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  1. Jack Grealish's £80m move to Manchester United is still expected to go through this summer despite him breaking lockdown guidelines - but the club are monitoring events with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on maintaining discipline. (Daily Mail) Jack Grealish's £70m Manchester United transfer could be off after he defied the government's strict lockdown orders. (The Sun)
  2. Transfer Talk 2020 All transfer talk for 2020 to be placed and discussed in here. Please make sure you state your source (with a link where possible) otherwise your post may be removed.
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    Daily Mail The Premier League is working on an ambitious plan to restart the season behind closed doors on the first weekend of May with a scheduled finish date of Sunday, July 12. Premier League clubs are reconsidering plans to replace their pitches this summer, which could result in poor surfaces next season. Jack Grealish's £80m move to Manchester United is still expected to go through this summer despite him breaking lockdown guidelines - but the club are monitoring events with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on maintaining discipline. PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has said the union oppose a blanket wage deferral for players, fearing clubs will try to cash in on the coronavirus crisis. Inter Milan are reportedly set to turn down the chance to extend Alexis Sanchez's loan deal following what has been a disappointing season in Italy for the Manchester United player. Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of Manuel Neuer, with the experienced goalkeeper having turned down the offer of a new contract at Bayern Munich. Erling Haaland could not hide his smile as he and his Borussia Dortmund team-mates returned to the training ground on Monday. Billy Joe Saunders' £6m showdown with Canelo Alvarez is in doubt as he faces up to possible one-year ban after having his licence suspended for showing men how to hit female partners during coronavirus lockdown. The Sun Jack Grealish's £70m Manchester United transfer could be off after he defied the government's strict lockdown orders. Willian says he would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he ends up quitting Chelsea with Tottenham reportedly interested. Formula One bosses have been forced to scrap the sport's 70th birthday party due to the coronavirus. Daily Mirror Liverpool have made it definitively clear there is zero interest in bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield. Talks between Premier League officials took place to try and get the league trophy in the hands of Liverpool before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier League games are likely to go ahead behind closed doors when football resumes with authorities looking to ensure fans don't miss out. UEFA will make a decision on whether Champions League matches can be rescheduled - just days after the organisation's president admitted the season could be lost. Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has been instructed to snub Man Utd interest by club legend Steve Bull. Daily Telegraph Inter Milan are poised to reject the chance to extend Manchester United forward Alexis Sánchez's loan deal at the San Siro following his injury-hit season in Italy. Everton are confident of beating Arsenal and Chelsea to Lille's Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes when the transfer window opens. The Rugby Football Union is facing the prospect of a further major financial blow because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak after Rugby Australia warned it may be forced to cancel the Wallabies' tour of Europe in November. Burnley manager Sean Dyche has given his tentative backing to the prospect of the remaining 92 Premier League games being played behind closed doors during a televised "World Cup style" event this summer. The Times The group bidding to take control of Newcastle United are seeking to lower the asking price in light of the huge uncertainty in football because of coronavirus. Joe Root, the England captain, expects talks over a temporary pay cut for the country's top cricketers to take place as soon as the sport faces up to the impact of a heavily disrupted season. The postponed Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is threatening an unprecedented calendar clash with other sports the following year. Red Bull's head of driver development has revealed that he wanted to set up a camp so all his drivers could catch coronavirus before the Formula One season eventually gets under way. The All England Club is among the governing bodies considering a support for lower-ranked players who are facing financial hardship because of the suspension of professional tennis. Phil Mickelson has sent Twitter into a frenzy by saying he is "working on" a reprise of his megabucks match with Tiger Woods. The Rugby Australia chief executive has cast doubt over their European Tests in the Autumn.
  4. And Collymore. In a time when mental health is a big issue you would think people would think twice before jumping on someone's back. Yes he did wrong, admitted it and has been punished (with possible further punishment to follow) but to constantly make personal digs at a man who is probably living alone, who has had is world turned upside down probably isn't the best things to do. You would have thought after the Caroline Flack incident people would think first.
  5. Well he has apologised. He has been punished - just needs to keep his head down now and do all his talking on the football pitch moving forward.
  6. I don't think it will effect E-Sports. I think you will benefit from this as more people are stuck in their homes craving some kind of sport. As i said, if it doesn't take off during these current hard times, I don't see it ever taking off. Now is the time to jump in my opinion.
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    Monday 30th March Daily Star Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of landing Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez this summer in a club-record £135m deal. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he is a target for the Spanish club this summer - albeit not a priority signing. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly prioritising a new defensive midfielder in the upcoming transfer market, as he believes it will allow Gunners fans the opportunity to see the best of Mesut Ozil. Chelsea and Tottenham will reportedly battle it out to sign Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the summer. Manchester City chiefs have reportedly identified up to six candidates that could replace Pep Guardiola as manager. Daily Telegraph A proposed £340 m takeover of Newcastle United appears to have moved a step closer, with the Premier League having been informed of a bid led by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Premier League clubs are preparing for a "mini pre-season" lasting a minimum of two weeks before returning to competitive action when the football returns after the coronavirus crisis. The Football Association is ready to open Wembley Stadium to the National Health Service as sport mobilises to offer its iconic venues to the fight against coronavirus. The Independant The Premier League has developed plans for clubs to play televised games in isolated "World Cup-style" camps in the midlands and London over June and July, in order to try and finish the 2019/20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Times UEFA is drawing up plans to finish this season in August and have shortened competitions next season in order to minimise the devastating effect of the coronavirus on European football. The Premier League is continuing its investigation into alleged breaches of financial fair play by Manchester City despite football shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Daily Mail Real Madrid have declared midfielder Fede Valverde almost unsellable with a staggering reported £448million release clause after interest from Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo chose to join Manchester United in 2003 because every other club that was interested in signing the winger wanted to loan him back to Sporting Lisbon, his agent Jorge Mendes has revealed. Real Madrid are prepared to battle Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to secure the signing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer. Manny Pacquiao has revealed he has tested negative for coronavirus after the eight-division boxing world champion came into contact with a politician who had contracted the disease. The Sun Aaron Ramsey is set to join Manchester United in a Paul Pogba swap deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a big fan of the Juventus star, reports claim. Leeds star Kalvin Phillips has delivered a big blow to Jose Mourinho by insisting he wants to stay at Elland Road for the rest of his career. West Ham may have to play in front of retracted stands and an athletics track if the Premier League season is extended, with the Anniversary Games set for July 4 and 5 at the London Stadium. West Ham could swoop for controversial Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite. Daily Mirror Premier League stars could be put under a strict quarantine lockdown in hotels for a month as English football authorities want to squeeze the remaining games into a confined time frame during June. Manchester United's hopes of signing Odion Ighalo on a permanent deal have been given a boost after his parent club Shanghai Shenhua reportedly identified his replacement. The Serie A season could be cancelled on Monday as the coronavirus crisis shows no sign of loosening its grip.
  8. avstu

