Fulham accepted an undisclosed bid from Premier League soccer rival Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Moussa Dembele, while newly promoted Southampton bolstered its attack by signing Zambia forward Emmanuel Mayuka.
Marseille beat Saint Etienne 1-0 yesterday to move level on points atop France’s Ligue 1 as many of Europe’s top soccer leagues entered mid-season breaks. Ajax slipped three points behind the leaders in the Netherlands.
Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal remains the favorite to take over at Manchester United even after the English Premier League soccer club’s interim manager Ryan Giggs oversaw a 4-0 win in his first game.
Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in German soccer’s season-opening Super Cup. Juventus, whose coach was suspended last week for failing to report a match- fixing incident, won Italy’s Super Cup.