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Transfer news - LIVE!

This week, the 2022 summer transfer window finally opens.

Manchester United are hoping to cut some early deals and Erik Ten Hag could be handed a warchest of around £120million as he attempts what surely has to be quite the rebuild.

However, Frenkie de Jong may prove to be out of reach after reports outlined his desire to stay at Barcelona - by buying a new home in the city. Jurrien Timber and Darwin Nunez are targets with the Benfica striker also wanted by Tottenham.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are believed to be interested in Raheem Sterling as he moves into the final year of his contract, with no decision yet reached with Manchester City over extending it.

Spurs are hoping to announce their first summer signing today after Ivan Perisic successfully underwent a medical, though their attempts to sign Alessandro Bastoni have hit a stumbling block. In terms of departures, the club are willing to sell Harry Winks but also need to offload non-homegrown players too.

Over at Chelsea, Todd Boehly’s takeover has led to a swell of activity in the market with Jules Kounde tipped to arrive while the club has received a key boost in a potential move for Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan. Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has been tipped to head in the opposite direction.

Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, has made quite the statement. The Bayern Munich striker says his story with the club is “over” as links with a move to Barcelona continue. Bayern CEO Oliver Khan has hit back at those comments, while La Liga president Javier Tebas has said Barcelona are not currently able to sign Lewandowski.

In other news at the club, Serge Gnabry has reportedly been offered a new deal amid Arsenal links and Fabian Ruiz is in a similar position amid talk over his future.

The biggest move on the continent is expected to see Aurelien Tchouameni join Real Madrid for around £75m, despite Jurgen Klopp’s apparent attempts to persuade the midfielder to join Liverpool.

Follow all of the latest transfer news LIVE below with Standard Sport!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Raheem Sterling attracting interest

  • Ivan Perisic unveiled by Tottenham

  • Frenkie de Jong makes Man United decision

  • Barcelona ‘cannot’ sign Robert Lewandowski

  • Arsenal target Fabian Ruiz rejects Napoli offer

  • Darwin Nunez battle intensifies

United statement on Pogba

12:30 , Alex Young

Read more on Paul Pogba’s departure here.

Pogba leaves United

12:04 , Alex Young

Paul Pogba has officially left Manchester United on a free transfer, for a second time.

Lukaku agrees terms for Inter return

12:03 , Alex Young

An interesting update from Gazzetta dello Sport as Romelu Lukaku has reportedly agreed personal terms on a move back to the club.

Chelsea are keen to offload the striker this summer, and the player is likewise inclined, but it is up to the two clubs to sort out a deal between them.

As reported earlier, Chelsea will be unwilling to make a huge loss on the player but a loan-to-buy could be an option if Inter cannot afford a big fee this summer.

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De Jong to United latest

11:53 , Alex Young

Manchester United remain locked in talks with Barcelona over a move for Frenkie de Jong, but the player is not convinced, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The lack of Champions League football on offer at Old Trafford is a real sticking point, but Erik ten Hag is pushing United not to give up.

The proposed fee is €85million (£72m).

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Race hots up for Saliba

11:49 , Alex Young

William Saliba has no desire to return to Arsenal as four clubs line up for his signature, according to reports in France.

The defender is three years into his contract with the Gunners but has never played a competitive game, being sent out on a string of loan spells.

Saliba was recently named Ligue 1's Young Player of the Year after a fine spell with Marseille and now Get French Football News report that Atletico Madrid, Leicester City, Napoli and Newcastle United have all made enquires.

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Newcastle in for Isco

11:22 , Alex Young

Newcastle United are lining up a move to sign Isco on a free transfer, according to reports.

Isco has left Madrid following the expiry of his contract after nearly a decade at the club, making 353 appearances and boasting 53 goals and 56 assists.

Spanish outlet Fichajes reports that Newcastle are sniffing a bargain, along with La Liga sides Real Betis and Sevilla.

Gallagher focused on England

11:16 , Alex Young

Conor Gallagher insists he is fully focused on England’s upcoming Nations League games and not his Chelsea future.

Gallagher spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and excelled for the Eagles to the extent that he was also handed his senior England debut.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has confirmed the club would love to keep the midfielder, most likely on loan for another season, and Gallagher is due to have talks with Chelsea over his future.

“I have not really had time to think about it to be honest,” Gallagher told BBC Radio 5 Live when asked about his future. “The long season at Palace has only just finished really and then I have come here with England.

“That’s all I am thinking about, the next four games here. I want to do well. I have not really thought about it.”

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Arsenal close in on £21m Hickey

10:53 , Alex Young

Arsenal are closing in on a £21million move for Aaron Hickey, according to reports.

The 19-year-old is being tracked by a number of clubs, including Serie A winners AC Milan.

However, Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reports today that Arsenal are the clear frontrunners to land the Glasgow-born Bologna defender.

Hickey moved to Bologna from Celtic in 2020 and the Italian side are set to make a step profit on their £1.5m outlay.

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Bale pens Real Madrid farewell letter

10:19 , Alex Young

Gareth Bale has bid farewell to Real Madrid after nine trophy-laden, rollercoaster years.

United rival Barca for Neves

10:09 , Alex Young

Barcelona head coach Xavi has spoken to Wolves' Ruben Neves over a move to Camp Nou, reports Spanish publication Sport.

Manchester United are monitoring the situation, though, adds the Telegraph.

Neves is Xavi and Barcelona's first-choice for their midfield signing after admitting defeat in a deal to sign Aurelien Tchouameni, who looks destined for Real Madrid.

United and new boss Erik ten Hag would love Barca's Frenkie de Jong though Neves has long had admirers at Old Trafford.

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Villa make Suarez decision

09:55 , Alex Young

Aston Villa have put a pause on a decision over free agent Luis Suarez, according to The Athletic.

The striker and Villa boss Steven Gerrard have been in contact since January but the latter is keen to assess the options at his disposal before bringing in another striker.

Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings are first choice, while Bertrand Traore and Leon Bailey have stepped up to fille in and Cameron Archer and Keinan Davis are returning to the club after loan spells away.

