Arsenal boss Unai Emery to revive bid to sign Sevilla midfielder this summer – Football Article

Arsenal are to reignite their interest in signing Sevilla star Ever Banega, according to the Mirror. The midfielder is a priority on Gunners manager Unai Emery’s wish-list of players to replace Aaron Ramsey who will leave at the end of the season for Juventus. It was widely reported that the North London side wanted to sign the 30-year-old in January, however did not have the funds to do so. With their interest still high in the playmaker, it is claimed…

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Can “World’s Best Club” Real Madrid Still Win La Liga? | – Football Article

There has been much debate surrounding football dynasties and success of late, largely sparked by comments in January from Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, who conveniently omitted mention of Real Madrid and their three consecutive Champions League triumphs, when naming the three clubs he considered to be the best of the last decade. Guardiola had claimed that Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus have been the most successful clubs in the last decade, based upon their consistent domestic league and cup…

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Ibrahimovic delighted Luka Modric was rewarded in with 2018 Ballon d’Or – Football Article

The midfielder broke the monopoly held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for individual awards in 2018, delighting the Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed his delight and slight surprise at seeing “complete” Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric handed multiple individual honours in 2018. Modric’s former Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo had largely hogged the limelight at the Santiago Bernabeu in past seasons, but Modric was influential in the side’s third consecutive Champions League and then inspired Croatia’srun to the World Cup…

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Man United enter Luis Suarez race | Football Views – Football Blog | Opinion – Football Article

Manchester United have reportedly identified Barcelona forward Luis Suarez as a potential signing this summer. The Uruguay international has enjoyed a successful spell at Camp Nou with 168 goals in 229 appearances, but the attacker has now turned 32 years of age and it seems uncertain how long he will remain at the club. Suarez still has two-and-a-half years left on his existing contract but according to GOLdigital, the Red Devils are said to be considering an approach in the…

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How 90 years of LaLiga growth, and some odd quirks, gave us 24,895 games, 71,149 goals and 63 different clubs – Football Article

Sunday, 10 February 1929 at 3.10pm: that’s when the first ball started rolling in LaLiga. Now, 24,895 matches, 71,149 goals, 63 different participants and nine different champions later, LaLiga is preparing to celebrate its 90th anniversary during matchday 22 of the 2018/19 season. When Valencia’s clash with Real Sociedad kicks off on Sunday, 10 February 2019, the 22 players will be participating in the 24,902nd match in the league’s history exactly 90 years after the players of Espanyol of Real…

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Spanish Football | Soccer | Sports Blog – Football Article

French Football Magazine “L’Equipe” has published their list of the Top 10 Football Players in earnings. Here is the list: The Top 10 Best Paid Football | Soccer Players in the World 1º – Lionel Messi 8,3M€ Gross/Month (FC Barcelona) 2º – Cristiano Ronaldo 4,7M€ Gross/ Month  (Juventus FC) 3º – Antoine Griezmann 3,3M€ (Atletico de Madrid) 4º – Neymar 3,06M€  (PSG) 5º – Luis Suarez 2,9M€ (FC Barcelona) 6º – Gareth Bale 2,5M€ (Real Madrid) 7º – Philippe Coutinho…

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Chelsea eye Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona – Football Article

Chelsea are closely monitoring the rise of Barcelona starlet Philippe Coutinho ahead of a potential approach in the summer. The 26-year-old has only spent more than a year at Camp Nou but despite scoring 18 goals from 54 appearances in all competitions, it is unclear whether the midfielder will remain at the club ahead of next season. The Blues may sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer and according to The Independent, the Premier League outfit are prepared…

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Man United identify Raphael Varane as top target | Football Action – Football Article

Manchester United have reportedly identified Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane as a potential signing this summer. The Red Devils have been interested in revamping the centre of their defence for the past two transfer windows, but no new signings have been made in that area of the pitch. However, the North-West giants continue to be linked with a number of players, and it appears that the club will try to lure a World Cup winner to Old Trafford in summer…

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Atletico Madrid -Real Madrid: Simeone happy to reunite with Solari in Madrid derby – Football Article

The Real Madrid boss played under his Atleti counterpart during his playing career, with the latter ready for their reunion Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is looking forward to a reunion with Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari this weekend. The Madrid giants face off at the Wanda Metropolitano with both sides trying to chase down La Liga leaders Barcelona. Solari played under Simeone at San Lorenzo and will reunite with his old boss for the first time in Saturday’s…

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Preview, Team News & Predicted Lineups for Copa Del Rey 2019 – Football Article

