Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepted he had lost out in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Jose Mourinho insisted it was still not certain.
Antonio Conte accepted Pedro dived in a controversial FA Cup tie that has left Chelsea without fellow striker Alvaro Morata for a match.
A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the weekend's Absa Premiership matches.
Sam Allardyce says he has enjoyed a "great journey" as he prepared to take charge of his 1000th match when Everton host West Bromwich Albion.
The Greek Super League and qualifying Greek Cup matches will use the Video Assistant Referee system next season.
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Sergi Roberto has signed a three-year contract extension with Barcelona, tying him to the leaders of La Liga until 2022, the club announced.
Peter Crouch could be set for a shock loan move to Premier League champions Chelsea from strugglers Stoke City, according to British media.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he needs another year to iron out a few flaws in Percy Tau's game before sending him off to Europe.
Tottenham's star striker Harry Kane is determined to keep the team's good form going as they prepare for a challenging run of games in February.
At the age of 39, Didier Drogba is in the twilight years of a glittering football career that has spanned two decades and brought him many trophies.
Juventus are ready to do everything they can to sign Liverpool's Emre Can to a pre-contract agreement this month.
Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.
Former Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a new one-year deal which will see him remain with MLS side Chicago Fire for the upcoming season.
Greek international Kostas Stafylidis became Paul Lambert's first signing since taking over as manager of Premier League strugglers Stoke City.
Cape Town City owner John Comitis is hoping to add two more players before the January transfer window closes.
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has praised new signing Gaston Sirino and believes he will be an important part of the club's future.
Pitso Mosimane and Percy Tau from Mamelodi Sundowns have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the month for December 2017.
Relegation-threatened French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have fired their coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, the Atlantic coast side club said.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan is close to joining Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez’s transfer will go through in the next 24 hours.
Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Algerian defender Fares Hachi has been loaned out to Chippa United for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.
Theo Walcott has revealed that a sales pitch from Wayne Rooney convinced him to switch Arsenal for Everton.
Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri is set to leave Turkish top flight side Antalyaspor after a disappointing half year spell.
Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's FA Cup third round replay.
Neymar scored four times against Dijon while Edinson Cavani equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain all-time goalscoring record.
Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dismissed media speculation linking superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the Bernabeu.
Liverpool defender John Flanagan was sentenced to rehabilitation and 40 hours of unpaid work, having pleaded guilty to attacking his girlfriend.
Borussia Dortmund want-away star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to signing for Premier League side Arsenal.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones is not giving up hope of catching Premier League leaders Manchester City because of events from the 2011-12 season.
Absa Premiership club AmaZulu have announced the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Camaldine Abraw.
Brazilian superstar Neymar looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon, club manager Unai Emery confirmed.
New Stoke City manager Paul Lambert feels the talent is there in his squad to stave off relegation in the final 15 games.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored in each half as Leicester booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a win over Fleetwood.
LIVE scoring from the Absa Premiership encounter between Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic at Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.
A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, kick-off times, results and match reports for all the weekend's English Premiership matches.
Sy Lerman reports on Highlands Park's striking change in fortunes since Owen da Gama took over as coach.
Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend.
Brazilian soccer great Pele has collapsed due to exhaustion, the Football Writers Association has confirmed.
Schalke 04 confirmed that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer.
Chelsea are in talks with Roma to sign left-back Emerson Palmieri, and are reportedly also eager to bring in striker Edin Dzeko.
S'Busiso Mseleku is optimistic that the home straight of the 2017/2018 Absa Premiership is going to produce an avalanche of goals.
Former Bafana Bafana international Steven Pienaar has been spotted in Cape Town fueling rumours that the midfielder may join Cape Town City.
Sean Dyche says clubs like Burnley suffer when enormous sums of money are spent on signing players and paying wages.
Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea's problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday.
Nicolas Otamendi has given due notice to Manchester City's rivals that they won't let their loss to Liverpool derail their title charge.
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's turbulent January hasn't affected his desire to remain in charge of the troubled Premier League club.
Borussia Dortmund they have had no contact with Arsenal amidst reports their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is chasing a move.
Cape Town City boss John Comitis is over the moon with the progress Benni McCarthy has made as head coach of the club.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Video Assistant Referee technology is important for the future of the game despite some early "hiccups".
South Africa have climbed three places in the latest FIFA world rankings.
Resurgent Barcelona were given a fresh boost when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is to be unveiled imminently by Manchester United with reports in Chile suggesting it could happen within 24 hours.
