Premier League high-flyers Manchester City paid a record 175,000 pounds ($215,000) to sign 13-year-old defender Finley Burns from third-tier Southend United last week, the Times reported on Friday.
MILAN AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti lavished praise on midfielder Radja Nainggolan, describing the Belgian as a thoroughbred after his two-goal performance in the 4-0 win over Sampdoria.
China cannot build a soccer culture overnight by splurging on overseas players, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino expects counterpart Pep Guardiola to have a few tricks up his sleeves when Manchester City host the north London side on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR East Timor has been expelled from the 2023 Asian Cup for falsifying documents of several Brazilian-born footballers, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday.
LIBREVILLE Holders Ivory Coast will be looking for a vastly improved performance at the African Nations Cup when they meet the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem on Friday.