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 By PA Sport

Adrien Silva back in Portugal as Leicester City wait over transfer

Craig Shakespeare says a deal to bring Sporting and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva to Leicester is still up in the air.

Midfielder Adrien Silva has returned to Portugal as Leicester continue to wait on his availability.

Portugal international Silva is not allowed to train with the club after FIFA blocked his £22 million switch from Sporting Lisbon because his documentation was received by the FA 14 seconds after the deadline.

Leicester have yet to hear whether the transfer will be ratified, and Silva will continue to be missing when they host Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old has trained...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to cheer on his old club Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo looked on as Sporting won on Saturday.

Sporting Lisbon had a high-profile fan in the stands on Saturday -- Cristiano Ronaldo!

Ronaldo, who is suspended for Real Madrid's match at Real Sociedad on Sunday, returned to his first professional club to watch their 2-0 win over Tondela.

He sat in a box with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez. and was serenaded by the home crowd.

Sporting wrote that Ronaldo was "always welcome at your home" as Ronaldo took a photo with club officials.

Ronaldo, who played for Sporting until moving...

 By PA Sport

Leicester attempting to reverse FIFA decision over Adrien Silva signing

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses Riyad Mahrez' decision to leave the Algerian national team to sort out his club future.

Leicester are working to overturn a decision by FIFA to reject their attempts to register midfielder Adrien Silva.

The Premier League club agreed a £22 million deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on Aug. 31, the final day of the summer transfer window, but had to request an extension to complete the necessary paperwork.

FIFA insists it did not receive this in time, with some reports claiming it was just 14 seconds late.

However, Leicester are confident they returned the signed paperwork...

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West Ham owner 'lying' about William Carvalho offer - Sporting director

Slaven Bilic refutes David Sullivan's claim he turned down the chance to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches.

A director of Sporting Lisbon has refuted West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan's claims that the Premier League club rejected a chance to buy William Carvalho.

Sullivan said West Ham had lodged an unsuccessful bid for the midfielder earlier in the summer, but that Sporting reached out just before the transfer window closed on Thursday night to say they were now willing to accept the offer.

West Ham rejected the deal because there was no time for Carvalho to have a medical, according...

 By Chris Wright

Portuguese side tempt Usain Bolt to join them with beer, eggs and burgers

With his gold-studded athletics career now officially over, the world's greatest athlete Usain Bolt is weighing up his options.

It's no secret that Bolt has long harboured dreams of playing professional football, having openly touted the idea of going on trial with Manchester United on several occasions in the past.

Unfortunately a free transfer to Burton Albion fell through this week, but there are still potential suitors out there in the football world who are interested in taking the Jamaican...