Sanchez deal 'so close'; Wenger waits
Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez has travelled north to complete his transfer to Man United, while Jose Mourinho insisted the move is "so close."
Wenger expects Sanchez, United decision in the next 48 hours.
Arsene Wenger hints Alexis Sanchez's move to Man United is all but done, exclaiming, 'You cannot drive up north and as well play football.'
Arsenal considering Lucas move - sources
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura before the close of the transfer window, sources close to the player say.
Aguero praised by Pep after hat trick
Pep Guardiola believes that Sergio Aguero showed his importance to the team after his hat trick in Manchester City's 3-1 victory over Newcastle.
Aguero stays ruthless vs. Newcastle
Sergio Aguero has a habit of tormenting Newcastle, and he continued the trend on Saturday, scoring a hat trick in Manchester City's 3-1 win.
Guardiola: Man City won't buy another striker.
Pep Guardiola insists Man City aren't in the market for an out-and-out striker, as he believes Raheem Sterling provides another option.
Arsenal make Auba approach - Dortmund
Arsenal have made their first enquiry about Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the German club.
Out-of-favour Aubameyang plays five-a-side
Watch your teammates on TV or go for a kickabout with friends? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to be doing everything he can to get out of Borussia Dortmund as soon as possible.
United have no competition up front - Mou
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists the club's pursuit of Alexis Sanchez has been driven by a need for more competition for places.
Defensive solidity, Martial magic seal win
The victory was far from stylish, with possession often sloppily conceded, but Anthony Martial rose above the mediocrity with a fine goal.
Martial earns Man United a narrow win
It wasn't pretty but Manchester United found a way to win at Turf Moor, thanks to a fine goal and a resolute defensive display.
Arsenal ready for life after Alexis Sanchez
With Alexis Sanchez nowhere to be found, Arsenal turned in their best attacking performance of the season in a stylish 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Creative Monreal cameo sets up big win
Nacho Monreal was superb in his brief time on the pitch before succumbing to an apparent injury, as Arsenal scored early and often vs. Crystal Palace.
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- Neymar again out of PSG squad with pain
- Stoke bid for NYCFC's Harrison - sources
- Barca not distracting Griezmann - Simeone
Hazard lauds Chelsea's 'brilliant' combination play.
Eden Hazard reflects on his two-goal outing at Brighton and the scintillating buildup in Chelsea's second goal.
Hazard 9/10 in Chelsea romp over Brighton
Injuries, illness and suspensions forced Antonio Conte's hand in team selection, but Eden Hazard and Chelsea took control early away against Brighton.
Hazard superb, Chelsea thrash Brighton
Eden Hazard ended Chelsea's recent barren spell with a brace in a 4-0 win over Brighton. But the Blues had some good fortune to thank for the win.
Barca not distracting Griezmann - Simeone
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone defended his players and his substitutions after a late defensive slip in Saturday afternoon's 1-1 La Liga draw.
Atletico defence breaks vs. Girona
After Diego Simeone's baffling decision to pull Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann, errors in defence allow Girona to earn a 1-1 draw.
Coutinho joins Barca training for first time
Philippe Coutinho trained with his Barcelona teammates on Saturday for the first time and could make his debut against Espanyol in midweek.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea want Roma duo
Follow all the transfer news live as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool look to strengthen their squads before the end of the transfer window.
Barcelona deny Griezmann deal reports
Barcelona have denied reaching an agreement with Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, contradicting reports which had appeared in Catalonia.
Transfer Rater: Crouch to Chelsea, Can to City and Dzeko to Chelsea?
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol assesses rumours around Peter Crouch, Cristiano Ronaldo, Emre Can, Olivier Giroud and many more in Transfer Rater.
Congo ease past Burkina Faso to reach quarters
Goals from Carof Bakoua and Kader Bidimbou took Congo past Burkina Faso and into the CHAN quarter finals
Angola eliminate Cameroon from CHAN 2018
Ricardo Job Estevao scored a first-half penalty as Angola made it two consecutive wins at the CHAN to send Cameroon crashing out.
Late bloomer Mulenga comes of age at CHAN
After taking his time to reach the top of the domestic game, Augustine Kabaso Mulenga is proving the wait was worthwhile at the CHAN.
'A lion never dies', vows Cameroon's Rigobert Song
The Indomitable Lions coach is confident that his CHAN side can do what Cameroon do best, and bounce back from adversity at the ongoing tournament.
Klopp says no need for GK as Butland linked
Jurgen Klopp has challenged Loris Karius to prove that Liverpool do not need to go out and purchase a new goalkeeper.
Liverpool can't afford lapse at Swansea
Despite their recent stellar form, any loss by the Reds before the close of the January transfer window would seriously undermine team confidence.
Billiat double extends Sundowns' PSL lead
Khama Billiat gave a reminder of his quality with two magnificent free-kicks as Mamelodi Sundowns brushed aside Platinum Stars in the PSL.
