Ross Barkley can be as good as Michael Ballack, says Roberto Martinez
Ross Barkley can be as good as Michael Ballack, says Roberto Martinez

A "special" Ross Barkley has all the attributes to become as good as German midfield great Michael Ballack, according to Everton manager Roberto Martinez. 

Ex-Fulham coach Magath cheesed off over injury remedy claim
Ex-Fulham coach Magath cheesed off over injury remedy claim

Former Fulham coach Felix Magath has taken to Facebook to reject claims that he told club doctors to treat an injured player with cheese.

Barkley welcomes Gazza comparison, new deal in the works

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley says he welcomes comparisons with Paul Gascoigne and Michael Ballack as his club looks to secure his future at the Premier League side.

Chelsea will win titles under Mourinho: Ballack

The former Blues midfielder, who was signed by the Portuguese manager in 2006, believes the west London club will challenge for honours following the Special One`s return.

Mourinho returning to Chelsea is fantastic: Ballack

The former Germany captain believes the Portuguese`s long awaited Stamford Bridge return is a superb decision and expects the Blues to improve under his guidance.

Former Germany captain Ballack retires

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack has announced his retirement from football.

Low made too many changes for Germany, says Ballack

Michael Ballack has criticised Germany coach Joachim Low`s squad rotation policy following their exit from Euro 2012.

Joachim Loew regrets falling out with Michael Ballack

Joachim Loew has admitted that the process which led to the end of Michael Ballack’s international career could have been handled better.

Bayer Leverkusen beats Kaiserslautern 2-0

Michael Ballack scored against his former club in a 2-0 win for Bayer Leverkusen, one day after criticizing his current teammates for a lack of ambition.

Sub Ballack seals Leverkusen`s win over Genk

Michael Ballack came off the bench to seal Bayer Leverkusen`s 2-0 Champions League win over Belgian champions Genk.

Ballack enjoys bittersweet return to Stamford Bridge

Michael Ballack cheered when his team were drawn with his former club Chelsea in Group E of the Champions League.

Ballack set for Stamford Bridge return with Bayer Leverkusen

Michael Ballack is set to make a comeback at Stamford Bridge when his Bundesliga club faces Chelsea.

Ballack calls farewell match a `farce`

Michael Ballack has called an offer to end his international career with a friendly game against Brazil in August a "farce".

Ballack calls farewell match a `farce`

Michael Ballack has called an offer to end his international career with a friendly game against Brazil in August a "farce".

End of an era as Germany dump Ballack

Michael Ballack, a towering figure in German football for the past decade, is no longer part of the national squad after 98 appearances for his country.

End of an era as Germany dump Ballack

Michael Ballack, a towering figure in German football for the past decade, is no longer part of the national squad after 98 appearances for his country.

Ballack no longer in Loew`s plans

Michael Ballack is no longer in Germany coach Joachim Loew`s plans as a crop of promising younger players have made an impact, the coach said on Thursday.

Ballack no longer in Loew`s plans

Michael Ballack is no longer in Germany coach Joachim Loew`s plans as a crop of promising younger players have made an impact, the coach said on Thursday.

Ballack returns as Leverkusen go second

Michael Ballack returned from injury on Sunday as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at bottom side Moenchengladbach to trim Dortmund’s lead at the top to 11 points.

Ballack returns as Leverkusen go second

Michael Ballack returned from injury on Sunday as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at bottom side Moenchengladbach to trim Dortmund’s lead at the top to 11 points.