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  • Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended by FIFA, should allow club to make summer moves

    Pro Soccer Talk "The “complexity” of the improper conduct case involving Barcelona will likely allow the Spanish giant to conduct transfer business this summer, as its 14-month transfer ban has been suspended by FIFA during the club’s appeal. FIFA expects the investigation to take longer than July 1, which..." April 23

  • Chelsea's Ashley Cole a transfer target Real Madrid on £3.5m one-year deal

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid have made a move to sign Ashley Cole. The Chelsea veteran is a free agent at the end of the season and the Spanish club are ready to give him a one-year deal worth £3.5million. He is aware of the interest, and his representatives are free to discuss terms and sign pre-contracts..." April 23

  • Real ready to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal to fund huge bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez

    The Express "Reports in Italy suggest that Real remain optimistic that they can persuade Suarez to swap Merseyside for Madrid despite the Uruguayan signing a new contract at Anfield earlier this season. Florentino Perez is said to be enamoured with the idea of having Suarez join Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth..." April 22

  • Real Madrid plot transfer of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in the summer

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid will launch a summer bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. The Spanish giants are ready to sell Karim Benzema to Paris Saint-Germain, and reports in Madrid suggest they will let him go for £35million. That will help fund a huge move to try to tempt the Blues to sell..." April 22

  • Cristiano Ronaldo trains, but Gareth Bale has the flu

    SB Nation "Real Madrid could have Ronaldo back for Wednesday's Champions League semifinal first leg, but Gareth Bale's status is now in doubt. It was a good news, bad news kind of day for Real Madrid on Monday. The good news is after missing the last four matches with knee and thigh problems, Cristiano..." April 21

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set to be offered improved deal

    Sky Sports "Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insists Lionel Messi will be offered a new contract to keep him with the Catalan giants. The Argentinian superstar has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp after an injury-hit campaign has seen Messi fail to reach the heights of previous..." April 21

  • Barcelona eye David Luiz transfer with La Liga giants convinced they'll be able to buy this summer

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona are confident they will be able to sign players this summer, and have reignited their move for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Catalan giants have Vice President Manel Arroyo working on an appeal to the year-long ban imposed by FIFA for breaching rules on the transfer of under-18..." April 21

  • Thibaut Courtois warned of Jose Mourinho's mind games by Atletico team-mate Tiago

    Daily Mail "On-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been warned to watch out for Jose Mourinho’s mind games as Atletico Madrid and Chelsea prepare to lock horns in the Champions League. Courtois will play against the club who own him in the semi-final on Tuesday night with ex-Stamford Bridge midfielder..." April 21

  • Real Madrid Plot Record Breaking £90m Bid for Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez

    Caught Off Side "Real Madrid are preparing a massive bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez that, if successful, would see the Bernabeu break the world transfer record for a second time in the space of a year. CaughtOffside understands that Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti has been given the go ahead by the club’s..." April 20

  • Barcelona's Neymar could miss remainder of season with foot injury

    TheScore.com "Barcelona have endured a tumultuous spell over the last two weeks. And that would be putting it lightly. The Catalan giants have seen their Champions League campaign come to an end at the quarterfinal stage at the hands of Atletico Madrid, while also dropping four points off the pace in the La..." April 18

  • Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final against Barcelona with injury

    The Guardian "Cristiano Ronaldo is out of Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona. The top scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League this season has sat out Real Madrid's last two matches after developing knee and thigh muscle problems in his left leg and was ruled out after being unable to train..." April 16

  • Chelsea confident £50m transfer of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid is in the bag

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have tied up a stunning £50million deal for Diego Costa. Atletico Madrid striker Costa is poised to agree a contract worth £185,000-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Atletico boss Diego Simeone has even admitted they cannot stand in the..." April 16

  • Chelsea are very keen on Diego Costa and we want Fernando Torres, admits Atletico manager

    The Telegraph "Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has confirmed Chelsea's interest in "rebel" striker Diego Costa, and says Fernando Torres "would love" to rejoin the Spanish club. Chelsea expect to make Spain striker Costa their major signing this summer and Simeone claims he will support Costa if he..." April 15

