Real Madrid have reportedly beaten Barcelona to the signature of prodigious Real Betis forward David Pecellin Garcia.
We take a look at some of the major news stories doing the rounds regarding Premier League side Chelsea FC.
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Leicester City have reportedly appointed former Liverpool scout Eduardo Macia as head of recruitment for the club.
New signings Samuel Umtiti and Denis Suarez handed their first league start as Barcelona take on Real Betis at Nou Camp for the season opener.
Barcelona will have to cope without the availability of attacking star Neymar in their season opener as the Brazilian aims for Olympic gold at Rio.
Barcelona look to avoid an upset in the season opener as the Blaugranes' are riddled with injuries to first-team players ahead of the match against Real Betis.
According to reports in Spain, Chelsea have offered 10 players to Spanish side Real Betis for potential loan spells in the coming campaign.
Of the several talented young attacking prospects Chelsea have on their books at present, midfielder Charly Musonda Junior stands out as the brightest. TheHardTackle profiles the Belgian teenager, whose loan move to La Liga side Real Betis has finally given him the platform to shine on the world stage.