Bryan Ruiz: Sporting Lisbon sign Fulham forward on three-year deal

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Sporting Lisbon have signed Costa Rica forward Bryan Ruiz from Fulham on a three-year contract that includes a £43m buyout clause. Ruiz, who joined the Cottagers for £10.6m from FC Twente in 2011, scored 13 times in 106 games for Fulham. The London club took up an option in May to extend the 29-year-old’s contract for another year, which allowed ...

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Arda Turan: Barcelona sign Atletico Madrid midfielder for £24m

New Cule: Arda Turdan (Image credit: AP)

Barcelona have signed Turkey midfielder Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of £24m. The Spanish champions said the deal for the 28-year-old could reach £29m with potential add-ons. Turan will not be able to play for the club until January as Barca are unable to register new players until 2016 under the terms of a Fifa ban. ...

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Barcelona have beaten Chelsea and Manchester United to signing of €35m Arda Turan, talkSPORT told

Arda Turan

The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to England, with Chelsea and Manchester United both reported to be interested in acquiring the Turkey international. However, according to talkSPORT’s Spanish football correspondent Begona Perez the 28-year-old has all but sealed a €35million switch to Barcelona. Speaking on The Sports Bar, Perez said: “There could be an announcement ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Sells His Image Rights to Valencia Owner Peter Lim


Cristiano Ronaldo’s quest for world domination continues, with the Portugal and Real Madrid forward selling his image rights to Valencia’s owner, Peter Lim. Lim, who is a close friend of Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is a valuable link to Asian markets. In a statement on his website, Ronaldo said: “I am very excited to announce my latest deal with Mint ...

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Donkomi: The latest on Ramos, Schweinsteiger and Vidal


Manchester City are poised to enter the battle for Sergio Ramos. Manchester United have already had two bids for the defender rejected by Real Madrid, who have slapped a staggering £64million price tag on the 29-year-old, and City are ready to pounce. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United’s promise of guaranteed football could tip Bastian Schweinsteiger towards a move to Old Trafford. ...

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Valencia announce Phil Neville as club’s new assistant manager

Phil Neville

Valencia say they have appointed former England defender Phil Neville as the Spanish side’s new assistant manager. The Spanish club announced the appointment on their website, but BBC Sport understands talks are ongoing with a way to go before a deal is done. Neville, 38, was a coach at Manchester United under David Moyes and has been working as a ...

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Jackson Martinez confirms Atletico Madrid switch

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Jackson Martinez has confirmed he is set to join Atletico Madrid. The prolific Porto striker looked set to join Milan earlier this month before performing a U-turn and agreeing a switch to la Liga. And the Colombia international, who made his first start of this month’s Copa America last night as he team were defeated on penalties by Argentina, has ...

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Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Club pushing to sign unhappy £46.5million defender as they seek ‘swap’ for David de Gea

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Manchester United were last night pushing to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to bolster their central defence and compensate for the likely impending departure of goalkeeper David de Gea to the Bernabeu. The club’s hopes of securing the 29-year-old, in what effectively could be a swap deal with Real for de Gea, have been strengthened by the fact that ...

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Laporta to stand for Barcelona president


The politician has announced his desire to return to the European champions for a second term, with the election set to be held on July 18 Joan Laporta has announced he will stand in the upcoming Barcelona presidential election. The Catalan politician has already had one period as the Camp Nou side’s chief, having spent seven years there from 2003 ...

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Van der Vaar joins Real Betis

Van der Vaart has family from Andalusia - the region of Spain where Real Betis play (Image credit: EPA)

Former Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has joined La Liga newcomers Real Betis. The 32-year-old, who has won 109 caps for the Netherlands, has signed a three-year deal and moves on a free transfer from Hamburg. “Betis is a great club and I am happy to come to the best league in the world,” he said. “I have had ...

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