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Real Madrid defender Odriozola tests positive for coronavirus
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Real Madrid defender Odriozola tests positive for coronavirus

The defender has joined Karim Benzema and David Alaba in having tested positive for Covid-19 to further disrupt Madrid's pre-season preparations Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola has returned a positive test for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Saturday. The Liga side's pre-season preparations have been disrupted by the virus, with some of the club's first-team players having been forced to isolate after testing positive. And Odriozola is the latest who will have to withdraw from training, with Madrid due to face AC Milan in a friendly on August 8.
James Rodriguez rules out Real Madrid return and open to Serie A move amid rumours of Everton exit
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James Rodriguez rules out Real Madrid return and open to Serie A move amid rumours of Everton exit

The midfielder was linked with a move back to the Spanish giants but he doubts that will happen James Rodriguez has ruled out ever returning to Real Madrid. The midfielder spent six years at the Spanish giants, though two of those seasons were on loan at Bayern Munich. Rodriguez left the Spanish capital last summer to join Everton, but rumours of a possible return began circulating when coach Carlo Ancelotti left the Toffees to take up a second spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus floor UEFA in court
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Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus floor UEFA in court

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus will pursue their European Super League dream, after winning in court on Friday. The three clubs refused to pull out of plans for the breakaway league in April, after nine clubs withdrew following public outrage. In a statement on their respective websites, it read: “FC Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid CF welcome today’s Court’s decision enforcing, with immediate effect, UEFA’s obligation to unwind the actions taken against all European Super League founding clubs, including terminating the disciplinary proceedings against the undersigning three clubs and removing the penalties and restrictions imposed on the remaining nine founding clubs for them to avoid UEFA’s disciplinary action. “The Court backs the request made by the promoters of th...
Ballon d’ Or: Mbappe Speaks on Rivalry with Neymar
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Ballon d’ Or: Mbappe Speaks on Rivalry with Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has insisted that he has no rivalry with teammate Neymar for the Ballon d’ Or. Mbappe believes that the Ballon d’ Or will be won by whoever deserves it on the pitch. The France international also confessed that he dreams of winning the UEFA Champions League with PSG. He is under contract with PSG until 2022, but he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. “I dream of winning the Champions League for PSG,” Mbappe told PSG Magazine. “Neymar has played with [Lionel] Messi and never had a problem with him. If one day PSG win [the Champions League] and Neymar is the outstanding player, he will deserve the Ballon d’Or, he will win it. But if I deserve it more, I will win it.” Mbappe added: “We are not goin...
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Solskjaer Reveals Man Utd player that will leave after Varane’s arrival

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he expects Axel Tuanzebe o leave the club on loan, following the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. “With Raphael looking like everything is sorted there, I can see Axel going out because I’ve got Raphael Varane, [Harry] Maguire, [Victor] Lindelof and Eric Bailly,” Solskjaer said after their 2-2 draw with Brentford in a preseason friendly on Wednesday. United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of over £100 million and Solskjaer says he “could not have asked for more backing”. He said: “The club has shown its ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football [Sancho] and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world. “As I’ve said before, every manage...
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Real Madrid Defender, David Alaba Contracts COVID-19

Real Madrid defender, David Alaba, has tested positive for COVID-19. Real Madrid made the announcement in a statement via its website on Wednesday. The statement read, “Real Madrid C. F. would like to notify that our player, David Alaba, has tested positive for COVID-19.” This is coming less than a week after Real Madrid officially unveiled Alaba as their player. Alaba, a former Bayern Munich star, is now the second Real Madrid squad member to have tested positive for COVID-19 this summer. Karim Benzema is still in Lyon after he turned in a positive test result just before he was scheduled to return to Real Madrid. Alaba will now be in isolation for the next couple of days.
Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves
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Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves

Manchester United have reportedly offered Wolves four players to choose one in a bid to sign their midfielder, Ruben Neves. Express Sport reports that the four players are Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is eyeing the Premier League title next season and plans for the Red Devils to play more on the front foot as a result. Dalot is currently being linked with AC Milan and Real Madrid. He doesn’t appear to be in Solskjaer’s plans for the future, having spent last season on loan at AC Milan. Bailly, on the other hand, enjoyed a positive first year at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but, since then, has been frequently plagued by injuries. Lingard is another who, like Henderson and Bailly, wants to play ...
Why Man Utd are yet to Finalize Varane’s transfer deal
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Why Man Utd are yet to Finalize Varane’s transfer deal

