Stoke City have agreed a €17m fee with Inter Milan for Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City have agreed a fee of €17 million with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to discuss personal terms with the Swiss midfielder or e(...)

Pep Guardiola speaks to Lionel Messi at half-time during the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Photo: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

“Raus mit applaus!” was the headline in the German tabloid Abendzeitung after Bayern Munich’s energetic but ultimately rather meek and bloodless exit (...)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Gurdoila says Lionel Messi is the best player of all time. Photograph: Reuters

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday after Barca eliminated his side 5-3 on aggregate t(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Bayern Munich’s Thiago, Xabi Alonso, Juan Bernat and Mehdi Benatia all in pursuit. Photo: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Bayern will need a Munich miracle to retain their dream of reaching the Champions League final on home soil after the five-time champions slumped to a(...)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique first met Guardiola when they both played on Spain’s gold-medal winning football team at the Barcelona ’92 Olympics. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barça beat Córdoba 8-0 at the weekend. The team is humming, and its coach knows it. When Luis Enrique spoke about the draw for tonight’s Champions Lea(...)

Bayern Munich believe head coach Pep Guardiola will stay with the German club beyond his current contract. Photograph: Reuters.

Juventus may be in the semi-finals for the first time in 12 years but of all four clubs left in, the Italian side have the best record at this stage o(...)

 Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller scores his side’s goal in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against FC Porto at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photo: Andreas Gebert/EPA

Bayern Munich 6 FC Porto 1 (Bayern win 7-4 on agg) As you were, then, Pep. This was an extraordinary Champions League quarter-final second leg (...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi  and  Zlatan Ibrahimovic talk before a training session at  the Nou Camp  ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Barcelona. Photo: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc accepts his side face an almost impossible mission trying to turn around their Champions League quarter-final ag(...)

Bayern Munich’s long-time team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt has surprisingly resigned following their Champions League loss to Porto, saying (...)

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer leave their news conference in Porto ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg. Photo: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich will not repeat the mistakes they made last season when they face Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, according to Thomas (...)