we see the return of Xavi?

Have a good day.

{Ed002's Note - Pep Guardiola (C) Laporta would like to take Guardiola back and add Mbappe or Haaland next summer. I understand that Laporta has already spoken with Guardiola and his brother. It has been suggested that Guardiola would look to replace Luis Enrique after the 2022 World Cup. Barcelona will push when Koeman leaves but I suspect one phone call will end chances of it happening.
Joachim Loew (C) Will be in no rush to take on a club job just yet but number two to Gaurdiola on Barcelona's list. Very unlikely.
Roberto Martinez (C) has some support from the board. But there is an equal group against him.
Xavi Hernandez (C) The fans solution but lack of European experience will be an issue - too high risk and should continue in Qatar for a year or two more else Barcelona could need to make another change soon. But the likely solution - and a likely mistake.
Julian Nagelsmann (C) On the list but certainly won't be happening.
Antonio Conte (C) A safe option but personalities may clash - and the lack of funds will make life difficult. Very unlikely.
Albert Capellas (C) Would be seen as a bit of an wildcard - but don't lose sight of him as he will be more open to working with the youngsters.
Marcelo Gallardo (C) I doubt it right now - he has previously turned down the Barcelona job on more than one occasion but he would be on the list for them again - but they would likely get the same answer.
Eric ten Hag (C) If he were approached he would likely not be interested.
Domenec Torrent (C) lots of knowledge of the club and no longer tied to Guardiola - but would be high risk. Another wildcard.}

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18 Oct 2021 19:24:23
Hello Ed's,

What is the situation with Ousmane Dembele and is there any interest in him?

{Ed002's Note - Ousmane Dembele (LW/RW/F) Klopp's interest does not seem to go away but the attraction will be that he is a Free Agent and his preference is likely to be elsewhere. He will be a Free Agent in the summer - Barcelona may try again with a new contract or a January sale but his agent is offering him around now - looking for a large signing on package from the usual suspects. Barcelona may spring a surprise in January and look to see if something could be doe with potential targets at Juventus or Milan to reduce the price. They may also look to an exchange with Chelsea for Rudiger but the interest is elsewhere rather than Dembele. With Sancho arriving it is hard to see interest from Manchester United although they have been approached.}

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11 Oct 2021 23:10:09
With Barcelona's documented financial troubles are there any teams interested in the three promising youngsters Fati, Pedri and Gavi? Granted Barcelona won't want to sell but could the right offer force their hand?

{Ed002's Note - Ansu Fati (LW) Chelsea approached Barcelona about Fati and wer pointed at a huge €170M buy out clause which will soon rise to €400M when a new contract is agreed.
Pedri (CM) Bayern Munich made a significant bid for Pedri that was immediately turned down. Not for sale.
Gavi (CM) Barcelona will not sell and that has been shared with Manchester City and PSG who enquired. He will get a contract with a Buy Out clause which will make him pretty much untouchable. Still a kiddie.}

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22 Sep 2021 14:41:16
Hi Eds, what do you expect to happen with the management situation at Barcelona? Thanks for all your work!

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona have a debt of more than €1B and need to make huge savings on salaries and other costs totalling €200M in order to comply with RFEF rules. Target is to reduce wage bill and bonuses by €135M a year. Plan was to sell players in January and the summer and look to removing big earners - Messi (€70M) and Antoine Griezmann (€45M) have gone but Coutinho, Pjanic and Busquets alsoneed to go from the bill. They also have a number of polayers over 30 and need to start to refine the squad. Koeman has done a good job using some of the youngsters but it was largely by necessity. The club see significant opportunities in their younger players but want a high profile buy next summer - ideally Mbappe or Haaland but wages will be a significant issue. Koeman will no doubt be gone soon - but the club want to negotiate an exit payment that is spread over two or three years. Finding a replacement will probably not be easy but they have desires but may not get any of their preferred choices.

