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Joan Laporta opens up on Barcelona’s pursuit of Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona have officially presented new signing Andreas Christensen at the Ciutat Esportiva. The Danish centre-back joins the club on a free transfer from Chelsea on a deal that will take him through to the summer of 2026. His release clause is €500m. Christensen, 26, was born in Lillerod in Denmark and took his first steps as a footballer with Skjold Birkerod before stepping up to Brondby and then, in 2012, Chelsea. He made his senior debut two years later but …

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Laporta confirms Barca waiting for a response to Lewandowski offer

Joan Laporta has confirmed Barcelona have an offer in for Robert Lewandowski and the club are waiting to hear back from Bayern Munich. The Barcelona president was asked about Lewandowski at a press conference to unveil new signing Andreas Christensen and had a brief update on the situation. “We made an offer to FC Bayern to sign Lewandowski and we are waiting for their response, I hope their response is positive,” he said. “I want to thank Lewandowski here in …

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Joan Laporta welcomes Andreas Christensen to Barcelona at his official presentation

Barcelona have officially presented new signing Andreas Christensen at the Ciutat Esportiva. The Danish centre-back joins the club on a free transfer from Chelsea on a deal that will take him through to the summer of 2026. His release clause is €500m. Christensen, 26, was born in Lillerod in Denmark and took his first steps as a footballer with Skjold Birkerod before stepping up to Brondby and then, in 2012, Chelsea. He made his senior debut two years later but …

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Andreas Christensen opens up on how proud he is to become a Barcelona player

Barcelona have officially presented new signing Andreas Christensen at the Ciutat Esportiva. The Danish centre-back joins the club on a free transfer from Chelsea on a deal that will take him through to the summer of 2026. His release clause is €500m. Christensen, 26, was born in Lillerod in Denmark and took his first steps as a footballer with Skjold Birkerod before stepping up to Brondby and then, in 2012, Chelsea. He made his senior debut two years later but …

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Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe clash over Neymar Junior’s future at Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe have clashed over the future of Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar Junior according to Mundo Deportivo. The former wants the Brazilian to stay at the Parc des Prince while the latter believes he’d be better off just leaving. Mbappe recently renewed his contract with PSG until the summer of 2025, publicly turning down Real Madrid to do so. Many believe that his decision to stay has granted him unprecedented power amongst the shot-callers at the Parc …

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Barcelona’s asking price derailing their efforts to sell Oscar Mingueza

Oscar Mingueza’s departure from Barcelona is all but assured but it’s not expected to be imminent according to Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan centre-back hasn’t attended Barcelona’s pre-season as he’s been given permission to resolve his future this week. But Barcelona’s asking price is causing problems in finding the defender a new home – despite the fact he has a year left on his current deal the Catalan club are asking for €5m for his services. One of the best-placed suitors …

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Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior working hard in Ibiza with group of childhood friends

Vinicius Junior is working hard in Ibiza in preparation for the new season. The 21-year-old has rented a large mansion and invited some of his closest friends, including Real Madrid (and former Flamengo) teammate Reinier Jesus, to stay with him. The Brazilian, according to Diario AS, is working with fitness guru Thiago Lobo to ensure he’s in peak condition when he returns to Valdebebas to begin pre-season. A French chef is also travelling with him to ensure his diet his …

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Manchester United and Barcelona still in negotiations over move for Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United’s pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is still dragging on and it seems that a clean solution isn’t yet in sight according to Fabrizio Romano. The only thing for sure is that United and Barcelona are still in conversation on the move. A fixed transfer fee of €65m is thought to have been agreed but the sticking point in negotiations is how to structure the €20m in add-ons that will be attached to it. United haven’t even …

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Manchester United have no idea when Cristiano Ronaldo will return to pre-season training

Manchester United are in the dark regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future according to Fabrizio Romano. The Premier League club have no idea when the Portuguese is going to return to pre-season training – a tough situation for new coach Erik ten Hag. Cristiano is determined to leave Old Trafford this summer as he has no interest in competing in the Europa League. The Champions League is his competition and United can’t offer him that in 2022/23 – they barely scraped into …

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Atletico Madrid mentioned as one of three possible destinations for free agent Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala’s contract with Juventus has expired and the Argentine attacker is now officially a free agent. But his future is yet to be decided – three potential destinations for him could be Internazionale, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. Italian newspaper La Repubblica, as carried by Marca, believe that Dybala, who turned down a €7m-per-season contract to stay at Juventus, has been offered to Atletico, who are in the process of trying to strengthen their squad after a hugely underwhelming …

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