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Mourinho hails Man United new signing Matic

Jose Mourinho has hailed Manchester United summer signing Nemanja Matic and says he is the “perfect player” for him.

Neymar braced for French culture shock in PSG debut

After dazzling Rio's imposing Maracana and Barcelona's storied Camp Nou, the world's most expensive footballer Neymar will be welcomed to French football on Sunday at Guingamp's humble 17,000-capacity Stade du Rouduorou in sleepy Brittany.

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo scores 10th goal in China

Odion Ighalo has continued to make a big case for his recall to the Super Eagles after he fired his tenth goal in the Chinese Super League today.

Man United are ready for a serious title challenge – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are ready to mount a serious title challenge and declared “I’m on fire” ahead of his side’s season opener.

Dortmund extend Dembele suspension ‘until further notice’

Borussia Dortmund have extended the suspension of Ousmane Dembele "until further notice".

I was naive when I first took over Newcastle – Mike Ashley

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has told Sky Sports he was naive when he first took over, and admits he has felt stupid in the past at some "unacceptable" happenings at the club.

Liverpool loanee Awoniyi starts with big bang in Belgium

Former Nigeria U20 striker Taiwo Awoniyi has inspired Royal Excel Mouscron to a 2-0 win at Lokeren on his league debut in Belgium.

I thought Chelsea won’t sell Matic to Man United – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted he thought it would be impossible to land Nemanja Matic from his former club, Chelsea.

Why I didn’t quit Arsenal this summer – Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has claimed that something in his soul and heart told him to stay at the club beyond this summer.

Barca can cope without Neymar – Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is confident his side can cope without Neymar against La Liga champions Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

Barca seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Spanish football season's opening act in the Super Cup, first leg on Sunday (2000GMT) needing to dispel doubts they have fallen further behind their rivals following Neymar's departure.

Conte admits red cards could prompt Chelsea re-think

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has accepted he may have to embed a new formation in his team if they continue to have players sent off.

Bitter experience keeps Guardiola grounded

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not get carried away after a 2-0 opening day win at promoted Brighton as he is still stung by the bitter experiences of last season.

Neymar named in PSG squad for Guingamp clash

Neymar has been named in the Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for Sunday Ligue 1 game at Guingamp.

Chelsea set to make second bid for Drinkwater

Chelsea is expected to make a second bid for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater in the coming week.

PSG end Ultras season ticket restriction after 7 years

An agreement between Paris Saint-Germain and the Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) fan group means the club's Ultras will again be allowed to hold season tickets together in the Auteuil end of the Parc des Princes.

Rosenborg, Legia Warsaw chase NIgeria midfielder Igiebor

Out of contract former Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Nosa Igiebor, is on the radar of Norwegian giants Rosenborg FC.

Neymar irreplaceable at Barcelona – Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has said Neymar is “irreplaceable” for Barcelona but warned his world-record departure will not make life any easier for Real Madrid.

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