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Friday Kickoff: Lukaku, Dortmund, Sanchez and more

Contract updates headlines Friday’s news while one origination hit out at the treatment of Borussia Dortmund in the wake of Tuesday’s attack.

Ronald Koeman says that Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a move away from Everton, will not sign a new contract with the club. (READ)

Koeman also says he wants midfielder Ross Barkley to sign a new contract by the end of the season. (REPORT)

International Player’s Union FIFPro said that Borussia Dortmund should not have had to play less than 24 hours after an explosion hit the team bus. (READ)

Marc Bartra, who was injured in that explosion, will miss four weeks after undergoing surgery on his arm. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger dismissed reports stating Arsenal could offer Alexis Sanchez a £300,000-a-week deal which would make the Chilean that Premier League’s best paid player. (REPORT)

Gareth Bale is set to miss time with a muscle issue that could keep him out of next week’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. (REPORT)

Christian Tello’s agent says the winger has options if Fiorentina doesn’t look to make his loan deal permanent. (REPORT)


SBI asks which team should be most concerned with their poor start to the MLS season. (READ)

The SBI Editorial Team also weighs in, revealing their answer to the Question of the Day. (READ)

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin is sticking to his guns despite the team’s poor start. (READ)

The Montreal Impact’s Wandrille Lefevre has been suspended for an anti-Trump Instagram post. (READ)

NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira continues to try new formations while Andrea Pirlo is determined to provide better free kicks. (READ)

Bruce Arena believes the U.S. Men’s National Team could be a contender to win the 2026 World Cup. (READ)

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