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Real Madrid preparing 50 million pound swoop for Rooney


October 18th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Real Madrid will use Karim Benzema as bait to get Wayne Rooney, as the Spanish club was preparing a 50 million pounds deal to bag the Manchester ... Read more...

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Real Madrid close to selling Drenthe to Benfica


August 21st, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 21 (DPA) Real Madrid are close to selling Royston Drenthe to Portuguese champions Benfica, according to media reports Saturday. Drenthe, 22, is one of the players that Real is trying ... Read more...

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Werder Bremen reject Real Madrid offer for Oezil


August 14th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bremen (Germany), Aug 14 (DPA) Werder Bremen have turned down an official approach from Real Madrid to sign midfielder Mesut Oezil. Bremen chairman Klaus Allofs said late Friday the offer for the ... Read more...

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Mourinho asks Real Madrid bosses to get Ashley Cole


July 26th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 26 (ANI): Real Madrid's new coach Jose Mourinho wants to ask the club bosses to get Chelsea defender Ashley Cole at the Bernabeu.But Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to ... Read more...

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Great chance for Higuain to surpass El Diego


June 28th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, June 28 (IANS) Argentina's latest poster boy Gonzalo Higuain stands a strong chance to surpass his coach, the legendary Diego Maradona, in this World Cup. In four matches, Higuain has ... Read more...

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Mourinho is new Real Madrid coach


May 31st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Jose Mourinho is the new Real Madrid coach, the ninth one for the Spanish football club in six years. The former Chelsea manager replaces Manuel Pellegrini. The ... Read more...

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Real Madrid looking to bury the ghost of Tenerife


February 25th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, Feb 25 (DPA) Real Madrid will be looking to bury the ghost of Tenerife Saturday - and maintain the pressure on Spanish leaders Barcelona.It was in Tenerife's little Esatdio ... Read more...

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Ronaldo turns hero to villain in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Malaga


January 25th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid, Jan 25(ANI): Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo went from hero to villain in his club's 2-0 win over Malaga, as he scored both his side's goals before being sent off.The win ... Read more...

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Real Madrid’s 43-mn pound Operation Cesc for Gunners’ skipper Fabregas


January 8th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's bid to prise Cesc Fabregas away from Arsenal has been dubbed 'Operation Cesc' in Spain.Perez and his director general Jorge Valdano ... Read more...

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Real Madrid’ set for spectacular 30-mn pound swoop for Steven Gerrard


October 24th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Midfielder Steven Gerrard has emerged as Real Madrid's top target for next summer with club president Florentino Perez all set to launch an audacious 30 million pounds bid ... Read more...

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Sevilla deny Real, Barcelona another two-horse race


September 27th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 27 (DPA) Real Madrid and Barcelona both made it five wins out of five Saturday and share top spot with 15 points each. Real, who beat Tenerife 3-0 at home, ... Read more...

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Real Madrid’s priority changes from purchases to sale


July 14th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, July 14 (DPA) Real Madrid's historic spending spree has been suspended, at least for the time being, as they turn their attention to selling some unwanted players.The ... Read more...

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Real Madrid rules out bid for Liverpool’s Alonso


July 8th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Spanish football club Real Madrid seems to have lost interest in Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.The Spanish giants, who have spent around 180-million-pounds this summer, claim they cannot ... Read more...

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Man U agreed to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid transfer before formal bid


July 1st, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Real Madrid's sporting director Jorge Valdano has claimed that Manchester United agreed to the world-record transfer of Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo months before it was announced.Valdano claimed that ... Read more...

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Ancelotti begs Kaka not to join Real Madrid


June 4th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti made a dramatic phone call to Brazilian football star Kaka, begging him not to join Spanish club Real Madrid.Ancelotti rang up ... Read more...

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Pellegrini new Real Madrid coach


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (DPA) Spanish giants Real Madrid announced late Monday night that their new coach will be Manuel Pellegrini. An announcement on the club's official website states that the Chilean coach ... Read more...

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Spain hails Barcelona’s historic win in Madrid


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, May 3 (DPA) Barcelona's historic 6-2 win over Real Madrid has hugely impressed the Spanish media.Websites, television channels and radio stations competed with each other in their praise ... Read more...

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