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Philippe Coutinho wants to win the Champions League with Bayern Munich – video

Philippe Coutinho has joined the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on loan for one year, with the German club having an option to buy … for £109.8m. The 27-year-old moved to Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018 but he has struggled to cement himse…

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Bayern loan Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for £7.8m with option to buy

• ‘Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions’, says Brazilian• Bayern would have to pay £109.8m to make deal permanentBarcelona will loan Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season. The deal will cost Bayern £7.8m plus wages, and the agreemen…

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Aduriz gets standing ovation after stunning volley against Barcelona – video

The 38-year-old  striker Aritz Aduriz received a standing ovation from his teammates in the dressing room after scoring a last-minute wonder goal to hand Athletic Bilbao victory over champions Barcelona on the opening day of the La Liga season.Lac…

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Aritz Aduriz’s late acrobatics for Athletic Bilbao stun Barcelona

Aritz Aduriz consigned Barcelona to a 1-0 opening-night defeat at Athletic Bilbao with a spectacular overhead kick that belied his 38 years.The veteran forward, who will retire at the end of the season, had been on the pitch for only a minute when he m…

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Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho set for season-long loan to Bayern Munich

• Former Liverpool playmaker was linked with Spurs and Arsenal• Barcelona and Bayern both in action on Friday nightThe former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich on a season-long loan.The Brazil international,…

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Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona: La Liga opener – live!

Minute-by-minute updates as the champions get underwaySid Lowe: Big clubs’ different outlooks after summer spendingAny thoughts? You can email Rob 8.14pm BST 10 min: The hosts are pressing with some verve and this time it is De Jong who loses the ball…

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La Liga’s big clubs have different outlooks after summer of spending

Barcelona are fighting to maintain supremacy, Atlético have a new identity and Real Madrid’s rebuild is under threatSometimes being the best isn’t good enough and this time being second best might not be either. Being third definitely isn’t. A week ago…

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Frank de Boer: ‘Equal pay at international level now would be ridiculous’

The Atlanta United manager reflects on his short reign at Crystal Palace and explains why he thinks the equal pay debate is not overWhen José Mourinho called Frank de Boer “the worst manager in the history of the Premier League”, the Dutchman’s ego rem…

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Napoli v Barcelona: La Liga-Serie A Cup – live!

Barcelona wrap preseason with tour finale at Michigan StadiumTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 10.08pm BST 1 min: And they’re off! Barcelona attacking from left to right in their all-yellow away strips, Napoli in their all-white third kits. Nap…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi set to agree new Chelsea contract worth £100,000-a-week

• Teenager commits future with five-year deal• Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 in JapanCallum Hudson-Odoi is set to sign a new five-year contract at Chelsea, curtailing Bayern Munich’s protracted pursuit of his services, and will join Ruben Loftus-Cheek and…

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Carles Puyol: ‘La Masia was like the Scouts, 40 boys sharing four rooms’

The Spanish defender talks about Barcelona, how football became his cure and clears up rumours of liking Napalm DeathHi Carles. Hi Small Talk.We’re talking to you because of yoghurt, why don’t you tell us a bit about that? I am very proud to be an amba…

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Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona was a year in the making

Atlético Madrid are not happy, even with €120m, and there are doubts that the Frenchman will fit in with Messi and SuárezThe moment of Antoine Griezmann’s departure to Barcelona was broadcast live on television, 393 days after the Frenchman announced h…

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Barcelona sign Antoine Griezmann and make buyout clause €800m

Spanish champions met France forward’s buyout clause28-year-old will sign five-year-contract at BarcelonaAntoine Griezmann has joined Barcelona from Atlético Madrid after the Catalan club announced they had paid his €120m buyout fee. Related: Barcelona…

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Barcelona sign England Under-16 striker Louie Barry from West Brom

• Barry will be part of Barcelona’s Under-19 squad• West Brom receive £235,000 in compensationBarcelona have beaten Paris St-Germain to the signing from West Bromwich Albion of one of England’s brightest talents in the 16-year-old striker Louie Barry.B…

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Football transfer rumours: Diego Costa heading for Everton?

Today’s gossip came from the foot of our stairs Arsenal are not giving up on signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. As well as that derisory/prudent £40m initial bid for the winger, they are prepared to offer three players they value as worth anoth…

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How Neymar’s PSG dream soured to leave a split looking certain | Darren Tulett

Move was meant to lead PSG to Champions League glory and Neymar to the Ballon d’Or. Now a messy divorce beckonsThis wasn’t how the scenario was supposed to play out. Neither for Paris Saint-Germain, nor for Neymar. When the French club brought the Braz…

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Atlético Madrid open disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann

• France forward fails to show up for pre-season training• Atlético are demanding Barcelona pay €120m fee up frontAtlético Madrid have opened disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann that could result in a fine after he failed to turn up for …

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Atlético Madrid accuse Barcelona and Griezmann of agreeing deal in March

Atlético hit out at ‘disrespect’ shown by club and playerFrench forward ordered to report for pre-season trainingAtlético Madrid have accused Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona of showing them a lack of respect by agreeing a move in March. The La Liga sid…

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After years in the wilderness, can Barcelona save the House of Neymar? | Barney Ronay

Brazil forward is still racking up the goals but he looks like more of a co-opted corporate machine than a footballer these daysFor English nobles during the reign of Henry VIII the news that the king was coming to visit was a sure sign of impending ru…

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André Gomes insists lofty European ambitions for Everton are realistic

• ‘I seriously think we can achieve big goals’ says Gomes• Portuguese has signed five-year contract at Goodison ParkAndré Gomes has said he wants to lead Everton’s attempt to challenge the top six having regained the confidence and enjoyment that he lo…