Di Maria can continue shining at Lyon
In a fine vein of form, Angel Di Maria should keep his place in PSG's XI in their trip to Lyon following Neymar being ruled out with a thigh problem.
Neymar again out of PSG squad with pain
Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain's trip to Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday after a thigh problem prevented him from being named to the 18-man squad.
PSG close on Lassana Diarra - source
Free agent Lassana Diarra is closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC.
Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema return for Real
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has welcomed the return of the club's 'BBC' strikeforce: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Stodgy Real Madrid need a spark
Real Madrid continue to look stodgy and generate no flow, but they should find their footing against a poor Deportivo squad this weekend.
Who fared best in Nigeria's win over Libya?
Victory over Libya on Friday put Nigeria back into contention for CHAN glory, but who impressed most for Salisu Yusuf's side?
Faleye strike covers up Nigeria's creative cracks
Sunday Faleye's late goal helped Nigeria claim all three points against Libya and pull their African Nations Championship chestnuts from the fire.
Nigeria's conservative strategy paid off - Yusuf
Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf believes his decision to deny Libya space was a key reason why the Eagles won their second CHAN clash.
Guardiola: City have a problem at left back.
Pep Guardiola admits they have a lack of options at left back following Fabian Delph's injury in the defeat at Liverpool.
City won't be buying a third striker - Pep
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City do not need another striker after deciding against trying to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.
City's slapstick history keeps fans on edge
Manchester City have a history of slapstick moments, which may explain why some fans are still twitchy despite a 12-point lead at the top.
Van Wyk ready to share knowledge with Banyana teammates
Banyana defender Janine van Wyk is ready to lead her side against Sweden in a high-profile international friendly at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, bringing with her the knowledge acquired after a year with Houston Dash in the Nation
Early pacesetters face tricky NPFL away games
Niger Tornadoes, Plateau United and Kano Pillars all face tricky away games on Match Day three in the Nigeria Professional Football League, as they attempt to hold on to their top positions.
Walcott's unusual Arsenal career peak
World Cup years have defined Theo Walcott's career, yet he has never played a minute at the tournament.
Wenger admits 'regrets' in Walcott's Arsenal exit.
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger paid an emotional tribute to Theo Walcott after his Everton switch.
Midfield void haunts Everton
Everton are somehow worse off despite a £200 million spree, with a woeful attack hamstrung by an inability to get the creative players there the ball.
Manzi sends Rwanda past Equatorial Guinea
Thierry Manzi's fine header was the outstanding moment in Rwanda's 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea on Friday.
Libya coach blames tired players for loss
Libya coach Omar Mohamed Elmaryami believes fatigue was to blame for the Mediterranean Knights' sub-par showing against Nigeria on Friday.
Christian Pulisic talks to ESPN
Raphael Honigstein spoke exclusively to United States and Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, who has the world at his feet at the tender age of 19.
Keene penalty seals precious win for Wits
South African champions Bidvest Wits eased their relegation woes with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Bloemfontein Celtic at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday night.
Transfer Talk: Roma, Inter eyeing Sturridge
Out of favour under Jurgen Klopp, Daniel Sturridge has found a pair of Serie A suiters. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Making sense of Chelsea's latest striker targets.
Gab Marcotti joins the FC panel to report on the latest behind Chelsea's rumoured interest in Peter Crouch, Andy Carroll and Edin Dzeko in the January transfer window.
Transfer Rater: Neymar in, Benzema and Bale out at Madrid?
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner discusses the potential transfers of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Neymar and more in Transfer Rater.
Pochettino relaxed over Spurs transfers.
Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino says he's happy with the squad at his disposal and looks ahead to facing Southampton.
Tottenham shunning market madness
Tottenham's return to form in 2018 means it's unlikely they'll add to their squad as Mauricio Pochettino gears up for a battle with the top four.
Alderweireld close to Spurs return - Poch
Mauricio Pochettino says Toby Alderweireld could return from injury in the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Newport County on Saturday week.
It's good to have Diego Costa back
Diego Costa's stunning return to action, full of goals, action and yellow cards, has been sorely missed at Atletico. It has been missed in Spain, too.
Liverpool open to more signings - Klopp
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are still open to making signings in the transfer market, but stressed that he will focus on the players at the club.
Sturridge must leave his comfort zone.
Paul Mariner feels Daniel Sturridge must leave Liverpool and England, amid reports linking him to Inter Milan and Sevilla.
Robertson's rise from humble beginnings
Andrew Robertson has thriving at Liverpool after a difficult start. Glenn Price charts the Scot's rise from humble beginnings at Queen's Park.
Song claims Pangop has not yet signed to MLS
Rigobert Song, head of Cameroon's home-based side, has told KweséESPN that Frantz Pangop has not signed with MLS side Minnesota United.
Last-gasp Namibia win sends Uganda out
Halleluya Panduleni struck a stoppage-time winner as Namibia ended Uganda's CHAN hopes and sealed their own progression to the quarter finals.
