• Man Utd suffer MASSIVE BLOW as Gareth Bale RULES OUT Old Trafford move

    Daily Star "United have been monitoring Bale's situation at Real Madrid since Van Gaal arrived as manager last summer. United are willing to back a new world record bid for the Welsh forward at the end of the season with Real valuing him at £130m. Bale, 25, signed a six-year contract at Madrid when he..." January 29

  • Real Madrid will change the name of the Santiago Bernabeu

    Pro Soccer Talk "Real Madrid’s hallowed grounds are getting a new name. The La Liga giant has agreed to rename their home stadium after working out a sponsorship deal withsponsorship deal with United Arab Emirates-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Estadio Santiago Bernabeu would go on..." January 29

  • Ronaldo gets two-game ban, available for Atletico vs. Real Madrid

    ESPN FC "Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-game ban for kicking out at an opponent during Real Madrid's 2-1 La Liga win at Cordoba at the weekend. This means Ronaldo will miss Madrid's upcoming home games against Real Sociedad on Saturday and Sevilla next Wednesday, but be free to return for Feb...." January 28

  • Real Madrid may face Barcelona-like transfer ban over under-age deals

    The Guardian "Real Madrid could face a transfer ban, similar to the one imposed on Barcelona, after Fifa opened an investigation into the deals involving under-age players. According to reports in Spain by AS, the investigation is centred on the signing of two 12-year-olds, Manuel Godoy and Fernando Macías,..." January 27

  • Report: FIFA probes Real Madrid over transfers of young players

    ESPN FC "Real Madrid are being investigated by FIFA as it tries to determine whether the Champions League winners have followed rules relating to the transfer of young players, Spanish newspaper AS has reported. Officials at world football's governing body want to establish whether Real have breached..." January 26

  • Arsenal granted work permit for Gabriel Paulista transfer, medical set to be completed today

    Metro "Arsenal have all but completed the signing of centre-back Gabriel Paulista after the Brazilian was granted a formal work permit to join the Gunners. The final fee agreed with Spanish club Villarreal is understood to be £11.3 million, with Paulista set to undergo a medical imminently." January 26

  • Carlo Ancelotti crushes Arsenal hopes of completing transfer for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi

    Metro "Illarramendi has struggled to cement his place in Ancelotti’s first team since joining Los Blancos from Real Sociedad in 2013, with reports in Spain claiming his lack of game time has resulted in Arsenal making the player an offer. Despite it being believed that Illarramendi – who has also been..." January 24

  • Man Utd to HIJACK Arsenal's impending deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

    Daily Star "The uncapped Brazilian 24, has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Spain in recent months, and is reportedly on the verge of joining Arsenal. But there has been a huge twist in the deal. Sources in Spain claim the Gunners' Premier League rivals Manchester United are attempting to..." January 23

  • Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard has completed his move to Real Madrid

    BBC "The 16-year-old midfielder signed a contract with the Champions League winners after passing a medical exam. "It's a dream come true," he said. "It is a bit unreal that I'm here at the biggest club in the world. It's huge for me, an honour." Odegaard will train with both the first team and..." January 22

  • Man United leapfrog Barcelona, Bayern as 2nd-richest club after Real Madrid

    ESPN FC "Manchester United may have had their worst season on the pitch for two decades last term, but they have reclaimed second spot in the list of the football's richest clubs and now have Real Madrid in their sights. Only the European champions stand ahead in terms of income, while Barcelona by..." January 22

  • Lucas Silva set to join Real Madrid for £11.5m as Arsenal miss out on Cruzeiro star

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid have won the race to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro, according to reports in the Spanish press. The European champions, who on Wednesday announced they had reached an agreement with Stromsgodset to acquire 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard, are also..." January 22

  • Chelsea and Man Utd battle for £48m Real Madrid star Luka Modric

    The Express "The Blues famously failed to land the mercurial playmaker in 2011 before Madrid swooped for his signature the following year, and Jose Mourinho has made the Croatia international his first-choice midfield target ahead of next season. Chelsea already have a formidable central partnership in the..." January 21

  • Adidas to help Manchester United in £200 million bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi

