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CRISTIANO RONALDO could be set for a sensational move to PSG this summer, according to reports.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest from Newcastle where the proposed takeover could be back on.

And Antonio Conte will reportedly not be Tottenham's next manager after talks fell apart.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    KANT DENY IT

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba insists Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante deserves the Ballon d’Or.

    Pogba told Eurosport: “What I would like to say to the whole world is that the ‘NG’ we have seen in recent months has always been the same.

    “We talk a lot about his performances but he has always been as good as ever.

    “There was no Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi in the semi-final, so it’s good to see the performances of the midfielders or even the defenders.

    “I said a long time ago that it would be appropriate, if Chelsea won, for him to win the Ballon d’Or. It would be deserved too”

  • Kostas Lianos

    DON'T CONTE ON HIM

    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy pulled the plug on Antonio Conte because his ‘unrealistic’ demands could have sent the club into financial meltdown, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

    Advanced negotiations broke down between the two sides due to what Levy felt were excessive and potentially catastrophic demands from Conte.

    In addition to a whopping £15million-a-year salary, the Italian manager wanted a huge war chest — believed to be in excess of £100m — for new signings.

    Levy was also ‘wary’ of the ex-Chelsea boss' reluctance to make use of the club’s academy talent

  • Kostas Lianos

    ENGLAND SQUAD

    Let's have another look at the players England boss Gareth Southgate has called up:

    Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford

    Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (injured), Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

    Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

    Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO WAR

    Chelsea are delaying their decision on whether they will join Manchester United in the transfer war for Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho.

    That is according to the Daily Express, who claim the Blues may try to swoop in for star winger Sancho.

    United are holding talks with Dortmund as well as the 21-year-old's representatives and the Red Devils appear to be firmly at the front of the queue.

    The west Londoners could provide competition but manager Thomas Tuchel is yet to decide on whether he believes the England international is needed, given his attacking options.

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAKA INJURED

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is set to miss England’s friendly with Romania this evening.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Saka suffered a hip injury recently.

    The winger netted his first goal for the Three Lions on Wednesday’s friendly against Austria.

    However, there is no indication that the 19-year-old could miss Euro 2020 this summer

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEED A WARD

    Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Southampton star James Ward-Prowse just after agreeing a club-record £30m-plus deal to sign Norwich ace Emi Buendia.

    According to The Guardian, Ward-Prowse poses as another transfer target as Villa manager Dean Smith is looking to bolster his midfield.

    Smith is also eager to complete transfers as quickly as possible as he targets another season of progress.

    Ward-Prowse stood out for Saints this season with nine goals and seven assists in 44 matches across all competitions

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  • Kostas Lianos

    ED OF THE LINE

    Celtic star Odsonne Edouard is set to complete a £15million move to Leicester, despite interest from Arsenal.

    That is according to The Times, who claim Edouard is likely to reunite with former Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers.

    The Gunners had been linked with a move for the French striker, with the future of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette in doubt.

    However, it looks like the north Londoners may have to look elsewhere in the summer transfer window

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEXT MOVE

    Arsenal look set to miss out on Norwich star Emi Buendia, who is close to signing with Aston Villa.

    According to Football London, however, Gunners technical director Edu has turned his focus on five main transfer targets after missing out on Buendia.

    To be more specific, the north Londoners wish to strengthen in five key positions in the summer transfer window.

    Arsenal are keeping tabs on Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as well as left-back Ryan Bertrand, who recently left Southampton.

    Mikel Arteta will also need a new right-back if Hector Bellerin leaves and thus may move for the likes of Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi or Norwich ace Max Aarons and Brighton player Tariq Lamptey.

    Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard, who spent the second half of the season on loan at the Emirates, remains a top target for the No10 position that Buendia would have filled.

    And finally, Arsenal will be looking for a box-to-box midfielder with the likes of Brighton's Yves Bissouma and Sheffield United ace Sander Berge posing as a priority

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVES SAY NEVER

    Manchester United have been linked with a summer swoop for Wolves ace Ruben Neves.

    According to The Times, Neves poses as a transfer target for Arsenal, who are looking to boost their midfield.

    However, United are closely monitoring the situation and may try to meet Wolves’ £35million asking price.

