Welcome to the latest World Soccer newsletter. With the magazine now expanded to 116 pages, World Soccer’s global coverage is more comprehensive than ever before, and, in a newsletter only exclusive, we bring you recent interviews with Kaka, the player tipped to become the next World Player of the Year, and Michel Platini, the most important man in European football.

The new issue of World Soccer features an exclusive interview with Lionel Messi in which the Argentinian wonderkid plays down the inevitable comparisons with Maradona, and we bring you face-to-face with unsettled Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves, while Alexander Hleb reflects on another disapppointing season at Arsenal.

Also, ahead of what promises to be a hectic transfer window, we look at all the big deals expected this summer, and meet the scouts who uncover the hidden talent. Plus, the latest in our new travel section looks at the delights on offer in Athens, host city for this season’s Champions League final. Not forgetting Brian Glanville’s stroll down memory lane to the 1978 World Cup finals.

Remember, you can discuss all the latest developments in the game, give your opinion on anything in World Soccer and keep up to date with all the latest news at www.worldsoccer.com