04/08/2020 - Football News Headlines From UK & Europe (now includes The Athletic)

Daily headlines from UK & European media outlets with The Athletic added, following the Football Index Media Review.

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Media Review 2020: https://www.indexnotes.co.uk/media-review-2020

Full description of sample study and indicative points allocation here.

The Athletic

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Ozil 20pts

Bennacer 20pts

The Premier League 60: No 52, Sol Campbell posted 1h ago by James McNicholas via Premier League – The Athletic How data and analytics work at Chelsea from top to bottom posted 11h ago by Liam Twomey, Adam Crafton and more via Premier League – The Athletic Ozil feels unwelcome and unwanted. So is there a way out for him and Arsenal? posted 12h ago by Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas via Premier League – The Athletic Bennacer interview: the player Arsenal let go who is making Milan midfield tick posted 12h ago by James Horncastle via Premier League – The Athletic Bennacer interview: the player Arsenal let go who is making Milan midfield tick posted 13h ago by James Horncastle via Serie A – The Athletic


Angel Gomes 20pts

Kylian Mbappe 20pts

Memphis Depay 20pts

Habib Diallo 20pts

Alfredo Morelos 20pts

Memphis Depay 20pts

Edinson Cavani 20pts

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Neymar 80pts

Bruno Guimarães hails Memphis Depay: “He scares opponents.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h

UEFA publishes COVID-19 protocols in a bid to ensure normal European football in 2020/21 getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Metz striker Habib Diallo still poised to leave this summer, hoping that Tottenham return getfootballnewsfrance.com●11h

Lille have not yet upped their opening €15m + bonuses offer for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos getfootballnewsfrance.com●12h

Memphis Depay feels that he is misunderstood: “I do what makes me happy.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●12h

Sampdoria meeting scheduled for Nantes midfielder Abdoulaye Touré getfootballnewsfrance.com●12h

Talks ongoing between Benfica & Edinson Cavani getfootballnewsfrance.com●13h

Ibrahima Diallo open to leaving Brest getfootballnewsfrance.com●13h

Lille sign Angel Gomes from Manchester United, loan to Boavista getfootballnewsfrance.com●1h

Neymar reflects on 3 years at PSG: “I think I am living my best moment at PSG right now.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●4h

Middlesbrough & Norwich make approaches for PSG defender Loïc Mbe Soh getfootballnewsfrance.com●6h

Nicolas Anelka claims he paved the way for Kylian Mbappé: “I was a pioneer. The pioneer.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●6h

Claude Puel: “We don’t have the budget of Lorient, Brest or Metz.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h

Yoann Court rejects offer from MLS side FC Dallas getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h


Robin Knoche 40pts

Alexander Schwolow 20pts

Benjamin Stambouli 20pts

Robin Knoche 20pts

Jadon Sancho 20pts

Nadiem Amiri -60pts

Mijat Gacinovic 20pts

Steven Zuber 20pts

Nicolas Gonzalez 20pts

Benjamin Stambouli 20pts

Benjamin Stambouli 20pts

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Schwolow 20pts

Single Name

Pedri 20pts

Benjamin Stambouli inks new Schalke deal


Official | Union Berlin sign Robin Knoche on a free transfer getfootballnewsgermany.com●1h

Official | Hertha Berlin sign Freiburg stopper Alexander Schwolow getfootballnewsgermany.com●1h

Benjamin Stambouli close to signing three-year extension with Schalke getfootballnewsgermany.com●2h

Official: Hertha BSC seal Schwolow signing bulinews.com●4h

Confirmed: Robin Knoche signs for Union Berlin bulinews.com●6h

No contact between Manchester United & Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho getfootballnewsgermany.com●6h

Nadiem Amiri to miss Leverkusen's Europa League clash with Rangers bulinews.com●6h

Official: Mijat Gacinovic and Steven Zuber swap clubs bulinews.com●8h

Report: Gladbach lead the race for Barcelona youngster Pedri bulinews.com●9h

Stuttgart coach Pellegrino Matarazzo expects wantaway striker Nicolas Gonzalez to stay bulinews.com●10h

