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Lionel Messi says he has “never had the need to leave the best club in the world”, with Barcelona still very much part of his present and future.

Real Madrid boss reacts to Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit talks

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reacted to Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit talks after his side slim win over Getafe on Thursday evening.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Zinedine Zidane wants Lionel Messi to stay in Spain despite Barcelona exit claims

Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain.
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.

Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was more deserving of the Best FIFA Men's Player award in 2019 than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to France great Alain Giresse.

Alain Giresse: Sadio Mane should have beaten Lionel Messi to FIFA’s Best award

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was more deserving of the Best FIFA Men's Player award in 2019 than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to France great Alain Giresse.
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.

Lionel Messi could make sensational return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys

Lionel Messi could finish his career back where it all started by joining Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina, the club’s vice-president has claimed.
Gareth Bale has described Eden Hazard as the best FIFA player at Real Madrid after announcing the launch his brand new esports team, 'Ellevens Esports'.

Zinedine Zidane: Eden Hazard will remain a target for opposition

Eden Hazard will soon be firing on all cylinders for Real Madrid but Zinedine Zidane has warned he will remain a target for opposing players.
Antoine Griezmann was limited to a brief cameo on Tuesday as Barcelona and Atlético Madrid battled to a 2-2 draw in a match that could prove vital to the LaLiga title race.

Diego Simeone stunned at Antoine Griezmann’s lack of involvement

Antoine Griezmann was limited to a brief cameo on Tuesday as Barcelona and Atlético Madrid battled to a 2-2 draw in a match that could prove vital to the LaLiga title race.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Leon Balogun reveals proud moment in Super Eagles shirt

Wigan defender Leon Balogun has said representing Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in front of his parents is the proudest moment of his career.
Ivan Rakitic is congratulated by his teammates after scoring Barcelona’s winner against Athletic Bilbao. Alberto Estévez-EPA

Ivan Rakitic scores to rescue win for sluggish Barcelona

FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic came off the bench to give his side a 1-0 win at home to Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.
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.

Lionel Messi close to agreeing Barcelona contract extension

The 32-year old is out of contract at the end of next season, and the club have initiated talks with Messi and his representative, and father, Jorge.
Frenkie de Jong has to adapt his game after moving from Ajax to Barcelona, according to new team-mate Sergio Busquets.

Barcelona confirm Frenkie de Jong injury with uncertain return date for midfielder

De Jong started for the Catalan giants on their return to La Liga action in the 4-0 victory over Mallorca on June 13, but missed the subsequent clash against Leganes and the 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Friday.
Lionel Messi was rugby tackled and then scored a penalty as Barcelona put the pressure back on Real Madrid by easing to a 2-0 victory over Leganes at an empty Camp Nou on Tuesday night.

Barca turn up heat on Real Madrid after Leganes win

Lionel Messi was rugby tackled and then scored a penalty as Barcelona put the pressure back on Real Madrid by easing to a 2-0 victory over Leganes at an empty Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
Real Mallorca teenager Luka Romero, who has been nicknamed the ‘Mexican Messi’, could become the youngest ever player in La Liga.

Mallorca starlet to become youngest ever La Liga player

Real Mallorca teenager Luka Romero, who has been nicknamed the ‘Mexican Messi’, could become the youngest ever player in La Liga.
Barcelona head coach Quique Setien anticipates a close finish in the La Liga title race with just two points separating the club from second-placed Real Madrid.

Barcelona boss anticipates a close finish in the title race

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien anticipates a close finish in the La Liga title race with just two points separating the club from second-placed Real Madrid.
The pitch invader, a French Mallorca resident, said he had planned his action ‘ever since I knew the match was happening’. Jaime Reina-AFP-Getty Images

La Liga to sue pitch invader during Barca, Mallorca match

La Liga have said they will launch criminal proceedings against the pitch invader who ran on during Barcelona’s match against Real Mallorca on Saturday, which was supposed to be behind closed doors.
Martin Braithwaite is hoping to answer Barcelona's SOS with goals that carry Quique Setien's team all the way to trophy glory after opening his account.

Martin Braithwaite’s joy at ‘amazing’ first Barca goal

Martin Braithwaite is hoping to answer Barcelona's SOS with goals that carry Quique Setien's team all the way to trophy glory after opening his account.
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.

Lionel Messi set to stay at Barca until 2021 after passing contract deadline

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.
Gerardo Martino, the current coach of the Mexico national side, considers his forgettable stint at Barcelona in 2013-14 to have been the “worst year” of his career.

Tata Martino admits Barcelona spell was the ‘worst year’ of his career

Gerardo Martino, the current coach of the Mexico national side, considers his forgettable stint at Barcelona in 2013-14 to have been the “worst year” of his career.

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