Reports: Raheem Sterling makes decision regarding Manchester City future after two-year UEFA Champions League ban

English Premier League giants Manchester City’s star winger Raheem Sterling is likely to stay with his current club despite a possibility of missing out on two seasons of UEFA Champions League. The Manchester-based club have been barred from taking part in the European club competitions for two years from 2020-21 season and were also asked to pay fines of €30 million for ‘breaching’ Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Following the decision, City instantly issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

As soon as the news broke out, there were rumours of Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid making a move for Sterling in the summer if the ban is upheld.

However, as per the Mirror cited by Sky Sports, the 25-year-old is committed to staying with his current club despite the possibility of missing out on the Champions League football for two seasons.

The news will be a welcome one for City fans who are worried about the future of the club after the verdict.

Sterling has been with City since the summer of 2015 when he moved from league rivals Liverpool for a reported transfer fee of €63.70 million.

Since then, the versatile attacker has represented his current club in 226 matches in all competitions where he has managed to score 89 times and also provided 71 assists.

Reports: Bundesliga giants uncertain to make move for Manchester City star in summer

German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are uncertain to make move for English Premier League club Manchester City’s star winger Leroy Sane in the summer of 2020. The German international was heavily linked with a move to Bayern in the summer of 2019 but he suffered a serious injury in the pre-season which ruled him out for the most part of the ongoing campaign.

Due to that injury, Sane ended up staying in Manchester for another season but it was expected that Bayern will make a move for the winger in the summer transfer window as they continue their pursuit of bolstering their wing department after the departure of legendary wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in the summer of 2019.

However, as per Kicker cited by ESPN, the German giants are now uncertain to make a move for Sane in the summer transfer window because of multiple reasons.

The report stated that Bayern are unsure of the progress of the winger following the injury whereas they are also concerned as to why no other clubs are interested in making a move for the winger who has his contract expiring in the summer of 2021.

The 24-year-old has been with City since the summer of 2016 when he moved from German club FC Schalke 04 for a reported transfer fee of €50 million.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp opens up about prospect of future move to Serie A

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

English Premier League giants Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he is not looking for a move to Italian Serie A in the near future. The 52-year-old has been a real sensation ever since joining the Reds in the summer of 2015 where he replaced current Leicester City manager Brendon Rodgers.

Since then, Klopp has guided Liverpool to a UEFA Champions League title in 2019 and they are now on their way to their first league title in three decades after securing a 25-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.

Klopp, while talking to Radio Anch’io Sport as cited by Football-Italia, revealed that he is not looking for a move to the Serie A anytime in the future, largely because of a language problem.

“I will not come to Italy, because I want to travel after my career,” he said. “A good glass of wine, I will have fun with Arrigo [Sacchi]. Either with [Carlo] Ancelotti or with [Maurizio] Sarri. I love your country, the weather, the fantastic food. But to do my job, I will need to know the language and my Italian is not very good. I would need time, maybe a year to learn Italian and then I could think about it, but who knows. On holiday I will certainly come, but to work, who knows?”

Reports: Serie A giants ready to make move for PSG star in summer transfer window

Italian Serie A club AC Milan are ready to make move for French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG)’s veteran defender Thiago Silva in the summer transfer window. The Milan-based club have been in the market to sign a player who can bolster their defensive unit for the future campaigns as well.

For this purpose, as per Sempremilan.com, Milan have now turned their attention towards PSG’s Silva and are eager to bring him to the San Siro in the summer transfer window.

The Brazil international is in the final year of his contract with the Paris-based club and it is looking highly unlikely that he will be rewarded an extension in the near future.

Therefore, the report stated that Milan’s representatives have already started negotiations with the player’s camp for a possible summer move.

The 35-year-old has spent three seasons with Milan from 2009 to 2012 before making a move to PSG in a deal worth of €42 million.

