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    CHELSEA'S hopes of signing Eder Militao this summer are over after the Brazilian signed a new contract at Real Madrid. And the Spanish giants ensured they will not lose the defender cheaply by inserting a staggering release clause. 1Militao has signed a bumper new contract with a £425m release clauseCredit: Getty Militao, 24, put pen to paper on fresh terms this month before the squad flew out to the United States on their pre-season tour. The deal ties him down at the Bernabeu until 2028. A release clause of £425million has also been inserted into the contract to scare away any potential future suitors. Chelsea were interested in Militao in recent months following the exits of centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers. READ MORE ON CHELSEACHELSEA LATEST Barcelona HIJACK Kounde deal having AGREED a fee, Saint-Maximin £40m deal The pair departed for LaLiga to play for Real and Barcelona respectively. Blues club captain Cesar Azpilicueta could also leave the club with Barca interested, leaving boss Thomas Tuchel even shorter at the back. Chelsea's centre-back...
    ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI'S transfer to Barcelona will reportedly be announced this weekend after a deal was finally agreed with Bayern Munich. The 33-year-old has been a top target for the Blaugrana this summer with the striker publicly declaring his wish to depart the Bundesliga champions in May. 1Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is set to join Barcelona this weekendCredit: AFP Having entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena, the Poland international made it clear he would not be extending his eight-year stay. And the German giants have now reluctantly accepted an offer from the LaLiga outfit after rejecting a £34million proposal for the striker. SunSport understands a deal rising to £42.5m has been reached, with Barca to pay £38m up front before £4.5m in potential add-ons. It is believed Lewandowski will put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal until 2026 at the Nou Camp. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGET YOUR GOSS Lewandowski Barcelona deal DONE, Spence COMPLETES Spurs medical Commenting on the move, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the ex-Borussia Dortmund marksman will sign his contract this...
    CHELSEA have been dealt a major blow with Juventus ace Matthijs de Ligt edging closer to a Bayern Munich switch. Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic will be in Turin on Monday to negotiate a fee after agreeing personal terms with the Dutch centre-back, 22. 1De Ligt looks set to join Bayern despite interest from ChelseaCredit: Getty A five-year, £292,000-a-week deal is on the table for the 38-cap star, who would rather play for Bayern. The Germans are believed to have offered £76million for the man Juve paid £67.5m for in July 2019. Chelsea are keen on the Ajax youth product having lost centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on frees to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. Blues defenders Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are also unsettled. READ MORE ON CHELSEABLUES LATEST Man City APPROVE £50m Sterling deal, Lewandowski WANTS Blues moveFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met with Barca chiefs earlier this week. And while part of the meeting was reportedly about stealing De Jong from under...
    CHELSEA have received a major boost amid their ongoing bidding war with Barcelona over Leeds star Raphinha. The Blues are leading contenders to sign the winger in the summer as Barca are struggling to meet the Whites' asking price. 2Chelsea have received a major transfer boost in their bid to sign Leeds star RaphinhaCredit: Getty 2Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele could still a sign a new deal with the clubCredit: AFP According to Diario AS, the Blaugrana may not need the Brazil international after all as Ousmane Dembele "has gotten closer to renewing" his contract. Dembele's deal runs out today and the Catalan giants are frantically trying to convince him to pen a new one as manager Xavi wants him in his squad this coming season. And it seems like there is a significant possibility the winger may remain at the Nou Camp. However, the France international would command a hefty wage bill, which means cash-strapped Barcelona would really struggle to meet Raphinha's demands and Leeds' release clause. Read More on FootballBLUES LATEST Chelsea tried to HIJACK Richarlison to Spurs, De...
    OUSMANE DEMBELE will make a decision on his Barcelona future before the end of the week. The France international fell down the Barca pecking order under former boss Ronald Koeman and has yet to establish himself as a regular starter under new manager Xavi. 3Ousmane Dembele's contract with Barcelona is set to expire this weekCredit: REX 3Barcelona boss Xavi is eager to retain the France international's servicesCredit: REUTERS 3Dembele will reportedly make a decision on his future later this weekCredit: SPORT Dembele's lack of game time has prompted him to run down his contract and entertain offers from abroad. And according to Spanish newspaper Sport, the World Cup winner will decide his future before his contract with the Catalans expires on Thursday. They claim the winger has an offer on the table to stay at the Nou Camp but is unhappy with the financial terms. Barca are among FIVE clubs interested in acquiring the 25-year-old's services this summer. READ MORE IN SPORTBLUES LATEST Raheem Sterling transfer LATEST, Maxwell on list to replace Petr Cech Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea...