    Paper Talk

    Paper Talk During the pandemic, i will post all paper talk regarding other football teams in this thread.
  9. Robbie, I think more and more people will still to rely on E-Sports during the current pandemic. Ultimately it will depend how much this effects the world to how effective this can be come moving forward. If it doesn't take off now, I can see it being forgotten about once normal sport resumes.
  10. avstu

    COVID-19

    Without doubt. But i guess now isnt the time to talk about this. Hopefully they are all rewarded once this is over. May I also say, Jenny (NHS women) - unsure of her last name, has been brilliant in the daily press-conference. She takes no crap from the journalists and doesn't shy away from correcting them. She doesn't shy away from answering any questions and always speaks very clearly. She has been by far the best person - including the prime minister - on these daily updates.
  11. avstu

    Lock-down

    Lock-down What is everyone doing to keep occupied during lock down?
  12. The West Midlands Police released a statement saying that there was an incident where a white land rover hit a car, the person in question then knocked on a door, left contact information before leaving the scene. This suggests to me that Jack wasn't drinking as reported as is guilty of being out when he shouldn't be. Either way - whatever IF, he is guilty of anything - he deserves all the crap coming his way. There is no excuse anymore - he is old enough. Police statement: “We were called just before 10am to reports that a Range Rover had crashed into two parked cars in the street. “The driver left his details with a member of the public at the scene before leaving on foot. “He will be spoken to by police in due course. Minor damage was caused to the parked vehicles. Officers are investigating and anyone with information has been asked to get in touch." I don't think someone who has been drinking would have left his details.
  13. avstu

    COVID-19

    I don't know about anyone else but the applause where I live was - well amazing. I hope once we come out the otherside of this we award and thank these key workers in some way.
  14. avstu

    COVID-19

    It was the right thing to do. Just a shame there are still some idiots out there that don't take this serious.
  15. You need to plan right and make changes at the right time. So I would have done the same things up until the summer. I would have signed the same way the club did with 2-3 proven signings thrown in there. Dean Smith would never have been given a new four year deal either. I would have let him keep his job until things started going against us. I probably would have sacked him and looked for someone else just before the January window personally. Suso would have been sacked by now also.
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