Erik ten Hag steps up Frenkie de Jong pursuit at Man United; Neymar made available by PSG

Erik ten Hag steps up Frenkie de Jong pursuit at Man United;  Neymar made available by PSG

Erik ten Hag is set to step up his pursuit of Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United – ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Neymar could be on the move. Jump to: PSG soap opera continues amid Neymar talk | Barcelona pushing for mass exodus | Bale, Di Maria snubbed | Prem clubs keen … Read more

Arsenal in Champions League, Man United out of Europe, Leeds relegated

Arsenal in Champions League, Man United out of Europe, Leeds relegated

The Premier League is over for another season. The prizes have been handed out, the tickets to Europe delivered and passports to obscurity in the EFL rubber-stamped. And with it, we draw the curtain on the third season of VAR, and with it another 38 rounds of controversy and arguments over refereeing in England’s top … Read more

Boca, Corinthians do enough to book spots into Copa Libertadores knockout stages

Boca Juniors had a rolleroaster groupstage in Copa Libertadores but are into the knockout phase. LUIS ROBAYO / AFP via Getty Images Football never stops. The calendar rolls relentlessly on, leaving no chance to rest on laurels, and little opportunity to enjoy success. Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo did his best on Sunday when … Read more

Marcelo insists his Real Madrid career isn’t over, but if it is, he will go down as one of their greats

3:30 AM ET Sid LoweSpain writer On Marcelo’s left thigh, just above the knee and hidden until he hitches up his shorts, there is a tattoo. A picture of the European Cup is inked into his skin. Below it are four numbers, four years, four moments when history was made: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018. There … Read more

Ten Hag steps up De Jong pursuit at Man United; Neymar made available by PSG

Erik ten Hag is set to step up his pursuit of Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United – ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Neymar could be on the move. Jump to: PSG soap opera continues amid Neymar talk | Barcelona pushing for mass exodus | Bale, Di Maria snubbed | Prem clubs keen … Read more

Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti is a players’ coach, an approach that has him on the brink of Champions League history

The quadruple is still alive as Paris prepares to host the Champions League final, but only when it comes to Carlo Ancelotti’s pursuit of a fourth European Cup. The Real Madrid coach can eclipse Liverpool’s Bob Paisley and his Madrid predecessor, Zinedine Zidane, by becoming the first to win four Champions Leagues as a manager … Read more

Mohamed Salah committing to Liverpool helps now, but could cause club a big headache

Mohamed Salah solved a problem for Liverpool by confirming this week that he would “for sure” still be at Anfield next season, but by saying so, he created an even bigger one for the club. You only need to consider how the past 12 months have played out for Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Paul … Read more

Winning Roma’s first trophy in 14 years makes Mourinho close to immortal in the Eternal City

Around 11pm on Wednesday, a flock of seagulls descended on the Stadio Olimpico. There was a sea beneath them. The Mare in Rome. A sea that churned and swelled with Roma fans. A sea that roared as it let go of all of the emotion it had held deep inside for so long. The floodgates … Read more

What makes Eduardo Camavinga the perfect super-sub for Real Madrid

Eduardo Camavinga influenced every goal that Real Madrid scored in the Champions League knockout stages but that wasn’t by shooting. It was due to everything that he did before the goals. The teenage prospect is a game-changer for the same exact reasons that makes him a valuable midfielder: a skill set of elite ball-winning and … Read more