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  • Bayern Munich Confirm 'Very Good' Sandro Wagner Talks Amid Transfer Rumours

    Bayern Munich look to have taken a significant step toward completing the January signing of Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner after confirming "very good talks" have taken place ahead of the winter transfer window. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic spoke to the media and said an agreement over the transfer fee is the main obstacle, per ESPN FC's Stephan Uersfeld: "We held very good talks. Of course, it will also be about the transfer fee. We are relaxed, have no pressure, but have...

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  • Italian Football Federation Want Antonio Conte to Return as Italy Manager

    Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Federation, has given a strong indication he wants Antonio Conte to take over as Italy boss for a second time.  He spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t BBC Sport) and implied Conte is his first choice: "[Massimiliano] Allegri, [Roberto] Mancini, [Carlo] Ancelotti...I say getting warmer. And Conte? Fire." Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy boss after they lost to Sweden in their play-off for the 2018 World Cup, the first time since 1958 the...

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  • PSG Reportedly Eye Liverpool Star Philippe Coutinho as Primary Summer Target

    Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly at the top of Paris Saint-Germain's shopping list ahead of next summer, with the French club hoping to revive one of 2017's biggest transfer sagas.  Barcelona were the club most closely associated with a move for Coutinho over the summer months, but PSG ran a close second, and French journalist Julien Maynard has said he'll be their priority at the end of this season (h/t Daily Mirror). James Benson of the Daily Express provided a translation...

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  • Thiago Silva Urges Philippe Coutinho to Leave Liverpool for PSG

    Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has admitted he is hopeful his team can do a deal for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and that he has spoken to him about his future. Talking to Telefoot (h/t The Independent), Silva was candid when quizzed on PSG's interest in his Brazil team-mate, suggesting he is hopeful a deal may even be done in the January window. "I talk a lot with Coutinho," he said. "I hope that at the end of the season or even before, it could be a nice surprise for us. I...

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  • Neymar Invisible as PSG Cruise Past Nantes 4-1

    Neymar was upstaged by strike partner Edinson Cavani as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nantes 4-1 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Cavani scored twice for the league leaders, who also got goals from Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore. PSG are now six points ahead of last season's champions AS Monaco, but this was a rare day when star player Neymar failed to sparkle. Neymar was named in a refreshed starting XI also featuring the mercurial Pastore in place of AS...

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  • Luis Suarez Nets Brace as Barcelona Cruise Past Leganes

    Luis Suarez ended his goalscoring drought in style to help Barcelona increase their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points. Suarez bagged a brace as Barca beat Leganes 3-0 at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Saturday. Substitute Paulinho added the third in the penultimate minute after Suarez had given the visitors a two-goal lead. The Blaugrana have now stretched their advantage over Valencia, although Los Che have played a game less. Meanwhile, Leganes are ninth after this...

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  • Neymar Reportedly Forced to Move from Paris Home Due to Security Concerns

    Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has reportedly decided to move out of his home in the French capital due to safety concerns. According to Le Parisien (h/t Liam Prenderville of the Daily Mirror), the Brazilian’s property in the suburban area of Bougival has been intruded by supporters, who have been able to climb the surrounding fences. Firefighters have been called to the residence on numerous occasions, and Neymar is said to have moved out.  This article will be updated to provide more...

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  • Monterrey vs. Tigres: 2017 Apertura Championship Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Monterrey take on Tigres in the final round of fixtures in Liga MX's Apertura on Saturday. The hosts go into the Clasico Regiomontano top of the table with 34 points, while Tigres are two points further back in second. Both teams have already qualified for the playoffs, but Tigres have the chance to finish top with victory at the home of their local rivals. Here is how you can watch the game in Guadalupe, Mexico: Date: Saturday, November 18 Time: 1 a.m. (November 19) (GMT), 8 p.m. (ET) TV...

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  • Should the Barcelona No. 10 Shirt Be Retired When Lionel Messi Stops Playing?

