• Tim Sherwood tells Christian Benteke to stay - then land Real Madrid deal

    The Independent "34 PRINT A A A As a motivational ploy, you have to concede the prospect of landing a move to Real Madrid has its merits. That is the carrot Tim Sherwood is dangling before his sought-after striker Christian Benteke ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup showpiece against..." May 29

  • Rafa Benitez '99%' new Real Madrid coach, says agent of sacked Ancelotti

    ESPN FC "Rafa Benitez is already "99 percent" Real Madrid's new coach, according to the agent of departing Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti was fired by Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday evening, with the Italian having paid for a 2014-15 campaign which brought no major trophies despite..." May 28

  • Rafa Benitez wants Raheem Sterling at Real Madrid as he lines up his first Bernabeu signing

    Daily Mirror "Rafa Benitez wants to make Raheem Sterling one of his first transfer targets for Real Madrid. Former Liverpool boss Benitez was in charge at Anfield and played a key role in persuading Sterling to move to Merseyside in 2010. Benitez, who is set to be announced as Real Madrid's new boss next..." May 28

  • David De Gea URGED to sign for Real Madrid by Iker Casillas

    Daily Star "Real legend Iker Casillas insists he would welcome the Manchester United goalkeeper to the Bernabeu, even though it could signal the end of his own career. De Gea is stalling on a new United deal worth £200,000 a week and was spotted in Madrid yesterday with his pop star girlfriend. United..." May 28

  • Report: Juventus on verge of signing Sami Khedira on free transfer

    The Score "Sami Khedira is on his way out of Real Madrid this summer, and it seems he has already settled on a new destination. Multiple reports in Italy claim that the midfielder is on the verge of a move to Juventus, who are moving quickly to complete a free transfer for the 28-year-old after he..." May 27

  • Real Madrid declines purchase option on Chicharito, who heads back to Manchester United

    Pro Soccer Talk "Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is, presumably, back on the market. Mexico’s tidy poacher, he of the 9 goals in 33 appearances for Real Madrid this season, will not see his loan become a full-time thing. Whether Hernandez wanted that is another story, especially after struggling to find..." May 27

  • AC Milan determined to persuade Carlo Ancelotti to return as coach

    ESPN FC "AC Milan are to continue in their quest to convince Carlo Ancelotti to become their coach next season, in spite of the Italian's insistence that he is going to take a year out. Ancelotti was relieved of his duties as coach of Real Madrid on Monday, but reaffirmed in an interview with Il..." May 27

  • David De Gea's move to Real Madrid is done, claims Bernabeu keeper Iker Casillas

    Daily Mirror "Iker Casillas has hinted that David De Gea's move to Real Madrid is a done deal and claims he is relishing competing against him. De Gea has still to publicly announce if he will stay at Manchester United or return to his native Madrid to sign for Real. Casillas believes he will soon be his..." May 27

  • Arsenal and Liverpool told to pay £14.5m to sign 'new Sergio Aguero' Luciano Vietto

    The Express "According to reports in Spain, the La Liga giants are reluctant to sell the 21-year-old Argentine, who has been dubbed the 'next Sergio Aguero'. That means Arsenal and Liverpool will be forced to activate his release clause in the summer, which currently stands at £14.5m." May 27

  • Man United warned that Valencia will not sell Nicolas Otamendi for less than £35m

    Daily Star "Valencia are prepared to dig their heels in over the Argentina defender, who United value at just £21m. Otamendi is Louis van Gaal's top defensive target and United were put on red alert by the player's agent yesterday. Eugenio Lopez claimed Otamendi told Valencia two months ago that he..." May 27

  • Xavi wanted by PSG as French giants consider loan move for Barcelona legend

    Daily Mail "Outgoing Barcelona legend Xavi is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to French-based paper Le Parisien. On Thursday, 35-year-old announced that he will join Qatari side Al-Sadd on a two-year deal this summer, ending his 24-year run with the Catalan giants. And Le..." May 26

  • Man United plot STUNNING £40m move for Arsenal and Liverpool target Karim Benzema

    The Express "Louis van Gaal wants to overhaul his strike force and, having already ended Radamel Falcao's loan spell, has his eye on new talent. Benzema has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool however Manchester United would have an advantage over Brendan Rodgers' side due to being back in the..." May 26

  • Manchester United interested in Dani Alves as battle intensifies for Barcelona right-back

