Ricardo Quaresma signs with Besiktas for two seasons
Ricardo Quaresma signs with Besiktas for two seasons

Portuguese player Ricardo Quaresma has signed with Turkish side Besiktas for two seasons with an option a third, valued at 3.3 million euros ($3.6 million), the Turkish club said.

Galatasaray finally get their man as Lukas Podolski signs
Galatasaray finally get their man as Lukas Podolski signs

Lukas Podolski completed his transfer from Arsenal to Galatasaray on Saturday after the Turkish club agreed a fee of around 2.85 million pounds ($4.45 million) to finally land their man at the fourth attempt.

Turkey's top clubs Fenerbahce, Besiktas name new managers
Turkey's top clubs Fenerbahce, Besiktas name new managers

Two of Turkey`s top sides named new managers for the coming season on Thursday, with Besiktas appointing former national coach Senol Gunes and Fenerbahce the Portuguese Vitor Pereira.

Italian giants, AS Monaco reach Financial Fair Play agreements
Italian giants, AS Monaco reach Financial Fair Play agreements

UEFA on Friday reached agreement with 10 clubs in relation to their Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, with Italian giants Inter Milan and Roma, as well as Monaco, among those accepting fines.

Liverpool lose on penalties, holders Sevilla win
Liverpool lose on penalties, holders Sevilla win

Liverpool`s Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium in Turkey on Thursday.

Liverpool face injury-hit Besiktas, crowd in Istanbul
Liverpool face injury-hit Besiktas, crowd in Istanbul

Liverpool must battle a hostile welcome from a 70,000-capacity crowd as they face an injury-hit Besiktas in Istanbul on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

Brendan Rodgers plots Liverpool assault on top four
Brendan Rodgers plots Liverpool assault on top four

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he had Arsenal and Manchester United in his sights after his team closed on the Champions League places with a 2-0 success at Southampton.

Squabbling Liverpool seek solace at St Mary's
Squabbling Liverpool seek solace at St Mary's

The harmony -- or lack of it -- in Liverpool's squad will fall under the microscope on Sunday when Brendan Rodgers' side visit Southampton in a clash of Champions League qualification hopefuls.

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe
Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused team mate Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect after the Italian found himself at the centre of controversy despite scoring a winning penalty against Besiktas on Thursday.

Tough Inter draw for Celtic, Liverpool tackle Besiktas in Europa League
Tough Inter draw for Celtic, Liverpool tackle Besiktas in Europa League

Celtic face a tricky Europa League last-32 tie after being drawn Monday against Italy`s Inter Milan as Liverpool take on gritty Turkish side Besiktas.

Besiktas game halted twice as floodlights fail
Besiktas game halted twice as floodlights fail

 Besiktas`s Europa League game at home to Tottenham Hotspur was suspended twice on Thursday after the floodlights failed in each half before the Turkish side won 1-0.

UEFA to continue investigations into Liverpool finances
UEFA to continue investigations into Liverpool finances

UEFA announced on Friday that investigations into the finances of seven European clubs, notably English Premier League side Liverpool, are to continue after a first round of hearings.

Turkish football club boss declares war on beards
Turkish football club boss declares war on beards

The chairman of Turkish football club Genclerbirligi has vowed to fine any of his players who have beards after claiming some looked like students of an Islamic school.

Roma, Monaco, Inter, Liverpool probed over financial fair play
Roma, Monaco, Inter, Liverpool probed over financial fair play

AS Roma, Monaco, Inter Milan and Liverpool are among seven clubs who are being investigated for possible breaches of financial fair play regulations, European soccer`s governing body UEFA said on Thursday.

Alexis Sanchez on target as Leicester hold Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez on target as Leicester hold Arsenal

Leonardo Ulloa cancelled out Alexis Sanchez`s first Premier League goal as promoted Leicester City held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud out for up to four months: Arsene Wenger
Olivier Giroud out for up to four months: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken tibia, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday.

Alexis Sanchez strike sends 10-man Arsenal through into Champions League
Alexis Sanchez strike sends 10-man Arsenal through into Champions League

Alexis Sanchez`s first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

Ronaldinho close to Palmeiras deal

Brazilian giants Palmeiras have emerged favourites to sign out-of-contract former Barcelona star Ronaldinho.

Jack Wilshere expects Arsenal to finish off Besiktas

Jack Wilshere is confident Arsenal`s dramatic late fightback at Everton will provide the perfect springboard to see off Besiktas in Wednesday`s crucial Champions League showdown.

Aaron Ramsey says `sorry` for Champions League red

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey apologised to the club`s supporters on Wednesday after being sent off in his side`s 0-0 Champions League play-off draw away to Turkish side Besiktas.