Barca certain Neymar will stay


Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted on Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”. Reports in Spain have suggested PSG are looking to lure the ...

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Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested


The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say. Angel María Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported. Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988. His son Gorka was ...

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Nolito joins Sevilla from Manchester City


Spain winger Nolito has joined La Liga side Sevilla from Manchester City after failing to settle in England, the Premier League club said on Sunday. Nolito was signed for City by manager Pep Guardiola from Spanish side Celta Vigo last July and made 30 appearances last season, scoring six goals. City announced his departure in a brief statement on their ...

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Nelson Semedo: Barcelona agree deal for Benfica right-back


Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica defender Nelson Semedo for a reported 35m euros (£30.8m). The 23-year-old Portugal right-back, who has won six caps for his country, will have a medical in Barcelona on Friday. Semedo played 63 times for Benfica after joining from Sintrense in 2012. He was part of the Portugal side that finished third at ...

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Mathieu joins Sporting after Barcelona contract is terminated


French defender Jeremy Mathieu has had his Barcelona contract terminated and joined Sporting Lisbon on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old centre-back leaves the Nou Camp after three seasons, in which he made 91 appearances and scored four goals, and has agreed a deal with the Portuguese club which includes a €60m release clause. Mathieu was one of Luis Enrique’s first ...

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Sevilla start the summer by splashing the cash


The Monchi era is over at Sevilla and the Andalusian club is currently navigating their first transfer window in 17 years without the former sporting director. As they do so, they have been spending big and 43 million euros has been shelled out on their first four arrivals of the summer. Luis Muriel’s fee makes up a major chunk of ...

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Barcelona announce Lionel Messi will stay until 2021


Barcelona have handed Lionel Messi a new contract, tying the Argentinian wizard to the club for four more years and pumping his weekly wage up to an eye-watering £500,000. Messi had left Barca supporters nervously trying to read the signs coming out of his camp as his current deal was allowed to run down to June 2018. But that wait ...

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Florentino Perez to speak to Ronaldo after Confederations Cup

Perez brought Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009 for a then world-record fee (Image credit: AFP)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo, 32, is said to want to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud. The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with ...

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Real Madrid have wanted me since I was 14 – Mbappe


Premier League transfer target Kylian Mbappe claims Real Madrid have been trying to sign him since he was 14. The 18-year-old Monaco striker has become one of the hottest prospects in world football after scoring 24 goals to help his club side to the Ligue 1 title in a season in which they also reached the Champions League semi-finals. Manchester ...

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Real Madrid unveil kits for 2017/18 season


La Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid have released the new kits Cristiano Ronaldo and co will be wearing next season. The traditional white kit sees a slight twist for the 2017/18 campaign, with three light blue stripes now outlining the strip, which has been made by adidas. Karim Benzema models the home shirt (credit: adidas) In honour of ...

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