A wonderful evening to all our readers out there, it’s the time of the day again to check out the various news in the football world. Please ride with us as we unleash them…
It’s no longer news that Premier League clubs have been told to return to training tomorrow in small groups as plans continue to be put in place ahead of ‘project restart’. Players will still observe the social distancing rule in what was decided unanimously over a meeting by medical experts, representatives from 20 clubs and league officials today. The plan to still restart matches from June 12 remains but it could be flexible depending on the level of fitness of the players.
Richard Masters, Premier League’s chief executive has revealed that he would allow Liverpool to be presented the Premier League trophy if it’s safe to do that.
Former Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is attracting interest from the MLS with Inter Miami and DC United interested in signing him. Sturridge is a free agent after his contract at Trabzonspor was mutually terminated in March. He’s currently on a four-month football ban after he was found guilty of breaching betting rules but he will complete the punishment by June.
Velez Sarsfield star Thiago Almada has set his sight on signing for Manchester City by snubbing United. He will like to join City because of the influence of Carlos Tevez.
Brest have renewed the contract of Hianga’a Mbock on a four-year deal. The 20-year-old will be at the club until 2024.
Arsenal are interested in signing Amiens 24-year-old star Serhou Guirassy who scored nine times for the Ligue 1 side in 23 matches before the French season was ended.
Wolverhampton have reportedly reached an agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign Joao Palhinha for £13m.
Barcelona legend Xavi has urged the club not to sign Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Liverpool star Sadio Mane but instead sign Neymar ahead of them. He claimed the club needs someone that can exploit small space and he believes Aubameyang and Mane are only excellent in open space.
Reports have it that Napoli star Dries Mertens may be getting ready to sign a new deal at the club. Inter, Chelsea and other big clubs have all been linked to him.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is now free to join any Premier League side after his gardening leave ended. The clause was on him not to sign for any club unless they pay compensation after sacking him late last year. It has now ended following the ending of the supposed Premier League season.
Chelsea have joined Real Madrid and Juventus in the race for 18-year-old Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona. The youngster joined the Camp Nou side last summer but he hasn’t been happy due to unclear future.
Wolverhampton have activated the option to extended the contract of John Ruddy and he will be at the club for next season.
Reports have it that Bayern are interested in extending the loan of Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho for one more year. The German side will love him to remain at the club but they do not want to pay his release clause of €120m.
Atletico Madrid are eyeing a move for Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
AC Milan star Lucas Paqueta is attracting interests from the likes of Benfica and Fiorentina.