Alessio Cerci was unable to make an impact at Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid have confirmed Alessio Cerci has been released after he agreed to terminate his contract. Cerci, 29, joined Atletico in 2014 from Torino for a reported €16 million after contributing 13 goals and 11 assists in Serie A the previous season. He returned
The FC panel discuss the lack of love for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid and wonder if it’s time for him to make a move. Cristiano Ronaldo visits his newborn twins, Real Madrid release Zidane’s son and more in The Sweeper. Real Madrid striker Mariano’s move to Lyon signals the start of what should be
Former Monaco forward David Trezeguet wants to see Kylian Mbappe further his experience before making a big-money move. Amid reports that Zinedine Zidane called Kylian Mbappe about joining Real Madrid, Julien Laurens weighs in on a potential move. Alejandro Moreno and Mark Donaldson try to make sense of the latest rumour linking Kylian Mbappe to
Gab Marcotti evaluates Chelsea’s summer plans, including attacking options and defensive target Antonio Rudiger. The FC crew wonder if Antonio Conte’s relationship with Chelsea’s front office has become irreparably strained. Chelsea have completed the signing of former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer. Caballero, 35, joins as the primary backup to No.
Former Barcelona greats Carles Puyol, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas and others have all arrived in Argentina for Lionel Messi’s wedding. Barcelona have given defender Jeremy Mathieu permission to train with Sporting Lisbon ahead of a prospective transfer to the Portuguese club. Mathieu, 33, has a year to run on his contract but sources have told ESPN
Janusz Michallik explains why Atletico Madrid is the best option is for Saul amid links between the midfielder and Barcelona. Atletico Madrid have tied down midfielder Saul Niguez to a new long-term contract. The 22-year-old has signed a nine-year extension which ties him to the Rojiblancos until June 30, 2026. Saul, who was part of
Ethan Ampadu trained with the senior Wales squad ahead of Euro 2016. Chelsea have won the race to sign teenage Exeter defender Ethan Ampadu. Ampadu, 16, who trained with the senior Wales squad ahead of Euro 2016, has signed a deal with the Premier League champions after deciding to leave Exeter, the League Two club
Marquinhos (left) has committed himself to PSG until 2022. Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has extended his contract by three years, keeping him at the club until 2022. Marquinhos’ previous deal had been due to run until 2019, but reported interest from clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea and Juventus convinced PSG to secure his future.
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has confirmed that he has made a decision about his future and will announce it after the Confederations Cup final. Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has called Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez a “great player” and would welcome him to the Bundesliga champions — but only for the right price. Sanchez has yet to