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Manchester United news: 'They'll be like three new signings this season' – fans react to Madrid win

Manchester United have experienced a fruitful pre-season so far Monday, July 24, 2017 Manchester United beat Real Madrid in a farcical friendly penalty shoot-out, but there were plenty of positives for Red Devils fans to take from the game. United made it four games unbeaten, winning 2-1 on spot-kicks following a 1-1 draw, as they made it four matches unbeaten so far in pre-season. As Jose Mourinho builds towards the 2017-18 campaign there were also some concerning displays from his players, but the general feeling is one of optimism among United…

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Man City sign £26.5m Danilo from Real Madrid

Manchester City have completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Danilo for a fee believed to be £26.5m. The 26-year-old Brazil international has signed a five-year deal and will join City on their pre-season tour of the United States. Danilo can play in both full-back roles as well as in midfield, and is City’s fourth major signing of the summer. “There was interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ambition to play for Pep Guardiola,” he said. His arrival takes City’s summer spending to almost £150m, following…

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Alvaro Morata: Chelsea complete £60m deal for Real Madrid striker

Chelsea have completed the £60m signing of striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid on a five-year-deal. The Spain international, 24, scored 20 goals last season after rejoining Real from Italian champions Juventus. Morata won La Liga and the Champions League, but the majority of his appearances were as a substitute. Premier League champions Chelsea have also signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer. Morata will now join up with the Blues squad on their pre-season tour of Asia. “Alvaro has proven class at the…

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Chelsea agree deal for Real Madrid striker Morata

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for a fee reported to be about £70m. The Spain international must now agree personal terms and pass a medical to complete the transfer. The 24-year-old would be the Premier League champions’ fourth signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. Morata scored 20 goals last season after rejoining Real from Juventus. He won La Liga and the Champions League, but the majority of his appearances were as a substitute. Morata…

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Focus: The Lure of Madrid

An ancient city, Madrid goes far back into the past than any other contemporary city that is still in existence.  Some form of community has existed on the site of modern Madrid since before history was recorded. The Romans built villas in the area, the Visigoths tombs and churches, but the first recorded history of the city of Madrid begins with the Moors who conquered most of Spain during the 9th century. During the Moorish conflicts a fortress was constructed near the river Manzanares to protect the Moorish kingdoms from…

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Diego Costa filmed in Atletico Madrid shirt saying 'give Conte a hug' as Chelsea exit draws closer

Monday, July 17, 2017 Diego Costa has been filmed wearing an Atletico Madrid strip, saying ‘give Conte a hug’, as his move away from Chelsea continues to drag on.  The Spain striker has been allowed to skip Chelsea’s pre-season and was filmed partying in his native Brazil while negotiations for his move back to Madrid continue.  The video was shown on Instagram Live, with what appeared to be a family and friends partying with loud music playing, the camera then pans round to show him wearing the kit of his…

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