Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a move for Leicester City target Luan.The Gremio striker has been on the Claudio Ranieri’s radar since last season after he bagged 17 goals in Brazil.Leicester were one of those linked with the 23-year-old in the summer, but they baulked at his £20m asking price.And now, according to GloboEspoPalace fullback’s move to United is yet to be formerly announced.But it’s been reported the England U21 international will wear the same number 29 he has been wearing at Palace.Wan-Bissaka’s move is likely to be confirmed on Monday.The club have yet rte, PSG are ready to swoop for Luan in January.The French champions have scheduled talks with Gmid claims agent Salif Rubie has been cut out of the deal.The Mirror suggests Rubie, who caused a fierce backlash from Liverpool fans, was not involved as the clubs finally agreed a £1.8m transfer.Duncan, 18, the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Geremio for December 15 in the hope a deal can be completed before next month’s transfer window.Gremio are aware of Luan’s desire to play in Europe, but they are reluctant to let him go unless they can bank over £20m.
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed a contract extension at the Britannia Stadium, the Premier League club have announced.The 22-year-old – who will be England’s third-choice keeper for this month’s games against Lithuania and Italy – has committed until the summer of 2019.Asmir Begovic remains Stoke number one but Butland, who joined the Potters from Birmingham for £4million two years ago, is a key part of manager Mark Hughes’ plans.Chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s website, stokecityfc.com: “I’m delighted that Jack has decided to extend his contract with us. He’s a player that Mark Hughes holds in very high regard and (England manager) Roy Hodgson’s decision underlines his standing in the English game.“Jack is a very ambitious young man and wants to play first-team football on a regular basis for Stoke City.“There’s genuine competition for the goalkeeping spot at the club with Asmir Begovic, Jack and Thomas Sorensen, and Jack has made no secret of his desire to be our number one.”Butland will link up with England Under-21s during the forthcoming international break but will be elevated to the senior squad if Joe Hart or Fraser Forster suffer injury.Butland has made just seven senior first-team appearances for Stoke, with five this season in domestic cups. He also had a loan spell at Derby earlier in the campaign while he speyan Babel admits the players are aware of Hakim Ziyech’s imminent move to Chelsea.It broke last night in Holland that Ajax and Chelsea had agreed a delighted with their 4-1 victory at Osasuna.Real went behind early on at El Sadar but rallied to produce an impressive comeback in the end.”They scored a goal from a set piece and came out with intensity,” Zidane said.”There was a tough moment, 10 mifee for the Morocco midfielder ahead of a summer switch.Asked if he’d congratulated Ziyech, Babel toldnt time at Barnsley and Leeds last season.
Who’s won the mosnneth Omeruo has urged Samuel Chukwueze to accept a move to the Premier League.The 20-year-old continued his excellent form with Villarreal last season by contributing to Nigeria’s run to the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations.Chukwueze becamet Arsene Wenger trophies?Find out in the sre.The Daily Mail says United have made an £80million bid for Maguire.Leicester have until Monday to accept the offer.United have already seen two bids – the second of which was nearly £70m – turned down for the England international. Leicester arelideshow above!
Leicester City have joined a host of English clubs in the race to land Simone Zaza this summer.The forward was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League lastelder James Milner has opened the door to a summer move to Leeds UnitedThe Champions League winner comes off contract at the end of this season.Milner remains locked in talks with the Reds over a new deal but the two parties are yet to reach an agree year, with Arsenal, West Ham and Norwich all making concerted efforts to prise him away from Sassuolo.Zaza opted to remain in Italy and join Juventus instead but has endured a difficult debut season for the Old Lady, having made just four Serie A starts.And now, according to Sport Mediaset, the Italian is expl a success in the game.The younger brother of Newcastle star Sean is another bright prospect in the club’s academy.And Bruce believes the younger Longstaff is ready for the big time.Speaking about Longstaff with reporters, Bruce said: “He’s bright, horing the possibility of a move, with Leicester emerging as a favoured destination.Zaza is apparently keen on linking up with compatriot Claudio Ranieri next season and has told his agent to make him aware of any offers from the new Premier League champions.
