LEEDS' deal for Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance has reportedly collapsed in a blow for Marcelo Bielsa's men.
Meanwhile Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius is heading to Tottenham on loan, with a view to a permanent switch.
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“And for the first few days I was absolutely shattered, wanting to go to sleep every minute of the day. It was a very tiring experience for me.
“I do enjoy my bike, I’ve been back out this week and that does seem to help.
“I think because of that little bit of extra fitness, I managed to keep it away from my chest and lungs.
“It just makes you even more aware how careful you are.
“I'm getting a bit paranoid like that – I'm going around even my own house two or three times a day doing the surfaces and handles.”
A fit and healthy Neil Warnock said that football became irrelevant as he battled “do or die” coronavirus.
After watching the last two games from home in self-isolation, the Middlesbrough boss will be back in the dugout at home to Barnsley on Saturday.
Warnock said: “When you’ve got something like I had, your only thought is getting better – you don’t worry about football.
“Football becomes irrelevant. The result is not do or die, whereas this virus is.
“I was very fortunate I didn’t get anything on my chest. I started with a little niggly throat and then lost my sense of taste and smell…
Michael Cuisance's move to Leeds appears to be OFF in a huge blow to Marcelo Bielsa's plans.
The Elland Road chief had appeared to be on the brink of landing the Bayern Munich midfielder in a major summer coup.
Bayen chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge even said his goodbyes to Cuisance on Instagram.
But now, Sky Germany have revealed the deal is OFF.
The report claims the two clubs could not come to an agreement on a fee.
Cuisance, 21, has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena.
Fans will be ordered to socially distance and wear masks in line with local regulations.
But it will not apply for any of England’s games next week or the opening Champions League or Europa League home games for English sides unless the Government relents on its current ban on attendances.
Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin said: “This is a sensible first step which puts fans’ health first and respects the laws in each country.
“Different countries have different approaches and different challenges at any given moment but 27 countries on the continent already allow fans to some extent.
“This allows a coherent approach on a country-by-country basis and not on a competition-by-competition basis which was sometimes difficult to understand for fans.”
Uefa have given the green light for fans to return – but only where national governments allow.
In a move that will add to pressure from Prem sides for a UK Government U-turn, European football’s ruling executive committee has agreed that fan numbers will be capped at 30 per cent of stadium capacity.
But there will be no away supporters allowed for now.
The change, which will apply to all competitive games under the Uefa umbrella, will come into effect from next week’s international break.
This will include the delayed Euro 2020 play-off semi-finals and the National League group stage…
CALL OF DUTY
Gareth Southgate has hit back at Jose Mourinho for publicly telling him to rest Harry Kane rather than over the phone.
The Tottenham boss had urged the England chief to go easy on his star striker over the three-match international break.
But Southgate has vented his frustration at finding out via the media rather than with a courtesy phone-call.
On naming his England squad – and with a wry smile, Southgate said: “Jose was on great form, I heard him…
“He won't phone but he will stand on the top of Tottenham's stadium and tell us, so that was good.
“I'm upset I am not one of his friends. I know [assistant manager] Steve [Holland] is, but in fairness he helped him to a title so that's understandable.”
MOI THE MERRIER
Everton flop Moivse Kean is heading back to Juventus on loan ahead of a £23million permanent deal.
The Italy striker reportedly wants to rejoin the Serie A champions ‘at any cost’ after 14 unsettled months in the Premier League.
And Italian Football TV claimed on Thursday evening a transfer “with an obligation to buy” the 20-year-old could be “finalized in the coming hours” .
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is said to have backed the deal, despite earlier suggestions club chiefs hoped to sign a replacement first.
Yet Juve have had to dig deep to fund the move as the coronavirus lockdown hit their finances hard.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to make a final bid to sign Tottenham outcast Dele Alli.
Midfielder Alli is expected to be part of the Spurs squad for the Europa League game against Maccabi Haifa.
But he has been axed from the club’s last two Premier League matches.
PSG have so far failed to reach an agreement with Spurs over bringing the star to Parc des Princes.
Now The Telegraph claim they ‘have returned for one last effort for a player whom they consider to be of the sort of quality that rarely becomes available’ on the market.
PSG want to sign Alli on a season-long loan and are willing to pay a fee for his services and have an option to buy.
NBA host Jaydee Dyer shared the vile racist abuse he faced, revealing he was called “black c**t”.
