Real are top moneymakers LONDON (AP): Real Madrid are football’s biggest moneymakers for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to their lowest position in eight years. Madrid’s revenue of US$628 million in 2014-15 kept them top of the Football Money League compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte. The revenue of the world’s top 20 clubs, which are all European and include nine from the Premier League, grew 8 percent year-to-year to US$7.2 billion. European and Spanish champions Barcelona regained second place by generating US$609 million, displacing Manchester United, who made US$560 million while still struggling on the pitch in the post-Alex Ferguson era. French champion Paris Saint-Germain climbed to fourth by generating US$522 million, followed by Bayern on US$515 million. Napoli coach Sarri banned MILAN (AP): Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Italian Cup matches and fined US$22,000 for “directing extremely insulting epithets” toward his Inter Milan counterpart, Roberto Mancini. Sarri was sanctioned after making anti-gay slurs to Mancini during Napoli’s 2-0 loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Napoli says yesterday’s decision “formally clarifies” that Sarri’s comments were delivered in anger but were not driven by racist or anti-gay discrimination. The club says it hopes Mancini “can accept the apologies which have repeatedly been offered.” Mancini was fined US$5,422 for “an intimidating attitude toward the coach of the opposing team, who had insulted him” and for being “disrespectful” toward the fourth official in the dressing room after the match. Chelsea player joins Werder Bremen on loan BREMEN, Germany (AP): Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season. The Bundesliga club announced the deal yesterday without giving financial details. Werder Bremen are 16th in the Bundesliga and face a struggle against relegation when the campaign resumes this weekend after the winter break. The club needed a defender after the departure of Assani Lukimya for China. Djilobodji could make his debut on Sunday at Schalke. He arrived in Chelsea last summer from the French club Nantes and made only one brief League Cup appearance in September.
Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 However, Foster is reportedly angered by the club’s approach to bids, with the Daily Mail saying Watford have seen a £1m offer for Foster rejected.Albion do not believe Watford’s offer comes close to matching Foster’s value, with other clubs – including, reportedly, Manchester City – eyeing up the 35-year-old former England international. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ West Brom are to discipline Ben Foster after he refused to join the club’s training camp amid interest from Premier League side Watford.Foster, the goalkeeper, wants to leave the Hawthorns following West Brom’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season, and he is said to have been valued at around £10million by the Baggies. three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing But Foster has become frustrated by the rejection, and, along with Craig Dawson, the defender, has stayed at home rather than join West Brom’s training camp in Portugal.Foster, who joined West Brom in 2012 from Birmingham, spent two seasons on loan at Watford between 2005 and 2007, helping them win promotion to the Premier League in 2005/06. targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Foster spent two seasons on loan at Watford from Manchester United The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Foster has refused to join West Brom at their training camp in Portugal He was named the Hertforshire club’s Player of the Year the following season, as Watford were relegated from the top flight in last place. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED 2 LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK moving on Latest transfer news IN DEMAND