The rumours have been flying around since Christmas but seem to be getting more solid. Guardiola thinks Alves should be sold and the club agrees. Pep's had a few run-ins with him this season: late back from Brazil, too many off-field headlines with his girlfriend, and a row that started with, "Your job is defending," after a mistake. Pique has also been in the doghouse, but as he's a local lad he's considered salvageable. Abidal, while not officially retired, is not expected back. Expect Barca to be shopping for defenders this summer.