football news round-up – sunday, august 12

09:00    12 Aug 2018

Nigeria international Imoh Ezekiel
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Sunday, August 12.

International and European club football

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Léo Bonatini hopes the club can get Europa League spot by finishing in the top five in the English Premier League and UEFA has decided against opening a probe into numerous reports on an alleged assault on Russian journalists at the UEFA Champions League match in Greek’s Thessaloniki on Wednesday.

Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership

Chelsea opened their Premier League campaign with victory against Huddersfield, while Tottenham, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Watford also made winning starts, Middlesbrough continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable win against Birmingham City and Steven Boyd's sensational volley helped Hamilton Academical beat Motherwell 1-0.

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

New Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel insisted that Neymar is the "key player" for his side, KV Kortrijk have finally announced the arrival of one-cap Nigeria international Imoh Ezekiel, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina's potential move to Besiktas reportedly has been thrown into doubt and Kansas City Sporting's Daniel Salloi on Krisztian Nemeth: "It's going to be fun to play with him.

Transfer rumours & gossip

Marco Silva has reportedly told Ademola Lookman he will not be leaving Everton and he should fight for his place, Aston Villa star Jack Grealish will reportedly get a new contract with a £30m buyout clause after his failed move to Tottenham and Sevilla are said to have joined the race to sign £10m-rated Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata.

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