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Riyad Mahrez to join N'Golo Kante in Leicester exit, Costa want Atletico

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 09:32
The ESPN FC crew discuss Chelsea's signing of N'Golo Kante from the reigning Premier League champions. With the summer transfer window upon us, rumours are picking up steam. Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip -- follow our live blog below and  see the latest deals here. Top story: Leicester's exodus begins N'Golo Kante may not be the only player heading for the exit door at Leicester. Riyad Mahrez has instructed his representatives to find him a new club after rejecting the Foxes' offer of a new contract, writes the Guardian....

Steven Gerrard scores as LA Galaxy beats Houston Dynamo

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 07:29
LA Galaxy Houston Dynamo 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Major League Soccer: Steven Gerrard (66'), LA Galaxy 1-0 Houston Dynamo Steven Gerrard slotted home a long rebound and the LA Galaxy beat the visiting Houston Dynamo 1-0. The Galaxy continued to move up Major League Soccer's Western Conference table after injuries and international duties for some players saw Bruce Arena's team get off to a somewhat slow start. Gerrard, 36, was in the right place when a Robbie Keane shot following a long pass over the Houston defense was deflected off Dynamo goalkeeper Joe Willis and the former Liverpool player finished in style...

MLS: Gerrard goal -- LA Galaxy (66')

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 06:40
Major League Soccer: Steven Gerrard (66'), LA Galaxy 1-0 Houston Dynamo

Kedah bank on new strike combo Smeltz and Thiago against JDT in MSL

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 03:22
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Stanley Bernard preview the next round of action in the Malaysian Super League. Kedah head coach Tan Cheng Hoe is excited by the prospect of Thiago Fernandes and Shane Smeltz striking the right chord to change his side's goal scoring fortunes, starting with the Malaysia Super League (MSL) clash against Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) on Saturday night. Brazilian Fernandes, on loan from Felda United, made a golden debut with two assist, before scoring the winning goal in the 4-3 Malaysia Cup victory over Sarawak on Wednesday. New Zealand international Smeltz, who famously scored against...

Benin could face suspension after arrest warrants issued for FIFA chief

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 02:33
PORTO-NOVO, Benin -- FIFA has threatened Benin with another suspension from international soccer after a judge in the West African nation issued arrest warrants for a senior FIFA official and the head of Ivory Coast's federation. The warrants demand that FIFA council member Constant Omari and Ivory Coast Football Federation president Augustin Sidy Diallo be arrested immediately and taken to a jail in the capital Potro-Novo. FIFA told the Benin federation that if the warrants aren't withdrawn by Monday,...

Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta still in Spain ahead of Turkey charity match

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 01:37
Barcelona striker Lionel

Patrick Kluivert an odd choice as Paris Saint-Germain director of football

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 01:15
Manager Unai Emery and midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa were both introduced at Paris Saint-Germain during a press conference. Kluivert will need to assert himself quickly as PSG's new director of football if he's to have a chance at success. Just over three years to the day since Leonardo left his position as Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director, the French champions have found somebody to fill the void left by the Brazilian transfer guru. In a surprise announcement on Thursday, the club revealed that Patrick Kluivert is the new director of football at the Parc des Princes. The 40-year-old Dutchman's arrival has not concerned fans in the capital but it does raise questions over the off-the-pitch direction in which the Ligue 1...

Juventus would attain "super club" status with Gonzalo Higuain deal

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 00:43
The crew answer your tweets about N'golo Kante, Juventus and Stevie's ideal Scotland manager. "Silly season" is now officially open. That is how Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis reacted to reports that Juventus have laid the groundwork to take Gonzalo Higuain, Serie A's top scorer and MVP, to the J Stadium. The news late on Thursday night, that Juventus have an agreement with Higuain to sign a four-year contract that would make him the highest-paid player in Italy thanks to a €7.5 million-per-season deal, got everybody's attention. A failure to keep the promises Napoli made him...

Montreal Impact star Ignacio Piatti suspended after bad foul

Futbol - Sob, 16/07/2016 - 00:23
Major League Soccer: Ignacio Piatti (44'), Portland Timbers 1-1 Montreal Impact MLS has suspended Montreal Impact star midfielder Ignacio Piatti one match for a foul against the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Piatti brought down Alvas Powell from behind with a two-footed challenge in the 18th minute. He received a yellow card on the play, but referee Allen Champan later said after reviewing replays that a red card "was warranted." But Piatti stayed on the pitch and equalized for Montreal and the game finished in a 1-1 draw. He will now miss Montreal's match against NYCFC on...

