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Ashley Cole: LA Galaxy release former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back

Ashley Cole joined LA Galaxy from AS Roma in 2016




Former England left-back Ashley Cole has been released by LA Galaxy after his contract at the Major League Soccer club expired.

The club decided not to exercise an option to re-sign Cole, 37, along with seven other players.

Read more: Ashley Cole: LA Galaxy release former Arsenal, Chelsea and England left-back


Ramos' doping denial accused of contradicting leaked documents over shower claims


The Real Madrid defender said he had permission from the anti-doping official, but Der Spiegel alleges he ignored strict instructions not to shower




Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been accused of contradicting an anti-doping official's report over whether he had permission to shower after a Real Madrid game, according to documents released by Der Spiegel.

The released documents, which are part of the German media outlet's Football Leaks coverage, are a response to claims the Real Madrid defender made on social media on Saturday in which he claimed to have been allowed to shower following a match against Malaga in April this year.

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Dembele asks for transfer as Barcelona plot to use him in Neymar talks with PSG


The Frenchman has requested the Barca board allow him to quit in the January window, potentially alerting a number of Premier League clubs



Ousmane Dembele has asked Barcelona to allow him to leave the club in the January transfer window, Goal understands, and his exit could help facilitate Neymar's shock return.

The 21-year-old has struggled to adapt to life at Barca following his €105 million (£93m/$120m) move from Dortmund in 2017 and has now requested the board sanction a sale when the transfer window reopens in the winter.

Read more: Dembele asks for transfer as Barcelona plot to use him in Neymar talks with PSG

Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri must learn to adapt after first Premier League defeat


Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea were comprehensively beaten by Tottenham at Wembley Getty


LONDON -- In fairness to Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager had done well to stave off what appeared to be the inevitable when he succeeded Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge during the summer. Until Saturday.

Nobody doubted Sarri's tactical nous and devotion to a high-intensity, attack-minded style of play, but the big question was whether he could force square pegs through round holes to make it work in the Premier League.

Read more: Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri must learn to adapt after first Premier League defeat


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