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Barcelona pull out in the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian

Barcelona has pulled out in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Willian despite being interested in the Brazilian in the past season.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

Javier Tebas: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona would not be ‘a drama’ for La Liga

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Inter "would not be a drama" for La Liga nor would he immediately solve Serie A's problems, according to Javier Tebas.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Massimo Moratti: Lionel Messi to Inter not impossible

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi joining Inter is not a “forbidden dream at all”, according to former president Massimo Moratti.
Barcelona is set to rival Real Madrid for Nigerian attacker Victor Osimhen in the summer, as both La Liga top clubs battle for his signature.

Tijani Babangida: Victor Osimhen must go the extra mile to break Rashidi Yekini’s record

Former Ajax star, Tijani Babangida, has urged Victor Osimhen, to go the extra mile in a bid to challenge Rashidi Yekini’s Nigeria record.
Virgil van Dijk is determined to become a “Liverpool legend”, with the Dutch defender looking to build on his standing as a talismanic presence in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Virgil van Dijk: I want to be a Liverpool legend

Virgil van Dijk is determined to become a “Liverpool legend”, with the Dutch defender looking to build on his standing as a talismanic presence in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
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.

Massimo Moratti: Lionel Messi not impossible for Inter Milan to sign

Former President Massimo Moratti has claimed Inter are entitled to dream of bringing Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi to the Giuseppe Meazza.
Always the lightning rod for controversy, Neymar Jr.’s arrival was highly anticipated. Last summer, he famously arrived after his teammates much to the chagrin of Leonardo but this time, Neymar showed up right on time and with a new blonde hairstyle.

Neymar agrees with Barcelona to snub Real Madrid

Barcelona and Neymar have agreed that the Brazilian superstar will not join Real Madrid this summer.
Diego Simeone dismissed talk of winning the La Liga title after Atletico Madrid preserved their 100 per cent record with a last-gasp comeback against Eibar.

Atletico Madrid players confirm 70 percent wage cut due to coronavirus outbreak

Atletico Madrid have confirmed their players will take a 70% wage cut, to supplement the salaries of 430 club staff in the coming months.
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 to become third active sportsman to earn a billion

But thanks to his sky-high pay-packet and endorsement deals, Ronaldo is still expected to join Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr in breaching the milestone figure in 2019-20.
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.

Juventus could sell Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to cut costs

Juventus could be forced to sell Cristiano Ronaldo due to the devastating impact on their finances from the coronavirus crisis.
Lionel Messi has demanded that Barcelona should go all out for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is currently on loan at Arsenal, according to report in Fox Sport.

Lionel Messi lists top 15 young prospects

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has snubbed Nigerian duo, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze in his list of top young prospects to follow in his footsteps.
Lionel Messi reportedly held heated talks with Barcelona’s assistant manager after the latter’s behaviour during their El Clasico loss to Real Madrid on Sunday night.

Lionel Messi announces additional Barcelona pay cut to help employees

Barcelona players will make an extra contribution on top of the 70% pay cut they have agreed to take during the enforced La Liga break so that the club’s other employees can earn their full salaries during the coronavirus crisis, captain Lionel Messi said.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players will take huge salary cut

Lionel Messi has confirmed that the entire Barcelona squad have agreed to a 70% reduction in their wages while football is on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.
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)

Paul Merson defends Cesc Fabregas over Arsenal transfer decision

Paul Merson has come to the defence of Cesc Fabregas by insisting that the Spaniard’s controversial move to leave an Arsenal side “in decline” for Barcelona was understandable.
Neymar has decided he still wants to leave for Barcelona and a permanent reunion with Lionel Messi, according to reports.

Cafu: Neymar technically superior to Lionel Messi

Legendary Brazil right-back Cafu has rated compatriot Neymar a more technically gifted player compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
Xavi Hernández

Xavi Hernandez gives condition for Barcelona return

Xavi Hernandez has reiterated his desire to coach Barcelona in the future but suggests he will not return until a different board brings a new sense of direction to the club.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi Hernandez ready to manage Barcelona

During his time at the club he won eight La Liga titles and lifted four Champions League trophies and also played a crucial role in Spain’s three successive major tournament wins at Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo donates five ventilators, accepts pay cut

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated five ventilators and has also agreed to a pay cut amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Ronaldo has returned to Portugal to self-isolate as COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll in Italy with 86,498 cases and 9,134 deaths confirmed.

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