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Jan Oblak’s amazing triple save vs Bayer Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was the star man for his team against Bayer Leverkusen last evening. The Slovenian goalie made on of the best interventions of the season, saving his team three times in a row in 5 seconds.
Mascherano receives a massive offer from China
Barcelona veteran Javier Mascherano has received a massive offer from China. According to El Mundo Deportivo, says the 32-year-old defender rejected an offer worth €50 million to move to China last month. Nevertheless, he remains on the radar of Super League clubs ahead of the summer market. For his part, the fullback wants to stay in Europe and with the La Liga titleholders. The Argentine international wants to play in the 2018 World Cup and also feels he still has much to offer to the Blaugrana.
Mourinho demands cash plus Real Madrid midfielder for De Gea
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid president Florentino Perez he'll have to cough up big for David de Gea. According to Don Balon, the pair have touched base over De Gea's situation. The 54-year-old specialist is prepared to see his goalkeeper sold - but will insist on €70 million cash plus a Real midfielder. The Red Devils manager wants a deal for Casemiro and has told Perez such an exchange for De Gea would represent a fair valuation. Perez could simply meet De Gea's €70 million buyout clause and ferry him away. But he wants to maintain good relations with Mourinho so will try to avoid any hostile attempt. Mourinho, reportedly, sees Casemiro as an ideal midfield partner for the under pressure Paul Pogba.
Monaco miracle and Spanish hegemony. Impressive facts from Wednesday UCL matches
UCL Round of 16 has come to its end and we are summarizing the last day of this stage. The round of 16 has set a new record of efficiency, and we can now declare the final numbers: 62 goals in 16 matches, 3.875 goals on average. The only goalless match was played in Madrid yesterday evening. Monaco 3-1 Manchester City (6-6 AGG, MON qualify on away goals) Monaco are the first ever team in the Champions league history to qualify for the next round after conceding 5 goals in the first leg match. It's the first time ever when Pep Guardiola's team didn't manage to pass through the quarters. It's also the first time ever that a team didn't qualify despite scoring 6 goals. Leroy Sane has taken part in 5 goals during his last 5 UCL appearances: 3 goals and 2 assists. Manchester City didn't make any shot on target during the first half. This was the first time in this season when the English side recorded such poor statistics. Kylian Mbappe is the youngest player to score two goals in UCL playoffs. He was 18 years and two months old at that time. Atletico Madrid 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (4-2 AGG) Diego Simeone is the only coach to qualify for the every quarterfinal in last 4 years. Only two fouls were made in the first half, one from each team. It's the 5th consecutive year that 3 Spanish clubs will play in the quarterfinals of UCL.
Barcelona eye Bayern midfielder
Barcelona are considering re-signing midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, reports Cadena SER. Barca are drawing up plans for the summer transfer window and SER claim the Spanish champions are plotting a sensational move to bring Tiago back to the Camp Nou, four years after he left for Bayern. It may be difficult luring the Spain international back to Catalonia though. Back in 2015, the 25-year-old, an integral part of Carlo Ancelotti’s team, extended his contract at the Allianz Arena until the summer of 2019.
Iniesta is close to agreeing a new deal with Barcelona
Andres Iniesta is close to agreeing a new deal with Barcelona that includes a clause for him to become an academy coach after retirement, according to Spanish outlet Marca. The long-serving midfielder will have just one year left on his current deal at the end of this season, although a new two-year deal with the options for a further year alongside the coaching offer is said to be on the table. To recall Iniesta has made 25 appearances for Barca during this campaign.
Ronaldo opens fitness center in Madrid
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has opened a fitness center in Madrid and named it "CR7 Crunch Fitness". The gym is located in one of the most prestigious districts of the Spain capital, Ciudad Lineal. Earlier last year the Portugal national tema captain has launched hotels chain Pestana CR7. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRmGLGOlqcu/
Concerns raise in Everton as Lukaku refuses to sign new deal
Big news is coming from Liverpool, as Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has reportedly rejected club offer to sign a new deal. Despite assurances from Lukaku's agent, claiming that the Belgium international will put pen to paper, the player has decided not to renew with the club. Everton are willing to offer him £100.000 weekly salary, making him the only player of the team to earn more than 100k. Now Everton will try to convince Lukaku to sign the new contract, as they believe nothing is lost yet and it's just a matter of negotiations. Lukaku is the league top scorer along with Harry Kane, as he marked his name on the scoresheet for 19 times.
Ronaldo urges Perez to focus on Andre Silva
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is urging president Florentino Perez to focus on Andre Silva. The 21-year-old attacker plays with Ronaldo for Portugal and regarded among the brightest young talents in Europe. According to A Bola, the Portugal international captain has been lobbying Perez to sign Silva for at least three months, insisting he has what it takes to make it at Real. Ronaldo has even confided that he sees the youngster as his heir. Silva's contract with Porto carries a €60 million buyout clause.
Juventus invite Real swap talks for Dybala
Juventus are ready to do business with Real Madrid over Paulo Dybala. According to Don Balon, the Serie A titleholders have opened the door to selling the 23-year-old striker at the end of this season. Significantly, while there's been claims of Dybala having agreed a new deal since the New Year, the contract has remained unsigned. And Juventus are now willing to discuss terms with Real. The Bianconeri are demanding a swap deal, which would see Isco and Mateo Kovacic move to Turin in exchange for Dybala. The sticking point is Isco, who is reluctant to be part of the transfer.