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 By Ian Holyman

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: PSG sporting director ended hopes of move

Carlo Ancelotti praises Hannover's strong Bundesliga return but insists the title race is between Bayern and Dortmund.
The FC crew lambaste PSG's Unai Emery for a weak response to the penalty kick dispute between Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed his hopes of joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer were brought to an end by the club's new sporting director.

PSG had pursued a deal for Aubameyang, 28, at the end of last season, but a source told ESPN FC in June that sporting director Antero Henrique had switched his attentions to Kylian Mbappe because he was not convinced the Dortmund man offered good value for money. 

Asked if PSG had wanted to sign him prior to 

Bayer Leverkusen say FIFA cleared Lucas Alario to play for club

Lucas Alario celebrates after scoring the opening goal during a match between River Plate and San Martin.
Lucas Alario was denied clearance to join Bayer Lverkusen by the AFA.

LEVERKUSEN, Germany -- Bayer Leverkusen say they have been cleared to play Argentine striker Lucas Alario by FIFA.

The Bundesliga club said in a statement on Thursday: "FIFA ruled ... that the denial of playing rights for the Argentina national team player by his former club River Plate and the Argentine soccer association [AFA] was not valid. So nothing remains in the way of the forward's appearance for Leverkusen."

The AFA previously refused clearance for the 24-year-old Alario to join from River...

 By Mark Lovell

Bayern Munich's Tom Starke out of retirement after Manuel Neuer setback

Carlo Ancelotti joked he will put on a party for his critics at the end of the season where they can discuss tactics.

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has said the club's academy goalkeeping coordinator Tom Starke has come out of retirement again after Manuel Neuer's latest injury setback.

Neuer, 31, suffered a third foot fracture in six months on Monday and is likely to remain on the sidelines for the rest of the year after surgery.

"I spoke with him just now -- he's doing fine and the operation went well," Ancelotti told a news conference on Thursday.

"He'll come back in January, he needs some rest and after...

Jadon Sancho one of the best in age group - Borussia Dortmund's Zorc

After a standout showing vs. Hamburg, the FC panel dig into Christian Pulisic's ever expanding impact for Borussia Dortmund.
Christian Pulisic feels Dortmund executed their game plan versus Hamburg to perfection.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has said Jadon Sancho is "one of the biggest talents of his age group in England."

Sancho, 17, joined Dortmund from Manchester City for a reported €7 million on the final day of the summer transfer window.

He has already played in two matches for the club's reserves, and Dortmund officials have high hopes for the attacking midfielder.

"Sancho is a huge talent. He's one of the biggest talents of his age group in England," Zorc said on BVB's TV...