ESPN – Bucharest rivals Dinamo and Steaua remain fierce rivals

Tempers flared when Bucharest rivals Dinamo and Steaua met again at the start of May. In the latest edition of ESPN FC's derbies series, which features eyewitness insights into some of the biggest rivalries in world football, Nick Ames goes to Romania to experience the Bucharest derby between Dinamo and Steaua. ESPN FC'S DERBY SERIES – River Plate vs. Boca Juniors, by Sam Kelly – Man City vs. Man United, by Iain Macintosh – Celtic vs. Rangers, by Chris Jones – Benfica vs. Sporting, by Lee Roden – Everton vs. Liverpool, by Jeff Carlisle – Olympiakos vs. Panathinaikos, by Michael Yokhin – Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke, by Uli Hesse – Red Star vs. Partizan, by Andy Mitten – Steaua vs. Dinamo, by Nick Ames – June 25: Roma vs. Lazio, by Paolo Bandini BUCHAREST, Romania — In a hotel bar on the southern outskirts of the city, the words tumble from Dinamo Bucharest executive director Ionel Danciulescu's mouth as the memories reassert themselves of his playing days. “2008. That was the one,” Danciulescu says. “We were…

ESPN – Man City target Jack Wilshere, Man United want Schneiderlin and Lukaku

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson analyzes Manchester City's latest bid for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling. All the latest and greatest rumours and tidbits on the transfer moves that teams around the world will be making this summer and beyond. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer City switch focus to Gunners midfielder The phrase “transfer saga” is overused in the summer months as fans look for excitement while players lead a jet-set lifestyle, but Raheem Sterling's proposed move from Liverpool to Manchester City is showing the telltale signs of becoming a bloated issue for all concerned. Sources told ESPN FC on Wednesday that City made…

ESPN – Man United bid for Harry Kane; Liverpool turn down Sterling offer

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the fact that Manchester United should have locked up David De Gea a year ago, while the rumours continue to swirl over a potential move to Real Madrid. All the latest and greatest rumours and tidbits on the transfer moves teams around the world will be making this summer and beyond! TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer United after Spurs starlet? With Radamel Falcao gone and Robin van Persie increasingly likely to leave Old Trafford, it is no shock to see that Manchester United are after new striking additions. The Manchester Evening…

ESPN – Danny Ings not the answer for Liverpool as fans crave bigger names

The ESPN FC crew debate whether or not Brendan Rodgers can survive at Liverpool. It would be fair to say the energy transmitted from Liverpool fans through social media when they heard of the Danny Ings signing wouldn't be enough to power a toy car two feet across the living room carpet. The fairness of such disinterest and the exact importance of the move will only be calculable by when all transfer business ends for the summer. LIVERPOOL LATEST – Done deal: Reds sign Milner – And another: Ings to sign too – Kelly: Ings not the answer – Usher: Benteke a waste of money – Season Ratings: Coutinho and Mignolet highlights – Rodgers' signings: Have they been hits or misses? Both Ings and fellow new recruit James Milner do not remotely resemble the marquee signings most Liverpool fans crave, perhaps a touch unrealistically,…

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…