MANCHESTER United’s next manager could face immediate restrictions on his transfer plans as the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League threatens to restrict their ability to increase the wage bill.
MANCHESTER City could look to leverage Fifa’s decision to suspend Barcelona’s transfer ban to delay any punishment they incur for possible breaches of European financial fair play (FFP) rules, experts say.
THE FOOTBALL Association yesterday hit Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with his second misconduct charge of the month, while assistant manager Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires are also set to feel the governing body’s wrath.
PREMIER League leaders Liverpool yesterday announced plans to expand the capacity at their Anfield home to 59,000.
Public consultation is scheduled this week on plans to redevelop the Anfield Road and Main Stands.
CYCLING: Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead retained her Road World Cup lead yesterday, finishing second in the Fleche Wallone race in Belgium. The 25-year-old leads Sweden’s Emma Johansson by 160 points with five races remaining.
THE FORMER team manager of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, Johan Bruyneel, believes he has been made a “scapegoat” for a series of doping scandals that have rocked the sport after being handed a 10-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agen
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho says he will seek permission from senior figures at the club to field a “reserve” team in Sunday’s top of the table clash against Liverpool to maximise their chances of reaching the Champions League final just three d
HORSE RACING: Jockey Barry Geraghty rode Shutthefrontdoor to a narrow victory in yesterday’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The Jonjo O’Neill-trained favourite beat Golden Wonder by three quarters of a length, with Saoirse Dun third.
SWIMMING: Winner of six Paralympic medals Ellie Simmonds won 400m freestyle gold on the final day of the British Para-Swimming International in Glasgow, securing qualification to August’s European Championships.
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ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger saluted a “perfect touch” from Olivier Giroud last night after the striker’s return to form helped earn his side a comeback win and reignited their Champions League charge.
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini has rallied his team ahead of tonight’s clash with bottom club Sunderland, insisting his players still believe they can catch Premier League title rivals Liverpool.