Barcelona reorganise Vilanova coaching staff | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Barcelona have organised their coaching staff under new boss Tito Vilanova.Eduard Pons, José Ramón de la Fuente and Àlex García have all been appointed to work with Vilanova for the new season.

Barcelona have organised their coaching staff under new boss Tito Vilanova.
Eduard Pons, José Ramón de la Fuente and Àlex García have all been appointed to work with Vilanova for the new season.

Pons joins to replace first team coach Lorenzo Buenaventura, De la Fuente succeeds former goalkeeping coach Juan Carlos Unzue, while Garcia will be chief opposition scout, replacing Jordi Roura.

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Barcelona eyeing Udinese fullback Pablo Armero | Transfers | Tribal Football

Barcelona are weighing up a move for Udinese fullback Pablo Armero.Barca have Armero under consideration as an alternative to No1 fullback target Jordi Alba, of Valencia.

Barcelona are weighing up a move for Udinese fullback Pablo Armero.

Barca have Armero under consideration as an alternative to No1 fullback target Jordi Alba, of Valencia.

Sport says Barca president Sandro Rosell refuses to pay over the odds for Alba and instead is willing to explore the prospect of bringing Armero to Spain should Valencia not lower their asking price.

Real Madrid invite offers for four senior players | Transfers | Tribal Football

Real Madrid must sell before they buy this summer.AS says Real already have a full 25-man squad, with Pedro Leon and Fernando Gago also due to return for preseason.

Real Madrid must sell before they buy this summer.

AS says Real already have a full 25-man squad, with Pedro Leon and Fernando Gago also due to return for preseason.

The plan for coach Jose Mourinho is to listen to offers for four players – Lassana Diarra, Kaka, Hamit Altintop and Ricardo Carvalho.

Barcelona fear losing Sporting Lisbon pair Edgar and Agostinho Ca to Real Madrid | Transfers | Tribal Football

Barcelona are locked in talks with Sporting Lisbon for teenage pair Edgar and Agostinho Ca.

Barcelona are locked in talks with Sporting Lisbon for teenage pair Edgar and Agostinho Ca.

Barca hope to use their relationship established during the sale of Jeffren Suarez to Benfica to clinch a deal for the pair.

However, with super agent Jorge Mendes having just added Edgar and Agostinho Ca to his stable, there is concerns that Real Madrid could step in to trump Barca.

Narcis Julia, who is driving the deal for Barca, have also asked Sporting about Rafael Veloso, Joao Figueiredo Mario and Tobias.

Barcelona may punish Daniel Alves over friendly appearance | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Barcelona may punish Daniel Alves for playing in a glamour friendly without their permission.

Barcelona may punish Daniel Alves for playing in a glamour friendly without their permission.

Alves missed the final weeks of the season with a broken collarbone, but is desperate to prove his fitness in order to make Brazil’s Olympics squad.

TV3 says Alves played in a Lionel Messi vs Rest of the World friendly without getting clearance from Barca and is now facing club sanctions.

Srna says Real Madrid will turn Tottenham's Modric into Ballon d'Or winner | Transfers | Tribal Football

Croatia captain Darijo Srna is backing teammate Luka Modric to move to Real Madrid.

Croatia captain Darijo Srna is backing teammate Luka Modric to move to Real Madrid.

The Tottenham midfielder is a target for Real, along with Manchester United and PSG.

“Modric is my great friend and an extraordinary player. I know that Chelsea and Manchester United want him, but if he goes to Spanish football he could win the Ballon d’Or,” declared Srna.

“In the Spanish League he could be much brighter, there is a very physical game in England, which is difficult for him with his characteristics.

“I have much respect for Tottenham, which has great players and a great coach, but will never be champion of the Premier League.”

Shanghai shocker: Chelsea icon Drogba in Barcelona for transfer talks | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is expected in Spain today for shock talks with Barcelona.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is expected in Spain today for shock talks with Barcelona.

Drogba has already signed a bank-busting deal with Shanghai Shenhua, however TV3 says there is a break clause in his contract which would allow him to join Barca should they make him an offer.

The Ivorian will be in Barcelona today to meet with club officials and discuss the possibility of joining the Spanish giants.

However, its claimed the prospect is a long shot, with new coach Tito Vilanova reluctant to add a new striker to his squad and Barca unwilling to go close to the €25 million deal Drogba has been handed by Shanghai Shenhua.