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CHELSEA could dip into the transfer window when it opens in January, wth new boss Maurizio Sarri thought to be looking for reinforcements. Express Sport is on hand to bring you their possible starting XI.
SPANISH newspaper Marca has published a list of 11 possible January transfers - and there are two players who could be on their way to Real Madrid.
World Cup winner Danny Loader could be the latest England youth international to forge a career abroad with a host of German clubs tracking his progress.
A central defender is at the top of Jose Mourinho's transfer wish list after the club failed to deliver one in the summer - and reports say the Atletico Madrid star is at the top
England can reach the Nations League Finals
The Serie A champions fear being priced out of a deal for the Ajax centre-back and have begun eyeing alternatives to bolster their backline
LIVERPOOL could experience another flurry of transfer activity when the window reopens in January - despite Jurgen Klopp saying it will take something drastic for him to splash out. Express Sport looks at how the Reds might line up in the new year.
LIONEL MESSI is at the centre of a bizarre story featuring a La Liga referee howler and a phantom goal.
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The Barcelona and Croatia midfielder talks about playing England at the World Cup with a virus, how to stay calm when taking penalties and post-tournament exhaustionIvan Rakitic packed his bag, kissed his family goodbye and said see you on the 15th. It was early June and he was not planning to be back until mid-July, four days after his daughter’s birthday. His wife, Raquel Mauri, told him he had better explain, so he made a promise: “I told her: ‘Don’t worry, when it’s over we’ll have a big party,’” he grins. “And I kept my word.” The day Althea turned five, he was still in Moscow. That night he called, wished her happy birthday and said sorry: daddy wasn’t coming home just yet. He had a World Cup final to play. Related: Croatia stun Spain to set up Nations League decider against England Continue reading...
ARSENAL could sign up to THREE players when the transfer window reopens in January. So how could they lineup? Express Sport is on hand to bring you their possible starting XI.
Inter Milan have moved ahead of Tottenham in the battle to sign Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria. Andersen, the 22-year-old defender, has earned plenty of admirers this season after nailing down a spot in the Italian side’s first team. Spurs are tracking the centre-back closely and he is considered an ideal replacement for Toby Alderweireld, who \[…\]
The 26-year-old is planning long-term...
Is a move to the Premier League on the cards?
The defender believes his Germany team-mate would be a good signing for the Bundesliga champions
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CHELSEA have refused to comment on an allegation of illegal payments made to Andreas Christensen's dad.
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MANCHESTER UNITED chief Ed Woodward is working on bringing Diego Godin to Old Trafford.
Napoli have joined the race to sign Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool target Nicolo Barella, according to reports. The 21-year-old has shone in Serie A for Cagliari and they are ready to cash in on him if the price is right. Tottenham are said to be very interested in the Italian and recent reports have claimed \[…\]
AC Milan 'want to sign out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Fabinho' this January as the Brazilian searches for more regular time on the pitch. The £40m signing has taken time to adapt.
LIVERPOOL fans were left stumped last night when a tweet from the official account went wrong.
The Chelsea striker has lifted the lid on his first Chelsea training session...
In the first of a series, Coventry’s former goalkeeper and current coach discusses the team’s shaves with relegation and his father’s escape from the Nazis “He had a trench coat on, he was fleeing the village, and Nazis were opening up on them. They just ran.” Steve Ogrizovic is explaining why his family settled in Mansfield and how a harrowing journey made by his father – ending in England but starting in Yugoslavia during the second world war – shaped his life. Nicola Ogrizovic had already seen his own father shot dead when he fled his home as a 14-year-old in 1942, leaving behind his mother and two sisters. “That was the last time he ever saw his village and his family,” Ogrizovic says. “There was a lake – he went over it and into the woods. It was only when he felt safe in the forest that he checked himself. His coat had been flapping in the wind, there were bullet holes both sides but nothing hit him. He spent the next two years living rough, on the move all the time, evading capture.” Continue reading...
Coach Ernesto Valverde left Ousmane Dembele out of his Barcelona squad last weekend after the forward did not show up to training two days before the match and the club could not track him down.
REAL MADRID sensation Marco Asensio is keen to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, according to reports.
