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Confirmed: Lionel Messi Returns To International Football With Argentina

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina looks on against Chile during the Copa America Centenario Championship match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

In a move that will surprise absolutely nobody, Lionel Messi has confirmed that he is to return to international football with Argentina. The Barcelona forward announced his retirement from the international game last month having lost the Copa América Centenario final to Chile on penalties, his third international final defeat in as many years. However, he has now reversed that …

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Barcelona Closing In On €30m Spanish International Striker [Report]

VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 03: Paco Alcacer of Valencia celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadi de Mestalla on January 03, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

Barcelona’s pursuit of another forward has been something of an arduous task for the Catalan giants this summer. Moves for players such as Nolito, Luciano Vietto and Kevin Gameiro have all been rebuffed, by the players themselves rather than selling clubs, as the pursuit of extra firepower has taken a frustrating turn. While the idea of playing for Barcelona theoretically …

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Pep Guardiola Tipped For Success At Manchester City By Former Barca Star Xavi

Manchester City Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has all the characteristics and experience needed to transform Manchester City, according to one of his former players, Xavi Hernández. Guardiola took over the reins on the blue side of Manchester earlier in the summer and has quietly gone about his business in the transfer market, adding England’s John Stones as part of his latest work just this week. Writing …

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Watch: Manchester United Teen Sensation Shows Exquisite Quality In Barcelona Wonder Goal

Manchester United

Manchester United youngster Callum Gribbin is certainly an exciting prospect. The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has been impressing for United’s youth team and appeared last week for the Red Devils in the Otten Cup against Barcelona. Gribbin capped off a fine display with this extraordinary effort. Callum Gribbin nets in style v Barcelona at the Otten Cup! See more highlights on #MUTVHD …

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Pogba, Stones And The Most Expensive XI In Football History

Pogba

In case it needed repeating, Paul Pogba became the most expensive footballer ever when he completed his €105m move from Juventus to Manchester United on Monday night. Obviously, that now also makes him the most expensive central midfielder in history too, breaking a record set earlier this summer with Granit Xhaka’s €45m move to Arsenal. Meanwhile, 22-year-old centre-back John Stones became …

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Done Deal: Barcelona Defender Completes Roma Loan Move

AS Roma new signing Thomas Vermaelen arrives at Fiumicino Airport before attending medical tests on August 7, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

FC Barcelona have today confirmed that Thomas Vermaelen has joined Roma on a season-long loan deal. The Belgian international arrived in Rome yesterday to put the finishing touches and undergo a medical with the club, and the move has now been made official. ?Thomas #Vermaelen had his medical at Roma this afternoon. Check out the gallery ?https://t.co/ry0q8oovAW #ASRoma pic.twitter.com/W7hMDPJGGz — AS Roma …

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Lionel Messi Set For Argentina U-Turn Six Weeks After Retiring [Report]

When the exceptional Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football at the age of 29, the sporting world mourned the loss of one of the most gifted players of his generation – at least from the international stage. The upcoming World Cup in Russia 2018 would have been a poorer tournament without the Barcelona player, provided his country qualified. However, The …

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Luis Suarez Looking Forward To Liverpool Return With Barcelona

Liverpool

Luis Suarez has told the official Liverpool website that this weekend’s International Champions Cup {ICC} game between his current side Barcelona and former employers Liverpool, is a moment and an occasion he will savour. Suarez will face the team he brought to the brink of Premier League glory in front of a capacity crowd at Wembley. Suarez endured a frustrating summer with …

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Watch: Leicester’s Ahmed Musa Scores Brilliant Solo Goal Against Barcelona

OXFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Ahmed Musa of Leicester City during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Oxford United and Leicester City at Kassam Stadium on July 19, 2016 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Premier League champions Leicester City are in action against Barcelona in Stockholm tonight for the International Champions Cup. With the Premier League season beginning in less than two weeks’ time, this is one of the final opportunities for Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri to prepare his squad for the new campaign. A number of new signings are in action tonight, including Ron-Robert …

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Done Deal: Valencia Confirm The Signing Of Barcelona Defender

VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 19: Montoya of Barcelona reacts during the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia on January 19, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

Valencia have today confirmed the signing of Martín Montoya from Barcelona. The 25-year-old has joined the club on a four-year deal, having seen his contract terminated by the Catalan giants. As such, the right back moves to the Mestalla on a free transfer after leaving Barcelona’s English training camp at the weekend. OFFICIAL STATEMENT | @2MONTOYA, new #VCF player, #WelcomeMontoya➡https://t.co/nGzTIGZZoj pic.twitter.com/kqN3tyf2yi — …

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Ranked: The Ten Most Expensive Transfers Ever

Juventus' forward Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina holds his jersey at the Juventus' headquarter in Turin on July 27, 2016.

Paul Pogba is set to become the most expensive player of all time when he completes his move from Juventus to Manchester United. The French international will return to the club that let him leave for nothing in the summer of 2012, bringing an end to one of the most tedious transfer sagas in living memory when it does happen. When …

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Barcelona ‘Conspiracy’ Could See Lionel Messi Join Manchester City

In what might yet become the biggest transfer story ever, Barcelona are conspiring to cash in on footballing mega-star Lionel Messi. So claims Barcelona’s former president Joan Laporta. According to multiple reports, including those by BBC Sport and the Sun, LaPorta believes there are certain powers at the Catalan club that want to see Messi gone. Having reportedly agreed a …

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Done Deal: Barcelona Dramatically Steal €55m Real Madrid Target

OEIRAS, PORTUGAL - JUNE 6: Portugal's midfielder Andre Gomes talks to the press during a Portugal press conference and training session in preparation for Euro 2016 at FPF Cidade do Futebol (City of Football) on June 6, 2016 in Oeiras (Lisbon), Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

On a night of high drama in Spain, Barcelona walked away with a new summer signing. The Catalan giants have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Valencia to sign Portuguese international André Gomes. [BREAKING NEWS] Agreement with Valencia CF for André Gomes #AndreGomesFCB pic.twitter.com/n1cmdHd4ET — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 21, 2016 The 22-year-old has been the subject of speculation …

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