Thursday Kickoff: Costa, Sanchez, Mbappe and more

Thursday Kickoff: Costa, Sanchez, Mbappe and more

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Thursday Kickoff: Costa, Sanchez, Mbappe and more

Several star forwards could be on the move, headlining Wednesday’s news.

Diego Costa has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Tianjin Quanjian that will see him earn €30 million per year. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly looking at Alexis Sanchez as the club’s No. 1 summer target with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also an option. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he went to Monaco star’s Kylian Mbappe’s house last season in an effort to sign him and would be interested in pushing for the young forward again. (REPORT)

Olivier Giroud’s agent insists the forward’s future is not directly tied to Wenger’s. (REPORT)

CONMEBOL chief Alejandro Dominguez says there have been discussions with UEFA to reintroduce the Intercontinental Cup as well as a fixture between the Copa America champions and Euro champions. (REPORT)

Arda Turan’s agent says the midfielder isn’t thinking about leaving Barcelona. (REPORT)

Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury. (REPORT)

On loan from Manchester United, fullback Guilleromo Varela says he hopes to make his move to Eintracht Frankfurt permanent. (REPORT)

WEDNESDAY REWIND

Two goals from Josh Sargent led the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team to a dominant win over Honduras. (READ)

David Villa signed a one-year extension that will keep him with New York City FC. (READ)

Gonzalo Higuain’s brace led Juventus to a win over Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. (READ)

Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones was reportedly approved to represent the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team. (READ)

Los Angeles FC is reportedly looking at former Columbus Crew star Guillermo Barros Schelotto for the vacant head coaching position. (READ)

SBI takes a look at the U.S. Men’s National Team’s centerback pool. (READ)

SBI asks which MLS expansion candidate is currently leading the way. (READ)

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