MANCHESTER UNITED could splash the cash in the new year - but how will they look after the January transfer window? Express Sport is on hand to bring you a possible starting XI.
The Brazilian has struggled to make an impact at Anfield.
WAYNE ROONEY admits his final season at Manchester United was ‘embarrassing’ as he was frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.
Leeds United target Moise Kean will allow Juventus to decide whether he should go out on loan in January. The 18-year-old is highly-rated by the Italian club’s coaching staff, who believe he is on course for a big future. However, the striker has played just 12 minutes this season after coming off the bench during \[…\]
Michy Batshuayi has dismissed talk that his stay at Valencia could be cut short before returning to parent club Chelsea. The 25-year-old has scored just one goal in 11 appearances this season.
Student and non-league defender on the thrill of turning out for his country and tears that greeted their first competitive win If Craig David considers his 7 Days hectic, he clearly has never met Jayce Olivero. Take the international break last month when Olivero and his country tasted their first competitive win, against Armenia; Saturday 13 October 2018 will live with Gibraltar forever. By the Tuesday night they were celebrating another, against Liechtenstein, and by Wednesday afternoon, via Gatwick airport, he was back home in Headington. By 9am Thursday, Olivero, a third-year student at Oxford Brookes University, was sitting in a two-hour lecture. Two days later he helped Abingdon United beat ninth-tier Tuffley Rovers in the Hellenic League Challenge Cup. Olivero, who had trials at Leicester and West Ham in his mid-teens, knows what is coming. “I always get that question,” he says, laughing. “I’ve been very fortunate to play against players like Hazard, Lukaku, Dzeko, Nani, all these great players … Kompany, Courtois, just a big list of brilliant players. Kevin De Bruyne. Continue reading...
CHELSEA are facing another transfer probe after allegations they paid the father of Danish defender Andreas Christensen more than £500,000.
Jose Mourinho was in Brussels on Thursday night on a scouting mission as he watched Belgium beat Iceland. Roberto Martinez's side were comfortable 2-0 winners.
The Belgium international has played a key role in his side's rise to the top of the Bundesliga standings
MANCHESTER UNITED fans want Marko Arnautovic in January.
The Manchester United boss has taken the opportunity to cast an eye over those in UEFA Nations League action during the international break
Wayne Rooney's England teammates were full of praise after the forward made his final appearance for 'The Three Lions' during a 3-0 win over the USA. Captain on the night Fabian Delph described Rooney's presence in camp as 'a breathe of fresh air'. England face Croatia on Sunday in the Nations League Continue reading...
STEVEN GERRARD has revealed what he really thinks of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
AARON RAMSEY has been backed to shine at Bayern Munich by Wales national team boss Ryan Giggs.
Today’s fluff might be heading north soon If Thursday felt like deadline day for the British cabinet then it follows that Friday should be a little woozy, a touch mellow, spent in a fug of regret and looming fear of whatever the Bad Thing was. Fortunately The Mill only knows football and, well, have we got a never-ending stream of guilt-free tittle-tattle for you. First of all, who was José Mourinho watching in Brussels on Thursday when Belgium beat Iceland? None of his Manchester United players were involved, so does that mean he wants another nibble at Toby Alderweireld – who helped Belgium to keep a clean sheet in the 2-0 win – this January? The centre-back was by far the most obvious target out there and it is little secret that Mourinho would like to convince his superiors – a word we naturally wouldn’t use lightly – that United desperately need reinforcing in that position. Related: Alexis Sánchez signing plays part in Manchester United 10% wage bill rise Continue reading...
Lewis Dunk failed to allay concerns over his ability at the highest level while USA’s limitations were also clear On a night when England fielded their least experienced side in 38 years, nobody epitomised the hunger in this young squad more than Jesse Lingard. After missing last month’s win over Spain with a groin injury, the Manchester United midfielder was desperate to make a strong impression and he did not take long to make his mark against the USA, setting the hosts on their way to a comfortable win with a brilliant opening goal in the 25th minute. As the competition for places in midfield grows ever more fierce, it was pleasing for Gareth Southgate to see Lingard rise to the challenge and seize the initiative with an effective display in the final third. Continue reading...
STEVEN GERRARD says he does not want the Liverpool manager’s job at the moment - because he thinks current boss Jurgen Klopp can lead them to Premier League glory.
