Latest Football News & Transfer Updates: September 22

1. ​​Sergio Busquets will leave Barcelona next summer. This is his final season at the club.

Xavi has decided that Frenkie De Jong will be Busquets’ replacement.

2. ​​Lionel Messi's demands for a contract extension at Barça in 2020:

- €10m signing bonus
- €10,000 release clause
- A private box at the Camp Nou for him and Suarez
- A salary increase in 2022 with a 3% interest rate to compensate the deferred salary

3. ​​KFC are threatening to sue the French Federation because of Kylian Mbappé's refusal to promote the brand:

KFC France: "The FFF needs money and KFC agrees to pay to have an image of what we are paying for. We're going to stop paying and then that's it"

4. ​​Thomas Tuchel is keen to get straight back into management and he would be interested in the Bayern job, should it become available.

He would even be ready to lower his salary and earn less than he did at Chelsea to coach in Munich.

5. ​​Real Madrid, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea are all strongly interested in signing Jude Bellingham next summer.

Dortmund want to extend the midfielder’s contract, who they value at €150m.

He has no release clause.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo averages $3.5m in media value per post on Instagram a new study by sport media analysts Nielsen has revealed

7. Messi has provided 5 assists to Mbappé and 3 assists to Neymar this season.

Neymar has provided 3 assists to Mbappé and 2 assists to Messi this season.

Mbappé has provided 0 assists to Neymar and 0 assists to Messi this season.

8. Cristiano Ronaldo announces the World Cup will not be his last international competition as he wants to play at Euro 2024!

9. 𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐄: Serie B side Benevento have appointed Fabio Cannavaro as the club's new head coach on a two-year deal.

10. UEFA is studying a new Final Four format for the European Super Cup to be held in the United States, the teams would be:

- Champions League champions
- Europa League champions
- Conference League Champions
- MLS Champions

11. Frenkie de Jong confirms to NOS: “Chelsea and Man United interest? I already decided in May that I wanted to stay in Barcelona”.

“I never changed this decision during the summer”, Frenkie added.

12. OFFICIAL: Nominees for the LaLiga player of the Month award for September.

◾Dani Parejo, 
◾Samu Castillejo, 
◾Luis Felipe 
◾Federico Valverde
◾Brais Mendez
◾Nico Williams

Who wins?

13. Arthur Melo has recruited a physiotherapist, a fitness coach and a nutritionist to work with him daily as he looks to impress Jürgen Klopp and forge a lengthy career at Liverpool.

14. Juventus are now considering sacking Max Allegri and have made contact with Antonio Conte's representatives about potentially returning to the club.

15. Piqué's contract expires in 2024, but if he does not play a certain number of games this season, his contract will expire in 2023.