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Alves wants Messi back at Barcelona & tells Catalan giants to ‘take care of it’
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Alves wants Messi back at Barcelona & tells Catalan giants to ‘take care of it’

The Brazilian has admitted that the atmosphere behind the scenes at Camp Nou is "strange" without the club's all-time record goalscorer   Dani Alves has expressed his desire to see Lionel Messi return to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain, telling the Catalan giants to "take care of it" and give his ex-team-mate a "great gift". Messi earned a place among football's all-time greats during his 20-year stay at Barcelona, which came to an abrupt end last summer as the club were unable to tie him to a new contract due to La Liga wage restrictions. The Argentine, who won multiple Spanish titles and Champions League crowns at Camp Nou while also becoming the Blaugrana's all-time top scorer, subsequently joined PSG on a free transfer, but Alves believes he can be convinced to re...
Arsenal manager Arteta blocked Edu from signing Tottenham right-back Emerson
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Arsenal manager Arteta blocked Edu from signing Tottenham right-back Emerson

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta blocked technical director Edu from signing Emerson Royal.   The Gunners were reportedly close to signing the Brazilian right-back from Barcelona. Emerson instead joined north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for £26m. According to The Guardian, Arsenal were frontrunners to sign Emerson but Arteta ordered the club to pull out of negotiations. Arteta's hunch about Emerson has since proven correct as the 23-year-old has failed to acclimatise to Premier League football. Edu instead signed Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna to play at right-back. The Japan international has been one of Arsenal's most impressive players this season.
Man Utd in contact with Palmeiras and agents for superkid Endrick
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Man Utd in contact with Palmeiras and agents for superkid Endrick

Manchester United are in contact for 15-year-old Brazilian whizkid Endrick.   The youngster's name went global earlier this week after he scored a scintillating goal for Palmeiras' youth side. The teenager is being tipped to emulate some of Brazil's best talents and become a global superstar after breaking out recently. And like many of his fellow compatriots, he is being linked with a move to Europe to reach the top level. Yahoo journalist Jorge Nicola has claimed that United have been in contact with Endrick's representatives, the same agent as Vinicius Jr., while they made their interest clear to Palmeiras.
EPL: I don’t like those kinds of balls – Rangnick warns Fred, McTominay
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EPL: I don’t like those kinds of balls – Rangnick warns Fred, McTominay

New Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick, has revealed what he did not like about the performances of Fred and Scott McTominay during the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. The holding midfield duo put in a decent shift at Old Trafford, with the Brazilian bagging the only goal of the game. Rangnick however wants Fred and McTominay to eradicate some sloppy square passes from their game. “If you play the way that we played today, with regard to intensity, being on the front foot, playing very proactively, and having four offensive players ahead of Scotty and Fred – with Jadon, Bruno, Cristiano and Marcus – it’s highly important that you have players who are very disciplined, who are proactively aggressive against the ball. “And both Scotty and Fred are almost perfect defen...
‘Future Ballon d’Or winner’ Vinicius’ form elates social media fans
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‘Future Ballon d’Or winner’ Vinicius’ form elates social media fans

The reborn Brazilian winger is in fine form at the moment, prompting positive reaction from fans on social media Vinicius Jr displayed an immaculate bit of skill to leave Mikel Oyarzabal dazed during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday. The 21-year-old, who has been in fine form this season, channelled his Favela boy origins to stun Oyarzabal, delight his supporters, neutral fans, and even leave some Real Sociedad fans impressed. Vinicius, who was in the sights of Oyarzabal, received the ball from right-back Ferland Mendy and left the onrushing Sociedad player completely stranded with only his first touch.  
Daniel Alves passes Barcelona medical: You miss me, huh?
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Daniel Alves passes Barcelona medical: You miss me, huh?

