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Neymar, Tielemans, Dani Alves… 10 Ligue 1 summer transfers to get excited about in 2017/18

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With the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season kicking off in France, what were the major deals of the summer you need to know about? Here are 10 Ligue 1 summer transfers we're most excited about ...

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Buy low, sell high: 14 of transfer guru Monchi’s best deals for Sevilla

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For almost two decades, one man has been synonymous with modern day Sevilla. Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo – commonly known as Monchi – has led Sevilla to success both on and off the field. Monchi's remit...

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Alves urges ‘friend’ Neymar to show courage

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Veteran Brazil international full-back Dani Alves said he is hopeful superstar Neymar will join him at Paris Saint Germain but insisted he isn’t using his personal friendship to sway the Barcelona forward’s decision.

The two were team-mates at Barca from Neymar’s arrival in 2013 until Alves left to join Juventus a year ago.

Alves urges ‘friend’ Neymar to show courage

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Veteran Brazil international full-back Dani Alves said he is hopeful superstar Neymar will join him at Paris Saint Germain but insisted he isn’t using his personal friendship to sway the Barcelona forward’s decision.

The two were team-mates at Barca from Neymar’s arrival in 2013 until Alves left to join Juventus a year ago.

Alves on target as PSG win Champions Trophy

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – New Brazilian recruit Dani Alves powered Paris Saint-Germain to their first title of the season beating Monaco 2-1 in the Champions Trophy final on Saturday.

It was a fifth straight trophy for the Parisians in the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season to put them level with Lyon’s record of seven titles.

Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.

Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.

Barcelona agree deal for Portugal’s Semedo

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Barcelona said Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish press reports said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.

Barcelona agree deal for Portugal’s Semedo

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Barcelona said Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish press reports said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.

Walker set for big money Man City move

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London (AFP) – England full-back Kyle Walker is set for a £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC and British Press Association reported Thursday.

The 27-year-old - who moved along with Kyle Naughton to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 for a combined total of £9 million - is expected to undergo a medical with City on Friday and go with them on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Walker set for big money Man City move

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London (AFP) – England full-back Kyle Walker is set for a £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC and British Press Association reported Thursday.

The 27-year-old - who moved along with Kyle Naughton to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 for a combined total of £9 million - is expected to undergo a medical with City on Friday and go with them on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Alves targets history after PSG switch

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil international Dani Alves admitted the prospect of “making history” by winning the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain factored into his decision to join the French heavyweights.

Alves was unveiled as the club’s second signing of the close season on Wednesday after joining PSG in a two-year deal on a free transfer following his exit from Juventus last month.

Alves special sends ruthless Juve into final

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday, a 2-1 win on the night completing a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

Brazilian wing-back Alves’s 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the treble-chasing Italian champions as any semblance of a contest was snuffed out by half-time.

Alves special sends ruthless Juve into final

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday, a 2-1 win on the night completing a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

Brazilian wing-back Alves’s 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the treble-chasing Italian champions as any semblance of a contest was snuffed out by half-time.

Monaco outclassed but Higuain warns Juve not there yet

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Monaco (AFP) – Two-goal hero Gonzalo Higuain urged his Juventus teammates to keep their feet on the ground after a brilliant 2-0 win in Monaco on Wednesday that left them on the brink of the Champions League final.

Argentine striker Higuain was set up by Dani Alves to open the scoring in the 29th minute and then converted an Alves cross just before the hour as Juve claimed a seemingly decisive victory in the semi-final first leg at the Stade Louis II.

Juventus close on Champions League final as Higuain hurts Monaco

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Monaco (AFP) – Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday to take a huge step towards next month’s final in Cardiff.

Both of Higuain’s goals came from Dani Alves assists, with the Argentine hitman rounding off a breathtaking team move to open the scoring just before the half-hour mark and converting the second from close range after the break.

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

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Milan (AFP) – Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

A great diving header from Dani Alves looked to have secured the three points for Juventus after Massimiliano Allegri’s treble-chasers fought their way back when Atalanta midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola’s own goal levelled Andrea Conti’s first-half opener for the hosts.

