Clubs in the third and fourth professional divisions in English football have voted to introduce squad salary caps. The cap will be set at 2.5 million pounds ($3.2 million) in League One and 1.5 million pounds ($2 million) in League Two. There are also ongoing financial issues across the leagues with fans due to be prohibited from stadiums when the new season begins next month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer says he hopes the Bavarians giants can convince Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara to stay beyond the end of this season's Champions League title. Having won the Bundesliga title in each of his seven seasons at Bayern since joining from Barcelona in 2013, Alcantara, 29, is stalling over extension talks with a year left on his contract. The midfield playmaker has been linked to English Premier League champions Liverpool.
Aberdeen's Scottish Premiership game at St Johnstone has been postponed after two players tested postive for coronavirus, sparking a furious reaction from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Scottish government and football authorities had agreed on Thursday that the game should go ahead as planned but that decision has been reversed. "This weekend's Scottish Premiership fixture against Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park has been postponed," St Johnstone said in a statement.