Daniel Alves has passed a Barcelona medical this morning. Alves, 38, has successfully passed his medical check-up, prior to signing his contract with Barcelona to June 2022. The Brazilian fullback arrived at Barcelona Hospital at around 9am to undergo the routine tests required, which lasted over two and a half hours. Both on arrival and departure, the Brazilian has showed his usual good sense of humour. "You miss me, huh?" he first told reporters awaiting his arrival at the hospital. "I always surprise," added the defender, who returns to Barça at 38 years old and five years after his departure, during which time he has played for Juventus, PSG and Sao Paulo. Once the medical examination was completed, Alves joked again. "I am forever young, brother," said the Brazilian. ...
Barcelona confirm sensational Dani Alves return
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Barcelona confirm sensational Dani Alves return

The veteran Brazilian defender, who had been passed on at one stage, is now preparing to make a sensational return to Camp Nou Barcelona have confirmed the return of veteran full-back Dani Alves after performing a U-turn regarding his signing. GOAL reported that a deal for the veteran defender was close despite it appearing at one stage as though the prospect of bringing the 38-year-old back to the Blaugrana would be passed up. But new head coach Xavi has pushed the club to bring back his former team-mate and an agreement in principle was announced on Friday.  
‘PSG star Neymar struggles when he has no supply from midfield’ – Ex-Senegal star Beye
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‘PSG star Neymar struggles when he has no supply from midfield’ – Ex-Senegal star Beye

The Brazil star ended his five-game goal drought in the French top-flight on Saturday with a brace that powered the Parisians to victory in Bordeaux Former Marseille and Senegal defender Habib Beye has blamed the lack of supply from Paris Saint-Germain midfielders for Neymar’s frustration at the club. Before he scored two goals with an assist in PSG’s 3-2 win over Bordeaux in Saturday's Ligue 1 match, Neymar had endured a tough spell in front of goal as his last strike in all competitions was against Lyon on September 19. Following his first-half brilliance at Bordeaux, Beye - who is currently the coach of Red Star in the French third division – believes the Brazilian star is gradually rediscovering his goalscoring touch.  
Pop star, 26, killed in plane crash after her light aircraft smashed into mountains
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Pop star, 26, killed in plane crash after her light aircraft smashed into mountains

Brazilian pop star Marília Dias Mendonça, 26, was one of five people reported dead in an air taxi crash in a mountainous region near the city of Piedade de Caratinga. The plane came down in a mid-afternoon local time on Friday, Nov. 5,  in a mountain region near the city of Piedade de Caratinga, in the interior of Minas Gerais. Firefighters reported that the plane’s fuel tanks had ruptured on impact, but they say there was no danger of an explosion. The 26-year-old singer was one of five reported dead in the crash. The plane was hired from a company called PEC Táxi Aéreo. The cause of the accident is still unknown. Air crash investigators from the Brazilian Air Force, are already investigating the causes. The plane had taken off from Goiânia, and Mendonça was prepar...
EPL title: I’m not bothered – Jamie Carragher fires back at David Luiz
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EPL title: I’m not bothered – Jamie Carragher fires back at David Luiz

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has hit back at former Arsenal and Chelsea defender, David Luiz, after the Brazilian said it was ‘funny’ that the former England international never won the Premier League before he retired from football. Carragher was frequently critical of Luiz when he played in the Premier League, but the 34-year-old centre-back said he had ‘forgotten the past’. Luiz, who now plays for Flamengo, recently said: “It’s funny, some people talk about how to win the Premier League, but they have never won it. “Jamie Carragher never won the Premier League. “They talk and say: ‘This player isn’t right for this league.’ “Yet, I won the league. These people have forgotten the past.” Reacting to the development, Carragher said he was ‘not bothered’ by Luiz’s c...
You can’t say that, It’s terrible statement for PSG – Jerome Rothen tackles Neymar
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You can’t say that, It’s terrible statement for PSG – Jerome Rothen tackles Neymar

Former Paris Saint-Germain winger, Jerome Rothen, has tackled Neymar after the Brazilian forward claimed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be his last. Neymar, who netted 69 goals and won the Confederations Cup in 2013 and the Olympic Gold in 2016, had stated this in a new documentary titled “Neymar & The Line of Kings’. The 29-year-old made his debut for the Selecao as an 18-year-old in 2010. He has since racked up 113 appearances for his country. Reacting to the development, Rothen believes Neymar’s statement was terrible for PSG, adding that the former Barcelona star should not have said that, having extended his contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side recently. “It’s a terrible statement for PSG. When you read between the lines, PSG doesn’t care. There is the l...
Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil
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Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil

