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Premier League/England

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward meets fan who was racially abused - BBC Sport
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling meets up with a young fan he wrote to after the teenager was racially abused.

Manchester United: Saudi Arabia prince Mohammed Bin Salman denies takeover bid - BBC Sport
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s media minister has denied reports linking him with a £3.8bn takeover of Manchester United.

Miguel Almirón: how Newcastle’s £20m man conquered the Americas
By the age of 24, Miguel Almirón was champion in Paraguay, Argentina and the US. Now he’s facing his greatest challenge at Newcastle.

The future of Premier League football on TV: The blueprint - Football365
Actually, they will be no more Premier League, once it has been broken.

FA Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester sides kept apart | Football | The Guardian
City go to Swansea and United head to Wolves.

Manchester City set to add third-tier Chinese club to global portfolio | Football | The Guardian
Manchester City’s owners are set to announce the purchase of Chinese third-tier outfit Sichuan Jiuniu on Wednesday.

Europe

Monaco may regret sacking the man who revitalised the club | Football | The Guardian
Vadim Vasilyev made Monaco the model of a sustainable, profitable club. But he has paid for their disastrous season.

Thierry Henry’s doomed Monaco return – The Athletic ($)
Henry’s return to Monaco would’ve been perfect, had it not been for all the things that made it a nightmare.

Olympique Lyonnais is aiming towards a budget of €400M in the next five years
Lyon is working to reach the European top 20 and close the gap between them and PSG.

How Bayern Munich’s rejection of Jurgen Klopp changed the course of football history | FourFourTwo
Liverpool’s gaffer missed out on the Bayern Munich job in 2008 – and in the long term that decision might have propelled Bayern.

A seamless transition: Tyler Adams shines in Germany | Pro Soccer USA
Tyler Adams continues to impress in Germany.

MLS/Americas

Is promotion and relegation any closer in US soccer? | Football | The Guardian
The issue of promotion and relegation in domestic leagues refuses to die.

Other

International Champions Cup women’s tournament expands to eight teams as 2019 schedule comes together
There will be four NWSL teams and four foreign teams, spread across two venues instead of one.