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Harry Kane: Tottenham striker nearing return to first-team training

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is closing in on a return to first-team training and expects to be ready for action when the Premier League resumes. The England captain has been out since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day and underwent surgery in January. Coronavirus latest How PL clubs are helping the community With the Premier League suspended until at least April 30 due

Aston Villa's Pepe Reina self-isolating after suffering coronavirus symptoms

Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes he has just overcome coronavirus. The former Spain international is self-isolating after becoming ill last week. The United Kingdom is on lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus and Reina suspects he had it despite not being tested. “Last week it was my turn to go through the bug,” he told Spanish radio station Cope. “It has been a different week, of taking

Sam Allardyce feels for Liverpool but thinks Premier League season won't finish

Former England boss Sam Allardyce believes the season will have to be cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic, even though it will be “very sad” for Liverpool. The Premier League are set to resume talks about the impact of the pandemic at its next clubs meeting on April 3, with all elite football in the UK currently postponed until at least April 30. But after Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Odion Ighalo set for Manchester United loan extension

Odion Ighalo’s loan deal with Manchester United ends on May 31 and it will likely be extended to June 30 due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Ighalo’s parent club, Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, expect the player to return after his loan stay at Old Trafford finishes. The 30-year-old joined up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign in January, having made a transfer deadline

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

This season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed. EPCR announced last week the quarter-finals of both competitions, which were set to take to place on the weekend of April 3-5, were to be postponed and they have now taken the decision to suspend the semi-finals (May 1-3) and finals in Marseille on May

MNF Retro: Why Liverpool failed to progress in early 2000s

Liverpool failed to challenge seriously for Premier League titles in the early 2000s because of their transfer policy, insist Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. In a special edition of Monday Night Football, both Carragher and Neville looked back on Liverpool’s 4-3 defeat by Leeds in November 2000, a season where Gerard Houllier’s side in fact won three trophies: the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup. Though Neville admits he

FA WSL: Chelsea to sign Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Melanie Leupolz

Chelsea Women have agreed a deal to sign Germany international Melanie Leupolz from Bayern Munich. The midfielder, who was part of the Germany squad that won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics, has agreed pre-contract terms over a three-year deal to join Chelsea in the summer. Leupolz, who has won two league titles with Bayern and captained the team for two seasons, believes Chelsea is the perfect fit for her.

Timo Werner future undecided, says RB Leipzig sporting director

Timo Werner’s future has not yet been decided, says RB Leipzig’s sporting director, despite strong speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool. The German striker is reportedly a key transfer target for Jurgen Klopp, having scored 27 goals in 36 games this season. Werner: Liverpool move would suit me Werner unsure over PL move Transfer Centre LIVE! Werner admitted he would be attracted to a move to Anfield last

Steve Diamond: Sale Sharks wage cuts show rugby has the right spirit

Steve Diamond says Sale Sharks staff’s acceptance of a pay cut reflects rugby union’s “great ethos” in times of adversity. The Premiership club announced the measures at the weekend in response to the sport’s shutdown as the UK battles to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. The wage reduction of 25 per cent is the same as that imposed on staff at Wasps and Worcester, while Saracens have also

Slaven Bilic interview: West Brom boss on Championship adventure

Slaven Bilic had offers from all over the world last summer but he chose West Bromwich Albion. His return to English football was styled as unfinished business. The man himself spoke of the Championship being on his bucket list. That is not how everyone, West Brom included, sees England’s second tier. It is a league most are in a hurry to leave. Bilic looks set to do just that if