  Manchester United are yet to finalize Raphael Varane’s transfer deal because they are struggling to reach an agreement with Real Madrid, the UK Mirror reports. Real Madrid are demanding £50million for Varane, but Man United are only willing to pay £40m for the centre-back. The LaLiga giants are open to selling Varane to avoid a free transfer next year, but their valuation is yet to be met by Man United. Varane has entered the last year of his contract with Real Madrid and desires a new challenge as he hits his prime. Real Madrid have since given Varane’s agent approval to hold talks with Man United. Varane has drawn the interest of the Red Devils this summer. The France international is Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred option of defenders ...
Benzema Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Benzema Tests Positive for COVID-19

  Real Madrid have confirmed that striker Karim Benzema has tested positive for COVID-19. The LaLiga giants, who have replaced Zinedine Zidane with Carlo Ancelotti, are already in preseason ahead of the 2021/2022 season. However, Benzema will play no part in pre-season training, as he must now take in a period of self-isolation. A terse statement on Real’s official website reads: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19.” He will not be cleared to rejoin the rest of Ancelotti’s squad before a negative test has been posted. Benzema has already made a delayed return to the Real fold following his involvement with France at Euro 2020
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Real Madrid starlet Kubo condemns Amaglug-glug to defeat

David Notoane's men marked their third appearance at the quadrennial global sporting event with a loss to the hosts. South Africa began their Olympics Group A campaign with a 1-0 defeat by Japan in a one-sided affair at Ajinomoto Stadium on Thursday. Real Madrid new signing Takefusa Kubo struck in the 71st minute to separate the two sides. Following the match, South Africa sit third in Group A by Mexico who beat France 4-1 earlier on, while Japan are second.
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Olympics football: Real Madrid’s Kubo gives his verdict on South Africa,

The hosts dominated play for the entire match and their narrow win did not reflect the complexion of the game Japan winger Takefusa Kubo admits his side struggled against South Africa in their Group A 1-0 win at Ajinomoto Stadium. The Real Madrid starlet was ‘relieved’ they finally managed to break South Africa in a dominant display which almost turned into disappointment owing to a list of missed chances. Kubo’s 71st-minute goal decided the game
Mbappe Finally chooses next club
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Mbappe Finally chooses next club

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has finally chosen Real Madrid as his next club. According to Marca, Mbappe is ‘set to reject’ a new contract with PSG in order to join Real Madrid next summer. The France international has ‘already made up his mind to move to Santiago Bernabeu once his contract with PSG expires. The report added that the reasons behind Mbappe’s decision had to do with his desire to lift different silverware elsewhere. Mbappe’s current deal with PSG will expire in June 2022. He has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past. New PSG signing, Sergio Ramos, recently urged Mbappe to join Real Madrid in the future.
Real Madrid: Why I picked ex-captain, Sergio Ramos’ shirt number – Alaba
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Real Madrid: Why I picked ex-captain, Sergio Ramos’ shirt number – Alaba

  New Real Madrid signing, David Alaba, has given reasons why he picked the club’s former captain Sergio Ramos’ number four shirt number at Santiago Bernabeu. Alaba, who was unveiled on Wednesday by Real Madrid, said he accepted the jersey number worn by Ramos, who now plays for PSG because the club told him it was the only one available. The Austria international also said that the jersey number is a great motivation for him, adding that he wants to honour it. Alaba joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich. “It’s a number [Ramos’ No. 4 shirt] that is a great motivation for me and one I want to honour,” Alaba said during his unveiling on Wednesday. “Real told me four was the only number available. “Ramos wore that number and became a leader. It is something that ...
Milan complete Brahim Diaz signing from Real Madrid
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Milan complete Brahim Diaz signing from Real Madrid

