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Inter Milan, La Liga, Serie A

Mercato: Icardi To Atletico Madrid?

Mercato Transfers Serie A

There was a point not that long ago when we pictured Diego Simeone managing Mauro Icardi. Expect we envisioned it taking place at Inter and not in Spain.

And that is a possibility now as Atletico Madrid are reportedly stepping up their interest in Icardi, as Simeone views him as the idea replacement for Diego Costa

According to Tuttosport writes that Simeone has already been in touch with Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara regarding a move for the 27-year-old. Wanda has been adamant that Icardi return to Italy, but with those optiosn limited, and Icardi in the prime if his career, would she move the family to Spain?

Barcelona, Champions League, La Liga, Real Madrid

Spanish FA Screw Getafe Over Proposed Champions League Places

Champions League Trophy

Getafe are said to be outraged at plans from the Spanish FA that would see them miss out on a Champions League spot.

There is growing consensus that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

As outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope, the Spanish FA say that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La LigaBarcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad and Getafe and Atletico de Madrid would go into the Europa League

Barcelona, Champions League, La Liga, Real Madrid

Spanish FA Make Controversial Champions League Decisions

La Liga Logo

The Spanish FA has confirmed its proposal on how to award European places in case the current La Liga season cannot be finished.

There are growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

As outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope, the Spanish FA say that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad.

Barcelona, La Liga

No Reality To Setien’s Transfer Dreams

FC Barcelona is a club that is broke and in the middle of a nasty civil war. But that has not stopped coach Quique Setien dreaming of signing ‘both’ Inter forward forward Lautaro Martinez and PSG talisman Neymar this summer.

The transfer saga of Lautaro will go on until his limited release clause ends in mid-July.Barcelona are constantly mentioned as his next destination but Inter want the fill €111m in cash for the transfer, a challenge for cash-poor Barcelona who had to borrow funds in order to buy Martin Braithwaite from Leganés in February.

Barcelona, La Liga

Is Barcelona In Danger Of Entering ‘Economic Bankruptcy And Moral Decay’

Barcelona have come under an astonishing attack from a presidential candidate looking to take over the club after he claimed the LaLiga giants are heading towards ‘economic bankruptcy and moral decay’.

Victor Font is the leader of the Si al futur group seeking to take control of the Nou Camp boardroom.

Barca have gone from one crisis to another during the coronavirus pandemic and on Thursday hit a new low when six of Josep Bartomeu’s board resigned from their posts.

Two of the club’s four vice-presidents – Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas – as well as directors Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia and Maria Texidor have all walked out.

La Liga, Ligue 1, Real Madrid

Mbappe’s Move To Real Madrid Hit By Coronavirus

Mbappe

Real Madrid’s blockbuster move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has been put on hold for at least a year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

According to ex PSG midfielder Jerome Rothen, the French international was on the verge of agreeing a move to Madrid this summer.

The 21-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu ever since he arrived in Paris, and Rothen indicated a switch was close.

“I know from club sources that Mbappe to Madrid was almost done, he told an interview with Radio Montecarlo, reported via Marca.

AC Milan, Arsenal, La Liga, Liverpool, Major League Soccer, News, Premier League, Real Madrid, Tickets, World Cup

International Champions Cup Cancelled

This summer’s International Champions Cup was supposed to include an El Clasico match between La Liga rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. But unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, not aonluy this event, but all international soccer games in USA in 2020 have been cancelled.

Without the lucrative preseason tournament, Real Madrid and Barcelona are expected up lose around €15M in revenue. That is a huge hit for clubs that are all facing the financial implications of the Coronavirus which has halted football across Europe, forcing clubs to lay off non-playing staff and asking players to take hefty pay cuts. Barcelona players for example, took a 70% pay cut.

Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, La Liga, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd., Premier League

Philippe Coutinho Wants To Return To Premier League Says Agent

Philippe Coutinho “would love a return to the Premier League” one day, but his agent insists everything remains a possibility when it comes to the future of the Brazil midfielder.

Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, although the German club are not expected to make the deal permanent despite him contributing nine goals in 32 matches prior to the suspension of the Bundesliga due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 27-year-old is relaxed about his future and has already attracted interest from the Premier League as his loan nears its end, with Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal among the clubs interested in the former Liverpool star.

Barcelona, La Liga

Strong Accusations By Former Barcelona Ex-Vice President

Former Barcelona vice-president Emili Rousaud has issued some strong words in the wake of his resignation from the Camp Nou board, stating that he believes someone has been using club funds to line their own pockets.

Rousaud was one of six members of the Barca board to hand in their resignations on Thursday, with Enrique Tombas, Silvio Elias, Maria Teixidor, Josep Pont and Jordi Clasamiglia all announcing their decision to step down in a strongly-worded letter aimed at Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The directors called into the question the leadership of the club as it plans for life both during and after the coronavirus crisis, the economic impact of which will affect every football club across the globe.

Barcelona, Inter Milan, La Liga, Serie A

Barcelona Continue To Tap Up Inter Milan Striker

Mercato Transfers Serie A

Nobody taps up a player via the media like Real Madrid and Barcelona. Whether it is a player publically commenting or a team friendly paper like Marca and Mundo Deportivo publishing stories, these two sides try to build momementum through the press where clubs fee pressured to sell them their best player.

Everyone from Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to Lionel Messi have made it clear that they want Lautaro Martinez at the Camp Nou nxt season.

The latest voice to support the deal is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez who says he would have no qualms if Lautaro arrived from Inter.