Friday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
ATLETICO MADRID: Antoine Griezmann has hinted that he now plans to stay at Atletico Madrid following news that Manchester United have cooled their interest.
– Atletico have reacted angrily to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) rejection of their appeal of a transfer ban imposed by FIFA, saying they feel “discriminated against” by an “unfair ruling” which causes “irreparable damage” to their club.
MAN UNITED: Manchester United are set to reveal next week if Zlatan Ibrahimovic is staying at Old Trafford.
– Former United captain Bryan Robson believes Jose Mourinho should try to bring Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford this summer.
BARCELONA: A theme park carrying Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s name is to launch in China, it has been confirmed.
ARSENAL: Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes the current squad is not good enough to win the Premier League and will see Arsene Wenger’s long reign “end in tears.”
– Martin Keown has told BBC Radio 5 Live that the club would be right to sell star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez if they don’t sign new contracts.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool are continuing to negotiate with Roma over the transfer of Mohamed Salah, while they are also keeping a close eye on Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, sources have told ESPN FC.
MAN CITY: Yaya Toure will stay with Manchester City for another season after signing a one-year contract extension.
REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping Real Madrid teammate James Rodriguez remains at the Bernabeu, but says he would understand if the midfielder chose to leave the club.
ARGENTINA: Jorge Sampaoli has officially been named Argentina’s new manager.
CHELSEA: The Premier League paid champions Chelsea nearly £151 million in broadcast fees and prize money last season, up almost £58m on the sum Leicester received for winning the title a year ago.
LYON: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says the collapse of Alexandre Lacazette’s move to Atletico Madrid is “good and bad news” for his club, amid reports that Manchester United are weighing up making an offer for the striker.
AC MILAN: Andrea Belotti’s Premier League suitors risk missing out on the Torino striker with AC Milan planning a bid for the 23-year-old, sources in Italy have told ESPN FC.
PSG: Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has said Paris Saint-Germain are one of Europe’s top clubs and deserve to play in a Champions League final.
BAYERN MUNICH: Renato Sanches has been named as one of the flops of the Bundesliga season by Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus.
AJAX: Ajax have re-signed their former striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on a one-year contract after his departure from German side Schalke.
MEXICO: Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland understudies were handed a lesson in international football as rampant Mexico powered their way to a 3-1 victory at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
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