<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Questions from the reporter Silvio Barsetti bothers Neymar during press conference]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83322_questions_from_the_reporter_silvio_barsetti_bothers_neymar_during_press_conference.html 

During a press conference on Tuesday, Neymar was bothered with questions from a reporter about his commitment to the Brazilian national team, based on his record since the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Barcelona striker is currently with the Brazilian national team preparing for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year-old was reminded of cards, suspensions and his life off the field during the press conference, which really bothered the player.
Following the question from Portal Terra's reporter Silvio Barsetti, Neymar said: "Imagine you're 24 years old, earning what I earn and having all that I have. Wouldn't you be the same as me? When I'm off the pitch, that's my private life. You have to judge me on the pitch. I'm talking to you, you can look at me, please? Look at my eye, to create a friendly atmosphere, please. You don't have to get mad. I have my achievements and I have my own things outside of that. I'm very quiet about these things, but of course you can criticise me. I'm not a perfect guy."
He added: "I also like to go out and have fun with my friends. I have my family and friends. Why can I not go out and enjoy parties? I can do that and will continue to. If I'm aware of my duties the next day, I see no problem."

During a press conference on Tuesday, Neymar was bothered with questions from a reporter about his commitment to the Brazilian national team, based on his record since the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Barcelona striker is currently with the Brazilian national team preparing for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year-old was reminded of cards, suspensions and his life off the field during the press conference, which really bothered the player.

Following the question from Portal Terra's reporter Silvio Barsetti, Neymar said: "Imagine you're 24 years old, earning what I earn and having all that I have. Wouldn't you be the same as me? When I'm off the pitch, that's my private life. You have to judge me on the pitch. I'm talking to you, you can look at me, please? Look at my eye, to create a friendly atmosphere, please. You don't have to get mad. I have my achievements and I have my own things outside of that. I'm very quiet about these things, but of course you can criticise me. I'm not a perfect guy."

He added: "I also like to go out and have fun with my friends. I have my family and friends. Why can I not go out and enjoy parties? I can do that and will continue to. If I'm aware of my duties the next day, I see no problem."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:07:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Manchester United yet to formalize their offer, while City are in advanced negotiations for Gabriel Jesus]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83321_manchester_united_yet_to_formalize_their_offer__while_city_are_in_advanced_negotiations_for_gabriel_jesus.html 

Preferred by Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with Palmeiras to sign the 19-year-old, who's currently with the Brazilian national team preparing for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Manchester City are believed to have a verbal agreement with Palmeiras for the €32 million transfer of Gabriel Jesus. According to Globo Esporte, leaders of Palmeiras and representatives of the English club have maintained contact, and people who follow the negotiations believe in a positive outcome soon. Gabriel Jesus has also been monitored by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but the youngster has his heart set on a move to Manchester City after a telephone conversation with the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola. Manchester United came to express their interest and, through intermediaries, had promised to make an offer of €38 million for the Brazilian revelation, but the interest has not been formalized, yet.
In the mean time, Barcelona are trying to use Neymar and change Gabriel Jesus' mind. Both players are training at Granja Comary, and should play a major role in Brazil's quest for Gold next month. According to the people involved in the negotiations, Barcelona wanted Neymar to approach Gabriel, with messages from club coach Luis Enrique and Andrés Iniesta. But Gabriel was mesmerized with the phone call from Pep Guardiola, and the impression is that, only a twist now can change the player's mind.
As per contractual terms, Gabriel Jesus has a €40 million release clause, but it drops to €24 million for Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Palmeiras can be forced to sell Gabriel Jesus after the Olympic Games. UOL Esporte had access to the contract between Gabriel, Palmeiras and his agents. Clause 4 deals exclusively with the subject and makes it clear that, after August 22, Gabriel and his managers will have even more power to decide the player's future. For the clause to be exercised, a proposal of at least €24 million from a foreign club is required, after the Olympics. To reject an offer along these lines, Palmeiras [own 30%] must buy 70% of the remaining economic rights of Gabriel. If they fail to do so, they're obliged to sell the player.

Preferred by Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with Palmeiras to sign the 19-year-old, who's currently with the Brazilian national team preparing for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Manchester City are believed to have a verbal agreement with Palmeiras for the €32 million transfer of Gabriel Jesus. According to Globo Esporte, leaders of Palmeiras and representatives of the English club have maintained contact, and people who follow the negotiations believe in a positive outcome soon. Gabriel Jesus has also been monitored by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but the youngster has his heart set on a move to Manchester City after a telephone conversation with the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola. Manchester United came to express their interest and, through intermediaries, had promised to make an offer of €38 million for the Brazilian revelation, but the interest has not been formalized, yet.

In the mean time, Barcelona are trying to use Neymar and change Gabriel Jesus' mind. Both players are training at Granja Comary, and should play a major role in Brazil's quest for Gold next month. According to the people involved in the negotiations, Barcelona wanted Neymar to approach Gabriel, with messages from club coach Luis Enrique and Andrés Iniesta. But Gabriel was mesmerized with the phone call from Pep Guardiola, and the impression is that, only a twist now can change the player's mind.

As per contractual terms, Gabriel Jesus has a €40 million release clause, but it drops to €24 million for Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Palmeiras can be forced to sell Gabriel Jesus after the Olympic Games. UOL Esporte had access to the contract between Gabriel, Palmeiras and his agents. Clause 4 deals exclusively with the subject and makes it clear that, after August 22, Gabriel and his managers will have even more power to decide the player's future. For the clause to be exercised, a proposal of at least €24 million from a foreign club is required, after the Olympics. To reject an offer along these lines, Palmeiras [own 30%] must buy 70% of the remaining economic rights of Gabriel. If they fail to do so, they're obliged to sell the player.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:04:04 +0000
<![CDATA[Santos president Modesto believes that Gabigol will reject Juventus]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83320_santos_president_modesto_believes_that_gabigol_will_reject_juventus.html 

The president of Santos, Modesto Roma, is awaiting a response from Gabriel Barbosa and his representatives about the proposal from Italian champions Juventus.
Modesto Roma believes that Gabigol should reject the offer from Juventus and stay at Vila Belmiro. The president points out that the decision is with Gabigol's family, but gave his opinion about a transfer to Europe. According to him, the 19-year-old will be more mature in a year to play in European football. He said: "I received a proposal. Regardless of our interest, it's within the exit clause. So we don't have to like it or not like it. I think the proposal should not interest [thwle player's family]. We are waiting for the player's personal response. What they've ask is time to discuss. Juventus sent a proposal here."
He added: "He would mature more in a year. The later he goes, the more mature he will be. It happens when it has to happen. I don't want him to go away. I'd rather stay, but there is a clause and now the decision is up to him. It's with his family."
Santos accepted a proposal of €20 million from Juventus on Monday, but according to Globo Esporte, the attacker and his family are not entirely pleased with the values. A clause in the contract says that Santos must release the player if there's a proposal of €18 million or more, and inform Gabriel, who can give up 40% of his economic rights to be sold immediately. Under current conditions, Santos will receive €18 million, while Gabigol would have to accept the remaining €2 million. It's important to note that Gabigol is supposed to receive €8 million [40%] from the total transfer fee, but would have to give up €6 million if he wants to go to Juventus now. His monthly wages at Juventus would be in the region of €250,000, but the proposal hasn't pleased the player. The idea of ​​Gabigol's representatives is to make Santos give up a part of the €18 million or force the Italians to up their offer, which would increase the share of the player. The proposal of Juventus is valid until the 1st of August, but Gabigol is in no hurry to define his future.

