Daily Football Round-Up Wednesday 6th March
Tottenham and Manchester City are set to battle it out for Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo in the summer. The 27-year-old was reportedly chased during the January window by Spurs but Sevilla stood firm on their £15 million asking price. Spurs host Inter Milan tomorrow night and then they travel to Liverpool this weekend, the club that Hugo Lloris feels are playing the best football in England at the moment.
Barcelona keeper has received a four match ban after confronting referee Perez Lasa after the Catalan club’s defeat to Real Madrid last week. The Spanish shot-stopper was shown a red card for constantly remonstrating with the match official and will receive the maximum ban, a decision the club have revealed they will appeal against in the next few days.
It seems Real Madrid have been in favour of match officials this week as Manchester United found out last night to their dismay. UEFA have today announced they have opened disciplinary proceedings against United after they failed to fulfil their post-match media obligations. Nothing has yet been said as to whether further action will be taken regarding the surrounding of the referee after the game though.
Falkirk have confirmed that manager Steven Pressley has been given permission to talk to Coventry about taking over the vacant manager position. Bairns chairman Martin Ritchie is desperate to keep hold of the manager but admitted the two had an agreement that if another club came in for him the club wouldn’t stand in his way.
Millwall winger James Henry has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to knee ligament damage suffered in Saturday’s match away to Leeds.
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has insisted the club are fully focussed on qualifying for next seasons Champions League and are not thinking about rafa Benitez’ replacement just yet.
Rotherham have announced that the New York Stadium will be officially opened on 12th March by Prince Edward.
Brentford have extended the loan spell of Everton left-back Jake Bidwell until 6th April.
Tonight is another Champions League night which see’s Celtic attempting to overturn a huge deficit in Turin and Valencia travelling to Paris to try and overhaul a PSG side who are without Ibrahimovic. Come back later for the round-up of all of this week’s Champions League ties. Remember to follow @TFootballFamily for all the latest football news.