Here are the latest stories for Thursday.
TOTTENHAM: Spurs have announced that Harry Kane has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2022.
FIFPro: The list of nominees for the 2016 FIFPro World 11 is out, with 31 of the 55 players named having played for Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid over the past year.
MAN UNITED: Bastian Schweinsteiger made his first Manchester United appearance of the season when he came on as a late substitute in Wednesday’s 4-1 EFL Cup win over West Ham.
– Jose Mourinho watched in “secret” as Manchester United swept West Ham United aside to reach the semifinals.
– Wayne Rooney picked up a booking that will rule him out of Sunday’s game against his former club Everton.
– Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial showed their worth in the victory, Mark Ogden writes.
– Michael Carrick has cast doubt on his future at Manchester United, saying there are still “a lot of things to be decided” despite Jose Mourinho having said he will be offered a new contract.
ENGLAND: Gareth Southgate has confirmed there is no break clause in his four-year England contract and said Wayne Rooney will remain captain of the team.
BARCELONA: Barcelona drew 1-1 at Segunda Division B side Hercules in the first leg of their Copa del Rey fourth-round tie after Luis Enrique rested his key stars.
– Barca’s youngsters impressed but their fringe players were disappointing, according to Richard Martin’s player ratings.
– Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that the club could have signed Cristiano Ronaldo before he swapped Sporting for Manchester United in 2003.
EFL CUP: Manchester United and Liverpool could face each other in the EFL Cup final after they were kept apart in the semifinal draw.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said it was “special” for his son Enzo to score a debut goal in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey last 32 second leg 6-1 victory at home to La Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa.
– Young striker Mariano was the pick of the bunch in Eduardo Alvarez’s Madrid player ratings.
ARSENAL: A heavily rotated Arsenal exited the EFL Cup with a 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton.
– Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey were the worst performers, according to Tom Adams’ Arsenal player ratings.
– Arsene Wenger says Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo remains sidelined with a long-term injury, but said he could not disclose details about what he called a “confidential” calf problem.
– WATCH The ESPN FC crew ask whether Arsenal will actually be happy about their EFL Cup exit.
LEICESTER: City will sign Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian club Racing Genk in a £15 million deal, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
MLS: Toronto FC scored two extra-time goals to beat the Montreal Impact 5-2 and 7-5 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference finals on a rainy night at BMO Field to reach its first MLS Cup in club history.
– Toronto’s storybook season continues continued as it beat Montreal to win the East crown, Doug McIntyre writes.
– MLS commissioner Don Garber appreciates the notoriety legends like Steven Gerrard and Didier Drogba bring to the league, but feels it’s more important to land players in their prime.
LIVERPOOL: Borussia Dortmund have told Liverpool not to bother wasting their effort on trying to sign U.S. international Christian Pulisic.
– Liverpool striker Divock Origi says the only way youngster Ben Woodburn can cope with the growing expectation on his shoulders is through hard work.
– Loris Karius has told kicker that Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are “standing eye-to-eye” in the Premier League title race.
MAN CITY: Joe Hart says his future lies away from Manchester City and that he needs to sort out a permanent move at the end of the season.
PSG: Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says he understands that the referee had no choice but to book him for taking his shirt off to unveil a message about the Chapecoense tragedy after scoring in the 2-0 win over Angers on Wednesday.
CHAPECOENSE: The pilot of the chartered plane carrying the team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight.
CHELSEA: John Obi Mikel is in talks with Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte about his future and remains “50/50” over whether he will sign a new contract or leave Stamford Bridge, the player’s agent has told Goal.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said Thomas Tuchel “is his own man” after the coach’s outburst at a news conference following Saturday’s loss at Frankfurt.
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