Latest Football News

  • Diego Costa has called in removal men to his London home as he continues to hope for a move to Atletico Madrid.
  • The Blues are preparing a fourth and £91 million move for Torino forward Andrea Belotti as their search for a striker continues.

  • Davinson Sanchez is having a medical on Tuesday ahead of a club-record move to Tottenham.
  • Chelsea are closing in on a £30 million deal to sign Danny Drinkwater from Leicester and are also hoping to sign Antonio Candreva from Inter Milan.
  • The Premier league champions will look to sign Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye if their attempts at landing Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater prove futile.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly willing to take more than a 50 per cent pay cut to return to Manchester United.

  • He may have left Manchester United but Wayne Rooney continues to push the buttons of Manchester City fans – both on the pitch and online.

  • He trolled them on Twitter afterwards as well.
  • Accompanying a picture of him celebrating in front of scores of clearly unimpressed City fans, Rooney quipped: “Always nice to see a few familiar faces.”
  • Lionel Messi was the biggest roadblock in Barcelona’s pursuit of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

  • Pep Guardiola says a club could activate Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s €300 million buyout clause — but sources have told ESPN FC that it will not be Manchester City.
  • Real Madrid’s appeal to reduce Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-game ban was rejected by a Spanish government’s tribunal on Tuesday.
  • Real midfielder Mateo Kovacic has verbally agreed to join Liverpool.
  • Kylian Mbappe wants to stay at Monaco this season and is not pushing for a move to Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Monaco fans are losing patience with Kylian Mbappe and have told their club that the teenage forward is not worth the money he is demanding.
  • Marcos Rojo trained with Manchester United on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from knee ligament damage, while two other first-team players also gave manager Jose Mourinho a boost.
  • Manchester City are preparing an improved bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans.
  • Jurgen Klopp insists there is no rift with Philippe Coutinho over the Brazilian’s failed attempt to force through a move to Barcelona.
  • Philippe Coutinho is ready to hold talks with Liverpool after conceding defeat in his efforts to join Barcelona this summer.
  • Barcelona are watching RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita as the club continue to look for signings before the close of the transfer window.
  • Barca forward Munir El Haddadi is attracting interest from Crystal Palace after impressing on loan at Valencia last season.
  • Juventus are considering an approach to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on a season-long loan.
  • Roma are the only serious contenders to sign former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado from Juventus.
  • Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam will end speculation over a potential move to Chelsea by committing his future to the Serie A side.
  • Gabriel Barbosa is attracting interest from Benfica and La Liga side Malaga after a loan move to Sporting Lisbon fell through.
  • Manchester United have sent three of their top scouts to go and watch Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay.
  • Monaco are keen to bring Manchester United striker Anthony Martial back to the club.
  • United have entered the race for Arsenal’s midfield prospect Marcus McGuane but Juventus currently lead the race for the youngster.
  • Manchester City are also interested, as are Serie A side Napoli.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told Arsene Wenger ‘face to face’ that he will not sign a new contract at Arsenal.
  • Arsenal could be persuaded to sell Alexis Sanchez for £70 million, but Arsene Wenger remains determined to keep the Chilean.
  • Tottenham are close to agreeing a €25 million fee with Paris Saint-Germain for Serge Aurier.
  • Tottenham centre-half Toby Alderweireld is a target for Serie A giants Inter.
  • Spurs full-back Danny Rose and his representatives will reportedly meet chairman Daniel Levy on Wednesday to resolve his future.
  • Brighton are preparing a move for former Manchester City attacker Stevan Jovetic, who has struggled to play on a regular basis for Inter Milan.
  • Nottingham Forest have signed Leeds midfielder Liam Bridcutt on a three-year deal.
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  • Diego Costa is embroiled in a legal battle with Chelsea as the Premier League club remains in the dark over when he will return to England.
  • Chelsea fear Diego Costa is growing fat during his exile from the Chelsea first team.
  • Philippe Coutinho’s bid to move to Barcelona has broken into open warfare with Liverpool.
  • If Barca cannot seal a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, they will set their sights on Christian Eriksen and Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic.