The striker insists he has "no problem" with the Spanish side despite scoring just one league goal in 11 appearances
EDEN HAZARD delivered a contender for pass of the season during Belgium’s win over Iceland on Thursday night.
He didn't sound pleased...
There is plenty of football gossip, news and rumours in Friday’s newspapers. Here’s a round up of the headlines… Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is at his lowest ebb since joining the club. The striker is currently away training with Chile ahead of their games against Costa Rica and Honduras where he is said to \[…\]
Christian Pulisic was perhaps the stand out player for the USA despite the team being well beaten by a youthful England side who possessed too much movement and pace. Goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and debutant Callum Wilson saw England cruise to a 3-0 victory at Wembley. While much of the game was spent \[…\]
WEST HAM could keep Marko Arnautovic from the clutches of Manchester United and Chelsea - but only if they pay him a whopping £200,000 per week.
Captain Ashley Williams says he will be "disappointed" if Wales do not top their Nations League group by beating Denmark on Friday.
ENGLAND cruised to a comfortable victory over the USA in their international friendly clash, but which of Gareth Southgate's men impressed most and how did Wayne Rooney perform?
Manchester City could save themselves a fortune in the transfer market in 2019 by turning to players whose deals expire next year.
MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho is determined to sign Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly - and his stance could be to Arsenal's benefit.
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE managers are already thinking about their captaincy choices ahead of GW13.
MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho was spotted at Belgium’s UEFA Nations League showdown with Iceland on Thursday night.
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The West Ham forward continues to be linked with a move away from the London club, with reports suggesting he is a January transfer window target
LIVERPOOL will be boosted when Manchester City begin feeling the effects of the World Cup.
ARSENAL legend Arsene Wenger has revealed what he missed about being an active manager.
LIONEL MESSI will play for Argentina again.
LIVERPOOL ace Dejan Lovren has taunted Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos.
CRISTIANO RONALDO gives Juventus a ‘great chance’ to win the Champions League this season.
ARSENAL boss Unai Emery has always wanted his players to study football.
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WAYNE ROONEY made his 120th and final appearance for England as Gareth Southgate's team beat the United States 3-0 at Wembley. See how the action unfolded with Express Sport.
WAYNE ROONEY will demand he plays for England against Croatia on Sunday if he scores against USA tonight.
CHRISTIAN PULISIC should stay put at Borussia Dortmund and reject any approach from Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL midfielder Fabinho will join AC Milan - but only on loan initially.
WAYNE ROONEY was met by a pitch invader in his final England game tonight.
ARSENAL defender Laurent Koscielny faces a huge battle to get back to his best.
LEIGH GRIFFITHS has given Celtic a massive boost by returning to training.
WAYNE ROONEY insists he is retiring for England for good after his cameo appearance against the USA on Thursday night.
• Southgate unhappy with second-half performance• Rooney: ‘It was a special day for me and my family’ Gareth Southgate shelved plans to criticise his players for their second-half performance in victory over USA after Wayne Rooney stole the stage by delivering a tearful post-match speech in the dressing room as he called time on his England career. Southgate had been dissatisfied with aspects of the team’s display after half-time, his thoughts already turning to Sunday’s deciding Nations League match against Croatia where England can either claim their three-team group or, should they lose or score draw, be relegated to League B. Southgate intended to point out the team’s shortcomings immediately after the final whistle, only for Rooney to take to the floor to thank the group for welcoming him back into the fold. Continue reading...
It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changed In the end Wayne Rooney got the biggest cheer of the night. Which was, after all, the whole point. With 58 minutes gone there was a roar from the bleachers that almost became a full standing ovation as the crowd rose to clap and gawp, sucking the sweetness from the last of those big Rooney moments. He looked pretty much the same, just a little stiffer in this light and speedy England team. Rooney’s first act was to watch DeAndre Yedlin skim past him on the outside. He leaped for a couple of headers. A bit later a man in a red shirt ran on to the pitch and threw an arm around his shoulder before being led away by stewards, but nobody really seemed to mind much. Continue reading...
