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Diego Costa: Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa: Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa has not played for Chelsea since defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup final in May Diego Costa says Chelsea are demanding a fee Atletico Madrid “can’t get near” for the Spain striker to complete his desired move back to his former club. Costa, 28, remains in his native Brazil after being sent […]

West Brom ‘don’t need to sell Evans’… but ‘every player for sale at right price’

West Brom ‘don’t need to sell Evans’… but ‘every player for sale at right price’

West Brom captain Jonny Evans has made 60 league appearances for the West Midlands side since joining in 2015 West Brom “don’t need or want to sell” captain Jonny Evans, says manager Tony Pulis who went on to concede “every player is for sale at the right price”. Albion have rejected an £18m bid from […]

Everton take charge of Europa League tie

Everton take charge of Europa League tie

Michael Keane scored his first Everton goal since a £25m move from Burnley Everton put themselves in a strong position to reach the Europa League group stage with a first-leg win over Hajduk Split marred by crowd trouble. Hajduk fans surged towards the Goodison Park pitch and threw objects as play was stopped in the […]

Brighton & beyond: Fans v homophobia in the Premier League

Brighton & beyond: Fans v homophobia in the Premier League

Brighton and Hove’s gay population – estimated at 4.8% by the Office for National Statistics – has made the club’s fans a target for homophobic abuse WARNING: This content contains terms some readers may find offensive. It starts with “we can see you holding hands” or “does your boyfriend know you’re here?” From there it […]

Sampson to ‘improve communication style’ after being cleared of racial abuse

Sampson to ‘improve communication style’ after being cleared of racial abuse

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of Women’s Euro 2017 this summer, two years after finishing third at the World Cup England women boss Mark Sampson says he is “looking to improve” his “general communication style” after being cleared of racial abuse. Sampson was absolved of wrongdoing after striker Eniola Aluko made a complaint […]

Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on Detroit actor Poulter

Premier League predictions: Lawro takes on Detroit actor Poulter

Did you see Burnley’s win at Chelsea coming? What about Watford’s draw with Liverpool? Here is your chance to predict the next round of Premier League fixtures – including any more upsets. The Blues are back in action, of course, and BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks there could be more trouble ahead for […]

Gossip: Spurs close in on £28m defender Sanchez

Gossip: Spurs close in on £28m defender Sanchez

<!– For completed deals, check our transfers page. Transfer news Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Ajax’s 21-year-old centre-back Davinson Sanchez. (Telegraph) Colombian Sanchez will cost Spurs £28m up front with a potential further £14m to come in add-ons. (Independent) Manchester City are ready to offer West Brom £22m for their 29-year-old captain […]

Mark Sampson: England women boss to ‘improve communication style’

Mark Sampson: England women boss to ‘improve communication style’

Sampson led England to the semi-finals of Euro 2017 this summer, two years after finishing third at the World Cup England boss Mark Sampson says he is “looking to improve” his “general communication style” after being cleared of alleged racial abuse. Sampson was cleared of wrongdoing after striker Eniola Aluko made a complaint to the […]

Tottenham striker Kane up for Fifa prize

Tottenham striker Kane up for Fifa prize

Kane was the Premier League’s top scorer last season, with 29 goals Harry Kane is one of four current Premier League players nominated for the Best Fifa Men’s Player 2017 award. The Tottenham striker joins Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea midfielders Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on a shortlist of 24. Last year’s winner, […]

Liverpool’s Coutinho still out with back injury

Media playback is not supported on this device Coutinho situation is ‘very difficult’ – Klopp Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is to miss Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace with a back injury as speculation continues about his future. Barcelona have said they are “close” to signing the 25-year-old Brazilian. He submitted a transfer request last week, […]

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