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Reports: Everton Are Still Paying 90% Of Ronald Koeman’s Wages Despite Him Not Being Everton Manager Any More

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Everton are reportedly still paying the vast majority of Ronald Koeman's wages, despite the Dutchman having been sacked by the club back in October.

Koeman was dismissed just four months into a three-year contract that saw him become the 10th highest paid coach in world football on a salary of £6million per year.

Official: Man Utd Terminate Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Contract With Immediate Effect, Move To LA Galaxy Imminent

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Manchester United have confirmed that they've agreed to terminate Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract four months early, thus freeing the veteran striker up to complete a move to Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 36-year-old has played just seven times since returning from the knee knack that prematurely ended his 2016/17 campaign.

Carlos Tevez Jokes Botched Shanghai Shenhua Move Was ‘Seven-Month Holiday In China’ After Rejoining Boca Juniors

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Just as the prophecy foretold, Carlos Tevez returned from his worldwide wanderings to re-re-sign for boyhood club Boca Juniors earlier this month.

The Argentinian striker left Boca in December 2016 to sign for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in a deal worth around €40million per season, promptly contributing little of note for half-a-season before falling out with coach Wu Jingui over his general lack of fitness and application.

Milan Goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma, 18, Signs New Contract To Become Third Highest Paid Player In Italy

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After weeks of wrangling, Gigio Donnarumma has reportedly agreed a new five-year contract to stay put at AC Milan.

With a word in his ear from agent Mino Raiola, the 18-year-old goalkeeper turned his nose up at an improved contract offer from Milan last month, instead opting to tout his wares around Europe's elite in a bid to leverage more money out of the Rossoneri.

Ultimatum: Everton Boss Ronald Koeman Gives Ross Barkley One Week To Sign New Contract

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has issued a one-week ultimatum to Ross Barkley as the midfielder continues to deliberate over signing a new contract with the club.

Barkley has had a lot to endure from a personal standpoint in recentweeks, and has also found himself chopped and changed in and out of the first-team.

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Man United agree to terminate Ibrahimovic’s contract

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London (AFP) – Manchester United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the remainder of his contract on Thursday, freeing up the 36-year-old Swedish striker to complete an expected move to American side LA Galaxy.

“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,” United said in a statement.

Man United agree to terminate Ibrahimovic’s contract

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London (AFP) – Manchester United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the remainder of his contract on Thursday, freeing up the 36-year-old Swedish striker to complete an expected move to American side LA Galaxy.

“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,” United said in a statement.

Reus extends Dortmund contract to 2023

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Germany attacker Marco Reus, who had been attracting interest from Premier League clubs, has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2023, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

The winger’s old contract was due to expire in 2019 and the delay in prolonging it had reportedly drawn the attention of Tottenham and Liverpool.

Reus extends Dortmund contract to 2023

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Germany attacker Marco Reus, who had been attracting interest from Premier League clubs, has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2023, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

The winger’s old contract was due to expire in 2019 and the delay in prolonging it had reportedly drawn the attention of Tottenham and Liverpool.

Man Utd extend Mata’s contract

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has revealed Juan Mata’s contract at Manchester United has been extended for another year.

Spain midfielder Mata was in the last six months of the deal he signed when he joined the club from Chelsea in 2014, but United had the option of keeping him for an extra season and have triggered that agreement.

Man Utd extend Mata’s contract

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has revealed Juan Mata’s contract at Manchester United has been extended for another year.

Spain midfielder Mata was in the last six months of the deal he signed when he joined the club from Chelsea in 2014, but United had the option of keeping him for an extra season and have triggered that agreement.

Man City ‘planning talks’ to extend Guardiola’s contract

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London (AFP) – Manchester City are planning talks with manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the season as the Premier League leaders seek to tie him to a long-term deal, reports said on Monday.

City are 11 points clear of nearest challengers Manchester United, are on a record run of 16 consecutive wins in England’s top flight and through to the Champions League knockout phase after comfortably winning their group.

Asensio extends Real Madrid contract to 2023

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Madrid (AFP) – Marco Asensio has extended his contract with Real Madrid by one year, tying him to the Santiago Bernabeu until 2023, the club announced on Thursday.

“Real Madrid C.F. and Asensio have agreed an extension to the player’s contract, binding him to the club until the 30th of June 2023,” read a statement on the club’s website.

Annoyed Barcelona won’t pay Neymar bonus

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona won’t pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.

Josep Vives admitted Barca had been left irritated by the Brazilian’s decision to leave despite signing a new five-year deal last year as PSG paid his 222 million euro ($264 million) buyout clause to leave Barca powerless to prevent Neymar moving on.

Annoyed Barcelona won’t pay Neymar bonus

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona won’t pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.