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

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Milan (AFP) – Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

A great diving header from Dani Alves looked to have secured the three points for Juventus after Massimiliano Allegri’s treble-chasers fought their way back when Atalanta midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola’s own goal levelled Andrea Conti’s first-half opener for the hosts.

Former Barca star Alves ready to stand up for Juve

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Milan (AFP) – Dani Alves is known for standing up for his beliefs, and Juventus will expect nothing less from their “champion” right-back when they host his former club Barcelona in a must-win Champions League quarter-final.

A month after spectacularly overturning a 4-0 first-leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain to prevail 6-5 on aggregate, Barcelona’s Euro dream remains very much alive ahead of Tuesday’s first leg in Turin.

Former Barca star Alves ready to stand up for Juve

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Milan (AFP) – Dani Alves is known for standing up for his beliefs, and Juventus will expect nothing less from their “champion” right-back when they host his former club Barcelona in a must-win Champions League quarter-final.

A month after spectacularly overturning a 4-0 first-leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain to prevail 6-5 on aggregate, Barcelona’s Euro dream remains very much alive ahead of Tuesday’s first leg in Turin.

Pjaca, Alves strikes lift Juve past depleted Porto

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Croatian starlet Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came off the bench to strike late as Juventus overcame 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Porto hosted Juventus, the beaten 2015 finalists, looking for their first win in four meetings between the sides - and confident in their chances after a recent six-game winning run.

Pjaca, Alves strikes lift Juve past depleted Porto

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Croatian starlet Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came off the bench to strike late as Juventus overcame 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Porto hosted Juventus, the beaten 2015 finalists, looking for their first win in four meetings between the sides - and confident in their chances after a recent six-game winning run.

Juventus beat Porto 2-0 in Champions League

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Substitutes Marko Pjanic and Dani Alves scored as Juventus beat 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie on Wednesday

Porto were down to 10-men after two rapid first half bookings picked up by Alex Telles.

Juventus capitalised on his red card with second half goals from Pjanic and Alves to put the Italians in command of the tie.

Dzeko to the rescue as Roma stay in title hunt

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Milan (AFP) Edin Dzeko's second-half strike kept Serie A title challengers Roma in the hunt with a 1-0 win at home Cagliari that cut the gap on leaders Juventus to one point on Sunday.

Fresh life was breathed into the race for the scudetto last week, especially for Roma and Napoli, when Juventus suffered a chastening 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina.

Higuain back as Juve reclaim top spot from Napoli

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain returned to scoring ways as champions Juventus regained top spot from misfiring Napoli thanks to a 4-0 rout of outclassed Genoa in Turin on Wednesday.

Higuain, signed from Napoli for an Italian record 90m euros, had failed to find the net in Juve's past two outings a scoreless draw with Sevilla in the Champions League and a 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan on Sunday.

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Supercoppa di Francia al Psg. Quinto successo consecutivo per Cavani e compagni

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Parte bene la stagione di Emery e del suo Psg che, a "Tangeri", in Marocco, si aggiudica la quinta Supercoppa francese consecutiva (Trophée des Champions) superando 2 a 1 in rimonta il Monaco di Jardim. Grande protagonista l'ex bianconero Dani Alves, che dopo aver fatto male ai monegaschi nella semifinale della scorsa Champions League con [.

Official: Dani Alves Signs For PSG After Ligue 1 Side Almost Double Man City’s Salary Offer (Photo & Video)

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While it looked for all the world like he had one foot in the door at Man City just a fortnight ago, Dani Alves has instead signed for PSG today on a two-year deal.

The Ligue 1 side unveiled their latest acquisition at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the man himself to start printing his own replica shirts up.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Donnarumma re-signs; Ozil wants Arsenal stay and more

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The AC Milan transfer saga of the summer has finally reached its end while Arsenal's seems to be nearing a conclusion as well.

After a prolonged transfer saga, Gianluigi Donnarumma officially signed a new deal with AC Milan. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil says he wants to stay at Arsenal while adding he is hoping Alexis Sanchez comes to the same decision.

Evening Ticker: FIFA warns Mexico, Dani Alves set for Man City, and more

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One major federation has received what seems to be one final warning, while transfers in Europe are starting to heat up.

