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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit back at those who suggested his career might be over after last season’s knee injury, and declared “the journey continues”.. The 35-year-old has re-signed for Manchester United on a one-year contract after an impressive debut season at Old Trafford, which saw him score 28 goals in 46 games, was cut short by a serious knee injury.
However, the Swede has been relentless in his rehabilitation, posting updates online to show he is getting back to fitness, and has taken to social media again to post a video in which he scoffs at those who doubted his comeback and says he is ready to build on his first season at United.
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Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has been tipped to push for a move to Real Madrid in what remains of the summer transfer window if the reigning Spanish European champions are prepared to make the all-important formal approach to the Stamford Bridge club.
Hazard has been linked with a move to Bernabeu for some time. and with Real seemingly set to miss out on Kylian Mbappe as he nears a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, the Belgian appears to be back on the agenda in the Spanish capital.
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La Liga giants Barcelona are allegedly targeting Manuel Lanzini, as a potential signing to ease the aftershock of Neymar's departure.
According to Argentinian journalist Cesar Luis Merlo, although Philippe Coutinho remains the Catalan club's biggest target, they could also move for the Argentine duo of Angel Di Maria and Manuel Lanzini, if they cannot land the Liverpool star this summer.
Forward Everton Wayne Rooney completed the performance in the England team, reports the BBC. "It was nice that Gareth Southgate called me to say that he wants to see me again in the team in the upcoming matches.I really appreciate it.
But after a thorough reflection, I informed Gareth about the decision to complete my international career.
It was a really difficult decision, which I discussed with the family, Everton's coaches and people close to me.
Play for the England team - it was always special for me. Every call to the team was a privilege for me. And I'm grateful to everyone who helped me.But now it's time to bow out, "Rooney said in a statement.
The 31-year-old striker is the best scorer in the history of the national team, scoring 53 goals in 119 matches.
Liverpool will reject any new offer from Barcelona for the services of wantaway Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho, report the Liverpool Echo.
The Catalan club are set to make a bid of £138m, with an up front payment of £101m and a further £37m of add-ons with the hope of finally prying the Brazilian away from Liverpool. However, the Reds have been tipped to turn down the bid, as they haven't got a substantial period of time to find a suitable replacement in the current window.
Jurgen Klopp's side are continuing to play hard-ball, rejecting a third bid from the La Liga outfit on Friday of £118m. Which included £82m now and a potential £36m of add-ons should Coutinho be a success at the Nou Camp.
With the bid Barca imposed a 7pm deadline on Sunday, with the hopes of thrashing out a deal as quickly as possible but Liverpool allowed the deadline to pass without even responding to the offer.
The Reds hierarchy felt this would be the final offer they receive for the 25-year-old with Barcelona set to move their focus to other targets and press on with a deal for Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele.
Reports suggest the Catalan club know Coutinho won't be joining them this summer, but with rumours of a fourth bid being put forward, it appears they are determined to prove how much they really want the midfielder to join them and they did everything to make it happen.
Barca are hoping that if the remain in negotiations with Liverpool, it will help them keep the price down of any other potential deals they are hoping to do before the August 31st deadline, as they look to invest some of the £200m they received from Neymar joining PSG.
Subsequently, Liverpool fans will gave to wait until after the international break to potentially see Coutinho again after his back injury, is now paired with a virus that has prevented him from training all week, but has fuelled rumours that he is set to leave the club.
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~What Angel Di Maria would bring to Barcelona?~ The Catalans have been in contact with the ex-Real Madrid player in the last few days and he has been on their agenda for a while.
Versatility Di Maria plays as a winger for PSG but at Real Madrid he was often a midfielder in a 4-3-3. The player is most comfortable driving forward from wide, but his quality and work rate mean he can play more inside too. That said, if Valverde does decide to play 4-2-3-1, Di Maria would only be able to play on the wing.
Beating a man The departure of Neymar means that Barça are short of players who love beating their marker one-on-one. He could also take over Neymar’s set piece duties.
Pace This Barça team lacks pace in the transitions, and Di Maria’s pace with and without the ball is a deadly weapon that he has used against Barça in the past. He’s not only fast, he loves passes into space, something the team is also missing since Neymar left. ‘Feeling’ with Messi Perhaps the most superficial thing in his favour. Di Maria and Messi are friends and Argentina teammates with a good understanding on the pitch as well. Messi would like to see his compatriot at the club and his arrival would mean there would be a new trident.
