Association football
Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott
Ramos, Marcelo and De Gea round out FIFA 18's Team of the Year
Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mkhitaryan-Alexis swap agreed
Man Utd target Akanji joins Dortmund in reported €22 million deal
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo wants Man Utd return
Alexis will have ‘a massive impact’ at Manchester United – Saha
2018-01-19 12:05:14 Alexis Sanchez will become a huge star at Manchester United, former Old Trafford striker Louis Saha has said. The Chile international is expected to complete his move to the Red Devils from Arsenal imminently, with some reports even suggesting United wish him to debut in the weekend’s Premier League clash with Burnley. Saha, who turned out for the club from 2004-08, has backed the 29-year-old to be a big hit   Read More ...
January transfer news & rumours: Mourinho makes Ballon d'Or promise to Bale if he joins Man Utd
2018-01-19 12:04:55 Mourinho makes Bale promises Jose Mourinho has made various promises to Gareth Bale in an attempt to get him to sign for Manchester United, reports Don Balon. The Real Madrid star has long been a transfer target for the Premier League side, with Mourinho now keen to pull out all the stops to land the Welshman. The United boss has apparently promised Bale he will be the main man at Old Trafford and even gone as far as telling him he can start thinking about winning the Ballon d'Or if he joins them   Read More ...
Sergi Roberto agrees new Barcelona deal
2018-01-19 12:04:40 Sergi Roberto has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a deal with Barcelona that will keep him with the Camp Nou club until 2022. Manchester United had been linked with the versatile Spain international, but he has signed on with the Catalans for another four years. In a statement, the Primera Division leaders said: "FC Barcelona and Sergi Roberto have reached an agreement on a contract renewal, which will keep the player at the Camp Nou through to 30 June 2022   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho makes Ballon d'Or promise to tempt Bale
2018-01-19 12:04:35   Read More ...
Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Man City move for Can
2018-01-19 10:04:43 Man City move for Can Can has so far held out on signing a new deal at Anfield, and has also been linked with a free transfer to Bayern Munich, with Juventus also admitting they were interested in his signature. If Bayern sign Schalke's Leon Goretzka, however, he might favour staying in the Premier League with Pep Guardiola. Reds reject West Brom loan offers Alan Pardew had already called Arsenal about a deal for Theo Walcott, but the manager is limited to loan deals unless he offloads Jonny Evans for big money   Read More ...
Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want to field Alexis against Burnley
2018-01-19 10:04:37 Man Utd want to field Alexis against Burnley Manchester United are hoping to give Alexis Sanchez his debut this weekend against Burnley, according to the . For that to happen the Chilean's move from Arsenal would have to be completed as soon as midday local time on Friday so that he could be registered in time for Saturday's outing. Leicester battle Man City & Arsenal for Evans Leicester City are ready to enter the battle for the signature of West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans, reports the   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal force Alexis to train alone
2018-01-19 10:04:34 Alexis frozen out of Arsenal training Alexis Sanchez trained away from the Arsenal first team on Thursday as his move to Manchester United draws nearer, reports the Having trained with his team-mates as recently as the previous day, the Chilean cut a lonely figure on Thursday at the club's London Colney training ground. A deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan plus a cash payment could be completed as soon as Friday   Read More ...
Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe’s biggest earners
2018-01-19 06:59:08 Zurich: Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 per cent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, Uefa said in an annual report published on Tuesday. The European Club Football Landscape report said revenues among Europe’s 700-odd top-flight clubs totalled euro 18.5 billion (Dh83.1 billion) for 2016, compared to euro 16   Read More ...
January transfer news & rumours: Man Utd want Alexis against Burnley
2018-01-19 06:11:49 Man Utd want to field Alexis against Burnley Manchester United are hoping to give Alexis Sanchez his debut this weekend against Burnley, according to the . For that to happen the Chilean's move from Arsenal would have to be completed as soon as midday local time on Friday, so that he could be registered in time for Saturday's outing. Giroud bound for Dortmund in Auba deal Olivier Giroud is set to move to Borussia Dortmund as part of the deal that takes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, claims the   Read More ...
