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West Ham sign Brazilian teen Luis Guilherme for reported £25M

West Ham sign Brazilian teen Luis Guilherme for reported £25M

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West Ham on Thursday announced the signing of teenage Brazilian winger Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras on a five-year contract for a reported fee of £25 million ($32 million). The 18-year-old will complete his transfer on Friday when the summer transfer window officially opens, subject to international clearance and a work permit being issued. West Ham said Guilherme, who has been capped for Brazil at Under-20 level, was identified as a priority target by technical director Tim Steidten and new manager Julen Lopetegui. “He is technically very gifted, but also has very good physical qualities — great pace, strength and stamina, and these are traits that will help him to adapt to the demands of the Premier League and English football,” said Steidten. “Luis is obviously still very young, but w...
Thomas Tuchel meets with Sir Jim Ratcliffe as uncertainty still surrounds Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United

Thomas Tuchel meets with Sir Jim Ratcliffe as uncertainty still surrounds Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United

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Thomas Tuchel met with Sir Jim Ratcliffe as uncertainty continues to surround Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United. The Red Devils are currently reviewing Ten Hag’s position as manager with no decision made. 3 Tuchel is a contender for the Man United job should Ten Hag be firedCredit: Getty The Dutchman delivered the FA Cup, by beating bitter rivals Manchester City in the final, but he cannot escape the poor Premier League season the club endured. United finished eighth, their lowest ever Premier League finish, and set a series of unwanted records. Speculation had been mounting that Ten Hag would go regardless of the FA Cup final result. It is more than two weeks since that match and there is no further clarity on whether he will stay or go. Ratcliffe, who spent £1billion to buy 2...
Everything you need to know about each group at Euro 2024

Everything you need to know about each group at Euro 2024

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. With Euro 2024 just days away, we’re taking a deep dive into all six groups, highlighting the star players to watch, examining the biggest storylines to follow, and offering predictions for how things may play out. Here’s everything you need to know about every group at the tournament. Group A 🇩🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇭🇺🇨🇭 Scotland’s attempt to record its first win at a major tournament since 1996 begins when it opens Euro 2024 against host Germany. Historic precedent, the sheer strength of Julian Nagelsmann’s squad, and the raucous home crowds make anything less than first place a disappointment for Germany. Switzerland, which beat France on penalties in the last 16 of Eur...
Everton keen to sell Amadou Onana over Manchester United and Chelsea targets

Everton keen to sell Amadou Onana over Manchester United and Chelsea targets

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Everton are keen to sell midfielder Amadou Onana this summer. As the Toffees look to balance the books, they would prefer to sell the Belgian international over the likes of Jarrad Branthwaite and Jordan Pickford. 3 The midfielder was signed from Lille in 2022 for £33 millionCredit: Getty Onana has attracted interest from clubs such as Arsenal and Newcastle in the past. The 22-year-old signed for Everton in 2022 and has since made 72 appearances for the Merseyside club. The youngster has also made 11 appearances for the Belgium national team. He was recently named as part of the country’s 25-man squad for Euro 2024, with the side set to face Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine in their three group games in late June. Pickford has previously been named as a number one target for...
Revealed: Why Manchester United could be banned from playing in the Europa League as INEOS only have till Monday to plead their case for both the inclusion of the Red Devils and Nice in the Europa League next season

Revealed: Why Manchester United could be banned from playing in the Europa League as INEOS only have till Monday to plead their case for both the inclusion of the Red Devils and Nice in the Europa League next season

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Following Manchester United‘s FA Cup win over bitter rivals Manchester City, Erik ten Hag‘s men have qualified for the Europa League, despite missing out on a European finish in the Premier League. However, due to United’s new relations with INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, they could be relegated to the Europa Conference League or face expulsion from Europe all together. The reasoning for this is because INEOS, who have a minority stake with the Manchester side, also own French side Nice. The Ligue 1 outfit will also be taking part in next year’s Europa League after finishing fifth – and this is where the problem arises.  UEFA have a multi-club ownership rule in their competitions which could directly affect United. Manchester United are not the only Manchester side who face this problem, wi...
SWPL sets course for two leagues of 10

SWPL sets course for two leagues of 10

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The SWPL will switch to two leagues of 10 teams from the 2025-2026 season, reducing the number of matches in the top flight. The current 12-team SWPL and eight-team SWPL 2 will continue for a third time next term. However, there will be relegation for the bottom three in the top division, with no play-offs, while the team finishing first in SWPL 2 will be promoted. Once the two leagues of 10 are established, clubs will meet home and away to complete an initial 18 matches, followed by a top six and bottom four split. The teams in each section then play each other home and away again, with the top six playing 28 matches overall – down from 32. The winner of SWPL 2 will be promoted and the team finishing last in the SWPL will be relegated, with an extended play-off system intro...
Report: Man City suing EPL for damages, accuse rivals of 'discrimination'

Report: Man City suing EPL for damages, accuse rivals of 'discrimination'

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. Manchester City are launching an unprecedented legal fight with the Premier League, claiming the competition’s scrutiny of sponsorship deals is unlawful and has incurred losses for the club, according to a 165-page legal document obtained by The Times’ Matt Lawton. The dispute is set to be resolved during a two-week private arbitration hearing between June 10-21. It’s a separate hearing to Manchester City contesting their 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League’s regulations and financial rules, which is set for November, according to Lawton. In the battle set for this month, City argue that the Premier League’s system of needing 14 of its 20 clubs to vot...
Maresca takes Chelsea job after guiding Leicester to promotion

Maresca takes Chelsea job after guiding Leicester to promotion

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. Enzo Maresca was appointed head coach of Chelsea on Monday as co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly continues to seek a return on his much-criticized splurge of around £1 billion on transfer fees. Maresca, who just guided Leicester City to promotion from the Championship, signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge to succeed Mauricio Pochettino. The club has an option to extend Maresca’s contract by an extra year. Including interim appointments, the Italian is the sixth person to oversee the men’s team since the Boehly-fronted project commenced in May 2022. “To join Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, is a dream for any coach. It is why I am so excit...
Former Everton, Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell seriously ill in hospital

Former Everton, Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell seriously ill in hospital

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. Former Everton and Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell is seriously ill in hospital after reportedly suffering kidney failure. Campbell is believed to have become unwell last week and Everton revealed the extent of his health battle on Sunday. The 54-year-old became a fan favourite for Everton between 1999 and 2005 and also starred for Arsenal earlier in his career. “We have been made aware our former striker Kevin Campbell is currently very unwell,” Everton said in a statement posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Not just a great footballer but an incredible person, Kevin is, and always has been, a fighter and we wish him and his family well at this challeng...
Paqueta staying in Brazil squad as he fights spot-fixing charges in England

Paqueta staying in Brazil squad as he fights spot-fixing charges in England

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Paqueta can continue to play for Brazil while he fights spot-fixing charges by the English Football Association, his national team said Thursday. Paqueta, who plays his club soccer for West Ham, is alleged to have deliberately received yellow cards during Premier League matches to influence betting markets. He was charged with misconduct on May 23 and faces a long ban if found guilty by English soccer authorities. Paqueta immediately took to social media to deny the charges, vowing to “fight with every breath to clear my name,” but has until Monday to formally respond to the allegations. The English FA has acknowledged that Paquet...