The midfielder, who is spending the season at Flamengo, could be punished after failing to complete a full self-isolation period Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira is facing a six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil. Pereira has spent the last seven years of his career on United's books, having initially graduated to their senior squad as a teenager back in 2014. The Brazilian has never been a regular in the Red Devils' starting XI, though, and was sent out on loan for the fourth time as Flamengo arranged a deal for the midfielder in the summer transfer window, but it has been claimed that he broke Covid-19 protocols upon his return to his homeland.
‘Sir Alex would have dropped Fred for a month!’ – Hargreaves slams Man Utd star for his role in Everton’s equaliser
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‘Sir Alex would have dropped Fred for a month!’ – Hargreaves slams Man Utd star for his role in Everton’s equaliser

A former Old Trafford favourite was left frustrated by the Brazilian's failure to nip the Toffees' decisive counter-attack in the bud Owen Hargreaves has slammed Fred for his role in Everton's equaliser against Manchester United, claiming Sir Alex Ferguson would have dropped him for "a month" United missed the chance to move to the top of the Premier League table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday. Anthony Martial opened the scoring for the hosts two minutes before the interval, but Andros Townsend levelled proceedings just after the hour mark as he finished off a swift counter-attack.  
Vinicius Jr one of the lowest-paid members of Real Madrid’s squad and no new contract talks yet
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Vinicius Jr one of the lowest-paid members of Real Madrid’s squad and no new contract talks yet

The Brazilian forward has become a key man for the Blancos in 2021-22 and is expected to see that standing recognised in fresh terms Vinicius Junior is one of the five lowest-paid players at Real Madrid, Goal has learned, but talks over a new contract for the Brazilian forward are yet to be opened. The talented 21-year-old has been at Santiago Bernabeu since completing a €45 million (£39m/$53m) move from Flamengo in 2018. He is now up to 125 appearances for the Blancos, with a five-goal return through seven outings this season seeing full potential unlocked in a hot prospect.
Lingard picks ex-Barcelona stars Ronaldinho & Iniesta as dream team-mates and airs Ronaldo wish
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Lingard picks ex-Barcelona stars Ronaldinho & Iniesta as dream team-mates and airs Ronaldo wish

The Manchester United and England midfielder would welcome the opportunity to turn out alongside Brazilian and Spanish legends Jesse Lingard has named Barcelona legends Ronaldinho and Andres Iniesta as his dream team-mates and selected current Manchester United colleague Cristiano Ronaldo as the man he would most like to trade lives with for a day. The England international has lined up alongside plenty of top talent for club and country down the years, while also taking on some of the finest footballers that the global game has to offer. He never got to face two players that he holds in the highest regard, though, with Brazilian and Spanish World Cup winners that boast strong ties to Camp Nou having moved on by the time Lingard lined up against the Blaugrana in 2019.  
Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky
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Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky

The young winger recently joined up with his new team-mates after moving from Fluminense Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Manchester City wonderkid Kayky can become a star for the club within a few years. Kayky made a £9 million ($12.3m) move to Manchester from Fluminense, where he made 32 senior appearances while scoring three goals and adding two assists. The Brazilian officially joined up with the club last week, having previously been expected to move in January, and began training with his new team-mates last Friday   .
I am getting better, says Hospitalised Pele
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I am getting better, says Hospitalised Pele

Brazilian football legend Pele said Sunday he is “punching the air” to celebrate “every better day” after the 80-year-old suffered his latest health scare. “As you can see, I’m punching the air in celebration of every better day,” Pele wrote on Instagram beside a photograph of him sitting in a hospital chair, watched over by two medical staff. The three-time World Cup winner was Friday briefly transferred back to an intensive care unit at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he underwent surgery earlier this month, after suffering breathing difficulties. “A good mood is the best medicine and I have plenty of that. It couldn’t be different,” he added Sunday. “I have received so much affection that my heart is full of gratitude. Thanks to all the amazing staff...
Sao Paulo part ways with Dani Alves over wage dispute
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Sao Paulo part ways with Dani Alves over wage dispute

The veteran Brazilian has left the Serie A outfit, in the latest twist in a long-running saga between the two sides Sao Paulo say that they have released Dani Alves after the defender refused to play for the club amid a dispute over his pay packet. The veteran Brazilian, who returned to play in his home country in 2019 following a prolific decade-and-a-half spell in Europe, has parted ways with the Serie A outfit. It is the latest twist in a long-running saga between club and player, one intensified in the wake of the right-back's gold-medal victory with the Selecao at the Olympics last month.
Guardiola expects Ederson & Jesus to play for Man City against Leicester amid Brazil ban request
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Guardiola expects Ederson & Jesus to play for Man City against Leicester amid Brazil ban request

