Chelsea boss Tuchel to be handed summer transfer war chest, Man City interested in Declan Rice, Haaland next club latest

CHELSEA are reportedly lining up a triple swoop for Jadon Sancho, Romelu Lukaku and Marquinhos after reaching the Champions League final.

Meanwhile Sergio Aguero is reportedly eyeing up a transfer to Barcelona, where he could be joined by Neymar if the Brazilian quits Paris Saint-Germain and we have the latest on Manchester City being interested in Declan Rice.

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  • Marc Mayo

    HARRY UP

    Ryan Mason says the country might not appreciate Harry Kane – but Tottenham do.

    Spurs are sweating on their star striker’s future after he vowed to make a decision on it after skippering England at the Euros.

    The North Londoners’ interim boss Mason said: “I can only speak for myself and this football club. No we don’t underappreciate him. We know he’s the best No9s in the world.

    “In my opinion the absolute best No9. As a country, as a nation, do we underappreciate him? Maybe, I’m not too sure.

    “In my opinion Harry has probably been the most complete player in the Premier League this season, if not in the whole of Europe.”

  • Marc Mayo

    OBLAK ONUS

    Jan Oblak would be keen on a move to a top English side this summer, according to reports.

    ESPN claim the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper's camp want to draw interest from the Premier League after seven years in Spain.

    But the LaLiga club hold a £104million release clause on the star shot-stopper.

  • Marc Mayo

    CASH AND CARRA

    Everton are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher's son, James.

    The Telegraph report on the Toffees' interest as the 18-year-old defender's scholarship at Wigan expires in the summer.

    Carragher Snr was a huge Everton fan before starring at Anfield and talks between the clubs are said to be ongoing.

  • Marc Mayo

    LUK AT THIS

    Chelsea are reportedly plotting a major summer of spending, to help Thomas Tuchel close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City.

    The German has steered the Blues into the Champions League and FA Cup finals since taking the reins in January.

    According to the Sunday World, chief Roman Abramovich is now enthused with the club again, and wants to dig into his own pocket and splash the cash.

    This investment will allow Tuchel, 47, to strengthen areas of need this summer.

    And SunSport’s tactics guru Etienne Fermie has set out how the team may look if Chelsea pull off a mega summer.

  • Marc Mayo

    LIFE SUPPORT

    Mikel Arteta has insisted he is giving his whole life to the Arsenal job – and has vowed to fight on as manager after the Europa League heartache.

    Assuming there is no late Premier League twist, it will be the fifth campaign in a row without the Champions League and first out of Europe completely since 1995-96.

    Asked why that is the 'trend', Arteta said: "They are things to analyse more internally, I am sorry.

    "We have done that. There are things that we cannot discuss here. I take full responsibility for my part, for sure.

    "Since I arrived here what I have tried to do, giving my life, my best ability, investing every drop of energy that I have emotionally to support everything that has been going around with my knowledge, with staff, with all the players that are trying to contribute with all the club to give our best.

    "But so far it has not been enough and when the question mark comes, why it is not enough? Is it just a thing? Is it the manager? Is it any other stuff? What is it?

    "And then this is football. Again, I repeat myself, last night that ball goes in we win 1-0. You are in the final and it is a different world. But today that world doesn’t look very nice."

  • Marc Mayo

    READY FER ACTION

    Fernando Torres has shown off his incredible body transformation while boxing as he continues to enjoy retirement.

    The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker hung up his boots nearly two years ago after a sensational career that saw him win a host of major trophies.

    And then at the beginning of 2021 the Spaniard revealed he had bulked up a huge amount since packing in football.

    He has released a fresh set of pictures which show him getting even more ripped through boxing training.

  • Marc Mayo

    ICE BERGE

    Arsenal are reportedly in the fight for Sheffield United star Sander Berge.

    The midfielder is said to be available for £35million in the summer via a relegation release clause.

    And Sky Sports have outlined a number of clubs interested in his signature, including Everton.

    Credit: AFP
  • Marc Mayo

    SUPER SILENCE

    Christian Eriksen has revealed his emotions at the European Super League debacle.

    Inter Milan signed up to the doomed plot and the Dane explained why many players stayed quiet on the affair.

    He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "It is a project that no player knew anything about and that was finished in two days.

    “As a footballer you have to respect the club you are in and the club in turn has to respect the fans and the people involved. 

    “We had nothing to say because it's a decision of the owners. I don't know about the future, but at the moment there is nothing on the table.”

  • Marc Mayo

    KROO ARE YA?

