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,(...)

 Callum McGregor has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal’s recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of(...)

 Antonio Conte has departed Juventus after winning three league titles with the Turin club.  Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

The decision of current Italian champions Juventus to part company with coach Antonio Conte has taken Italian football by surprise. Even if both parti(...)

 Cesare Prandelli and Andrea Pirlo (embrace having arrived at Malpensa Airport after being knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Galatasaray have appointed former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli as their new coach.The Istanbul outfit, who had held an “exchange of ideas” with for(...)

 Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since p(...)

Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his second against Uruguay  at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0 Uruguay followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was e(...)

Footballers’ wives school of chic: Fiorentina Restaurant on Parliament Street

Do Italians eat like Italians any more? The food writer Katie Parla told me once that processed food was marching across the Italian food world as (...)

Juan Cuadrado (right) of Colombia celebrates with his teammates after scoring a penalty   at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Photograph: EPA

Colombia 4 Japan 1On a night of contrasting emotions in Cuiabá, Colombia marched into the second round as group winners with a third victory in 11 day(...)

Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo  receives medical attention after breaking his leg at Craven Cottage last night. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Inevitably, the broken leg suffered by midfielder, Riccardo Montolivo, tended to overshadow all other Italian reaction to last night’s 0-0 friendly dr(...)

Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic is to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Nemanja Vidic’s summer move from Manchester United to Inter Milan could be confirmed soon, according to the Italian club. Inter have be(...)