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Balague: Barca training tough
Balague: Barca training tough Features

Balague: Barca training tough

Guillem Balague says Barcelona’s stars will suffer gruelling double sessions during their week at Burton.

The top buys so far in La Liga Features

The top buys so far in La Liga

Spanish football expert Tim Stannard picks out his favourite signings so far by La Liga clubs.

Atletico in Griezmann backing Features

Atletico in Griezmann backing

Atletico Madrid emerge as favourites to sign Antoine Griezmann after Sky Bet reported a surge of bets

Real problem now for Rodriguez Features

Real problem now for Rodriguez

Florentino Pérez has his Galáctico but Carlo Ancelotti has a problem to solve, writes Adam Bate.

The 2014/15 breakthrough stars Features

The 2014/15 breakthrough stars

Watch this space. Here are the U21-year-olds who could become household names in the coming season.

Who's the best buy from Spain? Features

Who's the best buy from Spain?

With high-profile names having moved from Spain to England we separate the bargain buys from likely flops.

Champions Cup live! Features

Champions Cup live!

Watch Man City, Liverpool and a host of European giants live from the USA on Sky Sports this summer.

Numb to his genius? Features

Numb to his genius?

As criticism grows, Adam Bate wonders whether we've just become numb to Lionel Messi's genius?

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Tottenham's Erik Lamela ready for Premier League lift off

Tottenham's Erik Lamela ready for Premier League lift off

Everyone agreed that Tottenham had acquired some fine players in the summer of 2013, but the notorious line that Spurs sold Elvis to buy the Beatles soon became a source of embarrassment. Not least because that cast young Erik Lamela as John Lennon, the most celebrated of the lot.

Analysis: Everton's signing of Samuel Eto'o can be significant on and off the pitch for Roberto Martinez's side

Analysis: Everton's signing of Samuel Eto'o can be significant on and off the pitch for Roberto Martinez's side

Saturday’s opponents Chelsea might have expected Everton’s Romelu Lukaku to come back to haunt them, but Jose Mourinho surely thought he’d seen the back of Samuel Eto’o. Instead he’s back in the Premier League and eyeing another challenge in his remarkable career.

Mario Balotelli's track record on the pitch makes him a gamble worth taking for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool

Mario Balotelli's track record on the pitch makes him a gamble worth taking for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool

When it comes to the art of signing players, few did it better than Brian Clough and Peter Taylor. In the latter’s book With Clough by Taylor he explained some of the science behind it in detailing how Nottingham Forest actively sought to buy players they perceived to have personal problems.