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Adriano Correia leaves Barcelona to join Besiktas, Jeremy Mathieu stays

Besiktas have completed the signing of Adriano Correia from Barcelona for an initial €600,000, but defender Jeremy Mathieu says he turned down an offer to leave the Camp Nou and join the Turkish club.

Barcelona said the transfer fee for Adriano, 31, will rise by €1.7 million if Bestikas qualify for the Champions League within the duration of his contract. He was previously reported to have agreed a three-year deal.

The Turkish club confirmed at the weekend that negotiations to sign the...

Barcelona's Adriano investigated for alleged tax fraud

Barcelona's Adriano has already paid back the €646,086 he owed.

MADRID -- Defender Adriano has joined the list of Barcelona players to be probed by Spain's prosecutors for alleged tax fraud.

Prosecutor Ricardo Sanz-Gadea says in a writ issued on Wednesday that Adriano has defrauded Spain's tax authorities of €646,086 ($742,900).

Sanz-Gadea says Adriano failed to declare income linked to his image rights between 2011 and 2012.

Although the prosecutor acknowledges that the Brazilian has responded and paid the amount outstanding on March 7, a judge must...


Adriano back in Barcelona contention as Rafinha hails return to action

Barcelona defender Adriano is back in contention for selection after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The Brazilian, who has not played for Luis Enrqiue's side since February, was ruled out of the squads for the Clasico defeat to Real Madrid and the Champions League first-leg win over Atletico Madrid.



Adriano decides to prolong Barcelona contract until 2017

Barcelona full-back Adriano has activated an option to extend his contract until 2017, the club has confirmed.

Former Brazil international Adriano, 31, was due to be a free agent this summer but has opted to prolong his stay at the Camp Nou by a further year.

A statement on Barca's official website read: "First...


Barcelona's Adriano would bet Lionel Messi plays against Real Madrid

Barcelona full-back Adriano says he would bet that Lionel Messi will be fit to play in the season's first Clasico against Real Madrid on Nov. 21.

Messi has been sidelined with a knee injury since Sept. 26. AS has reported that Barca plan for Messi to begin the game on the bench, but Argentina national team doctor Homero De Agostino says the player could further injury his knee if he played.

But Adriano said Messi is acting like his usual self as he tries to recover in time for the...

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Adriano considering Barcelona exit in bid for regular playing time - agent

Adriano was unable to complete Tuesday's win over Celta Vigo.
Adriano made 16 La Liga appearances last season.

Adriano may seek a move away from Barcelona this summer in search of more playing time, the Brazilian defender's agent has revealed.

Adriano, who is under contract with Barca for another two seasons, started 10 La Liga games for the Catalan giants in their Treble-winning campaign.

"Adriano is very happy at Barca," Adriano's agent Paulo Afonso said to Catalan sports newspaper El Mundo Deportivo. "He gets on well with everyone and has had an incredible history there.

"But he wants to play, he wants...