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Casemiro tight-lipped over Mbappe transfer talk

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro refused to be drawn on speculation the European champions are set to smash the world transfer record for 18-year-old Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, but insisted the Frenchman’s arrival wouldn’t spell the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid.

Casemiro tight-lipped over Mbappe transfer talk

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro refused to be drawn on speculation the European champions are set to smash the world transfer record for 18-year-old Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, but insisted the Frenchman’s arrival wouldn’t spell the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid.

Le Plot Thickens: Monaco-Based Journalist Confirms Club ‘Formally Deny’ Striking Any Deal With Real Madrid For Kylian Mbappe

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Well, well. That's what you get for believing MARCA. Turns out

It would appear that Real Madrid haven't agreed a world-transfer-record-obliterating deal to sign Kylian Mbappe after all, as reported by the Madrid-based newspaper earlier today.

The story has been scotched by a fairly well-placed source, namelyFabien Pigalle a reliable French journalist with the Nice-Matin newspaperwho deemed to be an authoritative voice on all things AS.

Real Madrid ‘reach Kylian Mbappe deal with Monaco’

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid have reached agreement to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for a world record 180 million euros ($210m, £160m), Spanish media reported on Tuesday.

Sports daily Marca, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the teenage striker is expected to joining Real “in the next few days” on a six-year deal.

Reports: Real Madrid To Blow World Transfer Record To Smithereens After Agreeing €180m Deal To Sign Kylian Mbappe From Monaco

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Stand by your beds, this is not a drill. MARCA are going big with the news that Real Madrid are about to shatter the world transfer record to sign Kylian Mbappe.

The Madrid-based paper are claiming that Real have had an eye-watering€180million offer accepted by Monaco "in principle" that's €160million up front, with a further€20million made up in various bonuses.

Demotivated Spanish football defender Arbeloa quits

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish international defender Alvaro Arbeloa revealed Saturday he was quitting football despite the possibility of playing in China or the United States.

The 34-year-old former Real Madrid, Liverpool and West Ham player told Spanish sports daily Marca he has lost his motivation.

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

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.

PICTURE: Ramos’ awkward handshake with Perez

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Marca is still reporting that Sergio Ramos wants to leave Real Madrid and has published a video showing a very awkward moments between the player and president, Florentino Perez. It has been well documented that the two don't get along and this is just further evidence. Perez, however, is tasked with the job of convincing Ramos to become the club's new captain, replacing Iker Casillas, and snub any interest from United.

Friday Kickoff: Real Madrid linked with Vidal; Neymar set to return to action; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Arturo Vidal's impressive performances this season have made him one of the most sought-after players in the world.

Real Madrid are the latest team to be linked with the Chilean, according to a report in Marca, with the club planning on making him their top transfer target this summer.

Does Gareth Bale Have A Slipped Disk?

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Conflicting stories out of Spain on the health of Gareth Bale. Real Madrid's mouthpiece, Marca has published a story saying that world-record signing Bale has a slipped disc in his back.

The Marca story claimed that:

Gareth Bale has a slipped disc on the L5 -S1 vertebrae and a bulge on the L4 -L5.

Manchester United, Arsenal and PSG battle for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria

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Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, according to reports in Spain. Spanish daily Marca claims that French side PSG are also interested in signing the Argentina international. The reports suggest that Di Maria's preference is to stay at the Bernabeu and that manager Carlo Ancelotti would [.

Mixed Messages From Madrid On Ronaldo Contract Situation

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Interesting tactics from Real Madrid today in regards to the contract situation of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reports out of Spain, including the teams mouthpiece Marca, claim that Ronaldio has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Spanish giants until 2018 and will pay him a salary of €17 million net for each of the next five seasons, which is one million more than Messi gets.

Man Utd target Cristiano Ronaldo denies he’s renewed his Real Madrid contract

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has denied reports that he has signed a contract extension with the club. Spanish daily Marca reported today that the Portuguese attacker has signed a new five-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu. Under the headline 'White For Life', the paper claimed that Ronaldo has agreed a €17 million-a-season deal with [.

Marca’s verbatim account of Gareth Bale demanding to leave Spurs

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Gareth Bale has demanded to leave Tottenham in a furious meeting, according to Spanish daily Marca. Somehow the newspaper has managed to get a fly-on-the-wall version of events of what was said, including the exact words Bale said to Levy. Sceptical? Us too. They quote Bale as saying: "You made me a promise.

