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Mourinho shoots down Manchester United title questions

Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United do not have the squad to win the Premier League title by refusing to answer questions about his team's chances.

Manchester United is considering paying €50m for a player it could have bought for €1.8m

Premier League club Manchester United had been linked with a €50 million ($58.5 million) bid for Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Ante Rebić.

  Had United acted eight weeks ago, it could have bought the player cheaper — for €1.8 million, to be exact.

But Rebić enjoyed a good World Cup alongside his Croatia teammates, and his transfer value has skyrocketed as a result.

Dangote, Africa's richest man, targets 2020 Arsenal takeover

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has put a 2020 timeline on his goal of buying Arsenal, following a report that Alisher Usmanov is exploring a sale of his 30 percent stake.

Manchester United may miss out on transfer targets

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he may not get the players he wants in this transfer window as he looks to close the gap with Manchester City.

Mourinho watched his team draw 0-0 with San Jose Earthquakes in Santa Clara on Sunday and afterwards appeared downbeat about his prospects of welcoming more new players before the deadline on August 9.

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism".

After months of silence over a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany, Ozil erupted on Sunday.

The Arsenal midfielder posted a stinging four-page statement taking aim at German Football Association (DFB) bosses, sponsors and the media.

Paul Pogba needs to 'understand' what made him so good for France, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has challenged Paul Pogba to realise why he was so good for France at the World Cup as he looks to provoke the midfielder into replicating that form for Manchester United.

Pogba was superb in the latter stages of the tournament as France were deservedly crowned world champions, but his inconsistency for United last season was infuriating for his manager, as well as supporters.

France's Mbappé donate World Cup money to children's charity

Kylain Mbappé is sharing his World Cup victory with the children of France.
The 19-year-old striker who scored four goals in this year’s tournament, helping France capture its second World Cup victory, plans to donate his earnings from the win to a children’s charity, according to French news media.
“Mbappé plans to donate his earnings to Premiers de Cordée, an organization that offers free sports programs to disabled and hospitalized children,” Le Parisien reported.

Napoli ex-manager, Sarri, succeeds Conte at Chelsea

Chelsea named Napoli former boss Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach on a three-year term on Saturday, a day after parting ways with another Italian manager Antonio Conte.

  Chelsea on Friday split with Conte after two years with the former Italy manager having a year remaining on his current contract.

  Sarri, 59, led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge. He won the Serie A Coach of the Year award in 2017.

Mourinho: England has reason to cry after coming close to World Cup final

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes England "have a reason to cry" after Gareth Southgate's team came so close to reaching the World Cup final before falling to Croatia in a semifinal defeat.

England led after a superb Kieran Trippier free kick five minutes in but they were made pay for their failure to convert further chances by Ivan Perisic's second-half strike and Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner.

N'Golo Kante: Patient bird waiting for honours

France and Chelsea play maker N'Golo Kante: would add another accolade to his ever busting honours cabinet when he appears in his first world cup finals on Sunday.
In four years, he's gone from Ligue 2 to win two EPL titles and an FA Cup, play in a Euros final and reach Russia2018 World Cup Final showpiece. What a difference three years make!
In 2015, N’Golo Kante was playing in the French top flight with Caen, a club he had helped to get promotion from Ligue 2 the previous season.

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