Germany coach Joachim Loew: “We know we will meet an opponent who is dangerous and it won’t take care of itself automatically”

Germany are in the unusual position of having to challenge for their Euro 2016 qualifying group top spot, but coach Joachim Loew said he was confident(...)

Bayern Munich will donate €1 million to refugees. Photograph: Getty

Bayern Munich will donate €1 million to help refugees and will set up a training camp for those arriving in Munich, as the number coming to the city (...)

Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)

Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)

Former Barcelona player Juliano Belletti shows the name of Manchester United football club during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony in Monaco. Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images

Manchester City’s unhappy knack of being handed tough Champions League draws continued on Thursday, when they were placed into a group alongside last (...)

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrate a goal against Bayern Munich, the joint fastest in the league’s history. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Coach Pep Guardiola said Bayern Munich were taught a lesson after conceding an early goal against Hoffenheim on Saturday and battling back to win 2-1 (...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

 Southampton have announced the signing of Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu on a three-year contract. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says manager Ronald Koeman was a key factor in his decision to join the Saints from Chelsea on a three-year deal. (...)

Why criticise José Mourinho for failing to bring through young players when doing so is essentially incompatible with his job – which is to win titles. Photograph: PA

Last week, José Mourinho made a memorable contribution to the conversation around talent development in English football. In recent years, Chel(...)

Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini have penned new deals at Chelsea and Manchester City respectively on the eve of the new Premier League season. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea. The Blues announced Mourinho’s new deal on the eve of the Barclays Premier League sea(...)