Milan have confirmed that Real Madrid's Brahim Diaz has re-joined the club on a two-year loan deal. Diaz, 21, moved to Madrid in 2019 from Manchester City but found first-team opportunities scarce at the Santiago Bernabeu. And after impressing at San Siro on loan last season, the winger will return to Serie A once more.
Vinicius to stay at Real Madrid with Manchester United transfer talk quashed
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Vinicius to stay at Real Madrid with Manchester United transfer talk quashed

The Brazil international is set for more opportunities to shine under new coach Carlo Ancelotti and will not be sold Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior has not been offered to Manchester United, club sources assured Goal. The Brazilian forward is one of president Florentino Perez's favourite players at the club, and is also held in high esteem by the coaching staff. Despite rumours to the contrary, therefore, Vinicius is expected to play a big part in Madrid's plans in 2021-22.
Ancelotti tells Real Madrid board to sign Man Utd star
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Ancelotti tells Real Madrid board to sign Man Utd star

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has recommended the signing of Manchester United star Diogo Dalot to the club’s board, AS reports. Ancelotti is a huge admirer of the Portuguese right-back. The Italian was keen on signing Dalot during his time at Everton and he feels the defender could make the step up at Los Blancos, either on loan or on a permanent basis. Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan and the Serie A giants are keen on signing him permanently after he impressed during his 33 appearances for the San Siro club. He was given a late call-up into the Portugal squad this summer at Euro 2020 after Joao Cancelo had to pull out due to Coronavirus and the European championship further enhanced his reputation with Ancelotti. Dalot joined Man United from Porto i...
Real Madrid Announces deal for 21-year-old forward
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Real Madrid Announces deal for 21-year-old forward

  Real Madrid have announced a loan deal for 21-year-old forward, Brahim Diaz. Diaz will join AC Milan on loan for the next two seasons. Real Madrid disclosed this in a post via their website on Monday evening. The statement read, “Real Madrid C. F. and AC Milan have reached an agreement over a loan deal for Brahim Díaz for the next two seasons, up until 30 June 2023.” Diaz joined Real Madrid from Manchester City in 2019. The Spain U21 international failed to feature regularly for Real Madrid since his move to Santiago Bernabeu. He only managed to make 15 appearances for the LaLiga giants, scoring one goal.
‘I don’t agree with the way he plays’ – Matthaus criticises Kroos as Germany Euro 2020 fallout rumbles on
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‘I don’t agree with the way he plays’ – Matthaus criticises Kroos as Germany Euro 2020 fallout rumbles on

A national team legend feels that the Real Madrid star was a hindrance for his country at the European Championship Lothar Matthaus has criticised Toni Kroos as the fallout from Germany's Euro 2020 campaign rumbles on, admitting "I don't agree with the way he plays". Germany suffered an early exit at the hands of arch-rivals England at this summer's European Championship, losing 2-0 at Wembley in the last 16. Real Madrid star Kroos was among those to fall short of expectations during the tournament, and has since announced his retirement from international football, which came as a welcome surprise to Matthaus
FIFA plans to introduce new rules in football including reducing games from 90 minutes to 60 Minutes
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FIFA plans to introduce new rules in football including reducing games from 90 minutes to 60 Minutes

World football governing body, FIFA is considering bringing in a host of controversial changes to the current football system, with a prominent change being games reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. According to Mundo Deportivo, FIFA are looking for ways to improve the game and will be trying out a series of different rules in the ‘Future of Football Cup’ youth tournament that will include Under 19 sides from PSV, AZ Alkmaar, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge. The tournament will feature five new key regulations. Firstly, instead of 90 minutes, games will be made of two 30 minute halves – with the idea of shortened matches believed to have been taken from basketball . In April, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had hinted at shorter games in the European Super League befor...
Real Madrid offer Vinicius Jr to Man Utd
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Real Madrid offer Vinicius Jr to Man Utd

