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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho seems to have quieted on the purported move of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.


The striker was a reported top target for Mourinho considering that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out injured and developmental projects in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were not yet suitable for the role solely.

Mourinho avoided being drawn into the issue as the team cruised to the Europa League title after defeating Ajax. Griezmann earlier has odds of 6/10 at moving to Old Trafford this summer but everything seems to have suddenly cooled down. Atletico’s appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against a FIFA-sanctioned transfer ban is believed to play a part.

“I do not want to talk about Griezmann because that would be disrespectful to his club, Atletico. Just how I do not like others talking about my players, I’m not going to talk about Antoine either,” Mourinho fired when asked about the French star.

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Prosecutors demanded for charges of fraud and corruption to be filed against Neymar, Barcelona and Santos in relation to the Brazil international’s move to Barcelona.


The club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu and predecessor Sandro Rosell have also been included in the case which was brought up by Brazilian investment company, DIS.

National Court judge, Jose de la Mata previously thrashed the case out of the court in July over a lack of evidence that’s more than reasonable doubt, but that decision was overturned last month. At the moment, the prosecution has now called for the charges to be processed again.

The Brazilian Investment Company claim they are due a 40% share of the transfer fee that Barcelona paid to sign Neymar from Santos in 2013, which is claimed to have not been received in full, given the secrecy over the full cost of the transfer.

Barca initially claimed that Neymar cost a total of €57m, as time passed on, another price was later disclosed to be a lot greater, and with Bartomeu claiming over €100m was ultimately spent on the transfer of the Brazilian international to Camp Nou.

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There are media reports that Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo may leave for Manchester City in the days to come.


Pep Guardiola has already informed Joe Hart that he no longer forms part of his plan and that he is looking for another goalkeeper to replace him. Indeed Guardiola has not selected Hart for the first two games of the season, and the player is thought to be looking for another club.

In the meantime, Barcelona has admitted that Manchester City is interested in their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and that it is highly possible that the player makes the switch before the end of the transfer window. Bravo played in the match against Sevilla which Barcelona won 3-0 and left the pitch in tears. He made a great display in the game where he saved a penalty.

Claudio Bravo will be reconnecting with his former coach Pep Guardiola who managed Barcelona before moving to Bayern Munich. Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has admitted that Manchester City is interested in the player and that it is highly possible that the player makes the move by the end of the week. It is reported that Barcelona are looking to sign Diego Alves from Valencia as a replacement for Claudio Bravo.

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Vives, who acts as Barcelona’s spokesman, said that Lionel Messi has not given any sign that he intends to leave the club.


Indeed, there have been reports that Lionel Messi might want to leave the Spanish club after the sentence for tax fraud by the Catalan court.

Lionel Messi has been convicted to a 21-month prison sentence after having found guilty of tax fraud. There are reports that the Argentina forward has been shattered by the penalty and might consider leaving Barcelona.

Messi is already in a bad period after having announced his retirement with the Argentina national team. Indeed the Argentina international has stated that he will not be playing again for his national team after having lost the Copa America final. Many people have tried to convince the player to change his decision, but so far he has not made any declaration. Some pundits believe that the court sentence might be too much to bear for the player, and he might be leaving Spain in the summer.

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After only being able to win 8 matches out of the 38 in the Premier League, Queens Park Rangers finished the season at the very bottom of the English league and ultimately were relegated to the Championship league.

The final match of the season that Queens Park Rangers played was against Leicester City and it concluded with a 5-1 defeat for the team of Chris Ramsey, it certainly wasn’t the best way for QPR to end their Premier League stay but nonetheless even with the relegation and the overwhelming string of defeats, Chris Ramsey was offered the chance to continue coaching the English team.

The 53 year old coach, Chris Ramsey took charge of Queens Park Rangers back in February as he replaced Harry Redknapp who had resigned from his coaching position in the club. The coaching role that was given to Ramsey was initially expected to be only until the end of the current season but the head chiefs and owners of QPR were impressed to see how Ramsey took charge of the club and despite getting relegated, he will resume his managerial career at Loftus Road for 3 more years.

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