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Barcelona welcome star-signing Suarez to the club

Barcelona FC welcoming new signing Credit: Barcelona FC

Barcelona have welcomed their new signing, Luis Suarez, to the club.

It is believed the controversial striker has been signed for £75 million.

Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcelona player.


Class of '92: We owe something back to Salford

Manchester United legend Phil Neville told ITV News he feels all the so-called Class of '92 'owe something back to Salford' to make the non-leaguers successful.

He said they aim to make the next 15-30 years really special for the people of Salford.

If you want to get tickets for the Class of '92 v Salford City FC game in August, click here.

Nike not renewing Manchester United kit deal

Manchester United's new kit. Credit: Manchester United FC.

Nike has confirmed it will not renew its kit deal with Manchester United at the end of next season.

The American sportswear giant has walked away from negotiations with the club as it felt United were demanding too much money.

A Nike statement released to Press Association Sport on Tuesday confirmed the company had decided against renewing the 13-year kit deal, which was signed in 2002.

The Nike statement read: "Manchester United is a great club with passionate fans.

"We are proud to have partnered with them for the last 12 years and will continue to sponsor the club until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Wayne Rooney shows off the new United kit. Credit: Manchester United FC.

"Any partnership with a club or federation has to be mutually beneficial and the terms that were on offer for a renewed contract did not represent good value for Nike's shareholders.

"We look forward to a successful final season with the club."

Reports have suggested adidas is in pole position to clinch a deal which could see the club earn £60million a year from 2015.

Nike's original deal was worth £303million, with extra income from a profit share agreement from merchandise sold worldwide.

On Monday, United unveiled their new home kit for the 2014-15 season - which will be the last designed by Nike and the first to bear the logo of new sponsor Chevrolet.

United announced they would be entering a seven-year agreement - worth a reported £53million per season - with the US car giant from this summer back in 2012.

Read more: Manchester United's new home kit revealed.

Manchester United's new home kit revealed


Liverpool FC reach agreement with Lille for Origi

Divock Origi for Belgium at the World Cup. Credit: PA

Liverpool FC have agreed a fee for Lille’s Divock Origi, but the striker will head back to Lille on a season-long loan as part of the deal, the Liverpool Echo is reporting.

The newspaper says the club has agreed an initial £6million fee that could rise to £9.5million.

Talks with the Belgian 19-year-old are set to take place this week.

It's also been reported that Liverpool have also been in talks with Benfica over Lazer Markovic and are set to agree a fee in the region of £25million for the Serbian winger.

Lazar Markovic, Benfica. Credit: PA

Third time's a charm - Gallagher returns to Deepdale in season-long loan deal

Paul Gallagher, Preston North End. Credit: PA

Paul Gallagher has returned to Deepdale for the 2014/15 season, signing a season long loan deal with the Club from Leicester City.

It will be Gallagher’s third spell as a Preston player. In 2007 he scored once in 19 appearances for the Club.

The forward was a key part of the Lilywhites’ squad following his arrival on loan in October 2013, scoring a hat-trick in his second appearance against Barnet in the FA Cup.

Manager Simon Grayson said: “He made it very clear to us that he wanted to come back and after negotiations with Leicester City it is a done deal for the season.

“We are grateful to Leicester for letting him come here.”

Everton's Conor McAleny signs new deal at Goodison

Conor puts pen to paper. Credit: Everton FC

Everton striker Conor McAleny has set himself the challenge of breaking into the first team in this season after putting pen-to-paper on a new three-year contract.

The 21-year-old, from Whiston, agreed a deal keeping him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2017 on Tuesday and immediately declared he is ready to make a fresh start after spending much of last season sidelined through injury.

The Academy graduate fractured his leg while on loan at Brentford in August and missed the vast majority of the campaign as a result.

Conor in action. Credit: Everton FC

“I want to get as close as I can to the first team, make some appearances and hopefully chip in with a few goals if possible,” McAleny told evertontv.

“Pre-season is where you can impress the manager and get off to a good start, which will always help for later on.

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