What's trending: Pochettino agrees new contract, Wenger slams pundits
Here are the latest stories from Friday.
TOTTENHAM: Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino has verbally agreed a new contract until 2021. He said: "It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?"
- Dele Alli has been suspended for three games after accepting a charge of violent conduct, for punching WBA's Claudio Yacob, and will miss Tottenham Hotspur's remaining three games of the season.
ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger says he understands why Arsenal fans are frustrated but suggested their planned protest this weekend had been driven by pundits with a "personal agenda" and added that the negative atmosphere at the Emirates had been a factor in their poor home form.
MAN CITY: David Silva will not play again this season unless Manchester City reach the Champions League final, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed. Spain playmaker Silva limped out of the Champions League semifinal first leg with Real Madrid with a hamstring injury.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he is worried about injuries to Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, while declining to comment on local media reports of a split between his players and the club's medical staff.
- A fortnight after Liverpool scored an injury-time winner to reach the last four of the Europa League, they conceded one to lose the semifinal first leg 1-0 at Villarreal.
- Wolfsburg forward Andre Schurrle has refused to be drawn on speculation he could join Liverpool this summer.
Defender Mamadou Sakho has been officially suspended for 30 days after UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against him following an anti-doping violation.
- A tribunal has ordered Liverpool to pay Burnley £6.5 million in compensation for Danny Ings, who joined the Reds last summer. With incentives the fee could jump to £8m.
EURO 2016: Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has played down speculation his current burst of form could bring an international recall at Euro 2016 -- saying he no longer feels part of the Spain setup.
ATLETICO MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he is not worried that other clubs will soon take his promising young stars such as midfielder Saul Niguez away from the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
BAYERN MUNICH: Pep Guardiola told the German media he is "not dead" yet despite their efforts to "kill" him after Bayern Munich's loss to Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semifinal first leg, adding: "I have one more bullet left."
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: The club have said Mats Hummels could still be at the club next season despite admitting that he wants to join Bayern Munich.
CHELSEA: Fraser Forster admits he is flattered by reports linking him with a summer move to Chelsea, but the Southampton goalkeeper insists he remains focused on finishing the season well and representing England at Euro 2016.
ASTON VILLA: Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has stepped down as the relegated club's captain, saying: "I do not deserve to carry out such a role any more." It comes as he received a "substantial'' club fine, with the striker "reminded of his responsibilities as a professional footballer'' after a string of newspaper stories about his off-pitch behaviour..
MAN UNITED: Feyenoord youth Tahith Chong has confirmed he is joining Manchester United.
- Louis van Gaal could have a "great argument to put forward" to keep his job as Manchester United manager, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand.
- United have been drawn as the "away" side for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, meaning that they will wear white shirts, black shorts and white socks on May 21 at Wembley.
Villarreal are the first team to beat Liverpool in the Europa League this season. pic.twitter.com/IPPftxk2M6- Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 28, 2016
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