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- Aug 26, 2015
Liverpool winning the league will bring about the end of the world. The only way to stop it is to void the season.
14th March 2020
A growing number of clubs want the Premier League season abandoned in a move which would deny Liverpool a first title win since 1990.
West Ham chief Karren Brady says "there is no dodging the possibility" that the season will have to be scrapped.
Aston Villa and Brighton plan to donate to homeless charities food prepared for today's postponed home games against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Paul Pogba has told his social media followers to "dab to beat coronavirus" by coughing into their elbows.
Incoming Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech wants his new club to sign his Ajax pal Andre Onana as well.
FA chairman Greg Clarke has told the Premier League he does not think it is feasible to finish this season's Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has added Wolves forward Diogo Jota to his summer shopping list at Arsenal.
Juventus will bid £25m for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in the summer.
Chelsea are interested in signing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes.
Premier League clubs may refuse to play when the season is due to resume next month because of widespread concerns about their players' fitness and the integrity of the competition.
Premier League's out-of-contract stars including Willian, Adam Lallana and Jan Vertonghen could be left in limbo if season ends after their deals expire on June 30 following coronavirus delay.
Sports insurers have become inundated with enquiries from the world of football, with clubs desperately trying to discover if they are covered for losses due to coronavirus.
Liverpool are still likely to be crowned Premier League champions, even if the coronavirus crisis causes the season to be abandoned amid mounting fears it would be *impossible to complete it this summer. Ha ha ha ha ha! Poor chaps, give it to them as they've been waiting 30 years !!
Premier League clubs are being tested for coronavirus via the NHS rather than through private medical clinics due to Government guidelines.
Chelsea will keep their Cobham training ground in lockdown for the foreseeable future after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Champions League could be heading for a major revolution with quarter-final and semi-finals ties being played over one leg.
Sean Dyche admits it is inevitable Burnley will one day sell rising star Dwight McNeil.
Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is "disappointed" Manchester United's season has been suspended due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Paulo Dybala after Juventus stepped up their contract renewal talks with the playmaker.
Neil Lennon has slapped down suggestions Kristoffer Ajer is heading for a summer exit from Celtic.
West Ham United's vice-chairman Karren Brady says that the Premier League season has to be declared void if no more fixtures are possible. (Sun)
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has decided not to give his squad any extra time off during the coronavirus-enforced break. (Mail)
Many clubs' scouting checks and due diligence for recruitment have been significantly hampered by travel bans, games being played behind closed doors and league suspensions. (Independent)
The Champions League could be completed with the quarter-finals and semi-finals being played over one leg. (Mirror)
Premier League clubs may refuse to play when the season is scheduled to resume in April because of concerns about their players' fitness and the integrity of the competition. (Mail)
West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur are under pressure to complete their home games with several summer events already booked in at their stadiums. (Mirror)
Arsenal are considering a summer move for Wolves' Portuguese forward Diogo Jota, 23. (Mail)
Juventus are targeting Lyon's 21-year-old Frenchman Houssem Aouar as an alternative midfield option to Manchester United's France international Paul Pogba, 26. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
Chelsea are keen on signing Manchester United's English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Metro)
Manchester United are leading the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's 23-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, who is also being tracked by Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.(Sky Germany, via Mirror)
Barcelona have agreed to sign Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan this summer and will give the 22-year-old a £16m-a-year contract. (Star)
Juventus will make a £25m offer for Chelsea's Italy full-back Emerson Palmieri in the summer after having a bid for the 25-year-old rejected in January. (Express)
Lazio want to sign Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud, 33, and AC Milan's Italian midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura, 30, when the pair become free agents at the end of the season. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)
Barcelona and Real Madrid are both monitoring Lyon's 16-year-old French forward Rayan Cherki. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says it is inevitable the Clarets will one day have to let English winger Dwight McNeil leave but claims they are under no pressure to sell the 20-year-old. (Mirror)
15th March 2020
mail on sunday
Chelsea have joined the race for Barcelona's Marc Cucurella as the Premier League club look to recruit a left-back to bolster their defensive options.
Benjamin Mendy's relative has been given the all clear from coronavirus after paramedics rushed to the Manchester City defender's home.
A growing number of Premier League clubs fear that even the postponement of Euro 2020 will not be sufficient to save this season in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League are likely to face legal action from relegated clubs if they decide to end the season now with the table as it stands.
