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Real Madrid and Barcelona Paper Talk: Afellay, Modric, Villas-Boas and more

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Real Madrid

New Tottenham coach Andre Vilas-Boas has admitted that Luke Modric will be allowed to leave the club ‘for the right price’. (various)

Hamit Altintop’s short stay in the Spanish capital is over, with the midfielder heading to Turkish champions Galtasaray for a €2 million fee. (various)

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke have joined Hoffenheim in the race to sign young RM Castilla hotshot Joselu. (various)

Former Madrid star Guti seems likely to retire, having been without a club since last November despite interest from various Qatari clubs and more recently West Ham. (various)

After the cancellation of their friendly in Tangier, the club’s first pre-season action will be in the Carlos Tartiere, home of Segunda B side Real Oviedo. (AS)

Barcelona

As Athletic Bilbao continue to hold out for €40 million for Javi Martinez, the decidedly cheaper options of Rennes star Yann M’Vila and Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye have emerged as possible targets. (Sport)

Reports in Holland suggest that Ajax are keen to sign young central defender Marc Muniesa. (Sport)

Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Ibrahim Afellay, in whom rivals AC and Lille have already shown strong interest. (Mundo Deportivo)

Barca B’s short tour of England will now include friendlies against Bolton Wanderers (6th August) and Huddersfield Town (8th August) (Sport)

Supporter’s group ‘Fanatics’ have suggested that the B team should line up against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, in a protest against the RFEF for their failure to punish Jose Mourinho’s finger in the eye of Tito Vilanova. (various)




One Comment

  1. Eke james emeka

    17 July, 2012 at 11:29

    Pls i am a full barca fan i really want barcelona to sighn neymar of santos the brazil forewarder he will of help to messi in fcb

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