Pep Guardiola (C) Laporta would like to take Guardiola back and add Mbappe or Haaland next summer. I understand that Laporta has already spoken with Guardiola and his brother. It has been suggested that Guardiola would look to replace Luis Enrique after the 2022 World Cup. Barcelona will push in 2022.
Joachim Loew (C) Will be in no rush to take on a club job just yet but number two to Gaurdiola on Barcelona's list.
Julian Nagelsmann (C) On the list but certainly won't be happening.
Antonio Conte (C) A safe option but personalities may clash and the lack of funds will make life difficult.
Albert Capellas (C) Would be seen as a bit of an wildcard - but don't lose sight of him as he will be more open to working with the youngsters.
Roberto Martinez (C) has some support from the board.
Xavi Hernandez (C) The fans solution but lack of European experience will be an issue - too high risk and should continue in Qatar for a year or two more else Barcelona could need to make another change soon.
Eric ten Hag (C) If he were approached he would likely not be interested.
Domenec Torrent (C) lots of knowledge of the club and no longer tied to Guardiola - but would be high risk.

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31 Aug 2021 22:38:41
Hi Ed, just curious about Barcelona and there situation. I know it looked dire and now they have finally registered all their signings, but I doubt it’s any better.

Players like trincao, moriba Emerson etc were they deemed not good enough, or just the most saleable assets?

Seems mad their team is full of 30 year olds on pique busquets Alba aguero etc and I know they were struggling to sell the ones they wanted in umtiti countinho etc, but this seems like horrible planning for the future. They need a rebuild with no money. Depay is decent but now they’ve lost griezemann too, who I know was on huge wages so helps, it just seems like a club in free fall.

{Ed002's Note - You don’t seem to understand what has happened. Messi has gone, Griezmann, Moria has gone because he had a serious attitude issue, Emerson was a complicated transaction and not needed by Barcelona. Firpo and the others who have gone were all avaiable. They need to continue to make savings like Real Madrid and will be fine going forward.}

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05 Aug 2021 19:07:25
Hey Ed002,

So another twist.
I was sure La Liga sold the 10% to make sure Barcelona can use the (supposed) 250 million euros share to retain Messi.
And now it was announced that they will part ways.

So where‘s he going now?
Are City going to stop the Grealish transfer for Messi? Do PSG stop caring about FFP altogether? will Juventus use their 400 Million to sign Messi on top of Ronaldo?

Could Chelsea jump in and abandon Lukaku?

Or is it Miami FC earlier then planned?

Thank you so much for all the input you can give.

Take care.

{Ed002's Note - Lionel Messi (F) The plan was to leave in the summer although a new contract might be possible, but he would need to take a significant cut in wages. In terms of clubs who could potentially put a suitable package together, there would only likely be Manchester City (who could have used Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia in exchange last summer but didn't want plans disrupted) can be probably be discounted as they turn their attention elsewhere because of the costs, Juventus (who can also certainly be discounted as they are working to a fixed plan for other targets), PSG (who could have looked to use Neymar in a deal last summer - but Neymar is no longer in the plans of Barcelona, but they could end up being the only viable option - but also have other plans) and Inter Milan (who had the chance to offer Lautaro Martinez in any transaction and Javier Zanetti could yet look to sell the project and tax laws which would keep the cost to the club to lower than competitors). Other sides who are financially in a position to take him (Bayern Munich, Chelsea etc.) have other plans and see the costs as obscene. He will have no interest in playing in China or the Middle East. My expectation was that Messi would stay another year or two to play with Aguero at Barcelona. One day perhaps a season at Inter Miami, Boca or Newell's OB before retirement. If he left, PSG or possibly Manchester City appear the only fits in Europe.}

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05 Aug 2021 21:56:50
Thanks Ed!
Amazing, would love to know what happened today in the meeting. It seemed to go smoothly and then the club releases the statement, I guess Messi Sr must have moved the goalposts and infuriated the Barcelona top brass.

And it seems he backed himself into a corner now with only PSG viable.

Guess Pogba moving to PSG is not going to happen then but Barcelona might have a lump sum of budget to play with now.

Very interesting to see what’s going to happen in the coming weeks in Barcelona.
No need to get rid of the other stars to free budget now, I guess.

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with Pogba.}

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