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Dutch legend Johan Cruyff 'diagnosed with lung cancer'

Spanish media is reporting that Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The 68-year-old is undergoing further tests to determine the extent of his condition, newspaper Mundo Deportivo and radio station RAC1 reported

The three-time Ballon d'Or winner won successive European Cups with Ajax before a world record transfer move to Barcelona where he lifted a league title before retiring in 1984.

He went on to manage Barcelona, Ajax and the Netherlands.

He had double heart bypass surgery in 1991 while he still in charge of Barcelona – a role he eventually left in 1996.

Son Jordi went on to become a professional, playing for both Manchester United and Barcelona.

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