More honors for Messi, De Bruyne bound for Man City and Stones staying put - check out all the headlines from Friday's back pages
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu backed Lionel Messi to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or.
Thursday's ceremony in Monaco produced some fascinating fixtures for Europe's premier club competition and Goal looks at which teams will be happiest with what they got
Los Blancos will face Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo, but the Portuguese star is optimistic about his side's hopes of going all the way.
The Catalan club will be without the star defender who verbally abused a referee after his appeal was rejected.
The 28-year-old has picked up his first individual award of the season after being handed the prize after the Champions League group stage draw.
Arsenal will take on the Bundesliga champion Bayern while Manchester City meets Juventus and Chelsea faces Jose Mourinho's former side Porto.
The midfielder will spend this season on loan with the Ligue 1 club after failing to break into Real Madrid's first team.
The striker has joined the Europa League holder after becoming surplus to requirements at Juventus.
The transfer windows around Europe close in under a week and some of the world's biggest names remain linked with new clubs - but who could still be on the move?
Goal presents a gallery of how the big guns on the continent will adorn themselves in the 2015-16 campaign.
It was an exciting week in the Champions League playoffs as the likes of Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayer Leverkusen progressed
Los Blancos have sold the midfielder back to Real Sociedad for a huge loss and appear to have learned little after stockpiling midfielders with no clear strategy in recent years.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Sevilla is poised to sign Fernando Llorente after he was given permission to discuss a move away from Juventus.
The Irish club signed a young player who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Barcelona superstar, and fans could be forgiven for looking twice at Barry Cotter.
Monaco has come to an agreement with Real Madrid over the signing of left back Fabio Coentrao.
The European champion is preparing to offer a new contract amid interest from Manchester United and still see him as the long-term successor to its talisman.
David Moyes' men have secured the signature of their former midfielder on a six-year contract after agreeing a deal with Real Madrid.
Diego Godin said he is in the prime of his career after opting to commit his future to Atletico Madrid by signing a new deal last week.
The Brazilian has attracted interest from Old Trafford in the last few days, but the Catalans have no intention of selling and the 23-year-old is set for a lucrative new contract.