What happened in football today: January 18, 2021

Chelsea will try to sign Haaland this summer

Chelsea want to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer even though his release clause doesn’t come into effect until 2022.

Athleticism was assured that Chelsea were determined to bring a top striker to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and that Haaland was the player he wanted.

Since joining Dortmund last January, Haaland has scored 35 goals in 35 games, firmly establishing himself as one of the best young players in the world.

FIFA rejects Trippier’s ban appeal for breach of betting rules

FIFA has rejected Kieran Trippier’s appeal against a ban for breaching Football Association betting rules.

An FA panel found the 30-year-old England and Atletico Madrid player committed four breaches of a betting rule in December.

Atletico will now take Trippier’s case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Trippier’s suspension is set to expire Feb. 28.

Phil Neville becomes the new manager of Inter Miami

Phil Neville is the new manager of David Beckham’s MLS franchise, Inter Miami.

The FA announced Neville’s departure from his role with the England Women on Monday, with Inter Miami confirming the appointment on Monday afternoon.

The job is Neville’s first managerial role in men’s football, having coached England since 2018.

Chelsea banished Danny Drinkwater signs for Kasimpasa on loan

Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater has been loaned out to Turkish side Kasimpasa for the rest of the season.

The midfielder hasn’t made a single senior appearance for the west London club this campaign.

The 30-year-old has had a tough time since leaving Leicester for Chelsea in a £35m deal in the summer of 2017.

Wilshere signs for Bournemouth on a free transfer

Jack Wilshere has signed a contract with Bournemouth until the end of the season after a spell spent training with the Championship club.

Wilshere, 29, has had his contract at West Ham terminated ahead of the 2020-21 season after two years with the east London side.

He started his career at Arsenal, earning 34 England caps during his 17-year spell with the Gunners.

Premier League reveals more than 50% drop to 16 positive tests

The Premier League revealed a drop of more than 50% in positive COVID-19 tests last week.

On Monday, the league announced there had been 16 positive tests in the previous seven days, up from 36 the previous week.

For more on the Premier League’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, dig deeper with David Ornstein’s weekly column below.

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