LaLiga News 

Atletico Madrid set to save Gelson Martins from Sporting nightmare

Atletico Madrid are close to agreeing terms with Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins, according to reports in Spanish press. The 23-year-old was one of a number of players who attempted to cancel their contracts with the Portuguese club last month after a bitter fall-out with the club’s hierarchy. Marca are amongst those media outlets in Spain reporting that a deal is almost complete with Martins having rejected the chance to move to England with Arsenal and Liverpool. Martins has made 125 appearances for the Lisbon-based club and has won 19…

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LaLiga News 

William Carvalho set to become Betis’ fourth summer signing

William Carvalho is set to move to Real Betis this summer, becoming their fourth signing. The La Liga side are prepared to pay up to 20m euros for the Portuguese international, who cancelled his contract at Sporting Lisbon last month. Portugal international Rui Patricio, Daniel Podence, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Gelson Martins and Dost have all cancelled their contracts with the Portuguese club in May after several fall outs with the club owner. According to Record, Betis are about to complete a deal which will see them land the defensive midfielder…

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LaLiga News 

Antonio Adan’s move to Sporting CP hits a brick wall after player exits

Antonio Adan will not be joining Sporting CP this summer after the Portuguese side turned their attention to Sampdoria keeper Emiliano Viviano. Adan, 31, has seen his number one position come under threat for next season after the arrival of Pau Lopez on a four-year deal from Espanyol and that has led to a number of reports linking him a summer exit. Sporting, who are largely keen – were reportedly in negotiations with the player’s representatives over a move and they were said to have reached a final stage, however, it has…

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Global News 

Preview: Barcelona v Sporting Lisbon

Match-day six in the UEFA Champions League is upon us and Barcelona will hope to maintain their 100% win record at home this season. However they will be without defender Samuel Umtiti who has been ruled out for 8 weeks following an injury he sustained at the weekend in Barcelona’s draw against Celta Vigo. Despite already qualifying for the round of 16 coach Ernesto Valverde won’t take the game lightly, speaking ahead of the match Valverde had this to say ” The Champions League has given us a lot and we want…

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Global LaLiga News 

Champions League Preview: Sporting CP (Barcelona, Group D)

Campbell Finlayson spoke to Sporting Clube de Portugal fan, @Sporting_Soul about their Champions League group and the prospect of facing Barcelona.  As a Sporting fan, what are your initial thoughts on the draw? Sporting were drawn out of Pot 4, so everyone expected that they would likely be grouped with some of Europe’s best. Juventus and Barcelona are about as good (or bad, if you’re a Sportinguista) as it gets. And Olympiakos is not being overlooked. Last season, Sporting went toe-to-toe with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, so there will be…

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Gossip News 

Valencia have Sebastián Coates offer rejected

Portuguese newspaper ‘Record’ reports that Valencia have had an offer for Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates rejected. The newspaper had already previously reported that Sporting CP’s defender Sebastián Coates had impressed the scouting team in Valencia. And have further revealed in its edition today that Valencia have submitted an offer for the 26-year-old which included Valencia’s Brazilian central defender Aderlan Santos in addition to €5 Million. The offer however, was rejected by the Portuguese outfit. It is worth noting that this is the second offer Valencia have had rejected by a Portuguese team…

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