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BARCELONA DEFENDER ON JUVENTUS RADAR – REPORT

Italian club Juventus areinterested in signing Barcelona defender Christian Lenglet during the transfer window this summer according to Spanish publication SPORT.Juventus are said to be one of two clubskeen on signing the French international alongside Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. The Old Lady want to sign Lenglet on loan and it remains to be seen if Barcelona officials would be open to the move. Barcelona are yet to announce their free transfer signings as they need to make space on their wage bill for them or sell players.


Lenglet was a first-choice player at Barcelona when he signed from fellow Spanish team Sevilla, but he has seen his status drop over the course of the last two seasons. The French defender is now a squad player due to the advent of Uruguayan international Ronald Araujo to the first team and the return of Spanish international Eric Garcia to the club. He was the regular central defensive partner to veteran player Gerard Pique in his debut season at the Nou Camp. He’s now the fourth-choice centre back behind the trio of Garcia, Araujo and Pique. Continue reading

 BARCELONA CLOSING IN ON KESSIE DEAL

Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly closing in on a deal for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. This is according to the report from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio which stated that Barcelona have already made an offer in their bid to sign the Ivorian national team star on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Ex-Atalanta midfielder Kessie has less than six months left on his current contract with seven-time European champions AC Milan and it’s looking like he will leave the club when the said contract expires at the end of this season. AC Milan want to keep the player at the club, but they have not been able to make an offer that will prompt him to stay beyond his current deal. Continue reading

LATE GOAL DENY BARCELONA WIN

 

Five-time European champions Barcelona conceded a late goal to Antonio Puertasas they were denied an important La Ligawin in their battle to finish the season in the Champions League places. Only a top-four spot will guarantee Champions League football next season.

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After a goalless first half, Dutch striker Luuk De Jong was rewarded for his industry since the start of the game when he scored the opener in the colours of Barcelona on 57 minutes off the cross from Brazilian defender Dani Alves who was making his second La Liga debut for Barcelona. The veteran right-back signed as a free agent for the Catalan giants towards the end of lastyear but was not allowed to play until this month due to the rules in Spanish football. He has returned to Barcelona on an 18-month contract until next summer.

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BAYERN JOIN RACE TO SIGN ZAKARIA

German champions Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. This is according to popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who claimed that the Bavarian giants are the latest team to show an interest in the Swiss national team player.

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Zakaria is one of the most sought-after midfielders on the European football scene with his Borussia Moenchengladbach contract set to expire. His existing deal with Gladbach will expire next summer and it’s almost certain that he won’t sign a new deal at the German Bundesliga club. Zakaria can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs as from the start of next year. Borussia Moenchengladbachare resigned to losing the player for free unless they can sell him for a fee when the winter transfer window reopens next month.
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BRENTFORD ON THREE-MATCH LOSING RUN

Newly promoted Premier League team Brentford have now lost their last three games in the competition after they were beaten at Burnley at the weekend. In their latest Premier League match, the Bees were beaten 3-1 as the Clarets got their first win of the season.


Burnley got off to a flying start when Chris Woods gave them a fourth minute lead. The hosts never looked back after the New Zealand star scored the opener as they made their first half supremacy count with three goals. Matt Lowton scored a second Burnley goal on 32 minutes off the assist from fellow fullback Charlie Taylor before Maxwell Cornet added a third goal four minutes later to ensure that his team established a three-goal lead at the halftime interval. Continue reading

GAVI MAKES HISTORY AGAINST ITALY

Barcelona youngsterGavi marked the occasion of his first game for Spain with a colossal performance in midfield to help his country see off European champions Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. Gavi became the youngest player to represent Spain on the international scene at the age of 17 years and 26 days when manager Luis Enrique named him in his starting XI for the Italy game at the San Siro, Milan on Wednesday. The Barcelona starlet became an history maker as a result of the decision from Luis Enrique.Gavi was given the chance to impress in the Spanish midfield in the absence of injured Barcelona player Pedri.


Gaviwas named in the Spain midfield alongside club teammate Sergio Busquets and Atletico Madrid star Koke against the Italians and they dominated the European champions for the majority of the game. Spain were dominant in possession and they went on to win the game thanks to two goals in the first 45 minutes. Continue reading

BARCELONA COMPLETE THREE DEPARTURES ON DEADLINE DAY

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Transfer deadline day is one that usually has a lot of twists and turns, as well as a lot of drama as well and this summer’s version did not disappoint. People were already expecting a lot of activities as it is usually the tradition on the last day of every transfer window and of course, they were not made to wait in vain as there were so many reasons to have remained glued to transfer news and rumors during the final few hours of the last day of the summer transfer window. While a lot of clubs completed a number of transfers into their squads, some others completed a number of departures and one of those clubs is Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.

The Catalan giants started their summer businesses quite early this summer after they completed the double signing of Netherlands international attacker Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon and Argentina international striker Sergio Agüero from English Premier League club Manchester City (both coming in as free agents). The signing of the two players saw them make a huge statement of intent that they were ready to challenge for titles this season but their summer took a new twist after the departure of Lionel Messi. Continue reading

HOW WILL NEW SIGNING DEPAY FARE AT BARCA THIS SEASON?

Barcelona’s new signing Memphis Depay is already off the mark for his new club and has opened his goal-scoring account even though it’s just in pre-season. The Netherlands international attacker joined the Catalan giants this summer as a free agent after seeing out his contract at French Ligue 1 club Lyon without agreeing to pen an extension. He decided against signing another contract at Lyon because he felt he was ready to play for a bigger club and he achieved his goal finally signing for Barcelona this summer, one of the biggest clubs in the world of football.

 

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Depay’s move to Barca is seen as a massive upgrade in his career and all that now remains is for him to make a huge impact as a top signing that he already is. The Dutch forward has already impressed in pre-season after coming off the bench to score from the spot in Barcelona’s previous friendly match while he also netted another goal in their last match. He is already showing match sharpness and it would do him and the club a lot of good if he can maintain that fine form as the season is about to start so he can help the Catalan giants to fight for trophies next season.
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ALVES TIPS BARCELONA TO WIN UCL NEXT SEASON

Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves has hailed his former club’s transfer businesses and has tipped them to emerge as the winners of the UEFA Champions League title next season. The Spanish La Liga giants have been busy in the summer transfer window even before it officially opened and while they have completed a couple of transfers already, they are still on the lookout for more possible signings while also very close to completing the signing of free agent Memphis Depay.

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After letting go of Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez two some months ago, they needed to sign a replacement for the veteran forward and they have done so by completing and announcing the arrival of Sergio Agüero after the Argentine striker left Manchester City after the expiration of his contract at the Etihad. The signing of Agüero sent a message to the other big clubs in the Spanish La Liga that the Camp Nou outfit are getting ready to win back the league crown, while it also sent a statement of intent that they want to compete for the Champions League title as well.
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BARCA SET TO OFFER FRESH 3-YEAR DEAL TO DEPAY

Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have continued to show how serious they are about securing their transfer business activities as early as possible. The Catalan giants are reportedly keen to secure the signing of Memphis Depay as soon as they can so that they can continue looking for more players they want to sign in a bid to continue strengthening their squad. They have already shown a strong statement of intent after capturing the services of Sergio Agüero following the Argentine striker’s contract expiration at Manchester City at the end of the season.

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Barca now want to continue making more additions to the squad and have already been in negotiations with Memphis Depay for the past couple of weeks as they continue to strike an agreement with the Netherlands international star. The Camp Nou club initially told the attacker that they are willing to offer him a three-year contract for him to join them but both parties have not been able to make conclusions and still need to iron out personal terms before any contract can be signed.
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