Lukaku wants Inter return

09:28 , Alex Young

Romelu Lukaku is keen to return to Inter Milan after a nightmare first season at Chelsea, reports Simon Collings.

The Belgian faces an uncertain future at Chelsea and is due to hold talks with the club about his role next season.

A move back to the San Siro would be complicated, though, given the finances involved in any deal. New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is also unlikely to want to take a hit on Lukaku, who would be unable to command the £97.5m fee he cost a year ago. The 29-year-old’s wages are equally problematic.

The possibility of a loan has been mooted however, if Lukaku were to leave, Chelsea would have to find a replacement.

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Salah wants to stay in Premier League

09:18 , Alex Young

Mohamed Salah would rather stay in the Premier League should he leave Liverpool, reports the Athletic.

The Egyptian star is entering the last 12 months of his contract and wants a huge pay rise, despite already being a top earner at Anfield.

Liverpool are unwilling to budge and could see Salah leave on a free next year, and the forward would prefer to remain in England should that happen.

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Tottenham will prove the strongest competition to Nottingham Forest keeping Djed Spence this summer, reports the Telegraph.

Spurs want to add their second wing-back of the season in a £15million deal from parent club Middlesbrough while Forest want to turn their loan move into a permanent one.

Forest hope the lure of being a regular in the Premier League, over a squad player with the option of Champions League football, will tip the scales in their favour.

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Arsenal still in for Tielemans

08:39 , Alex Young

Arsenal remain interested in Youri Tielemans, though, plans have any deal is not imminent, says Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners face competition from two clubs - one reportedly Spurs - and the offer of Champions League football could come into play.

Spurs beat Arsenal to fourth spot, as Ivan Perisic reminded everyone yesterday.

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Chelsea eye up Dest

08:29 , Alex Young

Chelsea have reignited their interest in Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest, reports the Mail.

With Barca keen on both Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, the Blues are looking into taking the versatile defender the other way.

The 21-year-old American can play on either flank and Thomas Tuchel has been monitoring the player since January.

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Man United eye shock Mount swoop

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Just a matter of days after it was revealed that N’Golo Kante was potentially being lined up for a move to Old Trafford, now comes news of another key Chelsea midfielder being tracked by Manchester United.

The Sun reports that new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is keeping a very close eye on Mason Mount’s contract situation at Stamford Bridge ahead of a possible ambitious swoop for his services.

The England star remains tied to Chelsea until 2024, although talks over an extension are said to have stalled, with United having registered their interest in a potential deal with Mount’s representatives.

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Inter Milan interested in Romelu Lukaku reunion

07:00 , Matt Verri

Inter Milan are reportedly pushing to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club.

The Belgian striker has had a frustrating first season back at Chelsea after leaving the San Siro, and earlier this year gave an interview in which he revealed he would one day like to return to Inter.

With the Blues unwilling to take a big hit on the fee they paid, the Mirror reports that there are talks of a potential £20million loan fee for Lukaku to join Inter, with a £63million permanent deal to follow a year later.

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ICYMI: Barcelona told they ‘cannot’ sign Robert Lewandowski

06:30 , Matt Verri

La Liga president Javier Tebas has told Barcelona they not currently able to sign Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern Munich striker is desperate to secure a move this summer, insisting his story with the Bundesliga champions ‘is over’, but his desire to make the switch to Barcelona could be hit by the club’s financial situation.

“They know what they have to do,” Tebas told Marca.

“They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation. The rules are there to avoid major economic problems. I don’t know if they will sell De Jong, Pedri or Pepito Perez.

“They know what they have to do - sell assets and earn more, this is what they have to do.

“Barca has had many accumulated losses in the last tax years, some which could have been avoided and they have to stock the pantry.

“Just as Madrid have stocked up, Barcelona have emptied it. Today they cannot sign [Lewandowski].’

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Nottingham Forest plan to spend

06:00 , Matt Verri

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis insists manager Steve Cooper will be sufficiently backed in the transfer market as the club prepare to return to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years.

“Now is the time to give Steve all the ammunition he needs, to be able to not only survive but bring some good results,” Marinakis told The Telegraph.

“We have to invest more. Everybody talks about the television rights and money that comes in, but it is not enough for clubs in the first year.

“That’s why we must not be the poorer relatives of the Premier League. We need to buy some good players and some that will make the difference and have the experience who know the division.

“We need to be careful how we spend and make the right choices.”

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ICYMI: Ivan Perisic signs for Tottenham

05:30 , Matt Verri

Ivan Perisic has revealed he watched Tottenham’s run-in and says it was “obvious” his new club would finish above Arsenal and clinch Champions League football after winning the north London derby on May 12, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs unveiled Perisic as their first signing of the summer on Tuesday, with the 33-year-old signing a two-year deal after leaving Inter Milan on a free transfer.

He suggested the move had been in the pipeline for several weeks, saying he was watched Spurs’ run-in as they completed a six-point swing on rivals Arsenal in the final three matches to finish fourth.

“I’m really excited to start with the Spurs family,” Perisic said. “When I got a call from the coach and sporting director, I said I really wanted to play in the Premier League since 2009 when I starting to play professional football in Belgium. This is the moment and I can’t wait.”

Click here for the full story!

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Harry Maguire confident of fresh start under Erik ten Hag

05:00 , Matt Verri

Harry Maguire insists Manchester United are ready to make a fresh start under new manager Erik ten Hag.

The United captain struggled for form this season, as did many of his teammates, and there have been rumours about his future at the club.

But Maguire is adamant that the players will improve under Ten Hag and will benefit from the clean slate.

“We’ve had a really low season so for a new manager to come in, I’m sure the first day of pre-season everybody will be buzzing around, doing their best to impress and everyone coming back in shape because we have a big season ahead of us for sure,” Maguire said.

“We know we are going to improve. We’ve got to improve and we’ve got to do better because last season was nowhere near good enough. The new manager will bring in a lot of positive energy, the lads will go with that.

“As players, as individuals, as a team, the confidence of the team, you could see towards the end of the season, the confidence wasn’t there, and the belief in the group, and the belief to go and get results after results because that’s what the club demands. That’s what it expects.”

