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Coutinho nears Barcelona move – reports

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona and Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Spanish giants in a deal worth up to 160 million euros ($192 million), reports in Spain said Saturday.

Barcelona-based Sport newspaper said Coutinho would join Barca this month on a contract for five seasons, although it said the details of the deal were still to be finalised.

Barcelona tempted by Griezmann as transfer window set to open

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Paris (AFP) – Barcelona are making moves to bring Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann to the Catalan capital while Manchester City are eyeing Alexis Sanchez as clubs around Europe prepare for the January transfer window.

The winter window opens at one minute past midnight on January 1, but Barca are looking for a belated Christmas present in the France international.

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann – reports

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid’s star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.

The French international, who has been Atletico’s top scorer for the past three seasons, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the past.

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann – reports

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid’s star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.

The French international, who has been Atletico’s top scorer for the past three seasons, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the past.

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona prepare fresh talks with Liverpool

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Barcelona are planning on reopening talks with Liverpool over the transfer of Philippe Coutinho, according to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo. Camp...

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Arsenal reignite Rafinha interest

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Arsenal are stepping up their interest in Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Mundo Deportivo. Arsene Wenger is said to be readying a swoop to...

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Man Utd’s Anthony Martial linked with Barcelona transfer

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Barcelona are tracking Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, according to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo. The 21-year-old France...

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Hector Bellerin Admits Family Has Moved Back To Spain

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Hector Bellerin's Arsenal future could be in doubt after he welcomed interest from Barcelona and admitted he needs to be playing Champions League football.

The Arsenal full-back started his career at Barca, and the Spanish club have long wanted to bring him back.

And though the Gunners are confident of keeping Bellerin this summer, their failure to qualify for Europe's elite competition could prove a problem.

‘Let’s See What Happens’ – Arsenal Right-Back Hector Bellerin Openly Flirts With Idea Of Returning To Barcelona

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Having previously remained diplomatically schtum on the matter, Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has broken his silence on the prospect of returning to his boyhood club, Barcelona.

Bellerin has always made a point of nippingtalk of a return in the bud, but his latest interview with Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo appears to show a tangible shift in stance, with the young full-back hintingseveral times that hemay be open to persuasion.

Daley Blind And Juan Mata To Barcelona?

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Two of the first casualties of the Jose Mourinho era at Old Trafford could be Daley Blind and Juan Mata. According to reports in Spain, Barcelona are interested in both players.

According to Sport, the reigning La Liga champions have identified the Blind as a transfer target and believe his versatility would be a vital asset.

PICTURE: Barcelona want to sign Mata

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Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona were interested in signing Juan Mata in 2010 and 2014, and now they're interested in him again.

The paper claims that the interest has been confirmed by several sources at the club but, thanks to FIFA's transfer ban, he wouldn't be able to sign for them until January 2016 at the earliest.

Daniel Agger To Be Offloaded This Summer

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Liverpool are reportedly desperate to sell defender Daniel Agger this summer – with the club already having offered the player to Barcelona.
The 29-year-old – who made just 23 appearances for the Reds last season – admitted in May that he did not know where his future lay because he believed that manager Brendan Rodgers didn't rate him enough.

Monaco Renege On Victor Valdes Contract Offer

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Monaco have taken back a contract offer to former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes after he failed a medical at the club.

Valdes was expected to join the Ligue 1 outfit this summer after leaving Barcelona upon the end of his contract, but Mundo Deportivo has reported Vadim Vasilyev as telling a Press conference that the deal has been scrapped due to the knee injury the goalkeeper suffered in March.

Barcelona linked with Chelsea’s Juan Mata

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Chelsea star Juan Mata is reportedly a transfer target for Barcelona but Jose Mourinho may block any move because of his ongoing feud with the Catalan club. Mourinho and Barca enjoyed a less than friendly rivalry during his time as Real Madrid manager and even during his first stint at Stamford Bridge.

Gerardo “Tata” Martino pips Luis Enrique to become Barca Coach

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OFFICIAL UPDATE : FC Barcelona has confirmed the appointment of Gerardo Martino as head coach for next two seasons.

Unconfirmed reports are emerging that Barca has finalised on Gerardo "Tata" Martino as the replacement for Tito Vilanova. The club has not openly confirmed these reports and even Martino has confirmed that the final decision is not taken.

