Football rumours from the media

Alisson, Lerma and Rondon are all being talked about in Wednesday’s papers.

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Rooney reveals he did not want to be ‘dead weight’ for Silva regime

Rooney moved to DC United last month.

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Wenger obsession with returning Arsenal back to top brought regrets – Winterburn

Wenger left at the end of last season following a spell of nearly 22 years at the helm.

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City show guts but Legia class shines through in Warsaw

It was always mission improbable for Cork City to overhaul Legia Warsaw in the Champions League first qualifying round after a 1-0 first-leg defeat and so it proved. ...

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Burke on target as Preston overpower Cobh at the Cross

Cobh Ramblers 0 Preston North End 5

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Klopp makes €70m bid for Serie A keeper Alisson

Reports yesterday said the Reds had made an offer but that the Serie A outfit are seeking €75m (£66.5m).

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Cork City drop into Europa League after Legia Warsaw defeat

Cork City’s interest in the Champions League is over after they were seen off by Legia Warsaw in the first qualifying round second leg in Poland tonight.

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Liverpool make €70m bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, sign young striker on long-term deal

Alisson was Brazil’s number one at the World Cup.

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FA apologises after ‘awarding’ Willian for social media dig at Conte

The former Chelsea boss was hidden by a trophy emoji on a picture posted by the Brazilian,

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Limerick FC players vote to strike

Limerick will become the second club this season to strike.

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Cristiano Ronaldo won Instagram during the World Cup

The Portuguese star gained the most new followers of all the players at the tournament, according to stats from the social network.

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Troy Parrott signs first contract with Tottenham

One of the Republic of Ireland's most promising young prospects has signed his first contract with Tottenham.

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SIPTU in talks with Limerick and Bray over possible strike actions

A SIPTU representative has met with Limerick players as the threat of strike action continues to hover over Market's Field.

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New Chelsea boss Sarri set to spell out plans

The 59-year-old was appointed Blues boss on Saturday.

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Assessing five of Usain Bolt's previous football performances

The former Olympic champion is in talks with Australian club Central Coast Mariners about a trial.

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Ajax announce Daley Blind transfer with their very own Three Lions rendition

The Dutch defender left for Manchester United in 2014 but now he’s coming home.

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Riyad Mahrez and Joe Hart head on tour with Manchester City

City are playing three games in America.

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Mariners the latest team to see whether Usain Bolt can cut it in football

Usain to be treated like any other trialist by A-League side.

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Free-scoring Patrick Hoban named June Player of the Month

Hoban is out on his own at the top of the Premier Division's goalscoring charts with 21 in 25 games.

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Thierry Henry leaving Sky Sports 'to fulfil my long term ambition'

"It is with sadness that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports."

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Daley Blind leaves Manchester United and returns home to Ajax

Blind joined United from the Amsterdam club in 2014.

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Rafael Benitez accepts he may have to sell to buy this summer

The Spaniard is desperate to sign a striker ahead of the summer transfer deadline.

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Australian A-League club confirm they're in talks to sign Usain Bolt

Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has entered into discussions to sign for Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners on a trial, the club have confirmed.

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France celebrate in Paris after World Cup win in Russia

Paris turned out in force to welcome home the nation’s World Cup heroes.

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Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome

Zlatko Dalic’s men lost 4-2 to France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

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Olivier Giroud ‘privileged’ to be part of French team and to silence critics

The Chelsea striker failed to score in the tournament but played his part as France lifted the World Cup.

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Manchester United agree deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax

Blind joined United from the Amsterdam club in 2014.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

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John Caulfield wants Cork City to show ‘best hand’

Defender Conor McCarthy and midfielder Gearóid Morrissey are both out of Cork City’s Champions League first qualifying round second-leg clash with Legia ...

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Cork City boss Caulfield feels for Bray players 'ultimately, they have to pay their bills'

Yesterday evening’s 5pm deadline for Bray Wanderers players to be paid came and went, increasing the likelihood of strike action.

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France en fete as fans salute heroics of Les Bleus

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We are the champions” ...

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Man Utd agree terms with Ajax for sale of Daley Blind

Manchester United have agreed terms with Ajax for the sale of defender Daley Blind, the Premier League club have announced.

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Latest: FAI ban Limerick FC from signing new players for rest of season

Latest: The FAI have said that Limerick FC's players will be paid money owed to them by the club tomorrow.

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Bray Wanderers banned from registering new players and thrown out of Scottish Challenge Cup

The Bray club failed to meet an FAI-imposed 5pm deadline to pay their players the seven weeks' wages they're owed.

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Cristiano Ronaldo looking to seize new challenge at Juventus

The 33-year-old is grateful for the chance to continue his career in Italy.

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Sanchez misses United’s US tour due to ‘personal administrative issue’

The striker did not join his team-mates on Sunday’s flight to Los Angeles.

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French World Cup winners receive rapturous welcome home

Les Bleus will show off the trophy won in Russia to tens of thousands of people in Paris.

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Golden Boot winner Harry Kane out to start Premier League season with a bang

The Tottenham striker wants to finally find the net in August.

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From Russia with love – the World Cup crackers

Some clashes from Russia 2018 will live long in the memory.

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British Government ready to discuss bid to host 2030 football World Cup

An England or UK-wide bid to bring football ‘home’ would face competition from South America and north Africa.

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Maths and Spanish are behind Cuadrado’s brilliantly logical new shirt number

And it’s not often you can say that.

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Victorious France squad arrive in Paris ahead of World Cup celebrations

Les Bleus won the World Cup for a second time on Sunday.

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Sarri aiming to enjoy himself in new role after replacing Conte at Chelsea

Sarri accepts he has a big challenge ahead.

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France’s World Cup domination extends to Fifa 18

Stats from Fifa 18 maker EA Sports show Les Bleus have been winning trophies in the virtual world as well as on the pitch.

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9 huge things that happened in club football while the World Cup was on

Big news wherever you look.

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Memorable World Cup goals – five of the best from Russia 2018

Stand-out strikes at this summer’s World Cup.

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Tens of thousands hail Croatia’s return from World Cup heroics

There were euphoric scenes as crowds applauded the team’s efforts in reaching the final in Moscow.

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How papers across the globe covered France’s World Cup victory

Les Bleus won their second World Cup on Sunday.

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Deschamps allows ‘mad’ France squad to go ‘a little crazy’ after World Cup win

Les Bleus lifted the trophy for a second time in Moscow.

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A look at how VAR the new system has come

Technology played its part at Russia 2018.

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