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Parisian giants on the look-out for a marquee signing this summer

Manchester United transfer news: Gareth Bale gives £90m Old Trafford move 'green light' - reports

Real Madrid ace is reportedly ready to return to England with United

Real Madrid coach Paul Clement at the club’s training complex

Paul Clement interview: Englishman who plotted Real Madrid's European Cup joy

Attention to detail of Paul Clement, Carlo Ancelotti's right-hand man at Real, helped club win La Decima. Now he's in demand but, he tells Pete Jenson, at the moment he's happy picking up trophies and tips

Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Champions League video preview

Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Real Madrid 3 Barcelona 1: Are Lionel Messi's best days behind him?

During large parts of El Clasico Messi was an aimless figure. Dare we say that, at 27, the Messiah’s best days are behind him?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United is 'nonsense', says Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti claims Ronaldo is 'happy and very motivated' at Real

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: A guide to every hat-trick the Real Madrid and Portugal striker has ever scored

Portuguese broke club record with 25th triple for Los Blancos

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo's injury problems are in the past, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti ahead of La Liga clash with Elche

Portuguese scored a record 24th hat-trick for Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira was left-out of the squad for the 2-0 Uefa Super Cup win over Seville

Arsenal transfer news: Sami Khedira will stay at Real Madrid, insists Carlo Ancelotti

Arsenal suffer a set-back in the transfer market ahead of the deadline

Angel Di Maria at the World Cup

Angel Di Maria latest: Barcelona infuriate Real Madrid with audacious £48m bid for winger - reports

The two famous La Liga foes are unlikely to come to any agreement

Benzema will remain at Real Madrid until 2019

Real Madrid transfer news: Karim Benzema off the transfer market after signing new deal

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
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One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Songs from the bell jar

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One man's day in high heels

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Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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