Wenger: Alexis loss won't hurt Arsenal as much as Van Persie exit
2018-01-19 06:11:24 Arsene Wenger is resigned to losing Alexis Sanchez and believes that Arsenal fans have made their peace with him leaving as well, claiming that the loss of former forward Robin van Persie to the same Manchester United side in 2012 was much more painful. Arsenal and Manchester United are thought to be nearing a conclusion on negotiations of a swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to London as Sanchez moves the other way   Read More ...
Zidane hopes late Leganes win is turning point for Real Madrid
2018-01-19 06:11:20 Zinedine Zidane believes a last-gasp victory at Leganes in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals could prove to be a turning point for Real Madrid, who broke a three-game winless streak thanks to a 1-0 success. Leganes had impressed in their maiden appearance at this stage of the competition, Jose Naranjo and Claudio Beauvue forcing good saves from Kiko Casilla, with Madrid appearing toothless in the absence of star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema   Read More ...
De Gea happy to delay Man Utd contract talks
2018-01-19 06:11:16 David de Gea is keen to delay talks over a new Manchester United contract until the end of the season. United manager Jose Mourinho this week called for De Gea to be given a bumper extension to his current deal, which is set to expire in 2019, although it has an option to be increased for a further 12 months. Related But despite near-constant speculation linking the 27-year-old with a return to the Spanish capital, De Gea is in no rush to sit down for contract talks   Read More ...
Alexis & the Arsenal stars who left to join bigger clubs
2018-01-18 12:03:30 The forward is poised to join Manchester United, which would make him the latest of a long line of players to leave north London in search of trophies Nicolas Anelka to Real Madrid | 1999 Nicolas Anelka followed Arsene Wenger into Arsenal in 1997, signing from Paris Saint-Germain at just 17 years of age. Wenger would use him sparingly during his first season in the Premier League, but an impressive second season and a prolific third saw him gain interest from Real Madrid in 1999   Read More ...
'Mkhitaryan will be fantastic for Arsenal' - Neville backs Man Utd exit
2018-01-18 10:03:59 Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be “a fantastic signing” for Arsenal, says Phil Neville, with a Manchester United exit making a lot of sense for the Armenian. The midfielder appears to be heading towards the out door at Old Trafford, with a proposed switch to Emirates Stadium set to form part of an agreement to take Alexis Sanchez in the opposite direction. Mkhitaryan will move on having endured a rocky relationship with Jose Mourinho during his time in Manchester, with the 28-year-old having slipped in and out of favour   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Bale in talks over Old Trafford move
2018-01-18 10:03:51 Bale in talks with Man Utd Gareth Bale is in talks with Manchester United, as he doesn't want to be part of the sinking ship at Real Madrid, according to . The former Spurs star believes Jose Mourinho can help him return to his best and is willing to take a pay cut to make the move, though Real Madrid's asking price is still higher than what the Premier League club are willing to spend   Read More ...
Ulsan's young footballers to join European clubs on loan
2018-01-18 08:06:06 SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pro football club Ulsan Hyundai said Thursday their two promising players will join European clubs this season on loan. Ulsan, which finished fourth in the K League Classic last year, said midfielders Oh In-pyo and Hong Hyun-seok will be loaned out to European clubs this season. Ulsan said Oh has recently completed his contract with Austrian side LASK Linz, while Hong only has a medical test left to join third-tier German club SpVgg Unterhaching   Read More ...
Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott
2018-01-18 05:01:04 LONDON (AFP) - Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday. Walcott had been out of favour with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for much of this season and has opted to move to Goodison Park in a bid to kick-start his faltering career. The 28-year-old made just 16 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and last started a Premier League game for the Gunners in April   Read More ...
