According to Spanish paper Sport, Ernesto Valverde’s first choice was Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, but Boateng was deemed a more affordable short-term solution. Sport claims Valverde called Boateng’s former coach at Las Palmas, Quique Setien, to discuss the player’s quality and suitability, and following a positive response from the now Real Betis head […]

British Premier League club Cardiff City’s record new signing, Argentina-born striker Emiliano Sala, was on board a light aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel on Monday night, police sources told AFP. Sala, signed by Cardiff on Saturday from French club Nantes for a club record fee, was flying to Cardiff aboard a small plane […]

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a second half penalty kick for Juventus but it did not matter as the Serie A leaders brushed aside Chievo 3-0 in a top-versus-bottom clash on Monday. The Turin side were already two goals ahead when Ronaldo saw his spot kick brilliantly saved by Stefano Sorrentino in the 52nd minute after Mattia […]

Arsenal are unlikely to sign a replacement for Hector Bellerin this month even if scans confirm he will miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. Bellerin, who was making his first start since suffering a calf injury last month, went down in the second half after overstretching as he tried to […]

Liverpool came out on the right side of a seven-goal thriller against Crystal Palace, which kept their four-point lead at the top intact when Manchester City beat Huddersfield 3-0 on Sunday. Manchester United edged Brighton 2-1 to keep up their perfect start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while Chelsea were not only taught a lesson on […]

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