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Barcelona agree €55m deal to sign Ferran Torres from Man City

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Barcelona has signed a €55 million (£47 million/$62 million) fee for Manchester City winger Ferran Torres, according to GOAL.

Despite the Catalans’ financial difficulties, the Spain international is expected to join Xavi’s side in January. He hasn’t played for City since September due to a foot ailment.

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In order to comply with La Liga’s financial fair play rules, Barca will have to focus on offloading players from their first-team roster.

Mateu Alemany, Barcelona’s director of football, led the talks with the Spain international, who wants to return to his motherland after leaving Valencia in August 2020.

Torres will cost the Liga club an initial fee of €55 million, with an extra €7 million in add-ons.

City had wanted a cost of around €70 million for the player, according to GOAL, but have now agreed to a somewhat lower figure.

Valencia will receive 10% of the transfer fee, plus an additional 4%, after adding that stipulation to their agreement with City last year.

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Chelsea name Enzo Maresca as new manager

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Enzo Maresca on Monday appointed as the new manager of the men’s team at Chelsea FC.

The West London Premier League team made this announcement on its website in a statement, saying, commencing July 1, 2024, Maresca will assume his new position. The Blues put the Italian under contract for five years.

Reacting, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, said: “We are delighted to welcome Enzo to Chelsea.

“He has proven himself to be an excellent coach capable of delivering impressive results with an exciting and identifiable style.”

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Kylian Mbappé to join Real Madrid as new signing next week

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After winning the Champions League, Kylian Mbappé is expected to be announced as a new signing by Real Madrid the following week.

In February, the 25-year-old international athlete made his choice. He can now be regarded as a new Real player because every document has been completed, sealed, and signed.

As per media reports, Kylian Mbappé joined Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. “.. I wanted to announce to you all that it’s my last year at Paris Saint-Germain. I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks. I will play my last game as Parc des Princes on Sunday,” Mbappe said in a video statement on X.

“It’s a lot of emotions. (For) many years I had the chance and great honour to be a member of the biggest French club, one of the best in the world which allowed me to travel here,” Mbappe added.

“It’s hard and I never thought it would be this difficult to announce that I will leave the country, France, the league and the Championship. But I think, I needed this, a new challenge after seven years.”

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Benzema announced 2022 Ballon d’Or winner

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Karim Benzema has bagged this season’s Ballon d’Or as the captain and star man of Real Madrid.

Benzema won it during a brilliant season leading the attack for Real Madrid as they won LaLiga and the Champions League in 2022.

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In addition, the Franchman received awards for being the top scorer in the Champions League, La Liga, and UEFA Player of the Year.

At the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane gave the prize.

Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich finished second to Benzema.

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Robert Lewandowski finished third and fourth, respectively.

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