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Gossip: Sigurdsson to cost Leicester at least £40m

Gossip: Sigurdsson to cost Leicester at least £40m

<!– For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page. Transfer news (latest update 12:00 BST) Arsene Wenger is set for talks with France forward Olivier Giroud, 30, over his future as Arsenal seek to complete […]

Palace to announce De Boer as new boss on Monday

Palace to announce De Boer as new boss on Monday

De Boer, 47, was Netherlands assistant manager from 2008 to 2010 Crystal Palace are set to name ex-Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer as their new boss at 14:00 BST. It is understood the former Netherlands defender was the first choice of chairman Steve Parish and Palace were De Boer’s preferred option. He […]

‘No better time to be an English player’ as U21s prepare for Euro semi

‘No better time to be an English player’ as U21s prepare for Euro semi

England won two and drew one of their three group games England Under-21 defender Calum Chambers says “there has been no better time” to be an English player as they aim to become the fourth England youth side to reach a final in two months. England won the U20 World Cup and the Toulon Tournament […]

Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims from McLaren report

Fifa says no Russia player from the 2014 World Cup returned a positive drugs test Fifa says “it is still investigating allegations” that footballers were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia. At least 30 sports, including football, covered up samples involving more than 1,000 athletes between 2011 and 2015, according to the McLaren […]

‘No better time to be an English player’ as U21s prepare for Euro semi

‘No better time to be an English player’ as U21s prepare for Euro semi

England won two and drew one of their three group games England Under-21s defender Calum Chambers says “there has been no better time” to be an English player as they aim to become the fourth England youth side to reach a final in two months. England won the U20 World Cup and the Toulon Tournament […]

Chile & Germany reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

Chile & Germany reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez (right) became Chile’s all-time top scorer with his 38th international goal earlier in the tournament Chile qualified behind Germany from Group B to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals. after drawing 1-1 wiith Australia in their final group game. Euro 2016 winners Portugal will now face Chile in the last four on […]

The 2009 finalists with very different career paths – but can you match them up?

The 2009 finalists with very different career paths – but can you match them up?

James Milner was part of the England-21 side that reached the final of Euro 2009 England Under-21s have reached the semi-finals of the European Championship for the first time since 2009, when they finished as runners-up. They face Germany on Tuesday, the same opponents who inflicted a 4-0 defeat on them in the final eight […]

England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd’s side to face Germany in semi-finals

England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd’s side to face Germany in semi-finals

Jacob Murphy and Demarai Gray were both on the scoresheet as England beat Poland 3-0 on Thursday England Under-21s will face Germany in Tuesday’s European Championship semi-final in Tychy, Poland. Aidy Boothroyd’s side beat the hosts 3-0 on Thursday to book their last-four spot. But they had to wait until Saturday to find out their […]

Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder

Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder

Will Hughes made his Derby debut at 16 and has scored 12 goals for the club Watford have completed the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal. Hughes made 165 Championship appearances for the Rams. The 22-year-old is currently on international duty with England’s Under-21 squad at the […]

Mauricio Pellegrino: Southampton appoint former Alaves boss as manager

Mauricio Pellegrino: Southampton appoint former Alaves boss as manager

Pellegrino (right) was appointed Alaves boss in June 2016, after the club were promoted to La Liga Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager. The 45-year-old Argentine replaces Claude Puel, who was sacked earlier this month after one season in charge. Pellegrino stood down as Alaves manager in late May, after losing the […]