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Bayern Munich could have got €150m for Robert Lewandowski - Uli Hoeness

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben has praised the intensity of the training brought in by new head coach Niko Kovac.
Franck Ribery hailed Jerome Boateng as one of the best central defenders in the world, in spite of the German being linked with a move away from Munich.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said the club could have sold star striker Robert Lewandowski for €150 million if they had been prepared to let him go.

Lewandowski's agent, Pini Zahavi, said earlier this summer that the Poland international wanted to leave, but Bayern stood firm.

"We always had control of Robert, but we didn't have any control of his agent," Hoeness told Sky.

"He [Zahavi] tried four or five times to get an appointment with [CEO] Karl-Heinz [Rummenigge], [sporting director]...

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez in fitness battle to face Tottenham

The FC panel answer your tweets on whether Zinedine Zidane could save Manchester United and if Neymar is still the biggest name at PSG.
Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop delve into Man United's performance against Brighton and Paul Pogba's post-match comments regarding his attitude.
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho feels 'smaller' teams are harder to beat as they have more ambition when they face the top teams after their 3-2 loss to Brighton.
Can Jose Mourinho get his squad to rebound from a tough loss to Brighton or has his negativity and demeanor affected them beyond repair?

Alexis Sanchez faces a race against time to be fit for Manchester United's clash with Tottenham Hotspur next Monday.

Chile international Sanchez missed the 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday after picking up a muscle injury in training on Friday, although sources have told ESPN FC the problem is considered minor.

But with just seven days to prepare for Tottenham's visit to Old Trafford, the 29-year-old -- who will undergo further tests this week -- has a battle to be fit.

It means manager Jose Mourinho...

All to play for in Women's Under-20 World Cup semis

The England women's team will look to go one better than their male counterparts when they face Japan in the FIFA Women's Under-20 World Cup semifinals on Monday.

The Young Lionesses have twice before reached the quarterfinals, in 2002 and 2008, and looked to be heading for more heartbreak after conceding an early goal against Netherlands, but Georgia Stanway's quick-fire brace secured a famous win.

However, they face a stern test against Japan, who denied an all-European last four party with three...

South African duo sign for Australia's Canberra United

Australian W-League side Canberra United have snapped up the South African international duo of Refiloe Jane and Rhoda Mulaudzi, the club confirmed on Monday.

United coach Heather Garriock says she was impressed with the Banyana Banyana duo after an extended trial and believes they can be a hit for the club.

"In their short time here in Canberra Fifi [Jane] and Rhoda have been very impressive," Garriock told the club's website.

"It was hard for them to get here, and then to come in to a different...

Real Madrid can only sign Rodrigo if €120m release clause met - Valencia president

A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.
Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano explains his vision to build and promote the La Liga brand through games played in the U.S.
The FC panel answer your tweets on Real Madrid's needs, Bayern Munich's UCL expectations and whether Higuain or Ronaldo will score more this season.
La Liga is back! Lionel Messi and Barcelona are heavy favourites to win the league, but can anyone challenge them and lift the trophy in 2019?
Following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the ESPN FC panel question if Real Madrid will have the pieces necessary to win La Liga this season.

Valencia president Anil Murthy has told Real Madrid that Rodrigo will only leave the club this summer if his €120 million release clause is met.

A reported target of several European clubs, the Spain international had a strong 2017-18 campaign at Valencia, scoring 16 goals and assisting four more in 37 league appearances.

Marca claim that Valencia are prepared to sell Rodrigo for a fee starting at €60m, half of his buyout clause, but Murthy denied such claims.

"Everyone is aware that...

Man City's Gabriel Jesus accepts Brazil squad snub: 'Other players deserve a chance'

Gab Marcotti defends his selections and omissions in the second team of the weekend of the Premier League season.

MANCHESTER -- Gabriel Jesus has told ESPN he was not angry to be dropped by Brazil following his disappointing World Cup.

Manchester City striker Jesus has been left out of the Brazil squad for next month's friendlies against the United States and El Salvador.

The 21-year-old started his country's five matches in Russia but failed to score as they went out to Belgium in the quarterfinals.

"They called me minutes before the announcement. I was happy with the call, but obviously I was not happy to...