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Bernardo Silva has welcomed the €70 million (£63m-$79m) arrival of Rodri at Manchester City, with the club’s record signing tipped to make Pep Guardiola’s squad “more complete”.

Rodri: Adapting to ‘overwhelming’ Manchester City not easy

Adapting to life as the holding midfielder in an ultra-attacking Manchester City side is no easy task, according to the club's record signing Rodri.
Brahim Diaz is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering an abdominal injury, Real Madrid have confirmed.

Real Madrid star suffers fresh injury setback

Brahim Diaz is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering an abdominal injury, Real Madrid have confirmed.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to light up Major League Soccer, and is closing in on a historic mark as he nears a full-season worth of matches for the LA Galaxy.

Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA Goal of the Year

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year.
Alexis Sanchez has been sidelined for the past month with a hamstring tear. REUTERS

Gary Neville: Alexis Sanchez is a disaster for Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez has “been a disaster” for Manchester United, admits Gary Neville, with the Red Devils legend looking for the Chile international to be moved on before transfer windows close across Europe.
Andriy Shevchenko

Friendly: Ukraine draw battle line with Nigeria

Andriy Shevchenko, coach of Ukrainian national football team has called up twenty-four players for the international friendly against Nigeria and the upcoming European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.
Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is not normal, says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Roberto Mancini: I love Mario Balotelli but I can’t do anything for him anymore

Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is "not normal", says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.
Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has named Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko and West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko in his squad for his next month’s friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.

Ukraine coach names Manchester City, West Ham stars in squad for Super Eagles friendly

Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has named Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko and West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko in his squad for his next month’s friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed Riyad Mahrez started on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur because he needed to see Bernardo Silva in action.

Pep Guardiola: Why Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez did not start against Tottenham

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed Riyad Mahrez started on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur because he needed to see Bernardo Silva in action.
Manchester United strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial should be looking at scoring 20 league goals at a minimum this season if the club is to challenge in the top four, according to pundit Stan Collymore.

Stan Collymore: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial must emulate Raheem Sterling goal haul to deliver...

Manchester United strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial should be looking at scoring "20 league goals at a minimum" this season if the club is to challenge in the top four, according to pundit Stan Collymore.
Pep Guardiola lamented that VAR needs to be fixed after he watched his Manchester City team have a last-minute winner against Tottenham ruled out on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola unhappy with refereeing inconsistencies in Manchester City home draw

Pep Guardiola insists the use of VAR must be more consistent after Manchester City were denied a late winner in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Leroy Sané was forced to hobble off with what appeared to be a knee injury just nine minutes into Sunday’s Community Shield.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern Munich won’t move for injured Leroy Sane

The Manchester City winger, who has two years left on his contract, faces an estimated seven months on the sidelines after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield against Liverpool.
Phillipe Coutinho 'has balls' and celebrated his goal in Barcelona's win over Manchester United with 'anger and desire', according to his team-mates Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets.

Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho loan deal with option to buy

Bayern Munich are set to sign Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan from Barcelona and the deal includes an option to buy the playmaker, Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed.
Pep Guardiola lamented that VAR needs to be fixed after he watched his Manchester City team have a last-minute winner against Tottenham ruled out on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola laments VAR faults after goal against Tottenham disallowed

Pep Guardiola lamented that VAR needs to be fixed after he watched his Manchester City team have a last-minute winner against Tottenham ruled out on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he wants to stay at Marseille beyond the end of this season and says the club is on another level from Nice.

Mario Balotelli set for mega euro move to Brescia Calcio

Mario Balotelli is on the verge of sealing multi-million euros contract with Italia Seria A side Brescia.
Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham winning a trophy is not compulsory

Mauricio Pochettino says winning a trophy this season is a purely personal objective and not a barometer for Tottenham as a club.
New Morocco head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has named 46 players in his first squad for their training camp in September, where they are expected to face Burkina Faso and Niger.

New Morocco coach names 46 players in Atlas Lions squad

New Morocco head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has named 46 players in his first squad for their training camp in September, where they are expected to face Burkina Faso and Niger.

Dzeko commits to Roma with three-year contract extension

Bosnian international striker Edin Dzeko has ended speculation about his future by signing a new three-year contract with Roma, the Serie A club announced.

Pep Guardiola backs Raheem Sterling to reach 30-goal mark

Pep Guardiola wants to see the on-form Raheem Sterling break the 30-goal barrier for the first time in his career this season, but will only judge the England forward on his overall contribution to the Manchester City team.

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