Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits starting the season without Mousa Dembele is a blow but believes new signing Victor Wanyama is ready to fill the void. Dembele will miss the first four games of the Premier League campaign as he serves the remainder of a six-match ban following his altercation with Chelsea striker Diego Costa
Britt Assombalonga has now scored three goals in his past two games, stretching back to last season. Philippe Montanier’s Nottingham Forest reign began with a 4-3 opening weekend win that spoilt Burton Albion’s first Championship fixture. Britt Assombalonga started and finished the Reds’ scoring on his first start in 18 months to help seal three
Hull are interested in Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony and Liverpool’s Christian Benteke but deals look unlikely at this stage. The Tigers are without a manager following Steve Bruce’s resignation but the newly-promoted Premier League outfit remain active in the transfer market as they seek a new boss.
According to The Times, Hull have set
Schweinsteiger has scored 24 goals in 120 international appearances Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football. The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder was part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He retires as Germany’s fourth most-capped player of all time on 120 – behind Lothar Matthaus (150),
Mamadou Sakho made 35 appearances for Liverpool last season Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sent defender Mamadou Sakho home early from the club’s pre-season tour of the US. It emerged in a club video that Sakho arrived late for the flight to the US and the Telegraph reports Klopp has taken disciplinary action against him.
Media playback is not supported on this device Ahmed Musa: New Leicester signing shows class at World Cup 2014 Premier League champions Leicester City have agreed a deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, according to the player’s agent. The 23-year-old, who joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168
Robbie Keane carries all of the scars inflicted by Thierry Henry’s infamous hand-ball during the Republic of Ireland’s clash with France in November 2009, but he is hiding them well ahead of the first encounter between the two nations since one of the most celebrated players in world football was branded ‘Le Cheat’ for ‘conning’
Emmanuel Eboue has made 79 appearances for the Ivory Coast Sunderland are set to terminate the contract of defender Emmanuel Eboue after he was suspended by Fifa from all football-related activity for one year. The 32-year-old, who joined the Black Cats until the end of the season on 9 March, was given the ban after
Liverpool and Manchester United are among five clubs chasing Sofiane Feghouli’s signature this summer, according to reports in Spain. Despite claiming last month he would be willing to stay with Valencia, the Algeria international has now apparently rejected a new contract with the La Liga club due to interest from abroad. Valencia are reluctant to
Luis Suarez has scored three hat-tricks in his last nine outings Champions League last 16 Venue: Emirates Stadium Date: Tuesday, 23 February Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Live text on the BBC Sport website, live commentary BBC Radio 5 live. Arsenal must keep Luis Suarez quiet if they are to overcome holders Barcelona in the Champions