During his days at the San Siro, the centre-back represented the Milan-based club in 119 matches in all competitions where he has managed to score six goals and provided two assists.

Silva has represented PSG in 308 matches in all competitions where he has managed to score 17 goals and provided five assists.

Reports: Clubs waiting for CAS verdict before calling on Premier League to strip Manchester City of domestic titles

Clubs are waiting for a final decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) before the asking the English Premier League to strip Manchester City of domestic titles. The Manchester-based club have been barred from taking part in the European club competitions for two years from 2020-21 season and were also asked to pay fines of €30 million for ‘breaching’ Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Following the decision, City instantly issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the CAS.

As per the Times cited by Sky Sports, clubs are now waiting for the decision from the CAS before making a call to Premier League to strip Man City of domestic titles.

It was reported earlier that following the verdict, Premier League have also initiated investigations and the current English champions are now expecting to face points deduction if found guilty of the FFP breaches.

It is believed that City are found guilty of providing statements where the sponsorship revenue from 2012 to 2016 was overstated.

City are currently going through a tough campaign on the pitch as well where they are 25 points behind leaders Liverpool in the league campaign and now face 13-time European champions Real Madrid in the round-of-16 clash in the UEFA Champions League.

Former Liverpool star opens up about UEFA’s strong verdict against Manchester City

Former Liverpool star midfielder Steven Gerrard has admitted that he wants to ‘wait and see’ the outcome of Manchester City’s appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the recent verdict from UEFA. The Manchester-based club have been barred from taking part in the European club competitions for two years from 2020-21 season and were also asked to pay fines of €30 million for ‘breaching’ Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Following the decision, City instantly issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the CAS.

Gerrard, who is currently managing Scottish side Rangers, while talking to the reporters as cited by Sportbible, expressed his opinion regarding the matter by saying: “We will wait and see. From a UEFA point of view, it is a real strong sentence or punishment. I’m sure they will appeal so we will wait and see what the outcome is on that. Then we will see whether the Premier League act from there.”

He added: “I will give you a comment once I know that the Premier League decide to do. But if you look at the severity of the punishment from UEFA, something has gone badly wrong. So I’m really interested to see the outcome of that. Until I get the punishment from the Premier League, I won’t comment. But I’m really, really interested in it… for obvious reasons.”

Reports: Pep Guardiola holds discussion with players about his Manchester City future

English Premier League giants Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola has reassured his players that he will be managing the club next season. The 49-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Manchester-based club in the recent past after UEFA’s verdict which barred the club from appearing in European competitions for two seasons along with a very hefty fine worth of €30 million for ‘breaching’ Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

City have already issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

It was still widely speculated that Guardiola might leave the club in the summer if the ban is upheld and one of his possible destinations is Serie A giants Juventus who have been linked with him in the summer of 2019 as well.

However, as per the Sun, Guardiola has assured his players in a meeting that he will not going to leave the club regardless of the appeal’s outcome in the CAS and went on to say that he will be managing City even if they are demoted to third-tier in English football.

“Whatever league we are in, I will still be here,” he said. “Even if they put us in League Two, I will still be here. This is a time for sticking together.”

Former Italy striker opens up about Pep Guardiola’s possible move to Serie A in summer

Italy’s legendary striker Alessandro Del Piero has admitted that it will be ‘interesting’ to see English Premier League giants Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola working in the Serie A. The 49-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Manchester-based club in the recent past after UEFA’s verdict which barred the club from appearing in European competitions for two seasons along with a very hefty fine worth of €30 million for ‘breaching’ Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

City have already issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

However, it is still widely expected that Guardiola might leave the club in the summer if the ban is upheld and one of his possible destinations is Serie A giants Juventus who have been linked with him in the summer of 2019 as well.

Del Piero, who himself has spent nearly two decades with the Turin-based club and scored 290 goals in 706 appearances, while talking to Sky Sports News as cited by Football-Italia, expressed his opinion that Guardiola is a ‘good’ fit for every big club in Europe.

