Sport Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas reveals he gave serious consideration to PSG move, but opted to 'stay a second year' at Tottenham

The former Chelsea manager also believes Gareth Bale could struggle in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Messi refused to be outdone by Ronaldo's hat-trick performance on Tuesday

Champions League round-up: Lionel Messi matches Cristiano Ronaldo with hat-trick in Barcelona romp against Ajax

Lionel Messi proved again tonight that anything Cristiano Ronaldo does he can match by scoring a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Ajax 4-0 at the Nou Camp.

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Cristiano Ronaldo agrees £76m Real Madrid deal to end hopes of Manchester United return - and insists he has 'no issue' with Gareth Bale

The Portugal international was on target in his side's 2-2 draw with Villareal

Sergio Ramos celebrates with Mesut Ozil

Transfer news: Mesut Ozil thanks former Real Madrid team-mates for their support after record £42.5m Arsenal switch

Sergio Ramos, Isco and Alvaro Arbeloa admitted their surprise at the sale of the German midfielder while Cristiano Ronaldo was said to have been 'angered' by his departure

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted his anger at Mesut Ozil's sale from Real Madrid

Transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo 'angry' about Mesut Ozil's departure from Real Madrid despite Gareth Bale signing

Portuguese star has told international team-mates that the German knew his moves in front of goal and the sale is bad news for his Real Madrid future

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo to stay away from Best Player in Europe award ceremony

The award, which the Real Madrid forward has been nominated for, will be handed out during today's Champions League draw

Rooney has featured in just one pre-season game for United

Transfer news: Gary Neville claims Manchester United can't afford to sell Wayne Rooney unless they have a 'Bale or Ronaldo' lined up

Former right-back suggests David Moyes will need a superstar signing should he allow England striker to join Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Iker Casillas celebrate with the International Champions Cup trophy

Cristiano Ronaldo responds to Jose Mourinho jibe by claiming 'I do my talking on the pitch'

Ronaldo scored a brace to sink Mourinho's Chelsea side in the International Champions Cup final in Miami

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Chelsea in the final of the International Champions Cup in Miami

Chelsea 1 Real Madrid 3 match report: 'Fake' Ronaldo leaves Jose Mourinho with bitter taste

A Cristiano Ronaldo double sinks the Blues in Miami following Mourinho's comments that the Portuguese star is second to the Brazilian striker of the same name

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo

Transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo less than enthusiastic over potential Gareth Bale switch to Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to comment on the potential transfer after insisting he won't reveal his own opinion

Cristiano Ronaldo

'I don't spit on the plate from which I eat': Cristiano Ronaldo responds to 'other Ronaldo' jibe from Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager claims the 'true' Ronaldo is the now retired Brazilian

Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledges the fans as Real Madrid play LA Galaxy

Transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo agrees new long-term contract with Real Madrid in another blow to Manchester United - reports

Premier League champions had hoped that his refusal over a new deal would open the door to Old Trafford return, but reports in Spain suggest a five-year deal has been agreed

Roberto Soldado celebrates his first Champions League goal in 2005

Analysis: Roberto Soldado - the penalty-box predator - will add first touch of class to Tottenham

From an early age it was not difficult to see he was going to be a top player

Real Madrid will block Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho

Transfer news: Real Madrid will block Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho

Mourinho said that he believed the Spanish club would do everything they could to keep the player this summer

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