Friday Kickoff: Mourinho, Ozil, Pogba and more

Friday Kickoff: Mourinho, Ozil, Pogba and more

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Friday Kickoff: Mourinho, Ozil, Pogba and more

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If Manchester United wants to hire Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils reportedly have just one month to make up their mind.

Mourinho reportedly wants to have a job by May in order to prepare for the 2016-17 season, so Man United faces a deadline to make an official move for him. (REPORT)

German international Mesut Ozil ruled out a return to Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, saying: “There is no truth in the speculation linking me with a return to Spain.” (REPORT)

Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, said the French star is “ready to renew his contract” with Serie A side Juventus. (REPORT)

Gabriel Agbonlahor is currently under investigation by Aston Villa, and will not play in the club’s matchup against Chelsea on Saturday. (REPORT)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been fined and suspended one game by the English Football Association for his conduct during an FA Cup match on March 12. (REPORT)

West Ham United are reportedly set to offer a bid to sign Yaya Toure from Manchester City. (REPORT)

Human rights non-governmental group Amnesty International has called the reported abuse of migrant workers in Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, a “stain on the conscience of world football.” (REPORT)

Juventus centerback Giorgio Chiellini, who has missed time recently due to a calf injury, said he is eager to return to playing vs. Empoli on Saturday. (REPORT)

THURSDAY REWIND

U.S. youth international Romain Gall has signed a contract with Swedish first division club Nyköpings BIS. (REPORT)

Following their 2015 Soccer Bowl victory, SBI previews the New York Cosmos ahead of the 2016 Spring Season. (REPORT)

Mauro Diaz received SBI MLS Player of the Month honors after leading the league in assists (4) and scoring one goal through four games. (REPORT)

Following a weekend of just three matchups, the latest edition of the SBI MLS Power Rankings has a new club inside the top 10. (REPORT)

Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn, Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo have filed a wage discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer. (REPORT)

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