Mesut Özil has blamed unfair discrimination over his meeting with the Turskish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in May for his decision to retire from international football with immediate effect.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he wants to keep Eden Hazard at the club and “improve” the Belgium forward.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of Liverpool’s plans for next season with Jürgen Klopp admitting it will be “a bonus” if the midfielder plays a competitive game before May. The full extent of the knee injury was revealed on the day Liverpool agreed a world‑record €75m fee for the Roma goalkeeper Alisson.
Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach with Napoli midfielder Jorginho joining his former manager at Stamford Bridge after sealing his move.
Luka Modric has accused English journalists and pundits of showing a lack of respect to Croatia’s players and admitted his teammates had used criticism to motivate them to victory against England in their World Cup semi-final.