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Virgil van Dijk has officially announced that he won’t be going to the European Championships this summer due to wanting to focus fully on getting back to full fitness for Liverpool in time for next season.

Virgil van Dijk announces he won’t go to Euro 2020

Virgil van Dijk has officially announced that he won’t be going to the European Championships this summer due to wanting to focus fully on getting back to full fitness for Liverpool in time for next season
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent opens door for Bayern Munich move

Georginio Wijnaldum's agent, Humphry Nijman, has left the door open for Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for the Liverpool midfielder.
The election of new club president Joan Laporta at Barcelona earlier this month was inevitably going to lead to restructuring of the club’s off-field staff.

Patrick Kluivert to be axed as Barcelona academy director

Earlier on Monday, Catalan radio station RAC1 announced the club’s head of legal Román Gómez Ponti and Albert Soler – head of the professional sports section – are leaving the Camp Nou.
After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.

Jordi Cruyff: Ronald Koeman has done well at Barcelona in tough circumstances

Ronald Koeman has done well at Barcelona in tough circumstances, according to Jordi Cruyff, who says the head coach has shown "a lot of merit" on and off the pitch.
Portugal boss, Fernando Santos, insisted it isn’t possible that the officials who missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike clearly cross the line as the reigning European champions were denied a late winner against Serbia.

Portugal boss: Dutch referee apologised to me

Portugal boss, Fernando Santos, insisted it isn’t possible that the officials who missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike clearly cross the line as the reigning European champions were denied a late winner against Serbia.
Marco van Basten is considered one of the greatest players of all time and has won the Ballon d’Or three times, but it wasn’t all good times in a career which was cut short by injury.

Dutch legend: I’ll never be a coach again

Marco van Basten is considered one of the greatest players of all time and has won the Ballon d’Or three times, but it wasn’t all good times in a career which was cut short by injury.
Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.

Koeman ‘fed up’ with future questions at Barcelona as Xavi, Mikel Arteta talk lingers

Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.
For the second time in his time as manager of La Liga giants Barcelona, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman had a nosebleed incident that made him, this time, cut short his media briefing ahead of La Blaugrana’s upcoming domestic fixture against fourth-placed Sevilla in gameweek 25 of Spanish football.

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona will have a problem if I don’t have a future

Ronald Koeman has addressed the ongoing speculation over his position at Camp Nou, insisting Barcelona "are going to have problems" if he doesn't have a future at the club.
After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.

Ronald Koeman admits to facing uncertain future as Barcelona boss

Ronald Koeman admits to facing an uncertain future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman aware that there “is always a lot of pressure” when filling the most demanding of posts at Camp Nou.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi: Everyone sees me as a Barcelona coach

Speculation regarding further change in the dugout at the Liga giant has intensified on the back of a humbling 4-1 defeat to Kylian Mbappe-inspired Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 of the Champions League.
After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.

Barcelona boss admits that comeback against PSG seems unlikely

After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition. The Dutchman was disappointed in the team’s performance, which seemed to lack a cutting edge all across the pitch.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona boss disappointed with Sevilla defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.
Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha was let down by Manchester United after moving to Old Trafford in 2013, according to Neil Warnock.

Wilfried Zaha: Louis van Gaal, Ryan Giggs never gave me chance at Manchester United

Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha has recalled how he was rejected by former Manchester United management team Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs.

Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs as coronavirus hits sales

Dutch brewing giant Heineken said on Wednesday it would cut around 8,000 jobs worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into the red.
Holland coach, Frank de Boer, has ruled out the possibility of Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, playing again this season.

Holland coach: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk may not play again this season

Holland coach, Frank de Boer, has ruled out the possibility of Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, playing again this season.
Manchester City academy star Jayden Braaf is set to join Udinese on loan for the rest of the season.

Manchester City winger set to join Udinese on loan

The club were open to a loan switch for the highly-rated winger, who has also been watched by a number of German clubs including RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
Henry Onyekuru scored twice as Galatasaray beat Gaziantep 2-1 in their Turkish Super Lig clash at the Gaziantep Stadyumu on Friday.

Henry Onyekuru grabs brace as Galatasaray beat Gaziantep away

Henry Onyekuru scored twice as Galatasaray beat Gaziantep 2-1 in their Turkish Super Lig clash at the Gaziantep Stadyumu on Friday.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted that the path to regaining La Liga appears very difficult for his charges after dropping more points at home to Eibar on Tuesday.

Barcelona boss blasts PSG over interest in Leo Messi

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has attempted to laugh off speculation linking Lionel Messi with a future move to Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Neil Moxey for the Mirror, Georginio Wijnaldum will reject the last-ditch new contract offer from Liverpool in favour of sealing what’s described as a ‘dream’ move to Barcelona.

Georginio Wijnaldum to reject last-ditch Liverpool contract offer to secure dream free transfer to...

According to Neil Moxey for the Mirror, Georginio Wijnaldum will reject the last-ditch new contract offer from Liverpool in favour of sealing what’s described as a ‘dream’ move to Barcelona.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul for the second time this month.

Liverpool linked with a move for Rodrigo de Paul

Earlier this month, we covered a report from England linking the player with a move to Anfield and now Corriere dello Sport have picked up on those claims as well.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

​Barcelona boss confident of securing Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum

Koeman would go for Wijnaldum, who still cannot agree a new deal with Liverpool, and Lyon's Memphis Depay.
Premier League referee Michael Oliver has admitted that Jordan Pickford should have been punished for injuring Virgil van Dijk.

Prem referee admits Jordan Pickford should have been punished for Virgil van Dijk injury

Premier League referee Michael Oliver has admitted that Jordan Pickford should have been punished for injuring Virgil van Dijk.

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Virgil van Dijk has officially announced that he won’t be going to the European Championships this summer due to wanting to focus fully on getting back to full fitness for Liverpool in time for next season.

Virgil van Dijk announces he won’t go to Euro 2020

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