Porto to host Champions League final between City and Chelsea

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Porto to host Champions League final between City and Chelsea

The all-English Champions League final on May 29 has been moved to Porto, UEFA has announced.

The match between Chelsea and had been due to take place in Istanbul, but UEFA was forced to consider other options after the British Government last week placed Turkey on its high-risk ‘red list’ for international travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying fans the chance to attend.

Wembley was considered as an alternative to Istanbul, but the British Government could not accommodate the request to allow quarantine exemptions for thousands of sponsors, VIPs and broadcasters, which made Porto the front-runner.


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UEFA confirmed that 6,000 tickets would be made available to each of the finalists, with the final capacity limit at the Estadio do Dragao still to be fixed.

European football’s governing body said in a statement: “The final was originally scheduled to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul but, following the UK government’s decision to place Turkey on its red list of Covid-19 travel destinations, staging the final there would have meant none of the clubs’ domestic fans would be able to travel to the game.

“After a year of fans being locked out of stadiums, UEFA thought that everything needed to be done to ensure the supporters of the two finalist teams could attend.

“UEFA discussed moving the match to England but, despite exhaustive efforts on the part of the Football Association and the authorities, it was not possible to achieve the necessary exemptions from UK quarantine arrangements.”

 

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Man Utd identify ‘perfect’ £26m midfielder as a ‘cheap’ option

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Man Utd identify ‘perfect’ £26m midfielder as a ‘cheap’ option

Man Utd have identified their ideal midfield target for the summer transfer window, according to a report in Uruguay.

The Red Devils brought in Donny van de Beek – who has only made three Premier League starts all season – in the summer transfer window, with .

With Bruno Fernandes playing almost every game for the Red Devils, Van de Beek has found playing time tough to come by and there are now rumours that Man Utd could go back into the market for yet another midfielder.


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Solskjaer likes to play Fred and Scott McTominay at the base of his midfield and reports now claim Man Utd are looking at improving their options in that position.

Traspasos (via Sport Witness) reckonMan Utd are ‘looking for’ a defensive midfielder and that their search has arrived at Getafe’s door.

It is reported that Getafe midfielder Mauro Arambarri is ‘closely followed’ by the Premier League outfit and that the club’s board see him as ‘a perfect option’ to improve Solskjaer’s side.

They regard Arambarri as ‘cheap and good’ with the La Liga midfielder only likely to set them back €30m (£26m).

The Uruguay international has played 33 times, scoring three goals, for Getafe this season with the club sitting just outside the relegation zone in 16th.

Solskjaer has admitted that Man Utd need to strengthen this summer if they are to catch Man City after .

“If you want to take up the challenge with them, of course, we need to strengthen our squad,” Solskjaer told .

“Congratulations to them. They’ve had a fantastic season.

“I’m very pleased with my boys because they’ve made it into the last 10 days of the season with a Man City team ahead of us that are lauded as the best in Europe.

“We’ve done well but we want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more to have a stronger squad.”

Asked in the post-match press conference if he knows the areas he wants to improve, Solskjaer said: “That’s a long process and we know what we want to do.

“First of all, congratulations to Man City for winning the league, very worthy champions. We’ve got to hold our hands up and say that.

“But that’s where we want to be and we’re not there yet. They’ve put the bar where it is and that’s up to us now to take the next step.”

 

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