ESPN FC News

    Where are all the January transfers? Ramos to Arsenal and Modric to United would liven things up

    Where are all the January transfers? Ramos to Arsenal and Modric to United would liven things up


    The January transfer window closes in two weeks and, so far, trading has been a quiet at the top end of the market. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a...

    The January transfer window closes in two weeks and, so far, trading has been a quiet at the top end of the market. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S. LIVE: Latest from Transfer Talk FC Exclusives - United join race for Under - Morata loan, Chelsea want Higuain - United cool Milenkovic interest - Hudson-Odoi won't sign Chelsea deal - Man United to wait for Koulibaly Each of the top six clubs have issues to address over the final 14 days of the window, but what are the prospects of Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United adding to their squads between now and 11 p.m. GMT (6 p.m. ET) on Jan. 31? LIVERPOOL WINDOW SO FAR: It has been all quiet at Anfield, with the Premier League leaders having done their major...
    Barcelona's Malcom available in January for bids above ¬41m - sources

    Barcelona's Malcom available in January for bids above ¬41m - sources


    Alejandro Moreno sifts through all the big transfer news surrounding the likes of Isco, Alvaro Morata, Fernando Llorente and more. Check out what you may have missed at the weekend, including another Messi milestone, David De Gea's big night,...

    Alejandro Moreno sifts through all the big transfer news surrounding the likes of Isco, Alvaro Morata, Fernando Llorente and more. Check out what you may have missed at the weekend, including another Messi milestone, David De Gea's big night, Coppa Italia action and more. Luis Suarez found the net twice and Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal, as Barcelona cruised past Eibar at the Camp Nou. Unai Emery says Arsenal will not be making any permanent signings in January, including reports of a move for Barcelona's Denis Suarez. Barcelona are ready let Malcom go in January if they receive an offer which betters the €41 million they paid for the Brazilian forward last summer, sources have told ESPN FC. Malcom, 21, was set to join Serie A side Roma from Bordeaux until Barca swooped in with an eleventh-hour bid to take him to Camp Nou. However, coach Ernesto Valverde appeared to suggest he didn't want the player by labelling him "a signing made by the club." Since then, Valverde has offered Malcom very...
    Back Arsenal to beat Chelsea and reignite Premier League top four charge

    Back Arsenal to beat Chelsea and reignite Premier League top four charge


    Kit Clash brings you three of the most iconic and rare kits from Arsenal and Chelsea and compare them with Jesse Waller-Lassen and three students from Manchester Metropolitan University. Gab Marcotti cites lucrative contracts and a sense of...

    Kit Clash brings you three of the most iconic and rare kits from Arsenal and Chelsea and compare them with Jesse Waller-Lassen and three students from Manchester Metropolitan University. Gab Marcotti cites lucrative contracts and a sense of confusion at the club as reasons Arsenal are unlikely to sign new players in January. There was midweek heartache for the column as Blackburn's inability to beat Newcastle cost us a 32/1 FA Cup treble after we correctly called Sheffield Wednesday to beat Luton and Southampton's draw with Derby. There's more Premier League action this weekend including Arsenal's big London derby clash with Chelsea. Running total: -£56.11 The Banker Given they are six points behind Chelsea and fourth place, a defeat for Arsenal this weekend would surely be a fatal blow to their prospects of...
    Son Heung-min's South Korea overcame China, but Team Dragon still have Wu Lei to call on

    Son Heung-min's South Korea overcame China, but Team Dragon still have Wu Lei to call on


    Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup...

    Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup fate. Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Uzbekistan prevailed 2-1 over Oman in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener courtesy of Eldor Shomurodov's late winner. South Korea have Son Heung-min, and China have Wu Lei. The two may not be at the same level in terms of talent or renown, but the Chinese attacker is as important to Marcello Lippi's side as Son is to Paulo Bento's. This was made all the more clear on Wednesday when the teams met in their final group game at the Asian Cup. The Chinese were always going to find it tough against South Korea in Abu Dhabi. But without Wu -- sidelined by a shoulder injury -- it was almost mission impossible as they sank...
    Japan's Hajime Moriyasu unfazed by potential Asian Cup round of 16 clash with Australia

    Japan's Hajime Moriyasu unfazed by potential Asian Cup round of 16 clash with Australia


    Ritsu Doan added to Yuya Osaka's two goals to ensure Asian Cup favourites Japan kicked off their tournament with a 3-2 win. Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. Son-Heung...

