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Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly ready to pay N24 billion (€60M) release clause of Nigerian International Samuel Chukwueze in order to seal his transfer from Villarreal this summer.

Samuel Chukwueze included in La Liga best young talents

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze included La Liga best young talents for the 2018-2019 season.
Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona players must shoulder blame for Liverpool disaster

Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.
Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal were fortunate to score against Huddersfield despite their watertight defence.

Alex Iwobi: I hope Tottenham loses Champions League final to Liverpool

Alex Iwobi is not sticking his neck out for Tottenham Hotspur when they face Liverpool in the final of the UEFA Champions League.
Henry Onyekuru the hero as Galatasaray secure Super Lig title

Bayern Munich lead race to sign Henry Onyekuru

German champions Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru this summer.
Lionel Messi's incredible free-kick in Wednesday evening's resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool brought the mercurial Argentine's tally to an astounding 600 goals in 683 games for Barcelona, 14 years to the day since his first strike for the Spanish champions.

Xavi: Lionel Messi still has four years left in him

Lionel Messi is “not finished yet”, says Xavi, with rivals of the Barcelona superstar warned that the mercurial Argentine still has “three or four good years left”.
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not optimistic about having Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele available for the Copa del Rey final.

Ernesto Valverde pessimistic about Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele playing in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not optimistic about having Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele available for the Copa del Rey final.
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a move to Barcelona for some time but Radomir Antic feels that the Camp Nou side are the wrong club for the Frenchman due to the way they set up under Ernesto Valverde.

Enersto Valverde unsure whether Barcelona will swoop for Antoine Griezmann

Ernesto Valverde described Antoine Griezmann as "a great player" but was unable to confirm whether he would be joining Barcelona, despite Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain distancing themselves from the World Cup-winning forward.
Valencia defender Gabriel celebrates after his side secured fourth place in La Liga

Valencia clinch Champions League qualification on final day

Valencia beat Real Valladolid 2-0 away from home to secure fourth place in LaLiga and qualification for next season's Champions League ahead of Getafe and Sevilla.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has offered his full backing to head coach Ernesto Valverde, despite widespread calls for his sacking at Camp Nou.

Barcelona president backs Ernesto Valverde amid sack rumours

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has offered his full backing to head coach Ernesto Valverde, despite widespread calls for his sacking at Camp Nou.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal

Golden Boot winner Aubameyang buoyant after adjusting to ‘best in the world’ Premier League

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is feeling fully adjusted to Premier League life, with the Arsenal striker in buoyant mood after seeing a 22-goal return earn him a share of the 2018-19 Golden Boot.
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde not considering resigning as Barcelona coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insisted he had not considered resigning in the wake of his side's Champions League exit.
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde: Liverpool defeat left a bad taste in Lionel Messi’s mouth

Ernesto Valverde admitted Barcelona's defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League left a bad taste in Lionel Messi's mouth, but he felt the Blaugrana's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday helped his players "get rid of the ghosts in our heads".
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde insists he has Barcelona backing

Ernesto Valverde insists he has the full support of the Barcelona board, even though the aftermath of the shock defeat to Liverpool has left him feeling like Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.

UEFA defends ticket allocation for Europa League final

UEFA has defended its decision to allocate only 6,000 tickets respectively to Chelsea and Arsenal for the Europa League final in Baku.
Bruno

Brighton captain Bruno calls time on career

Brighton and Hove Albion captain Bruno will retire from playing after this weekend's Premier League match against Manchester City.
Unai Emery has lauded Arsenal strike duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for their ‘amazing’ commitment to defensive duties in the 4-2 win over Valencia on Thursday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal wiser after last season

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says the club has learnt from last season’s mistakes in the Europa League after his hat-trick against Valencia sealed their progress to the final of the competition on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp saluted Jordan Henderson's form and leadership after the Liverpool captain impressed again in the precious 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp: Comeback win over Barcelona ‘one of best moments in football history’

Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool's comeback win against Barcelona as "one of the best moments in football history", but warned his players they cannot afford to lose focus in the Wolves game.
Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez to miss Copa del Rey final, may miss Copa America

Luis Suarez will be out for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on a knee injury, Barcelona announced on Friday.

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