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Neymar’s Agent Has Revealed The Colossal Offer Made By PSG This Summer

Barcelona star Neymar was the subject of much transfer speculation this summer, with both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United reportedly interested in the Brazilian striker. The 24-year-old eventually decided to remain with the La Liga champions, signing a new five-year deal that will see him earn €14 million per year, thus shutting down any chance of the cash rich PSG …

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Chelsea Consider Signing Ex-Juventus And Barcelona Defender On Free Transfer [Report]

ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - JULY 25: Alberto Cerri of Juventus controls the ball during the friendly match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund on July 25, 2015 in St Gallen, Switzerland. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s search for a central defender this summer became something of an ordeal. Having seen very public pursuits of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli of AC Milan knocked back due to the Italian sides’ determination to keep hold of their players, the Blues eventually re-signed David Luiz for £32m on a busy deadline day at Stamford Bridge. However, boss …

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Barcelona Director Takes Aim At Arsenal Over Mustafi Transfer [Express]

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger salvaged the London club’s summer transfer season with a late flurry of activity that saw the arrival of defender Shkodran Mustafi and striker Lucas Perez. While Perez’s arrival adds further attacking options to Wenger’s side, it is the signing of Mustafi that was deemed most critical as following a preseason of injuries for centre-backs Per Mertesacker …

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez’s Pre-Match Trash Talk Is Our Favourite Thing All Week

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez faced off as Argentina beat Uruguay last night, and they engaged in some hilarious trash talk pre-match. The Barcelona team-mates have enjoyed an incredible partnership since Suarez signed from the Catalan giants from Liverpool, but they were eager to rip each other to shreds. With this being Messi’s first game back in the national team …

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Spanish Report Claims Manchester United Were Rejected By Barcelona Midfielder

Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona celebrates scoring the opening goal with Neymar (R) and Andres Iniesta

Mundo Deportivo have revealed that Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho contacted not only N’Golo Kante, but also another star midfielder. Of course, £90m Paul Pogba turned out to be Mourinho’s pet project upon his arrival at Old Trafford, but the Portuguese also scoured for the best midfielders that Europe has to offer in order to revive Manchester United’s engine room. Yesterday …

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English Clubs’ Spending A Worry For La Liga Giants Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 12: Barcelona flags are placed on every seat prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 12, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

As the dust settles on a record spending transfer window for Premier League clubs, rumblings of discontent are already emanating from the continent. It is hardly surprising that European clubs outside of England are looking on with a mixture of jealousy and fear at the exorbitant spending by Premier League teams this summer. Even the biggest European clubs seem somewhat rattled …

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Barcelona Director Reveals How They Could Have Stopped Paul Pogba Joining Man United

HULL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Paul Pogba of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester United at KCOM Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba, you may have heard, became the most expensive player of all time when he joined Manchester United for around £89m earlier this summer. The French international rejoined the club from Juventus after four years away, and has quickly slotted into José Mourinho’s midfield next to the revitalised Marouane Fellaini. However, Pogba’s career path could have gone in a …

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Done Deal: Barcelona Sign Spanish International Striker For €32m

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Barcelona have today completed the signing of Valencia captain Paco Alcácer, the club has today confirmed. The move for the striker had been on the cards since reports broke earlier this month that Alcácer had become their prime target in their search for a backup forward for Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar. He was left out of the Valencia …

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Euro Round-Up: Bayern Rampant But PSG Suffer Surprise Defeat

MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 26: Robert Lewandowski (R) of Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mate Thomas Mueller during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Muenchen and Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on August 26, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

With most of the major European leagues already in full swing, last weekend saw the return of the Bundesliga and a very ominous display from champions Bayern Munich. Bayern have seemingly adjusted to the loss of Pep Guardiola with little fuss, as their title defence got underway with a 6-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen. Robert Lewandowski scored a …

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How Francisco Franco Utilised Spanish Football To Consolidate His Power

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There were not many men in Adolf Hitler’s time that the Austrian would yield to without consequences, but Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was one. Hitler famously had declared that he ‘would rather have three or four teeth pulled out’ than spend more time with Franco. The infamous Nazi leader had attempted in 1940 to persuade Francoist Spain to join the Axis …

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Opinion: Champions League Restructuring – UEFA Bends To Will Of Big Four

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 19: A UEFA Champions League draw ball is being prepared backstage prior to the UEFA Champions League Q3 qualifying round draw rehearsal on July 19, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

UEFA have taken the rather baffling decision of amending the qualification process for the Champions League from next season.  The top four leagues (currently Spain, Germany, England and Italy in that order) will qualify four teams automatically through to the group stages taking half of all the positions available without the risk of entering a play off. Many people will shrug their shoulders …

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Champions League Group Stage Draw: Dream Group For Leicester, While Pep Returns To Barça

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 24: The draw ball await during the UEFA Champions League Q2 qualifying round draw at the UEFA headquarters on June 24, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

The draw for the Champions League group stage took place in Monaco this evening, and has thrown up a number of very interesting match-ups. Premier League champions Leicester City were guaranteed a top seed entry, meaning they would avoid the heavy hitters but could still have potentially faced the likes of Atlético Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. As it turned out, …

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