Elanga scores for Forest & 2 under-radar stories at Man United
Sporting defender 'prefers' move to Old TraffordAs per AS, Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio prefers to join a Premier League side like Man United over Real Madrid next year.The Red Devils have the Portuguese centre-back in their list of potential targets as they are likely to sign a young defender next summer.
Al Ahli ready to sell Firmino & 3 other under-radar stories at Liverpool
Sporting willing to accept Inacio fee in instalmentsAs per AS, Sporting would be willing to accept a transfer fee of €60 million for Goncalo Inacio from Liverpool in instalments of €45m+€15m.Premier League release statement on Luton fans' Hillsborough chantsThe statement reads: "The Premier League strongly condemns all forms of football tragedy abuse and is appalled by the chanting heard at Sunday’s match between Luton and Liverpool.
Sporting boss Ruben Amorim: 'I have not been contacted by Manchester United'
At a press conference after Sporting CP beat Farense 4-2 in the Portuguese League Cup, manager Ruben Amorim was asked about his links with Manchester United. "This year I’m not going to go back to the same conversation as last year," replied Amorim, quoted by The Metro.
Chelsea owners face blow in their attempts to buy shares of top Portuguese club
Earlier this week, The Telegraph reported that the Chelsea ownership group are trying to buy a minority stake at Sporting CP, one of the major Portuguese clubs who last won the league in the 2020-21 season. However, they won't be getting any help from the principal owners of the club.
Chelsea plan to buy stake in Portuguese top team — Telegraph
The Telegraph report that Chelsea owners are planning to buy a 'minority stake' in Sporting CP, one of Portugal's most decorated clubs.The plan is to use the Primeira Liga side as a destination for young players to develop at, either for the Chelsea first team or for further sale.
Barca right-back target 'tired of waiting', finds new club in Portugal
Ivan Fresneda is tired of waiting for Barcelona and has decided to join Sporting CP in Portugal, per A Bola, via Sport. The young right-back was approached by Barca earlier in August but the Blaugrana were adamant of not paying his €10m release clause.
'I’m happy for the offers that have come in': Liverpool midfield target opens up on his future
Fluminense midfielder Andre has been the subject of a bid from Liverpool and the player expressed his gratitude for the same. He did add that he is completely committed to his current club as of now and reports suggest that will remain the case until the end of the year.
Latest transfersAll transfers
'You have no idea, Man United fans': Time capsule of a message from Sporting fan resurfaces as Bruno named captain
Before Bruno Fernandes officially joined Manchester United back in January 2020, a Sporting CP fan went viral for stating what we can expect from him. Sure enough, three years later Bruno has established himself as a fan favourite both on and off the pitch.
Arsenal looking to 'close the deal' for Gremio midfielder signing & 4 more under-radar stories
Arteta's son spotted in Arsenal trainingGabriel Arteta, the Arsenal's manager's 14-year-old son, took part in the Gunners' pre-season training in the United States earlier this week.Gabriel wore a red training shirt used by the club's coaches, indicating that he was there as part of Arsenal's staff rather than training as one of the players.
'Kardashian curse next season': Man City fans react to Haaland's photo with Kim Kardashian
Manchester City fans are feeling superstitious after spotting Erling Haaland with Kim Kardashian. The Norwegian superstar was seen posing for a photo with the American celebrity at a Dolce and Gabbana event, and some fans fear that the infamous "Kardashian curse" could strike their club.
About the team
Squad: number of players – 30, average team age – 24.8, foreign players – 15, national team players – 6Show more
Date of foundation: 1906
Galatasaray make lucrative offer to Thiago & 3 more under-radar stories at Liverpool
Liverpool's links to Goncalo Inacio clarifiedAs per Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool have not held any talks with Sporting CP to sign defender Goncalo Inacio.He remains on their transfer list and is a 'name to watch' for the future.
Final pre-season friendly announced & 2 more under-radar stories at Liverpool today
Liverpool announce final pre-season gameLiverpool will be taking on SV Darmstadt 98 on 7th August at the Deepdale Stadium, which will be the Reds' final pre-season game of the summer.New 1990s-inspired training range unveiledSimilar to the 2023/24 away kit, Liverpool's new training range has been inspired by the 1990s, taking influence from the club's famous 1995/96 away shirt.
Jamie Carragher wanted Liverpool to sign 3 players this summer: 2 down, one to go
Speaking on Sky Sports towards the end of the 2022/23 season about Liverpool's summer business, Jamie Carragher said: "I think they will end up getting another two midfield players."And I think they'll need another defender as well.
Barca interested in '€50m-rated' Busquets replacement, prepared to offer players to get him
Barcelona have identified a new replacement option for Sergio Busquets in Joao Palhinha, according to Sport. The Fulham man was one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League last season and could fit the bill at Barcelona.
Why Mauricio Pochettino backed decision to end Manuel Ugarte pursuit - explained (reliability: 5 stars)
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino has supported Chelsea's decision to quit the race for Sporting midfielder Manuel Ugarte.The Uruguayan midfielder was viewed as a good fit for Pochettino's requirements for a defensive midfielder who'd play alongside Enzo Fernandez.
Pochettino tried late push for Mac Allister before Liverpool sealed transfer (reliability: 5 stars)
According to The Times, Mauricio Pochettino tried an 11th-hour move to convince Alexis Mac Allister to join Chelsea this summer.The former Brighton midfielder was rumoured to be on Pochettino's wishlist from the day when the Argentinian's arrival at Stamford Bridge was announced.
PSG 'bewildered' by Chelsea's €600m spending spree as they draft 'legal letter' over Ugarte row
The story of Chelsea pulling out of the race to sign Manuel Ugarte is an extremely complex one.According to a report in the Athletic, PSG — who are set to announce the signing of the midfielder — drafted a 'legal letter' which they planned to send to Sporting complaining about Chelsea's actions.
Ugarte chooses Chelsea & 3 more big stories you might've missed
Man United start Mount talksMultiple sources have confirmed that Man United have made a formal approach to Chelsea and plan to submit an official bid.Ugarte chooses ChelseaAccording to reports in Portugal, the Sporting midfielder has decided that playing in the Premier League outweighs financial terms.
Super agent Mendes suggests Barca hijacking Chelsea-linked midfielder to replace Busquets (reliability: 4 stars)
The announcement of Sergio Busquets leaving Barcelona threw yet another challenge for the club to solve. Finding a replacement for the player of Busi's calibre won't be easy, to say the least.
Real Madrid in for Havertz & 3 more under-radar stories at Chelsea today
Lauren James signs new dealOne of Chelsea Women's best players and Reece James' sister has signed a four-year contract with the Blues.Real Madrid in for HavertzReal Madrid are considering Chelsea forward Kai Havertz for a summer move as they are looking to add a No.
Ugarte no longer wants Chelsea move after Boehly presented him with lowball offer (reliability: 4 stars)
Manuel Ugarte is not willing to accept the contract terms Chelsea offered him, according to the Portuguese newspaper Record.Todd Boehly personally met with the player and presented him with a €2m contract offer.