Barcelona: Thomas Vermaelen ruled out of action for four months

Barcelona have confirmed that the Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has been sidelined for four months after undergoing successful surgery on a hamstring injury, the Liga club announced on their Twitter handle.

Thomas Vermaelen has successfully undergone surgery in Finland on his hamstring injury http://t.co/WTkmRHXuOK pic.twitter.com/g2lTLrl03Z read more


Manchester United target Barcelona star Xavi

Manchester United are reportedly chasing Barcelona playmaker Xavi following he admits doubt over his future with the Catalan giants, according to reports from The Express.

Xavi, 34, whose current deal is set to expire in 2016, has scored four goals in 47 appearances for the club last term. The Spaniard has already admitted his desperation for the Red Devils new boss Louis van Gaal, and could make a move to the Old Trafford ahead of next season. read more