De Jong’s Barcelona dream is almost over: Why the Blaugrana are willing to sell former Ajax ace

It’s December 30, 2015. A Dutch teenager poses for a photo by the side of the pitch at Camp Nou, dreaming of playing there one day, like hundreds of thousands of others do. The difference is that this one, Frenkie de Jong, made his dream come true. “We went to Camp Nou as fans, and … Read more

PETE JENSON: Is Robert Lewandowski the marquee signing Barcelona crave or just more fantasy?

At the end of last season Barcelona were confident that they would keep Lionel Messi. In the middle of this season they said they were hopeful of signing Erling Haaland. Now as their chances of signing Robert Lewandowski are talked up, fueled by his public admission that he wants to leave Germany, Barcelona supporters are … Read more

Frenkie de Jong: Persist or cash in? Barcelona’s transfer dilemma

Regular Barcelona watchers will recognize the scene. Barca are struggling in a game, laboring to break down their doggedly defending opponents. Around the hour mark, the fourth official holds up a board showing the number 21. Frenkie de Jong traipses unhappily from the pitch, and the Nou Camp crowd grumbles. This keeps happening. Before Tuesday … Read more

Edwin van der Sar pays emotional tribute to Manchester United-bound manager Erik ten Hag

‘Sometimes I thought “you’re a weird man” … but you surpassed all expectations!’: Edwin van der Sar pays an emotional tribute to Erik ten Hag after Ajax’s title win, as his attention turns to Man United Ajax were crowned Dutch champions after thrashing Heerenveen on Wednesday The triumph gave Erik ten Hag the perfect send-off … Read more

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola aims another jibe at Liverpool

‘Who spent more money in the 1970s or 80s … or with Ferguson?’: Man City boss Pep Guardiola comes out fighting in an attack on Liverpool and United’s spending records, after claims £ 385,000-per-week Erling Haaland only joined his club for cash Pep Guardiola has questioned why Man City’s spending is judged differently Guardiola admitted … Read more

Man United, Chelsea to battle for Villarreal defender Pau Torres’ signature

Pau Torres’ stellar play for Villarreal this season has attracted interest from some of the top clubs in world football. Manuel Queimadelos / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images The summer transfer window is approaching, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, … Read more

Rio Ferdinand: Mourinho’s quote about finishing second with Manchester United has aged ‘so, so well’

‘Jose Mourinho’s quote has aged so, so well’: Rio Ferdinand thinks Special One was RIGHT to say finishing second with Man United in 2019 was his greatest feat as a manager … and admits he’d ‘love to have half an hour ‘talking to him about the club Rio Ferdinand believes Jose Mourinho’s quote from 2019 … Read more

Man United: Alex Ferguson’s former coach Rene Meulensteen offers verdict on awful season

‘I see a team that is completely LOST’: Sir Alex Ferguson’s former coach Rene Meulensteen offers a scathing verdict on Man United’s awful season as he questions whether some players are committed to the club Manchester United’s bad season reached a fresh low with 4-0 defeat at Brighton They could yet finish seventh and go … Read more

Man United chief executive Richard Arnold is unhappy with club’s widely-mocked social media strategy

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold is reportedly unhappy with United’s widely-derided social media strategy, their most powerful source of direct communication with supporters across the globe. Changes are already underway in the communications department after the director of communications, Charlie Brooks, confirmed in February he was stepping down after three-and-a-half years. This comes after … Read more

Man United: Paul Pogba ‘tells Manchester City he will choose a different club’

Paul Pogba has reportedly told Manchester City he will move elsewhere when his contract expires this summer. Sportsmail exclusively revealed last week that Manchester United’s rivals were interested in signing the wantaway midfielder with the World Cup winner set to become a free agent in July. But it appears Pogba is not prepared to swap … Read more