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Barcelona register four new signings as Jules Kounde misses Rayo Vallecano clash

Barcelona have succeeded in registering four of their five summer signings with La Liga. The Catalan giants faced an 11th hour scramble to complete paperwork for their new stars ahead of facing Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou tomorrow. La Liga’s financial fair play rules require Barcelona to substantially reduce their wage bill, and prove …

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Manchester City linked with Atletico Madrid star Renan Lodi

Premier League champions Manchester City could make a bold move for Atletico Madrid defender Renan Lodi this month. City are reportedly in the market for new full back options, following the departure of fans favourite Oleksandr Zinchenko, with Pep Guardiola aiming for two players in every position in 2022/23. Catalan born defender Sergi Gomez is set to …

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants Barcelona stay over Chelsea move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is pushing to stay at Barcelona this summer despite transfer links with Chelsea. The Gabonese international joined the Catalan giants on a free transfer in January following his eventual departure from Arsenal. However, with Barcelona set for a last gasp push to register their new signings in the coming weeks, they will continue …

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Alex Collado close to leaving Barcelona to join Elche in season-long loan

Alex Collado is close to sealing a loan move to Elche until the summer of 2023 according to Fabrizio Romano. Collado asked Xavi Hernandez to leave Barcelona ten days ago – he wants first-team football and he’s unlikely to earn minutes at Camp Nou. Marc Sanllehy, Collado’s agent, is currently in Barcelona’s offices to discuss …

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Gennaro Gattuso admits Valencia would love to sign Arthur Melo but can’t afford him

Valencia coach Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that, while he’d love to sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Juventus, he can’t afford him. That’s according to Fabrizio Romano. The signing of Nico Gonzalez from Barcelona, however, is a done deal. “I’d love to sign Arthur, of course I like him,” Gattuso said. “But we can’t sign …

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Where to watch La Liga in the UK

Premier Sports remains home of LaLiga, following three-season renewal of UK & Ireland broadcast partnership announced in June. Diehard fans in the UK can enjoy “All of LaLiga, All in one place” by streaming LaLigaTV on Premier Player & Amazon Prime Video Channels. ITV to feature LaLiga Santander free-to-air game of the month starting with …

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La Liga Matchday 1 preview: The new season begins with tricky tests for the title challengers

The 2022/23 LaLiga Santander season is ready for take-off, with a fascinating Matchday 1 to take place across this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, last season’s top three, will not be able to ease into this new campaign, as they have some tricky tests in this …

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William Gallas thinks Chelsea would be making a mistake by signing Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong has become one of the most discussed names of this January transfer window. The Barcelona midfielder has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester United but William Gallas believes Chelsea moving for him would be a mistake. “De Jong is a great player,” Gallas, formerly of Chelsea, said in comments carried …

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Barcelona pull fourth palanca in bid to register summer signings for La Liga opener

Barcelona have pulled the fourth palanca in their bid to register their summer signings in time for their La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano tomorrow evening. They’ve sold 24.5% of Barça Studios for €100m to Jaume Roures’ Orpheus Media. That’s according to Samuel Marsden, who reports that the decision to sell to Orpheus Media came …

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Barcelona preparing to move for Marcos Alonso once they register their summer signings

Barcelona are working hard to register as many of their summer signings in time for tomorrow’s La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou. Once they achieve this, according to Mundo Deportivo, they’re planning to move for Marcos Alonso. Alonso is Xavi Hernandez’s priority at this point in the market – he sees the …

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Barcelona offered the chance to sign Real Betis target Hector Bellerin from Arsenal

Barcelona are keen on strengthening at right-back this summer according to Mundo Deportivo. They’ve failed in their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta but have been offered another London-based Spaniard in recent times – Real Betis target Hector Bellerin. The 27-year-old right-back spent last season on loan at the Benito Villamarin and helped Betis to finish fifth …

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Fabian Ruiz closes in on sealing transfer from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain

Fabian Ruiz has confirmed his intention to Paris Saint-Germain to sign a five-year deal according to Fabrizio Romano. Personal terms have already been fully agreed and talks between PSG and his club, Napoli, are understood to be progressing very well. Parallel to those negotiations, Napoli are also understood to be in conversation with PSG over …

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Daniel Wass set to leave Atletico Madrid for Brondby despite only joining in January

Brondby are set to sign Daniel Wass from Atletico Madrid according to Fabrizio Romano. A full agreement is in place and a medical is currently ongoing. Atletico have already given the green light to the deal despite Wass only joining back in January. Wass came to Atletico from Valencia to replace Kieran Trippier, who departed …

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La Liga Transfer Round-Up: Almeria sign Umar Sadiq replacement

With the impending departure of Umar Sadiq hanging over Almeria’s survival hopes, the club have moved to bring in a replacement forward. Although a veteran with plenty of experience in La Liga, Almeria fans might not have expected Leo Baptistao to be that replacement. The club announced his signing on Thursday, arriving from Santos. The 29-year-old …

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Jose Gaya destroys disciplinary committee on Twitter after four-game ban is upheld

Valencia captain Jose Luis Gaya has fumed at La Liga’s disciplinary committee after a four-game ban from last season was upheld. Following a match last season, Gaya spoke to the media in a flash interview after the match against Osasuna which Valencia lost 2-1 last April. In it, he criticised the referee. “The referee saw …

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez bullish on question of forward depth

Real Madrid won the European Super Cup on Wednesday evening at an apparent canter, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in Helsinki. David Alaba scored the first goal but it was the usual suspects Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema who combined for the second. It was a night of celebration for Los Blancos, yet the underlying fear …

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Real Madrid on the verge of bringing forward prospect Iker Bravo back to Spain

Real Madrid might finally be about to sign a forward this summer, but it won’t be to back up Karim Benzema. According to Mundo Deportivo, Los Blancos have reached an agreement with 17-year-old striker Iker Bravo. The Spanish starlet, formerly of Barcelona, has spent the last year at Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. Last season he …

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