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Older, bolder Manchester City seek Barcelona revenge
Older, bolder Manchester City seek Barcelona revenge

Emboldened by a year`s extra experience and given hope by contrasting weekend results, Manchester City go in search of vengeance against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barcelona's Kings Cup game at Elche
Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barcelona's Kings Cup game at Elche

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has decided to rest Lionel Messi, Neymar and most of his regulars for the King`s Cup last 16, second leg match at Elche later on Thursday.

No intention to replace Thomas Vermaelen: Luis Enrique
No intention to replace Thomas Vermaelen: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has insisted he has no intention of signing a replacement for the injured Thomas Vermaelen after the Belgian was ruled out for up to five months.

Manchester United's Thomas Vermaelen miss serves as big boost
Manchester United's Thomas Vermaelen miss serves as big boost

The failure to get former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen in the summer transfer window, served as a major boost for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal who had identified the Belgian as a key target, joined Barcelona instead for GBP 15m. Since then the versatile defender hasn't featured for the Catalan giants so far and is out until towards the end of the season.

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need surgery
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need surgery

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need an operation to cure his thigh injury, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Monday.

Andres Iniesta back in training with Barca before Sevilla clash
Andres Iniesta back in training with Barca before Sevilla clash

Barcelona`s Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was back in training on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a calf strain.

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has a right ankle problem and missed training on Wednesday, as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen continued their recuperation from injury, the La Liga club said.

Barcelona coach doesn`t rule out further signings

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hasn`t ruled out the possibility of making further signings before the end of August.

Will big spenders Barcelona be able to out punch rivals Real, Atletico Madrid?

Barcelona have spent £127m so far this summer and the shopping spree is expected to continue with less than three weeks remaining for the summer transfer window to close. So with a new manager, six signings and Luis Suarez amongst them, will the Catalans go big this season in La Liga? On paper, they go in as the favourites, but Madrid duo are well in for the race for Spanish glory.

Barcelona agree to sign Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal

Barcelona have moved to strengthen their defence by agreeing to sign Belgium centre back Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal on a five-year contract, the La Liga club said on Saturday.

United`s hunt for defender continues as Arsenal accept Barca`s Vermaelen bid

Manchester United`s loss is Barcelona`s gain. Arsenal warded off United`s offer by asking a player in return for the 28-year-old Thomas Vermaelen. Arsene Wenger will feel satisfied as the 28-year old will go to Spain rather than play for their rivals in the English Premier League.

Arsenal, Barcelona agree £15m deal for Thomas Vermaelen transfer

Arsenal and Barcelona have agreed a fee in the region of £15m for the transfer of Thomas Vermaelen to Camp Nou.

FA Community Shield: Arsenal will hope for City kill at Wembley

Expect a blockbuster beginning to this season as the FA Community Shield is at stake with two English powerhouses battling for glory. Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger will look to get his hands full at Wembley when his side takes on English champions Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger suggests Manchester United in for Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hinted on Thursday that Premier League rivals Manchester United are one of several clubs pursuing the signature of Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen.

De Jong, Blind and Vermaelen lined up as United arrivals

English powerhouse Manchester United are prepared to stump up £15million to beat Barcelona to the signature of Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen. The Red Devils are also going in for Dutch star Daley Blind who would fight for a place with Luke Shaw.

Thomas Vermaelen may leave, says Arsene Wenger

The trend of Arsenal`s club captain leaving the club in the summer is set to continue this year as well. Manager Arsene Wenger has indicated Thomas Vermaeleb may leave the North London club before the transfer window concludes on August 1.

Manchester United `ready to break transfer records`

Manchester United are prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he wants, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Kompany, Vermaelen out for Korea game

Belgium captain Vincent Kompany and fellow Premier League star Thomas Vermaelen will miss Thursday`s World Cup Group H game against South Korea with minor injuries, their coach said.

FIFA WC 2014: Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag

Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 2-1 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage.

Arsenal squad want Wenger to sign new contract: Vermaelen

Arsenal`s squad are keen for manager Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract with the English Premier League title chasers and lead them for many years to come, said captain Thomas Vermaelen.