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  • Watch: Chelsea sign Spanish goalkeeper Kepa for world record fee

    Watch: Chelsea sign Spanish goalkeeper Kepa for world record fee

    Chelsea have signed Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record 80 million-euro fee from Athletic Bilbao, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. With Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid, Chelsea signed 23-year-old Arrizabalaga as...

  • Watch: Bilbao's Kepa pays 80m euro release fee ahead of record Chelsea move

    Watch: Bilbao's Kepa pays 80m euro release fee ahead of record Chelsea move

    Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his 80 million-euro ($92.8 million) buy-out clause to break his contract with the Spanish side ahead of a reported move to Chelsea. The 23-year-old is expected to sign for the Premier League...

  • Sarri hails Bilbao keeper Kepa amid Chelsea switch talk

    Sarri hails Bilbao keeper Kepa amid Chelsea switch talk

    Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has praised Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga amid media reports that the Premier League club have decided to sign the Spain goalkeeper for a world record 71 million pounds ($91.85 million). With Chelsea's Belgium...

  • Birkirkara defeated in women’s Champions League opener

    Birkirkara defeated in women’s Champions League opener

    Birkirkara opened their UEFA Women’s Champions League commitments with a 8-0 defeat at the hands WFC-Kharkiv, who are hosting the mini-tournament. The Ukrainian representatives forged ahead after six minutes when Yuliia Shevchuk hit a shot from...

  • Hart leaves City to join Burnley

    Hart leaves City to join Burnley

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a two-year contract with Premier League Burnley after falling out of favour at Manchester City. Burnley did not disclose the transfer fee but media reports said the 31-year-old with 75 international caps cost...

  • Kroenke to take charge of Arsenal after Usmanov agrees to sell

    Kroenke to take charge of Arsenal after Usmanov agrees to sell

    American billionaire Stan Kroenke has made an offer to buy the rest of Arsenal in a deal that values the English Premier League club at around $2.3 billion after Russian rival and minority holder Alisher Usmanov agreed to sell. Kroenke, who also...

  • Birkirkara focused to do well in Champions League

    Birkirkara focused to do well in Champions League

    Birkirkara will represent Malta in the UEFA Women’s Champions League as from this evening when they kick off their commitments in the qualifying tournament in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Stripes, in their sixth participation in this club competition,...

  • Watch: ‘Love for Milan’, says Maldini

    Watch: ‘Love for Milan’, says Maldini

    Paolo Maldini confirms his love for Milan is behind his return to the club as a director. The legendary former defender turned down a role with the Rossoneri under the previous ownership, but it was confirmed yesterday that he has returned to the...

  • Watch: New Barca signing Vidal determined to win three Champions Leagues

    Watch: New Barca signing Vidal determined to win three Champions Leagues

    New Barcelona signing Arturo Vidal says he is stepping up a level in his career and is intent on winning the Champions League three times over his three-year deal. The La Liga champions signed the 31-year-old Chile midfielder from Bayern Munich...

  • Mourinho warns of tough times if United fail to improve squad

    Mourinho warns of tough times if United fail to improve squad

    Manchester United could be in for a tough Premier League season if they do not add quality players before the transfer window closes, manager Jose Mourinho has said. United have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, adding Brazil...

  • Klopp admits Liverpool's defensive concerns  

    Klopp admits Liverpool's defensive concerns  

    Liverpool face potential defensive problems ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham United, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez their only senior centre backs fit and available, manager Juergen Klopp said. Joel Matip (hip) and...

  • Watch: Aguero at the double as City win Community Shield

    Watch: Aguero at the double as City win Community Shield

    The new English season got off to a familiar start as two Sergio Aguero goals, including his 200th for the club, handed Manchester City a 2-0 win over Chelsea and claim the FA Community Shield for the fifth time at a sun-baked Wembley. City cut...

  • Live: Football transfer news and rumours – August 5

    Live: Football transfer news and rumours  – August 5

    Welcome to the timesofmalta.com football transfer blog. With the World Cup coming to a close clubs will be stepping up their efforts to try and strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season. Stay with us to follow all the latest news. 8.15pm...

  • Watch: Bale strikes as Real beat Juventus

    Watch: Bale strikes as Real beat Juventus

    Gareth Bale hit a fine strike as Real Madrid brushed aside Juventus 3-1 in pre-season friendly in the US. The Welsh forward struck the equaliser for the Champions League winners after they had fallen behind in their second game of the...

  • PSG claim French Super Cup

    PSG claim French Super Cup

    Thomas Tuchel made a winning start to life as coach of Paris St Germain on Saturday with a comprehensive 4-0 win over AS Monaco in the French Super Cup at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre. Angel Di Maria scored twice as Tuchel, who was appointed...

  • Valletta FC in talks with Saudi Arabia investors

    Valletta FC in talks with Saudi Arabia investors

    Valletta are in talks with a group of investors from Saudi Arabia as the Malta champions look to put themselves in a stronger financial position that will enable them to be more competitive in UEFA club competitions, president Victor Sciriha told...

  • City to face United legends next month

    City to face United legends next month

    English football lovers and in particular Manchester United fans are set for a great treat next month as the English Premier League giants Legends team will be travelling to Malta to play a friendly against Malta champions Valletta. The exhibition...

  • Argentina name under-17 boss as interim coach

    Argentina name under-17 boss as interim coach

    Argentina have named current under-17 coach Lionel Scaloni as interim boss for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia. Scaloni, a former right back who also helped as assistant coach with the national side, replaces Jorge Sampaoli, who...

  • Chelsea's Pedro signs one-year contract extension

    Chelsea's Pedro signs one-year contract extension

    Chelsea playmaker Pedro has signed a one-year contract extension to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020, the Premier League club has said. The 31-year-old, a World Cup and European Championships winner with Spain, joined Chelsea in 2015...

  • Higuain joins Milan, Bonucci back at Juventus in complex deal

    Higuain joins Milan, Bonucci back at Juventus in complex deal

    Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has joined AC Milan from Serie A champions Juventus while Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has moved in the opposite direction, rejoining the Turin side one season after his shock departure. Juve defender Mattia...