Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola has not committed to the club past 2016. Photograph: Ahmed Yosri/AP

German champions Bayern Munich have repeatedly signalled their desire for a contract extension with coach Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard seems in no r(...)

 Martin Odegaard answers  questions during today’s press conference at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training grounds. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard has described his move from Stromsgodset to Real Madrid as a “dream come true”.The 16-year-old attacking midfielder(...)

All-German Champions League final 2013, Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen. Photograph: Martin Rose/Getty Images

The Bundesliga posted record turnover of €2.45 billion euros for 2013/14, up by more than 12 per cent, marking uninterrupted growth for the 10th strai(...)

Gabriel Paulista is edging closer to a move to Arsenal. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains hopeful of securing a deal to bring in Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista, which is likely to go through an(...)

Real Madrid are set to win the race to sign 16-year-old Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

The battle to sign up Norway’s 16-year-old footballing prodigy, Martin Odegaard, appears to have been won by Real Madrid. Odegaard, who made his inter(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)

 Manchester City’s Joe Hart in action against Crystal Palace  at the Etihad Stadium, a game in which City registered their eighth win in sucession. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Joe Hart is expecting Manchester City to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea for the title in what could be a titanic tussle but the goalkeeper said defending(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

David Silva came on for Manchester City against Roma after six-week injury lay-off. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

David Silva wants Manchester City to avoid Barcelona and both Real and Atletico Madrid in Monday’s draw in Nyon for the Champions League last 16, t(...)

Joe Hart and Fernandinho of Manchester City celebrate victory and qualification after the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Roma and Manchester City FC at Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Joe Hart believes Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico was a “coming of age” display in the Champions League as Manuel Pellegrin(...)