Daily News Summary: CR7 named Best European Sportsperson; Sanchez double seals Arsenal win

Welcome to Flavblist’s Daily Sport News Summary, we bring you all important news in the past 24 hours. Make sure you do not miss out.

TOP HEADLINES

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo voted Best European Sportsperson of 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo received another accolade for his excellent 2017. After playing a key role in winning five titles with Real Madrid, the Portuguese forward has been chosen as the Best European Sportsperson of 2017 in a vote by 26 international news agencies.

Crystal Palace 2-3 Arsenal: Sanchez double seals a thrilling win in Wenger’s landmark game

Arsenal ensured it was a happy 810th match in charge for Arsene Wenger as they picked up just their second away win of the season with a 3-2 victory at Selhurst Park on Thursday evening.

TRANSFER HEADLINE

Valverde wants Ozil, Oscar, Fekir or Arthur to help Barca compete in CL (Marca)

Barcelona are still thinking about how to strengthen the team in this winter transfer market and they’re determined that they’ll get their hands on a player that will be available for the latter stages of the Champions League, reports Marca.

Griezmann’s release clause is €200m’ – Atletico warn Barcelona & Man Utd

Multiple clubs are reported to be interested in the French forward but Atletico’s CEO has promised to work to keep him from leaving
Man Utd won’t renew bid to sign Griezmann with Mourinho unconvinced by £88m tag (Marca)

Manchester United will not renew their interest in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann as manager Jose Mourinho is not convinced he can live up to his price tag in the Premier League.
Sergi Roberto and Pique: Barcelona’s two priorities in the New Year

Barcelona’s board will begin the New Year with plans to tie down two key players in Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique. Talks are underway with both players already and it’s a priority to get them to renew in 2018.

Wenger insists Wilshere contract talks are set to start in January

Arsene Wenger reiterated Arsenal’s plans to discuss a contract extension with Jack Wilshere after the midfielder again excelled in their 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace.

WHAT THEY SAY

Totti: Messi is world’s best… just don’t tell Ronaldo

The Roma legend believes football has lost some of its romanticism due to large transfer fees, but he is still smitten with the Barcelona star

Cristiano Ronaldo: I have a lot of space for trophies

The Real Madrid star retained the gong for the second successive year and fourth time overall following a stellar 2017

De Bruyne is Man City’s Messi’ – Xavi says Guardiola’s side have ‘Barcelona DNA’

A former favourite at Camp Nou sees similarities between the great side he graced and that at the Etihad Stadium, with one man playing a leading role

Klopp urges Liverpool fans to forget about van Dijk’s £75m price tag

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool fans should forget about Virgil van Dijk’s price tag and focus on what he can bring to Anfield as the club’s new signing was pictured leaving Southampton’s training ground on Thursday.

Sanchez goal celebration shows ‘divided dressing room’ at Arsenal, claims Henry

Thierry Henry claimed that Alexis Sanchez’s contract rift with Arsenal was causing divisions at the club and that some players declined to join his goal celebrations.

Aubameyang ‘mentally beaten’ by transfer rumours, says BVB president
Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball has sympathy with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having to deal with persistent transfer rumours.

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

5 teams in tight race for Serie A trophy – And also 1 noticeable absentee

In one of the tightest Serie A title races of recent seasons, there is one noticeable absentee.

Kane & Sterling heroics bring real hope that England can shine at World Cup 2018

Maybe there was too much brandy in the Christmas pudding. Perhaps it’s the sherry talking (hic!) But after another week in which Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling were the standout players in the Premier League, next summer’s World Cup is starting to look much more appealing for England fans.

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