Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Cillian Sheridan’s Apoel Nicosia have been drawn in Group F alongside Barcelona,  PSG and Ajax. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

Liverpool will have the a glamorous return to the Champions League after being drawn against holders Real Madrid in the group stage. Five-time Europea(...)

Romelu Lukaku has signed a five-year deal with Everton after €35m move from Chelsea. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Romelu Lukaku said he harboured no regrets or resentment over his time at Chelsea after making what Roberto Martinez described as “a real football sta(...)

Séamus Coleman of Everton has been left out of the pre-season tour to Thailand because of injury. Photograph:   Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Everton defender Séamus Coleman will miss their pre-season friendly in Thailand to ensure he does not aggravate a hamstring problem. The Republic of (...)

 Belgian national soccer team captain Vincent Kompany during a training session. Photograph: Diego Azubel/Epa

Vincent Kompany, Belgium’s captain, jumped to head a corner kick during a World Cup qualifying match against Serbia last June. He hoped to land with a(...)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks to the press. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland ’s ability to cope with the attacking threat of Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be a major concern for Giovanni Trapattoni this evening but he can t(...)