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Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to bring Brazil international Diego back to the club. Diego, who helped Atletico win the Europa League during his previous spell in Spain during the 2011/12 season, is to return to the Rojiblancos until the end of the season, subject to a successful medical. The 28-year-old playmaker recently said he was committed to staying with Wolfsburg until his contract with the Bundesliga club ran out in the summer, but he was unable to turn down t... more ...
Borussia Dortmund won their first Bundesliga game in five thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a 2-1 win over Eintracht Braunschweig. The Gabon forward struck after half an hour and then cancelled out a 54th-minute equaliser from Benjamin Kessel to earn Jurgen Klopp's men all three points for the first time since November. Their failure to add a third almost came back to haunt them, but goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller was relieved to clutch the ball in hi... more ...
Liverpool cemented their place in the top four with a stunning 4-0 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield. Captain Steven Gerrard set the home side on their way with the opener and two quick-fire Daniel Sturridge goals put Liverpool 3-0 to the good by half-time. Luis Suarez got in the act with Liverpool's fourth goal early in the second half and things could have been even worse for Everton as Sturridge fluffed the chance to net a hat-trick when he missed... more ...
Manchester United's club-record deal for Juan Mata is likely to be completed today A central Manchester hospital is waiting to carry out a medical on Mata, who has told Chelsea team-mates his departure is imminent. Chelsea announced on Thursday they have secured a replacement in the shape of Basel's attacking midfielder Mohamed Salah, and the Mata transfer is now expected to proceed without a hitch. United will reportedly hand over £37m for the Spai... more ...
Udinese brought a shuddering halt to Clarence Seedorf's winning start to life as coach of AC Milan after posting a 2-1 win in Wednesday night's Coppa Italia quarter-final tie at the San Siro. Milan appeared poised to build on the 1-0 triumph over Hellas Verona in Seedorf's first game in charge when Mario Balotelli fired the opening goal after just seven minutes. But the hosts failed to kick on from that point and Udinese - who trail Milan by five points in Ser... more ...
Roma gained revenge for their recent crushing defeat at the hands of Juventus by knocking the Serie A leaders out of the Coppa Italia at the quarter-final stage. The Turin club were 3-0 winners when the two sides met in the league earlier this month, but Roma turned the tables on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. Juve thought they had taken the lead a minute after the restart through a Federico Peluso header but the effort was ruled out for offside. ... more ...
Bundesliga side Hamburg have announced the loan signings of Ola John from Benfica and Ouasim Bouy from Juventus. John is a 21-year-old winger who has represented Holland at senior level, while Buoy is a 20-year-old attacking midfielder who spent last season on loan at Brescia. Currently 14th in the table, Hamburg have had mixed fortunes so far this campaign but manager Bert van Marwijk is hoping that the duo's arrival will boost their chances of climbing the table. ... more ...
Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla struck twice in the second half as Arsenal beat Fulham 2-0 to stay ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League. With free-scoring City romping to another big home win as Cardiff were the latest side put to the sword at the Etihad Stadium, there was little margin for error from Arsene Wenger's men, who hold a slender one-point lead. After a slow first half, the Gunners finally sparked into life as two quick goals fr... more ...
Liverpool have laughed off speculation linking winger Raheem Sterling with a loan exit in January.   Reports had suggested the 19-year-old could be set for a move to Swansea City should the Reds manage to capture FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah.   Sterling has featured 15 times in the Premier League so far this campaign, scoring on three occasions, and assistant boss Colin Pascoe is adamant the England youngster will not be leaving during the January trans... more ...
Lionel Messi will be back at the Nou Camp as leaders Barcelona resume their Primera Division title quest after the winter break with a home game against Elche on Sunday.   The Argentinian is close to recovery from a thigh strain but is unlikely to play a part against the minnows with a trip to title rivals Atletico Madrid looming the following week.   Nevertheless Messi's return will provide a major boost to his team-mates, according to fellow midfie... more ...