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Dani Alves admits that Cristiano Ronaldo is the toughest opponent he has faced in his career, but maintains Lionel Messi and Neymar are superior.

The Brazilian right-back has come up against the Real Madrid star on several occasions in his career through his time at Barcelona and Juventus, most recently in last season’s Champions League final.

Josep Bartomeu is adamant the necessary contracts have already been agreed, blaming "scheduling problems" for a lack of an announcement

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu claims Lionel Messi has in fact signed a new contract, blaming "schedule problems" for the delay in announcing the news officially.

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The former Gunners striker has hit back at the German international's criticism of ex-players and wonders why he hasn't signed a new deal
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has launched a blistering attack on Mesut Ozil, branding the German’s opinions “laughable”.

The playmaker has criticised “ex-players” in the media for their analysis of the current Gunners team, who have lost two of their opening three Premier League matches of the season.

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Ozil told them to "stop talking and start supporting" following comments made by several former players as to the state of the current side following their 4-0 loss to Liverpool prior to the international break.

Wright has taken exception to this standpoint and questioned why the 28-year-old has not signed a new deal with the club if he feels so strongly about the situation.

“It’s laughable,” Wright told BBC Radio 5.
“We’re not talking about a team charging up the league, we’re talking about a team that’s under-performing.
“It’s not just the team, it’s the people in the boardroom, the manager, everybody.”

Wright – the club’s second highest goalscorer of all-time behind only Thierry Henry – accused the Germany international of hiding behind Alexis Sanchez, whose future continues to dominate headlines.

He added: “Sign a contract if you feel that strongly about people criticising the team because you’re someone who’s integral to Arsenal's success.

"You’re going to continue to hide behind Sanchez. Why haven’t you signed yet? That’s what I would say to you. If you feel that strongly, why haven’t you signed yet?"

Source: goal.com

Ghanaian spiritualist Prophet Frimpong Williams has predicted that Ghana will defeat Congo today in Kumasi after rightly predicting Uganda's 1-0 win over Egypt that blew the World Cup qualifying group wide open.

The Sweden-based pastor prophesied that the Cranes will beat the Pharaohs 1-0 ahead of the match and that came past following the shock victory for the home side in Kampala yesterday.

The president of the Ligue 1 club affirmed that the deal PSG made was too good to turn down, although how they cleared it past UEFA still puzzles him


Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev has admitted he is bewildered over how Paris Saint-Germain circumvented Financial Fair Play rules in bringing Kylian Mbappe to the French capital.

 

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David Villa's return to the Spanish national team has been cut short by an adductor injury, with the forward leaving the squad before they face Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old featured as a substitute in the 3-0 win over Italy on Saturday after a three-year absence from the team, before suffering an injury in training.

France's teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe joined Paris St Germain from AS Monaco and England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spurned Chelsea's overtures to sign for Liverpool from Arsenal in two of the most eye-catching deals on transfer deadline day.

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