The president of Santos, Modesto Roma, is awaiting a response from Gabriel Barbosa and his representatives about the proposal from Italian champions Juventus.

Modesto Roma believes that Gabigol should reject the offer from Juventus and stay at Vila Belmiro. The president points out that the decision is with Gabigol's family, but gave his opinion about a transfer to Europe. According to him, the 19-year-old will be more mature in a year to play in European football. He said: "I received a proposal. Regardless of our interest, it's within the exit clause. So we don't have to like it or not like it. I think the proposal should not interest [thwle player's family]. We are waiting for the player's personal response. What they've ask is time to discuss. Juventus sent a proposal here."

He added: "He would mature more in a year. The later he goes, the more mature he will be. It happens when it has to happen. I don't want him to go away. I'd rather stay, but there is a clause and now the decision is up to him. It's with his family."

Santos accepted a proposal of €20 million from Juventus on Monday, but according to Globo Esporte, the attacker and his family are not entirely pleased with the values. A clause in the contract says that Santos must release the player if there's a proposal of €18 million or more, and inform Gabriel, who can give up 40% of his economic rights to be sold immediately. Under current conditions, Santos will receive €18 million, while Gabigol would have to accept the remaining €2 million.

It's important to note that Gabigol is supposed to receive €8 million [40%] from the total transfer fee, but would have to give up €6 million if he wants to go to Juventus now. His monthly wages at Juventus would be in the region of €250,000, but the proposal hasn't pleased the player. The idea of ​​Gabigol's representatives is to make Santos give up a part of the €18 million or force the Italians to up their offer, which would increase the share of the player. The proposal of Juventus is valid until the 1st of August, but Gabigol is in no hurry to define his future.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:01:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Brazil Olympic team midfielder Thiago Maia once slept in a motel because he couldn't afford to rent a room]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83319_brazil_olympic_team_midfielder_thiago_maia_once_slept_in_a_motel_because_he_couldn_t_afford_to_rent_a_room.html 

Santos midfielder Thiago Maia has already entered Brazil's Olympic history.
Thiago Maia is the first player from the state of Roraima to take part in an edition of the Olympic Games. Roraima is the only state in the country which is entirely in the northern hemisphere, and the one which had never given an athlete to the Brazilian delegation. To reach the national team, Thiago Maia had to leave Boa Vista in early adolescence, and revealed that he once slept in a motel because he couldn't afford to rent a room. During an earlier interview, Thiago's mother said that she had to choose between buying a hotdog for her hungry son or pay to go for training the next day.
Thiago Maia told Folha: "I laugh now, but it was pretty sad. My mother cried. But we could overcome this. We are now reaping what we sow. I once went to sleep in a motel early career by not having money to rent a room. I heard a lot of crying and did not understand anything."

Santos midfielder Thiago Maia has already entered Brazil's Olympic history.

Thiago Maia is the first player from the state of Roraima to take part in an edition of the Olympic Games. Roraima is the only state in the country which is entirely in the northern hemisphere, and the one which had never given an athlete to the Brazilian delegation. To reach the national team, Thiago Maia had to leave Boa Vista in early adolescence, and revealed that he once slept in a motel because he couldn't afford to rent a room. During an earlier interview, Thiago's mother said that she had to choose between buying a hotdog for her hungry son or pay to go for training the next day.

Thiago Maia told Folha: "I laugh now, but it was pretty sad. My mother cried. But we could overcome this. We are now reaping what we sow. I once went to sleep in a motel early career by not having money to rent a room. I heard a lot of crying and did not understand anything."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:11 +0000
<![CDATA[Concerned with swelling on his elbow, Brazil should spare Fernando Prass from training for a week]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83318_concerned_with_swelling_on_his_elbow__brazil_should_spare_fernando_prass_from_training_for_a_week.html 

Palmeiras announced that goalkeeper Fernando Prass, who's currently with the Brazilian Olympic team, hasn't suffered a damage to his right elbow, but should miss the upcoming friendly against Japan on Saturday.
CBF only confirmed the absence of Fernando Prass from Wednesday's training, but still the presence of the goalkeeper on Saturday is very unlikely. With that, Prass would return to training only on Monday, four days before Brazil's opening game at the Olympics. On Monday, Prass injured his right elbow - which was operated in 2014 and sidelined him for five months. The technical committee of Brazil are not considering the possibility of removing Fernando Prass from the squad, but there's concern about the large swelling on his elbow, and he should be left out of training for nearly one week. Atlético Mineiro keeper Uílson is expected to start against Japan in the friendly in Goiânia. CBF confirmed also that Palmeiras' young keeper Daniel Fuzato has been picked as a substitute for Prass.

Palmeiras announced that goalkeeper Fernando Prass, who's currently with the Brazilian Olympic team, hasn't suffered a damage to his right elbow, but should miss the upcoming friendly against Japan on Saturday.

CBF only confirmed the absence of Fernando Prass from Wednesday's training, but still the presence of the goalkeeper on Saturday is very unlikely. With that, Prass would return to training only on Monday, four days before Brazil's opening game at the Olympics. On Monday, Prass injured his right elbow - which was operated in 2014 and sidelined him for five months. The technical committee of Brazil are not considering the possibility of removing Fernando Prass from the squad, but there's concern about the large swelling on his elbow, and he should be left out of training for nearly one week. Atlético Mineiro keeper Uílson is expected to start against Japan in the friendly in Goiânia. CBF confirmed also that Palmeiras' young keeper Daniel Fuzato has been picked as a substitute for Prass.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:57:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Guardiola hints that he could use Fernandinho as a centre half]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83315_guardiola_hints_that_he_could_use_fernandinho_as_a_centre_half.htmlNew Manchester City manager has heaped praise on Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and even hinted that he may use him as a centre half next season. Guardiola famously turned Javier Mascherano into a defender during his stint at Barcelona and he suggested that he may have similar plans for Fernandinho.

“I think Fernandinho can play in ten positions,” he told a press conference on Wednesday. “He has the quality to play wherever. He could play at centre back. He’s a quick, fast player, so intelligent, aggressive and strong in the air.

“He has the quality to create good build-up. We think he can play there – maybe Fernando too but he’s not as quick. I like midfielders to play at centre back because they can play good passes.”

Guardiola confirmed that Manchester City are looking for some opponents to play in a behind closed doors friendly at their academy centre, after their planned pre-season fixture with Manchester United in Beijing was called off due to poor playing conditions.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:22:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Carioca Renato Augusto dreaming of Olympic gold in the Maracana]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83314_carioca_renato_augusto_dreaming_of_olympic_gold_in_the_maracana.htmlBrazil midfielder Renato Augusto is dreaming of winning an Olympic gold in his home city this August. He was called up as a late replacement for the injured Douglas Costa as one of the three permitted players over the age of 23 allowed in the squad.

