Spain

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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The Mexico international is not convinced the Valencia man has what it takes to succeed at Camp Nou and believes the €20 million would be better spent elsewhere

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The decision to hand the Argentina star the prize following the World Cup final defeat to Germany was greeted with widespread surprise - but not by one of his club team-mates

Monday, July 21, 2014

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The 33-year-old has thanked fans for their support after his four-year stay at the Mestalla was brought to a premature end

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The defender urged Valencia to allow him to move to Camp Nou and his wish now appears to have been granted after weeks of negotiations

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The European champions have sealed a deal for the Colombia international, who claimed the Golden Boot at this summer's World Cup in Brazil

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Blood testing remains the most effective way to catch potential drug cheats but many governing bodies, including in Spain, Netherlands and Brazil failed to carry one out in 2013

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A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his club-mate's defence

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The Blues' three big summer signings are all included but World Cup stars Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar, Ramires and Andre Schurrle are omitted

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The retired centre-half says that while nobody can condone the Uruguay international's actions, the fact that the forward has apologised should be taken into consideration

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The 24-year-old has admitted that his initial plan was to stay at the Allianz Arena, but he is now looking forward to the challenge of playing for the European champions

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The Spanish forward will return to La Liga with a view to a permanent move after a difficult debut campaign at Anfield, during which he scored only one goal in all competitions

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COMMENT: The European champions are set to spend a huge sum on the Colombian star but, given their current squad, do the Blancos really need him?

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The midfielder, who has signed a one-year loan deal with Porto, has acknowledged that playing for the Spanish giants was a life-changing experience

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The striker suffered the injury during Manchester City's pre-season win over Hearts on Friday and claims he will now be sidelined "for a few months"