  The Catalan coach admits the situation is unclear with FIFA amid fears that as many as eight Premier League players will be barred from playing Pep Guardiola is expecting to be able to play Ederson and Gabriel Jesus in Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester City although he says the situation over their availability remains unclear. City were among five Premier League clubs that stopped their players travelling to red-list countries in South America, but the Brazilian FA has since responded by imposing a restriction on playing five days after the international window. Back-up keeper Zack Steffen, meanwhile, is ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19 meaning Guardiola could be forced to field third-choice Scott Carson, who has played just one Premier League in t...
‘I’m doing well’, says Pele after Surgery
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‘I’m doing well’, says Pele after Surgery

Brazilian football legend Pele said Wednesday he is doing well after undergoing surgery for a suspected colon tumor. “I am recovering well,” Pele, 80, said in a message posted on social media. The surgery was carried out Saturday in Sao Paulo. The hospital treating him said Monday the former footballer was recovering in an intensive care unit. In an update Wednesday the hospital did not say if he was still in that unit. The tumor was detected during routine tests, according to the Albert Einstein Hospital, where Pele has undergone treatment since August 31. Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, has been in poor health in recent years, and has had various spells in hospital, most recently in April 2019, in Paris, because of a severe urinary tract infectio...
Thiago Silva: PSG signing Sergio Ramos made me sad
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Thiago Silva: PSG signing Sergio Ramos made me sad

The Brazilian was let go by the Ligue 1 side last year and has acknowledged that he has been left hurt by the call to bring in the Spain star Thiago Silva has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain's decision to sign Sergio Ramos has left him "truly sad," after he was not offered a similar deal despite the duo being close in age. Former Real Madrid captain Ramos is one of a number of high-profile signings at Parc des Princes this summer, as the Ligue 1 side look to cement their hopes of a successful European challenge. Yet Silva, who is entering his second year at Chelsea following his PSG exit last term, has admitted that while has no issue with Ramos, the club's call to sign the Spain star rankles given his own long service - and sharp release - from the French side.
Richarlison sale ruled out by Benitez as Everton forward attracts PSG interest
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Richarlison sale ruled out by Benitez as Everton forward attracts PSG interest

The Toffees boss has weighed in on the speculation surrounding the Brazilian's future ahead of his side's trip to Brighton this weekend Rafa Benitez has ruled out selling Richarlison before the end of the summer transfer window as the Everton forward continues to attract interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Richarlison initially joined Everton from Watford for £50 million ($69m) back in 2018, and has since established himself as one of the top forwards outside the Premier League's top six. The Brazilian is contracted to remain at Goodison Park until 2024 but it has been suggested that he could move onto pastures new this summer, with PSG reportedly weighing up a swoop for his services.  
Atletico Madrid sign Cunha from Hertha in €26m deal
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Atletico Madrid sign Cunha from Hertha in €26m deal

The Brazilian striker, who was also linked with Leeds earlier this summer, has committed his future to the Liga champions through to 2026 Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin for a reported €26 million (£22m/$31m) fee. Goal reported earlier this week that Atletico had turned their attention to Cunha after failing to strike a deal for Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic, with Diego Simeone eager to add a new striker to his ranks before the August 31 transfer deadline. The Liga champions have quickly managed to reach a final agreement with Hertha for Cunha, which reportedly includes a 10 per cent sell-on clause for the German club, with the Brazilian committing to a five-year contract at the Wanda Metropolitano.  
Willian transfer disaster a warning for Arteta as Arsenal prepare to step up overhaul
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Willian transfer disaster a warning for Arteta as Arsenal prepare to step up overhaul

The Brazilian has failed dismally to deliver since arriving on a free transfer from Chelsea last year and is now in talks over a move to Corinthians There can be few transfers that have gone so spectacularly wrong as Willian’s move to Arsenal. Billed as a no-risk free transfer when he arrived following his departure from Chelsea last summer, the experienced Brazilian was expected to play a key role in the Mikel Arteta revolution at Emirates Stadium. There were reservations about the fact he had been handed a three-year deal, despite being 31, but most felt that he still had plenty to offer given he had arrived off the back of his best goalscoring season at Stamford Bridge.  
‘Cristiano has always been an inspiration to me’ – New Juventus signing Kaio Jorge reveals admiration for Ronaldo
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‘Cristiano has always been an inspiration to me’ – New Juventus signing Kaio Jorge reveals admiration for Ronaldo