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are interested in Barcelona's out-of-contract star Dani Alves. Alves, 32, says he is prepared to quit the Nou Camp after the Champions League Final on June 6, despite Barcelona's offer of a new deal, because he feels disrespected by them. This has alerted United, together..." May 26

  • Carlo Ancelotti: Real Madrid confirm the departure of manager

    The Guardian "Real Madrid have confirmed the departure of Carlo Ancelotti after two seasons at the Santiago Bernabéu. Florentino Pérez, the Real president, held a press conference on Monday when it was announced that the 55-year-old Italian is to leave with immediate effect despite having a year of his contract..." May 26

  • Real Madrid sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after disappointing season

    ESPN FC "Real Madrid have told manager Carlo Ancelotti that he has been relieved of his duties after two seasons, club president Florentino Perez said on Monday. After winning the Champions League in his first season in charge, Ancelotti failed to claim any major trophies in 2014-15, leading the club to..." May 25

  • Watford officially approach former Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores after deciding against Jokanovic

    Daily Mail "Former Atletico Madrid and Getafe coach Quique Sanchez Flores has received an official approach from Watford to take over the reins at Vicarage Road. It is understood that the club have decided that Slavisa Jokanovic will not continue as manager - despite achieving promotion from the Championship..." May 25

  • Iker Casillas says Real Madrid should sign David de Gea from Man United even it costs him his place in the team

    Daily Mail "Iker Casillas believes Real Madrid should sign David de Gea from Manchester United - even if it spells the end of his Bernabeu career. De Gea has been strongly linked with a move back to his homeland after failing to agree a new contact at Old Trafford and the deal is expected to be pushed..." May 24

  • PSG places €125 million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo, report says

    Sporting News "French giant and recent League 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain has submitted a €125 million ($137.6 million) bid for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to ESPN FC. The number seems staggering for a player fresh off his 30th birthday, and one who has stated that he'd like to see out..." May 24

  • Report: Ancelotti already knows he’s likely been sacked by Real Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to a report in AS, Carlo Ancelotti has already been indirectly informed that he will likely be relieved of his duties at Real Madrid following their season-ending match against Getafe at the Bernabeu. The report says that club president Florentino Perez met with Ancelotti’s agent..." May 24

  • Atletico Madrid determined to STOP Chelsea's pursuit of star striker

    The Express "Atletico have slapped a £43million release clause on Griezmann's contract and Chelsea are reportedly ready to meet it as they look to retain their Premier League title next season. However, according to sources in Spain, Atletico boss Simeone is determined to do everything in his power stop..." May 23

  • Iker Casillas says he wants David De Gea to join him at Real Madrid

    Daily Mirror "Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal is positive that De Gea will remain at Old Trafford and turn down the Spanish giants. De Gea has stalled on signing on a £200,000-a-week contract from United , in the knowledge Real are waiting to take him to the Bernabeu. Despite that, Van Gaal said be believes De..." May 23

  • Aaron Ramsey is good enough to replace Xavi at Barcelona, says ex-Gunner

    talkSport "Aaron Ramsey is good enough to join Barcelona as a replacement for legendary midfielder Xavi, believes Perry Groves. The former Spain star, 35, will end his career-long association with the Catalan club at the end of the current campaign when he moves to Qatari side Al Sadd. Luis Enrique has..." May 22

  • PSG set to BATTLE with Manchester United over Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo

    The Express "According to reports in Spain, PSG are readying the whopping deal in an attempt to lure the Portugal international to France. And while Ronaldo says he is happy at Real, the striker his keen to clarify his future at the club." May 22

  • Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez would 'love' to manage Real Madrid, agent confirms

    Daily Mirror "Garcia Quilon also revealed that Benitez has got a good relationship with Los Blancos bosses Florentino Perez and Jose Angel. He said: "So far there's been nothing. There's just a general rumour. Rafa has been a Real player, and he even managed Real Madrid B in his early years, so he certainly..." May 22

  • Xavi to leave Barcelona for Al Sadd after 17 years

    Sky Sports "Barcelona midfielder Xavi will join Qatari side Al Sadd in the summer after 17 years with the Spanish champions. Xavi, 35, announced in a press conference on Thursday that he had been offered a new contract at Barcelona, but admitted it was time to leave the club he had been with since his..." May 21

