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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was happy to see Leo Messi have minutes in their friendly win against Nastic.

Barcelona to offer Leo Messi new three-year deal

Laporta is aware the Spanish giants can no longer afford to pay Messi what he is currently earning which is around €75million net annually.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez: Cristiano Ronaldo will not come back to Real Madrid

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out a return to Santiago Bernabeu for Cristiano Ronaldo and claims to have had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a move for Kylian Mbappe.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

George Weah wants Liberia to host AFCON

Weah, who has served as Liberia’s president since January 2018 and was FIFA’s World Player of the Year (now known as the Ballon d’Or) in 1995, revealed this ambition while speaking at the official commissioning ceremony of the Samuel K Doe Sports Complex practice pitch earlier this week.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barca supremo: Lionel Messi not leaving Camp Nou

The newly elected president of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta, has insisted that six-time Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
Marco Verratti has expressed his belief that Neymar is Paris Saint-Germain's most important player.

PSG snubbed €300 million Neymar offer from Real Madrid – ex-agent

Real Madrid had a €300 million (£260m/$357m) bid for Neymar knocked back in 2019 claims Wagner Ribeiro, who says Paris Saint-Germain made it clear that even "a billion" would not be enough to get the Brazilian.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has held talks with his squad for the lack of goals being scored this season.

Pep Guardiola still interested in Leo Messi reunion

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would reportedly still be open to a reunion with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi at the Etihad Stadium.
Portugal boss, Fernando Santos, insisted it isn’t possible that the officials who missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike clearly cross the line as the reigning European champions were denied a late winner against Serbia.

Fernando Meira: Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction after disallowed goal unacceptable as captain

Cristiano Ronaldo's explosive reaction to seeing a goal for Portugal disallowed, according to Fernando Meira, who says the striker should be setting a better example as captain.
Bruno Fernandes has billed Cristiano Ronaldo as “the most skilful player [he has] ever seen”, while the Manchester United midfielder has also recognised the “amazing” qualities of club-mate Marcus Rashford.

Cristiano Ronaldo offered advice on his Juventus future by Portugal boss

Portugal boss Fernando Santos has offered Cristiano Ronaldo advice on his future while insisting that the Juventus superstar doesn't have "any problem in terms of mentality".
Serie A Juventus superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation by the Italian police for alleged violation of COVID-19 rules.

Serie A: Juventus boss opens up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future

Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has opened up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Turin.
Marco van Basten is considered one of the greatest players of all time and has won the Ballon d’Or three times, but it wasn’t all good times in a career which was cut short by injury.

Dutch legend: I’ll never be a coach again

Marco van Basten is considered one of the greatest players of all time and has won the Ballon d’Or three times, but it wasn’t all good times in a career which was cut short by injury.

Hristo Stoichkov: Barcelona playing with 10 men whenever Antoine Griezmann is on the pitch

Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has made clear his position on Antoine Griezmann, suggesting that whenever he plays, the Catalan giant are actually working with ten players.
PSG will reportedly set a whopping asking price of £174million this summer for star striker Kylian Mbappe if the Frenchman decides not to extend his contract.

Manchester City not ready to follow-up Kylian Mbappe’s transfer

Mbappe is one of the hottest prospects in world football, having burst onto the scene with Monaco a few years back. He has since gone on to become a World Cup winner with France and a multiple Ligue 1 champion with PSG.
After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.

Ronald Koeman admits to facing uncertain future as Barcelona boss

Ronald Koeman admits to facing an uncertain future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman aware that there “is always a lot of pressure” when filling the most demanding of posts at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi “might be thinking about” joining Paris Saint-Germain says Rivaldo, with the Barcelona legend conceding that an all-time great may have made his last Champions League appearance at Camp Nou.

Barca’s dressing room ‘broken’ after Leo Messi’s painful reaction to PSG’s thrashing

Barcelona’s dressing room is reportedly ‘broken’ after seeing skipper Lionel Messi’s pain at the 4-1 Champions League drubbing by Paris Saint-Germain.

Antonio Cassano criticises Cristiano Ronaldo over selfish play

Former Real Madrid forward Antonio Cassano has hit out at Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for his behaviour at the club.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Manchester City deny making offer for Lionel Messi

The Argentine superstar is free to speak to non-Spanish clubs and has been linked with several leading European sides, with City and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain seen as the leading candidates.
Lionel Messi “might be thinking about” joining Paris Saint-Germain says Rivaldo, with the Barcelona legend conceding that an all-time great may have made his last Champions League appearance at Camp Nou.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi might be thinking about joining PSG with Barcelona exit ‘inevitable’

Lionel Messi “might be thinking about” joining Paris Saint-Germain says Rivaldo, with the Barcelona legend conceding that an all-time great may have made his last Champions League appearance at Camp Nou.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barcelona boss: Lionel Messi ‘excited and happy’ at Camp Nou despite transfer talk

The Argentine continues to be linked with a move away from Camp Nou after entering the final five months of his contract, but Koeman thinks he is enjoying his football again amid Barca's improved domestic form.
City aren't forgetting about Leo Messi.

Marc Menchen: Barcelona’s problem is not Lionel Messi, it’s economic policy

Lionel Messi and his lucrative contract is not Barcelona’s “problem”, Marc Menchen - an expert in football finances - has said, with the Liga giants warned that “economic policy” is causing their downfall.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Barcelona to take legal action after publication of Lionel Messi’s €555 million contract details

Barcelona say they are ready to take legal action after the publication of the details of Lionel Messi's €555 million (£491m/$674m) contract.

Angel Di Maria airs Lionel Messi wish amid PSG transfer talk

Angel Di Maria is eager to see the dream of Lionel Messi making a move to Paris Saint-Germain become a reality, with the Argentine admitting he could retire happy if given the chance to work with an iconic countryman at club level.
Lionel Messi saw red - quite literally - during the latter stages of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.

Rivaldo: Neymar reunion at PSG would be good for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi moving to Paris Saint-Germain “would be a good option” says Rivaldo, who says the Barcelona superstar will find a reunion with Neymar at Parc des Princes appealing.

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