Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric has been left out of the 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award despite being the current holder of the prestigious honor.
Marcelo will miss Real Madrid opening Champions League fixture against PSG. The 31-year-old defender suffered back injury in their preparation for their European fixture. Modrid, Isco and a few other stars have also been ruled out
Lionel Messi has been branded a betrayer by his Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic. The Argentine is said to be plotting the Croat's departure from the club this summer. Rakitic joined Barca from Spanish League side Sevilla in 2014.
Lionel Messi has been shortlisted among best Spanish League stars since the star of 2019. Messi is joined by 4 other Barcelona teammates and 3 Real Madrid stars in the 11 man team as the Catalans are on course to win treble.
Arsene Wenger has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Awards in Monaco. Novak Djokovic beat Mbappe and others to win Sportsman of the year, while Naomi Osaka crowned with the Breakthrough award of the year.
Manchester United have been handed a boost as Inter Milan are willing to let Ivan Perisic leave this summer in a bid to sign Luka Modric from Real Madrid. United have been linked with a move for the Croat to bolster their squad.