6:06 AM ET Paris Saint-Germain are growing confident that they can convince Kylian Mbappe to extend his contract at the club, sources have told ESPN. The 23-year-old’s existing deal runs out in June, but sources have told ESPN that Mbappe’s family have been in talks with the Ligue 1 leaders over a short-term extension and
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4:38 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Real Madrid icon Paco Gento won six European Cups. David R. Anchuelo/Real Madrid via Getty Images Paco Gento, Real Madrid‘s honorary president and the only player to win six European Cups, has died at the age of 88. The club announced the news in a statement on Tuesday, calling the
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11:00 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Mexico fans who partake in anti-gay chanting will be given a five-year ban, Mexican Football Federation (FMF) president Yon de Luisa announced on Monday. The FMF has struggled to curtail an anti-gay chant that is often yelled by Mexico supporters when an opposing goalkeeper takes a goal kick. FIFA has
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9:23 AM ET Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Arsenal for medical tests after cardiac lesions were found in tests conducted in Cameroon after he was positive for COVID-19, the Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT) said. Aubameyang and Gabon teammate Mario Lemina, who plays for Nice, are being sent back from the Africa Cup of
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3:14 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Brazilian midfielder Fred has hit back at claims there are cliques in the dressing room at Manchester United by dismissing the reports as “fake news”. United’s players have had to field accusations that the squad is divided, particularly after Luke Shaw said the team were “not all there together” after
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2:13 PM ET Barcelona and Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas won the Best FIFA Women’s Player award for 2022, marking her third individual award in the last six months. She also won the Ballon d’Or Feminin in November and was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in August. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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2:29 PM ET Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA The Best record when he won the award for a second time on Monday. The Bayern Munich forward retained his FIFA The Best award following an incredible campaign in which he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals, fighting off competition from Lionel Messi
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1:40 PM ET Giovanni Reyna probably won’t play for Borussia Dortmund until after the international break, making it unlikely he will make the roster for the United States‘ next three World Cup qualifiers. Reyna has not played in any games since injuring his right hamstring during the Americans’ opening qualifier at El Salvador on Sept.
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10:17 AM ET Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he believes the club are doing everything to help struggling striker Romelu Lukaku and urged the Belgium international to find “peace on the pitch” to rediscover his scoring touch. The 28-year-old was expected to spearhead a title challenge after rejoining his former club from Inter Milan in
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7:35 AM ET Brentford are in talks to sign Christian Eriksen on an initial six-month contract, sources have told ESPN. The 29-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Inter Milan was terminated last month following the Italian medical authority’s refusal to allow him to play on with a cardiac device implant. – Stream
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8:00 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is open to the idea of rebuilding his relationship with Anthony Martial because the striker could yet remain at the club during the January transfer window, sources have told ESPN. Rangnick has held clear the air talks with Martial after the forward rejected the
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4:49 PM ET Esteban Obiang scored 20 minutes from time as Equatorial Guinea pulled off one of the great Africa Cup of Nations finals upsets with a 1-0 win over defending champions Algeria on Sunday. The shock Group E result leaves Algeria bottom of the standings and needing a win in their last group game
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Jan 11, 2022 Liverpool cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a win over Brentford on Sunday. Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool climbed to second in the Premier League after goals from Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino earned them a 3-0 win over Brentford at
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2:14 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has hit out at claims that his team exaggerated the condition of midfielder Joan Jordan — who was hit by a pole during their Copa del Rey derby with Real Betis on Saturday — to try to get the game suspended. The round-of-16 tie
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