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Every Liverpool Player Celebrated With Roberto Firmino After He Finally Ended His Goal Drought

  Liverpool players ran to celebrate with Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian broke his goal drought during Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester City. The Reds played a weaker XI thanks to their injuries but still managed to get the job done at Anfield. What will have pleased manager Jurgen Klopp most was the team spirit shown when Firmino headed home. Firmino wheeled away in celebration and all his teammates followed, giving him a massive group hug. The 29-year-old scored just two home goals last season and fans had begun to lose patience, calling for summer signing Diogo Jota to replace him up front. It was a complete performance from Firmino and Klopp expressed his delight in a post-match press conference. "We were really happy and relieved," Klopp begun per Goal. "...
Barcelona To Sue Neymar For £9m
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Barcelona To Sue Neymar For £9m

La Liga giants Barcelona are suing former star Neymar a total of £9million after overpaying the Brazilian during his first two years at the Nou Camp due to a tax miscalculation. Neymar, who is now at PSG following his £198m transfer in 2017, has been engulfed in legal battles with Barca in the past, claiming previously that the club owed him a total of £38m (€43m) in unpaid bonuses. The 28-year-old was forced to pay the club £5.9m (€6.7m) after losing the case and now Barca are making another attempt to reclaim some money, with the Spanish giants seeking to address the tax error, as detailed in El Mundo. The report states that after concluding the tax inspection covering the 2015 financial year, Barcelona have discovered that they paid Neymar excessively and are now looking to cla...
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
Davido Changes His Instagram Name To His Most Preferred, Says He Begged A Brazilian For 10 Years
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Davido Changes His Instagram Name To His Most Preferred, Says He Begged A Brazilian For 10 Years

Pop artiste Davido has finally got to change his name on Instagram. The father of three in a tweet on Friday said he had been begging a Brazilian man to let him have the name for about 10 years. MCI reports that that initially, the musician was using the handle @davidoofficial on Instagram. The handle has now been changed to @davido. Taking to his Twitter handle, Davido wrote: “Finally!!!!! NEW IG NAME: DAVIDO … lol I literally begged some Brazilian guy for like 10 years on ig to free this name for me!! Thank you.” Born David Adeleke, Davido runs the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label and has signed a number of artistes including his first female Liya.    
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E
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Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E

Rennes defender Dalbert conceded two penalties and was sent off before half-time as Chelsea romped to victory at Stamford Bridge. Timo Werner scored two first-half penalties as Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start in Champions League Group E with a 3-0 win over Rennes on Wednesday. Frank Lampard's side drew 0-0 with Valencia in their opening game before crushing Krasnodar 4-0 last week and got off to a fine start against their Ligue 1 opponents, with Werner slotting home from the spot in the 10th minute after he had been fouled by Dalbert. The Brazilian was then dismissed after receiving a second yellow card for handball in the area four minutes before the interval, Werner stepping up to slam home his seventh goal of the season in all competitions.
Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan
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Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan

Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.   The 22-year-old Brazilian will now undergo a mandatory period of self-isolation.   The club also revealed that no other positive results were recorded from the latest round of testing except Militao.   A statement from Madrid said: 'Real Madrid would like to inform that our player, Eder Militao, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning.   'All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.   'The club would like to confirm once again that everyone...
“Thiago Silva Is Fit And Set To Face Burnley “ – Lampard
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“Thiago Silva Is Fit And Set To Face Burnley “ – Lampard

The Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has affirmed that Thiago Silva is fit and set to face Burnley on Saturday. The Brazilian centre-back did not travel with the Blues’ for the Champions League clash against Krasnodar, partially due to the fact he had played 90 minutes in the draws against Sevilla and Manchester United. Lampard had always been careful with handling Silva’s minutes this season, given that he is 36 years old. Lampard also confirmed it was the main reason the previous Paris Saint-Germain captain didn’t feature in Russia In the pre-match press conference, Lampard said, “Thiago is fit. Taking him out of Russia was a maintenance issue.” The Chelsea manager added that the goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is the only fitness concern in his squad, as things stand. He said:...
Brazilian Serial Killer ‘Lucifer’ Murdered 48 Inmates During His 25 Years In Jail
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Brazilian Serial Killer ‘Lucifer’ Murdered 48 Inmates During His 25 Years In Jail