Real Madrid have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign Vinicius Jr, the UK Mirror reports. The LaLiga giants are trying to raise money to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, who is their top target. United and Madrid are already in negotiations over the potential transfer of defender Raphael Varane this summer. The Old Trafford outfit have also been offered Vinicius, with a loan move that turns into a permanent deal seen as the “most likely option”. The stumbling block however is that Real Madrid want a minimum of £68.5m for the 21-year-old winger. United are expected to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho at any time, with a £73m deal agreed.
‘She has Slept with everyone at Inter, AC Milan’ – How Mourinho made Ozil dump girlfriend
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‘She has Slept with everyone at Inter, AC Milan’ – How Mourinho made Ozil dump girlfriend

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, has in an audio recording, revealed how Jose Mourinho made Mesut Ozil dump his girl while they were at Real Madrid. A series of audio recordings from 2012 were released by Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial where the Real Madrid president was caught badmouthing some of his then players and coaching staff, including Mourinho. In the latest batch, Perez’s thoughts on former Real star, Mesut Ozil have been revealed. Speaking about Ozil, he said, “[Ozil] came here aged 21. He is third generation Turk and then he discovers Madrid. There was nothing, no Turks, dicks, third generation or girlfriend. “He sent his girlfriend away and changed his lifestyle, falling for an Italian model from Milan. He had a private jet, so he would fly out ther...
Barcelona suspect Real Madrid are behind Moriba stalling on new contract
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Barcelona suspect Real Madrid are behind Moriba stalling on new contract

The Blaugrana are struggling to put fresh terms in place with a hot prospect, but contact with the Blancos is being denied Contract talks between Barcelona and Ilaix Moriba have come to a standstill, with Goal learning that the Blaugrana suspect Real Madrid may be behind a breakdown in discussions. The highly-rated 18-year-old is only tied to terms at Camp Nou until the summer of 2022, with another product of the famed La Masia academy system keeping everyone guessing on his future. The hope in Catalunya is that an agreement can still be found that keeps the hot prospect on their books, but uncertainty reigns for now.
Real Madrid wait on Man Utd offer for Varane as they accept he won’t sign new contract
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Real Madrid wait on Man Utd offer for Varane as they accept he won’t sign new contract

The Blancos did offer fresh terms to the defender earlier in the summer, but no extension has been agreed as a move to England is lined up Real Madrid have tabled only one contract extension offer to Raphael Varane, Goal has learned , with the Blancos now accepting that the French defender is likely to move on as they wait on an offer from Manchester United. A World Cup-winning centre-half is tied to a deal at Santiago Bernabeu through to the summer of 2022, but no fresh terms have been put in place as the 28-year-old has been giving his full attention to Euro 2020 duty with his country. There has been no movement since that campaign came to a close, with Real aware that they now need to find a buyer for Varane while still in a position to demand a sizeable fee.
AC Milan to sign Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid on two-year loan
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AC Milan to sign Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid on two-year loan

The Spaniard impressed during a temporary spell at San Siro last term, and will be heading back ahead of the 2021-22 campaign Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz is set to sign for AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, Goal can confirm. Diaz joined Real from Manchester City for €17 million (£15m/$20m) in January 2019, bringing to an end his three-year spell at Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard has struggled to break into the Blancos' starting XI, however, with the Spanish giants eventually taking the decision to send him out on loan to Milan, where he enjoyed an impressive 2020-21 campaign.
Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 
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Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries 

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football after a 21-year playing career. The former Dutch international made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and won a league title in every country he played in. But, the 37-year-old has struggled with injuries after coming out of retirement in 2020 and rejoining boyhood club Groningen in 2020. He endured a seven-month absence last season after making his second debut. Robben also made 96 appearances for the Dutch national team and is the ninth-most capped Netherlands international. In a heartfelt statement, Robben said: “I have decided to stop my active football career. A year ago I announced my comeback as a FC Groningen player. I embarked on this adventure with great energy and enthusiasm. ...
Nagelsmann confirms Bayern star Lewandowski drawing interest from other clubs
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Nagelsmann confirms Bayern star Lewandowski drawing interest from other clubs

The 32-year-old striker is reported to be dreaming of a move to Real Madrid and his coach feels speculation around his future is natural Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann says it is no surprise to see teams interested in Robert Lewandowski because of his excellent form in recent seasons. Lewandowski, 32, finished last season with 48 goals in all competitions as Bayern secured another Bundesliga title. The Poland star's form has prompted rumours that he could be set for a move this summer and Nagelsmann says he has already discussed the issue with the striker.
LaLiga Slash Real Madrid wage cap by £150m
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LaLiga Slash Real Madrid wage cap by £150m

