Good evening to all our readers out there, it’s time to check out the latest news in the world of sports this evening Friday May 29, 2020
La Liga have confirmed that the league will resume on June 11, three months after it was suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The first match to be played is the Seville derby where Sevilla will face Real Betis. Subsequently, matches start proper between June 12 and 15. The hope is that they are able to finish the season by July 18 and 19 depending on the virus.
It has been confirmed that the English FA Cup will restart on June 27 with the Quarter final round of fixtures to be played June 27 and 28 while the Semi-final will come up July 11 and 12 and final August 1.
The Premier League have revealed they hope fans can be back to watch football again in the stadiums as from next season.
According to reports from Forbes, Tennis legend Roger Federer has become the highest paid athlete, dethroning Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo from the position. This is the first time Federer will get the position.
The Premier League has refused to give full details over the ongoing proposed Newcastle takeover. The chief executive Richard Masters has stated that there is no time frame to get it done and it will only be completed when every process is taken.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted to contracting coronavirus a week after the season was suspended. He revealed he tested positive alongside his wife but they have now fully recovered.
Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa has been charged to court over tax fraud and he will face trial come June 4. He’s set to be fined €500k with six months imprisonment. In Spain, however, for nonviolent crimes less than two years, it could be exchanged for a fine and Costa could be told to pay £36, 500 in addition to avoid prison.
Arsenal are reportedly still interested in signing Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes who is still attracting interests from Chelsea, Everton and Newcastle.
According to reports, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has held a discussion with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly over a switch to Anfield as they target a wonderful partnership with Virgil van Dijk who joined from Southampton few years ago.
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to have a squad overhaul with the likes of Karim Benzema, Isco, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane all having their deals run out in 2022 while Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric will see their contract expire in 2021.
Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in signing 19-year-old Monaco star Pietro Pellegri.
According to Achraf Hakimi’s agent Alejandro Camano, the 21-year-old’s aim is to play for Real Madrid. He has been on loan with Borussia Dortmund for two years.
Manchester United have placed their target on Roma star Riccardo Calafiori. He’s a left-back who is highly rated that is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
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