    The Telegraph "Manchester United could be given help from their new sponsors Adidas to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, according to The Metro. United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Messi, who has opened the door to a possible transfer with some cryptic comments recently. Adidas sponsor Messi and..." January 21

  • Real Madrid weighing up £20m Asier Illarramendi bid to fund move for Arsenal target Lucas Silva

    Daily Mail "Despite Real Madrid not planning to enter the January transfer market, Marca say they are being tempted by a £20million offer from Athletic Bilbao for Asier Illarramendi. Selling the defensive midfielder, who has struggled to cement a place in the side since moving from Real Sociedad in July..." January 21

  • Chinese firm pays $52 million for 20 percent stake in Atletico Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid got a huge cash injection on Wednesday, as the Spanish club announced they had sold a 20 percent stake to Chinese firm Wanda. Atletico, who won La Liga during the 2013-14 season and also lost to crosstown rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League..." January 21

  • Arsenal target Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista as Wenger looks to secure new centre-half in January window

    Daily Mail "Arsenal remain in talks with Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista over a possible £10million move with Arsene Wenger on course to sign a centre-half in the January window. Wenger is likely to delay making a final bid for the 24-year-old Brazilian for another 48 hours as the club assess..." January 21

  • Man United slap £50m price tag on David De Gea to fend off interest from Real Madrid

    The Express "And they will attempt to persuade the Spain No1 to stay at Old Trafford by offering him a £200,000-a-week five-year contract worth about £52m. Madrid-born De Gea, 24, is happy at United but is bound to be tempted by the chance to move back home and play for Real as Iker Casillas's long-term..." January 20

  • Villarreal defender Gabriel claims his agent is in talks with Arsenal

    The Guardian "The Villarreal centre-half Gabriel Paulista says his agent is in talks with Arsenal over a possible January transfer. The 24-year-old Brazilian, who has become a cornerstone of a Villarreal team that have gone unbeaten since early November, has said he dreams of a move to the Premier..." January 19

  • Real Madrid ready world-record bid for Man United keeper David de Gea

    Daily Star "Real are confi dent of landing De Gea despite United’s determination to keep him. United are also understood to value their coveted keeper at £50m with the current record fee for a stopper the £33m paid by Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon 14 years ago. De Gea’s move to United from..." January 18

  • Man United plot Gareth Bale transfer from Real Madrid for David De Gea PLUS £50million

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are on the move with a complex £100million deal for the release of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale - with David de Gea heading to the Bernabeu, writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People. Real have already made it clear to United that they will pursue De Gea in the summer with the..." January 18

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk call it quits

    Page Six "The world’s most beautiful couple has called it quits. Russian model Irina Shayk and Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo have ended their five-year relationship, Shayk’s rep confirmed exclusively to Page Six. “We can confirm Irina Shayk has ended her relationship to Cristiano Ronaldo,”..." January 17

  • Marco Reus to Real Madrid rumors picking up steam

    Pro Soccer Talk "I’m not exactly sure how Real Madrid could get much more clogged in the attacking third of the pitch, but apparently they’re trying really hard. Despite owning one of the world’s most insanely star-studded front halves, Real Madrid is heavily rumored to be closing in on Borussia Dortmund star..." January 16

  • Luis Suárez finds range at Barcelona to enhance trident’s cutting edge

    The Guardian "There was a minute to go at the end of Barcelona’s victory over Atlético Madrid last Sunday and Luis Suárez’s number was up. As he made his way to the touchline the Camp Nou rose to grant him a standing ovation. Barcelona were winning 3-1, their crisis contained for now at least, and Suárez had..." January 16

  • Manchester United handed Dani Alves transfer boost by Barcelona

    Metro "Manchester United have been left on red alert following comments about the future of Barcelona defender Dani Alves. The Brazilian international is out of contract at Camp Nou this summer, and recent remarks from club president Josep Maria Bartomeu suggest the defender’s future in Spain is..." January 16

  • Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd target Dani Alves eyeing new deal

    Daily Star "The right-back, 31, is out of contract in the summer and is yet to be offered a new deal by Barca. Premier League giants Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all reportedly interested in signing Alves, who has been at the Nou Camp since 2008. Starsport exclusively..." January 15

