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Sampson to ‘improve communication style’ after being cleared of racial abuse

Sampson to ‘improve communication style’ after being cleared of racial abuse

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of Women’s Euro 2017 this summer, two years after finishing third at the World Cup England women boss Mark Sampson says he is “looking to improve” his “general communication style” after being cleared of racial abuse. Sampson was absolved of wrongdoing after striker Eniola Aluko made a complaint […]

Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on Detroit actor Poulter

Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on Detroit actor Poulter

Did you see Burnley’s win at Chelsea coming? What about Watford’s draw with Liverpool? Here is your chance to predict the next round of Premier League fixtures – including any more upsets. The Blues are back in action, of course, and BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks there could be more trouble ahead for […]

Gossip: Spurs close in on £28m defender Sanchez

Gossip: Spurs close in on £28m defender Sanchez

<!– For completed deals, check our transfers page. Transfer news Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Ajax’s 21-year-old centre-back Davinson Sanchez. (Telegraph) Colombian Sanchez will cost Spurs £28m up front with a potential further £14m to come in add-ons. (Independent) Manchester City are ready to offer West Brom £22m for their 29-year-old captain […]

Mark Sampson: England women boss to ‘improve communication style’

Mark Sampson: England women boss to ‘improve communication style’

England boss Mark Sampson says he is “looking to improve” his “general communication style” after being cleared of alleged racial abuse. Sampson was cleared of wrongdoing after striker Eniola Aluko made a complaint to the Football Association (FA) about “bullying and harassment”. Sampson allegedly asked a mixed race player if she had been arrested. But […]

Tottenham striker Kane up for Fifa prize

Tottenham striker Kane up for Fifa prize

Kane was the Premier League’s top scorer last season, with 29 goals Harry Kane is one of four current Premier League players nominated for the Best Fifa Men’s Player 2017 award. The Tottenham striker joins Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea midfielders Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on a shortlist of 24. Last year’s winner, […]

Liverpool’s Coutinho still out with back injury

Media playback is not supported on this device Coutinho situation is ‘very difficult’ – Klopp Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is to miss Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace with a back injury as speculation continues about his future. Barcelona have said they are “close” to signing the 25-year-old Brazilian. He submitted a transfer request last week, […]

Kylian Mbappe: PSG target is left out of Monaco squad

Kylian Mbappe: PSG target is left out of Monaco squad

Mbappe did play in Monaco’s first two games of the new French season – including against PSG Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe has been left out of the squad for Friday’s league match with Metz. French newspaper L’Equipe has previously reported that Paris St-Germain are close to signing France international Mbappe, one of the most […]

Man City’s Bronze in talks over move to European champions Lyon

Man City’s Bronze in talks over move to European champions Lyon

Lucy Bronze (centre) headed in the opening goal for Man City in May’s Women’s FA Cup final England right-back Lucy Bronze is in Lyon for talks with the Women’s Champions League holders over a proposed move from Manchester City. The 25-year-old could complete a move to the French club – who have won 11 consecutive […]

Mark Sampson: ‘Questions for FA’ after England women’s boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Mark Sampson: ‘Questions for FA’ after England women’s boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of the European Championships in the Netherlands this summer An anti-racism campaigner says “bigger questions” must be answered by the Football Association after England striker Eni Aluko alleged head coach Mark Sampson made comments with “racial connotations” to a team-mate. Sampson allegedly asked a mixed race player if […]

Mats Hummels: World Cup winner to donate 1% of wages to charity

Mats Hummels: World Cup winner to donate 1% of wages to charity

Mats Hummels signed for Bayern Munich in 2016 for a fee reported to be around £30m. Germany’s World Cup winner Mats Hummels is the first player to join Manchester United’s Juan Mata in pledging to donate 1% of his wages to charity. Mata called for high profile players to sign up to the cause in […]