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Barcelona Dealt Cruel Blow With Long-Term Injury To Record Signing

Barcelona top the La Liga table after their win over Getafe yesterday, but it came at a very high price. The departure of Neymar to PSG in August saw the Catalan giants flail around the transfer market for a suitable replacement. A drawn-out saga involving Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho ended in failure, with Barca instead opting for Borussia Dortmund phenom Ousmane …

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Gaku Shibasaki Scores One Of The Goals Of 2017 Against Barcelona

Barcelona may have won 2-1 against Getafe today but the game will be remembered by many for a sensational goal scored by Getafe’s Gaku Shibasaki. The Japanese midfielder gave his side the lead just before half-time with an absolutely wonderful volley from Markel Bergara’s knock-down which nearly took the net off as it flew past Marc Andre Ter Stegen into the top …

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Philippe Coutinho Left Out Of Liverpool Squad For Man City Clash

Want-away Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been left out of the squad for Saturday’s clash against Manchester City at the Etihad stadium, reports BBC Sport. The 25-year-old Brazilian playmaker who has made over 138 appearances for the Reds since joining them in 2013, is yet to make an appearance for them this season due to a back injury. And having …

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How Barcelona’s Summer Turned Into One Humiliation After Another


This summer began just like any other at Barcelona, but by the end, it had dramatically altered the outside perception of the club and laid the groundwork for an almighty power struggle. The biggest surprise of Spanish deadline day was Barcelona’s general lack of activity. The deficiencies in their squad are no secret and yet those deficiencies remain. Their pointless courting …

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Liverpool Look To Have Finally Won The Battle To Keep Philippe Coutinho

Brazil's team player Philippe Coutinho takes part in a training session at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil on August 29, 2017 ahead of their 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador on August 31. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

After missing out on their biggest two targets of deadline day, keeping Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool was absolutely vital. Negotiations with Monaco over a potential move for Thomas Lemar came to a standstill after failure to agree a fee, while they kept their distance from Virgil van Dijk under the cloud of their humiliating apology to Southampton earlier in the …

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Watch: Luis Suarez Somehow Avoids Red Card For Horror Tackle Vs. Argentina


Luis Suarez was very lucky to avoid punishment in Uruguay’s clash with Argentina on Thursday night. The Barcelona forward played 83 minutes with an injury in Montevideo against Jorge Sampaoli’s side, but was fortunate that his withdrawal was for a substitution rather than leaving his side down to ten men in the closing stages. With ten minutes of the game remaining, Suarez …

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Watch: Philippe Coutinho Back With A Bang To Score Brazil Wonder Goal

Philippe Coutinho returned to action for Brazil on Thursday night for the first time since handing in a transfer request at Liverpool. With the Spanish transfer deadline closing on Friday night there could be one last twist in that particular tale, but the playmaker put that to one side against Ecuador in his side’s World Cup qualifier in Porto Alegre. Having …

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Tottenham And West Ham To Go Head-To-Head For Barcelona Midfielder

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 27: Portuguese footballer Andre Gomes waves his hand during his presentation ceremony as new FC Barcelona player at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on July 27, 2016. (Photo by Albert Llop/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Tottenham and West Ham’s search for last-minute transfer deals has led them to Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. According to the Telegraph, Barca have made Gomes available on loan just twelve months after stealing him from under Real Madrid’s noses in a €35m (potentially €55m including add-ons) deal from Valencia. Their summer purchase of Paulinho this summer has rendered the Portuguese …

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Liverpool CEO Responds To Latest Coutinho Transfer Speculation

of Wigan Athletic of Liverpool during the pre-season friendly match between Wigan Athletic and Liverpool at DW Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Wigan, England.

The 48 hours before the transfer window closes are going be positively frantic for Liverpool fans. While the Reds await good news regarding their pursuits of Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, both of which will be decidedly tricky, fans are also hoping that Barcelona finally back off and leave Coutinho to remain at Anfield for …

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Done Deal: Barcelona Have Finally Signed Ousmane Dembele

BARCELONA GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 18: #7 Ousmane Dembele of Dortmund in action during the 2017 International Champions Cup football match between AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund at University Town Sports Centre Stadium on July 18, 2017 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Barcelona have just announced that they have completed the signing of 20-year-old Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. Having seen Neymar leave the Catalan club earlier this month, the higher-ups at the Camp Nou were determined to find a replacement before the end of the transfer window on August 31. Having been linked with Dembele for weeks now, they have finally gotten …

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For English Clubs In The Champions League Draw

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The Champions League group stage draw takes place in Monaco on Thursday evening, and for the first time ever, five Premier League sides will be involved. Liverpool joined Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Europa League winners Manchester United in the draw by defeating Hoffenheim 6-3 on aggregate in the playoffs to end their three-year exile from the competition. With …

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Opinion: Neymar Jumped Off Barca’s Sinking Ship Before Anyone Knew It Was Off Course

As is now widely quoted, PSG’s new signing Neymar always insisted “I have never been motivated by money. I always follow my heart”. On the face of it, it appears that, of course, his move is motivated by money. His buy-out clause of €200m made this a pre-requisite and the desires of his father have forever been ostensibly financial. Allied to this is the …

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Guillem Balague Suggests Barcelona Already Know Their Fourth Coutinho Bid Is Doomed

HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KCOM Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool are reportedly bracing themselves for a fourth (and presumably final) bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho. With the Premier League side standing firm over their refusal to allow the Brazilian playmaker to move to Camp Nou, reports on Tuesday night suggested that Barca were preparing one final offer (believed to be worth around £138m including add-ons) in order to …

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Report: Barcelona To Make Yet Another Massive Bid For Philippe Coutinho


Despite their advances being rejected on three previous occasions, Barcelona are doggedly preparing yet another massive bid for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho. After their most recent bid was slid back across the negotiating table, it seemed that Barcelona’s interest in the 25-year-old had come to an end. Various reports claimed that the Catalan giants, whose coffers are well-stocked following the …

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