Manchester United continued to set the early pace in the Premier League at the weekend, as Jose Mourinho’s side demolished Swansea City for its second 4-0 win in two games. Elsewhere Liverpool registered its first victory while Arsenal slipped up at Stoke, and there was a see-saw battle between Tottenham and Chelsea at Wembley in what could be an early preview of the title race. Who moved up and down the Premier League form ladder?
MILAN (AP) Big-spending AC Milan has signed another player, completing the transfer of Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina. In a brief statement on Tuesday, Milan said it signed Kalinic “on a loan deal with obligation to buy.” Kalinic has signed a four-year contract through to June 30, 2021. Milan has been in negotiations with Fiorentina for the 29-year-old Kalinic for a while, and he missed training last week as he attempted to push through the move. Milan, which was bought by a Chinese-led consortium in April, has spent more than 200 million euros ($234 million) in the offseason, signing Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie, Andrea Conti, Hakan Calhanoglu,
Paris Saint-Germain’s fight to win a UEFA Champions League will receive a major boost from its main Ligue 1 rivals. Reigning champions AS Monaco have been frustrated by phenomenal and combative forward Kylian Mbappe seeking a move to join Neymar at PSG. Mbappe was reportedly kicked out of Monaco training this week. That move is very difficult for PSG to pull off thanks to Financial Fair Play; Les Parisiens spent more than $260 million to sign Neymar from Barcelona. The way around it? Sky Sports says Monaco will reportedly loan Mbappe to PSG with an agreement to sell the 18-year-old striker permanently after this season. PSG midfielder Lucas Moura would go the other way for this season. If that