  • Gareth Bale set to stay at Real Madrid quashing Manchester United's David De Gea swap deal hopes

    Daily Mirror "Gareth Bale looks certain to stay at Real Madrid after crunch talks over his future yesterday. Bale's representatives flew to Madrid to discuss the Welsh flier's long term prospects with the Spanish giants. Real Madrid star Bale wants to stay in Spain but there has been interest from..." May 21

  • Rafa Benitez in running to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid as La Liga

    Daily Mail "Rafa Benitez has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace CarIo Ancelotti as the Italian is expected to leave Real Madrid next week with AC Milan waiting in the wings. Madrid's hierarchy met this week and are understood to be ready to relieve the 55-year-old of his duties with one year..." May 21

  • Chelsea and Manchester City interested in Barcelona midfielder Alex Song due to his homegrown status

    Daily Mail "Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has emerged as a surprise option for Manchester City and Chelsea because of his homegrown status. Song, who has enjoyed a reasonable season with West Ham on loan, will not be staying at Upton Park beyond the summer and has attracted interest from AC Milan and..." May 21

  • Report: Real Madrid players express support for Carlo Ancelotti in meeting with management

    Pro Soccer Talk "There’s plenty of speculation surrounding Carlo Ancelotti’s position at Real Madrid given his inability to win a trophy this season, but the man who brought Los Blancos a Champions League trophy last season has plenty of support. According to Spanish news outlet AS, many of the best players at..." May 20

  • David De Gea set for wage hit to sign for Real Madrid

    Daily Star "Manchester United have offered the Spanish goalkeeper a long-term deal worth £200,000-a-week in a desperate bid to keep him at Old Trafford. De Gea, 24, has refused to sign the deal as he makes United bosses sweat and will make a decision on his future when the season finishes. But it seems..." May 20

  • Real Madrid refuse to say whether Carlo Ancelotti will stay on as coach

    The Guardian "Real Madrid have refused to say whether Carlo Ancelotti will stay on next season although the coach has said he would like another tilt at the Champions League with the Spanish giants. Asked whether the Italian will remain at the club after five days in which Real lost out on the Spanish title..." May 19

  • Real Madrid and Barcelona would not dominate the Premier League, claims Jose Mourinho

    talkSport "Spanish football’s big two have won ten of the past 11 La Liga titles, with Atletico Madrid’s victory last season a rare blip in their supremacy. But Mourinho, who won La Liga in 2011-12 with Real Madrid, claims the duo would find life very different in England. “I was in Spain, but I didn’t..." May 19

  • Xavi Hernandez to leave Barcelona this summer, father confirms

    ESPN FC "Barcelona midfielder Xavi will end his long association with the Catalan giants at the end of the season, according to his father. Xavi joined the club's famous La Masia youth system at the age of 11 and has developed into a central figure in a glorious era for them. He won his eighth..." May 19

  • Manchester United's Gareth Bale transfer plans mean it's curtains for Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria

    Daily Mirror "Reds have received sufficient encouragement to move for the Real Madrid misfit this summer and will ditch duo to get £500,000 a week off the wage bill. Manchester United will off-load Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria this summer - to make way for the marquee signing of Gareth Bale. United..." May 17

  • Arsenal to receive £3m if Barcelona win Champions League thanks clause in Thomas Vermaelen transfer

    The Independent "Arsenal will receive €4m (£2.8m) if Barcelona win the Champions League due a clause in Thomas Vermalen's transfer, according to reports. The Belgium defender moved to Barca for £15m last summer, agreeing a five-year deal with the Spanish giants. According to Sport, the Gunners had inserted a..." May 17

  • Liverpool must pay £20million to land Spain defender Martinez

    talkSport "Liverpool will have to find in excess of £20million to push through the summer signing of Spain defender Inigo Martinez. Real Sociedad boss David Moyes does not want to sell his star defender, but is aware there is a buy-out clause which the Merseysiders could be prepared to trigger. " May 17

  • Atlético Madrid move to deter Chelsea interest in Antoine Griezmann and Koke

    The Guardian "Atlético Madrid are attempting to ward off Chelsea’s interest in their forwards Antoine Griezmann and Koke by raising the buy-out clauses to nearer £100m in the new contracts to be offered to both players this summer. The Spanish champions are seeking to renegotiate with the much-coveted pair,..." May 17