Barcelona To Prioritise Agger As Top Transfer Target

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Liverpool's Daniel Agger is being lined up for a summer move by Barcelona.
The Catalan giants had been after PSG's Thiago Silva for a while however appear set to miss out on him as the Brazilian looks like to stay with the affluent Ligue 1 side.
Agger's future has been the subject of much speculation, with the 28-year-old also catching the attention of free-spending Monaco.

Hasta luego, Balon d'Or?

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By Aleks Slupinski, writing from Spain

It's 9:00am on a Wednesday morning in Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo is sad, and the entire country knows about it.

As soon as Ronaldo's tamper tantrum, for lack of a better description, spread rampantly through the world of social media, the Spanish press jumped on the opportunity to use Ronaldo's words as journalistic dynamite.

SPANISH FOOTBALL HUMOUR | FC BARCELONA SPANISH SUPER CUP 2012

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Spanish Sports & Barcelona based paper "Mundo Deportivo" add their humour today to yesterdays 2 - 1 defeat by FC BARCELONA at the "hands " of REAL MADRID in the SPANISH SUPER CUP. Barça Coach Tito Vilanova The cartoonist "KAP" elaborated this piece of satirical art to depict the whole game & night for Barça.

Luka Modric poses with his Real Madrid shirt and his Barcelona shirt

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Luka Modric finally got his move away from Spurs, bringing a merciful end to his long transfer saga that has had him linked to half the clubs in Europe. And Modric couldn't be happier that he's ended up at Real Madrid.

Upon arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, Modric beamed (via RealMadrid.

JUVENTUS TO MAKE AN OFFER FOR DAVID VILLA ?

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Last Thursday there was a meeting at a Barcelona Hotel between "representatives" of Italian Club JUVENTUS & persons close to FC BARCELONA forward DAVID VILLA. According to Spanish paper "El Comercio", which has been picked up by "Sport", "Mundo Deportivo" & "Marca", the Italians wanted to know the Villa situation & his thoughts.

… y Jona Dos Santos interesa al Ajax

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Jonathan Dos Santos estaría en los planes de Marc Overmars y Frank De Boer para reforzar al Ajax de cara a la próxima temporada, según lo publicado por el diario catalán Mundo Deportivo.

En un principio, Marc Muniesa y Cristian Tello eran los objetivos prioritarios del club de la capital holandesa, pero tras recibir la negativa del Barcelona para soltar a esos dos jugadores, el mediocampista mexicano sería el siguiente en la lista, pues el plan sería reforzar con jóvenes promesas blaugranas para disputar Champions League y Eredivisie.

Sneijder wants Arsenal target at Inter Milan

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by AH According to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Sneijder has told his club Inter Milan that they should move quickly and fight off interest from other suitors to try and sign Barcelona player Ibrahim Affelay. Reports over the summer have seen Afellay linked with a move away from Camp Nou, with Arsenal being named [.

Four Arsenal players on Barcelona’s list by BA

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Don't panic! Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has published a list of the 50 players that could be on the wish list of Barcelona's new manager Tito Vilanova. It comes after Vilanova told the Spanish press that he was looking for a player that could fill the position of "pivot" which is a versatile defensive midfielder, [.

David Villa Cannot Wait To Get Back On The Pitch

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Barcelona forward David Villa says he is "desperate" to make his return to full training although reports in Spain suggest his comeback could be delayed.

Villa has been sidelined for six months with a broken tibia that he sustained in the World Club Cup last December. The Spain international believes he is close to being ready for pre-season training as his side look to wrestle the Liga title back of rivals Real Madrid.

Eric Abidal Leaves Hospital Today

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Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been discharged from the hospital today, 40 days after undergoing a liver transplant at Hospital Barcaclinic on April 10.

According to Mundo Deportivo it is unlikely that the former French international will ever play professional football again. During his 12 year career, Abidal won three Ligue 1 titles (with Lyon), three La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues and two FIFA Club World Cups.

Se va Pep Guardiola de Barcelona

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El 17 de junio de 2008 fue presentado como nuevo entrenador del FC Barcelona en lugar de Frank Rijkaard y hoy, 27 de abril de 2012, casi cuatro años y 13 títulos después, Pep Guardiola ha comunicado su marcha del club.

Pep se ha reunido con el presidente Sandro Rosell, que ha acudido a la Ciutat Esportiva, y acto seguido el técnico ha comunicado su adiós a la plantilla durante una reunión que se ha alargado casi una hora.

