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August 26, 2014

Angel Di Maria
20:53 GMT

The Red Devils have smashed their transfer record to lure the Argentine to Old Trafford, bringing their summer spend to in excess of €160 million as Louis van Gaal rebuilds

Mehdi Benatia
20:51 GMT

The Bundesliga champions have reached an agreement with Roma to bring the Morocco international to Germany on a five-year deal

Angel Di Maria
15:42 GMT

Manchester United fans have been forced to wait a little longer to get their new Angel Di Maria shirts printed after the stock ran short at the club's official shop.

Lucas Podolski
14:19 GMT

The Arsenal manager has been forced to re-think the German's future ahead of Wednesday's clash with Besiktas after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury

Angel Di Maria
05:58 GMT

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a British transfer record fee of £63.9 million for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Atletico Madrid: Champions begin title defence with dour draw
03:58 GMT

New signing Mario Mandzukic had his chances but the former Bayern Munich man failed to take any of them as the Rojiblancos were held by their city rivals

August 25, 2014

Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool: Jovetic & Aguero see off Reds
22:25 GMT

The Montenegro international scored either side of half-time before the Argentine netted within 20 seconds of coming on as a substitute in a dominant peformance by the hosts

Real Madrid 2-0 Cordoba: Benzema & Ronaldo ensure winning start for Los Blancos
21:20 GMT

The Frenchman opened the scoring on the half-hour mark before his Portuguese colleague sealed all three points for the hosts right at the death

Balotelli signs his Liverpool contract
18:16 GMT

The Reds have confirmed the arrival of the controversial Italy international, who only moved to the Rossoneri from Manchester City in January 2013, in a deal worth €20 million

Man City, Liverpool resume title hostilities
13:36 GMT

Manchester City and Liverpool will renew their rivalry beneath the Etihad Stadium floodlights today in the first major head-to-head encounter of the fledgling Premier League season.

Albert Ebosse
13:16 GMT

The player was struck on the head by a projectile thrown by the crowd and died on the way to the hospital and all games across the country have been postponed in homage to him

Radamel Falcao
06:36 GMT

The Colombia international is being heavily linked with both Juventus and AC Milan - but the striker says that, contrary to reports, he has no desire to depart the principality

August 24, 2014

Barcelona 3-0 Elche: Messi at the double for 10-man Blaugrana
22:53 GMT

The Argentine scored twice, while youngster Munir El Haddadi was also on target as the Catalans made light of the first-half dismissal of Javier Mascherano

Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United: Van Gaal's men stutter against resolute Black Cats
18:08 GMT

Juan Mata's opener was cancelled out by Jack Rodwell as the Red Devils again failed to register their first victory of the campaign

Jose Mourinho's Ice Bucket Challenge
14:56 GMT

With the charity initiative sweeping the world, Goal takes a look at the best videos from some of the biggest names in football