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Yves Bissouma attracting interest

Tuesday 31 May 2022 22:31 , Matt Verri

With Yves Bissouma entering the final 12 months of his contract at Brighton, it’s no surprise to see the midfielder linked with a whole host of clubs.

Aston Villa have long been rumoured to be keen on Bissouma, while according to Sky Italia Roma have now entered the race.

Jose Mourinho is believes to be very keen on the 25-year-old and the Seagulls have a big decision to make this summer as they won’t want to risk losing him for free at the end of next season.

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Manchester United confident of summer business

Tuesday 31 May 2022 22:00 , Matt Verri

It’s a big transfer window ahead for Man United as Erik ten Hag looks to stamp his mark on the squad.

Sky Sports reports that there is no concern over the lack of Champions League football to over potential signings.

United believe that working under Ten Hag will be an appealing opportunity, even though the club are in the Europa League.

Time will tell!

High praise for Manchester City’s new man!

Tuesday 31 May 2022 21:44 , Matt Verri

Fight for Ousmane Dembele is on

Tuesday 31 May 2022 21:15 , Matt Verri

Ousmane Dembele is out of contract at Barcelona this summer and no extention appears to be on the cards.

That means a free transfer is seemingly on the cards with PSG one of the favourites to sign the winger.

However, Sport reports that PSG are focused on situations at the club for now which has delayed any negotiations with Dembele, which could leave other clubs in the driving seat when it comes to signing the Frenchman.

Liverpool are one club who could well be interested, as they look for a replacement for Sadio Mane who is expected to leave this summer. Chelsea have also been linked with Dembele.

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More from Ivan Perisic

Tuesday 31 May 2022 20:45 , Matt Verri

Ivan Perisic’s move to Tottenham was officially confirmed this afternoon and he’s been speaking about just how difficult it was for him to leave Inter Milan.

He told Fabrizio Romano: “I know it’s a common thing to say, but this was one of the hardest decisions I had to make in my career - and I decided to follow my dream of playing in Premier League, now I’m ready for Spurs.”

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Daley Blind: Erik ten Hag a ‘control freak’

Tuesday 31 May 2022 20:19 , Matt Verri

Daley Blind has given the Manchester United players an insight into what they should expect from new manager Erik ten Hag.

“A manager who loves to play attacking football, which is what Man United stands for, I think,” Blind told United Daily.

“In Ajax, he knows that everyone in the club is important and everyone needs to be involved to get to that winning mentality. He wants to keep everything close, and I think he is also a control freak.”

Read his full comments here!

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Nathan Ake and Oleksandr Zinchenko given green light to leave

Tuesday 31 May 2022 19:49 , Matt Verri

Raheem Sterling could potentially be on the move this summer and so could his Manchester City teammates Nathan Ake and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The Times reports that City have told the defensive duo that they are free to leave the club in the upcoming window, if reasonable offers are received.

That will particularly positive news for Arsenal, who are rumoured to be very keen on Zinchenko. Arteta worked with the Ukrainian while at City and the Gunners will hope that can prove an important factor in the weeks ahead.

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Real Madrid monitoring Raheem Sterling situation

Tuesday 31 May 2022 19:19 , Matt Verri

Raheem Sterling is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid as he moves into the final year of his contract at Manchester City.

The winger has been at the club for seven years but no decision has yet been made on his future. Sterling is expected to speak to City when he returns from international duty.

Real are one of the clubs monitoring the situation, as Bayern Munich, and both will be encouraged by comments Sterling has made in the past.

“I would love to play abroad and see how I meet that challenge,” Sterling said last year.

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The 37-year-old isn’t done yet!

Tuesday 31 May 2022 18:48 , Matt Verri

Sevilla monitoring Harry Winks

Tuesday 31 May 2022 18:38 , Matt Verri

As we reported yesterday, Tottenham are willing to sell Harry Winks this summer as they revamp the squad.

Spurs would consider bids in the region of £20m, or a deal involving a lower fee but including add-ons.

According to the Sun, Sevilla are one of those considering making a move for Winks this summer and he would be open to a La Liga move.

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Real Madrid close in on Aurelien Tchouamen

Tuesday 31 May 2022 18:14 , Matt Verri

Aurelien Tchouamen looks set to join Real Madrid this summer, with the Monaco midfielder reportedly close to moving for £68million plus add-ons.

According to Marca, Jurgen Klopp flew to Monaco to try and convince the 20-year-old to join Liverpool instead, but Tchouamen has his heart set on Real.

The Champions League winners have been turned by Kylian Mbappe recently, but it looks like they’ll get their man this time.

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Barcelona ‘cannot’ buy Robert Lewandowski

Tuesday 31 May 2022 17:49 , Matt Verri

La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed Barcelona are not currently able to sign Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern Munich striker is desperate to secure a move this summer, insisting his story with the Bundesliga champions ‘is over’, but his desire to make the switch to Barcelona could be hit by the club’s financial situation.

“They know what they have to do,” Tebas told Marca.

“They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation. The rules are there to avoid major economic problems. I don’t know if they will sell De Jong, Pedri or Pepito Perez.

“They know what they have to do - sell assets and earn more, this is what they have to do.

“Barca has had many accumulated losses in the last tax years, some which could have been avoided and they have to stock the pantry.

“Just as Madrid have stocked up, Barcelona have emptied it. Today they cannot sign [Lewandowski].’

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Romain Saiss leaves Wolves

Tuesday 31 May 2022 17:32 , Matt Verri

After spending six years at Wolves and making more than 200 appearances, Romain Saiss will leave the club this summer.

Besiktas are among the club interested in signing the 32-year-old on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month.

“The moment I feared the most has come…. The moment to say goodbye to you after 6 wonderful years with you,” Saiss posted on Instagram.

“It was an honour and a privilege to wear these colours and to contribute to the success and renewal of this club. I have met exceptional people over these 6 years, always looking out for me and my family.

“Thanks to the fans for your support despite the ups and downs, you’ve always been behind me. Thank you to the various people working at the club for your kindness on a daily basis. Thank you to the various technical and medical staff for your work, for having been an important part of our success.

