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Real Madrid finalizing £22 million deal for Porto defender Danilo, say reports

According to various reports in Spain, Real Madrid have reached a £22 million agreement for FC Porto defender Danilo. The only things left to finalize the deal are minor details in the contract and the player’s signature. Just over a week ago, Porto president Pinto da Costa reportedly slapped a £30 […]

Barcelona midfielder Xavi set to join New York City FC in 2016, says report

According to the Spanish radio show El Larguero, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is set to join New York City FC in 2016. Last summer, reports surfaced linking the Spain international with the new Major League Soccer franchise – as well as the Qatari club, Al Arabi. At the time, Barcelona […]

PSG defender Marquinhos confirms interest from Barcelona and Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has confirmed Barcelona and Manchester United tried to sign him last summer. The Brazilian centre-back has been linked with both clubs with reports claiming Barcelona had a big-money bid rejected, while United had a £30 million offer turned down by the French champions. With the arrival […]

Barcelona official blasts current and former players; reveals club secrets

During an interview with the Catalan Newspaper Regio 7, Carles Rexach criticized the eating habits of Lionel Messi, the managerial skills of Luis Enrique, passed judgement on current and former Barcelona players while revealing some club secrets. The interview took place last year, but the quotes have only now surfaced and were […]

Bundesliga considering schedule changes to compete with Premier League

Despite the public display of opposition to the television model used by the Premier League by supporters of FC Bayern Munich this past weekend (see below), it now appears that the German Bundesliga is contemplating a scheduling change to compete with England’s top flight. According to a report published by ESPN FC, the Bundesliga […]

Carlo Ancelotti confident Real Madrid will return to previous heights

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes his team needs to start playing well again and is confident they will take steps towards improving recent performances this evening against Schalke 04. The Italian boss was speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen. Ancelotti is […]

Bayern Munich surpass Real Madrid as Champions League favorites

Before the start of the season, Real Madrid were joint-favorites with Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. Once the competition began, Carlo Ancelotti’s side attempted to prove to the bookmakers that they were the clear favorites by sweeping through the group stages and reaching the Round of 16 undefeated – while […]

Rejuvenated Lionel Messi leading Barcelona’s title charge

Since making his debut for Barcelona in October 2004, Lionel Messi has mesmerized fans across the globe with his unearthly skills on the pitch. His individual performances have earned him four World Player of the Year awards (Ballon d’Or); and his leadership has directed Barcelona to three Champions League titles, two […]

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season. Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia; and because of […]

Carlo Ancelotti refuses to be drawn into Ronaldo birthday party debate

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against Deportivo La Coruna, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to be drawn into the debate surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30th birthday party following last weekend’s 4-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo has faced backlash from supporters (with some showing up at training to […]

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