United's interest in Bale goes back a decade
Gareth Bale has consistently been a target for Manchester United ever since they first tried to sign him 10 years ago, and he's back on their radar.
United could pursue Bale move - sources
Bale was not on Jose Mourinho's original list of targets despite his desire to sign a winger this summer.
Mourinho reveals United's transfer targets.
Jose Mourinho reveals which positions he's still hoping Manchester United will strengthen in the transfer market.
Mbappe's rapid rise to stardom
The career of Kylian Mbappe has taken a meteoric rise since he signed his first professional contract with Monaco less than a year-and-a-half ago.
Sales pitch: Why Mbappe suits your club
Real Madrid and Man City are battling it out for Kylian Mbappe. Here, the two favourites for him and the rest of those linked make their sales pitch.
Sid Lowe: Media jumping the gun on Mbappe reports.
Spanish football correspondent Sid Lowe pours water on the Spanish media report claiming a deal is in place for Kylian Mbappe to transfer to Real Madrid.
LIVE: Arsenal bid £45m for Lemar
Resigned to pay for their man, Arsenal have lodged a bigger bid for Monaco's Thomas Lemar. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Matic, Mbappe most likely to move
Nemanja Matic to Manchester United? Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid? David Amoyal discusses that and all the week's top transfer rumours.
Monaco to be tempted into one last sale?
Monaco's stable of young stars has been raided this summer, but will the French champions keep selling or retain prime assets such as Kylian Mbappe?
Which club has the silliest sponsor?
The guys at Exploding Heads take a look at club sponsors from around Europe and decide which is the silliest.
Neymar had words with his father after Barça training at the FedEX following Pique & Mascherano's confirmation that the players are trying to convince him to stay
Neymar's drama a burden for Barca
As difficult a position as he's in, Neymar owes it to his teammates and supporters to be honest. It's not fair for others to have to speak for him.
Did Pique confirm Neymar wants to leave Barcelona?
The ESPN FC panel believe Gerard Pique's admission that he's persuading Neymar to stay has blown the doors off this transfer saga.
Barca bring stars to NYC penya
As Barcelona continue a push to expand their brand globally, reaching out with events -- like a recent one for their NYC penya -- help that mission.
Jurgen Klopp was hoping to escape the Hong Kong rain for Liverpool's training camp in Rottach-Egern, Germany, but the torrential downpours seem to be following his side this summer. Liverpool will be based in the small town, located around 40 miles south of Munich, for the entirety of their stay in Germany.
Robson: Coutinho sale would be devastating for Liverpool.
The FC crew discuss how losing Philippe Coutinho would affect Liverpool and where he could potentially fit in at Barcelona.
Coutinho stay will help Liverpool break cycle
If Jurgen Klopp is the man to end this vicious circle of failure/improvement/failure at Liverpool he must endeavour to keep Coutinho.
EXCLUSIVE: John Barnes on Liverpool transfers, UCL ambitions.
Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes addresses Coutinho's future, the belief in Klopp and Liverpool's UCL ambitions.
Breaking down Man City's bid for Mbappe.
ESPN FC's Julien Laurens breaks down Man City's plans to beat Real Madrid to Kylian Mbappe.
Top clubs' key issues in transfer market
The transfer window closes in a little over a month. Has your club had a good window to this point? Here's a status report on the business so far.
Want a great full-back? It'll cost you
Man City paid a combined £100 million Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy. It's an amazing sum but also goes to show how much money it takes to reinforce what's normally considered to be the least-important position in football, writes Michael Cox.
Leroy Sane on Man City's youth movement.
Mark Ogden speaks to Leroy Sane about the youth development at Manchester City including the potential of Gabriel Jesus.
Sane's massive tattoo of himself is complete
Manchester City's Leroy Sane has revealed the finished version of the tattoo across his back -- a massive image of himself celebrating a goal.
Gundogan foresees an improved Man City.
Man City's Ilkay Gundogan joins the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room to discuss his return from injury, City's new signings and more.
Spurs' youth fail to take their chance
Tottenham's Under-20 World Cup stars failed to shine as Spurs fell to a late 3-2 defeat against AS Roma in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday.
Spurs' Levy: Prem spending 'unsustainable'
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy believes the likes of Manchester City will face consequences for their prodigality in the future.
WATCH: Spurs rule at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom.
Tottenham's players took time out of their ICC schedule in Orlando to give a young Spurs fan the surprise of his life.
Kante outlines goals with Chelsea for upcoming season.
N'Golo Kante chats exclusively with FC's Jason Dasey to lay out his hopes for the defending Prem champions this season.
Chelsea hurt by early Bayern goals
Chelsea were caught cold in the heat of Singapore as three early goals from Bayern Munich gave the Germans a 3-2 win in the ICC. We pick out three talking points.
Conte hails Morata's Chelsea debut in loss
Chelsea's Antonio Conte praised the battling contribution of new striker Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard made his debut in the 3-2 defeat to Bayern.
Pogba doesn't yet have Ronaldo's star power
Man United are a commercial juggernaut but need stars to sell the club. That's why Cristiano Ronaldo's return appealed to many, though not all.
