Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, pictured with teammate Juan Mata, has opened contract talks with the club. Photograph: EPA

David de Gea could be on the verge of an amazing about-turn after his agent, Jorge Mendes, arrived at Manchester United’s training ground reportedly t(...)

David de Gea: will remain at Old Trafford after his expected move to Real Madrid fell through. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

The fall-out over the failed David De Gea transfer continued late on Tuesday night, with Manchester United and Real Madrid blaming each other for t(...)

Radamel Falcao’s family have confirmed his move to Chelsea. Photograph: Afp

Radamel Falcao has completed the formalities of his move to Chelsea and will link up with his new club on their pre-season tour of North America, acco(...)

Chelsea have agreed a season-long loan deal for Radamel Falcao with Monaco. Photograph: Epa

Chelsea have agreed a financial package in principle with Monaco to secure Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan, in a move that could have an impact u(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

Chelsea are to open talks with Jose Mourinho’s representatives as they look to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge by a further two years. Photograph: PA

Chelsea are to hold talks with José Mourinho’s representative aimed at extending the manager’s second spell at Stamford Bridge by a further two years.(...)

 Yokohama Rubber CEO Mr Katsuragawa and Chairman Mr Nagumo with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Bruce Buck during the annoucement of Chelsea’s new shirt sponsorship deal at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Darren Walsh/PA

The Japanese tyre firm Yokohama Rubber is to become Chelsea’s new shirt sponsor in a deal believed to be worth €275 million, making it the second mos(...)

Louis van Gaal: a developmental technocrat whose proudest boast has always been that he knows how to get the best out of young players. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

After Louis van Gaal’s appointment as the successor to David Moyes at Manchester United was greeted with an almost unanimous chorus of approval, it wa(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa: “My only goal is to score, and to play as well as I can for my team. All I can do is try and be in the best possible shape.”  Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Early afternoon at a photographic studio tucked away in sleepy suburban Surrey, a stone’s throw from the Thames, and Diego Costa is intent upon keepi(...)