• Capello: I tried to loan Messi for Juventus

    ESPN FC "Fabio Capello has revealed he once asked Frank Rijkaard during a match if he could take Lionel Messi on loan from Barcelona to Juventus. Messi, 27, is two goals short of breaking Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga record of 251 strikes, and is among the 23 nominees for the 2014 Ballon d'Or having..." October 30

  • Pedro ‘will join Arsenal in £25m transfer deal if Barcelona don’t up game-time’

    Metro "Arsenal have moved a step closer to signing Barcelona winger Pedro after he reportedly told friends he’s wiling to join the Gunners in January. Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Pedro and allegedly opened talks with Barca over a £25million deal for the player this week." October 30

  • Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas ‘outraged’ after claims he was spied on

    The Guardian "Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas says he will take legal action after 24 Costa Rican government agents allegedly misused a database to access information about him and his sisters. Navas was reacting after Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Department announced 24 of its agents had been..." October 30

  • Source: Raul signs with New York Cosmos

    ESPN FC "The New York Cosmos have signed former Real Madrid and Spain striker Raul to a multi-year contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN FC. ESPN FC reported earlier that the two sides had agreed to terms, and it has now been confirmed that Raul has put pen to paper. "The..." October 29

  • Chelsea to make £24m January move for Gerard Pique

    Daily Star "According to the sensational report, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to pursue the signing of Pique in the winter transfer window, with the defender under-fire following a disappointing performance for Barcelona against Real Madrid on Saturday. Mourinho has limited defensive options beyond..." October 29

  • Real Madrid star Gareth Bale expected to be fit for Liverpool clash

    The Express "Wales star Bale has missed Real’s last three games including the crushing 3-0 win at Anfield as well as the El Clasico victory over La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 25-year-old will sit out the Copa Del Rey tie against Cornella and Saturday’s league clash away at Granada. But Carlo Ancelotti..." October 29

  • Manchester United close to signing Athletic Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte in £32m transfer deal

    Metro "Manchester United are set to win the race for Aymeric Laporte after agreeing to pay his £32million buyout clause in January. Laporte is rated as one of the most exciting young defenders around and had looked set to join Arsenal in the new year, to ease their defensive problems." October 29

  • David Moyes linked with football return at La Liga club Real Sociedad

    Daily Mirror "Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is reportedly on the Real Sociedad shortlist if the Spanish club decide to dispense with current coach Jagoba Arrasate. The Basque club are enduring a difficult campaign this term, winning just one of their first nine La Liga fixtures, while they were..." October 29

  • Arsenal edging closer to Barcelona star Pedro after he submits transfer request

    The Express "The Gunners have been tracking the 27-year-old for a while, with reports indicating he is unhappy at the Camp Nou. Pedro is thought to be valued at £25million, but there has been another twist in the saga which could work in Arsenal's favour. Reports on the continent suggest Pedro has handed..." October 27

  • Real Madrid determined to sign Man Utd star Javier Hernandez on permanent deal

    The Express "The Mexico international linked up with the Spanish giants on a season-long loan as United put the final touches on a deal for Monaco's Radamel Falcao at the start of September, and has impressed with three goals in just four league outings. Real are understood to have an option allowing them..." October 24

  • Liverpool FC ditch plans to sign Barcelona's Victor Valdes as keeper heads for Manchester United

    Liverpool Echo "Victor Valdes will train with Manchester United after Liverpool FC ditched plans to sign the former Barcelona goalkeeper. The Reds had been heavily linked with a move for the Spanish international, who has been a free agent since his contract expired last summer. However, Liverpool’s desire..." October 24

  • Ronaldo makes $1 billion Real Madrid release clause seem justifiable

    The Telegraph "Look closer at the pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo's goal celebration at Anfield and you glimpse a quite astonishing sight. No, not his graceful knee-slide, choreographed perfectly for the lenses around the corner flag, but the expressions on the faces of the Liverpool fans around him. All of..." October 23

  • Steven Gerrard admits he denied move to Real Madrid and that it may haunt him in the future

    Pro Soccer Talk "Ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday night, Steven Gerrard has admitted that he turned down the chance to move to Madrid earlier in his career and that he may regret doing so. “I think it is very flattering to be linked to a huge club like Real Madrid,”..." October 22

  • Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale set to miss El Clasico clash with injury

    Fox Sports "Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale will miss this weekend's El Clasico match as well as Wednesday's Champions League clash with Liverpool. The Wales international had already been ruled out of the Anfield game with an abdominal injury and ahead of that match the Italian..." October 22

  • Suso wanted by AC Milan as chief Adriano Galliani also hints at interest in Real Madrid star Sami Khedira

    Daily Mail "Liverpool midfielder Suso and Real Madrid contract rebel Sami Khedira could be targets for AC MIlan, says the Italian giants' chief executive Adriano Galliani. Suso arrived from Cadiz in 2010 but has only made 21 appearances for Liverpool, his last a Capital One Cup outing in September. The..." October 21

  • Liverpool should play Sterling as false No 9 against Real Madrid and bench Mario Balotelli, says Jamie Carragher

    Daily Mail "Brendan Rodgers should axe Mario Balotelli for Liverpool's Champions League clash against Real Madrid and play Raheem Sterling up front instead, according to Jamie Carragher. Carragher reckons the misfiring Italian should be dropped for Wednesday night's game because he 'doesn't run around..." October 21

  • Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale a major doubt for Liverpool and Barcelona

    The Guardian "The Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is battling for fitness ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match at Liverpool after the club announced he is suffering from a buttock muscle injury. The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturday’s Primera Division win over Levante on his return from..." October 20

  • Source: N.Y. Cosmos agree to terms with Spanish striker Raul

    ESPN FC "The New York Cosmos have agreed on contract terms with former Real Madrid and Spain striker Raul, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNFC.com. The Spanish icon is expected to sign the contract as soon as this week and will join the NASL club in time for the 2015 spring season...." October 20

  • Real Madrid have no interest in signing Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, insists Carlo Ancelotti

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed speculation linking him with a move for Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling. The 19-year-old, who has risen to prominence for both the Reds and England in the last 12 months, is yet to agree a new deal at Anfield and there have been suggestions..." October 20

  • Dani Alves does NOT have a deal in place to join Manchester United and remains locked in Barcelona talks

    Daily Mail "Dani Alves is continuing negotiations with Barcelona over a new contract but the club want him to take a wage cut. The Brazilian was reported to have agreed a pre-contract with Manchester United but no deal is in place. Former Sevilla defender Alves has been plying his trade at the Nou Camp..." October 20

  • Real Madrid Prepare £23m Bid for Man United Teenager

    Caught Off Side "The Belgian international has played a limited role in first team action under Louis van Gaal and is said to be considering his options despite being tied down to a long term Old Trafford contract. The 19 year old penned a five year deal last October but is yet to start a single Premier League..." October 19

  • Raheem Sterling set to finalise new Liverpool contract and dash Real Madrid transfer hopes

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid will get a close up view of Raheem Sterling this week – and then see their hopes of signing the England winger wrecked by a new long-term Liverpool contract. Sunday Mirror Sport revealed two weeks ago that the Reds are now ready to reward the teenager for his meteoric rise to the..." October 19

  • Manchester United transfer target Semih Kaya could be heading to Atletico Madrid

    Daily Mirror "Atletico Madrid are confident of tying up an £8million deal for Semih Kaya - but the Galatasaray defender would prefer a move to Manchester United. The Spanish club and United have both been watching the 23-year-old Turkey international centre-half, and Atletico's Miguel Angel Gil has flown to..." October 18

  • Lionel Messi 'had nothing to do with tax evasion', insists father Jorge

    Daily Mirror "Lionel Messi's father insists the Barcelona star has nothing to do with the tax controversy that threatens to tarnish his name. The Argentine and father Jorge have been accused of tax evasion over three offences from 2007 to 2009 - swindling the Spanish state of more than £3.2million. Messi..." October 16

  • Arsenal and Liverpool must turn attentions elsewhere as Carlo Ancelotti rubbishes Iker Casillas exit

    Metro "Arsenal and Liverpool’s hopes of signing Real Madrid Iker Casillas have been dashed after boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted his goalkeeper is going nowhere. Both clubs have been linked with the Spaniard in recent months, with his time at the Bernabeu seemingly coming to an end. Casillas endured..." October 16

  • Sami Khedira to be offered pre-contract agreement at Chelsea?