Neymar not angered by PSG boos after Cavani penalty snub, says Silva
2018-01-18 02:02:42 Neymar was not angry despite being whistled by Paris Saint-Germain supporters during an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon, in which the Brazilian was in inspired form, according to club captain Thiago Silva. The world's most expensive player , extending their advantage from nearest rivals Lyon to 11 points ahead of Sunday's game between the two sides. Neymar also provided a pair of assists in a glittering individual performance, but he was involved in another on-pitch disagreement with strike partner Edinson Cavani   Read More ...
Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe’s biggest earners
2018-01-18 00:00:33 Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 per cent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, Uefa said in an annual report published on Tuesday. The European Club Football Landscape report said that revenues among Europe's 700-odd top-flight clubs totalled 18.5 billion euros (S$29.9b) for 2016, compared to 16   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract
2018-01-17 18:04:30 Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract Alexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season   Read More ...
Ramos, Marcelo and De Gea round out FIFA 18's Team of the Year
2018-01-17 18:04:14 The Real Madrid and Manchester United stars were voted in by athletes, media and members of the EA Sports FIFA community in the annual best XI The quartet of defenders made the final cut after the field had been narrowed to 20 nominees, with Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva, Chelsea's Marcos Alonso and Manchester United's Antonio Valencia among those missing out   Read More ...
Tickets, wages, crowds: Premier League v Europe in five charts
2018-01-17 16:07:59 English football fans pay more. Their clubs have larger wage bills. But attendances are, on average, higher in the Premier League than anywhere in Europe. Uefa has released its documenting everything from club revenues to agents' fees. The report, based on the 2016 financial year, shows English football fans paid at least 40% more, on average, to watch a top-flight match than supporters on the continent   Read More ...
Why Chelsea chose not to fight the Manchester clubs for Alexis Sanchez
2018-01-17 16:04:13 With Alexis Sanchez hell-bent on leaving Arsenal during the January transfer window and Chelsea in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, one would expect the Blues to be all over the Chile international. Instead, they are nowhere to be seen – regardless of rumours to the contrary - as Manchester United are the strong favourites to sign the former Barcelona man, having leapfrogged Manchester City in the race for his signature   Read More ...
January transfer news & rumours: Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract
2018-01-17 16:04:08 Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract Alexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season   Read More ...
Otamendi signs new Man City deal to 2022
2018-01-17 16:04:05 Manchester City have signed Argentine centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal that runs until 2022. The 29-year-old has made 118 appearances since joining the club in a reported reported £32 million move from Valencia in 2015. His original contract expired in 2020, with Wednesday's announcement adding two years to his stay at the Etihad Stadium. , with City locking down Otamendi ahead of the World Cup in an effort to ward off interest from Europe's top clubs   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal players want Alexis gone
2018-01-17 14:04:02 Arsenal players want Alexis gone Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the . Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction   Read More ...
January transfer news & rumours: Arsenal players want Alexis gone
2018-01-17 14:03:57 Arsenal players want Alexis gone Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the . Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction. Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours   Read More ...
Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal players want Alexis gone
2018-01-17 14:03:36 Arsenal players want Alexis gone Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the . Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction   Read More ...
Lingard on Messi comparisons: I'm my own player
2018-01-17 12:04:35 Jesse Lingard has played down tongue-in-cheek comparisons to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, insisting he is merely focusing on helping Manchester United. Lingard's form has seen him compared to Barca's brilliant attacker by several United fans, but the 25-year-old insists that he is committed to being his own player. Related "Messi's regarded as one of the best players in the world, so it's always good for your confidence but I'm my own player and as long as I can help my team, that's all that matters," he told the Premier League website   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mkhitaryan demands to be Arsenal's highest earner
2018-01-17 10:04:03 Mkhitaryan wants to be Arsenal's highest earner Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to be the best-paid player at Arsenal as part of the swap deal between the Gunners and Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, according to the . As reported by , the deal is already being held up over contract payments on the United end, and there are now apparently further complications with the Armenian demanding big money at Emirates Stadium   Read More ...
