Gareth Bale scores their Real Madrid’s  fifth goal during the La Liga match between against Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez had two goals each as Real Madrid claimed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Real Betis in a high-tempo Primera Division m(...)

Mario Balotelli scored one Premier League goal for Liverpool last season. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Mario Balotelli’s unhappy spell at Liverpool is coming to an end with the Italy striker set to rejoin Milan on a season-long loan. The 25-year-old ha(...)

Real Madrid are not looking to push Karim Benzema out of the door as they have done previously with other players. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Arsenal continue to monitor Karim Benzema’s situation at Real Madrid and they have not ruled out making a bid for the striker towards the end of th(...)

Fabiam Delph’s Manchester City debut lasted less than 20 minutes after he injured a hamstring during his side’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City. Photograph: Reuters

Fabian Delph’s Manchester City debut ended with a suspected hamstring injury as Real Madrid claimed a 4-1 victory in the International Champions Cu(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Karim Benzema has  a glittering CV at club and international level,  and at 27 is at the peak of his powers. Photograph: JuanJo Martin/EPA

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid striker viewed by the manager as an answer to Manchester United’s goalscorin(...)

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has emerged as a target for Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. Photograph: Afp

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid player viewed by the Manchester United manager as an answer to their goals(...)

 Alvaro Morata equalises for Juventus in the Champions League semi-final second leg at  Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo:  Paul Hanna/Reuters

Massimo Allegri had warned his team would face “95 long and interminable minutes” at the Santiago Bernabéu, and so it proved. But the reward at the en(...)

A dejected Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo head back to the centre circle after Juventus score during the  Champions League semi-final first leg  in Turin. Photograph:   Michael Regan/Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at Gareth Bale’s agent for accusing Real Madrid’s players of not passing to him, insisting: “It would have been better if(...)

Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba  takes part in a training session on the eve of the Uefa Champions League semi-final second-leg football match against Real Madrid. Photo: Marco Berterello/Getty Images

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba could start Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, second leg at Real Madrid after returning from injury at the weeke(...)