football news round-up – thursday, december 13

06:30    13 Dec 2018

Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy has been ruled out until February with a knee injury
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Thursday, December 13.

International and European club football

Former England manager Fabio Capello believes that Liverpool were the worst team to face for Napoli in such a crucial Champions League clash; Japan will send a full-strength senior squad to next June’s Copa America in Brazil, the Japan Football Association said earlier this week; and Celtic go into their final Europa League group game against Salzburg with "great confidence and belief", according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership

Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy has been ruled out until February with a knee injury; Ken Anderson, the owner and chairman of EFL Championship club Bolton Wanderers, will pay the outstanding salaries owed to the club’s playing and coaching staff from his own pocket; and Hearts boss Craig Levein has been cited by the Scottish FA for comments made in the wake of their 2-1 defeat to Rangers.

Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS

South Africa international Keagan Dolly has taken a step closer to a Montpellier comeback after returning to training following knee surgery; rising Nigerian star Victor Osimhen has been linked with a move to Eredivisie giants Ajax; and Futbol Arena claim Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz will not attend the monthly meeting with his board, as he’s flying to England to hold talks with Manchester City officials.

Transfer rumours & gossip

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio is wanted by Tottenham, according to Marca; Filip Benkovic says he wants to stay at Celtic, where he is on loan from Leicester City; Mesut Ozil will not be moving to Juventus, despite rumours in the English media, according to Calciomercato; and Paris Saint-Germain's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that it's "very early" to be talking about the winter transfer window.

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