Renato Sanches is reportedly on the brink of a move to Manchester United from Benfica. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United are hopeful of beating off fierce competition to sign Benfica’s central midfielder Renato Sanches for €60 million after talks with t(...)

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring against Benfica in their Champions League clash. Photo: EPA

Benfica 2 (2) Bayern Munich 2 (3) Arturo Vidal’s thunderbolt and Thomas Muller’s tap-in comfortably put Bayern Munich through to the Champions Leag(...)

Pep Guardiola: hoping to guide German champions Bayern into the last four again.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich flew to Portugal yesterday for what they expect to be a serious test of their Champions League credentials against Benfica tonight. A 1(...)

Bayern Munich’s Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal celebrates scoring early on against Benfica. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich 1 Benfica 0 Bayern Munich will take a slender 1-0 lead to Portugal after an organised defensive display from Benfica at the Allianz Are(...)

Pep Guardiola says Benfica have ‘possibly the best back four in Europe.” Photograph: Epa

Pep Guardiola has warned that his Bayern Munich side must find a way past “the best defence in Europe” when they face Benfica in the first leg of thei(...)

Johan (Hendrik Johannes) Cruyff, footballer, born 25 April 1947; died 24 March 2016

Johan Cruyff, who has died aged 68 of cancer, once said his qualities as a footballer were undetectable by a computer. It was surely true that a comp(...)

Manchester City’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini (left) consoles Vincent Kompany as he leaves the pitch injured last wednesday. Photograph: Getty.

Manuel Pellegrini has described Manchester City‘s quarter-final draw with Paris Saint-Germain as “difficult“ but is happy the club has avoided Barcel(...)

Italian former football player Gianluca Zambrotta draw Barcelona during the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals. Photo: Getty Images

Manchester City have been drawn against Paris St Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. City defeated Dynamo Kiev to reach the last e(...)

Leicester City’s Danny Simpson (left), Andy King (centre) and Jamie Vardy appluad their fans following the English Premier League win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Photograph: Getty.

On Saturday night, Leicester beat Watford in a match that resembled a battle from the first World War to go five points clear at the top of the league(...)

The 1978 First Division Champions and League Cup winners Nottingham Forest line up with their trophies, together with members of the local police constabulary who were placed in charge of the cups by Forest Manager Brian Clough (front row, far left). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

We all know the possible narrative at this stage – Leicester City hold onto their six point lead at the top of the Premier League table over the next (...)