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Transfer Talk LIVE: Real Madrid ready £112 million bid for Eden Hazard, also targeting Mauro Icardi

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 14:00

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid ready £112 million bid for Eden Hazard, also targeting Mauro Icardi

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 14:00

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid ready £112 million bid for Eden Hazard, also targeting Mauro Icardi

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 14:00

Transfer Talk LIVE: Real Madrid ready £112 million bid for Eden Hazard

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 14:00

Transfer Talk LIVE: Real Madrid ready £112 million bid for Eden Hazard

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 11:35

Transfer Talk LIVE: Edinson Cavani to quit Paris Saint-Germain for Napoli return

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 09:40

Transfer Talk LIVE: Edinson Cavani to quit Paris Saint-Germain for Napoli return

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the

Read more July 21, 08:15

Could Fabinho actually convince Mbappe to join Liverpool?

Shaka Hislop explains why a text from former teammate Fabinho would never be a deciding factor if Kylian Mbappe decided to join Liverpool.

Read more July 20, 19:58

Juventus season tickets sell out after Cristiano Ronaldo arrival

Now that Juventus have Cristiano Ronaldo, the FC crew assess the Old Lady's chances of reclaiming the Champions League title after 22 years. The FC team answer your tweets on Cristiano Ronaldo's GOAT status, how VAR would have changed the 2010 World Cup and how close Liverpool are to title contention. With his official presentation complete, the FC guys discuss how far Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus domestically and in European competition. Juventus have sold all their season tickets for the 2018-19 season following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Serie A champions said 95 percent of last season's ticket-holders had taken up their option to renew, with those tickets not renewed sold to club members on a shortlist within hours of going on sale on Thursday. The sellout comes despite a price hike earlier this summer, which had angered many fans. "Such is the demand for season tickets this year that there will not...

Read more July 20, 19:38

Atlanta United boss Tata Martino on Wayne Rooney: 'He's arrived in good form'

Wayne Rooney picked up an assist in his MLS debut as D.C. christened Audi Field with a comfortable win over Vancouver. Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino said his team would be wary of facing a player of Wayne Rooney's magnitude when it plays D.C. United on Saturday. Rooney, 32, joined Ben Olsen's team from Premier League club Everton on June 28, inking a three-and-a-half-year deal with D.C., and Martino said he thought the former Manchester United forward looked to be "in pretty good form" in his debut as a substitute in a 3-1 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. "Any institution, when a player...

Read more July 20, 19:34

Russia's Vladimir Putin wants World Cup stadiums used for football

A quick run through of the 2018 FIFA World Cup that took place between 14 June - 15 July 2018. KALININGRAD, Russia -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the country's 12 World Cup venues should be mainly used for football, and not transformed into concert halls or exhibition centres. Russia hosted the World Cup in 11 cities in June and July without any major security or discriminatory incidents, receiving praise from fans and global football governing body FIFA. The country's efforts are now turning to ensure that the venues and infrastructure built for the month-long tournament...

Read more July 20, 19:34

Goalkeeper Fabri confirms he's leaving Besiktas for Fulham

Fabri is set to move to Fulham. First-choice Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri Agosto Ramirez confirmed he's set to join Premier League side Fulham. The Spanish keeper played his final game for Besiktas on Friday evening during the Turkish Super Lig side's 3-1 friendly win over Krasnador. "As you know the Premier League is a major league and one I am interested in joining," Fabri said after the game. "Negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing but there is a verbal agreement with Fulham. I want to thank Besiktas for my time here." Sources...

Read more July 20, 19:29

Hislop: French Ambassador comments 'nothing new'

An animated Shaka Hislop gives his thoughts on the controversy over Trevor Noah's Africa World Cup joke after backlash from French ambassador.

Read more July 20, 19:24

Cahill gets emotional about family

Retiring great Tim Cahill admits the pressure to succeed was more for his family than anything else.

Read more July 20, 19:22

Cahill never realised impact of the A-League

Tim Cahill says he was surprised by the passion of A-League fans on his return to Australia.

