Juventus chase left-back Mendy

Juventus are closing in on French teenager Benjamin Mendy, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport. The left-back, still just 18, has caught the attention of the Old Lady while playing in Ligue 2 with Le Havre. The Bianconeri are reported to have already made a bid of Ôé¼2m for a player who

All eyes on Mourinho next season – AVB

English Premier League fans should expect new Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho to attract a lot of attention next season, Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas said. In an interview published in Monday's edition of Portuguese sports daily O Jogo, Villas-Boas said his compatriot's return will vastly improve the visibility of the Premier

We should have beaten Spain – Mikel

Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi has voiced his displeasure over the failure of African champions, Nigeria to defeat Spain in SundayÔÇÖs Fifa Confederations Cup game in Fortaleza. A well-taken Jordi Alba brace and Fernando TorresÔÇÖ bullet header condemned the Super Eagles to a 3-0 defeat against the reigning world and

Falcao at Monaco for long haul

Radamel Falcao has rejected speculation that his stay at Ligue 1 side Monaco will be a fleeting one. The Colombian stunned observers by opting to sign for the big-spending principality club, joining Claudio Ranieri's side over the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea. Critics have suggested that Falcao will treat the Stade

Guardiola ready for Bayern challenge

New Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says he is ready to take on a new challenge as he begins life at the club. The Spaniard was unveiled as the German treble winners' new manager on Monday after agreeing to join the club in January. Former Barcelona boss Guardiola won three La Liga

Balotelli ruled out of semi-final

Mario Balotelli will not play in Italy's Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain after succumbing to a quadriceps injury. Balotelli injured his left quad in Italy's 4-2 loss to Brazil on Saturday and has been ruled out of his team's semi-final, joining Andrea Pirlo and Riccardo Montolivo on the injured list, although

Countdown to Pep’s arrival

Munich - The clock is fast ticking down: On 24 June, Pep Guardiola officially takes up the reins as new head coach of FC Bayern Munich. Two days later, the Catalan master tactician will lead his first training session, not at the record champions' Säbener Straße HQ, but rather inside the

France see off Ghana in style

France have cruised to a 3-1 win over Ghana in their Fifa U-20 World Cup opener at the Ali Sami Yen Arena in Istanbul. It was an impressive performance from Les Bleuets, who dominated throughout but only received the goals their superiority merited in the second half. There must have been a