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23:33 IST

08/07/13

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has refuted rumours linking him with a return to the Premier League.

Former club Liverpool has been mooted as a potential destination for Alonso, while Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who managed the 31-year-old at the Bernabeu for the last three seasons, is thought to be interested in luring the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge.Read More

23:12 IST

08/07/13

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid just as previous greats of the game have, says club president Florentino Perez.

There haven't been any negotiations [on a new deal] because he is on holiday. Be in no doubt, Cristiano will retire here because he wants to. Just as [Zinedine] Zidane and other great players have done," Perez told broadcaster Univision.

21:50 IST

08/07/13

Besides Eric Abidal, Monaco also signed Jeremy Toulalan, Ricardo Carvalho and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin



Toulalan :


"The objective is to be champion."

"Monaco, this project is of course a very good thing for French football," 

João Moutinho: "This is a player who has a lot of qualities a true talent.
"

World Cup 2010 : "What happened there will be never forgotten. It will always be in my heart. We try to do with even if it is something that will not fade away. " 

R. Carvalho : 

"I was very well received by the group. I feel good physically and I will fight to win my place in the team."

"I had other proposals in recent weeks, but Monaco 
was the best."

"The important thing is that we all believe in this project. We must not grow it."

 "I am very happy for Abidal, we have many qualities, we know it will bring us much. Regarding the Ligue 1, I played in the Portuguese league, English and Spanish, and today I wanted to discover the championship of France. "
 

21:20 IST

08/07/13

Some quotes from the press conference where AS Monaco signed three more players. 

Abidal :

"I am very happy to return to Monaco because this is where I started at 19."

"I want to thank the President and the leaders of the ASM for trusting me. It was difficult for them after doubts surrounding my physical condition."

"I'm really happy to be back here." 

"I fought against the disease."

"Ricardo Carvalho played for Real and Falcao for Atletico. when I was in Barcelona, but now the key is that Falcao is a greatplayer, he was not wrong in coming here."

"We will do everything for help to score goals. ASM is not a great future club, it was already a great club with great playerswhen I was there 13 years ago. They did not play the final champions League by chance."

"Monaco has always had big ambitions in Ligue 1 or even Ligue 2 last season."

"Objective is to win Ligue 1 and qualify for the Champions League."

 

21:00 IST

08/07/13

BREAKING: In what was a coup BVB Dortmund have agreed terms with Henrikh Mkhitaryan after it was reported that Brendan Rodgers was also interested in him. 

20:30 IST

08/07/13

BREAKING NEWS: David Villa has elected to move to Atletico Madrid for only about €5.1 million from FC Barcelona.

BREAKING NEWS: Barcelona agree deal with Atletico Madrid for David Villa 

19:10 IST

08/07/13

According to Spanish source Record, Manchester United are on the verge of completing a move for Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay.
Do the Red Devils need another defender ?

19:10 IST

08/07/13

Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez has agreed in principle a move to Fiorentina, according to the club's official website.
"It was the desire of Mario Gomez to leave Bayern Munich to Florence. We have now complied with his wish," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club's official website.
What do you make of this move ?

18:45 IST

08/07/13

BREAKING: Everton have signed Arouna Kone from Wigan on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
More to follow...

18:30 IST

08/07/13

FULL STORY : Monaco sign Eric Abidal.
The left-back, who was released by Barcelona this summer, has signed a one-year deal at the Ligue 1 side with an option for one additional season.
A good decision to end his career from where he started ?

18:15 IST

08/07/13

Pablo Armero's agent Luciano Ramalho has claimed that Benfica have made an enquiry about the Napoli man's availability.
"Benfica have not directly contacted us, but they have done so via an intermediary," Ramalho told A Bola.

17:57 IST

08/07/13

BREAKING NEWS: Monaco sign Abidal

The experienced defender returns to his native country after being released by Barcelona earlier this summerRead More

17:23 IST

08/07/13

Marseille told to match Sunderland's Mendy offer

Paolo Di Canio's side have had a bid accepted for the 18-year-old defender but face competition from last season's Ligue 1 runners-upRead More

16:48 IST

08/07/13

Draxler: I might stay at Schalke beyond 2014

The Germany international has insisted that he is no rush to leave the Gelsenkirchen side amid interest from some of Europe's most cash-rich clubsRead More

16:15 IST

08/07/13

Laurent Blanc is confident that Edinson Cavani would form a good partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic if his proposed transfer from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain goes through this summer.

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15:58 IST

08/07/13

CSKA Moscow have told AC Milan they are willing to sell Keisuke Honda this summer - but only if they receive a fair price.

What could be a fair price for Honda?

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15:44 IST

08/07/13

TOTAL OUTLAY OVER LAST DECADE

Time
Span

 €965.3m
(€609.15m net)
 2003-13  €648.35m
(€429.61m net)

Los Blancos have shelled out stratospheric sums over the last decade, including €257.4m in 2009 alone, while the Catalans have also spent significantly in the same time period.

Revealed: How Madrid have spent €300m more on transfers than Barcelona in the decade since the Beckham deal.Read More

15:30 IST

08/07/13

Hi, I'm Anselm Noronha. And having a look at today's top transfer story, with Edinson Cavani looking set to move to Paris Saint-Germain, Jose Mourinho has identified Belgium international Christian Benteke as a top transfer target

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