Sport in brief
Brighton weigh up move for King
Brighton are among the clubs interested in Josh King this summer following Bournemouth’s relegation from the Premier League. King, who has also been monitored by Everton and Burnley, has one season left on his contract at the Vitality Stadium and looks set to leave in a deal worth between £10million and £15 million. Manchester United made an unsuccessful bid in January for the 28-year-old, but are now focused on signing Jadon Sancho.
Newcastle plan to tie down players
Newcastle United are ready to make decisions on the long list of players with contracts expiring in less than a year. Isaac Hayden, Federico Fernandez and DeAndre Yedlin are first-team regulars set to open talks on fresh terms while Fabian Schar, Dwight Gayle, Ciaran Clark and Karl Darlow could also be offered extensions. Leeds are considering a move for Matty Longstaff, who can leave Newcastle for compensation fee.
Fifa stand by president Infantino
Fifa has said there “is absolutely no reason to open any investigation” after criminal proceedings against president Gianni Infantino were launched in
Switzerland. The proceedings followed an investigation into complaints over meetings in 2016 and 2017 involving Infantino and Michael Lauber, the Swiss lawyer who was in charge of investigating corruption at Fifa. It was concluded there were “indications of criminal conduct” in connection with those meetings.
Cardiff mourn stalwart Pontin
Keith Pontin, the former Cardiff and Wales defender, has died aged 64. Pontin, who played almost 200 league games for Cardiff and won two international caps, was diagnosed with dementia aged 59.