Attitude Di Maria is a thorn in the side of opponents and doesn’t stop running during a match, on and off the ball. He gives everything for the team and the Camp Nou always loves players who give their all.
Negative: injuries As an explosive player, Di Maria is susceptible to muscle injuries, which can stop him getting into peak condition as soon as he would like.
Barcelona will “fight” to sign Philippe Coutinho up until the transfer window closes with the growing expectation that they will soon submit an improved over after Liverpool flatly rejected a bid of £90million.
According to sources close to the deal Barcelona are still refusing to accept defeat in their pursuit of Coutinho who submitted a written transfer request when the latest offer was turned down by Liverpool last week. “The fight goes on,” a source said.
Although claims, made to Catalan television, by Barcelona general manager Pep Segura that a deal was “close” were dismissed as untrue by all parties the Spaniards are not backing down and it will be interesting to see the scale of their improved offer.
Coutinho clearly wants to leave Liverpool and believes that the offer from Barcelona is not only a once-in-the-lifetime opportunity for him but also a good deal, and a good price, for the Anfield club.
Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s American owners, strongly maintain that Brazilian is not for sale, while manager Jurgen Klopp said there is “nothing to say” because “no-one told me anything different”. Source: The Telegraph
What does it mean?? So cool news, I'm glad to hear thisLeadership of Barcelona is doing incomprehensible things!If Barcelona really wants to win something, then they must sign new players like Coutinho, Dembele, Hazard , etc. They have already negotiated hundreds of times, but it did not enter further negotiations. There are rumour that Di Maria can go to Barcelona(Source: Radio Marca) and Messi promotes this topic. •
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Ok, guys..Yes, today we lost this match. Today we lost but tomorrow we will win. Life is changing. At the moment we have problems with transfers and signings. But we are still fans of the greatest clubFans of the FCBarcelona are the most devoted fans in the world We will overcome difficulties We should be proud that we are fans of Barcelona No one can break usWe were, are and will be fans of Barcelona We are the most devoted fans,so it was, is and will be VISCA EL BARÇA Y VISCA CATALUNYA
Sergio Busquets urges the club to buy more players: "We need to improve each season. Obviously Neymar's position is where we've lost something. It's clear signings are needed. We have to strengthen the squad. We need attacking players to compensate for Neymar. But every position can be strengthened, and the more quality players that come in the better. I hope the best players arrive and that they generate competition and give the coach decisions to make." Source : Barcelona Live
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez tried to stop Neymar from leaving. The talk happened one day before ICC game vs Juventus (2-1). Lionel Messi told the Brazilian: "What do you want? Ballon d'Or? I will help you win it." “We have to go forward but also control their counter attacks, nothing is impossible": Ernesto Valverde's press conference ahead of second leg of Spanish Super Cup. The coach is also ready to let Sergi Samper leave, claims he counts on S. Roberto.
Andres Iniesta has been suffering from muscle discomfort and will not play in the second leg of Spanish Super Cup. Sergi Samper and Arda Turan are not included in the 19-player match squad either, with their Barcelona future up in the air.
Leo Messi has been shortlisted for the UEFA Player of the Year award alongside Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
August calm on Twitter was broken on the Monday night when the hashtag#BartomeuDimiteYa (Bartomeu resign) was launched against Barcelona president. The tag a global trending topic.
Borussia Dortmund have 'accepted' Barcelona's €100m bid for Ousmane Dembele, but are asking for an extra €30m 'subject to the player's performances'. "Obviously Neymar's position is where we've lost something. It's clear signings are needed. We have to strengthen the squad": SergioBusquets urges the club to buy more players. "I mean, why could they possibly want mewhen it’s clear for anyone to see that there are a host of better options out there": Paulinho on Barcelona move.
Source: Barcelona Live
Today I'm going to talk about LeoSo he is the best football player in 21 centuryHe can do a lot of things that can't do other talented playersHe is keeping his good moodIt is really importantLeo King Messi Write in comments what exactly do u like in Messi?