Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
FEYENOORD: Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has announced his retirement from football after winning the Eredivisie title at the weekend. He will remain with Feyenoord in an off the pitch role.
ARSENAL: Sunderland manager David Moyes says Arsene Wenger’s comments on some Premier League teams “going on holiday” were an insult to football.
– Wenger has ruled out buying a goalkeeper this summer, despite being impressed by Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford during Arsenal’s 2-0 win on Tuesday.
MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has said referee Michael Oliver saved Manchester United’s season from “total disaster” with his red card for Ander Herrera in the FA Cup quarterfinal defeat at Chelsea in March.
– Manchester United are currently pursuing other targets despite being offered the chance to sign Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, sources have told ESPN FC.
– Marcus Rashford has said manager Mourinho has made his players “work for his trust and respect” this season.
– Manchester United are set to hand Michael Carrick a new one-year deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.
EUROPA LEAGUE: Manchester United will have over £50 million at stake when they face Ajax in the Europa League final next week.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe reminds him of Barcelona’s Neymar given the talent the youngster has displayed in his breakthrough season.
– James Rodriguez is not in the Real Madrid squad for Wednesday night’s crucial La Liga game at Celta Vigo, although Cristiano Ronaldo returns, as coach Zinedine Zidane ends his rotation policy with the title race almost over.
TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino has guaranteed he will still be Tottenham Hotspur’s manager next season, insisting there is no buyout clause in his contract.
CHELSEA: Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has admitted that he doesn’t believe he deserves a Premier League winners’ medal this season, and called on the governing body to change the rule on the minimum number of appearances required to get one.
BARCELONA: Lionel Messi can only “seal his legacy” by winning the World Cup with Argentina, former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says.
– Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he has no intention of resigning from his position.
GERMANY: Germany have announced their squads for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia and Under-21 European Championship in Poland, with Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi, Emre Can of Liverpool and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane included in the former.
CHELSEA: Michy Batshuayi has said he has been frustrated by a relative lack of opportunities at Chelsea this season, but added he has “made a lot of progress” in all areas during his first year at Stamford Bridge.
MAN CITY: Real Betis are interested in adding Manchester City winger Nolito to their squad next season but there have been no official talks between the clubs yet, according to the Spanish side’s vice-president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer.
WATFORD: Watford manager Walter Mazzarri will leave Vicarage Road after the final match of the season, the club have confirmed.
SOUTHAMPTON: Ralph Krueger insists Southampton will no longer be bullied in the transfer market and the club chairman said his team could realistically turn down a £60 million bid for star defender Virgil van Dijk.
LIVERPOOL: Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has confirmed the club will hold negotiations over the possible permanent signing of Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho.
MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola hailed a “perfect night” as Manchester City gave Pablo Zabaleta a stylish send-off with a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion.
JUVENTUS: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri expects his team to show their true colours on Wednesday night when they attempt to complete the first part of what could be a Serie A-Coppa Italia-Champions League treble this season.
BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich have vowed to take legal action against a Stuttgart newspaper for reporting that midfielder Joshua Kimmich will leave the club at the end of the season.
MLS: Four games in 13 days might seem hectic by MLS standards, but Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said he doesn’t think so.
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