Evening Football News Today from Manchester United, Barca, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Bayern and Chelsea
Odion Ighalo has officially joined Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua after his loan deal at Manchester United expired last month.
The English Football Association have confirmed that the red card given to David Luiz on Tuesday against Wolves will stand. Meanwhile, Southampton will have defender Jan Bednarek available for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle after his dismissal against Manchester United was overturned.
Sources close to Bruno Fernandes say the subject of a new contract for the midfielder was first raised in November, just 10 months into a deal that does not expire until 2025 and contains an option for a further year.
Manchester United are in pole position to sign Fioerentina's £40m rated center back, Nikola Milenkovic, whose contract expires in 2022. He is “unlikely to renew his contract with Fioerentina.
Jose Mourinho on Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea manager: “I don’t think it is very difficult to coach at Chelsea. I was champion three times, Ancelloti was champion and Conte was champion. It can’t be very difficult because we win titles there.”
Manchester United were reluctant to include an option to buy when they agreed to loan out Jesse Lingard to West Ham United. Jesse Lingard scored a brace on his debut for West Ham United.
Juventus have now started to plan their summer attempt to sign Paul Pogba. They will wait and see how the situation develops at Manchester United. Juve's idea is to get to know his price before considering an offer.
Olympique Marseille have contacted Maurizio Sarri days ago as potential new manager after Andre Villas-Boas, he is not convinced, as of today. Sarri doesn’t like to take over in the middle of the season, he has rejected proposals in the past too for the same reason.
Bayern, Leverkusen, Dortmund and Leipzig among others are interested in Ajax striker Brian Brobbey (19 years old) Who will leave in the summer. Agent Mino Raiola is looking for a club where his client can get a lot of match time.
Neymar has agreed a new deal with PSG, he appreciates Pochettino and he is convinced that PSG board will try to sign Leonel Messi (but is going to be a tough race with Manchester City if Barca allow him leave).
Fun Fact: Donny Van De Beek scored his first goal against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Molde side in a Europa League match that ended in a 1-1 draw. Funny how things turn around.
Cartoon of the day:
Manchester United 9-0 Southampton
Burnley 0-2 Manchester City
Liverpool 0-1 Brighton
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