Deadline Day, morning roundup: Bony, Wilshere, Sissoko, Slimani, Brahimi

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With less than 11 hours to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, plenty of deals are in the offing around the Premier League.

On Wednesday morning players started to travel to, and around, England as clubs made their moves.

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Below is a quick update on several key players who seem likely to be on the move at some point on Transfer Deadline Day.

You can stay up to date on all the moves as they happen via our transfer news center, here.

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal to Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Roma) – With up to 22 teams showing an interest in Wilshere, it looks like only three remain in the running. Bournemouth and Palace are battling it out for a season-long loan of Wilshere, while reports in Italy say AS Roma are fighting hard to get Wilshere on board. The 24-year-old needs to play regularly wherever he ends up ans although Palace is situated in London, close to his home, Bournemouth’s style of play would perhaps suit Wilshere more. As for Roma, it would be a change of scenery for the Englishman but the Italian giants can offer UEFA Europa League action and a new experience for Wilshere and his young family. He has already met with Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe and will decide on his loan move at some point today.

Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon to Leicester City) – The powerhouse striker has been given permission to leave Algerian’s national team camp to have a medical with the Foxes. It is believed Leicester have agreed a club record $39.4 million fee with Sporting for the 27-year-old. Slimani has an impressive scoring record in Portugal and at international level and would provide much-needed support for Jamie Vardy up top. A player with UEFA Champions League experience looks like he’s heading to the King Power Stadium, but the Foxes will now have to get the medical sorted ASAP to get this deal over the line.

Wilfried Bony (Manchester City to Stoke City) – Early on Deadline Day Bony tweeted the message below. Now, he’s popped up at Stoke City”s Clayton Wood training ground. It is believed the Ivorian striker is close to sealing a season-long loan move to the Potters after falling out of favor with new Man City boss Pep Guardiola. Bony is a man with something to prove and Stoke badly need a target man. Great fit for everyone if it goes through.

Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli to Everton) – Toffees in talks with Naples based club over a $28 million move for the striker who can also play in wide positions. The 25-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Everton but Napoli want to find a replacement in the closing hours of the window before they sell. May go down to the wire.

Didier Ndong (Lorient to Sunderland) – A club record fee of $21 million has reportedly been agreed for the Gabon international with David Moyes scrambling around to sign new players. Defensive midfielder Ndong is expected to have a medical and sign today.

Bruno Martins Indi (Porto to Stoke City) – Another loan signing is at Stoke tying up the loose ends as Dutch international center back Bruno Martins Indi will join the Potters for the 2016-17 season. A star during the 2014 World Cup, Martins Indi can play at center back and left back and will add plenty of power to Stoke’s defense.

Yacine Brahimi (Porto to Everton) – Algerian winger could arrive at Goodison if the deal for Gabbiadini doesn’t get over the line. An exciting winger with UCL experience, Brahimi could cost the Toffees a club record $45 million. Looks like Ronald Koeman is expecting a busy final day of the transfer window.

Enner Valencia (West Ham United to Swansea City) – The Swans were said to be interested in Valencia earlier this summer and West Ham are willing to let the Ecuadorian international leave on loan with Simone Zaza arriving from Juventus last week. Valencia has scored just 10 goals in 64 appearances for the Hammers since arriving in the summer of 2014 after a promising World Cup.

Lamine Kone (Sunderland to Everton) – This deal could still be on as Everton placed a bid for Kone two weeks ago and the player himself handed in a transfer request. Moyes really can’t lose any players for the Black Cats but if Everton met Sunderland’s valuation of $30 million for the Ivorian center back then it may be too good an offer to turn down. Chelsea have also been sniffing around.

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United to Tottenham Hotspur) – This deal was all the buzz early on Deadline Day with Newcastle asking for $39.5 million for Sissoko and willing to receive five installments of $8 million for the French international. Tottenham are said to value Sissoko at around $22 million and have since cooled their interest. May they go back in late in the day?

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea) – It is reported that PSG do not want to sell Luiz even if the player wants a move back to Chelsea. Apparently Chelsea offered $39 million for Luiz late on Tuesday as they aimed to buy him back after selling him to the French champions for $62 million in 2014. The center back is a fans favorite at Stamford Bridge but it seems like this audacious bid is too little too late, however it is reported that the two clubs remain in talks.