Marca Keeps Pressure Up On Bale To Real Madrid Story

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One of the other big transfer stories of the summer is the long-running rumour of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. This story has been percolating for a year now. After going quiet earlier this summer, Marca and Real Madrid have really started to turn up the pressure on Spurs to sell the Premier League's Player Of The Year.

Real Madrid deploy Cristiano Ronaldo as a striker to make space for Gareth Bale

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Another day, another 'Gareth Bale is on his way to Real Madrid' report from Spanish newspaper Marca. This time the theory is that Cristiano Ronaldo played as a central striker during last night's friendly against Lyon as manager Carlo Ancelotti works out how to accomodate the Spurs winger into his lineup.

Spanish daily Marca says ‘mysterious’ Gareth Bale injury points to Real Madrid move

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The injury that has ruled Gareth Bale out of Tottenham's friendly against Sunderland is merely a cover story as he forces through a transfer to Real Madrid, according to a Spanish newspaper. Marca irked Spurs supporters with yesterday's splash claiming that Bale had agreed personal terms with Real. They've now followed that up with a [.

Spurs star Gareth Bale ‘agrees six-year deal’ with Real Madrid

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Tottenham's Gareth Bale has agreed personal terms and a six-year contract with Real Madrid, according to reports in Spanish daily Marca. The newspaper claims that negotiations are still ongoing between the two clubs to finalise a fee. 'Operation Bale' underway since the end of last season is now nearing completion, says Marca.

Why Arsenal fans should NOT worry about Higuain report in Marca

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The transfer of Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal is certainly dragging on a lot longer than it should have done, but it has not hit the wall, contrary to the widely repeated report in the Spanish newspaper Marca. The problem for Arsenal is that we have to dance to Real Madrid's tune a little bit until the deal is completed.

Borussia Dortmund’s stadium has home and away jail cells

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With Real Madrid facing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semifinals, Spanish sports paper Marca decided to take a tour of the German club's Westfalenstadion in order to learn a bit more about the opposition. The thing they found most intriguing about the notoriously loud ground? The two jail cells reserved for matchday troublemakers.

Fuentes Refuses To Name La Liga Teams Involved In Doping Scandal

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Eufemiano Fuentes, the controversial Spanish doctor at the center of the Operacion Puerto trial for alleged doping-related offences in cycling has told Marca that he refuses to reveal details of football clubs he has worked with, saying that threats have been made against him and his family in the past.

Spanish newspaper Marca calls Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney “a freckled demon” and a “hooligan”

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Spanish sports paper Marca has branded Wayne Rooney a "hooligan" ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid. The front page is dedicated to the man they dub "a freckled demon" and exclaims: ""The Bad Boy — and his 5,000 ‘friends'". On the inside pages, journalist Hugo Cerezo continues the [.

Wenger a summer target to replace Mourinho at Real Madrid

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Arsenal are having a tough season, there is no doubt about it, but the Spanish champions Real Madrid seem to be in meltdown, with rumours of cliques and warring factions in the dressing room, indiscipline on the pitch and injuries decimating the team. They are 15 points behind their great rivals Barcelona, who they also face in the semi-final of the Spanish cup.

What would a members poll at Arsenal show?

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By Tony Attwood

Apparently around 60% of Real Madrid's members believe Jose Mourinho has a negative impact on the club's image. That is a according to a survey in Marca a sports daily.

They asked about 700 members either on the phone or at the game, and overall the members gave his performance as [.

Iker Casillas To Arsenal?

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Fascinating story on Marca,com that Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has caught the attention of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.

Marca writes that Arsène Wenger isn't happy with the performances put in by Szczesny and that Iker would be an ideal signing for the Gunners. There are also rumours in England that Real Madrid could be interested in De Gea, in anticipation that Casillas will leave 'Los Blancos'.

Brighten your day with Jose Mourinho rapping and a very surreal Karim Benzema Christmas song

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With poor domestic form and persistent rumors of behind-the-scenes conflict, Real Madrid may not be the most pleasant organization to work for right now, but that hasn't stopped the internetz having some lighthearted LOLZ at their expense.

