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LEEDS' deal for Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance has reportedly collapsed in a blow for Marcelo Bielsa's men.

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  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Premier League clubs will further resist an EFL bail-out after learning Championship owners are worth more than £32BILLION.

    Top-flight teams are coming under increased Government pressure to stump up the £250m EFL chairman Rick Parry says is necessary to keep his 72 clubs alive.

    But as Parry held a further meeting with Prem chief Richard Masters to thrash out a lifeline deal, the anger of club bosses has reached new levels.

    Latest figures for the 24 Championship owners, compiled from a number of financial sources, estimate the total wealth of the clubs in the upper tier of the EFL adds up to an eye-opening £32.367bn.

    One senior Premier League source told SunSport: “When you look at what the Championship owners are worth between them you have to ask why they need any money from the Premier League.”

    Elsewhere, yesterday’s Champions League draw threw up some intriguing encounters.

    Manchester United have been drawn into the Group of Death – after being joined by Paris Saint-Germain AND RB Leipzig.

    Coming out of the pot of second seeds, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been drawn into easily the toughest group of all: Group H.

    As well as facing the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, United must also take on German giants RB Leipzig if they are to progress to the knockout stages.

    Solskjaer's side will also face Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir in the 2020-21 Group of Death, with United falling to Group H thanks to a broadcasting rule involving Liverpool.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea were given one of the easier groups, facing Sevilla in Group E.

    However, Frank Lampard's side must endure a long trip to Russian side Krasnodar, while also facing Champions League debutants Rennes.

    Liverpool – the 2019 Champions League winners – take on Ajax in Group D.

    The Premier League champions will also face exciting Serie A side Atalanta and Midtjylland, in the Danish side's first-ever Champions League campaign.

    Manchester City, still desperately chasing their first Champions League crown, sit in a reasonably simple-looking Group C.

    Pep Guardiola's squad will need to battle past Porto, Olympiacos and Marseille to reach the knockout stages.

    Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face each other in a tasty-looking Group G, with Juventus paired with Barcelona.

    In England, Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties at Anfield last night to reach the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

    The Gunners will host Man City in the quarter-finals, Everton welcome Man Utd to Goodison, Spurs travel to Stoke and Brentford play Newcastle at home.

    Gareth Southgate left Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden out of his squad and handed Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka his first call up.

    And finally, 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.

  • William Pugh

    MANE DRAIN

    Barcelona will demand Manchester United pay the whole of Ousmane Dembele’s huge wages if they let him out on loan.

    The £215,000 a week France forward has emerged as a possible alternative to key target Jadon Sancho.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to wrap things up quickly with the transfer window due to close on Monday.

    Barca are looking to raise funds after being hit hard by the coronavirus and with a move for Manchester City’s Eric Garcia in their sights.

    They would like to offload Dembele, 23, in a permanent deal but United are reluctant. Yet Barca may be willing to let him move on loan, providing a club agrees to pay hissalary in full.

    That could yet prove to be a sticking point, with United’s search for a new attacker likely to go down to the wire.

  • William Pugh

    A BIT RICH

    Premier League clubs will further resist an EFL bail-out after learning Championship owners are worth more than £32BILLION.

    Top-flight teams are coming under increased Government pressure to stump up the £250m EFL chairman Rick Parry says is necessary to keep his 72 clubs alive.

    But as Parry held a further meeting with Prem chief Richard Masters to thrash out a lifeline deal, the anger of club bosses has reached new levels.

    Latest figures for the 24 Championship owners, compiled from a number of financial sources, estimate the total wealth of the clubs in the upper tier of the EFL adds up to an eye-opening £32.367bn.

    One senior Premier League source told SunSport: “When you look at what the Championship owners are worth between them you have to ask why they need any money from the Premier League.”

  • William Pugh

    GARETH SCHOLED

    Paul Scholes has hit out at Gareth Southgate for axing Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden – claiming England do not have enough matchwinners to continue punishing the pair.

    Scholes claims Foden and Greenwood have suffered enough for breaking lockdown rules in Iceland by inviting two girls back to the team hotel.

    The former Three Lions midfielder wrote on Instagram, before deleting the post: “Two of the best young talents in world football did wrong and have already served their punishment, but England are so clearly blessed with creativity and goalscorers that we might as well leave them out and punish them and the team again.”

    Scholes finished the message with three sarcastic clapping emojis in a clear dig at the decision to leave the young duo out of the squad to face Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

    But boss Southgate says it would have been “impossible” for him to select Manchester City playmaker Foden and United striker Greenwood as early as this month – because he wants to protect the squad’s culture and standards.

  • William Pugh

    CARABAO QUARTERS

    The draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals has been made.

  • William Pugh

    CENTRE-BACK FOR THE FUTURE

    Pep Guardiola thinks Manchester City now have a defence for the long-term future after landing club-record signing Ruben Dias.

    The Portugal international, 23, arrived from Benfica earlier this week in a £64.5million deal and Dias started training with his new club on Thursday.

    It comes after Dutch ace Nathan Ake, 25, arrived from Bournemouth in a £41m deal back in August.

    Guardiola said: “My compliments to the club for making this effort to get Ruben because now our back four is a young, young group.

    “We’ve got John, Ruben, Taylor, Nathan and Aymer, it’s a young team.

    “We know Ruben’s personality and I’m sure he will be an incredible player for City for the next five, six, seven years.

  • William Pugh

    “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.”

  • William Pugh

    HEALTH WARN-ING

    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…

  • William Pugh

    MICHAEL NUISANCE

    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.

  • William Pugh

    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.”

  • William Pugh

    FAN-PIONS LEAGUE

    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…

  • William Pugh

    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.”

  • William Pugh

    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.

  • William Pugh

    DELLE ALLEZ

    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.

  • William Pugh

    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.”

  • William Pugh

    '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.”…

  • William Pugh

    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.

  • William Pugh

    GROUP C

    Olympiacos will join group C alongside FC Porto and Man City!

    FC Porto

    Man City

    Olympiacos

  • William Pugh

    GROUP E

    FC Krasnodar will be joining group E alongside Sevilla and Chelsea!

    Sevilla

    Chelsea

    Krasnodar

  • William Pugh

    GROUP D

    Free-scoring Atalanta will join group D alongside Liverpool and Ajax!

    Liverpool

    Ajax

    Atalanta

  • William Pugh

    GROUP H

    RB Leipzig will be joining group H alongside PSG and Man Utd!

    PSG

    Man Utd

    RB Leipzig

  • William Pugh

    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.

  • William Pugh

    GROUP C!!!!

    Manchester City join FC Porto in group C!

    FC Porto and Man City so far…

  • William Pugh

    GROUP H!!!!

    Manchester United have been drawn in group H alongside Paris Saint-Germain!

    PSG and Man Utd so far…

  • William Pugh

    GROUP D!!

    Ajax will join Liverpool in group D!

    Liverpool and Ajax so far…

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