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Transfer Rater: M'Baye Niang to Arsenal


Meet Gelson Martins, the Liverpool target who adored Robinho

Shaka Hislop and Ross Dyer sift through the latest transfer rumours from around world football, including Man City's chances of landing West Brom's Jonny Evans.

There are two teams called Benfica in Lisbon. One is SL Benfica, the Portuguese champions famous around the globe. The other is CF Benfica, a tiny club established about three decades later in 1933, known locally as Fofo and totally unrelated to the Eagles.

If fact, CF could claim to be the true bearers of the name, because they are actually situated in the Benfica district. It is a relatively poor area, heavily populated by immigrants, and thus CF Benfica offer an opportunity to the kids who polish...

 By Tim Vickery

Wendel exit from Fluminense shows Brazil's economy far from booming

Wendel Fluminense
The vulnerable economic situation of Rio's Fluminense likely cost the club the rights to Wendel, an emerging talent from Brazil.

This time last year, Brazilian midfielder Wendel was not even a household name in his own home. The 20-year-old only made his debut for Fluminense of Rio in mid-February. And fewer than 60 games later he is already on his way.

Paris Saint-Germain had been very interested, but questions of Financial Fair Play stalled the deal, and Wendel now flies off to Portugal to join Sporting Lisbon. Fluminense's vastly experienced coach, Abel Braga, lamented the fact.

"We're losing a great player," he said.


 By Tom Kundert

Martins, Fernandes, Brahimi, Danilo, Carvalho on Premier League radar

Sporting Lisbon's Gelson Martins looks to be on the way to fulfilling his immense potential.

It's a well-trodden route from Portugal's Primeira Liga to the English Premier League.

Of the 26 players and two coaches who played in the recent Manchester derby, billed as the game of the season in the world's most high-profile league, no fewer than nine of them came to prominence in Portugal: Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof, Eliaquim Mangala, Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Danilo and Jose Mourinho.

To put it another way, a remarkable 32 percent of the protagonists that...

 By Tom Kundert

William Carvalho looks to seize Champions League chance

The ESPN FC crew answer your questions on the Champions League.

Life's great certainties: death, taxes and William Carvalho to England transfer talk. Ever since the Portuguese midfielder's brilliant debut season in 2013-14, he has been endlessly linked to a big-money move to the Premier League.

A surprise inclusion in the Lisbon club's squad at the time, then coach Leonardo Jardim proved what an astute judge of a young player he is. The Angolan-born powerhouse was a revelation and as the season reached its conclusion, hardly a day went by without a mooted move...

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...

Scouting Spotlight: Joris Gnagnon, Inaki Williams, Bruno Fernandes

Joris Gnagnon
Joris Gnagnon possesses similar traits to Laurent Koscielny.

Which players are attracting attention in Europe's biggest leagues? Introducing Scouting Spotlight, looking at three players each week whose performances are making headlines ...

Joris Gnagnon -- Rennes

Hailing from Bondy, the northeastern suburb of Paris where Kylian Mbappe grew up, Gnagnon left it late to sign for a professional club, joining Rennes as an 18-year-old. He has since made up for lost time, establishing himself in the first-team at Roazhon Park last season and impressing in a...