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(...)

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be fired by Real Madrid this week, with the Italian to take a year out in order to have an operation on his back. Photograph: Afp

West Ham United’s faint hopes of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to be their new manager appear to have been dashed after the Italian, who is expected to b(...)

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s supporters run onto the pitch to celebrate the victory over Napoli in the Europa League semi-final second leg match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev. Photo: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Dnipro 1 Napoli 0Dnipro advanced to their first European final after Yevhen Seleznyov’s second-half header gave them a 2-1 aggregate win over Napoli i(...)

Rafael Benitez’s Napoli side could still land only their second European title and qualify for next year’s Champions League. Photo: Carlo Hermann/AFP

Napoli’s season has already been written off as a failure by critics, but Rafael Benitez’s side could still land only their second European title and (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been under pressure after a poor season. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Brendan Rodgers has condemned the short-termism of modern football and says there has been genuine progress at Liverpool despite the team going backwa(...)

Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola will face his old club Barcelona in the Champions League semi final. Photo: Guen Shiffmann/Getty Images

Barcelona have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the Champions League while Juventus will play Real Madrid in the second semi-fina(...)

Manuel Pellegrini: despite winning the Premier League and English League Cup in his first season at Manchester City, the prevailing view is that he has failed to improve the team. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Manuel Pellegrini has the final 12 matches of Manchester City’s season to save his job, with the manager needing to defend the Premier League title o(...)

 Louis van Gaal told the press to copy his statistics from the match and “go to   Big Sam”.   Photograph: Laurence Griffiths

Louis van Gaal’s irritation about Manchester United’s “long-ball United” tag manifested itself in an unorthodox press conference yesterday, in which (...)

Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has been summonsed to appear in front of magistrates to answer allegations of perjury and fraud. Photograph: Chris Ratclifffe / AFP / Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has been summonsed to appear in front of magistrates to answer allegations of perjury and fraud, along with th(...)