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Neymar pledges PSG trophy haul after world record transfer

Paris, France | AFP | Brazilian superstar Neymar has pledged to spark a trophy glut at Paris Saint Germain after agreeing a five-year deal on a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona. The 25-year-old will earn a mind-boggling 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year in Paris …

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Lacazette can’t be replaced, says Lyon boss

Lyon, France | AFP | Arsenal’s new signing Alexandre Lacazette is irreplaceable, according to the coach of Lyon, who sold the forward to the Londoners last month. Lyon have been hit by an exodus of top players during the close season including Corentin Tolisso, Mathieu Valbuena, Maxime Gonalons and Rachid Ghezzal. …

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Neymar world record PSG move imminent

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Neymar could be presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player as early as this weekend for a world record fee as Barcelona admitted defeat in convincing the Brazilian to stay at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. The player has travelled to Porto by private jet from …

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Neymar keeps silence on return to Barcelona

Paris, France | AFP |  Brazilian superstar Neymar landed back in Barcelona on Tuesday evening, avoiding making any comment on the ongoing speculation about a possible world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old Barcelona forward was travelling back from China and had earlier posted a video on social media …

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Drama as Barcelona block Neymar’s multi-million bonus

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Barcelona have blocked payment of a 26-million-euro ($31-million) bonus for star attacker Neymar as speculation mounts that he will move to Paris Saint-Germain, a source at the club said Tuesday. The Brazilian football star, who is due to come back for training on Wednesday morning, …

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No Real deal for Mbappe, insist Monaco

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Monaco insisted on Wednesday that no deal with Real Madrid has been reached for teenage French international striker Kylian Mbappe. Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev also said in a press conference the principality club were in discussions with Mbappe over a new contract extension. …

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‘Intuition’ tells Pique Neymar will stay with Barca

Washington, United States | AFP | Barcelona defender Pique remains convinced that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, but said Tuesday his opinion was based on “intuition” rather than inside knowledge. “It’s a personal opinion from the conversation that I had with him and my intuition,” Pique said at a press …

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Real Madrid clinch world record deal for Mbappe – report

Paris, France | AFP |  Real Madrid have reportedly reached a world record deal in principle to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for 180 million euros ($210m, £160m), closing one of the hottest transfer sagas of the summer. Spanish sports daily Marca, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the gifted teenage striker who …

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Monaco’s Mendy completes record Man City move

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy has signed a mega five-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League club announced on Monday. The 23-year-old, who joined the French champions from Marseille last summer, has agreed a deal reported to be worth a record £52 million (58 …

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