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August 17, 2017 5:18 PM Ronaldo nominated for FIFA player award

Paris - Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men's Player 2017 award. The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League and La Liga. Among the 24 men's nominees are Ronaldo's Real Madrid teammates Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos 14

August 17, 2017 3:24 PM Messi, Ronaldo nominated for FIFA World footballer of the Year award

FIFA has revealed its 24-man shortlist for its The Best Player of the year award headlined by Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and current champion Cristiano Ronaldo. The list includes seven Real Madrid players including the aforementioned Ronaldo, Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric. Barcelona players nominated 12

August 17, 2017 2:47 PM Lionel Messi tells Barcelona that Chelsea target Sergi Roberto must not be sold

According to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Messi has demanded no more first-team stars leave the club. Barca have already sold Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world-record £199m fee. And Messi has reportedly informed Ernesto Valverde that the squad cannot be weakened any further. Don Balon say Chelsea are firmly in the hunt for Roberto - and it's claimed 13

August 17, 2017 10:03 AM Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid see off Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte is fighting with the club’s board over players to add to the team before the end of the summer transfer window. The manager is struggling to convince the board to sign his transfer targets. According to The Times, Conte has grown frustrated with his club’s transfer movement this summer. The Italian wants to make additional 15

August 16, 2017 11:14 PM ​Tottenham captain Lloris: Wembley will be a fortress

They will play at the national stadium in the 2017/18 season while their new complex is being constructed. Their second match of the new campaign is on Sunday, when they take on the defending champions, Chelsea. The north London club do not have the best history at England's biggest arena, having endured a poor European campaign there last season 16

August 16, 2017 6:55 AM Chelsea offer Tottenham £50 million for Danny Rose

Premier League champions, Chelsea are plotting to make Tottenham a £50 million offer for left-back Danny Rose. Tottenham will tackle the Blues at the weekend in a London derby at Wembley. The Sun UK reports that the England international, who complain about his low wages compared to players at other clubs inside the top six, will cost Chelsea £50 million 21

August 15, 2017 9:30 PM Chelsea EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Belotti still being targeted by Blues amid Diego Costa fiasco

The AWOL striker has been ordered back to England from his native Brazil. But last night it seemed highly unlikely Costa would heed their demand. A source close to the Spanish international said: “I really don’t think he is in the right state of mind.” And Starsport can reveal the champions have not given up on landing Torino ace Belotti. The Blues have already 13

August 15, 2017 12:52 PM 'This will be Conte's last season at Chelsea, whatever happens'

New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith believes there is “an understanding that this will be Conte’s last season at Chelsea whatever happens”. The Italian won the Premier League in his first season in English football, but Chelsea’s title defence got off to a shambolic start as they finished with nine men in a 3-2 home defeat to Burnley 21

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