Josep Vives admitted Barca had been left irritated by the Brazilian’s decision to leave despite signing a new five-year deal last year as PSG paid his 222 million euro ($264 million) buyout clause to leave Barca powerless to prevent Neymar moving on.

Simeone extends Atletico contract to 2019 – report

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone has extended his contract with the capital club until 2019, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena SER.

The 47-year-old Argentinian had shortened his contract from 2020 to 2018 after his side’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last year.

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Small Print: Leaked Nike Contract Info Reveals Which Clubs Neymar Can And Can’t Play For If He Wants To Receive Full Pay Packet (Image)

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What with him being one of their biggest cash cows in the footballing realm, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to learn that Nike have significant influence on where Neymar plays his football.

Brazilian outlet UOL Esportes claim to have stumbled across the 10-year endorsement deal that Neymar signed with Nike shortly before he joined Barcelona (a Nike team) back in 2011.

Official: Mesut Ozil Signs New Three-And-A-Half-Year Contract Extension To Become Arsenal’s Top Earner

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No sooner were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's feet through the door than Arsenal went and announced that Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract extension at the Emirates.

The Gunners broke the news via a good old fashioned press release, with BBC Sport scribe David Ornstein once again breaking the good news to the fans.

‘It Will Be Hard For Him To Return, He Has To Be Right’ – Arsene Wenger Unsure Over Santi Cazorla’s Future As Midfielder Recuperates From Tenth Surgery In Two Years

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With his contract set to expire in five months, Santi Cazorla is still optimistic he can play his way back into the reckoning at Arsenal.

The Spanish midfielder hasn't played since 2016 due to a chronic Achilles tendon injury that has involved no less than ten separate surgeries, gangrene, discussion about possible amputation and a major skin graft that has left him with part of his forearm tattoo knitted into the back of his leg.

Swapsies: Alexis Sanchez Unveiled By Man Utd As Henrikh Mkhitaryan Officially Signs For Arsenal (Photos & Video)

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That's it. The two tediously interlinked January transfer sagas that threatened to bury us all are both done and dusted, with Manchester United unveiling Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal officially announcing their signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan concurrently this evening.

Sanchez would become Manchester United’s highest-paid player – reports

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has agreed to personal terms on a contract that will make him Manchester United’s highest-paid player on yearly wages of £14 million ($19 million) after tax, according to reports on Wednesday.

Sanchez is reportedly on the verge of joining United after Jose Mourinho’s side made a blockbuster offer that eclipsed the interest from Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Sanchez would become Manchester United’s highest-paid player – reports

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London (AFP) – Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has agreed to personal terms on a contract that will make him Manchester United’s highest-paid player on yearly wages of £14 million ($19 million) after tax, according to reports on Wednesday.

Sanchez is reportedly on the verge of joining United after Jose Mourinho’s side made a blockbuster offer that eclipsed the interest from Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Reports: Alexis Sanchez Agrees Mammoth Contract With Man Utd Worth £500,000-A-Week AFTER TAX

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WOW-WOW-WEE-WAH. The transfer is still some way off being concluded but Alexis Sanchez has now reportedly agreed a contract with Manchester United and it's absolutely effing massive.

As per Matt Law in the Telegraph, Sanchez has shaken on a four-year deal worth £14million after tax, which roughly equates to a weekly wage of £500,000.

Burnley Defender James Tarkowski Signs New Four-Year Contract To Ward Off Possible Arsenal Interest

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Burnley have announced that bang-in-form defender James Tarkowski has signed a new four-year contract extension at Turf Moor.

The centre-back's existing deal was due to expire the summer after next, though he is now contractually tied to the Clarets until June of 2022.

Reports: West Brom Captain Jonny Evans To Leave Club In January With Possible Man Utd Return On The Cards

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West Brom look set to take a considerable hit in their efforts to stave of relegation this season with the news that captain Jonny Evans is likely to leave the club in January.

Evans still has 18 months to run on his contract at the Hawthorns but the Telegraph are reporting that the influential 29-year-old midfielder has no intention of extending his stay and may also be tempted to "pursue a new challenge" should offers start rolling in next month.

Manchester United hoping to complete deal with Arsenal for midfielder

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Manchester United are hoping to agree a pre-contract deal with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to the Independent. Manager Jose Mourinho is looking to renew acquaintances with the player he signed during his stint at Real Madrid in 10 months, and may not have to pay a penny for the German international if he’s willing to wait until next summer.

Reports: Karim Benzema’s New Four-Year Contract Extension With Real Madrid Includes Bonkers €1bn Release Clause

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Despite being linked with an exit for the past dozen consecutive transfer windows, but today Karim Benzema has committed his long-term future to Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old French striker, who is currently in his ninth season at Los Blancos, has signed a new four-year contract extension thus tying him to the club beyond his 33rd birthday.

