<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Linked to Inter Milan, Otávio promises to be fully focused at Atlético Paranaense]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/82005_linked_to_inter_milan__otavio_promises_to_be_fully_focused_at_atletico_paranaense.html 

Otávio is just 22 years old, and came through the of youth system of Atlético Paranaense.
Last week, Otávio was quoted in a story in Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport, which reported an alleged interest of Inter Milan in signing the midfielder. Another website Spazio Inter even compared the Brazil U23 international to Gennaro Gattuso, one of the most famous players in Italian football. Despite stories about the interest of Italian clubs, Otávio guarantees to be focused only on Atlético Paranaense. He said during a press conference on the morning of Friday: "I think only about Atlético, the team that pay my wages and it's the color I wear. I saw this site, but it wasn't for me. I leave it to my agent and the club. They are those who have all the responsibility to manage my career. I'm just thinking about the club."
Atlético-PR are back on the field on Saturday to face Figueirense, at the Arena da Baixada. The Paranaense team are still seeking their first victory in the Brazilian Championship this season.

Otávio is just 22 years old, and came through the of youth system of Atlético Paranaense.

Last week, Otávio was quoted in a story in Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, which reported an alleged interest of Inter Milan in signing the midfielder. Another website Spazio Inter even compared the Brazil U23 international to Gennaro Gattuso, one of the most famous players in Italian football. Despite stories about the interest of Italian clubs, Otávio guarantees to be focused only on Atlético Paranaense. He said during a press conference on the morning of Friday: "I think only about Atlético, the team that pay my wages and it's the color I wear. I saw this site, but it wasn't for me. I leave it to my agent and the club. They are those who have all the responsibility to manage my career. I'm just thinking about the club."

Atlético-PR are back on the field on Saturday to face Figueirense, at the Arena da Baixada. The Paranaense team are still seeking their first victory in the Brazilian Championship this season.

 

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<![CDATA[Neymar falls to 8th position in World's Most Marketable Athletes ranking]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/82004_neymar_falls_to_8th_position_in_world_s_most_marketable_athletes_ranking.html 

Earlier in second place, the Barcelona man dropped to eighth in the 2016 rankings.
Neymar lost six positions in SportsPro Magazine's ranking of athletes with greater marketing potential in the next three years, and the Brazilian national team captain fell to eighth. Neymar even lost the lead among football players, as Paul Pogba of Juventus came second. NBA star Stephen Curry leads the list. Neymar came to lead the rankings in 2012 and 2013, but dropped to seventh in the following year. After returning to the second position in 2015, the Barcelona striker finished in his lowest position this year. Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, who was sold by Shakhtar to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning for €50 million in January, appears 30th on the list.
Top 10:

Earlier in second place, the Barcelona man dropped to eighth in the 2016 rankings.

Neymar lost six positions in SportsPro Magazine's ranking of athletes with greater marketing potential in the next three years, and the Brazilian national team captain fell to eighth. Neymar even lost the lead among football players, as Paul Pogba of Juventus came second. NBA star Stephen Curry leads the list. Neymar came to lead the rankings in 2012 and 2013, but dropped to seventh in the following year. After returning to the second position in 2015, the Barcelona striker finished in his lowest position this year. Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, who was sold by Shakhtar to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning for €50 million in January, appears 30th on the list.

Top 10:

1. Stephen Curry

 

2. Paul Pogba

 

3. Virat Kohli

 

4. Jordan Spieth

 

5. Anthony Joshua

 

6. Kei Nishikori

 

7. Lydia Ko

 

8. Neymar

 

9. Missy Franklin

 

10. Mikaela Shiffrin

 

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<![CDATA[Atlético Mineiro monitoring the situation of Pato, who's free to sign pre-contract with any club from July]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/82003_atletico_mineiro_monitoring_the_situation_of_pato__who_s_free_to_sign_pre-contract_with_any_club_from_july.html 

Atlético Mineiro are interested in signing Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, who played for Premier League side Chelsea last season, on loan from Corinthians.
Coach Marcelo Oliveira sees the need to boost his team's offensive sector by bringing in a major name, and Alexandre Pato appears as a possibility. The situation of the player, who belongs to Corinthians, is being monitored by the football department of Atlético Mineiro since December last year. Pato has admirers within the club's board, especially president Daniel Nepomuceno who has confessed to be a fan of the former Milan player. UOL Esporte states that Atlético director Eduardo Maluf came to talk with leaders of Corinthians during the Florida Cup, about the contractual situation of the player. Pato's bond with Corinthians runs out at the end of this year, and he's free to sign a pre-contract with any team from July.
In the event of an agreement with Pato, Atlético would talk to Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade, seeking the player's release. The aim is to reach an agreement for the player to move to Belo Horizonte, ahead of schedule. According to Globo Esporte, Corinthians have no intention of keeping the 26-year-old in their squad, and can accept to release him to reduce the expenses that they would have to cover until December.

Atlético Mineiro are interested in signing Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, who played for Premier League side Chelsea last season, on loan from Corinthians.

Coach Marcelo Oliveira sees the need to boost his team's offensive sector by bringing in a major name, and Alexandre Pato appears as a possibility. The situation of the player, who belongs to Corinthians, is being monitored by the football department of Atlético Mineiro since December last year. Pato has admirers within the club's board, especially president Daniel Nepomuceno who has confessed to be a fan of the former Milan player. UOL Esporte states that Atlético director Eduardo Maluf came to talk with leaders of Corinthians during the Florida Cup, about the contractual situation of the player. Pato's bond with Corinthians runs out at the end of this year, and he's free to sign a pre-contract with any team from July.

In the event of an agreement with Pato, Atlético would talk to Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade, seeking the player's release. The aim is to reach an agreement for the player to move to Belo Horizonte, ahead of schedule. According to Globo Esporte, Corinthians have no intention of keeping the 26-year-old in their squad, and can accept to release him to reduce the expenses that they would have to cover until December.

