One of the hottest properties of last summer's European transfer market has decamped to China for a staggering fee with plenty of questions left unanswered at Atletico Madrid.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Barcelona forward's father confirms that Louis van Gaal's side made an audacious attempt to sign his son last summer in what would have been a world-record deal.
The Spaniard's lack of rapport with his players may have contributed to his downfall at the Spanish side, according to the former Blancos coach.
Victory over Lorient saw the French champion extend its unbeaten run to 33 games, beating the nation's record, but how does it compare with the rest of Europe's best streaks?
After drawing a blank in his last four appearances for Arsenal, the German has now been overtaken, while Tottenham fans may be surprised to see Roberto Soldado in the top 10.
The former Liverpool striker insists there is no chance of the Brazil international leaving the Spanish champions despite reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Supporters launched verbal abuse at the coach and players after their 7-0 Copa del Rey defeat at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday.
The defender has called on his teammates to seek "forgiveness" from their fans by reacting positively to their 7-0 hammering at Camp Nou
Neymar Snr. reportedly revealed an unnamed club offered €190M ($210M) for his son but insisted Barcelona's rivals Real Madrid were not the club responsible.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Valencia went down 7-0 to Barcelona on Wednesday and Luis Enrique said it was unpleasant to see the club in trouble.
Luis Enrique feels Barcelona's players deserve to be celebrated after their emphatic win against Valencia.
The former Manchester United and England right back is without a win in eight Liga games and nothing went right as he saw his side brutally beaten at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
The 40-year-old endured a humiliating evening in the Copa del Rey and admits it was one of the most painful nights of his career
The former Manchester United captain suffered a humiliating defeat in the Copa del Rey and there wasn't too much sympathy being felt for the 40-year-old.
The Argentina and Uruguay internationals scored seven goals between them for the Catalan outfit, but a missed penalty from the Brazilian showed that it wasn't his night.
The Russian winger, who sealed a January loan move to Valencia, was at the center of the controversy that saw Barca's rival Real Madrid kicked out of the Copa del Rey
Luis Suarez bagged four goals and Lionel Messi added a hat trick as Barcelona romped to a comprehensive 7-0 victory over Valencia in the first leg of the Copa del Ray semifinals.
Barca took a commanding lead of its Copa del Rey semifinal versus Valencia with a first leg rout.
The Bayern Munich boss will move light years ahead of his peers in pay terms when he takes over at Manchester City in the summer and into the realms reserved for the best players.
Star forward Nolito will play no part when Celta Vigo visits Sevilla, which welcomes back Ever Banega for the Copa del Rey semifinal first leg.