EXCL: Man Utd star's situation could CHANGE, Newcastle plan to replace Tonali, surprise Chelsea links, Ballon d'Or news, and more
Today's exclusive column, featuring Man Utd, Chelsea and news on this year's Ballon d'Or.
Sandro Tonali to miss TEN months and Newcastle will look to replace him in January
We start today’s column with important news on Sandro Tonali - it has been confirmed that the Newcastle and Italian national team midfielder will be banned and suspended for ten months.
The decision has been made - we’re just waiting now for the final formal steps, but Tonali’s season is over. He can’t play football for the next ten months, so he will not be at the Euros with Italy in what is undoubtedly a big personal blow for him.
It is also a big blow for Newcastle, who will now look for a new midfielder in the January transfer window.
Lionel Messi set to win 8th Ballon d’Or
Lionel Messi is expected to be this year’s Ballon d’Or winner. After a historical year which saw him win the World Cup with Argentina, he won’t just be in Paris to watch another player lift the prize, Messi will be there with the Ballon d’Or in his hands for the eighth time.