Aston Villa’s takeover headed by Dr Tony Xia is expected to go through next week. The buyout, believed to be around £75million, could be given the green light by Wednesday, Press Association Sport understands. Xia is expected to meet English Football League (EFL) officials after the weekend to sign off on the deal ahead of
Pep Guardiola won three Bundesliga titles but failed to win the Champions League in his time at Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola’s first match as Manchester City manager will be in a pre-season friendly against his previous club Bayern Munich on 20 July. The Spaniard, who takes over from Manuel Pellegrini, led Bayern to three Bundesliga
N’Golo Kante has played down speculation linking him with a move away from Leicester. The Frenchman has enjoyed a sensational debut Premier League campaign after arriving from Caen for £5.6million last summer. He was a virtual ever-present for the Foxes, playing a key role in the club’s remarkable title triumph, and was nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association
Hector Bellerin will be included in Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championship if Dani Carvajal fails to prove his fitness, Vicente del Bosque has confirmed. The Arsenal full-back only made his debut for the reigning champions on Sunday, playing the full 90 minutes of the 3-1 friendly win over Bosnia. Bellerini, orignally named on the standby list
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,
Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has revealed he is off crutches as he continues his rehabilitation from injury. Butland was ruled out for the rest of the season and this summer’s European Championships when he fractured his ankle while playing for his country against Germany in March.
The 23-year-old posted a message on Twitter
Whoever gets the job will sit alongside Bernstein, Lord Mervyn King and former boss Brian Little on the football board, which will sit below the club’s main board. But their might be stumbling blocks to landing Ashworth. He could be reluctant to leave the FA for a Championship club and the new head of football
Sunderland midfielder Jan Kirchhoff has targeted clean sheets in their remaining games to ensure they avoid the drop. The international break means the Black Cats do not play again for a fortnight, and successive home games against West Brom and leaders Leicester are likely to have a major say in their destiny this season.
Former Sunderland and England winger Adam Johnson has been jailed for six years for sexual activity with a child. Johnson will serve at least three years after being found guilty of sexual touching a 15-year-old girl. He admitted another charge of sexual activity with a child and grooming, but was cleared of one charge relating
Andre Ayew has made 29 appearances in all competitions for Swansea this season Swansea City forward Andre Ayew is a doubt for next Saturday’s Premier League visit of Aston Villa due to an ankle injury, says coach Alan Curtis. The 26-year-old Ghana international, who has scored eight goals this season, missed the 3-2 loss at