Megan Rapinoe does not understand why speculation she could join Barcelona spread like "wildfire", but she is open to offers.

The World Cup winner suggested in a recent interview with beIN SPORTS that she would like to play in Spain by the end of her career.

Barcelona board member Maria Teixidor indicated Rapinoe was an option for the club but indicated her wage demands could make a move difficult.

Reign FC star Rapinoe, however, appeared to row back on her earlier comments after playing for the United States in a 2-0 defeat of South Korea. 

"I was like, 'what did I say?', I don't remember saying that, but who knows because sometimes I say stuff," Rapinoe told reporters.

"I was like, 'did I say I was going there?', I just thought I was open to all offers as always. I'll entertain anything that has dollar signs next to it.

"It is interesting though. It's cool to see all of these teams jumping in and seeing that interest, if there is interest, to see it from foreign teams about players.

"Hopefully, that becomes more normal, with interest in players coming over to our league and vice-versa. It's going to be hard to lure us away from the travelling circus that we all partake in."

Rapinoe, though, said her family were keen on a potential move to Spain.

She added: "My mom and dad were already like, 'here we are over wine, living out our pipe dream in Barcelona for a year', and I was like 'what? What are we talking about?'.

"But I don't know. It might be nice, that two-bedroom apartment."

Rapinoe won both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot as Jill Ellis' USA side defended their World Cup crown earlier this year, then she collected the Best FIFA Women's Player award last month.

Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid's new women's team 9-1 in the first female Clasico between the rivals, Jenni Hermoso hitting a hat-trick.

CD Tacon, taken over by Madrid in a reported €500,000 deal in June, were completely outplayed at the newly opened Estadi Johan Cruyff on Saturday.

Barca led 4-0 at the break having opened the scoring in the eighth minute through Alexia Putellas.

She turned provider for Aitana Bonmati before a Lucia Suarez own goal made it 3-0, with Mariona also on target from close range before half-time.

Tacon, who train at Madrid's facilities and wear the club's famous white strip, grabbed a goal back through Jessica Martinez.

But Bonmati's second restored Barcelona's four-goal cushion and Norway star Caroline Graham Hansen, a recent Barca signing, added their sixth.

Hermoso, a second-half substitute, swiftly made it 7-1 to add to the humiliation and the goals kept coming, with Bonmati setting up the Spain attacker again.

And in added time Hermoso claimed the matchball with a curling finish, completing the Clasico rout.

Toni Duggan has signed a two-year deal with Atletico Madrid after leaving Barcelona in July.

The England striker helped Barca reach the Women's Champions League final last term before making three appearances for the Lionesses in their run to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Duggan will continue her club career in the Primera Division Femenina after champions Atletico saw off competition for her signature from other top sides.

"This is an amazing opportunity to play for one of the greatest clubs in Europe," said the 28-year-old forward.

"I had several different offers – from all around the world – but at this stage in my career, I wanted to join a side that is consistently challenging for honours and Atletico's record is incredible. I've seen this team up close over the last couple of years and they are a real force.

"When I visited the new training ground I was extremely impressed. In terms of a facility that caters specifically for a women's team, it is the best I have ever seen.

"I have met both the captain and manager – this is the next level for me, in every sense. They have great players and I want to help them to retain the league and to go further in the Champions League.

"I played at the Wanda Metropolitano last season in front of 60,000 fans, so I know how much these supporters enjoy women's football – I was blown away by the atmosphere and their support for the team. It will be a huge honour to play in front of them. There are plans to play games at the Wanda next season and I am very excited about that."

Duggan joined Barcelona from Manchester City in 2017 and played 72 games for the club, scoring 29 goals and helping them finish second to Atletico in the league two years running.

England striker Toni Duggan has left Barcelona after two years with the Spanish giants.

Duggan moved from Manchester City Women in 2017 to try her luck overseas and helped Barcelona reach the final of last season's Champions League.

She scored 29 goals in 72 appearances for Barcelona, winning two domestic cup medals, and has been a member of England's squad at the Women's World Cup in France, making three appearances.

Duggan's destination is not yet known, with representatives for the player saying her next club would be "announced in due course".

The 27-year-old has also played for Everton in the Women's Super League.

Duggan said: "It was a dream come true to wear the famous colours of FC Barcelona. To represent one of the biggest and most special clubs in the world has been a huge honour – but I feel the time is right for me to pursue a new challenge.

"Together with my team-mates and, of course, the wonderful supporters, I was able to win two trophies and enjoy many other memorable moments. A great many people have helped me over the last two years and I want to thank them all – you will always be in my heart."

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