Marcos Paulo da Silva, 42, was first put in prison when he was 18-years-old for stealing, but soon emerged as a vicious killer who has been known to decapitate and disembowel his victims A serial killer nicknamed 'Lucifer' has been accused of murdering 48 other inmates during his 25 years behind bars. The extent of Marcos Paulo da Silva's violence has earned him comparisons to Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson. The 42-year-old Brazilian was just 18 when he was first incarcerated for petty theft in 1995 but soon emerged as a vicious killer. He is said to have murdered five inmates in one go in Serra Azul Jail in Sao Paulo in 2011 in one of his most bloodiest attacks to date. His signature is to cut his victims’ heads off and disembowel them after killing them...
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Boost for Arsenal as David Luiz back ahead of schedule

The Brazilian defender had looked to be set for a spell on the sidelines, however he has recovered quickly and could return to the pitch soon David Luiz has returned to full training following a neck injury ahead of schedule, in a boost for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian defender signed a contract extension last season and remains a key first-team player for Arteta's FA Cup holders, despite making a number of high-profile errors that have led to fierce criticism from fans and pundits. Luiz however is a popular and respected member of the first team at Arsenal, which meant his recent suffering of a neck problem, which threatened to keep him out for a period of matches, was a real blow for the Gunners.
Robertson delights in ‘best left-back in the world’ billing from former Chelsea star Filipe Luis
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Robertson delights in ‘best left-back in the world’ billing from former Chelsea star Filipe Luis

The Scotland international lined up against the ex-Atletico Madrid defender during a Club World Cup final triumph for the Reds over Flamengo Liverpool star Andy Robertson has aired his delight at seeing former Chelsea defender Filipe Luis bill him as “the best left-back in the world”. The Scotland international lined up against the experienced Brazilian in the 2019 Club World Cup final. Jurgen Klopp’s side faced Flamengo in that showpiece event, with Roberto Firmino netting the only goal of the game to down his fellow countrymen.
Liverpool to sign Brazilian teenage goalkeeper Pitaluga from Fluminense in £2m deal
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Liverpool to sign Brazilian teenage goalkeeper Pitaluga from Fluminense in £2m deal

The 17-year-old, who won the U17 World Cup with Brazil in 2019, will move to Merseyside and will link up with Barry Lewtas' under-23 side this season Liverpool will complete the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminense this week,  Goal  has learned. The Reds have agreed a deal that could cost them up to £2 million ($2.6m) for the 17-year-old, who will join the club’s academy set-up initially. Pitaluga, who was part of the Brazilian under-17 squad which won their age group World Cup on home soil in 2019, is due to arrive on Merseyside to complete a medical and finalise his move. The teenager holds a German passport, which has enabled him to make the transfer prior to his 18th birthday.
Neymar Responds To Alvaro Gonzalez’s ‘Bad Loser’ Jibe With Further Racism Claims
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Neymar Responds To Alvaro Gonzalez’s ‘Bad Loser’ Jibe With Further Racism Claims

Neymar has hit back at Alvaro Gonzalez's claims that Paris Saint-Germain must 'learn to lose' - by doubling down on his racism accusation. The Brazilian was one of five men sent off as PSG fell to a 1-0 defeat against Marseille in 'Le Classique' on Sunday evening. Neymar hit Gonzalez in the back of the head and later claimed it was due to the Spaniard making a racist remark on the pitch. Following the game, Gonzalez insisted he hadn't been racist and added PSG players couldn't take their loss on the field. However, Neymar was quick to respond and said Gonzalez 'has no character' in a fiery rant. "You are not a man to assume your mistake, losing is part of the sport," the 28-year-old begun. "Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don't agree. I DON'T RESP...
Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears
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Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears

