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UNITED CONFIDENT OF DE GEA DEA

Manchester United are confident David de Gea will sign a new long-term contract to stay at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old's present deal expires in 2019, although United have an option to extend it by a further season. The Old Trafford club were keen to begin talks with goalkeeper De Gea's representatives and

DAVID SILVA RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Manchester City's Spain midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football. Silva, 32, won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles and played 125 times for Spain after making his debut in 2006. He said he was "very proud" of his achievements with La Roja, and

WILLIAN WOULD HAVE LEFT CHELSEA IF CONTE STAYED AS MANAGER

Chelsea winger Willian says there is "no chance" he would be at the club had former head coach Antonio Conte still been in charge. Conte won the 2016-17 Premier League title with the Blues but was sacked in July after finishing fifth. His replacement, fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri, won his first Premier

RABIOT MIGHT LEAVE PSG

The midfielder scored the second goal in a defeat of Caen, but his manager is not sure about his future with the club. Thomas Tuchel is unsure of Adrien Rabiot's future at Paris Saint-Germain amid reports the midfielder has rejected a new contract. He scored the second goal in a 3-0 Ligue 1

FEKIR SET TO STAY AT LYON

The playmaker was on the verge of a switch to Liverpool, but now looks set to remain with his current side for the foreseeable future Lyon star Nabil Fekir is "95 per cent" certain to remain at the club, according to president Jean-Michel Aulas. Fekir was on the verge of joining Premier

COURTOIS MISSED CHELSEA TRAINING BECAUSE OF STRESS

Thibaut Courtois missed training at Chelsea before moving to Real Madrid because he was stressed, says his agent who added that the keeper had apologised to the Blues. Courtois, 26, said he wanted to move to be closer to his children in Madrid and did not return to Stamford Bridge after

POGBA: IF YOU’RE NOT HAPPY YOU CANT GIVE YOUR BEST

Paul Pogba said he needs to be happy to perform at his best for Manchester United, adding that he would be fined if he spoke his true feelings. The midfielder, 25, won the World Cup with France in the summer and scored in United's 2-1 win over Leicester in Friday's Premier

GERRAD GETS HIS FIRST LEAGUE WIN AS A COACH

Rangers overcame a first-half red card for Ross McCrorie to beat St Mirren and record their first Premiership win of the season. Alfredo Morelos slotted home his third goal of the season from Jamie Murphy's pass and Connor Goldson headed home a free-kick to put the hosts 2-0 ahead. Rangers were reduced

INGS MOVES ON LOAN TO SOUTHAMPTON

  Southampton have signed Liverpool striker Danny Ings on a season-long loan, ahead of a permanent move next summer. The 26-year-old scored four goals in 25 appearances for Liverpool after moving from Burnley in June 2015. Ings's progress at Anfield was hampered by two serious knee injuries sustained during his time at the

VARDY SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

  Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year deal with the 2016 Premier League champions. The 31-year-old has scored 88 goals for the Foxes since moving to the King Power from Fleetwood Town in 2012. "Everybody knows how I feel about playing for this club," said Vardy, who added that

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