Good morning to all our readers out there, it’s that time of the day again to check out the latest sports news today Saturday February 15, 2020. We’ve got exciting news majorly from football. Ride with us as we check them out…
It’s no longer news that Manchester City have been banned from European competitions for the next two campaigns after being found guilty of breaching the club licensing and Financial Fair Play Rules of UEFA. They have also being fined £24.9m. City will however have the chance to appeal the case but as it stands, the Etihad side will not participate in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 season of all UEFA competitions. This will mean that even if City finish first in the Premier League in the two seasons, a team that finish fifth will be considered to take their place. This ban however does not affect Manchester City Women team.
The aftermath of the ban is that the Premier League will intensify their investigation into the Etihad side and they may face possible point deduction and may be forced to play in League two if care is not taken.
Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race for Real Madrid star Isco who will cost around £63m. The Santiago Bernabeu side will like to sell him as they look to raise funds for their transfers in the summer.
Manchester United have placed a price-tag of at least £83m on midfielder Paul Pogba which will most likely hinder a swift exit for him.
Inter Milan have placed their priority on Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they eventually lose Lautaro Martinez when the transfer window opens in the summer.
Lazio have reportedly offered Chelsea outcast forward Olivier Giroud a pre-contract as they look to sign him. Giroud will however wait until the end of the season to make a decision following reports that Tottenham wanted him in January.
According to reports, James Maddison will like to leave Leicester City for Manchester United.
Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong is still attracting interest from Inter Milan.
Manchester United will reportedly try to sign Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier in the summer.
Crystal Palace are interested in signing Joakim Maehle who has shown interest in signing for a Premier League club.
Barcelona are still hoping they can re-sign Adama Traore from Wolverhampton.
Reports have it that Andy Carroll will struggle to get a new deal at Newcastle following his persistent hip injury.
Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier is doing all he could to get back to fitness ahead of their Champions League match against Liverpool.
According to reports, Chelsea have identified Jude Bellingham, Moussa Dembele and Jadon Sancho as their major transfer target in the summer.
Trabzonspor are reportedly interested in signing Everton star Oumar Niasse whose contract with the Toffees expires in the summer.
Ajax star Donny van de Beek has dismissed claims that he will like to join La Liga side Real Madrid.
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