Barca make breakthrough in Ter Stegen contract talks
Barcelona and Marc Andre ter Stegen are nearing an agreement which would see the goalkeeper extend his stay at Camp Nou, reports Sport.
Talks with the Germany international have prospered after initial differences, leaving the path clear for an extension that would run until June 2025.
EFL clubs fear new breakaway league
Clubs in League One and Two of the English pyramid fear that the Championship may be preparing to break away from the EFL, reports the Daily Mail.
The third and fourth tiers are willing to end their seasons early due to the coronavirus pandemic, a measure that is resisted by most Championship sides and which could cause them to strike out in a new ‘Premier League Two’ set-up.
Man City, Juve & PSG battle for Semedo
Bayern Munich & Inter also mentioned as possible destinations
No less than four elite European clubs are interested in signing Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Portugal international is reportedly a target for Juventus and could enter a deal which brings Miralem Pjanic to Camp Nou.
But Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also looking carefully at the full back, who may additionally move to Inter as part of Barca’s approach for Lautaro Martinez.
Arsenal begin talks over Rabiot deal
Arsenal have opened talks with Adrien Rabiot over a possible switch to the Emirates Stadium, claims Le10Sport.
Everton have also made contact with the Juventus midfielder, who is said to be unhappy in Turin and looking for a way out.
Wolves chase Real Madrid’s Oscar
Wolves are one of the club interested in Real Madrid starlet Oscar Rodriguez, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Oscar, 21, has impressed this season on loan at Leganes and could net the Merengue up to €20 million (￡17.9m/$21.9m) should they sanction a sale this summer, with Lazio also among his reported suitors.
Premier League bosses approve Newcastle’s Saudi takeover
Premier League chiefs have given the go-ahead for Newcastle United’s sale to a Saudi-backed consortium, reports the Sun.
While approval has been delayed by the need to set the terms of the league’s restart, no impediments to the takeover are likely to be reported when the final decision is released.
Zappacosta: I would love to stay at Roma
Davide Zappacosta “would love to stay” at Roma as he nears a return to action following a serious knee injury.
The defender joined the Serie A side on loan from Chelsea in August but had barely featured before rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session.
After a lengthy recovery period, Zappacosta hopes to be involved when the 2019-20 season eventually resumes in Italy, declaring himself to be “90 per cent fit”.