City seal deal for Santa Cruz

Striker finalises £18m move from Blackburn as Eastlands club step up pursuit of Tevez

Berlusconi slams Real transfer policy

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has criticised Real Madrid for their transfer policy this summer.

Manchester United confirm Tevez will leave the club

Manchester United today confirmed that Carlos Tevez is to leave Old Trafford.

City confident of £25m Tevez deal

Manchester City are confident they have the deal in place to sign Carlos Tevez, whose loan contract at Manchester United runs out in 10 days' time.

Transfer talk (Friday, 19 June)

They shoot...

Alonso casts doubt on future at Anfield

It is either an elaborate wind-up on the Liverpool manager or – more likely – a reflection of the fact that he will struggle to maintain the same midfield for next season. Hours after Javier Mascherano's agent Walter Tamer was seen meeting Barcelona directors in the Catalan city, Xabi Alonso provided a deafeningly unconvincing reply to a question about his commitment to Liverpool.

Barcelona fighting to keep Eto'o

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is hoping to keep hold of Samuel Eto'o, but is expecting to receive offers for the Cameroon striker.

Sport on TV: Commentators fluff their lines as Barcelona tear up the script

ITV1 kicked off what they are breathlessly billing as "A Week of Finals" with the Champions' League on Wednesday, followed by yesterday's FA Cup final and last night's 'Britain's Got Talent' climax, if that's the right word to use for a contest which has starred the famously celibate Susan Boyle.

Guardiola: Barça in his blood

He was always destined to return to the Nou Camp after 17 years as a player, yet, writes Pete Jenson, in one season as coach he has even eclipsed his mentor Johan Cruyff

Van der Sar laments lack of possession

Edwin van der Sar cited an inability to retain possession as the major reason for Manchester United's Champions League final defeat in Rome last night.

United supporters hit the bar... if only Sir Alex's men had come so close

Ticketless faithful drown their sorrows at home as heroes sink to final defeat

Ferdinand: I'll be fit in time for Rome

United defender says he is determined to be fit in time for European Cup final

Eto'o focused on Barcelona glory amid transfer rumours

Samuel Eto'o claims he is focused on team glory with Barcelona rather than individual honours, after what he has described as his best season at the Camp Nou.

City deny opening negotiations for Eto'o

Manchester City are anxious that their contact-building meeting with the Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, should not be viewed as the first step towards a move for Samuel Eto'o – which is, of course, exactly how it is being viewed.

Robben to miss El Clasico

Arjen Robben has been ruled out of next month's El Clasico with yet another muscle injury.

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