Lionel Messi finished fifth in last year's Ballon d'Or voting but Rivaldo believes the Barcelona star will win the award for a sixth time.
Real Madrid have been linked with moves for Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard and Fabio Capello claims his old club have €500m to spend.
The striker's red card early against Barcelona effectively ended Atletico Madrid's LaLiga hopes, but Diego Simeone defended Diego Costa.
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone feels criticism in Argentina about captain Lionel Messi is over the top.
David Villa and Andres Iniesta will face old friends as Vissel Kobe host Barcelona in a pre-season match in Japan in July.
Tottenham may be into the Champions League semi-finals, but Mauricio Pochettino has enjoyed a happier moment as coach.
Mariano Diaz is set for another spell on the sidelines, this time with tendonitis, Real Madrid have confirmed.
Benfica no longer own Luka Jovic, as Eintracht Frankfurt have tied the young striker down to a permanent contract.
Rivaldo warned Philippe Coutinho against potentially antagonising Barcelona fans with the way he celebrates.
Atletico Madrid have tied Slovenia international Jan Oblak, widely considered one of the world's best goalkeepers, to a new four-year deal.
Josep Maria Bartomeu discussed speculation linking LaLiga champions Barcelona with Antoine Griezmann and Matthijs de Ligt.
Atletico Madrid kept their slim LaLiga title hopes alive with a 1-0 win at Eibar, but it cost them defender Jose Gimenez.
Geoffrey Kondogbia is likely to miss Valencia's LaLiga run-in and the Copa del Rey final after an injury setback.
Barcelona are champions-elect in the eyes of many but Ernesto Valverde envisages plenty of hard work ahead in the bid for LaLiga glory.
Diego Costa reportedly refused to train on Thursday, but Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says the issue has been resolved.
Media reports have consistently linked Marcelo with a move away from Real Madrid recently, but his intention appears to be to stay.
Andre Silva has gone off the boil during his loan at Sevilla but AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso still has high hopes for the striker.
Karim Benzema has been in fine form for Real Madrid this season, yet that has not stopped rumours the club may look to sign a new striker.