Manchester United have given their new coach David Moyes the green light to go for Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale and Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo.
European champions Bayern Munich have strengthened their midfield by agreeing to buy sought-after Spain Under-21 international Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona for a fee of 25 million euros ($32.6 million).
Manchester City hope to have a new striker in place by the end of this month, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Sunday after his side lost 2-0 to South Africa’s SuperSport United in his first match in charge.
Manchester United manager David Moyes said there was no point in risking Wayne Rooney on the team’s tour of the Far East, which is why the injured striker was returning home just hours after arriving in Bangkok.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola whipped up a media storm in Spain on Friday by accusing his former bosses at Barcelona of trying to use coach Tito Vilanova’s cancer illness to criticise him.
Manuel Pellegrini admits part of his remit as Manchester City manager will be to help nurture young talent and save the club spending heavily on transfer fees in the future.
Hundreds of cheering fans greeted Manchester United Thursday as they arrived in Thailand with new manager David Moyes at the start of a busy pre-season of Asian tours by European clubs.
Premier League Chelsea have signed Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on a free transfer until the end of next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing with four Champions League winners from Bayern Munich in a 10-man contest to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2012-13 season.
Intense speculation over Wayne Rooney’s future looks set to dominate the headlines this week as Manchester United begin their new era under David Moyes at the start of a bumper series of pre-season tours to Asia.
David Moyes on Monday officially started his job as manager of Manchester United, taking over from Alex Ferguson, who resigned in May after 26-years in the post.