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Mikel gives Eagles major boost with return in China

Super Eagles have received a major boost ahead of next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon with the return of skipper Mikel Obi to full action after more than four months out due to injury.

Rooney to get better and improve Everton – Cottee

Former Everton and England forward Tony Cottee says there is "a lot more to come" from Wayne Rooney after his match-winning display against Stoke.

Paulinho joins Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande

Barcelona have completed the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande.

Barca target Coutinho not in Liverpool squad for Hoffenheim

Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their Champions League play-off first-leg match away to Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

Spectre of 2015 looms after Chelsea false start

For Chelsea’s supporters, Saturday’s calamitous 3-2 loss at home to Burnley will have immediately rekindled uncomfortable memories of their last Premier League title defence.

Don’t use kids against Cameroon – Mgbolu tells Rohr

Former spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Austin Mgbolu, has cautioned the Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, against using inexperience players when his side confront the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the back to back World Cup qualifiers next month.

Diego Costa demands loyalty bonus from Chelsea

Costa claims he is entitled to the payment, as he is being forced out by manager Antonio Conte.

Why Redknapp wants me at Birmingham City – Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi has revealed he is on his way to English Championship side Birmingham City because manager Harry Redknapp has long wanted to sign him and he believes his experience will help the club return to the Premier League.

I feel ‘more alive than ever’ – Neymar

Neymar says he feels "more alive than ever" after starring on his Paris St-Germain debut on Sunday.

Chelsea must add more experienced players – Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta fears for Chelsea’s title hopes if they are unable to sign top-class players during the remainder of the transfer window.

Newcastle’s Shelvey seeking help to control his temper

Shelvey picked up the third red card of his career after treading on Dele Alli's ankle in Newcastle's 2-0 loss to Tottenham when he was unable to retrieve the ball quickly from the Spurs midfielder.

Stoke close on Jese loan from PSG – report

Stoke City are closing on the loan signing of Jese Rodriguez from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Guillem Balague.

Chelsea treating me like a criminal – Diego Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has accused the club of treating him like a criminal after falling out with manager Antonio Conte.

Monaco’s Mbappe could become a key man for PSG – Silva

Kylian Mbappe would be a "very significant" player for Paris Saint-Germain if he joins from Monaco, Thiago Silva has told Canal+.

Madrid to appeal Ronaldo red card – Zidane

Coach Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid will appeal Cristiano Ronaldo’s second yellow card for diving in the Spanish Super Cup first leg at Barcelona.

Remo Stars relegated as Plateau defeat MFM

Remo Stars are confirmed for life in the Nigeria National League after they suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Rivers United in their Matchday 34 encounter on Sunday.

Girona set to unveil Olarenwaju after Man City switch

Newly-promoted Spanish side Girona are set to unveil Super Eagles striker Kayode Olarenwaju after finalising the loan details with Manchester City.

PSG beat Guingamp 3-0 as Neymar scores on debut

Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday.

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