Kabaso nets twice as Zambia down Ivory Coast
Augustine Kabaso netted twice as Zambia beat the Ivory Coast 2-0 in Marrakech to take a major step towards the CHAN quarter finals.
Why is Messi so bad at penalties?
The ESPN FC panel discuss Lionel Messi's penalty struggles following his latest miss against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.
No drama at Barcelona despite defeat
Obituaries are usually written when Barcelona lose but following the end of their unbeaten run, the mood is decidedly more upbeat this time.
Pique agrees new Barcelona deal until 2022
Gerard Pique has agreed a new contract with Barcelona that will keep him at the club until 2022.
Barkley in Chelsea squad to face Brighton
Ross Barkley is in line to make his Chelsea debut from the substitutes' bench against Brighton on Saturday, head coach Antonio Conte has confirmed.
Fans' fears grow over frustrated Conte
Chelsea, despite edging past Norwich, remain in suspect form and fans are concerned things don't seem quite right with Antonio Conte.
Chelsea refute claims of transfer violations
Chelsea have refuted claims they may have breached transfer regulations when signing young players from overseas.
Neymar missed a golden opportunity to win endearment at PSG.
The ESPN FC boys talk Neymar's decision to take a penalty ahead of Edinson Cavani, who had the opportunity to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic's PSG scoring record.
Neymar proves PSG playing by his rules
Neymar could have endeared himself to the PSG faithful by offering a penalty to record-chasing Edinson Cavani; his refusal to do so speaks volumes.
No release clause in Neymar deal - lawyer
Neymar has been linked with Real Madrid since leaving the Camp Nou in a world-record move last summer.
Walcott was doomed to fail at Arsenal
Theo Walcott arrived at Arsenal in 2006 with a ton of hype but was doomed from the very start and after 12 years it was past time for him to move on.
Madrid fans vote for Ronaldo to go in poll
Two thirds of Real Madrid fans think it is time for Cristiano Ronaldo to go, according to an online poll conducted by Spanish paper AS.
Jose tricked into signing Conte shirt
The spat between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte seems unlikely to abate any time soon, especially when Italian pranksters continue to fan the flames.
Gap between rich clubs and rivals must be addressed
The gap between rich clubs (Man Utd, Real Madrid) and smaller clubs is only widening. Will football have the stomach to fix the problem?
Dortmund leave out Auba amid Arsenal link
Michael Zorc also hit out at Arsene Wenger for the Arsenal manager's statement on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Stoger: Aubameyang still welcome at Dortmund.
Peter Stoger insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still welcome at Borussia Dortmund despite his most recent suspension.
Dortmund boss hopes Aubameyang stays
Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger has said he assumes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain at the club amid interest from Arsenal.
Mourinho's career defined at Man United
Jose Mourinho's contract extension suggests he is ready for the challenge -- returning Man United to the summit -- that will define his career.
Mourinho sees bright future at United
Jose Mourinho once said conditions at Old Trafford weren't right to compete with the elite, but his new deal suggests he expects that will change.
What's convinced Mourinho to sign a new deal?
Rob Dawson joins Mark Ogden to explain why Jose Mourinho is likely to sign an extended deal with Manchester United.
Can Kenyan ace Juma be City's 15-goal man?
Cape Town City will hope new signing, striker Masoud Juma, will help alleviate their goal-scoring problems in the PSL so far this season.
Splashy Sundowns unveil Sirino, Brockie
Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed the capture of Uruguayan forward Gaston Sirino, as part of a flurry of new signings at Chloorkop this week.
Comitis plans bold new era for Cape Town City
South African PSL side Cape Town City are a step closer to realising their dream of building their own stadium on the historic Hartleyvale site in the Mother City that was once a hot-bed for the local game.
Wenger handled Iwobi 'like a father' - Rohr
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says Arsene Wenger handled reports of Alex Iwobi's disciplinary issues 'like a father' and says he is in regular contact with the Arsenal coach.
Nigeria to face England in pre-World Cup friendlies
Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has revealed that the Super Eagles will play six friendlies in the build up to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria reward Gernot Rohr with contract extension
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr on Wednesday signed a two-year contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation, a show of confidence after he led the side to World Cup qualification.
Celebrate Ronaldinho; don't lament 'what ifs'
There's been a tendency to reduce Ronaldinho's career to a bunch of "what ifs". Don't do that. Fire up your computer, dig a ball out & dare to dream.
Ronaldinho's legacy: What might have been?
Ronaldinho has officially quit professional football. But did he really fulfill his true potential? Tim Vickery looks back at his career.
Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho retires
Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent has confirmed.
- Bordeaux turn to Gus Poyet as new boss
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- Barca not distracting Griezmann - Simeone
- Gerrard loses first Anfield game in charge
- Griezmann goal but Atletico settle for draw
- Double leg fracture for Everton's McCarthy
- Prem: Chelsea, Arsenal, City, United all win
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