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  • Young forward Paredes signs for Roma on loan

    Roma have secured the services of Argentinian forward Leandro Paredes on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old joined Roma’s Serie A rivals Chievo on an 18-month loan deal from Boca Juniors in January but only made one league appearance for the...

  • Hull City skipper happy to avoid Ukraine

    Hull City captain Curtis Davies was a relieved man when he found out his side would be facing a likely trip to AS Trencin of Slovakia in their Europa League bow. Davies and his Tigers team-mates were flying back from a warm-weather training camp...

  • Lahm wants to concentrate on the club he loves – Bayern

    Lahm wants to concentrate on the club he loves – Bayern

    Going out at the top of a career is seen to be the mark of a great sportsman and for a footballer it doesn’t come any higher than captaining your national team to victory in the World Cup final. Philipp Lahm had already decided it was time to end...

  • Niersbach confident coach Loew will stay

    Niersbach confident coach Loew will stay

    The president of the German football federation (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach sees no reason to fear that Joachim Loew will follow Philipp Lahm’s example by resigning as Germany coach. Lahm announced his retirement from international football on Friday...

  • Rummenigge hits out at the Bundesliga schedule

    Rummenigge hits out at the Bundesliga schedule

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has accused his club’s league rivals of coercing to make life difficult for the record German champions. The Bundesliga season commences next month with Bayern’s World Cup winners in training for only a...

  • Casemiro joins Porto

    Porto have signed Brazilian midfielder Casemiro on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid. The 22-year-old, who moved to Madrid from Sao Paulo in January 2013, has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Real but could join Porto permanently...

  • Football news

    Italian league chief Maurizio Beretta told reporters yesterday that referees during Serie A and Serie B matches next season will be using vanishing spray. “It was ratified, so we will begin adopting this new technology,” Beretta revealed. “It’s...

  • Sporting briefs

    Shirokov: Russia team captain Roman Shirokov has joined Spartak Moscow as a free agent, club owner Leonid Fedun said. The 33-year-old midfielder, who missed the World Cup finals in Brazil due to injury, has moved to the capital from St Petersburg...

  • Lahm quits national team

    Lahm quits national team

    Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland yesterday by quitting international soccer at the age of 30, five days after leading his side to World Cup victory in Brazil. “During last season I made a decision to end my international career...

  • Toure vows to see out Man. City contract

    Yaya Toure has vowed to remain at Manchester City as he asked for an end to a summer of speculation largely begun by his own agent. Toure and his representative Dimitri Seluk spoke to Sky Sports News yesterday to confirm the Ivory Coast...

  • Demba Ba completes Besiktas move

    Chelsea striker Demba Ba has completed his move to Besiktas, the Turkish club have announced. Besiktas claim the deal for the 29-year-old Senegal striker is worth €6 million. Ba arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday to undergo a medical and pose with...

  • Celtic drawn against Legia or St Patrick’s

    Celtic will face either Legia Warsaw or St Patrick’s in the Champions League third qualifying round if they come through their second-round tie against KR Reykjavik. The Scottish title-winners on Tuesday secured a 1-0 first-leg victory over their...

  • Del Bosque decision delights keeper Reina

    Del Bosque decision delights keeper Reina

    Pepe Reina has expressed his delight at the announcement that Vicente del Bosque is to continue as Spain coach. Del Bosque confirmed on Thursday that he had been given the green light by the Spanish Football Federation to lead the national team...

  • Newcastle shocked by fans’ deaths after airliner crashes in Ukraine

    Newcastle have paid tribute to two fans who died on flight MH17 on their way to support the club in New Zealand. John Alder and Liam Sweeney were aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in Eastern...

  • UEFA punish clubs for racist abuse against Maltese teams

    UEFA punish clubs for racist abuse against Maltese teams

    UEFA yesterday issued sanctions against Hungary teams Ferencvaros and Diosgyori and Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava, following racist behaviour by their fans during Europa League matches against Maltese sides Sliema Wanderers, Birkirkara and Hibernians...

  • Vidal to decide club future after break

    Juventus and Chile star Arturo Vidal insists he will only decide his future once he returns to Italy from his holidays. Vidal has been strongly linked with a move away from Turin this summer with Manchester United and Real Madrid among the top...

  • Juve forward Quagliarella makes Torino switch

    Torino have signed veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus for a 3.5 million euros transfer fee. Quagliarella, who had one year left in his previous deal with the Serie A champions, has signed a contract with the Granata outfit until June...

  • Yo-yo Norwich lose top-flight status

    Yo-yo Norwich lose top-flight status

    Norwich City have enjoyed seven seasons in the Premier League in three different spells. The last episode started in 2011 and ended in May this year as the Canaries went crushing down to the Championship. In attempt to salvage their status, the...

  • Tomlinson takeover bid fails

    Tomlinson takeover bid fails

    Former Doncaster chairman John Ryan hopes One Direction star Louis Tomlinson can still help the club following the collapse of their joint takeover bid. The singer announced last month, after weeks of speculation, that he was teaming up with...

  • Football news

    The Italian football federation yesterday confirmed that the Azzurri’s first match at home from the Euro 2016 Group H qualifiers against Azerbaijan will be played in Palermo. The Italians will get their qualifying bid for the European Championship...