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Liverpool Increases Price Tag For Barca Target, Coutinho To £133million

According to reports, Liverpool have upped the price tag for Barcelona target, Philippe Coutinho to £133million. Liverpool are said to have opt for an extortionate valuation of their star player with the hope of scaring Barca off from making any further attempts to prize the Brazilian away from Anfield this summer. Liverpool had initially placed an £80m fee for the 25 years old attacking midfielder following intense interest from Barca. Spanish sport media, are however, claiming that Liverpool have shot up the price to £133m (€150m) to scare off the Catalan giants.

Coutinho Agrees Personal Terms With Barcelona

Spanish giants, Barcelona have reportedly agreed personal terms with Brazilian midfielder, Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona is looking to secure a switch from England to Spain for the Liverpool starman. According to Spanish media, Coutinho has met and agreed on a package with officials from the Catalan club who were said to have stormed England yesterday in order to discuss his possible transfer. Liverpool are, however, keen on keeping Coutinho at the club as they have continued to insist he is not up for sale.

Real Madrid Set to Sign Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid are set to smash the world transfer record for the sixth time in their history with the £160m signing of Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. The manager Florentino Perez tried to sign the 18-year-old earlier this summer but Mbappe’s family and advisers rejected the advances because they felt it would be the wrong move at the wrong time. There were concerned with the fact theat he would struggle to get playing time in Real Madrid’s all-star squad, something that would be completely counter-productive for a player of his age in a World Cup year.  

Real Madrid Reach Agreement For Mbape

According to Spanish media reports, Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Kylian Mbappe. Spanish media outfit, Marca, have claimed that the Spanish Giants have reached an agreement for the Monaco striker It also reported that Real Madrid are expected to pay an initial fee of €150m with an extra €30m in add-ons. The French International is reportedly set to sign a six-year deal with the current European chamipons.

West Ham Announce Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

West Ham have officially announced the signing of Mexican forward, Javier Hernandez aka Chicharito. Chicharito returns to the premier league after spells in Spain and Germany. The former Manchester United striker signed a three-year deal with the hammers, after the English Club paid a £16m fee to secure his services from Bayern Leverkusen. Javier Hernandez had arrived for his medical in London before the completion of his move late last Night. .

Lucas Perez Pushing For Move To Spain Over ‘Unfair’ Arsenal Treatment

Arsenal forward, Lucas Perez is said to be desperately pushing for a move away from north London. The striker had limited playing time last season making just 11 appearances for the team in the EPL which was clearly frustrating for the player Arsenal’s decision to give his No.9 shirt to new signing Alexandre Lacazette without speaking with him is said to have been ‘the last straw’ According to reports, Perez has spoken to the management of Arsenal, demanding for a move to Spanish side, Deportivo La Coruna. He was as quoted to have said, “I want to leave to play and be happy. Last year I barely had any opportunities and when I had them I took advantage of them. “And this season is clearly going to be more of the same. I want to fight to go to the national team. I want to play football...

Jose Mourinho Would Not Sign Gareth Bale

Jose Mourinho, Manchester United manager has no intentions of signing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer. Rumour has it that Gareth Bale, the Wales international star has always wanted to return to the Premier League, four years after leaving Tottenham for the Spanish capital in a then world-record deal. Bale has gone onto claim three Champions League trophies and a La Liga title in his four seasons at Real Madrid. In an interview with the press Jose said “No Bale was not on my list of targets. No, because you have contacts, you have feelings, you understand things.” He went further to say “It seems to me that Bale likes Madrid, likes the challenge, likes the situation. He’s in a club in a very good situation now. I never felt the desire from him to leave, so why lo...

Benjamin Mendy Finally Joins Manchester City From Monaco

Manchester City have finally secured the signing of Benjamin Mendy after completing his signing from Monaco. The French left-back was signed for £50million on a five-year deal Speaking on his signing, Mendy said “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City. “They are one of Europe’s leading Clubs and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager committed to playing attacking football. “I am sure that over the next few years we will be successful.”

Neymar Impresses Fans in Barcelona’s Match against Juventis amidst Transfer Rumors

Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what they could be about to lose on Saturday, scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus 2-1 in a pre-season friendly. The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar is at the centre of frenzied speculation linking him to a gargantuan, world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. But there was little to suggest that the charismatic striker is overwhelmed by the transfer saga as he produced a bewitching performance in front of an outstanding crowd at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. After the Match, Neymar departed the stadium without addressing reporters, while Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde could only repeat his desire to keep the Brazilian. “We want Neymar to be with us,” Valverde said. “We know his ...

Okocha More Skillful Than Pele- Weah

Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha (44) is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A quick and skillful playmaker, who is widely regarded as the best Nigerian player of his generation and one of the greatest African players of all time. According to Liberian legend George Weah, Okocha is the most skillful player on the continent. Weah compared Okocha to one of Ghana’s greatest players in Abedi Pele, saying Okocha is the most talented player on the African continent. Weah said “Abedi is a strong player, he’s a creative player but Jay Jay is more skillful. Even me, Jay Jay has more techniques than me,” he went further to say “All the things that Jay Jay does on the field, we don’t even do one percent of it. Weah also said “So Jay Jay is a le...

Stoke City Sign Kurt Zouma From Chelsea

Chelsea and Stoke City have agreed a loan deal for defender, Kurt Zouma. Zouma is expected to play for Stoke City throughout the 2017/2018 season on loan. This is coming after Zouma had penned down a new six-year deal with his parent club, Chelsea. The French defender had struggled to reaffirm his place in Chelsea’s first team after staying out of the side for nearly six months due to injury.

CAF Shifts Nations Cup From January To June; Expands Slots From 16 To 24 Teams

The Confederation of African Football have expanded, by eight, the number of teams that will be participating in the African Cup Of Nations Tournament. This will now increase the number of teams participating in the continental tournament from 16 to 24 from the next edition in 2019 going forward. The decision for the expansion of biannual continental competition was reached during the recent CAF Symposium which took place in Morocco and a statement has been issued to that effect by the working party of CAF. In addition to the expansion, the time for the tournament will be moved from the usual January-February period to June-July which which will further align the tournament with Europe’s football calendar.

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