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  • Sporting briefs

    Kishna: Lazio have reached an agreement with Ajax to sign striker Ricardo Kishna. The 20-year-old made 48 senior appearances for the 33-time Dutch champions in 2014 but will now move to the Stadio Olimpico to bolster Lazio’s attacking options.

  • Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

    Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

    Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters yesterday. The 60-year-old Platini...

  • Person ‘from outside the game’ to head reforms body – FIFA

    Scandal-plagued FIFA responded to criticism of its new reforms task force by saying an “independent person from outside of the game” should head the group. FIFA’s statement came after Domenico Scala, the Swiss businessman who was approached to...

  • Villalobos and Barbetti among host of new signings at Pembroke Athleta

    Villalobos and Barbetti among host of new signings at Pembroke Athleta

    Pembroke Athleta have been one of the most active clubs so far in this summer’s transfer window as they look to build a competitive squad ahead of their debut campaign in the BOV Premier League, starting on August 21. Coach Winston Muscat, who...

  • Man. United cool on other options

    Man. United cool on other options

    Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another centre-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. After claims Ramos wanted out of Real Madrid, United offered to swap David de Gea for the 29-year-old defender. However, it...

  • Ronaldinho starts training with new club Fluminense

    Ronaldinho starts training with new club Fluminense

    A huge crowd of Fluminense fans attended the first training session of new signing Ronaldinho (picture) in Rio de Janeiro, earlier this week. Ronaldinho, 35, is making a return to his homeland in Brazil after a career that took him to Paris,...

  • Vidal seals Bayern move

    Vidal seals Bayern move

    Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions. No fee was disclosed but media reports put it at 40 million euros. “I wanted to take another big...

  • Cavani handed Uruguay ban

    Edinson Cavani has been suspended for Uruguay’s next two World Cup qualifiers for his part in a confrontation with Chile’s Gonzalo Jara at the Copa America. The controversy arose during the teams’ quarter-final clash, when Cavani responded to...

  • Diaby joins Marseille

    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has agreed a deal to return to France with Olympique de Marseille, the Ligue 1 club said yesterday. Diaby, who has 16 caps for France, was released by Arsenal at the end of last season after nine years at the...

  • Safety first for the three new teams in Serie A

    Safety first for the three new teams in Serie A

    Carpi, Frosinone and Bologna have won the right to participate in the 2015/16 Serie A after filling the three promotion slots available in last season’s Serie B. For Bologna, Italy champions seven times, promotion meant an immediate return to the...

  • Football news

    Palermo have edged closer to sealing a loan move of Arsenal striker Joel Campbell. Reports said Campbell had told Arsenal he wants to move to Palermo and the two clubs are now negotiating a deal. Gazzetta.it said Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini...

  • Sporting briefs

    Chester: West Brom have agreed a deal for Hull defender James Chester. The 26-year-old is expected to tie up the switch within the next 24 hours after leaving Hull’s training camp in Austria as Tony Pulis’s recruitment drive gathers pace. Reports...

  • Maltese asked to fork out €40,000 to rig match – reports

    Maltese asked to fork out €40,000 to rig match – reports

    Police in Catanzaro are in the process of identifying a Maltese person who was allegedly approached to fork out €40,000 in order to finance a match-fixing operation in Italy last April. According to information obtained by Times of Malta, the...

  • Muscat turns down Limassol offer

    Muscat turns down Limassol offer

    Midfielder Rowen Muscat has given Birkirkara a further boost after pledging his future to the Premier League club. The Stripes, on a high after their excellent showings in the Europa League games against West Ham United, were facing up to the...

  • Mexico beat Jamaica for 2015 Gold Cup

    Mexico beat Jamaica for 2015 Gold Cup

    Mexico spoiled Jamaica’s first trip to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a dominant 3-1 triumph on Sunday that gave them a record seventh Cup title. Jamaica had become the first Caribbean team to reach the final, but El Tri stole the storyline in...

  • FIFA hopeful Chung meets potential rival Platini in US

    South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the FIFA presidency next month, met potential rival Michel Platini in the United States on Sunday and called for a ‘fair competition’ should he enter the race. Former...

  • Argentine goalkeeper Romero joins Man. United

    Argentine goalkeeper Romero joins Man. United

    Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal, reuniting manager Louis van Gaal with a player who helped bring him a Dutch title but also caused him World Cup heartache. The 28-year-old,...

  • Rodriguez caps Real’s win over Inter

    James Rodriguez curled home a superb free-kick to cap Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Inter in a friendly in Guangzhou yesterday. The Colombian midfielder, brought on for just the last 10 minutes of the International Champions Cup match, stepped up to...

  • Thai tycoon due in Italy this week for Milan talks

    Thai tycoon due in Italy this week for Milan talks

    Thai businessman Bee Tae-chaubol will be in Milan this week as talks to buy 48 per cent of top-flight Italian club Milan reach their end-of-the-month deadline for agreement, a source close to the matter said yesterday. Former prime minister Silvio...

  • Juventus face Udinese in opener

    Juventus face Udinese in opener

    Juventus’ pursuit of a fifth straight Serie A title begins at home to Udinese in late August as the draws of the Italian top-flight were held yesterday in Milan. While Massimiliano Allegri’s men were drawn against the team also referred to as...