Manchester City vs Manchester United: How to watch FA Cup Final


It’s a Manchester derby in the FA Cup Final for the first time in tournament history when Manchester City and Manchester United trade blows at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Not that any more juice is needed for an FA Cup Final or a derby, let alone both, but Manchester United can deny Man City its hopes of joining the Red Devils as a treble winner.

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And a win for Erik ten Hag would give him a domestic cup double in his first season as United boss, leaving Pep Guardiola to max out as a Premier League and Champions League winner should City beat Inter later this month.

The FA Cup has been played since 1871, and Man United’s 12 tournament wins trail only Arsenal’s 12. United last won in 2016 and appeared in 2018.

City has rung up six FA Cup wins and last claimed the prize in 2019.

Man City smashed Manchester United 6-3 in October on a double hat trick day spread between Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, but United won 2-1 at Old Trafford early in 2023 to split the season series.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Manchester United.

How to watch Manchester City vs Manchester United live, FA Cup Final fstream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
Online: Stream via ESPN+
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FA Cup Final odds (Betting odds provided by our partner, BetMGM )

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Man City (-200) vs Manchester United (+525) | Draw over 120 mins (+375)

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Antony. OUT: Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer, Donny van de Beek.

Manchester City vs Inter Milan: How to watch Champions League Final, odds, predictions


Manchester City is on the chase for a historic treble and standing in the way is Inter Milan, one of Europe’s precious few to claim such an honor.

The Premier League winners three times running could have an FA Cup under their belt by the time the Champions League Final in Istanbul arrives on June 10.

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Should City get past rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup Final, Pep Guardiola could lead a second club to a treble after he did it with Barcelona in 2008-09.

And it would forever burn United to have domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Inter Milan.

How to watch Manchester City vs Inter Milan live, stream link and start time

Dates: 3pm ET June 10, 2023
Online: Live updates via
How to watch: TUDN, Paramount+

What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier Leagueb club to win it.

How many times has the treble been won?

Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


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Man City (-250) vs Inter Milan (+625) | Draw over 120 mins (+380)

Over 2.5 goals (-160). Under 2.5 goals (+110)

Champions League Final predictions

Joe Prince-Wright: Man City 2-1 Inter Milan
Andy Edwards: Man City 3-1 Inter Milan
Nick Mendola: Man City 2-0 Inter Milan

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish

Inter Milan team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joaquin Correa. OUT: Dalbert.

USMNT upcoming schedule – Nations League, friendlies, Gold Cup


After reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, the USMNT have a big 2023 coming up as they aim to build off a successful showing on the world’s biggest stage.

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For the next few months CONCACAF Nations League takes center stage, while the program is very much in transition as Anthony Hudson was in temporary charge but he has now moved on with B.J. Callaghan taking over an interim basis as the search for a new permanent head coach continues.

After both the general manager (Brian McBride) and sporting director (Earnie Stewart) left in recent months, Matt Crocker has arrived as U.S. Soccer’s new sporting director and has some huge decisions coming up as the USMNT’s talented youngsters need some guidance with a World Cup on home soil just three years away.

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As for now, here is the USMNT’s upcoming schedule for 2023, with plenty more games to be added based on their qualification for the 2023 Gold Cup on home soil. 

How to watch USMNT

TV channels in English: HBO Max, TNT
TV channels en Español:
Universo, Telemundo Deportes
Streaming en Español: Peacock

USMNT upcoming schedule

* Friendly | ** CONCACAF Nations League | *** 2022 World Cup | **** Gold Cup


vs. Serbia* — Jan. 25, 10 pm ET — Loss 2-1 | Recap & highlights
vs. Colombia* — Jan. 28, 7:30 pm ET — Draw 0-0 | Recap & highlights

at Grenada** — March 24, 8 pm ET — Won 7-1 | Recap & highlights + Player ratings
vs El Salvador** — March 27, 7:30pm ET — Won 1-0 | Recap & highlights
vs Mexico* — April 19, 10:22pm ET — Glendale, Arizona – More details

vs Mexico ** — June 15, 10pm ET — Las Vegas, Nevada (Nations League semifinal)

