Raphael Varane of France sits on the ground after suffering an injury in the  Uefa Nations League Final against Spain at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Raphael Varane has added to Manchester United’s defensive problems after he was ruled out for “a few weeks” with a groin injury. The centre back, a €(...)

Thiago Alcantara: ‘he showed what kind of a player he can and will be for us, so there is much more to come...’ Photograph: Chloe Knott-Danehouse/Getty Images

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp likened Thiago Alcantara’s touch to that of a world-class golfer after promising the midfielder still has plenty to con(...)

Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)

 Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara after scoring against FSV Mainz 05 earlier this month. Photograph: PA

Spain international Thiago Alcantara has committed his future to Bayern Munich by signing a new long-term deal with the Bundesliga leaders. The 26-ye(...)

Bayern Munich manager Peop Guardiola on the sidelines during the Champions League game against Arsenal at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Bayern Munich hogged 66 per cent of the ball in their 5-1 Champions League victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola wanted more. “Wha(...)

 Rafinha of FC Barcelona damaged his anterior cruciate ligament playing against Roma. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will undergo surgery after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions League (...)