Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, others arrested this morning

Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those who have been arrested on Monday morning as the Catalan police force raided club offices, say reports.

According to Football Espana, it is in connection to the case which has become known as ‘Barçagate’ – in which the club hired a third company to defame their rivals, both inside and outside the club, in the media.

Catalan police force Mossos raided the club’s facilities on Monday morning and they have confirmed that arrests have been made in relation to the case but have not disclosed who has been among those to be detained.

Bartomeu has not been involved with the Catalan giants since he and his board resigned from their posts in October last year, triggering a new set of presidential elections, and he is said to have been arrested at his home this morning.

CEO Oscar Grau, head of legal Roman Gomez Ponti and Jaume Masferrer – the former right-hand man of Bartomeu – are also reported to have been among those arrested by the police.

The ‘Barçagate’ story emerged in relation to reported documents that were said to show the inner workings and financial transactions of the club, which caused a stir in the Spanish media.

(Watch Highlights) Gareth Bale steals show, scores twice as Tottenham crush Burnley

Gareth Bale scored in either half as Tottenham Hotspur comfortably returned to winning ways with a 4-0 victory over Burnley.

Bale opened the scoring after only 68 seconds when he converted Son Heung-min’s cross.

Jay Rodriguez had a header saved at the other end before Spurs asserted their dominance.

Bale’s sumptuous long pass picked out Harry Kane, who doubled the home side’s lead on 14 minutes.

Lucas Moura added a third just past the half-hour with a low shot from Sergio Reguilon’s cross.

And Bale sealed the win with his second strike in the 55th minute, curling in after another assist from Son.

Burnley’s Nick Pope prevented Spurs grabbing more goals with smart saves from Kane and Son.

Spurs move up to eighth with 39 points while a first defeat in five keeps Burnley in 15th on 28 points, five points above the bottom three.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s wife-to-be reveals why she banned superstar from changing lightbulbs in his mansion

Georgina Rodriguez has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo is banned from changing lightbulbs in his mansion in case he gets injured.

The Spanish beauty also left fans guessing whether she and Ronaldo had tied the knot by telling Italian magazine Sportweek she cooked all the meals in the house for her “husband”.

“Cristiano is a super dad and the best husband I could dream of.

“But he doesn’t cook.

“After training all morning, he deserves to find a good plate of hot food prepared with love at the table.

“We have a chef and sometimes I cook.

“And changing a light bulb in our house is impossible, we have such high ceilings.

“If you were Cristiano Ronaldo, would you change a light bulb nearly 20 foot above the ground?

“Better not. Take care of yourself and dedicate yourself to being the best at what you do. I’ll take care of the rest. I make it all work out. I like to take care of my home and my family.”

AC Milan chief reveals plan to make Fikayo Tomori’s move permanent, says club wants to discuss “it with Chelsea’s board”

AC Milan’s technical director Paolo Maldini has revealed he would like to talk to Chelsea about making Fikayo Tomori’s loan move permanent.

The Italian legend has said he is impressed with the defender’s performances so far, but believes the believed £26million transfer fee is a bit steep.

“Tomori is a good talent and we have an buy-option clause,” he told Sky in Italy ahead of their clash at Roma on Sunday.

“The price is very high. AC Milan will decide at the end of this season and we will discuss about it with Chelsea’s board.”

Tomori has appeared five times in Serie A this season.

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Man City still in race to sign Erling Haaland despite Guardiola’s row with striker’s agent

Man City are well and truly in the race to sign Erling Haaland this summer despite Pep Guardiola’s ‘toxic’ relationship with Mino Raiola, according to reports.

Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland is the hottest property in Europe and the continent’s elite clubs are queuing up to land him.

But he is represented by Raiola – who fell out with Guardiola over his treatment of Zlatan at Barcelona – which could be a problem.

However, the Mirror cite a City source as saying: “There have been dealings with Mino Raiola in the past and if he represents a player we are interested in, it won’t be an issue.

“An example of how these things work happened a few years ago when there was an exchange of views between Pep and Yaya Toure’s agent (Dimitri Seluk).

“That didn’t prevent Yaya from signing a new contract to stay with the club. Personal issues don’t dictate what is best for the club.”

Timo Werner expresses his “guilt” over Frank Lampard’s sacking

Timo Werner has admitted his guilt over Frank Lampard getting the Chelsea sack.

Werner, 24, scored once and provided three assists in 19 matches – a miserable return that contributed to Lampard’s sacking last month.

And he revealed he feels ‘guilty’ over club legend Lampard getting the axe as Chelsea prepare to take on Manchester United today.

The £47.5million forward said: “When you come here to play as a striker and be the man to score the goals, of course I felt a little bit guilty that I missed so many chances.

“For the club, for the old manager but also for me because I want to score all the time and as much as I possibly can.

“Of course, if I’d scored four or five more goals maybe the old manager would still be here because we’d maybe have won two or three games more but you can’t look too much into the past because there are too many games ahead of us. The past was like this and of course I feel a little bit guilty, but in football you have to go on.

Man United legend slams Thomas Tuchel over comments after goalless draw encounter at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has said Thomas Tuchel must have been ‘watching a different game’ after the Chelsea boss claimed the 0-0 bore draw with the Red Devils had “high quality” moments.

It was a game of few chances, with the biggest incident being a penalty shout for United after a handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

And Scholes wasn’t impressed.

“I actually think Tuchel was watching a different game on his iPad when he said it was a game full of high quality,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“I didn’t see one bit of quality throughout the game. The number of times players got in good positions but failed with easy passes. Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes…

“There was quality on the pitch, don’t get me wrong, but did any of them show it? I don’t think they did.”

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(Watch Video) AC Milan boss and fans heap praise on Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori after another impressive display in away victory over Roma

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli and fans have hailed Fikayo Tomori after the Chelsea loanee posted another stunning performance in the Serie A club’s defence in the win over over AS Roma by 2-1.

Pioli was, however, not surprised by Fikayo Tomori’s performance in the win over Roma, relishing ‘a game with high tempo and intensity, the kind we like to play.’

The Rossoneri had gone into this game as underdogs following recent poor results and against the only side that was still unbeaten at home in Serie A this season.

The coach made a surprise decision for this huge game, leaving captain Alessio Romagnoli on the bench in favour of Fikayo Tomori.

“I expected this performance, because Tomori played a derby a couple of days after joining us, so he’s been at this level from the start. I still believe it’s the collective that allows the individual to perform and all together we won a very important match.”

The club’s fans also took to Twitter to expressed their impressoion about Tomori:

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