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  • Arsenal complete deal for full-back Chambers

    Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club announced yesterday. Chambers, 19, continues the exodus of players from St Mary’s after agreeing a “long-term” contract with the Gunners. “Calum...

  • Caruana joins City after ending long Floriana stint

    Caruana joins City after ending long Floriana stint

    Christian Caruana has left Floriana to join rivals Valletta after agreeing a one-year deal with the champions. News of Caruana’s move caused a few eyebrows to be raised as it’s somewhat unusual for a Maltese player to cross the divide between the...

  • Sammut’s 10-year ban extended globally by FIFA

    Former Malta midfielder Kevin Sammut’s 10-year ban for match-fixing has been extended globally by FIFA. On May 28, the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) banned Sammut from all football-related activities for a period of 10 years...

  • Bosnian Besic joins Everton

    Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic has joined Everton from Hungarian club Ferencvaros for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said yesterday. Besic, 21, has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park, the club’s website reported. “Muhamed is a...

  • Champions League fixtures

    Third qualifying round (first legs)   1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Playing today       Sparta Prague vs Malmo FF       Slovan Bratislava vs FC Sheriff       Debrecen vs BATE Borisov       Tomorrow       Aktobe vs Steaua Bucharest       FK...

  • Football news

    Manchester United defender Rafael has returned home early from the club’s tour of the United States to have treatment on a groin problem. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in training prior to the Red Devils’ win over Roma on Friday. Even...

  • Sporting briefs

    Pires: Robert Pires has followed former Arsenal team-mate Freddie Ljungberg in signing up for the inaugural Indian Super League. It was announced last week that former Sweden midfielder Ljungberg had penned an ambassadorial contract with the ISL,...

  • Russia should lose tournament over Ukraine – UK deputy PM

    Russia should lose tournament over Ukraine – UK deputy PM

    Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilising Ukraine, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said yesterday, warning the world would look weak if it didn’t act. Nick...

  • Possession is key, says United boss Van Gaal

    Possession is key, says United boss Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal hit out at his players for almost allowing Roma to break his 100 per cent record as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal made it two wins from two as United boss thanks to a 3-2 win over the Italian giants in the Colorado...

  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training – Ancelotti

    Di Maria expected back at Real for training – Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin pre-season training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. “There is nothing new in the market,” Ancelotti said when asked...

  • Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports

    Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up...

  • We’ll never sack Pep, says Rummenigge

    We’ll never sack Pep, says Rummenigge

    Pep Guardiola has been told he has a job for life at Bayern Munich. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola led Bayern to four trophies in his first season in charge, but he has said the expectations at Bayern are such that a smaller return would not be...

  • Gunners swoop for keeper Ospina

    Gunners swoop for keeper Ospina

    Arsenal have announced the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract. The 25-year-old, who impressed as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil, has moved to the Emirates Stadium for an...

  • Football news

    Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim expects Colombia striker Radamel Falcao to make his long-awaited comeback from injury at the Emirates Stadium this coming weekend. The 28-year-old has spent the summer stepping up his recovery and looks set to run out...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fiorentina: Fiorentina have agreed to sign defender Jose Basanta, who was part of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final, from Mexican club Monterrey, the Italian club said. The deal is subject to a medical and contract terms for the...

  • Italy administrator Tavecchio caught up in racism row

    Italy administrator Tavecchio caught up in racism row

    Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become the next Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, has been caught up in a racism storm after referring to African players as “banana eaters”. The influx of foreign players has been a hot topic since...

  • Roma’s Garcia rules out Strootman move

    Roma’s Garcia rules out Strootman move

    Manager Rudi Garcia has ruled out the possibility of Kevin Strootman leaving Roma for Manchester United. United are understood to retain an interest in Strootman and reports in Italy claim the 20-time English champions have bid at least £30...

  • English FA too white and too male and it must change – Dyke

    “Overwhelmingly male and overwhelmingly white” Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said of his own organisation yesterday, saying the governing body must change. In a pre-recorded video message to the Football Supporters Federation, former BBC...

  • Southampton sales continue apace

    Southampton sales continue apace

    Southampton’s summer sales are to continue in the coming days, with the club in line to earn £36 million from deals that will see Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers move to Liverpool and Arsenal respectively. This has been a summer of change on the...

  • Mosta agree loan deals for Pulo, Magro

    Mosta agree loan deals for Pulo, Magro

    Mosta have finalised deals to sign Karl Pulo and Kurt Magro on loan from Tarxien Rainbows and Valletta respectively. Pulo has decided to move after seeing out his three-year contract with the Rainbows who have revamped their squad in the close...