Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during their Spanish League match on Sunday. Reuters
Gareth Bale will not be leaving Real Madrid on loan during the transfer window despite falling out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, his agent said on Tuesday.
Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed on Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons.
Real Madrid produced a rampant first-half display to beat Levante 3-2 in La Liga on Saturday with goals from Karim Benzema and Casemiro but dropped off after Eden Hazard came on to make his debut and were left clinging on for the three points.
Jadon Sancho is set to show what Manchester United have so far missed out on when he spearheads Borussia Dortmund’s challenge as the new Bundesliga season starts this weekend.
Tottenham scored twice in the final 10 minutes to avoid a humiliating Europa League exit to Lokomotiv Plovdiv as Jose Mourinho’s men came from behind to beat the nine-man Bulgarians 2-1
Liverpool face an early test of their Premier League title defence against Chelsea this weekend as Manchester City and Manchester United launch their quest to be champions.