Yunus Akgun is being watched by multiple clubs. Galatasaray winger Yunus Akgun has attracted interest from Chelsea, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Benfica, sources have told ESPN FC. The four clubs sent scouts to keep tabs on Akgun during the Turkey Under-19s’ 1-0 victory over England U19s at Manavgat, Antalya at the U19 Euro on Tuesday. The
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
FC’s Paul Mariner finds it tough to choose Man United to advance from Group H, noting the current negative climate of the club. Craig Burley says Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalless start for Juventus is of no concern, offering a reminder Ronaldo has a recent history of dry spells. Gab Marcotti speaks to Alexis Nunes about the
As a youngster coming through the ranks at Benfica, Bernardo Silva had two nicknames. One was rather more generous than the other, but both captured something about him and they still do now. The first was “O Messizinho do Seixal” (Seixal being the neighbourhood were Benfica’s academy is based) — Messizinho meaning “Little Messi” because of
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Maximilian Philipp scored twice but Borussia Dortmund fell to Benfica after penalties in Christian Pulisic’s return to Pennsylvania in an International Champions Cup match on Wednesday. The 22-year-old former Freiburg winger collected goals two minutes apart in the first half to get the Germans going early. But Andre Almeida and Alfa Semedo scored after the
ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti feels Inter Milan face a must-win scenario versus Fiorentina if they are to remain in the Serie A title race. Inter Milan have signed defender Lisandro Lopez on loan from Benfica, with an option for a permanent transfer in the summer. Lopez, 28, underwent a medical on Monday night, after a
ESPN FC’s La Liga expert Sid Lowe assesses Barcelona’s start to the season and the reasons behind Luis Suarez’s struggles. Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has told ESPN FC it is Neymar’s time to become the best player in the world. Cesar, 38, who currently represents Benfica, played alongside Neymar for Brazil before calling time