    Getty Xavi wants Barca to sign Kalidou Koulibaly. Barcelona have been in touch with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly about a possible move to the Camp Nou as he is considered by coach Xavi to be the “ideal central defender” for his new project. The Catalans “have been monitoring” the Senegal international for some time and consider the 30-year-old to be the “perfect replacement” for Gerard Pique in the heart of the defense, as reported by Diario AS. Barcelona like Koulibaly’s forcefulness and ability on the ball as wekk as his space, anticatipation, and aerial ability. The defender’s contract at Napoli expires in 2023 and Barca have asked the defender’s agent, Fali Ramadini, not to make a decision yet on the contract extension offered by the Serie A side. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Koulibaly’s Price Tag Is a Problem for BarcaBarcelona are hoping to pair Koulibaly with Ronald Araujo next season with Andreas Christensen, who will arrive on a free transfer from Chelsea, and Eric Garcia also in the squad...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have been handed a boost in the race to sign Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo, according to reports. The Barca defender is out of contract next summer and is yet to agree to new terms. 1Araujo is an important member of Barca's defenceCredit: REX FEATURES And according to Sport, the distance between the two parties negotiating a new contract is "great" and "the agreement is moving away." Barca's current offer on the table is £2.5million a season, which would still see Araujo be one of the lowest earners at the club. This is despite the 23-year-old being the "team's great defensive benchmark." Araujo is looking to have a similar contract to fellow young stars Pedri and Ansu Fati. The Spanish duo each pick up around £5m per season. The latest news will be music to Man Utd's ears, with the Premier League outfit keen to strengthen their defence. Man Utd and other interested Prem teams have the economic power to pay the defender more than what is on offer at Barca. However, the report states that Barca "still...
    BARCELONA have made a bid for Arsenal and Leeds transfer target Noussair Mazraoui, reports suggest. According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Barca have made an opening proposal for Mazraoui, who is planning to leave Ajax in June as a free agent. 2Ajax star Noussair Mazraoui has been targeted by Barcelona, who are pushing to sign himCredit: Getty 2Arsenal and Leeds have also been keeping tabs on Ajax star Noussair MazraouiCredit: Getty The Blaugrana have already held talks with the right-back's agent Mino Raiola in December and are still pushing to win the bidding war ahead of the Gunners and the Whites as well as AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund. Romano tweeted: "Barcelona have made opening proposal to Nouassir [sic] Mazraoui. "He’s gonna leave Ajax as free agent and now Barca are tempting him, after discussing this chance with Raiola in December. "AC Milan and BVB approached Mazraoui too, Barca are pushing." This is yet another transfer blow for Arsenal and Leeds after recent reports suggested Mazraoui is uninterested in a Premier League move. The 24-year-old is not keen to...
    BARCELONA have reportedly upped the ante in their transfer pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta by offering the Chelsea defender a contract. Azpilicueta's deal with the Blues is up at end of the season and it doesn't seem likely that he will remain at Stamford Bridge. 3There's still a possibility that the defender may remain with the Blues as he's yet to accept Barca's proposalCredit: AFP The uncertainty over the Spaniard's future has prompted Barca to pounce on the 32-year-old with hopes of bringing him to the Nou Camp. The Catalonian giants have been chasing the Blues legend since December and were said to have an agreement in place with him. But now, it's been claimed that the Blaugrana have tabled an official contract offer to Azpilicueta, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano. Xavi's side presented the Spaniard with a two-year proposition with the option to extend for another 12 months, Romano claims. He also went onto state that the Blues are still keen on Azpilicueta remaining at the club but he's been reluctant to begin talks with the club he joined...
