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LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich in battle for Benjamin Pavard

Shaka Hislop examines the latest transfer rumours involving Aaron Ramsey, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Chicharito and Toby Alderweireld.

Europe's biggest clubs continue to work behind the scenes as the winter transfer window approaches. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media to see who could be heading to your club when Jan. 1 arrives.

TOP STORY: European giants battle for World Cup-winning defender

If Calciomercato are to be believed, Napoli have joined Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Tottenham in the battle to sign Benjamin Pavard. The VfB Stuttgart centre-back starred for France as a right-back during the World Cup and...

Man United's leopard print leads FIFA 19 shirts that will never be worn by players

Manchester United fans now have the opportunity to part with real money in exchange for a new kit that doesn't technically exist.

To clarify, Adidas have released a range of limited edition "digital fourth kits" for United -- as well Juventus, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid -- that will only be worn by the teams in FIFA 19.

Created in collaboration with EA Sports, the exclusive shirts are rendered in various lurid designs, with United's a neon yellow leopard print effort -- supposedly a tribute to...

Champions League XI: Messi, Neymar, De Gea and Robben in team of the week

Following their defeat in Paris, Craig Burley and the FC crew assess how Liverpool played into PSG's hands by failing to slow down their star-studded opposition.
The Champions League's best performers from this week.
The Champions League's best performers from this week.

The Champions League is down to its final matchday, but who were the stars of the penultimate group edition? Here's the best XI from Matchday 5.

Goalkeeper -- David De Gea (Manchester United)

Would Jose Mourinho still have a job if it was not for the long-standing brilliance of his goalkeeper? De Gea's latest masterclass came in a jawdropping second-half stop from Young Boys' Ulisses Garcia, whose deflected effort looked bound for the bottom corner before the Spaniard clawed it away. It was a stunning...

Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac is losing the battle to prove he's the right fit as manager

Telling a white lie can offer a convenient way out of a current predicament. But there might be a price to pay for it further down the road, something Niko Kovac is finding out at the moment.

Back in April, when the air was heavy with rumours about his move to Bayern Munich, the Croat reassured Eintracht Frankfurt's sporting director Fredi Bobic and supporters that there had been "no contact" with the serial German champions and that he was set to continue on the Eagles' bench in the following...

Copa Libertadores blame game; Spurs surge past Chelsea; Man Utd, Madrid, Bayern woe

When CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez compared the Copa Libertadores final to its UEFA Champions League equivalent, referring to the former as "real football" and the latter as "Playstation" football, part of me wanted him to be correct.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Champions League. But football needs an alternative to the sanitized, corporate, often rootless feel of the high-end European game, where outcomes are often decided by whose suits are best at chasing global revenue.


Christmas football gift ideas: You won't believe what clubs are selling

From Wolves air fresheners to Newcastle jump suits and more, the Exploding Heads present must-haves for fans.

With Thanksgiving done for another year and Black Friday sales in full swing to herald the start of the Christmas shopping season, football clubs around the world are preparing to sell you any old junk for the occasion.

From wine and cologne to buckets and grass seeds, it seems there is almost nothing that your club won't plaster with their badge and sell at an inflated price.

But when it gets harder every year to know what to buy your nearest and dearest -- let alone members of your extended family,...