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Source: Barca agree to furlough staff due to virus

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Real Madrid players, coaches, directors agree to pay cut

Sid Lowe responds to comments made by Toni Kroos who said wage cuts are like a "donation in vain."

Real Madrid have announced that their players, coaches and executives have agreed to temporary pay cuts of between 10 and 20 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"This decision, taken by players, coaches and staff, avoids traumatic measures which would affect other workers" the club said in a statement.

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Meetings were held with players' agents on Tuesday, sources told...

Barcelona, Real Madrid and European giants reboot: How continent's top teams are set (or not) for the future

Two weeks ago, we took a look at how the Premier League's richest clubs are stocked for the future. Now, it's time to turn our gaze to the rest of Europe. Looking specifically at what are likely the eight richest clubs in the Spanish Primera Division, the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1, who is the most organized and prepared for European success in the coming seasons?

Part 1: How Premier League's top teams look

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Barcelona like 'Game of Thrones' as Bartomeu looks to axe board members - sources

Gab Marcotti breaks down Lionel Messi's comments towards the Barcelona board following wage cuts for players.
Ale Moreno says Barca's stance on Philippe Coutinho is clear with the 'major loss' they'd take on selling him.
Craig Burley and Herculez Gomez think LAFC cost Carlos Vela a "great opportunity" at Barcelona.
Ale Moreno and Steve Nicol choose their top midfielders from a list of all-time greats.
Sid Lowe slams Barcelona for their transfer shortcomings since 2015, despite spending nearly 1 billion euros.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to remove four members of his board as factions at the club deepen, sources have told ESPN.

One source compared life behind the scenes at Camp Nou to hit television drama "Game of Thrones," explaining that everyone is vying to position themselves ahead of next summer's presidential elections.

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Bartomeu, who will not be able...