One of Italian soccer’s most controversial strikers could be on the move to China, while proposed changes to the FA Cup and English Premier League are currently ongoing as the weekend begins.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, currently on loan with Serie A side AC Milan, is reportedly being shopped by the Reds to various Chinese Super League clubs. In addition to Liverpool’s interest in selling the 25-year-old attacker, the club is also looking to obtain a lucrative naming rights deal for Anfield’s new main stand. (REPORT)
FA chief executive Martin Glenn has begun discussing various changes that could affect both the FA Cup and English Premier League in the future, with possible reforms being an automatic UEFA Champions League spot for the winner of the FA Cup, the removal of replays in FA Cup ties and a winter break for the Premier League. (REPORT)
Manchester United reportedly reached out to Jose Mourinho following Thursday’s Europa League loss to Midtjylland, but the club has reportedly not made an offer for the Portuguese head coach’s services. (REPORT)
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc expects star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic to make a decision about his future in the near future, as the Swede is reportedly mulling various options. (REPORT)
AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi will miss four weeks with an injury to the soleus muscle of his left leg. (REPORT)
Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson has retired due to a concussion suffered in his time with the club. Wilkinson has been with the English Premier League side since 1998. (REPORT)
Here are some of today’s results from around Europe’s top flights and competitions:
SPANISH LA LIGA
- Levante 3-0 Getafe
- Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Hamburg SV
ITALIAN SERIE A
- Bologna 0-0 Juventus
FRENCH LIGUE 1
- Nice 0-0 Bordeaux
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