We’ll bring you all the latest from the weekend’s action, in the Premier League and beyond.
Sancho will not play for Man Utd tonight
Jadon Sancho’s exclusion from Manchester United’s first team continues, with the England international still not part of Erik ten Hag’s plans for the day.
United’s manager confirmed yesterday that Sancho will no longer be part of the squad and has also not returned to first-team training after being forced to train with the club’s academy after refusing to apologize for a social media post.
“That’s up to him,” Ten Hag said. “For the rest, we are preparing for Burnley and that is our goal.
“He won’t make the team.”
United face Burnley later today, and Ten Hag added that there could be returns for Mason Mount, Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire, with Sofyan Amrabat possibly in line to make his debut. The quartet has suffered from injury problems recently.
Sancho, Ten Hag and a relationship breakdown that left Man Utd ready to sell
Man City Premier League charges discussed by UK government and Abu Dhabi
The British government has admitted its embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in London have discussed accusations made against Manchester City by the Premier League, but are refusing to release the correspondence because it could endanger relations of the United Kingdom with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In February, the Premier League brought 115 charges against City, linked to a series of alleged financial rule breaches between the 2009-10 and 2017-18 seasons.
City are accused by the Premier League of failing to provide accurate financial information, “particularly in relation to its revenues (including sponsorship revenues), related parties and operating costs”.
The club denies the allegations and, in a previous statement, pointed to “an irrefutable body of evidence” that would clear them of any wrongdoing.
Read more about this story below…
Manchester City Premier League accusations discussed by British government and its embassy in Abu Dhabi
ICYMI: Odegaard becomes Arsenal’s highest paid player
Martin Odegaard has signed a new contract at Arsenal, making him the club’s highest-paid player.
The Norwegian captain’s new contract expires in the summer of 2028, while he was previously in the final two years of his contract.
“It was an easy decision for me. As I have said many times, I felt connected and I felt at home here from day one,” Odegaard said during yesterday’s announcement.
Find out more about the terms of Odegaard’s new deal below, as well as interest from other clubs…
Martin Odegaard signs new five-year contract with Arsenal, becomes club’s highest-paid player
The best meetings in Europe
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There is a whole series of actions on the continent today, here is our selection:
- La Liga – Barcelona v Celta Vigo (5:30 p.m. BST, 12:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 a.m. PT)
- Serie A – Sassuolo vs Juventus (5 p.m. BST, 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT)
- Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg (2:30 p.m. BST, 9:30 a.m. ET, 6:30 a.m. PT)
- Ligue 1 – Brest vs Lyon (8 p.m. BST, 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT)
Premier League fixtures today
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There’s no early kick-off but the Premier League still has plenty to offer today, here’s what’s coming:
3:00 p.m. BST (10:00 a.m. ET, 7:00 a.m. PT)
- Crystal Palace v Fulham
- Luton v Wolves
- Manchester City v Nottingham Forest
5:30 p.m. BST (12:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 a.m. PT)
8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT)
- Burnley v Manchester United
Hello and hello, the weekend is here and that means two days of wall to wall football.
Stay tuned as we bring you the latest news from the Premier League, Championship and across Europe.