    Manager Mikel Arteta’s side, though, appear to be making the first move though

  • Kostas Lianos

    COM AND GET HIM

    Manchester United are reportedly still keeping tabs on Bayern Munich ace Kingsley Coman.

    According to Bild, however, Chelsea seem to have the edge in the race for star winger Coman.

    That comes down to Blues manager Thomas Tuchel’s close ties in Germany following his glittering Bundesliga career.

    The France international stood out for Bayern as he amassed eight goals and 15 assists in 39 appearances this season

  • Kostas Lianos

    MAG-BYES

    Newcastle have released 10 players, including Andy Carroll, as owner Mike Ashley takes another step towards a £300million sale of the club.

    Carroll made 43 appearances across two years since returning to the Magpies.

    But with just one goal in that time he did not do enough to earn a new contract and will become a free agent on June 30.

    Also following Carroll out of the exit door are former Chelsea players Christian Atsu and Kyle Scott.

    Owen Bailey, Ludwig Francillette, Lucas Gamblin, Florent Indalecio, George Rounsfell, Henri Saivet and Oliver Walters will also be leaving at the end of this month.

    Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Paul Dummett are all out of contract but do not feature on the list on the Premier League website

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  • Kostas Lianos

    NEW TOON

    Newcastle owner Mike Ashley expects to be given the green light to sell the club as part of a £300million deal.

    SunSport have revealed that Ashley is so confident he has informed the Saudi Arabian consortium, headed by Amanda Staveley, to be ready to go within a month.

    The Sports Direct chief, who bought the Toon in 2007, has been involved in a legal battle with the Premier League for almost eight months.

    The controversial bigwig took them to the Competition Appeal Tribunal after the consortium walked away last summer, with the hearing scheduled to begin next Friday

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAUL SEARCHING

    Manchester United are set to face a bidding war for Atletico Madrid ace Saul Niguez.

    United have been linked with Spain international Saul amid the ongoing summer transfer window.

    However, the likes of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on the star midfielder.

    According to Marca, Atletico need to offload players if they are to make top signings due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Matteo Moretto and Marca report that the Spain international has a release clause of €150million [£128m] but the LaLiga champions are willing to let him go for far less

  • Kostas Lianos

    IT’S RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo is holding talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a move in the summer.

    That is according to AS, who report that Ronaldo has “welcomed” the approach from PSG.

    The forward's future at Juventus is uncertain following a hapless season that saw the Bianconeri giving away their Serie A crown to Inter Milan.

    The 36-year-old has also been linked with a major return to Manchester United

  • Kostas Lianos

    VARANE UPDATE

    Manchester United are facing a big obstacle in their bid to sign Real Madrid star Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window.

    According to The Athletic, Real are asking more than their reported £35million release clause for Varane.

    That is despite the fact the star centre-back only has one year left on his contract with the LaLiga giants.

    United are searching for a new defender to partner up with Harry Maguire at the back

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO LATEST

    Manchester United have restarted negotiations with Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho’s representatives.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims United want to offer Sancho a five-year deal.

    The Red Devils have yet to make an official offer to Dortmund for the winger.

    The Bundesliga side is willing to sell him for a fee in the region of £82million.

    Reports suggested that Liverpool are keeping tabs on the England international but no move has been made

  • Kostas Lianos

    EM-INENT TRANSFER

    Aston Villa are close to beating Arsenal for Norwich star Emi Buendia's signature.

    That is according to The Guardian, who report that Buendia is ready to become Villa’s record signing.

    The Canaries accepted a £30million offer , plus add-ons that could take the final fee up to £40m.

    Norwich will be entitled to a sell-on fee as part of the deal with Villa

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  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Spurs chairman Daniel Levy pulled the plug on Antonio Conte because his ‘unrealistic’ demands could have sent the club into financial meltdown.

    Advanced negotiations broke down due to what Levy felt were excessive and potentially catastrophic financial demands from the Italian.

    In addition to a whopping £15million-a-year salary, Conte wanted a huge warchest — believed to be in excess of £100m — for new signings.

    Levy was also ‘wary’ of Conte’s reluctance to make use of the club’s academy talent.

    Meanwhile, SunSport can also tell you that Chelsea are keeping up the charm offensive to sign Billy Gilmour’s kid brother Harvey from Kilmarnock.

    Chelsea's scouts have been tracking the ball-playing midfielder for more than a year who is ­currently starring for Kilmarnock’s youth team.