 

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<![CDATA[Former Brazil striker Adriano arrives in Rio de Janeiro and will play just friendlies for his club Miami United]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/82002_former_brazil_striker_adriano_arrives_in_rio_de_janeiro_and_will_play_just_friendlies_for_his_club_miami_united.html 

Adriano, who was at Miami United, landed early on Friday at the Galeão international airport.
Without talking to fans and press, the former Brazilian national team striker did not disclose the reasons for his new return to the country. Earlier this month, Adriano had traveled to Brazil where he spent a few days before returning to the United States. Adriano has a contract with Miami until March 2017, and he's also one of the team owners with a 50% stake. The US club released a statement assuring the Brazilian will play only in friendly matches. Adriano even published on a social network his desire to return to Flamengo. After the elimination of the club from Copa do Brasil, the 34-year-old opened his heart, but stated that a decision do not just depend on him.

Adriano, who was at Miami United, landed early on Friday at the Galeão international airport.

Without talking to fans and press, the former Brazilian national team striker did not disclose the reasons for his new return to the country. Earlier this month, Adriano had traveled to Brazil where he spent a few days before returning to the United States. Adriano has a contract with Miami until March 2017, and he's also one of the team owners with a 50% stake. The US club released a statement assuring the Brazilian will play only in friendly matches. Adriano even published on a social network his desire to return to Flamengo. After the elimination of the club from Copa do Brasil, the 34-year-old opened his heart, but stated that a decision do not just depend on him.

 

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<![CDATA[Champions League final preview: can Real Madrid win their 11th European title?]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81991_champions_league_final_preview__can_real_madrid_win_their_11th_european_title_.htmlTen-time winners Real Madrid will take on cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League on May 28th at the San Siro in Milan for the chance to be crowned European champions.

Four Brazilians will be involved in proceedings, three from Real and one from Atletico, as the most important trophy in European club football prepares to return to the Spanish capital. If you are betting on the game, the smart choice is to put your betting bonus or signup offer towards a Ronaldo goal, but as far as picking the winner is concerned it is very difficult to predict. Madrid is guaranteed to be the home for the famous 'big ears' trophy for the 2016/17 season, with this the second time a Champions League final will be contested by two sides from the same city. The first was in the 2o14 final, also between the same two La Liga sides, with Real emerging 4-1 winners over their bitter rivals after extra time. Brazilian full-back and Real vice-captain Marcelo scored the third goal for Los Blancos, surging through the middle and seeing his rasping drive fly in off the palms of Atletico keeper Thibaut Courtois. It was the goal that all but sealed Real Madrid's tenth Champions League title, La Decima, with Marcelo certainly one of the most influential players at the club and one of the most respected full-backs in world football.

The 28-year-old joined the club from Fluminense in 2007 and has played 360 games for Los Blancos, winning three La Ligas and two Copa del Reys to go with his 2013/14 Champions League medal. Bar a last minute injury, he is guaranteed to start the final on the 28th, with compatriot Casemiro also in line to join him after a recent upturn in form and fortune. After initially struggling to break into the first team following his €6m move from Sao Paulo in 2013, the 24-year-old has enjoyed an extended period in the side under new manager Zinedine Zidane. The defensive midfielder missed the second leg of the Real's aggregate win over Manchester City in the semi-final with a muscle injury but played the 90 in the first match and also in the two quarter-final legs against German side Wolfsburg. Casemiro has also regularly started matches in La Liga under Zidane, alongside Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the centre of midfield, and will be confident of making the starting XI in Milan at the end of the month.

The same cannot be said for the third Brazilian at Real Madrid, Danilo. The 24-year-old, who arrived in the summer from Portuguese side Porto, hasn't featured for Los Blancos in the Champions League since their shock 2-0 quarter final first leg loss to Wolfsburg, with Zidane opting for Daniel Carvajal in his place from then on. Real Madrid are the most successful side in the history of the Champions League with ten trophies, while Atletico are still searching for their maiden title after finishing as runners-up in both 2014 and 1974.

Filipe Luis was part of the side that lost in extra-time to Real two years ago before moving to Premier League side Chelsea that summer for a brief and unsuccessful stint in England. He has since returned to the Spanish capital and reclaimed the left-back spot in Diego Simeone's side, playing a crucial role in Los Colchoneros' run to the 2016 final. The 30-year-old has admitted he struggled with the loss to Real in 2014, but is looking forward to having another chance to make history: “I spent several days thinking about the end of that match, unable to sleep,” the Brazil international told Globo. “[But] I do not consider this a chance for revenge, because most of the players who were in that final are not there today. “I consider a new opportunity that life is giving to us a new chance to win this trophy. It is against Real Madrid, but could be against any other team. “We can write our names in the history of football, and that is the philosophy we will take onto the field in the final."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona have intensified their search to loan out Douglas]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81986_barcelona_have_intensified_their_search_to_loan_out_douglas.html 

Barcelona have intensified in recent days their search for a club to loan out Brazilian right-back Douglas.
The main desire of the club's board is to send the former São Paulo man to a team from La Liga, but with the lack of interest, they're already considering releasing him to play in another country in Europe. An eventual return to Brazilian football is ruled out by both parties. The right-back has a contract with the Catalan club until June 2019, but he's outside the plans of coach Luis Enrique for next season. Douglas, 25, was signed in August 2014 for €4 million from São Paulo, but has played just very few games for Barcelona. Luis Enrique does not intend to count on Douglas, and the club's leaders are trying to find a new club for the player, something that was not possible in the previous transfer window.

Barcelona have intensified in recent days their search for a club to loan out Brazilian right-back Douglas.

The main desire of the club's board is to send the former São Paulo man to a team from La Liga, but with the lack of interest, they're already considering releasing him to play in another country in Europe. An eventual return to Brazilian football is ruled out by both parties. The right-back has a contract with the Catalan club until June 2019, but he's outside the plans of coach Luis Enrique for next season. Douglas, 25, was signed in August 2014 for €4 million from São Paulo, but has played just very few games for Barcelona. Luis Enrique does not intend to count on Douglas, and the club's leaders are trying to find a new club for the player, something that was not possible in the previous transfer window.