The folks at Marca have unearthed a ROFL-tastic clip of Jose Mourinho busting out his favorite hip-hop moves with assistant coach Aitor Karanka, while our friends at 101GG have brought a fantastically surreal Christmas song based around Muslim striker Karim Benzema to our attention.

Liverpool

Liverpool offer €20m for Inigo Martinez

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Liverpool have made a€20m offer for Real Sociedad's highly rated central defender Inigo Martinez, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Marca.

Earlier this week, Catalan newspaper Sport claimed that Liverpool scouts were present to watch Martinez in action at the Camp Nou, where Real Sociedad lost2-0 toBarcelona.

Liverpool Plot Summer Move For Spanish Wonderkid

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Liverpool are in pursuit of Spanish wonderkid Kuki Zalazar, reports Marca.
The 15-year-old, who is the son of former Uruguay international Jose Zalazar, is currently attached to the youth set-up of La Liga club Malaga.
The Spain Under-16 striker will be able to sign professional when he turns 16 in June and Malaga will try to persuade him to stay at the club with the promise of reserve-team football and a contact with the first team the following season.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham target Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo as potential Gareth Bale replacement

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Real Betis youngster Alvaro Vadillo is being linked with a move to Tottenham as a long-term replacement for Gareth Bale. The 18-year-old was reported to be a Spurs target last month, and Spanish newspaper Marca has reported that the interest has intensified as Bale edges nearer to the exit. No bid has been made yet, [.

Marca publishes surprising Bale quotes

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Spanish outlet Marcahas been at the forefront of the Gareth Bale to Real Madrid story this summer, with The Mirroralso reporting that Bale has requested a move from Spurs, with even the English newspaper questioning the authenticity of quotes today supplied from Marca.

Rumours

Packing for Chelsea? Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho spotted buying boxes and masking tape

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Jose Mourinho has been spotted buying €200 worth of boxes at furniture store Ikea amid rumours he is packing ahead of a return to Chelsea. The Real Madrid manager bought boxes, masking tape and other packaging at Ikea's Alcorcon store, south-west of Madrid. Spanish TV news reporters are certain that this can only mean one [.

Radamel Falcao and Mario Gotze to Manchester United?

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Talking about the recent rumours surrounding the two players!

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Sarachan Does the Playoff Beard

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FINAL | Barça 5-1 Espanyol http://t.co/ZjzJUeMYQe
— MARCA (@marca) December 7, 2014



So I'm on the field for MLS Cup press access yesterday, getting ready to question Galaxy assistant coach Dave Sarachan, and before I can say anything;

Dave: I know, you're going to ask me about the beard.

Real Madrid categorically DENY that Morata is going to Arsenal!

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Following on from the article in the Daily Express an hour ago, which confidently reported that that the young Madrid striker Alvaro Morata would be joining Arsenal on loan in January, it seems that the Spanish giants have moved quickly to deny there is any truth in the Express report. The Spanish paper MARCA, who [.

Chelsea ‘agree deal’ to sign Porto defender Nicolas Otamendi

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Porto defender Nicolas Otamendi will join Chelsea in the summer, according to media reports in Spain. Marca claims that a deal has already been agreed that will see the Argentinian centre-back become a Blues player at the end of the current campaign. The two clubs are said to have held talks about a possible move [.

Transfer Toss: Have Monaco Put Radamel Falcao Up For Sale Just Months After Spaffing £50m On Him?

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By Chris Wright

"FREEDOM!"

We're fairly sure where you can file this one, but MARCA are reporting that Radamel Falcao's super agent and all-encompassing overlord, Jorge Mendes, is trying to find yet another buyer for his client despite AS Monaco spluffing the lion's share of £51million on the 27/29-year-old Colombian striker just two months ago.

Have Barca given up on United’s target?

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Marca, one of Spain's most prominent sport newspapers, have today published an article on their English website claiming that Barcelona have given up in their attempt to retain Thiago Alcantara. Often considered Real Madrid's daily newspaper, Marca's decision to publish the story is perfectly understandable as the newspaper is always eager to jump at the [.

Temerarias portadas españolas

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24.01.2013 - No sólo España está pasando tiempos difíciles (con la tasa de desempleo más alta de Europa). Su periodismo parece acompañar la época confundiendo deseos con noticias.
El País (en un papelón internacional) contra el presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez y Marca (en un conventillo local) contra Jose Mourinho (entrenador de Real Madrid).