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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.

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.

Sánchez wants United to target experienced players like Vidal

Alexis Sánchez wants Manchester United to emulate Barcelona, who have signed Arturo Vidal.

No Cahill means new tactics, search for youth for Australia’s Arnold

The retirement of Tim Cahill has forced Australia coach Graham Arnold to change his tactics.

West Ham’s Hernández dreaming of top-six finish

Javier Hernández believes that West Ham can finish as high as sixth in the Premier League this season.

Real Madrid sign Courtois from Chelsea

Real Madrid paid Chelsea 35 million euros for Thibaut Courtois, who has signed a six-year contract with the Spanish club.

Celtic held by AEK, PAOK fight back to beat Spartak

In Champions League qualifiers, Celtic drew 1-1 against 10-man AEK Athens, while PAOK Salonika came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Spartak Moscow 3-2.

Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho’s doubts in Premier League opener

Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League game against Leicester City, José Mourinho is pessimistic about United's chances.

Modrić returns to Real Madrid training amid doubts over future

There has been much speculation regarding Luka Modrić's possible transfer to Inter Milan.

Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real

Kepa was signed by Chelsea for 80 million euros.

Abdulrahman joins Al Hilal on one-year loan

The 26-year-old Abdulrahman represented Al Hilal before moving to Al Ain - the midfielder turned down several European clubs offers to sign with the Riyadh-based side.

Arsenal’s ‘silent Stan’ unfazed by unhappy fans

Stan Kroenke is not worried about criticism of his ownership of Arsenal from fans.

World Cup hangover lingers over Premier League kick-off

On top of the quick turnaround from the World Cup, a shortened transfer window that closes 24 hours before the season kicks off has left many sides scrambling at the last minute to strengthen their squads.

Bilbao’s Kepa pays 80 million euro release fee ahead Chelsea move

At 80 million euros, Arrizabalaga will become the most expensive goalkeeper in football history.

Wolves snap up Spanish winger Traore

The 22-year-old, capped by Spain at various age groups up to Under-21 level, signed a five-year contract for a reported fee of £18 million (US$23 million, 20 million euros).

Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona

Paul Pogba is determined to end his fractious relationship with Manchester United coach José Mourinho and move to Barcelona.

Early reality check for Kaizer Chiefs’ Italian coach

Giovanni Solinas' first game in charge of Kaizer Chiefs ended with a 3-1 loss against Wits.

Guardiola prefers improving performance over points record

According to Pep Guardiola, Manchester City are focusing on player performance rather that statistical feats during the upcoming season.

PSG turns to China for fans and funds

Paris Saint-Germain see China as the market that will most increase their revenue.

Jordi Cruyff takes on Chinese relegation dogfight

Jordi Cruyff has become the coach of Chongqing Lifan.

Australia rugby league star Billy Slater announces retirement

Slater made his NRL debut for the Storm in 2003, playing 313 games and scoring 187 tries, and has collected 2 Clive Churchill Medals, 1 Dally M Medal and 2 NRL Grand Final trophies.

Real Madrid end US tour with 2-1 win over Roma

Bale and Marco Asensio scored for Real Madrid who put on a strong performance especially in the first half of the International Champions Cup friendly at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Sprint king Bolt given as long as it takes at Aussie...

His training program will be structured to see if he can reach a level of playing that earns him a professional contract.

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