Cesc Fàbregas showing his appreciation for Arsenal fans at the Emirates last season when Chelsea played their London rivals. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Cesc Fàbregas is steeling himself for a hostile reaction from Arsenal fans when Chelsea take on his former club in the Community Shield on Sunday. Th(...)

Bayern Munich Arturo Vidal poses for the media following his transfer from Juventus. Photograph: Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Juventus. The German champions have confirmed that Vidal has signed a four(...)

Angel di Maria failed to board his flight to the United States and therefore did not join Manchester United’s pre-season tour party on Saturday, Louis van Gaal has revealed. Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations for Angel Di Maria, with the French club having offered €40m to buy the 27-year(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho gives no interviews while he is on his holidays. Photograph: Getty.

José Mourinho has begun the mind games before the Premier League season by taking aim at Manuel Pellegrini and Arsène Wenger. The Chelsea manager que(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “We are in a strong financial situation, a healthy one, and it is down to focus on football and the quality of our players”

Arsene Wenger has dismissed comments by Lord Harris that Arsenal could buy virtually any player in the world. Harris, a director at the club and found(...)

Tony Pulis and James McClean have spoken about his national anthem snub. Photograph: Alex Menendez/Getty Images

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has told James McClean that he must protect his reputation after his snub of the English national anthem. McClean (...)

Everton continue to insist that James McCarthy is not for sale to Manchester City. Photograph: EPA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has moved quickly to quash rumours in the British media suggesting his club were poised to sign Manchester United cen(...)

 Stephanie Roche in action for Ireland against the US in a friendly in San Jose in May, a match the home side won 3-0. Photograph: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Upstairs in the clubhouse named after Bob Paisley, Sunderland Ladies football team are tucking into post-match chicken and steamed veg. There is a col(...)

United States’ Carli Lloyd celebrates her second goal against Japan during the Fifa Women’s World Cup final. The  United States’ 5-2 victory over Japan was seen by 25.4 million viewers. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

With all the fuss about the English FA lashing out inappropriate tweets about their women footballers, then deleting them quicker than you can say “ma(...)

Irish international Stephen Quinn has joined Reading. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish international Stephen Quinn has signed a three-year deal with Championship side Reading, joining them on a free transfer after three years with (...)