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Football super agent Mendes summoned over Ronaldo tax evasion case

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the world player of the year, judicial sources confirmed on Wednesday.

Mendes has been called to give evidence along with two of Ronaldo’s other advisors, Luis Correia and Carlos Osorio, on October 19 in the upmarket Pozuelo de Alarcon suburb of Madrid, home to many of the city’s football stars.

Super-agent Mendes denies in court creating shell companies

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Pozuelo de Alarcón (Spain) (AFP) – Football super-agent Jorge Mendes denied Tuesday he helped creat shell companies for his clients during questioning by a Spanish court investigating alleged tax evasion by Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

He told the closed door hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, an upmarket suburb of Madrid where many football stars live, that he “never” advised players in tax matters”, his company Gestifute said in a statement.

Super-agent Mendes denies in court creating shell companies

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Pozuelo de Alarcón (Spain) (AFP) – Football super-agent Jorge Mendes denied Tuesday he helped creat shell companies for his clients during questioning by a Spanish court investigating alleged tax evasion by Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

He told the closed door hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, an upmarket suburb of Madrid where many football stars live, that he “never” advised players in tax matters”, his company Gestifute said in a statement.

Super-agent Jorge Mendes in court over Falcao ‘tax evasion’

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Pozuelo de Alarcón (Spain) (AFP) – Football super-agent Jorge Mendes arrived in court near Madrid Tuesday for questioning over a probe into striker Radamel Falcao’s alleged tax evasion, just one of his clients to fall foul of Spain’s judiciary.

As Spanish authorities tighten the net around footballers such as Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, another Mendes client suspected of fiscal fraud, their advisers and agents are coming under scrutiny too.

Super-agent Jorge Mendes in court over Falcao ‘tax evasion’

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Pozuelo de Alarcón (Spain) (AFP) – Football super-agent Jorge Mendes arrived in court near Madrid Tuesday for questioning over a probe into striker Radamel Falcao’s alleged tax evasion, just one of his clients to fall foul of Spain’s judiciary.

As Spanish authorities tighten the net around footballers such as Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, another Mendes client suspected of fiscal fraud, their advisers and agents are coming under scrutiny too.

Super-agent Mendes summoned over Falcao tax evasion

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Madrid (AFP) – Footballing super-agent Jorge Mendes, who manages Cristiano Ronaldo among others, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of the probe into Colombian striker Radamel Falcao’s alleged tax evasion, legal sources said on Wednesday.

Monaco’s Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.

Chinese bids for Costa, Cavani ‘collapse’ with clampdown

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Beijing (AFP) China's clampdown on big-spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its chairman said.

Tianjin had Chelsea striker Costa, Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao at Monaco and Raul Jimenez at Benfica in their sights until the authorities imposed limits on foreign players and wages, Shu Yuhui told Tianjin Sports TV.

Chinese bids for Costa, Cavani ‘collapse’ with clampdown

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Beijing (AFP) China's clampdown on big-spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its chairman said.

Tianjin had Chelsea striker Costa, Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao at Monaco and Raul Jimenez at Benfica in their sights until the authorities imposed limits on foreign players and wages, Shu Yuhui told Tianjin Sports TV.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo to pay €14.7 million “as a gesture of goodwill” to Spanish treasury

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been under the scanner for allegedly evading taxes. After news broke out of the Portuguese superstar defrauding tax authorities, there has been speculation regarding the forward’s future in Spain and he has even been linked with a mega transfer to former club Manchester United.

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Manchester United ready to launch £71m bid for Torino striker Belotti

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If reports coming from Italy are anything to go by, Manchester United are ready to submit a whopping €80m (£70.6m) for Italian international and Torino's forward Andrea Belotti.

Italian publication Tuttosport claims Jorge Mendes, who is currently in Milan for negotiations, has informed the Serie A giants of United's interest to make an offer, although United's bid still fall short of Belotti's €100m (£88m) release clause.

Deal Close – £26m Manchester United Star Set To Complete Move In Hours

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Manchester United look set to miss out on Benfica winger Goncalo Guedes who is set to complete a move to Monaco with the next 48 hours, according to Portuguese newspaper Record (As reported by the Express ).

Jose Mourinho's men had reportedly been in talks with the highly-rated youngster over a potential £26 million move to Old Trafford.

