Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane looks on during the Spanish league football match against Real Betis Balompie. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid have had their Fifa-imposed transfer bans suspended pending their appeals, both Primera División clubs have announced.(...)

Real Madrid reportedly had three approaches for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi turned down. Photograph: Getty

Real Madrid have tried three times in the last five years to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a report in Spain. The ‘Partido de l(...)

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet: Suddenly – or so it seems – he is flavour of the month. Photograph: Steve Welsh/Getty Images

Dimitri Payet is 29 in March. It’s been a season of surprises in the Premier League and Payet’s birth date brings another. Just how he has reached t(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Sporting Gijon at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Gareth Bale’s agent has called for an investigation after a confidential document relating to his client’s world record £85 million move to Real Madri(...)

Manchester United’s poor on field performances have seen them drop a place on the rich list, yet they remain in third. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester United have dropped a place to third in the Deloitte rich list behind Real Madrid and Barcelona but could claim the No1 position next year (...)

David de Gea’s expected transfer to Real Madrid could be affected. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea may be forced to alter their transfer plans after Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid were b(...)

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, one of the many players bought with the money earned from Gareth Bale’s sale to Real Madrid. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuter

Mauricio Pochettino was unusually animated during Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat by Leicester at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night. Not just at the final wh(...)

Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid have been hit with two window transfer bans. Photograph: Getty

Fifa has banned Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid from signing players in the next two transfer windows. The ban will come into effect for the 2016 sum(...)

Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane on the touchline during Real Madrid’s victory over Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

‘It’s difficult to say who is the best player in the world. It’s like asking my daughter whether she prefers my wife or me. Not easy.” The scene was(...)

Real Madrid’s  Gareth Bale celebrates scoring against Deportivo de la Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo/AFP/Getty Images

Gareth Bale insisted he is happy at Real Madrid after scoring a hat-trick on Zinedine Zidane’s managerial debut at the Santiago Bernabéu – but admitt(...)