The Brazilian still has the desire and ambition to be a driving force at the top level, according to his new manager Mikel Arteta believes Willian is the player who can drive Arsenal towards a push for more silverware and a top-four finish. Willian, 32, signed a three-year deal with Arsenal in August after leaving Chelsea as a free agent. The playmaker – who joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 – scored 37 goals and provided 33 assists in 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.
It was a spectacular time’ – Ronaldo reveals truth about his parties at Real Madrid
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It was a spectacular time’ – Ronaldo reveals truth about his parties at Real Madrid

The Brazilian striker became renowned for his celebratory lifestyle while at Santiago Bernabeu, and has spoken about what went on behind closed doors Ronaldo has revealed what went on at his infamous parties during his time at Real Madrid, claiming that the stories and rumours that appeared in the news about his celebrations were often great exaggerations of the truth. Now president of Spanish club Real Valladolid, Ronaldo was the most feared forward in world football in his heyday, with some of the best years of his career spent at Santiago Bernabeu. While the Brazilian, a 2002 World Cup winner with his country, was admired for his skills on the field, his off-pitch antics also became a subject of attention.
Man City boss Guardiola ‘likes’ Lyon star Aouar, claims Juninho
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Man City boss Guardiola ‘likes’ Lyon star Aouar, claims Juninho

The Brazilian was asked about the Ligue 1 team's star midfielder and claimed the Spanish coach was interested Lyon sporting director Juninho said Pep Guardiola "likes" Houssem Aouar amid links to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. Aouar has reportedly emerged as a target for Guardiola's Premier League giants City and Ligue 1 champions PSG following his exploits for Lyon. The 22-year-old French midfielder – also linked to the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal – played a key role in Lyon's memorable run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019-20.  
“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva
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“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva

Willian has joked with Thiago Silva that he would have stayed at Chelsea, if he knew his compatriot would sign for the Blues, the UK Telegraph reports. Silva, 35, penned a one-year deal with Frank Lampard’s side last month after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired. Before then, Willian had left Stamford Bridge for Arsenal, ending his seven-year stay at the club. After Silva arrived in London, Willian playfully told the defender: “If I had known you were moving to Chelsea, I would have stayed there after all.” However, another Brazilian played a key role in Silva joining Chelsea. Ahead of PSG’s Champions League campaign in Lisbon, Neymar gave Chelsea a ringing endorsement, saying he was “remarkably clear” in urging Silva to join Frank Lampard’s side.
Everton sign Brazilian Allan on a three-year deal for £21m from Napoli
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Everton sign Brazilian Allan on a three-year deal for £21m from Napoli

Brazilian midfielder Allan is Everton’s first signing of the summer Everton have signed Brazilian midfielder Allan from Napoli on a three-year contract for a fee believed to be around £21.7m. Allan is Everton’s first signing of the summer and the move reunites him with former Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti. “It is a real pleasure to sign for Everton. I am immensely happy to be here,” said the 29-year-old. Everton are also closing on deals for Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Allan played 61 games under Ancelotti at Napoli, and he says the Italian did “everything possible” to bring him to Goodison Park. Allan added: “I hope, like I have done in my entire career, I contribute with my performances together with my team-mates and that I put in...
Arsenal Officially Announce Signing Of Gabriel Magalhães
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Arsenal Officially Announce Signing Of Gabriel Magalhães

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille in a deal worth up to £27million. The central defender becomes Mikel Arteta's second major arrival of the summer transfer window. Arsenal have seen off competition from Everton, Manchester United and Napoli for Magalhaes, who completed a medical last week ahead of signing a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium. The 22-year-old who will wear our number 6 shirt joins fellow Brazilian Willian in joining the Gunners this summer. The former Chelsea winger arrived on a free earlier in mid-August after his deal at Stamford Bridge expired. Arsenal have long been hampered by defensive frailties but appear to be a more solid proposition under Arteta, who took charge last December. Magalhaes' arrival coupled with William...
Neymar: I want to stay at PSG and return to the Champions League final
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Neymar: I want to stay at PSG and return to the Champions League final

