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PORTUGUESE LIGA

2014/2015 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Benfica 27 4 3 85
2 FC Porto 25 7 2 82
3 SP Lisbon 22 10 2 76
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 By Ian Holyman

Giannelli Imbula: Transfer from Marseille to Porto was my decision

Giannelli Imbula scored two Ligue 1 goals last seaosn.

Giannelli Imbula has denied suggestions he was forced out of Marseille, telling RMC he alone had made the decision to join Porto.

Imbula, 22, signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese giants earlier this week in a €20 million deal.

With Marseille's financial situation precarious, French media had suggested Imbula, who was a first-team regular under Marcelo Bielsa last season, was pushed out of the Stade Velodrome.

The midfielder, however, insisted the decision to move had been his own.

"No,...

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Porto sign Giannelli Imbula from Marseille for €20 million

Giannelli Imbula impressed in midfielder for Marseille to draw the attention of a number of top clubs.

Porto have signed Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula for a fee of €20 million.

Imbula, 22, drew favourable comparisons with Patrick Vieira for his leggy build and all-action displays in midfield for OM last season, with the player's father confirming former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was an admirer.

The player had been linked with Inter and Chelsea among others, but has signed a five-year deal with the Portuguese side with a buyout clause of €50m.

Imbula told the club's...

Danilo ready for Real Madrid challenge after completing €31.5m Porto move

Brazil defender Danilo has moved to the Bernabeu.

Brazil right-back Danilo says he has realised a lifelong dream by signing for Real Madrid in a €31.5 million transfer from FC Porto.

Danilo, 23, had attracted the interest of Barcelona and his good friend Neymar attempted to lure him to the Camp Nou but the defender opted to sign a contract with Real until June 2021.

"Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world," Danilo told Marca while on holiday in Belo Horizonte. "In order to play at Madrid you need to be the best. That has always been...

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Atletico Madrid to pay €35m release fee for Porto's Jackson Martinez

ESPN FC's Shaka HIslop and Mark Donaldson assess Atletico Madrid's new striker.
Jackson Martinez has agreed to join Atletico Madrid and becomes the latest talented striker to grace the Vicente Calderon.

FC Porto have announced to the Portuguese stock exchange that Atletico Madrid are to match the €35 million release clause in Jackson Martinez's contract.

Martinez, 28, told the Spanish press last week that he would be moving to the Vicente Calderon, and now the move is close to completion.

A statement on the Porto official website reads: "This Tuesday, Atletico de Madrid informed Futebol Clube do Porto -- Futebol, SAD that they will pay the release fee for player Jackson Martínez,...

 By Ian Holyman

William Carvalho too expensive for Monaco, confirms Leonardo Jardim

Take a look from around world football this week as Portugal handled Germany with ease, while Mexico completed the comeback against Costa Rica at the Citrus Bowl.
William Carvalho has impressed for Portugal at the European Under-21 Championship.

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has ruled his side out of the chase for William Carvalho claiming the Arsenal target is too expensive for the Ligue 1 side.

Carvalho, 23, reportedly has a €45 million release clause in his contract with Sporting, a sum Monaco, who finished third in Ligue 1 last season, will not be paying.

"William Carvalho is already well thought of. Monaco won't make an investment of that kind this season to strengthen the team," said Portuguese coach Jardim to Record.