Renato is the only carioca in Rogerio Michale’s squad and he is dreaming of securing the country’s first gold for soccer in the Maracanã, close to where he grew up, “It will be a dream to play in Rio, where I was born, grew up and I was raised right near the Maracana.

“Having family and friends around, cheering for me and the team, it will be even more fuel more to fight for this unprecedented gold medal,” the midfielder, who will join up with his teammates tomorrow, after Beijing Guoan’s Chinese Cup Quarter-Final match, told ESPN Brasil.

“The setting could not be better,” he continued, “You did not think you could still compete in the Olympics. And there were only three places for (players) over 23. Unfortunately, Douglas Costa had to pull out, but I have been given this opportunity and I want to grab it in the best possible way.”

Renato does not believe that physical preparation will an issue as he employed the same fitness coach he worked with at Corinthians when he moved to China, “I knew I had to stay at a high level to have a chance to go keep being called by Brazil,” he remarked.

"I can say that the physical preparation I do is the same as it was at Corinthians, because I brought the same professional to work with me. And I always remain dedicated to training. Because of this work, I have not had any injuries.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:55:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Ramires rooting for Kante at Chelsea]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83280_ramires_rooting_for_kante_at_chelsea.htmlEx Chelsea midfielder Ramires has given his backing to the London club’s new recruit N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman joined from champions Leicester this summer and inherited Ramires’ old number 7 squad number.

The Brazilian, who joined Jiangsu Suning in China in January, wished Kante luck with Chelsea, “I am very proud to have worn the shirt 7 success with Chelsea for so long and I think it is in good hands with Kanté. I'm rooting for him to win by at least half of the titles I won wearing this number.

“If this happens, it will already help a lot. I'm here in China, but always looking out for what happens in England. The group has not changed, I have lots of friends there and I'll be here cheering for Chelsea to reach their goals this season.”

Ramires joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2010, winning a league title, an FA Cup, a League Cup, a Europa League and a Champions League title in his four and a half years there. 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:11:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Gabriel Jesus talks with Manchester City “very advanced” says player’s agent]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83279_gabriel_jesus_talks_with_manchester_city____very_advanced____says_player___s_agent.htmlThe agent of Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesús says that his client is in “very advanced” talks with Manchester City for the transfer of the 19 year old. Gabriel is currently away with the Brazilian national team preparing for the Olympic games.

The current top scorer in the Brasileirão, Jesús has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid this summer. But his agent told calciomercato.com that the finer details of the deal were being negotiated with City, who are expected to pay around €32m for the player.

Agent Cristiano Soames said, “I can say that we are defining certain contractual aspects. We're negotiating these. We are very advanced with Manchester City. We'll see." It is expected that he will stay on loan with Palmeiras until the conclusion of the Brasileirão, which Palmeiras currently lead after 16 games.

City also look to have captured Colombian 19 year old forward Marlos Moreno and are heavily linked with German teenage attacker Mario Sané. Palmeiras coach Cuca has already confirmed that Gabriel Jesús has spoken with City boss Pep Guardiola personally.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:46:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Thiago Maia remembers his struggles, cancer of mother, and cries during press-conference]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83274_thiago_maia_remembers_his_struggles__cancer_of_mother__and_cries_during_press-conference.html 

Santos' 19-year-old midfielder Thiago Maia, who will represent the Brazilian national team in next month's Olympic Games, got emotional during his press-conference on Monday.
Thiago Maia, who was born in the state of Roraima, remembered his difficult past, and the struggle to reach the Brazilian national team at the age of 19. He said: "When I was called up, my father was so emotional. He always fought for my rights, and my dreams. The football in Roraima state is not like São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro... I suffered a lot with my family. My mother had cancer, had kidney stones and suffered a lot."
He added: "We are very evangelical, attached to God. My mother is a warrior, who left family, studies and work for my life. It's difficult to see parents do that. Jesus died for us, we have to trust him that everything will be alright."
Thiago Maia then talked about Barcelona forward Neymar, who also came through the youth system of Santos. He said: "Neymar is a reference, and I'm happy. I support him, and pray for his life. I didn't know him so closely, but he's humble, polite, intelligent, playful and despite his age, still a kid. I'm still living a dream. My father asked me a video of Neymar. I'm still kind of shy with Neymar and I shake when he comes to talk to me. Especially because he plays with Suárez, Messi, and with my idol Mascherano."

Santos' 19-year-old midfielder Thiago Maia, who will represent the Brazilian national team in next month's Olympic Games, got emotional during his press-conference on Monday.

Thiago Maia, who was born in the state of Roraima, remembered his difficult past, and the struggle to reach the Brazilian national team at the age of 19. He said: "When I was called up, my father was so emotional. He always fought for my rights, and my dreams. The football in Roraima state is not like São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro... I suffered a lot with my family. My mother had cancer, had kidney stones and suffered a lot."

He added: "We are very evangelical, attached to God. My mother is a warrior, who left family, studies and work for my life. It's difficult to see parents do that. Jesus died for us, we have to trust him that everything will be alright."

Thiago Maia then talked about Barcelona forward Neymar, who also came through the youth system of Santos. He said: "Neymar is a reference, and I'm happy. I support him, and pray for his life. I didn't know him so closely, but he's humble, polite, intelligent, playful and despite his age, still a kid. I'm still living a dream. My father asked me a video of Neymar. I'm still kind of shy with Neymar and I shake when he comes to talk to me. Especially because he plays with Suárez, Messi, and with my idol Mascherano."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:08:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato is close to joining Villarreal for €3 million]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83273_corinthians_striker_alexandre_pato_is_close_to_joining_villarreal_for____3_million.html 

Corinthians have virtually sealed the new destination of Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato by accepting the proposal of La Liga side Villarreal on the afternoon of Monday.
After a meeting at the club's training centre, Corinthians accepted a €3 million proposal submitted by the Spanish club for 60% of the economic rights of the attacker. The other 40% of rights belong to the player himself. Former president of Corinthians, Andrés Sánchez, who's still active within the club, has confirmed the sale of the 26-year-old. Pato has a contract with Corinthians until the end of this year, and was on loan at Premier League side Chelsea from January. Despite the optimism, bureaucratic details still prevent the official announcement of the transfer. Corinthians bought Pato from AC Milan in 2013 for a club-record transfer fee of €15 million. During his two-year loan spell at São Paulo, Corinthians still had to pay half of his wages. Including the €7.3 million wages paid to Pato since 2013, the Brazilian club have made a loss of €17 million.

Corinthians have virtually sealed the new destination of Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato by accepting the proposal of La Liga side Villarreal on the afternoon of Monday.