The financial implications of postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus will be huge with the FA alone facing a £20m loss.
Everton have lined up a £200m naming rights deal for the club's proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
The six National League games that went ahead enjoyed a combined 16 per cent rise in attendances after Premier League and EFL games were postponed due to coronavirus
Uefa will consider moving Euro 2020 to December in an attempt to enable the Premier League and other club competitions to catch up this summer following the unprecedented sporting chaos caused by coronavirus.
Carlo Ancelotti will make Brazil defender Gabriel his first signing this summer for Everton.
Newcastle plan to throw Manchester United defender Phil Jones a summer Premier League lifeline.
Jude Bellingham is set to decide which club to transfer to after four met Birmingham's asking price.
Real Madrid have made Liverpool forward Sadio Mane their top target during this summer's transfer window.
Shanghai Shenhua will demand Manchester United pay £15m to keep forward Odion Ighalo.
daily star sunday
English football is set to lose a crushing £10bn if the 2019-20 season ends early because of coronavirus.
Arsenal are plotting a move for West Ham's Issa Diop as Mikel Arteta sets about ironing out their defensive frailties.
the sun on sunday
Tottenham and West Ham are under increasing pressure to complete their remaining home games so their stadiums can be used for extra events booked in.
Next month's Grand National will be cancelled, according to the MP for the Aintree area of Liverpool.
Manchester United are considering offering on-loan Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson a new deal to ward off interest from Chelsea.
Uefa is considering moving Euro 2020 to December to allow enough time for the Premier League and other club competitions to complete their fixtures over the summer, following disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Sunday Telegraph)
Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez, 29, is considering a move to Paris St-Germain, who have shown an interest in signing the Algeria international in the summer. (Calciomercato via Express)
PSG expect their Brazil forward Neymar, 28, to leave in the summer and return to his former club Barcelona for 150m euros (£136m). (Marca - in Spanish)
Barcelona are preparing to end their interest in Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30. (Sunday Express)
Real Madrid have made Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 27, their top summer transfer target. (Mirror)
Manchester United are preparing to offer on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, a new £100,000-per-week deal to fend off interest from Chelsea. (Sun on Sunday)
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti will make Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel, 22, his first signing this summer in a £30m deal. (Mirror)
Chelsea are preparing an £85m bid for Bayer Leverkusen and Jamaica winger Leon Bailey, 22, after watching him play for the Bundesliga side in the Europa League. (Sunday Express)
Chelsea have joined the race for Barcelona's Marc Cucurella, 21, who is on loan at Getafe, with Napoli, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen also interested in the Spanish left-back. (Mail on Sunday)
Chelsea are also keen on signing Harvey Gilmour, 14, who is currently at Kilmarnock and is the younger brother of current Blues midfielder Billy. (Sun on Sunday)
Valencia defensive midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 27, is a summer target for Tottenham, with the Central African Republic international's form for the La Liga side catching the eye of Spurs manager Jose Mourinho. (Goal)
Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 28, is open to a move away from Wolves - with Manchester United a possible destination - but his club would only accept a big offer. (Manchester Evening News)
Juventus are seeking a midfielder, and have turned their attention to Italian 19-year-old Sandro Tonali at Brescia and French 21-year-old Houssem Aouar at Lyon as hopes of bringing France international Paul Pogba, 27, back to the club from Manchester United begin to fade. (Tuttosport - in Italian)
Newcastle United are interested in out-of-favour Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones, 28. (Sunday Mirror)
Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 23, is being linked with a move to Chelsea after Spain's Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, was dropped to the Blues' bench following a run of poor form. (Sunday Express)
Left-back Emerson Palmieri is wanted by Juventus, with the Serie A side preparing to offer £25m for the Chelsea and Italy 25-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)
Tottenham's All or Nothing behind-the-scenes Amazon documentary is to open with former manager Mauricio Pochettino's dramatic sacking last November. (Sunday Mirror)
With the Premier League currently suspended, Liverpool players, staff and fans have stepped in to offer support and donate cash to a foodbank, which relies on donations on match days. (Liverpool FC)
He may not be good enough (Personally I thought we should have risked a big loan fee with an option to buy last summer, for him or Malcolm but I think he's a 7.5/10 solution and we can find the next Ziyech or Di Maria instead) but if we can't sign Sancho he makes perfect sense for the same reason Ziyech did, a left-footed creative midfielder is badly needed to start at RW and backup Bruno:Thanks for keeping it ticking over christinaa!
