Toni Kroos  with his new Real Madrid shirt during his official unveiling at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium  in Madrid, Spain yesterday. Photo:  Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty

Confidence is not in short supply if you are a German player these days so it was no surprise to hear Toni Kroos back his chances of forging a succes(...)

 Luis Suarez:  On the cover of a recent issue of Marca, as Real Madrid develop their interest in the Uruguay and Liverpool striker. Photograph:   Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool are closing in on a deal for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can amid the first, tentative signs of Real Madrid developing their int(...)

Malcolm Glazer: controversial owner never won over supporters. Photograph: Doug Benc/Getty Images

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has died, it has been announced. He was 85. News of the businessman’s death was announced via a statemen(...)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti poses with the Champions League trophy last weekend. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Alex Ferguson wanted Carlo Ancelotti to succeed him as Manchester United manager last summer, according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Fer(...)

The Atlético Madrid defence is finally breached in the third minute of added-on time when Real’s Sergio Ramos headed home from a corner.

Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 (aet, 1-1 after 90 mins): Half an hour after the final whistle in Lisbon, Diego Simeone walked into the press-room (...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale heads home his side’s second goal in extra-time during the  the  Champions League final  against Atletico Madrid at Estadio da Luz  in Lisbon. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 (after extra-time): Real Madrid secured a 10th European Cup when they snatched a stoppage-time equaliser before extr(...)

Atletico Madrid’s striker Diego Costa walks off the pitch after the final practice session of his team at the Luz stadium one day ahead of the Champions League soccer final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Lisbon. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

There will be some who complain that the European Cup final was never meant to be contested by two teams from the same city, but tonight’s Madrid derb(...)

Ashley Cole: Interest from abroad may not prevent the England international from opting for retirement. Photograph: PA

Ashley Cole fears he has played his last game for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with the England fullback still to receive a formal offer of a new contr(...)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti with  striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Diego Torres’ recent book on Jose Mourinho describes how, last summer, the Chelsea coach gave an interview to ESPN that largely consisted of self-prai(...)

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone  during the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg match against Chelsea  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Diego Simeone praised his players’ mothers for producing sons with “balls” after Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League final with(...)