Barcelona are ready to make a maximum offer of €35m-a-year to star man Lionel Messi, as they look to end months of speculation and tie the Argentine down for the long-term.
The €35m figure reported by Spanish newspaper Marca is thought to be the highest financial offer the Catalans will make to the player, as the club consider the impact that such a big-money deal would have on their finances.
Whilst this latest offer remains someway off of what Chinese Super League team's are reportedly willing to give the Argentina international, it is thought that the striker himself is looking beyond the money side of his contract and has several other conditions he would like to be met before any decision regarding his future is made.
With Barcelona seemingly set to exit the Champions League at the last-16 stage having lost their first-leg tie 4-0 to French champions PSG, many believe that the club's time at the top of Spanish football could be over and that a major squad overhaul is ne…
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is concerned that his side's inability to win home games may cost them a Champions League qualification spot this season. United remained sixth in the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Bournemouth on Saturday, their seventh Old Trafford stalemate of the season. "The reality is we are losing too many points at home. These matches at home against Hull, Burnley, Bournemouth, Stoke -- it's more of the same," the Portuguese boss told British media. "If you look at the points we've lost at home -- all the matches where we draw -- you're thinking about 10 or 12 and, with these points we wouldn't just be speaking about the top four, we'd be speaking about the top two or the top one." Despite being unbeaten in the league since losing at Chelsea late October, United have failed to turn dominant performances into victories, leaving them three points off fourth-placed Liverpool with one game in hand. &q…
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The Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that slaves were not citizens.
1930Clarence Birdseye started to sell prepackaged frozen food for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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1981Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.
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