    Ritsu Doan added to Yuya Osaka's two goals to ensure Asian Cup favourites Japan kicked off their tournament with a 3-2 win. Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup fate. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Uzbekistan prevailed 2-1 over Oman in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener courtesy of Eldor Shomurodov's late winner. Japan are out to win their group in the Asian Cup, but not due to any fear of meeting defending champions Australia in the knockout stage. The Samurai Blue face Uzbekistan in Al Ain on Thursday needing a victory to avoid a second round clash with the Socceroos in the same city. The four-time Asian Cup champions have already secured their passage to the last 16 after winning their group matches against Turkmenistan and Oman. But they trail the Uzbeks on goal difference heading into Thursday's clash,...
    Australia hopeful Andrew Nabbout will be fit for Asian Cup round of 16 clash

    Australia hopeful Andrew Nabbout will be fit for Asian Cup round of 16 clash


    Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Jordan beat...

    Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Jordan beat holders Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup. Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup fate. Socceroos coach Graham Arnold remains hopeful attacker Andrew Nabbout will still feature in Australia's Asian Cup campaign. The 26-year-old Nabbout is yet to feature in the United Arab Emirates after he suffered a groin injury in the final training session before Australia's opener against Jordan on Jan. 6. He was expected to return to action in Tuesday's final Group B clash with Syria but aggravated the injury in the final training session before the match. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Despite fears Nabbout's tournament is...
    Mike Mulvey challenges Central Coast Mariners to win again after drought-breaker

    Mike Mulvey challenges Central Coast Mariners to win again after drought-breaker


    Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Central Coast Stadium. Kosta Barbarouses's hat-trick led Melbourne Victory to a comprehensive win over Brisbane Roar....

    Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Central Coast Stadium. Kosta Barbarouses's hat-trick led Melbourne Victory to a comprehensive win over Brisbane Roar. Melbourne Victory forward James Troisi speaks on the team's tough schedule but insists they won't take any team for granted ahead of their match with Brisbane. Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey wants his team to maintain their hunger now that they've claimed their first win in more than 300 days in the A-League. The Mariners' 327-day drought was finally broken on Wednesday night, as Matt Simon tapped in a rebound from an 89th-minute penalty to claim a 2-1 victory over Melbourne City. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! The win ensured the Mariners would narrowly avoid equalling two records by one match: Firstly for the longest losing streak at 11 and the most games without a win at 19. But...
    Kane injury won't alter Tottenham's winter transfer strategy - Pochettino

    Kane injury won't alter Tottenham's winter transfer strategy - Pochettino


    Harry Kane's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Tottenham. Alejandro Moreno questions whether Spurs can cope without their star striker. David De Gea's 11 saves helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the first Man United manager to win...

    Harry Kane's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for Tottenham. Alejandro Moreno questions whether Spurs can cope without their star striker. David De Gea's 11 saves helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the first Man United manager to win his first six matches with a huge win at Tottenham. Tottenham striker Harry Kane's ankle injury that will sideline him until March was tough to take but has not affected the club's January transfer window plans, manager Mauricio Pochettino told Sky Sports on Wednesday. Kane damaged left ankle ligaments near the end of the 1-0 loss to Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday after being sandwiched between Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones. Tottenham are already without their South Korea forward Son Heung-min, who left after the United game to join up with...
    Melbourne City lost to 'better' Central Coast Mariners, not because of complacency

    Melbourne City lost to 'better' Central Coast Mariners, not because of complacency


    Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Central Coast Stadium. Melbourne Victory forward James Troisi speaks on the team's tough schedule but insists they...

    Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Central Coast Stadium. Melbourne Victory forward James Troisi speaks on the team's tough schedule but insists they won't take any team for granted ahead of their match with Brisbane. Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce insists his side didn't fall victim to complacency in their shock 2-1 loss to the Central Coast on Wednesday night. Fourth-placed City struggled to make the most of their opportunities against the Mariners, who claimed their first win in 327 days with the victory and ended a 10-game losing streak. But Joyce maintained his men hadn't arrived on the Central Coast believing anything short of a strong performance would get them the points. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! "I think if you look at...
    LIVE Transfer Talk: LAFC's Carlos Vela could be Barcelona's Plan B at striker

    LIVE Transfer Talk: LAFC's Carlos Vela could be Barcelona's Plan B at striker


    The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is open. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to or out of your club this month. TOP STORY: Vela could be Barcelona's Plan...

