Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain for years, and it looks like the clubs Qatar owners are finally going to land their man.
PSG want Wenger to become their general manager after the January transfer window, where he would replace current sporting director Antero Henrique whose has failed to secure deals for several PSG transfer targets.
Wenger has reportedly told PSG he is keeping his options open, and although he would prefer a coaching position he has not ruled out the possibility of joining them if a significant role became available. Read more... (241 words, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Eden Hazard has ruled out a January transfer to Real Madrid, but continued to arouse suspicions of an upcoming transfer by suggesting that he may need to move to Spain to win the Ballon d’Or.
Sources in Belgium believe that Hazard will continue to stall over a new contract in the hope and expectation that Real Madrid launch a huge move to sign the playmaker next summer.
In a pre-season meeting, Hazard assured new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri that he would provide his full commitment for the entirety of this campaign and he has stayed true to his word by beginning the season in electric fashion. Read more... (378 words, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
The whispers have grown a little louder in recent days and it appears that there is a real chance that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will rejoin Manchester United on loan in January.
When we last saw Ibra in a Manchester United shirt, he was returning from a cruciate ligament injury and look like a shadow of the man who had led United to two trophies in his first season with the club.
But the 37-yuear-old striker has regained his fitness and scoring touch in Major League Soccer with 21 goals in 25 games for the LA Galaxy this season. Read more... (454 words, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim with the club third from bottom of France’s Ligue 1.
The news potentially opens the way for Thierry Henry to become the French club’s next boss after their former striker was linked with the role.
Former France and Arsenal star Henry, 41, began his career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997.
Portuguese boss Jardim was appointed in 2014 and led the club to the French title in 2017, their first since 2000.
The 44-year-old also guided Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals in 2016-17 and helped develop players such as forward Kylian Mbappe, now at Paris St-Germain. Read more... (223 words, 1 image, estimated 54 secs reading time)
The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Concacaf announced Thursday.
“Concacaf is very excited to bring once more our premier tournament to Chicago. This is truly a remarkable city that welcomes and unites fans from across the region, who share the love for our game,” said Concacaf President Victor Montagliani. “Celebrating the final of this expanded edition of Gold Cup at Soldier Field, honors the tradition of a world-class competition that is embedded in the culture of our football fans.” Read more... (403 words, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
Barcelona and Girona’s proposed La Liga game in Miami is not not yet dead, according to Relevent chairman Charlie Stillitano.
The proposed La Liga match has met vocal opposition within Spanish footballing circles, and while the feeling in Spain is that the game will not take place in Miami in January, Stillitano is not so sure.
Speaking on the BBC Five Live Football Daily podcast, Stillitano that both clubs have asked the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for permission to play the game, Girona’s home match, at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on 26 January. Read more... (491 words, estimated 1:58 mins reading time)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side only have themselves to blame after a late winner from Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli victory in their Champions League group game in Italy.
Napoli dominated the second half as substitute Dries Mertens also deflected an effort on to the crossbar.
The hosts had the better chances throughout as Fabian Ruiz and Arkadiusz Milik had shots saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
“We have to blame ourselves, that’s how it is,” said Klopp.
Liverpool’s best effort came via Mohamed Salah, who shot wide after the break, but Klopp’s side failed to record a single effort on target in Italy. Read more... (312 words, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
Lionel Messi produced a Wembley masterpiece to condemn Tottenham to their second successive Champions League defeat as they were beaten by Barcelona at Wembley.
Messi was the magnificent orchestrator behind a superb attacking display from the Catalans that eventually proved too much for spirited Spurs, who also lost their opening Group B game to Inter Milan in Italy.
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, back from injury, gifted Philippe Coutinho Barcelona’s opener inside two minutes with a reckless dash from goal before Ivan Rakitic put them further in control before half-time with a spectacular 20-yard strike. Read more... (514 words, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said some of his players lack “technical quality”, after a 0-0 home Champions League draw with Valencia.
United have now gone four games without a win in all competitions.
Mourinho has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks because of those results, and was involved in an apparent training-ground dispute with midfielder Paul Pogba last week.
“The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts,” Mourinho said.
“They raised the level of their intensity.
“We tried to play but in some crucial positions in the building up phase, we don’t have the technical quality to build from the back.” Read more... (292 words, estimated 1:10 mins reading time)
Manchester United legend Gary Neville insists the club’s problems are down to top officials and not Jose Mourinho or the playing squad.
Mourinho moved significantly close to the sack on Saturday when his team suffered a 3-1 defeat by West Ham at London Stadium.
Should he lose his job, he will be the third manager to be dismissed by executive vice chairman Ed Woodward since he took over from David Gill in 2013.
However Neville believes it should be Woodward and the executives around him who take the blame for Manchester United’s continued fall from grace, saying their problems started when they failed to give David Moyes enough time to properly succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. Read more... (467 words, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)