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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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FC Barcelona News: 7 July 2022

Kessie: ‘Few players could say no to the greatest club in the world’ – FC BarcelonaFranck Yannick Kessie is officially an FC Barcelona player! The Ivorian midfielder was presented this Wednesday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground in the company of president Joan Laporta and director of football Mateu Alemany. Mateu Alemany: ‘Gavi will continue at Barça’ – FC BarcelonaThe director of football explains there is an agreement with the player but a contract of longer than three …

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Bayern Munich rule out joining the race to sign wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo

Bayern Munich have ruled out the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo according to German outlet Kicker and carried by Marca. Oliver Kahn, the club’s general manager, has said that making a move to sign the 37-year-old would go against the club’s philosophy. Cristiano is keen to leave Manchester United and join a club that can offer him Champions League football in 2022/23. United finished sixth in the Premier League last term, sneaking into the Europa League by the skin of their …

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Barca B sign Nils Ruiz, Alvaro Nunez, promote Chadi Riad & Marc Casado

Barcelona B’s summer squad overhaul continues with the team having adding two players to the squad and also promoted a couple of of the club’s rising stars. Goalkeeper Nils Ruiz has joined from Damm and has signed a two-year deal with the option for two more seasons. Ruiz arrives after the departure of Lazar Carević and will rival Arnau Tenas for the No. 1 jersey at Barca Atletic next season. As you can see the stopper is very tall, he …

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Watch: Arturo Vidal arrives in Rio de Janeiro to complete move to Brazilian giants Flamengo

Arturo Vidal has arrived in Rio de Janeiro to complete his move to Brazilian giants Flamengo. The Chilean will undergo a medical this week ahead of sealing his transfer from Internazionale. Flamengo, who sit eighth in the Brasileirao, advanced to the quarter-final of the Copa Libertadores last night. They beat Deportes Tolima 7-1 (8-1 on aggregate) to navigate their round of 16 tie with ease. They’re huge in South America. Vidal, 35, began his career in his homeland of Chile …

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Juventus preparing move to replace Matthijs de Ligt with Barcelona target Kalidou Koulibaly

The winds of change are swirling at Juventus according to Fabrizio Romano. Bayern Munich and Chelsea are interested in their centre-back Matthijs de Ligt while Juventus themselves are readying a move for Napoli skipper Kalidou Koulibaly. But that won’t be easy. While De Ligt is indeed expected to leave Turin this close-season it’s understood Koulibaly prefers a move to Barcelona. But given Barcelona appear to prefer Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, he might accept Juventus’ offer. Koulibaly, 31, has been a Senegalese …

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Pepe Reina set to return to Spanish football by joining Villarreal on one-year deal

Pepe Reina is set to join Villarreal on a one-year deal according to Fabrizio Romano. The Spaniard has just seen his contract with Italian club Lazio expire and is ready to return to La Liga. It’s understood Lazio will move for Luis Maximiano to replace him. Reina, 39, was born and raised in Madrid but came through the youth system at Barcelona. He broke into the first team setup there in 2000 but departed for Villarreal in 2002, spending three …

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Alexia sends emotional message following knee injury

Alexia Putellas received the awful news that she is out indefinitely and will miss the Women’s Euros and the start of Barcelona Femení’s season due to a torn ACL in her left knee. The Barça captain and reigning Ballon d’Or winnner took to social media on Wednesday to share her feelings about a brutal moment in her career and wrote a beautiful message about remaining positive and vowed to be back to her best. “I don’t know how to begin …

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Xavi won’t let Nico leave Barcelona this summer – report

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez will reportedly refuse to let Nico Gonzalez leave the club this summer as he wants him in his squad for next season. There has been speculation this week that Nico is ‘seriously considering’ a loan move away as he’s worried about his game time in 2022-23. However, Xavi and his staff consider Nico to be an “important piece” and do not want him to move away from the Camp Nou, as reported by Diario AS. Xavi …

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