Barcelona vs Real MadridCopa Del Rey 2018/196th February, 20:00 pm BSTCamp Nou, Barcelona Barcelona host Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final tonight. The Catalan giants will be high on confidence after their impressive win over Sevilla in the last round. Despite going down 2-0 on aggregate, they managed to overturn the deficit and book their place in the semi-finals of the competition. Ernesto Valverde’s men will be looking to pick up a healthy advantage…

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Eden Hazard has decided to leave Chelsea and sign for Real Madrid – Football Article

Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Eden Hazard has reportedly decided to leave Chelsea and sign for Real Madrid, having received assurances that they will bid for him this summer. This information comes from the Telegraph‘s Matt Law, who tends to be pretty clued in when it comes to Chelsea football club. He believes that Hazard’s decision has been made and he will ask to leave this summer. Real Madrid’s interest is the worst kept secret in football, closely followed by Hazard’s…

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Real Madrid eye swoop for €120m-rated Benfica teenager Joao Felix – Football Article

Real Madrid have reportedly expressed an interest in making an audacious move for Benfica youngster Joao Felix, although the player’s reported €120m release clause could be set to increase. The 19-year-old Portuguese has been impressive in his homeland so far this season, scoring eight times and registering three assists in 21 appearances. With that said, it’s obvious to see why the teenager would attract interest from elsewhere, with AS suggesting that the European champions Real Madrid are set to join…

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Report – Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Barcelona | Football Views – Football Blog | Opinion – Football Article

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly expressed his desire to join Spanish champions Barcelona at the end of the season. The 19-year-old, who is regarded as one of the best young centre-backs in European football, is believed to be on the radar of a number of the elite clubs across Europe. Barca recently completed the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, and he will officially move to the Catalan giants in this summer’s transfer window. According to Mundo…

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Chelsea and Willian struggling to agree new deal at Stamford Bridge – Football Article

Chelsea winger Willian is reportedly struggling to agree a new contract with the club, according to Brazilian news outlet UOL. The Brazil international signed for the Blues in 2013 and has since made 189 appearances, including 23 of Chelsea’s 24 matches this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri. But the pacey and hardworking forward has been under fire from fans, who feel that his three goals and three assists this term is underwhelming in comparison to his wide-midfield teammates, with…

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Chelsea eye move to sign Philippe Coutinho as Eden Hazard replacement? | Football Action – Football Article

Chelsea are weighing up a summer move for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard, Mundo Deportivo claims. Hazard, 28, departure to the European champions will leave a huge setback at the west London outfit, but the aforementioned report suggests that the Blues have identified Coutinho as an ideal replacement in their attack. The Brazil international has spent just a year at Barca and is said to be considering his future, with the Spanish champions…

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Real Madrid to bid £100m for Marcus Rashford – Football Article

Real Madrid have reportedly identified Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford as a potential signing this summer. The European champions are eyeing a potential £100m deal to sign the England international in the summer, according to The Sun. Los Blancos are refusing to give up in their pursuit of the 21-year-old striker as they turn their attention towards the signings they could make at the end of the campaign. The report adds that Madrid are hoping to complete a move for…

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Arsenal keen on signing Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals – Football Article

Arsenal have reportedly identified Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals as a potential signing, according to Spanish outlet Sport. Premier League duo Arsenal and West Ham United are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old attacker, who has scored two goals and made two assists in six Europa League appearances. The report adds, Fornals is “on the agenda” of both English clubs ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline. It is also suggested in the same report that the Spaniard is thought to have a buyout…

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Arsenal launch £14m bid for Keylor Navas | Football Action – Football Article

Arsenal have reportedly tabled a £14m bid for Real Madrid out-of-favour goalkeeper Keylor Navas, according to Spanish outlet Sport. The 32-year-old goalkeeper hinted on social media that he may be on his way out of the Spanish capital this month. The Costa Rican international appeared to say goodbye to the club’s supporters in an Instagram post, fueling speculation that a move away could be on the cards. The report suggests that Arsenal could be Navas’s next destination, as the Gunners…

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Alvaro Morata joins Atletico Madrid from Chelsea on 18-month loan deal Atletico Madrid – Football Article

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has joined Spanish club Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season. The 26-year-old joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in July 2017 for a then club-record fee of £60m on a five-year contract. He has made 47 Premier League appearances for the Blues, scoring 16 times. 🔴⚪🔴 #WelcomeMorata!Agreement with @ChelseaFC over the loan of @AlvaroMorata for the remainder of the current season and the next one.FULL STORY ➡ https://t.co/KiMEnruwJk#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/vHYMUSv3Vp — Atlético de…

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How the demise of local shirt sponsors has killed the connection between fans and their team – Football Article

The first football jersey I owned was a knock-off Inter Javier Zanetti shirt that my mum brought me back from a trip to Italy when I was 11 years old. She had been told it was an Italy kit and that Zanetti was their best player. Of course, as a kid growing up in Boston, Massachusetts before the internet and with no way to watch any European football, it would be years before I learned that neither was true. I…