  • Jurgen Klopp touted as new Barcelona boss if Catalans sack Gerardo Martino this summer

    Daily Mirror "Jurgen Klopp could be Barcelona manager next season, according to Spanish publication Sport. The Catalan giants are expected to relieve current boss Gerardo Martino of his duties this summer - with the club third in the La Liga table. Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Granada came on the back of..." April 14

  • Champions League semi-finals: Chelsea face Atlético and Bayern tackle Real

    The Guardian "Chelsea have been drawn to face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, having been told by Uefa that a clause requiring the Spaniards to fork out up to €6m for the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to play against his parent club is "null, void and unenforceable". Unlike in the Premier..." April 11

  • Atletico Madrid ‘target summer move for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez’

    Metro "Javier Hernandez could be one of a number of Manchester United players to leave Old Trafford this season, with Atletico Madrid reportedly keen on his signature. The Mexican international has found game time hard to come by under the management of David Moyes this season, making just 11 starts..." April 11

  • Ronaldo suffers hamstring injury setback

    The Guardian "Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss next Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a hamstring injury. Ronaldo missed Saturday's win over Real Sociedad and Tuesday's Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund in Germany with a knee complaint, and now faces..." April 10

  • Courtois will NOT play against Chelsea if we draw them, Atletico president confirms

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will be hoping to get Atletico Madrid in Friday’s Champions League semi-final draw after it was revealed the two clubs’ loan agreement could prevent brilliant goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois playing in the game. The news took the shine off one of the greatest nights in the club’s history..." April 10

  • Former Valencia president arrested for plotting to kidnap successor

    Pro Soccer Talk "A bizarre story out of La Liga has seen former Valencia president Juan Bautista Soler arrested for plotting to kidnap his successor Vicente Soriano. Having resigned from his position at the club in 2008 for health reasons, Soler now has been arrested in the city of Valencia. According to..." April 09

  • Arsenal star Santi Cazorla reveals Gunners want to sign Real Madrid stopper Iker Casillas

    Daily Star "Casillas' future at Madrid is currently uncertain after falling out of favour under manager Carlo Ancelotti, with the Italian preferring Diego Lopez between the sticks. The Spain international, 32, is yet to feature in La Liga this season, but has continued as the club's first choice in the..." April 09

  • Blow for Man United as Real Madrid join race to sign German starlet

    talkSport "The midfielder looks no closer to agreeing a new deal at the Allianz Arena and could well leave this summer. United, who are lining up a big-spending summer, are known admirers of the 24-year-old and are expected to move for him when the window opens. Barcelona are also said to be keeping a..." April 08

  • Gunners pursuing Sevilla's £50m-rated left-back Alberto Moreno

    Daily Mirror "The Gunners' clash at Goodison Park is just hours away and it promises to be a rousing encounter with both sides welcoming back key players. The Gunners' clash at Goodison Park is just hours away and it promises to be a rousing encounter with both sides welcoming back key players Today's..." April 06

  • Carlo Ancelotti not worried about Cristiano Ronaldo’s knee

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo was forced out of Wednesday’s game with what we speculated was a foot injury. According to Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti, the problem is actually Ronaldo’s knee, an ailment that the Merengues boss expressed no concern about after his team’s 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund..." April 03

  • Thibaut Courtois to announce Chelsea future next week

    The Express "The 21-year-old stopper is currently on his third successive loan spell at the La Liga leaders, who can boast the best defensive record out of the 20 sides. Courtois has also helped his side to the quarter-finals in the Champions League, holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the Nou..." April 03

  • FIFA hits Barcelona with transfer ban

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have been banned from making signings for two consecutive transfer windows after failing to abide by rules governing transfers of players under 18, FIFA announced on Wednesday. FIFA carried out an investigation last year and found the club as well as the Spanish football federation..." April 02

  • Tottenham's Hugo Lloris a transfer target for three of the Champions League last eight

