Day: October 11, 2018

Mauro Icardi set for Inter Milan contract extension – Piero Ausilio

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has said Mauro Icardi is set for a new deal at the club. The Argentina forward’s contract runs until 2021 and Ausilio says there is no rush to extend it, although he believes a renewal could be signed any time. “From our side, there […]

FFP has ended small clubs’ Premier League dreams – Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck

Stevie Nicol sifts through potential transfers around Europe including Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata’s future with Chelsea and more. Financial fair play rules have killed off the dreams of small clubs hoping to win the biggest prizes in English football, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said on Thursday. Chelsea […]

Mason Greenwood needs patience and luck but can succeed at Manchester United

Following a disappointing run of form for Manchester United, Craig Burley and Ross Dyer discuss whether it’s time to give Marcus Rashford a chance in the central role. Paul Mariner reacts to Wayne Rooney’s defence of Jose Mourinho, in which the Man United legend called for player accountability at Old […]

PSG’s Kylian Mbappe further eclipses Neymar with Time magazine cover

With the names of the 30 nominees for the men’s Ballon d’Or trophy now revealed, the FC panel share their current front-runners for the award. Kylian Mbappe’s inexorable rise as one of world football’s biggest stars has been nicely summed up by his appearance on the cover of Time magazine. […]

Real Madrid sue Portuguese newspaper over Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations

Gab Marcotti reacts to the statement released by Juventus via Twitter in response to the sexual assault allegations levelled against Cristiano Ronaldo. Sam Borden details the accusations faced by Cristiano Ronaldo and discusses what might happen next with regard to the investigation. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is […]

Barcelona supporting nun trolls Real Madrid over recent scoring drought

ESPN FC’s La Liga correspondent Sid Lowe digs deeper into what’s plaguing Real Madrid and Barcelona during their respective winless streaks. In spite of speculation that Real Madrid are interested in the talented winger, Craig Burley doesn’t think Raheem Sterling is quite at the level of a Galactico. ESPN FC’s […]

Russell Wilson & David Seaman link up in Trafalgar Square

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Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen sidelined until December through injury

Tottenham have announced that Jan Vertonghen will not return to action until December. Vertonghen, 31, picked up a hamstring injury during the Premier League win against Huddersfield on Sept. 29. After being monitored since, the club said they hope he will be fit to make a comeback in around two […]

Liverpool Mohamed Salah faces no action from police for alleged phone incident

The FC panel examine what’s at the heart of Mohamed Salah’s scoring struggles for Liverpool, during a stretch where he’s scored just once in his last seven games. Mohamed Salah will face no criminal action after he was allegedly seen using his mobile phone while behind the wheel of a […]

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard rules out Real Madrid transfer in January

Paul Mariner rates the sensibility of the latest transfer links, including potential comings and goings at Chelsea and Manchester United. The guys react to Eden Hazard’s comments about playing for Real Madrid and wonder if Chelsea should begin to make preparations for his departure. Eden Hazard’s performances at Chelsea are […]

AC Milan confirm deal to sign Lucas Paqueta from Flamengo for €35m

ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti shares his thoughts on the weekend’s Serie A action, including Gonzalo Higuain’s strong run of form for Milan. AC Milan enjoy a comfortable 3-1 win over Chievo ahead of their showdown with Inter in two weeks after the international break. Italian Serie A: Gonzalo Higuain – […]

Why Jose Mourinho desperately needs Zlatan Ibrahimovic back at Manchester United

The FC guys and Ian Darke dive into the latest drama surrounding Jose Mourinho and the “manhunt” he believes is happening at Manchester United. If the rumours doing the rounds in Manchester’s football circles are to be believed, Jose Mourinho is considering a move to take Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to […]

Transfer Rater Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid Matthijs de Ligt to Barcelona

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 five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer […]

Paul Pogba hairstyle Power Rankings: VOTE for your No. 1

With the international break upon us once again, what better time to focus on one of, if not the most ardently debated issues in modern football: Paul Pogba’s hair. The Manchester United midfielder debuted yet another new hairdo on his Instagram account this week, an impressive colour/fade job with a […]

Barcelona refuse to name Samuel Umtiti return date amid long term injury report

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Kylian Mbappe’s links to Real Madrid, Philippe Countinho’s woes at the Camp Nou and much more. Barcelona are refusing to put a timeframe on Samuel Umtiti’s recovery from a knee injury amid reports the defender is set for a long-term layoff. Umtiti […]

Why Andreas Granqvist is more popular than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden and could join Man United

ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner believes the ball is in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s court when it comes to the rumours linking him with a loan move to Milan. To honour Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 500th career goal, the LA Galaxy decided to distribute a commemorative #Zlatan500 poster to the first 10,000 fans who arrive […]

NYCFC signs Alexander Ring Alexander Callens Sean Johnson to multi-year deals

Two goals from Angelo Rodríguez helped Minnesota defeat NYCFC 2-1 and keep its playoff hopes alive. New York City FC made a move to keep their defensive core intact, signing midfielder Alexander Ring, defender Alexander Callens and goalkeeper Sean Johnson to new multi-year contracts on Thursday. Neither financial terms nor […]

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba: World Cup win has affected my focus

Paul Pogba’s long range effort was denied and Nemanja Matic missed an absolute sitter that would’ve brought Man United within a goal. With criticism surrounding Paul Pogba at Man United, the FC guys feel time away on France duty in the UEFA Nations League will do him a deal of […]

Fred: Brazil call-up not a relief from Man United

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone travels to Argentina to be with sick father

Diego Simeone was an Argentina international in his playing days. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone travelled back to Argentina this week to be with his family after his father fell ill and is undergoing treatment. Simeone, who is missing a UEFA coaches get-together in Madrid, thanked the staff at the […]