 

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<![CDATA[Douglas Costa will miss Copa América; Dunga picks Kaká as replacement]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81984_douglas_costa_will_miss_copa_america__dunga_picks_kaka_as_replacement.html 

Bayern Munich attacker Douglas Costa was removed from Brazil's squad for the Copa América Centenário, and was replaced by veteran player Kaká.
Douglas Costa felt pain on his thigh during the team's practice session and underwent tests in Los Angeles, where the group is preparing to compete in the Copa América Centenário. An injury was detected in the adductor muscle of Costa's left thigh, and the coaching staff opted to remove him from the squad late on Thursday. Dunga has decided to call up Orlando City's 34-year-old playmaker Kaká, who was included in the preliminary squad. In the absence of Neymar, Douglas Costa was expected to play a major role for Brazil in the competition, alongside Chelsea's Willian. Santos striker Ricardo Oliveira was also cut off from the national team squad last weekend, following a knee injury. Benfica's Jonas was his replacement.

Bayern Munich attacker Douglas Costa was removed from Brazil's squad for the Copa América Centenário, and was replaced by veteran player Kaká.

Douglas Costa felt pain on his thigh during the team's practice session and underwent tests in Los Angeles, where the group is preparing to compete in the Copa América Centenário. An injury was detected in the adductor muscle of Costa's left thigh, and the coaching staff opted to remove him from the squad late on Thursday. Dunga has decided to call up Orlando City's 34-year-old playmaker Kaká, who was included in the preliminary squad. In the absence of Neymar, Douglas Costa was expected to play a major role for Brazil in the competition, alongside Chelsea's Willian. Santos striker Ricardo Oliveira was also cut off from the national team squad last weekend, following a knee injury. Benfica's Jonas was his replacement.

 

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<![CDATA[Corinthians deny interest in Leandro Damião]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81983_corinthians_deny_interest_in_leandro_damiao.html 

During the presentation of midfielder Camacho on Monday, the deputy director of Corinthians, Eduardo Ferreira, spoke about the possible changes in the squad in the middle of the year.
The official confirmed the possibility of losing defender Felipe, but denied they're in talks with Santos to sign Leandro Damião. Felipe is tipped to leave Corinthians this summer, and Corinthians have already talked with FC Porto. The Brazilian club believes that the deal is likely to happen, and hopes to receive around €8 million. The situation of midfielder Elias should also be defined in the coming weeks. The player has received enquiries from Chinese teams, and Shandong Luneng, coached by former Corinthians manager Mano Menezes, are the favourites to sign him.
Leandro Damião is in Europe waiting for a resolution on the future of his career. His manager, Vinícius Prates said that Corinthians are interested in signing his client, something the club's board denies. Eduardo Ferreira said: "Elias? Hasn't passed the stage of enquiries. Felipe, he has more concrete enquiries, and his agent [Giuliano Bertolucci] is behind the proposal to analyze it. Leandro Damião, there is nothing."

During the presentation of midfielder Camacho on Monday, the deputy director of Corinthians, Eduardo Ferreira, spoke about the possible changes in the squad in the middle of the year.

The official confirmed the possibility of losing defender Felipe, but denied they're in talks with Santos to sign Leandro Damião. Felipe is tipped to leave Corinthians this summer, and Corinthians have already talked with FC Porto. The Brazilian club believes that the deal is likely to happen, and hopes to receive around €8 million. The situation of midfielder Elias should also be defined in the coming weeks. The player has received enquiries from Chinese teams, and Shandong Luneng, coached by former Corinthians manager Mano Menezes, are the favourites to sign him.

Leandro Damião is in Europe waiting for a resolution on the future of his career. His manager, Vinícius Prates said that Corinthians are interested in signing his client, something the club's board denies. Eduardo Ferreira said: "Elias? Hasn't passed the stage of enquiries. Felipe, he has more concrete enquiries, and his agent [Giuliano Bertolucci] is behind the proposal to analyze it. Leandro Damião, there is nothing."

 

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<![CDATA[Santos accepts to sell Gabigol and Ricardo Oliveira, but have no intention to let go of Lucas Lima]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81982_santos_accepts_to_sell_gabigol_and_ricardo_oliveira__but_have_no_intention_to_let_go_of_lucas_lima.html 

Santos have just 10% of the economic rights of Lucas Lima and they do not want to sell the 25-year-old.
The board of Santos knows that they will have a big problem to solve after the Copa América Centenário in the United States - the future of playmaker Lucas Lima. The player has already warned Santos that he wants to play in Europe, but will not have an 'easy life' to get the release from Vila Belmiro. UOL Esporte found that Santos president Modesto Roma will accept to sell any player from his squad, except Lucas Lima. The reason is that they own just 10% of his economic rights. Lucas Lima has a contract with the club until the end of 2017, and has already rejected a number of big money offers from abroad. Santos believe that the amount they will receive for their share wouldn't be enough to find a worthy replacement for Lucas Lima. The likes of Gabigol, Thiago Maia, Zeca and Gustavo Henrique are players with high market value, and the club will listen to proposals if it's advantageous for them and the players.

Santos have just 10% of the economic rights of Lucas Lima and they do not want to sell the 25-year-old.

The board of Santos knows that they will have a big problem to solve after the Copa América Centenário in the United States - the future of playmaker Lucas Lima. The player has already warned Santos that he wants to play in Europe, but will not have an 'easy life' to get the release from Vila Belmiro. UOL Esporte found that Santos president Modesto Roma will accept to sell any player from his squad, except Lucas Lima. The reason is that they own just 10% of his economic rights. Lucas Lima has a contract with the club until the end of 2017, and has already rejected a number of big money offers from abroad. Santos believe that the amount they will receive for their share wouldn't be enough to find a worthy replacement for Lucas Lima. The likes of Gabigol, Thiago Maia, Zeca and Gustavo Henrique are players with high market value, and the club will listen to proposals if it's advantageous for them and the players.

 

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<![CDATA[Reports claim Dani Alves is joining Juventus, but agent denies]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81981_reports_claim_dani_alves_is_joining_juventus__but_agent_denies.html 

Barcelona's Brazilian right-back Dani Alves will leave the club on June 3, according to reports from Spanish media.
According to the information from Cadena SER, the new destination of Dani Alves will be Italian side Juventus, with whom he's expected to sign a three-year contract. The report adds that, although Dani Alves has a deal with Barcelona until 2017, the transaction will be of no cost for the Italian champions. Last year, dissatisfied and feeling neglected, Alves was seriously considering to leave Barcelona, but eventually renewed for two seasons, with an option for one more. However, a clause in the contract reportedly allows Alves to leave for free at the end of each year, and the player would want to make use of this option now.
According to the newspaper AS, Dani Alves announced his decision to Barcelona on Sunday after winning the King's Cup at the Vicente Calderón. Alves' agent Dinorah Santana told Mundo Deportivo that the player does not have any agreement with Juventus, and that he wants to stay at Barça. 

