Premier League clubs in record 1.4bn window

English Premier League clubs spent a record £1.4 billion on players in a summer transfer window but were still living "well within their means" according to figures published by football analysts Deloitte on Friday.

The window, which closed in England on Thursday, also saw teams from English football's top tier set a new deadline day spending record of £210 million.

The late splashing of cash took the league's overall transfer spending figure since the very first transfer window in January 2003 past £10 billion.

The total amount spent by Premier League clubs in this transfer window was up 23 percent on last year's record figure. Premier League clubs have also broken the record for spending in a single season (£1.430 million) and calendar year (£1.645 million).

Romelu Lukaku


Liverpool agree £40m deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool have agreed a £40m deal to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 24-year-old, who rejected a move to Chelsea on Tuesday after a fee had been agreed, will join Liverpool on a five-year contract worth £120,000 a week.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is in the final year of his Arsenal contract, rejected a new deal worth up to £180,000 a week to stay at the Emirates.




Everton reject £25m bid from Chelsea for Ross Barkley

Everton have rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for Ross Barkley, but the England midfielder could still leave the club before Thursday's deadline.

Chelsea's offer was below Everton's original £50m price tag - although it is likely this will be reduced as he has only one year left on his contract.





Arsenal reject £50m from Manchester City for Sanchez

Arsenal have rejected a £50m bid from Premier League rivals Manchester City for forward Alexis Sanchez.

The 28-year-old, who scored 24 league goals last season, is out of contract next summer and wants to play for City manager Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal have rebuffed all approaches for Sanchez, and would like City's Raheem Sterling as part of any deal before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Alexis Sanchez


Comitis slams Cape Town Stadium management

Cape Town City boss John Comitis is considering moving his team's matches to another venue after fans were barred from entering the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

The Citizens beat Bidvest Wits 1-0 in the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final clash, but it was in front of a sparse home support.

Ironically, a large percentage of the fans who did turn out were actually Kaizer Chiefs supporters.

The issue apparently arose when supporters encountered problems buying tickets at pre-allocated retail outlets, and were then informed via the club's social media channels that they could buy tickets at the ground.

However, security at the venue would not allow supporters to purchase their tickets at the stadium and turned fans away as a result.




McCarthy insists he has no beef with captain Lebogang Manyama

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy insists there has been no falling out with captain Lebogang Manyama‚ but admits he did not think the Bafana Bafana midfielder was fully focused on his job ahead of the MTN8 semifinal first leg against BidVest Wits on Sunday.




Liverpool agree record deal to sign Guinea star midfielder Naby Keita

Guinea international midfielder Naby Keita will join Premier League giants Liverpool in July 2018 after the English outfit agreed a reported club record deal of £48 million with German side RB Leipzig.




Rivaldo Coetzee out of Bafana-Cape Verde matches

Defender Rivaldo Coetzee has been ruled out of South Africa’s two World Cup qualifier matches against Cape Verde because of an injury while all overseas players will join the rest of the team in Cape Verde on Monday.

Rivaldo Coetzee


SuperSport reject Jeremy Brockie’s request to leave

SuperSport United have rejected a transfer request from their prolific striker Jeremy Brockie the club confirmed on Sunday.

The club took to it's Facebook account to confirm it's decision in a statement while confirming that the New Zealander would not be sold.

"The club would like to officially confirm that Jeremy Brockie handed in a transfer request last week which the SuperSport United board has rejected.

"The Matsatsantsa striker will NOT be sold to any club at any price," the statement read.




Arsene Wenger says everything went wrong after 4-0 loss to Liverpool

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described his team's performance as "unacceptable" after they were swept aside 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield.

Arsenal turned in an abject performance in Sunday's game, despite the return of Alexis Sanchez following his delayed start to the season, and Wenger did not attempt to offer up any excuses for the humiliation.

"Everything," said Wenger when asked what had gone wrong.

Wenger


Barcelona get their man as Dembele signs for €105 million

Borussia Dortmund's French starlet Ousmane Dembele brought an end to protracted transfer talks by agreeing a five-year deal with Barcelona for a fee of €105 million plus add-ons.




Tottenham complete signing of Ajax defender on six-year deal for £42m

Tottenham have completed the signing of defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in a reported club record £42m deal.

The 21-year-old Colombia centre-back has agreed a six-year deal subject to receipt of his work permit.

Spurs' previous record was the £30m paid to Newcastle for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko in 2016.




Can double gets Liverpool back into big time

Emre Can struck twice as Liverpool convincingly defeated Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield on Wednesday to reach the Champions League group phase for only the second time since 2010.

Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Emre Can of Liverpool during the Premier League match


Massive blow for Bafana as Khune is ruled out

Bafana Bafana have been handed a massive blow ahead of their back-to-back 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde next week with goalkeepers Itumeleng Khune and Darren Keet omitted from the squad.

Khune is down with a chest infection while Keet is suffering from a knee injury.

Itumeleng Khune


Banyana handed gentle first round draw at 2017 COSAFA Championships

Banyana Banyana have been handed a gentle first round draw at the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championships that will be staged in Bulawayo‚ Zimbabwe‚ from September 13-24.

Banyana have been placed in Group C along along with neighbours Namibia‚ Lesotho and Botswana.




Ronaldo cries injustice as last appeal rejected

Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the "incomprehensible decision" to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday.

Spain's administrative sports court (TAD) dismissed Real Madrid's latest appeal for the suspension handed out to the World Player of the Year for pushing a referee after being sent-off in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.

Ronaldo