Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer is expected to remain beyond this season, despite talks of an extensiondragging on.

“It’s just kind of hard for me to imagine reaching anything other than a positive outcome at the end of the day,” Soundersgeneral manager Garth Lagerwey told the Sounders Weekly podcast.

“Negotiations aren’t always linear. They take some time but I think we’ll get there in the end.”

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes John McGinn will be handed a new Aston Villa contract as a reward for his good form.

“Yeah, hundred per cent. I think that’ll be done and dusted in due course,” he told Football Insider when asked about a possible new deal for the midfielder.

“A great player and someone that Villa need to tie up.”

The versatile Austria international is in high demand

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is wanted by several European giants with the Austrian set to be a free agent at season’s end.

AS reports that Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are all interested in landing the 28-year-old.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielderMarquinhos has offered his backing of under-pressure manager Thomas Tuchel after their side fell 2-1 toRB Leipzigin theChampions League.

TheLigue 1champions took an early lead at Red Bull Arena through Angel Di Maria, but the Argentine would later miss a chance to add asecond from the penalty spot.

That miss would prove costly as goals fromChristopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg clinched Wednesday’s match for Leipzig.

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FC Dallas teenager Thomas Roberts is trialling with Hibernian, according to Edinburgh Live.

The midfielder has previously trialled at Bayern Munich and has represented the United States at various youth levels.

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