According to various reports in Spain, Chelsea are ready to offer £55m and Thibaut Courtois in exchange for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao
With the news earlier this month that long-serving Arsenal player and coach Liam Brady will retire at the end of the season, speculation surrounding the future of two Gunners’ legends has ensued.
Malaga beat Levante, whilst Valencia overcame Celta Vigo to open up the race for fourth spot in La Liga.
It was a bit of a gamble last year when Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy parted company with manager Harry Redknapp, and replaced him with the youthful André Villas Boas, who had only recently been sacked by Chelsea.
Messi has agreed a two-year extension to his current deal at Barcelona linking him with the club until 2018 at least; when he admits he could return to Argentina aged just 30. So where could he go?
Real Madrid prepared well for next week's Champions League tie against Manchester United by beating Sevilla 4-1 on Saturday night.
Pius XII has long been vilified as "Hitler's pope", accused of failing publicly to condemn the genocide of Europe's Jews. Now a British author has unearthed extensive material that Vatican insiders believe will restore his reputation, revealing the part that he played in saving lives and opposing nazism.
The communications theorist Marshall McLuhan observed that "we look at the present through a rear-view mirror". And that "we march backwards into the future". Amen.
Toni Minichiello, the coach who guided Jessica Ennis to Olympic gold, has accused British Athletics chiefs of a "lack of respect" after he was offered a reduced package – on a consultancy basis – to continue working with one of the world's most successful athletes.
More than a third of voters believe that the coalition is less ethical than the last Labour government, according to a new poll.