Mauricio Pochettino's goodbye from Tottenham has immediately started the rumours about his arrival at Bayern Munich. His possible hiring by the Bavarian team would be good news for Barcelona, as it could be key to the definitive purchase of Coutinho by the German team.
Diego Pablo Simeone made it clear: Atletico Madrid will not sign in January. Diego Costa's injury is a problem, but there is not need to look away from the squad they have. Men such as Saponjic, Dario Povedo and Riquelme could be the solution.
Jose Mourinho's arrival has generated an earthquake in Tottenham. The signing of the Portuguese to manage the team may have caused footballers such as Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen to change their minds and now renew their contracts with the team.
Real Madrid complete their final training session this Friday prior to hosting Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday (21:00). Gareth Bale was in the training session once again for the second day running and he could play for Real Madrid for the first time in 49 days.
The book 'The Masía: training people beyond sport ' by the journalist Cristian Martín revealed a report written by Barcelona's youth academy coaches about Xavi Hernández when he was 14 years old. His strong points and his areas to improve are specified and are clear indicators of what was to come for the player who became key to the first team's success years later.
Antoine Griezmann made a shocking confession about his style of play in Barcelona to one of his main brand partners, Puma. He explained that he does not know how to dribble, which is why he prefers to focus on his speed to make up for the lack of skill in that department.
Maurizio Sarri confirmed in a press conference prior to Juventus' game at Atalanta that there is a 99% chance Cristiano Ronaldo will not play. The Portuguese told his coach that he has a knock which he picked up in Portugal's game with Luxembourg.
After the international break, La Liga returns and there is quite a lot of expectation over the eleven Real Madrid will field against Real Sociedad. Zidane has a compact formation, but his tendency to rotate could bring about surprises in the starting XI.
Barcelona are still searching the market for young promises and, in this way, a name has been sounding out from Anderlecht in the last few hours. This is Sambi Lokonga, promising 20-year-old midfielder.
Diego Martinez, Granada's coach, is confident that his team can make the match that they want and that they are interested in so that they can beat Atletico Madrid on Saturday, a team that, he says, is "one of the best squads in Europe".