20:43 Luis Alberto could have returned to Spain
Mediaset have spoken to Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto’s agent, who has claimed that the Spaniard snubbed an advance from Atletico Madrid in the January window, as well as one from Sevilla.
20:25 Valencian derby controversy continues
Levante are being called in to present their side of the story following the refereeing controversy from their defeat at Valencia. Late on, Robert Pier’s foul on Simone Zaza saw Antonio Luna wrongly booked for the foul, with a red card theoretically the outcome for Pier as a yellow would have been his second.
19:55 Juve without Dybala
Paulo Dybala may have been back training with his Juventus teammates on Monday but the injury prone striker has nonetheless missed out on a place in the Old Lady’s matchday squad to face Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday.
19:12 Will he stay or will he go?
He’s received an offer from China, and now he’s called a press conference for tomorrow afternoon. Las Palmas star Jonathan Viera may be ready to clarify his future, one way or another.
18:45 Date set for RFEF elections
In the aftermath of the ongoing scandal surrounding Angel Maria Villar, the Spanish FA (RFEF) are to formally elect a new president on April 9.
18:27 BVB want Batshuayi permanently
Evening Standard report that Michy Batshuayi is on Borussia Dortmund’s summer wishlist, the Chelsea man having impressed in the early weeks of his loan spell at Signal Iduna Park.
17:55 Wanda picked for Copa final
It will serve as Estadio Wanda Metropolitano’s dress rehearsal for the 2019 Champions League final. Atletico Madrid’s home has been confirmed as the venue for the 2018 Copa del Rey showpiece.
17:40 Martial to meet Mou
Alexis Sanchez’s arrival has stunted Anthony Martial’s progress at Manchester United and The Sun claim that the Frenchman is due for crunch talks with Jose Mourinho in an attempt to gain assurances over his game time at Old Trafford.
16.35. Bordalas: In the first half Barcelona didn’t have a shot on target
Getafe coach Bordalas said: “We gave ourselves a boost. In the first half they did not have a shot on target and for us it is a morale boost.”
16.18. Lopetegui to extend his contract with Spain until after Euro 2020
The Spanish football federation plan to announce the contract extension of Lopetegui for two more years, until after Euro 2020.
16.10. Romain Faivre signs a deal with Monaco
Romain Faivre, aged 19, has signed his first contract with Monaco, that will start in July and run until 2018.
16.02. Milan drop Adidas after 20 years and change to Puma
Milan announced an agreement with Puma that will start from July 1st and ends their collaboration with Adidas.
15.54. Scottish police stop the France team taking off to investigate an alleged flight
Several France players were questioned by police over a supposed fight after their game with Scotland at Murrayfield but no arrests were made and the plane later took off.
15.48. Record of winter transfers: 1,000 million spent
The total amount of money invested during the winter transfer window has increased by 49% and has reached 945 million euros.
15.30. Five players miss the first leg of the last 16 Champions League ties through suspension
Felipe (Oporto), Emre Can (Liverpool), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk) and Nelson Semedo (Barcelona) will miss the first leg games in the Champions League last 16 through suspension.
14.57. Inigo Martinez, Balenziaga and Muniain to miss game in Moscow
Inigo Martinez is unavailable having already played in Europe for Real Sociedad while Balenziaga and Muniain are injured.
14.22. Raul Garcia: Bilbao isn’t the same as Moscow but we can’t make excuses
He said that while it maybe -10 degrees in Moscow, the cold can’t be used as an excuse.
13:40. Thiago Silva spoke about Neymar
He said: “we need to protect him, mainly with the cases that come out (in the press) with a lot of them not true and he denies them in interviews. Neymar is a star and anything he says in social media, or in interviews are often built up to be something they are not.”
13:32. Prieto: I understand the anger of the fans for what happened at the Bernabeu
Following criticism by Eusebio he responded: “I found out this morning about what he said and that is his opinion. I don’t like to talk about attitude because I do not believe that players don’t go out to give everything.”
13:25. Raul Garcia: We can all do more
Referring to Athletic’s poor form, Raul Garcia said that everyone can do better with pressure growing on coach Ziganda.
13.21. Alonso is given job of trying out MCL33 in testing
As was expected Fernando Alonso will try out the new McLaren one-seater according to Motorsport.com.
13.06. Godin in training, Lucas stayed in the gym
Atletico returned to training as they prepare for their European debut against Copenhagen without Savic and Lucas but Godin was back available.
12.58. Bruno: I don’t think that Barcelona had more chances than us
“I think that we had chances to score and being objective I don’t think they had more opportunities than us,” he said.
12.50. Beijing Guoan may lose ten points for signing Bakambu
The Chinese football federation will not allow attempts by clubs to by-pass rules on financial spending and it can lead to point deductions with Beijing Guoan a possibility to sanctioned for Bakambu’s move as they have not paid the special ‘luxury tax’.
12.42. Cristiano: PSG is a strong team but we have a lot of experience
“We will play against a strong team with excellent players, who we respect a lot but we have shown that Real Madrid are a strong group and united, and with a lot of experience,” said Ronaldo.
12.34. This is the new Champions League ball
UEFA have unveiled the new ball that will be used during the Champions League knock out stage.
12.18. Dembele misses training with a stomach upset
Dembele who returned without luck against Getafe missed training on Monday with gastic problems according to the club.
12.01. Rocchi will referee Real Madrid-PSG
Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi has been picked to officiate Real Madrid against Paris Saint-Germain, in the first leg of their Champions League.
11.54. Bale’s agent: Gareth is worth at least 222 million, like Neymar
Gareth Bale agent Jonathan Barnett said: “Bale is worth at least 222 million like Neymar but he is very happy at Real Madrid.
11.45. Liam Brady: We turned down Kane for being fat
Former Arsenal player and academy director Liam Brady told Corriere della Sera that they turned down Kane for being overweight. “Unfortunately it was like that, he was fat, not very athletic and we were wrong,” he said.
11.36. Pinchi, Deportivo youth player linked to Liverpool
Liverpool want Oscar Francisco Garcia Quintela, better known as Pinchi. Deportivo’s youth player according to The Sun is being watched by Liverpool and also Manchester United and Tottenham.
11.20. Nadal continues to be the best
Rafael Nadal continues to be the number one according to the ATP with 9,760 points compared to Roger Federer on 9,605.
10.56. Mourinho: We wouldn’t have scored in ten hours
“We could have been playing for ten hours and not scored, that was the feeling when you count the number of chances that we missed,” said Mourinho after United’s loss to Newcastle.
10.48. ‘Gattusomanía’: new deal until 2020
Gattuso has had a big impact at Milan going eight games now without loss and they are looking to extend his contract until 2020.
10.36. Luis Enrique linked to Chelsea and Arsenal
Luis Enrique has decided to coach in the Premier League next season according to The Sun and he is waiting for a call from Arsenal and Chelsea in case they decide to get rid of their current coaches.
10.33. Good morning and welcome to another day of football news.
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