Croatian Modric pens new Real Madrid deal

Luka Modric: New four-year deal for playmaker

Real Madrid’s Croatian playmaker Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with the Spanish giants. The 28-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham man, who started in Tuesday’s 1-1 Supercopa first-leg draw against Atletico Madrid, moved to the Spanish capital in 2012 and helped Carlo Ancelotti’s side to Champions League and Copa del Rey glory last term. “Real Madrid CF ...

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Rodriguez scores but Real held by Atletico in Spanish Super Cup


New signing James Rodriguez scored his first goal for Real Madrid but a late Raul Garcia equaliser for Atletico Madrid saw the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup finish 1-1. Former Monaco striker Rodriguez, the Golden Boot winner at this summer’s World Cup, netted in the 80th minute. But Garcia scrambled the ball home from a corner as the La Liga champions ...

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I will not bite anyone else – Luis Suarez


Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no further biting incidents. Suarez is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup – his third biting offence. “I say to fans, don’t worry, because I won’t do that anymore,” he promised. “I spoke to my psychologist and ...

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It’s always been my dream to play for Barcelona – Suarez

Luis Suarez: Big name summer arrival at Nou Camp

Luis Suarez has said that it was always his dream to play for Barcelona as he was officially unveiled by the Spanish club on Tuesday. The Uruguay striker had been in limbo since FIFA imposed a four-month ban from all football-related activity after his infamous bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Suarez, who cannot feature for Barcelona ...

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Suarez makes début in Barcelona 6-0 friendly win


Uruguay striker Luis Suarez made his Barcelona debut as a late substitute in their 6-0 victory over Mexican side Club Leon in a friendly on Monday. Suarez’s four-month ban for biting was upheld last week but has been relaxed to allow the 27-year-old to train and play in friendly matches. Barca coach Luis Enrique waited until the 75th minute to give the ...

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Derek Boateng thrown out by Rayo Vallecano


Black Stars midfielder, Derek Boateng has been released by Spanish top-flight club Rayo Vallecano only months after he joined the side. This decision was reached after a mutual agreement between both parties. The news was confirmed in an official statement released on the Rayo Vallecano website. The statement read: “Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Derek Boateng have reached an agreement for ...

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique keen to make more signings


Luis Enrique has revealed he is keen to make more signings as he continues to rebuild Barcelona. The former Celta boss has already bought six players since being named Gerardo Martino’s replacement in May, with Thomas Vermaelan the latest acquisition after joining from Arsenal last week. And the spending is showing no signs of slowing, with Luis Enrique admitting he ...

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Sami Khedira’s agent flying to London for transfer talks


Sami Khedira appears to be closing in on a move to the Premier League as his agent prepares to travel to London to negotiate with an unnamed club, reports The Sunday Mirror. The Germany World Cup winner has failed to save his Real Madrid career after crunch talks with Carlo Ancelotti broke down. He is now looking to seal a ...

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Suarez trains with Barcelona after CAS decision


Luis Suarez trained with Barcelona for the first time on Friday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) amended his four-month ban. The Uruguayan was banned from all football-related activity after biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup but can train and play friendlies. The 27-year-old joined his new team-mates for the first time since his £75m move ...

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Sevilla agree loan deal for Barcelona’s Deulofeu

Gerard Deulofeu: Closing on a loan move to Sevilla

Sevilla have agreed a deal to take Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan, subject to a medical. The Spain Under-21 forward had been expected to feature at the Nou Camp this season, having spent last term on loan at Everton, but new Barca coach Luis Enrique has decided the Catalan club can do without the 20-year-old. “Sevilla FC ...

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