Monday, 1 September 2014

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The 24-year-old has completed a £14m move, capping a remarkable rise from his days as a pariah at Ajax, though is unlikely to reprise his World Cup role at Old Trafford

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The midfielder, also adept at playing at centre-back, is a cheaper alternative to the Southampton man, though is capable of enjoying similar success under Mauricio Pochettino

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Goal picks out the best talent from across the German top flight after Leverkusen marched on, BVB won and Schalke held Bayern Munich

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Jose Mourinho's men preserved their 100 per cent record by exploiting Everton's worst defensive start to a season since 1956 while Louis van Gaal's men remain toothless

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Goal takes a look back at the weekend's fixtures and picks the the finest XI from the latest round of top-flight action, including Chelsea's emphatic 6-3 win over Everton

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COMMENT: The Blancos' 4-2 defeat at Real Sociedad has highlighted major flaws throughout the team, just three months after they won La Decima

Sunday, 31 August 2014

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The north Londoners go into Sunday's clash buoyed by Mauricio Pochettino's 100 per cent winning start, while Brendan Rodgers has added nine new faces to replace Luis Suarez

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The England captain has never quite lived up to expectations in his much feted career and does not belong among the pantheon of the greats of world football

Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Diego Costa contributed two goals to the Blues cause as they blew Everton away at Goodison Park and it looks as though their struggles of last season are well behind them

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Manchester United's new record signing was withdrawn 68 minutes into his Premier League debut against Burnley but offered some encouragement for the winless Red Devils

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The Giallorossi are following the Old Lady's lead in terms of building their own stadium - the rest of Serie A must now follow suit if Italian football is to rise again

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The Spanish midfielder completed a €10m move to the Allianz Arena this week but was coach Pep Guardiola right to pursue the former Liverpool and Real Madrid man?

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The Portuguese has shown little regard for feelings or past allegiances in reshaping his squad as he strives to turn the Blues into Premier League title winners again

Friday, 29 August 2014

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Massimiliano Allegri has taken over in Turin, while Pippo Inzaghi is the new man in charge at San Siro, resulting in great tactical intrigue in Italy ahead of the 2014-15 campaign

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The case of the France Under-21s international midfielder, who is set to force his way out of Paris Saint-Germain, is a cause of great frustration at the Parc des Princes

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The Uefa president announced on Thursday that he would not run for the presidency in 2015, leaving much-criticised incumbent Sepp Blatter with a clear run at a fifth term

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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With the Italian league season set to kick off on Saturday, Goal takes a look at some of the talent that could rise to prominence over the course of the campaign