Sport Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates

The Real Madrid striker scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Celta Vigo

Lyon accept Madrid offer for Benzema

Lyon have accepted an offer from Real Madrid for striker Karim Benzema.

Valencia 'undergoing medical' at Manchester United

Antonio Valencia is to undergo a medical at Manchester United today, according to reports.

City make 'stratospheric' contract offer to £25m Eto'o

Barça ready to let forward leave but Eastlands club deny talk of £190,000 wages

Lyon reveal Madrid Benzema interest

Lyon have confirmed Real Madrid have made enquiries about Karim Benzema but insist the striker is not for sale.

Manchester United 'line-up' £30m Benzema

Manchester United are ready to launch a £30m bid to lure Lyon striker Karim Benzema to Old Trafford, according to various reports today.

City likely to lure Tevez as United withdraw deal

Chelsea's main efforts this week will be concentrated on bringing Bayern Munich’s Frank Ribéry to Stamford Bridge, with owner Roman Abramovich not tempted by Carlos Tevez’s release from Manchester United into launching a bid to beat Manchester City to his services.

Chelsea look to scupper City's £25m Tevez deal

Manchester City face a late bid from Chelsea for the services of Carlos Tevez, following Manchester United's decision yesterday to abandon attempts to persuade the Argentine to stay at Old Trafford.

Charlton baulks at Ronaldo's fee

Sir Bobby Charlton, the Manchester United director, has described Real Madrid's prospective £80m transfer payment for Cristiano Ronaldo as "vulgar" and admitted the player's departure had prompted some "soul-searching" at Old Trafford.

Lyon 'powerless' to keep Benzema

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted he could be powerless to keep Karim Benzema at the Stade Gerland.

Ferguson given age limit on major buys

Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed to a new Old Trafford transfer strategy under which no players aged 26 or over will be signed on major deals by Manchester United – a move which explains why Franck Ribéry and Kaka have not been on the club's radar this summer and why Lyons' Karim Benzema might be.

Ronaldo gone in 120 minutes after Real's £80m cash offer

World record transfer tied up in two hours with winger to get first £100m contract

Sam Wallace: Lessons learnt the hard way sink in for United

Ferguson set out to make history, but will have returned home with plenty to work on if his team are to reign in Europe again

Tevez to walk over haggling

Carlos Tevez and his advisors are understood to be adamant that he will leave Manchester United in the summer if the club continue to try to renegotiate the fee for his permanent registration that they agreed two years ago. It is this dispute which is at the centre of Sir Alex Ferguson's indirect attack on Tevez's advisor Kia Joorabchian after United's 2-1 victory over Wigan on Wednesday night.

Ferguson says Real Madrid are too slow

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has all-but written off Real Madrid's chances of winning this season's Champions League.

Wenger needs to work on his balancing act, says Ferguson

United manager interrupts preparations to face Jose Mourinho’s Internazionale and takes a swipe at the transfer policies of another old foe, writes Sam Wallace
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