Spain

Tuesday 22 July 2014

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The defender urged Valencia to allow him to move to Camp Nou and his wish now appears to have been granted after weeks of negotiations

Monday 21 July 2014

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The European champions have sealed a deal for the Colombia international, who claimed the Golden Boot at this summer's World Cup in Brazil

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Blood testing remains the most effective way to catch potential drug cheats but many governing bodies, including in Spain, Netherlands and Brazil failed to carry one out in 2013

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A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his club-mate's defence

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The Blues' three big summer signings are all included but World Cup stars Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar, Ramires and Andre Schurrle are omitted

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The retired centre-half says that while nobody can condone the Uruguay international's actions, the fact that the forward has apologised should be taken into consideration

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The 24-year-old has admitted that his initial plan was to stay at the Allianz Arena, but he is now looking forward to the challenge of playing for the European champions

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The Spanish forward will return to La Liga with a view to a permanent move after a difficult debut campaign at Anfield, during which he scored only one goal in all competitions

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The midfielder, who has signed a one-year loan deal with Porto, has acknowledged that playing for the Spanish giants was a life-changing experience

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The Spanish attacking midfielder is "really happy" with the chance to play for the respected Dutch manager and is hopeful to restore glory to the club this season

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The attacking midfielder is looking to model his game on that of the Argentina international as he looks to make an impact at San Siro in the coming season

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Goal casts an eye over the transfer activity so far in the current window - who do you think has been the shrewdest bit of business?

Sunday 20 July 2014

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The club's assistant during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Aitor Karanka, has slammed suggestions that the Portuguese was loathed within the dressing room

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The goalkeeper made his debut for the club in their 1-0 friendly win over Recreativo Huelva on Saturday and was happy with his side's performance

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With David Villa and Kaka on their way to USA and Frank Lampard believed to be ready to join them, the former Arsenal forward has a reason to celebrate

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The striker acknowledges that it would be a blow if the Colombia star were to move to Real Madrid but is confident the club will remain competitive

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COMMENT: There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet