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Guillem Balague Kicks Off Inevitable Mo Salah To Real Madrid Saga

Guillem Balague has dropped the first significant transfer story linking Mohamed Salah with a move to Real Madrid this summer.  With a genuine conversation now swirling around Mo Salah’s candidacy for next year’s Ballon d’Or, pundits and fans alike were awaiting the inevitable transfer saga that would develop around the Egyptian wizard in the coming months. With over a month …

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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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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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Antoine Griezmann Appears To Have Buried All Hope Of A Manchester United Move This Summer

France's forward Antoine Griezmann attends a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on May 29, 2017.

Further to reports on Thursday that Manchester United have dropped their (immediate) interest in Antoine Griezmann, the French international appears to have done likewise. Multiple sources had all agreed that the Premier League side were no longer interested in pursuing a deal for the Atletico Madrid forward due to more pressing positions of concern (specifically a number nine to replace …

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Guillem Balague Claims Manchester United Are “Interested” In Signing €65 Million Atletico Madrid Star

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - Copa del Rey: Round of 16

Jose Mourinho is planning to overhaul United’s squad in the coming months. Jose Mourinho is evidently frustrated at Manchester United’s start to the season. Results have not gone the way of the Portuguese manager, and his squad have been hit with a number of injuries particularly in defence. While Mourinho’s treatment of  Henrikh Mkhitaryan is inexplicable, the Manchester United manager …

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Why Alex Ferguson Once Tried To Convince Barcelona To Buy Cristiano Ronaldo

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson the manager of Manchester United face the media during a press conference held at Old Trafford on April 6, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Guillem Balague has revealed the lengths that Alex Ferguson went to in order to prevent Cristiano Ronaldo from joining Real Madrid in 2009. The then-Manchester United manager’s hostility towards the Spanish giants is well-documented, and he had even insisted just months before Ronaldo’s £80m move to the Bernabéu that he “wouldn’t sell that lot a virus.” Nonetheless, the move did …

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Spanish Journalist Provides Yet Another Negative Update For Arsenal

Arsenal

Guillem Balague has updated Arsenal fans in their club’s efforts to sign Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez. However, it is not good news. The Sky journalist has been on Twitter regarding the Gunners pursuit of the Uruguayan star, but insists that Atletico are not concerned in the slightest because they are sure that Arsenal will not be willing to pay …

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Barcelona Leading Chase For Chelsea Defender Also Wanted By United [Report]

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is being sought by several Spanish clubs, according to Guillem Balague, Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert. Azpilicueta in demand: wanted by Bayern, Barcelona, United, Athletic, PSG…https://t.co/rPtvgfYOZv @SkyFootball — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 22, 2016 The news will come as a disappointment to Chelsea fans, who would be well aware of the remarkable versatility the Spaniard showed …

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Waiting Game Over: Simeone Decides His Immediate Future

After the heartbreak of losing the Champions League final at the hands of arch rivals Real Madrid, there is some good news for fans of Atletico Madrid with the news that manager Diego Simeone is set to stay on as manager. Simeone suggested he could walk away after the heartache of losing on penalties, with the devastated Juanfran the unlucky …

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Manchester United And Barcelona Implicated In €45m Move By Expert

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague has announced that both clubs are set to do battle for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, with the Catalan giants having a distinct advantage. Of course, Saul is the talk of the football world this week, having given Atletico the win in their Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich with a wonderful effort. It’s therefore no surprise that …

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Top Spanish Football Expert Reveals Real Madrid Will Sell Star To Manchester United

Top Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed that Real Madrid are ready and willing to sell James Rodriguez to Manchester United. While the managerial saga at Manchester United rumbles on in earnest, the transfer dealings continue behind the scenes. It was reported here previously that United were keen to swoop on Real Madrid star James Rodriquez after what has been a …

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Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague Hints At Cristiano Ronaldo’s Next Club

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF signals during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The speculation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid has been raging all season, with rumours repeatedly stating that he could be on his way out of the Bernabéu this summer. If he does depart, however, despite his machine-like goalscoring ability, the list of teams clamouring for his signature has not been particularly long. Of course, that could all change if …

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Guillem Balague Provides Major Insight Into Jose Mourinho’s Possible Destination

during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at Boleyn Ground on October 24, 2015 in London, England.

Who will it be, and who to believe? Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague took to Twitter in an attempt to untangle the crossed wires in the ever increasing saga of Manchester United, LVG and Jose Mourinho. With the football world’s consensus being that Jose Mourinho would inevitably find his way to Old Trafford, conflicting reports now suggest that current, beleaguered United boss …

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Gary Neville Fighting A Losing Battle To Keep His Job At Valencia

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 18: Gary Neville manager of Valencia CF looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Valencia CF and Rapid Vienna at Estadi de Mestalla on February 18, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Fotopress/Getty Images)

“Donkey, donkey,” chanted the furious Mestalla crowd as Gary Neville’s Valencia humiliated themselves once again in a 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Sunday night. The fans are angry – they are angry at Neville, they are angry at owner Peter Lim and they are angry at the players. Simply put, the club is a hotbed of rage at the moment. Sky …

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Balague Discusses The Futures Of Guardiola, De Gea, Ronaldo And Alonso

The Back Page pub in Phibsboro, Dublin was a hive of activity on Wednesday night as fans filed in to catch a glimpse of renowned Spanish journalist Guillem Balague. The intimate audience was treated to a compelling two-hour talk by a man known for utilising his extensive network to find out about the biggest football stories before they even happen. In …

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Guillem Balague Claims That History Is About To Repeat Itself For David Moyes

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes will be sacked by Real Sociedad later this evening according to Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague.  Balgue works for a various outlets but is predominantly known in the UK as Sky Sports ‘La Liga expert’. Balague’s record for breaking news is quite mixed with the Spanish journalist often getting transfer stories very wrong. However, …

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