Football news updates - Sterling hails Madrid as "fantastic" but says he's happy at City
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18.15 - Zidane happy for Ramos to play in Olympics
Ramas, 34, was picked in the preliminary squad and Zidane said it is a competition "no-one could say no to."
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16.34 - Smith joins Black Cats until end of season
The former Ipswich Town defender played for MLS outfit Colarado Rapids last year but is now a free agent after rejecting a new contract.
15:50 - Mou: Top-four finish with Spurs would be my greatest achievement
The Portuguese has won pretty much everything you can win in the game but thinks getting a Champions League spot without players such as Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son would be his best effort.
But when asked whether a top-four finish would better that, Mourinho said. "In these circumstances, yes."
15:10 - Solskjaer: Talented pair's futures uncertain
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the futures of young duo Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes are uncertain after being linked with,moves away from the club.
14:50 - Guardiola: Ban doesn't change our achievements
Pep Guardiola says his achievements at Manchester City have not been undermined by the club's breach of financial fair play rules.
City have been banned from European competition for two years after being found guilty of the breaches.
" Everything we have won these seasons, nobody helped us. We did an incredible job day by day, game by game and nothing is going to change [that]."
14:10 - Kante to also miss three weeks
Not long after Liverpool announced they would be without their midfielder, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed his influential middle man Ngolo Kante will also be out for three weeks with an abductor injury.
The Frenchman suffered the injury during the London club's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday.
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13:25 - Henderson out for three weeks
Liverpool have confirmed captain Jordan Henderson will be out for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
The influential midfielder sustained the issue in the latter stages of Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
He will be out, I think, for three weeks or so, which is not cool. But how we see it, we were still lucky. That’s it", said manager Jurgen Klopp.
12:30 - Neymar open to extending PSG deal
The 28-year-old has been linked with a return back to Barcelona or a move to rivals Real Madrid for some time but reports now suggest the Brazilian could yet opt to stay at the Parc de Princes.
11:45 - Bruce: Joelinton needs to be more selfish
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has told misfiring striker Joelinton he needs to be more selfish in his came in order to add more goals to his game.
The £40million summer-signing from Hoffenheim has only scored three goals this season and Bruce says they are doing all they can in training to develop a ruthless streak to his game
11:15 - Sterling: Real Madrid 'fantastic' club but happy at City
Raheem Sterling says Real Madrid are a "fantastic" club but insisted he is "really happy" at Manchester City. Sterling has been linked with a move away from the Etihad following the news of City's two-year ban from European competition last week.
" Right now I'm at City and I'm really happy. But I say Real Madrid are a fantastic club."
10:30 - Rangers hero Hagi reveals delight at scoring in front of dad Gheorge
Ianis Hagi revealed his delight after his two goals inspired Rangers to a 3-2 comeback win over Braga in front his father, Romanian legend Gheorge.
" My whole family were here so it's amazing. It's the first time they have come here and I'm really proud they were in the stand to watch me."
9:45 - FA contact United over Rashford fears
The FA will contact Manchester United to request medical records for striker Marcus Rashford, following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revelation that the 22-year-old forward might not be fit in time for the Euro 2020 tournament.
Meanwhile, United were in Europa League round of 32 action action as they drew 1-1 away at Club Brugge, whilst Arsenal beat Olympiakos 1-0 away thanks to an Alexandre Lacazette goal and Diogo Jota scored a hattrick as Wolves beat Espanyol.
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18:00 - United kick off in the Europa League
17:00 - United lineup against Brugge
Manchester United have announced their lineup against Club Brugge in the Europa League tonight. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer makes a whopping six changes.
16:30 - Ndidi won't be rushed back, says Rogers
He said: "We just want to make sure he's right because he's such an important player for us. It's about the long term too. There's no timeline on it. We'll see how he progresses."
14:00 - Allegri learning English ahead of return to management
Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United and the former Juventus boss is learning English as he prepares to return to management next season.
The 52-year-old is in the process of taking in a year-long break from coaching, having walked away from the reigning Serie A champions in the summer of 2019.
13:00 - Koulibaly out of Barcelona game for Napoli
Koulibaly sustained a hamstring injury during a 2-1 home defeat to Parma on December 14, which has kept him on the sidelines for the last two months.
12:00 - Blades boss speaks on Champions League prospects
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has spoken about his team's chances of qualifying for the Champions League following Manchester City's exclusion from the tournament for next season.
Wilder, whose side resume after their winter break at home to Brighton on Saturday and are a point behind Spurs, said: "Nothing changes in regards to the Champions League. It (the Premier League) is an extremely competitive league.
"We are proud of our position and we’ve worked hard to get there. We need a bounce of the ball, but we have got a focused group who have belief in themselves and are looking forward to the next game.
"That’s the approach all season and assessments will be made at the end. We are in a great position and are looking for the next win with no foot off the gas."
11:00 - PSG chief charged with criminal offences
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been charged in Switzerland for criminal offences around the awarding of media rights for various World Cups and Confederations Cups.
Former FIFA secretary general Jerôme Valcke has been charged by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) with accepting bribes, several counts of aggravated criminal mismanagement and falsifying documents, while Al-Khelaifi has been charged with inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.
10:00 - Rashford could miss Euro 2020
Marcus Rashford’s Euro 2020 dreams could be over after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the Manchester United star will be out for at least “another few months” with a back injury.
The manager initially expected Rashford to miss six weeks with the double stress fracture to his back sustained in last month’s FA Cup replay against Wolves, but now it looks as though his absence could extend as far as the summer.
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