Robert Lewandowski would represent an upgrade on Diego Costa for Chelsea

The Spanish striker announced after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia that he was not in Conte's plans in 2017/2018 and Atletico look to be in pole position to sign their former striker. In " Chelsea " I believe that now is the optimum moment for negotiations with Bayern Munich for star striker. So, Diego Costa , ever the troubling and complex character.

Confederations Cup: Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

The Mexicans will now need a draw against the hosts Russian Federation in Kazan to secure a place in the semi-finals. "We knew this was going to be a hard game against a strong team". " We know how to adapt to different opponents ". "It has been a quick turnaround which is good for us as we just want to get out there again", said the 25-year-old from the Melbourne Victory.

Former Chelsea star Oscar banned eight games in China

Former Chelsea star Oscar banned eight games in China

Basically, he made the Super League look daft on television and we can't have that, now can we... Oscar has been banned for eight games for starting a mass brawl in Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F . Oscar was unhurt and the fiery encounter finished 1-1 to leave SIPG four points behind reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande. Shanghai coach, Andre Villas-Boas, defended Oscar afterwards, saying he was "just being passionate", and Oscar denied he purposely aimed the ball ...

De Boer offered Crystal Palace job - Dutch reports

De Boer offered Crystal Palace job - Dutch reports

De Boer had been tipped to take over at Palace's fellow managerless side Southampton, but he could allow Manuel Pellegrino a straight run at the Saints' vacancy if he opts to become Palace's new gaffer. The Eagles have been without a manager since Sam Allardyce surprisingly resigned on May 23, having helped guide the club to safety. Palace begin their pre-season in July by heading to Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia trophy.

Troubled Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Prosecutors said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of €1.15 million in 2014. Perez defended the 32-year-old, insisting the latest tax scandal to engulf one of football's biggest names was merely a "misunderstanding".

Mexico vs. New Zealand in Confederations Cup

Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev had no chances, when assisted from the left side by Rafael Guerreiro in front of the Russian goal Ronaldo shot a straightforward header from the right wing into the hosts' net. "We know how to adapt to different opponents". In the first game against the Russian national team, New Zealand predictably gave the initiative to Cherchesov's charges, and after spending most of the match in defense, lost with a score of 2: 0.