Monaco striker Anthony Martial has been given permission by the French Football Federation to leave international duty to complete his transfer to Manchester United.
The £36 million deal ‒ which could rise to £58m with bonuses ‒ will see the 19-year-old replace Javier Hernandez after the striker joined Bayer Leverkusen in a £12m move on Sunday.
A statement read: ‘Anthony Martial presented himself on Monday at 11am at the gathering of the French national team at Clairefontaine. He requested the permission of Didier Deschamps to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United. Read more...(367 words, 2 images, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
The New England Revolution claimed a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at PPL Park behind a second half goal from Diego Fagundez. With the win, the Revs extended their unbeaten streak to five games, going 4-0-1 since a July 18 win over NYC FC at Gillette Stadium while also snapping an eight-game road winless streak that dated back to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on April 19. Read more...(353 words, estimated 1:25 mins reading time)
The summer transfer window is open, and you can keep up to date with all the latest activity with transfer page as we approach the start of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season. Read more...(1460 words, 1 image, estimated 5:50 mins reading time)
Former European Cup winners Ajax and Celtic will meet in the UEFA Europa League group stage following the draw in Monaco on Friday.
Tottenham have been handed a daunting group in the Europa League including a long haul trip to Azerbaijan.Spurs were drawn in Group J with Monaco, Anderlecht and FK Qarabag, who play matches in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
Liverpool’s task is also not straightforward with games against Russian side Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and Swiss club Sion in Group B.
Celtic have the prospect of facing Robin van Persie and Nani’s new side Fenerbahce plus Ajax and Molde from Norway in Group A. Read more...(484 words, 1 image, estimated 1:56 mins reading time)
The draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage has been made and Manchester City and Arsenal have drawn with some rather tricky ties, while Manchester United and Chelsea will be counting their blessings after a kind draw.
Manchester United have been drawn in Group B alongside Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, with Memphis Depay set to return to the club he left this summer. The Red Devils also have Russian outfit CSKA Moscow, whilst German outfit VFL Wolfsburg make up the group. United should be able to get out of this group as winners especially if Wolfsburg sell their star Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City. Read more...(1314 words, 1 image, estimated 5:15 mins reading time)
Not a big surprise to see Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi be named the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award on Thursday ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez. This is the second time that Messi has won the award.
The draw for the third round of the Capital One draw has been amde and the headline tie is the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Both sides have had a slow start to the season, and with the tie taking place on either September 22 or September 23 the pressure will really grow up on the losing manager.
The two sides have not faced each other in the competition since Arsenal won 4-1 at Tottenham in a match that went to extra time at the same stage of the competition five years ago. Read more...(220 words, 1 image, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Disappointing performances by champions Juventus and last season’s runners-up Roma at the weekend, and those results will just intensify the pressure on both clubs when they meet in Rome next Sunday.
Juventus’s bid for a record-equalling fifth scudetto was kept in check by a stunning 1-0 defeat to Udinese on Sunday.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men had dominated throughout a one-sided encounter in Turin but paid the price for a string of missed chances when Frenchman Cyril Thereau was left unmarked to beat Gianluigi Buffon at his far post in the 78th minute. It was Juve’s first reverse at home on the opening day of the season, having suffered a rare opening day defeat in 2010 away to then top flight side Bari. Read more...(429 words, 1 image, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
The Rafael Benitez era in Madrid got off to a poor start on Sunday as as his side of star names were held 0-0 by newly-promoted Sporting Gijon.
Los Blancos are already two points behind Barcelona as the champions exacted revenge for their Spanish Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao thanks to Luis Suarez’s solitary second-half strike.
Sporting were playing their first game back in the top flight for three years, but roared on by a vociferous home support they matched the visitors. They could even had taken a famous three points had Antonio Sanabria’s first-half header been deemed to have crossed the line. Read more...(551 words, 1 image, estimated 2:12 mins reading time)