Guardiola To Announce His Barcelona Future In Next 24 Hours

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Pep Guardiola is expected to announce tomorrow whether he will sign a new contract at Barcelona or quit the Nou Camp.

Reports in Barcelona this morning claimed that the Barcelona boss had already held a meeting with club president Sandro Rosell, at which he outlined his future plans.

Todos con Messi

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22.03.2012 - La velocidad de Messi tiene su correlato en la velocidad de información que ya deja atrás su (temerario) récord como goleador histórico del FC Barcelona (a los 24 años).
Acaso para detener un instante o atenuar el vértigo digital, Mundo Deportivo publicó una producción, "Gracias Leo", en la que jugadores, técnicos, directivos, empleados, fútbol base, secciones y barcelonistas ilustres rinden homenaje a Messi fotografiándose con su camiseta (10).

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Spanish Liga to file PSG complaint over Neymar

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s football league chief Javier Tebas said he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches against Paris Saint-Germain over their pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar.

PSG are rumoured to be weighing up a bid for the Barcelona forward at more than 200 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause.

Spanish Liga to file PSG complaint over Neymar

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s football league chief Javier Tebas said he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches against Paris Saint-Germain over their pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar.

PSG are rumoured to be weighing up a bid for the Barcelona forward at more than 200 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause.

PSG Reported To Be Keen ON Newcastle’s Ben Arfa

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There is a report in Mundo Deportivo today that PSG have taken note of French International Ben Arfa's lack of playing time at Newcastle, and may be considering a bid for the 26 year-old Newcastle winger. Ben Arfa PSG interested? The Frenchmen was born in Clamart, which is a community in the southwestern suburbs [.

Liverpool

Costa Tempted By Liverpool Switch

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Brazilian striker Diego Costa admits he came close to signing for Liverpool but his connections to Atletico Madrid proved too strong.
The 24-year-old was reported to be the subject of a late £22million bid by Brendan Rodgers in the closing stages of this summer's transfer window.
Costa, who started his career with Portuguese side Braga, conceded a move to Anfield was on the cards but ultimately chose to reward the loyalty Atletico have displayed to him.

Luis Alberto Reportedly Agrees Personal Terms With Liverpool

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With few developments during the week other than the slight mix-up on the Iago Aspas deal, Liverpool's hot start to the transfer window has seemed to cool a bit. Which doesn't really make any sense given that the window doesn't even open for another few weeks, but I want all the signings NOW! So it's good news that the club might be headed in that direction very shortly with a name we discussed last week, with Mundo Deportivo (and the Google Translate Spanish to English button) reporting that Luis Alberto has agreed personal terms with Liverpool.

The Rest

Man Utd favourites to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

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Manchester United are the frontrunners to land Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo. The Serbia...

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La foto de Neymar con Maradona en el cumpleaños de Diego

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La imagen del día nos remonta a un pasado reciente, Argentina y Brasil juntos, gracias a que hoy cumple 52 años Diego Armando Maradona.

El polémico crack brasileño tuiteó:

"Dejando a un lado la rivalidad, hoy es el cumpleaños de un tipo que manejó muy bien la pelota.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Firm on RVP Situation, Bendtner-Mexes Swap Deal, Tello Plus £20m for Song and More

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Arsenal and AC Milan Working On a Swap Deal

According to the latest reports emerging from the Italian press, Arsenal and AC Milan are negotiating a swap deal that would rid the Gunners of Nicklas Bendtner and land them French centre-half Philippe Mexes.

Mid-Day Ticker: Petrov in remission, Santos intent on keeping Neymar & more

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Four months after being diagnosed with leukemia, Stiliyan Petrov is in remission.

The Aston Villa captain and Bulgaria international was diagnosed after he developed a fever following a match March 24 against Arsenal. Petrov, 33, has suspended his career while receiving treatment and was the subject of numerous tributes around the English Premier League this past season.

Iker Casillas: Transfers, Tighty Whities & Not Tying The Knot News

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Image: Hola.com.

We're not in any rush to quit lusting after Iker and we're pretty sure about half of you aren't either.

Cue rumour control report time!

A rundown of this week's goss:

- Iker and Sara will not marry on 7th July, Carbonero's colleague (and occasional Hola!

Carles Puyol: Cheeky Demonstration

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New Kickette Footy League Rule: A minimum of three players per squad shall be required to change into a fresh pair of shorts mid-match. Image: Mundo Deportivo.