Gabriel Jesus’ transfer saga to Europe has been a right mess so far.
A few days ago, the player seemed destined for a move to Barcelona. Then came the interest from Manchester City and apparently their new manager Pep Guardiola swung the deal in City’s favour with a phone call.
Yesterday, reports emerged that the player has snubbed both Manchester City and Barcelona for a move to Real Madrid.
Barcelona have agreed a deal with German outfit Hamburg for the highly talented Croatian winger Alen Halilovic.
The Catalan giants will receive a fee of 5 million Euros for the young winger and have an option to buy him back for the next two seasons. The Croatian will sign a five year contract with the Bundesliga outfit.
Uefa has announced their top 10 Best Player shortlist and as expected the list is dominated by players who play in La Liga, as the seven of the ten players play for Spanish clubs, with two coming from Germany and one from Italy. Once again no player from the Premier League made the list. This top 10 list will be whittled down to three next month, with a jury to decide who will take the crown, last won by Lionel Messi.
FC Barcelona and Brazilian forward Neymar have declared their support to Lionel Messi after the Argentine star was handed a 21-month sentence for tax fraud and a £1.7 million fine but is likely to escape serve time.
Messi also announced his shocking retirement from International football in the wake of his national team’s defeat in the final of Copa America last month.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to shore up his midfield this summer and the Porto midfielder Ruben Neves is a target.
The 19 year old defensive midfielder has been a first team regular for the Portuguese outfit and has already captained his club a few times. He has managed 75 appearances for Porto in the last two seasons and that is significant experience for a player of his age.
Futfanatico is closed for the summer as per usual. In fact, the only editor is not even in the United States of America: how dare him! Thus, this random dispatch from GonzoBro is even less edited and less relevant than ever, yet we need pageviews so here goes.
"On assignment" means one thing to baller freelancers like me: watching adult films on the company dime late at night while staying in some roach-infested Howard Johnson motel in the crummy neighborhood of a somewhat major metropolitan area.
There is still a lot of time for Arsene Wenger to add more players to the Arsenal squad, with well over a month of the summer transfer window still left to run, but with Granit Xhaka and the young defender Rob Holding the only new players available to the Gunners and just three weeks to [...]
Manchester City are claimed to have shown interest in Hector Bellerin, hamperingArsenal contract extension talks. The Gunnersagreed to give the Spain international a new bumper contract in April, but talks have stalled since the Sky Blues showed an interest late into last season. Arsenal are claimed to have contacted City chief Txiki Begiristain to emphatically [.
Even though Arsenal finished as runners up to the Premier League champions Leicester City last season and thereby have an automatic place in the coveted group phase of the Champions League this season, while Chelsea had such a poor campaign that they did not even manage to scrape into the poor relation that is the [.
Arsenal have launched a bid to sign Arda Turan from Barcelona this summer, with his club willing to sell for a loss (apparently). The Turkish international joined the Catalan giants from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid last summer, but was forbidden from being registered to play until Barcelona had their transfer ban lifted in the [.
Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez has made it clear that the Catalan giants will be busy in the transfer window this summer. The club already have signed French defender Samuel Umtiti and there could be more arrivals in the coming days as well.
At the same time, Barcelona’s parlous financial conditions mean they need to sell a few first team players to balance the book.
Barcelona were looking at the option of signing Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan club's international adviser Ariedo Braida. The La Liga endedtheir interest in signing the talented midfielder due to the player's hefty price tag.
The France international has been a star player for the Old Lady, since joining them on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012.
Switzerland youth international Nishan Burkart has confirmed that he has joined Manchester United’s academy from FC Zurich.
According to ESPN, the striker had attracted interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton, along with the 20-time English champions. He made a trip to all these clubs and finally decided to use his gut feeling to join United.
Barcelona forward Neymar has agreed a new five-year contract which will tie him up to the La Liga giants until the summer of 2021 and end speculation about his future.
Club president Josep Bartomeu revealed earlier this week that the Brazilian attacker has no intention to leave the Spanish champions and that the club expect Neymar to sign a contract extension to ward off interest from a host of elite European clubs.
La Liga giants Barcelona failed with a mega-money bid for Juventus’ star striker Paulo Dybala earlier this summer, the player’s agent has revealed.
The 22-year-old joined the Turin club last summer from Palermo for a reported fee of €40 million, providing nine assists and netting 19 league goals this campaign to become Serie A’s second highest goal scorer.
After a disappointing Copa America Centenario campaign, Brazil now turn their attention towards winning the gold medal in Olympic on their home soil.
Two years after their devastating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-final, Brazil are looking to bring smile back to the home supporters with a gold medal to their three silver medals, two bronze and five World Cup titles already.
Brazil coach Rogério Micale has revealed his provisional list of 18 players for Rio's Olympic games. The squad includes three overage players: Neymar (Barcelona), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich) and 37-year-old keeper Fernando Prass (Palmeiras). Brazil have until 14th July to confirm their squad.
According to the agent for Paulo Dybala, Barcelona recently tabled a bid of €80m (£66m) to sign the Juventus striker. That news is shocking on multiple levels. That someone thinks that Dybala is worth that much money and that Barcelona were willing to pay that kind of transfer fee when they already have the MSN connection up-front.
In an amazing turn of events, FC Barcelona have pulled off a shock deal for Valencia’s highly-rated midfielder Andre Gomes. La Liga giants Real Madrid were thought to be leading the race for signing Gomes while Premier League club Chelsea and Manchester United had shown an interest too but Barcelona moved in quickly and secured a fantastic deal for the Portugal midfielder last night.
West Hamare going to be able to hold on to Dimitri Payet for the time being after the French playmaker insisted he's "100%" committed to staying on next season.
After seeing his stock soar on the back of a goal-laden maiden season withthe Hammers and an impressive showing at Euro 2016, rumoured potential suitors were rife as the likes of PSG, Barcelona and Inter Milan were all linked in passing.