Sport Fabio Coentrao has started only four games since United tried to sign him last summer

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

New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will be assisted by Paul Clement and Zinedine Zidane

English coach Paul Clement joins Zinedine Zidane on Real Madrid bench alongside Carlo Ancelotti

Whatever happens to Gareth Bale, whatever happens to Wayne Rooney, there will be some British influence at Real Madrid next season.

Andre Villas-Boas and Arsene Wenger

PSG may look to appoint Andre Villas-Boas on short-term deal while they wait for Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager is the French club's top target but they may be forced to settle for the Tottenham boss for now

Gonzalo Higuain

Arsenal in pole position to sign Gonzalo Higuain as Juventus turn their attention to Carlos Tevez

The Gunners have made a club-record bid in excess of £20m for the Real Madrid striker

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian sporting director Leonardo speaks to the press after a hearing at the disciplinary commission of the French Football League

Paris St Germain plan to appeal after Leonardo is given nine-month ban for pushing referee

The ban will keep the sporting director from "the touchline, the referees' dressing room and all official functions"

Jose Mourinho’s future appears to be back at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho clear to rejoin Chelsea after Real Madrid confirm exit at end of season

Bale identified as ideal replacement for Ronaldo, with Zidane leading bid to bring him to Spain

Jose Mourinho’s future appears to be back at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho moves closer to Real Madrid exit - and arrival at Chelsea

Real directors to hold meeting today on Mourinho's future

David Beckham

Is David Beckham one of the Premier League all-time greats? He's not even in the top 1,000 says Chris Waddle

He never had a trick, wasn't particularly quick but did sell shirts says Waddle

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini appointment: Malaga tell manager he is free to join Manchester City

Reports suggest the Spanish club have told the Chilean he can leave

A view of the PSG celebrations that turned violent
David Beckham in action for PSG

PSG midfielder David Beckham handed one-game ban for red card

Beckham was given his marching orders in the last minute

PSG label arrival of David Beckham 'a breath of fresh air'

Assistant coach Paul Clement hails influence of the former England captain

David Beckham in action for PSG

David Beckham sent off for PSG - just six minutes after coming on as a substitute

Leonardo has called the decision 'unfair'

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores against PSG in the Champions League

Barcelona v PSG: Lionel Messi fitness race keeps PSG guessing ahead of Champions League quarter-final

The Argentina international came off injured in the first leg

David Beckham: Former England captain has indicated he would like to stay on at PSG
PSG's Ezequeil Lavezzi celebrates his goal against Valencia in the Champions League

PSG must improve if they want Champions League dream to continue

The French side won 3-2 on aggregate against Valencia, but were far from convincing

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