Former Chelsea target Niklas Sule has described signing for Bayern Munich as "a once in a lifetime opportunity," insisting "a move to England wasn't yet right" after opting to join the Bundesliga champions ahead of the Premier League leaders.
Manchester United are back on top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2005 but the pound's fall against the euro means they may struggle to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid again next year.
Now in its 20th year, the Deloitte study ranks the world's richest football teams by turnover during the 2015-16 season and this year's top three of United, Barcelona and Real is the same as the first edition in 1997.
Real, who had topped the list for 11 years, were beaten to second place...
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso is planning to retire from professional football at the end of the season, Sport Bild reports, and it is claimed he has already informed the club's hierarchy about his decision.
Alonso, 35, has entered the final months of his current deal at Bundesliga leaders Bayern, the club he joined from Real Madrid in 2014.
"Of course, there's something in my head," Alonso was quoted by the outlet as saying when asked about his plans beyond the summer of 2017.