    Toni Kroos continued his feud with Mason Mount with a dig back at the Chelsea ace ahead of the Champions League final.

    After scoring the Blues’ third goal to dump Real Madrid out, Mount count not resist firing a quip towards the German.

    He told CBS Sports: “I saw one of their players say before that he doesn’t lose sleep over individuals.

    “But they need to lose sleep over us as a team. We give everything and we’re so strong together, we defended for our lives.”

    And now Kroos has responded with a tweet – but appears to be having a pop at Mount and Chelsea with a taunt over his own record in the competition.

    He wrote: “Still sleeping ok. But well done yesterday. congrats. Good luck in your first CL final.”

  • Marc Mayo

    ED RAGE

    Thibaut Courtois’ father has slammed Eden Hazard for laughing after the club were knocked out of the Champions League earlier this week.

    Speaking on the HLN Sportcast podcast, he said: "It's really not smart for Eden to do that.

    "If you see a player laughing two minutes after being eliminated, I'd say it was unprofessional."

    And he was not the only one left angry with Hazard's response to their European exit.

    Late-night football chat show host Josep Pedrerol labelled Hazard 'another Bale' and said he cannot stay another second at the club.

  • Marc Mayo

    WAR GAMES

    Sky Sports have revealed there could be ‘war’ between Erling Haaland’s representatives and Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    The German club reportedly want £150million for the striker, regardless of whether they qualify for the Champions League.

    But agent Mino Raiola has already talked openly about a move and Dortmund finishing outside the top-four in Bundesliga could heighten that push.

    Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all credited with wanting to sign Haaland.

    Credit: EPA
  • Marc Mayo

    DONE DEAL

    Early movement in the Scottish transfer market as Aberdeen sign up Declan Gallagher to a pre-contract agreement.

    The Motherwell defender will move in the summer when his Fir Park contract expires.

  • Marc Mayo

    ART DEALER

    Mikel Arteta is the bookies' joint-favourite if a Premier League manager is to lose their job in the final weeks of the season.

    Coral have slashed the Spaniard's odds of being sacked before the first game of next season from 5-1 to 5-2 after Arsenal's Europa League exit.

    And he is among the most likely to be fired before the campaign is out, too.

    Next Prem boss to be fired in 2021-22 odds:

    2-5 No manager to go
    8-1 Mikel Arteta, Sam Allardyce
    10-1 Scott Parker
    20-1 Roy Hodgson, Steve Bruce

  • Marc Mayo

    SUPER FALLOUT

    Uefa lawyers are reportedly hard at work in their plans to discipline the European Super League plotters.

    According to Italy’s Corriere dello Sport, three clubs have ignored the organisation’s proposals for an admission of guilt to be followed by reduced prize money for breakaway clubs.

    Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to be adamant that a Spanish court ruling protects them.

    And Uefa are threatening a two-year suspension if a compromise cannot be reached.

  • Marc Mayo

    EVENING PLANS

    There is plenty of football on tele to enjoy tonight.

    In the Premier League, Leicester face Newcastle looking to bolster their top-four bid, live on Sky Sports.

    There is also a huge match in France as Ligue 1 leaders Lille travel to fifth-placed Lens.

    That is on BT Sports alongside the Bundesliga clash between Stuttgart and Augsburg.

    In LaLiga, Real Sociedad host relegation-battlers Elche, live on Premier Sports.

    All games kick off at 8pm, bar the 7.30pm start in Germany.

  • Marc Mayo

    DOUBLE TROUBLE

    Bournemouth’s Jonathan Woodgate and Arnaut Danjuma have scooped the Championship Player of the Month awards for April.

    The pair have led the Cherries into the play-offs after spiralling out of form at the turn of the year.

    Hull’s Grant McCann and Josh Magennis have won the League One awards with Salford pair Gary Bowyer and Ian Henderson triumphant in League Two.

  • Marc Mayo

    TICKED OFF

    Tottenham have been accused of breathtaking incompetence by demanding £60 a ticket to watch their last home game of the season – double the cost of rivals Arsenal.

    Spurs have decided on a flat-rate charge for the game against Aston Villa which kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday 19 May, with some seats costing more than they are usually priced – plus a £1.75 booking fee.

    By contrast, Arsenal have come up a range of ticket pricing for their final game, against Brighton on May 23, with adult seats ranging from £25.70-£35.50.

    Martin Cloake, co-chair of the official Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust told the club in a tweet: “The first ticketing decision taken without talking to your fan reps in 8 years and you've made a total shambles of it, and turned even more loyal supporters against you.

