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Barcelona Monitor Dutch Midfielder Ludovit Reis

Apr 23, 2019 1:02 PM

Barcelona are reportedly monitoring 18-year-old Dutch midfielder Ludovit Reis. 

"We're seriously considering the possibility that he leaves for Barcelona next season," said Groningen director Hans Nijland.

Representatives from Barcelona's youth academy have watched Reis. His transfer fee is set at $6.7 million. 

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United Could Face Mass Exodus If They Miss Out On Champions League

Apr 22, 2019 4:07 PM

Manchester United could have a mass exodus if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

United is currently sixth in the Premier League on 64 points and they no longer control their own destiny.

David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku will all consider their futures if United is out of the Champions League.

United received a bid from Barcelona for Pogba when he and Jose Mourinho were at odds.

De Gea has yet to agree to a new contract and that prospect looks remote.

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Sergio Busquets To Consider MLS Move After Barcelona

Apr 22, 2019 1:57 PM

Sergio Busquets said he would leave Barcelona once he is no longer considered a first team player.

"I always said I wouldn't be put on a secondary role at Barcelona when I feel my ambition vanishes, or I'm no longer able to comply I will step aside feeling content for what I gave to the club," Busquets said.

Busquets' contract expires in 2023. He added that he is a fan of living in the United States.

"You can not predict the future, but I'm a fan of the United States, and football continues to grow there, the competitive style and playoff format is different from what we are used to here, and that draws me in."

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Paul Pogba Would Need To Renegotiate Wages For Real Madrid Move

Apr 22, 2019 1:54 PM

Paul Pogba's current salary is a potential stumbling block in a Real Madrid transfer.

Pogba currently earns just over $19 million per season, which would place him above Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid are concerned about how the dressing room would respond to the wage hierarchy should Pogba move to the team.

The tense relationship between Pogba's agent Mina Raiola and Real Madrid may also be another roadblock in a transfer.

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Manchester City Tracking 17-Year-Old Argentine Playmaker Thiago Almada

Apr 22, 2019 1:36 PM

Manchester City are reportedly interested in Velez Sarsfield playmaker Thiago Almada.

Pep Guardiola is said to be looking into a bid of just under $26 million for the midfielder who plays under Gabriel Heinze.

Almada could also join Girona on a loan to avoid FFP regulation.

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Atletico Madrid, Juventus Linked With Joao Felix

Apr 22, 2019 1:31 PM

Atletico Madrid and Juventus are the latest teams linked with Benfica phenom Joao Felix.

Ronaldo, who shares the same agent as Felix, reportedly gave his blessing on a move for the 19-year-old.

Meanwhile, Atleti are rumored to see Felix as Antoine Griezmann's replacement should Griezmann leave the club this summer.

Felix has a $135 million buyout clause.

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Kylian Mbappe: 'I'm Staying At PSG'

Apr 22, 2019 1:26 PM

Kylian Mbappe reiterated his commitment to PSG following his hat-trick in a win over Monaco. Mbappe had been linked with Real Madrid following Zinedine Zidane's comments admiring the forward.

“I'm staying at PSG. I'm fully involved in PSG's project. I'm happy for Real Madrid that Zizou has come back. I'll watch their games as an admirer," said Mbappe.

PSG clinched the Ligue 1 title earlier in the day.

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Ronaldo Says He's 'Staying at Juventus 1,000%' Following Title

Apr 20, 2019 9:49 PM

Ronaldo reaffirmed his commitment to Juventus after the club secured its 8th straight Serie A title.

“I am staying at Juve, 1,000 per cent. In my opinion, it was a very good first season and I adapted well. We won the Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup, which is certainly not easy to achieve. After winning the league in England and Spain, now I can say I’ve won it in Italy too. It was important to me and I’m very happy," said Ronaldo.

Ronaldo said his focus next season was on the Champions League.

"We felt that we could do more and we wanted to win, but only one side can win the Champions League. Next year is a new page, the fans all want it and so do we. It is an important trophy, but it’s difficult to get there in this tournament. It’s a positive group and I believe it has been a good season.”

