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Tuesday Kickoff: Man City pursues Sanchez; Ronaldo, Mourinho tax issues and more

Two of the world’s giants continue to push for big-name signings while tax issues continue for several of the game’s biggest stars.

Manchester City is reportedly pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez, who remains the club’s top target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is not currently being pursued by the club. (REPORT)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club is interested in Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma, but is not currently pursuing David de Gea. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud during his time with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly due in court on July 31 to testify in his trial for tax evasion. (REPORT)

Nice manager Lucien Favre says that Mario Balotelli could still remain with the club. (REPORT)

Antonio Conte has agreed to a new deal with Chelsea. (REPORT)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is “extremely happy” with VAR. (REPORT)


Ignacio Piatti and Cristian Techera headline the Best of MLS. (READ)

Cristian Roldan is rising to the challenge with the Seattle Sounders as a potential Gold Cup call-up looms. (READ)

A trio of Ghana stars will miss the team’s friendly with the USMNT. (READ)

The USMNT’s Gold Cup kit has reportedly been revealed. (READ)


  1. I sincerely hope we do not sell Alexis to City (preferably not at all). By doing so we are accepting that we are not on the same level as them. We no longer need the funds raised from player sales due to our increased sponsorships and TV revenues so selling will benefit on Man City for no real reason. If we are to sell, it has to be abroad but I believe we should retain Alexis for the upcoming season no matter what the implications are of that. If he leaves on a free in 2018 so be it.


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