  LaLiga will slash Real Madrid’s wage cap by almost £150million for the 2021/2022 season, throwing the future of several players into doubt. Last season, the club’s maximum operating budget was €473million (£403m), but that figure has dropped to €300m (£255m) for the upcoming campaign. The salary cap is imposed by the league and is based on the club’s projected income. This will allow them to retain a model of economic sustainability, so that their spending is within their revenue streams. In the 2019/2020 season before COVID-19 kicked in, Madrid’s salary budget stood at €641million. This means the cap has more than halved in that two-year timeframe. That drop led to Los Blancos not signing any players last summer, with a number of young players sold. Achraf Hak...
Sergio Ramos begs Mbappe to stay at PSG amid interest from Real Madrid
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Sergio Ramos begs Mbappe to stay at PSG amid interest from Real Madrid

  New Paris Saint-Germain signing, Sergio Ramos, has urged teammates, Kylian Mbappe, to stay at the club amid transfer interest linking him with a move to Real Madrid this summer. Mbappe has been a transfer target for Ramos’s former club, Real Madrid. But Ramos wants to play alongside the France international at PSG. “I would not dare say what someone should do, with my experience, I could give him [Mbappe] some advice in private,” Ramos told Spanish media via video press conference. Mbappe reveals why he snubbed Real Madrid move “I would like him to stay at PSG because I like to play with the best. “When you make the decision to stay or go, it is very personal.” “I don’t know what Kylian [Mbappe]has in mind, but he can make the difference,” Ramos added. ...
Jovic wants to stay at Real Madrid following Eintracht Frankfurt loan spell
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Jovic wants to stay at Real Madrid following Eintracht Frankfurt loan spell

The striker was unable to seal a first-team place in his first two years at the club but is hopeful of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to give him a chance Luka Jovic has his heart set on staying at Real Madrid next season, Goal understands. The striker has not been able to break into the starting XI at the Santiago Bernabeu side since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt two years ago. Jovic started just four of the 17 La Liga games in which he featured during his first season at Madrid and played even less in the first half of last season before he was loaned back to the German team in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t be afraid I am back in Italy – Mourinho
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Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t be afraid I am back in Italy – Mourinho

  New Roma boss, Jose Mourinho, has said Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no reason to fear his presence in Italy. Mourinho’s return to the Serie A means he will face his former Real Madrid player next season. The Portuguese coach was asked if Ronaldo should be worried about facing him again. But he joked that the 36-year-old is lucky he will be in the dugout and not lining up in defence. “No, because I’m not playing at centre-back. “Had I played centre-back, I’d have hit him, but unfortunately I’m not good enough and I’m too old to play against him,” Mourinho said.
Sergio Ramos makes promise after joining PSG
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Sergio Ramos makes promise after joining PSG

  New Paris Saint-Germain signing, Sergio Ramos, has vowed to help the club win many silverwares. Ramos also promised to improve the French Ligue 1 giants during his time at the club. The 35-year-old officially joined PSG on Thursday after he left Real Madrid last month. The Spanish defender signed a two-year contract with PSG that will see him remain at the club until 2023. “I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos told the club’s official website. “This’s a big change in my life, a new challenge and it is a day I will never forget. “I’m very proud to be a part of this ambitious project, to be a part of this squad with so many great players. “Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has already proven itself at the highest level. I want to continue to...
Nacho extends Real Madrid contract to 2023 amid uncertainty surrounding Varane’s future
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Nacho extends Real Madrid contract to 2023 amid uncertainty surrounding Varane’s future

The experienced defender has prolonged his association with the Blancos as the Liga giants sweat on their centre-half options Real Madrid have extended Nacho's contract through to the summer of 2023 as questions continue to be asked of Raphael Varane's future at Santiago Bernabeu. A 31-year-old centre-half has agreed to prolong his association with the Blancos, with a home-grown talent remaining a one-club man. That is good news for Real as they are left sweating on the options that Carlo Ancelotti will have to pick from at the heart of his back four in 2021-22.
Sergio Ramos joins Paris St-Germain on two-year deal
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Sergio Ramos joins Paris St-Germain on two-year deal