    Pro Soccer Talk "With Sami Khedira‘s future at Real Madrid still very much uncertain, the German midfielder is reportedly close to joining Premier League side Chelsea and linking up with his old boss Jose Mourinho. Khedira, 27, will be out of contract next summer with reigning European Champions Real Madrid..." October 16

  • Sami Khedira due to return to Real Madrid training following thigh injury

    ESPN FC "Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is set to return to team training after recovering from the thigh injury that has ruled him out since August. Khedira, 27, sustained the problem in Madrid's 4-2 loss at Real Sociedad on Aug. 31 -- the second La Liga match of the season. The former..." October 16

  • Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first sports star to reach 100 million fans on Facebook

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first athlete to reach 100million likes on Facebook. The Portuguese forward, 29, has enjoyed an outstanding start to the new season, already hammering home 13 goals in six La Liga games. On Tuesday evening he struck the only goal as..." October 15

  • Real Madrid set to launch £24 MILLION bid for Manchester United star David de Gea

    Daily Star "Reports from Spain this morning suggest the Champions League holders want De Gea at the Bernabeu as they hunt for a long-term replacement for veteran Iker Casillas. United are thought to be aware of Real's interest, and are preparing a bumper new £120,000-per-week contract offer to try and tie..." October 15

  • Carlo Ancelotti begrugingly supported letting go of Di Maria

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite the pleadings of fans and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, Real Madrid finally offloaded Angel Di Maria for a British record transfer fee after years of flying rumors. Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has struggled at times this season to cope with his loss, as well as a vastly new squad, but..." October 15

  • Griezmann confirms Arsenal bid: I needed Simeone, not Wenger, to help me improve

    Goal.com "Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says that the chance to work with Diego Simeone helped him to decide to snub Arsenal this summer. After his form for Real Sociedad earned him a place in France's squad for World Cup 2014, the 23-year-old had attracted attention from several of Europe's..." October 15

  • Real Madrid's Petr Cech bid to seal Sami Khedira's Chelsea deal

    The Express "Stamford Bridge favourite Cech has lost his place in Jose Mourinho's starting XI to Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, and has admitted that he will look to leave in January if he remains on the bench. Real Madrid are searching for a goalkeeper, with Iker Casillas set to leave the Santiago..." October 14

  • Manchester United set to offer David De Gea new contract to ward off Real Madrid interest

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are ready to hand David de Gea a £30million deal to keep him out of Real Madrid’s clutches. The Spain keeper has been in outstanding form for Louis van Gaal’s side this season, prompting Madrid president Florentino Perez to start preparing a £25m bid to take him home. But..." October 14

  • Man Utd set to offer Juan Mata to Juventus in bid to beat Real Madrid to Arturo Vidal

    Daily Star "It is understood Vidal is keen to leave the Serie A champs after he was fined £78,400 for getting involved in an altercation on a night out ahead of last weekend's clash with title rivals Roma. United boss Louis van Gaal was desperate to land the 27-year-old during the summer after seeing him..." October 13

  • Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea lined up by Real Madrid for £25million swoop

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid are lining up a £25m move to make David De Gea their new long-term No1. Spain keeper Iker Casillas is under mounting pressure and the Spanish giants want to bring in a successor - with De Gea in their sights. The influential Spanish paper Marca is reporting Real Madrid will move..." October 13

  • Ronaldo has a release clause of £800million and his agent says 'he will retire at Real Madrid'

    Daily Mail "World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will not be moving to Manchester United and the Real Madrid star has a one billion euro release clause (around £800million), according to his agent. Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford, is 'committed to Real Madrid and it's..." October 11

  • Arsene Wenger ‘has phoned Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to discuss Arsenal transfer’

    Metro "Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly spoken to Karim Benzema about a move to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window. Benzema, who is also a target for Liverpool and Chelsea, has been dogged by speculation over his future in the last few weeks. And amid rumours that Madrid..." October 11

  • Man Utd to launch world-record bid for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

