Ben Davies: reads the game well and  has a lovely left foot, which complements strong technique. Photograph: PA

When Neil Taylor fractured his ankle against Sunderland back in September 2012, the concern at Swansea City extended beyond the Welshman’s personal (...)

Louis van Gaal: wants Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij among others. Photograph: PA.

Louis van Gaal has been told he is free to break the world transfer record to bring the right player to Manchester United. Last year Real Madrid set (...)

 Real Madrid have agreed  to sign Colombia forward James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year deal, the Spanish club have announced.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.The Colombia i(...)

David Meyler and Wes Hoolahan during the Republic of Ireland’s squad training session in the New York Red Bull ground yesterday morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Maybe not quite the intoxicating scenes of 20 summers ago when the Irish and the Italians met on a famous World Cup afternoon in June but at least 50,(...)

 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(...)

Goalscorers Jeremain Lens (back) and Arjen Robben of the Netherlands celebrate against Wales  in Amsterdam . Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/Reuters

Netherlands 2 Wales 0Arjen Robben scored the first goal and made the second to give the Netherlands a winning send off before they head to the World C(...)

Mauricio Pochettino  believes his ambition cannot be satisfied at St Mary’s and that he would be better served by joining Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager this week after Southampton failed to convince the Argentinian tha(...)

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(...)

Mauricio Pochettino would consider an approach from Tottenham Hotspur to become their manager after the sacking of Tim Sherwood (above) yesterday, but(...)