“Finally, thank you to all the players that I consider as a family. A wardrobe of exceptional men that I will never forget.

“Thank you Wolves. I’ll be a wolf forever.”

Decisions ahead for Christian Eriksen

Tuesday 31 May 2022 17:16 , Matt Verri

Christian Eriksen was superb on his return to the Premier League with Brentford in the second half of the season, so he’s unlikely to be short of options this summer.

Tottenham are reportedly keen on bringing the midfielder back to the club, while the Bees are understandably desperate to keep him.

“We want to keep everyone including Christian Eriksen,” Brentford boss Thomas Frank said.

“I don’t know, I believe there’s a good chance but there’s a risk he could sign for another club.

“He needs to go away with his family and decide what to do. I’m an optimistic person so I keep believing, but we don’t know at this moment in time.

“Then it’s about adding players to improve the squad. Not many, one or two.”

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Message from Ivan Perisic...

Tuesday 31 May 2022 16:57 , Matt Verri

Ivan Perisic confident Spurs would get top four

Tuesday 31 May 2022 16:36 , Matt Verri

Ivan Perisic has revealed he watched Tottenham’s run-in and says it was “obvious” his new club would finish above Arsenal and clinch Champions League football after winning the north London derby on May 12, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs unveiled Perisic as their first signing of the summer on Tuesday, with the 33-year-old signing a two-year deal after leaving Inter Milan on a free transfer.

He suggested the move had been in the pipeline for several weeks, saying he was watched Spurs’ run-in as they completed a six-point swing on rivals Arsenal in the final three matches to finish fourth.

“I’m really excited to start with the Spurs family,” Perisic said. “When I got a call from the coach and sporting director, I said I really wanted to play in the Premier League since 2009 when I starting to play professional football in Belgium. This is the moment and I can’t wait.”

Click here for Perisic’s full comments in his first interview!

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Raphinha keen on Barcelona move

Tuesday 31 May 2022 16:17 , Matt Verri

Raphinha finished the season in the stands celebrating Leeds avoiding relegation with the fans, but that could prove to be his last act at the club.

The Brazilian wants a move to Barcelona, according to Fabrizio Romano, and is hopeful that can be done this summer.

Leeds want a fee in the region of £45m though and they will not accept it in instalments. Time will tell if Barcelona are able, or even want, to match that valuation.

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Jurrien Timber: Gut feeling will be decisive

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:57 , Marc Mayo

Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has spoken out on his future and given an insight into the factors that will shape his decision this summer.

The 20-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, now managed by his former boss Erik ten Hag, as the Premier League side look to bolster their ranks at centre-back and right-back.

Timber is currently away on international duty with the Netherlands ahead of four Nations League matches, and will make a call on his future when he then goes on holiday over the summer.

However, while he did not rule out a transfer away from Ajax, he revealed that he would only move if he knew he would be getting regular first-team football.

“In the end, my gut feeling will be the deciding factor,” Timber told De Telegraaf.

Click here for the full story!

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Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:48 , Marc Mayo

Ivan Perisic unveiled

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:38 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Ivan Perisic on a two-year deal ahead of his contract expiring at Inter Milan.

The free transfer will offically go through on July 1 ahead of the Croatian winger linking up with Antonio Conte, the pair having won the Scudetto together at the Giuseppe Meazza two seasons ago.

Inter admitted on Monday that they had lost the battle to keep Perisic, who is said to want a new challenge at Tottenham. He flew into London on the weekend to complete a medical on Monday ahead of today’s announcement.

Read the full story.

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:31 , Marc Mayo

Breaking news!

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:28 , Marc Mayo

Ivan Perisic to Tottenham is DONE!

Man United man yet to seal his future

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:18 , Marc Mayo

Flamengo are reportedly still weighing up whether to buy Manchester United loanee Andres Pereira after he made headlines with a fine strike against Fluminense.

With just one month left to run on his loan stay, and a year left on his United contract, the Brazilian club can sign him for a £17million clause - or try to negotiate that down.

Flamengo boss Paulo Sousa said: “Of all those that we have, I would like his continuity, as I’ve already said. We’ve already spoken to [football director Bruno Spindel], but it’s not just up to us, it’s up to the player, the club. In the game against Catolica, Andreas played an extraordinary game and he was decisive.”

Inter Milan near Paulo Dybala deal

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:08 , Marc Mayo

Paulo Dybala has already found his new apartment in Milan ahead of putting pen to paper on a deal to join Inter.

Corriere della Sera detail the striker’s agreement on a four-year contract worth £115,000-a-week. An announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

Liverpool eye Brazilian talent

Tuesday 31 May 2022 15:01 , Marc Mayo

Liverpool are rivalling Everton for Bahia midfielder Eric Ramires.

Yahoo detail demands of £12.5million for the 21-year-old who has impressed on loan at Red Bull Bragantino this season.

Romelu Lukaku loan deal eyed by Inter Milan

Tuesday 31 May 2022 14:41 , Marc Mayo

Inter Milan are exploring the options on a possible loan deal to take Romelu Lukaku back to the Serie A club, accordign to the PA news agency.

Inter chiefs are understood to have met with lawyers in a bid to formulate a proposal for Chelsea striker Lukaku's potential return to the club.

New Chelsea chief Todd Boehly will get straight to work on the Blues' summer transfer plans, now that the Stamford Bridge takeover with principal partners Clearlake Capital is complete.

Lukaku joined Chelsea in a club-record £98million deal last summer, ending his maiden west London campaign as top scorer on 15 goals in all competitions.

The 29-year-old's debut term was beset by off-field issues however, with the former Manchester United striker forced to apologise after an interview with Italian TV in late December.

Lukaku's words raised speculation about a quick-fire return to Italy, but the powerful hitman knuckled down and battled through the rest of the season.

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Fabian Ruiz’s future up in the air

Tuesday 31 May 2022 14:20 , Marc Mayo

Fabian Ruiz is said to be a target for Arsenal this summer and has reportedly rejected a contract offer from Napoli.

Reports in Italy suggest the Spanish midfielder, whose deal expires next summer, is one of many key players considering their future at the Partenopei.

Corriere dello Sport add that no concrete offer has arrived from any interested party at this stage.

