The latest news and developments in European football. All the signs point to Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Juventus; Hansi Flick may leave Bayern Munich to become Germany manager; Barcelona makes no move to re-sign Ousmane Dembele; Manchester United preparing for Edinson Cavani to leave; FC Cologne sacks Markus Gisdol and brings Friedhelm Funkel out of retirement; Aston Villa linked with a move for Steven Gerrard
A contract extension will install Kevin de Bruyne as the next king of Manchester City; La Liga closes investigation on Mouctar Diakhaby’s racism claim; Zinedine Zidane does not rule out moving to Juventus; Porto manager Sergio Conceicao goes on the attack; Manchester City announced a loss of €145 million
The latest news and developments in European football. With Atletico seemingly on track for La Liga title, Real Madrid and Barcelona go into El Clasico with a chance to go top of the table; Valencia takes a strong stand against alleged racist slur; petulant Neymar’s latest red card shows a lack of leadership; David de Gea could be set to leave Manchester United; Zlatan Ibrahimovic poised to sign a new one-year deal with AC Milan.
With high expectations, Bayer Leverkusen fired manager Peter Bosz for failing to sustain them; national teams protest against Qatar ahead of World Cup qualifiers; Rafa Benitez wants to return to the Premier League; disheartened and lost, Cesare Prandelli leaves Fiorentina; Juventus remains committed to Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo; without a club, Diego Costa is linked with Benfica.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers wants his team to create its own history; Gareth Bale accepts he will return to Real Madrid at season’s end; Borussia Dortmund may look at Timo Werner as a replacement for Erling Haaland; Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane does not understand why France continues to overlook Karim Benzema; Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum looks set to join Barcelona
New Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli aims to do something special; Chris Wilder leaves Sheffield United; Ronald Koeman believes Barcelona has shown Lionel Messi there is a future at the club; the Bundesliga defies the pandemic with massive revenue; Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus amid squad cleanout; the Old Firm derby in jeopardy after Rangers fans protocol breach.
Kylian Mbappe took himself and PSG to a new level against Barcelona; Marseille chief calls for Ligue 1 reform; Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min plays down talk of problems with manager Jose Mourinho; Ajax boss Erik ten Hag one of several linked with Borussia Monchengladbach; Bundesliga CEO takes a swipe at Barcelona and Real Madrid.
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has learned to celebrate a clean sheet; Sergio Ramos nearing the end at Real Madrid; Antonio Conte apologises for spat with Juventus chief; Neymar sidelined again; Premier League managers admit to receiving death threats amid social media chaos.
Fallen giant Marseille now just one of the pack; manager Mauricio Pochettino defends PSG; travel ban sends Premier League teams to neutral venues; Jose Mourinho does not believe the time is right for contract upgrades; Atletico Madrid could make a move for Sergio Aguero; Fulham manager Scott Parker laments football’s softening.