Horst Heldt appears to have a tough one month ahead

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt appears to have a tough one month ahead, as he fights to keep star forward Leroy Sane at the club.

The 19-year-old is subjected to transfer interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City. Aware that these clubs with lot of spending power,Heldt appears to have put an unspecified pricetag on the player. He says that Manchester City, who have spent in excess of £ 100 million in the summer alone, will not be capable of offering the transfer fee of Sane. This comes as a mighty statement for a player who has scored five goals in 21 appearances.

Barcelona are now unlikely to make a move for Paul Pogba

Barcelona are now unlikely to make a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba after president Josep Maria Bartomeu stated that manager Luis Enrique may not need him after all.

The former Manchester United midfielder is expected to command a transfer fee of around £ 70 million, which would make him a really expensive transfer even in the current standards. Only a couple of players like Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Gareth Bale have been more expensive than the 22-year-old. A number of interested parties like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester City are thought to be considering pulling out of negotiations due to the exorbitant transfer fees demanded by Juventus.

Manuel Pellegrini insists that Manchester City can’t win trophies every single year

This season hasn’t been a memorable or impressive one for Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City as they were knocked out of Champions League in the Round of 16 after losing against Barcelona and couldn’t keep up with Chelsea in the race of the Premier League.

Chelsea has already been crowned as the champions of England after collecting a total of 83 points, Manchester City was far behind as they could only gather 70 points in the same amount of matches.

Manchester City has spent over £350 million in signing their players since 2010.

2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 1 Football League Cup and 1 FA Community Shield are all of the pieces of silverware that Manchester City has sealed after having spent that astronomically high amount of money a few years ago.

Conor McLaughlinhas had an excellent 12 months after success at both club

Conor McLaughlinhas had an excellent 12 months after success at both club and international level.

His biggest achievements came with the Northern Ireland team, but Fleetwood Town have also secured promotion to the League One during this period. More importantly, they have avoided a straight relegation back to the bottom tier of league football in England.McLaughlin says that it is extremely nice to have some time off from the game. The 23-year-old will be hoping to come back refreshed for the upcoming campaign, which once again promises to be tough.

Diego Simeone has suggested that his team will be able to close the gap

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has suggested that his team will be able to close the gap on rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid once the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire.

Both players are regarded as the best in the world by a considerable margin. It is not surprising that they have shared the world Player of the Year award in succession for the last few years. After having done the unthinkable by beating both these teams to the la Liga title last season, Simeone has failed to retain the league title this season.

Barcelona managed to reclaim the crown after a 1-0 success over Simeone’s team at the Vicente Calderon. After the match, Simeone admitted that the bar has been set really high by these two clubs, who have been immensely helped by the way television money is distributed in Spain.

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