Good morning to you all as we check out the latest news in the football world this morning Monday May 25, 2020. Ride with us as we check them out.
La Liga are eyeing a possible resumption to football by June 11 with the Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla the target match to begin the restart, the president of the league Javier Tebas has revealed. Football has been put on hold in Spain since March 12 with the issue of the ongoing pandemic which has killed 28, 752 people in the country, perhaps, it’s now safe to play some matches behind closed doors.
The Government of the United Kingdom are putting plans in place to get sportsmen to start contact training. This is however subject to individual sport’s controlled medical conditions.
Former Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will not hesitate to return to the club if given the chance after the takeover by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. The Spaniard will like to sign Chelsea’s Ross Barkley and Manchester City’s John Stones when he comes around.
Manchester United have placed new signing Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot in extra trainings in order to help them regain some match fitness and sharpness.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could fast-track the inclusion of Hannibal Mejbri, a 17-year-old into the club’s first-team by next campaign.
According to reports, Philippe Coutinho has already decided over his future. It remains to be seen where that will be.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers believes the construction of new training facilities for £100m will make their place permanent in the top-six. The club is set to start next month.
According to reports, Arsenal may have to offer outcast Henrikh Mkhitaryan a new deal if they want to get anything from his transfer.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has stated that he would most likely need to move abroad if he wants to get his career going again. He also spoke about his time at the Etihad stadium, stating that he knew his stay at the club was up when Pep Guardiola was appointed.
The fans of West Ham are planning to show their faces on the club’s stadium’s big screens through zoom when matches return as they look to give the players some lift.
Southampton are set for a summer overhaul after entering into financial crisis.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is likely to leave the club after he was refused a new two-year deal on his current £70k per week deal. The Belgian is 33.
Paris Saint-Germain are still trying to snap up a permanent move for Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan. The Italian side would gladly take Edinson Cavani in a swap deal, perhaps it would involve a bit of cash.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.
According to Marco Branca, a former Inter Milan technical director, the San Siro side tried to sign Lionel Messi in 2008 but the Argentine would not leave Barcelona.
Genk are reportedly interested in signing Heracles star Cyriel Dessers.
Manchester United target Rabbi Matondo is set to ignore interests in him by focusing on his future with Schalke.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos reportedly has no intention to leave the club despite interest coming in for him.