Arsenal still need a centre-back but our strike force looks great (except for contract rebels…)

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If we fix the defence, Arsenal have a lot to offer up front by Konstantin Hello lovely Arsenal people! The first round of the premier league has gone by, and although making conclusions after one game is silly, there are some things to consider. We conceded 3 sloppy goals, two from our mistakes and one [.

Why Arsenal must send a clear message by keeping Alexis to his contract

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What is at stake here is not so much Alexis Sanchez as an individual but the principle and the respect for Arsenal Football club. When Sanchez signed the original contract it was not stated anywhere that if Arsenal is not in Champions League he would leave. Everyone is obliged to respect the contracts they sign.

Wenger: Sanchez Has Not Told Me He Wants To Leave

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Arsène Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sánchez has not told him he wants to leave Arsenal.

There are whispers that Sanchez, and Aaron Ramsey has agreed to new contracts, and Wenger did not dismiss these stories saying that he believes that Sánchez' will stay at the club.

"The players come back and we expect them to respect their contracts," Wenger said on Tuesday.

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Peter Crouch: Stoke City Reward Top Goalscorer With New One-Year Contract Extension

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Peter Crouch has topped off a resurgent few weeks by earning himself a new contract extension at Stoke City.

The lanky forward has contributed three league goals in nine appearances off the bench for the Potters so far this season, setting a new record for most Premier League substitute appearances (143) after coming on against Brighton last Monday night, as well as taking Alan Shearer's crown as the apex headed goalscorer in Premier League historyback in October.

£5 Per Week: Sir Stanley Matthews’ First Ever Stoke City Contract Goes Up For Auction (Photo)

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The Wizard of Dribble: Sir Stanley Matthews in action for Stoke, 1938

The very first contract that Sir Stanley Matthews signed with Stoke City as a 17-year-old in 1932 is about to come up for auction.

Perhaps unsurprising for an 85-year-old document, the contract offers a timely glimpse into professional football's humble past, with Matthews signing on to earn a princely £5 per week at the Potters, dropping to £3 per week in the off-season.

Lionel Messi

Per Sempre: Barcelona Maestro Andres Iniesta Signs ‘Lifetime Contract’ To Prolong 21-Year Stint Into Eternity (Photos)

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In what we assume must surely be some sort of first, Andres Iniesta has signed a new 'lifetime' contract with Barcelona.

In potted terms, the deal means that Iniesta has pledged (presumably on a rolling basis) the rest of his career to Barca, the club he joined as a 12-year-old boy in 1996, some 21 years ago.

Official: Lionel Messi Agrees New Barcelona Contract, Signs On Until 2021

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Not that it was ever in much doubt, but Lionel Messi has today agreeda new four-year contract extension with Barcelona.

However, there is still time for a sensational Premier League transfer to manifest, as the contract won't be formally signed for another week or two until Messi returns to Barca after his honeymoon.

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Retro Football: New York Cosmos Submit ‘Final Proposition’ Of $1m Per Year To Tempt Pele Out Of Retirement, 1975 (Photo)

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Having retired from international football three years earlier, October 1974 saw the great Pele turn out for Santos for the 662nd and final time in a farewell match against Ponte Preta.

As far as he was concerned, the legendary Brazilian striker was retiring from professional football for good just a few weeks shy of his 34th birthday.

D.C. United season review: Marcelo Sarvas

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The Brazilian midfielder is out of contract, after two seasons with the Black-and-Red

We have reached the point in the season reviews in which we already know what roster decisions D.C. United have made. The Black-and-Red were the last team who was no longer playing this year to release their decisions, announcing more than two full days after the list was due to the league, on Monday afternoon.

Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can says it’s not about money

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can insists he is not holding out for more money in his contract standoff with the club. The 23-year-old is out of contract...

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‘We Have Informed Him Of His Layoff’ – Marseille Terminate Patrice Evra’s Contract For Kicking Out At Fan Before Europa League Tie

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Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra's contract with immediate effect after the veteran left-back clashed with fans before Thursday night's Europa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres.

After being taunted from the terraces during the warm-up, Evra eventually confronted the fan and aimed a kick at his head, promptly becoming the first player in Europa League history to be sent-off before the start of a game.

Man Utd star wants more than 50% pay rise to stay

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Patrick Kluivert’s Nine-Year-Old Son Has Just Signed His First Endorsement Deal With Nike (Photo)

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When Pies' were nine years old, we were far too busy racing our penny farthings and playing hoop-and-stick in the streets to worry about signing endorsement deals with global sportswear conglomerates.

Alas, times have changed, and now we live in a world where Patrick Kluivert's nine-year-old son Shane has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike which he announced himself via his very own verified Instagram account.