SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS: L.pool to Reap big in new shirt sponsorship, Arsenal considers a swap deal for Lacazette and ATL Madrid’s Lamar.


Liverpool have reached a financial settlement with new sponsors Nike that will allow them to finish the season and win the Premier League wearing their New Balance kit.

Premier League clubs with small dressing rooms may have to arrange new changing facilities on opposite sides oftheir stadiums toenable players to maintain distancing when football restarts.

A number of Premier League players were made to wait for the green light to take part in training this week after returning inconclusive coronavirus tests. Hundreds of the 1,400 EFL players who are out of contract this summer may never get a professional dealagain.

Bournemouth’s Jordon Ibe is facing a possible club fine after being pictured appearing to breach lockdown regulations.

Victor Moses is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea with the winger set tobe dumped by Inter Milan after his flop loan spell. Gareth Barry “broke strict FA rules” to pump £800,000 into Swindon, it was alleged in court.

Wayne Rooney plans to turn the grounds of his new country pile into a golfer’s paradise.

Arsenal are lining up Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji for £25m after opening talks in January.

FIFPro, the worldplayers’ union, says that “multiple” footballers from the leading leagues in Europe have contacted them to say they feel pressurised to return during the coronavirus pandemic.

Premiership Rugby’s hopes of completing their full league program were onWednesday night said to be “a longshot” with clubs now not expected to return to training until next month at the earliest.

The Premier League is planning to speakto managers and players this weekabout how football can take the crucial step of returning to contact training and matches.

League One’s season is set to be decided by a crucial vote next week, following talks at the English Football League’s board meeting on Wednesday.

Norwich City are returning to training on Friday after testsrevealed players and staff did not record positive for coronavirus.

Footballers are ramping up security and installing panic rooms in their homes in the wake of Dele Alli’s terrifying robbery ordeal Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane has been told he must be prepared to take a huge pay-cut if he is to join Bayern Munich.

EFL Championship action is set to resume on June 20 after a timetable was agreed to complete the 2019/20 campaign by the end of July.

Arsenal are considering a swap deal with Atletico Madrid that would see Alexandre Lacazette moving to Spain and Thomas Lemar coming the otherway.

The Premier League are thought to have given Newcastle’s£300m Saudi-ledtake over the green light and an official announcement could be made in the coming days.

Derby owner Mel Morris is prepared to vote for a premature end to the Championship season even if it means the Rams missing out on a play-off place.

Neymar’s return to Barcelona will not be feasible this summer, according to his agent Wagner Ribeiro.

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka claims he and the club’s fans both overreacted during his outburst back in October.

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