Barcelona sporting director provides update on future of Lionel Messi

Barcelona's sporting director Albert Soler has revealed that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract soon with the Argentine and the club having already finalised terms informally.

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Tottenham confirm pursuit of Argentine striker

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they attempted to open their cheque book this summer, with a large bid placed for Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone as the transfer deadline approached.

The North London giants were amongst the quietest clubs in English football this summer after having not made a signing of as the transfer window's end approached. The likes of Ricardo Pereira and Thomas Lemar had been linked in recent weeks, but manager Mauricio Pochettino opted to cool their interest as the club are not keen to spend massive sums.

Nicolas Otamendi: Sergio Aguero is really happy at Manchester City

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi has insisted that fellow teammate Sergio Aguero is not thinking over a summer exit despite the constant speculation over his future.


The Argentine was in-and-out of the starting lineup in the second half of last season, but he still managed 33 goals across all competitions.
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Sampaoli is organizing a friendly match before facing off with Uruguay

The last time that the Argentinean national football team failed to qualify for a FIFA World Cup was way back in 1970, this was over 45 years ago.


Throughout every single edition of the worldwide football competition, Argentina has regularly managed to not only qualify but to also make a genuine run.
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Lionel Messi refuses to rule out future move to China

Argentina international Lionel Messi has refused to rule out a future move to the Chinese Super League once he decides to end his long-term association with Barcelona.


The 29-year-old had yet another top season with the Catalan giants with 54 goals across all competitions, but was unable to push his side towards another La Liga triumph. The Camp Nou outfit also struggled in their Champions League campaign, and were eventually ousted by Juventus by a 3-0 scoreline.

SAMPAOLI TO EMPLOY TWO-MAN DEFENCEFOR SINGAPORE

In preparations for their showdown with Singapore, Argentina’s coach, Jorge Sampaoli will be fielding a remarkable attacking line-up for the game.


He hopes to see his men in an aggressive defensive play as they engage in the friendly on Tuesday with Singapore.
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Jorge Sampaoli´s next assignment is a monumental one

The Argentina national football team is currently positioned in the 2nd spot of the FIFA rankings with only Brazil being located in a higher place.


Despite being in such an elevated spot, Argentina has been significantly suffering after recently losing to Bolivia.
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Sevilla Coach SampaoliAdmits Argentina Offer Would Be Hard to Turn down

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has finally admitted that he cannot turn down the opportunity to coach the Argentina national team if such an offer comes along.


Argentina are without a manager after recently sacking Edgardo Bauza. The national team has been going through a poor patch of form under the regime of Bauza so much so that their appearance in the World Cup 2018 has been put under a cloud of doubt. The national team are just outside the automatic qualification spots. As it stands, the 1986 World Cup winners will have to go to a play-off in order to reach the final of the competition in Russia.
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Edgardo Bauza Confident of Argentina Reaching World Cup 2018

Argentina have parted company with manager Edgardo Bauza after a string of poor results that left the national team in serious jeopardy when it comes to qualifying for the World Cup 2018.


The 2-0 defeat against Bolivia has left to the national team in the fifth spot in the South American qualification group. Only the top four teams will be able to reach the World Cup automatically, while the fifth placed team will have got to a play-off, which might actually be tougher than expected after the recent changes to the format. Argentina are only one point behind Chile, who occupy the final fourth spot, but there is a serious danger of missing out on World Cup 2018.
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Lionel Messi Extremely Angry at Press Criticism, Claims Bauza

Argentina national team coach Edgardo Bauza claimed that superstar Lionel Messi was showing his displeasure to the media for being criticised vehemently following a 4-0 loss against Paris St Germain in the Champions League.


Barcelona suffered this historic defeat which puts them on the verge of an exit from the competition at the last 16 stage for the first time since 2007. It was a horrendous performance from the team at all levels. Even Messi was not making any impact in the game. Player ratings after the match showed that Messi had one of his poorest games as a professional.
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