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August 14, 2017 5:05 PM Chelsea want €55 million Van Dijk, United close in on Portuguese prodigy and all today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Liverpool are weighing up a move for Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne. Downing joined Liverpool for a fee believed to be around £20 million (€22 million) from Aston Villa in July 2011 — £8 million (€8.8 million) more than the latter paid for him two years previously. The winger spent two years at Anfield, scoring three goals in 65 appearances 1

August 14, 2017 11:22 AM How Marco Asensio made history for Real Madrid: Five goals in five debuts

The FC crew examine Real Madrid's depth and the challenge Zinedine Zidane has to keep every player in his squad happy. Marco Asensio's stunning late goal in Sunday's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg win at Barcelona means the Real Madrid starlet has become the first player ever to score on his debut for any club in five different competitions. Amid all the drama 1

August 11, 2017 6:43 PM One big question for Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Spurs, Liverpool

The FC panel delve into their 2017-18 Premier League title predictions. The new Premier League campaign is finally here, starting with Arsenal's home meeting with Leicester at the Emirates on Friday evening. But what are the major tactical issues facing the title contenders? Here's a run-down of the major question mark about each side's tactical approach 1

August 11, 2017 4:18 PM Neymar in line for Paris Saint-Germain debut vs. Guingamp

PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has suggested he will hand a debut to new signing Neymar away at Guingamp on Sunday after the forward's international transfer certificate was granted because Barcelona confirmed they have received the full €222 million transfer fee. The 25-year-old is now eligible to make his PSG and Ligue 1 debut at Stade 4

August 11, 2017 10:02 AM Alvaro Morata says critics "are already killing me" after Chelsea move

Alvaro Morata has told Marca that he has "the personality" to live up to being Chelsea's club-record signing and answer the critics who he says "are already killing me" by scoring "more than 20 goals." Chelsea lost 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley, with Morata replacing Michy Batshuayi in the 74th minute 4

August 11, 2017 9:08 AM Chelsea Striker Alvaro Morata Admits Feeling Pressure of £70m Move

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata appears to be already feeling the mounting pressure on his shoulders after joining the club from Real Madrid. The fee, which could rise to £70m in time, is a significant burden and he's felt a bit of a backlash in the first few weeks. "I admit [the fee is] a very important amount, but I have personality to play quietly and go about 2

August 10, 2017 5:20 PM Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: How To Watch Without Saturday's Bright Moon Spoiling Your View

For anyone planning to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend, the forecast holds some bad news. Rumors have been flying around online that we’re set for “the brightest shower in recorded human history.” But the presence of a more than half-full moon on Saturday night and Sunday morning when the event is at its height means the shower might be a little 1

August 10, 2017 9:20 AM Naby Keita to Liverpool: Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick admits it’ll be ‘tough to keep’ star

RB LEIPZIG have suggested that this season could be Naby Keita’s last with the club. Guinea international Keita has been one of the most prominent names in this summer’s transfer window. Liverpool have been trying to land the 22-year-old for several months but have failed to do so despite tabling a mammoth £75m bid for him. While Leipzig have fought 1

August 9, 2017 9:06 PM Transfer News LIVE updates: Barca launch Coutinho bid, Man Utd want Bale, Chelsea, Arsenal

TRANSFER NEWS is in full flow as the new season nears - Express Sport brings you all the latest. 21.44: Barcelona have made a second bid of £90.3m for Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona have made Coutinho their number one target as they look to replace Neymar. And they have returned with another bid for the Anfield star totalling €100m (£93.3m). Coutinho is understood 5

August 9, 2017 11:20 AM Abedi Pele and Maha celebrate 30th wedding anniversary

Ghana legend Abedi Pele and wife Maha are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today, in a blissful union which has produced two football super stars. The iconic former Ghana captain and his adorable better half tied the knot in 1987 and has been blessed with two sons - Andre and Jordan Ayew as well a gorgeous daughter Imani Ayew. Andre, who plays 2