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

Sergio Ramos (Image credit: Getty Images)

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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Lionel Messi faces tax fraud trial after appeal rejected again

Messi and his father paid €5m back to the Spanish tax authorities two years ago (Image credit: AFP)

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has moved a step closer to being tried for tax evasion after a Spanish high court rejected his latest appeal. Messi and his father Jorge are both accused of defrauding the authorities of more than €4m (£3.1m; $5m). The court ruled that Messi should not be granted impunity for not knowing what was happening ...

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Barcelona: Coach Luis Enrique extends contract to 2017

Luis Enrique (Image credit: AP)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has ended speculation over his future at the club by extending his contract until 2017. The 45-year-old led the Spanish giants to Champions League, La Liga, and Copa del Rey titles in his debut season. Enrique refused to say whether he would remain at the Nou Camp after Saturday’s 3-1 win against Juventus sealed the second ...

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Dani Alves: Barcelona defender signs new contract

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Barcelona’s Dani Alves has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the club. The 32-year-old Brazil right-back, who was set to be out of contract this month, had been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United. Alves has spent seven years at Barca, and on Saturday claimed his third Champions League title with the club, featuring in the ...

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