Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Koulibaly, Sane and more


Injuries have taken a toll on some of the world’s biggest clubs, while teams look to make a final push to bolster their rosters before the transfer window closes.

Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly miss Real Madrid’s La Liga opener against Real Sociedad as the winger continues to recover from the knee injury he sustained during Euro 2016. (REPORT)

Chelsea is reportedly going to have to pay over $67 million on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The Italian side is looking to re-sign Koulibaly until the 2017 season, and work out a verbal agreement with Chelsea over selling the centerback then. (REPORT)

Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane is in doubt to play over the weekend against Burnley after picking up a muscle injury during training. It was originally suspected that the 24-year-old had dislocated his shoulder, but scans revealed that wasn’t the case. (REPORT)

Andre Ayew will miss up to four months with a thigh injury after recently joining West Ham United from Swansea City. (REPORT)

Arsenal minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov has denied rumors stating he will sell his 30.04 percent stake in the club. (REPORT)

Dinamo Zagreb coach Zlatko Kranjcar claims Chelsea is looking to sign goalkeeper Eduardo within the next week. (REPORT)

West Bromwich Albion has rejected Arsenal’s $21 million bid for defender Jonny Evans, leaving Arsene Wenger with limited options as the transfer window winds down. (REPORT)


Hull City, Derby County and Turkish side Trabzonspor have emerged as potential clubs interested in U.S. defender DeAndre Yedlin. (REPORT)

Hosts Brazil reached the Olympic final on Wednesday after knocking off Honduras, 6-0, behind a Neymar brace. (REPORT)

The U.S. Men’s National Team will play New Zealand in an October friendly at RFK Stadium. (REPORT)

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