Chelsea Donnarumma free transfer boost, 'Sancho to PSG if Mbappe goes', Luis Suarez 'open to Liverpool return'

PSG are reportedly ready to move for Jadon Sancho if a new contract cannot be agreed for Kylian Mbappe.

Meanwhile Chelsea have received a big boost in their pursuit of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer.


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  • Joe Brophy


    Chelsea are set for a £24million windfall with AC Milan reportedly keen to sign Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal.

    Corriere dello Sport claim the Italian giants ‘will do everything to redeem’ the England defender and keep him at San Siro.

    The report adds that Milan ‘intend to exercise the option as the whole club is satisfied with how Tomori has integrated’ with the team.

  • Joe Brophy


    Andrea Pirlo has warned Manchester United off Paulo Dybala by claiming the superstar WILL be at Juventus next season.

    Dybala, 27, has been linked with a big-money move this summer as he approaches the final year of his Bianconeri deal.

    Pirlo declared: “I’ve always said Dybala is an important player and unfortunately I haven’t had him at my disposal very much this season.

    “Let’s look at the present, because that is more important than the future.

    “He still has a year left on his contract, so we will have him here next season.

    “Dybala is a player who makes the difference. I hope hope to be able to use Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Dybala together at some point.

    “With Dybala, it’s the club who are in charge of making the decisions. I’m fortunate to coach winners like him. The final decisions are made by the directors.”

  • Joe Brophy


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's rant about Son Heung-min on Sunday bizarrely mirrored a statement he made in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

    In a strange rant, he said: “If my son stays down for three minutes and he needs his 10 mates to help him up, he won’t get any food.”

    But this is not the first time Solskjaer has used this sort of analogy when reacting to what he feels is diving from Spurs players.

    Back in October during Tottenham's 6-1 win over United at Old Trafford, Solskjaer gave a similar response following an altercation between Erik Lamela and Anthony Martial.

    Lamela appeared to thrust an elbow into Martial, before the Frenchman responded by slapping the Spurs forward, a spat which lead to the United man being sent off as Solskjaer's men proceeded to suffer a heavy defeat.

    After that incident, the Norwegian said: “If that was my son he would live on water and bread for two weeks, that’s not how I want my players to react.”

  • Josh Graham


    Wolves’ hosting of Sheffield United on Saturday has been pushed back to 8.15pm to avoid clashing with the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

    All EFL 3pm kick-offs that day have also been moved as well out of respect for the passing of HRH Prince Philip, with Watford’s trip to Luton brought forward to 12.30pm.

    Wolves were due to kick off at 3pm but the switch means there is now an almost eight-hour gap between the two Premier League fixtures that day.

    Newcastle host West Ham at 12.30pm in Saturday’s only other top-flight game.

    A Premier League statement read: “As a mark of respect for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Premier League has rescheduled the match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United due to be played on Saturday 17 April at 15:00 BST.

    “The fixture will now kick off later in the day at 20:15 BST to avoid a clash with the Ceremonial Royal Funeral. Newcastle United’s home match against West Ham United will remain as scheduled at 12:30 BST. Both matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.”

    All EFL 3pm kick-offs have been moved to either 12.30pm or 5.30pm, while National League fixtures have been brought forward to 12.30pm.

  • Josh Graham


    PSG offered Neymar a private jet, hotel chain shares and to put his name on the Eiffel Tower in an unsuccessful attempt to sign him in 2016.

    The French club's owner Nasser Al Khelaifi was desperate to bring in the Barcelona star and reportedly launched the cash at him during a meeting in Ibiza.

    But despite the stunning bonuses included in the transfer, Neymar turned down the chance to join PSG and instead signed a new contract with Barcelona.

    Wagner Ribeiro, Neymar's former agent told L'Equipe: "In the summer of 2016 we met in Ibiza, Neymar, his father, Nasser Al Khelaifi and Olivier Letang, the sports director of the PSG.

    "It was on the top floor of a hotel, nobody saw us. Neymar earned €11 million and Nasser offered us €26m.

    "We asked him €40m and he told us that he would study it, that he would give him shares in a hotel chain, a private jet and that he would put his name on the Eiffel Tower. A madness."

    Ribeiro states that Financial Fair Play coupled with the fact that the player did not want to join PSG at that time scuppered the deal.

    But of course just one year later the Brazilian did move to the French capital for £198m – and the Eiffel Tower was lit up in the club's red and blue with 'Welcome Neymar Jr' written alongside.

  • Josh Graham


    Here’s how Chelsea could line up for the crunch Champions League quarter-final second leg against Porto on Tuesday night.

    The Blues have a 2-0 lead from the first leg with two ‘away’ goals.

  • Josh Graham


    Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly move to sign Jadon Sancho if star striker Kylian Mbappe fails to pen a new contract.

    Mbappe's current deal with the French champions – who he joined in August 2017 – is set to expire next summer.

    The France international has flirted with a move away from the Parc des Princes and has shown little sign of committing his long-term future to the Parisians.

