Idrissa Gueye and the LGBT problem football needs to solve

If ever a week has been illustrative of the dilemmas facing football and its attempts to find “shared values” in a globalised game, then it is this one. On Monday, 17-year-old Blackpool player Jake Daniels became the first professional male player in the UK to come out since Justin Fashanu in 1990. His bravery to … Read more

Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, contract, salary, how much will he earn, Paul Pogba to Juventus, return, Manchester United, Christian Eriksen, next club, rumours, whispers

Kylian Mbappe has taken a major step in resolving his future, a European powerhouse has reportedly met with the representatives of Paul Pogba and a resurgent Premier League star has revealed the “many options” that await him next season. Catch up on all of the latest whispers flying around the football world in the latest … Read more

Antonio Conte is the PL’s sh*thouse king… he’s far too fun to manage PSG

One brief look at the facial expressions of Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta following Thursday night’s north London derby told you everything about how things went for Tottenham and Arsenal respectively. The two managers did well to keep their emotions in check, at least superficially. Arteta’s various post-match duties were not quite delivered with Sir … Read more

Generation Mbappe: PSG superstar backed as Messi & Ronaldo’s heir but Gallas questions Pogba’s ‘fight’

Kylian Mbappe is performing at a standard that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have matched, says William Gallas, with a World Cup winner at Paris Saint-Germain considered to be taking modern football into an exciting new era. At 23 years of age, a France international that has already been a senior star across seven … Read more

MATCHDAY: Liverpool hosts Spurs; Nice-Nantes in French final

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND Quadruple-chasing Liverpool turns its attention back to the pursuit of the Premier League title against Tottenham after reaching the Champions League final. Before playing Real Madrid in Paris on May 28, Liverpool could add the FA Cup and Premier League title, having already collected … Read more

Cox: Messi scored a great goal but his indiscipline will cost PSG in big games

Paris Saint-Germain’s first test against top-class opposition prompted a self-parodic performance against Manchester City. It was precisely what you’d expect from this top-heavy side boasting three of the world’s best attackers. Neymar tried extravagant flicks that didn’t come off, Kylian Mbappe made dangerous accelerations into the channels without getting a clear sight of goal and … Read more

‘I am not at Disneyland’ – the rise and rise of new France full-back Jonathan Clauss

On Monday this week, the players called up by Didier Deschamps for France’s upcoming friendlies arrived at Clairfontaine. There’s Paul Pogba, strolling in and exclaiming what a beautiful day it was. There’s Kylian Mbappe, stopping to give the thumbs up to the waiting cameras. There’s Kingsley Coman, posing in a pair of leather trousers. And … Read more

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti declares himself an ‘Evertonian’ and says Liverpool Champions League final is a derby, before adding ‘big history’ saw them defeat Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Man City

Real Madrid manager Carlos Ancelotti is relishing the opportunity to face Liverpool in the Champions League final, declaring himself an ‘Evertonian’. Los Blancos take on Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasing side in Paris on May 28 after a stunning comeback against Manchester City on Wednesday night. getty Ancelotti is excited about facing Liverpool once again Given recent … Read more

Laurent Koscielny announces retirement and former Arsenal captain denies accusations of racism by Bordeaux ultras

Laurent Koscielny has called time on his playing career aged 36, hanging up his boots amid accusations of racism by Bordeaux’s ultras – which he strongly denies. The former Arsenal captain has been a free agent for two months after leaving Bordeaux in January, and has released a statement saying the allegations of racism have … Read more