VAR aiming to stamp out ‘streetwise’ Premier League penalties in changes for new 2021/22 season

The idea that a player has to go down to guarantee a penalty is one that has governed most of modern football, but such “streetwise” moves could be stamped out of the... Read more »

Footballs should be sold with warning about dementia risk – Prof Willie Stewart

The sale of footballs should now come with a health warning about the increased risk of dementia, according to a leading academic researching neurological disease in former professionals. Latest data from the... Read more »

Transfer news, rumours and gossip today

What the papers say Manchester City will reportedly give up on the possibility of signing Harry Kane if England team-mate Jack Grealish ends up at Manchester City. The Premier League champions have... Read more »

Tyrone Mings admits his ‘mental health did plummet’ before Euro 2020 opener

Tyrone Mings has revealed he struggled with mental health problems at Euro 2020 which left him feeling like 95 per cent of the country were doubting him. The Aston Villa defender deputised... Read more »

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms Granit Xhaka will remain at the club

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed midfielder Granit Xhaka will not be leaving the club this summer. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium and was... Read more »

Former Leeds and England defender Terry Cooper dies aged 77

Former Leeds defender Terry Cooper has died at the age of 77. The left-back, who won 20 caps for England played 351 times for the club between 1964 and 1975, scoring 11... Read more »

Juve confident of signing Locatelli after ‘suitable offer’ to Sassuolo

Juventus are confident of signing Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli after making a “suitable offer” to Serie A rivals Sassuolo, the Turin club’s director Pavel Nedved said on Saturday. Locatelli, 23, burst into... Read more »

Postecoglou starts Celtic league reign with Hearts defeat

Australian Ange Postecoglou lost his first Scottish Premiership game in charge of Celtic on Saturday as promoted Hearts grabbed a late 2-1 victory. Postecoglou, who arrived from J-League club Yokohama F. Marinos... Read more »

No protection for big clubs in new European Super League proposals

New plans being worked on for a European Super League involve the competition being 100 per cent open, with no clubs holding permanent membership, the PA news agency understands. A statement from... Read more »

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher heads to Crystal Palace on loan

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old was close to joining the Eagles last summer but they instead opted to bring in... Read more »