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Patrick Vieira named new Nice manager after leaving New York City FC

• Former Arsenal captain succeeds Lucien Favre• Vieira takes first senior managerial post in EuropePatrick Vieira has been appointed as manager of the Ligue 1 side Nice. The former Arsenal captain has left his role as head coach role of New York C…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/11/patrick-vieira-nice-manager-new-york-city

Pep Guardiola: Yaya Touré’s accusation over African players is a lie

• Manchester City manager responds on Catalan TV• Touré left Etihad after eight years at season’s endPep Guardiola has defended himself against Yaya Touré’s accusation that he has a problem with African players, calling the Ivorian’s claim a “lie”.Tour…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/10/pep-guardiola-yaya-toure-accusation-african-players-lie

Liverpool deal to sign Nabil Fekir collapses as Lyon end negotiations

• There were doubts over fitness following knee injury• Lyon say their captain will stay for European campaignLyon have called off negotiations for the sale of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, the French club announced on Saturday.The France forward was expec…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/09/liverpool-nabil-fekir-transfer-lyon-off

Manuel Lanzini to miss World Cup for Argentina after serious knee injury

• West Ham midfielder ruptures anterior cruciate ligament• Lanzini scored five goals in 29 games for West Ham last seasonManuel Lanzini has sustained a serious knee injury during an Argentina training session that will rule the West Ham midfielder out …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/08/manuel-lanzini-set-to-miss-world-cup-for-argentina-after-suffering-knee-injury-west-ham

Manchester United sign Porto defender Diogo Dalot on five-year contract

• Player excited at prospect of joining compatriot Mourinho• ‘I could not turn down the chance to join world’s biggest club’Manchester United have announced the signing of defender Diogo Dalot from Porto on a five-year contract.Portugal Under-21 intern…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/06/manchester-united-sign-porto-defender-diogo-dalot-five-year-contract

Roma fans banned from next European away game

• Uefa action follows violence at semi-final against Liverpool• Buffon suspended for three games over Oliver protestRoma have been fined and banned from selling tickets to their own fans for their next away game in Uefa competition following crowd dist…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/05/roma-fans-banned-european-away-game

Swansea to appoint Graham Potter as their new manager

• Englishman will become Swans’ fifth manager in 19 months• Compensation package already agreed with ÖstersundSwansea are set to appoint Graham Potter as their manager after finalising a compensation package with the Swedish club Östersund for his serv…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/04/swansea-to-appoint-graham-potter-manager-ostersund

Marco Silva allows Rooney to go and says he is at Everton for long haul

• Marcel Brands says Rooney wants MLS move to DC United• New manager has ‘small list of big names’ he wants to signMarco Silva has said he is the man to restore stability to Everton and will not stand in the way of Wayne Rooney’s proposed move to DC Un…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/04/everton-marco-silva-big-names-rooney-door-open

Everton fan jailed for attacking Lyon player while holding toddler

Michael Fitzpatrick received eight-week sentence after incident during Europa League tie An Everton fan has been jailed for eight weeks after attacking opposition players while holding his toddler. Michael Fitzpatrick was holding his three-year-old, du…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/01/everton-fan-jailed-for-attacking-lyon-player-while-holding-toddler

Roman Abramovich shelves £1bn Chelsea stadium project after visa delays

• Plan to make Stamford Bridge a 60,000-seat stadium on hold• Owner apparently reluctant to invest in big London projectRoman Abramovich has put a £1bn scheme to redevelop Chelsea football club’s stadium on hold after suffering delays in the renewal of…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/31/chelsea-shelve-stamford-bridge-investment-climate