Newcastle United fans will not need telling again, but they have a real talent on their books.Academy graduate Adam Armstrong, who is on loan at fellow Championship side Barnsley, scored a brilliant solo goal at the weekend.The 19-year-old spent 2015/16 on loan at League One Coventry City, scoring 20 goals in 40 appearances, and Magpies fans were keen to see him pull on the black and white shirt regularlythis season.Rafa Benitez’s club clearly rate him highly – before moving to South Yorkshire on a temporary basis in August.On his first appearance for the Tykes, Armstrong netted a worth winner 11 minutes from time in the The move started with theball in the centre of Barnsley’s half. Minimal danger? You would think so.IrishmanConor Hourihane hit a superb ball over the top which Armstrong chased and met in the box. With his first touch, he flicked the ball past hisken a record of over 1 billion social media interactions, cementing its place as the world’s biggest annual sponce debut.The talented center back has never been called up by his country, given the embarrassment of riches at their disposal in that position.But he is one of the best in the Premier League in his role with City and would not be out of place at inrting event, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukAvailable and comparable data showed that the final of the world’s premier football club competiti marker before coolly finishing into the far corner.
Brendan Rodgers believes Joe Hart would be making a great move if he was to join the Celtic boss’ former club Liverpool.The England number one is widely expected to leave Manchester City before the end of the transfer window after Pep Guardiola decided dropped Hart to the bench in favour of Willy Caballero before bringing in Barcelona stopper est Bromwich Albion will not sign Dwight Gayle this summer.The Newcastle loanee was a hit at the Hawthorns this season, scoring 24 goals for Albion.But after failing to win promotion to the Premier League, Gayle’s £55,000-a-week wages are too steep Claudio Bravo for £15.4m.Hart captained City in his farewell game in the Champions League second leg against Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday Reports have linked Liverpool with a mov club Charlton Athletic, ending Roland Duchatelet’s spell as owner, reports BBC Sport.Much of Duchatelet’s tenure was dominated by friction between the Belgian and a section of supporters and he has been trying to sell the club since the end of 2017.e for Hart after new signing Loris Karius broke his hand in preseason and Simon Mignolet continues to fail to impress and Rodgers believes it would be a good fit.“Liverpool is a great club and if his future is not at Manchester City and he’s got the chance to go to Liverpool then I’m sure it is something that he would look at seriously,” Rodgers told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“You’ve got Simon [Mignolet] there and the goalkeeper they brought in who is injured but I’ve always rated Joe – I think he is an outstanding ‘keeper.“His close friend James Milner is there as well – ‘Milly’ and Joe are very close.“It will be interesting because it’s a great club and if he is to go there then it would be a great move for Joe.”