The Brazilian has long been linked with a return to Barcelona, but has no intention of walking out on the French champions this summer Neymar has expressed his desire to remain at Paris Saint-Germain, with it his ambition to return to the Champions League final as soon as possible. PSG forked out a world record €222 million (£199m/$264m) fee to bring Neymar to Parc des Princes from Barcelona in the summer of 2017. The Brazilian emerged as one of the best players in the world at Camp Nou, but struggled to live up to that billing during his first two seasons in France.
Cruzeiro ‘announce’ Move For Barcelona Star Messi After Website Hack
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Cruzeiro ‘announce’ Move For Barcelona Star Messi After Website Hack

The Brazilian club quickly took down the post and said they would take action to identify the hackers who pulled off the prank Brazilian side Cruzeiro gave their fans quite the shock on Friday when their website announced the signing of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. That announcement, as many would have expected, turned out to be fake — the product of a hack that the club say they are investigating. On Tuesday,  Messi told Barcelona he wants to leave  the club in a shock move after spending 20 years with the Catalan outfit. 
Gabriel ‘Lands In London To Complete £27m Arsenal Transfer’
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Gabriel ‘Lands In London To Complete £27m Arsenal Transfer’

Lille centre-back, Gabriel Magalhaes, has reportedly landed in London to complete his £27million move to Arsenal. The Brazilian was also a Manchester United and Napoli target but they look to have been beaten to the defender’s signature by the Gunners.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1297826174811475968&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fsportinglife.ng%2Fjust-in-gabriel-lands-in-london-to-complete-27m-arsenal-transfer%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px Flight Radar pictures on Twitter show private jet number E55P landing at Luton airport. Earlier this week Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go! ...
Barcelona president Bartomeu opens door to Coutinho stay
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Barcelona president Bartomeu opens door to Coutinho stay

Though the Brazilian is expected to leave Camp Nou, he could stay in 2020-21 if the Blaugrana's new head coach wants him there Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has opened the door for Philippe Coutinho to play for the club next season. After a season on loan with Bayern Munich, Coutinho was tipped to be sold to the Premier League, with his agent Kia Joorabchian claiming his client is keen on a return to England. Bartomeu, though, has said that the 28-year-old could be at Camp Nou next season if incoming head coach Ronald Koeman desires. 
Atletico Madrid launching bid for Everton target Allan
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Atletico Madrid launching bid for Everton target Allan

Atletico Madrid are launching a bid for Napoli midfielder Allan. Marca says Atletico Madrid are prepared to fork out 40 million euros to secure the services of Napoli midfielder Allan. The 29-year-old Brazilian, who has been with Napoli since 2015, is also subject to interest from Everton and Paris Saint-Germain. Everton are even understood to have tabled an offer exceeding 40m euros, with current Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti an admirer having managed Allan during his recent stint in Naples. Allan has seen his pitch time dwindle in Naples of late, with Gennaro Gattuso preferring other options in the middle of the park.
Willian’s Astonishing Wages At Arsenal Reportedly Revealed After Gunners Move
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Willian’s Astonishing Wages At Arsenal Reportedly Revealed After Gunners Move

Willian will pocket a whopping £220,000 a week after completing his sensational move to Arsenal, according to reports. The 32-year-old Brazilian winger has been heavily linked with the Gunners after becoming a free agent this summer. And Arsenal announced on Friday that they had completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal. According to The Daily Mail, Willian's basic salary at the Gunners is lower than what he earned during his time at Chelsea. However, the newspaper added that the Arsenal new boy would be rewarded handsomely through his 'huge signing-on fee' and 'loyalty payments and other bonuses.' The Brazil international could earn up to an astonishing £35m over the course of his time with Arsenal, according to The Daily Mail. Arsenal's hefty pay packag...
Atalanta 1-2 PSG: PSG Complete Stunning Turnaround to Reach Champions League Semi-Finals
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Atalanta 1-2 PSG: PSG Complete Stunning Turnaround to Reach Champions League Semi-Finals

Paris Saint-Germain are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Atalanta in a stunning tie. The French champions scored in the 90th and 93rd minutes to come through against the Italians. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting - yes, really - grabbed the winner to seal the stunning turnaround. PSG were without Kylian Mbappe from the start due to the Frenchman's recovery, leaving the onus on Neymar. And the Brazilian tried his hardest to drag PSG through but he wasn't able to do it. The first half was all about the 28-year-old. It seemed like barely a minute went by without the Brazilian being on the ball, although the results were mixed. Outside of the box, Neymar was brilliant. He pulled the strings and got into many dangerous positions. But once he ...
Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms
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Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms

