Headlines today: EPL fixtures possibly to be postponed after Queen Elizabeth II’s death; Newcastle close to signing Loris Karius

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Friday’s national newspapers…

The Premier League is expected to officially announce the postponement of all matches in the current round on Friday

The English Premier League is expected to make an official announcement on Friday that the current round of matches has been postponed altogether, according to reports.

Officials from the Premier League held talks with the British government on Thursday night to discuss whether this weekend’s matches could go ahead as the nation mourns following the death of Her Majesty the Queen. It is expected that all of this weekend’s matches will be postponed, a decision that will be announced early Friday morning local time.

The decision will cause serious fixture congestion later in the season, as there will be no midweek break between now and the World Cup break, which begins in Qatar after a seven-day suspension of the Premier League. And no matter what happens this weekend, the Champions League looks set to continue next week as the UEFA Cup match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad already continues on Thursday night under the guidance of UEFA

The referee determined that Martinez was in an unnatural position before his arm touched the ball

Manchester United defeated Real Sociedad 0-1 in the first round of the UEFA Cup group stage. During the match, Lisandro Martinez was controversially awarded a penalty for a handball in the penalty area.

The United side argued that the opponent’s shot hit Martinez’s leg and then rebounded to his hand, while his hand was in a natural and normal position. VAR also intervened in the replay during the match and ultimately still upheld the penalty award.

Goal.com reported that according to the rules, if a player’s hand or arm is in a position that expands his body unnaturally, a handball penalty is awarded. Therefore, in the situation, Martinez’s arm was considered to be in an unnatural position prior to contact with the ball, and therefore it was eventually ruled a handball.

Lallana will serve as an interim coach to assist the U21 skipper coaching

Lallana will be the interim coach of the team for this week’s match against Bournemouth.

As Porter became the new manager of Chelsea, the two sides signed a five-year contract. There is currently a vacancy in the Brighton managerial position, and Crofts has temporarily stepped in as Brighton’s coach.

The Brighton chairman has previously said that the club will focus on appointing a new manager, but they first have to deal with the game against Bournemouth. Crofts is currently the Brighton U21 coach and will now be the temporary relief coach for the first team. Lallana is currently injured and will definitely not be available for the game against Bournemouth, a game in which he will be the club’s coaching assistant.

Diego Costa returns to the Premier League to join Wolves

Here we go! According to Romano, Diego Costa has returned to the Premier League to join Wolves.

According to Romano, Diego Costa will join Wolves and will sign a contract until June 2023 after a medical examination was successfully completed on Thursday morning.

Diego Costa returns to the Premier League as a free agent, replacing Wolves striker Aleksandar Kaledzic, who suffered a former cruciate ligament injury. An official announcement is forthcoming.

Diego Costa, 33, is a free agent after his contract with Atletico Mineiro was terminated in January this year. The former Spain international played for Chelsea from 2014 to 2018, winning two Premier League titles, in addition to playing for Atletico Madrid several times.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Karius has completed signing with Newcastle

According to a report by Italian journalist Romano, Karius, who left Liverpool on a free agent this summer, has completed the signing of a contract with Newcastle United.

The 29-year-old Karius left Liverpool as a free agent after his contract expired in June this year, and now, according to Romano, the German goalkeeper has completed the signing with Newcastle on Thursday evening local time. The deal has been finalized and he will join the Magpies squad as a free agent, with both parties signing a short-term contract.

Former Dortmund boss Rozay to face his old boss in his debut in charge of Leipzig this weekend

RB Leipzig has officially announced the hiring of former Borussia Monchengladbach and Dotters boss Rozzer as first team manager, with the two sides signing a contract until 2024.

After the previous loss to Donetsk Miners, Leipzig officially announced the dismissal of manager Tedesco, and now they have quickly decided on a new manager, former Dottes and Borussia Monchengladbach boss Marco Rozet, who is officially in charge of Leipzig, with both sides signing a contract until 2024.

The 45-year-old Rozay is a native of Leipzig and also played for the local VfB Leipzig Locomotive (VfB Leipzig) during his playing days. During his coaching career, he has previously been the manager of Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund. Last season, he led Dortmund to 22 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in the Bundesliga, finishing second in the league.

Leipzig officials confirmed that Roser will attend his first press conference after taking over this Thursday, local time, and immediately afterwards, he will go into training and preparation. In addition, three assistant coaches, Alexander Zickler, Frank Gedeck and Marko Kurt, will also join the coaching team with him.

Leipzig will then host Borussia Dortmund in the 6th round of the Bundesliga, and Roser will also face his old team in his coaching debut.

Tonalli completes contract extension with Milan today with an annual salary of 2.8 million euros until 2027

Italian journalist Scilla news, Tonalli will complete a contract extension with AC Milan on Friday (September 9) local time.

According to Scilla’s sources, Tonali will extend his contract with Milan until 2027, with a new annual salary of 2.8 million euros.

The 22-year-old Tonalli joined Milan from Brescia in the summer of 2021 and has played 87 games for Milan so far, contributing 5 goals and 4 assists, and his current contract with Milan expires in the summer of 2026.

