• Derby owner Mel Morris is prepared to vote for a premature end to the Championship season even if it means the Rams missing out on a play-off place.
• Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he could not blame Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he wanted to leave the club this summer.
• Jadon Sancho is reportedly still likely to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer – with Manchester United at the front of the queue.
• Neymar’s return to Barcelona will not be feasible this summer, according to his agent Wagner Ribeiro.
• Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka claims he and the club’s fans both overreacted during his outburst back in October.
• EFL Championship action is set to resume on June 20 after a timetable was agreed to complete the 2019/20 campaign by the end of July.
• Arsenal are considering a swap deal with Atletico Madrid that would see Alexandre Lacazette moving to Spain and Thomas Lemar coming the other way.
• The Premier League are thought to have given Newcastle’s £300m Saudi-led takeover the green light and an official announcement could be made in the coming days.
• Footballers are ramping up security and installing panic rooms in their homes in the wake of Dele Alli’s terrifying robbery ordeal.
• Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane has been told he must be prepared to take a huge pay-cut if he is to join Bayern Munich.
• Liverpool have reached a financial settlement with new sponsors Nike that will allow them to finish the season and win the Premier League wearing their New Balance kit.
• Premier League clubs with small dressing rooms may have to arrange new changing facilities on opposite sides of their stadiums to enable players to maintain distancing when football restarts.
• A number of Premier League players were made to wait for the green light to take part in training this week after returning inconclusive coronavirus tests.
• Hundreds of the 1,400 EFL players who are out of contract this summer may never get a professional deal again.
Bournemouth’s Jordon Ibe is facing a possible club fine after being pictured appearing to breach lockdown regulations.
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• FIFPro, the world players’ union, says “multiple” footballers from the leading leagues in Europe have contacted them to say they feel pressurised to return during the coronavirus pandemic.
• Premiership Rugby’s hopes of completing their full league program were on Wednesday night said to be “a long shot” with clubs now not expected to return to training until next month at the earliest.
• The Premier League is planning to speak to managers and players this week about how football can take the crucial step of returning to contact training and matches.
• League One’s season is set to be decided by a crucial vote next week, following talks at the English Football League’s board meeting on Wednesday.
Norwich City are returning to training on Friday after tests revealed players and staff did not record positive for coronavirus.
• Victor Moses is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea with the winger set to be dumped by Inter Milan after his flop loan spell.
• Arsenal are lining up Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji for £25m after opening talks in January.
• The Premier League’s big return to training has been hampered by sticky balls with some players slamming Phase One Covid-19 training programmes as “pointless” and “ludicrous”.
• Sadio Mane is overtaking Kylian Mbappe as Real Madrid’s main striking target this summer, reports suggest.
Chelsea have reportedly been joined by Real Madrid in the race for Lille star Gabriel.
• Philippe Coutinho is back training on his own for Bayern Munich as the German giants consider extending his deal, according to reports.
• Gareth Barry “broke strict FA rules” to pump £800,000 into Swindon, it was alleged in court.
• Wayne Rooney plans to turn the grounds of his new country pile into a golfer’s paradise.