Friday 29 August 2014

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The coach believes the midfielder, who has "seen everything in football", will bring a lot to his Bayern side and says the transfer desire was a mutual one

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The Blues boss says the Spain international has not asked to leave the club but hinted that anything is possible ahead of the close of the transfer window

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The reigning Primera Division champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Rayo Vallecano on Monday so will therefore be desperate to triumph in their opening home game of the new season

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The Spaniard sustained a minor muscular injury on Wednesday and has missed two days of training, but the Chelsea boss has not ruled out including him on the bench

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The experienced midfielder has stressed that his transfer is not related to the signing of the Germany international, insisting it was his decision to depart the Santiago Bernabeu

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The former Red Devils winger reveals that he warned his departing team-mate of the 'responsibility' of wearing the club's No.7 shirt but believes that the Argentine will succeed

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The champions of Spain finished as runners-up last season but they are taking nothing for granted this time around, having been placed in the same pool as the Bianconeri

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The Northern Irishman believes being paired with the reigning European champions is just reward for the Reds' surprise second-placed finish in last season's Premier League

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The Blaugrana and the Ligue 1 champions are expected to cruise into the last 16 but the former Spain international is refusing to underestimate the threat posed by Ajax and APOEL

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The 29-year-old struggled at this summer's World Cup in Brazil and the Ballon d'Or winner has confessed that he paid the price for givein his all for his club

Thursday 28 August 2014

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The striker's wages had threatened to provide a stumbling block but both clubs are working closely with the player to smooth his exit from Stamford Bridge

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Very few European giants are likely to suffer shock elimination as the selection had a very familiar feel, with regular foes meeting once again in the group stage

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Join Goal to pick over some tantalising ties for this season's tournament and whether Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win the Uefa Best Player award

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The Real Madrid star has been voted as the top performer in 2013-14 ahead of Bayern Munich pair and fellow nominees Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben

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The new Old Trafford signing will wear the famous No.7 shirt, previously worn by the Real Madrid star, and spoke of his desire to fulfil the expectations of the number

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The Croatian lavished further praise on his Argentine team-mate and stressed Xavi's idol status, despite being picked ahead of him for La Liga's opener