Now we're in lockdown the papers are gonna be making up lots of nonsense. I see no reason why we'd be after Lemar.
Could you give me a little bit more background on Stengs and Ikone because they are brand new names to me.He may not be good enough (Personally I thought we should have risked a big loan fee with an option to buy last summer, for him or Malcolm but I think he's a 7.5/10 solution and we can find the next Ziyech or Di Maria instead) but if we can't sign Sancho he makes perfect sense for the same reason Ziyech did, a left-footed creative midfielder is badly needed to start at RW and backup Bruno:
or if Bruno is injured/suspended/rested:
and similarly James can go to LW and Rashford up top if Martial is out, or if Rashford is out just throw James in at LW.
Basically, if we sign a creative RW who can also play as a 10 (whether it's Lemar, Sancho, Messi, Bernardo Silva, David Brooks, Calvin Stengs or Ikone) it would balance the squad.
Can Lemar rebound to his Monaco form after leaving Atletico? That's the question. Added bonus is that based on his play for Monaco as an LM in a 4-4-2 doing a lot of defensive work and hitting good crosses at Mbappe/Falcao/Germain, he would also probably start for us at LWB when we play 3-5-2:
since Shaw will be fairly aggressive positionally (wider and higher than Lindelof anyways) and Wan-Bissaka unlikely to get caught too high too often it would functionally be a back 4 much of the time anyways or Dalot comes back after the break as the double digit assists kind of working class Gareth Bale we must have thought we were buying.
he bought hundreds of houses for pennies in Liverpool.He was always high up the list of richest footballers with most of his money coming from property. He made a killing in the 2000-2007 property market boom.
I was just listing left-footed players who seem equally suited to playing on the right or as a 10 really, but Stengs played against us in the Europa League, looked kinda graceful and had good vision. Ikone is the better dribber, has gotten some French caps, plays as a 10. Neither are the electric types you would prefer, but if Brooks costs 50M and they cost 30M might make more sense.Could you give me a little bit more background on Stengs and Ikone because they are brand new names to me.
Tight timeframe. Rather screws over the 2 Manchester clubs (& Wolves) as they still have Europe to play for. The later the restart proposals, the less likely this season gets finished.
How the hell is Simeone the highest paid manager? £40 mil a year?? That can't be right, surely?
I'm guessing that ludicrous number is his buyout clause and Real are letting us know that if we want him as part of a deal for Pogba they are wanting a straight swap.
I find it ridiculous that Real can ask a stupid price for a player but we cant ask the going rate for Pogba? Real can feck themselves and let him either stick the two years contract with us or sell him to Juve.I'm guessing that ludicrous number is his buyout clause and Real are letting us know that if we want him as part of a deal for Pogba they are wanting a straight swap.
I’m guessing it’s all nonsense and tomorrow we’ll be linked to another 5 players for the first and last time in the papers.I'm guessing that ludicrous number is his buyout clause and Real are letting us know that if we want him as part of a deal for Pogba they are wanting a straight swap.
Real and these other clubs in Spain and Italy often get away with it as they have buyout clauses, the big 3 in Spain use this to their advantage in particular, with truly looney buyout clauses aimed to either protect their asset or to bleed a potential buyer dry, unfortunately buyout clauses are illegal in the the English game I believe, but we need to stand firm on Pogba and at least get our money back, getting a profit will be hard if he goes this summer as he's barely played.I find it ridiculous that Real can ask a stupid price for a player but we cant ask the going rate for Pogba? Real can feck themselves and let him either stick the two years contract with us or sell him to Juve.
This is no time for logic good sir, we are short of topics as it is!I’m guessing it’s all nonsense and tomorrow we’ll be linked to another 5 players for the first and last time in the papers.
Real Madrid need him more than we do which should strenght our negotiating but who knows how this is going to work.Real and these other clubs in Spain and Italy often get away with it as they have buyout clauses, the big 3 in Spain use this to their advantage in particular, with truly looney buyout clauses aimed to either protect their asset or to bleed a potential buyer dry, unfortunately buyout clauses are illegal in the the English game I believe, but we need to stand firm on Pogba and at least get our money back, getting a profit will be hard if he goes this summer as he's barely played.