Willian has announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years with the club. The Brazilian confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. It read in part: “The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” Willian is believed to have rejected a two-year contract extension with the Blues. He will now sign for their London rivals Arsenal in the coming days after the Gunners offered him a three-year deal.
‘Cut-price Coutinho a no-brainer for Liverpool’ – Barcelona flop wanted back at Anfield by Nicol
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‘Cut-price Coutinho a no-brainer for Liverpool’ – Barcelona flop wanted back at Anfield by Nicol

The former Reds defender believes Jurgen Klopp should be looking to do a deal for the Brazilian playmaker if the price is right Landing Philippe Coutinho in a cut-price deal would be a no-brainer for Liverpool, says Steve Nicol. The Reds parted with the Brazil international when he completed a big-money move to Barcelona in the January window of 2018. The switch to Camp Nou was considered to be a dream for the South American playmaker, but it has quickly become a nightmare.
‘Fred is one of the great stories of Man Utd’s season’ – Schmeichel hails Brazilian midfielder
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‘Fred is one of the great stories of Man Utd’s season’ – Schmeichel hails Brazilian midfielder

A former Old Trafford favourite has talked up the impact of a midfielder who has blossomed after a slow start to his career in English football Peter Schmeichel has described Fred as "one of the great stories" of Manchester United's season, while insisting the Brazilian has been "instrumental" in the club's recent revival. Fred arrived at Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of £52 million ($62m) in the summer of 2018, and was initially hailed as the man to add "another dimension" to United's midfield by Jose Mourinho. The 27-year-old failed to hit the ground running in Manchester, however, and quickly fell down the squad pecking order amid persistent form and fitness issues.
Silva unsure on talk of Barcelona bid for Richarlison but believes Brazilian is destined to reach the top
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Silva unsure on talk of Barcelona bid for Richarlison but believes Brazilian is destined to reach the top

The former Everton boss claims to be unaware of any offer from Camp Nou for the Toffees forward, but admits the South American can join the elite Marco Silva claims to be unaware of whether any bid from Barcelona for Richarlison was received during his spell as Everton boss, but he is tipping the Brazilian to reach the very top of the game. The Toffees spent big luring a South American forward away from Watford in the summer of 2018. That deal, which saw Silva reunited with a player he had previously worked with at Vicarage Road, could end up being worth as much as £50 million ($63m).
Barcelona refusing to rule out selling Arthur
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Barcelona refusing to rule out selling Arthur

Barcelona are refusing to rule out selling Arthur Melo this summer. Arthur is desperate to stay at the Nou Camp next season. However, AS says Arthur's situation at Barcelona is still open to change, several sources at the club insist. "We are not ruling anything out," said a source inside Barcelona. "We'll see what he thinks in the summer." The Brazilian is still on the table when it comes to potential future moves. Barcelona are keen on Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic and are also eyeing up Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez
Mosimane wants Champions League titles and to develop more European stars
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Mosimane wants Champions League titles and to develop more European stars

The Masandawana boss speaks about his challenges as he enters his new four-year tenure at Chloorkop Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has labelled the team that won four trophies in one year as his ‘Super Team’, saying his challenge is to see his players such as Bongani Zungu playing in the German Bundesliga as well as in the Italian Serie A. Just after signing a new four-year contract, ‘Jingles’ reveals why he is hurt when he looks at the badge of clubs such as Al Ahly, Wydad Casablanca, and Esperance. The four-time Premier Soccer League (PSL) title winner speaks on why striker Jeremy Brockie failed to score for his club and declines to comment on George Maluleka who is bound to join the Brazilians next season.
Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement –  Costa
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Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement – Costa

