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    Best 25 football stadiums around world, from the Bernabeu to San Mames… but Tottenham’s £1bn ground down in 21

    ATMOSPHERE, capacity and the quality of the toilets are all taken into consideration when fans argue about the best stadiums in the world.And a poll to determine which ground holds that honour has revealed some surprising results.
    Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera home in Buenos Aires is one of the most iconic stadiums in the worldCredit: Getty
    Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium is also one of the most well knownCredit: Getty
    Tottenham splashed out a staggering £1BILLION on their new North London home which currently ranks just 21st despite being the most expensive stadium ever built.
    But surprisingly, it’s a stadium in Egypt that sits in the No 1 spot.
    Here SunSport reveals the results of a poll conducted by Spanish outlet Marca.
    1 CAIRO INTERNATIONAL STADIUM
    Home team: Al Ahly
    Capacity: 75,000
    Location: Cairo, Egypt
    Cairo International StadiumCredit: Getty – Contributor
    2 SANTIAGO BERNABEU
    Home team: Real Madrid
    Capacity: 81,044
    Location: Madrid, Spain
    Santiago Bernabeu stadiumCredit: Getty – Contributor
    3 NOU CAMP
    Home team: Barcelona
    Capacity: 99,354
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Nou CampCredit: Getty
    4 MOUNUMENTAL DE CHILE
    Home team: Colo Colo
    Capacity: 47,347
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Monumental de ChileCredit: Getty
    5 SAN MAMES
    Home team: Athletic Bilbao
    Capacity: 53,289
    Location: Bilbao, Spain
    San Mames stadiumCredit: Getty – Contributor
    6 WANDA METROPOLITANO
    Home team: Atletico Madrid
    Capacity: 68,456
    Location: Madrid, Spain
    Wanda MetropolitanoCredit: Getty – Contributor
    7 ANFIELD
    Home team: Liverpool
    Capacity: 54,074
    Location: Liverpool, England
    AnfieldCredit: Getty
    8 LA BOMBONERA
    Home team: Boca Juniors
    Capacity: 49,000
    Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Boca Juniors’ La BomoneraCredit: Getty
    9 SIGNAL IDUNA PARK
    Home team: Borussia Dortmund
    Capacity: 81,360
    Location: Dortmund, Germany
    WestfalenstadionCredit: Getty – Contributor
    10 MOHAMED V
    Home team: Raja and Wydad Casablanca
    Capacity: 52,000
    Location: Casablanca, Morocco
    Mohamed V Stadium – CasablancaCredit: Africa Cup of Nations

    11 STADE OLYMPIQUE DE RADES
    Home team: Tunisian national team
    Capacity: 60,000
    Location: Rades, Tunisia
    Stade Olympique de RadesCredit: Getty
    12 WEMBLEY
    Home team: England national team
    Capacity: 90,000
    Location: London, England
    Wembley StadiumCredit: Alamy
    13 OLD TRAFFORD
    Home team: Manchester United
    Capacity: 76,000
    Location: Manchester, England
    Old TraffordCredit: PA:Press Association
    14 MARACANA
    Home team: Brazil national team, Flamengo, Fluminense
    Capacity: 78,838
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Maracana stadiumCredit: Getty
    15 SAN SIRO
    Home team: AC Milan, Inter Milan
    Capacity: 80,018
    Location: Milan, Italy
    San SiroCredit: Getty
    16 ALLIANZ ARENA
    Home team: Bayern Munich
    Capacity: 75,024
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Allianz ArenaCredit: Getty – Contributor
    17 STADE VELODROME
    Home team: Marseille
    Capacity: 67,394
    Location: Marseille, France
    Stade VelodromeCredit: Getty – Contributor
    18 ESTADIO DA LUZ
    Home team: Benfica
    Capacity: 65,647
    Location: Lisbon, Portugal
    Estadio da Luz, LisbonCredit: Getty
    19 JOHAN CRUYFF ARENA
    Home team: Ajax
    Capacity: 54,990
    Location: Amsterdam, Holland
    Johan Cruyff arenaCredit: Getty – Contributor
    20 MOUNUMENTAL
    Home team: River Plate
    Capacity: 70,074
    Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monumental, Buenos AiresCredit: AFP
    21 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM
    Home team: Tottenham Hotspur
    Capacity: 62,303
    Location: London, England
    Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: Getty
    22 ESTADIO AZTECA
    Home team: Mexico national team, Club America and Cruz Azul
    Capacity: 87,523
    Location: Mexico City, Mexico
    Estadio AztecaCredit: Getty
    23 SOCCER CITY STADIUM
    Home team: South Africa national team, Kaizer Chiefs
    Capacity: 94,736
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Soccer City StadiumCredit: Getty – Contributor
    24 CELTIC PARK
    Home team: Celtic
    Capacity: 60,411
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland
    Celtic ParkCredit: PA:Press Association

