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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis believes the mayor of Naples should fund renovations to the Stadio San Paolo.

Napoli president drops price for Real Madrid and Barcelona target

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has dropped the asking price of Real Madrid and Barcelona target Fabian Ruiz.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Javier Tebas: La Liga players should expect coronavirus wage cuts

La Liga players have been told it should be "normal" for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

Javier Tebas: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona would not be ‘a drama’ for La Liga

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Inter "would not be a drama" for La Liga nor would he immediately solve Serie A's problems, according to Javier Tebas.
“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.

La Liga sets target dates for 2019-20 season restart

La Liga president Javier Tebas is looking at potential dates to restart the 2019-20 campaign, according to The Guardian. There are three proposed dates for the league to restart: May 28, June 6 and June 28.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirms talks over May return

La Liga president Javier Tebas has predicted that clubs could miss out on €1 billion (£882m/$1.1bn) worth of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, while stating talks are being held over resuming the season as early as May 28.
Barcelona are ready to sell Antoine Griezmann, less than one year after signing him from Atletico Madrid, according to Sport.

Barcelona begin Manchester United swap deal talks ahead of summer transfer window

Barcelona are holding internal talks about possibly swapping players with Manchester United and Juventus this summer, it has been claimed.
The management of Yobe Desert Stars have resolved to cut down the club’s expenses following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Yobe Stars slash players, technical crew salaries by 75 percent

Rising from a meeting held on Friday, the club said players and technical crew of the main team will be receiving 25% of their monthly allowance while the feeder and Under-15 teams will receive 50% of their allowances.
Sadio Mane extended his fine Premier League run against Bournemouth with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s game, meaning he now has six goals in his last four Premier League starts against the Cherries.

Liverpool confident Sadio Mane will stay despite Real Madrid interest

Liverpool are not concerned that Sadio Mane will leave for Real Madrid despite interest in his signature, El Mundo Deportivo cite The Athletic as saying.
Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has aimed a sly dig at coach Antonio Conte's methods as he claimed that his tactics are weighing down the players.

Barcelona set to offer Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez a massive contract

Barcelona is prepared to offer Lautaro Martinez a huge pay rise to ensure he quits Inter Milan for Barcelona at the end of the current campaign.
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.

Atletico Madrid players confirm 70 percent wage cut due to coronavirus outbreak

Atletico Madrid have confirmed their players will take a 70% wage cut, to supplement the salaries of 430 club staff in the coming months.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Europe’s biggest clubs scramble for Victor Osimhen

Europe’s biggest clubs are still chasing Lille striker Victor Osimhen for the summer market.
Lionel Messi reportedly held heated talks with Barcelona’s assistant manager after the latter’s behaviour during their El Clasico loss to Real Madrid on Sunday night.

Lionel Messi announces additional Barcelona pay cut to help employees

Barcelona players will make an extra contribution on top of the 70% pay cut they have agreed to take during the enforced La Liga break so that the club’s other employees can earn their full salaries during the coronavirus crisis, captain Lionel Messi said.
Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid's blushes with a match-winning brace in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu.

France: Karim Benzema hits Oliver Giroud

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has taken aim at Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud by stating: ‘You cannot confuse Formula 1 with karting.’
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is in intensive care in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

Real Madrid do not need to cut wages

Real Madrid have no pressing need to reduce their wage bill in the coming months due to the economic strength of the club, report Marca.
Atletico Madrid have reacted after the passing away of their U14 player Christian Minchola.

Atletico Madrid react after losing striker

The La Liga giants made this known in a tweet on their official Twitter but the did not reveal the cause of Minchola’s death.

Chelsea begin talk to sign another Morocco star after Hakim Ziyech deal

The 21-year-old Morocco international who is currently on a season-long loan at Borussia Dortmund and has impressed during his two-year stint with the Bundesliga club.
Patrick Olusegun Odegbami

Sports and the coronavirus lockdown

Were the English Premier League, or the La Liga, or even the Olympic Games to be on somewhere in the world, staying at home for two weeks during this most challenging period in human history, to wear off the destructive power of coronavirus would have been more tolerable for a chunk of the world.
Bayern Munich is looking for a new head coach after Niko Kovac was sacked in the wake of their 5-1 drubbing at Eintracht Frankfurt — their worst Bundesliga defeat in 10 years.

Bayern Munich players take pay cut amid virus pandemic

Bayern Munich players will waive 20% of their salaries as Bundesliga clubs brace for the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, the German champions have confirmed to ESPN.

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