Arsenal prepare to rope in William Carvalho, Edinson Cavani
Arsenal prepare to rope in William Carvalho, Edinson Cavani

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Portuguese defensive midfielder William Carvalho for the January transfer window to boost his defensive strength, which has so far not fared to well this season even though Englishman Callum Chambers was added to the squad.

Holders Japan lose fullback Uchida for Asian Cup
Holders Japan lose fullback Uchida for Asian Cup

Experienced Japanese fullback Atsuto Uchida has been ruled out of next month`s Asian Cup title defence in Australia after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Radamel Falcao needs stellar second half to seal permanent Manchester United move
Radamel Falcao needs stellar second half to seal permanent Manchester United move

Manchester United named an unchanged line-up for the first time in 85 games on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur.

Ghana, South Africa keep squad options open
Ghana, South Africa keep squad options open

Title favourites Algeria have named a final squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea while Group C rivals Ghana and South Africa are undecided.

Bayer Leverkusen extend contract with Karim Bellarabi
Bayer Leverkusen extend contract with Karim Bellarabi

German football club Bayer Leverkusen have extended the contract of Karim Bellarabi until June 2017.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan voted Armenian Footballer of the Year
Henrikh Mkhitaryan voted Armenian Footballer of the Year

Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been voted Armenian Footballer of the Year for the fifth time.

Jose Mourinho fumes at referee missing ''Big Ben'' penalty
Jose Mourinho fumes at referee missing ''Big Ben'' penalty

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left seething after his team were denied what he described as a "Big Ben" penalty during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton on Sunday.

Upbeat Louis van Gaal still hopeful of title charge
Upbeat Louis van Gaal still hopeful of title charge

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United are still in the Premier League title race despite missing a chance to close the gap on the top two.

Papiss Cisse prolongs Everton`s bleak mid-winter
Papiss Cisse prolongs Everton`s bleak mid-winter

Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse kept up his impressive scoring record to inspire Newcastle United as they came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho cries foul over Chelsea diving focus
Jose Mourinho cries foul over Chelsea diving focus

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that there is a "campaign" to get his players wrongly punished for diving following his side`s 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

Arsene Wenger eyes top four berth as Arsenal hit stride
Arsene Wenger eyes top four berth as Arsenal hit stride

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are gathering momentum at the right time after they enhanced their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a hard-fought 2-1 win at West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini fumes after sloppy Manchester City blow the lead
Manuel Pellegrini fumes after sloppy Manchester City blow the lead

Manuel Pellegrini accused his Manchester City players of complacency after they allowed a two-goal lead to slip away in a costly 2-2 draw against lowly Burnley.

Alan Pardew no-show increases Crystal Palace speculation
Alan Pardew no-show increases Crystal Palace speculation

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew cast his future into doubt after failing to rule out a return to Crystal Palace.

The 53-year-old has been strongly linked with the vacant post at Selhurst Park following the sacking of Neil Warnock. 

Europe the place to be for Brazil`s Lucas
Europe the place to be for Brazil`s Lucas

Paris Saint Germain`s Brazilian international star Lucas Moura said Sunday that Europe is the place to be for top talent and any return to the domestic fray would be a step backwards.

Bournemouth stay top after Millwall stroll
Bournemouth stay top after Millwall stroll

Bournemouth surged four points clear at the top of the Championship with a clinical 2-0 win at Millwall on Sunday.

Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win
Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win

 Liberian opposition politician and former football star George Weah won a landslide victory in Senate elections in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, official results showed Sunday.

Man City blow chance to close on Chelsea, Arsenal climb to fifth
Man City blow chance to close on Chelsea, Arsenal climb to fifth

Manchester City squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday.

Arsenal survive West Ham test to boost top-four bid
Arsenal survive West Ham test to boost top-four bid

Arsenal withstood a second-half onslaught from West Ham to boost their Champions League charge with a 2-1 victory at Upton Park on Sunday.

Nandy and Saha sign for Sporting Clube de Goa
Nandy and Saha sign for Sporting Clube de Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa reinforced their squad ahead of their opening Federation Cup football tournament match by signing experienced goalkeeper Sandip Nandy and left wing back Biswajit Saha on Sunday.

Marseille`s Mario Lemina refuses Gabon`s CAN call-up
Marseille`s Mario Lemina refuses Gabon`s CAN call-up

Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina has rejected his country of birth Gabon`s call after being named Sunday in their squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.