Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Sunday, September 9.
International and European club football
Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman has been named in Schalke 04 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League squad for the group phase;, Serbian club Red Star Belgrade have been banned by UEFA from selling tickets to their first two Champions League group stage away matches; and England's Nations League campaign opened with a 2-1 defeat as they were beaten by Spain in their first match since the World Cup.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
Bournemouth midfielder Junior Stanislas inked a new three-year deal; Oran Kearney described being appointed St Mirren manager as "surreal" after sealing a three-year deal with the Premiership club; and Birmingham City loaned shot-stopper David Stockdale to Southend United on a rolling seven-day deal after getting an emergency dispensation to add cover.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler has revealed why he rejected a chance to return to former side Schalke this past summer; Belgium international Charly Musonda Jr says he is ready to find success at Vitesse; former Konyaspor striker Lebogang Manyama's agent says that the player rejected an offer from newly promoted Turkish Super Lig outfit BB Erzurumspor; and Diego Valeri achieved a milestone reached by only two others in Major League Soccer history in the Portland Timbers' 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids Saturday night.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Manchester United have reportedly joined Manchester City in the £60m fight for Wolves' Ruben Neves; Liverpool are said to have opened new contract talks with defender Joe Gomez; and Jay-Z has become Belgium international Romelu Lukaku's new agent via his company Roc Nation Sports.