    And with Mbappe not making his intentions for the future clear, The Athletic claims PSG have identified England international Sancho as a replacement for the World Cup winner.

    PSG's reported interest in signing Sancho will be a blow to Premier League big boys Manchester United.

    The Red Devils are long-term admirers of the 21-year-old, who they tried to sign last summer, and are said to still be interested in acquiring his services.

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  • Josh Graham


    Tottenham are discussing what to do about social media after Son Heung-min became their latest star to suffer racist abuse online.

    The South Korean star was abused following Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League home defeat by Manchester United.

    It came a week after his team-mate Davinson Sanchez was subjected to racist posts following a 2-2 draw at Newcastle.

    Spurs said in a statement: "Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players.

    "This has again been reported to the platforms and we shall now undertake a full review alongside the Premier League to determine the most effective action moving forward."

    Son scored to put Tottenham ahead in Sunday's defeat after he was involved in an incident with United midfielder Scott McTominay which led to the visitors having a goal disallowed.

  • Josh Graham


    Cristiano Ronaldo endured a difficult day at the office despite Juventus' win over Genoa.

    The Bianconeri maintained third position in the Serie A table with the 3-1 victory, in which Ronaldo failed to score.

    That disappointment was used to explain his somewhat controversial reaction at the final whistle.

    Pictures of the winger, 36, tossing his Juve shirt to the ground were noticed by a number of fans, who reacted angrily.

    But, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, it was clear to those present that he had heard a ball boy call out for the shirt.

    And Ronaldo dropped it to the ground before the youngster gleefully gathered it up.

    The Portuguese star nevertheless let his frustration show in the dressing room, where he reportedly punched a wall.

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  • Josh Graham


    Chelsea have been handed a huge transfer boost after Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele named Thomas Tuchel as his favourite coach.

    The French winger has failed to light up LaLiga as many expected following a £97million move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

    It has led to rumour that the cash-strapped Spaniards may look to flog the 23-year-old, with Chelsea previously linked.

    And it appears Dembele would be keen to link up once again with his former Dortmund boss Tuchel.

    Speaking to BeIn Sports, the 23-cap France international said: “Thomas Tuchel is my favourite coach.

    “Under him I played more on the right side before I was moved to ten or in the middle.

    “If he had stayed, it would have been very difficult to leave Dortmund. I would probably not have done it.”

  • Josh Graham


    Manchester United will reportedly make a quick decision on whether or not they'll sign Erling Haaland in order to avoid a repeat of the Jadon Sancho saga of last summer.

    The Red Devils still hold an interest in landing the prolific Borussia Dortmund hitman, despite being snubbed by the Norwegian and his agent – Mino Raiola – in December 2019.

    But unlike their ill-fated pursuit of Sancho in 2020, the United brass will be 'urged to assess whether Haaland is a viable option' as soon as possible.

    That's according to The Athletic, who claim Old Trafford chiefs want to know if the 20-year-old will be out of their price range in order to identify alternative targets.

    United were left scrambling to sign a winger last summer after Dortmund refused to budge on their £104million valuation of England international Sancho.

    The Red Devils ended up signing 18-year-old Amad Diallo on transfer deadline day after it became apparent they wouldn't be able to land Sancho.

    Haaland is United's top priority this summer, although they're also thought to be interested in signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

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  • Josh Graham


    Manchester City are set to sign Brazilian wonderkid Kayky from Fluminense, according to reports.

    The Premier League leaders have been linked with the forward since the start of the year.

    And according to Fabrizio Romano, City are now pushing ahead for a deal worth £8.7million plus £14.75m in potential add-ons.

    Kayky is on course to receive a five-year contract but would not arrive at the Etihad until the summer of 2022.

    The 17-year-old is a product of the Fluminense academy, which has produced the likes of Real Madrid legend Marcelo and Liverpool's Fabinho.

    Dubbed the 'next Neymar' in his homeland, the winger is blessed with pace and close-control.

    Manchester City are keen on Brazilian Kayky
  • Josh Graham


    Arsenal are facing a huge injury crisis ahead of their Europa League return trip to Slavia Prague.

    The Gunners easily swept aside Championship-bound Sheffield United 3-0 on Sunday – but it came at a cost.

    Rising star Bukayo Saka came off injured, and he could join a packed treatment room at the Emirates.

    Speaking after the game Gunners boss Mikel Arteta confirmed left-back Kieran Tierney is ‘probably out for the season’ while David Luiz will also miss the Slavia game.

    He added: “Emile [Smith Rowe] and Martin [Odegaard], we don’t know yet.

    “Bukayo [Saka], we’ll see how he develops in the next few days. He had discomfort in his thigh and it’s the last thing we need because we are missing some big players at the moment.”

    Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also missed the game at Bramall Lane with a cold, but is expected to return to face Slavia Prague.

  • Josh Graham


    Jose Mourinho needs to 'take responsibility' for Tottenham's troubles, according to Sky Sports pundit and former Spurs star Jamie Redknapp.

    The Londoners surrendered a 1-0 lead on Sunday to meekly lose 3-1 at home to Manchester United.

