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Julen Lopetegui has spoken of his pain following his dismissal as Spain national team boss on the eve of last summer’s World Cup.
Manchester United are prioritising a long-term contract for in-demand goalkeeper David De Gea, according to reports.
Spain boss Luis Enrique admits Real Madrid playmaker Isco must be playing regularly to force himself into contention to be selected for the national team.
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin’s season is over and he could miss up to nine months of action after scans confirmed he has ruptured his cruciate ligament.
Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata insists he is ‘not thinking’ about a return to Spanish football and is happy in England.
Monaco boss Thierry Henry has confirmed the club are hopeful of completing the signing of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Jese Rodriguez will reportedly be given the chance to rescue his Paris Saint-Germain career in the French Cup on Sunday.
Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola has urged embattled Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to accept ‘you’re not playing for Southampton or Brighton’.
Fenerbahce have moved ahead of Milan in the race to sign out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.
Spain boss Luis Enrique is a ‘huge admirer’ of Isco but admits the Real Madrid playmaker must be playing regularly to force himself into the national team.
Aymeric Laporte insists ‘playing for Spain is out of the question’ but claims France boss Didier Deschamps is excluding him ‘for personal reasons’.
David Villa has confirmed he will leave New York City at the end of December but wants to continue his playing career for one more season.
Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has opened up about suffering from depression earlier in his career.
Fernando Torres made his first telling contribution for Sagan Tosu as his late goal saved them from direct relegation on Saturday.
The USA national side are considering appointing Julen Lopetegui who was sacked by Real Madrid last month, say reports.
Leicester City have made a move to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Brais Mendez, who scored on his debut for Spain this week.
Milan have made contact with the agents of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and are aiming for a January transfer, claim Diario AS.
RFEF President Luis Rubiales assures Luis Enrique ‘has our maximum support’, despite the Spain boss failing to achieve Nations League qualification.
Luis Enrique believes Spain ‘were up to task’ in their Nations League group, but ‘bad luck and some mistakes’ ultimately cost them a place in the Final Four.
Spain bounced back from their Nations League disappointment with a 1-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.
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David de Gea is among those dropped in an experimental Spain XI for tonight’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk insists Real Madrid rival Sergio Ramos is not the world’s best centre-back. “Raphael Varane is my favourite”.
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic assures he will ‘speak to Dejan Lovren personally’ after the Liverpool defender goaded his Real Madrid rival.
Luis Enrique says Sergio Ramos has left Spain’s camp, David Silva will be given a send-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dejan Lovren acted ‘disgracefully’.
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