Barcelona sign Samuel Umtiti for £21m

Samuel Umtiti is expected to replace the suspended Adil Rami in France's Euro 2016 quarter-final

Barcelona have agreed to buy France international centre-back Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for about £21m (25m Euro). The 22-year-old, who came through the Lyon youth system, is at Euro 2016 with the France squad and, although yet to play, is expected to start the quarter-final against Iceland. Barca president Josep Bartomeu confirmed the news on Thursday but did not disclose ...

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Sevilla Appoint Jorge Sampaoli

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18: Head coach Jorge Sampaoli of Chile looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Sevilla have appointed Jorge Sampaoli as their new manager after the Spanish side confirmed that the former Chile coach has agreed a two-year deal with the Europa League champions to replace Unai Emery. “Sevilla are counting on the best coach of America in 2015, who begins his first adventure in Europe,” Sevilla said in statement of the man who led ...

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PSG ready to make mammoth bid for Neymar


Barcelona director Raul Sanllehi has been in Brazil in for the last couple of days and there are at least two theories as to why. One is that he was trying to sign young Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesús for €24million and offload disastrous signing Douglas to Cruzeiro for €2m. The other explanation is that he was there to persuade Neymar ...

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Neymar fraud allegations: Spanish prosecutors call for trial


Spanish prosecutors have called for Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar to be tried for fraud. The prosecutors, from Spain’s top criminal court, allege Neymar and his father hid the true value of the player’s multi-million-euro transfer from Santos to Barcelona. A Brazilian investment fund that owned 40% of Neymar’s sports rights argues it was deprived of its full share. ...

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I won’t join Mourinho at Man Utd – Cristiano Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo says Jose Mourinho can restore Manchester United’s “identity” when he takes over – but insists he won’t be joining his fellow Portuguese at Old Trafford. Sky Sports News HQ understands Mourinho will be unveiled as Louis van Gaal’s successor by Friday this week. In an interview with the ‘Jugones‘ programme on Spanish television – to be aired on ...

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Barcelona beat Sevilla to complete Spanish double

Barcelona celebrate winning the Copa del Rey for the 28th time

Ten-man Barcelona completed the Spanish league and cup double as two goals in extra time clinched the Copa del Rey. Luis Enrique’s side claimed the trophy for the 28th time despite having Javier Mascherano sent off in the first half. Jordi Alba and Neymar scored for Barcelona, who can boast back-to-back doubles after winning La Liga. Sevilla had Ever Banega ...

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Real Madrid named most valuable club by Forbes


Real Madrid have remained the most valuable football team in the world for a fourth year in a row, according to US business magazine Forbes. Madrid lead the way from rivals Barcelona, with Manchester United sitting in third place. Madrid’s value stands at $3.645 billion (£2.52bn) and their annual revenue is $694 million (£480m), a slender advantage over Barcelona in ...

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