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Cristiano Ronaldo Laughs Off Neymar To Real Madrid Rumours

Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo has laughed off reports linking Neymar to Real Madrid, saying the Los Blancos are always at the centre of transfer speculation.

Barcelona Legend Iniesta Completes Move To Japanese Side Vissel Kobe

Andres Iniesta has now been officially unveiled as a Vissel Kobe player following his departure from Camp Nou, where he enjoyed a 22-year illustrious spell - with 9 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League crowns to his name.

Hamsik Hints At Napoli Exit Amid China Talk

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has announced his desire to part ways with the club, amidst huge interest from Chinese clubs.

Champions League Final: Ronaldo Would Have Preferred Man Utd Clash For Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he would have preferred to play his former club Manchester United in this weekend's Champions League final.

Barcelona Legend Andres Iniesta Going To ‘New Home’ In Japan

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta announced he is moving to his "new home" with his "friend" Hiroshi Mikitani, who is the owner of Japanese top-flight side Vissel Kobe.
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Man Utd Preparing £55M Bid For Tottenham Defender Toby Alderweireld

Manchester United are ready to launch a £55 million offer for Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.

Stats Show Neymar Was Not Under Messi’s Shadow At Barcelona

Statistics from the last four seasons show that Neymar was never under Lionel Messi's shadow at Barcelona prior to his world-record transfer to PSG.

Why Nainggolan Deserves A Place In The Belgium Squad For World Cup 2018

Radja Nainggolan's impressive stats for AS Roma in both Serie A and Champions League this season bears testimony to the fact that he deserves a place in Roberto Martinez's Belgium squad for the 2018 World Cup, in Russia.

Lionel Messi Heaps Praise On Barcelona Target Antoine Griezmann

Lionel Messi has revealed what he thinks of Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann, amid rumours that the Frenchman has agreed personal terms with Barcelona.

Marcelo Emulates Son By Doing Head Bin Challenge With Madrid Youth Team

Marcelo does header challenge with kids ahead of Champions League final after his son Enzo became a hit on social media with the head bin challenge with Real Madrid players.

WATCH: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Slaps His Opponent & Gets Sent Off

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was shown the red card after video showed he slapped Montreal's winger Michael Petrasso.

Man Utd Ace Sanchez Admits He Has Struggled To Adapt To Mourinho’s Style

Alexis Sanchez has admitted he has struggled to adapt to Jose Mourinho's style of play at Manchester United.

Klopp Plays Down Comparisons Between Salah And Ronaldo

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has played down comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the Champions League final.

Nainggolan: “I Deserved The World Cup”

Roma superstar Radja Nainggolan spoke his heart out in an interview with Belgian media outlet HLN after Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez axed him from the provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018, in Russia this summer.

Santi Cazorla Leaves Arsenal After Horrific Run Of Injuries

Arsenal have announced Santi Cazorla will leave the club this summer, with his contract coming to an end next month.

PSG Offer Buffon Two-Year Deal Amid Real Madrid Interest

Paris Saint-Germain have offered a contract to Gianluigi Buffon, according to sources close the the Ligue 1 club.

World Cup 2018: Neymar Admits He’s Afraid Ahead Of Return From Injury

"I need to lose that fear as quickly as possible to arrive at the World Cup at my best," Neymar said in an interview published on Friday.

Messi: Real Madrid Get Results Even When They’re Playing Badly

Real Madrid have the best players in the world 'position by position' according to Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Aguero: I’ll Stay At Man City And Messi Will Remain With Barca

Sergio Aguero insisted that he will never play alongside his international team-mate Lionel Messi at club level as he is staying at Manchester City and his compatriot will never leave Barcelona.

Jack Wilshere Hits Back At Gareth Southgate After Being Left Out Of England’s World...

Jack Wilshere insisted Gareth Southgate was wrong to drop him from England's World Cup 2018 squad - and he spoke his heart out on Twitter.

Messi: I Am Not Tempted To Leave Barcelona For Anyone

Lionel Messi has made it clear that he has no plans to leave Barcelona in the future and said that there is no club better than Barca.

Iniesta: Barcelona Shouldn’t Go Crazy If Neymar Goes To Real Madrid

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is not unhappy with the possibility of Neymar moving to their arch rivals Real Madrid this summer.

Is World Cup Hero Gotze’s Career At An End?

Mario Gotze seems to have reached the lowest point in his career after German national coach Joachim Loew did not pick him for the 2018 World Cup.

Buffon Leaves Juventus After 17 Years

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on Thursday announced his decision to leave Juventus, after 17 years with the club.

