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Jose Gimenez set to snub Man Utd and Juventus

With the January transfer window on the horizon, Atletico Madrid are set for some good news after yesterday’s Antoine Griezmann bombshell as defender, Jose Gimenez is set to pen a new contract at the Wanda Metropolitana. A top transfer target for both Italian and English giants Juventus and Manchester United, the Uruguayan international has become a back-up option in the Atletico defence in recent times. Signed from Danubio in 2013, the 22-year old isn’t currently first choice despite the Atleti hierarchy thinking he is a fantastic player and see him…

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La Liga News 

Juventus join race to sign Ceballos

Dani Ceballos could be set to leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window, according to various reports. Having been the star of the summer for Spain’s U21 side in Poland where they finished runners up in the European championships, Ceballos was quickly linked with a move to both Barcelona and Madrid. The latter were quick to pursue a move and the 21-year-old moved to the Santiago Bernabeu from Real Betis for a fee believed to be in the region of €20m. However, a lack of playing time has seen the…

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Global News 

Juventus keen to discuss Bellerin move

Juventus are making a move for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, according to various reports. Tuttosport, based in Turin – report that Juve are keen to replace ageing defender Stephan Lichtensteiner with the Spanish international. Officials from the Serie A club have been looking at a number of possibilities to fill the gap with names such as Atletico Madrid’s Sime Vrsaljko and Paris Saint Germain’s Thomas Meunier – linked. Vrsaljko has been strongly linked with a January exit from the Wanda Metropolitano after failing to gain playing time under Diego Simeone…

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N’Zonzi confirms Sevilla exit; prompts Arsenal interest

Steven N’Zonzi has confirmed that he will leave Sevilla in the January transfer window, prompting heightened interest from Arsenal. N’Zonzi is training away from his team-mates at present after a bitter fall-out with Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo, it is claimed. The French midfielder is reported to have stormed out of the stadium after being taken off in last week’s Champions League draw with English club Liverpool. The La Liga side were 3-0 down at the break during the game but a superb comeback saw them fight back and earn a…

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La Liga News 

N’Zonzi left out of Sevilla squad; jets into London

Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi has jetted into London after being left out of the club’s match-day squad for the fourth consecutive time. N’Zonzi is training away from his team-mates at present after a bitter fall-out with Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo, it is claimed. The French midfielder is reported to have stormed out of the stadium after being taken off in last week’s Champions League draw with English club Liverpool. The La Liga side were 3-0 down at the break during the game but a superb comeback saw them fight back…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona subsidise Ozil wages with double midfielder sale

Barcelona will sell both Arda Turan and Andre Gomes in the January transfer window to subsidise the wage demands of Mesut Ozil. Germany international Ozil is free to discuss terms with any club from January 1st as he enters the last year of his contract at Premier League side Arsenal. Barca’s interest in the World Cup winner has gathered pace in recent weeks with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger resigning to the fact he will leave the Emirates stadium and preferring a move to Spain, rather than to Manchester United, who…

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La Liga News 

Valverde explains decision to rest Messi

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been forced to explain his decision to rest Lionel Messi for the 0-0 draw with Juventus on Wednesday evening. It was a game played in almost a friendly spirit with both Barca and their Italian opposition all-but certain of a place in the next round. Juventus will be forced to play the final group game against Olympiacos, but they will have comfort in the Catalan’s unbeaten start to the domestic season which sees them top the group. Messi was left out of the Barca starting…

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Match Centre News 

Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: Visitors qualify after lively stalemate

Barcelona qualified for the next round of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 with Juventus. It was a game played in almost a friendly spirit with both Barca and their Italian opposition all-but certain of a place in the next round. Juventus will be forced to play the final group game against Olympiacos, but they will have comfort in the Catalan’s unbeaten start to the domestic season which sees them top the group. Lionel Messi was left out of the Barca starting eleven, meaning Gerard Deulofeu had his chance along…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona suffer double injury blow

Barcelona midfielders Andre Gomes and Sergi Roberto sustained injuries during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Olympiakos and are expected to miss over a month. The 25-year old Spaniard, who has featured more regularly this season, most often at right-back is set to miss five weeks after a torn hamstring strain during the draw which saw him hobble off at the interval. Gomes is expected to be sidelined for around three to four weeks with a hamstring injury after coming on against Olympiakos in the final 15 minutes. The Portuguese international has…

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La Liga News 

Valverde heaps praise on Messi after Juventus heroics

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Lionel Messi after his performance against Juventus on Tuesday night. The Argentine has started the season in superb form for the Catalan side, scoring an impressive five goals in three La Liga games and he added to that tally after netting two more against Italian champions Juve at the Camp Nou. Messi now has seven goals in four games and his boss Valverde has discussed how he is enjoying watching the former Ballon d’Or winner perform. “You always think when he gets…

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