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Nike ‘agreed to subsidise Frenkie de Jong’s wages’/Played ‘huge role’ in player choosing Barcelona over PSG

As per a report from ESPN, Nike played a key role in the eventual decision of Ajax star Frenkie de Jong to opt to join Barcelona over Paris Saint-Germain. Ajax prodigy de Jong, a versatile 21-year-old central midfielder who can also play in defence, made the move to Ajax from fellow Eredivisie outfit Willem II in the summer of 2015. After struggling for game-time during his first couple of seasons in Amsterdam, de Jong burst onto the scene last season, on his way to 22 league appearances. The ...

Struggling Denis Suarez hits back at critics – ‘You have no idea’

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Denis Suarez has taken to Twitter to post a message to his critics. Arsenal stint Suarez, a versatile 25-year-old attacking midfielder/winger, joined Arsenal in January, following a disappointing two-and-a-half year spell on the books of Barcelona. The Spaniard made the move to the Emirates for the remainder of the campaign, with Arsenal holding an option to make his signing permanent in the summer. New: Official: Arsenal sign Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona htt...

A hundred is too much for 90 minutes

BARCELONA'S EYE-WATERING TICKET PRICES AND OTHER NOTES * Manchester City are still on course for a four-trophy grand slam this season after advancing to the F.A. Cup semi-finals, where they will meet Watford. However after Sergio Aguero netted a late winner to complete a 3-2 comeback at Swansea City, TV replays showed the Argentine had clearly been offside. There were questions too surrounding [Author: [email protected] (Sean O'Conor)]
Tags: FC Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Sean O'Conor, Women's Soccer, Womens World Cup 2019

David Alaba admits to being an Arsenal fan and opens door to move

Could David Alaba move to Arsenal? Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has revealed his Arsenal allegiance as well as opening the door to a potential Premier League switch. Alaba has been one of the best full-backs in world football for a number of years now. While his prominence has faded slightly with Bayern faltering at times this season, Alaba is still very much in the top bracket of left-backs. Having been at Bayern since 2011, you wouldn’t blame him for wanting to try something new before ...
Tags: England, Germany, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Munich, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Ryan Giggs, Aaron Ramsey, Stephan Lichtsteiner, David Alaba, Bayern, Bild

Skriniar agent confirms Real Madrid want to sign defender

On his way to the Bernabeu? Milan Škriniar’s agent has confirmed that Real Madrid want to sign the Inter defender but so do their La Liga rivals Barcelona. Škriniar has really risen to prominence in recent seasons and is now a top-tier defender. Since moving from Sampdoria to Inter Milan, the Slovakian has been the subject of interest from several clubs. Manchester United have been linked in the past with Real Madrid also linked with a move for the defender with Raphaël Varane’s future up in th...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Madrid, Sampdoria, Bernabeu, Inter, Los Blancos, Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Raphael Varane

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Clubs embroiled in ticket price battle

Elite clubs battle over ticket prices Barcelona and Manchester United are currently in the middle of an interesting ticket price battle ahead of their Champions League clash. The two European heavyweights are set to go head to head in the quarterfinals of the Champions League very soon. While the game is very hotly anticipated, everyone is now talking about it for less positive reasons. That is because it was announced this week that Barcelona would charge Man United’s away fans £102 per ticket...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Paris, Manchester, Old Trafford, Man United, United, Red Devils, Paul Pogba, Paris Saint Germain, Parc des Princes, Blaugrana

Official: Cristiano Ronaldo avoids ban for celebration vs Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be hit with a European ban for his controversial celebration during Juventus’ clash with Atletico Madrid last week. Juventus vs Atletico Juve welcomed Atleti to the Allianz Stadium last Tuesday night, in the second-leg of the Champions League last-16 showdown between the clubs. Visitors Atletico headed into the matchup as overwhelming favourites to book their spot in the tournament’s quarter-finals, on the back of their dominant and thoroughly-deserved 2-0 first-leg ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Tottenham, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Espn, Madrid, Diego Godin, Turin, Federico Bernardeschi

All signs point towards Matthijs de Ligt to Barcelona

A number of reports across the Spanish media today have suggested that Barcelona are inching closer to sealing a deal for Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt. Ajax prodigy de Ligt, a 19-year-old central defender, is widely-regarded as one of, if not the finest young talent on the planet. Despite his tender years, the gifted stopper has already established himself as a regular at both club level with Ajax, and on the international stage with the Netherlands. de Ligt’s combination of physique, athleticis...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, La Liga, Netherlands, Juventus, Barca, Camp Nou, Antoine Griezmann, Fc Barcelona, Leroy Sane, Catalunya, Mino Raiola

