Rest Of Europe

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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The Greece international had been close to joining Premier League outfit Arsenal but he will instead replace Mehdi Benatia at the Stadio Olimpico

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The Portuguese coach says his side are in no danger of underestimating Standard in their playoff second leg and is confident Hulk will be fit to play

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The Arsenal manager believes the 21-year-old can have a big future on the flank, even though the England international himself would prefer to be playing in central midfield

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The Arsenal manager has been forced to re-think the German's future ahead of Wednesday's clash with Besiktas after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury

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The Gunners had held talks with the centre-back's representatives last Friday but the Serie A side have put together a €13m transfer offer and a five-year contract

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The Gunners head into the clash on the back of a brave 2-2 draw with the Toffees and the Frenchman believes that result will stand them in good stead against the Turkish side

Monday, August 25, 2014

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The Portugal international's fitness has been the subject of much concern at the Santiago Bernabeu but he scored a terrific goal in his club's Primera Division opener

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Manuel Pellegrini's side saw off last season's Premier League runners-up comfortably at the Etihad Stadium and the Frenchman believes that it was a significant result

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Ronny Deila's men have the advantage after last week's first-leg tie in Slovenia and our tipster expects the Scottish champions to lead at both half-time and full-time in Glasgow

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The former England captain is the latest figure at Stamford Bridge to praise the Czech international's professionalism but admits he has a decision to make about his future

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The defender believes he will enjoy his football far more in Paris than he would had he moved to Spain or Germany and says the whole club is set on winning the Champions League

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The Netherlands international says he is honoured to be part of the San Paolo set-up and has set his sights on battling past Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League playoff

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The Croatia international played down his role in the Catalans' first Primera Division outing of the new season, preferring instead to hail fellow debutant Munir El Haddadi

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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The Colombia international is being heavily linked with both Juventus and AC Milan - but the striker says that, contrary to reports, he has no desire to depart the principality

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The Colombia international headed home right on on half-time, after Serge Gakpe had earlier seen a spot-kick saved by Danijel Subasic

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Louis van Gaal's side turned in a disjointed performance as they drew 1-1 at the Stadium of Light but the Black Cats boss has backed them to turn their form around