Neymar’s reported €222 million transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has sparked wild expectations from one side and dawned an almost cataclysmic fate for the other. In a sense, rightly so. Outside of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian superstar is the cream of the crop when it comes to fantasy transfers, and PSG
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Catalan radio station RAC1 are reporting that Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has agreed personal terms for a move to Barcelona. Barca are desperate to secure the signature of the Brazilian in an attempt to convince his compatriot Neymar, who is tempted by the prospect of a transfer to PSG, to stay at the club. “Closed
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Real Madrid have announced the signing of Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos for €17 million. “Real Madrid and Real Betis Balompie have agreed the transfer of the player Dani Ceballos, who will be connected to the club for the next six seasons,” read a statement on Real Madrid’s official website. The European Champions fought off
Barcelona have announced the signing of Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo from Benfica, pending a medical on Friday. An initial €30 million fee + €5 million in bonuses was enough to clinch a deal for the 23-year-old, who is weighed up as Barca’s long-term solution at right-back. Barcelona hastened their efforts to sign the Primeira Liga
Dani Alves has snubbed former manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester City by signing for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian claims he chose Paris over Manchester because the French outfit have a better chance of winning trophies. Alves signs a two-year contract with BBC reports suggesting a weekly wage in the range of £230,000
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Conflicting reports over the future of Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos leaves him in a rare and enviable situation: Barcelona or Real Madrid? Of course, that is the scenario according to Spanish media. One side claims that the homegrown Betis man has agreed to a deal in principle with Madrid, while the other claims his
Barcelona have announced the contract extension of Argentine talisman Lionel Messi until June 30, 2021. Messi agreed to a four-year contract that many Spanish reports suggest includes a €300 million (£263 million) release clause. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is believed to earn in excess of €550,000 per week from the new deal. “This is great
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Barcelona fringe player Arda Turan will only be allowed to leave the club for a fee that could rival the controversial sale of Luis Figo to Real Madrid in July 2000. The Ballon d’Or winner from 2000 departed Camp Nou for a then-world record fee of €60 million, a sum which remains as the most
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Barcelona are set to make their first piece of transfer business ahead of the 2017/18 campaign by activating the release clause of Gerard Deulofeu. The Everton man, who spent the second half of last season on loan at AC Milan, has a release clause of just £10.5 million. Gerard Deulofeu left the Catalan club for
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Barcelona are considering negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over French youngster Ousmane Dembele, a player they failed to sign last summer. The player’s representative has confirmed interest in the 20-year-old, who recently scored his first goal for France in the friendly victory over England. “We do know there are a number of big clubs interested in
Pep Guardiola is reportedly working on a deal to reunite with former Barcelona colleague Dani Alves. The Spanish manager signed Alves for Barcelona for a fee of £23 million from Sevilla in 2008, where they would enjoy a highly successful spell together. Juventus are reportedly willing to allow Alves to leave for £5 million, which Manchester
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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is desperate to join Barcelona in the summer, but his current employers have made it clear that they have no intention to sell. “Verratti is absolutely not for sale and will not be moving from Paris,” said PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi back in February. While PSG’s stance is reported
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Barcelona have revealed their successor to Luis Enrique by naming former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde as manager heading into the 2017/18 season. Valverde is an experienced manager who has spent all but three seasons of his career, as both a player and manager, in his native Spain. He has managed Espanyol, Villarreal, Valencia and
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Manchester United’s Europa League victory did more than just earn them a spot in the group stages of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. The 2-0 triumph over Ajax in Stockholm boosted United’s European coefficient high enough to place them in pot two, which helps them avoid being drawn in the same group with the likes
AS Monaco are set to secure their first Ligue 1 title since 2000 after cruising to a 4-0 victory over Lille on Sunday. The youthful outfit from the independent city-state are undefeated in league competition since December, and have just broken the 100-goal mark, registering 102 strikes with two games still to play. The UEFA
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Riyad Mahrez will be the target of numerous major European clubs this summer as he expects Leicester City to honour the agreement from last season. After lifting the Premier League title with The Foxes in 2016, Claudio Ranieri urged the Algerian to stay for another campaign. Mahrez subsequently signed a new four-year deal to keep
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