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Real Madrid are counting down the hours to sign Carlos Ancelotti

Ancelotti has just a few hours to announce his move to Real Madrid. And their wish may soon come true, in the last few days the white club has taken a giant step in the efforts to incorporate the Italian to the bench at the Bernabeu.

Ancelotti on the brink on signing
Ancelotti on the brink on signing

Jose Angel Sanchez, general manager of Madrid, has been three days in Qatar meeting with the PSG owners to unlock once and for all Ancelotti output of all ties.

The coach is optimistic and hopes that tomorrow will be the day in which the he signs for Madrid as he remains detached from the French club.

This week, through his agent Ernesto Bronzetti, he has returned to contact the leaders of Madrid to announce that it is ready to come now. Carletto has nothing more to talk with PSG.

Ancelotti understood that his decision to leave was to convey the President of PSG Leonardo. He did and that has created more confusion to his decision to leave.

In Leonardo PSG have ordered efforts to expedite the signing of new coach and sporting director insists on hiring Guus Hiddink, current coach of Anzhi Russian.

Ancelotti will come to Madrid making less money than Mourinho. To break his contract with PSG will pay 4 million euros

Arsenal offer 30 million for Higuaín

Real Madrid will not undersell Gonzalo Higuaín. As the days pass, in the offices of the Bernabéu receive emails from clubs interested in the price of Argentine striker. This week has been the Arsenal which has shown an increased interest in the striker.

The English club is willing to go up to 30 million euros. That is 8 million more than what has offered Juventus. Payment terms are also better. The Arsenal would be willing to pay the amount in a single go, while the Italians say up to almost five times. Continue reading Arsenal offer 30 million for Higuaín

Lionel Messi accused of tax fraud

Tax authorities in Barcelona have filed a complaint against Leo Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for alleged fraudulent tax returns of more than €4 million in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The quantity of money involved is said to correspond to earnings from the Argentine player’s image rights for those years.

The complaint, signed by Judge Raquel Amado, has been filed at the courthouse in Gavà (Barcelona), where the Barcelona player lives, according to the Spanish news agency Efe.

According to the prosecution, “in an attempt to avoid paying tax”, parties simulated the transfer of the player’s image rights “to shell companies based in tax havens (Belize, Uruguay) and in addition, signed license, agent and service agreements between these companies and other shell companies based in countries best suited to him (UK, Switzerland).” Continue reading Lionel Messi accused of tax fraud

LFP to implement press conferences before and after games

Football is a spectacle. The Professional Football League (LFP) wants to improve the way they sell the competition. They are preparing to make changes to do so. One of those changes will be to require coaches and players to appear before the media before and after games. This structure is already used in UEFA competitions and leagues such as the Premier League.

The LFP is releasing its own model. This was explained by Javier Thebes in Miami, where he presented the next season of the Liga. Among the new features announced to be held on a day during the Copa del Rey weekend. Gone will be the knockout phase on 6, 7 and December 8 in order to increase the attractiveness of the competition.

Thebes again put special emphasis on the control that is carried out in the club accounts. They can not force you to spend more than they earn. “There can be no unfair competition. Not everything is to win,” he warned.

The 2013-14 season will begin on August 17

The 2013-14 season of La Liga will begin the weekend of 17th and the 18th of August and will have three games during the week, as approved by the General Assembly this afternoon the Professional Football League (LFP) during the meeting developed in Granada .

The schedule discussed and approved by the LFP, which must be ratified shortly by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, marks the end of the next season for the May 18 due to the dispute just after World Brazil.

The scarcity of dates complicates the away encounters of the third week of La Liga’s next season, first with the participation of teams in the Primera Division, who have to play the 6, 7 and 8 December.

The matchdays during the week in the Primera Division have been set for the days of September 25, 30 October to 26 March.

The final of the Copa del Rey will be held on Saturday April 19, while the meetings of the Supercopa of Spain will be on 21 and 28 August.

La Liga Adelante will also start on 18 August, while ending on June 8, while qualifiers will be played between 11 and 22 June.

UEFA body releases their “Equipo Revelacion” for the season

UEFA has published today its “Equipo Revelacion” for the 2012-2013 season of the Spanish League. Decided on by the European sports editorial body, the eleven consists of Andrés Fernández (Osasuna); Rukavina and Ebert (Valladolid), Varane (Real Madrid), and Illarramendi Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad), and Kondogbia Moreno (Sevilla), Koke and Diego Costa (Atlético) and Baptistão (Ray).

The team, which includes players who have burst onto the championship scene or have maintained significantly high performance, would be headed by Paco Jemez (Rayo), the best manager of the League. Vallecano’s whole season has not gone unnoticed and the style of play was great, even though they finished eighth in the table.

A new signing from Atletico Madrid is joined on the team by two of his new teammates: Koke and Diego Costa. The Madrid midfielder has completed a great course, with a good number of assists, while the Brazilian striker has played in an incredible state that has given many goals to Simeone, with even the top Cup scorer with eight goals , one of them in the final. Continue reading UEFA body releases their “Equipo Revelacion” for the season