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The wing-back has not played for more than two months because of a thigh injury sustained on international duty for Portugal

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Casillas is yet to play this season and reports in Spain have claimed that the Champions League runners-up have enquired over is availability

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The £42.5m Germany international has allegedly been accused of being obsessed with women

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National boss thanks Real Madrid for allowing Bale to link up with the squad after the completion of his world-record transfer to the Spanish club

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Transfer news: Tottenham winger Gareth Bale isn't worth £100m, says Real Madrid legend Raul

Real's all-time top goalscorer admits that the Bale is a 'wonderful' player but claims Spurs overestimate his value

<b>Angel Di Maria:</b> <br/>The winger would fulfil a wide role for Spurs, who would be left with Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and new signing Nacer Chadli to fill the flanks. Di Maria has scored a number of phenomenal goals in his time with both Real Madrid and Benfica, but the addition of Bale to the Spanish club could see his chances limited with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil also on the books. Tottenham have expressed an interest in bringing Di Maria to White Hart Lane, and his decision to move could end up being crucial in determining where Bale ends up.

Transfer news: Angel Di Maria, Fabio Coentrao, Luka Modric? Tottenham could take their pick if they sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid

With strong rumours suggesting Real have offered a player-plus-cash deal to Spurs, who could Andre Villas-Boas bring to White Hart Lane?

Manager David Moyes of Manchester United speaks to Assistant Manager Steve Round, Ryan Giggs and Coach Phil Neville

David Moyes opens up on his desire to learn that has taken him from Dunfermline to Manchester United

From sleeping in a hire car during the 1998 World Cup to observing Carlo Ancelotti at AC Milan's training ground, Moyes has been on a slow but steady rise to the top

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Isco (left) is expected to make his Real debut against Bournemouth

Why are Madrid playing in Bournemouth?

No matter how hot it is, the most highly prized spot in Bournemouth tomorrow will not be a square foot of the sandy beach but a plastic seat at the Goldsands stadium.

Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news: Arsenal face fresh competition for signature of Gonzalo Higuain

Napoli reveal they are interested in signing the Real Madrid striker

Jack Wilshere

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says a fit Jack Wilshere is like a new signing for Arsenal

The England midfielder has been able to prepare properly for the season

Isco of Spain celebrates scoring a penalty during the UEFA European U21 2013 Championships Final match between Spain and Italy

Real Madrid confirm Isco deal - leaving Manchester City still scouting for a playmaker

Reports in Spain suggest fee will be about €27m

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