Spain

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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The club's assistant during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Aitor Karanka, has slammed suggestions that the Portuguese was loathed within the dressing room

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The goalkeeper made his debut for the club in their 1-0 friendly win over Recreativo Huelva on Saturday and was happy with his side's performance

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With David Villa and Kaka on their way to USA and Frank Lampard believed to be ready to join them, the former Arsenal forward has a reason to celebrate

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The striker acknowledges that it would be a blow if the Colombia star were to move to Real Madrid but is confident the club will remain competitive

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COMMENT: There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet

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The South American nation's head of state, Jose Mujica, has hit out at the extent of the striker's ban from footballing activity and claims he needs "a helping hand"

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The Serie A club chief is hopeful he can persuade the Colombian he can ignore transfer overtures, though he accepts he might already have his heart set on a departure

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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The Camp Nou coach was hesitant to draw conclusions from his team's 1-0 and briefly discussed Ibrahim Afellay amid rumours regarding a departure for the forward this summer

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With the club bringing in over £100 million worth of talent last year, the new manager is keen to reign in the purchase of new players as he looks to implement his philosophy

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The 21-year-old scored the only goal of the game in the second half of the low key pre-season opener which fizzled rather than fired on all cylinders

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Despite Ajax boss Frank de Boer's pleas that he stick around in Amsterdam for another season, the Dutch star's representative hinted a summer move to Camp Nou is possible

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With the new season starting to loom, the Catalan side have made the trip to Huelva to begin their preparations for the campaign

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The Juventus CEO admits negotiations for the Real Madrid striker were difficult but believes the 21-year-old can bring great success to Turin after completing his move

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The Frenchman agreed not to play in the loss to the 2.Bundesliga outfit as the transfer saga with Barcelona continues to rumble on

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The Bayern Munich chief believes the Bundesliga as a whole will benefit from Germany's World Cup triumph - though he admits foreign sides could be more tempted to sign their stars

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The striker has signed a five-year deal with the Italian champions, though los Blancos retain a buyback option of up to €30m, and he says he is "itching" to begin Serie A life

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The 22-year-old will join the Portuguese giants for the 2014-15 campaign and the club have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season

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The Costa Rica goalkeeper has received the backing of his compatriot, Luis Gabelo Conejo, ahead of his anticipated move to the Champions League holders from Levante

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Goal's weekly column examines the impending outgoings at the Santiago Bernabeu and discusses the future of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal after the exit of Juventus boss Antonio Conte