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Norwich City to furlough some staff members due to coronavirus

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Premier League side Norwich City will furlough members of their staff who aren't able to work during the postponement of play due to the coronavirus, the club announced on Tuesday.

The Premier League is on hiatus until April 30 at the earliest and many clubs throughout the sport have implemented cost-cutting measures such as wage cuts, layoffs and furloughs to help mitigate the financial impact caused by the suspension of games.

"Owing to the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Norwich...

Soccer's looming transfer window crisis: Explaining FIFA's bold plan to handle player contracts

Think of it as football's Y2K, the legal bug in the system that could -- if unaddressed -- unleash havoc if 2019-20 competitions continue past June 30.

More than one out of five players in Europe's Big Five leagues -- English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 -- would, legally, disappear from club rosters come July 1 when their contracts expire or when their loan deals come to an end. FIFA have assembled a working group to deal with the issue...

Man United renew interest in Juventus defender De Ligt - sources

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Manchester United are prepared to make a renewed bid to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt this summer if the Italian club are ready to listen to offers for the Netherlands international, sources have told ESPN.

De Ligt rejected interest from United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain last summer before completing a €75 million move from Ajax to Juventus after he captained the Dutch champions during their run to the Champions League semifinals last season.

But, after signing a five-year...

Kane 'perfect' for Man United, but Juventus, Madrid also possible - Ferdinand

Alejandro Moreno thinks the time has come for Harry Kane to make the leap to a bigger and better club.
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Rio Ferdinand has said Harry Kane is "perfect" for Manchester United after the Tottenham captain raised question marks over his future in north London.

Kane, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since January, recently said he would not stay with Spurs 'just for the sake of it,' as his main aim is to win trophies.

And  former United captain Ferdinand said Kane wouldfit in well at Old Trafford, but accepted the England forward could have his pick of top clubs.

"We've seen the news...

Coronavirus: Levy announces Tottenham wage cuts, players urged to 'do their bit'

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has announced widespread wage cuts across non-playing staff at the club and has suggested players will need to be prepared to do their bit in order to battle the coronavirus crisis.

Players at several top clubs, including Barcelona, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have agreed to salary cuts during the pandemic.

Non-playing staff face wage cuts at Tottenham and Levy, who earned £7 million last year as per Tottenham's latest accounts, said he is hopeful players and...