    “The sheer incompetence is breathtaking.”

    Credit: PA
  • Marc Mayo

    TAKING THE BISS

    Yves Bissouma is wanted by Manchester City, according to reports.

    Arsenal had been one of many clubs fighting for the Brighton star but could struggle to hold off Pep Guardiola’s advances.

    The Star describe City as ‘confident’ of pulling off a deal for the £30million-rated midfielder.

  • Marc Mayo

    KEEP LOOKING

    Jose Mourinho is reportedly eyeing up a move for Manchester United keeper David De Gea, according to reports.

    The Portuguese manager was announced as the Italian club Roma’s successor to Paulo Fonseca earlier this week, just two weeks after he was sacked by Tottenham.

    And according to Todofichajes one of the first transfers he wants to make as Roma manager is the acquisition of 30-year-old De Gea.

    De Gea has recently been out of favour at Old Trafford following the promotion of Dean Henderson to the No1 spot.

  • Marc Mayo

    SANCHO HOPE

    Borussia Dortmund will reportedly be open to selling Jadon Sancho for £80million this summer.

    Sky Sports detail Manchester United’s interest in the winger, with three other clubs for company.

    The England star is said to want Champions League football next year, something Borussia may be unable to provide amid their Bundesliga top-four battle.

  • Marc Mayo

    EXCLUSIVE

    Shane Duffy's calamitous Celtic career is finally over, writes Derek McGregor.

    SunSport understands the Republic of Ireland star has been sent back to Brighton after an injury ruled him out of the final two Scottish Premiership games against St Johnstone and Hibernian.

    The 29-year-old arrived from Brighton last September on a season-long loan having been out of the picture at the Amex Stadium.

    Defender Duffy cost a £2million loan fee and wages of £30,000-plus a week – totaling around £3m – and yet the Republic of Ireland’s time at Parkhead was an unmitigated disaster.

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  • Marc Mayo

    LEX YOUR MUSCLES

    Should Manchester United or Chelsea need a new left-back in the summer, Alex Sandro is reportedly available.

    TuttoJuve name the Red Devils, Blues and Paris Saint-Germain as taking an interest in the Juventus defender.

    He is said to be available for under £20million in the next window having been a long-term target for several clubs.

  • Marc Mayo

    BLUE SWOON

    Chelsea are lining up a stunning triple transfer swoop for Jadon Sancho, Romelu Lukaku and Marquinhos, according to reports.

    The Blues have had a positive second half to this season, reaching the Champions League and FA Cup finals.

    And Roman Abramovich is eager to put his hand into his own pocket again in order to improve the team.

    According to the Sunday World, the Russian's enthusiasm for football has returned, and with it, his desire to splash the cash.

    Credit: PA
  • Marc Mayo

    IT BEGINS

    The calls for Mikel Arteta to lose his job have begun with Piers Morgan questioning whether he ‘deserves to continue as manager’.

    And the former Good Morning Britain host branded the Gunners’ performance last night as ‘humiliating’ and ‘utter crap’.

  • Etienne Fermie

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Man United booked their place in the Europa League final despite losing 3-2 in Rome.

    Edinson Cavani scored twice in a thriller against the Italians, who gave the Red Devils a hard-fought game.

    But United held out to ensure their first-leg thrashing helped them set up a final clash against Villarreal.

    The Spaniards secured a 0-0 result at the Emirates to dump out Arsenal, who put in a below-par performance.

    The Gunners hit the post twice through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they struggled to create chances.

    And Arsenal ultimately failed to find the one single goal needed to reach the final, piling the pressure on Mikel Arteta.

    Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing RB Leipzig ace Ibrahima Konate after agreeing personal terms with the defender.

    Fabrizio Romano told TalkSport: “It is really, really close. it is just a matter of time.

    “The agreement with the player is done. They want to sign the player. It is just a case of the clubs negotiating.

    “The player wants to go. It is a five-year contract. In some weeks, it will be complete.”

    Finally, Barcelona have reportedly stepped up transfer talks with outgoing Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero.

    Sky Sports claims negotiations have already been held between Nou Camp chiefs and Aguero’s representatives after City confirmed he will leave upon expiry of his contract this summer.

    Barca are apparently eager to appease star man Lionel Messi, 33, who is edging towards staying put after trying to leave last year.

    One way to convince Messi to remain would be to sign 32-year-old Aguero, one of his best pals and an international teammate with Argentina.

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