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Aug 8, 2017

Mourinho eyes Bale

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sent a message in the direction of UEFA Super Cup opponents Real Madrid by declaring his readiness to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Speaking to reporters in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Monday, Mourinho said he would ...

Arsenal wins Community Shield

Aug 7, 2017

Arsenal wins Community Shield

Arsenal will start the Premier League season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea to the Community Shield on Sunday. Wembley Stadium provided the biggest stage yet for global trials by testing the format that mixes up ...

Sekine leaving Urawa for German second division

/ Aug 6, 2017

Sekine leaving Urawa for German second division

Midfielder Takahiro Sekine will soon be plying his trade in Germany, his J. League first-division team Urawa Reds announced Sunday. Following an agreement between Reds and German second-division side FC Ingolstadt, the 22-year-old Sekine will depart for Germany on Thursday to have a physical. A ...

Neymar to miss French league opener because of paperwork issues

Aug 5, 2017

Neymar to miss French league opener because of paperwork issues

Paris Saint-Germain's new star player won't make his debut with the French league side against Amiens on Saturday because of paperwork issues. PSG confirmed Neymar would not play in the club's season opener against newly-promoted Amiens after the French football league did not receive the ...

Neymar says move not for money

Aug 5, 2017

Neymar says move not for money

Neymar opened a new extravagant chapter in soccer history Friday as the game's costliest player by fending off questions about his financial motivations as deftly as he repels opponents on the pitch. Paris Saint-Germain's €222 million ($262-million) recruit was sticking to the script at his ...

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sbuttoni leaving Tosu for move back to Argentina

Argentinean defender Franco Sbuttoni is leaving Sagan Tosu to rejoin Atletico Tucuman in his homeland, the J. League first-division club said on Friday. The 28-year-old Sbuttoni only joined Tosu from Tucuman on a full transfer in January. He made just eight league and cup appearances.

Neymar signs with PSG after record transfer deal

Aug 4, 2017

Neymar signs with PSG after record transfer deal

Six years after taking over perennial underachiever Paris Saint-Germain, the French club's wealthy owners finally got what they wanted by hiring Neymar — a player they believe will bring them Champions League glory. The Brazil star became the most expensive player in soccer history after ...

Spanish league rejects Neymar payment

Aug 3, 2017

Spanish league rejects Neymar payment

Neymar has made his first getaway attempt. The Spanish league said Thursday that representatives of Neymar tried unsuccessfully to pay the €222 million ($262 million) buyout clause that would release the Brazil star from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for Paris Saint-Germain. But ...