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January 15, 2019 8:24 AM PSG confident Frenkie de Jong will choose them over Barca, Man City

Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly optimistic that they will beat Barcelona and Manchester City to the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer, according to ESPN FC sources close to the French champions. The Netherlands international is wanted by a host of Europe's top clubs but PSG, Barca and City have emerged as the 21-year-old's three 167

January 13, 2019 11:22 AM Messi scores 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar to extend lead at top

Luis Suarez scored twice while Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona re-opened a five-point lead over second place Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Eibar. Barca came into the match on the back of a defeat to Levante in the Copa del Rey, but were back to winning ways with a relatively simple victory at Camp Nou. He opened 87

January 9, 2019 9:38 PM In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975. The anti-immigrant Vox agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia. It became kingmaker in Spain’s most populous region - a traditional Socialist Party stronghold 125

January 8, 2019 2:44 AM Castro grandson under fire for flaunting decadent lifestyle: yachts, fine dining, luxury suites and more

Photos of young people living it up and flaunting their material trappings are nothing new on social media. Except when it’s the grandson of Fidel Castro, the late Cuban Communist leader. Tony Castro, who is in his early 20s and a spitting image of his grandfather, has been posting photos on his private Instagram account showing off his BMW, meals at posh restaurants 331

January 5, 2019 11:00 AM Fire kills 3 in apartment building in northeastern Spain

BARCELONA, Spain – Firefighters in Spain say that three people have been killed and more have been injured after a fire broke out in an apartment building in a town near Barcelona. Firefighters for the northeastern region of Catalonia say that the blaze on Saturday also left one baby in critical condition and two adults in serious condition. Another 123

December 30, 2018 5:18 AM Barcelona deny reaching agreement for transfer of PSG's Adrien Rabiot

Barcelona have denied they have agreed a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain. The club released a statement on Sunday saying that despite twice making contact with PSG over Rabiot in August and December, they have not reached an agreement with the club or the player. "In relation to news which has appeared in France, FC Barcelona manifest 88

December 21, 2018 8:40 AM Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo to go on trial for tax fraud on Jan. 21

A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21. The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to also pay a fine of close to €19 million ($22m) for the reduced sentence. In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders. Last year, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud 86

December 18, 2018 2:33 AM Barcelona's Rafinha ordered by court to wear Adidas or pay fine

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha must honour his contract with Adidas and wear the German company's sportswear or pay a fine of up to €1 million ($1.14m), a Dutch court said on Tuesday. Adidas had sued the 25-year-old Brazilian after Rafinha had started to wear Mizuno shoes in July, contesting the German company's unilateral extension of a sponsorship deal that had finished 79

December 15, 2018 9:47 AM Atletico Madrid salvage draw at Girona with late own goal

Atletico Madrid's La Liga title ambitions suffered a setback on Sunday as they drew 1-1 away at Girona, only averting a first league defeat since September thanks to a late own goal by Jonas Ramalho. Atletico's Saul Niguez struck the underside of the bar as the visitors enjoyed the better first-half chances but they fell behind on the stroke of halftime 79

November 27, 2018 9:32 AM Barcelona have no plans to sell Ousmane Dembele in January

Ousmane Dembele has not told Barcelona that he wants to leave in January and the club have no plans to sell him, sources have told ESPN FC. Dembele, who cost €145 million when he joined from Borussia Dortmund last year, started the first nine games of the season but has been in and out of the side since being dropped for the Champions League game at Tottenham 97