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Lionel Messi has confirmed he’d like to see Barcelona sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

Diego Godin likens Barcelona target Lautaro Lautaro to Luis Suarez, Kun Aguero

Diego Godin has compared in-demand Inter team-mate Lautaro Martinez to Luis Suarez and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero amid links to Barcelona.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Kane opens the door for possible Manchester United move

Manchester United have been put on alert as Harry Kane has admitted he would be prepared to leave Tottenham.
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Man City: Arsenal want us out of Europe

Manchester City are convinced Arsenal are behind the plot to have their European ban upheld if the Covid-19 crisis prevents an appeal.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin hits out at Arsenal and Chelsea Europa League final backlash.

UEFA chief says season can still be saved

The head of UEFA said European football leagues were still looking at all options and not ruling out finishing this season — if the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
Arsenal have identified Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir as a replacement for Dani Ceballos, whose loan deal expires this summer.

Arsenal eye Real Betis star as Dani Ceballos replacement

Arsenal have identified Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir as a replacement for Dani Ceballos, whose loan deal expires this summer.
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Pedro confirms Chelsea exit

Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez has revealed he will be leaving Chelsea this summer, but says at the moment all his thoughts are with the current coronavirus situation.
Diego Simeone dismissed talk of winning the La Liga title after Atletico Madrid preserved their 100 per cent record with a last-gasp comeback against Eibar.

20 highest paid managers in world football

France Football have published a list of who they purport to be the top 20 highest paid football managers in the game – the calculations are produced by taking into account the bonuses earned from the 2018/19 campaign, the gross salary earned in 2019/20 and other public streams of revenue also earned over the latter period.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

UEFA officially postpone Champions League, Europa League finals

Uefa have confirmed that this season’s Champions League and Europa League finals will not take place at the end of May.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

Barcelona will not be handed title if LaLiga not completed – Spanish FA chief

Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales ruled out handing the LaLiga title to current leaders Barcelona if the 2019/20 season cannot be completed by June 2030 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA to demand £275 million from clubs, leagues to postpone Euro 2020

Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

Alan Shearer: Liverpool cannot be declared Premier League champions

Former Newcastle United striker and club legend Alan Shearer has claimed that Liverpool cannot be declared as Premier League champions if the season is declared null and void.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Uefa suspend Champions League and Europa League immediately

The Champions League and Europa League have been suspended as the coronavirus continues to impact European football.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says a European Super League is ‘a fiction or a dream’. Thanassis Stavrakis-AP

Coronavirus: UEFA summons clubs, FAs, players

European football governing body UEFA will hold a video conference meeting of all 55 football federations in Europe, it said on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho to tell Tottenham board to focus on Premier League or Europe

On Wednesday night, the North London outfit bowed out of the FA Cup, losing to Norwich City on penalties after initially holding an advantage over the Canaries.
Odion Ighalo appeared to dedicated his first Manchester United goal to his sister, who tragically passed away in December.

UEFA celebrates Odion Ighalo’s first Manchester United goal

European football governing body UEFA has congratulated Odion Ighalo after he scored his first goal for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League second-leg round of 16 win against Club Brugge.
Toni Kroos has revealed that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard tried to talk him into a move to Liverpool as Manchester United passed up the opportunity to do a deal in 2014.

Toni Kroos: Luis Suarez tried to lure me to Liverpool

Toni Kroos has revealed that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard tried to talk him into a move to Liverpool as Manchester United passed up the opportunity to do a deal in 2014.
The result leaves them a ridiculous 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool and after the game, Pep Guardiola and his players had a frank discussion which lasted a whopping 45 minutes.

Pep Guardiola ‘completely sure’ of Manchester City’s ‘commitment’ despite European ban

Man City were last week fined €30m and banned from Europe for two seasons after being found guilty of Financial Fair Play breaches, a verdict the club have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Arsenal could lose starlet Bukayo Saka if they fail to secure European football for next season, according to reports.

Arsenal risk losing Bukayo Saka as contract extension talks stalls again

Arsenal could lose starlet Bukayo Saka if they fail to secure European football for next season, according to reports.

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