Inter Milan to rival Everton for Andre Gomes transfer

Everton have some big competition Serie A giants Inter Milan are set to rival Everton for the permanent signing of Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes in the summer. After failing to grasp a first-team spot at Barcelona, Gomes needed to leave for some regular minutes on the pitch. That lead to his loan move to Everton, following Barcelona teammates Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne who joined the Toffees on permanent deals. During his time at Goodison, Gomes has largely impressed. While an injury delaye...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Everton, Anfield, Inter Milan, Liverpool Fc, Toffees, Mohamed Salah, Everton Fc, Inter, Andre Gomes, Gomes

Fan group urges UEFA to curb Champions League ticket hikes

GENEVA (AP) — A group representing European soccer fans has urged UEFA to enforce stricter rules preventing clubs from raising prices for Champions League games. Football Supporters Europe criticized “exorbitant pricing” after hikes for visiting fans by Barcelona and Manchester United for their quarterfinal games next month. After Barcelona set prices at 118 euros ($134) […]
Tags: News, Sports, Barcelona, Ap, Manchester United, Champions League, Geneva, Uefa, Football Supporters Europe

Barcelona 2019-20 kit is leaked online

Barcelona 2019-20 kit It’s yet to be confirmed, but the first images of Barcelona’s rumoured 2019-20 kit have been posted online. Barcelona will once again retain their classic blue and red colours. However the Catalans are introducing a massively difference design concept. The Blaugrana are known for have a striped shirt. But next season’s offering is said to be a chequered design instead. Barcelona appear to be copying the look of the Croatian international team’s football shirt. ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Roma, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Fc Barcelona, Giallorossi, Todo Sobre Camisetas, Real Madrid Paul Pogba, PDT Roma Inter Milan Roma

Andre Gomes ‘very close’ to transfer with Everton the likely destination

Andre Gomes’ Barcelona nightmare coming to an end Andre Gomes is ‘very close’ to leaving Barcelona permanently with Everton and an unnamed club said to be interested in completing a move. Portuguese star Gomes made his name with Valencia as he impressed the entirety of La Liga with his performances. Barcelona took note and moved to sign Gomes for 37 million euros back in the summer of 2016. However, his inconsistent performances meant that he found himself on the fringes of the team. That lead ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Tottenham, Everton, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC, Valencia, Jorginho, Everton Fc, London England, Andre Gomes, Gomes, Marco Silva

Man United blow: Paul Pogba talks up possible Real Madrid move

Pogba to light up the Bernabeu? In what could end up being a blow for Manchester United, Paul Pogba has talked up a potential move to Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane. Since Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United boss, Pogba has been simply unplayable. The Frenchman has now scored 14 goals and assisted 11 in all competitions this season, which is impressive for a player who couldn’t get going for the first half of the season under the previous boss. Though, before that upturn in form, P...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Cardiff, Afc Bournemouth, Zinedine Zidane, Man United, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Bernabeu

Man City ‘closing in on’ completing Saul Niguez transfer

One of the biggest summer transfers? Manchester City are ‘closing in on’ a deal to buy Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez after supposedly overtaking Barcelona in the race to sign him. Saul has grown into one of the best midfielders in La Liga over the past few years. As well as the fact that Saul has a knack for scoring incredible goals, the Spaniard is very versatile. That has lead to interest predominantly from Barcelona. It was also suggested all the way back in December that Man City were co...
Tags: City, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Manchester City, Fifa, Pep Guardiola, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Madrid, Man City, Barca, Etihad

Mateo Kovacic & Gonzalo Higuain face uncertainty at Chelsea

Chelsea & transfer ban Under the current state of play, Chelsea are banned from signing any new players for the next two transfer windows. Like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid beforehand, Chelsea are being punished by UEFA for breaching transfer rules on signing minors. Chelsea are fighting back. The Blues have lodged an appeal, while there’s the belief that Chelsea are looking to secure a stay of execution long enough to recruit this summer. After that, the transfer ban could stick. Mateo Kovac...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Brazil, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Uefa, Panama, Mateo Kovacic, Leo Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Marca, Higuain

