Milito reveals Barca dream

Gabriel Milito claims it is a dream come true to play for Barcelona after arriving at the Camp Nou to put the finishing touches to his move from Real Zaragoza.

The Argentina international arrived in the Catalan capital following last weekend's Copa America final and admitted he can't wait to be playing alongside the likes of Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry and Carles Puyol. Barca paid a reported £12million to land the 26-year-old central defender.

"The people who are with me have always known the number one option for me was Barca," said Milito. "I am very content because I have dreamed of this possibility for a long time. I feel that I am in the best moment of my career at a footballing level after four years at Zaragoza. I feel ready. The truth is that it is a privilege to be here at this moment, sharing a team with all these players, because I think that Barcelona at this point is the best team in the world."

Real Madrid wants to buy Barcelona's Andres Iniesta

REAL Madrid is trying to sign FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta. Spanish daily Marca reported today that the Spanish champions were prepared to pay the €60 million (US$83 million) buy-out clause to secure the services of the Spain midfielder. Marca said Iniesta's father, who works as his representative, had started talks with Madrid last week and that a deal was imminent.

Madrid turned to Iniesta after being rebuffed by Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, though the deal could still be called off if Madrid manages to sign AC Milan midfielder Kaka. Iniesta, whose Barcelona contract runs to 2010, has been at the Nou Camp since 2002, scoring 13 goals in 181 appearances. If a deal is completed, he would be the second prominent Barcelona player to join bitter rival Madrid this offseason. Last week, striker Javier Saviola moved to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium after four seasons at the Nou Camp. Iniesta, one of Spain's most exciting talents, would likely receive a swift rebuff from Barcelona fans if the 23-year-old completed the transfer.

Luis Figo moved from Barcelona to Madrid at the peak of his career in 2000. The Portuguese winger was never forgiven by the Catalan fans, who pelted Figo with debris in his first return to the Nou Camp.

Henry joining Ronaldinho

Spanish champions Barcelona claim that Arsenal’s French striker Thierry Henry has committed to a ‘verbal agreement’ with the Catalan giants.

Sources within the organization claim that the French international has agreed to sign in the summer in a deal reportedly worth £140,000 a week.

Barcelona are refusing to make an official comment, but the Spanish press are reporting that Henry would come to the Nou Camp for only £10million. FIFA rules, and the fact that Henry is in the last year of his contract with Arsenal, would prevent the north London club from asking for a larger sum.

A club source said: "Signing Henry has always been the club's highest priority because it will have a knock-on effect on the remaining money available to Frank Rijkaard this summer.

"Rijkaard and his coaching staff are already working on a system for next season that will integrate Henry quickly and allow him to adapt as soon as possible to playing alongside Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o."