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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

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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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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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