Sports Direct is considering acquisitions as a way to build up its presence in Europe, according to the Financial Times. It is also looking at opening flagship stores in “all” capital cities in Europe, similar to the one it has just inaugurated on London’s Oxford Street, as part of a five-year plan to “elevate” its status with the international sports brands. Michael Murray, “head of elevation” for Sports Direct’s parent company, Frasers Group, also told Property Week that the company is “looking at lots and lots of stores,” including department stores, left vacant by the Covid-19 pandemic. Presumably referring to the situation in the U.K., he said that landlords are now willing to work with the group and that they are starting to stipulate contracts with tenants on a turnover basis, sharing the upside in the long term and contributing to fit-outs.