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Paulinho: Barcelona sign ex-Tottenham midfielder

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Barcelona have signed Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40m euro (£36.4m). The former Tottenham player, 29, is the Spanish club’s first signing since Neymar left to join Paris St-Germain in a world record transfer. Meanwhile, Barca’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez will be out for “four to five weeks” after he was injured in the Super Cup ...

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Real Madrid appeal against Cristiano Ronaldo ban rejected

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Cristiano Ronaldo will serve a five-match ban after Real Madrid failed in a bid to overturn the red card he received in the 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win over Barcelona. The Portugal forward was given his marching orders at the Nou Camp on Sunday after picking up two yellow cards – one for taking his shirt off after scoring ...

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Real Madrid boss Zidane ‘upset’ by ‘excessive’ Ronaldo ban

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has slammed the five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo after his red card and subsequent push on the referee during Sunday’s dramatic Super Cup win over Barcelona. Madrid hold a 3-1 lead going into Wednesday’s decider against their fierce rivals but are set to be without Ronaldo at the Bernabeu. The Portugal star, having been booked ...

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Paulinho: Barcelona agree to sign ex-Tottenham midfielder Paulinho for 40m euros

Paulinho became Tottenham's record signing when he joined in 2013 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Brazil and ex-Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40m euros (£36.4m). It would be Barcelona’s first signing since they sold striker Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record £200m. Paulinho, now 29, joined Tottenham for £17m from Corinthians in 2013 and moved to China two years later. He will ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban for red card against Barcelona

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-match ban following his red card in Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup first leg 3-1 win over Barcelona. The Portugal international was ordered off after picking up two yellow cards, one for taking his shirt off after putting Real 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining, and a second for diving after referee Ricardo De ...

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Dortmund ‘not aware’ of Barcelona agreement with Dembele

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Borussia Dortmund have said they are “not aware” that Ousmane Dembele has agreed personal terms for a move to Barcelona. Barca are reported to be interested in signing winger Dembele, 20, as a replacement for Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million last week. At the weekend, L’Equipe reported that Dembele had agreed personal terms, with Spanish ...

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Neymar to earn £40.3m a year at Paris St-Germain

Neymar arrived for training at Barcelona on Wednesday, and told his team-mates he wanted to leave (Image credit: EPA)

Neymar will earn 865,000 euros (£775,477) a week when the Brazil forward completes his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain. The 25-year-old’s wages will equate to 45m euros (£40.3m) a year before tax. Barcelona have told the French club they must pay his 222m euro (£198m) fee “in full” and they are understood to be ready to meet ...

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