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Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 12

Tre' AtkinsonFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2014

Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 12

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    There is only one match left to play this season, meaning the summer transfer window is about to open.

    Countless clubs will be looking to strengthen their side, but no club may be quite as active as FC Barcelona.

    The Catalan giant wants to rebuild and will have to make more than a few changes in the summer. Some players will leave, some will arrive and the new manager will have to be ready to take the club into a new era.

    This article will be your guide to all thing Barcelona this week as we seek to keep a close eye on all transfer news and rumours.

    Feel free to get involved in the discussion below, and don't forget to check back regularly!

     

    Last Updated: Thursday, May 15 2014

Xavi to Manchester United?

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    Xavi's footballing career is quickly nearing its end. The 34-year-old will likely not be wearing the Blaugrana shirt for much longer.

    But does that mean he could join another club before retiring?

    According to Ann-Marie Bojan of The Daily Mirror, English side Manchester United have been closely monitoring the situation at Barcelona and are ready to try to lure Xavi from his boyhood club this summer.

    It doesn't seem likely that Xavi will ever leave Barcelona, other than retirement, but that might not stop the Red Devils from trying to talk him into it.

    We will have to wait and see how this one plays out, but it's hard to image Xavi wearing another club's shirt.

David Luiz Agrees to Barcelona Move

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    It is a rumor that just won't go away. For weeks, Chelsea's David Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona and it now looks like the deal may become official very soon.

    According to ESPN.com, David Luiz has agreed to join Barcelona this summer with the transfer just needing the approval of the next Barcelona manager, believed to be Luis Enrique.


    The Catalans have been looking to add a new center-back for the last few years, but have failed to bring one in. That may all change this summer as it looks increasingly likely that Luiz will be wearing the Blaugrana shirt next season.

Sergio Aguero Silences Barcelona Rumors

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    Last week it was reported by Rik Sharma of The Daily Mail that Lionel Messi had asked Barcelona to sign Argentina teammate Sergio Aguero as part of his contract negotiations. The news sounded too good to be true, and it was.

    After winning his second league title with Manchester City, Sergio Aguero spoke out regarding his future with the English team, claiming that he isn't going anywhere, via Peter O'Rourke of SkySports.com.

    "I'm so happy. It was an amazing moment to win another title. I'll be back next year even stronger to win more trophies."

    It sounded like the perfect move to help Barcelona get back on track, but it doesn't look like Aguero will be gracing the Camp Nou next season.

Luis Suarez Says No

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    After the year that Luis Suarez has had, it is no wonder why European giants are lining up in hope of getting his signature. Yet, the Uruguayan seems content to stay at Liverpool.

    In a recent report from The Independent, Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid are showing interest in Suarez. But though these two giants of the game are interested, the 27-year-sent a warning that he will not be leaving Anfield.

    "I didn't sign any contract with clauses prioritising a certain team. Every time I read a paper linking me with a move away, I turn the page … you know what the press is like, how they speculate, and you try to not take any notice. I know what I want. My agent tells me what's there and what's not. It's more speculation than reality."

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