Friday Kickoff: Kante, Payet and more

Friday Kickoff: Kante, Payet and more


Friday Kickoff: Kante, Payet and more

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: N'Golo Kante of Leicester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

While one of the Premier League biggest stars is likely to complete a switch this summer, another has declared his devotion to his current club.

Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri says he would understand if midfielder N’Golo Kante decided to leave the club, with the Frenchman receiving interest from Chelsea and other top sides. (REPORT)

French attacker Dimitri Payet has come out and said he is “100 percent” staying at West Ham next season, despite reports suggesting interest from several big clubs like Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Marco Reus is nearing a return to training with Borussia Dortmund following an abductor injury that kept the German attacker out of Euro 2016. The 27-year-old is reportedly about four weeks away from returning to Dortmund. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain has hired Patrick Kluivert as the club’s new director of football. (REPORT)

Barcelona and Real Madrid will have to wait until December to renew their El Clasico rivalry. (REPORT)

After an impressive showing at Euro 2016, Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario has reportedly agreed to a deal with Serie A’s Inter Milan.

Australian international Tim Cahill has reportedly left Chinese club Hangzhou Greentown, and the 36-year-old is seeking a move to Melbourne City FC as his next destination. (REPORT)

Liverpool attacker Jordan Ibe has signed a four-year deal with Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. (REPORT)


Liga MX’s new 10/8 rule will affect Americans, including Omar Gonzalez and Greg Garza, as well as other foreign players looking to play in Mexico. (REPORT)

Despite various defensive changes in 2016 due to injuries and exits, the New York Red Bulls backline has remained stout. (REPORT)

Following Clint Dempsey’s red card against FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid believes the U.S. attacker is targeted by opposition. (REPORT)

U.S. Under-20 National Team midfielder James Murphy has completed a deal with English side Sheffield Wednesday on a three-year contract. (REPORT)

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