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Liverpool rejected Danny Ings offers and will keep striker - source

Anthony Richardson recaps an epic weekend in the Premier League, where Daniel Sturridge and Jurgen Klopp are in the spotlight.
Danny Ings has not played a competitive game since October due to injury.

Liverpool have rejected approaches from eight Premier League clubs for striker Danny Ings within the last month and will continue to do so prior to the end of the transfer window, a source close to the Reds has told ESPN FC.

Ings is returning to full fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result of an ACL injury he suffered in October, but has yet to make an appearances for the Reds so far this term. 

Despite his lack of game time, Ings remains firmly part of Jurgen Klopp's first-team...

 By Mark Rodden

Lyon turned down West Ham's €50m bid for Alexandre Lacazette - Aulas

Alexandre Lacazette has eight goals in his last four league games and has scored eight of the last 11.
ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Paul Mariner evaluate the latest transfer rumours, including a potential move by Alexandre Lacazette.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop tries to grasp the logic behind Arsenal's "disrespectful" bid for Alexandre Lacazette.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that he turned down a bid of €50 million from West Ham United for the French club's star striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette, 25, scored 21 league goals in Ligue 1 last season and had already found the net six times this term before being taken off injured during last weekend's 4-2 loss at Dijon.

Aulas is trying to make Lyon into a competitive force on a European level and has overseen the development of a new 59,000-capacity stadium that opened...

 By Ben Gladwell

No Chelsea bid for Marcos Alonso - Fiorentina sporting director

Marcos Alonso has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.

Fiorentina's director of sport Carlos Freitas says there has been no approach for any of his club's players amid speculation linking Chelsea with a bid for Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea are in the market for a centre-back this summer and Marca reports that they are ready to pay €25 million for former Spain youth international Alonso, while Sky Sports has said they are in advanced talks for the versatile 25-year-old.

Speaking at a news conference to present new signings Sebastian Cristoforo and...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

England boss Sam Allardyce keen on recruiting foreign-born players

ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses England manager Sam Allardyce's comments saying he will play Wayne Rooney as the No. 10.
England manager Sam Allardyce reassured supporters that Rooney's position will not be in midfield but in a position to the one he plays at Manchester United.
Despite leaving Ross Barkley out of his most recent squad, England manager Sam Allardyce says the door is still open to the midfielder.
England manager Sam Allardyce believes Michail Antonio deserves a place in the England squad.

Sam Allardyce says he remains keen to consider any player eligible for England regardless of whether they only qualify through residency.

Allardyce has already confirmed that he had explored the possibility of calling up Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, who spent six years in England with Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers, only to discover he was ineligible after having represented his homeland, France, at under-21 level.

Fabio Capello had previously made an attempt to secure Spanish midfielder...

Australia expecting 'very difficult' Iraq match in Perth - Brad Smith

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Brad Smith is in line to win his 10th cap for Australia against Iraq.

New Bournemouth signing Brad Smith says no one in the Australian camp is playing down the threat of Iraq in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier.

Not when the prize is so great, and the margin for error so fine.

The Socceroos are assembling in Perth before Thursday night's clash, which begins the final group stage on the long road to Russia.

Alex Gersbach will complete the 23-man squad when he arrives on Tuesday night, with fellow left-back Smith predicting a "very difficult" challenge.

"Once he's...

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Malaysia hit by injuries to Brendan and Hazwan ahead of Indonesia friendly

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Stanley Bernard discuss whether or not Malaysian veterans Shukor Adan and Norshahrul Idlan Talaha should make Suzuki Cup comebacks.

The Malaysian national squad have been hit by injuries ahead of next week's international friendly against Indonesia in Solo.

Kelantan midfielder Brendan Gan (back) and Selangor striker Hawzan Bakri (ankle) are in doubt for the game on Sept. 6, which is seen as a key warm up for November's AFF Suzuki Cup.

Already missing from the squad are Felda United's Christie Jayaseelan, Selangor's Shahrom Kalm and Izham Tarmizi Roslan, Junior Eldstal, Fazly Mazlan and Mahali Jasuli, all from Johor Darul Ta'zim...