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England boss Gareth Southgate takes 30% pay cut

April 6, 2020

England manager Gareth Southgate has taken a 30% pay cut as the Football Association considers the government’s furlough scheme as a contingency plan during the coronavirus pandemic. Southgate reportedly earns £3m a year and is one of the FA’s highest earners who has agreed to the reduction as they seek to deal with the ongoing […]

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Serie A players’ association reject ‘unmanageable’ pay cut proposal

April 6, 2020

The Italian soccer players’ association on Monday rejected a proposal from Serie A clubs to reduce salaries by a third if the season does not resume, describing the proposal as unmanageable. The Italian league announced that the guideline austerity measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs, with Juventus exempted as they had […]

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Mount relishing chance to play alongside Ziyech

April 6, 2020

Mason Mount is excited at the prospect of working with ‘world-class’ Hakim Ziyech once he completes his move from Ajax to Chelsea. Ziyech is Frank Lampard’s first signing after agreeing on a £37million move in February. Once he arrives at Stamford Bridge this summer, it’s likely that he will be deployed on either flank or […]

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Ronaldo set to become first ever billion dollar footballer this season

April 5, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become the first footballer to reach the $1bn mark in total career earnings by the end of the season according to a report. The Portuguese footballer would join the likes of Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather to become the third active athlete to reach the landmark figure. He will be […]

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Barca set Philippe Coutinho asking price

April 5, 2020

A report from the Evening Standard suggests that Barcelona will only discuss with teams who are willing to part with between £70 to 80 million ($85 to 98 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The two teams that have been linked with the Brazil international thus far are Manchester United and Chelsea.  It appears that the move […]

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Rooney – PL footballers being made scapegoats with wage cut demands

April 5, 2020

Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has criticized the UK government and the Premier League for making footballers scapegoats amid demands of a 30% pay cut across the board. Rooney who now plays for Championship side Derby County wrote in a column in today’s Sunday Times, stating his belief that “how the past few days have […]

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PFA says players must share financial burden during coronavirus pandemic

April 2, 2020

The Professional Footballers’ Association agrees that players must share the financial burden during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the case after Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged Premier League stars to take a pay cut. Premier League and League Two clubs have already placed non-playing staff on furlough leave under the coronavirus job retention scheme of […]

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Fabregas names best managers he’s worked with, excludes Guardiola

April 2, 2020

Cesc Fabregas has excluded Pep Guardiola from the list of the best managers he’s worked with, although the likes of Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger made the cut. The Spaniard rose to the limelight at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger after leaving Barcelona’s La Masia as a 16-year-old. He returned to Barcelona in 2011 in a […]

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Barca reduce Rakitic asking price ahead of summer transfer window

April 2, 2020

Reports are rife that Barcelona have reduced the asking price for Ivan Rakitic to €20 million as his current contract will expire in a year. Therefore, the best time to sell him will be in this calendar and not waiting for the arrival of the winter transfer window. READ: Premier League and EFL talks on season […]

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Premier League and EFL talks on season resumption and player wages to continue

April 1, 2020

The Premier League and the EFL have released a joint statement along with the League Managers Association (LMA) and PFA after proceedings of a meeting held earlier today regarding the challenges faced by the game due to the coronavirus pandemic. The statement reiterated that top-flight and EFL football will not resume until it is safe and appropriate. […]

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