    25 AZADI STADIUM
    Home team: Iran national team
    Capacity: 78,116
    Location: Tehran, Iran
    Azadi StadiumCredit: Getty
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    Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus and not seek transfer away, says club legend and vice president Pavel Nedved

    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been tipped to stay at Juventus by vice president Pavel Nedved, ending any transfer speculation.Ronaldo has just one year left on his contract with the Italians and having not extended it, question marks over his future were raised.
    Cristiano Ronaldo has just one year left on his contractCredit: Rex
    Pavel Nedved said Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at JuventusCredit: Getty
    PSG and former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid have both been linked with the superstar forward.
    But Juve legend and now club chief Nedved have told them to forget about it, as Ronaldo is staying put.
    He told Sky Sport: “Ronaldo has been called up for July 26, he’ll be back on Monday and will stay with us.”
    Ronaldo, 36, is currently on holiday in Mallorca, having led Portugal to the last 16 of the European Championships in the summer.
    According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, he is expected to arrive in Turin very shortly to discuss his future with Juve.
    He signed for the Serie A giant in 2018 for £99million from Real Madrid and won the league in his first two seasons.
    But under Andrea Pirlo, 42, last term it was a disaster for the club, who only just finished fourth and missed out on the title for the first time in ten years.
    Pirlo has since been replaced by Massimiliano Allegri – who left the club in 2019 – but it has not yet convinced Ronaldo to commit his future.
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    PSG is seen as realistic destination, although it is believed they will NOT make a move unless Kylian Mbappe leaves.
    Frenchman Mbappe, 22, has been a long-time transfer target of Real Madrid.
    But as was the case with Nedved, 48, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi promised the forward will not be going anywhere.
    He told L’Equipe: “I will be clear. Mbappe is going to stay in Paris.
    “We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free. Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris.”
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    Neymar shows off incredible £10m personalised Mercedes helicopter with initials on tail outside of plush pad

    NEYMAR wowed his fans on social media by sharing a striking photo of himself pictured in front of his awesome Mercedes helicopter. The Paris Saint-Germain star shared the glamorous image taken in front of his glitzy Rio de Janeiro home with his 155 million followers on Instagram.
    Neymar has been relaxing following Brazil’s loss to Argentina in the Copa America finalsCredit: Reuters
    The PSG star posted a stunning photo on Instagram featuring his state-of-the art personalised Mercedes helicopterCredit: Jam Press
    The world’s most expensive player, 29, looked incredibly relaxed perched on a brick wall in his socks, shorts and a hoodie. 
    The sleek black helicopter can be seen parked on the immaculate lawn of his £7milllion home thought to be 60 miles down the coast of Rio in Brazil.
    And Neymar’s NJR initials are inscribed on the tail of the £10m Mercedes model the player has used for transport to training with his national side. 
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    The striker, who was part of the Brazil team that lost to Argentina in this year’s Copa America final, is said to reside in the stunning area of Mangaratiba. 
    The resort, famous for its port and its white-sand beaches, is said to be the filming location for Sylvester Stallone’s action movie The Expendables. 
    Earlier this year Neymar, who sealed an eye-watering £198million switch to PSG from Barcelona in 2017, was seen turning up to practice with his national side in his Airbus Mercedes helicopter. 
    It is thought the PSG star’s H-145 model is one of the latest produced by the vehicle manufacturer. 
    And Spanish sports outlet AS claims the helicopter is painted with motifs inspired by Batman.
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    It is thought the Dark Knight is one of the forward’s favourite superheroes.
    Neymar, who netted two goals in six appearances at Copa America, was part of the Brazil side beaten 1-0 by Lionel Messi’s Argentina.
    And this month the striker became a PES ambassador and has been announced as of the faces of the football simulation game. 
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    Italy star Gianluigi Donnarumma gets amazing Euro 2020 trophy tattoo on arm after winning tournament

    ITALY’s Euro 2020 hero Gianluigi Donnarumma has got a tattoo on his arm to commemorate the Azzurri’s historic win.The 22-year-old played a key role in Italy’s Euros triumph saving crucial penalty kicks in both the semis and final against Spain and England respectively.
    Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, was a man mountain in both penalty shootouts against Spain and EnglandCredit: INSTAGRAM: GIGIODONNA99

