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January Transfer Deadline Day Round-Up From Across Europe

With the January transfer window closing on Thursday evening, Pundit Arena picks out some of the main deals to go through around Europe on deadline day: ENGLAND – Newcastle United have signed Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United, reportedly for a club-record fee. The 24-year-old penned a five-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be …

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Kevin-Prince Boateng Set For Move To Barcelona [Reports]

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Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is on the verge of joining Barcelona in a shock loan move from Italian side Sassuolo, according to media reports in Spain on Monday. Catalan daily Sport reported that the leaders of La Liga had agreed a deal to take Boateng on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Brace Seals New Serie A Record For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace as Italian champions Juventus finished 2018 on a high with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria giving the Italian champions a new record of 53 points before the winter break. Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin adding a second from the penalty spot after 66 minutes, putting the Portuguese top of …

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Inter Milan To Play Two League Home Games Behind Closed Doors

Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday. Koulibaly was subjected to monkey noises from the crowd several times during Inter’s 1-0 win at the San Siro on Wednesday, leading Napoli to ask for the match to be …

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Eleven Sports At Risk Of Closure In UK After Four Months

Streaming service, Eleven Sports, is reportedly at risk of closure in the UK after just four months due to ‘poor distribution and growing losses’.  The streaming service currently holds the broadcasting rights for La Liga and Serie A and were due to begin exclusively streaming UFC fights in Ireland and the UK from January 2019, however, the promotional company has …

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“They Kicked Me Out” – Higuain Opens Up On Juventus Exit

AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Thursday he was not bitter despite being “kicked out” by Juventus after superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival last summer. Juventus signed Higuain from Napoli for 90 million euros ($103 million) in 2016, but after the surprise arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for 100 million euros ($115m) this summer, the Italian giants could not …

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened his account for Juventus, scoring his first competitive goal since sealing a move from Real Madrid over the summer. It might not have been the prettiest goal he’ll ever score in his life, but boy, it must feel good for the Portuguese forward to finally get off the mark. His Juve side hosted Sassuolo in the …

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Ronaldo Fails To Score Again As Juventus Beat Parma

Cristiano Ronaldo drew another blank in his bid to score his first Serie A goal for Juventus but the Italian champions kept their winning momentum 2-1 at promoted Parma on Saturday with goals in either half from World Cup stars Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi. World Cup winner Matuidi bagged the decisive goal on 58 minutes after Croatia’s Mandzukic, a …

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Chievo Keeper Hails ‘Legend’ Ronaldo After Message Following Horror Clash

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino called Cristiano Ronaldo a “legend” and thanked the Juventus star for wishing him a speedy recovery after being knocked out by the Portuguese player in the season opener between the two teams at the weekend. Sorrentino, 39, suffered a broken nose, whiplash and a shoulder injury following a tackle with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who …

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Ronaldo Debuts In Juve’s Thrilling 3-2 Win Over Chievo

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday.  Ronaldo, 33, joined from Real Madrid last month in a deal worth 100 million euros ($114.5 million). Substitute Federico Bernardeschi scored the winner two …

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Ronaldo’s Juventus Debut To Be Streamed Live On Facebook

TURIN, ITALY - JULY 16: Juventus new signing Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a portrait shoot on July 16, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Serie A and Spain’s La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season. UK rights holders Eleven Sports announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with the social media giant that will see at least one live match from both …

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Matteo Darmian Confirms Desire To Leave Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Matteo Darmian of Manchester United takes a thrown in during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on December 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has reiterated his desire to leave Old Trafford in the current transfer window. The Italian international is down the pecking order at the Premier League club, and reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho is open to selling the former Torino man if the price is right. Antonio Valencia is still seemingly the first-choice right back, …

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Roma Consider Legal Action Over Barcelona’s Malcom Hijack

Barcelona's new Brazilian forward Malcom gives thumbs up at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on July 24, 2018. - Spanish champions Barcelona announced they have signed Brazilian winger Malcom from French side Bordeaux on a five-year deal for 41 million euros ($48 million). (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Roma are said to be considering legal action after Brazilian winger Malcom was dramatically snatched from right under their noses earlier this week. The Serie A side announced that a deal had been struck with Bordeaux to sign the 21-year-old on Monday afternoon, only for Barcelona to swoop in with a higher offer when their attempts to sign Chelsea’s Willian hit …

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AC Milan’s European Ban Overturned After Successful Appeal

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 16: Fans enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Brescia at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 16, 2004 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a European ban imposed on AC Milan for violating UEFA’s financial fair play rules, calling the punishment “not proportionate.” UEFA had originally banned Milan from playing in next season’s Europa League  – as part of a ruling stating that they were banned from entering European competition in one of the next …

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Roma Defend Decision To Sell €75m Alisson Becker To Liverpool

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 10: Alisson Becker of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg between AS Roma and FC Barcelona at Stadio Olimpico on April 10, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Roma have explained their rationale for agreeing to sell goalkeeper Alisson Becker to Liverpool – and have insisted that it does not show a lack of ambition. The Brazilian international is all set to seal a £67m move to Anfield in the coming hours – a world-record fee for a player in his position – and, naturally, some Giallorossi fans …

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Signing Alisson Becker For €75m Is A Necessary Gamble For Liverpool

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: Goalkeeper Alisson of Brazil looks on during the international friendly match between Germany and Brazil at Olympiastadion on March 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Liverpool look set to fix a long-standing problem – at considerable financial cost – with the impending arrival of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker. A €75m deal has been agreed between Liverpool and Roma for the 25-year-old’s services, with only personal terms and a medical keeping Alisson from becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all time by some distance. A deal such as …

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