    WANTAWAY Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele would reportedly prefer a move to Chelsea over Manchester United having worked with Thomas Tuchel. The Frenchman played under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund before his big money move to LaLiga. 2Dembele's contract at Barca expires in the summerCredit: AFP 2Dembele played under Tuchel at DortmundCredit: AFP Things haven't quite worked in Catalonia and with Dembele's contract due to expire in the summer, Barca would like to shift him sooner to try and claw back some of the money they spent on him. A move to the Premier League could be on the cards but not in the January transfer window. Neither Chelsea or Man Utd are interested in snapping Dembele up early. But according to L’Équipe, Dembele would prefer a move to the European champions should both clubs make a move in the summer. Dembele played under Blues boss Tuchel during his days at German outfit Dortmund. Paris Saint-Germain could pounce on the Prem club's hesitancy though. Most read in Premier LeagueDEADLINE DAY Eriksen JOINS Brentford, Dele Alli Valencia loan, Chelsea '£50m Raphinha bid'UNITED...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have reportedly reached a 'verbal agreement' with Barcelona contract rebel Ousmane Dembele. The news comes as a blow to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle, all whom have been linked with Dembele this month. 1Dembele is claimed to have reached a 'verbal agreement' to join PSGCredit: Getty Dembele is out of contract at the end of the campaign, and will not be renewing his contract with Barcelona. He's set to become a PSG player, 'barring an incredible turnaround' according to French outlet FootMercato. Whether that's before the winter deadline or in the summer though remains to be seen. Barca could be tempted into letting Dembele go for a cut-price fee before the window slams shut, in order to avoid losing the 24-year-old on a free come the end of the season. Talks are understood to be ongoing for a move this month, but the clubs face a race against the clock to reach an agreement before tomorrow's deadline. Contract talks between Dembele and Barca reached a standstill after the winger...
    FURIOUS Barcelona fans called for Clement Lenglet's contract to be ripped up as he was seen laughing with Robert Lewandowski after the Catalans crashed out the Champions League. Barca were walloped 3-0 in Germany on Wednesday and ended up finishing third in Group E - their earliest Champions League exit for 21 years. 2Barcelona fans were NOT HAPPY after Clement Lenglet was seen laughing with Robert Lewandowski after the Catalans crashed out the Champions LeagueCredit: AP 2Supporters were furious with the defender and took to Twitter to vent 'P***** off' Barca boss Xavi blasted his players after the defeat and urged them to 'start from scratch' in the Europa League. But the result did not appear to affect Lenglet as much - as he was seen sharing a joke with Bayern goal machine Lewandowski after the final whistle. The incident did not go down well with Barca fans already fuming at the European humiliation. One tweeted: "Smiling after being knocked out in group stage? Rip his contract up tomorrow, let him walk for free. F**k outta here." Another added:...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly positioning themselves to snap up long-time transfer target Ousmane Dembele for FREE. The Frenchman's contract at the Catalan giants is set to expire next June, potentially spelling an end to his injury-hit career at the club. 1Dembele's agent is reportedly advising him to snub a new contract at BarcaCredit: GETTY IMAGES According to Mundo Deportivo, Dembele's agent has advised against signing a new deal with Barca. Dembele is being fed the impression he could pick up more money elsewhere, with Premier League duo Man Utd and newly mega-rich Newcastle circling. United are believed to have the edge in the race to sign the unpredictable winger, already positioning themselves to make a move. But it is unclear whether an offer will be submitted in the winter transfer window. Barca boss Xavi says it is one of the club's 'priorities' to tie Dembele down to a new deal, with the Spaniard believing the winger has the potential to be one of the best in the world. Xavi said: "Extending Ousmane Dembele’s contract is one of...
    BARCELONA winger Ousmane Dembele has delivered Manchester United a huge transfer blow by opening fresh contract talks at the Nou Camp. Dembele's current deal is due to expire in the summer and the Frenchman has been strongly linked with move to Man Utd at the end of the season. 1Dembele was awarded the number 7 shirt this season after Antoine Griezmann left the clubCredit: Alamy The 24-year-old Frenchman was believed to be keen on a loan move to Old Trafford in October 2020, only for Barca to block the deal. And according to Barca sporting director, Mateu Alemany, 58, the player and his representation are now open to negotiating a contract extension at the club. Alemany told Movistar after the club's 1-0 win against Espanyol on Saturday: “With Ousmane we’ve been speaking for a few months, they know what we think. “His desire is to stay at Barca, his agents too and they are following the project. "They tell me they are happy with Xavi’s arrival, I am especially optimistic with Dembele and I hope he stays.” Barca legend...
