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ESPN FC News 21 Feb 21:51

Dortmund face midfield conundrum in tight second leg at Atalanta

Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger explains what it means to finally be able to see Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle link up with one another. On Thursday, Borussia Dortmund will look to reach the round of 16 in the Europa League in the return leg against Serie A's Atalanta. Thanks to Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi's stoppage-time winner last week, the Black and Yellows, who are yet to lose in 2018, will enter the tie with a 3-2 advantage. The match will take place around 200 kilometres southwest of Bergamo at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia as Atalanta's Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia is not modern enough to comply with UEFA's regulations....

ESPN FC News 21 Feb 21:25

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos denies penalty rift with Gareth Bale

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he felt his team had turned a corner and were now hitting their best form -- speaking after

ESPN FC News 21 Feb 20:32

Sergio Ramos on target as Real Madrid fight back to beat Leganes

Skipper Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty clincher as Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes and ease themselves into third place in La

ESPN FC News 21 Feb 19:58

FIFA lifts ban on public endorsements of 2026 World Cup bids

LONDON -- A ban on voters publicly endorsing any 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from football

ESPN FC News 21 Feb 19:52

Roberto Firmino won't face discipline as result of Mason Holgate allegation - FA

The English Football Association (FA) have confirmed that they will be taking no disciplinary action against Roberto Firmino in regards to

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Feb 20:34

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman pins problems on Ellis Short

Chris Coleman believes Sunderland is being damaged by chairman Ellis Short's continued desire to sell the club and says the problems won't be resolved until they have a new owner.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Feb 23:30

Championship: Sunderland sink closer to relegation

Wolves took a further step towards promotion as they came from behind to draw with Preston. Sportsmail's AMITAI WINEHOUSE provides the highlights from an eventful weekend in the Championship.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Feb 18:04

McManaman admits to mixed feelings over Wigan's FA Cup win

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: FA Cup winners have traditionally woken up in a swanky London hotel with a hazy recollection of the night before. Not Callum McManaman. He was back in his childhood home.

Sunderland ‚Äď 18 Feb 11:02

Paper Talk: Real offer £100m & Bale for Chelsea ace; £25m for Smalling

Real Madrid are ready to offer Chelsea ¬£100million plus a player exchange to get Eden Hazard, while Man Utd have named their price for Arsenal target Chris Smalling, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Real Madrid will reportedly offer £100m plus Gareth Bale to tempt Chelsea into parting company with Eden Hazard in the summer.

The reigning La Liga champions are set for a massive summer revamp after a disastrous title defence this season, and Hazard is believed to be their top target.

Real will completely overhaul their squad, with a number of tops stars leaving, including Gareth Bale, while head coach Zinedine Zidane will also be axed.

Bale has been a long-term target for Manchester United but according to a report in the Sunday Express, Real will offer the former Tottenham winger plus £100m to try and lure Hazard to the Bernabeu.

Hazard, along with Blues stopper Thibaut Courtois, has been in new contract talks with the Blues for some time but the club have been unable to tie the pair down.

Now Real are hoping that the offer of Bale and a significant transfer fee will tempt Roman Abramovich into allowing one of prized assets to move on.

Hazard, himself, has admitted in the past that he one day dreams of playing for the Spanish giants, telling French TV channel Canal+ in Novmeber: “Everyone knows the admiration I have for Real, but for now I’m a Blue.”

The question now, however, is how much longer the 27-year-old will continue being ‘a Blue’.



Sadio Mane is set for a bumper pay rise after his heroics for Liverpool in the Champions League (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has backed Luis Enrique to be a star at Chelsea if he takes over (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will call on other Premier League clubs to back their campaign against heinous tacklers (Sunday Mirror)

Brentford manager Dean Smith will open talks with the Championship club this week over a new long-term deal (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City are looking to Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl in their search for a midfield enforcer (Sunday Mirror)

Goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri is set to sign a three-year deal with Crystal Palace this week (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea would demand Sergio Aguero in exchange for Eden Hazard if Manchester City go after the Belgium star this summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, says he is “really happy” at the club amid reports of a move to Real Madrid (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal will have to pay £25m if they want to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling in the summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Tottenham stars fear Toby Alderweireld is leaving the club this summer (Sun on Sunday)

Watford pair Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure could be heading to Tottenham in the summer as Mauricio Pochettino plans a £50m double swoop (Sun on Sunday)

Germany striker Timo Werner has admitted he would like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City (Sun on Sunday)

Juventus ace Paulo Dybala has returned to training ahead of the return Champions League leg against Spurs (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious bust-up with Paul Pogba and Phil Jones after Manchester United’s defeat at Newcastle (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are set to reward young left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko with a new deal (Sun on Sunday)

