Daniel Sturridge wants Liverpool stay, targets more game time under Jurgen Klopp

Steve Nicol explains why Xherdan Shaqiri’s attitude worries him after the Swiss star completed a move to Liverpool from relegated Stoke City. 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 the World Cup party over Russia faces up to its future

The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba’s performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time. With the World Cup final looming, ESPN’s Charlie Gibson travels around searching for fans from all 32 nations. MOSCOW — It hardly caused a […]

Antoine Griezmann welcome in Uruguay – president Tabare Vazquez

Julien Laurens explains why France’s 2018 World Cup title and the resulting celebration feels more special than Les Bleus’ first title in 1998. France paraded down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans celebrated their second World Cup triumph. Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez says it would be “an […]

Liverpool expect Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss ‘majority’ of season

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson believes the goalkeeping position is pivotal for Liverpool’s chances at winning the Premier League this season. Steve Nicol explains why Xherdan Shaqiri’s attitude worries him after the Swiss star completed a move to Liverpool from relegated Stoke City. Liverpool have confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely […]

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho challenges Paul Pogba to replicate World Cup form

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. LOS ANGELES — Jose Mourinho has issued a challenge to Paul Pogba to recreate his World Cup form for Manchester United next season. The […]

Jose Mourinho ‘worried’ by Manchester United players’ World Cup exertions

Jose Mourinho isn’t thrilled about not having several first-team players at his disposal as Man United embark on their preseason tour in the U.S. With Manchester United reportedly eyeing Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic, the FC crew examine whether the Croatian duo fit the bill for Jose Mourinho. ESPN FC’s […]

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri bored by transfer market

Stewart Robson delves into how Maurizio Sarri transformed Napoli and what he’ll need to do to replicate a similar turnaround at Stamford Bridge. With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at Chelsea now official, Gab Marcotti explains what the former Napoli manager brings to Stamford Bridge. With Antonio Conte on his way out […]

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri: Sexist and anti-gay comments at Napoli were ‘mistakes’

Stewart Robson delves into how Maurizio Sarri transformed Napoli and what he’ll need to do to replicate a similar turnaround at Stamford Bridge. With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at Chelsea now official, Gab Marcotti explains what the former Napoli manager brings to Stamford Bridge. With Antonio Conte on his way out […]

Joining Real Madrid like going to Disneyland – Alvaro Odriozola

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson explains why Real Madrid should explore other options before making Gareth Bale the focal point of the team. After he is unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN takes a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Turin unfolded. After Eden […]

Valencia boss Marcelino signs contract extension until 2020

ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti assesses Spain’s decision to appoint Luis Enrique and the challenges he may face as an international manager. Luis Rubiales, President of the Spanish FA, announces the appointment of Luis Enrique as national team manager. Valencia boss Marcelino has signed a new contract which will keep him […]

Kylian Mbappe an alien who deserves Ballon dOr Raphael Varane

The ESPN FC team answer your tweets on Kylian Mbappe’s stock at PSG, the 2018 France squad vs. the 1998 World Cup winning side and much more. Free-Kick: Classic World Cup final as ‘Best Young Player’ Mbappe powers France to World Cup glory; Luka Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball […]

Jose Mourinho hails Daley Blind as a great ‘professional’ ahead of Man United exit

ESPN FC’s Rob Dawson discusses Manchester United’s needs in the transfer window and what to expect from Paul Pogba when he returns. LOS ANGELES — Jose Mourinho has branded Daley Blind “one of the most professional players he has ever worked with” in a heartfelt tribute to the Dutchman following […]

Liverpool move for Alisson would be a major statement and boost fans, club

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson believes the goalkeeping position is pivotal for Liverpool’s chances at winning the Premier League this season. After months of speculation, Liverpool finally made their move and have agreed a world record fee of around £67 million with AS Roma for goalkeeper Alisson Becker. It seems a […]

Arsenal greats Ray Parlour and Nigel Winterburn regret loss of Jack Wilshere

Unless a “big opportunity” arises, Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he won’t feel the need to make any further summer signings. Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour says he’s “gutted” that Jack Wilshere left the club, but that he understands why the midfielder prioritised regular football over remaining a Gunner. Wilshere […]

Mason Greenwood Man United best-kept secret and next big thing

ESPN FC’s Rob Dawson discusses Manchester United’s needs in the transfer window and what to expect from Paul Pogba when he returns. LOS ANGELES — Wherever possible, Manchester United have tried to keep Mason Greenwood under wraps. It is club policy that youth team players under the age of 18 […]

Thierry Henry ready for Premier League management role – Robert Pires

Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson tries to read deeper into Arsene Wenger’s regret about staying on as Gunners boss for too long. Unless a “big opportunity” arises, Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he won’t feel the need to make any further summer signings. Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson shares his […]

Rumours rated Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Real Madrid? Domagoj Vida to Liverpool?

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson takes a look at the latest rumours in Transfer Rater, featuring Ivan Perisic, Gonzalo Higuain and more. With the World Cup now over and the top European leagues only a month or so away from starting back up, all attention shifts to the transfer market. Which […]

David De Gea Nemanja Matic set for United US tour sources

ESPN FC’s Rob Dawson discusses Manchester United’s needs in the transfer window and what to expect from Paul Pogba when he returns. LOS ANGELES — Manchester United are hopeful David De Gea and Nemanja Matic will join up with the squad in the United States before glamour friendlies against AC […]

The most expensive goalkeepers in world football before Alisson Becker

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson believes the goalkeeping position is pivotal for Liverpool’s chances at winning the Premier League this season. Liverpool have agreed a fee of almost £67 million for AS Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Here, we assess the world’s previous six most expensive goalkeepers. 1. Ederson Moraes, Benfica […]

Transfer Rater Petr Cech to Chelsea Malcom to Everton

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top […]