Spain

Thursday 20 August 2015

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The Barcelona forward looked destined for Old Trafford but will instead be heading to Chelsea, representing another blow to United's reputation in the transfer market

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The ex-France international has little doubt his former team-mate will be an instant hit at Stamford Bridge as he is set to complete his move

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Manuel Pellegrini's side edged out rivals Manchester United to recruit the Argentina international, whose stats as a defender in La Liga last season were impressive

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The attacker has been granted permission to sit out Thursday's session in order to resolve his future

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The one-time Manchester United target has completed his €45 million move to the Etihad Stadium, with Manuel Pellegrini hailing him as the best defender in La Liga last season

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The attacker, who previously wore the Blaugrana jersey between 2008 and 2011, is keen on a return to Camp Nou even if he will not be a starter

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The 41-year-old was unable to hide his frustration after watching his side lose 3-1 despite "playing better" than hosts Valencia

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Having been put off signing for Manchester United the 28-year-old has opted to move to Stamford Bridge, where his keen eye for goal and versatility should make him a key figure

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The captain was bitterly disappointed by the goals his side conceded in their 3-1 loss at Mestalla but is nonetheless hopeful of a second-leg fight-back

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The head coach remained cautious on his side's chances of reaching the Champions League after their first-leg victory over the Ligue 1 outfit

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The centre-half was hit with a four-game ban after being sent off for verbally abusing a match official during the Supecopa de Espana second leg

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Nuno's side resisted the resilient Ligue 1 outfit, who had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the second half, to take a strong lead to Stade Louis II in six days' time

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The national team boss said he would have turned his back on his country had he been subjected to the same level of abuse as the Barcelona star

Wednesday 19 August 2015

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The Croatia international has decided that he wants to join the Spanish side for a season and his representative says the move will be confirmed on Friday

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The defender is accused of insulting the linesman during Monday's 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao but he insists he did no such thing and is set to appeal the decision

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The former Real Madrid midfielder and ex-Sevilla coach will succeed the Argentine, who resigned following OM's opening day defeat in Ligue 1

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The 21-year-old is confident he can play anywhere in his new side's midfield and is looking forward to teaming up with Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo