Good afternoon to all our readers out there, it’s the time of the day to check out the latest news in the football world this afternoon. Ride with us as we check them out…
La Liga has been given the permission to return to action on June 8, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has confirmed. Finally, we will have Football back in Spain.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that 27-year-old World Cup winner Mario Gotze will leave the club for free this summer after his contract expires at the club. Gotze rejoined Dortmund in 2016 having left for Bayern Munich three years earlier but he couldn’t stamp his feet as he did earlier in his career. He will soon only be 28 years and perhaps he could still resurrect his career as he enters his prime.
According to reports, French Ligue 1 2020-21 season could start August 22. It remains to be seen if the date is correct.
Arsenal have confirmed they will refund their fans who are tickets holders for the remaining home matches of the season.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning to snap right-back Nelson Semedo out from Barcelona as he looks to provide competition for Kyle Walker. The Catalans are willing to use Semedo to sign Joao Cancelo in a swap deal from City.
Arsenal defender David Luiz has refused to close the door on a possible return to Portuguese side Benfica after his contract at Arsenal expires next summer.
Inter Milan are reportedly not willing to pay as much as £63m to sign 22-year-old star Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina.
According to reports, Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain could still return to River Plate to finish his career.
Former Premier League player Darren Bent has stated his belief that Tottenham must do all they can to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz who he believes will be a perfect teammate for Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.
Inter Milan are still interested in signing Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. He could be included in Barcelona’s deal to sign Lautaro Martinez.
Bayern Munich have refused to activate their option to sign Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal for £107m. The club will weigh their squad and see if Coutinho will still be an integral part in future.
Marseille are ready to reduce the asking price for 20-year-old centre-back Boubacar Kamara. They previously wanted €90m but they have dropped his price to €40m. Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Manchester City have all been linked to sign him.
Manchester City star Sergio Aguero will surely be at the club until his contract expires in 2021, his agent has revealed. The Argentine is however yet to decide whether or not he will sign a new contract at the club.
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has begun negotiations with Juventus over the possibility of the Frenchman returning to the Turin side.
Paris Saint-Germain are set to join the race for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico who is being targeted by Arsenal, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Marseille are ready to appoint former defender Basile Boli as their new technical director.