  Paris St-Germain have signed Sergio Ramos on a two-year deal following the defender's departure from Real Madrid. Ramos, 35, left Madrid after 16 years when his contract expired at the end of June. Spain's most-capped player won five La Liga titles and four Champions League medals with Real. "I am very happy to join Paris St-Germain," Ramos said. "This is a big change in my life, a new challenge and it's a day I will never forget." PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: "Paris welcomes one of the greatest players of our era." Ramos is PSG's third signing of the summer, after the arrival of Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan and Georginio Wijnaldum. The Dutch midfielder also joined on a free transfer after leaving Liverpool. Mau...
Rio Ferdinand tells Man United player to sign instead of Eduardo Camavinga
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Rio Ferdinand tells Man United player to sign instead of Eduardo Camavinga

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice instead of Rennes midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga this summer. Reports had emerged last week that Man United made an offer to sign Camavinga, who is also wanted by Real Madrid. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is also understood to be a huge admirer of Rice. But Ferdinand believes Rice’s performances for England at the Euro 2020 has confirmed why he would be the right signing to bolster Man United’s midfield next season. “I have not seen enough of him [Camavinga], if I am honest,” Ferdinand told Vibe with FIVE. “I saw his game against Paris Saint-Germain when he got man of the match… unreal. “He’s got talent, obviously, is he going to come in [Man United squad] ...
Ancelotti calls Richarlison to discuss possible Real Madrid move
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Ancelotti calls Richarlison to discuss possible Real Madrid move

The ex-Everton boss reached out to his former player to discuss a potential transfer to the Spanish capital New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been in contact with Richarlison, a player he is eager to reunite with in Spain this summer. Ancelotti was hired by Real Madrid in June as he opted to leave Everton to return to his former club on a contract that runs through 2024. The Italian boss is now interested in bringing one of Everton's stars to Madrid with him, as he has held conversations with Richarlison over that possibility.
Sergio Ramos to undergo PSG medical, unveil Wednesday
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Sergio Ramos to undergo PSG medical, unveil Wednesday

  Former Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, will undergo a medical in Paris on Tuesday before his unveiling as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Wednesday, AS reports. The Spain international will sign a two-year deal with PSG. Ramos could train under PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, on Wednesday once he has been presented by the club. The veteran centre-back officially left Real Madrid last month after spending 16 years at the club. The 35-year-old won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. He won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Ramos joined Real Madrid in 2005 in a €27 million move from Sevilla.
Real Madrid defender, Varane agrees on terms with Man Utd
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Real Madrid defender, Varane agrees on terms with Man Utd

  Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, has agreed on personal terms with Manchester United, the UK Express reports. However, the stumbling block remains his transfer fee. After wrapping up their move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looks set to bring Varane to the club. However, Los Blancos are yet to agree to the transfer fee for the France international, which will slow down any potential move. Madrid is reluctant to allow Varane to leave in the same window where mercurial captain Sergio Ramos has left on a free transfer. The 28-year-old will be available to sign on a free transfer next summer and he is expected to be available for €60 million (£51.5m).
Man Utd Put three players on transfer list
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Man Utd Put three players on transfer list

Manchester United are ready to offload Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly before next season. Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan, while Lingard impressed on loan at West Ham United in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign. Both players are due to return for pre-season training with United this month. But according to AS, the club will allow Dalot and Lingard to leave this summer for the right price. The report also claims that Bailly is available for transfer amid suggestions that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to sign two new centre-backs. Bailly only penned a new contract in April, but he is behind Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order. The Ivorian would fall further down the list if Raphael Varane joins from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is Juventus’ top signing despite problems with team-mates – Trezeguet
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Ronaldo is Juventus’ top signing despite problems with team-mates – Trezeguet