Messi: I Don’t Compete With Ronaldo To Be The Best

Lionel Messi insisted that he has no interest in competing with Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world's greatest player.

Fernando Torres Bids Adieu To Atletico Madrid On A High With Europa League Glory

Fernando Torres accentuated that the Europa League final victory with his boyhood club Atletico Madrid is more emotionally satisfying than winning the World Cup with Spain.

Griezmann Directly Involved In 45% Of The Goals Atletico Have Scored This Season

Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in 45% of the 90 goals that Atletico Madrid have scored across all competitions this season.

Antoine Griezmann Celebrates Goal With Fortnite Battle Royale Dance

Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann celebrated his first goal against Marseille in the Europa League final with a dance based on Fortnite Battle Royale.

Arsene Wenger: I Regret Missing Out On Cristiano Ronaldo Signing

Arsene Wenger revealed that failing to rope in Cristiano Ronaldo is his biggest transfer regret during his 22-year stint at Arsenal.

Buffon Confirms This Weekend Will Be His Final Game For Juventus

Gianluigi Buffon has announced that he will play his last match for Juventus on Saturday against Hellas Verona in Serie A.

Messi Fears “Terrible” Neymar Move To Real Madrid

Lionel Messi said Tuesday that it would be a "terrible" blow to see his former Barcelona teammate Neymar at Real Madrid next season.

Hernan Crespo Blames Messi For Mauro Icardi’s Argentina World Cup Ordeal

Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has claimed that Barcelona hero Lionel Messi is behind Jorge Sampaoli's likely decision not to include Mauro Icardi in his final squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Joe Hart Blames David Moyes After Missing Out On England Squad

Joe Hart is furious with West Ham boss David Moyes after he was excluded from Gareth Southgate's England squad for the 2018 World Cup.

England World Cup Squad: Jack Wilshere Left Out By Gareth Southgate

Jack Wilshere has been left out of Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad.

“I Will Do It Again, Don’t Worry” – Mo Salah Vows To Keep Scoring...

When asked if he can reach the same heights that he has this season after the win over Brighton, Mo Salah replied: “I will, I will. Don't worry.”

Kylian Mbappé Voted Young Player Of The Year

Kylian Mbappe has been named Ligue 1's best young player of the season for the second year in running.

Kevin De Bruyne Wins Premier League Playmaker Award

KEVIN DE BRUYNE pipped teammate Leroy Sane to the Premier League's inaugural 'Playmaker' award as he produced a late assist for Gabriel Jesus in Man City's 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Sunday.

Gianluigi Buffon, First Player To Win Nine Serie A Titles

Gianluigi Buffon has become the first player to win 9 Serie A titles as Juventus lifted the trophy for the seventh consecutive time on Sunday.
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Michael Carrick Hangs Up His Boots, Literally

Michael Carrick is gearing up for the next phase of his footballing career as he prepares to move from playing to coaching under Jose Mourinho at Man Utd.

Andres Iniesta: Neymar Return To Barcelona Would Be ‘Weird’

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says he will find it a bit “weird” if former teammate Neymar opts to rejoin the club.

Liverpool Star Mo Salah Breaks Premier League Goalscoring Record

Liverpool star Mo Salah has broken the Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season. The former Roma and Chelsea star now has 32 goals to his name in the 2017-18 season.
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Neymar Recalls His Lethal Partnership With Messi And Suarez Amid Real Madrid Links

NEYMAR HAS ADMITTED that he misses playing with Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on a daily basis amid huge transfer interest from Real Madrid.

Man City In Pole Position To Sign Napoli Star Jorginho

Man City are now in pole position to sign Jorginho this summer after Jose Mourinho's Man Utd dropped interest in the Napoli star.

PSG ‘Offer Former Real Madrid Ace Di Maria To Atletico Madrid

Angel di Maria has been offered by Paris Saint-Germain to Atletico Madrid as the Ligue 1 giants look to balance FFP terms.

PSG Superstar Neymar Voted Ligue 1 Player Of The Season

Neymar received acclaim in his debut season in French Ligue 1 as he was crowned Player of the Season by the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) on Sunday.

Liverpool Forward Mo Salah Named Premier League Player Of The Season

Mohamed Salah has won the Player of the Season award, the English Premier League announced here on Sunday.

Klopp Unhappy With Mo Salah Flying Across England For Second Award

Mohamed Salah attended two awards ceremonies on Thursday and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised the timing of the events.

Buffon: ‘Emotionally Complicated Year’

Gianluigi Buffon admits “this has been an emotionally complicated year” for his career - Italy and Juventus.