Roma got a boost for the Champions League group-stage draw when Basel crashed out in the second qualifying round on Wednesday. Basel had been penciled into Pot 2 based on their UEFA coefficient, but the Swiss club still had to come through three qualifying rounds to reach the group stage, only to fall at the
Barcelona’s newest signing Malcom gives his first interview after sealing a €41 million move from Bordeaux. The FC crew answer your tweets on Barcelona’s motivation for signing Malcom and if Richarlison to Everton is the best piece of business this window. Bordeaux starlet Malcom is the next big thing to come out of Ligue 1.
The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. When does the transfer window close in the Premier League and the top European leagues? TOP STORY: Malcom in the middle In a surprise twist late Monday, Barcelona have emerged as
Bordeaux starlet Malcom is the next big thing to come out of Ligue 1. Check out his best goals and assists from the 2017-18 season. Roma have won the race to sign highly coveted winger Malcom from Bordeaux, as the clubs announced on Monday that a deal has been agreed. “Bordeaux announce they have reached an
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol jumps to the defence of Jurgen Klopp for his recent big-money additions in spite of his past comments. With Alisson’s move from Roma to Liverpool now official, the ESPN FC guys discuss where the club will finish with the Brazil goalkeeper on board. Liverpool’s record bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson
Former Barcelona star and current La Liga ambassador Patrick Kluivert shares his thoughts on his son Justin’s move from Ajax to Roma. Liverpool’s record bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson was too good to refuse, according to AS Roma’s director of football. UEFA has imposed a three-month Champions League ban on Roma president James Pallotta for
Former Brazil international Kaka says his country’s success at the World Cup depends on the team’s ability to protect their star man. ESPN FC’s Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens shares his thoughts on Manchester United and Manchester City’s links with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe. Paul Mariner measures if Xherdan Shaqiri would be a good fit
AS Roma’s Alisson revealed he feels happy in Serie A and that he is focusing on winning the World Cup with Brazil. Gab Marcotti and the ESPN FC crew discuss how far along Liverpool are in their contract negotiations with Roma’s Alisson. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Roma’s Alisson has to be Liverpool’s No.
ESPN FC’s Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens shares his thoughts on Manchester United and Manchester City’s links with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe. Paul Mariner measures if Xherdan Shaqiri would be a good fit in Jurgen Klopp’s system, N’Golo Kante’s future with Chelsea and more. Javier Pastore has ended a seven-year association with Paris Saint-Germain to
MILAN — Combative midfielder Radja Nainggolan is undergoing a medical with Inter Milan ahead of a transfer from rival Roma. The fee is expected to be €24 million ($28 million) with two players — veteran full-back Davide Santon and 18-year-old midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo — also heading to Roma in exchange. At Inter, Nainggolan will reunite
ESPN FC’s Paolo Bandini shares his thoughts on the rumours linking Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi with a move to Chelsea. AS Roma’s Alisson revealed he feels happy in Serie A and that he is focusing on winning the World Cup with Brazil. Radja Nainggolan has confirmed that he will be leaving Roma for Inter Milan,
The FC crew weigh the pros and cons of PSG’s reported interest in Gianluigi Buffon and ponder whether Financial Fair Play is a factor. Julien Laurens loves the rumour that Neymar and Thomas Tuchel got along during their first meeting while discussing Neymar’s role next season. ESPN FC’s Raphael Honigstein discusses the man-management challenges that
AS Roma’s Alisson revealed he feels happy in Serie A and that he is focusing on winning the World Cup with Brazil. Roma have extended the contract of their head coach Eusebio Di Francesco by a year until 2020, the Serie A club announced on Monday. Di Francesco joined the Giallorossi — a club for
The ESPN FC crew assess the timing of Real Madrid’s first press conference unveiling new coach Julen Lopetegui, after his sacking. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Madrid prepare double swoop on Rome clubs Real
ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Roma’s Alisson has to be Liverpool’s No. 1 transfer target this summer. Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker hopes to have his future resolved before Brazil begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday. Alisson, 25, has been strongly linked with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea in recent months, though
Justin Kluivert is reportedly close to finalising a deal to move from Ajax to Roma. LONDON — Patrick Kluivert said his son Justin has gone against his advice to stay at Ajax for one more season as the 19-year-old reportedly closes in on an €18 million (£15.8m) move to Roma. Reports in Italy this week
Roma have been fined €50,000 for crowd disturbances at the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Liverpool, as well as having their fans barred from selling tickets for their first away fixture in next season’s competition. One Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, was left in a coma after being attacked outside Anfield before the
ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Roma’s Alisson has to be Liverpool’s No. 1 transfer target this summer. Steve Nicol delves into the latest summer transfer rumours with Gareth Bale, Mario Mandzukic and Christian Eriksen headlining. Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City? Mario Balotelli back to Serie A? Alejandro Moreno rates the day’s biggest transfer links.
Liverpool fans at Anfield react to Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, Mo Salah’s injury and Loris Karius’ goalkeeping howlers. Stewart Robson thinks there’s no way back for Liverpool keeper Loris Karius following a nightmare final for the German. Steve Nicol gives his stamp of approval to Liverpool’s signing of Fabinho from Monaco,
Roma have completed the signing of Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Ante Coric on a five-year deal. The Croatia international joins the Giallorossi until June 2023 for an initial €6 million (£5.2m) fee with a 10 percent selling on fee due — or €2m (£1.7m), whichever is greater — to the Croatian champions if he leaves before