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Wednesday November 8
VAR… it’s happening!
09:00: England’s FA will trial the video assistant referee (VAR) system when the national side host world champions Germany in a friendly at Wembley on Friday, The Times reported.
Matches between England and Germany have seen several controversial decisions in the past including Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal in the 2010 World Cup and Geoff Hurst’s goal in the 1966 World Cup final.
VAR involves assistant referees watching the action remotely and then drawing the match referee’s attention to officiating mistakes or missed serious incidents and was previously tested during the Wembley Cup charity match last month.
The International Football Association Board has tested Wembley and approved the use of the system alongside existing goal-line technology.
Mata is the Real deal
08:00: Real Madrid are set to make a shock move to take Juan Mata back to Spain from Manchester United.
Mata was surprisingly left out of Jose Mourinho’s 18-man squad for the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday sparking questions about his long-term future at Old Trafford, especially because his contract expires next summer.
It is understood that Real want the Spain international midfielder to spark fresh impetus into their faltering season.
He is 30 in April and United could be willing to listen to offers in January to avoid him leaving on a free in the summer.
Real are keeping an eye on developments as they prepare to make their move as soon as the transfer window opens in January.
Ozil shirt demand
07:00: Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal so long as he can get his hands on Jack Wilshere’s shirt, reports claim.
Ozil, 29, is out of contract at the end of the season and he is stalling over signing a new deal, with Manchester United closely monitoring the situation.
United supposedly believe his advisers would want a £10million signing-on fee in order for him to make the switch.
The German midfield schemer currently takes home £150,000 a week and he is angling for a huge pay rise.
And according to The Sun, Ozil wants to be awarded with the No.10 shirt as part of the new contract too.
Ozil is the Gunners’ No.11, but getting the No.10 jersey, the report adds, would be a big boost for his money-making brand.
Shaw wants to stay
06:00: Luke Shaw is keen to earn his place in the Manchester United squad rather than move to Fenerbahce, the Daily Mail reports.
Despite not making the starting XI this season, the 22-year-old is reportedly looking to impress boss Jose Mourinho and remain in the north west, turning down any potential interest from the Turkish club in January, the paper says.
Published at Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:33:13 +0000