As his Red Devils tenure neared its end, the forward has revealed how he knew he needed to depart the club
• Tin Jedvaj’s stoppage-time winner gives Croatia 3-2 win• Wembley showdown will decide qualification and relegation Tin Jedvaj scored a last-gasp winner to revive Croatia’s hopes of reaching the Nations League finals as Spain fell to a 3-2 defeat in Zagreb. The game was goalless until Andrej Kramaric tucked Ivan Perisic’s headed pass beyond David de Gea in the 54th minute. However, Spain responded immediately when Dani Ceballos recorded his first senior goal with a left-footed drive. Continue reading...
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says he is disappointed his side failed to take their chances in the 0-0 draw away to the Republic of Ireland.
• New chairman Ben Purkiss is seeking to modernise union• Former UK Athletics head Ed Warner in frame to lead reviewGordon Taylor is potentially facing his most serious challenge in his 37 years as the chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association after the union’s chairman, Ben Purkiss, called for an independent review. Related: Richard Scudamore’s £5m reflects greedy and ruthless Premier League | David Conn Continue reading...
The perfect signing for United?
The Brazilian superstar played under Emery at PSG.
Who can be promoted and relegated in the Nations League, can England win it and what do the home nations need to do?
Debutant Callum Wilson scored and shone, while Wayne Rooney’s farewell was a fitting reminder of his qualityJordan Pickford Saved well from Pulisic to deny USA an unlikely opening goal. Subbed at half-time. 6 Continue reading...
All the latest Man Utd news and transfer rumours as the players prepare for the first games of this international break.
Paulo Dybala has distanced himself from a move to Manchester United, despite revealing he wants to play alongside former Juventus teammate Paul Pogba again. The diminutive attacking midfielder has developed into one of the brightest talents in world football and is surely set to be vying for Ballon d’Or crowns once they are released from \[…\]
NEYMAR is expected to start in a much-changed Brazil side when they face Uruguay at the Emirates on Friday .
Wayne Rooney made his 120th and final England appearance as Gareth Southgate’s side coasted to a 3-0 victory at Wembley • Sancho dazzles USA on Rooney farewell 1.00am GMT Related: Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age Related: Wayne Rooney tears stop Gareth Southgate’s England dressing-down 10.59pm GMT Related: England 3-0 USA: player ratings from the international friendly at Wembley Continue reading...
This friendly meeting, laced as it was with all kinds of potential drama, of the two Irish sides was a matter of expediency in the international calendar. A dull scoreless encounter ultimately drew a sense of fateful disappointment for the Republic of Ireland and their manager Martin O’Neill in particular, where Northern Ireland – the country he used to captain with much distinction – should have won. Continue reading...
There were glimpses of a familiar fearlessness, flashbacks to the searing pace generated from a standing start, all stocky power and precocious skill to traumatise markers. Wayne Rooney must have seen his youthful self in Jadon Sancho and, having delighted in a fond farewell, departed this stage convinced the baton has been passed on to worthy successors. This had been billed as his night but, in the end, it was the new generation who dazzled. The former captain’s cameo ultimately amounted to 32 minutes, a period illuminated by one sharp shift on to his left foot to whip away a shot that was claimed, one wonderfully lofted pass for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to gather, and a placed attempt in injury time which so nearly squirmed beyond Brad Guzan only for the goalkeeper to grasp it at full stretch. Rooney’s script did not quite extend to a 54th international goal. Continue reading...
Will he be leaving Camp Nou?
Tin Jedvaj’s first ever international goals earned Croatia a win that leaves their Nations League group wide open, while there was a dour draw in Dublin 9.52pm GMT That’s all from this live blog, but we’ll have reports and reaction from tonight’s games online soon. Thanks for reading. 9.46pm GMT Leroy Sané scored his first international goal as Germany cantered past Russia 3-0, while Michy Batshuayi’s brace was enough to take Belgium past Iceland. Greece held on to beat Finland and Austria drew 0-0 with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading...
Southgate's young side comprehensively beat USA.
Christian Pulisic was perhaps the stand out player for the USA who were left shell-shocked by a youthful England side who possessed too much movement and pace. Goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum saw England cruise to a 3-0 victory at Wembley. While much of the game was spent focused on Wayne Rooney, \[…\]
Referees at some grassroots football matches are planning to use the rock, paper, scissors game at kick-off to show support for a suspended official.
Will he go?