Benjamin Stambouli nearing new Schalke deal bulinews.com●10h


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Insigne 20pts

Insigne hoping for late recovery in view of Barcelona clash | Forza Italian Football


Pirlo joins list of Italy 2006 World Cup heroes becoming coaches | Forza Italian Football



Ferran Torres 20pts

Clement Lenglet -20pts

Ferran Torres 20pts

Dani Parejo 20pts

Carles Perez -20pts

Luis Suarez 20pts

Ferran Torres 20pts

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Pique 40pts

Ramos 40pts

Vidal 20pts

Ramos 20pts

Buffon 20pts

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Saul 20pts

Saul 20pts

Ferran Torres hits out at Dani Parejo after sealing Manchester City move - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Rescheduled 2020 football calendar could cause disruption into 2021 - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Conte: Getafe have made big teams suffer, Inter know it'll be a dirty game marca.com●9h

Carles Perez reveals disappointment over Barcelona exit - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

Watford stand firm, Luis Suarez will leave Real Zaragoza marca.com●10h

Ex Girona manager Jose Luis Marti appointed as new Leganes boss - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Atletico Madrid have total confidence in their current squad marca.com●10h

Espanyol appoint former Real Mallorca boss Vicente Moreno as their new manager - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas announces his retirement - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Manchester City confirm the signing of Valencia star Ferran Torres - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Deportivo, Fuenlabrada and LaLiga ask for match between the two sides to be postponed until Friday marca.com●12h

Vidal: Deportivo will ask for Tebas to be removed marca.com●12h

The reaction to Casillas' retirement: Ramos, Buffon, Iniesta... marca.com●16h

Saul: A German's nightmare marca.com●2h

LaLiga Santander's five most valuable players marca.com●3h

Saul: Atletico Madrid must have the right mindset against RB Leipzig marca.com●3h

Zidane named the best club coach in the world marca.com●6h

Ferran Torres in Barcelona for Manchester City medical marca.com●7h

Dieter-Flick y los altos hornos de Baviera quieren la Champions - MARCA.com marca.com●17h

Barcelona star Clement Lenglet calls for focus ahead of Napoli clash - Football Espana football-espana.net●19h

Ruggeri: Pique is bang average, Ramos is the best centre-back in the world by far marca.com●19h


Scott Parker warns against 'drastic changes' after Fulham seal Premier League return theguardian.com●8h

Fulham in Premier League after Joe Bryan sinks Brentford in extra time theguardian.com●9h

Tottenham agree £15m fee for Southampton's Pierre-Emile Højbjerg theguardian.com●11h

Travel bans could force clubs to drop out of European competition, says Uefa theguardian.com●11h

Ferran Torres meets Manchester City director to seal move from Valencia theguardian.com●49m

Harrogate Town to groundshare with Doncaster while 3G pitch is removed theguardian.com●2h

Real Madrid and Spain legend Iker Casillas announces his retirement theguardian.com●3h

Real Madrid and Spain legend Iker Casillas announces his retirement theguardian.com●3h

Manchester United close to deal with Dortmund after Sancho agrees terms theguardian.com●4h

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on the brink of joining Tottenham for £15million telegraph.co.uk●4h

Telegraph Audio Football Club podcast: The first of many trophies for Mikel Arteta? telegraph.co.uk●4h

More than 70,000 Newcastle fans sign petition demanding takeover answers theguardian.com●5h

Leicester offer deal to take forward Fransisco Trincão from Barcelona theguardian.com●6h

Football agents fear for clubs' finances without fans in stadiums, as transfer business grinds to a halt telegraph.co.uk●6h

How the gospel of Marcelo Bielsa made disciples of Leeds United fans and a city telegraph.co.uk●6h

A title 30 years in the making: Why Liverpool fell from grace... and how they finally rose back to the top again telegraph.co.uk●6h

The art of 'scanning': how Erling Haaland and Frenkie de Jong honed a supernatural awareness on pitch telegraph.co.uk●6h

David Squires on … the Aubameyang Contract Renegotiation final! theguardian.com●6h

The football industry needs to wake up to the climate emergency theguardian.com●7h

Chris Richards' journey from Dallas to Munich: 'I knew I'd be balling at Bayern' theguardian.com●8h

