Kessie transfer to be confirmed ‘soon’ after completing medical

Franck Kessie’s free transfer move to Barcelona is expected to be confirmed ‘soon’ after the midfielder completed a medical with the Spanish side. Kessie has been linked with several leading sides as he approaches the end of his contract at AC Milan, with a host of Premier League clubs believed to have expressed an interest … Read more

Five of the most memorable El Clásico thrashings

The world stops to watch when Spain’s superpowers collide and the latest instalment of El Clásico failed to disappoint as Barcelona produced a statement result against Real Madrid. Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Sunday evening, as Xavi’s turnaround of the Catalan side continued with a fifth straight win and an emphatic … Read more

Liverpool and Arsenal ‘admirers’ of PSV winger Cody Gakpo

Liverpool and Arsenal are among a host of leading European clubs monitoring the progress of PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo. Gakpo is attracting interest from across the continent after an impressive individual season for PSV, with the 22-year-old having scored 16 goals and provided 14 assists across all competitions for the Dutch side.   Gakpo … Read more

Barcelona ‘express their interest’ in Rashford with Liverpool also ‘admirers’

Barcelona have ‘expressed their interest’ in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United, with Liverpool also named as ‘admirers’ of the unsettled forward. Rashford is understood to be considering his future at Manchester United after a frustrating season, the 24-year-old having started just nine league fixtures as he has struggled to command an automatic role in … Read more

Man Utd and Arsenal table offers for Barcelona’s Araujo, while Liverpool make proposal to Gavi

Manchester United and Arsenal have tabled offers for Barcelona defender Ronaldo Araujo, whilst Liverpool have made a proposal to prise Gavi from the Spanish side. Barcelona are in contract negotiations with Aruajo and Gavi with both players out of contract in 2023, with the Spanish side seeking to ward off interest from the Premier League … Read more

Noughties Nines: The irrepressible, David ‘El Guaje’ Villa

Spain’s reign at the summit of international football was both revolution and redemption. For decades one of Europe’s finest footballing nations had flattered to deceive, failing to turn talented components into a team capable of challenging for major trophies. La Roja’s drought-breaking success at Euro 2008 was followed with wins in each of the following … Read more

Manchester United’s most memorable games against the Spanish

Manchester United face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie this evening, the Red Devils in a favourable position to reach the last eight after a 1-1 draw in the first meeting away from home. This season’s meeting is just the second between the two teams in continental competition, though … Read more

Arsenal monitoring Aston Villa loanee Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Philippe Coutinho ahead of a potential move for the on-loan Aston Villa midfielder. Coutinho has starred since signing on loan for Aston Villa during the January transfer window, with the Barcelona midfielder having scored four goals and provided three assists in eight Premier League starts.   The Brazilian’s performances … Read more

Tuchel says Christensen’s contract stand-off is a ‘signal’ to Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel says Andreas Christensen’s contract stand-off with the club is a ‘signal’ to Chelsea. Christensen is out of contract at the end of the season and has so far failed to agree terms on a new deal with the west Londoners, despite Tuchel stating an agreement had been close earlier in the season. The … Read more

PSG join Man Utd and Chelsea in bid to sign Barcelona’s Araujo

Paris Saint-Germain have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo. The trio are monitoring developments between the defender and Barcelona, with contract talks having proven complicated as the Spanish side look to secure an extension.   Araujo’s current contract expires in 2023 and Barcelona are determined to reach … Read more

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