Juve may sell Ronaldo

Juventus are reportedly considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo in order to raise cash for life after coronavirus.As one of the world’s most affected countries, Italy and the Serie A have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.There has been no football in the top flight since March 9, when most games were played behind[...]

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Emre Can handed two-match ban over Neymar clash

Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Emre Can, received a two-match ban from UEFA on Tuesday following his sending-off in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.Can was shown a red card in the closing minutes of a 2-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes on March 11 after an altercation with Neymar[...]

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Premier League is planning to resume season behind closed doors at the start of May in order to finish by July 12 to avoid TV contract rebates of up to £762m

The Premier League are working on an ambitious plan to restart the season behind closed doors on the first weekend of May with a scheduled finish date of Sunday July 12. The proposals, which will be discussed in detail on a conference call of the 20 clubs on Friday, would need to be endorsed by the Government,[...]

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Juventus shares surge after players’ take pay cut

Shares in Italian football giants Juventus surged Monday after the club’s decision to cut their players’ salaries in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Serie A champions announced on Saturday that they had cut their players’ and coach Maurizio Sarri’s salaries from March until June after all Italian sport was suspended.The club’s shares rose[...]

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Paulinho among footballers stranded by China’s coronavirus lock-out

Oscar and Hulk jetted in just in time but fellow Brazilian Paulinho reportedly heads a long list of foreign stars locked out of China as the country attempts to stop imported coronavirus cases. There are no suggestions that former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has the deadly disease, but China closed its borders at the weekend to[...]

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Sagna takes swipe at Fabregas over Arsenal claims

Bacary Sagna “was surprised” to see Cesc Fabregas’ comments that he felt only two of his Arsenal teammates were at his “level” when he decided to leave the club. After eight years at Arsenal – with only an FA Cup and Community Shield to show – Fabregas swapped north London for Barcelona in 2011 before[...]

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Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced that almost all of its staff, including coach Oscar Tabarez, have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic that has frozen sport worldwide. “The executive committee informs that, due to the current health crisis which has brought to a halt all its activities, it is obliged to take[...]

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Barcelona growing more confident of securing Inter striker Lautaro Martínez

Barcelona are growing more confident that they will complete a deal for Inter striker Lautaro Martínez this summer.The Catalan giants intend to strengthen their forward line in the upcoming transfer window, with Luis Suarez celebrating his 33rd birthday in January, and former Middlesbrough man Martin Braithwaite not regarded as the man to step into his[...]

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Osimhen: Man United to make move for €70m Lille superstar

Manchester United are set to make a summer move for Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports in France. Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham have all been linked with a move for the Nigeria international in recent months due to his goalscoring exploits this season.Osimhen has bagged 18 goals in all competitions this campaign, including 13[...]

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COVID-19: Barcelona consider pay cut option for players

Barcelona and the rest of the world, not just football, are living through strange and difficult times due to the coronavirus. The pandemic has stopped nearly all outdoor activities. As for football, there is no timetable on when LaLiga, or any league, will return. With a worldwide stoppage, the revenue that clubs would have made[...]

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Man Utd to offer refunds, season ticket delay to fans

Manchester United will refund supporters if they have to play their remaining home games of the season behind closed doors or if they are scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for season ticket renewals for next season has also been suspended, with no indication as to when the current campaign can re-start.English football[...]

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Neville: ‘Inconceivable that football will return for three to four months’

Manchester United legend Gary Neville claims it’s “inconceivable” football fans will be able to watch English Premier League action before July or August.Football has been suspended until at least April 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, with organisers committed to postponing the season indefinitely to ensure its completion. But with the Government imposing a lockdown, Neville[...]

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Sancho, Haaland most valuable youngsters in world football ― CIES

A study by CIES has rated the young players in world football, with Jadon Sancho the most highly prized asset of all.Sancho has shone at Borussia Dortmund since moving to Manchester City as a 16-year-old and is now being targeted by the top European clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United. The CIES Football Observatory has[...]

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United ready to splash £15m on Ighalo

Manchester United are reportedly set to turn Odion Ighalo’s loan move into a permanent deal this summer.Shanghai Shenhua, who are prepared to sell Ighalo, have put a £15m valuation on the player and United are set to match the asking price of the Chinese Super League club for the striker who will be 31 in[...]

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Man United to hand Ighalo £15m permanent deal after dream start

Manchester United will hand Odion Ighalo a permanent deal of £15million this summer after it emerged the Nigerian striker’s loan runs out on May 31.Ighalo’s temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua, according to Sportsmail, is set to end a month earlier than most loan deals.United may have to negotiate an extension with the Chinese club if[...]

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‘Everyone blamed Ashley Cole’ – Ex-Arsenal man recalls ‘Pizzagate’

Former Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte has recalled the moment Cesc Fabregas threw a pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson.Fabregas had long been considered the culprit in the infamous incident labelled ‘Pizzagate’ after a heated game between Arsenal and Manchester United in October 2004 and the midfielder finally came clean in 2017 that it was him that[...]

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‘Mission impossible’: A-League football, Australia’s last active sport, pulls plug

Australia’s last active sport, the A-League soccer, pulled the plug on its season Tuesday to curb the spread of coronavirus, with bosses saying it had become “mission impossible”. The decision follows the National Rugby League and the country’s most popular spectator sport, Aussie Rules, making similar decisions over the past two days.Rugby union, cricket, basketball[...]

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Bruno Fernandes beats Ighalo to United award

Odion Ighalo has lost Manchester United March’s Player of the Month award to his fellow January arrival Bruno Fernandes.This month, Ighalo scored three goals and provided one assist for the Old Trafford outfit, including his brace in their victory against Derby County in an FA Cup tie before the league was suspended owing to coronavirus[...]

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2 Rangers International players involved ghastly accident, One confirmed dead

2 Rangers International players were involved in an accident this morning, with attacker Ifeanyi George confirmed dead, The players were on their way to Lagos from Enugu when the tragedy struck.Ifeanyi George was the only first-team player involved. Ibrahim was with the feeder team. The 3rd occupant of the car was Ifeanyi’s friend. They were[...]

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