Sport Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates

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

Alonso passes Real medical

Xabi Alonso has passed his medical at Real Madrid and is on the verge of completing his move to the Bernabeu, the Spanish club have confirmed.

Portsmouth conclude deal for Piquionne

Portsmouth have snapped up French striker Frederic Piquionne on a season-long loan from Lyon.

Manchester United defender Evans linked with £12m Barcelona switch

Jonny Evans is being lined-up for a stunning summer exit from Manchester United with the Northern Ireland defender swapping Old Trafford for Spain.

Liverpool agree Alonso fee with Real

Liverpool's Xabi Alonso is poised to sign for Real Madrid tomorrow after the clubs agreed a fee believed to be £30m for the Spain international.

Arbeloa passes Real medical

Alvaro Arbeloa has passed his medical with Real Madrid, the Spanish giants have confirmed.

Ferguson questions Real team balance

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his club to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo and questioned whether Real Madrid's squad has the right balance to challenge for Champions League glory.

Liverpool's Arbeloa 'close' to Real move

Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa says he is close to sealing a transfer to Real Madrid even though the big-spending Spanish side seem more concerned with trimming their squad after an extravagant close-season spending spree.

Ronaldo makes disappointing Real home debut

Cristiano Ronaldo was unconcerned that his home debut for Real Madrid failed to result in a victory, pointing out the main target is to be in peak form in time for the start of the new Primera Division season.

Fighting talk from Fergie in red corner

Manchester United manager dismisses City as 'small club with a small mentality'

We will not compete in wage game, say United

Chief executive defends ‘sensible’ model in response to rivals’ financial muscle

Benzema spares Real's blushes with late winner

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Barcelona consider Eto’o swap with Ibrahimovic

Barcelona have held talks with Internazionale over a potential swap deal involving Samuel Eto'o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Barcelona agree deal for Maxwell

Barcelona have agreed a deal with Internazionale to sign Brazilian defender Maxwell.

How I got within sniffing distance of £80m Ronaldo

Ever wondered what £80m smells like?

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