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Barcelona sent scouts to watch Arsenal midfielder

Barcelona are tracking Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Credit: PA

Barcelona will send a scout to the FA Cup final next weekend as they ponder over a £50m bid for Aaron Ramsey, according to reports.

It's thought the newly crowned La Liga champions watched Ramsey during last weekend's clash between Man United and the Gunners at Old Trafford.

The Sun claim that Welsh international Ramsey could become Barcelona's ninth signing from Arsenal in 15 years, despite the club being placed under a transfer embargo which they are confident will be lifted.

Xavi confirms Barcelona summer departure

Xavi is on his way. Credit: PA

Vetera Barcelona midfielder Xavi has confirmed he will leave the Nou Camp in the summer to join Al-Sadd.

Xavi, who has spent his entire career with Barcelona, will move to Qatar to continue his playing career and start coaching.

"Now is the right time to go, I'm playing less minutes these days. This decision has been tough, but it's the right one," Xavi said.

Xavi to leave Barcelona in the summer

Xavi Hernandez will end his long association with Barcelona this summer, according to his father.

The midfielder is set to move to Al-Sadd on a lucrative deal, with his final game being the Champions League final against Juventus.

Xavi Hernandez looks set to depart. Credit: PA

"His ultimate dream would have been to finish his football career here (at the Nou Camp)," Joaquin Hernandez told Cope Radio.

"But he is 35 years old and I think there comes a time to say 'enough' to the club.

"He was very fortunate to receive a truly impressive offer that allows him to continue to play football, to prepare as a future coach and rest a little."


Ex-Liverpool striker Torres wants to spoil Barcelona party

Fernando Torres wants to stop Barcelona winning the La Liga title at the Vicente Calderon this weekend.

The Catalan side are four points clear at the top with two games to go, so a win over Atletico Madrid would see them clinch the league.

Fernando Torres will be looking to down Barcelona. Credit: PA

"I hope that they don't win it here.

"We hope to win the game ourselves and assure ourselves of third place. But football is like that. Atletico became champions last year at the Nou Camp and, as football and fate would have it, Barcelona have the possibility of becoming champions at our ground.

"But that does not tell us anything because we are fighting a different war, to win to be third and achieve our objective."

Barcelona in the dock over Neymar signing

Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu, his predecessor Sandro Rosell and the club are set to stand trial for alleged "crimes against the Treasury and corporate crime" over the signing of Neymar.

Neymar is in superb form for Barcelona this season. Credit: PA

Judge Jose de la Mata called for the opening of the trial on Wednesday and the three parties accused have 10 days to respond to Spain's National High Court.

The trial centres around investigators' allegations the club only declared that they paid €57million for the Brazil star when they actually paid "at least" €83m.

All three parties have denied any wrongdoing on several occasions.

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