    BARCELONA boss Xavi has reportedly instructed his new employers to pull out all the stops to bring Mo Salah to the Nou Camp. The Barca legend took the reins at his old club in a bid to rebuild a squad that sits all the way down in ninth in La Liga. 1Mo Salah has already notched 15 goals for Liverpool this seasonCredit: Getty And the new manager is understood to have identified Liverpool superstar Salah as the man to breathe new life into his attacking options. Salah is under contract with the Reds until 2023 and Anfield bosses are trying desperately to tie him down to a new deal. But El Nacional reports Xavi wants the Egyptian goal-machine ‘at all costs’ after the departure of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain in August. Liverpool will have to sell their star player next year if he refuses to sign a new contract or risk losing him on a free. Barca are famously cash strapped these days as they labour under a huge mountain of debt. The financial turmoil in Catalonia was behind...
    Best Western TV shows of the ’50s Gene Simmons just-listed, $15M Vegas mansion has an intriguing feature There are a bevy of big-name players with contracts set to expire when their club season ends in June 2022 who are still patiently waiting either for answers from their club or for decisions to be made elsewhere before they make their own important and potentially career-altering choices. Once those dominos fall, we'll start to see clubs all over Europe begin to announce contract renewals. Let's take a look at some of the most interesting cases below. © Provided by CBS Sports Chelsea 'far' from Rudiger renewalAntonio Rudiger has made it clear for montsh that Chelsea is his priority, with his desire to remain in London driven in part by the splendid relationship he has built with the club and Thomas Tuchel. At the moment, however, sources tell me that an agreement for the German star defender's contract extension remains "far from being reached." The negotiation will carry on, but it won't be easy as many clubs are beginning to inquire about...
    BARCELONA are reportedly near to tying Ansu Fati down to a new deal following crunch talks with starlet’s representatives.  And Nou Camp boss Ronald Koeman is thought to see this as ‘big news’ for the LaLiga side with Fati regarded as the club’s next superstar.  2Ansu Fati is reportedly close to agreeing a new deal with BarcelonaCredit: PA Mundo Deportivo claims the Catalan giants and the 18-year-old’s agents have arrived at ‘an agreement in principle’ over a new contract that runs until 2026.  And club coach Koeman confirmed the news at a press conference where he said: “I know they’re close to agreeing a new contract.  “It’s big news for Barca because we’re talking about someone that can mark the club’s future.”  The current deal for Fati, who was given the club’s number 10 shirt following Lionel Messi’s sensational departure, runs until June 2022.  And Barcelona, who face Dynamo Kyiv in a must-win Champions League group game, have been battling to tie the starlet down to new terms.  They have faced obstacles over concerns surrounding an enormous clause the club...
    BARCELONA are battling to keep hold of the heir to Lionel Messi’s No.10 shirt amid reports they have offered him a contract extension. Ansu Fati inherited the iconic jersey when Messi headed to Paris this summer and has told his agent Jorge Mendes he wants to stay at Barca. 1Ansu Fati scored on his return from injury at the weekendCredit: Getty The 18-year-old’s deal at the Nou Camp runs until the end of the season and reports in Spain say Barca have already offered an extension. Football director Mateu Alemany is set to meet Mendes to finalise the deal once the agent returns from holiday in Qatar. But there are fears the proposal could unravel due to the shocking state of the Catalan giants’ finances. They are saddled with a crippling debt of around £1 billion and have reportedly been set a salary cap of just £85m - £553m less than rivals Real Madrid. That could leave Barca unable to afford any long-term deal for the highly-rated Fati. Mendes is understood to be talking to club officials about a short-term...
