'We'll have to be at 150 per cent' – Lyon boss Genesio promises to attack City

The Ligue 1 side stunned Pep Guardiola’s men earlier in the season as they ran out 2-1 winners and are plotting another ambitious display. Bruno Genesio has promised Lyon will again attack Manchester City as they look to complete a Champions League double over Pep Guardiola’s men. Lyon stunned the reigning Premier League champions early in the …

Mendy out for up to three months with latest knee injury

The left-back is definitely out for the rest of the year due to his latest issue, having endured a hellish run of injuries during his time at the club Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy will miss up to three months of action after a knee operation, Pep Guardiola has confirmed. Mendy underwent surgery at Dr …

Barcelona are the Champions League favourites – Allegri

Juventus are again aiming for continental glory this season, but their manager has named the La Liga champions as the team to beat Massimiliano Allegri insists Juventus are taking the Champions League one step at a time and that Barcelona are his favourites to win the competition this season. The Bianconeri have not lifted the trophy since …

'Wilshere is a £100m player' – West Ham happy with 'risk' taken on former Arsenal star

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is delighted to have the England international on board and is hoping to see him overcome ongoing injury problems Jack Wilshere is considered to be a £100 million ($127m) player by Manuel Pellegrini, but the West Ham boss acknowledges that a “risk” has been taken on the injury-prone former Arsenal star. …

Arsenal legend urges Emery to pursue Martial and Dembele

Former Gunners defender Lauren believes two French forwards would be fine additions if they can be lured away from Manchester United and Barcelona Arsenal have been told they would be “crazy” not to move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial if he became available, while Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele would be a “bonus”. The Gunners …

Raheem Sterling: I love watching Neymar & PSG

The Manchester City and England forward says he is a fan of Thomas Tuchel’s side – and Neymar in-particular Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has revealed his admiration for Paris Saint-Germain and in particular Neymar, praising the Brazilian’s “winner’s mentality”. Neymar again made the headlines Wednesday when he scored a fine goal during PSG’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool …

'A monster!' – How Liverpool's £75m man Van Dijk silenced the doubters

The Reds took a big risk by making the Dutchman the world’s most expensive defender but he hasn’t looked back since netting on his debut in a derby For once in his life, Virgil van Dijk was showing signs of nerves. A puff of the cheeks, a tap of the feet. Eyes wide, mind racing. …

Man Utd to miss out? Pochettino talks up Tottenham stadium move & strong Levy relationship

The Spurs boss is the favourite to take the permanent job at Old Trafford but reiterated his commitment to Spurs in his latest interview Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his excitement at Tottenham’s move to their new stadium and talked up his positive relationship with chairman Daniel Levy, amid rumours he could leave to join Manchester …

If Pogba played under Klopp or Guardiola he’d be one of the world’s best – Owen

The World Cup winner continues to toil at Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho’s mismanagement considered to be holding the midfielder back Paul Pogba would be “one of the best players in the world” if he played for Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola, says Michael Owen, with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho holding him back. The …

Balotelli told ‘nothing is impossible’ as Vieira suggests Italian may have Nice future

The enigmatic striker is enduring a difficult third season in France, but bridges could be built which allow him to come back into his manager’s plans Mario Balotelli may be enduring a tough time at Nice, but a January departure is not guaranteed as Patrick Vieira says “nothing is impossible” for the enigmatic Italian. Having …