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Tottenham look to La Liga to boost Mauricio Pochettino’s squad – Football Article

Tottenham Hotspur are planning a £30million summer move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler according to reports from ESPN. The North London club have yet to make a major signing since Lucas Moura joined from PSG in the 2018 January transfer window. But reports are suggesting that they are plotting a move for Spain Under-21 international, Soler, in the summer after scouting him regularly this season. The 22-year-old has impressed this term, scoring in Valencia’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Manchester…

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Real Madrid consider summer swoop for Chelsea star Eden Hazard – Football Article

Real Madrid are lining up a swoop for Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard as their top transfer priority this summer, according to Spanish newspaper AS. The European champions are determined to try and bring the Belgium international to the Spanish capital this summer after having been linked with a move for the midfielder for years. The report says that Los Blancos have essentially ended their pursuit of Christian Eriksen and they will now focus their attention on trying to land Hazard…

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Report – Arsenal interested in Malcom from Barcelona – Football Article

Arsenal have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing sign Malcom from Barcelona on loan this month, according to The Sun. The Gunners are hoping to complete a loan move to sign the Brazil international before Thursday’s transfer deadline. The north Londoners have asked Barca to let them sign the 21-year-old playmaker on loan during their recent discussions about the possibility of securing Denis Suarez. Malcom has barely featured for the Catalan giants so far this term and has only scored…

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Ex-Middlesbrough Flop Stuani Shining Brightly in La Liga – Football Article

Loading… By James Crawford on January 26, 2019 – 3 views Sometimes there are footballers who age like a fine wine, improving their performances with experience, or who achieve their best individual statistics heading into what might traditionally be regarded as the twilight of their careers. That certainly seems to be the case for Uruguayan international forward Cristhian Stuani, who has been the focus of considerable transfer speculation in Spain of… This is only a snippet of a Football Article written…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers interested in Atletico Madrid’s Gelson Martins? – Football Article

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly expressed an interest in making a loan move for Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins. Wolves are known to have the funds available for new additions but as it stands, no first-team signings have been confirmed in January. However, according to Columna Cero, the Premier League outfit are interested in signing a loan deal for the 23-year-old winger before the end of the month. The Portugal international has made just two starts and eight substitute appearance in…

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Barcelona agree £65m summer deal for Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong Barcelona – Football Article

Barcelona have confirmed the £65m signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the deal to go through in the summer. The 21-year-old, who will cost the La Liga leaders an initial 75m euros plus another 11m euros (£9.5m) in variables, has agreed a five-year deal. Netherlands international De Jong can also play in defence. He was linked to many of Europe’s top clubs including Manchester City, Juventus and Paris St-Germain. Frenkie de Jong, announced.Full story 👉 https://t.co/XRRql1NLyu #EnjoyDeJong🔵🔴 —…

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Real Madrid consider £90m bid for Paulo Dybala – Football Article

Real Madrid consider £90m bid for Paulo Dybala | FootballExtras.net Real Madrid are ready to launch £90m bid for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala this summer, according to The Sun. Dybala, 25, has become an integral part of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad since joining the Serie A winners from Palermo in 2015. The European champions are understood to want to lure the Argentina international to the Spanish capital where he would be expected to fill the central forward’s position. Dybala has scored…

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All that glitters certainly isn’t gold – Football Article

It is a clear free-kick on the edge of the Inter Milan box.  25 yards out, dead centre and ten world-class players queueing up to create some magic.  86,000 fans wait expectantly.  The stadium all of a sudden lights up with tens of thousands of mobile phones, trained on the pitch, the owners of them choosing to view the incident through a small screen rather than with their own eyes.  Welcome to Modern Football. It was an opportunity that I…

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Barcelona sign Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo on loan deal Barcelona – Football Article

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of former Portsmouth and Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on a loan deal until the end of the season. The 31-year-old former Ghana international has joined from Serie A club Sassuolo in a £1.8m deal which includes an option to buy for £7.1m in the summer. Boateng, who joined Portsmouth from Spurs in 2009 before going on to sign for AC Milan a year later was presented to the media on Tuesday morning. 🗣 @KPBofficial 💪…

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Juventus step up interest in Isco? | Football Action – Football Article

The Italian champions Juventus have reportedly outlined their intentions to move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to Tuttosport. Massimiliano Allegri’s side are well stocked for options at the Allianz Stadium, and it has been reported that Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal could arrive in Turin during the summer. However, the report claims that it will not prevent the Serie A giants from looking to secure the services of Isco after the Spaniard fell out of favour at the Bernabeu. The…

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