Philippe Coutinho joins Aston Villa on loan

Philippe Coutinho has joined Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season. The agreement, which is subject to the player completing a medical and receiving a work permit, also includes an option to buy for around €40m

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Aston Villa in talks to sign Philippe Coutinho

Steven Gerrard has described former Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho as a “special footballer” while refusing to comment on speculation linking him with a January move to Aston Villa.

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Barcelona face selection crisis as Covid outbreak grows

FC Barcelona face a selection crisis ahead of Sunday’s game at Mallorca as they deal with a Covid-19 outbreak which has seen seven first team players test positive. They are not the only La Liga club struggling with a surge in cases due to the Omicron variant.

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Ferran Torres joins Barcelona from Man City

FC Barcelona have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City for a fee in the region of €55 million. The winger has seen his buyout clause set at €1 billion and is regarded as one of Spain’s most promising talents.

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Granada condemn Atletico Madrid to fourth straight loss

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is facing increased pressure after the LaLiga champions slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Granada. With Atletico having lost four successive league matches for the first time since Simeone took charge in 2011, the Argentine’s role has come under scrutiny from both club supporters and Spanish media.

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