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Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches out of Portugal squad through injury

Midfielder Renato Sanches is out of the Portugal squad due to an injury.

Bayern Munich's young midfielder Renato Sanches has pulled out of Portugal's squad due to a muscle injury.

Sanches, 19, has yet to make his debut for the German champions after joining from Benfica over the summer, and was an unused substitute in the club's 6-0 Bundesliga rout of Werder Bremen last Friday.

Portugal will face Gilbraltar in an international friendly on Thursday, before they their World Cup Group B qualifier against Switzerland on Sept. 6 in Basel.

"Renato is still feeling the injury...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Sporting Lisbon say no to Leicester City interest in midfielder Adrien Silva

Claudio Ranieri was pleased with his side's performance in the club's first win of the season over Swansea City.
Claudio Ranieri is looking forward to Leicester's voyage in the Champions League.
Becky Ives heads up to Leicester to discover why Leicester was voted as the greatest sporting city in the UK.

Sporting Lisbon have issued a statement to refute claims that key midfielder Adrien Silva is on the brink of joining Premier League champions Leicester City.

Silva, 27, who started four of Portugal's Euro 2016 matches, including the 1-0 victory over France in the final admitted that he had received a "very interesting" proposal from the English club, but his club is adamant that their star player is staying put.

"After 15 years at Sporting, this opportunity is something exceptional for me and can...

Josh Risdon defends his decision to stay with Perth in the A-League

Josh Risdon
Josh Risdon was called up to the Australia squad in place of the injured Bailey Wright.

Perth Glory defender Josh Risdon doesn't regret his decision to stay in the A-League, despite his initial snub for the Socceroos' looming World Cup qualifiers.

Risdon was initially overlooked for Thursday night's clash with Iraq in Perth and next week's showdown with the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

But the 24-year-old was included in Ange Postecoglou's 23-man squad on Sunday after England-based defender Bailey Wright was ruled out due to a toe injury.

Risdon's stocks rose dramatically following...

 By PA Sport

Wales boss Chris Coleman pining to recapture Euro 2016 buzz

Wales manager Chris Coleman looked ahead to their World Cup qualifier against Moldova, insisting they can't dwell in the past.

Chris Coleman wants Wales to create a new World Cup buzz after revealing that he has been on a post Euro-2016 downer.

Coleman guided Wales to their best-ever performance at a major tournament this summer when his side reached the semifinals of the competition in France.

But Coleman has echoed the sentiments of some of his players by saying life after the euphoria of the Euros has taken some getting used to.

"When I got home, for the two weeks after it I think my wife was expecting me to be a certain...

 By PA Sport

Jack Wilshere must play regularly to get England call - Sam Allardyce

Despite leaving Ross Barkley out of his most recent squad, England manager Sam Allardyce says the door is still open to the midfielder.
Jack Wilshere has been given a total of 37 minutes by Arsene Wenger this season.

Sam Allardyce has warned Jack Wilshere he needs to be a regular starter for Arsenal before returning to the England side.

Wilshere was a notable omission from Allardyce's first Three Lions squad, particularly given the faith Roy Hodgson frequently showed in the midfielder.

Ross Barkley was also an eye-catching absentee, but while he did everything possible to press his case -- scoring twice in four appearances for Everton this season -- Wilshere's problem is lack of game time.

He has been given...

LA Galaxy's Nigel de Jong 'quite likely' to join Galatasaray - source

LA Galaxy's first trip to Yankee Stadium was a forgettable one, as David Villa pushed NYCFC past the visitors.
Midfielder Nigel de Jong joined LA Galaxy just prior to the 2016 season.

LA Galaxy midfielder Nigel de Jong is in talks to join Turkish side Galatasaray, with an MLS league source telling ESPN FC it is "quite likely" that the deal will be completed prior to the close of the European transfer window on Thursday.

Turkish and Dutch outlets were the first to report the news, while ESPN FC television analyst Taylor Twellman also confirmed the Turkish club's interest.

The former Dutch international joined the Galaxy just prior to the 2016 season, making 21 league and cup appearances....