<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Manchester City have reportedly completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus for €32 million]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83185_manchester_city_have_reportedly_completed_the_signing_of_gabriel_jesus_for____32_million.html 

Gabriel Jesus' future has been decided, and his move from Palmeiras to Premier League side Manchester City will be formalized inthe coming days.
According to the information from Spanish newspaper SPORT, player's agent Cristiano Simões and Palmeiras have given approval to an exorbitant offer of €32 million from Manchester City. The publication adds that a direct conversation between Gabriel Jesus and City coach Pep Guardiola was key to the completion of the transfer. The initial desire of Gabriel Jesus was to go to Barcelona, but the Catalans did not make a strong attempt to sign the 19-year-old.
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. Palmeiras has 30% of the economic rights of the player, and should receive €9.6 million from the deal. Following a request from Gabriel, he will be allowed to stay at Palmeiras at least until December. At the end of the year, Pep Guardiola will decide whether to bring the youngster in January, or at the start of next season.
However, reports from UOL Esporte in Brazil claims that the transfer of Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City is not complete. Manchester City have told Palmeiras that they will offer €32 million for Gabriel. Palmeiras liked the proposal, but the Brazilian club wants 60% of the fee, despite owning just 30% rights. If their conditions are not accepted, the club may refuse to accept an offer less than the €40 million release clause.

Gabriel Jesus' future has been decided, and his move from Palmeiras to Premier League side Manchester City will be formalized inthe coming days.

According to the information from Spanish newspaper SPORT, player's agent Cristiano Simões and Palmeiras have given approval to an exorbitant offer of €32 million from Manchester City. The publication adds that a direct conversation between Gabriel Jesus and City coach Pep Guardiola was key to the completion of the transfer. The initial desire of Gabriel Jesus was to go to Barcelona, but the Catalans did not make a strong attempt to sign the 19-year-old.

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. Palmeiras has 30% of the economic rights of the player, and should receive €9.6 million from the deal with City. Following a request from Gabriel, he will be allowed to stay at Palmeiras at least until December. At the end of the year, Pep Guardiola will decide whether to bring the youngster in January, or at the start of next season.

However, reports from UOL Esporte in Brazil claims that the transfer of Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City is not complete. Manchester City have told Palmeiras that they will offer €32 million for Gabriel. Palmeiras liked the proposal, but the Brazilian club wants 60% of the fee, despite owning just 30% rights. If their conditions are not accepted, the club may refuse to accept an offer less than the €40 million release clause.

 

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<![CDATA[Rogério Micale will use the 2014 World Cup humiliation to motivate his Brazil team in Olympics]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83184_rogerio_micale_will_use_the_2014_world_cup_humiliation_to_motivate_his_brazil_team_in_olympics.htmlRogério Micale, coach of the Brazilian Olympic team, is expecting a different attitude from everyone involved to avoid another failure in the Olympic Games.
Since the presentation of the Olympic team, on Monday, members of the Brazilian delegation have repeated a speech in common: the 2014 World Cup will have no influence on the Olympic Games. Still, coach Rogério Micale said that the failure at the 2014 World Cup will be cause for motivation for the players. Micale said: "Work on the Olympic team and the U20 side. We talked to the players that the 2014 World Cup has to stay in the past. We need to learn from it, grow with what happened. All of us, CBF, players, all from the football sector, need to act differently to avoid such a situation, and resume the greatness of our football. Our football needs to be revised, rethought, but it has a beautiful history."

Rogério Micale, coach of the Brazilian Olympic team, is expecting a different attitude from everyone involved to avoid another failure in the Olympic Games.

Since the presentation of the Olympic team, on Monday, members of the Brazilian delegation have repeated a speech in common: the 2014 World Cup will have no influence on the Olympic Games. Still, coach Rogério Micale said that the failure at the 2014 World Cup will be a cause for motivation for the players to go on and win the unprecedented Gold medal in football. Micale said: "Work on the Olympic team and the U20 side. We talked to the players that the 2014 World Cup has to stay in the past. We need to learn from it, grow with what happened. All of us, CBF, players, all from the football sector, need to act differently to avoid such a situation, and resume the greatness of our football. Our football needs to be revised, rethought, but it has a beautiful history."

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:23:56 +0000
<![CDATA[Paulo Henrique Ganso has passed his medical examinations at Sevilla]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83183_paulo_henrique_ganso_has_passed_his_medical_examinations_at_sevilla.html 

Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, who has been sold by São Paulo to Sevilla, arrived in Spain on Wednesday to pass his medical and sign a five-year contract with the club.
The player, who was the sixth signing of Sevilla for the season, was received by the club's sporting director Ramon Rodriguez "Monchi". Ganso has passed his medical tests now awaits the arrival of the Jorge Sampaoli's squad, currently on pre-season in the United States. Once the squad return to Spain, which is expected to happen next Saturday, Ganso will travel to Germany, where Sevilla stays until July 30.
Ganso completed his €9.5 million move to Sevilla last week, after almost four years with Brazilian club São Paulo. In less than four years, Ganso played 221 games for São Paulo, scoring 24 goals and providing 49 assists. He also won the Copa Sul-Americana title.

Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, who has been sold by São Paulo to Sevilla, arrived in Spain on Wednesday to pass his medical and sign a five-year contract with the club.

The player, who was the sixth signing of Sevilla for the season, was received by the club's sporting director Ramon Rodriguez "Monchi". Ganso has passed his medical tests now awaits the arrival of the Jorge Sampaoli's squad, currently on pre-season in the United States. Once the squad return to Spain, which is expected to happen next Saturday, Ganso will travel to Germany, where Sevilla stays until July 30.

