Monday Kickoff: Neymar, Rodriguez, Icardi and more


One of the game’s biggest stars is set for a new contract, while another could return for Tuesday’s Champions League slate.

Neymar is set to sign a new deal with Barcelona that will keep him with the club until 2021. (REPORT)

Zinedine Zidane says James Rodriguez has recovered from a calf muscle injury and is expected to be available for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Legia Warsaw. (REPORT)

Inter Milan executives are set to discuss Mauro Icardi’s future with the club after the forward was critical of the team’s fans in his recent book. (REPORT)

Barcelona is reportedly interested in signing Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi as a backup to Sergio Busquets. (REPORT)

Schalke’s Breel Embolo may miss the remainder of the season after suffering an ankle injury against Augsburg on Sunday. (REPORT)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he could leave Arsenal in search of more playing time. (REPORT)

Chinese firm Trillion Trophy Asia has completed a takeover of Birmingham City. (REPORT)


Didier Drogba reportedly demanded to be taken out of the Montreal Impact squad after being named to the bench on Sunday. (READ)

Atlanta United opted for the first pick in the Expansion Draft in Sunday’s MLS Expansion Priority Draft. (READ)

Tim Cahill scored a must-see goal for his first finish with Melbourne City. (READ)

Swansea City fell to Arsenal in Bob Bradley’s debut match. (READ)

Carlo Ancelotti insists Julian Green will get chances with the Bayern Munich first team in the coming weeks. (READ)

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