Real Madrid's plan to tempt Arsenal into selling Gabriel Martinelli

Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Arsenal wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli – and they have reportedly hatched a plan to get their man. Martinelli has burst onto the scene since his move from lowly Brazilian club Ituano for just £5million last summer. The 18-year-old is attracting interest from the world's top clubs after bagging 10 goals in all competitions so far in his debut campaign. But Los Blancos

Olympic Committee slammed by its own member over Tokyo 2020 decision

International Olympic Committee member Hayley Wickenheiser has hammered the organisation for pressing ahead with plans to stage the Games this summer. The IOC held a teleconference meeting yesterday with the leading sporting organisations to discuss what to do about the coronavirus pandemic that has ruined the sporting calendar. It released a statement afterwards, insisting the Games in Tokyo in July and August would still take place as normal. But Wickenheiser

Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev: Eddie Hearn reveals potential new date for Tottenham clash

Anthony Joshua’s homecoming against Kubrat Pulev could be delayed until July, his promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed. Joshua is currently scheduled to defend his unified heavyweight titles against the Bulgarian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20. The outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent banning of mass gatherings, however, has put the fight in major danger of being postponed. The British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to cancel

Coronavirus hit Match of the Day returns from Gary Lineker's kitchen

Coronavirus has decimated the football season and left distraught fans with no Match of the Day to occupy their Saturday evenings, but help is on the way. The staple soccer show, which has been running since 1964, has been replaced with Mrs. Brown boys but MOTD is set to temporarily rebrand itself as a podcast named Match of the Day: Top 10. The Premier League is currently suspended until April

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths vows to return 'leaner and meaner' after coronavirus shutdown

Leigh Griffiths has vowed to come back “leaner and meaner” once Celtic re-emerge from the coronavirus shutdown. The Hoops striker has battled his way back into Neil Lennon’s line-up following a difficult period off the pitch. Lennon has found a way to accommodate both Griffiths and top-scorer Odsonne Edouard in his team and the Scotland international has pulled his weight in the final third, contributing eight goals since Celtic returned from

Man Utd may have secret reason for signing Odion Ighalo permanently in transfer window

Who would have thought on transfer deadline day that Odion Ighalo would be worthy of the Manchester United jersey? Not many did, with everybody quick to write off the 30-year-old as a has-been – having spent the last three years in China. But, now, the Red Devils striker appears increasingly likely to stay at Old Trafford permanently. On transfer deadline day, Ed Woodward was a busy man. He had been

Jurgen Klopp's impact on Liverpool hailed by Pep Lijnders

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders believes the impossible pursuit of perfection has driven the club to their current position as the Premier League’s best. The Reds have run away with the Premier League this season, dropping just five points in 29 matches as they opened up a 25-point gap over defending champions Manchester City before the suspension of all football due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their quest for a first

How to claim Euro 2020 ticket refunds after Uefa move tournament to 2021 due to coronavirus

Euro 2020 is off and Uefa have moved to switch it to 2021 due to the coronavirus. The move should boost the chances of Europe’s domestic leagues finishing their campaigns. Uefa’s desire, which also hinges on their own tournaments, the Champions League and Europa League, is for club football to come to a conclusion by 30 June. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Tyson Fury ignores coronavirus warnings and heads to pub on St Patrick's Day

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury ignored an unofficial pub ban to grab a pint on St Patrick’s Day at his local. The WBC title holder is recovering at home in Morecambe after his epic win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas last month. But since Fury has returned to the UK, coronavirus has forced the country into lockdown as authorities try to arrest the spread of the virus. Read the latest

Busuttin: Tagaloa ready to peak in Slipper

Trent Busuttin says Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa is ready to produce the best run of his career in the Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Tagaloa is a $5 favourite with TAB fixed odds as he tries to become the first horse since Sepoy in 2011 to complete the Blue Diamond Stakes and Golden Slipper double. Five horses have completed the double but before Sepoy was the first