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Transfer grades: Arsenal a B+ for Gabriel Jesus

10:26 AM ET The 2021 summer transfer window will take some beating, with Lionel Messi moving from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and Cristiano Ronaldo heading back to Manchester United from Juventus. Now the window is open, there have already been a host of top players in Europe who have agreed a

Man City sign Phillips from Leeds in £42m deal

4:58 AM ET Manchester City have completed the signing of Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips, it was announced on Monday. ESPN reported earlier in June that Premier League champions City will pay an initial £42 million to sign the midfielder with another £3m due in add-ons. - Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S.

Transfer grades: Tottenham get an A- for Richarlison

4:02 AM ET The 2021 summer transfer window will take some beating, with Lionel Messi moving from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and Cristiano Ronaldo heading back to Manchester United from Juventus. Now the window is open, there have already been a host of top players in Europe who have agreed a

Man City sign Arminia Bielefeld GK Ortega

5:00 AM ETRob DawsonCorrespondent Stefan Ortega made 220 appearances during two spells at Arminia Bielefeld. Joosep Martinson/Getty Images Manchester City have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. The German, 29, has agreed a three-year deal at the Etihad Stadium following the expiry of his contract at Arminia Bielefeld. - ESPN's Notebook: The inside

How Lukaku’s stats differ at Chelsea and Inter Milan

6:00 AM ET Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on loan on Wednesday, as the €115 million striker put a temporary end to a disappointing spell back at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku, 29, is one of the best strikers of his generation but has struggled with form at times during his career. 2

Barca’s financial woes ease after TV rights sale

7:58 AM ETSam MarsdenMoises Llorens Barcelona have agreed to sell 10% of their LaLiga television rights for €207.5 million to the global investment firm Sixth Street for 25 years, the Catalan club announced on Thursday. The deal ensures Barca will close the financial year, which ends on June 30, with a slight

Three Boca fans jailed after racist incidents

7:41 PM ET Three Boca Juniors fans were arrested for racist insults during their Copa Libertadores match against Corinthians on Tuesday. Getty Images Three supporters of Argentine side Boca Juniors were arrested for making racist insults after their 0-0 draw away to Brazil's Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores, the Public Security Department of

FIFA sells 1.8m tickets for Qatar World Cup

6:33 AM ET Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales that opens on Tuesday. There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of the host nation, and fans

The motivation behind Gabriel Jesus’ Arsenal move

1:54 AM ET Gabriel Jesus hit the ground running when he joined Manchester City. Still a teenager at the start of 2017, the striker made such an impression that for a while he was in the starting line up and City legend Sergio Aguero was on the bench. Five and a half

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