Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Neymar’s acrimonious split from Barcelona escalated on Thursday as the Paris St Germain forward announced plans to sue the Liga club, two days after Barca revealed they were suing the Brazilian over breach of contract.
- Qatar’s ruler has introduced a law giving broad protection to tens of thousands of foreigners working as maids, cooks, cleaners and nannies, addressing some concerns long highlighted by human rights groups.
- Crystal Palace have partnered with ticket re-sale service Twickets to enable its season ticket holders the opportunity to re-sell their seat for individual games they can no longer attend, at face value, to fellow season ticket holders and members.
- Everton players will be sporting a different logo on the front of their shirts for Thursday’s Europa League play-off round second-leg tie against Hajduk Split in Croatia.
- Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio wants his MLS-based players to follow the example of their United States counterparts that have returned from Europe and to not let their form and effort drop.
- Barcelona are closing in on a club-record deal for Ousmane Dembele but Borussia Dortmund say an agreement has not yet been reached.
- Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for a fee of around €150 million plus a player.
- Jürgen Klopp has said it will not be Liverpool’s fault should they fail to add to the squad before next week’s transfer deadline but that signings remain possible.
- The Football Association’s attempts to repair any damage to Mark Sampson’s reputation will involve consulting with senior internationals from the England women’s team to identify the players who might be willing to speak on the head coach’s behalf before their next game.