    Donnarumma shows off his new tat commemorating Italy’s Euro 2020 winCredit: INSTAGRAM: GIGIODONNA99
    Donnarumma’s penalty kick heroics saw him named Player of the Tournament – the first goalkeeper to receive the award.
    Fellow Italians Jorginho and Federico Chiesa wouldn’t have been too far behind in the running for the individual accolade.
    The former AC Milan keeper – who made his professional debut at 16 – wanted some new ink to celebrate his first and most likely not his last international trophy.
    The tat of the trophy is located on the shot stoppers left arm.
    And Donnarumma showcased his new ink on his Instagram story to the 3.2million who follow him.
    Donnarumma will now embark on a new journey at club level.
    He will now play his trade in the French Capital, Paris, for Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain – joining on a free transfer.
    On the move, he said: “I am delighted to be part of this huge club. I feel ready to take on this new challenge and continue to grow here.
    “With Paris, I want to win as much as possible and to bring joy to the supporters.”
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    And after the move was announced, Donnarumma took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message to his former club and it’s supporters.
    In the post, he said: “All the Rossoneri I met, from the first to the last day, will always be in my heart as a fundamental part of that journey through life that made me what I am today.”
    He added: “I wish Milan all possible success and I do that with my heart, for the affection that ties me to these colours, a sentiment that distance and time cannot cancel.”
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    Gianluigi Donnarumma completes PSG transfer as Italy’s Euro 2020 hero leaves AC Milan on free

    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have confirmed the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer from AC Milan.The Italy goalkeeper, a who was named Player of the Tournament as Italy won Euro 2020, has penned a five-year contract to move to the French capital.
    Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from AC Milan
    And the deal brings to an end to Donnarumma’s six years as Milan’s No1 stopper.
    The 22-year-old was just 16 when he made his San Siro debut in 2015.
    Donnarumma has gone on to play 251 times for Milan, winning the 2016 Italian Super Cup.
    But he will now line up alongside superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – and fellow new arrival Sergio Ramos – after opting to play for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
    Donnarumma said: “I am delighted to be part of this huge club.
    “I feel ready to take on this new challenge and continue to grow here.
    “With Paris, I want to win as much as possible and to bring joy to the supporters.”
    PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “We are delighted to welcome Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain.
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    “We congratulate him on his Uefa Euro 2020 success and winning Player of the Tournament.
    “I know Gianluigi will receive a warm Parisian welcome from every at the club, including his teammates, our staff and all the supporters.”
    Donnarumma is PSG’s FIFTH signing of the summer after midfielder Danilo Pereira made his Porto loan move permanent for £14million.
    Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi was landed for a whopping £55m after a transfer battle with Chelsea.
    And there were free moves for both ex-Real Madrid skipper Ramos and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
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    Arsenal and Tottenham in Renato Sanches transfer battle but face competition from Barcelona for Lille star

    ARSENAL and Tottenham are locked in a fierce transfer battle for Lille star Renato Sanches, according to reports.And the North London rivals also face competition from Catalan giants Barcelona.
    Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona are all keen on Renato SanchesCredit: EPA
    At the end of last month, the former Bayern Munich midfielder said he was ‘waiting for an invitation’ to join the Gunners, leaving fans excited about a potential move.
    But Spurs and Barca are now in the picture with the Catalans the most likely to complete the signing, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport.
    The 23-year-old has become one of the hottest talents in Europe again after a tricky start to his professional career.
    Sanches burst onto the scene at Benfica in 2015-16, making 35 appearances in all competitions to help the Portuguese side win a league and cup double.
    His performances at domestic level saw him included in Portugal’s squad for Euro 2016, starting their historic win against France in the final.
    But Sanches struggled after the tournament, making just 17 league appearances at new club Bayern following a high-profile move.
    An unsuccessful loan spell at Swansea followed – featuring just 12 times for the relegated Premier League side – before he was allowed to join Lille in August 2019.
    Despite making only making 42 Ligue 1 appearances in two seasons at the French club due to injury, he has reinvented himself – inspiring them to a shock title triumph last term.