Barcelona's Brazilian right-back Dani Alves will leave the club on June 3, according to reports from Spanish media.

According to the information from Cadena SER, the new destination of Dani Alves will be Italian side Juventus, with whom he's expected to sign a three-year contract. The report adds that, although Dani Alves has a deal with Barcelona until 2017, the transaction will be of no cost for the Italian champions. Last year, dissatisfied and feeling neglected, Alves was seriously considering to leave Barcelona, but eventually renewed for two seasons, with an option for one more. However, a clause in the contract reportedly allows Alves to leave for free at the end of each year, and the player would want to make use of this option now.

According to the newspaper AS, Dani Alves announced his decision to Barcelona on Sunday after winning the King's Cup at the Vicente Calderón. Alves' agent Dinorah Santana told Mundo Deportivo that the player does not have any agreement with Juventus, and that he wants to stay at Barça. 

 

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<![CDATA[Liverpool youngster “Thrilled” to hit Brazil winner]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81975_liverpool_youngster____thrilled____to_hit_brazil_winner.htmlLiverpool youngster Allan has spoken of his delight having found the net for the Brazil U-20 side in their 2-1 win over France in South Korea on Sunday. He scored the winner with a cool side footed finish.

Speaking with the Liverpool website, the ex Internacional prospect said, “It’s a great feeling. We’ve been working hard since we were kids to have the chance to represent our country. My family and I are very proud of it.


“The feeling of scoring a goal is hard to describe – every kid who plays football dreams of that and I’ve had the chance to experience that feeling on the pitch. It was thrilling. We work to stay as calm as possible during the game and have self-control in front of goal. I’m happy I’ve managed to score that goal.”


The 19 year old joined Liverpool last September, but has since spent time on loan at SJK Helsinki and Sint-Truidense in Belgium. It is expected that he will undertake a further loan spell in Europe next season.

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<![CDATA[Gabigol and Lucas Lima unsure of Santos futures]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81974_gabigol_and_lucas_lima_unsure_of_santos_futures.htmlSantos attackers Lucas Lima and Gabriel Barbosa have both admitted that they are unsure whether they will remain at Santos after this summer’s internationals. 19 year old Gabigol is one of the most sought after young players on the continent and 25 year old Lucas Lima almost left in January.

Gabigol will feature in the Copa América and the Olympics, whilst Lucas Lima will sport the famous number 10 shirt for Brazil in the USA in June. Gabigol told Lance! “It's difficult to say, I cannot confirm anything, but I'm very happy at Santos.


"It is always a privilege to play in the Vila [Belmiro] with the fans beside us. I'll get plenty of rest and go to the national team. If I go back or not, we will see more in the future."


Meanwhile playmaker Lucas Lima, who is constantly linked with moves to Europe, told Globo, “I do not know [if I have played my last Santos match]. It could be yes, it could be no. I personally do not feel that it was my last game in my heart, but you cannot guarantee anything.


“There is [a possibility of negotiations]. The window will open and a lot can happen. I have a great affection for Santos and we'll see what happens. Everyone is watching, more so for the national team. I know that the Copa America is also important for me because of this – it is an added incentive for me to stand out."

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<![CDATA[Júlio César signs new deal at Benfica, and Éderson is set to leave]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81953_julio_cesar_signs_new_deal_at_benfica__and_ederson_is_set_to_leave.html 

Brazilian goalkeeper Júlio César, formerly of Queens Park Rangers, finally signed a contract extension with Benfica on Wednesday.
Júlio César has agreed to stay at the Portuguese club until June 2018, and the veteran will earn a salary of approximately €1.5 million per season. Signed by Benfica in August 2014, the 36-year-old finished the current season as a reserve at the club. It took him almost two months to recover from an injury on his right thigh, suffered in early May, and young Brazilian Éderson took over as starting goalkeeper. As mentioned in GOAL Brasil, the renewal of Júlio César, by the way, is another strong indication that Éderson may be sold in the upcoming transfer window. Éderson has been called up by Dunga for next month's Copa América Centenário in the United States, but the 22-year-old is all set to leave the Portuguese side this summer. Inter Milan and Manchester City are two clubs interested in signing Éderson, who's expected to be a starter for Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian goalkeeper Júlio César, formerly of Queens Park Rangers, finally signed a contract extension with Benfica on Wednesday.

Júlio César has agreed to stay at the Portuguese club until June 2018, and the veteran will earn a salary of approximately €1.5 million per season. Signed by Benfica in August 2014, the 36-year-old finished the current season as a reserve at the club. It took him almost two months to recover from an injury on his right thigh, suffered in early May, and young Brazilian Éderson took over as starting goalkeeper. As mentioned in GOAL Brasil, the renewal of Júlio César, by the way, is another strong indication that Éderson may be sold in the upcoming transfer window. Éderson has been called up by Dunga for next month's Copa América Centenário in the United States, but the 22-year-old is all set to leave the Portuguese side this summer. Inter Milan and Manchester City are two clubs interested in signing Éderson, who's expected to be a starter for Brazil during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

 

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<![CDATA[Shakhtar reject €12.5 million bid from Tottenham for Marlos, and they want twice the amount]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81952_shakhtar_reject____12_5_million_bid_from_tottenham_for_marlos__and_they_want_twice_the_amount.html 

Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk have rejected an offer of €12.5 million from Premier League side Tottenham for attacking midfielder Marlos.
One of the main highlights of Shakhtar last season, the former São Paulo man scored 12 goals, in addition to 14 assists, and attracted the interest of European clubs. Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan even sent scouts to monitor the 27-year-old Brazilian in recent months. The proposal from Tottenham was confirmed to ESPN Brasil by representatives of Shakhtar. Shakhtar are asking for €25 million to release Marlos, but there's an assessment that the requested amount is out of reality. When contacted, Marlos' representatives stated that an official contact is yet to be made by any club.
Formerly of Coritiba and São Paulo, Marlos was bought by Shakhtar from Metalist in 2014 for €8 million.

Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk have rejected an offer of €12.5 million from Premier League side Tottenham for attacking midfielder Marlos.

One of the main highlights of Shakhtar last season, the former São Paulo man scored 12 goals, in addition to 14 assists, and attracted the interest of European clubs. Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan even sent scouts to monitor the 27-year-old Brazilian in recent months. The proposal from Tottenham was confirmed to ESPN Brasil by representatives of Shakhtar. Shakhtar are asking for €25 million to release Marlos, but there's an assessment that the requested amount is out of reality. When contacted, Marlos' representatives stated that an official contact is yet to be made by any club.

Formerly of Coritiba and São Paulo, Marlos was bought by Shakhtar from Metalist in 2014 for €8 million.

 

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<![CDATA[Pelé says he almost cried after Brazil's 7-1 defeat to Germany]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81951_pele_says_he_almost_cried_after_brazil_s_7-1_defeat_to_germany.html 

Former Brazilian footballer Pelé revealed on Wednesday that he "almost cried" when he saw the national team being defeated 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Pelé was in Italy for the launch of his film, at an event organized by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The King of Football was also asked about the story told in the film, and said he "was thrilled" when he saw the images for the first time. Pelé said: "I was 9 years old when I saw my father cry. It was after the Maracanazo, the defeat of Brazil against Uruguay in the final of the World Cup. Two years ago, when we were humiliated by Germany 7-1, my son saw that I almost cried. For Brazil, it was an unexplainable disaster."
Pelé then talked about the star players from the past and present, and the legend said his favourite player at the moment is Lionel Messi. He said: "It's very difficult because there have always been players who have been compared with me [as the best ever]. First there was Di Stéfano, then Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Bobby Charlton, Maradona and now there is Messi. Leo is the one I like the most; he's the most complete."

Former Brazilian footballer Pelé revealed on Wednesday that he "almost cried" when he saw the national team being defeated 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Pelé was in Italy for the launch of his film, at an event organized by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The King of Football was also asked about the story told in the film, and said he "was thrilled" when he saw the images for the first time. Pelé said: "I was 9 years old when I saw my father cry. It was after the Maracanazo, the defeat of Brazil against Uruguay in the final of the World Cup. Two years ago, when we were humiliated by Germany 7-1, my son saw that I almost cried. For Brazil, it was an unexplainable disaster."

Pelé then talked about the star players from the past and present, and the legend said his favourite player at the moment is Lionel Messi. He said: "It's very difficult because there have always been players who have been compared with me [as the best ever]. First there was Di Stéfano, then Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Bobby Charlton, Maradona and now there is Messi. Leo is the one I like the most; he's the most complete."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Thu, 26 May 2016 13:48:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Anderson Talisca close to joining Shanghai Shenhua for €25 million]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81950_anderson_talisca_close_to_joining_shanghai_shenhua_for____25_million.html 

The new destination of Benfica's Brazilian attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca should be sealed in the coming days.
Anderson Talisca was in Salvador at the beginning of the week to enjoy his vacation, but according to the information from ESPN Brasil, Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua are the favourites to sign the 22-year-old for €25 million. When contacted, the player's staff confirmed the talks but there's no definition on his future, yet. The deal is being handled directly by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, who also manages Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. On Monday, Talisca was at the training center of Bahia to meet his former colleagues. Striker Jonas also had his name mentioned in conversations, however, the total amount of €45 million requested by Benfica was holding back an agreement for the duo.

The new destination of Benfica's Brazilian attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca should be sealed in the coming days.

Anderson Talisca was in Salvador at the beginning of the week to enjoy his vacation, but according to the information from ESPN Brasil, Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua are the favourites to sign the 22-year-old for €25 million. When contacted, the player's staff confirmed the talks but there's no definition on his future, yet. The deal is being handled directly by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, who also manages Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. On Monday, Talisca was at the training center of Bahia to meet his former colleagues. Striker Jonas also had his name mentioned in conversations, however, the total amount of €45 million requested by Benfica was holding back an agreement for the duo.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Thu, 26 May 2016 13:47:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Linked to Tottenham, Jonathan Calleri can stay at São Paulo, says his father]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81949_linked_to_tottenham__jonathan_calleri_can_stay_at_sao_paulo__says_his_father.html 

A major highlight of São Paulo with 12 goals this season, Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri can stay at Morumbi after the end of the Copa Libertadores.
In recent weeks, the international press speculated about a possible transfer of the striker to Europe, but according to his father, everything is speculation, and there is still no official proposal. The player's father had revealed at the start of the week that Calleri has a verbal agreement with Premier League side Tottenham to join them this summer. Guillermo Calleri told UOL Esporte: "The truth is that they are all rumors. When we have something concrete, with official proposals, we will sit down to evaluate, and then we will take the decision."
Guillermo Calleri, however, made clear that staying at São Paulo is a concrete possibility, for now. The reason mentioned is the relationship of the player with the fans. He said: "There's also the possibility of staying at São Paulo, because the love that the fans have for him is very beautiful. It is something real, and they show it all the time, it's beautiful. [Winning the Libertadores] here would be a dream."

A major highlight of São Paulo with 12 goals this season, Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri can stay at Morumbi after the end of the Copa Libertadores.

In recent weeks, the international press speculated about a possible transfer of the striker to Europe, but according to his father, everything is speculation, and there is still no official proposal. The player's father had revealed at the start of the week that Calleri has a verbal agreement with Premier League side Tottenham to join them this summer. Guillermo Calleri told UOL Esporte: "The truth is that they are all rumors. When we have something concrete, with official proposals, we will sit down to evaluate, and then we will take the decision."

