Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Ludogorets: Jose Mourinho praises Dele Alli

Dele Alli, left, was involved in three of Tottenham’s four goals Jose Mourinho described Dele Alli as a “team player” after the out-of-favour playmaker’s performance helped Tottenham to the brink of qualification for the Europa League knockout stage thanks to a 4-0 win against Ludogorets.Alli shone in a Spurs team that repeated the dominance they…Continue Reading

Transfer gossip: Neymar, Aouar, Dembele, Haaland, Gimenez, Gray

Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud says that, if elected, he will sign “two top players, one of them Neymar”, the 28-year-old Brazil forward who made a world-record move from Barca to Paris St Germain in 2017. (Marca – in Spanish)external-linkLyon have dropped Arsenal target Houssem Aouar for Sunday’s game against Reims as the France midfielder,…Continue Reading

Diego Maradona dies: Three days of mourning begin in Argentina as tributes pour in

Diego Maradona (centre) and Ossie Ardiles (right) played together at the 1982 World CupToday’s football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo “could not even dream” of being admired as much as Diego Maradona was, says his former Argentina team-mate Ossie Ardiles. Three days of national mourning have begun in Argentina after Maradona died on Wednesday…Continue Reading

Marcus Rashford: Special BBC award at Sports Personality show for Man Utd forward

England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been honoured for his work to raise awareness of child food poverty in the UK.He will be given a special award at the BBC Sports Personality show next month.Rashford, 23, has also been named on the annual Football Black List, which recognises black figures in the game.The…Continue Reading

Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: Visitors enjoy surprise Champions League win at Anfield

Josip Ilicic opened the scoring after 60 minutesAtalanta scored twice in four minutes to deliver a surprise victory over Liverpool and blow qualification from Champions League Group D wide open.A much-changed Reds side lacked fluidity and failed to have a shot on target at Anfield on Wednesday.Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens struck for the Serie…Continue Reading

Transfer gossip: Eriksen, Giroud, Szoboszlai, Alli, Winks, Musa

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen in a cut-price deal just 10 months after the Denmark midfielder, 28, left rivals Tottenham Hotspur. (ESPN)external-linkArsenal are looking at signing Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai from Red Bull Salzburg and loaning him back to the Austrian club in a bid to beat RB…Continue Reading