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has emerged as a target for Newcastle United (Sun on Sunday)

Leeds United could make a move for Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill, who is stalling on a new contract at Ashton Gate (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are closing on a deal to sign Saint-Etienne’s exciting midfielder Jonathan Bamba (Sun on Sunday)

Nottingham Forest will make a move for Hull defender Michael Dawson at the end of the season after failing to land him in January (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham and Arsenal are battling it out for Stevenage youngster Ben Wilmot (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s son Josh will conduct a review of the club as they prepare for life after Arsene Wenger (Mail on Sunday)

Man City’s Gabriel Jesus is closing in on a return despite his entourage being denied re-entry into the UK (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea’s desire to sign Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic could be helped by the Bundesliga side’s interest in loan star Michy Batshuayi (Mail on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho says he does “not know” if Paul Pogba will be fit for Man Utd’s Champions League clash with Sevilla (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas admits Lionel Messi has gone quiet on him ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona (Mail on Sunday)


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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 17 Feb 19:35

Sunderland 0-2 Brentford: Chris Coleman's woes continue

Sunderland passed up the chance to boost their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes as Brentford won 2-0 on their first ever visit to the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland ‚Äď 16 Feb 14:11

Can you name Sunderland?s top 15 scorers of the PL era?

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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 15 Feb 18:01

Sunderland will pay tribute to Liam Miller vs Brentford

The 36-year-old Irishman died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Miller, who played 60 times for the Black Cats, will be remembered with a minute's applause before kick-off.

Sunderland ‚Äď 14 Feb 09:29

Paper Talk: United to snatch £25m Belgian; Toon to buy £5.2m keeper

Manchester United are plotting a surprise move for a Tottenham defender this summer, while a major Liverpool target has seen his price rise to ¬£80million, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are monitoring Toby Alderweireld’s contractual situation at Tottenham with interest, according to widespread reports.

The Belgium defender has just 18 month remaining on his current Tottenham deal and both the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mail claim the club meet the £25million release clause in his contract this summer.

It’s claimed Jose Mourinho had made the strengthening of his United midfield a priority this summer, but poor recent performances from Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have convinced the manager he also needs to bolster his central defence.

After returning from three months out, Alderweireld declared himself fit to face Arsenal, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino decided not to include him in his party, while the 28-year-old also did not travel to Turin for Spurs’ 2-2 Champions League draw with Juventus.

Tuesday’s newspapers also declared Mourinho was considering moves for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Leicester’s Harry Maguire.



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Liverpool could have to splash out £80m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson because of a release clause in a new contract reports in Italy suggest he is about to sign (The Sun)

Chinese side Beijing Sinobo Guoan are plotting a move to sign Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele before their transfer deadline at the end of February (The Sun)

Manchester City are set to offer goalkeeper Ederson a new deal after his stunning start to life in the Premier League (The Sun)

Manchester City are interested in young Sporting Lisbon striker Rafael Leao, who has burst on to the scene this season and could cost them in the region of £23m (The Sun)

Crystal Palace have flown in 35-year-old free agent Diego Cavalieri from Brazil as Roy Hodgson looks to solve his side’s goalkeeping issues (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has been warned he needs to get Arsenal into the Champions League or risk his position coming under scrutiny for the second successive year (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are already plotting a £5.2m offer for loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after his impressive debut against Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

Ajax¬†teenager Justin Kluivert says he would consider a move to the Premier League. The 18-year-old Dutch striker said¬†Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea¬†or¬†Manchester United¬†were clubs he could “see myself playing at in a few years” (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United would let Ander Herrera leave if AC Milan come up with an offer in excess of £30m (Daily Star)

Bookmakers have slashed odds on Chelsea forward Eden Hazard joining Real Madrid in the summer (Daily Express)

Scott McTominay expects Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong to be the next Manchester United youngsters to make a first-team impact (Daily Express)

Lionel Messi has been left upset after Argentina team-mate Paulo Dybala reportedly claimed he would rather join Real Madrid than Barcelona (Daily Express)

German Loris Karius is set to keep his place in goal for Liverpool in favour of Simon Mignolet when the Reds face Porto in the Champions League (The Times)

West Brom¬†manager Alan Pardew’s methods are causing friction within the squad, but his position is safe despite the club chairman and chief executive being sacked on Tuesday (Daily Telegraph)


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Sunderland ‚Äď 10 Feb 11:33

Paper Talk: Man Utd, City to battle for £50m Maguire

Manchester United and City are ready to do battle for a ¬£50m-rated Premier League defender, while a shock name has emerged to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea, all in Saturday’s papers.



Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly ready to lock horns over Leicester defender Harry Maguire.

