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Real Madrid complete €6 million Casemiro signing

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Goal.com

The Brazilian has inked a four-year deal with los Blancos after spending last season on loan with the youth team Brazil starlet Casemiro has signed a permanent deal with Real Madrid after the club activated his €6 million release clause. The 18-year-old joined the Madrid Castilla on loan from Sao Paolo in December, and made 15 appearances for the club, including one showing for the sen...Full Story »

Messi well looked after in Barca, says Soriano

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Fox Sports

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano reflected on the development of Lionel Messi at Barcelona. Soriano served as vice-president of Barcelona prior to his appointment at Manchester City and was present for Messi's rise to prominence at the Camp Nou.Speaking to La Nacion, the 45-year old revealed that there was little doubt even back then that Messi was a special player, but Soriano ...Full Story »

I don't blame Casillas for Mourinho's exit, insists Arbeloa

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Goal.com

The defender claims he was not referring to the Spain captain when he accused the Real Madrid squad of contributing to the Portuguese coach's departure from the Bernabeu Alvaro Arbeloa insists he was not blaming Iker Casillas when he claimed his Real Madrid team-mates were responsible for Jose Mourinho's exit. The Spain full-back accused the squad of failing to show maturity during difficult...Full Story »

Modric determined to remain at Real Madrid

Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by Goal.com

The former Tottenham midfielder, who joined los Blancos last season, wants to establish himself at the Santiago Bernabeu, while he also praised former boss Jose Mourinho Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric insists he has no intention of leaving the Spanish capital this summer, though admits he has garnered interest from other clubs. The Croatia international has been linked with a move to Che...Full Story »

Ferrara backs Ancelotti for Madrid post

Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by

The 46-year-old has tipped his former coach to enjoy a fruitful spell at the Santiago Bernabeu if a move to the Spanish giants materialises Juventus legend Ciro Ferrara has backed Carlo Ancelotti to be successful with Real Madrid should he replace Jose Mourinho. The Paris Saint-Germain boss is keen on leaving the French capital this summer in favour of the Liga giants, and the former Italy d...Full Story »

Eric Abidal claims to have interest from Bayern Munich

Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by Sky Sport

Eric Abidal: Released by Barcelona but could join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich Eric Abidal says former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is keen to add him to the squad he has inherited at Bayern Munich. Guardiola, who worked with Abidal during their days together at Camp Nou, is the man who will succeed Jupp Heynckes at the helm of Treble-winning Bayern. There would appear to be little wrong w...Full Story »

Bale better than Neymar, insists Toshack

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2013 by Goal.com

The former Bernabeu boss has nothing but praise for his compatriot and thinks he's an even better player than the Brazil international Former Real Madrid coach John Toshack believes that Tottenham star Gareth Bale is a better player than new Barcelona signing Neymar and thinks the Welshman is on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale is continually being linked with a mov...Full Story »

Messi: "I'm not fully fit"

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2013 by Marca.com

The mixed-zone at the Estadio Monumental was host to some intriguing statements on Friday night, including that of Leo Messi - who watched the first hour of Argentina's game from the bench. "I'm not fully fit. I haven't been playing much football and after two months out injured, we (Messi and Alejandro Sabella) decided that the best thing was to come on in the second half". "I needed playin...Full Story »

Villa clings to his €11 million salary

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2013 by Marca.com

David Villa is to leave Barcelona this summer, although it will not be an easy deal to seal. The footballer knows he does not feature in Vilanova's plans for next season. He has not played much this year and Neymar's arrival limits his options even further, but the Spanish player has no intention of losing out financially in the move. When Barcelona signed him, it was for four seasons, until 20...Full Story »

Xavi slams Mourinho's tactics with Real Madrid

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2013 by Goal.com

The Barcelona star believes the Portuguese coach's side lacked the style and philosophy of the Galacticos team of the turn of the century Barcelona midfielder Xavi has slammed Jose Mourinho's brand of football while at Real Madrid, claiming his style was not befitting a club of their stature. Despite wresting the Liga crown from Barcelona in 2011-12, the Portuguese's stint at Santiago Bernab...Full Story »

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