Ever-present Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with the Premier League leaders.
Orlando Pirates legend Helman Mkhalele believes the club's failure to sign either Leonardo Castro or Jeremy Brockie will not impact Bucs' long term success.
Nigeria on Wednesday announced friendlies against Serbia, Czech Republic and Congo as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals.
All eyes will be on whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up at Hertha Berlin on Friday.
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the Serie A champions are targeting Liverpool's Emre Can.
Ikapa derby bragging rights are on the line as Cape Town City and Ajax Cape Town clash in an Absa Premiership match this weekend.
Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo, now working at Baroka FC, says he was consulted by his former employers ahead of Siphelele Ntshangase's move to the Glamour Boys.
Exciting young Platinum Stars winger Katlego Otladisa plans make a major impact with Mamelodi Sundowns in the years ahead.
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela expects new signing Leonardo Castro to be a goal-scoring revelation for the Soweto giants.
Platinum Stars pair Gift Links and Benson Shilongo are expected to soon seal transfers to Egyptian Premier League side, Al Assiouty Sport.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes teenage defender Ethan Ampadu has a bright future ahead of him and has already proven himself at the highest level.
Brazilian World Cup-winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance.
Furious Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez "a rat" after the striker described his spell in China as a "holiday for seven months".
AmaZulu team manager Qedi Dlamini has denied claims that veteran striker Mabhuti Khenyeza is set to join local rivals Golden Arrows.
Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United when they visit Burnley.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said he is ready to follow through on his pledge to create a "luxury tax" aimed at curbing the biggest clubs.
Manchester City will restore normal service after their Anfield loss last Sunday by seeing off Newcastle comfortably, say most of our gurus.
Arsenal will be desperate to pick up all three points against Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash at the Emirates.
Fernandinho, rated by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as one of the three best defensive midfielders in the world, signed a two-year contract extension.
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has cautioned against complacency in the midst of the purple patch his team is enjoying.
It might not be the biggest derby in South Africa, but over the past two seasons it has proven to be one of the most exciting.
US President Donald Trump could hurt its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned.
Siphelele Ntshangase says that some wise words from Siphiwe Tshabalala helped him to settle in when making his Kaizer Chiefs debut last weekend.
Man United are in optimistic mood having spent the week closing in on the signing of Alexis Sanchez, and with Jose Mourinho close to agreeing a new contract.
Soccer World Cup winner Ronaldinho took the unusual step of thanking his ball as he spoke for the first time about his retirement.
An 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first-leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals against Leganes ended Real Madrid's winless run.
Manchester City plan to give Pep Guardiola a belated birthday present when the leaders try to bounce back from their first defeat against Newcastle.
Cape Town City owner John Comitis has revealed that they are edging closer to owning and revamping Hartleyvale Stadium.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce is to adopt a more defensive strategy in order to prevent his side becoming embroiled in the Premier League relegation battle.
Hlompho Kekana's stunning goal for Mamelodi Sundowns against Orlando Pirates has won the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for November.
Southampton striker Shane Long has urged his teammates to pull together and avoid pointing fingers as they work to turn the club's fortunes around.
Mamelodi Sundowns' new head of the technical department, Erik Hamren, has assured supporters that he will not interfere with head coach Pitso Mosimane's work.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was unhappy with the way the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) was used in Wednesday's FA Cup win over Norwich City.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is determined to build on his recent form and help the Foxes to the next level in the coming months.
Manchester United are set to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal by making him the Premier League's highest paid player.
Serie A strugglers Benevento completed the signing of teenage midfielder Christian Cannavaro, son of Italian football great Fabio Cannavaro.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August.
SuperSport United won for the first time since November when they secured victory over Maritzburg United in their Absa Premiership showdown.
Recap the scoring from the Absa Premiership encounter between Maritzburg United and SuperSport United at Harry Gwala Stadium.
Swansea City centre-back Kyle Bartley believes a positive result in the FA Cup could help the team to better Premier League performances.
Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly snapped up young Zambian striker Lameck Banda before loaning him back to Zesco United.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he doesn't believe it's important to keep players happy for a team to be successful.
SuperSport United will take on Maritzburg United 24 hours after Jeremy Brockie completed his move to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has played down suggestions that the Premier League champions are in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez.
West Ham manager David Moyes says he has heard nothing about Chelsea's reported interest in a January purchase of striker Andy Carroll.
Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.
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