    It's rare that a span of games goes by without Lionel Messi giving Barcelona fans something new to salivate over, for which they are profoundly grateful. There are several reasons for their appreciation of the majestic forward. Naturally, they pay to watch their side entertain, and Messi does just that. They also fervently back the team and expect victories in return, to which Messi contributes enormously. And the fans are also extremely clannish, as well they might be, in proclaiming the Barca...

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  • PSG Reportedly Planning to Pair Cristiano Ronaldo with Neymar Amid Exit Rumours

    Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly hoping to follow up last summer's record-breaking capture of Neymar by signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid next year. Spanish outlet Diario Gol reported PSG's interest in Ronaldo is picking up around the same time there have been questions raised over the Portuguese star's future in Madrid (h/t Jack Otway of the Daily Express). The Express report even went so far as to say Ronaldo was "hellbent" on leaving the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this past summer,...

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  • Paris Saint-Germain 'On the Verge' of Confirming Wendel Signing from Fluminense

    Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly close to confirming a deal worth around €10 million for Fluminense box-to-box midfielder Wendel. According to Jonathan Johnson on ESPN.co.uk, the 20-year-old Brazilian will join the Paris outfit in January on a five-year deal. The report added Wendel is likely to slot into the PSG midfield immediately rather than be sent out on loan, which was the initial plan before Thiago Motta's injury. Wendel has played a key role for Fluminense in the...

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  • Barcelona, Juventus Reportedly Set to Duel for Lyon Midfield Star Lucas Tousart

    Barcelona and Juventus are reportedly ready to go to war over the signature of up-and-coming Lyon midfield star Lucas Tousart, who has attracted attention following a breakout campaign at the Groupama Stadium. The 2016-17 campaign handed Tousart his first taste of consistent first-team football at Lyon, and Italian website Calciomercato.com referred to a Mundo Deportivo article that said Barca will battle Juve for his services. Both teams have sent scouts to watch the holding figure in action,...

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  • Inter Milan Star Milan Skriniar 'Not Interested' in Barcelona Rumours

    Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has distanced himself from reported suitors Barcelona by saying he's "not interested" in a move to Catalonia and his only objective is to succeed with his current employers. A breakthrough campaign at the San Siro has seen Skriniar's profile go through the roof, but even the gaze of Catalan powerhouse Barcelona isn't enough to sway the Slovak star. He told Italian broadcaster Mediaset Premium (h/t Football Italia): "I am not interested in Barcelona. I play for...

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  • Arda Turan 'Free to Leave' Barcelona, Offers Yet to Come

    Arda Turan has reportedly been told by Barcelona that he is not in manager Ernesto Valverde's plans and is free to leave the club, and his agent is trying to work out a January departure from the Camp Nou. However, according to Ozgur Sancar of AS, the Catalan club have yet to receive any offers for the Turkish playmaker, and the club's desire to recoup around €10 million of the €34 million they spent to sign him from Atletico Madrid in 2015 could cause some problems. Sancar added there had been...

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  • Barcelona Reportedly Hoping to Secure Lionel Messi Loyalty on Lifetime Contract

    Barcelona are reportedly working to offer prized star Lionel Messi a lifetime contract similar to the one fellow club legend Andres Iniesta recently signed as they look to tie him down for the long term. Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported Messi has already signed a new deal until 2021—announced back in July—and that a lifetime contract is the new priority (h/t Mikael McKenzie of the Daily Express). It was only in October when Barcelona announced Iniesta as the first recipient of a...

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  • Juventus Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Stefan De Vrij

    Juventus are reportedly keeping an eye on Stefan De Vrij's ongoing contract negotiations with Lazio, which appear to have stalled over the defender's wage demands. According to Calciomercato's Nima Tavallaey Roodsari, Lazio have offered the Dutchman a two-year extension worth €2.8 million a year, not including bonuses, which would also contain a €25 million release clause. De Vrij is said to want a higher salary but does not want his release clause to increase accordingly, with Juve hoping to...

