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Karim Benzema has been suspended indefinitely from the French national team on Thursday because of his involvement in an ongoing blackmail case, throwing his international career into doubt.

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, 42, does not want to return to Swansea following Garry Monk’s sacking because he hopes to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager next summer.

Louis van Gaal, 64, could be sacked if his side do not finish in the top three of the Premier League this season.

The United players are getting increasingly frustrated with Van Gaal’s tactics and methods, and were bewildered after he took off Juan Mata, 27, for the inexperienced Nick Powell, 21, in their game against Wolfsburg.

Manchester United have joined Tottenham in showing a strong interest in Fulham’s 19-year-old forward Moussa Dembele.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will serve a three-match ban after admitting a violent conduct charge.
Schweinsteiger, 31, will miss Premier League games against Bournemouth, Norwich City and Stoke City after being suspended by the FA but will be available to return against Chelsea on Dec. 28.

Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Galatasaray winger Kevin Grosskreutz, 27, who Reds boss Jurgen Klopp managed at Borussia Dortmund.

Striker Daniel Sturridge is “a luxury Liverpool cannot afford”, according to former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann who played with the 26-year-old England international at Manchester City.

Manchester City are said to be preparing a €40 million summer bid for Inter’s Mauro Icardi.

Real Madrid are unable to force Bayern into selling Robert Lewandowski as the Polish striker has no release clause. The Spanish capital side would have to reach a formal agreement with the German side, who wish to retain the striker’s services.

Napoli are weighing up a swoop for Valencia’s Andre Gomes.

Werder Bremen and Newcastle United are keen on signing Marcelo Diaz from Hamburg. The Chilean midfielder is said to be eyeing an exit from the club due to a lack of playing time.

Two Mexican clubs are interested in the former Barcelona goalkeeper and reports claim a January move to the Latin American country could be on the cards if no offers come in from top European sides.

Bologna have turned down bids in the region of €20 million from Manchester City and Chelsea for 18-year-old midfielder Amadou Diawara.

Arsenal want to sign Deportivo La Coruna’s Spanish winger Lucas Perez, 27.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is keen on signing Porto’s French midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 23, with the future of Kenya international Victor Wanyama, 24, still undecided.

Scotland midfielder Steven Naismith, 29, says he may have to leave Everton if he cannot force his way back into Roberto Martinez’s team.

Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer hopes Pep Guardiola signs a new contract with the Bundesliga champions but suggested Manchester United might be his best option if he moves on.

There are no Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea players in the Premier League team of the season so far.

United believe the Premier League’s £5.14bn broadcast deal has significantly reduced English clubs’ hopes of winning the Champions League because TV companies are reluctant to move games to Friday nights to assist them.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires celebrated his side’s progress in the Champions League by writing:”Well done, guys. That’s the spirit. Come on Chelsea.”

Following Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Olympiakos to reach the Champions League last 16, Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez said:”So happy for the victory of the team, we are in the next stage.”

Sanchez’s Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere said:”What a performance. Breathtaking. Well done lads.”

After former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard described Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey “as the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League”, the Welshman responded:”Honoured to hear that from a legend like Gerrard.”

Southampton defender Florin Gardos tweeted:”I am on the search for a nickname. Can anyone help? Much appreciated.”

Former Cardiff and Wales defender Danny Gabbidon saidSwansea chairman Huw Jenkins made the right decision to sack Garry Monk because “he had lost the dressing room”.

Manchester City players including captain Vincent Kompany and midfielders Yaya Toure and Fabian Delph have read out a series of ‘mean tweets’ from fans in which they have been severely criticised .

The Spanish football association has rejected Real Madrid’s appeal to remain in the Copa del Rey after they were expelled for fielding an ineligible player.

Manchester United complained about the temperature of the dressing room at Wolfsburg during their Champions League exit on Tuesday.

Manchester City players including captain Vincent Kompany and midfielders Yaya Toure and Fabian Delph have read out a series of ‘mean tweets’ from fans in which they have been severely criticised .


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