The Brazilian says he has already received advice from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner after linking up with the Bianconeri New Juventus signing Kaio Jorge has revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting that the striker has "always been an inspiration". Kaio joined Juve from Santos in a €3 million deal last week, with the 19-year-old committing to a five-year contract at the Allianz Stadium. He will now have the chance to link up with some of the world's best players, most notably five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, who he says has already been helping him to settle in behind the scenes in Turin.
Man Utd confirm Pereira loan to Flamengo
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Man Utd confirm Pereira loan to Flamengo

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder is one of a handful of Red Devils players who could leave the club before the transfer deadline Manchester United have announced a deal with Flamengo for Andreas Pereira to go on loan for the 2021-22 season. Goal learned earlier this week that an agreement had been reached between United and the Brazilian side for the 25-year-old, with the midfielder keen to ensure more playing time ahead of the World Cup next year. Pereira was absent from United’s friendly against Burnley on Tuesday at Old Trafford as the club were open to letting him leave this summer.
Juventus complete €3m capture of Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge
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Juventus complete €3m capture of Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge

The young striker has joined the Italian giants for a relatively cheap price after emerging as a star for Santos Juventus have confirmed the capture of Brazilian striker Kaio Jorge as the teenager has completed his expected move to Serie A. Taking advantage of his expiring contract, which meant he could have left for free in December, Juve have spent just an initial €3 million on Kaio, half of which will be paid out this year and the rest in 2022, plus another €1m in bonuses. Santos will also earn five per cent of the profits of any future sale, while also having the right of first refusal should the striker ever be loaned back to a Brazilian club.
Flamengo make final €10m loan push for Chelsea outcast Kenedy as Miazga close to Alaves move
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Flamengo make final €10m loan push for Chelsea outcast Kenedy as Miazga close to Alaves move

The Blues are motoring ahead in their efforts to reduce their squad size that had stood at 42 players Chelsea are preparing to send two more players out on loan as Flamengo make their final push to sign Kenedy, while Matt Miazga is in advanced talks with La Liga side Alaves. Kenedy has been in talks with the Brazilian side all summer and they are growing confident the Blues will accept their loan offer that includes an option to buy at €10 million. Miazga, meanwhile, seems set to join Alaves but the structure of the deal is still being discussed. With just one year left on his Blues contract, Chelsea will likely ask to extend that deal by one year before allowing him to leave on loan.
Back together’ – Neymar welcomes Messi to PSG as former Barcelona superstar lands in Paris
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Back together’ – Neymar welcomes Messi to PSG as former Barcelona superstar lands in Paris

The Brazilian has taken to social media to express is excitement ahead of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's move to Parc des Princes Neymar has sent a welcome message to Lionel Messi after the former Barcelona superstar's arrival in Paris and completion of a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Messi has chosen to embark on the next stage of his career at Parc des Princes after 21 trophy-laden years at Camp Nou. The 34-year-old was unable to re-sign for Barca due to the club's current financial difficulties, and officially announced his departure on Sunday, with PSG subsequently swooping in to hand him a two-year deal with the option of an extra season.
Liverpool & Spurs wanted Juventus new boy Kaio Jorge that agent describes as ‘a little Lautaro, a little Firmino’
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Liverpool & Spurs wanted Juventus new boy Kaio Jorge that agent describes as ‘a little Lautaro, a little Firmino’

A highly-rated Brazilian forward is linking up with Serie A heavyweights in Turin, but Premier League giants were following him at one stage Juventus have agreed a cut-price €3 million (£3m/$4m) deal for Kaio Jorge, with the Brazilian teenager's agent revealing that Liverpool and Tottenham were keen on a player that is "a little Lautaro Martinez, a little Roberto Firmino" before Serie A giants swooped in. A highly-rated 19-year-old forward is bidding farewell to Santos in his homeland as he prepares to open an exciting new chapter in his career with European heavyweights. Turin has been chosen as his next destination, but he could have ended up in England had Premier League giants pushed a little harder and stepped up their interest in a player that boasts considerable potential.
Fabinho pens new five-year Liverpool deal
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Fabinho pens new five-year Liverpool deal

