José Mourinho has claimed that no other major European league could produce champions similar to Leicester City because of the greed of powerful clubs who present themselves as “the Mother Teresa of football”.
The Magpies have signed eight players so far this summer.
The Belgian youngster appears to be on his way to Elland Road.
The recurring criticism levelled against Brendan Rodgers will surely vanish within one season of managing Celtic. After all, should the 43-year-old’s attempt to win major silverware run into a second season in Scotland then serious questions must be asked regarding his capabilities.
Guardian writers’ predicted position: 2nd (NB: this is not necessarily Paul Wilson’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips)
Silvio Berlusconi’s investment arm, Fininvest, have announced a preliminary deal to sell the majority stake in Serie A club Milan to Chinese investors. Han Li, the representative of a group of Chinese investors, has agreed a contract concerning the 99.93% stake owned by Berlusconi.
Rangers host Hamilton Academical at Ibrox on Saturday.
James Milner has confirmed his retirement from international football following discussions with the England manager, Sam Allardyce. The Liverpool midfielder made his senior debut in 2009 before going on to make 61 appearances for his country.
Here is how we predict Derby County and Brighton and Hove Albion line up this weekend: