Sport Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates

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

Bayern Munich insist Franck Ribery will stay

Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness insists Franck Ribery will not be sold - even if the German club receive an offer in excess of 70million euros for the France midfielder.

I'm fit for United, says Michael Owen

Michael Owen is desperate to shrug off the injury-prone tag that Manchester United's new recruit feels he has unfairly been given.

'No more transfers to United', says Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson handed Michael Owen the prized Manchester United number seven shirt and then declared Old Trafford closed for transfer business.

Real pessimistic over Ribery

Real Madrid have resigned themselves to missing out on Franck Ribery this summer, according to director general Jorge Valdano.

Real back down on Alonso transfer

Valdano admits shopping spree means they cannot afford Liverpool midfielder

Real pessimistic over Alonso deal

Jorge Valdano admits Real Madrid are some distance away from Liverpool's valuation of Xabi Alonso.

Ronaldo passes Real medical

Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully completed his medical with Real Madrid this afternoon, the Primera Division club have confirmed.

Perez admits Real must calm down

Perez is hoping to sell up to ten players before the start of the new season.

Spanish league is best, says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo believes that Spain's La Liga will leave its English counterpart trailing in terms of quality next season following Real Madrid's spending spree. Madrid have taken the transfer market by storm over the last month and are close to breaking the £200m mark on signings after agreeing deals for Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Raul Albiol.

Owen move sparked by Benzema's Real deal

Madrid's transfer market dominance forced United to offer striker shock contract

Arsenal consider Adebayor replacement

Arsene Wenger is confident Emmanuel Adebayor will remain at Arsenal, but revealed he would consider Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh as a possible replacement.

Owen set for United move in shock of the summer

Michael Owen is expected at Manchester United for a medical examination this morning ahead of an extraordinary move out of the wilderness to join the Premier League champions.

Ferguson gambles on Owen revival

United manager hopes former England golden boy can replace Ronaldo's goals

If only... the transfer deals that failed to materialise

Maybe in years to come Manchester United fans will look at their missing out on Karim Benzema with a wistful sigh.

United lose to Real in race for Benzema

Extraordinary bidding war for £30m Lyons striker dashes Ferguson's summer plans
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