Man United agree record deal to sign Maguire

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Leicester City to sign centre back Harry Maguire with a transfer fee of £80 million agreed, British media reports said on Friday. Should the deal go through, Maguire will become the most expensive…

Stephanie Frappart: Female referee to officiate Uefa Super Cup

Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a major men’s European match when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea on 14 August. Frappart will lead a team that also includes two…

Baxter resigns as South Africa coach

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter resigned on Friday, saying he felt the time was right to move on with a new cycle of Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers looming. His decision comes just weeks after South Africa…

Brazil captain Dani Alves heads home to Sao Paulo

After 17 years playing for the top clubs in Europe, Brazil captain Dani Alves has decided to return home, signing a three-year deal with Sao Paulo. A free agent after his contract with French champions Paris Saint-Germain expired in June,…

Four footballers get life bans for Asian match-fixing

Four players have been banned for life for match-fixing at the AFC Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said on Friday. Kursanbek Sheratov from Kyrgyzstan was found guilty of fixing a match involving his club Dordoi FC in the 2017 AFC…

Nicolas Pepe completes move to Arsenal for club-record £72m

Arsenal have completed the signing of Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record fee. The Gunners have reportedly paid £72m for the 24-year-old, who is believed to have signed a five-year deal. After confirming Pepe’s signing, Unai…

Felix shines as Atletico Madrid blanks MLS All-Stars

Portuguese teen sensation Joao Felix came off the bench to score a superb goal on Wednesday as Atletico Madrid blanked the Major League Soccer All-Stars 3-0 at rain-soaked Exploria Stadium. Marcos Llorente, signed from city rivals Real this summer for…

Lumor Agbenyenu signs for Mallorca

Spanish top-tier side Real Mallorca have completed the signing of Ghana defender Lumor Agbenyenu for the 2019/20 season. The 22-year-old left-back is on a second straight loan spell from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. Agbenyenu spent the second part of the…

Bayern coach Kovac apologises to Guardiola over Sane pursuit

Bayern Munich coach Nico Kovac admitted on Wednesday that he had telephoned Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to apologise over his public pursuit of the English club’s German striker Leroy Sane. Kovac had said he was confident a deal could…

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