Tag: FC Barcelona

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract (via@Arsenal)

Aubameyang confirms he had an offer to join Barcelona and explains why he didn't

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms he had an offer to join Barcelona this summer, but chose to stay at Arsenal for two reasons.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the winning penalty in the shoot-out to win the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW COULDRIDGE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Aubameyang chose Arsenal extension over Barcelona interest

Barcelona made contact over the potential signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal, but the player chose to extend his contract instead.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 14: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 14, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)

Petit warns Messi and Manchester City about Premier League move

Former Arsenal and Barcelona man, Emmanuel Petit, has warned Lionel Messi against a move to the Premier League this summer.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)

Arsene Wenger: We were in discussions with Messi in 2003

Arsenal tried to sign Lionel Messi in 2003 along with Cesc Fabregas but the player had already reached 'untouchable' status with FC Barcelona.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal put proposal to Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal are proposing a loan move for Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho with an option to buy at the end of the season, according to a report in Spain.
Marcus McGuane after signing on loan for Oxford United (Photo via OUFC.com)

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder joins Oxford United

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Marcus McGuane joined Oxford United on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: Philippe Coutinho of Brazil looks on during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Brazil and Paraguay at Arena do Gremio on June 27, 2019 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Arsenal deal for Philippe Coutinho no longer fantasy talk

Arsenal are keen on the signing of Philippe Coutinho this summer, likely on a one-year loan deal from Barcelona, according to reports.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup round of sixteen match between FC Bayern Muenchen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena on February 05, 2020, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal offered swap deal with Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho

A swap deal between Arsenal and Barcelona involving Philippe Coutinho and Matteo Guendouzi is on the table, according to a report.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup round of sixteen match between FC Bayern Muenchen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena on February 05, 2020, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal are the best placed club to sign Barcelona midfielder this summer

Arsenal are in the best position of all the teams chasing a summer move for FC Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in Spain.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona consider letting Arsenal defensive target leave on loan with option to buy

Barcelona are considering allowing Samuel Umtiti to leave the club on loan this season, with Arsenal one of the teams in for him.
Bayern Munich's striker Thomas Mueller (R) and on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L). Photo during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Augsburg, on March 8, 2020. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal showing strongest interest in Barcelona midfielder but there's a catch

Arsenal are one of the clubs showing the most interest in a summer move for Philippe Coutinho, but they'll struggle to afford his wages.
Bayern Munich's striker Thomas Mueller (R) and on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L). Photo during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Augsburg, on March 8, 2020. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal looking to loan Barcelona 28-year-old with option to buy

Philippe Coutinho wants to return to England and Arsenal are one of the teams with a concrete interest in a summer loan move, according to reports.
Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi arrives at the ground ahead of the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP via Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano names 2 clubs Arsenal are offering Matteo Guendouzi to

Arsenal are offering Matteo Guendouzi out to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and 'many' other clubs, according to Fabrizio Romano.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal displays the message 'Black Lives Matter" on his shirt during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Di Marzio confirms 2 clubs targeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer

Inter Milan and Barcelona are both targeting a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, depending on whether their deal for Lautaro Martinez goes through.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette prepares to shoot during the UEFA Europa league round of 32 second leg football match between Arsenal and Olympiakos at the Emirates stadium in London on February 27, 2020.

Arsenal star forward is Inter Milan priority signing if Lautaro Martinez leaves

Alexandre Lacazette is now the priority forward signing for Inter Milan if Lautaro Martinez leaves for Barcelona this summer, according to a report.
Bayern Munich's striker Thomas Mueller (R) and on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L). Photo during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Augsburg, on March 8, 2020. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP via Getty Images)

Doubt cast on deal for Arsenal target despite reports of agent talks

Even though it's easy to see the connection between Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal, as well as why both sides would want a deal, it's not going to be so simple to get it done.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup round of sixteen match between FC Bayern Muenchen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena on February 05, 2020, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal in contact with Barcelona midfielder's agent over loan move

Arsenal are already in contact with Philippe Coutinho's entourage, with Mikel Arteta hoping to sign the player on loan for next season.
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: Philippe Coutinho of Brazil looks on during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Brazil and Paraguay at Arena do Gremio on June 27, 2019 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Sanllehi planning talks with Coutinho agent over transfer

Arsenal are planning talks between Raul Sanllehi and Kia Joorabchian in the coming days over the potential transfer of Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup round of sixteen match between FC Bayern Muenchen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena on February 05, 2020, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Boost as Bayern decide against activating purchase clause for Arsenal target

Bayern Munich bosses have confirmed they didn't activate their purchase option for Philippe Coutinho, leaving him open to a summer transfer from Barcelona.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona lower asking price for Arsenal target to €30m to try and complete sale

FC Barcelona are willing to sell Samuel Umtiti for €30m, to try and complete a sale amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.
Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona in action during the Liga match between CD Leganes and FC Barcelona at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on November 23, 2019 in Leganes, Spain.

