Man Utd at disaster’s door, Chelsea-Spurs gets feisty, Madrid rally while Barca sputter

With Spain’s LaLiga and Italy’s Serie A kicking off this weekend, all of Europe’s major football leagues are back in action. And even though the seasons are barely underway in leagues such as England’s Premier League and the Germany’s Bundesliga, there already has been plenty of drama and storylines. ESPN correspondents Rob Dawson, Alex Kirkland, … Read more

Life without Lewandowski: How Bayern’s attack is evolving

The trio of Muller, Gnabry and Mane will need to step up, but should have little trouble doing so, in order to make up for the goals Lewandowski scored during his time at Bayern Munich. Markus Gilliar – GES Sportfoto/Getty Images Robert Lewandowski, the No. 9 who broke so many Bayern Munich and Bundesliga goal-scoring records … Read more

Who could be the next big breakout star in Europe?

Every top club has exciting young talent ready to make the step up and get on the transfer radar of Europe’s elite sides. 2 Related As the 2022-23 campaign kicks off around the continent, our resident scout looks at the next group of players who could follow the path of Aurelien Tchouameni, who went from … Read more

Bundesliga 2022-23 season preview: Everything you need to know

Will one of these four clubs be lifting the Meisterschale come season’s end? Illustration by ESPN On Friday, football fans around the world will hear the familiar hymn of the Bundesliga once again, when champions Bayern Munich meet Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt to start the 2022-23 season. Coaches have swapped dugouts, players have departed, others … Read more

Enjoy the break, because the 2022-23 Premier League season is jam-packed

Are you missing football already? It’s been less than a week since the final whistle blew on the 2021-22 European season with the last of the UEFA Nations League fixtures, but the new campaign is coming around quicker than you think. Some Premier League clubs are already preparing to return to preseason training at the … Read more

Mane leaves Liverpool to join Bayern Munich

Sadio Mane has completed his move to Bayern Munich, ending a six-year spell with Liverpool in which he helped end their 30-year wait for a league title, as well as winning the Champions League. Sources told ESPN on Friday that Mane reached an agreement with Bayern, who won their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title in May, … Read more

When does the 2022-23 season start across Europe?

The 2022-23 European seasons are starting earlier than normal and finishing later due to the effect of the World Cup. – When does the transfer window open and close?– 2022-23 preseason schedules: Where the top clubs are headed The World Cup is usually held in June and July, but with the tournament taking place in … Read more

The biggest questions around Bayern Munich this summer

After an ultimate high came an ultimate hangover. In 1973-74, Bayern Munich not only won their third Bundesliga title in a row (and fourth in six years) but also expanded their dominance onto the continent for the first time. Less than 10 years removed from life in the second division, the burgeoning German giants took … Read more

Why are there so many high-profile free transfers now?

Losing a top player on a free transfer was once identified as pure mismanagement: a boardroom-level failure of planning, negotiation and foresight triggering ire among fans. Arsenal are one club to face heavy criticism in this way, so much so that in October 2018, the club’s then-newly installed director of football, Raul Sanllehi, drew a … Read more

Chelsea’s Haaland pursuit halted by Abramovich sanctions; Ten Hag targets Ekitike

Chelsea wanted Erling Haaland amid doubts over Romelu Lukaku’s future — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Ten Hag keen on rising French striker. Jump to: Ten Hag keen on Ekitike | Rangnick’s Hannibal snub explained | Qatar boats to cope with World Cup demand Sanctions halt Chelsea’s Haaland pursuit Chelsea are frustrated that … Read more