La Liga president accuses PSG, Man City of ‘financial doping’


La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City of “financial doping”. PSG shattered the world transfer record last month when they activated Neymar’s buy-out clause and paid £198m to buy the Brazilian from Barcelona, a payment which La Liga initially refused to accept. The Ligue 1 club have also agreed a season-long loan for Kylian Mbappe that ...

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Diego Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020


Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid that keeps him at the club until 2020. The Argentine manager was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the league in 2014, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid. Simeone, who has won five trophies at ...

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Pele backs Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join PSG

Neymar dazzled inside Parc de Princes on his PSG home debut (Image credit: EPA)

Pele has backed Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain as he thinks his compatriot had to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow. The Brazilian moved to the French capital for a world record £198m earlier this summer, breaking up the famous ‘MSN’ trio of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, which had helped the Catalan club achieve trophy-laden ...

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Barcelona pulled out of Jean Michael Seri transfer – Nice


Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has claimed Barcelona pulled out of a move for Jean Michael Seri at the last minute. The Ivory Coast midfielder was a target for Barca during the summer window but ultimately stayed at Nice. Barcelona have been criticised for their summer activity, with former presidential candidate Agusti Benedito launching a vote of no confidence against the club’s ...

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La Liga wants UEFA to investigate Man City’s spending


La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate Manchester City’s spending, claiming their financial power “distorts European competitions” and “is irreparably harming the football industry”. La Liga is not only asking for a probe into City’s spending, it also wants UEFA to expand its newly-launched investigation into whether Paris Saint-Germain have breached Financial Fair Play rules. The Spanish league president Javier ...

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Barcelona complete £135.5m deal for Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele was presented on the pitch at the Nou Camp on Monday (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial £96.8m, potentially rising to £135.5m. The 20-year-old France international signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp alongside the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Monday. The deal is the second most expensive of all time, eclipsed only by Neymar’s recent £200m move to Paris St-Germain. ...

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Barcelona complete £96m signing of Dortmund ace Dembele


Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for a club-record fee. The 20-year-old France international forward will undergo a medical on Monday and sign a five-year contract. He has been given squad number 11. A Barcelona statement read: “FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele for 105 ...

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Barcelona to sue Neymar over move to Paris St-Germain

Neymar dazzled inside Parc de Princes on his PSG home debut (Image credit: EPA)

Barcelona are set to sue Neymar for £7.8million for “breach of contract” following his £198m Paris Saint-Germain switch. The amount relates to a loyalty bonus within the Brazilian star’s contract after previously renewing his deal until 2021 – to go with ten per cent interest. Neymar signed his most recent deal with Barcelona back in October 2016, when he penned ...

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Ramos red mars Madrid win

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Real Madrid eased to a 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna in their La Liga curtain-raiser, but it was marred by Sergio Ramos’ late dismissal. Madrid prevailed thanks to goals from Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos, plus Florin Andone’s missed penalty, but they ended the game with 10 men after Ramos picked up a contentious, second booking at the ...

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Barcelona beat Betis after terror attacks

Barcelona finished second to Real Madrid in La Liga last season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona made a winning start to their La Liga campaign by defeating Real Betis on an emotional night at the Nou Camp. The Spanish giants were playing for the first time since the terror attack in the city on Thursday and both teams paid their respects to the victims with a minute’s silence before kick off. Barcelona took the lead in the ...

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