The Serie A side underwhelmed last season but the Portuguese star remains their most prolific player by far David Trezeguet has been impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo's impact at Juventus, even though he feels the attacker has had problems with his team-mates. Ronaldo, 36, joined the Bianconeri from Real Madrid in 2018 and helped guide them to two Serie A titles, though they could only muster a fourth-place finish last season. The Portugual star has netted an incredible 101 goals in 133 apperances for the Turin giants and Trezeguet says bringing him in is the best piece of business the club have made during president Andrea Agnelli's time in charge.
Toni Kroos Announces Retirement, reveals next plan
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Toni Kroos Announces Retirement, reveals next plan

Germany and Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroo on Friday announced his retirement from international football. Kroos said he planned in the next few years to place his full concentration on Real Madrid. The 31-year-old made the announcement in a tweet through his official Twitter page. His retirement comes a few days after Germany was knocked out of the ongoing Euro 2020 by England. “I have played 106 times for Germany. There will not be another time,” Kroos tweeted. He added, “I had already made the decision to retire after this tournament [European championship] for some time. “It had been clear to me for a while that I will not be available for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. ”Mainly because I want to focus fully on my goals with Real Madrid for the next few years. ...
Cesc Fabregas tells Harry Kane club to join
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Cesc Fabregas tells Harry Kane club to join

Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has urged Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, to join Real Madrid. Kane has already informed Tottenham he will leave the club this summer. But Fabregas believes the England captain would be ‘perfect for Real Madrid if they need to replace Karim Benzema. Kane has drawn the interest of many European clubs including, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea. “For a long time, I have felt that Harry Kane would be the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid,” Fabregas wrote in a column for the Daily Telegraph. “Of course, Benzema showed again at the European Championships that he is not going anywhere and that he is playing very, very well, but the fact I even think Kane is capable of taking over from hi...
Real Madrid gives Varane approval to join Man United
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Real Madrid gives Varane approval to join Man United

Real Madrid has given defender Raphael Varane’s agent approval to hold talks with Manchester United. Marca said Real Madrid has now accepted that Varane will not sign an extension to his current contract, which expires next summer, and the Los Blancos are now actively looking to sell the France international. Varane has drawn the interest of Man United this summer. After securing a £73.1m deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, Man United are now focusing on recruiting a new centre-back to bolster the Red Devils’ defensive options ahead of next season. Varane is Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred option this summer. Although Villarreal’s Pau Torres is also on Man United’s shortlist if an agreement for Varane cannot be reached. Th...
Sergio Ramos snubs two EPL clubs
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Sergio Ramos snubs two EPL clubs

Sergio Ramos is close to signing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), but it is believed he snubbed two offers from Premier League clubs. The 35-year-old became a free agent after leaving Real Madrid last month. Since his decision to leave became official, Ramos has been attracting interest from around Europe. However, the Spaniard has now rejected offers from two English clubs in favour of joining PSG. This is despite being offered a considerably higher wage by one of the teams. The defender is expected to complete the PSG move subject to a medical, which will take place in a couple of days. PSG will have no issues paying the Spaniard’s hefty wages and will value his experience, especially in the Champions League.
Man Utd star Pogba quizzed on Real Madrid rumours & Mbappe ‘blame’ for France’s Euro 2020 failure
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Man Utd star Pogba quizzed on Real Madrid rumours & Mbappe ‘blame’ for France’s Euro 2020 failure

The Red Devils midfielder will not be drawn into a debate on his future and will continue to back an unfortunate international team-mate Paul Pogba has refused to be drawn on renewed talk of Real Madrid forming part of his future plans, with the Manchester United midfielder steering around any transfer questions in the summer window. A switch to Spain for the World Cup-winning midfielder has been mooted for some time, with the 28-year-old making no secret of the fact that representing the Blancos would be a "dream". Speculation has resurfaced of late, with Pogba entering the final 12 months of his contract at Old Trafford, but he is reluctant to enter into a discussion regarding links to La Liga heavyweights.
Sergio Ramos Close to Joining new Club as talks Progress
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Sergio Ramos Close to Joining new Club as talks Progress

