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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi voted as the greatest player of the century

This week, the Independent have been counting down the 100 best players in the 21st century and after careful consideration and a detailed voting system, Lionel Messi has been ranked as the greatest player of modern times. As if that was ever in question at all.
Liverpool have always been a side that needs “tough love”, says Gerard Houllier, with Jurgen Klopp proving to be the perfect coach to deliver “vision” and long-term success at Anfield.

Gerard Houllier: Liverpool need tough love from Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have always been a side that needs “tough love”, says Gerard Houllier, with Jurgen Klopp proving to be the perfect coach to deliver “vision” and long-term success at Anfield.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Marco Tronchetti: Pirelli can help Inter sign Lionel Messi

Pirelli chief executive Marco Tronchetti said the Inter shirt sponsor can “help” the Nerazzurri sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi but club president Steven Zhang must “make an effort himself”.
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Ex-Liverpool star warns Richarlison after Virgil van Dijk comments

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enqirue has warned Richarlison that his comments about Virgil van Dijk will have made the Dutchman “mad” ahead of the Merseyside derby.
Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain to reach the level of dominance his potential suggests, according to Real Madrid star Luka Modric.

Luka Modric: Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain to dominate world football

Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain to reach the level of dominance his potential suggests, according to Real Madrid star Luka Modric.
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: African sports future looks bleak

Liberian President and football legend George Weah says he fears for the future of sport on the African continent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lionel Messi clashed with Joao Felix during Thursday's semifinal.

Simao: Joao Felix can win the Ballon d’Or

But the forward has struggled to replicate the goalscoring form that caught the attention of Europe’s top teams when he was with the Lisbon giants, where he netted 20 times in just 43 games.

FIFA postpones ‘The Best’ awards ceremony

FIFA’s The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis, world football’s governing body confirmed on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Sky Sports News there is plenty more to come from him after racking up the 1000th appearance of his career last weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals Lionel Messi admiration despite rivalry between duo

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for his rival Lionel Messi, and described his perceived rivalry with the Argentine as “healthy competition”.
Brazil legend, Ronaldo de Lima, has named four footballers that should have won the Ballon d’Or award during their careers.

Ronaldo de Lima names five players that should have won Ballon d’Or

Brazil legend, Ronaldo de Lima, has named four footballers that should have won the Ballon d’Or award during their careers.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Arsene Wenger predicts who will succeed Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi as world’s best

Arsene Wenger has backed Kylian Mbappe to become the best player in world football in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi era.
Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi, could play until he is almost 40, according to long-time Barcelona team-mate Xavi.

Xavi Hernandez: Lionel Messi won’t retire until he is 40

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 32, was in typically stellar form for Barca this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to proceedings.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Barcelona boss vows Lionel Messi will stay at Camp Nou

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has claimed football was out of control before the global crisis - as he remained steadfast that Lionel Messi will extend his Camp Nou stay.
Borussia Dortmund arguably pulled off the deal of the month when they signed RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland

Haaland has been a revelation in 2019-20, his exploits already linking him with a move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid.
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.

Samuel Eto’o: Lionel Messi’s legacy impossible to surpass

Lionel Messi was always showing signs he was heading for greatness, even as a player for Barcelona B, and his legacy will be impossible to surpass, says Samuel Eto'o.
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Sky Sports News there is plenty more to come from him after racking up the 1000th appearance of his career last weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo commits future to Juventus until 2022 amid Real Madrid links

The Portuguese attacker signed a four-year deal with the Serie A side and despite links with a move away, Tuttosport have assured that Ronaldo ensured that he will see out his contract in Turin.
Sadio Mane has stated he was unsure about Jurgen Klopp when the Liverpool manager first had contact with him while in charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

Sadio Mane unhappy with Jurgen Klopp over Virgil van Dijk Ballon d’Or backing

Sadio Mane was reportedly unhappy with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for backing teammate Virgil van Dijk for last year’s Ballon d’Or.
Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

Austin Okocha played like Michel Platini – Ex-PSG coach

Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

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