Real Madrid president Florentino Perez may not have followed the crowd and splashed an absurd amount of cash in the summer transfer window, but he is still set to fork out over €70m this month to reward those involved in the club’s triumphant 2016/17 season. Zinedine Zidane’s side made history last season by securing a league and Champions League double – in which the latter was secured for the second time in a row for the first time in the ‘modern’ competition’s history. As a result of their unforgettable season, Perez is understood to have set €70m aside from...Read More
Author: Oluwafemi Bolaji
Barcelona have accelerated attempts to sign Liverpool target Thomas Lemar with the aim of blocking the Reds’ move for the winger as the prospects of Coutinho’s move to Nou Camp remain slim, according to Spanish news outlet Sport. The Catalan side have been tracking the Liverpool playmaker for some time now and their interest was intensified following the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. However, as the Merseyside club continue to block any attempts to prise Coutinho away from Anfield, Barça have stepped up their chase of Monaco winger Lemar with Sport claiming that the La Liga giants have...Read More
Liverpool are standing firm in their stance that Philippe Coutinho is not Barcelona-bound – despite reports suggesting a €160m fee has been agreed. Yahoo Sports has claimed that the Brazil international will be a Barcelona player “by the end of the week” as Thursday’s transfer deadline day looms large over the horizon. However, those reports have been rejected by Liverpool’s chief executive Peter Moore, who took to his Twitter account to allay fears that Coutinho had finally broken his club’s resolve to hang on to his talents. Yahoo has reported that Liverpool’s owners – Fenway Sports Group – had...Read More
Barcelona have officially announced the signing of exciting France winger Ousmane Dembele in a deal worth €105m plus add-ons as they rebuild and look to the future after the departure of Neymar to PSG earlier this month. Dembele, who spent just a single season in Germany after moving from Rennes, has agreed a five-year deal at Camp Nou, while his buyout clause has been set at €400m. Dortmund accepts €100m for Ousmane Dembele but holds out for big add-ons Dembele is due to arrive in Barcelona on Sunday, with a medical and formal presentation scheduled for the following day....Read More
French starlet Ousmane Dembele’s move from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona is all but announced. That’s according to BeIN Sports, who report that a €120m deal has been agreed upon by both clubs. Dembele, who emerged as one of Barca’s chief targets following the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, went on strike after learning of the La Liga giants’ interest and decided to excuse himself from training without leaving any word as to his whereabouts. He has since returned to the club, but was banned indefinitely. The German side were said to have been holding out for €140m, but...Read More
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