Manchester United value David De Gea at A?45 million and will demand to include Gareth Bale in the deal and other Real Madrid transfer stories from last week. De Gea valued at A?45 million but Real Madrid will have to part with Bale Real Madrid have been time and again linked with a move for David De Gea as Iker Casillasa form is deteriorating with each passing game. The Manchester United keeper is the apt replacement for the Spaniard as both have a similar style which relies on reflexes. De Gea has arguably been Manchester Uniteda s best player this season and now if he wants to leave the club, United will try to squeeze out as much money as they possibly can from Real Madrida s free spending president, Florentino Perez. The Express reports that Manchester United have reportedly told Real Madrid that they will have to cough up A?45 million to land the youngster. However, the report also […]

Carlo Ancelotti has identified Italian midfielder, Marco Verratti as his next target at Real Madrid. Real Madrid already boast of some world-class midfielders in their roster. The likes of Modric, Kroos, Isco and James Rodriguez are excellent players in the middle of the park and have prove their worth throughout the current season. However, except Isco and Kroos, all other Real Madrid midfielder has faced some or the other issues hampering the teama s progress this term. After injuries to Modric and James Rodriguez, a Los Blancosa faced a lot of problems in the midfield. Players like Khedira, Illarramendi were just not good enough to replace any of the two, while Kroos and Isco were the only saving grace for Ancelotti. This clearly highlighted the lack of depth in the Real Madrid midfield and the overreliance on some of their players. It made clear that the club will have to sign a quality midfielder in the summer. Sami Khedira and […]

PSG star Lucas Moura has hit an impasse with the club over contract extension negotiations and his suitors have thus received a ‘glimmer of hope’ in their pursuit of the 22 year old. Moura currently earns A?57,0000-a-week with the Parisian giants, but is reportedly demanding wages nearer A?82,000-a-week to commit his future to the Parisian club, which the club is currently reluctant to do. The Brazilian was signed for a whopping A?44.3m in January 2013, as he opted for PSG ahead of Manchester United even going for the less lucrative deal in the process. Arsenal, Liverpool and former suitors Manchester United are reportedly interested in getting the player and his impasse with his club will definitely boost their chances of doing the same. Arsenal are looking to strengthen their team for next season as they would want to target the league after building great momentum this season. More firepower in their attack that currently comprises Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Santi […]

Former Barcelona central defender, Eric Abidal, who played alongside Messi during a six-year spell at Barca, winning four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues, has suggested that having already achieved everything with Barcelona, Messi might be ready to consider a fresh challenge in his career. The 35-year old defender (now retired) suggested that Messi, who has been ferociously linked with a move away from Barcelona, could be tempted by a move to Paris-Saint Germain, if he should consider leaving the Spanish giants to in search of new challenges. “Having won everything with Barcelona, perhaps he would like a different challenge, being able to win trophies with another club, that remains a possibility,” Abidal said. “It’s true that PSG have, for a while now, been able to put a good squad together, a good team with an attitude, a desire, a determination and objectives to be achieved. It’s perhaps a club that he would like.” Lionel Messia s recently reported […]

Manchester United Eager To Sign Marquinhos: Agent

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has reportedly found a new buyer in English giants Manchester United, claims the playera s agent Giuliano Bertolucci. The Brazil-born player has been struggling for playing time at the Parc des Princes this season, having made a mere 10 league starts so far, with manager Laurent Blanc choosing to field Thiago Silva and David Luiz over the 20-year-old. And the lack of first team opportunities in France might force him to look for a move away from the Ligue 1 club. La Liga side Barcelona were also rumored to be interested in bringing the versatile player, who has also played as a right-back for the Parisians on a few occasions, to Camp Nou. But, Nasser Al Khelaifi, the President of PSG, has made it very clear that he has no intention of letting Marquinhos leave, however Bertolucci feels that with the player keen on spending more time out on the football field, they will have to […]

Juventus are not worried about losing Paul Pogba, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri, with the French midfielder contracted to the Serie A club until June 2019. Earlier this week, Pogba‘s agent Mino Raiola sparked speculations that his client is about to leave Turin, claiming Juventus will not be able to pay the 21 year-old enough to keep him forever. Raiola declared Pogba will leave “either this year or the next, when it’s the right moment” but when asked about the talented midfielder’s future last night, Allegri insisted he has no plans to sell the former Manchester United player. “Juventus can afford Pogba because he already plays for Juventus,” he told RAI Sport after his side’s 6-1 triumph over Verona in the Coppa Italia. “It’s only normal that all of Europe wants him, as he’s only 21 years old and immensely talented.” “We need some reinforcements to complete this squad, having lost Asamoah and Romulo for three months. If we dona […]

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique employed an asymmetric 3-2-3-2 formation, as the hosts responded to an early Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike with goals from Messi, Neymar and Suarez. Luis Enrique was a satisfied man after his tactics reaped rewards against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night with Barcelona winning 3-1 at Camp Nou to progress to the knockout stage of the Champions League as winners of Group F. The Catalans had gone into the game a point behind the French champions meaning that nothing less than a win would have been sufficient if they were to finish as group winners. They fell behind to an early goal from former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic but Lionel Messi promptly levelled matters before a sublime strike from Neymar and a second half goal from Luis Suarez settled the contest. Luis Enrique was glad that his decision to field an adventurous lineup was vindicated which was designed to make up for the loss of Dani Alves through suspension. […]

FC BARCELONA v PSG Camp Nou, Barcelona Wednesday 11th Dec, 2014,Ai??19:45 GMTAi?? *** Barcelona host Paris Saint-Germain in a “winner takes all” final Champions League group game. PSG need only a draw to progress as group winners but coming to Camp Nou with such a mentality will be very risky and Laurent Blanc would be well advised not to sit back and play for one point. The French side need to start with a positive attitude and knock Barca out of their stride early in the game to ensure progression as the first-placed side, thereby potentially giving themselves an easier opponent in the next stage of the competition. Both clubs have already booked their place in the last 16 and PSG, who have a one-point advantage, need only avoid defeat to hold on to top spot. This is a game Barcelona simply have to win if they want to progress as group winnersai??i??a draw is good enough for the visitors, […]

The Barcelona coach praised the Swedish forward but belives his side can defend as a unit and nullify Zlatanai??i??s threat tonight. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has admitted that PSG will be a bigger threat tonight with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the starting lineup. The two sides battle it out in the final group game to determine who will finish top of the pool, with the French champions currently sitting a point above the Catalans thanks to a 3-2 win in the corresponding fixture earlier this season. Ibrahimovic missed that clash with an injury but is fit to face his former side after scoring a brace against Nantes on Saturday. Luis Enrique has admitted that although PSG showed against Barca that they are a very strong team without their talisman, they will be an even bigger challenge this time around with him available. “PSG beat us without Ibra. They are a potent side and with Ibra back fit, they […]