France forward Griezmann extends Atletico deal by a year

Atletico Madrid’s France forward Antoine Griezmann has signed a year’s contract extension through to 2022, seemingly ending what was shaping up to be one of the sagas of the transfer window. Griezmann, third in the 2016 Ballon d’Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, had been heavily linked to Europa League winners Manchester United in…

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star…

Cristiano Ronaldo retains top spot in Forbes’ wealthiest athletes list

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid sportsperson for the second successive year, Forbes’ annual list of the world’s wealthiest athletes shows. Portugal captain Ronaldo topped the influential business magazine’s list for the first time 12 months ago. The Euro 2016 winner earned $93m (£72.05m) from salary, bonuses and endorsements last year. The 32-year-old…

Barcelona name Ernesto Valverde as coach

Barcelona named former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde on Monday as the successor to Luis Enrique and he will take charge of the La Liga runners-up on a two-year contract. Valverde, who will be officially unveiled on Thursday, played for Barcelona as a forward between 1988 and 1990 under Johan Cruyff and is one of…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid striker faces possible tax fraud charges

Cristiano Ronaldo is facing possible charges of tax fraud in Spain. Prosecutors have passed a file to the country’s tax office, which will decide whether to press charges against the Portuguese Real Madrid striker. Reports in Spain say Ronaldo, 32, is suspected of defrauding 15m euros(£13m) between 2011 and 2014. In December, leaked documents suggested…