Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus in €100m deal from Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus after the Italian club agreed a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid. The 33-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal in Turin reportedly worth a staggering £500,000/week. “Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC,” read a statement on the club’s website. The player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met the Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, in Greece where he is on holiday, on…

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Luis Enrique named Spain coach on two-year deal

Spain have named Luis Enrique as their new head coach after Fernando Hierro stepped down from temporary charge following their last-16 World Cup exit to Russia, the Spanish Football Federation (SFF) announced on Monday. Enrique, who has been on a sabbatical since leaving Barcelona last year, signed a two-year contract. Spain sacked Julen Lopetegui just two days before their opening World Cup game against Portugal in Sochi because he took the Real Madrid job. Spain’s newly-installed sporting director, José Francisco Molina, said: “We need a successful coach, who’s modern and who knows the game…

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Cristiano Ronaldo set for sensational Juventus switch

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the cusp of sealing a sensational move to Juventus from Real Madrid, according to multiple media reports in Portugal, Italy and Spain. The five-time Ballon D’or winner cast doubt on his future at Real in the immediate aftermath of winning the Champions League for the third successive year, and it appears a move to the Italian champions is inching ever closer. According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Ronaldo is set to sign a four-year contract in Turin and a €100m deal is set to be confirmed in…

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Achraf Hakimi set for loan move to Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid right back Achraf Hakimi is on the verge of a loan move to Borussia Dortmund for at least two seasons, according to media reports in Germany and Spain. The Spanish giants have completed the €40m signing of Real Sociedad defender Alvaro Odriozola, and the Spain international’s arrival means there will be limited opportunities for Hakimi next term. BILD says the 19-year-old Morocco international is Dortmund’s first choice at right back and he will spend the next two seasons at the Signal Iduna Park. With Dani Carvajal, Nacho and Odriozola…

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Real Madrid sign Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Real Sociedad defender Alvaro Odriozola for a fee in the region of €40m. The 22-year-old has signed a six-year contract with the Spanish giants and is expected to provide competition for Dani Carvajal at right back. The arrival of Julen Lopetegui appears to have played a part in the right back’s move as he is a huge admirer. The former Spain manager selected Odriozola in Spain’s 23-man squad to the World Cup ahead of the likes of Hector Bellerin and Sergi Roberto. Real Sociedad had…

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Real Madrid deny transfer agreement for Mbappe with PSG

Real Madrid have denied they have agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain to sign striker Kylian Mbappe. Media reports circulating said the Champions League champions had agreed a fee for the teenage sensation who’s currently on national team duty with the French national team at the ongoing World Cup in Russia. “Real Madrid has not made any offers to PSG or the player and regrets the dissemination of this type of information,” a club statement read. “Given the information published in the last hours referring to an alleged agreement between…

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Thibaut Courtois hints at Madrid move for kids’ sake

Thibaut Courtois could be set to leave Chelsea for a move to Madrid to spend more time with his young kids. The Chelsea goalkeeper has one year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and although the club are hopeful of convincing him to sign a new £200,000/week contract, Courtois has hinted at a move to Madrid where he spent three seasons on loan with Atletico. Real Madrid have long been credited with an interest in the Belgium international who is currently at the World Cup. “I have a…

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Ronaldo future up in the air after World Cup exit

Cristiano Ronaldo declined to confirm if he’ll continue playing for Portugal or retire from the international scene after his side’s Round of 16 exit at the hands of Uruguay. The European champions were dumped out of the World Cup in Sochi 2-1 courtesy of two Edinson Cavani goals either side of Pepe’s equaliser. Ronaldo will be 37 when the next World Cup in Qatar gets underway but the Portugal captain has kept everyone waiting on his decision. “Now is not the time to talk about the future of players and…

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Fekir transfer still up in the air as Lyon president reveals Real interest

Nabil Fekir could end up at Real Madrid according to Lyon’s president after his move to Liverpool fell through at the eleventh hour. The Lyon captain was widely expected to join Jurgen Klopp’s side earlier this month but the French club pulled the plug with reports emerging Liverpool had concerns over his medical. Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, has now rubbished those claims, saying he was merely tired of the Premier League club dragging its heels over the move. “Nabil was close to Liverpool, I gave the green light on…

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Kovacic set for Real Madrid exit over lack of playing time

Mateo Kovacic intends to leave Real Madrid this summer after running out of patience over lack of sufficient playing time at the Spanish giants. The Croatia international, currently at the World Cup, joined Real from Inter Milan in 2015 for £30m but has never developed into a first-team regular at the Santiago Bernabeu. Kovacic has started only 37 league games in three seasons with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro the first choice midfield trio under Zinedine Zidane. With the three-time Champions League winner having resigned last month, Kovacic was…

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Real Madrid sign teenage goalkeeper in €14 million deal

Real Madrid have announced the signing of 19-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk in the Ukrainian Premier League. Lunin made 29 league appearances in the 2017/18 season and has signed a six-year deal with the Champions League holders for a fee of about €14m. The teenager is considered one of the top goalkeeping prospects in Europe, and had attracted interest from several Premier League sides, including Liverpool, while Juventus and Inter were also said to be tracking him. Lunin began his professional career at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, making his debut as a 17-year-old…

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Big names linked with Manchester United. A huge summer coming up?