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    Sanches sent Gunners fans into a frenzy in June.
    Responding to a picture on Sanches’ Insta, Gabriel commented: “Come to Arsenal.”
    To which Sanches replied: “I’m wait for your invitation [sic].”
    The Gunners are reportedly monitoring several midfielders as they face losing Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka to Roma.
    The Premier League side have also been linked with Brighton star Yves Bissouma and Lyon talent Houssem Aouar.
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    Paul Pogba ‘to make decision on Man Utd stay or PSG transfer in next few days’

    PAUL POGBA is set to decide on his Old Trafford future with the France star entering the final year of his Red Devils contract, according to reports. Speculation concerning the Manchester United ace’s club career has been rife in recent months. 
    Man United star Paul Pogba has been linked with a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain according to reportsCredit: Getty
    Pogba, pictured with Brazil icon Ronaldinho, is currently enjoying a break in MiamiCredit: Rex
    And French outlet TF1 via Get French Football claims the midfielder is due to make a choice on whether to remain in Manchester or seek a potential Paris Saint-Germain move.
    Pogba, 28, was part of the Le Bleus side who suffered a surprise Euros last 16 loss on penalties to Switzerland. 
    The player, who helped steer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to a Europa League final last term, is currently taking a well-earned break in Miami, USA

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    His Florida holiday follows a string of impressive performances for club and country from 2020 to 2021.
    The Paris-born star played in 42 games across all competitions for United last term.
    And the former Juventus ace was one of the standout stars for France in the Euros, netting one goal and providing one assist.
    The current Man United deal for Pogba, who helped his country win the World Cup in 2018, is due to expire in June 2022. 
    And it is feared the player could end up leaving the club for nothing for the second time in nine years following the expiration of his contract.
    The player, who began his career in England as a Red Devils Under-18 starlet in 2009, left the club in 2012 at 19 for a sensational Juventus switch.

    The Prem star proved to be a hit in Serie A winning four league titles and two Player of the Year gongs during a four-season spell. 
    And he would return to United in 2016 for a club-record fee of around £89million to £90m. 
    Reports by French publication RMC claim PSG are confident of sealing a move for Pogba this summer.  
    Pogba was one of France’s best performers at the EurosCredit: Reuters

    It is thought the Red Devils may be forced to cash in on their midfield star this year rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer. 
    And reports suggest the club are hoping to receive a decent fee for the player should he leave Old Trafford
    However, it is thought they may be unlikely to recoup the full figure they paid to bring the midfielder back to Manchester in 2016. 
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    Houssem Aouar lets down excited Arsenal fans who thought agent was in London securing transfer move

    HOUSSEM AOUAR has poured cold water on internet gossip of an Arsenal switch by firmly shutting down rumours his agent was in London. The Lyon ace had been at the centre of speculation concerning a move to the Emirates last summer – and the murmurs have refused to go away.
    Lyon midfielder Houssem says his agent was not in London following transfer gossip on social mediaCredit: Getty
    Earlier this month SunSport reported Arsenal fans were getting giddy online, amid rumours the player’s brother and agent had been seen in London. 
    However, Aouar, 23, whose Lyon contract expires in June 2023,  has taken to social media to confirm photos shown in an Instagram story were actually of his best friend. 
    And he appeared to dismiss rumours of an impending Groupama Stadium exit by his ending his message with “Allez Lyon”.
    In a post on his Instagram account, Aouar wrote: “Guys leave him. He is one of my best friends, not my real brother. By the way… not my agent also.

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    “Once again, unfortunately, an umpteenth “fake news” story has been released about me on multiple social media accounts. 
    “I’m not in the habit of responding to what is said about me…[but I was] sick, I was hospitalised over the weekend. 
    “Know that I am a lot better and that I am ready for the future!
    “Thank you to those who have always supported me, in the good times as in the less good times. Allez Lyon.”
    Lyon has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates and Arsenal are thought to have bid for the playerCredit: AFP

    Arsenal, who have bid farewell to Real Madrid loan stars Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos, are on the hunt for a playmaker. 
    And it is reported Aouar was one of Mikel Arteta’s top transfer targets prior to the Gunners prising Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last term.

    It is thought Arteta is an admirer of the playing style of the France international who registered seven goals and three assists in 30 Ligue One appearances last term. 
    This week French outlet Le10 Sport reported Arsenal had submitted a formal offer for the player.
    It is thought the Gunners – who finished eighth in the Prem last term – are hoping to sign the attacker for a price between £17million and £21.4m.  
    And SunSport reported the club were preparing a contract worth £100,000-a-week in a bid to lure the player to the Emirates. 
    Arsenal are thought to be looking for a playmaker following Martin Odegaard’s return for Real MadridCredit: Getty
    However, the France midfielder is also on the radar of Serie A champions Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. 
    And both European giants may be able to tempt the player with Champions League football next term. 
    It is thought the player had to address transfer speculation concerning his absence from pre-season training.
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