Real Madrid see off Chelsea before 105,826 at Michigan Stadium

Real win before second largest crowd ever for soccer in the United States Marcelo brace and Mariano wonder strike power Spanish side in victory Real Madrid 3-2 Chelsea: International Champions Cup – as it happened A near-record crowd of 105,826 saw Real Madrid score three first-half goals and hang on for a 3-2 win against […]
July 30, 2016 0

Norwegian club Malvik turn down Real Madrid to host children’s football camp

• Fifth-tier side refuse to cancel event to allow Real full access• Real wanted to use club’s facilities ahead of Uefa Super Cup in Trondheim Real Madrid’s UEFA Super Cup preparations have been dealt a blow after fifth-tier Norwegian club Malvik IL turned down the European champions’ request to use their training facilities – as […]
July 29, 2016 0

Manchester City target Gabriel Jesus says he is close to Palmeiras exit

• Brazilian striker also linked with United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus• ‘My future is almost decided – before long my decision will be known’ The Manchester City target Gabriel Jesus is on the verge of completing a transfer out of Palmeiras – but has not confirmed his destination. The 19-year-old forward, currently with Brazil’s […]
July 28, 2016 0

Zinedine Zidane hints at Real Madrid interest in Paul Pogba

• Manchester United could face battle to sign Juventus midfielder• ‘Everyone is interested in Pogba. He is a great footballer’ Zinedine Zidane has hinted Real Madrid could swoop for Paul Pogba despite Manchester United’s willingness to pay a world record fee for the midfielder, with the head coach saying his club are always in the […]
July 27, 2016 0

Barcelona reach agreement with Valencia to sign Portugal’s André Gomes

• Gomes ‘will be presented as a new player next week’ tweet Barcelona• Reports in Spain suggest Euro 2016 winner will cost €50m (£42m) Related: David Squires on … Portugal winning Euro 2016 Barcelona have reached an agreement with Valencia to sign the Portugal international André Gomes, the Catalan club announced on Thursday. [ÚLTIMA HORA] […]
July 21, 2016 0

Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane admits he’s a Paul Pogba fan

• Midfielder Pogba linked with big-money move to Manchester United• Zidane welcomes Álvaro Morata back to Madrid, for now The Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has said he is an admirer of the Manchester United target Paul Pogba but insists his own squad is “difficult to improve”. Pogba has been linked with a big-money move […]
July 18, 2016 0

How £30m-plus fees have become the norm in the Premier League | Alan Smith

It was a figure unheard of in 2001 but this year it has arrived as the new barometer, albeit for good – but arguably not exceptional – players Lucrative television deals, owners and investors with seemingly bottomless pockets, financial fair play not necessarily being fair – there are numerous reasons for the expeditious rise in […]
July 17, 2016 0

Real Madrid and Barcelona release purple away kits on same day

Catalans say strip will ‘shock and excite’ fans Real will wear purple for first time since 2010-11 In a scene vaguely reminiscent of a subpar romcom in which our heroine turns up to a party in the same outfit as her nemesis, Barcelona and Real Madrid both unveiled purple away kits for the upcoming season […]
July 14, 2016 0

Three hearty cheers for the Homeless World Cup | Kevin McKenna

It is a welcome antidote to the clubs that are the playthings of international billionaires In the heart of Glasgow today the real values of football are coming home. On the day that Paris brings the curtain down on Euro 2016 with a game featuring 22 multimillionaires, Glasgow will raise one with a kick-about between […]
July 9, 2016 0