France’s Dimitri Payet happy to stay at West Ham next season, insists agent

• Forward has been linked with Real Madrid among others• ‘He has a great contract with West Ham so I cannot see him leaving’ Dimitri Payet’s agent expects the France forward to stay at West Ham next season despite rumours linking him with a transfer to Real Madrid and Internazionale among others. Payet, who is […]
June 30, 2016 0

Antoine Griezmann signs contract extension with Atlético Madrid

• France forward tied to Spanish club until 2021• ‘I’m very satisfied to keep belonging to this family’ Antoine Griezmann has signed a contract extension with Atlético Madrid until 2021, disappointing many of Europe’s leading clubs who had been coveting the French forward. Atlético made the announcement on their website, saying: “Antoine Griezmann has renewed […]
June 23, 2016 0

Real Madrid asked to pay up to €120m for Paul Pogba by Juventus

• Real Madrid met player’s agent, Mino Raiola, in Monte Carlo last week• Wages another sticking point with Pogba asking for €13m a season Juventus are likely to counter Real Madrid’s attempts to make Paul Pogba the world’s most expensive player by offering him a contract extension until 2021 and boosting his wages from €5m […]
June 23, 2016 0

Real Madrid to activate buy-back clause for Álvaro Morata from Juventus

• Spain striker will return to Santiago Bernabéu for €30m but could still be sold • Manchester United and PSG among clubs interested in Morata Real Madrid have confirmed that they will exercise their buy-back clause for striker Álvaro Morata, with the European champions set to pay €30m (£23m) for the player they sold to […]
June 21, 2016 0

Barcelona agree to pay £4.4m fine over Neymar tax fraud case

• Barcelona accused of concealing part of Neymar transfer fee• Brazilian joined Spanish club from Santos in 2013 Barcelona have agreed to pay a fine of €5.5m (£4.4m) to the Spanish authorities to settle a tax fraud case over the transfer of Neymar in 2013. Barcelona had been accused of concealing part of Neymar’s transfer […]
June 14, 2016 0

Pepe | The Gallery

This week’s winner is Gareth Griffiths, who wins a copy of Ronald Reng’s book Matchdays: the Hidden Story of the Bundesliga. Next week we’d like your takes on … Didier Deschamps. Send your efforts to gallery@theguardian.com by noon on Monday 13 June as a jpeg, complete with a caption. Anyone who forgets will have to […]
June 6, 2016 0

Chelsea to step up attempts to sign Álvaro Morata from Juventus

• New manager Antonio Conte is long-standing admirer• Blues want £40m striker before Spain kick off in Euros Chelsea are to step up their attempts to sign Álvaro Morata from Juventus and hope to make progress this week before the European Championship begins. Morata, capped nine times by Spain, had been targeted by Antonio Conte […]
June 6, 2016 0

It’s the Sids 2016! The complete review of the 2015-16 La Liga season

From British managers’ struggles to heaps of silverware for Spanish clubs, via stunning goals from Iñaki Williams and Neymar, thrillers in Sevilla and plenty of name calling, it’s time for the annual end-of-season La Liga awards “I just say ‘Abracadabra‘ and the magic flows,” Luis Enrique insisted and for much of the season it did. […]
June 6, 2016 0

The 20 photographs of the week

The refugee crisis in Europe, the ongoing war in Yemen, Serena Williams at the French Open, Zinedine Zidane manages Real Madrid to Champions League glory – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … Source: The Guardian – Real Madrid     
June 4, 2016 0