Sport Sergio Aguero receives treatment on a hamstring injury during Manchester City's 5-1 win over Tottenham

The Argentina striker came off injured in the 5-1 win over Tottenham

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will leave the club at the end of the season with his likely destination being Monaco

Transfer news: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes to turn down Arsenal summer move in favour of Monaco switch - reports

The 31-year-old is believed to prefer a move to France after admitting he would love to play alongside former team-mate Eric Abidal once again

Adnan Januzaj

Transfer news: Barcelona enter race for Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj - reports

David Moyes is keen to avoid a situation similar to that of Paul Pogba's after the French midfielder ran his contract down and left Old Trafford on a free transfer

Lionel Messi (right) says he did not make a gesture after being taken off by coach Gerardo Martino (left)
Lionel Messi leaves with the match ball after his hat-trick against Ajax

Champions League: Lionel Messi rises to the goal scoring challenge set by Cristiano Ronaldo

The Barcelona forward scores a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Ajax

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Borussia Dortmund enquire over availability of Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas following Spanish captain's demotion - reports

Casillas is yet to play this season and reports in Spain have claimed that the Champions League runners-up have enquired over is availability

Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves (L) and Brazilian forward Neymar celebrate with the Spanish Super Cup

Spanish Super Cup: Gerardo Martino dedicates Barcelona win against Atletico Madrid to Tito Vilanova

New manager praises his predecessor, who stood down amid a battle with cancer

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

Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has ruled out a move for either David Luiz or Daniel Agger

Transfer news: Gerardo Martino rules out Barcelona move for Chelsea defender David Luiz and Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger

'Tata' says he is happy with his current options and that he can strengthen the squad in January if needs be

Leighton Baines

Transfer news: Manchester United want Leighton Baines to hand in transfer request at Everton - reports

Club want the England international to prove he wants to join United by forcing a move away from Goodison Park

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

Transfer news: Manchester United remain hopeful Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will have change of heart

David Moyes feels the midfielder could change his mind should he start the new season on the bench

Cesc Fabregas in pre-season action for Barcelona

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas puts an end to Manchester United interest by admitting he wants to stay at Barcelona

Midfielder has said he is 'very happy' with his dream club and that stories have been invented regarding a return to the Premier League

Neymar makes his debut against Lechia Gdansk

Barcelona's newest signing Neymar makes his debut for the Catalan club, but was it a winning one?

Neymar will expect to win a number of trophies during his career with Barcelona, but how did they fare against Polish side Lechia Gdansk

Cesc Fabregas

Transfer news: Javier Mascherano unable to rule out Manchester United move for Cesc Fabregas - 'you can never say no'

The midfielder has been the subject of two bids from Old Trafford

Oscar winner: Spaniard Garcia turned down more lucrative offers because he is 'fascinated' by English football

Oscar Garcia: Even Pep Guardiola had to start somewhere

Brighton's new head coach tells Nick Szczepanik he is ready for big break and, after missile attack, nothing will faze him

Manchester United transfer news: Cesc Fabregas bids will be rejected, says Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino

'It doesn't matter what any offer from Manchester United is - we're not selling him', confirms Barcelona vice-president

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