Hart upset at treatment as Guardiola 'breaks promise'

Feeling unloved: Joe Hart.

Joe Hart feels he has been jettisoned by Manchester City, who are poised to announce the signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for £17 million ($29.5 million), after initially being told he should fight for his place in the team.

Bale double gives Real Madrid winning start

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale smiles after scoring his second goal.

Gareth Bale scored a double in a commanding 3-0 win for Real Madrid in their La Liga opener at Real Sociedad on Sunday, building on his stunning displays for Wales at Euro 2016.

Boro win north-east derby, West Ham edge Bournemouth

Boro's George Friend celebrates victory.

Middlesbrough handed Sunderland's new manager David Moyes a 2-1 defeat on his home debut and West Ham United beat Bournemouth 1-0 with a late goal to record a welcome first Premier League win at their new London Stadium on Sunday.

Socceroo joins Dutch team

Jason Davidson aims to get more game time playing for FC Groningen.

Australian defender Jason Davidson has joined Dutch side FC Groningen on a season-long deal from English Football League side Huddersfield Town.

Postecoglou backs experience for clashes

Straight into action: New Melbourne City signing Tim Cahill is the only player from the A-League named in the Socceroos ...

Melbourne City's new man Tim Cahill has been selected in the Socceroos squad to face Iraq in the first game of the final World Cup qualifiers despite not having played in more than a month. 

On the wane? Rooney 'slow and overweight'

In the firing line: Wayne Rooney.

Wayne Rooney is slow, overweight, unable to move his body quickly enough to shoot properly and still playing for Manchester United mainly for marketing reasons, according to Paul Parker, the club's former defender.

Conte has given Chelsea running start

Colourful character: Antonio Conte.

Gary Cahill has suggested that Chelsea have benefited from a more intense pre-season under Antonio Conte than last year's gamble by Jose Mourinho to have a short preparation period.

Aguero hit and miss as City cruise home

Looking good: Guardiola's City project is attracting admirers.

​By the closing stages, as the shots rained down on Steaua Bucharest's over-employed goalkeeper and Manchester City simply revelled in turning the screw, it was easy to understand why the club's owners had made it a four-year mission to lure Pep Guardiola.