Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy faces additional rape charge; trial scheduled for July

Benjamin Mendy appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday, accused of seven counts of rape. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy appeared in court on Wednesday to face a new allegation of attempted rape. Mendy, 27, now faces nine charges in all, including seven counts of rape involving six alleged victims. … Read more

Liverpool hopeful of signing Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho in the £ 8m deal

Fulham midfielder has been the subject of interest from Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla. Jacques Feeney / Getty Images Liverpool remain hopeful of securing a deal to sign Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho without the need for a tribunal to determine a fee, sources have told ESPN. The two clubs agreed a package totalling £ 8 million … Read more

Man United’s Mason Greenwood bailed pending further investigation on rape, sexual assault charge

Mason Greenwood was released on bail Wednesday by police who questioned him on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman. The Manchester United player, who had been in custody since being arrested on Sunday, has been “released on bail pending further investigation,” Greater Manchester Police said. Greenwood was initially arrested on Sunday on … Read more

Barcelona sign Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on free transfer

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer. The clubs had been locked in talks ahead of the transfer deadline, with the 32-year-old flying into Catalonia on Monday in an attempt to push through a deal. Arsenal were keen to offload Aubameyang’s wage – which starts at £ 250,000 … Read more

Man United’s Mason Greenwood further arrested on sexual assault charge

12:39 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Mason Greenwood has been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and making threats to kill. The Manchester United footballer was initially arrested on Sunday on suspicion of rape and assault following the circulation of images and an audio file on social media. Greater Manchester Police also said in a … Read more

Frank Lampard will find Everton’s job has all the Chelsea pressure without the advantages

There are few jobs in football that are more demanding and under pressure than Chelsea management, but in taking on the challenge of reviving Everton’s fortunes in the Premier League, Frank Lampard has arguably found an even more difficult task in his new job at Goodison. Park than I’ve ever encountered at Stamford Bridge. When … Read more

Manchester United ask Paul Pogba to delay the decision on the future until the appointment of the new manager

5:30 pm ET Rob DawsonCorresponding Manchester United have asked underprivileged players, including Paul Pogba, to delay decisions on their future until the club has chosen a new manager, sources told ESPN. United are hoping the manager’s choice will persuade Pogba to extend his contract at Old Trafford rather than leave for free in the summer. … Read more