    Daily Mirror "Hugo Lloris is involved in a three-way transfer battle, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid trying to prise him out of Tottenham. Spanish champions Barca and their Champions League quarter-final opponents Atletico both want France goalkeeper Lloris, who has already hinted he..." April 02

  • Liverpool target plays down talk of £25m move

    talkSport "Liverpool target Marcelo has played down the chances of him leaving Real Madrid in the summer. talkSPORT revealed on Monday that the Brazilian defender is a £25m target for Brendan Rodgers as he looks to supplement his already potent attack with a stellar defender. Marcelo, 25, has just over..." April 02

  • Chelsea's on-loan goalkeeper Courtois expects a decision to be made over his future next week

    Daily Mirror "Thibaut Courtois has confirmed a decision will be made over his future next week. The Belgian goalkeeper, currently on loan with Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, insisted an announcement would be made as to where he will play his football next season. The 21-year-old was speaking to Spanish..." April 02

  • Victor Valdes knee injury likely ends Barça career, World Cup hopes

    Pro Soccer Talk "Victor Valdés had always intended to move on from Barcelona after this season, but carted off the field in late March is not the way he intended to leave the only club he’s ever known. Yet there he was, forced to the ground in his own penalty box after coming down awkwardly on his right knee. With..." March 27

  • Chelsea close in on Costa as Mourinho plans £40m move for Atletico star

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in a staggering £40million deal this summer. Jose Mourinho's search for a top-class centre-forward has been narrowed down and he is ready to take the plunge on the Spain international. Chelsea will watch him again on..." March 27

  • Liverpool target Montoya to stay with Barcelona

    Give Me Sport "Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, a target for Liverpool, has moved to extinguish any doubts about his immediate future after it was announced that he is to sign a new long-term contract with his current employers later this week. As revealed on the official Barcelona website, Montoya has..." March 27

  • Barcelona striker Lionel Messi poised to leapfrog Cristiano Ronaldo as world's highest-paid player

    The Telegraph "Lionel Messi is poised to become the world’s highest-paid player as Barcelona look to ensure his long-term future is secure at the Nou Camp before he heads off to play for Argentina in the World Cup. Although Messi already has a contract that runs until 2018, his star status means that he has..." March 26

  • Real Madrid plotting £25m swoop for Manchester City keeper Joe Hart

    Daily Star "The Spanish giants are weighing up a shock move for the Manchester City keeper. Hart, 26, has been added to Real's wanted list as they prepare to shake up their goalkeeping department. Real and Spain icon Iker Casillas has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu and knows his long term..." March 25

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo hints at conspiracy after Barcelona defeat

    The Guardian "Cristiano Ronaldo was furious with the referee, Alberto Undiano Mallenco, and suggested he should not be allowed to officiate another clásico after Sunday night's 4-3 victory for Barcelona at the Bernabéu. "The referee made some incredible decisions but we have to carry on," said Ronaldo. "In a..." March 24

  • Chelsea Set To Loan Fernando Torres To Atletico Madrid In Exchange For Diego Costa

    Caught Off Side "Chelsea are set to propose a massive swap deal that would involve striker Fernando Torres heading back to Atletico Madrid on loan in exchange for Diego Costa, according to Tuttosport. The Blues are in the market for a world class striker this summer as the Spaniard and Samuel Eto’o have failed..." March 20

  • Hart set for Man City exit as Blues close in on Barcelona goalkeeper?

    talkSport "Manchester City are close to reaching an agreement to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the summer, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. The highly decorated 32-year-old, who has won a string of major honours at Barca, will leave the Catalan club when his contract expires in..." March 20

  • Report: David Villa the next big name heading to MLS?

