Soccer Tori (Gists, rumours, speculations and transfer updates)

Rangers International FC of Enugu have won the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.

Ex-Cameroon legendary defender Rigobert Song is currently in coma in a hospital at Yaounde. This follows a stroke which he suffered at the weekend.

Aston Villa have sacked gaffer Roberto di Matteo following a run of poor results in the Championship. Meanwhile, Bristol City manager Lee Johnson and former Hull boss Steve Bruce are the clubside’s top two targets to replace the Italian.

Swansea City have sacked Francesco Guidolin as head coach and replaced him with former USA manager Bob Bradley. The Swans have not won in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and are 17th on the table.


Chelsea’s Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, has played down rumours that he wants to return to Spain. Meanwhile, the Blues could make a move for Man City’s England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, after manager Antonio Conte was spotted watching him play for Torino, where he is on loan.


Hammers manager Slaven Bilic wants his team to train at the London Stadium to make it feel “more like home“.

Man City are interested in Lazio forward Alessandro Rossi, according to the 19-year-old’s Italian agent.

Sam Allardyce, who left his role as England’s gaffer last week following newspaper allegations, is hoping to resurrect his football career in the United States.

Man United are considering a move for Benfica’s Spanish left-back Alex Grimaldo, 21, despite his GBP51m buy-out clause.


Arsenal will offer right-back Hector Bellerin, 21, a new five-year deal in an attempt to end interest from Barcelona and Man City in the Spain international.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner, 30, says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is the best manager he has played under.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has denied the club are in trouble after their fourth successive draw.

German champions Bayern Munich are tracking Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 19.

Sunderland captain John O’Shea says the club are not in crisis despite their latest draw against West Brom. The Black Cats have not won a Premier League game since May.

Man United midfielder Juan Mata kept his team bus waiting on Saturday in order to greet a young disabled fan, with the moment captured on a video that has been posted on Facebook.

Arsenal fans travelling to Burnley were held up after a train hit a herd of cows.


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