World Cup market value: France with the most expensive squad; Saul, Ndidi, Rakitic most expensive in their country

The estimated transfer value for all players participating in the World Cup is a whopping 12.6 billion euros. If one wished to sign all 23 players from the French national team, who will participate in Russia, it would be a total cost of 1,410.3 million euros, according to the Football Observatory of the International Center

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Harry Kane has been named most valuable player in the world at £176m (CIES)

Harry Kane has been named as the most valuable player in the world with Neymar in second place and Kylian Mbappe ranked as third most valuable. The Tottenham and England striker is worth £176million, according to the CIES Football Observatory algorithm. Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are worth £171m and £163m respectively. Barcelona’s

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Pogba counts Abou Diaby among list of players better than himself

Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba considers injury-ravaged former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby to sit on a list of performers boasting more ability than him. The France international is an £89 million (€105m/$122m) talent and the most expensive purchase ever made by those at Old Trafford. He has, however, seen his form and contribution questioned on

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