Gab Marcotti assesses Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Real and the theories regarding his reasons for wanting to leave. Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending… BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich have threatened to go to FIFA if clubs approach Robert Lewandowski, amid speculation that Manchester United and Chelsea have held talks
Alejandro Moreno contends that Jose Mourinho needs to win the Premier League title in order to have a successful season. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud totalling €3.3 million (£2.9m) relating to his time at Real Madrid. The Spanish prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint
Luka Modric has been branded a villain in Croatia after his testimony in a tax fraud case. ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian prosecutors launched an investigation into suspected perjury against Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on Monday for his testimony about his financial deals with a former Dinamo Zagreb director charged with embezzlement and tax fraud.
ESPN FC is “OnScene” in Russia ahead of the opening weekend of Confederations Cup play. Stay in touch with everything our correspondents have been getting up to. FRIDAY, June 16 El Tri supporters have made it to Kazan! Found some Mexico fans! Claudia and Jorge from Los Ángeles #eltrieng #kazan @lafc pic.twitter.com/zEoh1xx4r1 – Tom Marshall
Hector Moreno’s late header salvaged a precious point for Mexico in a riveting draw with Portugal. Hector Moreno’s late header salvaged a precious point for Mexico in a riveting draw with Portugal. With a few controversial decisions already in the books, the FC crew provide their early thoughts on the impact of VAR. Alexis Nunes
NYCFC had star man David Villa to thank for their three points against Seattle, as his brace turned around a 1-0 deficit. Janusz Michallik breaks down the controversial decisions and David Villa’s star performance in NYCFC’s win over Seattle. David Villa scored his 50th and 51st career MLS goals to help New York City FC
While Russia defeated New Zealand in the Confederations Cup opener, many questions still surround their predictability. Hosts Russia earned a well-deserved 2-0 win over New Zealand courtesy of goals from Denis Glushakov and Fedor Smolov. Hosts Russia earned a well-deserved 2-0 win over New Zealand courtesy of goals from Denis Glushakov and Fedor Smolov. ST.
Tim Cahill will be part of the Australia squad at the age of 37. AUSTRALIA Goalkeepers: Mathew Ryan (Genk), Mitchell Langerak (Stuttgart), Daniel Vukovic (Sydney FC) Defenders: Milos Degenek (Yokohama F Marinos), Alex Gersbach (Rosenborg), Dylan McGowan (Pacos de Ferreira), Bailey Wright (Bristol City), Aziz Behich (Bursaspor), Ryan McGowan (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng), Trent Sainsbury (Inter Milan) Midfielders: Mark Milligan (Baniyas), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield), Ajdin Hrustic (Groningen), Massimo
Craig Burley evaluates Massimiliano Allegri’s targets for Juventus, with Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa topping the list. Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop sift through the latest rumours including a potential move for Riyad Mahrez to Juventus. The FC guys react to the comments from Marco Verratti’s agent expressing the midfielder’s desire for a move to Juventus.
Gab Marcotti believes agents have inflated the reported price tag of Ivan Perisic’s potential move to Man United. Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson break down the latest rumours from Cardiff, including links between Ivan Perisic and Man United. Friday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending… MAN UNITED: Inter Milan have