Dani Alves: Manchester City target to be released from Juventus contract

Juventus have confirmed they will release right-back Dani Alves from the final year of his contract. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is known to be interested in the 34-year-old, whom he knows from their time together at Barcelona. Speaking to Italian media on Wednesday, Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta said that Alves had “expressed a…

EFL fixtures released: Bruce's Villa host Hull on opening day

Relegated Hull City begin their 2017-18 English Football League Championship season away against former manager Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa side on Saturday, 5 August. Sunderland, who finished below the Tigers and Middlesbrough at the bottom of the Premier League, start at home to Derby on Friday, 4 August. Last season’s beaten play-off finalists Reading are…

Paul Pogba: Man Utd cleared by Fifa over deal but Juventus face charges

Manchester United have been cleared by Fifa of wrongdoing in the deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last August. However, football’s world governing body will open disciplinary proceedings against the Italian champions after asking both clubs last month for “clarification on the deal”. The enquiry was believed to concern who was involved in the…