Read more July 20, 19:12

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez 'has to play' vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Jose Mourinho

ESPN FC's Rob Dawson discusses Manchester United's needs in the transfer window and what to expect from Paul Pogba when he returns. Man United's Jose Mourinho puts Paul Pogba's role in France's World Cup win into perspective and outlines what he hopes Pogba will take away from it. Jose Mourinho speaks to whether or not Man United will sign any additional players and how he sees Fred fitting into the midfield. With Manchester United reportedly eyeing Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic, the FC crew examine whether the Croatian duo fit the bill for Jose Mourinho. PHOENIX -- Alexis Sanchez "has to play" against San Jose Earthquakes this weekend even though his arrival in the United States has been delayed because of a visa issue, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Sources have told ESPN FC that Sanchez is due to land in Los Angeles on Friday after he was finally granted permission to travel by U.S. authorities. The 29-year-old, who has been working alone at Carrington for four days, will train with his teammates at UCLA on Saturday and,...

Read more July 20, 19:11

Liga MX predictions: Who will win the title? Finish top scorer? Get relegated?

Can Pedro Caixinha lead Cruz Azul to its first Liga MX title since 1997? The new Liga MX season is upon us and we asked our Mexico writers to predict how the season would shake out. Who will win the league? Tom Marshall: Tigres. They are the best team, have had a full preseason behind them and have Argentine Guido Pizarro back. Liga MX's system means the strongest side doesn't always lift the trophy, but Tigres are undoubtedly the team to beat. Again. Cesar Hernandez: Monterrey. The additions of Jesus Gallardo and Rodolfo Pizarro -- and new manager Diego...

Read more July 20, 19:10

Cahill: Socceroos future is bright

Tim Cahill believes new coach Graham Arnold and young talent such as Daniel Arzani will represent Australia well.

Read more July 20, 19:07

Sounders part ways with midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem

Magnus Wolff Eikrem scored his first MLS goal as the Seattle Sounders snapped a three-match losing streak with a 2-1 win over DC United. The Seattle Sounders have parted ways with Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem after just six months in MLS. Wolff Eikrem joined Seattle in January from Malmo in Sweden and made 17 appearances, scoring twice, including a winner against D.C. United last month. The move will free up an international roster spot for the Sounders, with the club recently linked to 23-year-old Argentinian forward Nicolas Stefanell and Dutch left-back Miquel Nelom. Eikrem spent the past three seasons with Malmo...

Read more July 20, 18:39

Fernando Torres aiming to put Sagan Tosu on world football's map

Fernando Torres ends speculation of his next club as he announces he'll be joining J.League side Sagan Tosu. The career of Fernando Torres has come full circle. The Spanish striker fell in love with football from reading the legendary Japanese comic "Captain Tsubasa." "I remember when I was a kid, we couldn't find the signal really well on TV, but everyone in school was talking about this cartoon about football, from Japan," Torres said back in 2012. "I started playing football because of this ... that was the first contact I had with Japan." The last chapter of a football career that has seen spells with...

Read more July 20, 18:01

Robson: Pulisic must play in a No. 10 role for Dortmund

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson feels Christian Pulisic must improve his end product at Borussia Dortmund this season.

Read more July 20, 17:53

Everton set to land Richarlison from Watford in £40m deal - sources

ESPN Brazil's Murilo Augusto examines the reasons behind Richarlison's immediate impact in the Premier League with Watford after his move from Fluminense. Watch five of the most unbelievable goals as Everton recorded a 22-0 preseason win over Austrian side ATV Irdning. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest rumours making the rounds in Transfer Rater, involving Jasper Cillessen, Thibaut Courtois and more. Everton are closing in on a £40 million move for Watford star Richarlison, sources have told ESPN FC. The two clubs are in advanced talks over a deal for the Brazilian, who has flown back from Watford's preseason tour of Austria for talks and a medical. New Everton boss Marco Silva is a big fan of Richarlison, having signed him while he was in charge of Watford last season, and he is keen to be reunited with him at Goodison Park. Richarlison caught the eye at the start of last season following...

Read more July 20, 17:48

Mahrez, Sane & Pulisic headline 2018 ICC opener

FC's Ian Darke and Stewart Robson talk Riyad Mahrez's move to Man City, Leroy Sane's quality and what to expect from Christian Pulisic ahead of the ICC opener.

Read more July 20, 17:35

Mahrez, Sane & Pulisic headline 2018 ICC opener

FC's Ian Darke and Stewart Robson talk Riyad Mahrez's move to Man City, Leroy Sane's quality and what to expect from Christian Pulisic ahead of the ICC opener.

Read more July 20, 17:35

Leicester City seal signing of Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward

Leicester City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool, the Premier League clubs announced on

Read more July 20, 17:34