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Manchester City Chief Ferran Soriano Rules Citizens Out Of Ever Signing Barcelona Star Lionel Messi



MANCHESTER CITY will NEVER sign Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, admits Citizens chief executive Ferran Soriano.

City’s CEO has conceded defeat in the Premier League’s clubs quest to lure the Argentinian maestro to the Etihad.

AFP or licensors Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano has ruled out a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi

EPA The 30-year-old looks destined to end his illustrious career at the Nou Camp

Pep Guardiola‘s side are one of the few clubs to be able to activate the buyout clause of Messi, believed to be in the region of £625million.

Speaking to news outlets in Buenos Aires, Soriano – who was Barca‘s Vice President between 2003-2008 – revealed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is loving life in Catalonia.

The 50-year-old said: “There is no chance of signing Messi.

“I know him and his family well and I know they are fine in Barcelona, which is where he needs to be.

Reuters Soriano was the Vice President of Barca between 2003-2008

JUAN MEDINA Lionel Messi is believed to be happy in Catalonia

“We will make our way without him, which will be more difficult because he is the best player in the history of football.

“He changed everything, he is a genius.”

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Soriano was also full of praise for Pep Guardiola, who has already guided City to the Carabao Cup this season, and looks destined to wrap up the Premier League title in the coming weeks.

He added: “The main characteristic of Guardiola is working.


Australian Grand Prix 2018 Qualifying: Start Time, Tv Schedule, Channel, Live Stream And Melbourne Circuit Info For Opening F1 Race




F1 returns with the traditional curtain raiser in Australia set to get underway.

Lewis Hamilton picked up a fourth world championship in Mexico last year but recently admitted he had forgotten how many titles he has.

AFP or licensors Lewis Hamilton is looking for a fifth F1 World Championship

And if the Mercedes driver can make it five then he will equal the great Juan Manuel Fangio.

But rival Sebastian Vettel is also looking for his fifth world title.

When is the Australian Grand Prix?

The Australian Grand Prix will take place at 6.10am UK time on Sunday, March 25.

In Melbourne the race will start at 4.10pm.

Before that, the weekend will consist of two practices on Friday, March 23 at 1am and 5am.

A third practice will get underway on Saturday, March 24 at 3am before qualifying on the same day at 6am.

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Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan Says West Ham Stewards Dealt With 150 Separate Incidents During Burnley Clash




THE shocking scale of fan violence at the London Stadium during West Ham’s game with Burnley was laid bare last night — with 150 SEPARATE incidents.

Following an investigation, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan claimed match-day stewards handled 40 assaults and 26 attempts to invade the pitch in shameful scenes.

Reuters West Ham star Mark Noble tackled a pitch invader during the ground

Reuters The Hammers midfielder confronted the individual during the defeat against Burnley

Khan described the acts of violence and protests at the game earlier this month as “apparently planned and co-ordinated”.

And he claimed those who threw coins at Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan did so “with intent to injure or harm”.

After his meeting with the Safety Advisory Group, it has been claimed:

 More than a dozen fights had broken out in different parts of the ground between West Ham supporters at the same time Twenty-six people tried to get on to the pitch. Twenty-two were stopped by stewards and four were successful

Getty Images – Getty One West Ham fan attempted to plant the corner flag on the half-way line

David Klein James Collins and Pablo Zabaleta attempt to reason with this supporter There were 150 separate incidents, including 50 public order offences and 40 assaults CCTV footage shows a co-ordinated move by a known group of individuals to the directors’ box Six of the 56 ‘persons of interest’ have previously served banning orders at the London Stadium or Upton Park

The Hammers have already acted against those responsible, handing five lifetime bans to those involved in the riots.

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England U21 Vs Romania U21: Tv Channel, Live Stream, Team News And Kick-off Time For Friendly




ENGLAND’s Young Lions take to the pitch for the first time in four month as they face Romania at Molineux.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side currently unbeaten in qualification for the Euro Championships, topping Group 4 with four wins and a draw from their fives match so far.

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Reuters Aidy Boothroyd named his latest England squad on Thursday

Romania are in excellent form, unbeaten in seven, and top of Group 8.

These two sides last met in 2013, where England ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha, Jack Robinson and Nathan Delfouneso.

Getty Ryan Sessegnon is seen as a star of the future, while having an incredible season for Fulham

What time is kick-off?

THE game will take place on Saturday, March 24. 

Kick-off is at 5.15pm UK time.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

YOU can watch all the action live from the West Midlands on BT Sport 2, where coverage starts at 5pm.

If you can’t get to a TV, watch on the go using the BT Sport App on your mobile or tablet device.

Alternatively, we’ll be running a LIVE BLOG here on SunSport, which will keep you up to speed with all the goals and talking points.

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What is the team news?

FULHAM’s Ryan Sessegnon has been tearing up the Championship this season and is knocking on the door of a senior call-up.

Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke return to the set-up after their senior debuts last November, while Spurs midfielder Harry Winks is included despite fears over an ankle injury.

England squad

Gunn (Norwich, on loan from Manchester City), Henderson (Shrewsbury, on loan from Manchester United), Woodman (Aberdeen, on loan from Newcastle), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Chilwell (Leicester), Clarke-Salter (Sunderland, on loan from Chelsea), Fry (Middlesbrough), Holgate (Everton), Kenny (Everton), Sessegnon (Fulham), Tomori (Hull, on loan from Chelsea), Walker-Peters (Tottenham), Worrall (Nottingham Forest), Davies (Everton), Dowell (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Everton), Ejaria (Sunderland, on loan from Liverpool), Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Onomah (Aston Villa, on loan from Tottenham), Winks (Tottenham), Abraham (Swansea, on loan from Chelsea), Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Gray (Leicester), Harrison (Middlesbrough, on loan from Manchester City), Lookman (RB Leipzig, on loan from Everton), Maddison (Norwich), Solanke (Liverpool)

England squad look tight-knit as stars greet each other on first meet-up ahead of World Cup warm-ups

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