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Erling Haaland will be out for “a couple of weeks” with a hip muscle injury. Haaland returned only last week from another muscle injury, scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Mainz before playing the whole game in Dortmund’s 4-0 loss to Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday. “Erling will be out, we’ll be
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Ansu Fati has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2027 with his release clause rising to €1 billion ($1.16 billion). Ansu’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season. Barcelona were also keen to get Ansu, 18, to agree new terms quickly. The Spain international is seen as key to
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Barcelona and AC Milan have interest in Jesse Lingard as he approaches the end of his contract. Lingard’s deal expires in the summer and he can begin negotiating with rival clubs beginning on Jan. 1. The opportunity to sign an experienced England international on a free transfer during a time when finances have been restricted
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Pedri has signed a new contract with Barcelona through 2026 that contains a $1.57 billion release clause.  Pedri’s previous deal was set to expire in the summer. Antoine Griezmann’s contract, signed in 2019, included an €800 million buyout option, which was the previous record. Lionel Messi’s clause reached €700 million during his time at Camp
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France defeated Spain 2-1 to win the Nations League final. Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema each scored goals. “We showed our character against a very strong team. We never gave up,” said Benzema. “It shows what great teams do — never panic, be patient and wait for the right time. “We are going to enjoy
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The Premier League has agreed to a £500,000 licensing deal with Apple TV that will allow Ted Lasso to use archive footage, the Premier League’s logos, club kits and even the league trophy. Lasso is an American football coach who is hired to manage the fictional AFC Richmond. Previously skeptical Premier League executives have grown
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Javier Tebas has said Barcelona could have kept Lionel Messi if they had not signed Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero. Barcelona could not afford to renew Messi’s contract and he then signed with Paris Saint-Germain. Joan Laporta confirmed in August the club could have kept Messi if they had agreed to LaLiga’s deal to sell
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Kylian Mbappe said he informed Paris Saint-Germain of his preference to leave the club in July and rejected the claim that he disclosed his position at the end of the transfer window. Mbappe was linked with a move from PSG to Real Madrid.  PSG refused to negotiate over a deal for Mbappe in August despite
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Grant Xhaka will be out three months with a knee ligament injury. Xhaka was withdrawn in the 82nd minute of Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Spurs. The timing is cruel for Arsenal and Xhaka, who was outstanding on an afternoon that was seen as a benchmark for Mikel Arteta’s side.
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Mauricio Pochettino played down an apparent disagreement between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar during the 2-0 home victory over Montpellier on Saturday. After being substituted late on, Mbappé reportedly complained that Neymar does not always pass to him. “These things happen,” Pochettino said. “There are always things between top players – they are competitors who want to
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Lionel Messi will play for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League match against Manchester City. Messi was a doubt for the Group A match due to a bruised knee that has forced him to miss PSG’s past two games. “Leo is in a very good way. I think he will be in the squad tomorrow
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N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s Champions League match on Wednesday against Juventus after testing positive for COVID-19. It is not known if Kante has received the vaccine. Thomas Tuchel, who is fully vaccinated, admitted he is unaware of how many Chelsea players have received the jab but refused to call for a mandatory uptake despite an
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Lionel Messi will undergo scans for a left knee injury.  Messi has already been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match against Metz and is also in doubt for next Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Manchester City. When asked about Messi’s situation at a news conference, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino replied: “The club has
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Barcelona are beginning to consider replacing Ronald Koeman as manager. Koeman’s position was further weakened by Monday’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou against Granada in LaLiga, which followed last week’s 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Jordi Cruyff, who returned to Barca in an advisory capacity this summer, has championed Belgium boss
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FC Dallas fired coach Luchi Gonzalez on Sunday and replaced him on an interim basis with Marco Ferruzzi. Dallas has only won six of its 26 matches this season and has nine draws. “We made the tough decision to part ways with Luchi after a great deal of thought and deliberation. We believe a coaching
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FIFA will push to hold the World Cup every two years and are set to begin a dialogue with soccer clubs, leagues and players’ unions this month. European soccer body UEFA has warned it could boycott if the World Cup moves from its historic four-year cycle, and South American counterpart CONMEBOL is also opposed. FIFA
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James Rodriguez is in talks on a move away from Everton to Qatar. James hasn’t featured with Everton under Rafael Benitez as it was Carlo Ancelotti who brought him to the club. Potential moves to Porto and Istanbul Basaksehir failed to materialise during the European transfer window but an alternative is the Middle East. 
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Jesse Lingard has rejected a new contract at Manchester United as he seeks assurances on his first team prospects. Lingard has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay. If a new contract is not agreed with United, Lingard, who graduated through the academy to make more than 200 senior appearances, will be able to
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Joan Laporta claims Barcelona attempted to sign Neymar this summer. “We tried to sign Neymar,” Laporta told TV3 on Monday, confirming reports that had appeared in Spain earlier in the day. “At that moment [after being elected in March], it seemed like an interesting signing. He got in contact. He was crazy about coming. “We
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Erling Haaland remains the priority transfer target for Manchester United next summer despite their acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo.  Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Haaland, who can trigger a release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract at the end of this season that is reportedly set at €75
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Barcelona has assigned the No. 10 shit to Ansu Fati following the departure of Lionel Messi. Barcelona considered leaving the number unused for the 21-22 season, but La Liga rules require players must wear numbers 1-25, which made that possibility difficult.  Ansu had originally been given the No. 17 shirt for the upcoming campaign and has
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Real Madrid made a new offer worth €200 million to Paris Saint-Germain for the rights to Kylian Mbappe but received no reply. Madrid made an initial €160 million offer for Mbappe last week and, after it was immediately turned down, followed it up with a bid worth €170 million up front plus €10 million in
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