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Latest football news from around the world, with features and interviews with the biggest stars of the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.

Six-game ban for player in Demba Ba racism row

Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li was also fined 42,000 yuan.

Fellow Spaniards at Chelsea convinced me to join club, says Kepa

Chelsea's many Spanish players convinced Kepa Arrizabalaga to join the London club.

Zabaleta backs Pellegrini to help West Ham succeed

Pablo Zabaleta thinks very highly of new West Ham coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Chelsea ready to kickstart Sarri era after frantic deadline

Maurizio Sarri, who took over from Antonio Conte, will soon begin his first season at the helm of Chelsea.

Tottenham’s Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings

Mauricio Pochettino is not bothered by the fact that Tottenham have not made any signings during the transfer window.

Premier League scores own goal with transfer window early closing

According to football agent Jon Smith, the shortening of the Premier League's transfer window has caused problems for several clubs.

Watford’s Doucouré fit for Brighton match

Having recovered from appendicitis, Abdoulaye Doucouré will be available to play against Brighton.

Pogba still happy at United, insists Mourinho

Although Paul Pogba has been linked to Barcelona, José Mourinho said that the midfielder is perfectly fine being at Manchester United.

Parma have five-point match-fixing penalty lifted

Parma's five-point penalty was lifted on appeal by the Italian football federation.

Emery set for baptism of fire as Arsenal host Man City

Unai Emery's Arsenal team will begin the Premier League season against Manchester City.

Atlético boost strike force by signing Kalinić from AC Milan

Nikola Kalinić signed a three-year contract with Atlético Madrid.

West Ham sign Pérez, Sánchez

Lucas Pérez and Carlos Sánchez were signed from Arsenal and Fiorentina respectively.

Navas staying at Real Madrid despite Courtois competition

Despite Real Madrid's signing of Thibaut Courtois, Keylor Navas has no intention of leaving.

Leicester extend Vardy deal, complete double defender swoop

Jamie Vardy signed a new four-year contract with Leicester City, who also signed Filip Benković and Çağlar Söyüncü.

Everton sign Barça’s Mina and Gomes, Shakhtar’s Bernard

Everton signed Yerry Mina for 30.25 million euros, André Gomes on a one-season loan deal, and Bernard on a free transfer.

Spanish goalkeeper Rico joins Fulham on loan from Sevilla

Sergio Rico had played over 170 games for Sevilla before leaving for Fulham on loan.

Saints swoop for Liverpool striker Ings

Southampton may sign Danny Ings for £18 million after his loan there ends.

Focus on Neymar-Mbappe partnership as PSG kick off title defence

The French champions start the defence of their Ligue 1 title against Caen on Sunday, and all eyes will be on Neymar after he missed the final three months of last term with a foot injury.

Leicester boss Puel rules out Maguire move to Man United

British media have reported that Jose Mourinho's United could be set to launch a world record bid for a defender on the back of Maguire's impressive World Cup campaign in Russia.

Salah, Ronaldo and Messi on Champions League awards shortlist

Egypt's Salah led Liverpool's remarkable run to the final with 10 goals and four assists, while Barcelona talisman Messi netted six goals.

Australian teenager Arzani signs for Manchester City

Daniel Arzani has joined Manchester City from Melbourne City.

Etheridge hopes Premier League presence can make impact in Philippines

Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City is hoping that his footballing success will help Philippine football improve.

Richarlison confident of rediscovering scoring touch at Everton

Last season, Richarlison did not score for 28 consecutive games.

Leicester to debut possession game at United, says Schmeichel

According to Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City will switch their playing style from a counter-attacking style to a possession-based one when they play against Manchester United.