Lionel Messi will miss the Olympics but pla in summer’s Copa America Centenario, while Chinese club Tianjin Teda acquired Freddy Montero from Sporting Clube de Portugal.
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A busy transfer deadline day has seen players like Mathieu Debuchy, Denis Cheryshev and Steven Fletcher find new homes.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick, including a must-see finish, and AC Milan’s emphatic win against rival Inter Milan earn recognition as The Weekend’s Best.
Manchester City confirmed current Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini on a three-year deal, while John Terry may be leaving Chelsea.
FA Cup action is back in England as the competition hits the Round of 32, while first place is on the line La Liga when Barcelona hosts Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
The Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust wrote a letter to club owner Eddie Davies proposing a bid to buy the team, while Kevin De Bruyne confirmed he would be sidelined for 10 weeks.
Kevin De Bruyne suffered a right-knee injury that may keep him out for weeks, Celta Vigo surprisingly eliminated Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals and more.