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Kick Off: Ronaldo 1st billionaire footballer; Messi 'to begin new contract talk'

Published on: 06 June 2020

Welcome to All Football's Kick Off, we bring you all important news in the past 24 hours. Make sure you do not miss out.

TOP HEADLINES

One of a kind! Ronaldo becomes the FIRST-ever billionaire footballer

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten his counterpart Lionel Messi off-the-field to become the first athlete in football history to earn one billion dollars. Ronaldo’s earnings grossed 105 million dollars before taxes and fees in the previous year helping him grab the fourth spot in Forbes Celebrity 100.

Lionel Messi 'to begin talks with Barcelona over new contract this month'

Lionel Messi will begin talks with Barcelona over a new contract this month after a clause allowing him to leave for free this summer expired.

THESE THINGS HAPPEN

EPL restart fixtures confirmed: City-Arsenal on June 17, Spurs-Utd on June 19

Sky Sports have announced the first 22 live matches to be broadcast when the season resumes with eight of those games free-to-air, read the full list below.

Messi absent from group training once again as Barca confirm muscle issue

Lionel Messi was absent from Barcelona's group training session for the second day in a row on Friday.

Aguero shows birthday gift given by Messi which is book with pictures of them

Sergio Aguero has shared a video with his followers showing the gifts he received for his birthday.

Agent Antonio! Rudiger 'played key role in convincing Werner to join Chelsea'

Antonio Rudiger reportedly helped persuade Timo Werner to join Chelsea as the Premier League side edge closer to pulling off a major coup in the transfer market.

FA Cup fixtures confirmed as QFs to be played on June 27 & 28, final on August 1

The Emirates FA Cup semi-finals will take place across the weekend of Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July, with the Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday 1 August.

How Morata is making Chelsea's move for Werner possible

With other clubs unwilling to pay his release clause, Chelsea have stolen to the front of the queue to sign Timo Werner this summer.

Lampard & Cech 'made trip to Germany to convince Werner to join Chelsea'

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and sporting director Petr Cech made an 'undercover' trip to Germany to help the Blues pip their Premier League rivals to the signing of Timo Werner.

Chelsea crowned champions & Liverpool relegated from Women's Super League

Chelsea have been confirmed as the Women's Super League champions after the 2019-20 season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic in May.

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Roberto Martinez admits De Bruyne could LEAVE Man City if UCL suspension upheld

Kevin De Bruyne could look to leave Manchester City if the club's Champions League suspension is upheld, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has admitted.

Chelsea plan to sign Chilwell after £54m Werner deal (Goal)

Chelsea are actively working towards securing the signing of Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell after meeting Timo Werner's £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause at RB Leipzig.

Madrid tabling an €80m bid to sign Man Utd & Bayern target Havertz (Bild)

Real Madrid were planning to make a move for Kai Havertz before the coronavirus pandemic stopped them in their tracks.

Bayern prefer €40m-rated Dest to €40m-rated Semedo (Sport)

Bayern Munich are one of the clubs to have shown an interest in Nelson Semedo's situation at Barcelona. The German champions are in the market for a right-back and the Portugal international is on their shortlist, although he is not the top target.

Man Utd 'negotiating deal for 19-year-old Argentine striker Thiago Almada'

Manchester United are already negotiating a deal to sign Thiago Almada this summer, according to reports.

WHAT THEY SAY

Modric reveals Mourinho made Ronaldo on the verge of tears cause of a throw-in

Luka Modric has revealed how Jose Mourinho almost made Cristiano Ronaldo cry at Real Madrid.

I'm happy I didn't join Barcelona - Di Maria

Angel Di Maria says he is happy he did not join Barcelona when they tried to buy him from Paris Saint-Germain three years ago.

Ighalo wants his Man Utd fairytale to continue

“Not every dream comes to pass, but mine has."

Koke says Atletico should be considered UCL champions if it can't be finished

Koke has been a runner-up twice in the Champions League with Atletico Madrid but believes it can be a different story this season.

Former Argentina goalkeeper: Hazard is at Messi's level if he is doing well

Former Argentina goalkeeper Hugo 'Loco' Gatti has stated that an in-form Eden Hazard is as good as Lionel Messi.

‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’

Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to.

New Chelsea signing Ziyech should expect to be fouled a lot, says ex-Blues star

Ex-Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot believes that Hakim Ziyech will be a big hit at Stamford Bridge if the winger can get to grips with the incessant and physically demanding nature of Premier League football.

AF COLUMNS & IN-DEPTH

Reds' probable title-winning derby, City vs Arsenal... PL fixtures not to miss

Spanish outlet AS takes a look at the biggest games of the Premier League’s return with full details.

Sancho, Bale, Smalling... British footballers currently playing outside the UK

British footballers plying their trade away from the Premier League is still a rarity. That's because the sheer might and appeal of England's top-flight seldom persuades homegrown talents to look elsewhere.

Lampard has been rewarded with BIG signings after shining during transfer ban

After the famine, a feast is on pre-order at Stamford Bridge.

The Germans who have graced the Premier League as Timo Werner heads to Chelsea

Chelsea fans are already thrilled at the prospect of Timo Werner playing for them next season as a £53million transfer from RB Leipzig moves closer to fruition.

Why Liverpool pulled the plug on £54m Werner

Liverpool will not be getting their man, it seems.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Douglas Costa must be one of the funniest guy to enjoy his workouts

FIXTURES OF THE DAY (CET)

Bundesliga

15:30  Leverkusen vs Bayern

18:30  Dortmund vs Hertha 

Source: m.allfootballapp.com

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