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Marquinhos fears eased for Arsenal

Tuesday 31 May 2022 14:06 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Sao Paulo forward Marquinhos on June 10.

Globo Esporte report on difficult wranglings over the player’s contract in Brazil now being sorted, with the £3million deal set to go ahead when the transfer window opens.

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Jules Kounde open to Chelsea switch

Tuesday 31 May 2022 13:57 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea remain the frontrunners to sign Jules Kounde despite interest from Barcelona.

Today’s L’Equipe summarises the French defender’s position with a move to Stamford Bridge a “tempting” one for Kounde.

Arsenal yet to agree Lucas Torreira sale

Tuesday 31 May 2022 13:37 , Marc Mayo

Fiorentina have not given up hope they could sign Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer, even if they do not activate their clause to buy him today, writes Standard Sport’s Simon Collings.

The Italian club took Torreira on loan from Arsenal last summer and as part of that deal an option to make the move permanent for €15million (£12.75m) was included.

That clause needs to be activated by May 31 and, as of Tuesday morning, Fiorentina had still not chosen to do so.

The Serie A side have been balking at the fee, while there have also been issues over Torreira’s wages.

Read the full story.

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Who is Nayef Aguerd?

Tuesday 31 May 2022 13:20 , Marc Mayo

West Ham are confident of sealing their first signing of the summer in Nayef Aguerd from Rennes.

But who is the defender, and what are his strengths? Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia takes a deep dive.

Read the full story.

The latest at Chelsea

Tuesday 31 May 2022 13:01 , Marc Mayo

Todd Boehly wants to kick-off a new Chelsea era in spectacular fashion, vowing to bring the best of the best to Stamford Bridge, writes Standard Sport’s James Robson.

Clearlake added that they would continue to pump the money in to take Chelsea to the summit of football after Abramovich’s lavish investment over the past 19 years.

Boehly has already met manager Thomas Tuchel, with the pair agreeing the need to rebuild the team. Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde could be the first signing under the new owners.

Tuchel and Boehly want to make up for lost time, with two centre-backs on their wanted list, as well cover at wing-back and a potential overhaul in attack.

Read the full story.

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Jose Mourinho bids Ainsley Maitland-Niles farewell

Tuesday 31 May 2022 12:46 , Marc Mayo

Jose Mourinho had a message for Ainsley Maitland-Niles after his Roma loan spell ended with victory in the Europa Conference League final.

An Instagram post from the manager read: “We will miss you. One of us.”

Maitland-Niles will return to Arsenal In the summer after a relatively quiet time in Italy.

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Inter chief on Ivan Perisic exit

Tuesday 31 May 2022 12:31 , Marc Mayo

Ivan Perisic will sign on the dotted line for Tottenham this week to test himself in the Premier League.

Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta discussed the Croatian’s departure after he flew into north London for a medical on Monday, and Spurs could unveil his free transfer today.

Marotta told reporters: “There is regret, but he wanted to try a new experience in the Premier League.

“We were not in a position to make better offers, simply his choice was based on a different future than the current one. Maximum respect for that and a big thank you to him as well.”

Read the full story.

Manchester City circle for Rafael Leao

Tuesday 31 May 2022 12:17 , Marc Mayo

AC Milan striker Rafael Leao will be a hot property in this summer’s transfer market and is reportedly in talks with Manchester City.

The player’s agent, Jorges Mendes, is said to have entered negotiations with the Premier League champions a “few weeks ago”, as reported by Foot Mercato.

Real Madrid are also strongly linked with Leao.

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More on Frenkie de Jong...

Tuesday 31 May 2022 12:03 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong has delivered a further huge blow to their hopes of signing the Barcelona midfielder.

He told Dutch outlet AD: “I used to be reckless when I was asked about other clubs. That time has passed. I can't say anything about [contact with other clubs], but I prefer to stay at Barcelona.

“Of course I [see the United rumours] too. But I have not heard anything from the club, so I assume that nothing is concrete, or that an agreement has already been reached. Then there's no point in worrying about it.”

Read the full story.

Frenkie de Jong makes Man United decision

Tuesday 31 May 2022 11:44 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United are set to miss out on Frenkie de Jong after the Barcelona midfielder bought a new house in the Spanish city.

Reports in Spain detail a huge statement of intent from the Dutchman, who has forked out several million on a home for himself, his girlfriend and their cockapoo Jagger.

United had been linked with a £75million move for De Jong ahead of his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag’s arrival.

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Chelsea in Lautaro Martinez boost

Tuesday 31 May 2022 11:35 , Marc Mayo

Lautaro Martinez is available for as little as £60million this summer.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with the Inter Milan forward amid talk of a possible swap deal with the Nerazzurri involving Romelu Lukaku.

But Corriere della Sera report on Inter being open to Martinez going for the right price, despite his happiness with staying put.

Ivan Perisic to be announced today

Tuesday 31 May 2022 11:28 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are today set to announce the signing of Ivan Perisic, kick-starting a big summer of change at the club, writes Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick.

Free agent Perisic completed a medical on Monday and signed a two-year deal after his contract with Inter Milan expired.

The Croatian international is expected to be the first of a raft of comings and goings at Spurs this summer, as the club aims to overhaul Antonio Conte’s squad and build a team capable of challenging for honours next season.

Read the full story.

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Basketball embarrassment keeping Pogba away from Juve, jokes Allegri

Tuesday 31 May 2022 11:13 , Marc Mayo

Massimiliano Allegri has joked that Paul Pogba will not sign for Juventus - because he is afraid of losing at basketball to the Italian coach.

“He will not come back because he is afraid to challenge me at basketball,” remarked Allegri in an interview with Dazn.

“First he lost with his feet, then with his hands, then he went away. This is the real reason why he left and he hardly ever comes back.”

Read the full story.

Barcelona eye Ruben Neves

Tuesday 31 May 2022 11:02 , Marc Mayo

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is a target for Barcelona.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim that the Portuguese star is keen to join Xavi at the Camp Nou after learning of his interest.

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Man United target speaks out

Tuesday 31 May 2022 10:51 , Marc Mayo

Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has revealed interest from Manchester United in his services this summer.

