Prosecutors in Spain say they are happy for Lionel Messi's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud to be replaced with a fine, a spokeswoman confirmed on Friday.
They said they are not opposed to the Barcelona star being fined €400 per day -- a total fine of around €255,500 -- for the duration of the sentence, an option also put forward by the player's defence team.
Messi's father, whose sentence was reduced to 15 months upon appeal, could also see the original punishment exchanged for...
Real Madrid have denied reports Jose Mourinho signed a contract with the club before leaving Inter Milan in 2010.
Now at Manchester United, the Portuguese manager led Inter to an historic Treble of titles in the 2009-10 season, winning Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League that campaign.
Mourinho assumed the reins at Real the next season, and Spanish outlet AS has reported he'd signed on to replace Manuel Pellegrini on March 31, 2010, nearly two months before Real's Champions League...
Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio is on the right path to becoming a world class player, according to Spain under-21 teammate Dani Ceballos.
Asensio, who came on as a substitute and scored in Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final, last week scored a hat trick for Spain in their 5-0 win over Macedonia at the European Under-21 Championship.