Buzz around Leicester's Harvey Barnes shows benefit of loan system | Paul Doyle theguardian.com●8h

Brandon Williams signs new four-year contract at Manchester United telegraph.co.uk●8h

Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to go for £18m Reguilón over Chilwell? theguardian.com●9h

Jurgen Klopp signs deal with Adidas as Liverpool start lucrative Nike sponsorship telegraph.co.uk●10h

Ake, Torres, Koulibaly, Messi? Who can Man City sign this summer? bbc.co.uk●10h

Jadon Sancho at Manchester United: Where would he play, what would he bring and who drops out of the starting XI? telegraph.co.uk●10h

Goalkeeper infringement at penalty kicks will no longer lead to automatic retake telegraph.co.uk●10h

Newcastle interested in Josh King and David Brooks as Steve Bruce eyes attacking improvements telegraph.co.uk●10h

Arsenal squad overhaul: Our player-by-player verdict on who should stay and go telegraph.co.uk●11h


Brentford freeze as Fulham thrive on a night of contradictions - Football365 football365.com●8h

Man United could drop Sancho deal, City confirm Torres, Thiago Liverpool claim talksport.com●10h

Wigan relegated to League One after appeal rejected over points reduction goal.com●11h

Man Utd prepared to walk away from Sancho transfer with clubs apart on valuation | Goal.com goal.com●11h

Domenec Torrent: Pep's protege looking to keep Flamengo at the top of South American football goal.com●11h

Man City sign Valencia winger Torres in £21m deal goal.com●11h

Man United won't pay £108m for Sancho, will walk away if demands aren't lowered talksport.com

Chilwell to cost more than Maguire, Willian likes Arsenal, Sancho close to United talksport.com●42m

Wigan lose 12-point deduction appeal, EFL confirms talksport.com●44m

Angel Gomes pens emotional message to Man United fans as new club is confirmed talksport.com●1h

Bundesliga clubs outline plan for supporters to return as early as September talksport.com●1h

Solskjaer suggests Smalling to stay at Man United as Roma spell ends talksport.com●1h

'Even Barcelona fans like him' – Retired Casillas hailed as Spain's best ever GK talksport.com●1h

As Sancho edges closer to Man United, Solskjaer is quizzed on record transfer talksport.com●2h

Celtic warned they would have to sell Edouard for £40m amid Leicester interest talksport.com●2h

West Ham 'in advanced talks' to sign Barcelona ace also linked with Everton talksport.com●2h

Liverpool among Premier League trio targeting £27m Watford star - Football365 football365.com●2h

Ex-Leeds star Kemar Roofe joins Rangers as Alfredo Morelos set for exit talksport.com●3h

Man Utd won't be rushed into transfers, Solskjaer says, as Sancho talks continue | Goal.com goal.com●3h

Arsenal's Torreira set for Italy return - but only if Giampaolo takes charge of Torino talksport.com●3h

Man Utd free to complete deal for PSG star after July talks - Football365 football365.com●3h

Chelsea & four other Premier League clubs in race for Mbuyamba after Barcelona exit | Goal.com goal.com●3h

How much Man City will pocket when Man United sign Sancho in £110m transfer talksport.com●3h

Man Utd boss Solskjaer responds to Sancho, Smalling updates - Football365 football365.com●3h

Solskjaer 'manager of the season' over 'poor man's Van Gaal' - Football365 football365.com●4h

Dybala beats Juve team-mate Ronaldo to Serie A Player of the Year | Goal.com goal.com●4h

Five Premier League clubs locked in £25m transfer battle for 'The Algerian Messi' talksport.com●4h

Gareth Bale told by ex-teammate: ‘Leave Real and return to Spurs, or you'll regret it' talksport.com●4h

Willian to Arsenal? The pros and cons as Gunners close in on Chelsea star | Goal.com goal.com●4h

Wonderkid benched, less time for Martial - How Man United should line-up with Sancho talksport.com●4h

Odsonne 'f*** off' Edouard tipped to join PL duo over Arsenal - Football365 football365.com●4h

Why promotion for Brentford would be a landmark moment for modern football talksport.com●5h

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