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Gianluigi Donnarumma: Teenage goalkeeper extends AC Milan deal until 2021 - BBC Sport
Will he be allowed to throw fake money back at the fans that threw it at him?

Florent Malouda: French Guiana forfeits game to play ineligible star | SI.com
French Guiana took a forfeit on purpose in order to play the ineligible Florent Malouda in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. It was absurd.

Manchester United still pursuing Tottenham's Eric Dier as Chelsea rule out Nemanja Matic switch
Tottenham’s struggle to keep the band together starts now.

Premier League pre-season tours: a feast for fans in far-flung destinations | Football | The Guardian
The international pre-season trip has become a way not just for English clubs to make money, but to open themselves up to supporters around the world

Premier League remains world’s richest courtesy of huge TV revenue growth | Football | The Guardian
Deloitte’s annual review of football finances has found the Premier League is set to remain by far the world’s richest football league.

Atletico Madrid overtake Barcelona Bayern Munich in UEFA rankings - ESPN FC
But apparently money doesn’t buy what it used to; Manchester City at 9th and Arsenal at 11th are the highest rated English clubs on the list.

Supporters Week - Vancouver Whitecaps Front Office - Eighty Six Forever
MLS is taking a break for the Gold Cup. The Vancouver Whitecaps' SBN blog, Eighty Six Forever, is taking the downtime as an opportunity to run a Supporters Week series, in which they talk about how supporters groups help define and make better the MLS gameday experience. In the first intstallment, they talk with the Vancouver Whitecaps Fan Services department about the team's relations with its supporter groups.