Here are the latest stories for Thursday.
MAN UNITED: In a statement, Wayne Rooney has dismissed talk of a possible move to China and said he wants to remain at Old Trafford. Earlier, it was reported that Rooney's agent has travelled to China amid reports he is trying to negotiate a transfer.
- Jose Mourinho is ready to restore Rooney to his Manchester United squad for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton, if the 31-year-old is able to prove his fitness, sources have told ESPN...
The warning was duly given. Valencia's Mestalla stadium has always been a tough outing for Real Madrid, and Wednesday wasn't any different.
Zinedine Zidane's team looked totally absent for the first 15 minutes, and Valencia took advantage of their bizarre defensive mistakes to take a 2-0 lead that ended up making the difference, despite the visitors' second-half efforts to draw level.
Besides the obvious fact that the whole team started the match as though they were wearing bathrobes, ready...
Major League Soccer is lining up mighty Real Madrid as its opponent for this summer's All-Star Game in Chicago, multiple sources have told ESPN FC.
The deal was not yet final as of last weekend, but an agreement is expected that would have the defending UEFA Champions League winner play a team of top MLS players on Aug. 2 at Soldier Field, the sources said.
Real Madrid would become the first Spanish club to participate in the event.
World Soccer Talk reported in October that Barcelona -- Real's...
Jordi Alba says Isco would be welcome at Barcelona as the Real Madrid player dallies over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Isco is out of contract next summer and has so far refused to commit to Madrid beyond then, saying recently that a decision will be made based on his involvement between now and the end of the season.
It's fuelled speculation that the Spain international may not only leave the club, but that he could make a sensational move across the Clasico divide to Barca.
"All good players...