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Blaugrana Lead Antoine Griezmann Race in Latest Rumours

    Barcelona reportedly lead both Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann next summer. According to Sport (h/t Sport Witness), while City have registered their interest in the France international, he currently favours a move to the Camp Nou. The report stated both Manchester clubs have made contact with Griezmann's representatives. Additionally, a report from Le 10 Sport (h/t Sport) has suggested the Blaugrana have already struck an...

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  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Held out of Dortmund Team for 'Disciplinary Reasons'

    Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be part of the squad for the game against Stuttgart on Friday due to "disciplinary reasons." The club put out the following message on their Twitter account on Thursday: "Aubameyang has been removed from the squad for tomorrow's match for disciplinary reasons," read the post, per Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN FC. No further explanation was provided by the Bundesliga side, who have recently relinquished top spot in the German...

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  • Unal Emery: Neymar Will Remain at PSG Amid Rumours of Unhappiness at Club

    Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has dismissed suggestions that Neymar wants out of his new club and has said the Brazilian will not be going anywhere. Some speculation has surfaced in recent weeks that the Brazilian regrets leaving Barcelona for the Parc des Princes in the previous transfer window. But talking to the press on Thursday, Emery said the forward is not up for sale. "When we took him (from Barcelona) it was with one precise goal," he said, per the Press Association (h/t Sky...

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  • Eric Cantona Questions Neymar's PSG Transfer, Says Ligue 1 Doesn't Interest Him

    French football icon Eric Cantona has detailed his surprise as to why record-breaker Neymar departed Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a £200 million deal over the summer.  Former Leeds and Manchester United forward Cantona also played in his native Ligue 1 with the likes of Marseille and Auxerre, but he told Yahoo Sport (h/t MailOnline's Robert Cottingham) he was confused by Neymar's decision to move: "When you are 25 years old and play for Brazil and Barcelona you wonder a little why he has...

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Andre Gomes Rumours, Jasper Cillessen Price Revealed

    Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes could well be sold next year as the club looks to get its wage bill under control, with Tottenham Hotspur said to be interested. Elsewhere, goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen's price tag has reportedly been revealed as Newcastle United monitor his situation. Madrid-based newspaper Marca said Thursday that Barca "will look for more sales next summer" (h/t Sport Witness), and it's believed Gomes, who is valued at €35 million (£31.2 million), could be one of those allowed...

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  • Barcelona Ambassador Ronaldinho Would Support Lionel Messi If He Left Club

    It would be unthinkable for many in Barcelona to support talisman Lionel Messi leaving the club, and while club legend Ronaldinho wants his old team-mate to stay, he's said he'd back the Argentinian if he chose to leave. Ronaldinho left the Camp Nou nine years ago, and despite the fact he still serves Barca in an ambassadorial role, he told Goal's Peter Staunton his bond with Messi means he'd get behind his decision: "If it touches his heart to go to another club, even though I am an ambassador...

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  • Barcelona Will Only Try to Sign Antoine Griezmann If Philippe Coutinho Bid Fails

    Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann is reportedly only a back-up attacking target for Barcelona in case they fail in their ongoing pursuit of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho. According to Sport (via The Sun's Alec Shilton), Barca are ahead of rival suitors Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign the French forward but Coutinho is still the Blaugrana's preferred target. That's despite a recent report explaining the Camp Nou giants already have a deal in principle with Atleti to...

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Denis Suarez Slams Constant Rumours, Aleix Vidal Latest

    Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has lashed out at rumours he is set to leave the club, making him feel like he's "always on the market" no matter what he does at the Camp Nou. Meanwhile, the Blauagrana have denied Aleix Vidal has been sold to AS Roma.  Suarez has made only two starts in league competition this season and recently opened up to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo (h/t Marca) to air his frustrations, outlining he does not wish to leave: "I feel that whatever I do, I am always on...

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