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Football: Barcelona's Dembele needs surgery for Euro injury

BUDAPEST (AFP) – Winger Ousmane Dembele, who was hurt playing for France at Euro 2020, will need surgery his club, Barcelona, said on Tuesday (June 22). The club said on their website that tests on Tuesday had shown “a dislocation of the biceps tendon in his right knee” requiring an operation. Dembele, who left the […]

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Messi beats Ronaldo in all-time free kick chart

Lionel Messi has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the active footballer to score the most free kicks after netting in Argentina’s 1-1 draw against Chile in their Copa America opener on Monday. The Argentina captain has now scored 57 free kicks in his career, one more than Portugal captain Ronaldo. Messi is five goals short of […]

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta 'dreams of signing Matthijs de Ligt'

Barcelona president Joan Laporta ‘dreams of signing Matthijs de Ligt with Catalan club keen to strengthen centre-back position further with Juventus star’ after sealing free transfer for Eric Garcia Matthijs de Ligt opted to join Juventus instead of Barcelona when leaving Ajax  But now Joan Laporta is reportedly keen to renew the Catalan club’s interest   […]

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Why Barcelona want Manchester City to be their feeder club

Why Barcelona want Manchester City to be their feeder club: Once, the Spanish giants poached Arsenal’s stars at will – but financial meltdown now means they need to use the Pep Guardiola connection to bag bargains Barcelona have been linked with a host of Manchester City players recently  The club are in a weak financial […]

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Barcelona 'ready to listen to offers for EIGHTEEN stars' this summer

Barcelona ‘ready to listen to offers for EIGHTEEN first-team stars’ this summer – including Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Busquets – as they look to bring staggering £862m debt under control Barcelona are willing to listen to offers on up to eighteen players this summer Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Sergio Busquets are among […]

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Barcelona 'weighing up shock summer move for Raheem Sterling'

Barcelona ‘are weighing up a shock move for Raheem Sterling this summer’, claim Spanish press… with the out of favour Man City star seen as an ‘ideal replacement’ for Ousmane Dembele Reports in Spain are now linking Barcelona with Man City’s Raheem Sterling  The winger endured a mixed season coming in and out of Pep […]

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PSG beat Barcelona to free signing of Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum

PSG beat Barcelona to the free signing of Georginio Wijnaldum after offering him more than DOUBLE the salary, as former Liverpool star snubs reunion with his old Holland boss Ronald Koeman to agree three-year contract Barcelona were strongly linked with signing Netherlands star on a free transfer French giants Paris Saint-Germain made a late attempt to hijack […]

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Barcelona are 'working to sign MORE players', reveals chief Laporta

Cash-strapped Barcelona are ‘working to sign MORE players’ this week, reveals president Joan Laporta amid interest in Lyon star Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum after the club sealed two deals in two days with Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia Barcelona could welcome further recruits after signing Eric Garcia and Aguero  Club president Joan Laporta said […]

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Barcelona 'open talks with Xavi about replacing Koeman next season'

Barcelona ‘open talks with Xavi about replacing Ronald Koeman next season’ despite legendary Nou Camp midfielder signing two-year deal with Qatari side Al-Sadd earlier this week Barcelona have reportedly opened talks with Xavi about taking over as manager Newspaper ARA report a meeting is scheduled with Joan Laporta this week The legendary Nou Camp midfielder […]