    BARCELONA are on red alert as Xavi is poised to leave his role as coach at Al Sadd. The Barca legend is reportedly not having his contract renewed with the Qatari club. 2Xavi has cult status at BarcelonaCredit: Empics The former Barca captain has long been on their radar to become their next manager. With the Spaniard poised to leave Qatar, it opens the door for an emotional return to the Nou Camp. Xavi has been in regular touch with new Barcelona president Joan Laporta in recent months. The 41-year-old established a strong bond with Laporta during the latter's first spell as Barca president between 2003 and 2010. The legendary figure seems certain to manage Barca during his career and his likely exit from Al Sadd suggests it could be sooner rather than later. He has admitted it is his dream to coach Barcelona and his availability has brought the reunion a step closer. Speaking earlier this year, Xavi said: “I don’t want to hide the truth - of course I would like to be Barcelona’s...
    CHELSEA have been handed a huge transfer boost after Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele named Thomas Tuchel as his favourite coach. The French winger has failed to light up LaLiga as many expected following a £97million move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. 3Ousmane Dembele is a big fan of Chelsea boss Thomas TuchelCredit: Rex It has led to rumour that the cash-strapped Spaniards may look to flog the 23-year-old, with Chelsea previously linked. And it appears Dembele would be keen to link up once again with his former Dortmund boss Tuchel. Speaking to BeIn Sports, the 23-cap France international said: "Thomas Tuchel is my favourite coach. "Under him I played more on the right side before I was moved to ten or in the middle. "If he had stayed, it would have been very difficult to leave Dortmund. I would probably not have done it." CONTRACT TALKS Dembele has confirmed he is yet to start discussing a new contract with Barcelona. His current deal expires next summer. Dembele said: "My future? I still have a year of contract left. There...
    LIONEL MESSI is close to signing a new Barcelona contract, according to Barca legend Rivaldo. The Argentine superstar's Nou Camp future has been in doubt since he handed in a transfer request last summer. 3Lionel Messi is 'about to sign a new Barcelona contract'Credit: Rex 3That is according to Barca icon Rivaldo Messi came close to leaving Barcelona last season before backing down and agreeing to see out his contract. But he becomes a free agent at the end of this campaign having initially thought he was 'free to leave' last year. The Argentine great claimed the club went back on their word and said the only way he could leave is if the £600million release fee was met. Messi said he didn't want a legal battle with the club and his potential move to Manchester City collapsed. However, he is still being linked with a Barca exit at the end of this season with Paris Saint-Germain, City and several MLS clubs -...
    XAVI is set to sign a new contract with Middle Eastern club Al-Sadd that will allow him to join Barcelona at any time. The legendary Barcelona midfielder has been with the Qatari outfit for six years, first as a player before taking over as manager in 2019. 3Xavi spent 17 years with Barcelona as a player, winning every trophy on offerCredit: AFP - Getty And according to Sport, Xavi is happy to sign a new deal with Al-Sadd, but there will be a clause which allows him to break the contract to leave for Barcelona without any financial compensation being paid. Joan Laporta was recently elected the new Barca president and Xavi confirmed earlier this month that he is in contact with him. He told beIN Sports: "Laporta is a good friend. I know him very well. "He is the best president I have ever had. Barca will return both in terms of sporting and economic results. "There are problems to solve but you can do it all. I wish him well. I am in contact with him and I...
    BARCELONA have been taunted ahead of their Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain after newspaper France Football put a picture of Lionel Messi wearing the Ligue 1 side’s kit on their front page. The media outlet claims Barca’s legendary striker, 33, is edging ever closer to a Parisian switch with his contract expiring this summer. 3France Football have mocked Barcelona with a fake picture of Lionel Messi in a PSG shirt 3Messi is edging closer to a PSG switch with ex-Barca teammate Neymar playing a key roleCredit: Getty Images - Getty Former Nou Camp team-mate Neymar is apparently playing a key role in convincing Messi to join him in the French capital. And PSG are now believed to be ahead of Manchester City, who wanted to sign Messi last summer, in the race for the Argentine’s coveted signature. Messi was desperate to quit Barcelona in 2020, and remains intent on leaving after details of his mega-contract were leaked to the public. Messi has since reportedly threatened to sue five Barcelona insiders he believes responsible. And it seems there is no way back for Nou...
