Manchester United are anticipating an approach from Paris Saint-Germain for Paul Pogba before the close of the transfer window next month. Pogba has entered the final 12 months of his £290,000 a week contract at Old Trafford and United have been given no encouragement that the France midfielder is prepared to sign a new deal. Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, is understood to have been in discussions with PSG about personal terms as the French club lay the groundwork for a move. United - who announced
Jadon Sancho said he wanted to help bring trophies back to Manchester United after joining the English football giants from Germany's Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth a reported £73 million ($100 million).
Jadon Sancho will bring style and swagger to Manchester United's attack after the England forward completed a £73 million ($100 million) move which is expected to ignite his club's Premier League title charge this season.
Manchester United have signed England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund on a five-yar contract, the Premier League club announced Friday.
The two clubs had reached an agreement for the transfer earlier this month, with Dortmund saying United would pay 85 million euros ($100 million) for the 21-year-old. "I'll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day," Sancho, a former youth player at United's rivals Manchester City, told the club's website https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/statement-man-utd-complete-transfer-of-jadon-sancho-from-borussia-dortmund.
South Korea captain Son has bagged 107 goals and 64 assists in 280 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham since joining the north London club in 2015 from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. The 29-year-old has formed a lethal partnership with England striker Harry Kane, with the pair scoring a combined 40 goals out of the team's total of 68 in the Premier League last season as they finished seventh. "It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here," Son said in a club statement https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2021/july/sonny-signs-new-four-year-deal.
China's hopes of improving its standing in world football rest on enhancing the standard of coaching at youth level across the country, says former World Cup striker Yang Chen. President Xi Jinping's desire to see his country become one of the world's leading football nations has driven huge growth in the game across the country over much of the last decade. Huge sums have poured into the sport from the private sector as high-profile players and World Cup coaches have come and gone from the Chinese Super League.
Premier League side Everton made their third signing of the summer with the arrival of Demarai Gray from Bayer Leverkusen, the club announced on Thursday.
Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media said Everton paid around 1.6 million pounds ($2.2 million) for Gray. Former England Under-21 international Gray started his career with Birmingham City in 2013 before moving to Leicester City three years later.
New Real Madrid defender David Alaba said he has not joined the club with a view to replacing former captain Sergio Ramos. The versatile Alaba, who arrives on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, will wear the number four shirt that Ramos sported during his 16-year stint at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ramos, 35, has joined Paris Saint-Germain.
Ibrahima Konate made his eagerly-anticipated Liverpool debut on Tuesday night as Jurgen Klopp’s side began pre-season with a pair of hard-fought matches in Austria. The French defender - a £35million high-profile early summer arrival from RB Leipzig - started the second of two shortened 30-minute consecutive mini-friendlies in Salzburg, helping Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 1-1 draw against Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart. “Yes, I am very happy,” Konate told Liverpool’s official website afterwards.
Financial details were not disclosed but British media reported the fee for the Serbia international was about 10.5 million pounds ($14.32 million). Grujic was Juergen Klopp's first signing as Liverpool manager in 2016, joining from Red Star Belgrade, and the 25-year-old made 14 appearances for the Anfield club in all competitions. He also had loan spells at Cardiff City and Hertha Berlin and was a regular in the Bundesliga side.
Liverpool have banked £17million from the sale of Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi. Grujic, the Serbia midfielder, underwent a medical with Porto on Tuesday and has completed a £10.5m move to the Portuguese club, where he spent last season on loan. Nigerian striker Awoniyi had a medical on Tuesday with Union Berlin and has joined the Bundesliga side for a club record £6.5m fee. Liverpool are understood to have clauses in both deals that will entitle them to a 10 per cent sell on fee in the event e
Germany’s Olympic football team walked off the pitch during their friendly with Honduras on Saturday after defender Jordan Torunarigha was alleged to have been racially abused. The Germans were taking on Honduras as they continue their preparations for this month’s Tokyo Olympics, with the match consisting of three thirds of 30 minutes. Coach Stefan Kuntz said after the game: "When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option."
Former Netherlands forward Arjen Robben has ended his long playing career after an attempt at a comeback last season with his first professional club FC Groningen was marred by injuries. The 37-year old ex-Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea winger said his decision to quit was difficult but realistic. Robben made a surprise comeback when he signed a one-year deal with his boyhood club Groningen, a year after retiring with an eighth Bundesliga title at Bayern under his belt.
Dutch football great Arjen Robben announced his retirement from his youth club FC Groningen on Thursday, ending an illustrious career spanning two decades.
Borussia Dortmund are bracing themselves for Chelsea to make a firm move for Erling Haaland. It will take a bid of £150million for the Norway striker to convince Dortmund to sell, with the club prepared to take a huge hit on his valuation by holding onto him for another 12 months. Interested clubs can trigger a release clause in Haaland’s contract next summer, which could see him move for around £65m.
Soccer's law-making body IFAB gave competition organisers the option of allowing teams to continue using up to five substitutes per game until the end of 2022 and the DFL's Extraordinary Members Assembly took up the option. Most matches last season were played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- with away fans barred -- and the DFL said matchday three was selected for their return as teams would need to get used to welcoming back crowds again. "For as long as spectator capacity is still subject to legal restrictions, 5% of the tickets for each game are to be reserved for away fans," the DFL said.
Davies, who suffered the injury during training earlier this week, has returned to German champions Bayern Munich to begin his recovery ahead of the new Bundesliga season. This year's Gold Cup would have been the third for Davies after he helped Canada reach the quarter-finals in the last two editions of the biennial tournament to determine the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
South Korean attacking midfielder Jae-sung Lee has signed for Bundesliga side Mainz on a free transfer after narrowly missing promotion last season with ex-club Holstein Kiel.
Louis van Gaal has moved a step closer to returning as Netherlands coach for a third time after meeting with Dutch football association officials to discuss the job, local media reported on Friday. The reports said the 69-year-old held talks at his home in Portugal on Thursday with KNVB directors Nico-Jan Hoogma and Eric Gudde, who are responsible for the choice of a new coach after Frank de Boer’s resignation. De Boer resigned after their Euro 2020 last-16 defeat to Czech Republic on June 27 and the KNVB said it would move swiftly to find a replacement, with the team set to resume their World Cup qualification campaign in September.
* In May, Belarusian soccer team Dinamo Brest filled the stands with mannequins sporting cut-out portraits of real supporters, while German Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach offered to put a "cardboard you" in the stands for 19 euros ($22). * Elsewhere, the English Premier League used audio effects and computer-generated 'fans' to improve the viewer experience for its soccer matches. * The Indian Premier League, a popular twenty20 cricket tournament, also used pre-recorded crowd cheers and applause and had 'fan walls' at venues to allow fans to virtually attend the matches.
Gareth Southgate: This is an incredible country and I have never been more proud to be English England vs Italy, Euro 2020 final: What time is kick off on Sunday and how to watch live at Wembley Uefa has ruled out staging another pan-continental European Championship after admitting the format of the current tournament was “not fair”. Aleskander Ceferin, the governing body’s president, said he would “not support” a repeat of Euro 2020 amid mounting complaints that it had given England an unfair
Germany's new head coach Hansi Flick on Wednesday unveiled his backroom staff with goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke leaving the national set-up after 17 years to bring "fresh" impulse.
Bayern Munich's new head coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed Manuel Neuer will remain the club's captain next season and backed embattled winger Leroy Sane to prove his critics wrong.