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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere requires surgery on a hairline fracture in his left leg and is set to be out for around three months.  Wilshere, 23, has struggled with a series of injuries and missed five months of last season with ankle ligament damage. The England international has also not played...

ESPN Staff MANCHESTER — Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City’s clash with Juventus, leaving manager Manuel Pellegrini with only one sole specialist striker for the game against the Champions League finalists. The Argentina international has been ruled out with the knee injury that he sustained in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday but could return...

ESPN Staff Steven Gerrard has revealed that his relationship with Rafa Benitez at Liverpool was “emotionless and distant,” and doubts whether the coach truly liked him. Gerrard, 35, played for Liverpool between 1998 and 2015 before joining LA Galaxy this summer, winning the Champions League and FA Cup for his boyhood club under Benitez’s guidance. Despite...

Louis van Gaal has said that Manchester United had to sign Anthony Martial now to stop him becoming even more expensive. The 19-year-old became the costliest...

MANCHESTER — Manchester City will be without David Silva for Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said, while...

Real Madrid have no intention of selling Cristiano Ronaldo for anything less than his €1 billion buyout clause, according to club president Florentino...

Chelsea and Manchester City are tracking young Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Niall Ennis, sources have told ESPN FC. Ennis, 16, is regarded as one...

Alan Tyers, Writer for ESPN.co.uk and ESPN Cricinfo Close • Writes for ESPN.co.uk, ESPNcricinfo and the Daily Telegraph• Author of six books the most recent of which is Tutenkhamen’s Tracksuit: The History of Sport in 100ish Objects 0 Shares Print Comment Michael Vaughan got to the nub of the Ben Stokes matter in The Daily Telegraph. “Only...

Anthony Martial was the most overpriced player in Europe in this summer’s transfer window, according to a study compiled by the CIES Football Observatory. The...

ESPN Staff Spain coach Vicente del Bosque defended Diego Costa after the Chelsea striker again failed to score for his country. Costa, 26, has scored only once in eight appearances for Spain since choosing to represent them rather than his native Brazil. He won the penalty, converted by Andres Iniesta, that sealed a 2-0 win over Slovakia and took Spain to the top of...