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Way-too-early look at next season: Real Madrid land Mbappe, Sancho to Man United?

The 2018-19 season isn't over yet, but with the international break upon us, we thought it would be a good time to look ahead to next season.

Here, our writers and correspondents give their predictions for what will happen over the summer and how Europe's biggest teams will line up for their first game.

Premier League

MAN CITY -- Jonathan Smith

Who will be signed?

The spectre of a potential transfer ban is hanging over Manchester City. It's possible that they may be busy in this summer's...

Pep Guardiola's style speaks to new reality for managers: they must look as good as their tactics

Pep looks more like a Silicon Valley guru than a manager but looking like a genius is all part of the job.

Editor's Note: David Rudin has covered football for the Guardian, Howler Magazine and StatsBomb and written about fashion and design for Kill Screen and Racked. He also kept a running online chronicle of Pep Guardiola's various looks when not writing for the Montreal Gazette.

Pep Guardiola has built a reputation for making complicated things look easy, dating back to his playing days as a slight but influential midfielder. In February, he lifted the Carabao Cup with his Manchester City squad:...

Man City's road to the quadruple is clear, but do they have the energy to complete a historic season?

Manchester City are chasing history. Their trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham on March 30 marks the first of a potential 15 games in 64 days that could end with Pep Guardiola and his players becoming football immortals.

No English club has ever achieved a clean sweep of every competition they have entered in a season. Manchester United famously won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, while Liverpool pulled off the league, League Cup and European Cup in 1984. They also...

By the numbers: Messi's 51st hat-trick, Salah's long scoreless streak

Lionel Messi celebrates after putting Barcelona ahead 1-0 in their Champions League tie with Lyon.
Lionel Messi scored his 33rd La Liga hat-trick in the course of Barcelona's 4-1 win away to Real Betis.

There's Lionel Messi, and then there's the rest. The weekend's football in Europe seemed to suggest so, although one must put this helpful caveat: Juventus gave Cristiano Ronaldo the weekend off.

Here are the best numbers from the weekend:


Lionel Messi scored his 33rd La Liga hat-trick in the course of Barcelona's 4-1 win away to Real Betis, also his 45th hat-trick for Barcelona across all competitions. He also has six hat-tricks for the Argentina national team, taking his overall tally in competitive...

Aguero's 8/10 saves City off the bench as Delph and Mahrez struggle vs. Swansea

Manchester City survived an almighty scare at Swansea coming back from 2-0 down to advance to the FA Cup semi finals.

SWANSEA, Wales -- Manchester City kept their hopes of a quadruple alive by fighting back from two goals down to beat Swansea City 3-2 to reach the semifinals of the FA Cup.

The Championship side looked like they would pull off a stunning shock when they went ahead through a Matt Grimes penalty and an excellent strike from ex-City youth player Bersant Celina. But Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining, Sergio Aguero's controversial penalty was then deflected in by Swans goalkeeper...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Man City's Sterling tops Zidane's £300m Real Madrid wishlist

Returning Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane addresses Gareth Bale's situation and rumours linking Kylian Mbappe with a move to the Bernabeu.
Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner predict La Liga's notable fixtures from this weekend, but will Real Madrid get back on track under Zinedine Zidane?

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals, and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Sterling tops £300m Zidane wishlist

Real Madrid look set to mark the appointment of returning boss Zinedine Zidane with a hefty £300 million transfer kitty this summer, The Mirror reports. 

Top of the wishlist...