After a meeting at the club's training centre, Corinthians accepted a €3 million proposal submitted by the Spanish club for 60% of the economic rights of the attacker. The other 40% of rights belong to the player himself. Former president of Corinthians, Andrés Sánchez, who's still active within the club, has confirmed the sale of the 26-year-old. Pato has a contract with Corinthians until the end of this year, and was on loan at Premier League side Chelsea from January. Despite the optimism, bureaucratic details still prevent the official announcement of the transfer. Corinthians bought Pato from AC Milan in 2013 for a club-record transfer fee of €15 million. During his two-year loan spell at São Paulo, Corinthians still had to pay half of his wages. Including the €7.3 million wages paid to Pato since 2013, the Brazilian club have made a loss of €17 million.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:07:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Manchester United inform Palmeiras they'll make an official €38 million offer for Gabriel Jesus within Wednesday]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83272_manchester_united_inform_palmeiras_they_ll_make_an_official____38_million_offer_for_gabriel_jesus_within_wednesday.html 

Palmeiras were informed on Monday that Manchester United will send an official proposal of €38 million for young attacker Gabriel Jesus.
The information was revealed by Globo Esporte, and the official offer is expected to be made within Wednesday. Last weekend, Manchester United signalled to Palmeiras that they'll offer €35 million, but the English club had already opened up the possibility of increasing the amount to €38 million. Although this is the best offer to date, the United must still convince Gabriel Jesus. The 19-year-old striker was delighted with a call from Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City. Financially, the proposal from Manchester City [€32 million] is lower, but the phone call between Guardiola and Gabriel Jesus seems to be so strong, even to the point of discouraging representatives of Barcelona, ​​who had tried to make new contacts in recent days.
To convince Gabriel Jesus, Manchester United are planning to use the weight of their tradition and history, compared to Manchester City. In addition to this, the Red Devils haven't ruled out the idea of putting Gabriel on line with José Mourinho. An interesting factor is that United are part of the five European clubs having a discount in the player's release clause. As per contractual terms, Gabriel Jesus has a €40 million release clause, but it drops to €24 million for Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. The entrance of Manchester City in the race has inflated the price of the attacker. Regardless of the destination, it's almost certain that Gabriel will stay at Palmeiras at least until the end of this season.

Palmeiras were informed on Monday that Manchester United will send an official proposal of €38 million for young attacker Gabriel Jesus.

The information was revealed by Globo Esporte, and the official offer is expected to be made within Wednesday. Last weekend, Manchester United signalled to Palmeiras that they'll offer €35 million, but the English club had already opened up the possibility of increasing the amount to €38 million. Although this is the best offer to date, the United must still convince Gabriel Jesus. The 19-year-old striker was delighted with a call from Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City. Financially, the proposal from Manchester City [€32 million] is lower, but the phone call between Guardiola and Gabriel Jesus seems to be so strong, even to the point of discouraging representatives of Barcelona, ​​who had tried to make new contacts in recent days.

To convince Gabriel Jesus, Manchester United are planning to use the weight of their tradition and history, compared to Manchester City. In addition to this, the Red Devils haven't ruled out the idea of putting Gabriel on line with José Mourinho. An interesting factor is that United are part of the five European clubs having a discount in the player's release clause. As per contractual terms, Gabriel Jesus has a €40 million release clause, but it drops to €24 million for Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. The entrance of Manchester City in the race has inflated the price of the attacker. Regardless of the destination, it's almost certain that Gabriel will stay at Palmeiras at least until the end of this season.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:05:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Santos have accepted an official €20 million bid from Juventus, and now awaits Gabigol's decision]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83271_santos_have_accepted_an_official____20_million_bid_from_juventus__and_now_awaits_gabigol_s_decision.html 

Santos are close to selling young striker Gabigol to Italian champions Juventus for a transfer fee of €20 million.
Club president Modesto Roma has confirmed that he has forwarded the proposal to Gabigol's parents and agent. The proposal of €20 million was accepted at a meeting between Modesto Roma and members of the Management Committee. Agent Wagner Ribeiro had informed Santos about Juventus' offer before the derby game against Palmeiras, but the official document was sent only on Monday. As per contractual terms, Santos, who owns 40% of the player's economic rights, will receive €18 million from the deal. According to Globo Esporte, Gabigol, who has another 40% of rights, will get the remaining €2 million. Santos are in a legal battle with Doyen [owns 20% rights], and will deposit €3.6 million in court for the investment group.
Modesto Roma said: "We have sent a letter to Wagner Ribeiro, Valdemír and Lindalva [Gabigol's parents] about the terms [of the proposal]. Santos are now awaiting their position. If they find it interesting, then we'll take the next steps, including consulting Barcelona [have first-option]."

Santos are close to selling young striker Gabigol to Italian champions Juventus for a transfer fee of €20 million.

Club president Modesto Roma has confirmed that he has forwarded the proposal to Gabigol's parents and agent. The proposal of €20 million was accepted at a meeting between Modesto Roma and members of the Management Committee. Agent Wagner Ribeiro had informed Santos about Juventus' offer before the derby game against Palmeiras, but the official document was sent only on Monday. As per contractual terms, Santos, who owns 40% of the player's economic rights, will receive €18 million from the deal. According to Globo Esporte, Gabigol, who has another 40% of rights, will get the remaining €2 million. Santos are in a legal battle with Doyen [owns 20% rights], and will deposit €3.6 million in court for the investment group.

Modesto Roma said: "We have sent a letter to Wagner Ribeiro, Valdemír and Lindalva [Gabigol's parents] about the terms [of the proposal]. Santos are now awaiting their position. If they find it interesting, then we'll take the next steps, including consulting Barcelona [who have first-option]."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:03:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Rogério Micale expected to pick Neymar as captain of Brazil during Olympics]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83270_rogerio_micale_expected_to_pick_neymar_as_captain_of_brazil_during_olympics.html 

Rogério Micale hasn't made a final decision, but he's expected to pick Neymar as captain of the Brazilian football team during next month's Rio Olympic Games.
Fernando Prass also pleases Rogério Micale and his admiration for the Palmeiras goalkeeper grew following the training at Granja Comary. The way Neymar has been behaving reinforces the coach's belief that the captaincy will be in good hands. The decision will be taken in the coming days. Brazil will play a friendly this Saturday against Japan in Goiânia, and the team will already have their captain. Neymar has behaved as a leader in training. He has talked with players, play with them and give them tips. The option for Neymar also includes the admiration and respect that other players have for him. Another factor that counts in favor of the attacker is that Micale has done everything to make Neymar feel comfortable and motivated in the Olympic squad.

Rogério Micale hasn't made a final decision, but he's expected to pick Neymar as captain of the Brazilian football team during next month's Rio Olympic Games.