2023 Gold Cup from June 16 to July 19 

vs Jamaica**** — June 24, 9:30pm ET — Chicago, Illinois 
vs TBD****
— June 28, 9:30pm ET — St. Louis, Missouri 
vs Nicaragua****
— July 2, 7pm ET — Charlotte, North Carolina

October 2023

vs Germany* — October 14, 3pm ET — Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT
vs Ghana* — October 17, 8:30pm ET — GEODIS Park, Nashville, TN

USMNT games in 2022

vs. Morocco* — June 1 — Win 3-0
vs. Uruguay* — June 5 — Draw 0-0
vs. Grenada** — June 10 — Win 5-0
at El Salvador** — June 14 — Draw 1-1
vs Japan* — Sept. 23 (in Dusseldorf, Germany) — Loss 2-0
vs Saudi Arabia* — Sept. 27 (in Murcia, Spain) — Draw 0-0

USMNT at 2022 World Cup

Group B
vs. Wales*** — Nov. 21, 2 pm ET — Draw 1-1
vs. England*** — Nov. 25, 2 pm ET — Draw 0-0
vs. Iran*** — Nov. 29, 2 pm ET — Win 1-0

Last 16
vs. Netherlands*** — Dec. 3, 10 am ET — Loss 3-1

USMNT 2022 World Cup qualifying scores, recaps, analysis

at El Salvador — Sept. 2Draw 0-0
vs. Canada — Sept. 5 — Draw 1-1
at Honduras — Sept. 8 — Win 4-1

vs. Jamaica — Oct. 7 — Win 1-0
at Panama — Oct. 10 — Loss 0-1
vs. Costa Rica — Oct. 13 — Win 2-1

vs. Mexico — Nov. 12 — Win 2-0
at Jamaica — Nov. 16 — Draw 1-1

vs. El Salvador — Jan. 27 — Win 1-0
at Canada — Jan. 30 — Loss 0-2
vs. Honduras — Feb. 2 — Win 3-0

at Mexico — March 24 — Draw 0-0 
vs. Panama — March 27 — Win 5-1
at Costa Rica — March 30 — Loss 0-2 

Final CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canada — 28 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico — 28 points (QUALIFIED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT — 25 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +11 – automatic qualification

Costa Rica — 25 points (PLAYOFF) GD +5

Panama — 21 points (ELIMINATED)
Jamaica — 14 points (ELIMINATED)
El Salvador — 10 points (ELIMINATED)
Honduras — 4 points (ELIMINATED)

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USWNT release 2023 World Cup jerseys


The USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys have arrived and the Stars and Stripes will certainly stand out from the crowd at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand this summer.

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Vlatko Andonovski’s side are going for a third-straight World Cup title, something which has never been achieved in the history of the men’s and women’s game.

Led by Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn, this USWNT side have so much experience but there are also exciting young talents coming through with Mallory Swanson and Trinity Rodman excelling in recent months.

Below is a closer look at the the new USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys, with the away kit also to be worn by the USMNT.

USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys

U.S. Soccer say that the inspiration for the jerseys are “from abstract expressionism, an international art movement that started in the 1940s in New York and shifted the art epicenter from Europe to the U.S., similar to what the USA team has done for women’s soccer.”

They add there is “a custom USA ‘signature'” as the “bespoke mark is hand painted with ink on paper, and is a nod to the abstract expressionism movement, where each artist would sign their painting. Lastly, the USA’s inner pride mark celebrates the USWNT’s four Women’s World Cup championships in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019.”

When it comes to the home kit, U.S. Soccer say it is “an unexpected take on the tradition of wearing white at home and features a bespoke drip paint technique pattern. Highlighting the energy of the USWNT and how they are diverse players and personalities, but always united, the action painting method pattern features a distinctive placement, making every single jersey unique.”

Courtesy: US Soccer

For the blue away kit, which will be worn by both the USWNT and USMNT, there are “bespoke stars and stripe print on the sleeve cuffs – a diagonal stripe with intersecting stars – and a neckline that also features red blades, formed to look like the tip of stars.”

They add that those shapes are “subtle, patriotic nods to the hidden shapes that are inspired by abstract expressionism art.”

Courtesy: US Soccer

Here is a look at both USWNT World Cup jerseys in a little more detail, plus the USMNT showing off their new away kits.