The Brazil international says he has hired a mental coach to help him deal with the side-effects of his fitness troubles Juventus winger Douglas Costa says he has considered retiring because of his frequent injury problems. The Brazilian has missed 17 games in three spells out of action for the Serie A leaders this season alone, and has particularly struggled with hamstring and calf issues during his career. Costa says he manages to see the funny side but that, at times, the disappointment of missing out can be overwhelming.
Brazilian Club Botafago Slam Yaya Toure After he Refused to Sign for Them
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Brazilian Club Botafago Slam Yaya Toure After he Refused to Sign for Them

Brazilian football club Botafogo have slammed African football star Yaya Toure for allegedly backtracking on their transfer agreement after he appeared in a video with rival club Vasco da Gama. Botafogo started negotiations with the Ivorian in February after Toure became a free agent after leaving Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai last November. Toure was supposed to be signed in March by Botafogo when football was suspended due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. Surprisingly Toure appeared in an Instagram video of aspiring Vasco da Gama president Leven Siano saying, “I want to thank Leven for inviting me for this project. I cannot wait to see all the Vasco fans very soon. It's going to be Vasco." A video that infuriated Botafogo officials who were hopeful that Toure ha...
Barcelona shouldn’t re-sign Neymar after bad decision to join PSG – Elber
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Barcelona shouldn’t re-sign Neymar after bad decision to join PSG – Elber

If the Brazilian wanted to be the world's best, he should never have joined Paris Saint-Germain, according to his compatriot Former Brazil striker Giovane Elber feels Barcelona should not re-sign Neymar as he questioned the forward's decision to join Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar, 28, has been linked with a return to Barca , nearly three years after joining PSG for a world-record €222 million (£198m/$263m) fee. But Elber, who starred for Bayern Munich and played 15 games for Brazil during his career, said the Liga giants should opt against taking Neymar back to Camp Nou.
Majority of Premier League players uncomfortable about returning – Willian
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Majority of Premier League players uncomfortable about returning – Willian

The Brazilian claims players are keen to return to the pitch but only when it's safe to do so Chelsea attacker Willian believes the majority of Premier League player are "uncomfortable" with the idea of the competition resuming in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Football in England was suspended in March with the top-flight currently targetting a return in mid-June. The United Kingdom has been hit particularly hard by Covid-19 with 240,000 confirmed cases and over 34,000 deaths to date.
Chelsea & Liverpool speculation curbed by Coutinho’s agent as no transfer talks have been held
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Chelsea & Liverpool speculation curbed by Coutinho’s agent as no transfer talks have been held

Kia Joorabchian claims no discussions have been held with supposed suitors of the Brazilian, while Willian is also waiting on making a future call Philippe Coutinho is yet to enter into any discussions regarding his future, claims the Brazilian’s agent Kia Joorabchian, with there no substance to Chelsea and Liverpool rumours. A return to England is being mooted for the 27-year-old, who left Anfield for Barcelona during the January window of 2018. What was supposed to be a dream switch to Camp Nou has turned into something of a nightmare, with an injury-hit loan spell at Bayern Munich failing to spark the South American back into life.
Santos striker Kaio Jorge leaving future in agent’s hands amid Juventus links
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Santos striker Kaio Jorge leaving future in agent’s hands amid Juventus links

The young Brazilian prospect is being targeted by the Serie A leaders among other clubs, but isn't letting it distract him Juventus target Kaio Jorge says he is leaving any transfer dealings up to his agent. The 18-year-old Brazilian forward is on the Turin giants’ radar after breaking into the first-team picture at Santos. Santos president Jose Carlos Peres confirmed in March that Juve had entered into talks to sign Jorge, with Goal learning that the Italian giants were considering triggering his €75 million (£69m/$81m) release clause.
‘Unlike anything I had seen before’ – Bijev recalls Coutinho’s ‘incredible’ first impression at Liverpool
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‘Unlike anything I had seen before’ – Bijev recalls Coutinho’s ‘incredible’ first impression at Liverpool

The Brazilian attacking midfielder went on to become a star at Anfield and his early days at Melwood represented a thrilling sign of what was to come. Between 2011 and 2014, Liverpool were trying to build a foundation. The club made what ended up being several major signings, bringing in stars like Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge, two players that were there last June as the club lifted the Champions League trophy. There were some misses and setbacks along the way but it was during that period that Liverpool began what turned out to be a near-decade-long rebirth that has brought them back to the top of the Premier League. It was also during that period that Villyan Bijev was beginning his career as a professional, having signed his first-ever contract with the Reds in the...
Neymar return to Barcelona played down as Setien rules out mega transfer
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Neymar return to Barcelona played down as Setien rules out mega transfer

