Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join AC Milan
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has agreed to leave the Premier League club and join Serie A side AC Milan. The 53-year-old will depart the Gunners by the end of October, and take up his new role in Italy on December 1. Gazidis will be replaced by head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and chief commercial officer Vinai Venkatesham, who become head of football and managing director respectively.
"Although it is very hard to do – the hardest decision of my life – I believe that, after 10 years, it is the right time for me to step aside to allow new leadership, energy and ideas to take the club forward into this exciting new era.
Bolton defender Stephen Darby has retired from football after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The full-back, 29, was diagnosed recently by a specialist. "It is with great sadness that I announce my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease," said Darby, who is married to Manchester City and England women's captain Steph Houghton. "I would like to take the opportunity to thank my team-mates, Phil Parkinson and all the staff at Bolton Wanderers Football Club for their amazing support at what has been an extremely difficult period for myself and my family.