Tuchel gives Update on Mendy & Kante Injury
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Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that both Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante, are fit to play in the Champions League final against Manchester City.
The two players joined full training on Wednesday, before the squad flew out to Portugal ahead of Saturday’s clash.
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Neither Mendy nor Kante has since experienced any setbacks and Tuchel reported a clean bill of health on Friday.
“No injuries and I hope it stays like this until after the training today – Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante are fit,” he said
Real Madrid Signs Bayern Defender
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Austrian defender David Alaba will join Real Madrid on a five-year contract after leaving Bayern Munich, the Spanish giants confirmed on Friday.
The announcement of the signing of the 28-year-old, who had also been linked with several English Premier League clubs, comes a day after Zinedine Zidane quit as Real coach.
“Real Madrid has reached an agreement with David Alaba, who will be linked to the club for the next five seasons,” Madrid said in a statement.
Alaba will be presented as a Real player after Euro 2020, the statement added.
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Away goals could be scrapped in Uefa’s club competitions
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The away goals rule in European football has moved a step closer to being scrapped after Uefa’s club competitions committee decided to abolish it.
The rule, used since 1965, decides drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scores the most away goals.
Both Juventus and Bayern Munich were knocked out of the 2020-21 Champions League by this method.
The decision will be taken to Uefa’s executive committee for approval.
If passed the Champions League, Europa League and the Europa Conference League will no longer use the rule.
Manchester United remain in talks with Jadon Sancho’s representatives
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Manchester United remain in talks with Jadon Sancho’s representatives over a potential transfer this summer.
Sky Sports News has been told that “as it stands, United represents the most realistic destination” for Sancho.
It is thought Dortmund’s asking price will be significantly less than the £108m they demanded last summer, and they could deal at around £80m
A number of other clubs are interested.
Personal terms are not expected to be a problem as United negotiated terms when they tried to sign Sancho last summer.
Borussia Dortmund are listening to offers for Sancho, but have not publicly named a price or set a deadline.