Soccer Wiretap

Cristiano Ronaldo Given Five-Match Ban For Pushing Referee
Cristiano Ronaldo pushed referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea as he left the field.

Press Association

Pep Guardiola Thanks City's Owners For Improving Club
Pep Guardiola thanked the owners of Manchester City for improving their roster in the summer following their 2-0 win over Brighton.


Jurgen Klopp: Coutinho's Future Out Of My Hands
Coutinho desperately wants to leave Liverpool to join Barcelona.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Real Madrid Joins Barcelona In Pursuing Ousmane Dembele
Real Madrid has prioritized Kylian Mbappe this summer but Monaco may not sell him until 2018.

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Zinedine Zidane Signs Three-Year, $24M+ Extension With Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane will double his salary from $5.1 million per season to more than $8 million.

Joaquin Maroto/

Isco, Real Madrid Sign Four-Year Extension With $827M Release Clause
Isco was linked to a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur last summer and then Barcelona earlier this year.

Joaquin Maroto/

Barcelona Buys Paulinho From Guangzhou For $47M
Paulinho spent two seasons with Tottenham Hotspur before going to China.

Daily Mail

Wenger: Olivier Giroud Passed On Opportunity To Leave Arsenal
Olivier Giroud was dropped from Arsenal's starting XI for their Premier League opener in favor of Alexandre Lacazette.

Mattias Karen/ESPN

Roma Won't Increase Bid To Leicester City For Riyad Mahrez
The Foxes have turned down a transfer offer for Riyad Mahrez that would be a record for Roma.

PA Sport

Philippe Coutinho Requests Transfer From Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp and club officials are upset with Philippe Coutinho's efforts to leave Liverpool as their season begins.

Ed Aarons, Andy Hunter/The Guardian

Diego Costa, Chelsea In Legal Battle Over Exit
Diego Costa has remained in Brazil while talks with Atletico Madrid continue.

Liam Twomey/ESPN

Jose Mourinho Confirms United Discussing Deal With Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Romelu Lukaku has already taken the No. 9 shirt with United worn last season by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Kylian Mbappe Interested In Transfer To Paris Saint-Germain
Kylian Mbappe is interested in a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain but no deal has been reached yet and could be held off until 2018.

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Dortmund Rejects Barcelona's Bid For Ousmane Demebele
Ousmane Dembele was suspended by Dortmund on Thursday after failing to turn up for training.

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Glazers To Sell Two Percent Of Manchester United Shares On NYSE
The stake is worth around $73.91 million.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool Won't Sell Coutinho To Barcelona At Any Price
Barcelona returned with their latest bid on Wednesday after having their 80 million offer rejected last month.

The Guardian

Jose Mourinho Calls 'Game Over' On Pursuit Of Gareth Bale
Manchester United has given up on their pursuit of Gareth Bale.

United Thought Isco's Head Was Too Big For His Body At Malaga
Manchester United scouted Isco several times when he was still at Malaga before his move to Real Madrid.

Andy Mitten/ESPN

Watford Signs Andre Gray For Club-Record $24.1M
Andre Gray scored 10 goals in 36 appearances last season.

Press Association

Premier League Chief Relieved Neymar Wasn't Bought By English Club
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore is glad Neymar didn't join his league at the type of fee Paris Saint-Germain paid.


Alexis Sanchez Could Miss Several Weeks With Abdominal Strain
Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City.

Mattias Karen/ESPN

Dortmund Won't Consider Selling Ousmane Dembele For Under $175M
Ousmane Dembele would like a move to Barcelona but knows he may need to stay with Dortmund for another season.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Southampton Signs Mario Lemina For Club-Record $20.8M
Mario Lemina spent two seasons with Juventus.

Marcus Christenson/The Guardian

Barcelona Agrees To Buy Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For $141M
Barcelona's interest in Coutinho predates Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Jordi Blanco/ESPN Deportes

Philippe Coutinho Requests Transfer To Barcelona
Barcelona is now expected to bid 100 million for Coutinho.

ESPN Brasil

Liverpool Plans To Reject All Barcelona Offers For Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool are determined to keep Philippe Coutinho even if Barcelona make an offer of $130 million.

Andy Hunter/The Guardian

United Prepared To Fight For Gareth Bale
Real Madrid continues to pursue a transfer deal with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Virgil Van Dijk Submits Transfer Request
Virgil van Dijk's move to Liverpool was canceled due to an alleged illegal approach.

Mark Dobson/The Guardian

Saints Sign Mario Lemina From Juventus For $23.5M
Watford also expressed interest in Mario Lemina.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

AC Milan Open To Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a free agent as he returns from a torn ACL with Manchester United.