Sergio Aguero’s Argentina warning & Leo Messi is knackered

Argentina & Cesar Luis Menotti Argentina are gearing up for their final two warm up matches before this summer’s Copa America in Brazil. Argentina take on Venezuela on Friday, before a match against Morocco on Tuesday. Argentina have been drawn in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar at the Copa America. Prior to the Venezuela game, Argentina’s national team director Cesar Luis Menotti has given an eye-catching interview with Radio Gol. Menotti, 80, is an Argentine legend who played and ma...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Morocco, Champions League, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Agüero, Panama, Copa América

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham reveals where he will play next season

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed his plans for next season. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Aston Villa and is enjoying a solid season in the Championship. Abraham’s loan spell at Villa is the third of his career having also had successful periods at Bristol City and Swansea City. Abraham: “That’s the aim…” BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Tammy Abraham reacts during a training session ahead of their international match against Italy at St Georges Park on November 1...
Tags: England, London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Italy, Swansea City, Jose Mourinho, Bristol City, Harry Kane, Stamford Bridge, Villa, Leo Messi, Burton

Antoine Griezmann’s sister comments on Barcelona rumours

The sister of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, Maud, has commented on rumours linking the player to FC Barcelona. His sister, who is also his representative, has announced the 27-year-old’s plans for when he returns from international duty with France. Griezmann’s sister: “We will sit down altogether when he returns” MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid (C) celebrates victory following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Club At...
Tags: France, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Champions League, Argentina, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Iceland, Moldova, Antoine, Antoine Griezmann, Madrid Spain

Jose Mourinho & fouling Leo Messi: Chelsea’s 2006 scouting notes vs Barcelona leaked

2006: Chelsea vs Barcelona Chelsea’s scouting notes from their Champions League match against Barcelona in 2006 have been leaked online in the past few days. That season Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-2 on aggregate. After a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou, Barcelona won 2-1 at Chelsea. Author of the Chelsea notes Jose Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea at the time. However the Special One didn’t write these scouting notes. Instead, as confirmed in the Times, that job was left to André Villas-Boas, who com...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, Luis Suarez, Messi, Times, Man United, Ronaldinho, FC Porto, Mourinho, Fc Barcelona, Leo Messi, André Villas Boas, Carles Puyol

Man United’s Marcus Rashford has been injured since Liverpool

England vs Czech Republic England take on the Czech Republic on Friday night at Wembley. This is Three Lions’ opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Gareth Southgate’s side will be back in action next Monday when they head to Montenegro. Man United’s Marcus Rashford injured since Liverpool There are doubts whether Man United striker Marcus Rashford will be fit for the England game against the Czechs. As confirmed in the Times on Wednesday, Rashford has been nursing an injury since the Liv...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Czech Republic, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Wembley, Bournemouth, Jose Mourinho, Gareth Southgate, Three Lions, Harry Kane

Good for Everton & Liverpool: Brazil’s likely XI vs Panama revealed

Brazil vs Panama Brazil take on Panama in an international friendly on Saturday night. The match is being staged in Portugal, at FC Porto’s home ground. This will be Brazil’s penultimate friendly before this summer’s Copa America. Brazil’s final warm-up game will be against the Czech Republic next Tuesday. Everton & Liverpool On Wednesday, have announced their predicted Brazil XI for the Panama match. This XI have been selected after observing how the squad have been practicing in training ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Czech Republic, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Everton, Portugal, Brazil, Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Man City, Panama, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal on alert as Steven Nzonzi eyes Roma exit

As per a pair of reports from Calciomercato and the Gazzetta Dello Sport, AS Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi is eyeing a summer departure from the Serie A giants. Roma stint Nzonzi, a 30-year-old deep-lying midfielder equally adept either with the ball at his feet or breaking up the attacks of opposing sides, made the move to Roma from La Liga outfit Sevilla last summer. The Giallorossi splashed out an initial fee of 26 million Euro to secure the former Blackburn and Stoke standout’s signature, ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Marseille, Italy, Tottenham, Arsenal, Champions League, Sevilla, Steven Nzonzi, Roma, Gabon, Porto, Fiorentina, Blackburn

Man United dealt latest blow as Nemanja Matic ruled out of Serbia fixtures with injury

Mladen Krstajić, manager of the Serbian national team, has this evening confirmed that Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is injured. Wolves 2-1 Man United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils travelled to Molineux on Saturday night, for an FA Cup quarter-final clash. The Manchester giants headed into proceedings hoping for an immediate bounce-back performance, having disappointed en route to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League top-4 rivals Arsenal in their previous outing. Howeve...
Tags: Sweden, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Arsenal, Alex Ferguson, Real Madrid, Serbia, Portugal, Fa, Luke Shaw, West Midlands