    The Express "The Red Devils had been hoping to strike a deal for the Old Trafford favourite, but Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is adamant his client will be staying at the Santiago Bernabeu and has no desire to return to England. And according to the Daily Star, Louis Van Gaal will now instead focus on..." October 10

  • Wesley Sneijder says Galatasaray have failed to pay his wages

    The Guardian "Wesley Sneijder has confirmed that Galatasaray have failed to pay his wages in recent months with the Turkish club “working hard” to find a solution. Speaking to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Sneijder said: “It’s true that I did not get the money, Galatasaray are working hard to sort their..." October 10

  • Ronaldo admits he risked his career by playing in Champions League final

    Daily Mail "Cristiano Ronaldo claims he put his career on the line by playing in last season’s Champions League final. The Real Madrid star played almost 60 games for club and country last season and admits he needed a rest towards the end. But with Madrid involved in the La Liga title race until the..." October 09

  • Agent: Ronaldo will never leave Real Madrid

    ESPN FC "Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of ever rejoining Manchester United, his agent Jorge Mendes has told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. Ronaldo, 29, spent six years at Old Trafford earlier in his career, and has been heavily linked with a return through recent..." October 09

  • Ronaldo hails Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema the best striker in La Liga

    Daily Mail "Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema the top striker in La Liga after scoring twice in Sunday's 5-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao. The Ballon d'Or holder praised Benzema's response after being booed by sections of his own supporters this season. Ronaldo fired in..." October 09

  • Keeper Iker Casillas has admitted he considered leaving Real Madrid

    Sky Sports "Iker Casillas has admitted he considered leaving Real Madrid and believes Arsenal were interested in securing his services before he decided to stay and fight for his place. Goalkeeper Casillas found himself behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order at the Bernabeu, with the Spain international..." October 08

  • Koke: Why I turned down big-money move to Manchester United

    Daily Star "The Spanish midfielder, 22, had a £48m release clause at Atletico that United pondered activating. Barcelona were also interested after impressing for his side in their La Liga-winning campaign. But despite several of the big Atletico stars leaving - Diego Costa and Filipe Luis both left to..." October 08

  • Barcelona would have to leave La Liga if Catalonia breaks away from Spain

    Daily Mail "Barcelona would not be allowed to play in La Liga if Catalonia broke away from Spain, the country's football league chief Javier Tebas said as tensions mounted in the region over the possibility of an independence referendum next month. Tebas explained that the country's sports law entitles..." October 07

  • Gareth Bale desperately hoping Real Madrid hold on to Cristiano Ronaldo

    Sky Sports "Gareth Bale admits he does not want to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid for a second spell in English football. Portuguese star Ronaldo maintained his incredible scoring burst on Sunday night with his 22nd La Liga hat-trick - equalling the record of Real icon Alfredo Di Stefano and..." October 07

  • PSG and Real Madrid stalk Liverpool's Raheem Sterling as starlets contract talks continue

    The Express "French reports claim the Ligue 1 Champions are monitoring the progress of the youngsters new deal with Liverpool, and are even willing to triple Sterling's current salary. The imminent exit of Adrien Radiot will leave Laurent Blanc in need of an tricky, attacking winger capable of splitting..." October 07

  • Liverpool eye Barcelona youth product Diao after striker indicates he's ready to quit Lazio

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool have been put on red alert after Keita Balde Diao indicated he is ready to quit Lazio. The former Barcelona starlet, 19, was a target for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers in the summer. Lazio did not want to let him go then, but there is strong interest in him from several clubs, with..." October 06

  • Man Utd to use Di Maria and Falcao in bid to land Coentrao from Real Madrid in January

    The Express "Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be on the look-out for a new left-back in the transfer window, and Coentrao is the player set to be sacrificed ahead of Brazilian Marcelo. The former Benfica star has made just three appearances for Los Blancos this season, and Van Gaal is willing to offer him a..." October 04

  • Barcelona are confident they can keep Lionel Messi

    Sky Sports "Barcelona are ignoring ongoing speculation regarding Lionel Messi's future and expect him to remain at the club. Despite being an iconic figure at the Nou Camp, and having spent his entire career to date with the Catalan giants, regular rounds of rumours continue to suggest that Messi could..." October 02

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