Fernando Prass also pleases Rogério Micale and his admiration for the Palmeiras goalkeeper grew following the training at Granja Comary. The way Neymar has been behaving reinforces the coach's belief that the captaincy will be in good hands. The decision will be taken in the coming days. Brazil will play a friendly this Saturday against Japan in Goiânia, and the team will already have their captain. Neymar has behaved as a leader in training. He has talked with players, play with them and give them tips. The option for Neymar also includes the admiration and respect that other players have for him. Another factor that counts in favor of the attacker is that Micale has done everything to make Neymar feel comfortable and motivated in the Olympic squad.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:02:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Palmeiras have good relationship with Gabriel Jesus and agent; they want the player to accept highest bid]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83258_palmeiras_have_good_relationship_with_gabriel_jesus_and_agent__they_want_the_player_to_accept_highest_bid.html 

Each week, the interest from European clubs in Gabriel Jesus is increasing, and subsequently, the values mentioned also increases.
According to the information from UOL Esporte, Manchester United signalled to Palmeiras on Saturday that they are ready to pay €40 million, which meets Gabriel Jesus' release clause. The release clause of Gabriel is €40 million, but it drops to €24 million for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. An interesting factor is that United's offer exceeds this clause. The report claims that there's already an understanding between Gabriel and Palmeiras, so the club can receive the highest possible value. In the event of multiple proposals from Europe, Palmeiras want Gabriel to accept the highest bid, so that the club can get a greater compensation. The relationship between the board and Gabriel is fine, and his entourage have already agreed to do everything possible to meet Palmeiras' request.
Several reports from Brazil over the past few days suggest that Manchester City and Palmeiras have a verbal agreement for the €32 million transfer of Gabriel Jesus. City coach Pep Guardiola called Gabriel and talked with him for 15 minutes, and this was apparently crucial in reaching a deal. Gabriel's agent Cristiano Simões has also told CalcioMercato that negotiations with Manchester City are at an advanced stage.

Each week, the interest from European clubs in Gabriel Jesus is increasing, and subsequently, the values mentioned also increases.

According to the information from UOL Esporte, Manchester United signalled to Palmeiras on Saturday that they are ready to pay €40 million, which meets Gabriel Jesus' release clause. The release clause of Gabriel is €40 million, but it drops to €24 million for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. An interesting factor is that United's offer exceeds this clause. The report claims that there's already an understanding between Gabriel and Palmeiras, so the club can receive the highest possible value. In the event of multiple proposals from Europe, Palmeiras want Gabriel to accept the highest bid, so that the club can get a greater compensation. The relationship between the board and Gabriel is fine, and his entourage have already agreed to do everything possible to meet Palmeiras' request.

Several reports from Brazil over the past few days suggest that Manchester City and Palmeiras have a verbal agreement for the €32 million transfer of Gabriel Jesus. City coach Pep Guardiola called Gabriel and talked with him for 15 minutes, and this was apparently crucial in reaching a deal. Gabriel's agent Cristiano Simões has also told CalcioMercato that negotiations with Manchester City are at an advanced stage.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:18:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Corinthians will talk to Alexandre Pato about his future, as Villarreal prepares official offer]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83257_corinthians_will_talk_to_alexandre_pato_about_his_future__as_villarreal_prepares_official_offer.html 

Spared from from Corinthians' game against Figueirense, Alexandre Pato will return to CT Joaquim Grava on the afternoon of Monday for a training with players who did not participate in the match on Sunday.
In the sights of Spanish side Villarreal, who will compete in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League, Alexandre Pato will have a conversation with the club's board to discuss his future. Corinthians coach Cristóvão Borges said: "I talked to the board about it. They told me that there is indeed a possibility of Pato being sold. They are talking about it."
According to Globo Esporte, Corinthians are hoping to receive a €5 million from the sale of 60% of economic rights; the remaining 40% is with the player himself. The Spanish club are yet to submit an official proposal, but signals with much lower values. The 26-year-old, who has a contract with Corinthians until the end of this year, was on loan at Premier League side Chelsea from January, but played just two matches in England.

Spared from from Corinthians' game against Figueirense, Alexandre Pato will return to CT Joaquim Grava on the afternoon of Monday for a training with players who did not participate in the match on Sunday.

In the sights of Spanish side Villarreal, who will compete in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League, Alexandre Pato will have a conversation with the club's board to discuss his future. Corinthians coach Cristóvão Borges said: "I talked to the board about it. They told me that there is indeed a possibility of Pato being sold. They are talking about it."

According to Globo Esporte, Corinthians are hoping to receive a €5 million from the sale of 60% of economic rights; the remaining 40% is with the player himself. The Spanish club are yet to submit an official proposal, but signals with much lower values. The 26-year-old, who has a contract with Corinthians until the end of this year, was on loan at Premier League side Chelsea from January, but played just two matches in England.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:16:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Juventus sent official offer for Gabigol, and Santos are pleased with the values]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83256_juventus_sent_official_offer_for_gabigol__and_santos_are_pleased_with_the_values.html 

Santos reportedly accepted an offer from Italian champions Juventus on Monday, and the club are close to selling young striker Gabigol.
According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, the proposal that has been accepted by Santos is €18 million, after discounting taxes and commission, for the 40% of rights they own. Gabigol is currently with the Brazilian national team preparing for next month's Olympic Games, but Santos have authorized him to negotiate personal terms with Juventus. The father of the player, who owns another 40% rights, and investment group Doyen that owns the remaining 20%, should negotiate their values ​​with Juventus individually.
UOL Esporte also reported on Monday that Santos have finally received the official offer from Juventus. Gabigol's agent Wagner Ribeiro had informed Santos about Juventus' offer before the derby game against Palmeiras, but the official document was sent just now.

Santos reportedly accepted an offer from Italian champions Juventus on Monday, and the club are close to selling young striker Gabigol.

According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, the proposal that has been accepted by Santos is €18 million, after discounting taxes and commission, for the 40% of rights they own. Gabigol is currently with the Brazilian national team preparing for next month's Olympic Games, but Santos have authorized him to negotiate personal terms with Juventus. The father of the player, who owns another 40% rights, and investment group Doyen that owns the remaining 20%, should negotiate their values ​​with Juventus individually.

UOL Esporte also reported on Monday that Santos have finally received the official offer from Juventus. Gabigol's agent Wagner Ribeiro had informed Santos about Juventus' offer before the derby game against Palmeiras, but the official document was sent just now.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:14:43 +0000
<![CDATA[Felipe Anderson would be happy to see Rodrigo Caio at Lazio]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83255_felipe_anderson_would_be_happy_to_see_rodrigo_caio_at_lazio.html 

São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio sat next to Felipe Anderson during Saturday's press conference, and was asked about the possibility of joining Lazio.
The Italian side want to sign Rodrigo Caio this summer, and they have publicly stated their interest in the player. An official proposal is yet to be made, but it's expected to happen in the coming days. Both Rodrigo Caio and Felipe Anderson are roommates, and have talked a lot during training, demonstrating a certain intimacy.
Asked about the chance to play with Rodrigo Caio, Felipe Anderson said: "It's a club that I love. A club that welcomed me very well, a wonderful city and the players will be well received. He will like it, because it's a club where the supporters are fanatics. You live football every day, in Rome they're fanatics. Lazio are a very well structured club and every year they want to fight well in the table. He'd be welcome."
Rodrigo Caio said: "Firstly, I have a very good friendship [with Felipe Anderson]. We have always been together since the first call-up. We're in the same room, we became friends. About future, we don't know what will happen. Now my thoughts are only with the national team, and to win the medal is the dream of every player. When I finish the Olympics, I will think about it."

