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Real Madrid - Basel Preview: Break from La Liga woes for Ancelotti's men
The Champions League holders will be desperate to get back to winning ways after a poor run of form compounded by defeat to Atletico at the weekend Real Madrid will attempt to put aside underwhelming La Liga form as they begin their Champions League defence versus Basel on Tuesday. Claims that Carlo Ancelotti's men lost their balance with the close-season departures of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso have been strengthened by a spluttering start to 2014-15.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Transfer news and gossip round-up: Asier Illarramendi latest Real Madrid star on Arsenal wish list?
The transfer window may be shut, but that doesn't stop managers and agents getting the groundwork in for the next round of moves in January. Plus you can see every single club-by-club Premier League transfer from the whole of the summer transfer window right here.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Report: United facing huge competition for Strootman in January
According to a report in Italy, Real Madrid have joined the race to sign alleged Manchester United target Kevin Strootman . The Netherlands international has been widely tipped to be Louis van Gaal's top midfield target, with some reports claiming a January transfer is not beyond the realms of possibility.
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Madrid Derby 2014 Live Stream, Time, TV Info
Aside from local rivalry, Real Madrid and their Atletico neighbours have plenty of recent history to settle when the pair meet during Saturday's third round of La Liga games. Neither has started the 2014-15 season particularly brightly - Real have three points from two games after losing to Real Sociedad, while Atletico's opening-day draw with Rayo Vallecano limits La Rojiblancos to four, meaning the Bernabeu fixture can already be considered "must-win" for both title contenders.
Kroos needs pristine working conditions to flourish at Real Madrid
The 24-year-old has already won over 50 caps with Germany, as well as 12 club trophies with Bayern Munich. When Real Madrid paid Bayern Munich an undisclosed fee in the region of A 25-30 million for the services of Toni Kroos, the transfer was almost unanimously hailed as one of the best deals of the summer.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Real Madrid - Atletico Madrid Preview: European and Spanish champions meet again
The two sides have already met this season, with Diego Simeone's side winning the Supercopa de Espana, but come head-to-head for the first time in the new league campaign The kings of Europe welcome the champions of Spain as Real face Atletico in the Madrid derby in La Liga on Saturday. It will be the seventh meeting between the two fierce rivals in 2014 and both may feel they have a score to settle, with Atleti having taken the domestic honours last season while Real completed La Decima with an extra-time triumph in the Champions League final.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Kroos exposed: Real Madrid will suffer without midfield protection
When Real Madrid paid Bayern Munich an undisclosed fee in the region of 25-30 million for the services of Toni Kroos, the transfer was almost unanimously hailed as one of the best deals of the summer. And understandably so.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Ancelotti: Lopez left Real Madrid to find stability
The Italian has backed the "quality" goalkeeper to succeed at AC Milan and insists the summer's transfer dealings were all conducted with his blessing Diego Lopez left Real Madrid in order to find greater "stability" as a player, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti . Lopez joined AC Milan during the summer after slipping back down the pecking order in the Spanish capital, with Iker Casillas and new signing Keylor Navas the favoured options competing for the No.1 spot.
Cristiano Ronaldo back in training for Real Madrid but Sami Khedira undergoes knee surgery
Manchester United's best XI? After six new signings and 150m spent, our reporters pick the team to solve Van Gaal's puzzle Carry on spending! Woodward admits Van Gaal can sign more in January... What ever happened to Gael Kakuta? Wonderkid dubbed the 'black Zidane' has been loaned out six times and hasn't kicked a ball for Chelsea in nearly FOUR YEARS He played 303 Premier League games... but do you recognise the star now paying 3 a game to play for Welsh village team? Spurs reveal it's 'highly unlikely' they will move into new stadium by 2017 as they eye season at another ground REVEALED: Is this the future for top teams flying home? Nike unveil custom plane fitted with recuperation centre for stars After sporting a Man United washbag this week, Welbeck could clearly do with new Arsenal gear... so, here are five pieces from the club shop the striker may fancy Welbeck was allowed to ... (more)
Khedira undergoes knee surgery
The Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder has opted for treatment on a troublesome left knee problem as he is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has undergone surgery on a knee problem. The Germany international is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury but has also now received treatment on his left knee.
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Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has arthroscopic surgery on left knee
Khedira tore a right knee ligament last November and didn't play until May. He returned in time to help Germany win the World Cup in Brazil. Have you found an error, or know of something we've missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Gareth Bale has the engine to be Real Madrid's driving force... is...
Carlo Ancelotti has a 500million euro problem: his gold-plated diamond-studded super squad is heavy on attacking forward flair and light on midfield runners. As one of his many predecessors, Carlos Queiroz complained in 2003: 'I have a lot of concert pianists but no one to move the piano.'
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Sunday's Big Gossip...
Arsenal to offer veteran defender a short-term deal, United spending spree to continue and Newcastle starlet interesting City and Liverpool... ARSENAL AND CITY CHASE REUS After Manchester United were linked with Marco Reus on Saturday, the Daily Star claim that Arsenal and Manchester City are also battling to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward. Apparently Reus has a clause in his contract allowing him to talk to any clubs who offer 25m next summer.
Premier League - Paper Round: Ronaldo's United return moves closer
A look through the transfer stories in the Sunday papers - are Manchester United about to get Cristiano Ronaldo AND Luis Suarez? RONALDO TO RETURN TO UNITED: The Mail on Sunday features a huge rumour courtesy of Rob Shepherd's Football Grapevine column, which says Cristiano Ronaldo could rejoin Manchesterr United next summer. Ronaldo has declared his unhappiness at Real Madrid 's summer transfer dealings, and Shepherd writes: "Ronaldo could be swayed by Man United's new 'Galactico' recruiting policy.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Liga - Perez: Di Maria wanted 'Ronaldo wages' to stay at Real
Florentino Perez has pointed the finger at Angel Di Maria for the reason the midfielder left Real Madrid, saying it was down to money. Di Maria moved to Manchester United before the close of the transfer window and Perez has said it was because he was asking for a new contract worth more than Madrid were able to pay.
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German star Toni Kroos says World Champions still have hunger for success
So when people dare to question whether Joachim Low's side still have the hunger and desire to succeed after their glorious World Cup triumph the midfielder refuses to get flustered. Kroos and Co were the victims of a 4-2 drubbing at the hands of Argentina - the side they beat in Rio to lift football's biggest prize - on Wednesday.
Former Liverpool star's exit has increased pressure on a 25m man, claims compatriot
Former Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder believes that Toni Kroos will be under pressure this season because of the departure of Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich. That's the opinion of former Germany international defender Christoph Metzelder, who was on the books of the Spanish and European giants between 2007 and 2010.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Throwing a spanner in the works of flawless German engineering
IT is probably easier to locate a taxi on Sauchiehall Street at chucking-out time on a Saturday night than it is to find any flaws within the current Germany squad. IT is probably easier to locate a taxi on Sauchiehall Street at chucking-out time on a Saturday night than it is to find any flaws within the current Germany squad.
Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
Radamel Garcia, father of Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao, said that his son's proposed move to Real Madrid collapsed because the Spanish giant wanted to buy his services on the cheap, "with a series of conditions and things."
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Germany train ahead of Argentina 'World Cup final rematch' without the injured Sami Khedira
Falcao, Welbeck and Remy were all last-gasp striker signings for top clubs...so, who now possesses the most fearsome threesome? Falcao's late, late loan to United was done AFTER the transfer window shut.