    LIONEL MESSI reached yet another personal milestone in Barcelona's win over Huesca last Sunday, in which he made his 500th league appearance for the Catalans. But unfortunately for the Argentine, he couldn't mark the occasion by getting on the scoresheet in Barca's first outing of 2021. 4Lionel Messi made his 500th La Liga appearance in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Huesca on SundayCredit: Getty 4Barcelona's win over Huesca was on the front page of SportCredit: SPORT But as he so often does, Messi had a hand in the La Liga big boys' 1-0 victory at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Barca's talisman, who missed the club's 1-1 draw with Eibar late last month due to injury, set up Frenkie de Jong to score the winner in the 27th minute. As ever, Messi was in imperious form and was the focal point of the visitors' attack. The 33-year-old would've found himself on the scoresheet had Huesca stopper Alvaro Fernandez not tipped his whipping first-half free-kick over the crossbar. 4 Barca's victory over Huesca also marked Messi's 750th appearance for the club. The Catalans'...
    MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Ousmane Dembele with Barcelona worried the attacker will leave on a free transfer. Dembele's contract expires in 2022 and the Spanish giants fear he will wait it out before leaving the club for nothing. 2Ousmane Dembele is ready to run down his Barcelona contract and leave on a free transfer in 2022Credit: Getty - Contributor According to the Express, Dembele is reluctant to sign a new contract at Barca and is looking to secure more regular football at a new club. United were linked with a £45million move for Dembele this summer with Barca known to be in financial turmoil following the global pandemic. Their top target remains Jadon Sancho but United realise Dembele could provide a much cheaper alternative if they are prepared to wait for his contract to run down. The 23-year-old France international has been dogged by injury problems since his move from Borussia Dortmund to Barca. Dembele only returned from a ten-month layoff due to muscle and hamstring injuries in September. ...
    LAUTARO MARTINEZ is reportedly embroiled in a contract dispute with Inter Milan and is said to be outraged at their offer. Martinez, 23, believes the club's offer of £35k-a-week is an insult as it is one of the lowest in the squad, according to SPORT. 2Martinez is said to be furious with the contract Inter has offered himCredit: Reuters He and his agent have demanded a significant increase, but Inter would like him to remove his £99.6million release clause before making any improvements to the deal. SPORT also claim that the Argentine currently earns £1.7m a-year at Inter and if he waives the release clause, they will be willing to up his wages to £5.3m. But Martinez has shown reluctance to do so as he and his agents believe clubs will not pay that price during COVID times, SempreInter claim. This has left the striker and club at logger-heads with no resolution on the horizon. Despite the uncertainty about his future, Martinez and his representatives are yet to address the rumours in public. He is still contracted to the Serie...
    BARCELONA wonderkid Ansu Fati has signed a new deal that includes a whopping £367million buy-out clause. The 17-year-old has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until 2024 while officially being promoted to the first-team. 2Ansu Fati has penned a new contract at BarcelonaCredit: AFP or licensors It is a two-year extension on his previous deal while his release clause has also been increased by £211m. He will wear the No22 shirt vacated following Arturo Vidal's move to Inter Milan. Fati enjoyed a brilliant breakthrough campaign last season, making 24 league appearances in total. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   He became the club's second youngest player when he made his debut last August at the age of 16 years and 298 days. Fati then announced himself at the club's youngest ever scorer bagging his first goal just six days later. The records continued to tumble and last September he became the youngest player in La Liga history to score and assist in the same game....
    MANCHESTER UNITED have been sensationally banned from signing Barcelona striker Luis Suarez for free due to a clause in his contract. It has been revealed that United are one of several clubs that the Uruguayan will not be able to join for nothing as he negotiates his exit from Barca. 2Suarez has been banned from joining several clubs for free by BarcaCredit: AFP or licensors Suarez was linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer but with his ties to Liverpool, it was not likely to happen. He was also found guilty of racially abusing United legend Patrice Evra in 2011, making the move impossible. It has been reported that the other clubs on the list include Real Madrid, Man City and PSG, according to ESPN. Their fierce rivals Atletico weren't officially on the list and had started negotiations with Suarez. However, Barca president Josep Bartomeu wasn't happy and added Atletico to the list of banned clubs, according to AS. This means that Atletico will now have to make a formal bid for Suarez if they want the deal...