The two Premier League giants are ready to go head-to-head for the England defender this summer, after United joined the race for the 24-year-old.

City have been chasing Maguire since the start of the season and despite landing £57m Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao, the Daily Mirror reports that Pep Guardiola still maintains an interest in the former Hull star.


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United boss Jose Mourinho has already ruled out making any attacking signings in the summer transfer window, but it is common knowledge that he is looking to strengthen at the heart of United’s defence, with doubts over the futures of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo.

Maguire, who was signed from Hull for £17million last summer, still has over four years remaining on his Foxes contract and his value is now believed to have trebled to around £50m.

The report goes on to claim that Leicester are already planning for the potential loss of Maguire and have targeted 26-year-old Brighton stopper Lewis Dunk as his replacement.


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Manchester City have agreed a fee in principle worth £44.5m to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred (Daily Mirror)

Marco Silva could be a surprise candidate to take over as caretaker manager at Chelsea if the club should decide to part company with Antonio Conte before the end of the season (The Times)

Pep Guardiola has labelled Kevin De Bruyne one of the most talented players he has seen in his life and an incredible example to the Manchester City Academy (Daily Mirror)

Norwich City will demand up to £30m for midfielder James Maddison this summer, having refused to sell the Liverpool and Tottenham target in January (Daily Mirror)

Former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is still searching for a club after failing to land a deal at Bolton (Daily Mirror)

Alexandre Lacazette’s Arsenal career is as good as over already, according to Emmanuel Petit (The Sun)

Arsenal could hijack Chelsea’s move for ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique (The Sun)

Manchester United are favourites to land Borussia Dortmund’s in-demand teenage forward Christian Pulisic (The Sun)

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is a target for AC Milan, who would be prepared to spend £32m to sign the Spaniard (Daily Express)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, 25, has not ruled out a move back to former club Real Madrid (Daily Mail)

Steve Walsh’s position as director of football at Everton is under increasing pressure after dismal returns on the club’s ¬£239m recruitment drive (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid believe it will be easier to sign Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois in the summer rather than his Manchester United counterpart David de Gea (Independent)

Antonio Conte told his Chelsea players to stop behaving like children as they returned to training after their mini-break (Daily Mail)


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Sunderland ‚Äď 1 Feb 09:56

Paper Talk: Pep gives Mahrez a lift; West Ham suffer striker blow

Mesut Ozil turned down a huge offer from China to remain at Arsenal, while Cristiano Ronaldo has named the four players he wants at Real Madrid, according to Thursday’s papers.



Mesut Ozil is reported to have turned down a £435,000-a-week contract with a Chinese club before signing a new deal at Arsenal.

The Germany star was said to have been a major target for Guangzhou Evergrande, who were reportedly ready to pay the 29-year-old £22m-a-year.

The deal would have far exceeded his new contract at The Emirates, which is said to be worth £350,000-a-week.

Ozil would have been a free agent this summer but opted to stay with the Gunners after being impressed with their January transfer window additions.


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Pep Guardiola has hinted that he will make another move for Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez in the summer (The Sun)

Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid of four players he wants to see at the club after the summer transfer window (Daily Express)

Arsenal failed with a late £12m bid for Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, with West Brom also resisting interest from Manchester City and Everton for the 30-year-old (Express & Star)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed a deal to join LA Galaxy from Manchester United and will travel to America for the start of the MLS season in March (Daily Star)

Everton manager Sam Allardyce says the futures of five players in the squad that beat Leicester 2-1 at Goodison Park were in doubt on deadline day (Liverpool Echo)

Roma ended their interest in Manchester United’s Daley Blind after the Old Trafford club demanded the Italian club take the Netherlands defender on a permanent deal (Daily Express)

Southampton will renew their bid to sign winger Quincy Promes from Spartak Moscow in the summer, after a £25m deadline day deal broke down (Daily Mail)

West Ham had a bid for Krasnodar striker Fyodor Smolov rejected after the player announced he wanted to stay in Russia (Guardian)

Real Madrid are preparing a £30.7million move for Zenit midfielder Leandro Parades Рbut the deal will not be complete until the summer (Daily Express)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 28 Jun 17:17

Sunderland's Borini set for AC Milan move

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is set to join Italian giants AC Milan, according to BBC Newcastle.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 16:30

Fans withdraw Sunderland takeover bid

A television production company fronted by Sunderland fans withdraws its bid to buy the club from American Ellis Short.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 20 Jun 16:21

Two make Sunderland takeover bids

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is set to decide between two takeover bids for the Championship club.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 17 Jun 14:44

Sunderland assistant Bracewell leaves

Sunderland assistant manager Paul Bracewell leaves the club as they prepare for life in the Championship.

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