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LIVE Transfer Talk: Zidane demands Hazard contract, £200m war chest to take over at Chelsea

ESPN's Craig Burley addresses the pressure on Maurizio Sarri and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of their FA Cup 5th round tie on Monday, live on ESPN+ at 2:30 PM ET.
Gab Marcotti explains the latest on Mauro Icardi's strained relationship with Inter, and dives into why some clubs might be hesitant to bring on the 25-year-old striker.

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Zidane hands Chelsea list of demands

The stakes in Monday's FA Cup showdown with Manchester United just got a little higher for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Sun reports that Zinedine Zidane has indicated he is willing...

James Rodriguez's big chance vs. Liverpool could foreshadow his future role with Colombia

James Rodriguez's time at Bayern Munich has been mixed but Thomas Muller's suspension provides him a huge opportunity vs. Liverpool.
James Rodriguez's time at Bayern Munich has been mixed but Thomas Muller's suspension provides him a huge opportunity vs. Liverpool.

Argentina had never lost a World Cup qualifier at home until Colombia inflicted an extraordinary 5-0 defeat on them in Buenos Aires back in 1993.

At the time, this was seen as a case of patricide. Argentina was the footballing father of Colombia. Argentine players did much to get the Colombian professional game up and running. Argentine coaches were given pride of place.

That Colombia side was coached by a Colombian, Francisco Maturana, who did much to put his country's football on the global...

Liverpool's Firmino, Lovren absent from training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop delves into Bayern Munich's continued struggles in the Bundesliga and feels it'll be more of the same against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Manuel Neuer speaks exclusively to ESPN FC about the occasion of playing at Anfield against Liverpool and how he expects Jurgen Klopp's side to play.
Relive the top goals from Week 26 of the 2018-19 Premier League season, as Liverpool and Man City's dominant performances take center stage.

LIVERPOOL, England -- Roberto Firmino and Dejan Lovren were both absent from training on Monday afternoon ahead of Liverpool's Champions League round-of-16 tie with Bayern Munich.

A source has told ESPN FC that Firmino was absent from the session at Melwood due to a virus. The Brazil international has played in every single one of Liverpool's matches this season, scoring 11 times in 34 appearances.

Lovren, meanwhile, has not featured for Jurgen Klopp's side since injuring his hamstring in January.

Before...

Liverpool stars prepare for Bayern Munich clash by getting stuck in elevator

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop delves into Bayern Munich's continued struggles in the Bundesliga and feels it'll be more of the same against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Manuel Neuer speaks exclusively to ESPN FC about the occasion of playing at Anfield against Liverpool and how he expects Jurgen Klopp's side to play.
Relive the top goals from Week 26 of the 2018-19 Premier League season, as Liverpool and Man City's dominant performances take center stage.

With a massive Champions League tie against Bayern Munich at Anfield on the cards this week, Liverpool could probably have done without any slapstick mishaps in the build-up.

However, as shared by Dejan Lovren on Instagram, it would appear that several of the Reds' first-team players had the misfortune of getting trapped in a broken elevator together on Sunday afternoon.

Lovren posted a video of himself, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino...

Manchester City's Kompany set for one-year deal on lower wages - sources

Phil Foden and Manchester City put an end to Newport County's FA Cup run, beating the League Two side at Rodney Parade to reach the quarterfinals.
Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Manchester City keep hold of the top spot and Manchester United drop out.
It's Fashion Week and Kevin De Bruyne is given the tough task of rating the fashion sense of his Manchester City teammates.

Vincent Kompany is set to earn a new one-year contract extension at Manchester City, sources have told ESPN FC.

The City captain's contract runs out at the end of the season but talks have been ongoing over a new 12-month deal.

Kompany has made just 14 appearances this term and is in his testimonial season, having joined in 2008. The 32-year-old is keen to stay at the club but will have to accept terms on lower wages.

The Belgium international showed his experience by marshalling the defence...