  • However, Barcelona’s moves to replace Neymar continue to take a hit, with Tottenham telling the Spanish side that Christian Eriksen is not for sale.
  • Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona’s first target to replace Neymar this summer is hoping Borussia Dortmund will allow him to join the Spanish giants.
  • He has been removed from the squad for the weekend’s DFB Pokal fixture, but the player remains optimistic he will be able to sign for the Catalan club.
  • Dembele is now refusing to pick up his phone and speak to anyone at the German club.
  • Barcelona’s desire to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain is real. The Argentine winger has been pushed down the pecking order in Paris with the signing of Neymar and could look to move on. He would be a cut-price replacement for the Brazil international.
  • Barcelona star Lionel Messi wants the club to invest the money from Neymar’s sale on Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, reports claim.
  • In order to ward off any future interest from other clubs, Real Madrid have slapped a €700m (£634m) release clause on playmaker Isco after he signed a new five-year-deal.
  • After talks between Zinedine Zidane and the club, Real Madrid won’t sign a new striker this summer. They will depend on the BBC and keep the squad as is. This would rule out a move for Kylian Mbappe, leaving them to hope he is still available next summer.
  • Real Madrid have given up their pursuit of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and his Manchester United counterpart David De Gea.
  • Chelsea star Eden Hazard is a ‘Plan B’ target for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane if he is unable to beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of Kylian Mbappe.
  • For the first time this summer, Monaco have opened up to discussions regarding the transfer of Mbappe. The player has forced his will and now the two clubs will discuss the possibility of a move.
  • Rennes have made a €10m (£9.1m) offer to Lille for Burnley transfer target Nicolas De Preville.

  • Manchester United will not go above £90 million in a bid to bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League.
  • United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season, says manager Jose Mourinho.
  • Eliaquim Mangala could get a shock lifeline at Manchester City – as Pep Guardiola struggles to find the new centre-back he wants.
  • Manchester United are set to sign teenage Oliveirense striker Bruno Amorim, according to quotes attributed to the Portuguese club’s director Antonio Jose Leite.
  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign Ajax central defender Davinson Sanchez.
  • Adrian has been offered a new West Ham contract despite Joe Hart’s arrival on loan as the new number one.
  • Tony Pulis is confident he will have five new signings to help celebrate his own new deal, with Ben Gibson, Gareth Barry and Joel Ward all high on his wanted list.
  • Leicester are reportedly ready to rival Stoke in a move to try and sign Andros Townsend before the transfer window shuts.
  • Riyad Mahrez’s move to Roma remains in limbo, with the Italian club not willing to make an improved offer for the Leicester star.
  • Roma want €45m for Juventus target Kevin Strootman.
  • Juventus are prepared to make a £23 million offer to Liverpool in hopes of landing Emre Can.
  • Marcelo Simonian, Javier Pastore’s agent, has travelled to Madrid with Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi to discuss a deal to swap the Argentina international for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
  • Inter Milan’s transfer window could be about to catch fire, with Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and former Juventus target Patrik Schick all linked with completing moves before the summer is out.
  • It’s not just German and English clubs suffering from player power, now it spreads to Italy with Chelsea transfer target Geoffrey Kondogbia failing to train with Inter Milan.
  • Also Leonardo Spinazzola, a Juventus transfer target, will travel with Atalanta this weekend, hoping to force a move to Turin.
  • Chelsea are set to land right-back target Joao Cancelo after Tottenham refused to meet Valencia’s £25m asking price.
  • Tottenham have made an approach for 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, but face competition from French side Lyon.
  • Chelsea have yet to return with an improved bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, after the Foxes rejected a £15m offer earlier this summer.
  • Everton and Southampton are battling it out for the signature of highly-prized Club Brugge youngster Noah Fadiga.
  • Celtic star Stuart Armstrong has become the subject of interest from Southampton, who are set to make a £3 million bid for him.
  • West Ham have reached a verbal agreement with Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25, over a proposed move.
  • Burnley will submit a £15m bid to sign Leeds and New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, to replace Andre Gray, who left for Watford this week.
  • Leeds have rejected a £12m offer – believed to be from Burnley- for Wood.
  • Leeds have lined up Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, 25, as a possible replacement for Wood.
  • Swansea will offer £20m for former midfielder Joe Allen, 27, despite Stoke saying the Wales international is not for sale.
  • Brighton are set to beat Middlesbrough and Sunderland to the signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Ezequiel Schelotto.
  • Jack Colback, 27, is set to leave Newcastle after a training ground row with boss Rafael Benitez.
  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says he cannot compete financially with the top Premier League clubs so cannot give manager Rafael Benitez enough money to spend in the transfer window.
  • French side Nantes, managed by former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, want to take 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide on loan.
  • The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
  • Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has posted a photo of himself with fellow right-back Serge Aurier – who is reportedly set to leave the French club – with the caption ‘se queda’ (‘he stays’) in a parody of Gerard Pique’s photo with Neymar before the latter left Barcelona for PSG.
  • WWE wrestler Triple H has sent West Haman inspirational video message before their Premier League opener against Manchester United.
  • Star Trek and X-Men actor Sir Patrick Stewart says he turns up to filming in his Huddersfield shirt when the club are playing and also gets sent a recording of the side’s matches by the Premier League newcomers.

