Real Madrid's 12 transfers this summer
Here is what Real Madrid's summer transfer business looks like 3 days before the summer window shuts.INsJude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund, €103m plus add-ons)Arda Guler (Fenerbahce, €20m plus add-ons)Fran Garcia (Rayo Vallecano, €5m)Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea, €1m loan fee)Joselu (Espanyol, €500k loan fee)OUTsSergio Arribas (Almeria, €6m)Antonio Blanco (Alaves, €4m)Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad, free agent)Marco Asensio (Paris Saint-Germain, free agent)Eden Hazard (free agent)Mariano (free agent)Jesus Vallejo (Granada, loan)
'Now I sleep better': Pochettino explains how fighting relegation at Espanyol will help him at Chelsea
Mauricio Pochettino will be under a lot of pressure during his time at Chelsea, as all Blues managers always are. He is no stranger to pressure though, as was clear when he became manager of relegation-threatened Espanyol in January 2009, just a month after getting his UEFA Pro License as a manager.
€128m spent, €0 earned: All of Real Madrid's confirmed transfer business so far
Here is what Real Madrid's summer transfer business looks like after the club unveiled Arda Guler as their new player.INsJude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund, €103m plus add-ons)Arda Guler (Fenerbahce, €20m plus add-ons)Fran Garcia (Rayo Vallecano, €5m)Joselu (Espanyol, €500k loan fee)Total spending: €128m+.
Real Madrid like Osimhen but refused to sign him for one reason (reliability: 5 stars)
Victor Osimhen is one of the strikers who Real Madrid really like but the club decided not to go for him this summer because of his price tag, per Mario Cortegana of The Athletic. Napoli values Osimhen at more than €100m and Real Madrid considers this price way too high for the striker.
3 options for Real Madrid at centre-forward as club ends plans to sign a top striker
Multiple credible sources confirm that Real Madrid will not spend money on a striker this summer following the arrival of Joselu from Espanyol. However, Real Madrid are not completely starved of options in that centre-forward position.
Perez asked if Madrid will sign more players this summer, president's answer caught on camera
A fan caught up with Florentino Perez on the streets and asked him whether Joselu's signing is complete.The Real Madrid president has confirmed the signing of the Espanyol forward and the official announcement's coming next week.
Explained: How Barca beating Celta could help Barca Athletic win Segunda promotion
The Celta game today is a dead-rubber for Barcelona but for the opposition, it's a matter of life and death. The relegation battle in La Liga is crazy this year: Espanyol and Elche are going down but six teams are in danger of finishing 18th and going down.