Liverpool ramped up the pressure on Manchester City and Tottem – at 40 – earned League One Rochdale an FA Cup replay at Premier League Newcastle United after a dramatic late equaliser.Miguel Almiron’s fierce first-half finish looked to have booked the Magpies’ place in the fourth round.But Wilbraham left Rochdnham with an impressive 2-1 win against Swansea.Jurgen Klopp’s side moved into second place, but they were made to work for it and were a different side in the second half after an opening 45 minutes in which the Jacks knocked them off their rhythm to take the lead through Leroy Fer.The home side could have been out of sight if Borja Baston had managed to direct his headers into the Liverpool net, but instead they went in at half-time with a 1-0 lead, while Mike van der Hoorn missed a glorious chance to rescue a point at the death.Meanwhile, the Reds, who were saved by Roberto Firmino and James Milner,lost Adam Lallana after just 22 minutes with a groin injury.Swansea pressed the visitors following Fer’s opener seven minutes into the gameand chances wans England will know precisely the type of player they will be coming up against in their semi-final clash in the Nations League on Thursday.However, one man in the England camp has thought more than most about the prospect of coming up against the ere few and far between afterwards. Their defence refused to break and when Liverpool did find a way through shortly before half-time, Jordi Amat was on hand to make an outstanding last ditch tackle and deny Sadio Mane.Strong words from Klopp during the break saw Liverpool begin strongly and Firmino pounced 10 minutes after the restart, slipping in between the defence.Phillipe Coutinho’s initial free-kick was blocked but Firminolost his marker to glance Jordan Henderson’s second ball into the box past Lukasz Fabianski. Swansea players appealed for offside, but replays showed he was definitely onside.It was one-way traffic after that and the match officials were spot on again when Firmino was fouled in the box in the final 10 minutes of the game and Milner scored from the spot.The Reds are now two points behind league leaders Man City and two in front of Tottenham who face each other at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
A sensational Scott Sinclair hat-trick helped Celtic secure their sixth successive Premiership title in a commanding 5-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.The league challenge started in Gorgie last August as Brendan Rodgers kicked off with a 2-1 win courtesy of a late debut goal by Sinclair after he had come off the bench.Star strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths were out injured for the return to Edinburgh but the former Manchester City and Aston Villa forward rendered their absence irrelevant with two well-taken goals in three first-half minutes.Midfielder Stuart Armstrong added a third with a drive and Patrick Roberts scored a wonderful fourth before Sinclair notched his third from the spot with seven minutes remaining.It was a championship wrapped up in style for the Hoops, who are unbeaten in 30 league games since the start of the season, winning 28 and drawing two, and the club remainVinicius Junior is facing disciplinary action at Real Madrid after skipping a post-match training session on Saturday.El Confidencial says w to sign his client this summer.The two clubs met on Wednesday to discuss a potential deal for the Belgium international.United are reportedly holding out for £80m, but Pasterello says Inter are determined to get their man.”It was just a chat,” Pasthile he had 20 minutes at the end of Real’s 3-0 win at Getafe, Vinicius was called on by fitness coach Gregory on course for a domestic treble.
The Premier League seems a little bit quieter since Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Chelsea.No longer wanted by the Blues following a dreadful start to their title defence, the Portuguese has been replaced, for the moment, by Guus Hiddink who was a huge hit in his previous spell with the club.The Dutchman is unbeaten so far, although he’s only managed one win and two draws since taking charge in late December, diminishing his impressive win percentage from 2009.Chelsea have now had 16 managers during their time in the Premier League but which one really has the best record? talkSPORT takes a look at the top 10, above, not includinm his loan with Reading.The 20-year-old has made only three appearances for the Championship side after sealing a season-long switch in the summer.Virginia has not featured for the Royals since the end of September and has been left out of the squad g managers who took temporary cal hero Charlie Nicholas believes Unai Emery should leave Granit Xhaka out of his starting XI for Sunday’s clash with Aston Villa.The 26-year-old has started in four of the Gunners’ opening five league games this season and is among the favourites toharge for a single game.Click the right arrow to see which Chelsea boss has the highest win percentage.
Selecting the three man strike force for your Fantasy Premier League team is arguably one of the toughest things you will have to do this year.Ensuring you pick some of the best goalscorers in the league up top is vital if you close to leaving the club.Serie A side Sassuolo are reportedly close to completing a £7.2m deal for the 27-year-old midfielder.Pellgrini said: “Probably Pedro will return to Italy. I spoke with him last season. “I told him that we need him in the sqwant to have success within your mini leagues and, with bragging rights at stake, you cannot afford to make a wrong move!Luckily for you, this list will help as it includes both the best cheap and the best expensive strikers in the country, ranked by oted Villa took their summer spending to £80million yesterday with the capture of centre-back Konsa from Brentford for £12m.Konsa, 21, said: “I can’t wait to get started with Dean again and especially John Terry. Me and Dean had a good relationshtheir value for money rating.Check out which strikers you should sign by clicking the right arrow above…
Zenit St Petersburg are desperate to tie Everton and Stoke City target Axel Witsel down to a new contract, according to reports in Russia.The Belgian has under a year to run on his current deal, meaning at present he can leave for free next summer.The midfielder very nearly joined Juventus on transfer deadline day, while Everton and Stoke made offers for the player in July.But now, according to Izvestia, Zenit are trying to persuade Witsel to stay put and sign a new deal.The Russian club were reluctant to sell the 27-year-old in the summer as they struggled to find an adequate replacement.Zenit still believe they will .The Hammers boss knows they have to get out of the relegation places before the end of the season.But he is confident that his experience, along with the quality of the squad, will ensure they stay up this season.The Hammers lost to Manchester City struggle to snap up a player equal to Witsel’s aester United have begun talks over a potential £22m deal for the Belgium international.The Mirror says Emery has made a personal effort to contact Meunier, who he knows from his time in the French capital.The Spaniard is hopeful their relationship cbility and as a result they are now determined to keep him.
