Manchester City have the best collection of technical midfield players in Europe, according to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. Pep Guardiola’s side host Chelsea on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium, looking for a win that will take them back level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Defensive trio Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian will all reportedly leave Manchester United at the end of the season. January proved to be a quiet month for United in the transfer market, although Marouane Fellaini left the Red Devils in the latter stages of the window for the Chinese Super League. Valencia – out of contract this summer – was linked with moves to both Fulham and Newcastle United, but reportedly turned down the chance to leave.
Players from the Spanish and English top divisions dominate the final XI, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo the only players based elsewhere. The Portuguese was included for a record 13th time after helping his former club Real Madrid CF to a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title in Kyiv in May.
Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been reportedly asked to submit a DNA sample as part of the police investigation into his Las Vegas rape case. We learn that the Juventus star is cooperating with the police 100%. It would be recalled we previously reported, the Las Vegas Metro PD has reopened the investigation into claims made by Kathryn Mayorga that Ronaldo sexually assaulted her in his hotel room back in 2009.