Barcelona will consider swap deal or loan for Arsenal target

FC Barcelona will consider a swap deal or loan for Ousmane Dembele this summer, as they no longer believe in his future with the club.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: Lukas Piszczek of Dortmund is challenged by Layvin Kurzawa of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain at Signal Iduna Park on February 18, 2020, in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

PSG defender now closest to joining Arsenal after Barcelona withdraw from race

Layvin Kurzawa is keen on a move to Arsenal, after Barcelona pulled out of the race, but he has various options in Italy as well.
Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Layvin Kurzawa celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier Herault SC at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on February 1, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal ready to present attractive offer to Ligue 1 free agent: Competition from Barcelona

Arsenal are ready to present an attractive offer to Layvin Kurzawa to lure him away from competition from Barcelona, according to a report.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Barcelona make 9 players available including multiple Arsenal targets

Barcelona are putting nine players on their transfer list for loans or permanent moves, including a few Arsenal targets past and present.
Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona in action during the Liga match between CD Leganes and FC Barcelona at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on November 23, 2019 in Leganes, Spain.

Arsenal considering a transfer for £44m Barcelona winger

Arsenal and Manchester United hold an interest in Ousmane Dembele this summer, as his value drops to less than half what Barcelona bought him for.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Olympiakos and Arsenal at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on February 20, 2020.

Alexandre Lacazette transfer to La Liga progressing well: Arsenal searching for replacement

The Atletico Madrid move to sign Alexandre Lacazette is progressing fairly well, according to reports in France, with Arsenal looking for a replacement.
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup round of sixteen match between FC Bayern Muenchen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena on February 05, 2020, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Coutinho transfer to Arsenal this summer is possible thanks to this agent connection

FC Barcelona want to sell Philippe Coutinho and a move to Arsenal is possible, among other English clubs, according to reports.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Arsenal star is Barcelona's 'Plan B' summer signing

Barcelona have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as their 'Plan B' summer signing in the centre-forward position, according to reports in Spain.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Inter Milan to target Arsenal star if Barcelona lures Martinez away

Inter Milan will reportedly turn to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer should Barcelona manage to lure Lautaro Martinez to Spain.
VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29: Lucas Perez of Deportivo Alaves celebrates after scoring goal during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 29, 2019 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Barcelona look to ex-Arsenal Lucas Perez as emergency signing

FC Barcelona are looking at Lucas Perez as a possible emergency signing to replace Luis Suarez this month, according to reports in Spain.
Marcus McGuane featuring for Telstar (Photo by Michel van Bergen)

Nottingham Forest appear to sign former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder

Nottingham Forest have signed former Arsenal academy midfielder Marcus McGuane, though their fans faced a nervous wait after deadline day.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal expecting Barcelona move for Aubameyang this week

Arsenal are still expecting a move from Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this week, according to reports in England.

Barcelona rule out move for Aubameyang - turn to former Gunner instead

FC Barcelona are ruling out a move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month, according to reports in Spain.

Aubameyang gives green light to Barcelona move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given FC Barcelona the green light to make a move for him this month, according to reports in France.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Barcelona want Aubameyang to replace injured Suarez

FC Barcelona are targeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a January transfer to replace the injured Luis Suarez, according to reports in France.
Marcus McGuane featuring for Telstar (Photo by Michel van Bergen)

Manager confirms former Gunner reaches agreement to return to England

Marcus McGuane could return to England this month, after reaching an agreement over personal terms, according to his current manager.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 21: Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig jumps for a header with Tin Jedvaj and Sergio Cordova of FC Augsburg during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Augsburg at Red Bull Arena on December 21, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Barcelona join Arsenal race for Dayot Upamecano

Arsenal and Barcelona both hold an interest in Dayot Upamecano for a January transfer, according to reports in Spain.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Spanish press ask are Arsenal Arteta’s springboard to Barcelona?

Mikel Arteta has only been at Arsenal five minutes and already the press in Spain are speculating if he could be heading for Barcelona sooner rather than later.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the Joan Gamper trophy friendly match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona defender pictured at the Emirates Stadium amid rumours he's for sale

Samuel Umtiti attended the Arsenal victory over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, per his Instagram story.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Barcelona upset at missing out on Gabriel Martinelli after trial says Spanish report

Barcelona are upset they missed out on Gabriel Martinelli after taking him on trial in January, according to reports in Spain.