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England international Jadon Sancho celebrates his 20th birthday on Wednesday, March 25.
What the papers say Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “eager” to bring Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho back to England, the Evening Standard reports. But the England winger is also wanted by Chelsea, with former Blues captain John Terry quoted in the paper as saying the 19-year-old would be a “great addition” at Stamford Bridge. Sancho previously played in the north-west as part of United rival Manchester City’s youth team.
Bayern Munich’s 6-0 win at Hoffenheim was overshadowed following a delay caused by an offensive banner in the away end which saw the two teams play out time over the closing stages.
What the papers say The Daily Express reports Liverpool have overtaken Manchester United as the preferred destination for 19-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho. Although United were previously tipped as the favourites to sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, it is believed that Liverpool’s ability to offer Champions League football could affect the youngster’s decision.
What the papers say Raheem Sterling will stay at Manchester City despite the looming threat of a two-year European football ban for the club, reports the Daily Mirror. Real Madrid are reported to be keen to snare the England forward for £150million in the wake of the sanction, but the 25-year-old will not be leaving Pep Guardiola’s side, according to the paper.
What the papers say Juventus are the latest club to show interest in Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham, the Daily Mail reports. The 16-year-old has attracted the attention of major clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Now the Italian giants are being linked to the youngster, with the club having had strong English links in the past through the likes of Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Patrice Evra. Bellingham cannot be offered a professional contract by Birmingham until his 17th birthday in June, and currently earns £145 per week as a scholar at St Andrew’s.
What the papers say Liverpool have joined the list of clubs eager to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the Daily Mail reports. Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have so far featured in speculation about the £100million-rated 19-year-old’s future home. But now Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly hoping his connections with his old club Dortmund help him land one of football’s hottest commodities in the summer.
What the papers say Manchester City believe they are Lionel Messi’s first choice as a new club if the Argentinian leaves Barcelona at the end of the season, according to the Manchester Evening News. The 32-year-old has reportedly fallen out with Nou Camp sporting director Eric Abidal and may be looking elsewhere to continue his illustrious career. The forward is close friends with City’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and football director Txiki Begiristain, and Sky Blues boss Pep Guardiola knows the player well from their time together at Barcelona.
Karim Benzema struck the only goal as Real Madrid sank derby rivals Atletico 1-0 to forge six points clear at the top of LaLiga.