Florentino Perez

Real Madrid

Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe

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Moscow (AFP) – Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday’s Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russia.

Having opened their Confed Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over New Zealand, Russia face a step up against Euro 2016 winners Portugal and their troubled captain.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man City pursues Sanchez; Ronaldo, Mourinho tax issues and more

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Two of the world's giants continue to push for big-name signings while tax issues continue for several of the game's biggest stars.

Manchester City is reportedly pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez, who remains the club's top target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is not currently being pursued by the club.

Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid, says Florentino Perez

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted Tuesday.

Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

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Madrid (AFP) – Florentino Perez’s first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

“As no other candidature was put forward to the board … it is proclaimed that Mr Florentino Perez Rodriguez is president of Real Madrid,” the Spanish and European champions said in a statement.

Real Madrid call presidential election

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish and European champions Real Madrid announced on Thursday that they will hold a presidential election over the close season, provided somebody comes forward to challenge the incumbent Florentino Perez.

“The Electoral board…have agreed to an election for the club president and board of directors,” read a statement published on the English version of the club website.

Real Madrid call presidential election

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish and European champions Real Madrid announced on Thursday that they will hold a presidential election over the close season, provided somebody comes forward to challenge the incumbent Florentino Perez.

“The Electoral board…have agreed to an election for the club president and board of directors,” read a statement published on the English version of the club website.

Real Madrid to make a shock move for Chelsea's midfield sensation?

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According to various reports in the media, Zinedine Zidane has asked the Real Madrid President Florentino Perez to sign N'Golo Kante this summer.

I have to admit that I am concerned by this because just look at the impact Kante has made in the Premier League over the last two seasons.

James Rodriguez has a pre-agreement with Manchester United

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Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez has been linked with a transfer away from Bernabeu for the last 12 months.

RCN radio are reporting that the player and his agent met with Florentino Perez this week regarding Rodriguez's lack of playing time under Zinedine Zidane

The 25-year-old Rodriguez has started only 12 games in La Liga this season has managed to rack up eight goals and six assists in 20 appearances.

Real Madrid ‘poised to snatch Atletico’s Theo Hernandez

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid are set to snatch highly-rated left-back Theo Hernandez from cross city rivals Atletico Madrid by paying the buyout clause in his contract, Spanish sports daily Marca reported on Tuesday.

French youth international Hernandez, 19, has impressed during a loan spell with Alaves this season, including against Real in a 3-0 win for the European champions on Sunday.

Real seal multi-million Telefonica deal

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid signed a 15-million-euro ($16 million) sponsorship deal with Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica on Thursday, the European champions said.

The two-year agreement will swell Real’s coffers once more - Deloitte’s Football Money League 2017 puts the Champions League winners third only to Manchester United and then great rivals Barcelona for annual revenue.

Real seal multi-million Telefonica deal

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid signed a 15-million-euro ($16 million) sponsorship deal with Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica on Thursday, the European champions said.

The two-year agreement will swell Real’s coffers once more - Deloitte’s Football Money League 2017 puts the Champions League winners third only to Manchester United and then great rivals Barcelona for annual revenue.

Friday Kickoff: Coutinho, Nainggolan, Everton and more

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One Barcelona star is looking to recruit his international teammate to the club while one of the world's most well-rounded midfielders could be bound for the Premier League.

Neymar says Phillipe Coutinho would be a wonderful fit at Barcelona. (REPORT)

Radja Nainggolan says he was in contact with Chelsea over a potential move last summer and would be interested in resuming talks again.

Real Madrid Reach Verbal Agreement With Paulo Dybala

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According to reports out of Spain, Real Madrid have grabbed Juventus striker Paulo Dybala right from under bitter rivals Barcelona's noses.

The Argentine striker has grown in stature under Allegri, attracting the attention of bith Spanish giants. Dybala scored 23 goals for Juventus last season and has bagged 14 goals this year.

Mourinho banks on Real Madrid ties over De Gea

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes his close friendship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will prevent any underhand efforts to tempt goalkeeper David de Gea to the Bernabeu.

De Gea appeared to re-open the possibility of a move to Madrid on Wednesday when he told Spanish journalists during a sponsorship event at Old Trafford that “nobody knows the future”.

