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Harry Maguire is unlikely to be summoned to court for his appeal hearing in Greece this year amid a backlog in the country's judicial system because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Dean Henderson expects to be Manchester United No 1 next season - with David de Gea facing an uncertain future at the club.

AP - Harry Maguire

Arsenal lost almost £48m in the last financial year - in a downturn blamed on the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA has confirmed it wants 'robo linesmen' to call offsides at next year's World Cup finals.

Toni Kroos has slammed fans who branded him a 'Nazi' for criticising Mesut Ozil's racism claims.

Marek Hamsik will join IFK Goteborg on Monday, following former boss Rafael Benitez out the door at Dalian Pro.

David Beckham's Inter Miami are being investigated by MLS for 'violating the salary budget' by signing Blaise Matuidi.


Liverpool and Manchester United, the architects of Project Big Picture, have been kept off the working group charged with delivering the Premier League's strategic review into the competition's structure and governance.

Wolves will listen to offers for Adama Traore at the end of the season but will probably have to accept a lower fee for the winger than they would have received last summer.

Premier League clubs are resigned to UEFA reforming the Champions League from 2024 despite fresh objection from top-flight executives.

Crystal Palace will fully back Wilfried Zaha should he decide to stop taking a knee when he returns from injury on Sunday.

FIFA have approved the introduction of a new VAR-Lite system which could allow the game-changing technology to be introduced in the English Football League.

Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have joined the growing band of Premier League bosses unwilling to let players join their national teams for matches in 'red list' countries later this month.

Thomas Tuchel celebrates after Chelsea's win over Liverpool at Anfield

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has revealed his plans to return to Chelsea to 'finish' off his career.

Arsenal were close to sealing moves for Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Christian Pulisic before the trio made their names in Germany, claims former Gunners scout Steve Morrow.

Loris Karius is keen to see out the final year of his Liverpool contract away from Anfield, with the goalkeeper hopeful of staying at Union Berlin for another season.

Lower-division and non-League clubs are reluctant to apply for the Government's sport survival funding, which was doubled to £600m in the Budget, due to the restrictions that are being attached to the loans and grants.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Gareth Farrelly has emerged as a strong contender to become the next chief executive of the PFA.

Premier League clubs are pushing to ensure their foreign Under 21 players will be treated the same as English youngsters if the emergency loan system is revived next season.

Juventus could make a move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho this summer, after identifying him as an alternative transfer target to Manuel Locatelli.

Willie Stewart, the neuropathologist whose groundbreaking research uncovered a harrowing link between football and brain disease, is to give evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into concussion and sport.


Manchester United will have to pay Sporting Lisbon another £4.2m if Bruno Fernandes wins the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award.

UEFA's president Aleksander Ceferin is hoping to avoid a divisive vote between rival British-Irish and Spanish-Portuguese bids for the 2030 World Cup and find an agreement that would mean only one European bid going forward.

Thomas Tuchel says Bruno Fernandes has been outstanding at Manchester United

The first race of the 2021 Formula One season will only permit fans who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19, in a first for a major sporting event.

Paolo Odogwu and Ollie Lawrence have been held back from playing for their clubs this weekend by the England management, a decision that suggests they may be in Eddie Jones's thoughts to play against France in the Six Nations next Saturday.


Chelsea and Tottenham are ready to join Liverpool in stopping their players meeting up with their international teams this month if they have to quarantine on their return in a move that could prompt a snowball effect among Premier League clubs.

The prospect of the British and Irish Lions proceeding with their tour of South Africa as scheduled this summer remains a live option after the board requested more information and time before making a final call.


Marcus Rashford will wait until after Euro 2020 this summer before considering undergoing surgery on an ongoing shoulder injury.

Marcus Rashford

Arsenal ace Folarin Balogun looks set to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in regular contact with Erling Haaland as talk ramps up over a summer deal.


Manchester United have been scouting Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Edmond Tapsoba after receiving a tip-off from a well-respected figure in Germany.


Liverpool are interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window.


Pep Guardiola will not allow his Manchester City players to travel on international duty later this month if they will be required to quarantine on their return.


John Kennedy insists Celtic won't be letting Odsonne Edouard leave on the cheap and roundly dismissed talk of former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers bagging the frontman for Leicester City for a cut-priced £15m.

SNS - Odsonne Edouard v Aberdeen

Ally McCoist insists Holyrood will move heaven and earth to stage the Euros at Hampden - because it would be too important politically for the plug to be pulled by UEFA.

Rangers star Ianis Hagi has been chosen in a list of 22 Romanian players who are on notice for an impending call-up to the international side.

Jack Ross insists there can't be a "them and us" stand-off between bosses and refs.

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