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  • Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barcelona president

    Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barcelona president

    Reuters
    Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barcelona president

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's prolific striker Luis Suarez will be offered a new contract with the Spanish champions until 2022, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Thursday. The 29-year-old Uruguayan collected the European Golden Shoe last season for the top scorer in domestic football in Europe with 40 league goals, helping Barca's famed 'MSN' trio also containing Messi and Brazilian forward Neymar score a record 131 goals in all competitions. "Suarez is going to …

  • Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barca president

    Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barca president

    Reuters
    Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barca president

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's prolific striker Luis Suarez will be offered a new contract with the Spanish champions until 2022, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Thursday. The 29-year-old Uruguayan collected the European Golden Shoe last season for the top scorer in domestic football in Europe with 40 league goals, helping Barca's famed 'MSN' trio also containing Messi and Brazilian forward Neymar score a record 131 goals in all competitions. "Suarez is going to …

  • Arsenal won't lose Ozil, Sanchez early - Wenger

    Arsenal won't lose Ozil, Sanchez early - Wenger

    AFP News
    Arsenal won't lose Ozil, Sanchez early - Wenger

    Arsenal lynchpins Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will not be allowed to leave the club before their contracts expire in 18 months' time, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. British media reports this week suggested Chilean forward Sanchez and German playmaker Ozil want new deals that will put them on a par with the Premier League's highest earners. …

  • Revitalised Barcelona look to get back on title track

    Revitalised Barcelona look to get back on title track

    Reuters
    Revitalised Barcelona look to get back on title track

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Champions Barcelona are aiming for a first win in four league games, at strugglers Osasuna on Saturday, after thrashing Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 in the Champions League in midweek. Consecutive draws with Malaga, Real Sociedad and Real Madrid leave Barca six points behind Zinedine Zidane's La Liga table toppers but Saturday's early game gives them a chance to put pressure on their rivals, who host Deportivo La Coruna later on Saturday. …

  • Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years

    Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years

    Associated Press
    Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years

    PARIS (AP) — Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government. …