Guillermo Calleri, however, made clear that staying at São Paulo is a concrete possibility, for now. The reason mentioned is the relationship of the player with the fans. He said: "There's also the possibility of staying at São Paulo, because the love that the fans have for him is very beautiful. It is something real, and they show it all the time, it's beautiful. [Winning the Libertadores] here would be a dream."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Thu, 26 May 2016 13:44:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Filipe Luis ‘couldn’t sleep for days’ after 2014 final]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81948_filipe_luis____couldn___t_sleep_for_days____after_2014_final.htmlAtletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis has confessed that he was unable to sleep for several days after Atleti’s defeat in the 2014 Champions League Final. The Brazilian will contest the final in Milan again, with Real Madrid once again the opponents in a repeat of the final from two years ago.

Filipe will be hoping to avoid a repeat result in Milan on Saturday. Atletico led their city rivals until a 90th minute Sergio Ramos header saw the game move into extra time, where Real took control and eventually won 4-1.


“I spent several days thinking that at the end of 2014, I was unable to sleep. I dreamed several times that the game was cancelled, that it was replayed and that we had another chance. I dreamt that several times,” he laughed.


“Because really you see the trophy so close, shining in front of you, and suddenly the dream is taken. But that's the beauty of football. You think you have a hand on the cup and then it is far away. A minute is a long time!” he concluded.


Filipe Luis is part of Brazil’s Copa América squad and he spoke a little of the criticism the national side endures from their domestic media, “At our clubs we know the smallest details of our teammates, where they will be on the pitch, when I have to defend and when he has to attack.


“In the National Team we have different teammates and we do not have much time to train. Training lasts two or three days and that does not give much time. Often we are criticized, sometimes rightly, sometimes not.


“But if I was not in the squad, I would not be criticized. So I accept this criticism with joy. The only thing I want is to try to play the best I can to try to turn the criticism into praise in the future.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Thu, 26 May 2016 13:26:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Dani Alves: “I like it when Madrid doesn’t win, that is obvious”]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81947_dani_alves_____i_like_it_when_madrid_doesn___t_win__that_is_obvious___.htmlBarcelona right-back Dani Alves has told the press that he will be rooting for Atletico Madrid in thios Saturday’s Champions League final in Milan. In a repeat of the 2014 final, Atleti take on city rivals Real Madrid, who search for their 11th European Cup triumph.

The Brazilian explained that Atletico deserve the honour, but also that, as a Barca player, Alves does not want Madrid to win major trophies, “'I want Atletico to win it. But not just because I want Madrid to lose.


“'I like it when Madrid doesn't win, that is obvious. But I want Atletico to win it because they are a team that has worked for it. They deserve a title of this level, and they come into it competing with the most.Madrid already have many Champions [League trophies]. I would like Atletico to have a prize for all the work they have done in recent years.”


Alves was a Champions League winner in 2009, 2011 and 2015 with Barca. He is currently nursing a foot injury which threatens his participation in next month’s Copa América Centenário in the US.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Thu, 26 May 2016 12:42:03 +0000
<![CDATA[Dani Alves Copa America participation in doubt]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81927_dani_alves_copa_america_participation_in_doubt.htmlBrazil right back Dani Alves is doubtful for the Copa América due to a foot injury. The 33 year old finished his season by winning the Copa del Rey against Sevilla on Sunday. But shortly after the game, the Barca right back confirmed he would delay joining up with his international teammates in America to have treatment.

Alves confirmed that he has been carrying the issue for six months, “I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis trouble for six months, but that hasn’t stopped me from playing. I have done the treatment. I asked permission to be 100 per cent in order to help my country. The pain is strong, but it does not stop playing.


“It is a great honor to serve my country in colours of the Selecao,” Alves added. “And when they call you, there is no fatigue. But I have to be in my best physical level in order to give my best.”


If Alves has to pull out, Dunga will call for Corinthians right-back Fagner, who was part of the 40 man provisional squad, as back up. It will likely result in a starting role for Monaco full-back Fabinho in the Brazil defence, or else Marquinhos has played there in the past.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Wed, 25 May 2016 15:55:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Brazil announce Copa America squad numbers]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81926_brazil_announce_copa_america_squad_numbers.htmlBrazil have announced their official squad numbers for Copa América Centenário this summer. With Neymar absent, Santos playmaker Lucas Lima will take the famous number 10 shirt, whilst his prodigal young teammate Gabriel Barbosa has been handed the number 11.

Gil will take David Luiz’s number 4 shirt, which all but confirms that he will partner Miranda at the heart of the defence in the USA. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has number 22, Chelsea’s Willian has been given his usual number 19.


Newcomers to the squad, Jonas will take the 9 shirt, having replaced the injured Ricardo Oliveira, Rafinha has number 20, Rodrigo Caio will take 14 and Galo left-back Douglas Santos will be number 16.


Full list: 1.ALISSON, 2.DANI ALVES, 3.MIRANDA, 4.GIL, 5.CASEMIRO, 6.FILIPE LUIS, 7.DOUGLAS COSTA, 8.ELIAS, 9.JONAS, 10.LUCAS LIMA, 11.GABRIEL BARBOSA, 12.DIEGO ALVES, 13.MARQUINHOS, 14.RODRIGO CAIO, 15.FABINHO, 16.DOUGLAS SANTOS, 17.LUIZ GUSTAVO, 18.RENATO AUGUSTO, 19.WILLIAN, 20.RAFINHA, 21.HULK, 22.PHILIPPE COUTINHO, 23.EDERSON.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Wed, 25 May 2016 15:38:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Thiago Silva bids an emotional farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81906_thiago_silva_bids_an_emotional_farewell_to_zlatan_ibrahimovic.htmlParis Saint Germain defender Thiago Silva bade an emotional farewell to Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his Instagram account. Ibrahimovic leaves the French club this summer with his contract now expired.


Thiago, also a teammate of Zlatan’s at AC Milan, took to social media to express his gratitude towards the iconic forward, “My friend, I wish you much luck in this new journey! God be with you. It was very good to be with you in these six years!


“Two years of Milan and four years of PSG, it was very special. Thanks for everything and especially for being my friend. I will recall that for my whole life, as you told me! “ Both players were bought from Milan by PSG in the same transfer window in 2012. At PSG, Thiago Silva is captain with Ibrahimovic his vice captain.