    The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is open. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to or out of your club this month. TOP STORY: Vela could be Barcelona's Plan B Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S. LIVE: Latest from Transfer Talk FC Exclusives - United join race for Under - Morata loan, Chelsea want Higuain - United cool Milenkovic interest - Hudson-Odoi won't sign Chelsea deal - Man United to wait for Koulibaly Carlos Vela has emerged as a January option to cover Barcelona's striker shortage, according to several reports. Vela, currently at LAFC, has experience in La Liga, having played at Real Sociedad for seven seasons prior to arriving in MLS in 2018. According...

    Can Higuain solve Chelsea's scoring woes?


    With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of...

    With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of goal.
    Isco, Marcelo fail to seize opportunity as Real Madrid limp by Leganes in Copa del Rey

    Isco, Marcelo fail to seize opportunity as Real Madrid limp by Leganes in Copa del Rey


    FC's Ale Moreno delves into what is going wrong for Isco at Real Madrid as rumours continue to swirl over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu. The FC guys are incredulous that Isco keeps being left out as Real Madrid struggle to put together...

    FC's Ale Moreno delves into what is going wrong for Isco at Real Madrid as rumours continue to swirl over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu. The FC guys are incredulous that Isco keeps being left out as Real Madrid struggle to put together results under Santi Solari. Real Madrid made very heavy work of qualifying for the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, winning 3-1 on aggregate over Leganes. Despite Leganes dominating Wednesday's last-16 second leg at Butarque, Los Pepineros were only able to manage one goal. Positives Just 12 months after going out of the Copa to their suburban neighbours in the quarterfinals, Los Blancos did enough to progress to the last eight on a night when Atletico Madrid crashed out. No new fitness problems was also a plus -- considering...

    Burley: Bielsa outrage stems from media's Lampard love


    The panel react to Marcelo Bielsa's admission that he and his Leeds United staff have observed their opponents' training...

    The panel react to Marcelo Bielsa's admission that he and his Leeds United staff have observed their opponents' training sessions.

    Bielsa: Leeds have 'observed' all of our opponents


    Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa admits to having watched the training sessions of all of his team's opponents this...

    Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa admits to having watched the training sessions of all of his team's opponents this season.
    Derby County knock Southampton out of FA Cup in perfect penalty shootout

    Derby County knock Southampton out of FA Cup in perfect penalty shootout


    Southampton Derby County (3) 2 (5) 2 FT-Pens Derby County wins 5-3 on Penalty Kicks. Game...

    Southampton Derby County (3) 2 (5) 2 FT-Pens Derby County wins 5-3 on Penalty Kicks. Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Derby County came back from two goals down and went on to upset Premier League side Southampton in penalties and move on the FA Cup fourth round. Championship side Derby County hit back from two goals down to beat Premier League Southampton on penalties in an FA Cup third-round replay marred by another VAR controversy on Wednesday. Frank Lampard's Derby side were denied what looked like a good goal in the first half by a marginal VAR decision and Southampton then scored twice midway through the second half through Stuart Armstrong and substitute Nathan Redmond. With Southampton closing in on an away tie at Accrington Stanley, Derby, just as...

    Southampton 2-2 Derby County: Rams win on penalties


    Derby County came back from two goals down and went on to upset Premier League side Southampton in penalties and move on the FA Cup fourth...

    Derby County came back from two goals down and went on to upset Premier League side Southampton in penalties and move on the FA Cup fourth round.
    Real Madrid reach Copa del Rey quarters despite lacklustre loss to Leganes

    Real Madrid reach Copa del Rey quarters despite lacklustre loss to Leganes


    Leganes Real Madrid 1 0 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 3 Game Details Live football odds with...

    Leganes Real Madrid 1 0 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 3 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Real Madrid limped into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, losing 1-0 at Leganes with an another lacklustre performance yet still advancing 3-1 on aggregate. Danish forward Martin Braithwaite struck the only goal of the game on the half hour mark, knocking into an empty net from close range following a goalmouth scramble after the Middlesbrough loanee had headed against the post. Leganes kept pushing for a second goal that would have put them back in contention in the tie but were...

    Extra Time: Juve's ceiling, Isco-Dybala swap & pre-game rituals


    The FC crew answer your tweets on how far Juventus will go in European and domestic competitions, the chances Real Madrid and Juve do a Dybala-Isco swap &...

    The FC crew answer your tweets on how far Juventus will go in European and domestic competitions, the chances Real Madrid and Juve do a Dybala-Isco swap & more.

    Monaco 1-1 Nice: Draw in 1st Henry-Vieira face-off


    Neither Thierry Henry nor his former France and Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira left with bragging rights in their first managerial clash in Ligue...

    Neither Thierry Henry nor his former France and Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira left with bragging rights in their first managerial clash in Ligue 1.