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Pele Hails Messi, Upbeat About Brazil World Cup Chances

Brazil football great Pele would still prefer Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in his team over Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter's recent dominance of the Ballon d'Or award. Ronaldo last year won his...

Alexis Sanchez Confirm Man Utd Transfer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan Swap To Be Announced Today

Alexis Sanchez has been pictured taking a selfie in his Manchester United shirt at Old Trafford. The Chilean’s move to Old Trafford is expected to be announced by Manchester United today. But Sanchez dropped a massive...

Total Domination: Lionel Messi The Undisputed King Of Europe

Lionel Messi is often regarded as one of the best players to have played football. The Argentina international have always surprised us with his magical skills on the field and his ability to annihilate...

Aubameyang’s Imminent Depature Ignites Debate About The Bundesliga

The likely departure of Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is causing widespread debate about the value of the German Bundesliga. The 28-year-old striker is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund soon to join the Premier League...

Bayern Munich Sign Liverpool Target Leon Goretzka From Schalke

Bayern Munich have sealed a deal with German international Leon Goretzka, the German giants confirmed in an official statement on Friday. The 22-year-old offensive midfielder will join the "Bavarians" on a free transfer this summer...

Robin Van Persie Returns To Boyhood Club Feyenoord

Dutch soccer star Robin van Persie returns to his former club Feyenoord after almost 14 years abroad, the Rotterdam based soccer club announced on Friday. The 34-year-old Van Persie reached an agreement with his current...

Sergi Roberto Agrees New Barcelona Deal With Mammoth €500M Release Clause

FC Barcelona on Friday confirmed that defender Sergi Roberto has agreed a new contract which will keep him at the club until the end of June 2022. The club adds that the player, who can...

Lionel Messi Vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Who Is The King Of Spain?

Rivalries between footballers are often talked about and make the game even more interesting. Taking the present decade into consideration, the names that first hits our mind are Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and...

Man Utd Arrange Private Jet To Take Mkhitaryan To London And Bring Back Alexis...

Premier League giants Manchester United have prepared a private jet to bring Alexis Sanchez up north. The Red Devils are desperate to seal a deal for the Chilean as quickly as possible. Jose Mourinho is keen...

Arsenal Target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang To Miss Dortmund Trip To Hertha Berlin

Borussia Dortmund will encounter Hertha Berlin without their top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Bundesliga club confirmed on Thursday. After missing last weekend's goalless stalemate at Wolfsburg for disciplinary reasons, Aubameyang will miss the next match...

Theo Walcott Joins Everton From Arsenal On Three-And-A-Half-Year Deal

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott has been transferred to English Premier League rivals Everton, the North London club said on Wednesday. "Theo Walcott has signed for Everton for an undisclosed fee," Arsenal said in a statement.  But...

Zinedine Zidane Denies Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Quit Real Madrid Despite Struggles

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane commented on Wednesday that he couldn't see striker Cristiano Ronaldo playing anywhere other than Real Madrid. The Spanish press has been full of rumors in recent days that Ronaldo, who...

Cavani Ties Club Record, Neymar Scores Quadruple In PSG’s Dominant Victory

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani became the joint top scorer in Paris Saint-Germain's history with his 156th goal in all competitions in PSG's 8-0 demolition of Dijon on Wednesday. The 21st round of Ligue 1 saw...

Pele, Messi Lead Ronaldinho Tributes

Brazil legend Pele has led a chorus of tributes for compatriot Ronaldinho, whose retirement from football prompted an outpouring of emotion and goodwill messages on social media. Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto Assis, confirmed the...

Alexis Sanchez Transfer Bombshell: Man City End Interest As Man Utd Close In On...

Manchester City are ready to back out from the race to sign Alexis Sanchez and let arch rivals Manchester United secure the services of the Chilean. Man City have been in pole position to rope...

Records And Achievements – Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi

Rivalries between footballers are often talked about and make the game even more interesting. Taking the present decade into consideration, the names that first hits our mind are Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and...

Ronaldo: Neymar Took A Step Back Leaving Barcelona For PSG

Brazil legend Ronaldo has described Neymar's world record move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona as a "backward step". Neymar became the most expensive footballer in history when he joined the Ligue 1 outfit in August...

Jurgen Klopp Could Take Leipzig Ace Naby Keita Early This Month With Extra £18M...