Bela Shah confirmed it was mostly “racist or sexist”, while Laura Woods claimed: “I didn't quite know how to process it.
“It was so abusive and so direct and hurtful… I didn't know what I'd done to deserve it.”
Boxing presenter Woolhouse even revealed she was sent a truly shocking message regarding her brother, who tragically died in a bus crash in Malaysia in 2014.
Through tears, she read: “That big, ugly grin… I hope you can join your brother in death soon.
“He probably killed himself trying to get away from you.”
'HATE WON'T STOP US'
Sky Sports presenters have bravely read out some of the horrific abuse they have faced online in a bid to combat trolls.
The broadcasting company shared a two-minute video of a host of their top talent recalling some of the worst abuse they've ever faced.
In a campaign to combat online abuse called 'Hate Won't Stop Us', the likes of Anna Woolhouse, Bryan Swanson and Alex Hammond opened up in a video which reveals the disturbing attacks they have faced.
Amongst the abuse, Kate Mason revealed she was told: “I hope you get Aids. S**g.”
Michelle Owen added: “I've been called a 'dumb b***h'. I was told I'd got fat and put weight on while I was pregnant.”
Sky Sports News presenter Bryan Swanson revealed he was tweeted: “F*** off you chief, pig-faced c**t.”…
THESE ARE THE CHAMPIOOOOONNNNNNSSSSS!
The Champions League group stage draw has been completed in Switzerland.
Group A – Bayern Munich, Atletico, RB Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow.
Group B – Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Inter Milan, Monchengladbach.
Group C – Porto, Man City, Olympiakos, Marseille.
Group D – Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, FC Midtjylland.
Group E – Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.
Group F – Zenit, Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.
Group G – Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvarosi TC.
Group H – Paris Saint-Germain, Man Utd, RB Leipzig, Instanbul Basaksehir.
Olympiacos will join group C alongside FC Porto and Man City!
FC Krasnodar will be joining group E alongside Sevilla and Chelsea!
Free-scoring Atalanta will join group D alongside Liverpool and Ajax!
RB Leipzig will be joining group H alongside PSG and Man Utd!
LUCAS ON TOR – EXCLUSIVE
Lucas Torreira is closing in on a move to Atletico Madrid – all-but ending his Arsenal career.
The Uruguayan midfielder is keen on a switch away from the Emirates, with his agent already in the Spanish capital.
The 24-year-old has had a frustrating time over the past year, with injuries and falling out of Mikel Arteta’s starting side.
He is now in advanced talks over a deal to Atletico, which is set to be completed by the weekend at the latest.
Diego Simeone wants to take Torreira on loan, with the option to buy him at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
The Gunners are demanding a £22m fee for the former Sampdoria ace, but are willing to come to an agreement.
Manchester City join FC Porto in group C!
FC Porto and Man City so far…
Manchester United have been drawn in group H alongside Paris Saint-Germain!
PSG and Man Utd so far…
Chelsea have been drawn in group E alongside Sevilla!
Sevilla and Chelsea so far…
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW…
All the teams from Pot 1 have been drawn…
Chelsea, Man City and Man United out any minute now…
Police revealed Anigo was suspected of “participation in a criminal association with a view to committing a crime” and “organised gang extortion”.
The investigation is understood to centre on the transfer of Lihadji, who moved to Lille from Marseille after not signing a contract at the Stade Velodrome club.
It is alleged there was the clear involvement of organised crime in the decision.
Anigo was accused privately last December by the Marseille hierarchy of seeking to use his knowledge of the club’s youngsters to entice them away before they turned professional.
Nottingham Forest have been left rocked after transfer chief Jose Anigo was arrested by French police and accused of extortion with a criminal gang.
Anigo, 59, flew to France to hand himself in to police who are probing the transfer of Marseille winger Isaac Lihadji to Lille this summer.
His journey back to face a summons came after 21 people were arrested by officers on Monday including alleged local criminal gang bosses Michel Campanella and Jean-Luc Barresi.
Anigo, a former coach and sporting director at home town club Marseille, moved to the City Ground as head of international recruitment last October…
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Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will learn their fates for the group games, which start later this month.
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West Ham's attempts to buy Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic have broken down after they failed to meet his valuation, reports say.
Sky Sports' Jim White says the Italian club wanted up to 35m euros, leading the Hammers to pull the plug.
They are still linked with a number of other players, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hans Vanaken and Vladimir Coufal.