There is no doubt that the upcoming summer transfer window is going to be a huge one for Manchester United. The Red Devils were not stingy with money last summer either, but they still fell quite short of Manchester City in the title race. Jose Mourinho has failed to win the league title in his first two years with Manchester United, and it is crucial for the Portuguese manager that his side launch a serious title challenge next season. It is obvious that Mourinho needs to sign two-three big names…

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Manchester United plan two midfield signings, top target identified and more

Manchester United have identified Napoli midfielder Jorginho as a possible summer signing, according to the Independent. The Red Devils originally wanted to sign Real Madrid star Tony Kroos, but they have apparently shifted their focus towards Jorginho as he is a more viable option to acquire in the market. United manager Jose Mourinho has been left impressed with Jorgino’s performance for title-chasing Napoli side this season. He believes that the 26-year-old can add much-needed creativity to his side. Since joining the Naples side from Verona in 2014, the Brazilian has…

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Juventus vs Real Madrid – Betting Tips and Predictions

In the repeat of last year’s final, European giants Juventus and Real Madrid will face each other in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie at Juventus Stadium on Saturday. The Old Lady lost 4-1 to Los Blancos in the final, but they would hope to have a much more say in the two-legged tie. On the domestic front, both sides have experienced contrasting seasons. Juventus have lost just two games all season in Serie A, and they sit at the top of the league. Coming into this game, they…

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Batshuayi’s future at Chelsea, but Hazard could leave in the summer

Michy Batshuayi has made a bright start to his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, and quite obviously, it has raised questions over his future at Chelsea. The Belgian striker joined the Blues in a €40 million move from Marseille in the summer of 2016. In his one-and-a-half at Chelsea, he never quite managed to cement his place in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven. He was allowed to join Borussia Dortmund on a loan move in January as the Blues signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. Since his move, Batshuayi has scored three…

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Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain – Betting Tips and Predictions

Real Madrid, winners of last two editions, will host French giants Paris-Saint Germain in the first leg of Champions League last-16 tie at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Since defending their European crown in May, Los Blancos have only gone downward in terms of their performances on the pitch. In the league, they are well out of the title race and are struggling to remain in Champions League places. In the group stage of the competition, Zinedine Zidane’s side could only manage the second spot in their group after managing just…

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Griezmann, Dybala, Young – Latest Manchester United transfer updates

The January transfer window is not far away now, and the transfer rumour mill is slowly but surely shifting into the top gear. Premier League aspirants Manchester United spent a lot of money on transfers last summer, and latest reports suggest it would be more of the same for them in the upcoming transfer windows. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann came close to joining United in the summer but eventually ended up staying at the Madrid club. According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, the France international is set to leave…

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Hazard to stay in London, but Sanchez might seal his exit in January

Chelsea star Eden Hazard could agree to a new deal with the West London club following the upcoming international break, claims the Express. The Belgian has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but the Blues are committed to secure his long-term future. The report claims that the Premier League champions are prepared to make Hazard the highest-paid player in the league by offering him a new £300,000 a week deal. The star player has supposedly given up on his dream of playing for Real, and he is…

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Jose Mourinho prefers Bayern star over Ronaldo

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, Spanish publication Marca has claimed. The Portuguese star is reportedly unhappy in Spain and wants to leave Real this summer. Various reports have suggested that United could launch a serious bid for their former player. However, Mourinho is reluctant to sign Ronaldo due to his fractured relationship with the player from his days at Bernabeu. The United manager also thinks that a world-record move for the 32-year-old won’t make financial sense for the Red Devils. United…

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Key Chelsea duo to stay at the club

Premier League champions Chelsea have insisted that manager Antonio Conte is happy at the club. Recent reports had suggested that the Italian manager is not happy with the lack of transfer activity this summer and he is contemplating an exit. However, according to Sky Sports, the Blues remain confident about the Italian, who won a league title in his first season with the club. The former Juventus boss is currently on holiday, and the West London club expect him to return for pre-season in the first week of July. Meanwhile,…

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Confirmed: Manchester United bid huge for top summer target

Manchester United have made a substantial offer for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, the agent of the player has confirmed. Various reports have indicated that United have already agreed to personal terms with the Spanish striker. Morata’s representative Juanma Lopez has now provided his seal of approval on those reports. Lopez revealed that following United’s “important offer”, the decision now rests with Real. He also confirmed that Los Blancos have already rejected an offer from AC Milan for their 24-year-old striker. Speaking to Italian online publication Calciomercato, via Sky Sports, he…

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Summer Transfer Betting Tips

With the summer transfer window upon us, there has been much talk about one of the most anticipated seasons in football. While the actual football season is thrilling and heart stopping in itself, the summer transfer period is just as exciting with many fans and punters speculating who will join or leave their favourite clubs. In addition to this, there’s a wide range of football betting sites offering the latest odds. One of the most exciting discoveries is how many big-name players will join other clubs and how much money…

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One down, four more to go for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

The Independent claims that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has drawn up a five-man wish-list for the ongoing transfer window. The Portuguese manager has already acquired one target in the form of Victor Lindelof from Benfica, and United are reportedly closing on the remaining four targets. The club announced on Saturday that they have agreed on a fee with Benfica for the Swedish centre-back, subject to a medical examination, international clearance and personal terms. After completing the acquisition of the 22-yeear-old, United have turned their attentions towards two strikers. Wayne…

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Jose Mourinho ready to sell star player

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid in exchange for striker Alvaro Morata and €25m. The above claim was made by Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague on his Twitter account on Sunday. In a series of tweets, Balague said: “Morata said last night his dream is to stay at Madrid… but he’s looking for a way out. Nothing from Milan at this point, MUFC want him. “Mourinho (strangely) willing to sell De Gea for €25m and Morata. Chelsea divided…

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Chelsea star hints at a move

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted that he would consider a move to Real Madrid if the Spanish and European champions come looking for him this summer. The Belgian playmaker has been a long-term target for Los Blancos, and it has been speculated that Real will make a move for the 26-year-old this summer. Hazard still has three years left on his current deal with the Blues, but he admits that the possibility of a summer move to the Madrid club will definitely make him consider his future. When asked…

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