Aston Villa fans will look back on the season just gone and consider it a good one. Manager Paul Lambert came into the club with a vision and a long-term plan to make the most of their abundance of quality young players and go about building something special in the Midlands. Although for a lot of the season they looked to be dropping out of the league and into the second division for the first time in their history they survived with time to spare and can now set their sights on continuing their upwards surge.
Real Madrid legend believes that no price tag will stop Premier League star moving to Spain, but is he worth it?
Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane has warned Tottenham that not even a 60 million pound asking price will put interested clubs off bidding for Gareth Bale.
Rumours have left White Hart Lane over the pa
For a game that involves just 22 players and a ball, it is amazing how many moments of comedy can occur on a football pitch. Players falling over, referees getting hit by the ball, incredible open goal misses, diving attempts and many other ridiculous occurrences. It may seem a little childish to laugh at such things, but most of us just can't help it, especially when it happens to the rich and famous superstars. The bigger the name, the better we feel when they attempt a pass or shot and it all goes horribly wrong!
Real Madrid fans are currently booing Jose Mourinho for his choice of goalkeeper.
Claudio Ranieri has guided AS Monaco back to French top flight football after a season spent languishing in the second tier. Ambitious plans are now being set out for the future development of the club, with star names such as Falcao being linked with the side from the principality. It seems a long time since Didier Deschamps took them all the way to the 2004 Champions League final and a lot has happened in the intervening years. What will the next decade have in store for the club?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a bit like marmite; you either love him or hate him. Throughout his career, which has included many of Europe's finest clubs, he has constantly divided opinion as to whether he is a truly great player. At times he can do the unbelievable and you wonder how anyone can question his ability, whilst other moments show a petulant, self-absorbed player who seems reluctant to work hard and quick to criticise teammates. Where do you stand regarding the Swedish international?
Portsmouth youngster Jed Wallace has caught the eye of a number of Championship and Premiership sides of late with some impressive performances in the sides League One campaign.
At 19-years-old, Jed has recently received his first call-up to England under-19s
The appointment of David Moyes at Old Trafford could cost Manchester United the services of Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia this summer. United have been trading blows with Serie A giants Juventus for the 25-year-old's signature but the fact that the hierarchy are unsettled at the Red Devils, for the first time in 27 years, may see him join Italy's Old Lady in the coming weeks according to talkSPORT.
The most beautiful piece of play that you have ever seen is about to culminate in the ball crossing the goal line and your team celebrating wildly as they take the lead. At least it would have been had a pesky opposition player not got his toe-end to the ball at the final moment and prevented the ball from crossing the sacred line. When it goes against you the feeling is of utter disbelief that you haven't scored, whilst when your player is the one doing such a wonderful defensive job, you scream and shout for joy that you are not trudging back for a kick-off.
Calling all Chelsea fans. Come in you Blues. Not only will you have a new manager in the summer in the shape of Jose Mourinho (probably) but you will be sporting a fresh range of talent, and accroding to the Daily Mail the man to spearhead that new squad will be Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez. Exciting, eh?
Many were left bemused by rumours that linked Kolo Toure with a summer move to Anfield. With Jamie Carragher moving on, Liverpool have been linked to the world and his wife to fill the void at centre-back, but Toure’s name comes as a bit of a shock.
Not to be confused with former Senegal captain and Marseilles forward Mamadou, young French forward M’baye Niang is one of Europe’s hottest properties this summer. Arsenal, Tottenham are all apparently keen on Niang’s signature, but who is he?