Neymar: Brazil forward to earn £40.3m a year at Paris St-Germain

Neymar will earn 865,000 euros (£775,477) a week when the Brazil forward completes his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain. The 25-year-old’s wages will equate to 45m euros (£40.3m) a year before tax. Barcelona have told the French club they must pay his 222m euro (£198m) fee “in full” and they are understood…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Real Madrid forward set to leave Spain?

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid in November that helped him become the best-paid athlete in the world. But now a source close to the player now says he “doesn’t want to stay in Spain” because he is “upset” after being accused of tax fraud in the country. Ronaldo, 32, joined…

FA Cup finalists Gunners 'didn't move forward with top teams in league'

2017 FA Cup final Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday, 27 May Kick-off: 17:30 BST Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow live text on the BBC Sport website Arsenal failed to “move forward with the other top teams” in the Premier League this season, says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as…

Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward is to miss rest of season with knee injury

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is set to miss the last seven games of the season with a knee injury. Mane, 24, was taken off after colliding with Leighton Baines in Saturday’s 3-1 home victory over Everton. Manager Jurgen Klopp said he was “pretty sure” Mane needed surgery, leaving it “pretty much impossible for him to…

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool forward signs new five-year contract

Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has signed a new five-year contract worth about £150,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player at the club. The 24-year-old Brazil international joined the Reds from Inter Milan for £8.5m in January 2013, and his new deal will take him through to 2022. Coutinho has scored 34 goals in 163…

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder puts himself forward for the IPL

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has put himself forward for the lucrative Indian Premier League. The 25-year-old will now go into the IPL auction on 4 February. The Twenty20 tournament runs from 5 April to 21 May, but Stokes is likely to be involved in England’s one-day series against Ireland on 5 May. “It’s a good…