The Spanish head coach cannot see the Brazilian superstar making his way back to Camp Nou amid the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic Barcelona boss Quique Setien has ruled out the possibility of Neymar returning to the club from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window. Neymar joined Barca from Santos as a promising youngster back in 2013, and quickly managed to live up to his potential alongside a whole host of world-class players at Camp Nou. The Brazilian attacker won eight major trophies during his time at Camp Nou, including two La Liga titles and the Champions League, while combining with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to form the most deadly front three in European football.
Arsenal Leading The Race To Sign Chelsea Winger Willian On A Free Transfer
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Arsenal Leading The Race To Sign Chelsea Winger Willian On A Free Transfer

Are are reportedly favorites to leading the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer with pal David Luiz working behind the scenes to help secure a transfer for his fellow Brazilian. The 31 year old is out of contract with the blues on June 30 and has been linked with a move away after talks to extend his contract broke down . According to ESPN’S Jorge Nicola , Willian representative believes Arsenal are the most viable option for the winger . He said : “ Arsenal are a little ahead today , but everything is still open . Especially because the pandemic affected the entire financial reality of football in the world .
Bayern Munich confirm Coutinho out for at least two weeks after ankle surgery
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Bayern Munich confirm Coutinho out for at least two weeks after ankle surgery

The Brazilian has undergone a successful procedure and could miss some action, depending how quickly the Bundesliga returns Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for at least two weeks after undergoing ankle surgery, Bayern Munich announced on Friday. The Brazil international had surgery to remove loose fragments in his right ankle joint, with the Bundesliga club confirming the procedure was a success. Coutinho, who is on a season-long loan at Bayern from Barcelona and has contributed nine goals and eight assists in 32 appearances, will begin his recovery programme in 14 days.
‘Chelsea should be signing Coutinho’ – Lampard backed to get best out of Barcelona outcast by former team-mate Johnson
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‘Chelsea should be signing Coutinho’ – Lampard backed to get best out of Barcelona outcast by former team-mate Johnson

Things haven't worked out for the Brazilian since leaving the Premier League and it has been suggested a return to England could be the perfect tonic Chelsea boss Frank Lampard can be the man to get Philippe Coutinho back to his best form, according to the Barcelona outcast's former Liverpool team-mate Glen Johnson. Coutinho swapped Merseyside for Camp Nou in 2018, calling time on an impressive five-year career with the Reds and securing a dream switch to play alongside the likes of Lionel Messi. It hasn't been the fantasy move that the Brazilian had hoped for, however, as his failure to replicate his Liverpool form eventually saw him loaned out to Bayern Munich, who are unlikely to exercise their option to buy upon the deal's conclusion. A return to the Premier League has been m...
‘Ronaldinho told me to join Man Utd!’ – Kleberson recalls Old Trafford transfer
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‘Ronaldinho told me to join Man Utd!’ – Kleberson recalls Old Trafford transfer

The Brazilian World Cup winner talks to Goal about where it all went wrong for him in England, and his dream of returning to the Premier League At a football academy in Philadelphia last week, there was great excitement among the young players when they got a video call from Quinton Fortune. The former Manchester United midfielder was taking questions about his career and the aspiring professionals were in awe of the fact that the South African had once shared a dressing room with legends of the game such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. However, if they had wanted to know sooner what it was like to play alongside some of the game's greats, they should have asked their coach. I've told them before but when they hear it from someone like Quinton, they believe what I'm sa...
Fred names Garner as the best young player at Manchester United ahead of Greenwood and Williams
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Fred names Garner as the best young player at Manchester United ahead of Greenwood and Williams