Mourinho showing faith in Lindelof
The signing of Victor Lindelof brought excitement to Manchester United supporters, so they shouldn't be panicked by some of his preseason missteps.
Promising signs for Martial this summer
Anthony Martial has had a tough time adjusting under Jose Mourinho, but the signs are promising that he's working towards Man United's first team.
If Mbappe goes to Madrid, what happens to Benzema?
The FC boys talk what the potential signing of Kylian Mbappe would mean for Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid's next wave of young talent
Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid squad is stacked with talent, and the likes of Theo Hernandez and Jesus Vallejo are ready to break through.
Marcotti: Mbappe a big gamble for Real Madrid.
Gab Marcotti gives his take on the Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid reports and has some doubts he's the answer for the club.
Quickfire questions with Chicharito.
Messi or Ronaldo? Game of Thrones or Narcos? New West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is hammered by some quickfire questions.
The pure striker role is dying out
Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho are superb in the penalty area but their singular talent and their singular role is seemingly dying out.
Everton can't make the top four
Everton have a lot of new pieces but might find that supplanting the top six clubs is easier said than done.
Best of Ronaldo all-access.
Revisit the highlights of Marty Smith's all-access look into Cristiano Ronaldo's tour in China.
WATCH: Ronald McDonald lines up alongside Paul Pogba.
Ronald McDonald led Real Madrid and Manchester United out before their pre-season friendly in California.
Daley Blind's epic Instagram fail
Daley Blind has become the latest footballer to fall foul of sloppy social media technique after failing to copy/paste an Instagram message correctly.
Mihajlovic gives free-kick masterclass
Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic showed he's still got that free kick magic, despite retiring a decade ago, with some dead-eye set pieces in training.
Best prospects, Arsenal and Jose vs. Pep.
The guys respond to your tweets about the up-and-coming players in the game, Arsenal's midfield and the pressure building on Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola's £120m defensive upgrade
Man City have already spent lavishly to improve their defence this summer -- and Pep Guardiola might not be done adding new faces yet.
Why Kompany is crucial to Guardiola
Vincent Kompany has missed much time over two seasons because of injury but his leadership and ability means he remains crucial for Manchester City.
Braydon Captains America | Ep. 2 - Via Man City.
Braydon Bent and his dad begin their Man City trip in America by meeting an amateur team in Las Vegas who all support City.
A necessary transition for Bayern Munich?
Gab Marcotti breaks down Bayern Munich's relatively young and new squad and what the future holds for them.
Lowe not convinced Neymar will leave Barca.
Sid Lowe assesses the ongoing saga involving PSG's pursuit of Neymar, including Gerard Pique's tweet.
Neymar's UCL form among the best
Neymar's numbers since joining Barcelona in 2013 situate him among the best Champions League players in the past four years.
Coutinho's fate in Neymar's hands again
From a very young age, the footballing fates of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Barcelona's Neymar have been interlocked, writes Tim Vickery.
Marcotti: Arsenal insist they will keep Sanchez.
Gab Marcotti discusses the latest on the Alexis Sanchez transfer rumours, including where PSG and Man City stand with the striker.
Arsenal should sell Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract next summer and needs to be sold if he isn't signing a new deal at Arsenal.
Arsenal still lack attacking options
The Gunners are home after an exhausting trip. The preseason tour revealed Arsene Wenger's defensive approach and a forward pairing that needs work.
Balotelli and Nice's Ajax test in UCL
A look at the best bets ahead of Champions League qualifying this week ...
EXCLUSIVE: Jose Mourinho talks to ESPN FC.
Jose Mourinho gives an exclusive interview to Mark Ogden on the upcoming season, the summer transfer window and how long he wants to stay at Manchester United.
United transforming slowly under Mourinho
Manchester United's transfer business has largely been positive but Jose Mourinho could still do with getting some more targets over the line.
Mourinho: United aren't a club that buys nonstop.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that Manchester United are not a club that continuously buys or pays big fees for players.
The transfer window is well underway, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe so far.
Tens of millions of pounds are changing hands every day. We asked Iain Macintosh to talk us through a transfer via the medium of the GIF.
ESPN FC's network of journalists and correspondents have sat down with some of the biggest stars in world football for exclusive interviews this summer.
Who wields the most influence in the world game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport?
The boys over at Exploding Heads have a laugh at the latest kit launches as Wayne Rooney has the look of a man who will never play in the new shirt... how prophetic that was.
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT on Aug. 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Here's what happens.
Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Lionel Messi is the football version of Gaudi's cathedral, and unlike Barcelona's other monuments, we won't get the chance to visit the iconic No. 10 -- who is now 30 -- for much longer.
There's no bigger game than Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Over the years, some of the world's best have graced El Clasico, scoring some spectacular goals along the way.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
We polled our top writers and analysts to rank the best players and managers in world football. Here are their selections. It's #FC100.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has us buzzing, and it got us thinking: Who are football's rogues and who would they play in the Star Wars universe?