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August 9, 2014

Angel Di Maria
16:57 GMT

Manchester United has reportedly launched a surprising 55 million-pound bid for Real Madrid star Angel di Maria, who is speculated to also be a Paris Saint Germain target.

Arsenal-Manchester City Preview: Giants clash for Community Shield
11:09 GMT

Manuel Pellegrini's Premier League champions are set to take on the FA Cup-winning Gunners at Wembley in the curtain-raiser, with plenty of new signings likely to be on show

August 8, 2014

Champions League logo
18:38 GMT

The Premier League outfit will have to deal with the Istanbul giants on their way to the group stages, while the Serie A side face Basque opposition

Europa League logo
18:35 GMT

The Premier League outfit will have to deal with the Cypriots, while the Serie A side have been paired with an Icelandic team renowned for their goal celebrations

Lionel Messi
08:16 GMT

Barcelona wizard speaks out - as a father and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - against child death toll in Gaza

Landon Donovan
07:56 GMT

The U.S.A. football team's all-time top scorer Landon Donovan, who was left out of the national squad for the World Cup in Brazil, has announced that he would retire at the end of the MLS season.

August 7, 2014

Sami Khedira
21:07 GMT

The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for the Germany international, but the Frenchman insists he is happy with his options and never made a move for the World Cup winner

Angel Di Maria
15:40 GMT

The Ligue 1 champions were interested in bringing the Argentina star to France but have withdrawn from the race for his signature after revealing he is out of their price range

Roger Federer
12:46 GMT

17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer is reportedly enjoying the good life and considers himself to be more laid back than at any time in his career, as he plays in a U.S. Open warm up at the Rogers Cup.

Howard Webb
08:04 GMT

The former policeman has been a Premier League official since 1998 and has taken charge of Champions League and World Cup finals in a long and established career

Brendan Rodgers
07:46 GMT

Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has reportedly warned Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal about the Premier league, saying that he'll soon find that the competition in this league will be different to any other league.

August 6, 2014

Karim Benzema
23:54 GMT

The Frenchman has put pen to paper on a new contract with the Spanish giants which expires in 2019, having spent the last five years with the club

Andre Schurrle
23:48 GMT

The Germany international has returned to training after winning the World Cup over the summer and is keen to go one better than last season by lifting a trophy

Sepp Blatter
05:42 GMT

The head of Fifa believes their consideration over a bid for the 2026 tournament proves the country's determination to promote the game

August 5, 2014

Pepe Reina
21:40 GMT

Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the German champions have settled on a fee to bring the Spain international to the Allianz Arena