Ganso completed his €9.5 million move to Sevilla last week, after almost four years with Brazilian club São Paulo. In less than four years, Ganso played 221 games for São Paulo, scoring 24 goals and providing 49 assists. He also won the Copa Sul-Americana title.

 

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<![CDATA[Atlético Madrid makes approach for PSG winger Lucas Moura, and can make a proposal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83182_atletico_madrid_makes_approach_for_psg_winger_lucas_moura__and_can_make_a_proposal.html 

La Liga side Atlético Madrid have made an enquiry for PSG's Brazilian winger Lucas Moura.
According to the information from UOL Esporte, an intermediary approached the Brazilian player's entourage to know if he would be interested in playing for the Spanish club. The response was that Lucas Moura is currently happy in the French team. Lucas Moura was unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain when they were led by Laurent Blanc, who was sacked at the end of June. Until then, the best option for the 23-year-old was to transfer in search of more playing time in a new team. However, with the arrival of Unai Emery as the team's new coach, the scenario has changed. The Brazilian now understands that he will be valued in his team. Despite this response from Lucas Moura's camp, Atlético Madrid haven't rule out making a proposal. In the current transfer window, Lucas Moura has also been linked with a move to Premier League side Liverpool. 

La Liga side Atlético Madrid have made an enquiry for PSG's Brazilian winger Lucas Moura.

According to the information from UOL Esporte, an intermediary approached the Brazilian player's entourage to know if he would be interested in playing for the Spanish club. The response was that Lucas Moura is currently happy in the French team. Lucas Moura was unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain when they were led by Laurent Blanc, who was sacked at the end of June. Until then, the best option for the 23-year-old was to transfer in search of more playing time in a new team. However, with the arrival of Unai Emery as the team's new coach, the scenario has changed. The Brazilian now understands that he will be valued in his team. Despite this response from Lucas Moura's camp, Atlético Madrid haven't rule out making a proposal. In the current transfer window, Lucas Moura has also been linked with a move to Premier League side Liverpool.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-07/home/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:16:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Tite says it would be ‘inhuman’ for Brazil to focus solely on Neymar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83176_tite_says_it_would_be____inhuman____for_brazil_to_focus_solely_on_neymar.htmlNew Brazil coach Tite has emphasised the importance of collective responsibility in the Seleção following his first meeting with captain Neymar since his appointment. Neymar is training with the Brazil Olympic squad, coached by Rogerio Michale and Tite visited the squad this week.

There has been speculation that Tite may take the captaincy away from Neymar to ease the burden on the Barcelona star. He rotated the captaincy at Corinthians and he may be minded to do the same for Brazil.

When quizzed on his meeting with Neymar, Tite was keen to emphasise the focus on teamwork, rather than a single player, “I reiterate the speeches of Dunga and Mano because I believe that the collective strengthens the individual, it is inhumane to put all of the responsibility on one player.

“The European Championships showed us that the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo did not take away the possibility of Portugal to win. Argentina did not win the Copa América with Messi. It is inhuman to put everything in the team onto one player.”

That Tite’s first face to face meeting with Neymar is such big news in the Brazilian press illustrates exactly how central the Barca man has become in the national team. Tite will look to reduce that dependency.

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<![CDATA[Ex Arsenal and Manchester City player Sylvinho takes coaching role with Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83175_ex_arsenal_and_manchester_city_player_sylvinho_takes_coaching_role_with_brazil.htmlEx Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City left-back Sylvinho has been appointed to a coaching role within the Brazilian national team. The Brazilian was assistant to Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan, but will leave the role to join Tite’s Seleção staff.

Sylvinho was originally offered the chance to replace Tite as Corinthians manager last month, but he turned the offer down, insisting that he wanted to finish his coaching education in Europe before becoming a manager.

However, he will now join Tite’s Brazil coaching staff. Another ex-Arsenal man, Edu Gaspar, was appointed to a Technical Director role by the new Brazil boss, having worked with Tite at Corinthians.

Sylvinho began his playing career at Corinthians, before joining Arsenal in 1999. From there he moved to Celta Vigo and was snapped up by Barcelona as soon as he obtained Spanish citizenship. He finished his playing career at Manchester City under Roberto Mancini, who hired him as an assistant manager at Inter Milan. Sylvinho was capped 6 times by Brazil, he was unfortunate to have played during Roberto Carlos’ prime.

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<![CDATA[Rogerio Micale happy to depend on Neymar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/83154_rogerio_micale_happy_to_depend_on_neymar.htmlBrazil’s Olympic coach Rogerio Michale is happy to be dependent on Neymar during this summer’s games. The Selecao selected Neymar as one of their 3 permitted players over the age of 23, alongside Renato Augusto and Fernando Prass.

Neymar will play alongside talented forwards Gabriel Barbosa and Gabriel Jesus in the games, which take place in Brazil. Rogerio’s side have been drawn to play Denmark, Iraq and South Africa in the group stages.

The senior side have been accused of over reliance on the Barcelona man in recent years, but Rogerio does not see this as an issue for his U-23 side, “I want to be dependant on Neymar," he told a press conference. "What coach would not want him on their team?

"My impression was better than I expected. He's super motivated. He knows the importance of winning. He wants to help, and has shown what a great player he is. We will do what we can to make Neymar feel good. He represents what is the best of Brazilian football. I always want him with me. We have to create a team, but the importance of the individual factor is also crucial."

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