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Fernandinho: Manchester City players are like kids learning Pep Guardiola style

Fernandinho compared learning Pep Guardiola's system to a parent raising a child as Manchester City look to take another step in their defence of the Premier League title against Manchester United.
Yerry Mina gets busy during training at Everton’s Finch Farm. Tony McArdle-Everton FC via Getty Images

Yerry Mina: Manchester United transfer rumours ‘just agent talk’

Yerry Mina insists that Manchester United were not interested in securing his signature in the summer, instead claiming that his agent was merely trying to drum up interest in his client.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian stocks sink as risk sentiment sours

Asian stocks sank on Monday as fears of faster rate hikes in the United States and uncertainty around the Sino-U.S. trade war deterred investment in riskier assets.

Leonardo Bonucci: I turned down Manchester United and Manchester City

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has confirmed he turned down the chance to join Manchester United this summer, two years after rejecting a move to Manchester City.
A handout picture taken on Fisherton Road in Salisbury shows Alexander Petrov (R) and Ruslan Boshirov. Metropolitan

Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen

Two Russians accused by London of trying to kill a former double agent with nerve agent posed as businessmen to obtain visas to visit Britain for the attack, a report said Friday.

Ex-England manager Sam Allardyce threatens legal action against FA

Former England manager Sam Allardyce could take legal action against the Football Association (FA) over its response to the newspaper "sting" operation that resulted in him losing his job.
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Newcastle striker Muto: I turned down Chelsea move

Yoshinori Muto is preparing to line up against Chelsea for Newcastle, with the Japanese striker revealing that he once turned down a move to Stamford Bridge.
Alex Song left Rubin Kazan in January amid a dispute over unpaid wages.

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song signs two-year deal with Sion

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has signed a two-year contract with Sion of the Swiss Super League, the club announced on Tuesday.
Boris Johnson visits Downing Street in the days before his resignation as foreign secretary. Andy Rain-EPA

UK’s Boris Johnson returns as newspaper columnist

After resigning as foreign minister last week over Prime Minister Theresa May’s compromise plan for Brexit, Boris Johnson is back at his old job as a columnist at the eurosceptic Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Christian Pulisic’s transfer speculation ‘hogwash’ – father

Christian Pulisic's father says speculation the young American star could move to the Premier League is "hogwash," and told Sky Sports his son plans to return to Borussia Dortmund -- at least for next season.

Juventus believe Max Allegri will stay despite Arsenal link

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said he expects coach Massimiliano Allegri to stay despite reports linking him with the Arsenal job.

Cristiano Ronaldo sends Marcus Rashford signed shirt

Marcus Rashford has thanked Cristiano Ronaldo for sending him a signed Real Madrid shirt.

UK, US and France bid for ceasefire in Syria after airstrikes

The UK, US and France have presented plans for a ceasefire in Syria in the wake of their joint airstrikes on the war-torn country.

Pep Guardiola: Liverpool team bus attack ‘not going to happen’

Pep Guardiola has said Liverpool's team bus will not be subjected to the welcome that Manchester City endured and he hopes the match will pass without incident off the field.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp questions Brexit benefit

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Europe is stronger united as he says his philosophy in life and in football is to be "part of a team".

Wayne Rooney reveals plans for life after football

Manchester United great Wayne Rooney plans to assume the managerial position at current club Everton sometimes in his future after his playing days might be over.

Novak Djokovic plays down pay fight talk

Novak Djokovic hosed down suggestions Tuesday he is pushing to create an independent players union to fight for even more prize money, and denied reports it could lead to tournament boycotts.

British premier Theresa May completes cabinet reshuffle amid criticism

Just one big change to her front-row team saw former Education Secretary Justine Greening resigning from the cabinet.

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