Wayne Rooney has announced the 2018 World Cup will be his final tournament with England after he was kept on as captain by new boss Sor a pivotal role at Chelsea.The 20-year-old has made the playmaker role his own in Frank Lampard’s side this season.”I was always ready,” he said, when asked about his increasingly pivotal role in the team. “I’ve been at the club for a very long timam Allardyce.Rooney, 30, has led his country since August 2014 and is England’s record goalscorer having netted 53 in 115 international appearances.However, after taking over from Roy Hodgson following Euro 2016, Allardyce initially refused to confirm whether the Manchester United forward would keep the armband.Allardyce also declined to name a skipper in his first squad announcement on Sunday night, adding a minor element of intrigue, but Rooney officially retained the armband in an statement on Monday.Question marks over his place in the team also appear to have been answered by Allardyce’s decision and Rooney, preparing for Sunday’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia, says Russia 2018 is likely to be his last chance to win a major international competition.Speaking at a press conference at St George’s Park, Rooney said: “Realistically I know myself o-year Champions League ban has raised doubts over whether Guardiola will sign a new contract and stay beyond his current deal to 2021.Asked if he will stay beyond next season, Guardiola said: “I don’t know. I want to stay one more year and, after that Russia will be my last opportunity to do anything with England. Hopefully I can end my time with England on a high.“I said before the Euros I enjoyed playing in this team, and that’s the case still. There were some questions about whether I should stop playing, but I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch.“I made my mind up before the Euros, whether we did well or not, that I was going to continue. I’ve had nothing to think about since then.”He added: “My mind is made up… Russia will be my last tournament.”Having been deployed as a midfielder at Euro 2016, where England were sent packing by minnows Iceland, eyebrows were again raised when Allardyce’s squad to face Slovakia included Rooney’s name among the midfielders.Allardyce moved to clarify Rooney’s position in Monday’s press conference, stressing he was still considered an attacking player, and the former Everton striker insists he is happy playing anywhere for his country.“It’s the manager’s decision,” added Rooney. “We haven’t spoken about that, in the next few days we’ll speak about it more, whether it’s as a midfielder or attacker.“It’s only a day we’ve been together, but you can see he’s a relaxed guy, and since we’ve been here the camp has been good. It’s just a matter of getting on the training pitch.“I’m looking forward to getting back on the pitch. We have bad memories from the last game obviously. We have to put it behind us.“It was disappointing the way we went out of the tournament, you can’t forget it, but it’s a new era for us, a new manager.”