“There was contact, it wasn’t pulled out of thin air,” he told Sky Sport Austria.

“Several clubs have shown interest in me – but the most intensive contacts have come from Manchester. It is a massive honour for a club like that to be interested in you.”

Jack Wilshere open to fresh playing stint

Tuesday 31 May 2022 10:32 , Marc Mayo

Jack Wilshere has spoken to Standard Sport’s Simon Collings about his next steps in the game, on and off the pitch.

“Obviously, when you are a player and you are trying to work every day, you are trying to improve, but my goal is not to go to a club and then go to Real Madrid or go back to Arsenal,” he says.

“I want to go somewhere and enjoy it — and learn, learn maybe a different culture, and that’ll help me going forward with my coaching as well.”

Read the full story.

New appointment at Man United

Tuesday 31 May 2022 10:10 , Marc Mayo

The Premier League’s Head of Elite Performance will move to Manchester United this summer to become their new Deputy Football Director.

Lifelong United fan Andy O’Boyle said: “I am thrilled to be rejoining Manchester United at such an exciting time for the club, as the first team prepares for a fresh start under Erik ten Hag, and the Academy and women’s teams go from strength to strength.

“Whilst it has been a privilege to serve the Premier League for the past five years, I can’t wait to get started at United and play my part in creating the right environment for football success.”

Done deal!

Tuesday 31 May 2022 09:49 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the permanent transfer of Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting CP.

A £34million fee will be paid for Mendes, who signs on a four-year deal.

William Saliba in demand

Tuesday 31 May 2022 09:36 , Marc Mayo

Atletico Madrid, Leicester City, Napoli and Newcastle United have all reportedly made contact over a deal for William Saliba.

L’Equipe say that Arsenal want to keep hold of the young defender after a number of positive loan spells back in Ligue 1, most recently at Marseille.

However Saliba is determined to play as often as possible to make France’s World Cup squad amid the Gunners’ interest in extending his contract.

West Ham latest

Tuesday 31 May 2022 09:14 , Marc Mayo

West Ham are increasingly confident of making Rennes centre-back Nayef Aguerd their first major signing of the summer, writes Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia.

Talks have been progressing between the clubs and though no final agreement has yet been reached, it is expected that the Moroccan international will head to the London Stadium in a deal worth around €15million (£13m).

His expected arrival is likely to spell the end of Issa Diop’s West Ham career, with the club willing to listen to offers for the Frenchman, who has been linked with Lazio.

Read the full story.

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Romelu Lukaku set for Inter Milan talks

Tuesday 31 May 2022 08:58 , Marc Mayo

News out of Italy with Corriere della Sera reporting on a meeting today between Romelu Lukaku’s representatives and Inter Milan.

The two parties are keen on a reunion after a subpar year at Chelsea however wages are a key stumbling block to any deal.

Lukaku’s £200,000-a-week wages cannot be matched by Inter, who are said to be willing to pay only HALF of that - with the player willing to drop down to around £150,000-a-week.

Of course, the key issue for Inter is satisfying Chelsea and the club’s new ownership demands for a fee.

Aurelien Tchouameni picks his new club

Tuesday 31 May 2022 08:37 , Marc Mayo

Real Madrid have beaten Chelsea to Aurelien Tchouameni, according to reports in France.

The Monaco midfielder is among the most sought-after in Europe and is heading to the Bernabeu.

RMC Sport detail a £68million offer being accepted by Monaco after a rival bid from Paris Saint-Germain was spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe.

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Darwin Nunez battle intensifies

Tuesday 31 May 2022 08:15 , Marc Mayo

Transfer journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Manchester United are very close to completing a deal for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

However, a heap of clubs are still trying to get in on the action. Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, Liverpool and more are all keen on the Uruguayan.

New Gnabry deal

Tuesday 31 May 2022 07:48 , Alex Young

Serge Gnabry is a name that could be getting thrown around a lot this summer, with his future in doubt.

The winger has a year left on his contract at Bayern Munich and Fabrizio Romano reports that the Bundesliga champions have offered him a new deal worth €10m net a year. Gnabry has not yet responded and Bayern do not plan on increasing the offer.

Arsenal continue to be linked with their former player but no offer has yet been made.

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Man Utd in Timber talks

Tuesday 31 May 2022 07:27 , Alex Young

According to the Guardian, Manchester United have entered talks with Ajax over signing Jurrien Timber.

The defender is expected to cost around £43m.

Romelu Lukaku wants talks at Chelsea

Tuesday 31 May 2022 07:00 , Matt Verri

Romelu Lukaku reportedly plans on holding talks with the Chelsea hierarchy after the club’s takeover was completed.

It’s been a miserable first season back in the Premier League for Lukaku, in which he finished as the club’s top scorer but also fell out of favour after a TV interview in which he revealed a desire to one day return to Inter Milan.

According to The Times, Lukaku is keen to speak to the club’s new hierarchy once it has been established under Todd Boehly to bring some clarity to the situation regarding his future.

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ICYMI: Tottenham open to selling Harry Winks

Tuesday 31 May 2022 06:30 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have given the green light for Harry Winks to leave the club in the summer, despite facing a looming issue over homegrown players, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs are thought to want around £20million for Winks, 26, but are prepared to be open-minded about the package of a deal, and could settle for a lower fee plus add-ons, as managing director Fabio Paratici aims to revamp Antonio Conte’s squad this summer.

Southampton, Leicester and Newcastle are among the Premier League clubs to have shown an interest in the playmaker, who has Spanish heritage and may consider a move to La Liga or another major European league.

Read more on that right here!

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Bernd Leno on the move?

Tuesday 31 May 2022 06:00 , Matt Verri

Bernd Leno has struggled for minutes at Arsenal this season after Aaron Ramsdale’s impressive first season at the club and his time in north London could be coming to an end.

The Sun reports that the Gunners are willing to move the goalkeeper on this summer, potentially for just £8.5million as he enters the final year of his contract.

However, even that fee is being negotiated by Benfica as they look to strike a deal for Leno in the coming weeks.

