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Cristiano Ronaldo received another accolade for his excellent 2017. After playing a key role in winning five titles with Real Madrid, the Portuguese forward has been chosen as the Best European Sportsperson of 2017 in a vote by 26 international news agencies.
Barcelona are still thinking about how to strengthen the team in this winter transfer market and they’re determined that they’ll get their hands on a player that will be available for the latter stages of the Champions League, reports Marca.
Multiple clubs are reported to be interested in the French forward but Atletico’s CEO has promised to work to keep him from leaving
Man Utd won’t renew bid to sign Griezmann with Mourinho unconvinced by £88m tag (Marca)
Manchester United will not renew their interest in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann as manager Jose Mourinho is not convinced he can live up to his price tag in the Premier League.
Sergi Roberto and Pique: Barcelona’s two priorities in the New Year
Barcelona’s board will begin the New Year with plans to tie down two key players in Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique. Talks are underway with both players already and it’s a priority to get them to renew in 2018.
WHAT THEY SAY
Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool fans should forget about Virgil van Dijk’s price tag and focus on what he can bring to Anfield as the club’s new signing was pictured leaving Southampton’s training ground on Thursday.
Thierry Henry claimed that Alexis Sanchez’s contract rift with Arsenal was causing divisions at the club and that some players declined to join his goal celebrations.
Aubameyang ‘mentally beaten’ by transfer rumours, says BVB president
Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball has sympathy with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having to deal with persistent transfer rumours.
In one of the tightest Serie A title races of recent seasons, there is one noticeable absentee.
Maybe there was too much brandy in the Christmas pudding. Perhaps it’s the sherry talking (hic!) But after another week in which Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling were the standout players in the Premier League, next summer’s World Cup is starting to look much more appealing for England fans.