Manchester United target Robert Muric could be available for as little as £300,000 after a contract dispute with his current club Dinamo Zagreb

Transfer news: Manchester United could attempt to sign £6m-rated Dinamo Zagreb striker Robert Muric for just £300,000

The Croatia Under-17 international could be available on a free transfer plus compensation following a contract dispute with his current side

Transfer news: Stoke City to make surprise move for Ivica Olic - reports

Croatian veteran reportedly on Mark Hughes' radar

PSV and Lyon take first-leg leads in Champions League qualifiers

Teams are vying for a shot at the play-offs to the full competition

Daniel Levy (left) Gareth Bale (centre) and Florentino Perez

Daniel Levy v Florentino Perez: The big hitters from Tottenham and Real Madrid battling over Gareth Bale

The Wales international is growing increasingly keen on a move to the Bernabeu

Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa is set for £8.6m move to White Hart Lane

Tottenham transfer news: Andre Villas-Boas hopes to make four major signings after £17m capture of Paulinho

Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa set for £8.6m move to White Hart Lane

A view of the PSG celebrations that turned violent
Rafael Benitez

Champions League: Chelsea v FC Nordsjælland match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Helping hands: 'We now have 10 days, time is very short,' says Roberto Mancini of City's lack of activity in the transfer window

Manchester City drawn in Champions League 'Group of Death' against Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City have been handed an incredibly tough draw for the group stage of the Champions League.

Luka Modric: The Croatian midfielder failed to turn up for Spurs’ team flight to the United States

Tottenham still waiting for acceptable Luka Modric offer reveals Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said the club's asking price for Luka Modric has yet to be met, and if that remains the case he expects the Croatia international to return to first-team training.

Ivan Rakitic: Committed a needless foul on Balotelli just before half-time which handed Pirlo the opportunity to curl home Italy’s goal. Nonetheless, Rakitic offered some neat touches and improved as the game wore on. 6/10
Ognjen Vukojevic: Struggled to impose himself on the Italian midfield during the first period as Pirlo et al controlled the tone of the game. But Vukojevic battled hard throughout and helped to drag his team back into the encounter during the second period. 6/10
Luka Modric:(pictured) Rather quiet in the first half but grew in influence during the second period as Slaven Bilic moved Modric behind the Croatian strikers. The Tottenham star was able to work a number of shooting opportunities, though his accuracy was somewhat lacking. 7/10
Ivan Perisic: Endured a relatively frustrating afternoon. Unable to really offer much in attack and removed from proceedings just after the hour mark. 6/10

Luka Modric will not leave Tottenham for less than £35m says Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned clubs interested in Luka Modric that the Croatia playmaker will not be sold until Spurs' £35million asking price is met.

Slaven Bilic to step down as Croatia manager after Euro 2012

Slaven Bilic has announced he will step down as coach of Croatia's national team after Euro 2012.

Arsène Wenger: The Arsenal manager called the draw with Milan 'difficult but exciting'

'Draw is difficult...but it's also exciting'

Wenger admits Milan tie is 50-50 while Villas-Boas says it could have been easier

Lack of ambition is blamed for Lyons' bore draw

The almost certain failure of Lyons to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League is a result of lack of ambition, the French side's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said yesterday.

Inmusic Festival, Lake Jarun, Zagreb

"What's wrong with this bloke?" The Streets' bare-chested Mike Skinner berates the burly, naked Croatian man he's cajoled on to the stage who is taking perverse pleasure in refusing to crowd surf during the heart-rending "Dry Your Eyes".

Anger on streets as 'national hero' generals are jailed for war crimes

Up to 30,000 Croats took to the streets of the capital Zagreb over the weekend to protest against the jailing of two generals for war crimes in the Balkans wars on Friday.

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