The Offside Daily – Injury worry for Manchester United and Newcastle United, Chelsea’s £40m sponsor and Robbie Savage avoids driving ban


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Mark Noble has signed a new deal with West Ham that will see him at the club until 2020.

2. Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie is set to miss two weeks due to an ankle injury.

3. Chelsea have signed a £40 Million a year shirt sponsorship deal with Japanese tyre company Yokohama.

4. Conference side Grimsby Town are looking to be the first side in England to reintroduce safe standing.

5. John Carver has announced that Cheik Tiote will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.

6. Charlton Athletic are investigating the footage of a couple having sex in the centre circle of their ground that went viral this week. (Mirror)

7. Retired footballer Sol Campbell is looking to run for Mayor of London. (Independent)

8. Luiz Suarez seems quite proud of his achievements as he is spotted with a copy of a book written about himself. (Daily Mail)

9. Zenit may be through in the Europa League, but this shot by Hulk was of no help to the team. (Metro)

10. Robbie Savage has avoided a driving ban after his lawyer used the defence that he’d be ridiculed if he used public transport. (Telegraph)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Julian Myles.


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