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Man City not forcing Pep Guardiola contract talks

Tuesday 31 May 2022 05:30 , Matt Verri

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has insisted there is no rush to start contract negotiations with Pep Guardiola.

The City boss’ current deal runs out at the end of next season but Guardiola has claimed he will not disuss that potentially until the final few weeks of the contract. That does not concern the club’s hierarchy.

Al Mubarak said: “It is a partnership that has done wonders over the years. It is approaching its seventh year and next year is going to be an exciting chapter of this partnership, and we’re enjoying every moment of it.

“We’re achieving great things together and this conversation will be had at the right time, at the right pace, and with the pace, time and framework that works for Pep.”

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ICYMI: Chelsea takeover finally completed

Tuesday 31 May 2022 05:00 , Matt Verri

Chelsea’s takeover has officially been completed to bring an end to Roman Abramovich‘s 19-year reign as owner and ensure the club can now look ahead to the transfer window.

It was confirmed last week that a final agreement had been reached to sell the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, and the transaction has now been completed ahead of the deadline of May 31 set by the Government.

In a statement released soon after the process was finally brought to an end, Boehly reiterated his commitment to the Chelsea fans and vowed to invest at all levels of the club.

“We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club,” Boehly said.

“We’re all in – 100% – every minute of every match. Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud. Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.”

Click here for the full story on that

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Manchester City eye Premier League duo

Monday 30 May 2022 22:52 , Matt Verri

As we covered earlier, Manchester City city are still looking to make a couple of signings this summer.

The Telegraph reports that a new left-back and a central midfielder are the priorities in the transfer window for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Brighton’s Marc Cucurella and Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips are two players the Premier League champions are keen on and could pursue in the coming weeks.

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Inter Milan keen on Paulo Dybala

Monday 30 May 2022 22:24 , Matt Verri

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the club’s desire to sign Paulo Dybala this summer.

The 28-year-old is leaving Juventus this summer and his future is yet to be decided, but there are plenty of clubs in Serie A keen for him to stay in Italy and Inter are one of those.

“I don’t know where Dybala will play next season,” Marotta said.

“The hope is that he plays for us. From our point of view, we aren’t worried. We don’t have to do anything hastily. We have surely already done something in advance, staying ahead of it.

“You need creativity and courage to do certain things. It’s clear that the core of the squad will stay. We are Inter and we always want to challenge for the biggest objectives.”

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Kevin De Bruyne slams Nations League

Monday 30 May 2022 21:59 , Matt Verri

A lot of transfer business might be delayed until after the upcoming international fixtures, when players can then turn their attention to the future.

Kevin De Bruyne has already confirmed he sees his long-term future at Manchester City, but the Belgium star is not looking forward to the Nations League at the end of a hectic season.

“For me, the Nations League is not important,” De Bruyne said.

“We have to play these games, but it feels like a campaign of friendly games. Just glorified friendlies after a long and tough season. I’m not looking forward to it.

“In 12 months we have three weeks of holiday. The people from the outside do not understand how a player feels after a season. But they don’t have to because it won’t change anything. It doesn’t even matter to mention it, nothing will change anyway.”

Click here for the full story on that

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And there’s Brighton’s replacement!

Monday 30 May 2022 21:31 , Matt Verri

Newcastle prepare for busy summer!

Monday 30 May 2022 21:16 , Matt Verri

Dan Ashworth will become Newcastle’s sporting director, three months after he left Brighton.

He resigned from a similar role with the Seagulls in February but then had to see out “an extended period of gardening leave” as part of an agreement with the club.

However, a deal has now been reached between Newcastle and Brighton to allow him to start work with the Magpies immediately.

Final goodbye from Divock Origi

Monday 30 May 2022 20:43 , Matt Verri

Divock Origi will be leaving Liverpool this summer, bringing an end to his eight years at the club.

The Belgian striker is moving on at the end of his contract and looks set to join AC Milan on a free transger. Origi has taken to Twitter to send one last message to the Reds fans.

Bayern offer Serge Gnabry new deal

Monday 30 May 2022 19:59 , Matt Verri

Serge Gnabry is a name that could be getting thrown around a lot this summer, with his future in doubt.

The winger has a year left on his contract at Bayern Munich and Fabrizio Romano reports that the Bundesliga champions have offered him a new deal worth €10m net a year. Gnabry has not yet responded and Bayern do not plan on increasing the offer.

Arsenal continue to be linked with their former player but no offer has yet been made.

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Khaldoon Al Mubarak: Erling Haaland saw potential of coming to Man City

Monday 30 May 2022 19:28 , Matt Verri

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has hailed Erling Haaland, unsurprisingly, for his decision to join the Premier League champions this summer.

“We have arguably the best No 9 in the world, at the right age,” Al Mubarak said.

“When you look at the next 10-15 years with Haaland, we’ve invested in a striker for the future.

“He is a very unique, incredibly talented striker that the whole world has been looking at. Every big team in the world wanted Haaland to join and we are absolutely delighted that he chose to join Manchester City.

“I think he has a connection with the fans. Haaland made what I think is a very wise decision and I think for us, what is a super decision. We are getting what is truly a phenomenal player who can give us great memories moving forward. He will fit very nicely with this group.

“It is a testament to him not being just a great player but a smart player who saw the potential of what he can do and how he can develop as part of this team and being coached under Pep Guardiola.”

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Spurs willing to sell Harry Winks

Monday 30 May 2022 18:55 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have given the green light for Harry Winks to leave the club in the summer, despite facing a looming issue over homegrown players, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs are thought to want around £20million for Winks, 26, but are prepared to be open-minded about the package of a deal, and could settle for a lower fee plus add-ons, as managing director Fabio Paratici aims to revamp Antonio Conte’s squad this summer.

Southampton, Leicester and Newcastle are among the Premier League clubs to have shown an interest in the playmaker, who has Spanish heritage and may consider a move to La Liga or another major European league.

Click here for the full story on that!

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Isco leaves Real Madrid

Monday 30 May 2022 18:24 , Matt Verri

Isco has confirmed he is leaving Real Madrid this summer as his contract at the Bernabeu expires.