“I think Guardiola is a good fit for every club for what he did in the past and what he is doing now,” he said. “He won in Germany, he won in Spain and now I guess what’s missing is Italy and France. It could be really interesting to see him in Italy, definitely. This summer will be a hot summer, also in football.”

Reports: Arsenal star faces uncertain future after not satisfying Mikel Arteta with work rate during mid-season training camp

English Premier League giants Arsenal’s young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is facing an uncertain future after it is revealed that manager Mikel Arteta is unhappy with the player’s work rate during the mid-season training camp. The Gunners are going through a tough campaign on the domestic front where they are placed on the 10th position of the league table, six-behind fourth-placed Chelsea who also have a game in hand.

The North London-based club are looking to overhaul their squad under manager Mikel Arteta who is still going through the process of getting to know his new players.

As per English tabloid Daily Mirror, Arteta is unpleased with the attitude of Guendouzi during the recently concluded two-week summer break where Arsenal trained in Dubai.

The report further stated that because of this purpose, the 20-year-old did not take part in the league match against Newcastle on Sunday.

Guendouzi is highly rated in the football community and has attracted interest from a number of top clubs in Europe in the past.

The French U21 international has been with Arsenal since the summer of 2018 when he moved from Ligue 1 side FC Lorient for a reported transfer fee of €8 million.

Since then, the central midfielder has represented his current club in 77 matches in all competitions where he has managed to score a single goal and provided five assists as well.

Reports: La Liga giants eye move for Manchester City star after UEFA Champions League two-year ban

Spanish La Liga club Atletico Madrid are eyeing a surprise move for English Premier League giants Manchester City’s veteran striker Sergio Aguero in the summer transfer window. The Manchester-based club have been barred from taking part in the European club competitions for two years from 2020-21 season and were also asked to pay fines of €30 million for ‘breaching’ the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Following the decision, City instantly issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

However, as per Spanish outlet AS cited by Sportmole, Atletico are monitoring the developing situation in Manchester very closely and are eager to sign the Argentina international in the summer transfer window if City’s European ban is upheld by the CAS.

Aguero has spent five seasons with Atletico before making a move to City in the summer of 2011 for a reported transfer fee of €40 million.

During his stay in the Spanish capital, Aguero has scored 100 times and provided 46 assists in 230 appearances for Los Rojiblancos.

The 31-year-old is the most successful striker in the history of the Manchester-based club as he has managed to score 252 goals and provided 72 assists in 363 appearances for his current club.

Reports: Pep Guardiola makes future decision if Manchester City’s two-year UEFA Champions League ban upheld

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

English Premier League giants Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola will leave the club if their two-year UEFA Champions League ban is upheld. The Manchester-based club have been barred from taking part in the European club competitions for two years from 2020-21 season for ‘breaching’ the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Following the decision, City instantly issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Since the verdict announced, there has been speculation regarding the future of few high-profile players alongside manager Pep Guardiola.

There were rumours recently that the former Bayern Munich manager might end up staying in order to show loyalty towards his current club but as per Talksport, contrary to earlier reports, Guardiola will leave the club in the summer if the decision in the CAS will go against City.

The 49-year-old has been with the current Premier League champions since the summer of 2016 after leaving the German Bundesliga giants.

Since then, Guardiola has been a real sensation for City as he guided his team to 158 wins in just 213 matches in all competitions, which included two Premier League, two League Cup and one FA Cup titles.

5 favourites to lift title at ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup is set to begin in less than a week’s time where teams will give their all to achieve the ultimate glory. Australia, who are the hosts of this mega event, are also defending their crown in front of their home crowd.

The tournament—which comprises of 23 matches—will begin from February 20 with the match between the home side and India in Sydney whereas the final will be played on March 8, 2020, at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Here we are bringing you a list of five teams who will start the tournament as favourites to go all the way to lift the title come March 8th in Melbourne.

