Griezmann hints that Man U not on his radar
MADRID • Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann insisted he feels "great" in the Spanish capital and hailed the impact Atletico manager Diego Simeone has had on his career despite being consistently linked with a big-money move to the English Premier League.
Manchester United lead the chase for the France forward, who has a €100 million (S$150.24 million) buyout clause inserted into a new contract he signed with Atletico in June last year.
Turkey confirms bid to host Euro 2024
ISTANBUL • Turkey yesterday announced an ambitious bid backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, brushing off concerns over security and infrastructure.
The country's football authorities hope it will be second time lucky for the bid after losing out to France to host last year's event by one vote, but Turkey is likely to face strong competition from Germany.
Shanghai SIPG sign free agent Carvalho
SHANGHAI • Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG confirmed the signing of former Porto, Real Madrid and Chelsea central defender Ricardo Carvalho, 38, yesterday.
The Portuguese will join the Brazilian attacking trio of Oscar, Hulk and Elkeson at the football club. He has been a free agent since leaving Monaco.