    ARTURO VIDAL is set to join Inter Milan from Barcelona for a knockdown price of less than £1million. Nou Camp chiefs want to get the South American's mega wages off their books so will let him go for one million euros (£916,000). 2Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal could move to Inter Milan for £1millionCredit: Getty Images - Getty It is part of a huge revamp at Barca, who have already lost Ivan Rakitic, who switched to old club Sevilla on a free transfer earlier this summer. New boss Ronald Koeman is making sweeping changes at the club after their shocking 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich in August. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is leaving, with Juventus and Atletico Madrid battling to sign him. Philippe Coutinho could also go either on loan or in a permanent deal. Koeman is trying to bring in Lyon's former Manchester United striker Memphis Depay. 2Four Premier League teams crack the top ten highest wage bills in Europe Vidal, 33, joined Barca from Bayern Munich in a £35million deal in 2018. His contract expires in nine months'...
    LIONEL MESSI could be available for just £88MILLION as he gets set for further talks with his father and agent Jorge over his Barcelona future. The football world was stunned when the 33-year-old slapped in a transfer request with the Catalans. 4Lionel Messi will have further talks with his dad Jorge over his Barcelona futureCredit: Getty Images - Getty Now, The Telegraph is reporting that potential suitors, with Manchester the favourites, could bag the little magician for just £88m. Messi's team are using Cristiano Ronaldo's move for the same price from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer of 2018 as the "benchmark". They also believe Barca finances being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic means fees cannot be over-inflated. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals Messi’s father Jorge, who is also his agent, flew in for a crisis meeting with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesday. Talks lasted 90 minutes and the two sides are still poles apart. The Argentine, 33, wants to join Manchester City and Messi Sr yesterday claimed: “It is difficult for Leo to stay.”...
    DAYOT UPAMECANO confirmed he has held transfer talks to leave RB Leipzig in the past - but is no rush leave just yet. The centre-back was a long-time target for Arsenal, who have recently welcomed Gabriel Magalhaes to the Emirates. 1Dayot Upamecano confirmed he has held transfer talks to leave RB Leipzig in the pastCredit: The Mega Agency And he has also attracted recent attention from Manchester United as they seek to find a partner for captain Harry Maguire. But Upamecano's immediate future appears to be with Leipzig - having signed a new deal in July. He said: “I extended my contract with Leipzig because I feel good with my team-mates. "My coach is giving me confidence. He’s learning as well, but he gives me confidence and it improves my level. “I’ve been in Leipzig for more than three years, I feel good. "I’ve been in demand, I talked to some clubs, it’s true, but I’m not in a hurry. “We’ll see what happens in the future.” Despite mounting speculation about Upamecano leaving Germany,...
    LUIS SUAREZ has reportedly agreed personal terms with Juventus after being told he can leave Barcelona. The Uruguayan international is poised to depart the Nou Camp after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Ronald Koeman. 2Luis Suarez is said to have agreed personal terms with JuventusCredit: Getty Images - Getty Should Barca fail to get an offer for Suarez, they would have to fork out £12million to cancel his contract. Ajax have already confirmed their interest in signing the 33-year-old as they look to bring the player back to Holland. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals But a move to Turin has also been reported, where he could link up with old rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus. It was reported over the weekend that Suarez has spoken to Juve chief Pavel Nedved to discuss a potential switch to Italy. And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Old Lady has now agreed personal terms with the player's representatives during a second meeting. The report adds that Suarez is set to pen a £9million-a-year contract after-tax - the same wage...
    LIONEL MESSI'S dad and representative Jorge arrived in Barcelona for showdown talks over his son's future. Messi, 33, last week stunned Barca bosses after handing in a transfer request, signalling his intent to leave the club after 16 seasons. 5Lionel Messi's dad and representative Jorge arrived in Barcelona for showdown talks over his son's future 5Messi stunned Barca bosses after handing in a transfer request 5Jorge flew by private jet from his home in Argentina city Rosario to Spain But he is locked in dispute with the Spanish giants over a clause in his contract that would allow him to quit for nothing with immediate effect. Nou Camp officials believe the stipulation expired on June 10, with the Argentine superstar under contract until the summer of 2021. And LaLiga have backed the former league champions, insisting Messi's €700milion (£629m) buy-out clause is still valid. It has led to the player going on strike, refusing to train, leaving his dad to hash it out with club chiefs, having flown by private jet from his home in Argentina city Rosario...
