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Angels Links: Fernando Torres talks to continue with several MLS teams interested

Chicago Fire representatives did travel to Madrid, but talks of his future may not end up including them.

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Fernando Torres’ talks for the future will proceed without Chicago Fire representatives present

Fernando Torres’ representatives will meet for a scheduled talk about the Spanish striker’s future, but those talks will not include representatives from Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. The Fire have been considered favorites to sign the striker, who is on the way out of Atletico Madrid, with Montreal Impact, Houston Dynamo, and Sporting Kansas City next in line in MLS. The Fire apparently have the discovery rights to Torres, and Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez reportedly travelled to Madrid to talk to the striker, but Chicago will not have people at the meeting with Torres, which seems to throw his future in the air a bit.

United World Cup 2026 bid projects enormous profit for FIFA

The organizers of the United World Cup 2026 bid — the United States, Mexico, and Canada, have said the joint bid would bring in a $11 billion (£8.1 billion) profit for FIFA, expected to bring in $14 billion (£10.3 billion) of revenue. That being BILLION, with a B. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro has also said it would be the “most successful World Cup ever.“

“The question of who will host in 2026 has at times become mixed with geopolitics,” Cordeiro added.

”We are asking that we be judged, not on the politics of the moment, but on the merits of our bid.”

The vote for the 2026 World Cup will take place in Moscow on June 13, the day before the start of the World Cup.

Zinedane Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, and Dani Carvajal will be available for UCL Final

According to Zinedane Zidane, it sounds like Real Madrid will have a full-strength lineup for the UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev, Ukraine. Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, and Dani Carvajal will be fit for the highly anticipated match against Liverpool.

“Isco trained as normal and we’ll see what happens there,” Zidane said. “Carvajal needs a little more time but he trained alone today and he is doing well physically. They will all feature in the Champions League final. I am 150 percent sure about that.

Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta rumored to be favorites to be next Arsenal manager

Goal.com is reporting that Juventus manager Max Allegri and Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta are the front-runners for the Arsenal job, which will be left open by 22-year boss Arsene Wenger at the end of the season. Allegri is reportedly the favorite for many board members, but former Gunners captain Arteta is also favored by Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal’s CEO. Two options that have been reportedly ruled out are Thomas Tuchel, who is linked to Paris Saint-Germain’s opening to replace Unai Emery, and Joachim Low.

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