Mauricio Pochettino has described Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli as ting CP captain Bruno Fernandes.After weeks of negotiation with Sporting Lisbon, an agreement for a deal to bring Fernandes to Old Trafford was confirmed yesterday afternoon. Fletcher told Sky Sports: “They’ve looked a little bit bare and that’s whlike a “wild horse” that can never be tamed.Alli has become one of Pochettino’s most trusted performers at Spurs and has scored four goals for club and country already this season.The 20-year-old’s attacking talent comes with a fiery personality, however, that has landed him in trouble in the past.Alli was handed a three-match ban at the end of last season for punching West Brom’s Claudio Yacob and he was lucky not to escape punishment in the Europa League when he kicked Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic.The midfielder has only collected one yellow card in 14 games this season, however, and Pochettino believes the youngster is learning to channel no complaints about the commitment of his players after their 0-0 draw with Sassuolo.Rafael Leao hit the post twice on the day.Pioli said, “We could’ve had more pace and movement in the first half, but in the second we had about 9-10 shots on goal,his aggression.“It is all a process with the younger lads to be more mature, with more experience, now more focused on playing football,” Pochettino said.“It is like when you have a wild horse and you need to put it in a box and domesticate it, no?“He is a big talent but he was a bit wild. Now he is more domesticated. But you can never lose that wild side. That side might make him a special player.“He is a special, a great guy. We have a very good relationship. He is a very emotional person and I think we all love him.”Alli managed 10 goals and 12 assists in the Premier League last season – a superb return in his debut campaign – but his finishing has let him down on more than one occasion.He should have put Tottenham in front against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday but headed over the bar and was also guilty of a glaring miss for England against Malta earlier this month.No player in this year’s Champions League has had more attempts without scoring than Alli, who is joint top of the charts on 10 with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, but Pochettino contends Alli is not a striker.“There is nothing to say about Dele. I am more than happy with him, the effort in every game,” Pochettino said.“He plays a lot, he brings to the team many positive things and if every chance that he has he will score, maybe we are talking about a Marco van Basten or a Gabriel Batistuta, a striker. Not a midfielder offensive, a number 10.“I think he works hard, he presses, he scores, he creates chances. I think it is unbelievable all the effort he makes in every game.“It is not easy to be fresh in every action. But I am more than happy with him.”
The Football Assith Deportivo La Coruna wasn’t ideal.However, the Uruguay international has explained that he agreed to move to the Galician side to get more experience.”[My loan move to Deportivo] was a blow, because I would have loved to always be at [Real] Madridociation has launched an investigation into the violence which marred West Ham’sMatty Longstaff was thrilled to score on debut in Newcastle United’s 2-1 friendly win over St Etienne.The 19-year-old midfielder netted just a few moments after coming on as substitute and with the clock on 74 minutes he struck in front of the Gallowgate End.After the game Longstaff told — Joe (@jxelintoon) August 3, 2019 EFL Cup derby win over Chelsea at the London Stadium on Wednesday night. towards the end of the Hammers’ impressive 2-1 fourth-round win, as police and stewards battled to maintain segregation behind the goal being defended by West Ham.Coins, seats and other objects appeared to be thrown between rival supporters, with the Hammers and Chelsea condemning the unsavoury scenes.The League Cup is organised by the English Football League, which joined the condemnation.An EFL spokesman said: “The EFL strongly condemns the behaviour of a small minority of fans involved in the distasteful and unwelcome incidents during last night’s EFL Cup match between West Ham United and Chelsea.“We are currently liaising with both clubs, the Football Association and Metropolitan Police as they look to identify those involved and take appropriate and decisive action.”
The transfer window may finally be open, but there has already been plenty of business this summer.And with this, there have been some big fees flying about between clubs across Europe as they secure new signings.Some are bigger than others, although last year Leicester City proved size doesn’t always matel Lucassen admits he had to turn down an assistant’s role with caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg earlier this seamstring problem.Shaw was forced off during the friendly win against Perth Glory.Solskjaer said, “Luke he felt his hamstring was a little bit tight, so there was no point taking any more risk. “You saw him still after he made a signal that he wanted ason.When Arsenal sacked Unai Emery last November and Freddie Ljungberg was brought interim manager, the Swede wanted Lucassen to be hiter as they landed N’Golo Kante from Caen for £5million.It’s not clear yet who will get the best value for money but we do know the top ten biggest fees paid so far.*Click the right arrow above right to find out the most expensive player of the summer, so far…