Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Sunday, October 7.
International and European club football
Gareth Southgate has backed Raheem Sterling to come good for England with the winger having scored 23 times for Manchester City last season to catapult them to a League and Carabao Cup double, but at international level, the 23-year-old has an appalling goal record; and Udinese Coach Julio Velazquez believes Juventus “can win the Champions League” after a 2-0 victory at the Dacia Arena on Saturday.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes there is "too much wickedness" in football but insists he can "cope with the manhunt" against him; David McGoldrick's second-half penalty sent Sheffield United top of the Championship and ensured Hull City drop to the bottom of the table; and Striker Kris Boyd "had enough" of football last year but "got a new lease of life" thanks to manager Steve Clarke's rejuvenation of Kilmarnock.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Stevan Jovetic was named in AS Monaco's 19-man squad ahead of Sunday's Ligue 1 clash with Rennes; Antwerp secured a 2-1 win over AS Eupen on Saturday; Sam Lammers and Michel Vlap both scored twice in the first half to lead Heerenveen to a 5-0 victory at De Graafschap; Galatasaray edged out Antalyaspor 1-0 in a Super Lig encounter; and Atlanta United recorded a 2-1 win over New England Revolution.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Arsenal and Tottenham are said to be tracking Ipswich wonder-kid Andre Dozzell; Aston Villa have reportedly spoken to Thierry Henry as the club closes in on appointing him as their new manager; Rangers full-back James Tavernier is said to be a January target for Brighton; Tottenham's Mousa Dembele will reportedly not be holding talks with the club about a new deal; and Leicester are said to be eyeing a January move for Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne.