Transfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Rafinha targeted by Arsenal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:45 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Arsenal target RafinhaArsenal are interested in signing in-demand Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Catalunya Radio, via Sport. Rafinha is looking to leave Barca in January in search of regular first-team football, and he is a target for Celta Vigo and Inter Milan.He could be allowed to leave on loan with a view to a €20 million permanent move, with Arsenal one of three clubs interested. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca still in for GriezmannSpanish TV programme El Larguero on Cadena SER (vis AS ) has revealed that Barcelona are still very much in for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.While the signing of Philippe Coutinho put a temporary dampner on hopes of signing the French striker because of FFP, the report states that Barca will match the €100m buyout clause and offer a package to put Griezmann on a pay structure similar to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, the club’s top earners. Arda set for Istanbul Basaksehir Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan’s move to Istanbul Basaksehir is set to be confirmed this week, according to the Turkish club’s coach. The 30-year-old has yet to appear in La Liga this season, and Basaksehir manager Abdullah Avci said that Turan’s move back to his home country will be announced Thursday or Friday. Check out the full story on Goal!Napoli leading race for DeulofeuNapoli are the favorites to sign Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu, reports Gianluca Di Marzio . The Spanish giants aren’t interested in loan deals and the Serie A side are the only ones willing to meet the club’s €18-20 million asking price. Barca offer Rafinha to InterBarcelona have offered midfielder Rafinha to Inter Milan, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .Rafinha has also been linked with Celta Vigo, but his versatility makes him a good fit for the Nerazzurri. Andre Gomes asks to leave BarcaAndre Gomes has asked Ernesto Valverde to let him leave Barcelona, reports Sport . The report claims that the midfielder doesn’t care if he goes on loan or on a full transfer, but wants out during the winter window. Barca strike €11.5m Mina dealBarcelona have agreed the €11.5 million purchase of Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to Sport .The Colombia international has been the subject of a transfer tug of war between the Catalans and Palmeiras in recent weeks, with the latter demanding a fee that exceeds the first option already agreed.But there has been a breakthrough, and Mina is now expected to arrive in Barcelona this week to finalise a transfer.Rakitic eyes Barca exitBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is wanted by Juventus, Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Diario Gol .Rakitic is wary that his gametime may be diminshed by the signing of Philippe Coutinho from the Reds, but he is unwilling to move before the World Cup next summer.If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.Barca rejected Coutinho loanBarcelona rejected the idea of loaning Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool for the remainder of the season, according to the Daily Mail .Liverpool’s owners reportedly did everything in their power to keep the Brazilian at Anfield until the summer, hoping a loan would be reasonable given Coutinho is cup-tied in the Champions League.Turan wants to stay at BarcaArda Turan wants to stay at Barcelona and collect his full salary from the club, according to Cadena SER .While the club are looking to offload Aleix Vidal, Gerard Deulofeu and Turan, the Turkey international – who has made no appearances since Ernesto Valverde took over last summer – reportedly wants to complete his contract at the Camp Nou.Barca ahead of Man Utd in Griezmann chaseManchester United face a battle to convince Antoine Griezmann to join them, with Barcelona considered favourites to land the Atletico Madrid star, according to ESPN .The Red Devils retain an interest in the France international but he would prefer to stay in Spain, thus edging Barca to the front of the queue for his signature.Griezmann is unlikely to leave the Liga club in January and although he remains open to a switch to Old Trafford, there are still reservations about swapping Madrid for Manchester.
Month: November 2019
Lionel Messi Dybala is no Messi – Laudrup thinks comparisons are unfair Alex Fisher 02:54 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Paulo Dybala Juventus v Genoa Real Betis v Barcelona Juventus Serie A Primera División The Danish football legend says comparing the two Argentina team-mates is unfair on the Juventus forward, who has also rejected comparisons Paulo Dybala may be a burgeoning star in European football but it is unfair to compare him with Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, says Michael Laudrup.Dybala’s exploits for Juventus since moving from Palermo in 2015 have earned him rave reviews, the 24-year-old scoring 44 Serie A goals in 84 games for the Bianconeri.His 17 strikes in all competitions this season have made him one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with many labelling him as the heir to Messi’s throne with Argentina and Barca. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Former Juve and Barca player Laudrup does not buy into that train of thought, though, because he believes Messi is a once-in-a-generation player.”He’s a talent,” Laudrup told Omnisport. “The problem I think is that he’s from Argentina and he’s another player that people like to say could be the next Messi. “No, there is no next Messi now. To see the next Messi, we’ll have to wait. I don’t think I’ll see the next Messi in my lifetime.366 – Lionel Messi is now the player with the most goals scored in one of the top five European leagues, surpassing Gerd Müller (365 in Bundesliga). Milestone. pic.twitter.com/Fp1LYDZHrd— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 15, 2018″You don’t see a player like that every ten years, or every 15. Maybe we’ll have to wait 25, 30 years, 50 years to see another player like that. This is the standard you use sometimes.”He [Dybala] is from Argentina, he’s left-footed, he’s not so tall, the way he is moving.”But I don’t think it benefits him that he’s compared to Messi, because he is no Messi. He is a very talented player, but he is no Messi.”
Bundesliga Schopf pens Schalke deal through to 2021 Dom Farrell 23:48 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bongarts Bundesliga Schalke 04 The midfielder has been hailed as a “complete player” by manager Domenico Tedesco after committing to a new three-and-a-half-year contract Schalke midfielder Alessandro Schopf has signed a new contact that ties him to the Bundesliga club until 2021.Schopf joined Schalke from Nuremberg midway through the 2015-16 season and has gone on to score 11 goals in 68 matches across all competitions.AdChoices广告The 24-year-old Austria international has returned to action this term after suffering a ruptured cruciate knee ligament in April and Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco was thrilled to retain his services for a longer spell. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Schopf is almost a complete player,” he said. “He is very diligent and runs many, many kilometres in each game.”He is versatile and always wants to play, no matter which position it is.”In addition, he is technically savvy, is brave and a great person. We’re delighted to be able to continue working with him.”Schopf added: “I’m delighted to continue my journey at Schalke and am looking forward to more good times in Gelsenkirchen.”I’m proud to wear the Royal Blue shirt. I see ourselves on a very good path and believe that our development is far from over.”Back-to-back defeats against Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich have seen Schalke drop to sixth in the Bundesliga, but they are only four points shy of RB Leipzig in second.
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