Liverpool are ready to spend a portion of the £145m from the sale of Philippe Coutinho to speed up Naby Keita’s arrival at Anfield. Liverpool have already agreed a £55m deal with Bundesliga side Red...

Tottenham Chief Daniel Levy: No One Leaves Spurs Unless Mauricio Pochettino Says So

Daniel Levy said no Tottenham player will leave the club without the approval of manager Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs chairman Levy insisted Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Co will stay put despite Europe’s elite...

Riyad Mahrez Begins Liverpool Transfer Talks But He Wants Arsenal Move

Riyad Mahrez is reportedly in talks with Liverpool, who are desperate to sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his move to Barcelona. But speculations suggest that Mahrez would prefer to sign for Arsenal instead. Sources...

Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd Bid Too Late As Arsenal Star Decides To Join Pep...

Manchester United have launched a late bid to steal Alexis Sanchez from under the noses of Manchester City – but it seems that the Red Devils will face an uphill battle to convince the...

Manchester United Sure They Will Sign Bale, Griezmann Or Dybala In The Summer

Premier League giants Manchester United are confident that they will rope in Antoine Griezmann, Gareth Bale or Paulo Dybala in the summer, according to reports. It seems that Man Utd will miss out on the...

Liverpool Given Chance To Sign PSG Star Lucas Moura From Under The Noses Of...

Liverpool have been offered the chance to hijack Man Utd’s move for PSG star Lucas Moura, according to reports. Liverpool are desperate to rope in a new attacker after the departure of Philippe Coutinho, who...

Alexis Sanchez To Man City: Kevin De Bruyne Drops Massive Hint Over Transfer

Kevin De Bruyne has dropped a massive hint that Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of joining Manchester City in January. When asked about rumours linking the Chilean forward with a move...

Carlos Tevez Hoping For Argentina Recall Ahead Of World Cup

Carlos Tevez said Tuesday that he hopes his return to Boca Juniors will help him earn a recall to Argentina's national team ahead of this year's World Cup. The 33-year-old former Manchester United, Manchester City...

Barcelona Ink Deal For Colombian Defender Yerry Mina

Barcelona have reached an agreement with Brazil's Palmeiras to sign Colombian international center-back Yerry Mina, bringing forward an existing deal by six months, according to widespread media reports. Mina has already travelled to the Catalan...

Liverpool Star Virgil Van Dijk Talks About Dream Come True After Debut Goal Against...

Virgil Van Dijk made a dream debut after scoring the winner from a header as Liverpool kicked Everton out of the FA Cup last night. Van Dijk completed his move from Southampton to Liverpool on...

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte Hails Ross Barkley As ‘Complete Player’ After £15M Arrival

Ross Barkley has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with defending Premier League champions Chelsea. The Blues splurged £15m to rope in the Three Lions midfielder from Everton. "He's very young and has a lot of space for improvement," said...

Liverpool Boost? Schalke Chief Furious With Bayern Munich Over Leon Goretzka Approach

Liverpool could be in pole position to sign Leon Goretzka after relations between Schalke and Bayern Munich hit a rough path. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have shown huge interest in roping in Leon Goretzka during the...

Chelsea And PSG Set To Fight To Sign Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has offers on the table from PSG, Chelsea and LA Galaxy, if he decides to part was with Real Madrid. The Portugal skipper is furious at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who...

Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Pips Team-Mate Sadio Mane To African Player Of The Year...

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has enjoyed incredible success in 2017 and has now been named CAF African Player of the Year. The Egyptian forward, who joined Liverpool in the summer from Roma, beat competition from...

Liverpool Begin Talks To Sign Thomas Lemar As Philippe Coutinho’s Replacement

Liverpool are negotiating a deal with Monaco to sign Thomas Lemar this month, according to reports. Liverpool saw two bids for Lemar rejected by Monaco in the summer but Jurgen Klopp is now desperate to...

Pep Guardiola Wants A £50M War Chest To Strengthen His Quadruple-Chasing Man City Squad

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants a £50million war chest during the January transfer window in order to bolster his Quadruple-chasing squad The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is keen on roping in Arsenal...

Arsenal Line Up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang To Replace Wantaway Star Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal could launch a move for wantaway Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in bid to replace contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, according to reports. Sanchez has entered the final seven months of his contract with Arsenal...

