Jackson Martinez has joined Guangzhou Evergrande for €42 million. Photograph: Epa

The Colombia striker Jackson Martínez has become the latest player to move to the Chinese Super League after Atlético Madrid confirmed he will move to(...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Chelsea’s initial discussions aimed at securing a permanent successor to José Mourinho have led them to consider the credentials of Mark Hughes as ma(...)

Lionel Messi’s acrobatic goal gave Barcelona a 2-1 win away at Malaga. Photograph: Reuters

Malaga 1 Barcelona 2 Barcelona leapfrogged Atletico Madrid to go top of La Liga after Lionel Messi’s acrobatic volley secured a hard-fought 2-1 vict(...)

David de Gea’s expected transfer to Real Madrid could be affected. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea may be forced to alter their transfer plans after Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid were b(...)

Lionel Messi scored on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help set up a 4-0 win over Real Betis. Photograph: Getty

Lionel Messi scored his 425th goal on his 500th Barcelona appearance to help his side to a 4-0 victory against Real Betis. Luis Suarez and Neymar als(...)

Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho: speculation suggests Chelsea are keen to tempt the Argentinian to Stamford Bridge as Molurinho’s long-term successor. Photo:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

According to Atlético Madrid’s captain, Gabi, when Diego Simeone turned up at the Vicente Calderon two days before Christmas 2011 the team, dangerous(...)

Guus Hiddink will begin his second interim stint, having taken charge for three-and-a-half months in 2009. Photograph: Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho was sacked as the Chelsea manager yesterday afternoon because of a “palpable discord with the players”, according to the club’s technic(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale react after Luis Suarez scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on Saturday. Paul Hanna/Reuters

The clasico started with Sergio Busquets producing a drag-back that left Gareth Bale going past him like a cartoon character off a cliff after four se(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: still retains the support of the Stamford Bridge hierarchy. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Diego Costa is confident he will be fit for Chelsea’s home game against Liverpool on Saturday despite damaging his ribs in midweek as the holders wer(...)

Jackson Martinez is set to join Atletico Madrid from Porto after Atleti met the Colombian’s €35 million buy-out clause. Photograph: Afp

Atletico Madrid are poised to sign Colombian forward Jackson Martinez after meeting his 35million euro buy-out clause, Porto have announced. Top Europ(...)