Chelsea have made contact with Monaco about signing Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in January and remain hopeful a deal can be done despite being unwilling to pay the £85m asking price.
Publicly Monaco have continued to insist that Falcao is going nowhere but reports in France suggest that all is not well behind the scenes.
Even after club captain Eric Abidal told the press...
Eric Abidal is angry at how his Barcelona career came to an end and claims he was not even paid by the club when he was seriously ill.
The 34-year-old Abidal had a liver transplant last April, ruling him out of the 2012 European Championship and keeping him away from football for one year. He returned to make a few appearances for Barcelona before leaving to join Monaco in the offseason...
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September 06, 2013
Defender Eric Abidal has revealed he was not offered a new contract by Barcelona because the Primera Division champions considered it to be too risky.
The 33-year-old Frenchman was released by the Catalan club at the end of the season just weeks after he made his comeback from a liver transplant.
Abidal spent a year on the sidelines as he recovered from the transplant last April...
Eric Abidal is leaving Barcelona after six trophy-laden seasons and having fought back from both a liver tumor and a liver transplant to play again.
Abidal, who will turn 34 in July, says he ''would have liked to continue playing at Barcelona'' when his contract expires next month, but the club ''sees it differently.''
Barcelona president Sandro...
Eric Abidal has made his first start since a liver transplant, playing at center back in Barcelona's Spanish league home game against Levante.
Saturday's match marked the 33-year-old defender's first start since playing for France in an exhibition against Germany on Feb. 29, 2012. His previous start for Barcelona was three days earlier.
Abidal had a liver tumor removed...
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April 20, 2013