Paulinho rejoins Guangzhou Evergrande

Brazil midfielder Paulinho has re-joined Guangzhou Evergrande after just one season at Barcelona on a one-year loan, the Chinese club have announced. Guangzhou have the option to purchase Paulinho next summer and although no loan or potential transfer fees have been announced, any future permanent deal is expected to be considerably

Barcelona win fourth consecutive Copa del Rey title

Barcelona cruised to their fourth consecutive Copa del Rey title on Saturday evening as they beat Sevilla 5-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Ernesto Valverde's men are halfway to a domestic double - also sitting 12 points clear at the top of the La Liga table - and Luis Suarez opened the

600 and counting for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi's 600th career goal for club and country sent Barcelona eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table after a vital 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid. Messi converted his third free-kick in three consecutive La Liga matches in the 26th minute to secure a deserved victory against

Barcelona gets Umtiti boost

Barcelona welcomed Samuel Umtiti back to first-team training on Tuesday, with the defender able to join in with part of the group session. A hamstring injury picked up in the match against Celta Vigo last December 2 left the French centre-back on the sidelines, with doctors expecting him to miss eight

Xavi ‘to leave for Qatari club Al Sadd’

Barcelona midfielder Xavi will sign for Qatari side Al Sadd at the end of this season on a three-year deal, according to Sources. Reports in Spain suggest Xavi will earn over £7million a year and have the option of a fourth year with the club. The 35-year-old, whose contract at Barcelona runs

Thomas Vermaelen returns to training

Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen has trained with his team mates for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury. The Belgium international, who has been unable to make his Barca debut after picking up the injury at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, said last week he was targeting a return

Copa del Rey final to be played at Nou Camp

The Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will be played at Barca's Nou Camp stadium on May 30. Barca and Bilbao wanted to play the match at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium as a neutral venue, but Real declined to make the 81,000-capacity arena available. Representatives from the two finalists

Alex Song retires from International football

Alex Song will be available for West Ham this month after announcing his retirement from international football with Cameroon. Song had been in Africa talking with key figures in Cameroon's football federation having been left out of coach Volker Finke's plans since his sending off against Croatia at the World Cup