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Barcelona are reportedly considering dropping their interest in Neymar to pursue the Brazil international’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.

Andres Iniesta doubts Neymar will return to Barcelona

Andres Iniesta has said that he feels it is unlikely that Neymar will return to Barcelona in the current climate.
Lionel Messi’s ‘short bursts of effort’ in games help him maintain the same levels of performance he had as a younger player, according to his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola: Lionel Messi’s ‘short bursts of effort’ help Barcelona star perform like a...

Lionel Messi’s ‘short bursts of effort’ in games help him maintain the same levels of performance he had as a younger player, according to his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi was in action on Thursday as Trabzonspor beat Sparta Prague 2-1 at the Medical Stadium to seal a place in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League.

Mikel Obi: Why Barcelona lost 2012 Champions League semi-final to Chelsea

Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel revealed why Barcelona lost to Chelsea in the 2012 UEFA Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Lionel Messi ‘can leave’ at end of season but Barcelona calm – Barca president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Friday the Spanish giants are not worried about Lionel Messi’s future, despite the Argentinian star being able to leave the club at the end of the season.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Lionel Messi ‘can leave Barcelona for free’ at the end of the season

Lionel Messi can reportedly leave Barcelona for nothing at the end of the season after having a clause inserted in his most recent contract.
There is no cause for panic at Chelsea just yet, says Ashley Cole, but there are issues for new boss Frank Lampard to address.

Frank Lampard congratulates Fernando Torres on ‘huge’ career moments

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has become the latest luminary to congratulate Fernando Torres on a trophy-laden career following the decision to hang up his boots.
Fernando Torres hung up his boots on Friday but was given a special message from former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard as he did so.

Steven Gerrard hails retiring Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres hung up his boots on Friday but was given a special message from former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard as he did so.
Thiago Silva labelled Lionel Messi the greatest player of all-time ahead of Brazil's Copa America semi-final showdown against Argentina.

Frank Lampard: Lionel Messi is the most incredible player

Frank Lampard considers Lionel Messi to be “the most incredible player” and his toughest opponent, with the Chelsea boss now looking to take inspiration from iconic figures at Barcelona.
Andres Iniesta is anticipating a special game between Vissel Kobe and his former club Barcelona, and feels privileged to be involved.

Andres Iniesta has ‘no regrets’ over leaving Barcelona

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta has "no regrets" over his departure from Barcelona after facing his former team in a friendly.
Thomas Vermaelen has a new club- Vissel Kobe, where he joins former Blaugranas Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper.

Thomas Vermaelen joins Andres Iniesta in Japan as Barca formalise Vissel Kobe partnership

Thomas Vermaelen has followed Andres Iniesta and David Villa to J.League club Vissel Kobe following the expiry of his contact with Barcelona.
Andres Iniesta is anticipating a special game between Vissel Kobe and his former club Barcelona, and feels privileged to be involved.

Andres Iniesta: Barcelona friendly will be a ‘privilege’

Andres Iniesta is anticipating a special game between Vissel Kobe and his former club Barcelona, and feels privileged to be involved.
Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has praise Ousmane Dembele's 'genius' and has tipped him to soon become an important player for the long-term at Camp Nou following a tough start to life with the Catalan giants.

Sergio Busquets backing Ousmane Dembele to reach his potential at Barcelona

Barcelona stalwart Sergio Busquets believes Ousmane Dembele is getting closer to living up to high expectations at Camp Nou.
Monaco’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas gives a thumbs up during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco on January 13, 2019, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)

Cesc Fabregas hits back after Barcelona benchwarmer jibe

Cesc Fabregas has hit back on social media after being accused of swapping Arsenal to become a benchwarmer at Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho was taken to Barcelona to become the next Andres Iniesta, claims former director Robert Fernandez, and can still fulfil that potential if played in the right position.

Robert Fernandez: Philippe Coutinho can be Barcelona’s next Andres Iniesta

Philippe Coutinho was taken to Barcelona to become the next Andres Iniesta, claims former director Robert Fernandez, and can still fulfil that potential if played in the right position.
Javier del Rio, Head of the La Liga/Nigeria Office, on Wednesday in Abuja said the Spanish league organisers have been working closely with the League Management Company (LMC).

Javier del Rio: Some NPFL players can match Lionel Messi

Javier del Rio, Head of the La Liga/Nigeria Office, on Wednesday in Abuja said the Spanish league organisers have been working closely with the League Management Company (LMC).
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi celebrates La Liga title with his kids

Lionel Messi has celebrated his winning another La Liga title for Barcelona, posting an Instagram photo with his children and the Cup, with the caption: “Champions of league, come on”.
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Andres Iniesta replaces Lukas Podolski as Kobe captain

Andres Iniesta has been named as the new captain at J League club Vissel Kobe, a week after German team mate Lukas Podolski relinquished the armband.

Dani Alves becomes the world’s most decorated footballer

Dani Alves has added yet another medal to his cabinet making him the world’s most decorated footballer after Paris Saint Germain won the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

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