Foden says Guardiola’s faith is ‘massive’ factor as he eyes England debut

London (AFP) Phil Foden says Pep Guardiola's faith in his ability has been a "massive" factor in his development after the 20-year-old Manchester City playmaker was called up to the England squad for the first time. City boss Guardiola has regularly lavished praise upon Foden, saying he would not sell the young star even for … Continue reading Foden says Guardiola’s faith is ‘massive’ factor as he eyes England debut

Totti hopes to rejoin Roma ‘sooner or later’

Rome (AFP) Roma legend Francesco Totti believes that "sooner or later" he will reconnect with the club which has just changed owners, he told Italian daily La Repubblica in an interview published on Tuesday. Totti, 43, spent 24 years at the club as a player before moving upstairs to the boardroom. Roma legend Francesco Totti … Continue reading Totti hopes to rejoin Roma ‘sooner or later’

Blatter’s turn to face Swiss prosecutor over Platini payment

Bern (Switzerland) (AFP) Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was facing questioning Tuesday by a Swiss prosecutor over a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.2 million) made to former UEFA boss Michel Platini in 2011. The 84-year-old arrived around at 09:00 am at the headquarters of the Public Ministry of the Confederation (MPC) in Bern, … Continue reading Blatter’s turn to face Swiss prosecutor over Platini payment

Rashford joins forces with supermarkets to fight child poverty

London (AFP) Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has joined forces with major supermarkets and food providers in Britain to form a taskforce to help fight child food poverty. The England striker's campaign pressured the UK government into a U-turn in June to provide free school meal vouchers to pupils over the summer holidays. Marcus Rashford … Continue reading Rashford joins forces with supermarkets to fight child poverty

Transfer News: Saturday, August 29

Lionel Messi’s future continues to dominate the football world - with a move to Manchester City still being touted as the most likely outcome. The Times report that Messi spoke to Pep Guardiola last week, indicating that he wanted to leave Barcelona and would be interested in a switch to City. Whether or not they can sign him for … Continue reading Transfer News: Saturday, August 29

Thiago Silva joins Chelsea following PSG release

Chelsea have completed the signing of defender Thiago Silva on a free transfer following his release by Paris Saint-Germain. The 35-year-old Brazil centre-back has signed a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months in what will be his first experience of playing in the Premier League. Silva is Frank Lampard's fifth signing … Continue reading Thiago Silva joins Chelsea following PSG release

One to Watch: Everything you need to know about Crystal Palace’s new signing Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace’s purchase of Eberechi Eze from QPR stands out as one of the most exciting deals of the transfer window. The Eagles beat a host of other top-flight clubs to Eze’s signature, with his desire to stay in London leading him to choose Selhurst Park over a switch to West Brom, who also agreed … Continue reading One to Watch: Everything you need to know about Crystal Palace’s new signing Eberechi Eze

Palace sign in-demand Eze on five-year deal

Crystal Palace have signed attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze in a deal that could reportedly earn QPR £20million. The 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year contract to remain in London with the Eagles. England Under-21 international Eze was one of the standout players in the Championship for QPR last season and had been … Continue reading Palace sign in-demand Eze on five-year deal

Thiago Silva confirms PSG exit after Champions League loss amid Chelsea links

Chelsea target Thiago Silva confirmed he has played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain following their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich. PSG were unable to claim a maiden Champions League title as Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal holders Bayern triumphed 1-0 in Lisbon on Sunday to complete a 2019-20 treble. Silva signed a contract extension … Continue reading Thiago Silva confirms PSG exit after Champions League loss amid Chelsea links

Thiago told me he’s staying! – Flick jokes about Bayern midfielder’s future

Hansi Flick joked that Thiago Alcantara told him he was staying at Bayern Munich after winning the Champions League. Thiago helped Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final on Sunday to clinch a sixth European Cup/Champions League title. The Spain international is contracted until 2021 but is widely expected to leave the club, linked … Continue reading Thiago told me he’s staying! – Flick jokes about Bayern midfielder’s future

Coutinho unsure about future ahead of Barcelona return

Philippe Coutinho is unsure what his future holds ahead of his return to Barcelona from Bayern Munich. Coutinho completed his loan spell at Bayern by winning the Champions League title after a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the final on Sunday. The Brazil international is expected to make a permanent move from Barcelona this … Continue reading Coutinho unsure about future ahead of Barcelona return

Elche seal LaLiga return with dramatic last-gasp winner

Elche will return to LaLiga for the 2020-21 season after beating Girona 1-0 with a stoppage-time winner in the second leg of their promotion play-off final. With Thursday's first leg in Elche finishing 0-0, the return clash in Catalonia also appeared set to finish without a goal in the regulation 90 minutes. But Pere Milla … Continue reading Elche seal LaLiga return with dramatic last-gasp winner