Icardi joins Galatasaray on loan, PSG pays most of his salary

Official news, Paris Saint-Germain striker Icardi officially joined Galatasaray on loan.

Galatasaray officials said they have reached an agreement with Paris on Icardi’s loan and there will also be a buyout clause.

Icardi will earn 6.75 million euros this season, of which 6 million euros will be paid by Paris.

In addition, once Icardi is bought out by Galatasaray, they will sign a contract until 2026.

Galatasaray waived the signing of Manchester United’s former general Juan Mata and both sides signed a 1+1 contract

Galatasaray officially announced that it has officially brought in former Manchester United player, Juan Mata, who was previously a free agent, and the two sides signed a 1+1 contract.

The 34-year-old Mata, whose contract with Manchester United expired in June this year and then left on a free agent, has now confirmed that Galatasaray has signed the former Spain international on a one-year contract with a one-year option and an annual salary of 1.9 million euros after taxes.

Mata, who came from Real Madrid’s youth system, has also played for Valencia, Chelsea and Manchester United, and has made 41 appearances for the Spanish national team, scoring 10 goals.

Manchester United 0-1 Real Sociedad

The 1st round of the UEFA Europa League Group E was contested, with Manchester United hosting Real Sociedad at Old Trafford, with Di Bello as the referee. In the first half, Ronaldo missed a good chance + header was invalid for offside. In the second half, Lisandro Martinez came on as a substitute and gave away the penalty for a controversial handball, and Bryce Mendes scored a goal; then Ronaldo was brought down by Martin Suvemendi in the penalty area and was not awarded the penalty. In the end, Manchester United was defeated by Real Sociedad 0-1 at home and suffered the opening black.

Arsenal 2-1 Zurich

In the 1st round of the UEFA Europa League group stage, Arsenal faced Zurich, a Swiss Super League team, on the road. In the first half, Nketiah assisted Marquinhos with a cross from the side, Tosin hit the post and Kryeziu equalized with a shot from the point.

Roma 1-2 Ludogorets

In the 1st round of the UEFA Europa League group stage, Roma faced Ludogorets on the road. In the first half, Bernard Tecpete nearly scored in front of an open goal, and Gianluca Mancini hit the post with a header; in the second half, Kauli broke the deadlock, Pellegrini assisted Shomurodov with a header to equalize the score, and two minutes later Riker assisted Nonato to break through to help the home team take the lead again. In the end, Roma 1-2 Ludogorets.

Florenzi injured the proximal biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh and is out for five months

Official news, Milan defender Florenzi will be out for a long time due to injury.

Milan official announcement

AC Milan announced that Alessandro Florenzi, who suffered a serious injury to the proximal biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh during the match against Sassuolo, has undergone surgery in Finland this morning.

The operation was a complete success and Florenzi will return to Italy tomorrow to begin the rehabilitation process. The recovery time to full activity is expected to be five months.


Manchester United are ready to open talks with Marcus Rashford over a new contract after his sparkling start to the new season.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring against Liverpool
Image:Manchester United are ready to open talks with Marcus Rashford over a new contract after his sparkling start to the new season

Crystal Palace have offered Wilfried Zaha a new contract – with their star man in the final year of his deal.

Chelsea want Graham Potter in the dugout for Saturday’s west London derby with Fulham.


Thomas Tuchel will receive a £6.9m pay-off for the remainder of his Chelsea contract, which ran until 2024, and will take some time off before deciding where his next role will be.

Thomas Tuchel
Image:Thomas Tuchel will receive a £6.9m pay-off for the remainder of his Chelsea contract, which ran until 2024, and will take some time off before deciding where his next role will be

Mikel Arteta has hit back over Bernd Leno’s claim that he left Arsenal because of “politics”, pointing out the numerous opportunities that the German had during his four years at the club.

Richard Thompson, the new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, wants to bring Indian Premier League matches to this country as he sets an ambitious target to double attendances.


Tottenham Hotspur’s managing director Fabio Paratici believes the club have reduced the gap to Premier League high-flyers Manchester City and Liverpool.


Joey Barton was spotted giving Tottenham fans the middle finger as he stood among the Marseille supporters for the French side’s Champions League defeat in north London on Wednesday night.

Juan Mata put in a top display in Man United's win over Brentford
Image:Juan Mata is set to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer having agreed personal terms with the Turkish side, according to reports

Juan Mata is set to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer having agreed personal terms with the Turkish side, according to reports.

Brighton’s home clash with fierce rivals Crystal Palace next weekend has been postponed because of the train strike that is set to cause travel chaos.

Mercedes are planning for a future without Lewis Hamilton – with Daniel Ricciardo under consideration to replace him in 2024.


A nine-year-old Celtic fan was burned after he was hit by a flare chucked during Tuesday’s Champions League match.

Ross Stewart has been ruled out of the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures.


Future Heineken Champions Cup finals will be played in destination cities across Europe as the organisers want to widen the competition’s appeal in new countries.


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