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Barca reduce Rakitic asking price ahead of summer transfer window

Reports are rife that Barcelona have reduced the asking price for Ivan Rakitic to €20 million as his current contract will expire in a year. Therefore, the best time to sell him will be in this calendar and not waiting for the arrival of the winter transfer window. READ: Premier League and EFL talks on season resumption and player wages to continue According to the report, he wants to remain in Spain with a possible return to former club Sevilla a seeming possibility. However, the asking price of €20 million remains a turn-off for Sevilla, although the discussion between the player and the club have been going on smoothly. It is expected that a compromise will be reached between all parties involved as the summer transfer window approaches.
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PSG sign Sarabia from Sevilla on a five-year deal

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Sevilla on a five-year deal. The 27-year-old is the Ligue 1 outfit's second signing this summer, having signed goalkeeper Marcin Bulka from Chelsea. Sarabia spent three seasons at Sevilla after joining from Getafe and went on to score 43 goals in 151 games for the La Liga club. READ: Man United bid £70m for Harry Maguire READ: Robert Snodgrass extends contract with West Ham This summer window has been a very busy one for Sevilla following the return of sporting director Monchi in March. The La Liga club have already sold the likes of Quincy Promes, who made a move to Eredivisie giants Ajax, as well as Luis Muriel who moved to Atalanta, and Gabriel Mercado who moved to Al Rayyan on a free transfer. Sevill...
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Thousands pay respects at Reyes’ funeral

Family, friends and old teammates paid their last respects to late footballer Jose Antonio Reyes during his funeral at his home town of Utrera, Spain, on Monday morning after his death in a car crash on Saturday. His body arrived Utrera's town hall on Sunday night, hours after his wake was attended by thousands of fans and personalities at Sevilla's Sanchez Pizjaun stadium, where he started his career as a professional footballer. Reyes' coffin was carried through the streets of Utrera down to Santa Maria church to a gathering of local residents who said their goodbyes. Meanwhile, Utrera town hall has declared two days mourning for the late footballer. The flower arrangement which was sent by Arsenal boss Unai Emery and his staff was placed near the coffin. It can be recalled that...
Rakitic set to face Sevilla in Copa Del Rey final after broken finger surgery
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Rakitic set to face Sevilla in Copa Del Rey final after broken finger surgery

  Barcelona midfielder and Croatia international Ivan Rakitic has been issued a medical discharge after undergoing surgery on a broken finger and is set to return to action for the Catalan outfit in the Copa Del Rey final against Sevilla. Rakitic suffered a fractured metacarpal in the first finger of his left hand in Barcelona's shock 3 nil loss to Roma in the second leg of their UCL quarter-final encounter which led to their elimination from the competition. READ: Russia 2018 – VAR replays to be displayed on big screens Rakitic missed subsequent La Liga fixtures against Valencia and Celta Vigo as he underwent a procedure to fix the issue last Wednesday. However, the club confirmed on Thursday that the Croat had received a medical discharge and will possibly play a part in...
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla interested in Thorgan Hazard
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Atletico Madrid and Sevilla interested in Thorgan Hazard

  Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard is reportedly attracting interest from La Liga outfits Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. The Belgian attacker has also been the subject of interest from Chelsea and Leicester since the turn of 2018. However, reports from AS suggest that Atletico and Madrid are close to making an approach for Thorgan Hazard who has been in impressive form for Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga this season. READ: FA charge Guardiola for wearing ribbon in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians Thorgan has scored 7 goals and made 4 assists in 23 games in the Bundesliga although Monchengladbach sits in 10th position on the log. He had previously disclosed that he is tempted to move to the Premier League. However, any club ready to acquire the pla...
Mourinho responds to United critics after goalless draw away to Sevilla
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Mourinho responds to United critics after goalless draw away to Sevilla

  Man United manager Jose Mourinho seemed happy with his side's goalless draw away to Sevilla in their UCL round of 16 first league encounter after being asked if his team were lucky to emerge unscathed from the tie. However. Mourinho didn't heap praise on the Man of the match on the night David De Gea, as he insisted that the 0:0 scoreline was a fair result although Sevilla dominated the game and had 25 attempts on goal “No, I am not relieved,” the United boss, who faces former club Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, said. READ: Totti – Mohammed Salah is one of the best players in the world “I think we finished the game with more space with more close to the possibility of scoring a goal, so no. “I think that the only moment where we felt relieved was in the l...
Michy Batshuayi attracting loan interest from Sevilla
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Michy Batshuayi attracting loan interest from Sevilla

  Reports suggest that Sevilla are interested in signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshauyi on a six-month loan deal Batshuayi has had limited chances at Stamford Bridge this season with Alvaro Morata getting the nod as Chelsea's lone man up front most of the time READ: Pirlo: Miralem Pjanic on the path to succeed me at Juventus His situation at the club appears to be compounded by Conte's choice of starting Eden Hazard as a false nine rather than have the Belgian striker upfront in significant ties, as was evidenced in the Premier League fixture against Huddersfield Town. With competition for a place at the World Cup getting stiffer, the former Marseille forward has to get more game time to his belt to convince Belgium coach Roberto Martinez to include him in his plans fo...