Sport Benzema will remain at Real Madrid until 2019

The France forward has ended speculation over his future by committing to Real for a further five years

Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho tried to sign Luka Modric at Stamford Bridge

Blues boss is resigned to missing out on Real Madrid star after informal chat

Angel di Maria may prove too expensive for Arsenal and Manchester City

Manchester United transfer news: Angel di Maria set to snub Louis van Gaal in favour of £63m switch to Paris Saint Germain

Premier League clubs forced to look elsewhere at PSG deal nears completion

Radamel Falcao

Transfer news: Real Madrid edge closer to Radamel Falcao loan deal as star's future remains uncertain

Monaco boss cannot offer reassurances about the Colombian's future

Luis Suarez looks towards the crowd during the 2-1 victory over England
Manchester City are interested in Isco who could be surplus to requirements at Real Madrid

Manchester City transfer news: Premier League champions interested in Real Madrid star Isco

The signing of James Rodriguez could leave Isco without a role

Toni Kroos to Real Madrid: World Cup winner confirms he will leave Bayern in £20m deal

Midfielder confirmed the news after beating Argentina in the Maracana

Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring Argentina's winner against Switzerland

Angel Di Maria transfer news: Real Madrid have 'offered Manchester United' the Arsenal target for £40m

Argentina winger, 26, has seen contract talks break down, according to reports

Luis Suarez has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

Luis Suarez transfer news: Real Madrid to make £70m bid for the Liverpool striker

The Uruguayan has been targeted as Real's main transfer target

Alvaro Morata could be on his way to Arsenal

Alvaro Morata transfer: Arsenal fly to Spain to close in on move for the Real Madrid star - reports

Morata was a target for Arsenal back in January

The Real Madrid team arrives at Cibeles square on Sunday

Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 comment: How 'La Decima' was celebrated in the streets of Madrid

Sergio Ramos delighted the hordes of Real Madrid fans that had gathered to celebrate their Champions League success by declaring Los Blancos “rule the capital”. It was 6am on Sunday at Cibeles, the club’s usual gathering point to celebrate cup triumphs, and it came less than a mile away from the square where Atletico Madrid had celebrated their first La Liga win in 18 years just a week before.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone (centre) clashes with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane

Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 comment: What next for Diego Simeone and Atletico’s stars such as Diego Costa?

As the man in black finally downed tools and walked away from the most remarkable season in Atletico Madrid’s history on Saturday night, he did so still with a spring in his step and his head held high.

Real Madrid's coach Paul Clement looks on

Paul Clement: The best kept secret in English football revels in Real Madrid’s Champions League glory

Ancelotti’s coach Clement was ready for penalties before Bale struck final gold

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone (centre) clashes with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane
Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the vital goal for Real Madrid
Diego Costa is a major doubt for the Champions League final

Champions League final 2014: Atletico Madrid send striker Diego Costa for horse placenta treatment to aid recovery from thigh injury

Costa faces a race against time to be fit for the all-Madrid final on Saturday

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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment