Mesut Ozil (L) and Cesc Fabregas (R)

Transfer news: Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas backs Mesut Ozil to 'kill' Premier League opposition after Real Madrid departure

Fabregas spent eight years with the Gunners and has tipped their latest signing to be a huge success at the Emirates

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie denies claims he is unhappy at Manchester United under David Moyes

The striker insists he is happy with the methods of the former Everton manager

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts

Manchester United need a director of football to ease the pressure on David Moyes claims Damien Comolli

Comolli was in charge of transfer affairs at both Tottenham and Liverpool and he feels someone in a similar position would help both Moyes and new chief executive Ed Woodward in the transfer window

Fabregas said yesterday it 'never went through my head not to continue here'

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas insists he never had any plans to leave Barcelona despite double bid from Manchester United

United offered £35m for the 26-year-old former Arsenal captain but midfielder confirms he never thought about leaving the club of his dreams

Cesc Fabregas has said that Mesut Ozil was the second best player at Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas says Arsenal have signed the 'second best player at Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo' in Mesut Ozil

Former Gunners captain was surprised Real allowed the Germany international to leave and insists he will be a great addition to the club

Sami Khedira

Transfer news: Manchester United see enquiry for Sami Khedira rejected by Real Madrid

Germany international latest midfield target missed by David Moyes

Cesc Fabregas

London tycoon whose wife left him for Cesc Fabregas says he suffered 'gross injustice'

Elie Taktouk says UK courts 'are not interested if you are right or wrong they are just trying to protect the woman, they protect the badly behaved ones, not the well behaved ones'

Gareth Bale

Transfer news: Gareth Bale returning to England amid reports Tottenham are considering PSG and Manchester United offers

Real Madrid are not the only suitors for the Wales international

Mesut Ozil and David Moyes

Transfer news: David Moyes reiterates the need to make new signings while questions arise over availability of Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil

The German midfielder has become unsettled at the Santiago Bernabeu and the club may look to offload him for £38m, with Manchester United reported to be interested.

David Moyes in the United hot seat once occupied by Sir Alex Ferguson

Transfer news: Peter Schmeichel warns Manchester United against making 'statement signing'

New arrival must improve team warns former keeper

Neymar celebrates his first goal for Barcelona

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 1: Neymar scores first goal but concerns over Lionel Messi hamstring injury

The sides finished level at the end of the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup final

Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in pre-season action for Everton

Transfer news: Everton manager Roberto Martinez claims Manchester United offers for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini are 'getting out of hand'

The champions have already made one 'derisory' bid for the duo and could make another £5m effort to sign the pair

Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in pre-season action for Everton

Transfer news: Manchester United 'preparing' a £35m return offer for Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini

United's original offer of £28m was slammed as 'derisory and insulting' by David Moyes' former club

Manchester United are believed to have offered £12m for Leighton Baines

Transfer news: Everton dismiss David Moyes' £28m double bid for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini as 'insulting'

United have already had a £12m bid for Baines rejected this summer

Cesc Fabregas made three assists in Barcelona's 7-0 win over Levante

Transfer news: Starring role for Barcelona sees Cesc Fabregas put further dent in Manchester United interest

United had hoped any absence from the first team would change his desire to stay at the Nou Camp but midfielder played all 90 minutes in Gerado Martino's 7-0 competitive debut as Barcelona manager

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