Dominic Solanke impresses as Philippe Coutinho captained Liverpool beat Hertha Berlin

Liverpool 3-0 Hertha Berlin

Dominic Solanke scored his second goal of pre-season as Liverpool eased past Hertha Berlin 3-0 on Saturday.

The summer signing nodded the Reds in front in the 15th minute at the Olympiastadion, having been called into the starting XI as a late replacement after Divock Origi pulled out with a tight hamstring.

Solanke then played a part in setting up Georginio Wijnaldum to score the second, before Philippe Coutinho, named as captain for the day, lofted a ball over the top for Mo Salah to make it 3-0 after half-time.

The win continues Liverpool’s unbeaten pre-season campaign and should provide more optimism for the campaign ahead, with several new signings impressing in a good all-around display.

Perhaps with recent speculation over his future in mind, Jurgen Klopp handed the captain’s armband to Coutinho, with the Brazil international playing on the left of the front three in the first half.

Sadio Mane also started as he made his first appearance since suffering a knee injury in April.

Salah and Coutinho strike as Liverpool beat Leicester to win PL Asia Trophy

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City 


Mohamad Salah and Philippe Coutinho were on target for Liverpool as they beat Leicester 2-1 to win the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

It was the Foxes who took an early lead in the Hong Kong showpiece as Islam Slimani  headed home, but new signing Salah  scored his second goal since arriving at Liverpool to equalise not long after.

Coutinho  scored the goal of the tournament to seal the victory with one minute of the first half to play, curling a stunning strike past Kasper Schmeichel and showing why he is a rumoured target for Barcelona.

It was Leicester who drew first blood, with Slimani nodding home in the 12th minute.

Christian Fuchs crossed a dangerous ball into the box after a fine pass from Marc Albrighton down the channel and the Algerian striker rose above James Milner to head into the net.

Eight minutes later, Liverpool were back in the game with a brilliantly worked goal. Salah slid the ball across the top of the box to Coutinho, who chipped the ball expertly over the top to the Egyptian winger as he made his way into the box and nodded past Schmeichel.

But the best goal was saved for last as Coutinho produced a spectacular effort in the 44th minute. Salah was once again involved as he linked up with Firmino, before the latter tapped the ball into the feet of his fellow Brazilian. Coutinho then let fly with the sweetest of strikes that curled past Schmeichel into the bottom corner to give the Reds a half-time lead.

Liverpool XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho; Salah, Firmino, Origi
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Morgan, Drinkwater, Vardy, Albrighton, Maguire, Amartey, Slimani, James, Mahrez, Fuchs

Latest Football News

during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Brittania Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has reached a verbal agreement with Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain to take over at the Etihad Stadium next season.

Bayern will try to renew their coach’s contract, but have also approached Jurgen Klopp as a contingency plan.

Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Kluivert and Michael Ballack could be among the star names signed up to play each other in tournament action in 2017 after plans for a new Legends World Cup were announced.

Mexico will stage the tournament, open to retired players between the ages of 35 and 45, with proceeds going to charities in the host country.

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke suspended for 90 days.

