Ornstein: Mount talks on hold, Rashford deal boost, Krosche in Liverpool frame

Chelsea‚Äôs faltering campaign suffered its latest setback on Saturday as they were beaten at home by bottom-of-the-table Southampton: they remain 10th in the Premier League with 15 games still to play. One of the many issues facing the new ownership at Stamford Bridge concerns Mason Mount, the homegrown talent and England international midfielder whose deal is due to expire in June 2024. Negotiations between Chelsea and Mount over a new contract have not yet led to an agreement, with several offers made last summer and in the autumn rejected by…

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What is the date of the draw for the round of sixteen for the European Champions League?

After the intense Champions League group stage, the teams that qualified for the knockout stage will find out their fate in the Round of 16 next week. There are a few notable absentees from the lottery, with a few surprising additions taking their place. Here’s everything you need to know about the lottery. When and where is the Champions League round of 16 draw? The draw for the Round of 16 will take place at 11 AM GMT (12 PM CET, 6 AM EST) on Monday, 7 November. The UEFA…

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Japan has 26 players in the World Cup: Tomiyasu and Mituma are among them, but Furuhashi is absent.

Japan has selected its 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, among them Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kaoru Mituma Brighton. However, there is no place for Celtic duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Daisen Maeda. Furuhashi, 27, has scored eight goals in 10 Scottish Premier League games for Celtic this season, but won’t add to the 16 internationals he has won since his debut in 2019. Hajime Moriyasu’s side have space for several national team players, including former Southampton defender Maya Yoshida and former Inter Milan full back Yuto Nagatomo,…

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