Friday Kickoff: Hazard, Platini, Neymar and more

Transfer rumors continue to swirl around Eden Hazard while a former FIFA executive took shots at Sepp Blatter.

Real Madrid target Eden Hazard is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Chelsea. (REPORT)

Former UEFA president Michel Platini says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is “the most selfish person I have seen in my life”. (REPORT)

The founding partner of Brazilian investment group DIS, who previously owned a stake in Neymar’s career, says the Barcelona star and his family are “traitors” who “can’t be an example to our children”. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich is reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco. (REPORT)

Hertha Berlin revealed plans to move into a new stadium by 2025. (REPORT)

Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge for the upcoming Merseyside Derby. (REPORT)

Watford has finalized a deal to sign midfielder Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis. (REPORT)


The Columbus Crew acquired Kekuta Manneh from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Tony Tchani and $300,000 in allocation money. (READ)

Landon Donovan sees a bright future for Bruce Arena’s U.S. Men’s National Team. (READ)

The SBI Power Rankings return for Week 4 of MLS play. (READ)

Nashville’s John R. Ingram says the city is an ideal landing spot for MLS. (READ)

FIFA revealed slot allocations for an expanded World Cup. (READ)

The USL is reportedly set to add a Division 3 competition in 2019. (READ)

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