Maradona continuing as Argentina coach is doubtful

Diego Maradonas staying as Argentina coach is in questions after he met the federation president Julio Grondona. According to AFA & its president it is not been finalized yet about Maradona continuing as coach.

According to AFA reports Maradona had given his interests of taking care of the team, after the meeting the president had informed Maradona that this matter will be discussed with the members of the executive committee and will be decided. There are also reports that the assistant to Maradona was criticized very much after the loss at the World Cup quarter final, but the coach wants his entire staff to be with him.

If Maradona steps away, Sergio Batista the coach from the Under-20 team will take over Argentina in the upcoming match against Ireland on August 11. The team is yet to be announced, Cherquis Bialo said there are no possibilities of Maradona stepping away from coach as there are no other options, but there is back up only during emergencies.

Arsenal may sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona

Barcelona are planning to sign a deal with Cesc Fabregas, the Arsenal captain as per the reports. The player has plans to return to the club where he started his career after being in the news for so many months and finally it is expected to be confirmed.

Both the clubs have disagreed about this plan, but reports say that the agreement has been made secretly and will be completed after clearing few things. Fabregas had spoken to the Arsenal manager before this year world cup had started, as the Spain won the world cup team mates also waved Barcelona shirt over the players head.

Arsenal have already said that they are not ready to sell their captain, even then if Barcelona would want get the player the cost would be £50 million, which will be very important in this matter. There is also a fee of £37.5m (€45m) which has been planned by the Spanish champions which will not be increased according to them.

Khedira signing for Real on monday?

Sami Khedira, the german international, has only one year left on his contract with Stuttgart, and then he can leave as a free agent. So it is obvious that Stuttgart will sell him, but they are saying that transfer will happen, if only Real pays the right price.

“We would like to extend Sami Khedira’s contract, but it is up to him. We will hold talks in the coming days. If we do sell Khedira, the income will be invested in new players, but not on a like-for-like replacement. We don’t need that – we have three players in our squad who can play in his position. Certainly there will be some more players arriving though,” said Fredi Bobic, former Borussia Dortmund player who is now the new sporting director of VFB Stuttgart.

Rumuors from Germany are saying that it’s just a matter of days, until Khedira will become part of Jose’s Mourinho squad.

Liverpool: “Mascherano can leave”

After a meeting with Roy Hodgson and Javier Mascherano on Monday, Liverpool announced that Javier Mascherano can leave, if club (Inter) offers the right amount of money to Liverpool.

“Last year, he was asked to stay on for one more year, he agreed, so now it is time for him to go. It was all very pleasant and it is now a question of the two clubs who are interested in him making an acceptable offer to Liverpool,” said Roy Hodgson after the meeting.

It looks like that its just a matter of time before Mascherano signs for Inter, and with this, Liverpool will lose first and maybe not last of their main players.

Rio out for 6 weeks

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed, that Ferdinand is indeed in doubt for start of the season. He is still recovering from his knee injury. Rio is not only player who will miss the begining of the new season. Here is also Michael Owen, who will be out for at least 40 days, while on the other side, captain Gary Neville is expected to start with light training on friday and he will be ready for season opener against Newcastle United.