The 27-year-old Brazilian has become a firm favourite at Anfield since joining from Monaco three years ago Liverpool star Fabinho has committed his future to Anfield by signing a fresh five-year contract extension, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The Brazilian, 27, joined Liverpool in 2018 and has proved a valuable utility player for the Reds, filling in at centre-back or right-back as well as his favoured midfield role. And after helping Jurgen Klopp ease the injury crisis suffered in defence last season he has been rewarded with a new deal that will run until 2026.  
I didn’t take anything that will reduce fat in my stomach because it was precious to me – BBNaija’s Nina says as she shares photo before her plastic surgery
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I didn’t take anything that will reduce fat in my stomach because it was precious to me – BBNaija’s Nina says as she shares photo before her plastic surgery

Big Brother Naija star, Nina Ivy who recently underwent a Brazilian butt lift has shared a photo of herself before undergoing the surgery. The reality show star, disclosed that she didn't take tea or anything that will reduce the fat in her stomach because it was precious to her. See Nina's Instastory post below...........
Martinelli bills Arteta as ‘one of the best in the world’ despite consistency struggles
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Martinelli bills Arteta as ‘one of the best in the world’ despite consistency struggles

The Brazilian forward is looking for the Gunners to burst out of the blocks in 2021-22 and start playing to their full potential Gabriel Martinelli has claimed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is "one of the best in the world" despite the Gunners continuing to struggle for consistency under his watch. That has become a familiar issue for the north London giants over recent years, with Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery enduring similiar problems during their respective reigns. A young squad is, however, being pieced together at Emirates Stadium and 20-year-old Brazilian forward Martinelli is looking for their full potential to be unlocked.
Telles injury blow for Man Utd ahead of new season as left-back picks up ankle problem
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Telles injury blow for Man Utd ahead of new season as left-back picks up ankle problem

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the Brazilian defender faces a race against time to make the start of the 2021-22 campaign Alex Telles has handed Manchester United an untimely injury blow, with the Brazilian left-back picking up an ankle problem. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the 28-year-old defender will be "out for a few weeks" after suffering a knock in training. That setback has prevented Telles from figuring in a pre-season friendly clash with QPR on Saturday, while he also faces a race against time to make the start of the 2021-22 campaign.
They didn’t treat me as a footballer’ – Barcelona blasted by Matheus Fernandes over shock contract call
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They didn’t treat me as a footballer’ – Barcelona blasted by Matheus Fernandes over shock contract call

The Brazilian midfielder was released by La Liga giants in June after seeing just 17 minutes of competitive game time for the club Matheus Fernandes has slammed Barcelona for ripping up his contract without warning, with the Brazilian midfielder claiming that La Liga giants "didn't treat me as a footballer". The 23-year-old, who was snapped up by the Blaugrana in January 2020, was informed of his release at Camp Nou back in June after taking in just 17 minutes of competitive game time. He had been firmly frozen out by Ronald Koeman, much to his surprise, but claims no warning was given that his deal would be ended during a cost-cutting summer in Catalunya.
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Everton midfielder Bernard joins UAE outfit Sharjah FC

The Brazilian is headed to Dubai after spending the last three years of his career in England Everton midfielder Bernard has completed a move to United Arab Emirates outfit Sharjah FC. The Toffees snapped up Bernard on a free transfer in 2018 following his departure from Shakhtar Donetsk, and he has since appeared in 73 Premier League games for the Merseyside club. However, the Brazilian has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI, and Everton has now cashed in on the midfielder after seeing him enter the final year of his contract.
Anderson could have been the world’s best player if he didn’t love McDonald’s so much, says former Man Utd team-mate Rafael
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Anderson could have been the world’s best player if he didn’t love McDonald’s so much, says former Man Utd team-mate Rafael

The Brazilian believes that his fellow countryman's struggles to stick to a healthy diet prevented him from fulfilling his potential Anderson could have been the world's best player if he didn't eat so much and love McDonald's, according to his former Manchester United team-mate Rafael. United paid £28 million ($39m) to sign Anderson from Porto in the summer of 2007, and he went on to form part of one of the most successful squads in the club's history. The Brazilian picked up nine trophies during his time at Old Trafford, but was never able to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI, with Rafael now revealing that he struggled to stick to a healthy diet amid persistent struggles with injury.
It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United’ – Telles offers future hint amid transfer talk
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It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United’ – Telles offers future hint amid transfer talk