Real Madrid Rejected Chance To Sign Philippe Coutinho For Just £2.2M Back In 2008

La Liga giants Real Madrid passed up the opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho for just £2.2million back in 2008. The Brazilian superstar is reportedly on the brink of making a move to Barcelona from Liverpool...

Jose Mourinho Urges Man Utd Board To Open Cheque Book And Sign £50M Danny...

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to launch a bid of at least £50million for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to reports. The Three Lions full-back recently returned to action for Spurs, having...

Non-Stop PDAs From PSG Pair Neymar And Trapp As They Smooch Stunning Girlfriends

Neymar is having a gala time in Brazil during Paris Saint-Germain’s winter break. The former Barcelona star has been snapped alongside his lady love Bruna Marquezine and fellow PSG team-mate Kevin Trapp and his partner...

Barcelona-Bound Philippe Coutinho’s Agents In London To Finalise Agreement With Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho’s representatives are reportedly in London to finalise a deal for the Liverpool star’s move to Barcelona. According to Express Sport, Coutinho has informed the Liverpool bosses that he will not play for the...

Chelsea To Stun Jose Mourinho And Man Utd With £50M Alex Sandro Move

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea are eying to hijack Manchester United’s move for Juventus star Alex Sandro. The Blues were desperate to rope in Sandro during the summer transfer window but they failed to secure...

Gunners Contract Rebel Alexis Sanchez Could Replace Philippe Coutinho At Liverpool

Liverpool should launch a ‘sneaky’ £40million bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to replace Philippe Coutinho, according to John Aldridge. The Reds have already bolstered their leaky defence by spending £75m for signing Virgil van...

Who Would End The 2017-18 Season With The Highest Number Of Goals In Europe’s...

Harry Kane eclipsed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the highest goalscorer for club and country in the year 2017. And now FootTheBall looks at players who could end the 2017-18 season with the...

Liverpool Star Philippe Coutinho To Be Announced As A Barcelona Player This Week

Barcelona could announce the signing of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho this week, according to Spanish reports. Barcelona were desperate to sign Coutinho over the summer but despite repeated attempts the La Liga giants failed to...

Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Shocked As Real Madrid Prepare Antoine Griezmann Transfer

Lionel Messi has been left shocked after being informed that Real Madrid want to hijack Barcelona’s move for Antoine Griezmann. The Catalan giants are in pole position to sign Griezmann, who has been heavily linked...

Real Madrid Could Sell Toni Kroos To Man Utd To Fund Stunning Neymar Move

La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly planning to offload Toni Kroos to Manchester United, Manchester City or PSG in order to raise funds for Neymar. According to recent reports, Real Madrid are keen on...

Diego Costa Ready To Haunt Chelsea: Star Influencing Atletico Madrid Transfer Deal

Diego Costa wants to bring Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta to Atletico Madrid, according to reports. Costa made a switch from Chelsea to Atletico in the summer after Antonio Conte told the Spaniard via text that...

Jose Mourinho TROLLS Man Utd Legend Paul Scholes Over Paul Pogba Criticism

Jose Mourinho came out in defence of Paul Pogba following Paul Scholes’ stinging criticism of the Manchester United star. Footballer turned BT Sport pundit, Scholes, has often launched scathing criticism of his former side. And following...

Eden Hazard Rejects Chelsea Contract For Real Madrid Transfer, Reveals Father

Eden Hazard’s father has claimed that his son is eyeing an offer from Real Madrid in the summer. The Belgian forward has emerged as one of the best footballers in the world, having guided Chelsea...

Mourinho Fears Romelu Lukaku Has Lost Pace After The Man Utd Striker Bulked Up

Jose Mourinho reportedly fears Romelu Lukaku has lost his pace this season. The Belgian striker made a good start to his Man Utd career – scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games following his...

Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Roger Federer And Lewis Hamilton To Huge Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted Best European Sportsperson of 2017. Earlier this month, the Real Madrid superstar won his fifth Ballon d’Or and now he has scooped two more prestigious awards – Best European Sportsperson...

Liverpool Will Sell Philippe Coutinho To Barcelona Only If Klopp Demand Is Met

Liverpool will sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona only if Sergi Roberto moves to Anfield, according to Spanish reports. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants cash plus Sergi Roberto in order to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, according...