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Premier League/England

Tyrone Mings for £20m proves fees are irrelevant - Football365
A transfer fee merely captures a moment when the circumstances of two clubs collide.

Harvey Elliott: Liverpool set to sign Fulham teenager - BBC Sport
Liverpool are poised to beat Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to the signature of Fulham’s teenage midfielder Harvey Elliott.

Youri Tielemans: Leicester sign Monaco midfielder - BBC Sport
Leicester sign Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans from Monaco on a four-year deal for a reported £40m.

Fort William: how the ‘worst football team in Britain’ kept their club alive | Football | The Guardian
The Highland League side ended last season on -7 points with a goal difference of -224, but their struggles have brought new fans, Sky cameras and fighting spirit to Claggan Park.


Neymar: Brazil forward fails to attend PSG pre-season training - BBC Sport
Paris St-Germain say they will take “appropriate action” after Brazil striker Neymar fails to turn up for the first day of pre-season training.

Atlético Madrid open disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann | Football | The Guardian
Atlético Madrid have opened disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann.

How Trabzonspor, Turkey’s fourth club, have battled against a history of close calls and capital bias
One of Turkey’s premier clubs, Trabzonspor have won trophies in the past but have lost out in recent times, partly due to capital bias.


The US men’s team are now a punchline. Which is a little unfair | Football | The Guardian
There were always going to be comparisons after the US women’s team won the World Cup.

The NWSL and Budweiser strike a multi-year sponsorship deal - Dirty South Soccer
Budweiser will be the first ever official beer sponsor for the league.

As CBA talks loom, MLS players prepare for possible work stoppage – The Athletic ($)
MLS’ CBA expires in January. The MLSPA has been proactive in preparing players for the effects of a strike.

Breaking the Unbreakable: LAFC is Dominating MLS but Can Anybody Stop Them? — American Soccer Analysis
LAFC aren’t just good. They are a force.

AFCON/Rest of the World

Mali 0-1 Ivory Coast: Wilfried Zaha scores winner in Africa Cup of Nations tie - BBC Sport
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha scores the winner as the Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Tunisia beat Ghana on penalties in last 16 - BBC Sport
Tunisia beat Ghana on penalties to set up an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final with Madagascar.

Jose Mourinho: Former Man Utd, Chelsea boss rejects lucrative China move - BBC Sport
Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho rejects a lucrative offer to manage in China.


Only losers think ‘winning’ is just about trophies - Football365
Johnny believes that being a ‘winner’ doesn’t involve actually winning anything. Deal with it.

Too much soccer is too much of a good thing, Adidas boss warns - Reuters
Can there be such a thing as too much soccer? Yes, says the boss of Adidas.