The English Premier League's global television deals are set to top £5 billion next season (via The Guardian).
What does that have to do with this Wednesday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup? Nothing directly—it just goes to show how much money there currently is in the game.
It's probably no surprise, then, that today's roundup includes stories on big names like Pep Guardiola, Daniele De Rossi, Wesley Sneijder and Karim Benzema.
Read on for all the details.