  • Atlético Madrid move to deter Chelsea interest in Antoine Griezmann and Koke

    The Guardian "Atlético Madrid are attempting to ward off Chelsea’s interest in their forwards Antoine Griezmann and Koke by raising the buy-out clauses to nearer £100m in the new contracts to be offered to both players this summer. The Spanish champions are seeking to renegotiate with the much-coveted pair,..." May 15

  • Play on! Spanish court suspends players strike as La Liga season is back on

    Pro Soccer Talk "Relief. The strike is over before it has even begun. On Thursday it was announced that the final two games of the Spanish season will go ahead as planned. A Spanish court has suspended the strike which was called by the soccer players’ union in Spain last week over a proposed government law..." May 14

  • Manchester United will land £80m Real Madrid flop Gareth Bale

    The Express "United have been working on trying to bring the former Tottenham forward back to the Premier League for months. Despite denials from Real and from the Bale camp both the club and player are up for the possibility of a homecoming for the 25-year-old who now finds himself under fire for..." May 14

  • Barcelona official Jordi Cardoner hits out over Neymar case

    ESPN FC "Barcelona's vice-president of social affairs, Jordi Cardoner, has said he views the decision to hold a trial over the signing of Neymar as an attack on Catalonia. Spain's National Court announced on Wednesday that it had accepted the state prosecutor's request to open a trial against Barcelona,..." May 14

  • Arsenal 'to receive €4million' if Barcelona win Champions League due to Thomas Vermaelen deal

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal will reportedly pocket €4million (£2.8m) should Barcelona win the Champions League. According to Sport, the Gunners inserted a clause in Thomas Vermaelen's contract ensuring they will receive extra payments based on Barca's success - rather than the player. The Belgian moved to the..." May 14

  • Juventus shocks Real Madrid to advance to Champions League final

    CBSSports.com "Nine years after they were relegated from Serie A, Juventus punched their tickets to Berlin to face Barcelona in the Champions League final, thanks to former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who scored again versus his old club -- this time at Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg of Wednesday's..." May 13

  • Manchester United will have to pay £150m to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo

    Daily Star "The Real Madrid superstar is ready to walk out on the club in the summer, the Sun reports. Former Bernabeu star Agustin Rodriguez sparked the flurry of rumours by claiming the Portuguese captain was certain to leave the side at the end of the season. He also said that some sort of..." May 13

  • Barcelona may clinch title without playing due to La Liga strike

    ESPN FC "Barcelona could be crowned Spanish league champions without kicking a ball this weekend if a planned players' strike goes ahead, according to La Liga chief Javier Tebas. Spain's players union, AFE, has called the strike due to its issues with new legislation mandating how TV revenues are..." May 13

  • Atletico Madrid reluctant to lose £43.5m Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Antoine Griezmann as they look to strengthen this summer. Chelsea want to sign the France international who has a buy-out clause set at £43.5million and agent Jorge Mendes is understood to be poised to enter negotiations on their behalf. Griezmann, La..." May 13

  • Barcelona’s Dani Alves ‘to complete Manchester United transfer within days’

    Metro "Manchester United could be ‘just days away’ from signing Barcelona’s Dani Alves after the defender reportedly agreed to a move to England. Catalan newspaper Sport are claiming that the player, who will line up in the Champions League final after his side knocked out Bayern Munich last night,..." May 13

  • Juventus inform Man City, PSG and Barca that Paul Pogba will cost €100m

    ESPN FC "Paul Pogba has been dominating the transfer news ahead of this summer's window. He's been linked to the biggest clubs in Europe; on Monday it was reported that Manchester City plan to make him the highest-paid midfielder in the world, and on Tuesday word emerged that Juventus will demand a ransom..." May 12

  • Ronaldo donates nearly $8 million to Nepal earthquake relief

    CBSSports.com "Say what you want about Cristiano Ronaldo's actions on the field, but his contributions off the field may overshadow anything he does on the pitch Wednesday night for Real Madrid in the Champions League. The Real Madrid star, who is known more for his goals rather than assists, stepped up to..." May 12

  • Gareth Bale is becoming isolated at Real Madrid because he can't speak Spanish

    Daily Mail "Gareth Bale is becoming increasingly isolated in the Real Madrid dressing room because of his failure to gain a complete command of the Spanish language. Nearly two years after the forward’s record-breaking £85million move to Real Madrid, the forward is still getting to grips with the language..." May 11

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