ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many many years will be fulfilled,” Garber said Monday at a news conference here. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced later this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which
Alexis Sanchez will be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer if a bid in the region of £50 million ($63 million) is lodged, according to reports. Sanchez’s contract at the Emirates Stadium has just over 14 months to run and negotiations with the club over an extension have stalled. According to the London Evening Standard, the board at Arsenal is accepting it may have to sell the 28-year-old forward this summer instead of risking him leaving for free a year later. Despite only having a year to run on his contract, Arsenal believes it can demand a fee of around £50 million for Sanchez’s services. Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich are all believed to be interested in
Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair recalls the day he told Jose Mourinho he wanted to leave Manchester United. McNair said United had wanted him to go out on loan - but his wish was for a permanent move away from Old Trafford. The 21-year-old from Ballyclare in County Antrim got his way and joined Sunderland for £5.5m in August 2016.