Here are the latest stories for Thursday.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Mark Clattenburg is to quit his job as Premier League referee to move to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
ARSENAL: Arsenal will not rush Arsene Wenger into making a decision about his future following Wednesday’s 5-1 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, a club source has told ESPN FC.
– Arsenal’s meek collapse has been exposed by official UEFA statistics which show that Arsene Wenger’s players committed just one foul while being dismantled during the second-half in the Allianz Arena.
– Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny said his side had “cracked” as they slumped to a devastating loss while chasing an equaliser.
– Former Arsenal defenders Martin Keown and Lee Dixon have turned on Wenger and his players.
BAYERN MUNICH: Carlo Ancelotti called Thiago’s performance “perfect” and said his Bayern Munich team played “fantastic football” as the German champions took a massive step towards a sixth consecutive Champions League quarterfinal.
– Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso believes his side is well on course to achieve a place in the Champions League quarterfinals for the sixth year in a row.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he wasn’t surprised by Barcelona’s heavy loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League this week, and “doesn’t like” to see their La Liga rivals win.
– Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that Napoli remained “dangerous” and his team would “suffer” in the return game despite their 3-1 victory over Napoli in Wednesday’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg at the Bernabeu.
– Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema said he felt he had answered his critics after ending his goal drought.
MAN UNITED: Paul Scholes believes Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos would be a “perfect” fit in the Manchester United midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.
– Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United will end up “in trouble” if they continue to fight on all fronts.
– Florentin Pogba has marked the “magical” encounter against younger brother Paul Pogba by having both of their squad numbers shaved into his hair.
– Wayne Rooney could look to leave Manchester United because of his lack of playing time, former teammate Scholes has told the Daily Mail.
MAN CITY: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would consider a move for Jack Wilshere if he becomes available in the summer, according to former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez.
– Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will travel to Barcelona for treatment on his broken foot, a source has told ESPN FC.
– Pep Guardiola is planning to take his players to Abu Dhabi for warm weather training during a gap in the fixture schedule, sources have told ESPN FC.
NAPOLI: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has hinted that he believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic could one day join the club as coach.
– Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina said his team could still turn the tie around following their 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League round-of-16 first-leg match, saying that Zinedine Zidane’s team would face a “warm welcome” in the return game at the San Paolo.
– Reina has revealed that Napoli legend Diego Maradona gave the side a team talk before their Champions League game against Real Madrid.
BARCELONA: Neymar has said Barcelona will not give up against Paris Saint-Germain after their 4-0 demolition in the Champions League on Tuesday.
– Joan Laporta has questioned Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu for going to ground in the wake of the club’s heavy defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG: Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti again stressed that his future lies in the French capital after the stunning Champions League victory.
TOTTENHAM: Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists that midfielder Dele Alli is now worth more than the world-record fee of £89.3 million that Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.
– Mauricio Pochettino says the hardest part of his job as Tottenham manager is changing the mentality of the whole club and he admitted he may not be able to do it.
JUVENTUS: Paulo Dybala has said he expects to sign a new Juventus contract when his agent arrives in Italy in the next few days.
FRANCE: Nicolas Anelka has told Onze Mondial that he will reveal the identity of the dressing room mole whose revelations led to him being sent home from the 2010 World Cup.
RUSSIA: Russian hooligans have warned England fans that they are “100 percent guaranteed” to be targeted at the 2018 World Cup.