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August 16, 2017 11:15 PM Marco Asensio continues to announce arrival in dominant Real showing

Real Madrid racked up a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate scoreline in the Spanish Super Cup with a 2-0 victory in the Bernabeu on Wednesday to lift a second title in 2017-18, as Zinedine Zidane's side attempt to pull off an unprecedented single-season sextuple. Marco Asensio added another belter to his opening-leg strike, and Karim Benzema scored a pure striker's 15

August 14, 2017 11:52 AM Chelsea Striker Diego Costa Admits He Will Only Leave Blues for Atletico Madrid Despite Embargo

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has opened up on his current situation with the Blues, and has claimed that the only team he will leave Stamford Bridge for is former club Atletico Madrid. "My desire is to go to Atletico. I've spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I said, 'If the manager doesn't want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid,'' Costa told the Daily 11

August 14, 2017 10:22 AM ‘I’m no criminal!’ Costa blasts Chelsea

Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Diego Costa has launched an angry broadside against both the club and manager Antonio Conte, accusing them of treating him like a “criminal”. Costa, 28, has been informed by Conte that he has no future at the club and having been frozen out of the first-team squad, the Brazil-born Spain international has gone home to Brazil 11

August 14, 2017 6:11 AM Diego Costa demands loyalty bonus from Chelsea before leaving club

Chelsea have been rocked by a demand for a loyalty bonus from Diego Costa. Costa claims he is entitled to the payment, as he is being forced out by manager Antonio Conte. It is believed that the bonus demand, forms part of his legal case against the Stamford Bridge outfit. It also comes despite the Spain striker openly admitting last season, that he wanted 17

August 12, 2017 12:11 AM Diego Costa seeks legal escape route from Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed that they are unable to speak about Diego Costa as legal proceedings are ongoing to secure the striker’s move away from the club. The Spain international is currently training alone in Brazil, the country of his birth, after Antonio Conte informed him by text message that he was no longer needed at the club. Costa’s lawyer, Ricardo 10

August 8, 2017 11:16 AM Big Match Feature: Real v United

Real Madrid and Manchester United are bidding to start the new season as they ended the old; by lifting silverware as they meet in the Uefa Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday. Furthermore, Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals made him the first player to score in three Uefa Champions League finals, and helped Madrid to a third title in four seasons. United, meanwhile 17

August 8, 2017 8:32 AM Coutinho wanted by PSG as transfer battle hots up

French giants, Paris Saint-Germain could be set to rival Barcelona for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian International is wanted by the Spanish giants to replace Neymar who joined PSG for £199million. But according to Le Parisien, PSG are not ready to stop spending yet, and could launch a £100million bid for the mildfielder. The French 25

August 7, 2017 9:29 AM Club ready to go without Ronaldo against United in Super Cup

Real Madrid Club ready to go without Ronaldo against United in Super Cup Ronaldo's summer has been overshadowed by accusations of tax evasion in Spain, which led to him being charged in a court near Madrid last week, while he was handed an extended summer break by his club after playing for Portugal at the Confederations Cup. He only returned to training 29

August 7, 2017 7:23 AM Simeone rules out Atletico Madrid return for Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has effectively ruled out a return to the club for Chelsea’s Diego Costa. Costa is on the verge of leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, after falling out with Blues boss, Antonio Conte. The Spain striker is desperate to rejoin Atletico, from where he moved to England. But speaking after Madrid’s’ 3-2 friendly win at Brighton 18

August 5, 2017 9:31 PM Diego Costa's transfer fiasco could cost Chelsea the title this season

GRAEME SOUNESS believes Chelsea must sort out Diego Costa's transfer situation or it could risk derailing their season. It was in June when Costa made it public that Antonio Conte no longer saw him as part his plans at Chelsea. Fast forward two months though and the Spain international is still at Stamford Bridge with little over three weeks until the transfer 14