Spain have concern over duo

SpainÔÇÖs Cesc Fabregas and Roberto Soldado are doubts for the Confederations Cup semi-final against Italy. The duo were replaced during the second half of the 3-0 win over Nigeria on Sunday with muscle complaints. The Barcelona midfielder and Valencia attacker underwent scans today which have raised concerns about their availability for Thursday. Both

Inler agent denies Galatasaray link

Gokhan InlerÔÇÖs representative has dismissed suggestions that the Napoli player is on his way to Galatasaray. The Turkish giants are reportedly ready to offer Ôé¼12m for the Swiss international midfielder. ÔÇ£I do not know who is circulating this baseless rumour,ÔÇØ agent Dino Lamberti told on Monday. ÔÇ£I have never talked to

Real Madrid set to sign Isco

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Malaga for the transfer of 21-year-old Spanish international Isco, according to various media outlets in Spain on Saturday. Madrid are expected to spend 30 million euros for the midfielder who has become one of Europe's hottest prospects thanks to his performances this season. "The whites

Juventus chase left-back Mendy

Juventus are closing in on French teenager Benjamin Mendy, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport. The left-back, still just 18, has caught the attention of the Old Lady while playing in Ligue 2 with Le Havre. The Bianconeri are reported to have already made a bid of Ôé¼2m for a player who

All eyes on Mourinho next season – AVB

English Premier League fans should expect new Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho to attract a lot of attention next season, Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas said. In an interview published in Monday's edition of Portuguese sports daily O Jogo, Villas-Boas said his compatriot's return will vastly improve the visibility of the Premier

We should have beaten Spain – Mikel

Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi has voiced his displeasure over the failure of African champions, Nigeria to defeat Spain in SundayÔÇÖs Fifa Confederations Cup game in Fortaleza. A well-taken Jordi Alba brace and Fernando TorresÔÇÖ bullet header condemned the Super Eagles to a 3-0 defeat against the reigning world and

Falcao at Monaco for long haul

Radamel Falcao has rejected speculation that his stay at Ligue 1 side Monaco will be a fleeting one. The Colombian stunned observers by opting to sign for the big-spending principality club, joining Claudio Ranieri's side over the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea. Critics have suggested that Falcao will treat the Stade

Guardiola ready for Bayern challenge

New Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says he is ready to take on a new challenge as he begins life at the club. The Spaniard was unveiled as the German treble winners' new manager on Monday after agreeing to join the club in January. Former Barcelona boss Guardiola won three La Liga