Sergio Ramos is in advanced negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain, ESPN reports. The Ligue 1 club wants to sign Ramos on a free transfer after the defender’s contract with Real Madrid expired on Wednesday. Ramos announced in June that he would leave Madrid, ending his 16-year stay with the LaLiga giants. Sources close to the deal that will take him to PSG, claim things have advanced throughout the week and a final decision is expected in the coming days. Ramos wants a two-year deal, but PSG are only offering one with a second year as an option to be triggered by mutual content. His wages should also be lower than what he was earning in Spain and what he would have earned had he stayed at the Bernabeu. The Spain international, who turned 35 in March, didn’t strike an a...
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico dates confirmed as LaLiga Announces 2021/22 fixtures
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico dates confirmed as LaLiga Announces 2021/22 fixtures

  Real Madrid and Barcelona will clash in the El Clasico on October 24 and March 20 next season. This was confirmed on Wednesday, as LaLiga unveiled their 2021/2022 fixtures. The two rivals finished behind champions Atletico Madrid last term and will be looking to reclaim their place at the top of the Spanish top flight. The first LaLiga weekend will be on August 15, while the season finishes on May 22, 2022. Real Madrid is away to Alaves on August 15 to kick off the season, while Barcelona welcomes Real Sociedad on the same day. Atletico begins their title defence with a trip to Celta Vigo. Espanyol, Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano meanwhile will all join LaLiga in 2021-22 as newly-promoted sides.
Low wants to meet Ozil to end German national team feud
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Low wants to meet Ozil to end German national team feud

The outgoing Die Mannschaft boss is eager to mend his relationship with the midfielder, who retired from international duty in 2018 Joachim Low says he wants to meet with Mesut Ozil to end their German national team feud. Low handed Ozil his international debut back in 2009, and he quickly established himself a mainstay in the Die Mannschaft starting XI before playing a key role in their run to glory at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. However, the Fenerbache star, who has previously taken in spells at Arsenal and Real Madrid, retired from Germany duty after the finals in Russia four years later and is no longer on speaking terms with Low.
Rafael Benitez agrees three-year deal with Premier League club
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Rafael Benitez agrees three-year deal with Premier League club

Former Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez, has agreed a three-year deal to join Premier League club Everton, Sky Sport reports. Everton have been searching for a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian re-joined Real Madrid a few weeks ago. The Toffees agreed the deal with Benitez after talks with former Wolves manager, Nuno Espirito Santo. Benitez spent six years at Liverpool between 2004 and 2010. Rafa Benitez confirms he is ready to return to Premier League He won the Champions League, the FA Cup and guided the Reds to a second-place finish in the Premier League. The Everton board will announce Benitez’s arrival in the next 48 hours. Benitez also coached another Premier League club, Newcastle United in the past.
Toni Kroos ‘to retire from German national team’ at 31 after Euro 2020 exit
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Toni Kroos ‘to retire from German national team’ at 31 after Euro 2020 exit

Toni Kroos has reportedly played his last game for Germany and is set to announce his international retirement.   The 31-year-old Real Madrid midfielder previously said he does plan to sstretch out his playing career late into his thirties. It now appears Kroos will keep to his word with German outlet Bild reporting that the footballer is ready to step away from the national team after Euro 2020.   Kroos played every minute at this tournament for Germany but could do little to stop Joachim Low's team from their 2 - 0 defeat to England in the round of 16.   'It was an even game until England's opener,' he said afterwards.   'Both teams cancelled each other out. We got out of a tough group, but it hurts a lot to go home now.'   The Real ...
Benitez set to be named Everton boss
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Benitez set to be named Everton boss

Rafael Benitez is set to be announced as the new Everton manager on Wednesday. Former Liverpool boss Benitez, 61, has agreed a three-year contract to become Carlo Ancelotti's successor at Goodison Park after the Italian resigned from his post to return to Real Madrid on June 1. The Spaniard, who will become the Toffees' fifth permanent manager in as many years, has received a mixed reaction from the Everton fanbase following news he is to be the club's next boss. A threatening banner seemingly aimed at Benitez, reading "we know where you live, don't sign", was placed near his Merseyside home on Monday. Benitez's arrival will come 11 years after he left Anfield, where he spent six years as Liverpool manager, winning the Champions League and FA Cup. Since leaving Liverpool...

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