On behalf of FIFA, Anin Yeboah, member of the disciplinary committee, has issued a warning to the Mexican Football Federation over the 'insulting and discriminatory chants' of a small group of Mexican fans in the Kazan Arena.

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Reports: Dani Alves Jilts Man City At The Altar, Now ‘Within Hours’ Of Signing For PSG

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Just a fortnight ago, the smart money would have been on Dani Alves jumping ship at Juventus to rejoin Pep Guardiola at Man City.

The deal looked as good as done, with the Brazilian full-back reported to have verbally agreed a move to the Etihad.

However, a PSG-sized spanner has been hurled into the works, with rumours circulating in the French press that Alves has been talked out of joining City in favour of a move to Ligue 1.

‘Today Is The End Of Our Relationship’ – Dani Alves Confirms Juventus Exit With Honest, Self-Penned Farewell Message

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With a move to Man City purported to be in the offing, Dani Alves has confirmed that he has left Juventus after just one largely successful season with the Turin-ians.

The 34-year-old Brazilian posted a heartfelt farewell message on his Instagram account, thanking everybody at Juve for making the last year of his career such an enjoyable one.

Juventus target Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves replacement

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Juventus are targeting Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian as a replacement for the outgoing Dani Alves. According to Sky Sports, Darmian is one of three players on Juve’s wish-list, along with Monaco’s Fabinho and Real Madrid’s Danilo.

It was confirmed today that the Seria A champions had terminated Dani Alves’ contract by mutual consent.

Reports: Dani Alves ‘Verbally Agrees’ To Join Man City, Currently Negotiating Juventus Exit

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It may have come ever so slightly out of the blue, but it looks like Dani Alves will be moving to Man City in the very near future.

Alves only joined Juventus last summer and spent an incredibly successful year at the Serie A champions, endearing himself to fans while defying naysayers who cited his advancing years as a reason to be cautious.

Juventus’ Dani Alves alerts Premier League giants by revealing desire to play in England

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has put Premier League giants on alert after revealing that he is hopeful of playing in England before he ends his playing career.

The Brazilian full back has had a very impressive start to his career at Juventus since his controversial departure from Barcelona last summer.

Dani Alves vows to keep his Champions League promise to Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has vowed to keep his Champions League promise to veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the mega finale against Real Madrid on Saturday night.

Since his controversial exit from Barcelona last summer, Alves has been an integral part of Allegri’s side this season who are now on the verge of a historic treble.

Champions League: Dani Alves Scores Thumping Volley To See Off Monaco As Juventus Storm Into Final (Photos & Video)

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Juventus secured themselves a secondChampions League final berth in threeyears with 2-1 homevictory over Monaco in the Tuesday night's semi-final second leg.

Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, Juve were as well marshalled as you'd expect as they nullified and eventually quashed Monaco's ever-present threat.

Juventus Reach Champions League Final

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Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus have the required quality to win the Champions League after swatting aside Monaco 4-1 to reach the final.

Goals from Mario Mandzukic and the star of the tie Dani Alves were enough to see off the Ligue 1 leaders 2-1 at Juventus Stadium, backing up their win in the principality last week.

Juventus 2-1 Monaco – 5 key talking points as Juve reach Champions League final

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With goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves, Juventus cruised into the Champions League final courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco. Two years since losing to Spanish opposition in the 2015...

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Champions League: Gonzalo Higuain Brace Fires Juventus To Deserved Win In Monaco (Video)

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Juventus produced a superb display at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night, battlingto a deserved 2-0 first leg win against Monaco.

Monaco have enjoyed a superb season, with a Ligue 1 title within touching distance, and theystarted well, with wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe going closeon two occasions.

Champions League: Juventus Full-Back Dani Alves Misses Kick-Off After Greeting Old Friends On Barcelona Bench (Video)

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On Wednesday night, Barcelona failed to recreate their dramatic comeback against PSG in the Last 16 of the Champions League against Juventus, instead going down 3-0 on aggregate after a goalless game at the Nou Camp.

Juve produced a trademark stalwart defensive display, with full-back Dani Alves impressive throughout.