4-2-3-1 – How Manchester United Will Line Up With Likely £26m Signing

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Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Goncalo Guedes who is expected to cost the Red Devils a fee in the region of £26 million.

The Benfica winger is believed to be in talks with Jose Mourinho's side who are confident they can beat Arsenal to his signature.

The 20-year-old shares an agent with Mourinho, Jorge Mendes who has reportedly met with Benfica's president to discuss a deal.

Ronaldo, Mourinho hit back on tax claims

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Paris (AFP) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinhohit back at claims over their tax arrangements on Friday with their agent declaring they had fully complied with British and Spanish fiscal requirements.

They have respected "fully their obligations regarding Spanish and British authorities," read a statement for Gestifute, run by their agent Jorge Mendes.

Ronaldo, Mourinho hit back on tax claims

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Paris (AFP) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinhohit back at claims over their tax arrangements on Friday with their agent declaring they had fully complied with British and Spanish fiscal requirements.

They have respected "fully their obligations regarding Spanish and British authorities," read a statement for Gestifute, run by their agent Jorge Mendes.

Breel Embolo to Man Utd transfer being brokered by Jorge Mendes

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Thursday Kickoff: De Gea, Gundogan and more

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Despite failing to complete a last-second deal in 2015, David de Gea could still be on his wayto Real Madrid.

The Manchester United keeper is reportedly being heavily pursued by Florentino Perez and Real, despite boasting Costa Rica international Keylor Navas. Real and De Gea's agent, Jorge Mendes, are said to have a deal in place, but if the La Liga club reneges on their offer de Gea could be compensated over $22 million.

PHOTO: Man Utd complete big money move, World class target spotted in London after signing deal

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Jose Mourinho to Manchester United is finally done.

The Portuguese manager signed his deal with the Old Trafford outfit today and although the club are yet to announce it officially, Sky Sports have already confirmed the move.

Mourinho signed his deal in London today evening and will replace Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal.

Love him or hate him, Mourinho set for United

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho will be faced with a litany of problems once the polarising Portuguese manager finally starts his Manchester United reign later this week.

Mourinho could be confirmed as United's new boss as early as Wednesday after his agent Jorge Mendes met the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for talks in London on Tuesday.

Love him or hate him, Mourinho set for United

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho will be faced with a litany of problems once the polarising Portuguese manager finally starts his Manchester United reign later this week.

Mourinho could be confirmed as United's new boss as early as Wednesday after his agent Jorge Mendes met the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for talks in London on Tuesday.

Cantona sideswipe as Jose Mourinho closes in on Man Utd job

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho was closing in on becoming Manchester United's new manager on Tuesday despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, British media reported, less than 24 hours after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a sour end.

Cantona sideswipe as Jose Mourinho closes in on Man Utd job

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho was closing in on becoming Manchester United's new manager on Tuesday despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, British media reported, less than 24 hours after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a sour end.

Mourinho set to fulfil Man Utd dream

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho was on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a bitter end.

The path was clear for the former Chelsea manager to be confirmed as the new United boss after Van Gaal was sacked Monday the price of failing to get one of the world's biggest clubs into the Champions League.

Mourinho set to fulfil Man Utd dream

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho was on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a bitter end.

The path was clear for the former Chelsea manager to be confirmed as the new United boss after Van Gaal was sacked Monday the price of failing to get one of the world's biggest clubs into the Champions League.

PHOTO: £300k-a-week target spotted in London, will meet Man Utd to finalise move

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is set to take charge of Manchester United for next season.

The Portuguese manager should be officially presented later this week. Manchester United have already announced that Louis Van Gaal has been sacked.

Mirror are reporting that Mourinho is all set to meet with Manchester United later today in a meeting before the move is finalised.

Bayern Munich Flexes Financial Strength

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Stunning news out of Munich as Bayern have spent at least £58m (€74m) to sign Benfica starlet Renato Sanches and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.

The headline grabbing deal is the one for Sanches, as he was rumored to be joining Manchester United. That he is heading to Munich and not Old Trafford makes you wonder if Sanches' transfer means that Jose Mourinho's proposed move to Old Trafford is off as both the former Chelsea boss and the Bayern Munich new boy are clients of Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes?

