football news round-up – saturday, october 13

09:00    13 Oct 2018

Ajax's Frenkie de Jong
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Saturday, October 13.

International and European club football

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho's rapid rise in the game continued on Friday evening with a senior international debut for England against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League; and Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade have said they are not aware of any wrongdoing following suggestions of potential match-fixing in their recent Champions League fixture.

Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership

Aaron Ramsey says he wants to stay at Arsenal until the end of the season despite having a new four-year contract offer withdrawn by the club; Brentford are "open-minded" about who they appoint to replace departed head coach Dean Smith; and Chris Humphrey says he will "never forget" the support Motherwell gave him, after announcing his retirement because of injury.

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

Monaco full-back Benjamin Henrichs says it would be "interesting" if Thierry Henry replaced Leonardo Jardim at the Ligue 1 club; Club Brugge manager Ivan Leko, two referees and two top agents being questioned after series of dramatic raids across Belgium, with Anderlecht and Genk among clubs searched; Frenkie de Jong is tired of answering questions about a move to Barcelona and has hinted he could remain at Ajax for three more years; Fenerbahce chairman Ali Koc has revealed that three coaches have been sacked after they were found to be plotting to get Phillip Cocu sacked; and Benny Feilhaber says it is vital for Los Angles FC to win their next two MLS games.

Transfer rumours & gossip

Tottenham are said to be putting Nathan Ake top of their list for a new centre-half - as Spurs pave the way for life beyond Jan Vertonghen; Manchester United are reportedly facing the prospect of missing out on Matthijs De Ligt to rivals Manchester City; and Leicester midfielder James Maddison will reportedly land a £250,000 windfall from Norwich with his first England cap.
 

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