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Sergio Ramos to snub transfer away from Real Madrid and sign new contract to stay for ‘many years’, claims Zidane

Sergio Ramos to snub transfer away from Real Madrid and sign new contract to stay for ‘man SERGIO RAMOS is set to stay with Real Madrid "for many years", according to Zinedine Zidane. The 34-year-old defender is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu. Sergio Ramos is in the final year of his contract at Real Madrid 1 Sergio Ramos is in the final year of his contract at Real MadridCredit: EPA PSG have reportedly offered Ramos a three-year contract worth £54million after tax. While Spanish website Onda Cero has claimed Ramos has proposals from Italy and England amid reports that Manchester United are considering a swoop. Ramos would be eligible to discuss terms on a free transfer with clubs outside of Spain from January. But Zidane, who has 18 months left to run on his own deal, believes Ramos will commit his future to the club. He said: "I have a contract until 2022. So I’m not going to ask for anything. &q

Ronaldo became first ever footballer to be a billionaire

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer in history to become a billionaire during his career. According to Forbes, the Juventus star made $105 million (£83m) before tax in the last year, taking his total worth over the $1 billion (£789m) mark. The 35-year-old attacker has been named the fourth-highest earning celebrity in 2020 by the magazine, behind tennis legend Roger Federer, rapper Kanye West and Kylie Jenner. Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, who Forbes said earned $104m (£82m) in the last year, came in fifth while Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar took seventh place with $95.5m (£75m). After golf icon Tiger Woods and former boxer Floyd Mayweather, Ronaldo is just the third athlete ever to accumulate such wealth and the first to do so in a team sport. The Portugal international is said to have made $650m (£513m) in wages over his 17 years as a professional athlete, with the rest made from endorsements. He has been tied to a lucrative lifetime deal with Nike since 2016 an

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid To Sell Bale To Newcastle To Buy Bayern's Coman

The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the new rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond. TOP STORY: Real Madrid to sell Bale to Newcastle to buy Bayern's Coman Could the saga finally be over? Is Gareth Bale set to leave Real Madrid after years of speculation? 2 Related Well, FourFourTwo.Es reports that once their £300m Saudi-backed takeover goes through, Newcastle United are ready to offer €60m for the 30-year-old winger. Bale would relish a chance to return to the Premier League, with former side Tottenham and MLS newboys Inter Miami reportedly the only other clubs who could pay the Welshman's salary. Obviously he won't be earning the €600,000-a-week he gets at Real, but he would still command a hefty sum, while his exit would free up the wage bill at the Bernabeu for other targets. Sky Germany reports that Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are all interested in Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, w

FA Set For CAS Date With FIFA Over Chelsea Transfer Ban

The Football Association (FA) will face FIFA in court next month to challenge a ruling relating to Chelsea's transfer ban. Chelsea were punished in February 2019 for breaches of the rules pertaining to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. Initially barred from making any signings for two transfer windows while also hit with a fine, the Premier League club had their punishments reduced on appeal. The FA, meanwhile, was fined 510,000 Swiss francs (£391,000 as it processes player registrations. However, an appeal saw the amount lowered to 350,000 Swiss francs by a FIFA committee. MORE: Premier League needs to consider July start date, says Gary Neville English football's governing body has now escalated the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A hearing is due to take place on June 26. When contacted by Stats Perform, an FA spokesperson said: "The FA has cooperated fully with FIFA’s investigation. As this is an ongoing legal proce

U.S. Soccer's Chief Legal Officer Lydia Wahlke Resigns Amid Investigation

Foudy reacts to judge ruling against USWNT's unequal pay claim (2:14) Julie Foudy discusses a judge ruling against the USWNT in favor of US soccer in equal pay lawsuit. (2:14) Lydia Wahlke has resigned as the U.S. Soccer Federation's chief legal officer, the USSF has confirmed to ESPN. Grant Wahl was the first to report the news. - Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+- Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+- Where Europe's top leagues stand on finishing 2019-20 season In a statement to ESPN, the USSF said that Wahlke had resigned her position and "agreed to provide consulting services as requested through Sept. 15. We would like to thank Lydia for all her hard work and dedication during her time with U.S. Soccer, and wish her the best in her future endeavors." Wahlke's decision comes in the wake of an investigation by an outside law firm into the USSF's legal strategy as it pertained to the equal pay lawsuit

Manchester city to know their fate on June 8

In a situation Manchester City are not delighted to be in, they have at least so far been given what they wanted at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). . . The Premier League side's landmark court battle with UEFA has been confirmed for the second week of June, a three-day hearing squeezed into the schedule starting on June 8. . . It remains to be seen whether they will be successful in their attempt to have a two-year ban thrown out - such a decision would not say a lot for the original decision of football's governing body - but the club have maintained confidence throughout the process that an independent review will clear their name