By Jan Molby It’s not every year that you see pretty much all of the Premier League’s big-hitters, as it were, make such swift moves in the summer transfer window. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho One or two is normal, but all of last season’s top four – plus seventh-placed Manchester United, who many expect to return swiftly to the mix under Louis...

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale feels the club’s £71m capture of James Rodriguez underlines La Liga’s status as the best league in the world. Gareth Bale Rodriguez, 23, joins a huge number of stars in Spain, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Toni Kroos. Luis Suarez will also be in action for Barcelona once his four-month ban ends in...

Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against rivals Real Madrid, with the first El Clasico of the season set for the weekend of Sunday, 26 October. Luis Suarez could make Barcelona debut against Real Madrid Suarez, signed from Liverpool for £75m this summer, is serving afour-month ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. He...

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has joined Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal. Frank Lampard Lampard, 36, was released by the Blues at the end of last season after his contract expired to end his 13-year association with the London side. He moved from West Ham to Chelsea in June 2001 in an £11m transfer and became the club’s...

Manchester United are prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he wants, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. New boys: Summer signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera join their Manchester United boss. The English giants have already spent over £50 million ($85 million, 63 million euros) on England left-back...