There will be a fight for Mario Fernandes, or so says the British media. According to 'The Mirror', Newcastle are preparing an offer to sign the CSKA Moscow full-back. The other big contender is Simeone's Atletico.
Zenit's Alexandr Kokorin and Krasnodar's Pavel Mamaev have been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of hooliganism and assault.
The summer transfer window is almost upon us, and the rumours are rife of players wishing to leave or clubs wishing to sign. Here is as list of the top 15 players who will be without a contract by the end of 2019
Mateo Kovacic, on loan at Chelsea, will return to Real Madrid at the end of the season. Madrid do not count on him and they will look to get a good amount of money to help with their transfer signing. Zenit, according to 'Daily Mail', are interested in the Croatian.
Pavel Pogrebnyak, striker for Ural Sverdlovskaya of Russia, will not be able to play until next season because of racist comments he made against coloured Russian players.
Zenit St Petersburg hope to bounce back from their midweek Europa League disappointment on Sunday when they travel to arch rivals Spartak Moscow aiming to strengthen their lead at the top of the Russian Premier League.
Russian footballers Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin will spend a further two months in prison after a Moscow court extended their detention for assault on Wednesday.
Lokomotiv Moscow have confirmed reports that youth player Alexei Lomakin has tragically passed away.