Man Utd starlet Marcus Rashford wanted by Real Madrid superstar’s agent

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is a target for super-agent Jorge Mendes, according to The Times. Mendes, who counts Real Madrid's...

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PSG Makes Offer To Mourinho

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For months I had been convinced that Jose Mourinho was heading to Manchester United to replace Louis van Gaal.

United need a big name manager to offset the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and the Special One is guaranteed to bring trophies back to Old Trafford.

United were in the drivers seat with Mourinho in that all the other big European clubs were either happy with their current managers or had just hired new ones.

Mendes trying to bring €100m midfielder to Manchester United

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A disastrous 2015/16 season has left Valencia FC into all sorts of troubles. The La Liga giants won’t be participating in Europe next season, which has forced them to reconsider their budget for the upcoming season.

Valencia may have to sell some of their star players in order to raise funds, but the overall transfer budget has been cut down to €100m from €120m.

United and Mourinho agree pre-contract deal

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Jose Mourinho has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Manchester United and could be in line for a hefty compensation if he's not secured a permanent deal by 1 June.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, a source close to Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed that the former Chelsea boss signed an agreement with United last month, although the club have made clear it retains the right to change their mind.

Manchester United only option for #1 target, Mendes working hard for transfer, deal agreed

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French magazine Le 10 Sport in their February edition has published a lengthy feature on Jose Mourinho. Like all the other media outlets in UK, they are convinced that the Portuguese will join Manchester United, but believe the deal is far from being done.

Arsene Wenger Says Man Utd Are ‘Disrespecting’ Louis van Gaal

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Sharp words from the senior statesman of the Premier League as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has accused sManchester United of being "disrespectful" to manager Louis van Gaal by not doing anything to to damper speculation about the Dutchman's future.

A six-match winless run and a group stage Champions League exit has put van Gaal under immense pressure, and that pressure has intensified since Jose Mourinho was fired by Chelsea.

Jorge Mendes denies Man Utd approach for ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea Transfer: Mendes Trying To Secure Move For €60m Star

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After Atletico Madrid having suffered a defeat in the race to sign Diego Costa earlier this week, fresh rumours have surfaced in the Italian press surrounding the future of the Chelsea striker. This time, the Spain international has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Napoli.

Napoli have sold Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus this summer for a record transfer fee (Seria A) and despite signing promising young striker Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax, the Naples club are still looking for reinforcements.

DIEGO COSTA: Super-Agent Jorge Mendes working on deal to LEAVE Chelsea!

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Despite reports yesterday that Antonio Conte wants to keep hold of Diego Costa at Chelsea next season, it's believed that Super-Agent Jorge Mendes is working hard on a deal to take him to Paris Saint Germain as the replacement for the outgoing Zlatan Ibrahimovic!

As stated only yesterday, reports stated that Antonio Conte had instructed the Chelsea hierarchy to keep hold of Costa next season and to tell him that he was going nowhere.

Special bond with Mendes, Portuguese spotted at Stamford Bridge, sparks Chelsea transfer move

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Guus Hiddink has already stated that he will not be managing Chelsea beyond the end of the season, which means the Blues will have to sign a new manager in the summer.

Lionel Messi, Chile, Dele Alli, Leicester City – Just Football’s End of Year Review 2015

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How to fix Valencia: A 7-step guide to saving a Spanish giant in crisis

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It has been a difficult year for Valencia. This time last year, Nuno Espirito Santo was still in charge of the club, before he resigned in November of last year and was replaced by Gary Neville....

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Photo: Prospective Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho’s agent in Manchester

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The calm before the storm tonight... @hotelfootballuk with @JaPoole10 Peter Lim & Jorge Mendes. @SalfordCityFC ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/2FEkXjnxsV...

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Atletico Madrid Flop Jackson Martinez Heads To Chinese Super League, Joins Guangzhou Evergrande In Hefty €42m Deal

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Once considering to be one of the hottest attacking talents in European football, Atletico Madrid's misfiring hitman Jackson Martinez is headed for China after signing for top-flightside Guangzhou Evergrande courtesy of a whopping€42m deal.

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The Colombian forward hit the headlines for his goal-scoring prowess in Portugal with Porto, making him a much-coveted player.