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Arda Turan: Barcelona sign Atletico Madrid midfielder for £24m

New Cule: Arda Turdan (Image credit: AP)

Barcelona have signed Turkey midfielder Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of £24m. The Spanish champions said the deal for the 28-year-old could reach £29m with potential add-ons. Turan will not be able to play for the club until January as Barca are unable to register new players until 2016 under the terms of a Fifa ban. ...

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, July 6


Raheem Sterling will have to report for pre-season training with Liverpool on Monday, but the Reds are expecting a third bid from Manchester City for the wantaway winger this week. (The Independent) And the Reds flyer could be in line for a £4 million cut of his agent’s fee if Manuel Pellegrini’s side meet Liverpool’s £50 million asking price for the England ...

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Barcelona have beaten Chelsea and Manchester United to signing of €35m Arda Turan, talkSPORT told

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The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to England, with Chelsea and Manchester United both reported to be interested in acquiring the Turkey international. However, according to talkSPORT’s Spanish football correspondent Begona Perez the 28-year-old has all but sealed a €35million switch to Barcelona. Speaking on The Sports Bar, Perez said: “There could be an announcement ...

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Montoya lands in Milan ahead of Inter move

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Barcelona defender Martin Montoya has arrived in Milan for a medical ahead of sealing a loan move to Inter. The Nerazzurri have been active on the market this summer, bringing aboard Jeison Murillo, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Miranda so far this summer. And Montoya appears to be the latest name to join Roberto Mancini’s side, after Inter published a photo of club ...

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Everton: Gerard Deulofeu to join on permanent deal from Barcelona

Blue Return: Gerard Deulofeu (Image credit: Getty Images)

Everton have re-signed Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent basis after agreeing a £4.3m deal for the one-cap Spain international. Deulofeu had a successful loan season at Everton in 2013-14 but spent much of the last campaign on the sidelines during a spell at Sevilla. The 21-year-old has signed a three-year deal and will move on 1 July. Everton ...

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Lionel Messi faces tax fraud trial after appeal rejected again

Messi and his father paid €5m back to the Spanish tax authorities two years ago (Image credit: AFP)

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has moved a step closer to being tried for tax evasion after a Spanish high court rejected his latest appeal. Messi and his father Jorge are both accused of defrauding the authorities of more than €4m (£3.1m; $5m). The court ruled that Messi should not be granted impunity for not knowing what was happening ...

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Barcelona: Coach Luis Enrique extends contract to 2017

Luis Enrique (Image credit: AP)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has ended speculation over his future at the club by extending his contract until 2017. The 45-year-old led the Spanish giants to Champions League, La Liga, and Copa del Rey titles in his debut season. Enrique refused to say whether he would remain at the Nou Camp after Saturday’s 3-1 win against Juventus sealed the second ...

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Dani Alves: Barcelona defender signs new contract

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Barcelona’s Dani Alves has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the club. The 32-year-old Brazil right-back, who was set to be out of contract this month, had been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United. Alves has spent seven years at Barca, and on Saturday claimed his third Champions League title with the club, featuring in the ...

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Xavi: To leave this way is brutal

Xavi with the Champions League trophy (Image credit: Getty Image)

Record-breaker Xavi Hernandez says it will be ‘brutal’ to leave Barcelona after lifting the UEFA Champions League trophy on his final appearance in the famous shirt. The 35-year-old came on in the 78th minute to set a new record of 151 Champions League appearances in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Juventus in the Berlin final. Having started at the Catalan giants ...

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