São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio sat next to Felipe Anderson during Saturday's press conference, and was asked about the possibility of joining Lazio.

The Italian side want to sign Rodrigo Caio this summer, and they have publicly stated their interest in the player. An official proposal is yet to be made, but it's expected to happen in the coming days. Both Rodrigo Caio and Felipe Anderson are roommates, and have talked a lot during training, demonstrating a certain intimacy.

Asked about the chance to play with Rodrigo Caio, Felipe Anderson said: "It's a club that I love. A club that welcomed me very well, a wonderful city and the players will be well received. He will like it, because it's a club where the supporters are fanatics. You live football every day, in Rome they're fanatics. Lazio are a very well structured club and every year they want to fight well in the table. He'd be welcome."

Rodrigo Caio said: "Firstly, I have a very good friendship [with Felipe Anderson]. We have always been together since the first call-up. We're in the same room, we became friends. About future, we don't know what will happen. Now my thoughts are only with the national team, and to win the medal is the dream of every player. When I finish the Olympics, I will think about it."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:12:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Forever young Coutinho can’t wait to play with Mane and Wijnaldum]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83251_forever_young_coutinho_can___t_wait_to_play_with_mane_and_wijnaldum.htmlLiverpool forward Philippe Coutinho says that he cannot wait to play alongside new signings Sadio Mané, signed from Southampton and Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle. Coutinho played alongside Mané in friendlies against Wigan and Huddersfield.

Speaking on Liverpool’s tour of the US, the Brazilian told Liverpool.com, “I am looking forward to playing with them. They’re both very good players and fast players, so maybe you can pass a long ball and they’ll arrive to it.

“But it’s not only them, the squad is very good and there are a lot of good players. I hope we can all do a good job together this year. There are a lot of players now and there is good competition in the squad, which helps you to get better and helps the team.

“It’s been very good playing with Sadio so far, but if anything he’s too fast! That’s good because you need this in your game. Everyone is very happy with him – he is a nice guy and very good player. [The new signings are] very good for Liverpool and the squad because there is good competition to play. Everybody wants to be involved and that’s good for the club.”

Coutinho also insists that he still feels like a young player, despite his 145 appearances for the club since joining in January 2013, “I feel young! I always try to be myself, I don’t think I am an experienced player because I am always trying to learn from every player and every coach in the squad.

“The time has passed very quickly since I moved to Liverpool and I am very happy because this is a great club. Now we have some new players and let’s see what happens this season.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:22:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Villareal to continue negotiations for Alexandre Pato]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83250_villareal_to_continue_negotiations_for_alexandre_pato.htmlNegotiations continue between Corinthians and Villarreal for the sale of Alexandre Pato, with La Liga club yet to meet Timão’s valuation according to UOL Esporte. The Spaniards approached Corinthians for the wantaway striker last week and UOL suggests that talks are ongoing.

Corinthians are said to want at least €5m for Pato to purchase the São Paulo’s 60% share in the player. Villarreal reportedly offered €3m for the player, whose contract expires in December. Corinthians are keen to offload Pato due to the size of his salary.

He joined Corinthians in 2013 but endured a nightmare season, whereupon he spent two years on loan at city rivals São Paulo, before an unsuccessful four month loan spell with Chelsea earlier this year.

He has been training with his parent club since July 3rd but is yet to play again, with the club keen to sell and the player candid about his desire to return to Europe. Lazio expressed an interest a few weeks back and Pato is said to be receptive to the overtures of the Spanish club, who are well versed in recruiting from South America.

Pato’s wage demands could be a stumbling block, he turned down Lazio’s offer of €1.5m per year, with his form so poor for so long, it is difficult to see a European club willing to pay him much more. Pato was meant to play in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Figuierense on Saturday, but was removed from consideration 48 hours before the match, with Corinthians citing fitness issues, sparking rumours that a move was imminent.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:55:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Manchester United to compete with Manchester City for signature of Gabriel Jesus]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83231_manchester_united_to_compete_with_manchester_city_for_signature_of_gabriel_jesus.htmlManchester City will have competition from city rivals Manchester United for the signature of Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesús, according to Globo. Sport newspaper was reporting that a €32m fee was all but agreed between City and Palmeiras on Thursday.

However, Globo says that Manchester United have upped the ante by offering €35m. There is a clause in Gabriel’s contract allowing him to leave for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG or Manchester United for €24m, but Globo report that United are prepared to offer more in a bid to beat off interest from City.

The veracity of the report has to be called into question because transfer clauses don’t tend to work this way. If United trigger the clause they have no need to worry about City’s interest, other than to agree personal terms with the player. If United activate the clause, they don’t have to negotiate with Palmeiras any further, so it is unclear to what ends they would offer €11m more and what that would achieve.

Whatever the player decides, he will almost certainly stay with Palmeiras until December at least, when the Brasileirão season ends. He is the current top scorer in the Campeonato and his side lead the league table. He will represent Brazil at the Olympics in August.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:38:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Fernandinho delighted to call Guardiola an ally]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83230_fernandinho_delighted_to_call_guardiola_an_ally.htmlManchester City midfielder Fernandinho has spoken of his delight to be playing under Pep Guardiola. The Brazilian has competed against Guardiola’s Barcelona and Bayern teams in the past and is happy to now call Guardiola an ally.

The Spanish coach has won three La Liga titles, three Bundesliga titles, two Copa del Reyes, two German Cups, two Champions League titles and three World Club cups in his eight years as a top flight manager.

Brazilian Fernandinho, speaking before City’s pre season friendly against Manchester United in Beijing, couldn’t be happier to call Guardiola ‘boss’, telling City’s official website, “I’ve seen his former teams and played against Barcelona and Bayern Munich and of course it was very, very hard to play against them because they were great teams who won a lot of trophies.

“Now he’s on my side I hope we can win trophies together. Maybe I have another five or six years in my career and I hope to be happy with what I achieve.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:06:00 +0000
<![CDATA[‘I needed a little break’ admits Philippe Coutinho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83224____i_needed_a_little_break____admits_philippe_coutinho.htmlLiverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho admits that his summer break was much needed, after a disappointing end to last season. The Brazilian was part of the Liverpool side that lost to Sevilla in the Europa League final in May.

In June, he was part of a Brazil squad that tumbled out of Copa América in the group stages, despite his hat trick against Haiti. Coutinho admits that he was ready for a holiday by the time Brazil left the US.

Speaking during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America, Coutinho told Liverpool.com, “After the end of the season, it was tough and hard because we lost [the Europa League final]," he said. "I needed a little break but now we are back and ready to go again.

“But it’s nice to have everyone together now. We’re still missing some players, but most of us are here and that’s good. It’s very nice here in America. The weather is really nice and we have everything to be ready and to prepare everything to be good on the pitch.”

The ex-Inter schemer also explained a new tattoo, picked up during his vacation, “I went to my home, to my home city, and stayed with family and friends over the summer. I got some new tattoos, including one of my daughter.