    Pro Soccer Talk "Digging around the rumor mill, some interesting news regarding Spanish international and current Atletico Madrid forward David Villa has surfaced. Turns out Villa could be heading to Major League Soccer this summer, as Atletico continue to stall on a new contract extension for the 32-year-old..." March 19

  • Guardiola: I left Barcelona because I could not motivate players any more

    Daily Mail "Pep Guardiola has admitted defeat against Chelsea in the Champions League in 2012 helped convince him it was time to leave Barcelona. The Bayern Munich coach’s departure from the Nou Camp has long been linked to burnout after two intense seasons up against Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, but now..." March 19

  • Real Madrid confirms Jesé suffered a torn ACL against Schalke

    Pro Soccer Talk "Jesé’s play since the middle of the season had earned the 21-year-old consideration for this summer’s World Cup. Now those hopes are on the back burner. According to a statement released on Real Madrid’s website, the aspiring Spanish international tore an anterior cruciate ligament in today’s UEFA..." March 19

  • Lionel Messi shoots down Man City move after becoming Barcelona's all-time top scorer

    The Express "The Argentina striker went down in the history books after netting a hat-trick in Barca's 7-0 thrashing over Osasuna, surpassing the previous record held by Paulino Alcantara. The four-time world player of the year has set the new benchmark at 371 goals. And now Messi, 26, admits he has no..." March 18

  • Stoke's Asmir Begovic wanted by Real Madrid

    The Express "REAL MADRID have joined the clutch of clubs wanting to sign Stoke City’s outstanding keeper Asmir Begovic. With doubts over the long-term future of current No1 Diego Lopez, who is interesting Manchester City and AC Milan, and Spain international Iker Casillas, Begovic is under review at the..." March 17

  • Chelsea eye £27million Diego Costa bid after making him top transfer target

    Metro "Chelsea are ready to go all out to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid in the summer after making him their top transfer target. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has told the club’s hierarchy that signing a world class striker should be the priority during the summer transfer window. And despite..." March 14

  • Marko Marin heading for Chelsea exit… and the winger wants to stay at Sevilla forever!

    Daily Star "The German winger joined the Blues from Werder Bremen in 2012 on long-term deal, but failed to establish himself in the first-team at Stamford Bridge. Marin was loaned to Sevilla at the beginning of the season as a result of the returning Jose Mourinho not including the 24-year-old in his..." March 13

  • Barca to splash the cash on new recruits in summer

    Fox Sports "Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus claims the Primera Liga giants are ready to make "big investments" this summer. Marquee arrivals are expected on an annual basis at the Nou Camp, with Neymar the latest big-name signing. Controversy has shrouded his acquisition, though, with Barca caught..." March 12

  • Barca line up Wenger after contract dispute

    Football Direct News "Barcelona are lining up a move for Arsene Wenger - who is involved in a contract dispute with Arsenal - as they set about replacing Gerardo Martino at the end of the season. Recent shock defeats to Valladolid and Real Sociedad have left the club having serious reservations about the Argentine..." March 12

  • Man United join Arsenal and Spurs in three-way fight for Real striker Morata

    Daily Mail "Having lost out in their attempt to sign him on loan in January, Arsenal now face a fight to land Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the summer with Manchester United also planning a bid. According to Spanish paper Marca, the striker has fallen out of favour slightly at Madrid where he is now..." March 12

  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti expresses interest in Juve star Pogba

    Fox Sports "Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti could be tempted to try to sign young Juventus star Paul Pogba. The 20-year-old midfielder has scored eight goals for the reigning Italian champions this season, playing a key role alongside Arturo Vidal as Juve march towards claiming their third..." March 12

  • Courtois says rumours Chelsea will sell him to Real Madrid are designed to unsettle Atletico

    Metro "Thibaut Courtois claims rumours linking him with a Real Madrid transfer have been cooked up purely to ‘destabilise’ Atletico Madrid’s season. Atletico, where Chelsea keeper Courtois has been on loan for three years, are still going strong in the Champions League and are challenging for the La..." March 12

  • Real Madrid interested in signing Stoke's £15m-rated goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

    The Telegraph "Stoke City are preparing for a battle to keep Asmir Begovic this summer, with Real Madrid emerging as a potential destination for the £15 million rated goalkeeper. Carlo Ancelotti, the Real manager, is considering a bid for Begovic after the World Cup Finals as he faces the prospect of losing..." March 12

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