football news round-up – friday, september 14

09:00    14 Sep 2018

Ivan Leko, head coach of Club Brugge
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Friday, September 14.

International and European club football

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that England international Dele Alli could miss the club's clash with Italian side Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League next week, while England captain and striker Harry Kane is fit; and Brazil international Dani Alves says Paris Saint-Germain must improve their record in the UEFA Champions League ahead of the 2018/19 edition of the competition getting under way.

Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has stated that club's journey is not complete despite reporting revenues in excess of £500m last season; Leeds United can handle the absence of strikers Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford through injury according to club manager Marcelo Bielsa; and Hearts manager Craig Levein will decide on Friday if he will be in the dugout for Saturday's trip to Motherwell following his recent health scare.

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

Lyon have announced Tanguy Ndombele has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2023; Club Brugge head coach Ivan Leko stressed the importance of the physical and mental aspect ahead of their Pro League clash against Lokeren on Friday; Vitesse Arnhem has been dealt a cruel blow with new loan signing Charly Musonda picking a serious injury; Besiktas goalkeeper Loris Karius denies making remark about female fans in Turkey; and Houston Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera says thet he intends to approach every remaining game like it's do or die, starting with the Portland Timbers' visit.

Transfer rumours & gossip

Real Madrid are reportedly set to splash out £330m on the next Galactico, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe targeted; Arsenal and Real Madrid are set to battle it out for Porto star Hector Herrera; and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned Hugo Lloris he was lucky to escape with only a criminal conviction and a fine after drink-driving.

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