Juventus Pogba’s first choice? PSG, Real Madrid monitor

The summer transfer window was unlike any other; see all the major deals and check out how we graded the biggest signings. And just because the window is shut until January, that doesn’t mean the rumours won’t keep coming. Here is the latest gossip and speculation. TOP STORY: Are Juventus first choice for Paul Pogba? … Read more

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

Premier League vs. Bundesliga, Ligue 1 vs. Serie A

We’ve reached the nail-biting conclusion of the group stage in ESPN’s Battle of the Leagues, presented by EA Sports FIFA 22and after bidding farewell to the four eliminated teams after the group stage — LaLiga, Eredivisie, Major League Soccer and Liga MX — we are ready for the semifinals. Mark Ogden’s Premier League take on … Read more

PSG collapse means Pochettino, Man United timing could finally line up this summer

Mauricio Pochettino should only be thinking about winning against Bordeaux this weekend, but it’s difficult to imagine that the Paris Saint-Germain coach won’t be distracted by Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Saturday. It’s a game between the club that has never quite been able to get the timing right to hire him, … Read more

LIVE Transfer Talk – PSG, Real Madrid, Man Utd have Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in sight

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been one of Serie A’s top stars for Lazio in recent years. Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images The summer transfer window is approaching, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals! … Read more

PSG vs Real Madrid: New Galacticos vs the original in UCL last 16

In the modern world, there are two ways of running an elite football club. You can work with a manager and impose a philosophy, buying players to fit it, or you can sign lots of famous players and hope they’ll all fit together somehow . Tuesday features the meeting of the two biggest exponents of … Read more

Kylian Mbappe transfer: Making sense of Real Madrid, PSG’s battle

As one possible mega-move closes down, the potential for another one opens up. Harry Kane’s mooted $200 million transfer from Tottenham to Manchester City may be off, but with less than a week until the summer window shuts, there is suddenly the possibility of Kylian Mbappé leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid for a similar … Read more

Man United’s top target, Mauricio Pochettino, is open to leaving PSG for Old Trafford. Can they make a deal happen?

Manchester United failed to take their first opportunity to hire Mauricio Pochettino as manager, but they can’t afford to miss their second chance following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure on Sunday. It will require ambition and a readiness to pay whatever it will take to get him, but sources told ESPN that the Paris Saint-Germain head … Read more

Netflix documentary will help change minds of haters

Neymar has told ESPN he is hopeful the upcoming Netflix documentary about his life will help people get to know him and like him better. The three-part documentary series “The Perfect Chaos” gives a look into the Paris Saint-Germain star’s life off the pitch as well as the marketing operations run by his father. – … Read more