Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Thursday, November 8.
International and European club football
European U-19 Championship winner Jeando Fuchs has switched his international allegiance from France to Cameroon and been named in their latest squad; South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has warned against overconfidence ahead of his team’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria next weekend; and Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana admits the players have to take responsibility for the Champions League predicament they now find themselves in.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
According to reports in Portugal, Premier League side Newcastle United are keen on signing Algerian attacker Yacine Brahimi from Porto; Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hailed the progress of DR Congo star Yannick Bolasie since joining the EFL Championship side on loan from Everton; and Rangers have suffered a big blow ahead of their Europa League clash on Thursday with the news that Ryan Kent and striker Kyle Lafferty will miss the game.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano has revealed that he would love to play in the Premier League in the future; Everton are expecting striker Cenk Tosun to re-join Besiktas in the January transfer window; and Monaco have issued a staunch denial of reports owner Dmitry Rybolovlev pocketed money from the sale of Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Celtic's Ryan Christie hopes to sign a new contract with the club soon; Sevilla are interested in Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno, according to the Daily Mail; Antonio Conte has refused to meet with Chelsea and is insisting on taking them to court for the rest of his salary; Real Madrid 'keeper Keylor Navas is interesting Juventus, according to reports in Calciomercato; and Callum Wilson is being eyed by Chelsea after a fine start to the season with Bournemouth.