Real Madrid president backs Navas — for now

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said Thursday the club was satisfied with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but refused to deny local press speculation the European champions would sign a replacement.

Manchester United stopper David de Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois have both been linked with a switch to Real Madrid as Coata Rica international Navas’s form has dipped.

Real Madrid president backs Navas — for now

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said Thursday the club was satisfied with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but refused to deny local press speculation the European champions would sign a replacement.

Manchester United stopper David de Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois have both been linked with a switch to Real Madrid as Coata Rica international Navas’s form has dipped.

Real Madrid Want De Gea Or Courtois

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As our attention turns this this summer's transfer window, Real Madrid are being strongly linked with two former Atletico Madrid goalkeepers: Manchester United's David de Gea and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois.

De Gea should be a Real Madrid player, but president Florentino Perez blew the chance to sign him in 2015, a decision that he is still trying to fix two summers later.

Zidane’s rapid success ‘obvious’ to Real boss Perez

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Madrid (AFP) Zinedine Zidane's smooth transition from Real Madrid legend as a player to Champions League winning coach has caught many by surprise, but Real president Florentino Perez believes success was guaranteed by the Frenchman's "love story" with the Spanish giants.

Zidane dazzled for five years as a Madrid player after being signed by Perez for a then-world record fee in 2001.

Ronaldo extends Real Madrid deal to 2021

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to retire at Real Madrid after agreeing a bumper new five-year contract to be signed on Monday that ties him to the Spanish giants until 2021.

"The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium," Madrid said in a statement on Sunday.

Real Madrid Stadium To Get A Retrackable Roof And A Sponsors Name

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Real Madrid's famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium will finally get its much-anticipated €400m makeover when work begins at the end of this season.

The retractable roof and state-of-the-art encasing of the stadium have been retained from original plans. The proposed hotel and commercial area are still to be negotiated.

Real stadium revamp back on track

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Madrid (AFP) Spanish giants Real Madrid on Tuesday relaunched their 400 million euro ($443 million) bid to modernise their Bernabeu stadium paid for by an Abu Dhabi investor.

The project, less ambitious than the previous version blocked by the courts, includes the creation of a 6,000m2 public garden alongside the stadium, will be financed by Abu Dhabi-based sponsor IPIC, who will be given naming rights.

Real Madrid, Juventus open Pogba talks: agent

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and Juventus have opened talks concerning the possible transfer of French international Paul Pogba to Madrid, the player's agent Mino Raiola revealed on Monday.

"The will of Zidane (Zinedine) is important, that of the club too. But we are currently only at the stage of contact, not yet at negotiations," Raiola said in an interview with Spanish sports daily Marca.

Real Madrid, Juventus open Pogba talks: agent

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid and Juventus have opened talks concerning the possible transfer of French international Paul Pogba to Madrid, the player's agent Mino Raiola revealed on Monday.

"The will of Zidane (Zinedine) is important, that of the club too. But we are currently only at the stage of contact, not yet at negotiations," Raiola said in an interview with Spanish sports daily Marca.

Real Madrid To Use Isco As Part Of Pogba Deal

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The drumbeats have started from MARCA, the Spanish newspaper that is often a mouthpiece for Real Madrid.

The headline in Thursday's issue is that the European Champions are set to offer Juventus €120 million for Paul Pogba, or a package deal that includes cash plus their Spanish midfielder Isco.

Real Madrid President Talks Summer Transfer Targets

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was very coy in an interview with MARCA on who the European Champions will target to sign this summer.

Having just won the Champions League and pushed Barcelona to the final day in the La Liga, Perez claims he is happy with the composition of the Real Madrid squad for next season.

Reqiuem for a Team

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When Florentino Perez hired Zinedine Zidane as manager, the prevailing narrative was simple: he had messed up the hiring of Rafa Benitez in the summer, and Zizou would play the part of the Di Stefano "player-coach" who filled in coaching gaps. Instead, he's showed a touch of Del Bosque: a manager with a gift for managing egos and clear tactical ideas plus a bit of game-planning.

Stunner As Real Madrid Offer Ronaldo New Contract

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That trip to Paris for Cristiano Ronaldo last week to talk to PSG has paid off as Real Madrid look set to complete their U-turn on the future of by offering him a contract extension that will keep him at the club until he is 35.