    CHELSEA have lost young starlet Samuel Iling-Junior to Juventus. The 16-year-old winger has signed for the Italian club on a free transfer after his Stamford Bridge youth contract expired. 2Samuel Iling-Junior has swapped Chelsea for JuventusCredit: Getty Images - Getty #Under19 | Diamo il benvenuto a due nuovi bianconeri ????Samuel Iling Jr, attaccante inglese classe 2003 ????????????????????????????Felix Nzouango Bikien, difensore francese classe 2003 ????????Benvenuti, ragazzi ⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/e9cDSOyYUv— JuventusFC Youth (@JuventusFCYouth) September 1, 2020 Iling-Junior was a regular in Chelsea’s U18s side and has also been capped by England’s U17s. The Blues were keen on extending his contract after some impressive performances. But Iling-Junior turned down the chance to stay in London and has now gone to Turin to continue his development. Iling-Junior was first linked with a move away from Chelsea in February, with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain both keen on signing him. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Ajax soon joined the race before Serie A champs Juventus threw their hat in the ring. And following Jadon Sancho’s success abroad at Borussia Dortmund, with...
    BARCELONA will reportedly have to pay Luis Suarez £12million to cancel his contract at the Nou Camp. The 33-year-old has been told by new boss Ronald Koeman that he is not in his plans. 2Luis Suarez could be on his way out of Barcelona after six years in CataloniaCredit: Getty Images - Getty This has led a host of clubs to become keen on the Uruguayan striker, with former employers Ajax confirming their interest. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals But according to Goal, if Barca want the ex-Liverpool marksman off their books, they will have to pay him £12m for the last year of his contract. And Suarez is willing to leave this summer after being deemed as surplus to requirements, though he will remain training with Barca. The news outlet also states that Suarez has five clubs that are monitoring his situation. Suarez took to social media last week where he broke his silence on speculation regarding his future. He took aim at former lawyer Alejandro Balbi, who suggested he would leave the Spanish...
    LIONEL MESSI is in talks with Barcelona over a new contract. The Argentine superstar has been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident the club icon will stay. 2Lionel Messi has entered contract talks with BarcelonaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Messi signed his last contract in 2017 alongside Josep Maria Bartomeu who is confident the Argentine will sign againCredit: AFP or licensors That will come as a blow to the likes of Juventus and Manchester City, who have been linked with a sensational move for one of football's greatest ever players. The 33-year-old, who signed his last contract in 2017, has become more outspoken against the club's hierarchy in the last year. But Bartomeu is relaxed about the situation and believes Barca's star man will stay at the Nou Camp. He said: "With Messi we talk, we have talked and we will talk. "He is the best player in football history, he has years of football ahead and he is in top form. "I do not have any doubt...
    BARCELONA legend Rivaldo believes Lionel Messi could be tempted to reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The Argentine superstar has grown hugely unsettled at his boyhood club as problems continue to mount behind the scenes. 4Pep Guardiola and Messi could reunite at Manchester CityCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd   Messi is said to be angry with Barca's board about leaked media reports that appeared to make him seem responsible for events at the club. £1 FREE BET Try your luck this weekend with a free bet on Ladbrokes This included the six-time Ballon d'Or winner being accused of playing a role in the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde. The 33-year-old is also allegedly frustrated about the quality of Barcelona's squad. His current contract expires at the end of next season and Rivaldo has suggested that a move to Man City could be on the horizon. Guardiola won seven major pieces of silverware as Barca boss with Messi the lynchpin in his side. Rivaldo told Betfair: "If he is considering leaving the club, then something mustn't be good in...
    BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday. The report said Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, but that he no longer wishes to stay at the Camp Nou. The report added that Messi is angry about leaked media reports that appeared to make him seem responsible for events at the club, such as the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde, and that he is frustrated about the squad’s lack of quality. The Argentine’s representatives and Barcelona did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Messi, who turned 33 last month, scored his 700th career goal on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid, but the milestone strike ended in disappointment as Barca drew the game 2-2 in the latest blow to their bid to retain the Spanish title. Barca trail Real...
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