LATEST – FA FINES MAN CITY £35,000 OVER PLAYERS’ MISCONDUCT DURING LIVERPOOL CLASH (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Man City have been fined £35,000 by the English FA for their players’ behaviour during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on March 19. The club admitted to a misconduct charge for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. It followed an incident “in or around the 50th minute“, when referee Michael Oliver awarded Liverpool a penalty. Both Gael Clichy, who was penalized for a raised boot on Roberto Firmino, and David Silva were booked after Oliver pointed to the spot. James Milner scored from the spot, with Sergio Aguero equalizing on 69 minutes.

 

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti used Instagram to accept an apology from L’Equipe. According to Verratti, he holds no grudges having accepted an apology from the French publication which made inaccurate claims about him and team-mate Blaise Matuidi. L’Equipe claimed both men partied two days before PSG’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Barcelona which sent the French giants crashing out of the Champions League 6-5 on aggregate.

 

Bayern Munich are seeking Alexis Sanchez as the man to kick-start their bid to compete directly with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Chile international is out of contract in 2018 and, after talks over an extension with Arsenal were put on hold, Carlo Ancelotti could swoop to bring him to the Bundesliga.

 

Chelsea are confident they will sign 15-year-old Rangers midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is attracting interest from other clubs.

 

Louis van Gaal could return to football, with the Netherlands open to working with the former Man United manager following the sacking of national boss Danny Blind.

 

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, has revealed he initially wanted to join Marseille instead of Leicester City in 2015.

 

Arsenal are considering a €15 million (£13m) bid for Sporting and Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio. The 29-year-old won Euro 2016 with his country last summer and is also on Marseille’s list of potential targets between the posts. The Gunners are looking to line up a replacement for Petr Cech, 34.

 

Erik Lamela could be set for a return to Italy with Inter keen on bringing the Argentine back to Serie A. The Tottenham forward, who is currently sidelined with a hip injury, previously spent two years in Italy with Roma and the Nerazzurri are considering a move for the 25-year-old.

 

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are both tailing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Chelsea and Liverpool both hold an interest from England, but it is considered that the quick and technical Frenchman is better suited to La Liga, where Atletico had a €25 million bid turned down last summer.

 

With Newcastle on the verge of a return to the Premier League, they will look to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea. Rafa Benitez is ready to spend £15 million to get his man, who had been tipped to go to one of Europe’s biggest sides by manager Paul Clement.

 

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has refused to rule himself out of the running to replace Arsene Wenger as manager of the Gunners.

 

Man United are prepared to meet Neymar’s £173m release clause and are willing to pay the 25-year-old striker £416,000 per week if he joins them from Barcelona this summer.

 

Premier League leaders Chelsea are open to letting midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, join Real Madrid this summer.

 

Southampton are preparing a £20m bid for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 27, who has impressed during his loan spell at Crystal Palace.

 

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, met Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a Paris hotel last year, but turned down a move to the Gunners. He has now reportedly agreed to join Chelsea.

 

Everton are looking at 21-year-old Orlando City striker Cyle Larin as they search for a potential replacement for 23-year-old forward Romelu Lukaku, who is refusing to sign a new contract.

 

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 33, insists he is happy at the Etihad, despite rumours that Man City are looking to replace him.

 

Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, 21, admits there is a “50-50” chance he will leave the club this summer. Meyer has been linked with Tottenham.

 

Man United are discussing a deal for 15-year-old midfielder Will Vint, the son of Everton’s academy director.

 

Winger Franck Ribery, 33, claims he rejected offers from Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid before committing his long-term future to Bayern Munich.

 

England manager Gareth Southgate says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was the first player he went to see after getting the job permanently, but the 24-year-old had already decided to play for Ivory Coast.

 

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley, 37, says he “really panicked” when he lost feeling in his foot while playing for Northern Ireland just two days after Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman broke his leg.

 

Man United could be without seven first-team players when they host West Brom on Saturday.  Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Ander Herrera are suspended, while defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini, and striker Wayne Rooney are nursing injuries.

 

Tottenham fans have started an online petition calling for former midfielder Darren Anderton to be given a testimonial – 13 years after he left the club.

 

Everton are asking football fans from around the world to send in their well wishes to defender Seamus Coleman, who suffered a horrific leg break while on international duty. The club wants fans to send their messages via email, social media, or by mailing a card or letter.

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