Real told to stump up 120 million Euros for Pogba, Rooney claims England can do magic in France, and how Brexit might affect this summer’s transfer window…
1. Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba has been attracting the attention of Europe’s top clubs after another sensational season and some eye-catching performances at Euro 2016. Front runners for Pogba’s signature, Real Madrid, have been told by Juventus to stump up 120 million Euros for his transfer.
2. Southampton forward Sadio Mané has emerged as a £30 million target for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, although the Saints are reportedly holding out for a fee closer to £40 million for the Senegalese striker.
3. England captain Wayne Rooney has claimed that England can do magical things at Euro 2016, despite the slow start that the Three Lions have endured to the tournament.
4. Graziano Pellè thinks that his Italy teammates have enough desire and knowhow to see off Spain in the round of 16 game between the two sides on Monday.
5. With this morning’s news that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, there have been warnings that Brexit, and the effect of its announcement on the UK’s currency, will have a knock-on effect on transfers in the Premier League this summer.
6. Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimović isn’t known for his modesty, and his comments after retiring from international football carry on this tradition. On a post on his Instagram account, Zlatan claimed that he had conquered the north European country and that he “is” Sweden… (Mirror).
7. New Aston Villa signing Tommy Elphick has revealed his pre-match routine which means he is always absent from team photos before kick-off (AVFC).
8. USA Vice President Joe Biden was in Ireland on Wednesday and had an unexpected meeting with a group of delirious Ireland fans after Robbie Brady scored late on to beat Italy and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016 (Joe.ie).
9. The manager of Ukraine’s national side, Mykhailo Fomenko, resigned today and was forthright when asked to give his reasons for stepping down from the role. “What’s the point of continuing to cooperate, if we haven’t fulfilled the task which was placed before us?”, he said (Interfax).
10. And finally… The various personalities of the football world are never slow to react on Twitter when a major event occurs, and the UK’s historic Brexit vote most certainly falls into that category. Michael Owen and Gary Lineker are just two who took to the social media platform to share their opinions on the vote (GiveMeSport.com).
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