“I had it done in Brazil. It hurt a lot – it took five hours to do and was done all in one go! I don’t have plans for anymore now… only if I have another child!”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:47:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Douglas Santos and Luan insist Brazil side will not be too open]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83223_douglas_santos_and_luan_insist_brazil_side_will_not_be_too_open.htmlAtlético Mineiro and Brazil left-back Douglas Santos has played down suggestions that Brazil will be too cavalier during their Olympic campaign in August. With Luan, Gabigol, Gabriel Jesús and Neymar all expected to form part of the starting XI, it certainly looks a very attacking line-up.

However, the Galo left-back has suggested Brazil will attack and defend as a team, telling a news conference on Thursday, “Let's attack with 11 and defend with 11. Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Luan Gabriel, who play upfront, you know you have to score.

The players at the front know who has to defend automatically. For us at the back we will need a lot of help. We back there also have to do our job, which is to push the lines forward, to all be ready to push on.”

Grêmio forward Luan insists the structure of the team is well defined by manager Rogerio Michale, “He asked me and Rodrigo Caio if we had trouble understanding what he wants. Especially because at the time of the game we have to have it naturally, the understanding on the pitch.

“These are important conversations, even to pass feedback to him. But it has been easy for us to understand, with the guidelines and all he can do to help, he does.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:22:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Manchester United informs Palmeiras they're ready to offer €35 million for Gabriel Jesus]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83215_manchester_united_informs_palmeiras_they_re_ready_to_offer____35_million_for_gabriel_jesus.html 

Premier League side Manchester City, who were believed to be closing in on a move for Gabriel Jesus, may have competition from their local rivals.
According to the information from Estadão and Globo Esporte in Brazil, Manchester United have informed Palmeiras that they're prepared to cover the proposal put forward by Manchester City. The team coached by Portuguese manager José Mourinho have signalled that they intends to pay €35 million for the 19-year-old attacker. The release clause of Gabriel is €40 million, but it drops to €24 million for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. An interesting factor is that United's €35 million offer exceeds this clause and also the €32 million bid from City.
Multiple reports from Brazil stated that Manchester City and Palmeiras have reached a verbal agreement for the €32 million transfer of Gabriel Jesus. City coach Pep Guardiola called Gabriel and talked with him for 15 minutes, and this was crucial in reaching a deal. But Globo Esporte claims that Manchester United may do same and use José Mourinho to try and convince the youngster.
However, Palmeiras coach Cuca proved uncomfortable with the consultation of the Spanish coach and gave personal examples to demonstrate how he acted in similar cases. Cuca said: "I talked to Tchê Tchê because I had authorization from Vampeta [president of old club Audax]. In the case of Róger Guedes, I had authorization from Criciúma. Have to see if Mattos [Palmeiras director] or the president authorized Guardiola to speak with Gabriel Jesus. No problem, as long as he stays until the end of the year."

Premier League side Manchester City, who were believed to be closing in on a move for Gabriel Jesus, may have competition from their local rivals.

According to the information from Estadão and Globo Esporte in Brazil, Manchester United have informed Palmeiras that they're prepared to cover the proposal put forward by Manchester City. The team coached by Portuguese manager José Mourinho have signalled that they intends to pay €35 million for the 19-year-old attacker. The release clause of Gabriel is €40 million, but it drops to €24 million for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. An interesting factor is that United's €35 million offer exceeds this clause and also the €32 million bid from City.

Multiple reports from Brazil stated that Manchester City and Palmeiras have reached a verbal agreement for the €32 million transfer of Gabriel Jesus. City coach Pep Guardiola called Gabriel and talked with him for 15 minutes, and this was crucial in reaching a deal. But Globo Esporte claims that Manchester United may do same and use José Mourinho to try and convince the youngster.

However, Palmeiras coach Cuca proved uncomfortable with the consultation of the Spanish coach and gave personal examples to demonstrate how he acted in similar cases. Cuca said: "I talked to Tchê Tchê because I had authorization from Vampeta [president of old club Audax]. In the case of Róger Guedes, I had authorization from Criciúma. Have to see if Mattos [Palmeiras director] or the president authorized Guardiola to speak with Gabriel Jesus. No problem, as long as he stays until the end of the year."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:12:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Juventus delays official document, and Gabigol's family considering to sign renewal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83214_juventus_delays_official_document__and_gabigol_s_family_considering_to_sign_renewal.html 

Santos own 40% of Gabigol's economic rights, while the remaining is divided between the player's family [40%] and investment group Doyen [20%].
UOL Esporte found from Santos leaders and representatives of Gabigol that, due to the delay of Juventus in sending their official offer, the player's family is already considering to accept the renewal proposal of the Brazilian club. This week, Gabigol's father Valdemír Barbosa called Santos president Modesto Rome for the contract. Valdemír and Gabigol's representative intends to discuss with their lawyers before signing the renewal. The family of Gabigol has always been willing to sign a contract extension at Santos. But everything changed after the player's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, delivered a verbal proposal from Juventus. Before the derby against Palmeiras, Wagner Ribeiro informed the club that Juventus are ready to offer €20 million euros for the share owned by Santos.
The problem is that, Santos, Gabigol and his family have been waiting more than two weeks for the official proposal from the Italian champions. Because of this, Gabigol's representatives are seriously considering a renewal with Santos. In their view, the 19-year-old has nothing to lose by extending his contract.

Santos own 40% of Gabigol's economic rights, while the remaining is divided between the player's family [40%] and investment group Doyen [20%].

UOL Esporte found from Santos leaders and representatives of Gabigol that, due to the delay of Juventus in sending their official offer, the player's family is already considering to accept the renewal proposal of the Brazilian club. This week, Gabigol's father Valdemír Barbosa called Santos president Modesto Rome for the contract. Valdemír and Gabigol's representative intends to discuss with their lawyers before signing the renewal. The family of Gabigol has always been willing to sign a contract extension at Santos. But everything changed after the player's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, delivered a verbal proposal from Juventus. Before the derby against Palmeiras, Wagner Ribeiro informed the club that Juventus are ready to offer €20 million euros for the share owned by Santos.

The problem is that, Santos, Gabigol and his family have been waiting more than two weeks for the official proposal from the Italian champions. Because of this, Gabigol's representatives are seriously considering a renewal with Santos. In their view, the 19-year-old has nothing to lose by extending his contract.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:10:43 +0000
<![CDATA[During the talks for Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City tries to get purchase preference on 16-year-old Vitão]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83213_during_the_talks_for_gabriel_jesus__manchester_city_tries_to_get_purchase_preference_on_16-year-old_vitao.html 

The negotiations between Manchester City and Palmeiras for the transfer of Gabriel Jesus may include another player.
According to the information from ESPN Brasil, Manchester City intends to offer €32 million to sign Gabriel Jesus, but they also want to acquire a purchase preference on 16-year-old defender Vitão. The official representative of Manchester City in Latin America has met Palmeiras' director of football Alexandre Mattos to handle the case. The desire is to count on the kid in the future, allowing time for the family to have legal conditions to move to Europe.
Vitor Eduardo, also known as Vitão, is just 16 and has emerged as one of the most promising talents from the club's youth system. A starter for Palmeiras' U17 side, Vitão caught the attention of Manchester City scouts during the Taça Belo Horizonte de Futebol Júnior. A purchase priority in young players is nothing new when European teams negotiate with Brazilians. When Barcelona reached a deal to sign Neymar from Santos, the Catalans also acquired a first-option on Gabigol, Victor Andrade and Giva.