  • Manchester United on alert over future of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi

    The Guardian "Lionel Messi has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by casting doubt over his future at Barcelona, with the Argentina forward admitting he does not know where he will be playing next year. United are the only English club that could afford to buy Messi, particularly if..." January 13

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid’s fans must support Gareth Bale

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid’s fans to get off Gareth Bale’s back. Bale, the most expensive player in the world, was heckled by Real’s fans during their 3-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday after failing to pass the ball to a wide-open Ronaldo and instead putting a shot wide of the..." January 13

  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or for second straight year

    ESPN FC "Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the world's best player for the second straight year, as he received the 2014 Ballon d'Or on Monday night. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward was awarded FIFA's top individual honour over Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel..." January 12

  • Chicharito turned down MLS offer to stay in Europe

    Sporting News "Major League Soccer has recently added Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, and is working on landing young U.S. national team standouts like Jozy Altidore and Mix Diskerud, but an ambitious plan to sign Javier Hernandez fell short. Multiple sources within MLS have confirmed to Goal USA that the..." January 12

  • Messi has “no intentions of leaving” Barcelona, goes off on “lies”

    Pro Soccer Talk "Lionel Messi let loose on Atletico Madrid before following suit on the rumor mill. The 27-year-old Ballon d’Or finalist said he isn’t going to Chelsea, Manchester City or any other team, nor did he try to get manager Luis Enrique fired. And after setting up a pair of goals and scoring the..." January 12

  • Real Madrid step up £30million David De Gea chase by sounding out Man United keeper's representatives

    Daily Mirror "Real Madrid are turning up the heat on David De Gea and are determined to prise him away from Old Trafford in a £30m. The Spanish giants have sounded out De Gea’s representatives and are desperate to make him the successor to Iker Casillas who is expected to leave next summer. De Gea has 18..." January 10

  • Chelsea willing to offer mega six-year deal to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

    Daily Star "Sources close to the Barcelona star insist the Blues have made it known they are willing to pay his £200m buy-out clause. But they also claim Chelsea are willing to meet his wage demands - which could double the total cost of the deal. Blues boss Jose Mourinho described stories linking the..." January 08

  • Is Luis Suarez heading back to England?

    Daily Mail "Luis Suarez faces an uncertain future at Barcelona following the dismissal of sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and the resignation of his assistant Carles Puyol. The Uruguay striker is coming under increasing scrutiny at the Nou Camp since his £75million move from Liverpool and is under..." January 08

  • Fernando Torres fever sweeps Madrid as shirt sales SMASH Atletico club record

    Daily Mirror "Fernando Torres has made quite an impact on Atletico Madrid fans since his return - and he hasn't even kicked a ball yet. Over 2,000 Atleti fans snapped up a replica shirt with Torres' name on the back on Sunday alone, a club record, after 45,000 turned out to welcome him back to the Vicente..." January 07

  • Cristiano Ronaldo could follow Steven Gerrard and move to America, says Real Madrid star's agent

    Daily Mail "Cristiano Ronaldo could follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Frank Lampard by moving to the United States, the Real Madrid star's agent has hinted. Insisting Ronaldo is the best player of all-time, Jorge Mendes suggested there is a chance the Portugal international could move to America..." January 07

  • Arsenal ‘set to bid British record transfer fee to snap up Real Madrid’s Isco’

    Metro "Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer a mammoth £64m in a bid to land Real Madrid star Isco. The Gunners are said to have earmarked the midfielder as the man to help turn their fortunes around and are prepared to make him a British record transfer in the summer window, according to the Daily..." January 07

  • Senior Barcelona stars hold crunch talks with unhappy Chelsea target Lionel Messi

    The Express "Messi has reportedly fallen out of favour with Barca boss Luis Enrique, who was non-committal today when asked about the 27-year-old. But senior members of the Barca squad are attempting to smooth the waters at the Nou Camp. Xavi and other influential players met Messi before training this..." January 07

