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Soccer - Friday 18 August, 2017

Two title contenders go head-to-head and more Premier League talking points

Plus, there will be a meeting of the big summer spenders on Monday night.

Spurs agree £28m deal for Sanchez, Everton open to Costa loan and today's transfer gossip

Arsenal are getting rid of Gabriel, while AC Milan looks set to add another striker.

Antonio Conte was quizzed about Diego Costa and his response was pretty unexpected LOL This post contains videos

Antonio Conte was quizzed about Diego Costa and his response was pretty unexpected

The striker remains in self-imposed isolation in his native Brazil.

Mourinho willing to accept defeat in hunt for fourth Manchester United signing

The Portuguese boss has confirmed that the club are unlikely to sign another player before the transfer deadline.

Billionaire Nigerian threatens to sack Wenger if successful in Arsenal bid

The Frenchman is Europe’s longest-serving manager but will be shunted should Africa’s richest man take over in North London.

Barcelona to pay tribute to terror victims

13 were killed in an attack on the city on Thursday and the club’s players took time to remember those who died.

Chinese fans tell 'Homesick Boy' Carlos Tevez to stay away

The 33-year-old Argentine former international has been a flop since moving this year to Shanghai Shenhua.

No place for madness or poetry in sensible, practical middle tier of Premier League

Tommy Martin laments the mature, semi-detached and really quite beige state of England’s top flight.

West Brom reject reported €20 million bid for Man City target Jonny Evans

The Northern Ireland international has been strongly linked with a move to the Etihad outfit.

Soccer - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Crowd trouble sees first-half stoppage as Everton see off Hajduk Split in Europa League tie

The game was halted during the first half as Everton ran out 2-0 winners.

'The whole league's up in the air' - Bray players determined to plough on despite uncertain futures

Seagulls captain Conor Kenna chats to The42 about a difficult few weeks for his club.

'There was a hatred between the managers' - Keane, Dalglish and Henry relive 25 years of the Premier League Old Rivalries This post contains videos

'There was a hatred between the managers' - Keane, Dalglish and Henry relive 25 years of the Premier League

The legendary trio talk Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, the rivalry between Man United and Arsenal and some of their best memories.

Things going from bad to worse for Barca as Suarez ruled out for a month

The Uruguayan will miss four or five weeks due to a knee injury.

Coutinho to miss Crystal Palace tie with 'back injury', confirms Klopp

Amid speculation surrounding a move to Barca, the Brazilian will be sidelined for the Reds’ next fixture.

Chelsea's €80m bid for Juve star rejected, Barca and City eye Alli and all today's transfer gossip

Antonio Conte’s men are hoping Alex Sandro will bolster their squad.

Marco Asensio's stunning strike against Barca further proves what a special talent he is World Class This post contains videos

'I must return to Atletico Madrid' - AWOL Costa says he's not going back to Chelsea

The striker, who is at home in Brazil, has released a statement reiterating his desire to sign for the La Liga club.

Ireland's Shane Duffy rewarded for his performances in a Brighton shirt

The Premier League newcomers have tied the big defender down until 2021.

Preston reject bid for highly-rated Irish full-back

Greg Cunningham is wanted by the club’s Championship rivals Cardiff City.

Coutinho, Dembele 'close' to battered Barca

Pep Segura, the club’s general manager, says negotiations for the two players could be finalised within days.

Brendan Rodgers eyes Liverpool reunion after Celtic thrash Astana

The Scottish champions look destined to qualify for the Champions League.

Zidane lauds 'spectacular' Real Madrid after Super Cup triumph

The Blancos’ head coach revelled in his team’s performance against Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana.

'Any team would miss a player of that quality. He's the best I've ever played with'

Sean Maguire’s departure presents opportunities for his former Cork City team-mates, says Karl Sheppard.

Soccer - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Five-goal Celtic put one foot in Champions League group stages

It was a comprehensive win for Brendan Rodgers’ side against Astana tonight at Celtic Park.

Barcelona threaten legal action over Paulinho deal allegations

The Catalan side have reacted angrily to the suggestion that there may be another motive behind the transfer.

Everton confirm signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson for club-record €50m fee

The Toffees have finally secured their man after a drawn-out process, with the Iceland international inking a five-year deal.

'As a female referee I'll be under special scrutiny' - History to be made in the Bundesliga

Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first female referee to officiate in one of Europe’s top leagues.

'Virgil's not for sale in this window. It's not personal' - Van Dijk going nowhere, insist Southampton

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that the Dutch defender — a target of Liverpool and Chelsea — won’t be sold this summer.

Liverpool send U20 World Cup winner Ojo out on loan

The 20-year-old forward will spend the season on loan at Championship club Fulham.

Leeds boss praises Irish youngster after first Championship start despite unfortunate leg break One For The Future This post contains videos

Leeds boss praises Irish youngster after first Championship start despite unfortunate leg break

Galway native Conor Shaughnessy played 90 minutes at centre-half during last night’s draw with Fulham.

Here are all the upcoming Sky Sports Premier League games exclusive to Irish viewers

This season’s scheduled matches include Liverpool-Crystal Palace, Huddersfield-Man United and West Brom-Man City.

France midfielder Matuidi lands in Turin for €20m move from PSG to Juve

The 30-year-old will undergo a medical today before joining the Italian champions.

'Alexander the Great' - Press rave about Liverpool's teen sensation

The 18-year-old defender gained plenty of plaudits for his display against Hoffenheim last night.

Burnley want to add Shane Long to their Irish contingent and today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Tottenham are after a PSG full-back and Ajax’s Colombian centre-half.

Kilkenny legend Richie Hogan takes on Southampton stars in skills test Fine Margins This post contains videos

Kilkenny legend Richie Hogan takes on Southampton stars in skills test

Hogan and Shane Long last clashed during the 2004 Minors, when James Ward-Prowse was nine.

China U20 team to start playing in German league

The senior national team has long been an embarrassment to the country and are currently ranked down in 77th in the Fifa world rankings.

Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain wants £150k-a-week as Chelsea target deal

The Blues may need to pay to push through a deal for their rivals’ player with the club.

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night Football League This post contains videos

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night

Daryl Murphy, Conor Hourihane, Aiden O’Brien and David Meyler were all on target in the Championship.