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Lucas Silva and Martin Odegaard left out of respective squads for Real Madrid

Real Madrid fans have been made to wait a little longer to see the club’s latest high-profile January signings. During his pre-match press conference on Friday, manager Carlo Ancelotti commented on the possibility of midfielder Lucas Silva making his debut against Real Sociedad. The Italian boss said: “He is fine. […]

Martin Odegaard trains with first team ahead of Real Madrid Castilla debut

Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard took part in his first training session with Real Madrid’s first team on Thursday. The Norway international chose Madrid over a host of big named suitors because he believed the ten-time champions of Europe were the best option for his career development. The midfielder completed his signing from […]

Manchester United nearing deal for Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic, say reports

Manchester United are nearing a deal for Dynamo Kiev centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic, according to various news outlets. On Friday, rumors went into overdrive after The Guardian reported that United were considering making an offer of £13 million for the 23-year-old Austrian defender. The speculation increased the following day when Austria’s Sport Net reported that […]

Cristiano Ronaldo shown a straight red card shortly before Real Madrid victory

Cristiano Ronaldo was shown a straight red card only minutes before Gareth Bale slotted home a match-winning penalty against Cordoba today. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner had endured a frustrating day and clearly lost his composure in the 82nd minute of the contest. With the match tied at 1-1, Ronaldo was […]

Villarreal head coach confirms negotiations between Gabriel Paulista and Arsenal

Villarreal head coach Marcelino has confirmed that negotiations between defender Gabriel Paulista and Arsenal are currently underway. The centre-back has been left out of the club’s lineup for today’s match against Levante, further fueling speculation that the 24-year-old Brazilian is about to switch from the La Liga side in order to […]

With Silva and Odegaard deals done, Real Madrid ready to sort out future of Asier Illarramendi

Now that Real Madrid have completed the signings of Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset and Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro, the club’s next step is sorting out the future of reserve midfielder Asier Illarramendi. The 24-year-old has found it difficult to crack manager Carlo Ancelotti’s starting eleven and has been heavily linked […]

Martin Odegaard likely to debut for Real Madrid Castilla on February 1st

Norway international Martin Odegaard will not be making his debut for Real Madrid Castilla this weekend. Coach Zinedine Zidane has not named the 16-year-old prodigy in his squad for the local derby against Fuenlabrada at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano. Officials at the Spanish club feel it is too soon […]

France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today’s 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST). Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel […]

Juventus Officials Giving Mixed Signals Regarding Interest In Mario Balotelli

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed his interest in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, but the club’s general manager Giuseppe Marotta has declared that the controversial forward is not a player the Italian champions are willing to buy. The English newspaper The Times has reported that Allegri has expressed a desire to sign […]

Chelsea Contact Messi’s Father Amid Growing Concerns Of His Son’s Happiness At Barcelona

According to the Catalan radio station RAC1, Chelsea have contact Jorge Messi, father of Lionel Messi, to gain a better understanding of the player’s situation at Barcelona. For the past few months, speculation has grown that the relationship between Messi and manager Luis Enrique is fractured and has disintegrated beyond repair. Those reports were […]

Fernando Torres To Start Against Real Madrid In The Copa Del Rey

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone informed the media that he will start on-loan striker Fernando Torres against Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg at the Vicente Calderon. While Simeone has stated that the 30-year-old forward is not in […]

5 Possible Replacements For Steven Gerrard at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces a challenge none of his predecessors have had to even consider – replacing Steven Gerrard. Gerrard's departure at the end of the season will leave a hole at Anfield in terms of midfield dynamism and leadership. It will be an opportunity for players such as […]

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher Discuss Premier League Team Of The Season So Far [VIDEO]

Earlier tonight, Sky Sports Monday Night Football pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discussed their selections for the Premier League Team of the Season so far. The former Manchester United and Liverpool defenders agreed on nine of the eleven players in the team, with their only differences coming at centre-back and midfielder. […]

Lukas Podolski Nearing Arsenal Exit As Inter Milan Target The German Striker

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan, according to various reports emanating from Italy. The German international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season – but only two of those have been starts. Podolski has yet to feature […]

Sami Khedira Wants To Renew Real Madrid Contract And Will Fight For His Position

Midfielder Sami Khedira has been the odd-man out at Real Madrid in recent times. The German international has been plagued with injuries since last season and has seen his relationship with officials at the Spanish club all but dissolved. The 27-year-old is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer and reports […]

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