Alex Telles has suggested that he will not be heading out of Old Trafford this summer, with the Brazilian defender saying it is "a pleasure to be at Manchester United". The 28-year-old left-back has struggled for regular game time in England as he battles for minutes with the rejuvenated Luke Shaw. With outings in short supply under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speculation has surfaced regarding supposed interest in Serie A from Inter and Roma.
Danilo makes Ronaldo future prediction and wants Gabriel Jesus to join him at Juventus
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Danilo makes Ronaldo future prediction and wants Gabriel Jesus to join him at Juventus

TheBrazilian defender is confident that the Portuguese superstar will remain in Turin despite a move elsewhere being mooted Danilo is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Juventus and would like to see former Manchester City team-mate Gabriel Jesus added to the Bianconeri's attacking options. Questions have been asked of how long Portuguese superstar Ronaldo will be sticking around in Turin, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner entering the final 12 months of his current contract. Various landing spots have been mooted for an all-time great, from England to America, but Danilo believes the 36-year-old talisman will be back for more in Serie A next season.
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho hang out with Pogba, Dybala, Matuidi and Mendy in Miami
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Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho hang out with Pogba, Dybala, Matuidi and Mendy in Miami

  Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi and Brazilian legend Ronaldinho were filmed embracing and joking as they partied together in Miami this week. Pogba is currently enjoying some time away from football after competing in Euro 2020 with France before their shock last-16 elimination by Switzerland over a week ago. The Manchester United star has jetted off to Florida with his wife, Maria Salaues, and their children before he returns for pre-season training, also spending time in Miami with some of his former team-mates. Pogba was pictured with ex-Juventus colleague Dybala on Sunday, who is not in Argentina's Copa America squad because of fitness issues, and then the duo were seen out and about enjoying the city's nightlife. It appears the pair are also spending tim...
Matheus released by Barcelona after 17 minutes of game time and with four years left on contract
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Matheus released by Barcelona after 17 minutes of game time and with four years left on contract

The Brazilian midfielder figured in just one Champions League game for the Blaugrana and has now seen his deal ripped up Matheus Fernandes has been released by Barcelona after taking in just 17 minutes of game time for the Liga giants. The Brazilian midfielder saw a move to Camp Nou put in place back in January 2020, with that switch completed once a loan spell at Real Valladolid had come to a close. He arrived in Catalunya with high hopes, and with a contract signed through to 2025, but figured off the bench in just one Champions League fixture and has now seen his deal ripped up.
‘I had an offer from Manchester United’ – Willian Jose claims Real Sociedad blocked Old Trafford transfer
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‘I had an offer from Manchester United’ – Willian Jose claims Real Sociedad blocked Old Trafford transfer

The Brazilian striker, who spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at Wolves, has also revealed he was a target for Barcelona Willian Jose has claimed that he had an offer from Manchester United on the table in 2020 but Real Sociedad blocked his potential switch to Old Trafford. United reportedly targeted a whole host of strikers in last year's winter transfer window amid a shortage of options up front, eventually managing to secure a loan deal for Odion Ighalo - who played for Shanghai Shenhua at the time. Willian Jose has now revealed that he was one of the players on the Red Devils' original shortlist, while bemoaning a lack of support from the Sociedad board after seeing the proposed transfer fall through.
Manchester City captain, Fernandinho signs new deal to stay at Premier League champions until 2022
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Manchester City captain, Fernandinho signs new deal to stay at Premier League champions until 2022

Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has signed a one-year deal to remain at  the club until the end of the 2021/22 season.   The Brazilian arrived at the Etihad from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, and have since amassed 350 appearances for the club and winning 12 trophies, including four Premier League titles and a record six League Cups.   The City captain insists he still has unfinished business and is targeting another shot at the Champions League after losing to Chelsea in their first final last month.   "In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet and so that's why I decided to stay here another year and try to help the team and the club to achieve the goals that they're looking for," he said.   "In my point of view, we can do that, there's ...
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva reveals why he is nicknamed ‘The Monster’
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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva reveals why he is nicknamed ‘The Monster’

The vastly-experienced Brazilian centre-half is showing no sign of slowing down with the Blues after committing to a new contract Thiago Silva has revealed why he is known as 'The Monster', with the Chelsea defender claiming to have been given that nickname in his younger years at Fluminense. The Brazil international has certainly lived up to that moniker down the years, with the commanding centre-half still going strong at the age of 36. He has committed to a new one-year contract at Stamford Bridge and, having helped to deliver Champions League glory in 2021, is determined to prove that he can remain a colossus at the heart of Thomas Tuchel's defensive unit.
Paulinho open to Barcelona return as another free agent signing for Liga giants
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Paulinho open to Barcelona return as another free agent signing for Liga giants