Madrid president Florentino Perez started the season with the intention of cashing in on Real's all-time record goalscorer with Paris Saint-Germain ready to pay close to €100m for his services.

Real Madrid supporters prefer Keylor Navas over David de Gea

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Even though it is likely Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will make another run at signing David de Gea this summer, the club's supporters have overwhelming voted to keep the team's current number one Keylor Navas between the sticks at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

In a poll releasedby the Spanish publicationAS, 79% of Real Madrid fans chose Navas over De Gea.

Real Madrid supporters prefer Keylor Navas over David de Gea

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Even though it is likely Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will make another run at signing David de Gea this summer, the club's supporters have overwhelming voted to keep the team's current number one Keylor Navas between the sticks at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

In a poll releasedby the Spanish publicationAS, 79% of Real Madrid fans chose Navas over De Gea.

How much money did David Beckham make as a player?

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Manchester United David Beckham made his professional soccer debut at the age of 17 with Manchester United where he played for nine seasons, during which the English squad won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League once.


Real Madrid In 2003, Becks was traded to Real Madrid where he played the next four seasons and won the Supercopa (2003) and Liga (2006-07).

Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign James Rodriguez and Benzema at Bayern Munich

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Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti doesn'tofficially take over as Bayern Munich coach until July 1st.

However,the Italian tactician has already told officials at the Bundesliga club to start negotiations to bring his former players Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez to the Allianz Arena next season.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign James Rodriguez and Benzema at Bayern Munich

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Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti doesn'tofficially take over as Bayern Munich coach until July 1st.

However,the Italian tactician has already told officials at the Bundesliga club to start negotiations to bring his former players Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez to the Allianz Arena next season.

Real Madrid and Adidas set to announce record-breaking $1.4 billion kit deal

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has continuallyprofessed that his club's shirt is the most valuable in the soccer market, based on sales, worldwide exposure and sporting success.

It is now being reported that Real Madrid and Adidas are set to announce a record breaking kit-sponsorship deal which wouldsee the ten-time European champions receive as much as $1.

Real Madrid and Adidas set to announce record-breaking $1.4 billion kit deal

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has continuallyprofessed that his club's shirt is the most valuable in the soccer market, based on sales, worldwide exposure and sporting success.

It is now being reported that Real Madrid and Adidas are set to announce a record breaking kit-sponsorship deal which wouldsee the ten-time European champions receive as much as $1.

Reports: Real Madrid Tried To Sign Lionel Messi From Barcelona On No Less Than Three Occasions

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The big wibble in the Spanish press today is the revelation that Real Madrid have reportedly attempted to coax Lionel Messi to the Bernabeu on no less than three occasions in the recent past.

The claims were made on the Cadena COPE radio station, specifically the 'El Partido de las Doce' show, that Messi has spurned Florentino Perez's advances thrice between 2011 and 2015bytelling the Real president "Thanks, but Barcelona is my club".

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FIFA’s transfer ban is a blessing for Real Madrid

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It's difficult to imagine an offseason minus the machinations of Real Madrid and their Galactico-obsessed president Florentino Perez, but yesterday FIFA banned the Spanish giants from signing players in the next two transfer windows for violating rules governing the signing of minors to youth teams.

FIFA’s transfer ban is a blessing for Real Madrid

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It's difficult to imagine an offseason minus the machinations of Real Madrid and their Galactico-obsessed president Florentino Perez, but yesterday FIFA banned the Spanish giants from signing players in the next two transfer windows for violating rules governing the signing of minors to youth teams.

Neither Benitez nor Zidane can help Real Madrid while Perez is in charge

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Last June was a busy month for Florentino Perez. In addition to appointing Rafa Benitez as manager to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid manager was also overhauling Real Madrid's youth system. Through a process some called streamlining and others called cost-cutting, Perez disbanded Real Madrid C the club's second reserve team, playing in Spain's fourth division and excised two other youth sides.

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No other club offer for Ronaldo: Real boss

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Madrid (AFP) – There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez.

“No one has sent us an offer for either Cristiano or anyone else,” Perez told Onda Cero radio station.