FIFA’s ethics committee has made the recommendation to suspend president Sepp Blatter for 90 days.

The suspension has to be confirmed by Judge Hans-Joachim Eckert of the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee.

UEFA has begun disciplinary proceedings against Dinamo Zagreb player Arijan Ademi after the midfielder failed a doping test following his team’s shock Champions League win over Arsenal last month, the Croatian club have confirmed.

Dinamo Zagreb's Arijan Ademi
Dinamo Zagreb’s Arijan Ademi

Arsenal are optimistic that Laurent Koscielny will return to action for the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich later this month

Incoming Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, 48, will give the club’s players a chance to prove themselves – rather than planning significant changes straight away.

Klopp’s first big task at Liverpool will be to keep Philippe Coutinho after Manchester City targeted the 23-year-old Brazil playmaker as a long-term replacement for David Silva, who turns 30 in January.

Coutinho is not set to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid, according to the Brazil international’s agent.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be among the candidates should the FA look to replace Roy Hodgson as England boss after Euro 2016.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes are also on a shortlist of potential replacements

Sunderland will let Sam Allardyce name his terms in a final bid to make him their new manager.

David Beckham has been unable to reconcile the rift between ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and former skipper Roy Keane to enable the latter to appear in a charity match at Old Trafford in November.

Cristiano Ronaldo has said his former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has an extremely compassionate side to his personality.

Speaking in an upcoming BBC documentary entitled “Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success,” Ronaldo said that he had shown great understanding before his father’s death in 2005.

“When my dad was sick in London and was in hospital — very bad, in a coma — I had a conversation with [Ferguson],” Ronaldo said. “I said, ‘Boss, I don’t feel good.’

“We are in a key moment in the league and the Champions League, but I say, ‘Boss, I don’t feel good. I want to see my dad.’

“[He said] ‘Cristiano, you want to go one day, two days, one week, you can go. I’m going to miss you here because you know you are important, but your dad [comes] first.’

“When he told me that, I thought, ‘This guy’s unbelievable.'”

Former Barcelona player and coach Johan Cruyff says that current Blaugrana star Lionel Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Real Madrid Galactico is just “a great goal scorer” who does not concern himself with how the team plays overall.

Sergio Aguero will adopt the No. 10 shirt for Argentina while it is left vacant due to the injury of its usual wearer, Lionel Messi.

“I wore it for the first time against Bosnia, in a friendly in the United States, and Leo said: ‘When I am not around, Kun has to use it.’ Then he started to send me messages: ‘Are you going to wear it? You’re not going to chicken out?’

Wayne Rooney, 29, will miss England’s final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania because of injury.

Manchester United are set to rival Bayern Munich for the signing of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, who has a £37 million release clause.

United forward James Wilson is a loan target for Celtic.

United centre-back Regan Poole, 17, has been unable to play a competitive game more than a month after his transfer from Newport County – because he still has not had international clearance to move from Wales to England.

Cesc Fabregas has voiced his belief that Jose Mourinho is the best coach for Chelsea, and it’s just a matter of time before the Blues begin to turn their season around.

Mourinho is to bring out a new book – six days after saying he was going through the most difficult period of his career.

Reports suggest Chelsea will announce the signing of veteran goalkeeper Marco Amelia on Thursday.

La Liga president Javier Tebas says English football should allow reserve teams to play within its league system – as happens in Spain – in order to produce better players.

  • West Ham chairman David Gold hopes moving to the Olympic Stadium will boost the club’s female fan base because it is based close to a shopping centre.
  • Tottenham are interested in signing Gent striker Laurent Depoitre, 26, in January and will also make a new bid for West Bromwich Albion’s England Under-21 forward Saido Berahino, 22.
  • Spurs forward Harry Kane has responded to a six-year-old fan who wrote a letter asking if he would come round for a kickabout on Friday – the day England play Estonia. Kane replied: “I’ll ask Roy Hodgson but I think I’ll have to be at Wembley!”
  • A Liverpool supporter believes they have spotted the club’s likely new manager Jurgen Klopp ordering a new car at a dealership in the city.
  • Aston Villa are planning to make a January bid for Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, 22, as doubts remain over the form of 31-year-old American Brad Guzan.