The Brazilian midfielder was a surprise addition at Camp Nou in 2017 and is not ruling out a second stint Paulinho is leaving the door open for a second move to Barcelona, with the Brazilian midfielder another free agent option for the Liga giants to consider this summer. Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay have already been snapped up at the end of their contracts at Manchester City and Lyon, with Ronald Koeman bringing in reinforcements that have required no transfer fee. Paulinho may be another addition to explore, with the 32-year-old severing ties with Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, and he has already spent one season at Camp Nou after becoming a surprise signing in 2017.
Ex-Barcelona star Paulinho latest big name to leave China
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Ex-Barcelona star Paulinho latest big name to leave China

Brazilian star Paulinho has left Guangzhou FC by mutual consent after failing to return for the start of the Chinese Super League season. The former Barcelona midfielder, who has been described as the best foreign player in Chinese Super League history, leaves the Fabio Cannavaro-coached club having made 176 appearances and scored 74 goals across two successful stints at Guangzhou. He missed the season's kick-off in April unable to return because of China's strict coronavirus entry requirements and has remained stuck in Brazil. "After friendly negotiations, our club and Paulinho officially terminated the contract today in accordance with the deal," a Guangzhou FC statement said late Sunday. Paulinho, 32, joined Guangzhou from Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 and his displays in th...
Benzema says Brazil legend Ronaldo is his ‘role model’ as France striker prepares for major tournament return
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Benzema says Brazil legend Ronaldo is his ‘role model’ as France striker prepares for major tournament return

The Real Madrid star, who is set to feature in a major international tournament for the first time since 2014, says he based his game on the Brazilian Karim Benezma says Brazilian legend Ronaldo was his role model growing up as he prepares to make his major tournament return with France. Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time having won a string of honours during the 1990s and early 2000s, including two World Cups with Brazil and two Ballon d'Or awards. Benezma concedes Ronaldo’s skills were “a level above” his own, but says he took great inspiration from the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker during his early career.
‘They’re top leagues’ – Bayer Leverkusen winger Paulinho open to future Premier League move
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‘They’re top leagues’ – Bayer Leverkusen winger Paulinho open to future Premier League move

The Brazilian has spoken about his hopes for the future, including featuring at the 2022 World Cup and possibly playing in the English top flight Bayer Leverkusen winger Paulinho is open to a move to either the Premier League or La Liga in future. The Brazilian, 20, arrived in European football in 2018 with a big reputation having signed from Vasco da Gama for £16 million, however, a serious knee injury caused him to miss almost all of the 2020-21 Bundesliga campaign. Paulinho is now back to full fitness, playing 66 minutes of Leverkusen's final league game of the season, and has outlined his hopes for the future of his career.
Caio Henrique: It’s a pleasure to be linked with PSG and Barcelona
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Caio Henrique: It’s a pleasure to be linked with PSG and Barcelona

The Brazilian has addressed the ongoing speculation surrounding his future after attracting attention from two of Europe's biggest clubs Monaco left-back Caio Henrique has admitted "it is a great pleasure" for him to be linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. Henrique completed a move to Monaco from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid last August, penning a five-year contract at Stade Louis II, and has since established himself as a mainstay in Niko Kovac's starting XI. The 23-year-old played an important role in the French outfit's third-place finish in the 2020-21 Ligue 1 standings, attracting the attention of two of Europe's biggest clubs in the process.
Alisson beats Salah and Babajide to Liverpool Goal of the Season prize
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Alisson beats Salah and Babajide to Liverpool Goal of the Season prize

The Brazilian goalkeeper’s header against the Baggies has been named as the Reds’ most outstanding effort in the just-concluded campaign Alisson Becker's strike against West Bromwich Albion has been announced as Liverpool’s best goal of the 2020-21 campaign. The goalkeeper’s effort shrugged off competition from Mohamed Salah and English forward of Nigerian background Rinsola Babajide to claim the individual prize. With the scores still tied at 1-1 at the Hawthorns, Alisson rose high to get on the end of Alexander-Arnold's corner kick - powering it past goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

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