The Brazilian is certain that the English midfielder has a "huge future" at Old Trafford, despite still being on the fringes of the first team Fred has expressed his belief that James Garner is the best young player at Manchester United, highlighting his "impressive vision" and "incredible" passing range. Garner rose through the youth ranks at Old Trafford before making the step up to the senior squad in 2018, but has since been made to wait for an opportunity to shine. The 19-year-old made his debut when coming on as a late substitute during the win over Crystal Palace in February 2019, and was finally handed his first start for the club in October.
Barcelona’s Fernandes left speechless by chance to play with Messi
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Barcelona’s Fernandes left speechless by chance to play with Messi

The Brazilian midfielder is confident he will "mark an era" at Camp Nou and is relishing the prospect of teaming up with a six-time Ballon d'Or winner Having the chance to play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona leaves Matheus Fernandes at a loss for words, but he is confident of making history with the club. Barca agreed a deal to sign Fernandes from Palmeiras for an initial fee of €7 million in January, but with that transfer not going through until July, he joined Real Valladolid on loan for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. However, the midfielder was unable to make his debut before the coronavirus pandemic brought the season grinding to a halt in March.
‘He is an inspiration’ – Fred credits Fernandes for transforming Man Utd
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‘He is an inspiration’ – Fred credits Fernandes for transforming Man Utd

The Brazilian midfielder has praised the impact the January signing has had on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team Fred believes Bruno Fernandes is an ‘inspiration’ to be followed in the Manchester United team and has credited the Portuguese for the club’s upturn in form. Fernandes arrived at the end of January and, before football was halted due to the outbreak of Covid-19, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on a nine-game unbeaten run with the midfielder in the team. The 25-year-old has been praised for the instant impact he has had and Fred believes the Portugal international has been key to United’s good form.
Ronaldinho Seen For The First Time Since Being Placed On House Arrest
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Ronaldinho Seen For The First Time Since Being Placed On House Arrest

Ronaldinho shows he’s still smiling despite being on house arrest , The former Barcelona and AC Milan star was a surprise guest during an online show by his friends in Brazilian samba band Grupo Revelaco The 4O year old was allowed to swap prison earlier in the month for the four star Hotel Palmaroga in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion, greeted the band with his famous gooofy grin during a video call. One of the members of the band, who keen amateur musician Ronaldinho has played with , introduced their surprise guest by saying : “The man who’s been freed . “Look who’s called us , He’s been freed , Our friend Ronaldinho Gaucho . Ronaldinho unannounced appearance took place ahead of the bands performance online to raise money for families badly affected by Coronavirus....
Lille defender Gabriel calm over Chelsea, Everton ‘daily reports’
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Lille defender Gabriel calm over Chelsea, Everton ‘daily reports’

Lille defender Gabriel admits he's aware of reports linking him with a move to England. Chelsea and Everton are chasing a deal for the Brazilian. Gabriel was asked about the rumours linking him with a transfer away from Lille, but the youngster has made clear he is happy where he is with the Ligue 1 club. He told France Football, “I can see them, yes. Every day, my friends send me things: clubs, lots of clubs. “I'm happy because my work, and everything I've done, is rewarded. It's not only good for me; it's good for other people around me. “But I'm happy in Lille; I'm very, very happy at the club. I love this club. I don't know what's going to happen, but the objective is to bring LOSC back into the Champions League again. “For the rest, I will let my agents and the club ...
Messi VS Ronaldo: Kaka Picks Messi Ahead Of Ronaldo Despite Real Madrid Links
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Messi VS Ronaldo: Kaka Picks Messi Ahead Of Ronaldo Despite Real Madrid Links

The Brazilian was asked to pick between the two great players of the recent era Kaka labelled Lionel Messi a "genius" as he picked the Barcelona superstar over Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo despite playing with the Portuguese attacker at Real Madrid. Messi – winner of a record six Ballons d'Or – and Ronaldo are regarded as two of the greatest ever players, with debate often centred on who stands alone atop the all-time list. Kaka played alongside Ronaldo at the Bernabeu between 2009-13, but the 2007 Ballon d'Or winner selected Messi as his preferred choice. "I played with Cristiano and he's really amazing, but I'll go with Messi," Kaka said when asked who he would pick out of Messi or Ronaldo during an Instagram Live Q&A for FIFA's channel. "He's a genius, a pure talen...