The negotiations between Manchester City and Palmeiras for the transfer of Gabriel Jesus may include another player.

According to the information from ESPN Brasil, Manchester City intends to offer €32 million to sign Gabriel Jesus, but they also want to acquire a purchase preference on 16-year-old defender Vitão. The official representative of Manchester City in Latin America has met Palmeiras' director of football Alexandre Mattos to handle the case. The desire is to count on the kid in the future, allowing time for the family to have legal conditions to move to Europe.

Vitor Eduardo, also known as Vitão, is just 16 and has emerged as one of the most promising talents from the club's youth system. A starter for Palmeiras' U17 side, Vitão caught the attention of Manchester City scouts during the Taça Belo Horizonte de Futebol Júnior. A purchase priority in young players is nothing new when European teams negotiate with Brazilians. When Barcelona reached a deal to sign Neymar from Santos, the Catalans also acquired a first-option on Gabigol, Victor Andrade and Giva.

 

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<![CDATA[Fiorentina makes €3 million bid for Coritiba's 21-year-old defender Juninho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83212_fiorentina_makes____3_million_bid_for_coritiba_s_21-year-old_defender_juninho.html 

Fiorentina have made an offer of €3 million for Coritiba's 21-year-old defender Juninho.
According to the information from CalcioMercato in Italy, and various Brazilian media outlets, Fiorentina are interested in signing young defender Juninho from Coritiba. The board of Coritiba rejected the intial proposal from the Italians who wanted to make the payment in instalments. The Brazilian club have asked Fiorentina to increase their offer, and has reportedly set a €5 million price for the defender. Fiorentina are expected to continue their efforts for the player, as the transfer window in Italy runs until the end of August. This is not the first time that Juninho has attracted interest from other clubs. In May, Flamengo made a strong attempt for the player, but he preferred to remain at Coritiba and signed a contract extension until December 2020. In addition to Flamengo, European teams like Lyon and Dynamo Kyiv had also made enquiries for Juninho.

Fiorentina have made an offer of €3 million for Coritiba's 21-year-old defender Juninho.

According to the information from CalcioMercato in Italy, and various Brazilian media outlets, Fiorentina are interested in signing young defender Juninho from Coritiba. The board of Coritiba rejected the intial proposal from the Italians who wanted to make the payment in instalments. The Brazilian club have asked Fiorentina to increase their offer, and has reportedly set a €5 million price for the defender. Fiorentina are expected to continue their efforts for the player, as the transfer window in Italy runs until the end of August. This is not the first time that Juninho has attracted interest from other clubs. In May, Flamengo made a strong attempt for the player, but he preferred to remain at Coritiba and signed a contract extension until December 2020. In addition to Flamengo, European teams like Lyon and Dynamo Kyiv had also made enquiries for Juninho.

 

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<![CDATA[Ganso is presented by Sevilla; says he got advice from Neymar and Luís Fabiano]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83211_ganso_is_presented_by_sevilla__says_he_got_advice_from_neymar_and_luis_fabiano.html 

On Thursday, Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso was officially presented by La Liga side Sevilla.
The former São Paulo man passed his medical examinations and signed a contract for five seasons with the reigning UEFA Europa League champions. During his press conference, Paulo Henrique Ganso revealed that he had talked to Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli. Ganso also received advice from Barcelona's Neymar and ex-Sevilla striker Luís Fabiano, who currently plays for Tianjin in China.
Ganso said: "I want to adapt myself as quickly as possible. Brazilian football is less intense [than European]. I know I have to work hard. I'm a player with a lot of will and eagerness to always play well and with a lot of attitude. My new teammates are great players with great quality. At 26 years of age, I see myself as prepared to make the jump and do it well. I spoke a little bit with Sampaoli. He wants me to play a little further back on the pitch, although I must adapt to any decision he makes. Neymar told me very well about the Spanish league, and Luís Fabiano talked really well about Sevilla."

On Thursday, Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso was officially presented by La Liga side Sevilla.

The former São Paulo man passed his medical examinations and signed a contract for five seasons with the reigning UEFA Europa League champions. During his press conference, Paulo Henrique Ganso revealed that he had talked to Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli. Ganso also received advice from Barcelona's Neymar and ex-Sevilla striker Luís Fabiano, who currently plays for Tianjin in China.

Ganso said: "I want to adapt myself as quickly as possible. Brazilian football is less intense [than European]. I know I have to work hard. I'm a player with a lot of will and eagerness to always play well and with a lot of attitude. My new teammates are great players with great quality. At 26 years of age, I see myself as prepared to make the jump and do it well. I spoke a little bit with Sampaoli. He wants me to play a little further back on the pitch, although I must adapt to any decision he makes. Neymar told me very well about the Spanish league, and Luís Fabiano talked really well about Sevilla."

 

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<![CDATA[Lazio have competition from a Spanish club in the race to sign Rodrigo Caio from São Paulo]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83186_lazio_have_competition_from_a_spanish_club_in_the_race_to_sign_rodrigo_caio_from_sao_paulo.html 

There is still no official proposal on the table of São Paulo president Leco for Rodrigo Caio, but Italian side Lazio have already started negotiations to sign the defender.
Lazio are aware of São Paulo's €12 million asking price for the 22-year-old. According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, family members of Rodrigo Caio met two representatives of Lazio on Wednesday to discuss the wages of the player. The first offer was rejected by Rodrigo Caio, who is currently with the Brazilian national team preparing to play the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Lazio are not alone in the race, as a Spanish club have reportedly promised to approach São Paulo to start conversations for Rodrigo Caio. Last year, Rodrigo arrived in Spain to complete a move to Valencia, but a deal collapsed after he failed his medical tests. He also negotiated with Atlético Madrid, but a transfer did not materialize because he wasn't pleased with the conditions put forward.

There is still no official proposal on the table of São Paulo president Leco for Rodrigo Caio, but Italian side Lazio have already started negotiations to sign the defender.

Lazio are aware of São Paulo's €12 million asking price for the 22-year-old. According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, family members of Rodrigo Caio met two representatives of Lazio on Wednesday to discuss the wages of the player. The first offer was rejected by Rodrigo Caio, who is currently with the Brazilian national team preparing to play the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Lazio are not alone in the race, as a Spanish club have reportedly promised to approach São Paulo to start conversations for Rodrigo Caio. Last year, Rodrigo arrived in Spain to complete a move to Valencia, but a deal collapsed after he failed his medical tests. He also negotiated with Atlético Madrid, but a transfer did not materialize because he wasn't pleased with the conditions put forward.

 

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