football news round-up – wednesday, october 17

09:00    17 Oct 2018

Partick Thistle's Gary Caldwell
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Wednesday, October 1.

International and European club football

Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah says a win for Internazionale in the Milan derby this weekend would be a major boost ahead of facing Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League next midweek; Red Star Belgrade coach Vladan Milojevic said Tuesday his players are not bothered by match-fixing allegations surrounding their Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain; and Spain captain Sergio Ramos has said that his team lost to a "world-class" England side on Monday night.

Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for abusive language following his side’s Premier League win over Newcastle United this month; Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe says the travelling support will be a big help for the trip to Blackburn Rovers for a Championship clash on Saturday; and Gary Caldwell has said he'll thrive on the pressure of trying to get Partick Thistle back up to the Scottish Premiership at the first attempt.

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

Italian giants AC Milan are keen on signing Ibrahim Sangare from Ligue 1 side Toulouse according to reports; Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has revealed that he would like to play for Spanish giants Barcelona in the future; and Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray have reportedly put Cape Verde winger Garry Rodrigues on their transfer list, alerting long-time suitors Newcastle United.

Transfer rumours & gossip

Napoli will renew their interest in West Ham target Santiago Arias, according to reports in Italy; Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has confirmed there was summer interest in him, but that he wasn't close to leaving Stamford Bridge; Tottenham are closely monitoring Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake as they scout for future defensive reinforcements; and Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith insists it was his decision to bring John Terry back to the club as part of his coaching staff.

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