Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)

VfL Wolfsburg’s former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner could be on his way back to the English Premier League. Photograph: Getty Images.

Crystal Palace have been made aware of Nicklas Bendtner’s availability at Vfl Wolfsburg and are considering bringing the former Arsenal forward back (...)

Louis van Gaal’s side are now in the Europa League having been knocked out of the Champions League last week. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Manchester United will play Midtjylland, the Danish champions, in the last 32 following the draw in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday with Liverpool facing(...)

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy equalled a Premier League scoring record with his goal just before half-time against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Human beings shut inside deep freezers traditionally face unhappy endings but there are exceptions to every rule. Rather than proving the subject of a(...)

Bayern Munich enjoyed a 5-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photograph: EPA

Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga by opening up a seven-point lead at the top thanks (...)

Chelsea captain John Terry: Chelsea’s loss brings an end to their run of  13 matches unbeaten against Arsenal. Photograph:  Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

John Terry said that defeat to Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield could serve as “a wake-up call” to his side as they prepare to defend their Premie(...)

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic signs an autograph for an Inter Milan supporter upon his arrival in Italy. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Inter Milan on an 18-month loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer, his Premier League parent (...)

 Barcelona say they will not be selling any players - ruling out any deal involving Pedro. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Barcelona have completed their business in the latest transfer window and the Spanish and European champions’ squad is now “closed”, president Josep B(...)

Seven people have been arrested over suspected match-fixing involving Catania in Serie B. Photo: Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

Seven people have been arrested over suspected match-fixing involving Catania in Serie B, police said on Tuesday. The seven were accused of “fraud in (...)

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s supporters run onto the pitch to celebrate the victory over Napoli in the Europa League semi-final second leg match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev. Photo: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Dnipro 1 Napoli 0Dnipro advanced to their first European final after Yevhen Seleznyov’s second-half header gave them a 2-1 aggregate win over Napoli i(...)