His statement said: “I was in Malaga and I knew I had to go. I got engaged to another team. But Real Madrid knocked on my door and Real Madrid cannot and should not be told no, although there are always exceptions.

“I remember telling my people ‘f*** Madrid haven’t won the Champions League for many years and I have a feeling that it’s about to fall’ and LA DECIMA arrived, everything that comes after is already history.

“Nine years later, my time at the club that has made it possible for me to fulfill all the dreams I had when I was little comes to an end.

“Apart from fulfilling dreams, winning more titles than I had imagined, playing with the greatest, meeting incredible people: I HAVE HAD A F****** TIME AND THEY CAN’T TAKE MY DANCING OUT OF ME.”

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Oliver Khan hits back at Robert Lewandowski

Monday 30 May 2022 18:05 , Matt Verri

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has criticised Robert Lewandowski for his comments and issued a warning to the player that they would not help his cause.

The Poland striker claimed his “Bayern story is over” as he pushes for a move to Barcelona, but the Bundesliga champions are not impressed.

“I can’t tell you why Robert chose this way to communicate his situation,” Kahn told Sport1. “Public statements like that don’t get you anywhere.

“Robert should know what he has at Bayern. Appreciation is not a one-way street.”

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Todd Boehly completes Chelsea takeover

Monday 30 May 2022 17:33 , Matt Verri

Chelsea’s takeover has officially been completed to bring an end to Roman Abramovich‘s 19-year reign as owner of the Premier League club.

It was confirmed last week that a final agreement had been reached to sell the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, and the transaction has now been completed ahead of the deadline of May 31 set by the Government.

In a statement released soon after the process was finally brought to an end, Boehly reiterated his commitment to the Chelsea fans and vowed to invest at all levels of the club.

“We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club,” Boehly said.

“We’re all in – 100% – every minute of every match. Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud. Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.

Click here for the full story!

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Man City not done in transfer window

Monday 30 May 2022 17:06 , Matt Verri

Khaldoon Al Mubarak has revealed Manchester City’s transfer business is not done as the club eyes further additions this summer.

Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez have already been signed, but the City chairman insists there is more to come.

“I can confirm that there will be more players coming in,” Al Mubarak said.

“We’ve made two very important additions already, but I anticipate we’ll be doing a couple more. We’ll try to go as fast as we can, but you know how the market goes. It’s not always entirely in our control.”

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Richarlison to make decision next month

Monday 30 May 2022 16:32 , Matt Verri

Richarlison played an important role in helping to drag Everton to Premier League safety at the end of the season and he’s an incredibly popular man at Goodison Park.

The Brazilian has been at Everton for four years and confirmed that he has already made a decision about his future, though did not disclose what that was.

“I’ve already made it clear to the board,” Richarlison said, via Globo Esporte.

“I’ve already talked to Frank Lampard too, with my agents, and they know what I want. Let’s wait for June.”

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What next for Mark Noble?

Monday 30 May 2022 15:47 , Matt Verri

It remains to be seen what the future holds for Mark Noble, after his retirement brought an end to an 18-year career at West Ham.

He has hinted that he could return to the club at some point, potentially in a coaching role, but there is no confirmation yet of what that could be.

“I don’t know yet exactly what the next chapter will hold for me,” Noble said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“The club have made it very clear that there is a role here when I am ready. For now, it’s time to spend some valuable time with my family and enjoy my first summer in more than 20 years without preseason training.

“Whatever happens though, my connection and bond with West Ham United will never be broken. Playing for and captaining this club has been a privilege, an honour and a dream come true for a young boy from Canning Town.”

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Ben White out of England duty

Monday 30 May 2022 15:28 , Matt Verri

Arsenal defender Ben White has had to pull of the England squad for their upcoming Nations League games due to injury.

White has been struggling for fitness towards the end of the season, with a hamstring injury disrupting his final few weeks of the campaign.

The centre-back played no part in Arsenal’s last game of the season against Everton, but he was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the two games against Hungary and matches with Germany and Italy next month.

White, however, has now had to pull out of the squad due to injury and he will undergo his rehabilitation at Arsenal.

No replacement has been called up by Southgate and it means he has 26 players for the four games next month.

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How Nottingham Forest’s promotion could ruin West Ham’s transfer plans

Monday 30 May 2022 15:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham have seen their hopes of signing Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall suffered a significant blow after the 25-year-old helped Steve Cooper’s side secure promotion to the Premier League with victory over Huddersfield in yesterday’s Play-Off Final at Wembley.

You can read the full story here.

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Ivan Perisic: A game-changer for Tottenham

Monday 30 May 2022 14:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham’s capture of Ivan Perisic, who is set to complete a medical and sign a two-year deal on Monday, marks a significant change of direction from the club, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

In signing a 33-year-old with little to no sell-on value on a short-term contract, Daniel Levy has signalled a willingness to hand the keys to the club’s immediate future to managing director Fabio Paratici and head coach Antonio Conte.

As chairman, Levy has established a clear policy of signing young players with sell-on value, only deviating from the model in rare cases, where the commercial value of bringing in a superstar like Edgar Davids or Gareth Bale outweighed the costs of the deal.

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Duncan Ferguson favourite for Blackburn Rovers job

Monday 30 May 2022 14:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to jouranlist Pete O’Rourke, Everton coach Dunan Ferguson has been interviewed for the vacant Blackburn Rovers job and is now a clear favourite for the job.

Erling Haaland coy on Manchester City move

Monday 30 May 2022 14:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erling Haaland refused to discuss his move to Manchester City when interviewed while on international duty.

The 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 24 Bundesliga games this season and is expected to become a City player on July 1, entered Monday’s news conference in Oslo rubbing his hands, but he had little enthusiasm for discussing his club situation.

“(The last few months) have been tough. This thing, it hasn’t been simple, at the same time I have been doing the best that I can for Borussia Dortmund for two and a half years,” he told reporters.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE.

Chelsea agree five-year deal with Jules Kounde

Monday 30 May 2022 14:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed a five-year-deal with Jules Kounde.

Now, it’s up to the club to strike an agreement with Sevilla as they attempt to make him Todd Boehly’s first signing.

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