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Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has showered encomium on Chuba Akpom after making a scoring debut for his side in their 1-1 draw against QPR, stating the goal will relieve him of pressure.

Middlesbrough boss hails Chuba Akpom after making scoring debut

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has showered encomium on Chuba Akpom after making a scoring debut for his side in their 1-1 draw against QPR, stating the goal will relieve him of pressure.
West Ham, Crystal Palace enter race along with Rangers & Everton for Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

Josh Maja named Ligue 1 Player to watch in 2020/21

Super Eagles forward Josh Maja has been named by Germany-based French football podcast cavanisfriseur.de as the Ligue 1 player to watch for the 2020/21 season.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that the organisation were not at war with Lionel Messi, and that he is happy to see the Barcelona superstar stay put.

Samuel Eto’o: Leo Messi alone is not enough for Barcelona

The diminutive Argentine was trying to force a move out of Camp Nou. Such a move proved difficult as Messi still has a year left on his contract and a €700 million release clause (according to the club and La Liga) is binding.
Asisat Oshoala joined Lionel Messi to model Barcelona’s third kit for the 2020-21 season.

Assist Oshoala joins Leo Messi to model Barcelona third kit for 2020/21 season

The Catalans wore pink as a third kit in 2018-19 and have gone with it again for the new season. The new effort comes with dark green shorts and green and pink socks.
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 denies asking for No 10 shirt if Leo Messi leaves Barcelona

Martin Braithwaite has refuted claims he has already asked for the Barcelona No 10 shirt worn by Lionel Messi.
Leganes will listen to offers for Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo this summer.

Kenneth Omeruo on target in Leganes’ friendly win vs Eibar

Kenneth Omeruo was on target as Leganes recorded a 3-1 win against Eibar in their pre-season game at the Butarque Sports Facility on Saturday morning.
Barcelona directors have placed defender Samuel Umtiti on the transfer list as they are prepared to listen to offers for the World Cup winner.

Barcelona defender tests positive for coronavirus

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for coronavirus but is not with the rest of the squad for their Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta

Neymar has etched his name into the history books after playing a lively part in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is confident Barcelona will bounce back.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen not world-class – Bayern chief

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has declared that Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is not yet a world-class goalkeeper.
West Ham United are closing on a deal for Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite.

West Ham closing on deal for Barcelona striker

West Ham United are closing on a deal for Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite.
Inter Milan are prepared to cut their price for Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez.

Barcelona will sign neither Laurato Martinez nor Neymar this summer – president

Barcelona will be unable to complete a deal to sign either Laurato Martinez from Inter or Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar this summer, according to president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has been using Whatsapp to send his players workout plans whilst Italy is in lock-down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gennaro Gattuso: I’ll only mark Lionel Messi in my dreams or on PlayStation

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is now thinking about his side’s UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg match against Barcelona at Camp Nou after rounding off their 2019/20 Serie A campaign.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Manchester City’s Eric García to return to Barcelona

Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.
Barcelona board has listed 12 players up for sale this summer, according to report in Marca.

Barcelona list 12 players up for sale this summer

The La Liga outfit know that they have to sell some of their players to be able to sign their prime targets which include Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended the club’s decision to sign Martin Braithwaite but admits that negotiations were ‘unfair’ on Leganés.

Martin Braithwaite ‘likely’ to leave Barcelona

Martin Braithwaite is likely to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Kenneth Omeruo’s coach at Leganes Javier Aguirre does not believe Real Madrid will take their final day clash lightly despite having already secured the title in La Liga.

Leganes coach not expecting favours from Real Madrid

Kenneth Omeruo’s coach at Leganes Javier Aguirre does not believe Real Madrid will take their final day clash lightly despite having already secured the title in La Liga.
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.
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.

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