Rumours are circulating that Ibra, now a free agent, will join José Mourinho at Manchester United on a free transfer this summer. The Swede turns 35 in November, but is available on a free transfer.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Tue, 24 May 2016 15:18:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘Ronaldinho is my idol’ says Chelsea’s Willian]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81905____ronaldinho_is_my_idol____says_chelsea___s_willian.htmlChelsea winger Willian has described Ronaldinho as his idol. In an interview with the Chelsea website focusing specifically on skills and tricks, the Brazilian revealed that Ronaldinho was one of his biggest influences as a young player, as well as Robinho.

Ronaldinho has not played in almost a year following his departure from Fluminense, but his influence lives on, “He was the best, he’s my idol. I played with him in a charity game, he’s a very nice guy.”


Willian recalls one piece of skill from the ex Barcelona man in particular, “When he was playing for Barcelona. He got the ball and flicked it over the head of his opponent one, two, three times, it was unbelievable.”


The Chelsea and Brazil star also identified Robinho as an influence when it comes to skills and tricks, “I tried to learn so many. I always tried to copy the professionals. Robinho used to do a skill called the elastico, where he spins away from the defender, and I used to practice that a lot but it’s very difficult to do.


“When I was playing for Brazil against Turkey I did the elastico and I did it against Argentina as well. For Chelsea I have also done some good skills but I can’t pick one out. Of course, in training you try to do things which you can then bring into the game, but in a match you also do things that which you have never practiced in your life, which is strange, but that’s just the way it happens.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Tue, 24 May 2016 14:55:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Jonas delighted with Brazil Copa America call up]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81891_jonas_delighted_with_brazil_copa_america_call_up.htmlBenfica striker Jonas has spoken of his delight at being called into Brazil’s Copa América squad, following injury to Santos’ Ricardo Oliveira. Oliveira had to pull out and Dunga has called for 32 year old Jonas, who has scored 36 goals in all competitions for Benfica this season.

"I am very happy to be called up, it completes what has been a wonderful season," Jonas told SporTV. "I always say that to be considered for the Seleção is an honour and a source of pride. I am at the disposal of Dunga for whatever he needs. Let's go in search of the title in USA. The only thing that is upsetting is Ricardo’s injury."


"It was an amazing season," he continued. "It has to be celebrated. We won two titles, we became three-time league champions, which has not happened for a long time, we got to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and I managed to beat my total of goals for last season."


Ricardo Oliveira revealed that it was with great reluctance that he informed the CBF of his knee injury, “As everyone knows, I have struggled with a sore right knee. It happened in the final. After a lot of treatment, the pain has continued in the past few days.


“For two weeks I have worked with the medical department at Santos… there was an improvement, but still some limitations of movement.


“I decided to contact the leaders of the CBF to explain my situation and we agreed that I would not present myself for the Copa America. I will continue with my treatment and hope Brazil have a great tournament. I thank the fans for all their messages of support.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Mon, 23 May 2016 17:13:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Coutinho bags another Liverpool player of the season award]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81890_coutinho_bags_another_liverpool_player_of_the_season_award.htmlLiverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho has been voted as Liverpool’s Player of the Season by the club’s official Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association for the second consecutive season. The Brazilian also bagged the Players’ Player of the Season Award, the performance of the season and the supporters’ player of the season gongs.

Coutinho was chuffed with the award, saying, “I am honoured to be voted as Player of the Season by LDSA members for the second year running. I would like to thank everybody who voted for me.”


Keith Graham, LDSA chairman, added: “We are delighted to present Philippe Coutinho with this award. His courageous attitude and drive throughout the season has been brilliant and he is a worthy winner for his campaign during the 2015-16 season.


“The LDSA end of season gala dinner is a fantastic evening and provides the perfect opportunity to bring LDSA fans together to celebrate the achievements of the team during the season.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Mon, 23 May 2016 16:40:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Huerelho Gomes humbled to land triple Watford award]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81869_huerelho_gomes_humbled_to_land_triple_watford_award.htmlWatford goalkeeper Huerelho Gomes has spoken of his delight after landing an awards night treble at Watford FC’s end of season awards dinner. The Brazilian goalkeeper claimed the Players’ Player of the season, the Supporters’ Player of the Season and the Performance of the Season.

 

“It's not easy [winning this award] because in the team we've got players like Troy Deeney, Craig Cathcart and Ben Watson, and the whole team makes me feel good at the back," said Gomes, "This is more than special, because it comes from you guys [the fans].

 

“It has been a pleasure to play for you and I will try to do my best all the time to put Watford where we want to.  Well done to you guys because you make the club and we need you.  If we stick together and if you stay behind the club, like we did this season, we are going to achieve great things in the future."

 

Gomes won the performance of the season for his display in a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns in March, in which he saved two penalties, “First of all I praise the Lord for this opportunity and for this very special moment for me, and my family as well," he said.

 

"I need to mention the whole of Watford FC, but one guy in particular - Paolo [De Toffol], our goalkeeper coach. When I first came he told me that he would help me go back to my level again, and we did it together.

 

"My teammates have also been great with me, they have helped me a lot and I've learned a lot with them as well. When I put on a Watford shirt I try my best to help you guys and I will keep trying all the time, and I will try to get better and better every day." 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Sun, 22 May 2016 18:22:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘When things are difficult, i always fight’ says Willian]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81868____when_things_are_difficult__i_always_fight____says_willian.htmlChelsea’s player of the season Willian was flattered to take the player of the season gong at Chelsea’s end of season awards, but is hoping for a much better season for The Blues next year, who finished in 10th place this season.

The Brazilian admits that it has been a difficult year, “It means a lot to get an award from the fans so a big thank you to them. I feel very good when they sing my song and I always try to do my best on the pitch for them. They deserve more than they got this season and I hope next season we can win some titles for them.

“I think it’s more difficult to play well when the team isn’t playing well. This season I have improved a lot. Sometimes the team collectively played well but I always try to do my best on an individual level on the pitch.

“When things are difficult you have to fight even harder to try to win the game, and I think I always do that. I want to stay in that level next season and play better game by game, and I hope as well we can get some titles.”

