Barca pinch another player off Chelsea as Kounde explains reasons for snubbing Blues

Chelsea’s pursuit of Jules Kounde is over with Barcelona announcing they’ve reached an agreement in principle to sign the sought-after defender. The deal, understood to be setting Barca back £51million, will be completed subject to 23-year-old Kounde passing his medical and signing the contract. Getty Kounde looked set to join Chelsea but has changed his […]

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Barcelona leading race for Villa starlet, who is left out of pre-season tour

Barcelona are leading the race to sign Aston Villa’s teenage midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, talkSPORT understands. The LaLiga giants, as well as a number of top European Premier League sides are interested in signing the 18-year-old. Getty He’s also a key player for England at youth level Villa boss Steven Gerrard says Chukwuemeka has been left […]

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Arsenal chase Raphinha as Barcelona stall on fee wanted by Leeds

Barcelona could let slip their grasp on Leeds United star Raphinha as they look to rebuild in the summer transfer window, allowing Arsenal to swoop. It’s being reported they are stalling on a €55million (£47m) bid for the Brazilian winger. AFP Raphinha is expected to leave Elland Road this summer That comes despite the fact […]

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Saka recalls ‘elite’ Barca star embarrassing him on the pitch and it wasn’t Messi

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has revealed Barcelona star Sergio Busquets is the best player he has faced. Saka, 20, is having a fine season in the Premier League and has developed as one of the best young talents. Getty Saka has become one of Arsenal’s most dangerous players As a result of his displays he […]

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Arsenal and Pique send support to Josh Cavallo after announcing he’s gay

Arsenal and Gerard Pique are among those in football to have applauded Australian player Josh Cavallo for announcing publicly that he’s gay. Cavallo, who plays for A-League side Adelaide United and has represented Australia at Under-20 level, becomes the only current top-flight male professional footballer in the world to reveal he is gay. Getty Cavallo […]

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Pochettino played against Messi, could have been a teammate, now will manage him

Seventeen years since first coming across Lionel Messi, Mauricio Pochettino is about to coach him. Barcelona’s greatest ever player is ending his 21-year association with the club and it looks like Paris Saint-Germain is his next stop. Getty Images – Getty Messi is leaving Barcelona and heading for Pochettino’s PSG And sharing the changing room […]

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Barcelona in race to get new Messi deal done ahead of showdown with Ronaldo

Barcelona are reportedly hoping to announce Lionel Messi’s new contract in the first week of August. Messi has been a free agent since the beginning of July but it’s understood the Argentine is keen to extend his stay. Getty Messi is set to sign a new five-year deal with Barca However, the pressure is on […]

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Bielsa is ‘too good for Leeds’ as Argentine is told to aim for clubs like Barca

He does love to keep fans and journalists on their toes but it’s expected Marcelo Bielsa will be in charge of Leeds for the upcoming season. The Argentine is technically out of contract at Elland Road, however, that’s just how he tends to do things. Getty Bielsa announced he had signed a new contract a […]

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Messi to take huge pay cut as he verbally agrees new contract with Barcelona

Lionel Messi has reached a verbal agreement on a five-year contract extension at Barcelona, it has been reported. It’s also understood that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner will take a 50 per cent pay cut under the terms of the new deal, which will keep him at Barca until he’s 39 years old. Getty Messi […]

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Messi gets landmark goal for Barca, while Ronaldo gets double of his own

Amid all the crazy scenes in Manchester, there was a real sense of normality in football on the continent. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably football’s two greatest players, got on the scoresheet twice as they earned wins for their respective clubs, Barcelona and Juventus. Not for the first time, Messi and Ronaldo were […]

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