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According to a source that is close to Lampard, the Chelsea midfielder has reached an tentative agreement to play for the LA Galaxy in MLS.
Less than two months after David Beckham’s departure, the LA Galaxy have found their star replacement. Frank Lampard has agreed to join the LA Galaxy, a source close to the Chelsea midfielder told Goal.com. “It’s all but done,” the source said. A team spokesman would not confirm or deny the rumor, only telling Goal.com that head coach Bruce Arena publicly acknowledged interest in Lampard on Thursday.
Lampard will likely join Los Angeles on a free More >
“Pep is already learning German,” said FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as he gave the story behind Josep Guardiola’s appointment as their next coach.
Former FC Barcelona boss Guardiola will return to football in the summer after a one-year More >
Manchester United FC will be without Darren Fletcher until the summer after he had surgery to cure the chronic bowel condition that caused him to miss a large part of last season. More >
A top-of-the-table clash in Portugal takes centre stage this weekend alongside tough tests for Premier League leaders Manchester United FC and Liga pacesetters FC Barcelona. More >
David Villa and Alexis Sánchez both scored twice as FC Barcelona beat Córdoba CF 5-0, while Real Betis Balompié and Club Atlético de Madrid also progressed to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
FC Barcelona booked a Copa del Rey quarter-final meeting with fellow UEFA Champions League contenders Málaga CF by cruising past Córdoba CF 5-0. Córdoba already trailed 2-0 from the opening meeting and fell further adrift when Thiago Alcántara (17) swept in a finish from Alex Song’s lobbed pass. David Villa swiftly added a sumptuous second, wrong-footing Alberto Aguilar then flipping a shot over Mikel More >
The Spanish press heaped praise on Lionel Messi after the 25-year-old became the first man to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or four times. “He is”, said El Mundo, “beyond classification.”
In his native Argentina, it has been suggested that Lionel Messi’s winning of a record fourth consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or is almost not newsworthy, such is the continuing regularity with which the 25-year-old is honoured. Not so in his adopted homeland, where debate has grown surrounding just how many individual titles the FC Barcelona striker can win before he retires. Spanish daily El País says Messi now More >
Liga leaders FC Barcelona made a convincing start to 2013 by overcoming Catalan rivals RCD Espanyol 4-0 to move 11 points clear of Club Atlético de Madrid, who drew with RCD Mallorca.
Liga leaders FC Barcelona picked up where they left off last year by subjecting Catalan derby rivals RCD Espanyol to a 4-0 reverse and moving 11 points clear of Club Atlético de Madrid at the summit. Barcelona dropped just two points before the winter break and duly collected their 17th success from 18 league outings after Xavi Hernández lit the way on ten minutes, slotting in an Andrés Iniesta pass. Lionel More >