Willian also said he was grateful to work with Guus Hiidink again, the pair were together during Willian’s spell at Anzhi in Russia, “To work with him is very good. He is so calm. He is like a father! He understands everything and when he came we changed a little bit, we won a few more games and it was very good to work with him again.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/info_1464007111.jpgSun, 22 May 2016 17:47:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo sent WhatsApp message to congratulate Neymar on La Liga title]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81855_cristiano_ronaldo_sent_whatsapp_message_to_congratulate_neymar_on_la_liga_title.html 

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated Barcelona forward Neymar for winning the Spanish Championship.
According to Spanish newspaper SPORT, the message was sent by Cristiano Ronaldo in WhatsApp to Neymar after the victory of Barcelona over Granada, in the last round of the championship. Also according to the publication, people close to the Brazilian would have said that the tone of the message was "very affectionate." Surprised by the attitude of the rival, Neymar said Cristiano thanking the words. The attitude only confirms good personal relationship that both would have off the field. However, the Portuguese striker was not the only member of the Real Madrid squad to congratulate someone from Barcelona for the Spanish league title. Zidane and Sergio Ramos had publicly congratulated coach Luis Enrique.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated Barcelona forward Neymar for winning the Spanish Championship.

According to Spanish newspaper SPORT, the message was sent by Cristiano Ronaldo in WhatsApp to Neymar after the victory of Barcelona over Granada, in the last round of the championship. Also according to the publication, people close to the Brazilian would have said that the tone of the message was "very affectionate." Surprised by the attitude of the rival, Neymar said Cristiano thanking the words. The attitude only confirms good personal relationship that both would have off the field. However, the Portuguese striker was not the only member of the Real Madrid squad to congratulate someone from Barcelona for the Spanish league title. Zidane and Sergio Ramos had publicly congratulated coach Luis Enrique.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Sat, 21 May 2016 14:23:37 +0000
<![CDATA[Santos wants fixed price for 10% of Lucas Lima, and complicates a sale]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81854_santos_wants_fixed_price_for_10__of_lucas_lima__and_complicates_a_sale.html 

Among Gabigol, Ricardo Oliveira and Lucas Lima, the negotiations for the playmaker's sale should bring more controversy at Santos in the middle of this year, when the transfer window opens.
Santos president Modesto Rome has warned that he wants to keep Lucas Lima until the end of his contract in December 2017. If that were not enough, the only condition the club accepts to sell the player rather complicates the lives of interested parties. UOL Esporte found that Santos want a fixed value for the 10% of the economic rights they own. The information was confirmed by Lucas' agent Wagner Ribeiro. For the the agent, it will be easier to negotiate Gabigol, who's another player tipped to leave this summer. Wagner Ribeiro said: "They [Santos] don't want to sell, he has until the end of 2017, I believe Lucas will find it harder to quit than Gabigol. Because Santos has just 10%, for them it's not interesting to sell Lucas. Santos wants to put a fixed value for their 10%. If Santos ask for €10 million, for example, for their part, then we would have sales of €110 million."

Among Gabigol, Ricardo Oliveira and Lucas Lima, the negotiations for the playmaker's sale should bring more controversy at Santos in the middle of this year, when the transfer window opens.

Santos president Modesto Rome has warned that he wants to keep Lucas Lima until the end of his contract in December 2017. If that were not enough, the only condition the club accepts to sell the player rather complicates the lives of interested parties. UOL Esporte found that Santos want a fixed value for the 10% of the economic rights they own. The information was confirmed by Lucas' agent Wagner Ribeiro. For the the agent, it will be easier to negotiate Gabigol, who's another player tipped to leave this summer. Wagner Ribeiro said: "They [Santos] don't want to sell, he has until the end of 2017, I believe Lucas will find it harder to quit than Gabigol. Because Santos has just 10%, for them it's not interesting to sell Lucas. Santos wants to put a fixed value for their 10%. If Santos ask for €10 million, for example, for their part, then we would have sales of €110 million."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Sat, 21 May 2016 14:20:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Internacional yet to give up on Nicolás López and awaits the response of Udinese]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/81853_internacional_yet_to_give_up_on_nicolas_lopez_and_awaits_the_response_of_udinese.html 

Nicolás López is on loan from Udinese to Nacional in Uruguay and has an offer from Internacional.
Internacional haven't given up on Uruguayan striker Nicolás López. A month after submitting a proposal to Udinese, Inter are still following the attacker who's currently at Nacional, and are waiting for a response from Udinese. Brasileirão champions Corinthians are another team that have made an enquiry for Nicolás López, but the €6 million asking price of Udinese is the biggest problem in negotiations. Internacional's offer reportedly has an involvement of a player, and millionaire Giampaolo Pozzo [who controls Udinese, Granada and Watford] praised Eduardo Sasha. However, the name of Sasha nor any in particular, was quoted officially in the conversations. The board of Inter ensure that the negotiations are still at the same stage when there was a visit to Pozzo, in early April. Those involved in the negotiations also confirm that there was no evolution in the talks, but were unable to specify the reason for a stall in talks. At Beira-Rio, Nicolás López is seen as an ideal signing for the team coached by Argel Fucks. The Uruguayan, 22, is on loan at Nacional for 18 months but they're contractually obligated to release the player, upon request from Udinese.

Nicolás López is on loan from Udinese to Nacional in Uruguay and has an offer from Internacional.

Internacional haven't given up on Uruguayan striker Nicolás López. A month after submitting a proposal to Udinese, Inter are still following the attacker who's currently at Nacional, and are waiting for a response from Udinese. Brasileirão champions Corinthians are another team that have made an enquiry for Nicolás López, but the €6 million asking price of Udinese is the biggest problem in negotiations. Internacional's offer reportedly has an involvement of a player, and millionaire Giampaolo Pozzo [who controls Udinese, Granada and Watford] praised Eduardo Sasha. However, the name of Sasha nor any in particular, was quoted officially in the conversations. The board of Inter ensure that the negotiations are still at the same stage when there was a visit to Pozzo, in early April. Those involved in the negotiations also confirm that there was no evolution in the talks, but were unable to specify the reason for a stall in talks. At Beira-Rio, Nicolás López is seen as an ideal signing for the team coached by Argel Fucks. The Uruguayan, 22, is on loan at Nacional for 18 months but they're contractually obligated to release the player, upon request from Udinese.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-05/home/Sat, 21 May 2016 14:18:48 +0000