Mahrez to follow Kante out of Leicester?

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:59
N'Golo Kante may not be the only player heading for the exit door at Leicester. Riyad Mahrez has instructed his representatives to find him a new club, while Diego Costa wants out of Chelsea and back to Atletico. Transfer Talk »

Arsenal may miss Gonzalo Higuain again; striker set for Juventus move

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:59
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol discusses possible transfers of Gonzalo Higuain and Joe Allen, as well as Arsenal's missed chance. With the summer transfer window upon us, rumours are picking up steam. Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip -- follow our live blog below and  see the latest deals here. Top story: Juve to beat Arsenal to Higuain Arsenal look set to miss out on Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain for a second time; the striker is lined up to sign for Juventus since the Italian champions met his £78 million release clause. Multiple reports in Italy indicate that...

Extra Time: Could Juve be UCL favourites?

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:55
The crew answer your tweets about N'golo Kante, Juventus and Stevie's ideal Scotland manager.

Mauro Icardi transfer rumours will be forgotten with goals for Inter Milan

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:54
The ESPN FC panel discuss Mauro Icardi's request for a new Inter Milan deal and if he does enough to warrant a pay increase. Things are already falling apart for Inter Milan after only a week's worth of training camp. Roberto Mancini has sent warning messages in light of the club's resistance to sign every player on his wishlist, and a very understrength Inter side lost a friendly to CSKA Sofia. The latter was only made worse by a previous refusal to sign autographs, which resulted in some fans hurling abuse at the team bus. "Pazza Inter," indeed. And yet, all of this is mere afterthought when compared to the hornet's...

Man United's preseason and Jose Mourinho era are off to a strong start

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:44
The ESPN FC crew discuss what Wayne Rooney's roll at Manchester United should be next season. Man United's season prep is going well so far but there is always a worry that it's a false dawn. It has been so far, so good for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. First, a confident introductory news conference in which his comments chimed more with the mood of fans than David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. His three new signings (Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic) have been welcomed, along with the suggestion of more players and the sight of Luke Shaw back in training. David de Gea didn't leave and is back working under Emilio Alvarez, his goalkeeping coach at Atletico...

Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri calls Borussia Dortmund rumours 'nonsense'

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:44
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno reacts to Borussia Dortmund CEO's comments regarding his club having more appeal than Man City. Xherdan Shaqiri has denied rumours that he is set to leave Stoke City for Borussia Dortmund this summer. Swiss international Shaqiri signed with Stoke in the summer of 2015 after spending three seasons at Bayern Munich. Shaqiri, who scored three goals and provided six assists in 27 Premier League games last campaign, has been linked to a move back to the Bundesliga. However he says there has been no contact. "Nobody has been in touch with me, so it's nonsense that I am in talks with Borussia Dortmund,"...

Will Stones live up to potential in 2016?

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:43
The ESPN FC crew discuss whether or not John Stones will live up to his potential in the upcoming season.

Nicol: Ibe is not good enough for Klopp

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:39
The ESPN FC panel discuss Jordan Ibe's transfer from Liverpool to AFC Bournemouth for the sum of 15 million pounds.

New MLS club Atlanta United seals Kenwyne Jones signing for next season

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:30
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno recaps the highs and lows of the past week in Major League Soccer. Kenwyne Jones will play in MLS next season with Atlanta United. New Major League Soccer franchise Atlanta United completed the signing of forward Kenwyne Jones on Friday. The Premier League veteran will move to MLS when Atlanta begins play next season. "Kenwyne is a player we have known about and watched for a long time," Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra said. "He is a big physical forward who can punish you in the air or behind the defense. We're very happy that the timing worked out and we were able to acquire him during this transfer window." Jones,...

The Wayne Rooney dilemma

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:21
The ESPN FC crew discuss what Wayne Rooney's roll at Manchester United should be next season.

Bayern Munich couldn't afford Renato Sanches after Euro - Rummenigge

Futbol - Pet, 15/07/2016 - 23:20
Club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said he was pleasantly surprised by how new Bayern Munich addition Renato Sanches performed at Euro 2016,
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