    Big brother Billy moved south via Rangers and local experts reckon Harvey could become even better than the new Chelsea hero.

    Finally, SunSport understands Duncan Ferguson has turned down a job at Real Madrid because he wants to become Everton boss.

    The Toffees legend was offered the chance to join Carlo Ancelotti’s coaching staff after the Italian quit Goodison Park this week.

    But Big Dunc, 49, thinks he is ready to step up as manager and hopes owner Farhad Moshiri picks him.

    He has also teed-up old team-mate Lee Carsley as his No 2 if he gets the nod.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY PAUL JIGGINS

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy pulled the plug on Antonio Conte because his ‘unrealistic’ demands could have sent the club into financial meltdown.

    Advanced negotiations broke down due to what Levy felt were excessive and potentially catastrophic financial demands from the Italian.

    In addition to a whopping £15million-a-year salary, Conte wanted a huge warchest — believed to be in excess of £100m — for new signings.

    Levy was also ‘wary’ of Conte’s reluctance to make use of the club’s academy talent.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Chelsea are keeping up the charm offensive to sign Billy Gilmour’s kid brother Harvey from Kilmarnock.

    And Billy made sure Harvey, 15, was given a taste of fame when he went to Porto for the Champions League final and even got his hands on the cup.

    Chelsea's scouts have been tracking the ball-playing midfielder for more than a year who is ­currently starring for Kilmarnock’s youth team.

    Big brother Billy moved south via Rangers and local experts reckon Harvey could become even better than the new Chelsea hero.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Jonathan Woodgate is in grave danger of the axe at Bournemouth — with Scott Parker in their sights as boss.

    The Cherries plan to change manager after Woodgate’s failure to get through the Championship promotion play-offs when he took over.

    And Fulham chief Parker is top of the wanted list because of his past record at this level and amid growing talk that he wants a new challenge.

    Parker, 40, was wanted by Bournemouth when Eddie Howe left a year ago, but they could not seal a deal as the Cottagers were in the top flight.

    Now there will be a second attempt to get him and Parker may decide to move on because Fulham have gone down.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Duncan Ferguson has turned down a job at Real Madrid because he wants to become Everton boss.

    The Toffees legend was offered the chance to join Carlo Ancelotti’s coaching staff after the Italian quit Goodison Park this week.

    But Big Dunc, 49, thinks he is ready to step up as manager and hopes owner Farhad Moshiri picks him.

    He has also teed-up old team-mate Lee Carsley as his No 2 if he gets the nod.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Brentford will bid to sign left-back Gabriel Fuentes from Junior FC in his native Colombia.

    Fuentes, 24, would provide competition for Rico Henry.

    He is a full international and will be out of contract at the end of this year.

    Fuentes could move in the summer for about £1.3million.

    There is a higher buy-out clause but Bees may get him for less because of the time left on his deal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY PHIL THOMAS

    David De Gea has been let down by a poor coaching team and powder-puff backline.

    His old Spanish coach Gabino Rodriguez insisted: “I always believe the team is a true reflection of the character of its coach. 

    “Look at the one led by Sir Alex Ferguson and that would show no mercy.

    “But Ole’s team is softer than a muffin and David is suffering the consequences of the defensive frailties.

    “You need to protect your best asset in the team, but there is just an uncontrolled mess between midfield and defence with gaps.

    “Basically Ole’s team has a brutal defensive weakness. The two centre-backs are too slow, they are not commanding and other teams are well aware of it.

    “The big problem is Solskjaer’s tactical organisation. United’s defensive deficiencies are undervaluing De Gea and Ole just doesn’t convince me.

    “In the old days Roy Keane and Paul Scholes not only dictated games, but did the dirty work and were the defensive backbone. In Ole’s team Edinson Cavani is the best defender!”

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Man United are thinking of playing Aaron Wan-Bissaka at centre-half in a defensive reshuffle.

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to see the right-back in a more central role in pre-season matches to find out if he could handle the position.

    Wan-Bissaka, 23, is their quickest and best tackler and could be ideal in the middle of a back four – or even right side in a three.

    It would make United’s backline more flexible if he could copy Kyle Walker at Manchester City and play both slots.

    United are keen on Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier, 30, to provide competition at the back.

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