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(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho told press conference after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat the result was “fake”, the goals “out of context”, and taking off John Terry at half-time “just a decision”. Photograh: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho’s post-match remarks were delivered in a detached disbelieving tone that made it sound as though he regarded Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to (...)

 Chelsea manager José Mourinho  and Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger (patrol the sideline during the  FA Community Shield at Wembley stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Arsenal players were coming back down the Wembley stand with their medals, and José Mourinho was waiting for them at the bottom of the steps. The(...)

Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho: “I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me,” said Mourinho.   Photo: Gareth Copley/PA

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez’s wife – with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager’s weight. Mourinho found time following hi(...)

Sergio Ramos wants to depart Madrid for Old Trafford, but has two years left on his contract. Nick Potts/PA Wire.

JAMIE JACKSON Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez and chief executive José Ángel Sánchez will hold talks with Sergio Ramos in China this weekend. T(...)

Memphis Depay of Manchester United is congratulated by teammate Wayne Rooney after scoring against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of their International Champions Cup match. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

Memphis Depay is sure Louis van Gaal will help him realise his dream of becoming a footballing “legend”. Van Gaal stole a march on his rivals in May w(...)

 David De Gea won’t be allowed to force a move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. Photograph: PA

Manchester United will not allow David de Gea to force through a transfer to Real Madrid this summer and if necessary will hold the goalkeeper to his (...)

 Slaven Bilic has been named as the new West Ham manager on a three-year deal. Photo:   Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

West Ham have confirmed Slaven Bilic as their new manager to replace Sam Allardyce on a three-year deal. The former defender spent 18 months as a pla(...)

James Milner is set to join Liverpool on a free transfer. Photograph: Getty

Liverpool hope to agree the free transfer of James Milner this week with the England international poised to reject Champions League football with Man(...)

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(...)