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Olivier Giroud Looking For First-Choice Role Next Season

Apr 18, 2019 1:21 PM

Olivier Giroud says he's unhappy coming off the bench for Chelsea and may look for more playing opportunities this summer.

“When you are a competitor, when you’ve been through difficulties all through your career, you need to keep that frustration inside you and transform it into positive energy on the pitch. I’m not happy to play the second role. That’s why I said, next year, I will need to have a more important role to play in the team," said Giroud.

The 32-year-old is one of several Chelsea players whose future will be affected by a potential transfer ban.

"The thing is, we are still waiting to find out whether the club will have the opportunity to buy players or not, so maybe it’s a bit confusing now. But with what I’ve achieved here, there is no reason they won’t give me one more year. But I need to be happy, also," he added.

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Barcelona Close To Signing Matthijs De Ligt From Ajax

Apr 17, 2019 9:18 AM

Barcelona is close to reaching an agreement to sign 19-year-old center back Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.

Barcelona has the situation "under control," according to the sources.

Juventus and Bayern Munich also have interest in De Ligt, but he "only wants to listen to Barcelona."

Barcelona similarly signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, who only wanted to join Barcelona.

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Inter Ready To Bid $80 Million For Nicolas Pepe
Pepe has attracted the likes of Manchester United, Bayern, and PSG.

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Josep Maria Bartomeu: Barcelona Not Moving For Griezmann
Bartomeu also said that Rakitic and Umtiti will remain with Barcelona.

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Zinedine Zidane: 'There Are Players Who Can Bring In Money'
Real Madrid have been linked to Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, and Luka Jovic for summer moves.

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Paulo Dybala Linked With Transfer To Bayern Munich
Paulo Dybala has often played out of position this season with Juventus.

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Joao Felix To Open Contract Talks With Juventus
Joao Felix currently has a €120 million release clause on his deal with Benfica.

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Barcelona Will Try To Sign Willian This Summer
The deal could hit a snag if Chelsea's transfer ban is upheld.

Jason Burt/The Telegraph

Louis Van Gaal: Matthijs De Ligt Should Go To Barcelona
Barcelona and Bayern are reportedly favorites to sign de Ligt.

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Karim Benzema Is 'Compatible With Everyone' According To Zidane
Zidane praised Benzema's ability to score and link-up play.

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Real Madrid Put $147 Million Price Tag On Gareth Bale
Real Madrid, who are looking to sell Bale to an English club, have been linked with Christian Eriksen and Paul Pogba.

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Mauro Icardi Will Not Re-Sign With Inter, Eyeing Champions League Move
Juventus are the favorites to land the striker for as low as $67 million.

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Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG Set To Battle For Japanese Teenager
Take was part of a group of youth players involved in Barcelona's previous transfer ban.

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Toni Kroos Reportedly Eyeing Manchester United Move
Manchester United reportedly were interested in adding Kroos last summer.

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Real Madrid Monitor Joao Felix, Luka Jovic
Real Madrid are looking to replenish their attack ahead of next season.

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Luka Jovic's Dad Says His Son Will Not Sign For Barcelona
Barcelona's technical staff have reportedly been impressed by the 21-year-old Jovic.

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Juventus With Rumored Interest In Julian Brandt
Brandt's release clause is just over $28 million.

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Eden Hazard Will Refuse New Contract To Force Real Madrid Move
Real Madrid want to bring down his initial $130 million transfer valuation.

Matt Law/The Telegraph

Toronto FC Held 'Exploratory' Talks With Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben has also received interest from Inter Milan.

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Maurizio Sarri: 'It's Impossible To Find Another Hazard'
Hazard scored both goals against West Ham, including a stunning solo effort.

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Rodrigo Reportedly Eyeing Move To Manchester City
City are looking for a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

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Josep Maria Bartomeu: Barcelona Could Afford Paul Pogba In 2016
Barcelona and Real Madrid have been rumored as possible destinations for Paul Pogba if he's sold.

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