Rest Of Europe

Tuesday 19 August 2014

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The Gunners kick off their Champions League campaign in Istanbul on Tuesday in the first leg of a crucial playoff, but who are the main men they must stop?

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The former Brazil attacker believes the German champions will improve with a more mobile forward who offers a greater contribution to the team

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Two of last term's top five forwards have jumped ship but, with Luis Suarez and Mario Mandzukic added into the mix, expect goals to come thick, fast and from all over in 2014-15

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The Spaniard played a part in all three goals in the win over Burnley and his new boss feels Chelsea will reap the benefits of deploying him in his correct role

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Despite adding a further two fixtures to an already busy schedule, but the manager insists the extra games are beneficial to his side's in the early stages of the season

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The €40 million signing from Atletico Madrid scored for the Blues in their 3-1 win over Burnley but was booked for simulation despite appearing to be fouled by Tom Heaton

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The Italian side will reportedly take the Belgium international on a season-long loan from the Premier League giants, paying €5 million for his services

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The Argentina international defender says he has completed his transfer to Old Trafford from 2013-14 Primeira Liga runners-up Sporting

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The Blues boss is keen to keep the Czech Republic international at Stamford Bridge and played down the selection of Thibaut Courtois in the club's 3-1 win over Burnley

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The Marseille coach says his tactics were not to blame for his side's 2-0 loss against Montpellier on Sunday, which left them with one point from their opening two games

Monday 18 August 2014

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The Paris Saint-Germain forward is hoping for a dream reprise of his international career as the Selecao head into a new era following a nightmare end to their World Cup campaign

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The Premier League champions are looking to trim their squad before the close of the transfer window, with the Serbian defender now considered the fifth-choice centre-back

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The Gunners boss is concerned that a quick turnaround from beating Crystal Palace could affect his side when they travel to Turkey

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Sir Alex Ferguson's former right-hand man says that it will take "a long, long time" and "at least four top players" for the Red Devils to finally get back on track

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The Portuguese star was nominated to do the viral charity craze by Darren Fletcher, while the Brazil international asked Camilo Zuniga to follow his lead

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Barcelona have splashed more cash than anyone in Europe thus far, with Liverpool second, Real Madrid third and Chelsea in fifth

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The France midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Southampton's 2-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday but Spurs will not be deterred and remain hopeful of securing a deal

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After wins over Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the season's early stages, the manager hopes for more of the same while hinting at changes to his starting line-up

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The Bosnian had been expected to leave the Premier League champions at the end of last season but is now poised to extend his stay at the Etihad