Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd striker could get ban for alleged kick on Gaetan Bong

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku must wait to discover if he will be punished for allegedly kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong. The incident allegedly happened during United’s 1-0 win on Saturday, but referee Neil Swarbrick took no action. Swarbrick’s report on the match will be studied by the Football Association. Lukaku could get a three-match domestic ban for violent conduct, which would rule him out … Continue reading Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd striker could get ban for alleged kick on Gaetan Bong

Juventus 0 Barcelona 0

Barcelona arrived in Turin knowing that a draw would, with one game still to play, be sufficient for the club to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. In a game that was, at times, dour, Barcelona did just that, with both sides unable to break the deadlock. However, the 0-0 draw means that for the second successive fixture Barcelona had failed to … Continue reading Juventus 0 Barcelona 0

Newcastle United takeover: Financial firm tables formal bid in region of £300m

A financial firm headed by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley has tabled a formal takeover bid in the region of £300m for Newcastle United. PCP Capital Partners has been in talks with club owner Mike Ashley for about a month, and a source close to the deal said an offer has now been made. Newcastle are yet to comment publicly on the news, although a club … Continue reading Newcastle United takeover: Financial firm tables formal bid in region of £300m

Nabil Fekir ’emerges’ as Barcelona latest January alternative to Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

Lyon sensation Nabil Fekir is the latest attacking midfielder linked with Barcelona as the La Liga leaders continue looking for alternatives to Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho ahead of the upcoming January transfer window. Sport claims that Barcelona have already made an approach to sound out his availability for January but the Catalans could face competition from both Arsenal and Real Madrid. Fekir has emerged as one of the most sought-after players around Europe … Continue reading Nabil Fekir ’emerges’ as Barcelona latest January alternative to Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

Messi wants to avoid Spain at World Cup

Lionel Messi is hopeful Argentina can avoid Spain in the group stages of next month’s draw for the World Cup in Russia. Julen Lopetegui’s side will not be seeded among the top seeds, meaning they could face a group stage which includes Argentina, Brazil, Germany or France. “Our worst draw for the World Cup would be to have in the group stages,” Messi told TyC … Continue reading Messi wants to avoid Spain at World Cup

Ronaldo does not think Tottenham deserved victory over Real Madrid

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that Tottenham did not deserve to beat his side in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Zinedine Zidane’s teams poor run of form continues as they followed up their upset loss at the hands of Girona in the La Liga last weekend with a defeat against Spurs who scored through a double from Dele Alli and a goal … Continue reading Ronaldo does not think Tottenham deserved victory over Real Madrid

China offers €70m for Immobile?.

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is reportedly the subject of a mammoth €70m offer from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Shanghai – formerly coached by ex-Lazio boss Sven Goran Eriksson – are keen on bringing Immobile to the club in January. Furthermore, they would have offered the 27-year-old a contract worth €6.5m a season – more than double the €3m he currently … Continue reading China offers €70m for Immobile?.