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 By Mike Whalley

Liverpool's Luis Alberto set for second Spanish loan move - sources

The ESPN FC crew answer your questions regarding whether Christian Benteke will move to Liverpool and who will score in the Women's World Cup final.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the impact of new Liverpool signing Nathaniel Clyne at the Merseyside club.
Defensive reinforcements are high on the agenda of several Premier League teams, as they look to strengthen their respective backlines.

Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto will be allowed to leave the club on loan again next season, sources have told ESPN FC.

Former Spain under-21 international Alberto has struggled to make an impact since arriving at Anfield from Sevilla for £6.8m in 2013.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Malaga, and Deportivo La Coruna are reportedly interested in striking a similar deal for the new campaign.

Alberto has made only nine Premier League appearances for Liverpool, all of them as a substitute,...

 By Ben Gladwell

Inter Milan blasted by Fiorentina after Mohamed Salah transfer link

Mohamed Salah looks to be making the most of his loan from Chelsea to Fiorentina.
Mohamed Salah scored six goals in 16 Serie A games for Fiorentina.

Fiorentina have disassociated themselves from remarks made by one of their directors after he criticised Inter Milan for making an approach for Mohamed Salah, who has declined to return to Florence next season.

The Viola sent Salah a letter by recorded delivery last week, reminding him that he is contractually obliged to join them for preseason training on July 13.

That was after their offer to improve his wages for the duration of the final 12 months of his loan spell was rejected with the player's...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Arsenal's Petr Cech will need time to adapt after Chelsea stint - Lehmann

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop discusses the recent transfer of Petr Cech to Arsenal, noting it was a nice gesture towards the player by Chelsea.
Petr Cech has said he still has the desire to play regular first-team football, and believes he can receive that at Arsenal.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner is thoroughly pleased with Arsenal's new signing of Petr Cech, who he feels will certainly add to Arsenal's Premier League title challenge next season.
Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner hopes Arsene Wenger has a few more signings under his sleeve for this season.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann believes Petr Cech will bring a winning mentality to his new club but warned it will be difficult for him to emotionally adapt after spending so long with London rivals Chelsea.

Cech, 33, joined Arsenal last week to bring to an end an 11-year spell at Chelsea in which he won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and Europa League. 

Lehmann, who played for Arsenal between 2003 and 2008 and then returned briefly...

 By Ian Holyman

Kevin Trapp set to join PSG from Frankfurt - report

Kevin Trapp made 22 Bundesliga appearances last season.

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is expected to undergo a medical on Monday before completing a €9 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Trapp, 24, is due to arrive in the French capital, according to Bild, in order to face medical tests before signing a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions.

"It is really difficult," Trapp is quoted as saying by Bild with regard to his departure from Frankfurt, where he has flourished since his 2012 arrival from Kaiserslautern.


U.S. veterans Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone go out as champions

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno recaps the United States' emphatic 5-2 win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final, led by a hat-trick from Carli Lloyd.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Amid the bedlam going on at BC Place, Christie Rampone was the last U.S. player to ascend the podium.

The U.S. women had just routed Japan 5-2 to claim its third Women's World Cup crown. Rampone's position as team captain meant she would be the first to hoist the trophy. As the last remaining link to the United States' Women's World Cup-winning team of 1999, it seemed fitting. Her teammates were even egging her on to be the one.

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Cristiano Ronaldo cuts interview short after Real Madrid contract question

WATCH: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo walks out on an interview.

Cristiano Ronaldo stormed out of an interview with SNTV when asked about his contract at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo, 30, has three years remaining on his deal at the Bernabeu but was in no mood to discuss the matter.

The Portugal captain had at first appeared happy when asked about new Madrid coach Rafa Benitez, telling the journalist: "I never worked with him before, but he is an experienced manager. Let's see what's going to happen.

"Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world. It's always a challenge...