India

India women’s team is a formidable force at the highest level but they are yet to register their maiden triumph at a major global event despite achieving a lot of success over the course of last decade. India’s best performance at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is their qualification in the semifinals three times—in 2009, 2010 and 2018—but they are yet to qualify for the final of the tournament. Overall, India’s record in the mega-event is a decent one where they have a win percentage of 50 with 13 victories in 26 outings.

West Indies

West Indies women’s team is being termed by many as a force who always deliver more than what is expected of them. The Caribbean side lifted the title in the 2016 edition against all odds by defeating favourites Australia in the final by an eight-wicket margin in Kolkata. Overall, Windies have an impressive record in the tournament’s history as they have a win percentage of 62.96 with 17 victories in 27 outings.

New Zealand

New Zealand women’s team is a force to be reckoned with but just like their men’s counterparts, they have not managed to get over the line when it mattered the most. It is being widely termed that they are the best team in women’s cricket to have not being able to lift a major trophy until now. The Black Caps have finished runners up five times in mega-events and two of those occasions came in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup—in 2009 and 2010—where they were defeated by England and Australia. Overall, Kiwis have a more than impressive record in the competition with a win percentage of 71.42 after 20 victories in just 28 outings.

England

England women’s team will enter the contest as second-favourites to lift the title due to their heroics in the 50-over format where they are the current world champions. In the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, England have a more than decent record where they have the second-best win percentage of 74.13. The team from Europe went on to lift the title in the 2009 edition when they defeated New Zealand by six wickets to win the first-ever ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Australia

Australian are by far the best most successful team in the history of women’s cricket across all formats. They are the defending champions as they defeated England in the final of the tournament’s previous edition by an eight-wicket margin in 2018. Australia have also won the title four times—most by any team—and have the best win percentage of 76.56 as well.

Manchester City star drops big hint regarding his future after two-year UEFA Champions League ban

English Premier League giants Manchester City’s star winger Bernardo Silva has expressed his desire to rejoin his former club Benfica in the future. The Manchester-based club are going through a tough phase as they have been banned from taking part in any European club competition for ‘serious breaches’ of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules by UEFA.

Following the decision, City instantly issued a statement where they claimed that they will be appealing against the verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Since the verdict, there has been speculation in the media that few high-profile players alongside manager Pep Guardiola might end up leaving the club if the ban is upheld by the CAS.

And now Silva, while talking to Eleven Sports as cited by Record, reiterated his desire to rejoin his former club in the future by saying: “I have already said it several times: I have this emptiness of having left a little early, so I think I will come back. If they want me there, I think I will come back.”

The comment will not go down well amongst the fans of the current Premier League champions who are already worried about the future of their club.

Silva has been at City since the summer of 2017 when he moved from French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco for a reported transfer fee of €50 million.

Reports: Manchester United line up replacement for blockbuster summer signing

English Premier League giants Manchester United have already lined up a replacement of summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The Manchester-based club are going through a tough campaign where they are currently placed on the ninth position of the league table with 35 points, six-behind fourth-placed Chelsea with just 13 matches left in the campaign.

The 22-year-old is having a hard time adjusting to life at the Old Trafford ever since his summer move.

Therefore, as per English tabloid Daily Mail, United have now lost patience with Wan-Bissaka and have already turned their attention towards Norwich’s full-back Max Aarons who they would like to sign in the next transfer window.

The 20-year-old has emerged as one of the best young full-backs in the country after managing to score a single goal in 25 appearances for Norwich.

However, United are likely to face stiff competition from their league rivals Tottenham Hotspur who are also interested in signing the player.

Wan-Bissaka has joined United in the summer of 2019 from league rivals Crystal Palace for a reported transfer fee of €55 million.

Since then, the England U21 international has represented his current club in 29 matches in all competitions where he has only managed to provide a solitary assist.