Chelsea's prospective new owners remain keen to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona this summer and plan to reopen talks with the Frenchman if he is still available after their takeover is completed, 90min understands.
It's time to talk about the "P" word. That's right: Playoffs, the common format in North American sports, where teams play a whole regular season for most of the year that seemingly becomes irrelevant when the top teams — or, in the case of Major League Soccer, the NHL and the NBA, more than half the teams — advance to a whole other knockout tournament that determines the seasonal champion.
Liverpool are leaving absolutely nothing out on the field in their pursuit of the quadruple. It is now two down, two to go, after a second cup final penalty shootout win against Chelsea this season saw Jurgen Klopp's team add the FA Cup to the Carabao Cup they lifted at Wembley three months ago.
Manchester City’s stunning disintegration late in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg against Real Madrid not only gave Mohamed Salah the final opponent he wanted, it made Liverpool’s path to an unlikely and historic quadruple feel not just reasonable but somewhat likely.