La Liga is best league in the world – Gareth Bale


Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale believes La Liga is superior to the Premier League as James Rodriguez becomes the latest big-name player to arrive in Spain. The Welshman helped Real secure the Champions League last season and will link up with Rodriguez, who completed a £63m move to the Bernabeu this week after some impressive displays for Colombia in the World ...

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Real Madrid sign James Rodriguez from Monaco

Real Madrid have signed Colombian star James Rodriguez from Monaco in a £63million deal. The 23-year-old successfully passed a medical in Madrid this morning before agreeing a six-year deal and is scheduled to be unveiled in the Spanish capital this evening. Rodriguez will join up with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to provide a formidable attacking threat for ...

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Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid from Bayern Munich


Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a six-year deal. Kroos, 24, was a key player in the Germany side which beat Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup and scored two goals during the competition in Brazil. He will be presented to the Real Madrid fans at the Bernabeu on Thursday afternoon ...

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Luis Suarez completes his transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool


Uruguay international Luis Suarez has officially completed his transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool. Although the striker arrived in the Catalan city on Tuesday to finalise the deal, he had to be ‘unveiled’ by Barca under the terms of his current ban. The 27-year-old is serving a four-month FIFA suspension from all football-related activity after biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during ...

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Chelsea agree deal with Atletico Madrid for Filipe Luis


Chelsea have announced that they have reached agreement with Atletico Madrid over a fee for left-back Filipe Luis. The 28-year-old Brazilian will complete a move to Jose Mourinho’s team as long as personal terms can be agreed. Luis will give Mourinho the extra option he needs at left-back following the departure of the experienced Ashley Cole, who was allowed to ...

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Real Madrid ‘most valuable sports team’ – Forbes


Spanish football club Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world’s most valuable sports teams. The club, who won the Champions League in May, is worth an estimated $3.44bn (£2bn), Forbes said. The top three slots are occupied by football clubs, with Barcelona in second place at $3.2bn, and Manchester United third, with a value of $2.81bn. ...

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You can’t unveil Suarez – FIFA tells Barcelona


Barcelona will not be able to present Luis Suarez to the press and public when his transfer from Liverpool is complete. Suarez’s impending £75million move can go ahead in the coming days despite his four-month worldwide ban from all football-related activity. But FIFA has confirmed the suspension does prevent the kind of welcoming ceremony Barcelona customarily throw for their marquee ...

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Liverpool agree to sell Suarez to Barcelona


Liverpool have announced that they have reached a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona over the transfer of Luis Suarez to the Catalan club. In a statement on their official website, the club announced “that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona.” It went on to state that the player had the ...

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Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona


Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £35 million, making him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history. The player signed a long-term contract after he passed a medical at the club on Thursday and becomes manager Arsene Wenger’s first major signing of the summer. He ...

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Atletico set to sign Mandzukic


Bayern Munich have confirmed that a verbal agreement has been reached between the club, Mario Mandzukic and Atletico Madrid regarding the transfer of the player to the Spanish capital. The German champions confirmed the agreement at a press conference to outdoor their new signings, Robert Lewandowski and Sebastian Rode. The club’s sporting director, Matthias Sammer told reporters:  “There is a ...

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