Manchester United overhaul Real Madrid, Barcelona as Europe’s biggest earners
2018-01-17 07:18:32 Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday. The European Club Football Landscape report said revenues among Europe’s 700-odd top-flight clubs totalled 18.5 billion euros ($22.7 billion) for 2016, compared to 16.9 billion the year before and 2   Read More ...
Wright: Arsenal transfer deals all feel 'panicky'
2018-01-17 06:11:34 Former Arsenal star Ian Wright believes the Gunners lack a cohesive plan in the transfer market, and are instead making panic moves. The London club are nearing a sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan reportedly set to head the other way. Theo Walcott is also on the verge of being sold to Everton, and the Gunners are being heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho to sign contract extension
2018-01-17 06:11:29 Mourinho to sign contract extension Manchester United are set to announce a contract extension for manager Jose Mourinho, according to The National. Mourinho's current three-year deal runs until 2019, and negotiations that began earlier in the season have now been concluded successfully. United currently sit second in the Premier League table after Mourinho led the Red Devils to League Cup and Europa League titles last year in his first season with the club   Read More ...
Conte won't 'waste words' talking about Alexis Sanchez coming to Chelsea
2018-01-17 06:11:24 Chelsea were rumoured to be competing with Manchester United to sign Alexis Sanchez on Monday night as Manchester City pulled out of a deal for the Arsenal man, but Antonio Conte is resigned to him joining another club. Manchester United are negotiating a deal which may see Henrikh Mkhitaryan go to the London club along with a transfer fee and sizable wage demands   Read More ...
Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners
2018-01-17 05:58:51 ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday. The European Club Football Landscape report said revenues among Europe’s 700-odd top-flight clubs totaled 18.5 billion euros ($22.7 billion) for 2016, compared to 16   Read More ...
Eleven European clubs sold a record one million tickets each for league games - five from the Premier League as Barcelona top the overall pile
2018-01-17 05:13:38   Read More ...
Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mata contract yet to be triggered
2018-01-16 16:04:14 Man Utd yet to trigger Mata deal Manchester United are yet to trigger the one-year option on Juan Mata’s contract, but the playmaker wants to stay at Old Trafford, according to . Mata’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he has been linked with summer moves to Inter Milan and former club Valencia. United have a 12-month option on Mata’s contract and the club are still expected to exercise the deal to keep the Spaniard for at least another season   Read More ...
Betting: Cristiano Ronaldo 25/1 to take over from Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
2018-01-16 16:03:57 When Real Madrid romped to a 5-1 aggregate win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup in mid-August, things were looking bright for Los Blancos ahead of the new campaign. Defending European champions and red-hot title favourites following Neymar's departure from the Camp Nou, that was about as good as it's been for Zinedine Zidane in recent months. dabblebet go that Cristiano Ronaldo, who has cut an increasingly frustrated figure of late, replaces Zidane on a permanent basis   Read More ...
Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal risk losing Nelson
2018-01-16 16:03:52 PSG & Madrid track Arsenal teenager The 18-year-old is out of contract next year and there has yet to be agreement over a long-term deal for the winger to stay at the Emirates Stadium. The situation has led to PSG and Madrid taking an interest, while rival Premier League clubs are also keeping a watching brief. Arsenal to get Auba update on Tuesday Tuesday will be an important day for Arsenal's pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to   Read More ...
Morals over money - Why Man City pulled out of Alexis Sanchez transfer
2018-01-16 14:05:10 Manchester City's decision to pull out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez is based on many factors, but none have proven to be more decisive than the principles of Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain. Much is being made of the total cost of signing Alexis from Arsenal this month, but it is the very fact that the fees began to spiral in the first place that persuaded City to walk away   Read More ...