  • Report: Raphael Varane wants out of Real Madrid for Manchester United

    Pro Soccer Talk "Such is the embarrassment of riches at Real Madrid that a player who cannot get minutes at the Bernabeu could fetch $30 million. That’s the fee thrown around for French international defender Raphael Varane, currently stuck for playing time behind Sergio Ramos and Pepe for the UEFA Champions..." January 07

  • Study: Lionel Messi worth 87 million euros more than Cristiano Ronaldo

    ESPN FC "Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the most valuable player in the world, well ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a study by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory. The study used an algorithm based on 1,500 fee-paying club transfers since 2009 to..." January 06

  • Martin Odegaard FLIES TO MADRID after snubbing Man United and Liverpool offers

    The Express "MARTIN ODEGAARD is on the verge of signing for Real Madrid, snubbing Premier League suitors Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City in the process. Norway international Odegaard, 16, has landed in Madrid and could sign papers with the Liga club as early as Wednesday..." January 06

  • Arsenal's chances of landing Sami Khedira scuppered by Newcastle

    HITC Sport "Arsenal fans have urged Arsene Wenger to bring an established central midfielder to the Emirates Stadium for the last couple of transfer windows, with Sami Khedira one of the many names linked with the North London club. The Germany international, a World Cup winner in the summer, has found..." January 06

  • Fernando Torres' Return to Atletico Madrid Attracted Over 40,000 Fans

    The Big Lead "Ever since he moved from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011, Spanish striker Fernando Torres morphed into the easiest punchline in world soccer. At one point he may as well have changed his middle name to “LOL” for all his missed chances and the reaction said misses prompted on the always cordial,..." January 05

  • Chelsea and Man Utd told they can sign Real Madrid's Varane for £20m

    The Express "Both teams are on the hunt for a new centre-back in January, and Varane has emerged as their top target. Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal are both keen to offer the Frenchman first-team football, something that he is failing to get under Carlo Ancelotti, and were plotting to launch bids this..." January 05

  • Real Madrid set to offer Pepe a new contract to ward off Manchester rivals City and United

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid defender Pepe is renowned for his occasional rush of blood to the head, but a change of attitude and an upturn in performance level along with interest from Manchester City and Manchester United could earn him a new deal with Carlo Ancelotti's side. That's according to Marca, who..." January 02

  • Gareth Bale 'very happy in Madrid' and has no intention of joining Manchester United

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has expressed his desire to stay at the club after rumours circulated that Manchester United were lining up a summer move for the Welshman. Bale won the Champions League with Los Blancos last season and has been a key figure in the side which have won their last..." January 01

  • Gareth Bale wants to stay at Real Madrid and not join Manchester United

    The Guardian "Gareth Bale has expressed his desire to stay at Real Madrid after rumours circulated that Manchester United were lining up a summer move for the Welshman. Bale won the Champions League with Real last season and has been a key figure in the Real side who have won their past 22 competitive..." December 31

  • Real Madrid sizing up Radamel Falcao move if Manchester United don’t extend loan deal

    Metro "Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up whether or not to finally make a move for striker Radamel Falcao – if Manchester United choose not to make his loan deal permanent at the end of the season. The Colombian was heavily linked with a move to the Spanish side over the summer, but eventually..." December 31

  • Gareth Bale NOT for sale claim Real Madrid, dealing Manchester United a setback in £120m hunt for Welsh forward

    Daily Mail "Manchester United's hopes of landing Gareth Bale have been dealt a blow after Real Madrid claimed they would never sell the forward. Louis van Gaal's side have been linked with a sensational £120million move for the Wales international, who has been a star for the Spanish side since joining the..." December 30

  • Barcelona furious after transfer ban upheld

    The Score "Barcelona said Tuesday it could make a new appeal against the "disproportionate" one year transfer ban ordered by FIFA to a Swiss court. The Spanish team said it "totally disagrees" with the FIFA ban upheld on Tuesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Barcelona were punished by FIFA..." December 30

  • It’s official: Fernando Torres is heading back to Atletico Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Chelsea announced over the weekend that Fernando Torres‘ loan move to AC Milan would be a permanent one, and the Italian club has wasted no time in loaning him back home. Torres will join Atletico Madrid when the transfer window opens next Monday, where he will stay until the expiration of the..." December 29

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