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Bale nearing Real exit?

Gareth Bale looks like being a step nearer leaving Real Madrid after he was left on the bench in their final-day defeat, with Zinedine Zidane later saying the Welshman dd not fit into his team.

We celebrate the best bets that have come in over weekend2

Weekend Winners

One Sky Bet football punter won over £22K after an ante-post special, while our racing tipsters were in fine form over the weekend.

England manager Gareth Southgate3

Southgate calls for Premier League changes

Gareth Southgate says changes to the Premier League need to be made to stop the decline in the number of English players getting chances.

Check out today's Paper Talk4

Paper Talk: Juve target Poch

Mauricio Pochettino is linked with a switch to Juventus in Saturday's papers - get all of the rumours from the back pages of the UK newspapers here.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages5

Paper Talk: Shooting star

Find out which Inter Milan youngster is high on the list of summer targets for both Liverpool and Manchester City.

Sporting Life's football livewire: Latest football news including Champions League reaction & team news, transfers and videos

Our new Football Livewire is the best place to stay on top of breaking news
Our new Football Livewire is the best place to stay on top of breaking news

Our Livewire service brings you all the day's latest football news including team news, quotes, transfer rumours, videos and much more.

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📺 SPURS LIVING THE DREAM


👨‍⚖️ CHELSEA TRANSFER BAN UPHELD

Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Stadium
Chelsea have been hit with a transfer ban for the next two windows

FIFA has broadly rejected Chelsea's appeal against its two-window transfer ban for signing underage players, world football's governing body has announced.

Spanish trio Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been sanctioned for similar offences in the past. Manchester City are understood to be the next leading club in FIFA's cross hairs for a ban related to underage transfers.

Chelsea are angry at the verdict and say they will take their legal fight to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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📝 AJAX V TOTTENHAM TIPS

Sporting Life's Champions League preview package
Sporting Life's Champions League preview package

After Liverpool's amazing effort, tonight it's Tottenham's turn to try and make the Champions League final, trailing Ajax 1-0 from the home leg means it looks a lot easier on paper than the mountain the Reds climbed at Anfield.

Can Spurs do it? George Pitts has our best bets.

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🙌 MIRACLE OF MERSEYSIDE

Enjoy Reds fans...


📰 BARCA RIDICULED BY SPANISH PRESS

Barcelona were subjected to "the biggest ridicule in history", according to the Spanish media, as Liverpool left the Catalans "blushing" with a remarkable 4-0 Champions League comeback win at Anfield.

Ernesto Valverde's LaLiga champions arrived on Merseyside boasting a 3-0 advantage following last week's semi-final first leg, but their dreams of reaching a June 1 final were dramatically crushed.

Barca, in shipping four unanswered goals to Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum, wrote "the darkest page" of a glorious club chronicle which also features 26 Spanish title wins and five European Cups.


📝 BOLTON SET FOR ADMINISTRATION

Bolton Wanderers: The Sky Bet Championship outfit could face a 12-point deduction
Bolton Wanderers look likely to go into administration

Bolton chairman Ken Anderson has announced he will be forced to place the club in administration. Wanderers had hoped to complete a takeover deal with Laurence Bassini, but the former Watford owner has failed to provide proof of funding.

The Bolton chairman said in a statement on the club's website: "Mr Bassini, regrettably his continued time wasting and empty promises have caused a great deal of heartache and frustration for the staff and supporters alike and now leave the Eddie Davies Trust and I with little or no choice other than for one of us to place the businesses into administration, as any likelihood of finding any resolution (in) the High Court hearing (is) not possible."

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📝 CARDIFF SET TO RETAIN WARNOCK

Cardiff have been relegated to the Sky Bet Championship
Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock has received the support of Cardiff owner Vincent Tan to remain as the club's manager despite relegation from the Premier League.

Warnock seemed to question his own future after Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace confirmed Cardiff's return to the Sky Bet Championship, with the 70-year-old saying he had "no idea" whether he would be staying.

But Malaysian businessman Tan has delivered a vote of confidence and wants Warnock to attempt to extend his own record of promotions as a manager to nine.

"I am happy for Neil to stay and achieve his ninth promotion," Tan told BBC Sport Wales.


📰 WEDNESDAY'S PAPER TALK

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages

Wednesday's Paper Talk rounds up the latest football rumours and transfer gossip, including:

  • Manchester United struggling in Sancho hunt
  • Harry Maguire targeted again by United
  • Chelsea turn down Real Madrid move for Hazard

Read more here


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Gareth Bale on the bench at Real Madrid1

Bale nearing Real exit?

Gareth Bale looks like being a step nearer leaving Real Madrid after he was left on the bench in their final-day defeat, with Zinedine Zidane later saying the Welshman dd not fit into his team.

We celebrate the best bets that have come in over weekend2

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One Sky Bet football punter won over £22K after an ante-post special, while our racing tipsters were in fine form over the weekend.

England manager Gareth Southgate3

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Gareth Southgate says changes to the Premier League need to be made to stop the decline in the number of English players getting chances.

Check out today's Paper Talk4

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Mauricio Pochettino is linked with a switch to Juventus in Saturday's papers - get all of the rumours from the back pages of the UK newspapers here.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages5

Paper Talk: Shooting star

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