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Raheem Sterling in talks with Man City over new long-term deal - BBC Sport
Manchester City open talks with England forward Raheem Sterling about a new long-term contract.

Vardy among ten deadliest goalscorers of 2019 - Football365
No Liverpool players on this list but there are two from Man City and one from Chelsea.

Manchester City group worth 4.8 billion after Silver Lake buy 10 percent - report
The owner of Manchester City is selling a $500m stake to a private equity firm, according to reports, placing City Football Group’s value at $4.8b.

Jose Mourinho apologises to Eric Dier for 29th-minute substitution
Eric Dier became the first Spurs player to discover Jose Mourinho’s ruthless streak.

Max Taylor in Manchester United squad for Astana game after chemo | The Guardian
Max Taylor, a 19-year-old defender, is in Manchester United’s squad for the Europa League game at Astana , having recovered from chemotherapy treatment only in September.

Referee assaulted by footballer in ‘unprovoked attack’ - BBC News
Police have launched an investigation after a football referee was attacked by a player, causing a non-league match to be abandoned.

José Mourinho says Eriksen’s stand-off with Spurs could affect selection | Football | The Guardian
José Mourinho has said on the matter of selection that he has to think about the future with Christian Eriksen’s contract at Tottenham running out at the end of the season.


Juventus 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Paulo Dybala goal ensures Juve advance as Group D winners - BBC Sport
A fine free-kick from Paulo Dybala gives Juventus a Champions League win over Atletico Madrid and guarantees the Italians top spot in Group D.

Tottenham 4-2 Olympiakos: Spurs fight back in Jose Mourinho home debut - BBC Sport
Tottenham come from behind to beat Olympiakos and book their place in the Champions League knockout stages in Jose Mourinho’s first home game.

Pablo Sarabia completes PSG comeback after Benzema double for Real | The Guardian
Paris Saint-Germain, under pressure for much of the match, completed a late comeback to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid for whom Karim Benzema scored both goals.

Red Star Belgrade 0-6 Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski scores four - BBC Sport
Robert Lewandowski scores the fastest quadruple in Champions League history as Bayern Munich thrash Red Star Belgrade.

Napoli are the only team to have beaten Liverpool this season – but now they’re falling apart. Where has it gone wrong? | FourFourTwo
Carlo Ancelotti must deal with a mutinous dressing room, an erratic owner – and worst, a trip to Anfield.

Galatasaray 1-1 Club Bruges: Visitors have two sent off in celebrations - BBC Sport
Club Bruges enjoy their equaliser at Galatasaray so much, they have two players sent off for celebrating.

Javier Tebas: the clásico must always be for people in Asia or the US | Football | The Guardian
Congratulations, people of Spain! Your domestic league doesn’t care about you any more!


US Soccer announces nominees for Male, Female Player of the Year | Pro Soccer USA
US Soccer announced nominees for Female and Male Player of the Year, with Megan Rapinoe and Christian Pulisic among the nominees.

The 2010s: The Athletic staff choose their MLS Best XI of 2010-2019 – The Athletic ($)
Good thing they got the most important Diego in this list.