Sport 

Liverpool news: Barcelona give up on Philippe Coutinho for two huge reasons

Barcelona are expected to bid big for Liverpool star Coutinho next month. The Catalan giants spent the summer pursuing the Brazilian but, after being rebuffed on three separate occasions, ultimately focused on signing Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. Despite that decision, however, talk remains they are still hellbent on signing the 25-year-old. However, Spanish publication Diario Gol say Barcelona have now abandoned their pursuit for two big reasons. It is said the club feel Liverpool have priced them out of any potential deal. The Reds wanted a huge £166million to…

Read More
Sport 

Chelsea news: Real Madrid hope Barcelona win Champions League clash for shock reason

Real Madrid are eyeing Chelsea forward Hazard with their current attack in sore need of a revamp. Cristiano Ronaldo’s best days appear to be behind him with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio also failing to fire. As a result, Zinedine Zidane wants Hazard in order to ensure Los Blancos keep pace with Barcelona at the La Liga summit in the future. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims the club want to open negotiations as soon as possible – with Barcelona now key to the deal. Chelsea have been…

Read More
Sport 

Real Madrid equal Barcelona record for Club World Cup wins – who else has lifted trophy?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick was enough to seal victory over Gremio in the Club World Cup final yesterday, sealing Los Blancos’ third tournament victory. The win – Real’s second consecutive triumph and third in the last four years – equalled the trophy tally of La Liga rivals Barcelona in the FIFA competition. While the Spanish giants have dominated in recent seasons, Brazilian sides also have a superb record in the competition. Despite Gremio meekly stepping aside in this year’s final, Corinthians have triumphed twice while Sao Paulo and Internacional have also…

Read More
Sport 

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star makes surprise Barcelona demand… will they do this?

Ronaldo scored the winner for Real in their Club World Cup final against Gremio yesterday with an incredible free-kick. It means Real have now won the competition a joint-record three times, level with rivals Barcelona. But their focus will swiftly switch back to La Liga action next week when they face Barcelona on Saturday (12pm). Real can ill afford to drop points against their rivals having fallen eight points behind them in the league. Zinedine Zidane’s side won their first La Liga title for five years last season, as well…

Read More
Sport 

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho facing uncertainty over future at Old Trafford

Mourinho goes to The Hawthorns amid simmering unrest at the club following last week’s defeat by Manchester City – and the unsavoury bust-ups that followed it. And with the £30million Armenian midfielder Henrika Mkhitaryan the latest star to clash with the volatile Mourinho, critics in Old Trafford’s corridors of power are understood to be seriously considering whether there should be a change at the top. Some behind the scenes were privately critical of his appointment in the first place and now fear that the controversies that blighted his reign at…

Read More
Sport 

Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo provides injury update ahead of crucial Barcelona game

The Portuguese was the La Liga giants’ leading light on Saturday, scoring the winning goal as they beat Gremio in the Club World Cup final. Ronaldo stayed on for the full 90 minutes of the encounter in Abu Dhabi with the result far from certain due to Real’s slender 1-0 lead. He revealed post-match that he was feeling “a little discomfort” having played the full game against the Brazilian outfit. Ronaldo says he will be available to play when Real take on arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico next Saturday though….

Read More
Sport 

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho plots £27m Real Madrid move in January transfer window

The Manchester United boss is expected to be in the market to bolster his squad in the New Year. They have been linked with moves for Gareth Bale and Mesut Ozil most recently. But with Marouane Fellaini soon to be out of contract and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s future looking more and more bleak every week, Mourinho wants to strengthen his midfield options. And he has reportedly targeted Croatia international Kovacic as the solution to his problem. That’s according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who claim United are confident £27m would be…

Read More
Sport 

Barcelona news: Gerard Pique reveals REAL reason Neymar left Nou Camp

Neymar shocked the football world when he agreed to a world record £198million move to join PSG. It left Barcelona stunned and immediately searched for a replacement with Philippe Coutinho their ideal target. Liverpool were unwilling to listen to offers so they turned their attention to Ousmane Dembele, who they signed for an initial club-record fee of £97m. But the Catalan club have not been able to truly replace Neymar, despite leading La Liga. And Pique insists he holds no grudge over the Brazil international for leaving the Nou Camp….

Read More
Sport 

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho responds to Antoine Griezmann transfer links

Manchester United spent the summer pursuing Griezmann amid uncertainty over the striker’s Atletico Madrid future. However, after the La Liga giants were slapped with a transfer ban, the France international decided to stay in Spain. Despite that, Manchester United are being linked with a move next month with Mourinho determined to land his man. But, speaking ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with West Brom on Sunday, Mourinho played his cards close to his chest. “I don’t speak about players,” the 54-year-old said. “I don’t speak about players,…

Read More
Sport 

Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona: Liverpool settle on £127m transfer fee – report

Coutinho wants to join Barcelona and the Catalan club have continued their pursuit since the summer. Liverpool issued a statement in August insisting the Brazilian won’t be sold. But five months down the line and Barcelona are supposedly closing in on their top transfer target. That is according to Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who claim a rough transfer fee is being discussed. The newspaper claims a top Barcelona source has told them Liverpool want £127m (€145m) for the 25-year-old. However, Barca want to drive down that price. Mundo Deportivo report that…

Read More