Wrap Up of the Soldeu El Tarter 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

The Finals held at Soldeu El Tarter (Andorra) ended on Sunday with the Men's Slalom and the Ladies' Giant Slalom on the slope Avet in Soldeu, with 6,000 spectators watching from the stands, the finish line, the sides of the field and the terraces of the hotels. After seven intense days of training and races on the Àliga piste in El Tarter and the Avet piste in Soldeu, side events and ceremonies, now is time to take a look back at the FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2019.  The resort receiv...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Skiing, Fis, Andorra, Lewis, International Ski Federation FIS, Markus Waldner, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Grandvalira, Organising Committee, Jordi Pujol, Soldeu, 2018-2019 Winter Season

Real Madrid eyeing Adrien Rabiot as Luka Modric replacement – OKDiario

As per a report from Spanish outlet OKDiario (via Sport), Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on the signature of fellow countryman Adrien Rabiot. PSG contract rebel Speculation surrounding the future of gifted 23-year-old Rabiot has been rampant for some time now. The Frenchman has refused to commit to a contract extension with boyhood club PSG, with his current deal at the Parc des Princes set to expire in the summer. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in a whole host of European heavywe...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Psg, Camp Nou, Luka Modric, Adrien Rabiot, Madrid Spain, Jonathan Johnson, Parc des Princes, Raphael Varane

Barcelona keeping tabs on Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico

Spanish giants Barcelona are are expressing an interest in the signature of Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico, according to Mundo Deportivo. Ajax standout Tagliafico, a 26-year-old left-back, made the move to the Johan Cruijff Arena in January of last year, when Ajax forked out around £4 million to secure the stopper’s signing from Independiente. He immediately went on to establish himself as a key contributor for the Dutch giants over the second-half of last season, impressing on his way to 15 Ere...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Amsterdam, Arsenal, Argentina, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Camp Nou, Juan Mata, Jordi Alba, Murcia

Juan Mata previews Barcelona vs Manchester United

Mata looks ahead to Barcelona vs Man United Last Friday, Manchester United were thrown up the nightmare scenario as they were drawn against FC Barcelona in the Champions League. The mouthwatering quarter-final tie will take place on April 10 and April 16, with the first-leg at Old Trafford. With just under a month to go, Juan Mata has been looking ahead to the clash with the Spanish league leaders. The Spaniard has produced a rallying cry to his teammates and supporters that challenges like Bar...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Nou Camp, Barca, Psg, Camp Nou, United, Red Devils, Juan Mata, Real Betis

Stan Collymore reveals his Wolves & Man City prediction

FA Cup semifinalists The line-up for the FA Cup semifinals was cemented over the weekend. Watford will take on Wolves in one semi, while Man City face Brighton in the other. Man City are the overwhelming favourites to win the competition. Of course, the Sky Blues have already won the Carabao Cup this season beating Chelsea in the final. Will Man City go on to complete a historic quadruple? Were that to happen, Pep Guardiola’s side will make history in the Premier League. For the record, Liverpo...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Brighton, Pep Guardiola, Belgium, Luis Suarez, Watford, Romelu Lukaku, Man City, Stan Collymore

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to VG about Cardiff, Man United & being away from his family

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & VG Norwegian newspaper VG have sat down with Man United’s interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Is Solskjaer’s shine starting to wear thin at Old Trafford? Last weekend the Red Devils were turfed out the FA Cup at Wolves. In a poor performance from United, they were comfortably beaten 2-1 at Molineux. That was Man United’s third defeat under OGS. PSG won at the Theatre of Dreams in the Champions League, however Solskjaer then lead Man United to a famous 3-1 victory in Paris....
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Noah, Soccer, Manchester United, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Mauricio Pochettino, Champions League, Belgium, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Norway, Luis Suarez, Ed Woodward, Romelu Lukaku

Bad for Man United & Belgium: Romelu Lukaku is injured

Man United’s Romelu Lukaku is injured There are fresh injury fears for Man United striker Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku has joined up with the Belgium squad ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. But will Lukaku be able to play in those matches? The Belgian Red Devils confirmed on Monday night that Lukaku is injured with an ankle issue. Indeed, after missing training with his international teammates, the Man United attacker was sent for an MRI scan yesterday to determine the extent of the injury. ...
Tags: Scotland, Russia, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Liverpool, Belgium, Brussels, Roberto Martinez, Luis Suarez, Leicester City, Romelu Lukaku, Man United, United, Red Devils, Lukaku

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