West Ham forward Enner Valencia sustains ''significant'' injury
West Ham forward Enner Valencia sustains ''significant'' injury

West Ham United`s Ecuador forward Enner Valencia suffered a "significant injury" in Thursday`s 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu in a Europa League third qualifying round first-leg tie, the club said in a statement.

Liverpool misfit Rickie Lambert joins West Brom
Liverpool misfit Rickie Lambert joins West Brom

Striker Rickie Lambert has joined West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool on a two-year contract, his new club announced on Friday.

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic joins Inter Milan on loan
Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic joins Inter Milan on loan

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Italian side Inter Milan on an 18-month loan, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.

AS Monaco sign Allan Saint-Maximin, loan him to Hanover 96
AS Monaco sign Allan Saint-Maximin, loan him to Hanover 96

Champions League hopefuls AS Monaco have made their latest summer signing, recruiting promising Saint-Etienne youngster Allan Saint-Maximin before sending him on loan to German club Hanover 96.

Aston Villa swoop for Jordan Veretout, Rudy Gestede
Aston Villa swoop for Jordan Veretout, Rudy Gestede

Aston Villa announced two new signings on Friday, with French midfielder Jordan Veretout signing from Nantes and Benin striker Rudy Gestede joining from Blackburn Rovers.

Dinamo Zagreb Paulo Machado fine player $110,000 for obscene gesture
Dinamo Zagreb Paulo Machado fine player $110,000 for obscene gesture

Dinamo Zagreb have fined their Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado $110,000 (£70,800, 100,000 euros) after he responded to being booed by his own fans by showing them his middle finger during a Champions League game.

Argentine executive to appear in US court in FIFA case
Argentine executive to appear in US court in FIFA case

The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business who was among 14 people indicted in a federal corruption case involving the soccer world`s governing body, FIFA, is expected to appear in U.S. court on Friday.

Fenerbahce protest over Fred inclusion by Shakhtar
Fenerbahce protest over Fred inclusion by Shakhtar

Fenerbahce have protested to UEFA over the inclusion in a Champions League tie by Ukraine`s Shakhtar Donetsk of Brazilian midfielder Fred despite reports he had tested positive for a banned substance, the Turkish club said Friday.

Diego Costa, Gary Cahill fit for Community Shield: Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa, Gary Cahill fit for Community Shield: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will be fit to play against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla sign new Arsenal contracts
Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla sign new Arsenal contracts

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts with the Gunners, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Wayne Rooney trolled for his 'child like' handwriting
Wayne Rooney trolled for his 'child like' handwriting

Wayne Rooney might be a football genius but even being Manchester United captain could not protect him from facing criticism for his child-like handwriting.

Captain Gabi Fernandez says new signings will diversify Atletico Madrid
Captain Gabi Fernandez says new signings will diversify Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez has praised the new footballers signed to the club, stressing that they will come in handy by "providing variants".

Chelsea deserved EPL title last year: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany
Chelsea deserved EPL title last year: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany concedes that Chelsea played attractive football and deserved to clinch the 2014-15 English Premier League (EPL) title.

Five Premier League debutants who could have major impact this season

Five Premier League debutants who could have major impact this season

Soccer club Fenerbahce lodge protest over Fred inclusion in cup tie
Soccer club Fenerbahce lodge protest over Fred inclusion in cup tie

Fenerbahce have lodged a protest with UEFA over the inclusion of midfielder Fred in the Shakhtar Donetsk lineup for Tuesday`s Champions League qualifier despite allegations of a doping offence hanging over the Brazilian international.

Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek
Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg aim to extend their perfect start to the new season when they face Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. 

Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call
Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call

Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer on Saturday and hopes his move to the United States will boost his chances of an Ireland call-up.

New Zealand launch appeal against Olympics expulsion
New Zealand launch appeal against Olympics expulsion

New Zealand Football have lodged an appeal with the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) over the controversial expulsion of their team from the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifying tournament for fielding an ineligible player.

Mario Gomez joins Besiktas on loan after injury-hit Fiorentina spell
Mario Gomez joins Besiktas on loan after injury-hit Fiorentina spell

German forward Mario Gomez has joined Besiktas on loan after two unhappy, injury-plagued seasons at Fiorentina, the clubs said on Thursday.

No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker
No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker

FIFA presidential hopeful Michel Platini has not secured the formal backing of the CONCACAF region, the head of the influential Caribbean Football Union (CFU) said on Thursday suggesting the claim was “just politics”.