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FC BARCELONA TEAM 2015-2016 ?

Barring possible new signings (eg Pogba, plus others), FC Barcelona wants to have the following squad for the new season 2015-2016. The diagram comes from Spanish Sports paper "Mundo Deportivo".

FC Barcelona 2015-2016

The still unknown is Turk Arda Turan. Sports media announced the signing days back but apparently it is not a done deal as yet. Some speculate it will be closed soon while others comment the English Football may be the destination of Arda. Stay tuned.

REAL MADRID TO TARGET FERNANDO LLORENTE ?

More interesting Spanish Football rumour & speculation doing the rounds. Spanish TV has announced tonight in its news section that Real Madrid new Coach Rafael Benitez has solicited Spanish International & Juventus FC forward Fernando Llorente. Apparently its a top priority for Benitez who wishes a tall & agile forward to compliment with Benzema upfront & give the team extra playing options.


Same source comments that Llorente has reacted positively to the idea as his regularity at Juventus FC has been further "complicated" by the arrival of Mario Mandzukic who has similar playing characteristics, while fellow countryman & team-mate Alvaro Morata has his place secure for the time being. 

If this is true, it is not the first time that the 30 year old forward has been on the Real Madrid agenda. Before flying off to Italian Football from Athletic Club Bilbao he was closely connected with a possible transfer to Real Madrid. 

Stay tuned!

FC BARCELONA SHUTS ARDA TURAN TRANSFER DEAL

The news has hit all the Spanish Sports media this afternoon, FC Barcelona & Atletico de Madrid have come to an agreement to transfer Turkish International midfielder Arda Turan to Barça. The midfielder had expressed his desire to leave Atletico & mentioned that he was negotiating with various Clubs. But this afternoon Barça & Atletico Directives shut the deal.

FC Barcelona signing 2015

The transfer price is 35M€ plus extras for reached objectives & the player will sign for the next 5 seasons. The Turk may have wait the FC Barcelona Presidential elections which will be celebrated on the 18th of July to sign his new contract, but may incorporate himself earlier as Coach Luis Enrique considers Arda a priority & wishes he start with the whole squad the 13th of July. 

The Turk had other offers from Chelsea FC, Manchester United & PSG, but has taken the attractive offer from Barcelona.  

PS: Latest is Turan has not signed as yet & may elect go to the Premier League

AT MADRID DEFENDER MIRANDA TO INTER MILAN

After months of speculation, Spanish Sports paper "Marca" confirms that Brazilian International & Atletico de Madrid Central Defender Miranda will be signed by Italian Club Inter Milan.

new Inter milan player 2015

Miranda is currently in the city of Milan under going the regulatory medical examination before signing his new contract with Inter. The Brazilian was being followed by other Clubs, including Chelsea FC, but Inter Coach Mancini made it a priority for next season.

The player leaves 15 M€ in the Atletico de Madrid bank account plus opens the way for young Uruguayan International defender Gimenez to be the regular Central Defender along side his fellow countryman Godin to secure the Atletico defence. 

Wish Miranda all the luck in the World at Inter. The Italian Club has signed a very fine defender.

REAL MADRID TRANSFER NEWS | BIGLIA - CASILLAS

News out from Italy, precisely from "La Gazzetta Dello Sport", publishes that Spanish Football Club Real Madrid has contacted (asked about) 29 year old Argentine & Lazio Central Defender Lucas Biglia. The player is sounding - along with others - as a possible substitute for Sergio Ramos in case the latter does not come to an agreement over his contract renewal with Real Madrid.

There is rumour that Real Madrid offered 22 M€ which Lazio rejected because they value Biglia around the 30M€ plus mark. A news piece that could be motivated by other interests as it appears that Manchester City & Paris St Germain could be competing to sign the Argentine.

Real Madrid interest 2015

Meanwhile staying with Real Madrid, other news is that goalkeeper Iker Casillas has an offer from AC Roma which is to his liking. The Italian Club knowing well the complicated situation of Casillas with Real Madrid & the latter desire to find an exit, has only offered a 3M€ per season salary (he now earns 8M€) & wants the player without a transfer fee. The solution would be that Real Madrid pay his salary difference of his remaining 2 year contract. 

Stay tuned on both fronts!

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