ESPN – Man United to start £200 million summer spend with Gundogan, Lloris

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik and Steve Nicol weigh in on Ilkay Gundogan's decision not to sign a new deal with Borussia Dortmund and contend that he'll end up in Manchester. After Barcelona's spectacular Champions League final win over Juventus on Saturday, teams all over Europe are focused on the summer transfer window. TRANSFER LATEST – Juve star Pirlo set to join NYCFC – sources – Zlatan not leaving PSG this summer – agent – Liverpool to sign Ings subject to medical – United target Lloris wants UCL football – Barcelona confirm interest in Pogba – Transfer Talk: Daily roundup of news, rumours – ESPN FC Transfer Centre: All the done deals Gundogan a no-go for busy Barca It's been a busy Sunday for Barcelona — one day after completing a historic second Treble in Berlin, the Blaugrana moved to confirm their interest in signing Manchester United/everybody else's target Paul Pogba. Luis Enrique's side also announced Sevilla's right wing-back Aleix Vidal will sign for the club on Monday,…

ESPN – Barcelona clinch Champions League glory by mixing the old with the new

In an end-to-end Champions League Final clash, it was FC Barcelona who took home the title after defeating the ever-resilient Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. In an end-to-end Champions League final clash, it was FC Barcelona who took home the title after defeating the ever-resilient Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. ESPN FC's Craig Burley highlights Barcelona's attacking ferocity being key in defeating a resilient Juventus side to claim the Champions League title. Despite Juventus' spirited second-half push, it was Luis Suarez and Barcelona who could not be denied yet another Champions League crown. Ivan Rakitic produced the complete midfield performance in the Champions League final, including scoring the opening goal for Barcelona. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno discusses the opening goal of the Champions League final, where Andres Iniesta used his excellent vision to find the feet of Ivan Rakitic for the game's opening goal. Barcelona fans celebrate following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was elated with securing the historic treble, following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin. Andres Iniesta is replaced by Xavi, who makes his 151st appearance in the Champions League and his final match with Barcelona. BERLIN — Three thoughts on Barcelona's 3-1 win vs. Juventus in the Champions League final. 1. Barcelona complete a deserved treble Barcelona, as Gerard Pique put it on the eve of the final, have reached “perfection.” Perhaps the greatest attacking trio the game has ever seen — Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar — have appropriately won the treble, but that was not all that was fitting about this 3-1 win over Juventus. Barca have had the perfect season in winning every trophy possible and this…

ESPN – Real Madrid move closer to Barcelona as Bayern Munich slip back

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Getafe as both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored braces for the Blaugrana. The ESPN FC panel respond to your tweets on whether or not the current Barcelona attacking trio is better than the previous ones and why Steve Nicol wasn't on the show to talk about Liverpool's loss. Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique believes the La Liga title race with Real Madrid will go to the final day, despite his side's 6-0 victory over Getafe. The ESPN FC panel respond to your tweets on who can win the Ballon d'Or other than Ronaldo or Messi, and who the next great manager will be. A hiccup in the German Cup has caused a small ripple in the top three while, further down, the French leaders make their countdown comeback. 1. Barcelona (no change) If Luis Enrique's side maintain this scintillating form, they're almost certain to reclaim their Liga crown. The midweek rout of Getafe wasn't just a 6-0 score; it was how they scored, each goal a work of art that shows a team performing at its highest level and with plenty of confidence to finish the season strong. Tougher tests await…

ESPN – Brendan Rodgers’ at Liverpool, Eden Hazard’s status, ‘Hotel Zlatan’

The ESPN FC team react to Eden Hazard winning the PFA Player of the Year award, where Alejandro Moreno still does not feel the Belgian international is yet one of the top five players in the world. The ESPN FC team react to Chelsea's goalless draw with Arsenal, where Paul Mariner explains Jose Mourinho's side should've scored a few goals, but failed to convert their chances. Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar. Vote and comment below or on Twitter using the hashtag #FCtalkingpoints. The Champions League semifinals are set, with Barcelona drawing Bayern Munich and Juventus matched up against holders Real Madrid. The fun begins May 5th and 6th. Who will win this year's Champions League trophy? Bayern Munich Barcelona Real Madrid Juventus 19% Bayern Munich 45% Barcelona 27% Real Madrid 8% Juventus $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4798468″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Well, the weekend's worst-kept secret is out: Chelsea's Eden Hazard is the winner of the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year award, fending off…