    Jose Mourinho copped some flak from Jamie RedknappCredit: Getty

    Speaking after the game, the 47-year-old said: "What Jose has also done in this period is he's made them a really tough watch.

    "You can say what you like about Spurs but they always been a good football team, they've always had a style. If Spurs fans were here right now watching that, they wouldn't enjoy it one bit.

    "Too often I watch this side and there's no flair or excitement. I don't think this is a bad squad of players, I've said it before and I stand by it.

    "Jose is looking at it and trying to blame everybody else, he has to take responsibility.

    "When you're a good manager, you organise your team to get that result whatever it takes. A great manager would find a way to get them organised."

  • Josh Graham


    AC Milan are reportedly struggling to make progress on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract situation – opening the door for Chelsea.

    The 22-year-old goalkeeper’s deal expires in the summer and negotiations are said to be moving slowly.

    A pay increase from his net salary of £100,000-a-week to a £133,000-a-week wage is on the table but no deal has been signed.

    And while Milan have spoken calmly about the situation in previous months, technical director Paolo Maldini was described as frustrated when referring to the situation in the week.

    He said: “These are choices everyone has to make.

    “I am not here to judge, I am here to do what is best for the club. I also know that you need two parties to be happy in order to strike a deal.”

    La Gazzetta dello Sport note that little progress has been made over a renewal with the club and player far apart in their ideal terms.

  • Josh Graham


    Mikel Arteta was upbeat about Arsenal’s Europa League chances after Sunday’s victory over Sheffield United.

    The Gunners head to Slavia Prague on Thursday with the quarter-final tie level at 1-1, although the Czech team hold a key away goal.

    Prague have already beaten Leicester, Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers this season but Arteta was determined to be positive going into the clash.

    The 39-year-old told MOTD: “Overall we had a really good performance – 3-0 away from home is never easy.

    “We had to be fully focused on the league, there is a lot to play for.

    “The best way to prepare for Prague was by winning today.

    “We are going to to win the game at Prague. That’s it, that is our mindset.”

  • sstreet


    Eduardo Camavinga is set to reject any new contract offer Rennes make him this summer, according to The Athletic.

    The 18-year-old wonderkid has long been on the radar of Real Madrid and is expected to move to one of Europe's top clubs.

    However, the big question is whether he will depart at the end of this season or run down his contract until 2022 in order to broaden his options.

    Agent Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Saul Niguez and Gareth Bale has stated his view that Camavinga is ready to play in the Premier League next season.

  • sstreet


    Manchester United are set to make a quick decision on whether to sign Erling Haaland or not, according to reports.

    The Athletic claim the Red Devils are desperate to avoid a protracted transfer saga like last year’s with Jadon Sancho.

    United attempted for ten weeks to agree a fee with Haaland’s club Dortmund for Sancho but nothing came of it.

    They are also aware that the package of a £150m transfer fee, Haaland’s wages and payments to agent Mino Raiola currently fall outside their wage structure.

    David de Gea is the Red Devil’s highest paid player at the moment at £375,000-a-week.

    Should United not sign Erling Haaland they could move on to other targets like Tottenham’s Harry Kane, or even keep Edinson Cavani.

  • sstreet


    PSG are ready to move for Jadon Sancho if they cannot agree a new contract with Kylian Mbappe, according to David Ornstein.

    The Parisian hierarchy are keen admirers of the England international, who Dortmund have stated could leave the club for the right price.

    Manchester United are also ready to make a move for Sancho this summer, but will not consider doing business at the £110m asking price Dortmund set last year.

  • sstreet


    Manchester City are on the verge of signing Kayky from Fluminense, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The up front fee would be around £8.7m with a potential £14.75m to be earned by the Brazilian club in add-ons.

    City have already had great success delving into Brazil's Serie A for play-offs, with Gabriel Jesus arriving from Palmeiras in 2016 for £27m plus add-ons.

  • Jack Figg


    Yesterday was an action packed day of Premier League football at both ends of the table as the race for the Champions League took another exciting turn.

    Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1 away.

    Goals from Edinson Cavani, Fred and Mason Greenwood put Spurs to the sword after Heung Son-min had given them a 1-0 half-time lead.

    But it was Cavani’s disallowed goal that caused the most controversy after Scott McTominay’s hand brushed Son’s face in the build up.

    Tottenham released a statement slamming ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Son after the game.

    The South Korean star came under attack from sick trolls online in the wake of the crunch clash in London.

    Earlier in the day rampant West Ham scored three for the third week running and threatened to bottle it for the third week running.

    Third placed Leicester were the victims as David Moyes’ men took a 3-0 lead through a Jesse Lingard brace and a Jarrod Bowen strike.

    Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice to worry the hosts but the Hammers held on to reclaim fourth spot and move within a point of the Foxes.

    After the game Brendan Rodgers said he feels let down by four Leicester stars who broke Covid rules.

    James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury flouted restrictions by going to a party last Saturday, along with injured Harvey Barnes and they were all left out the squad.

    Arsenal beat Sheffield United 3-0 away in the late game to move ninth thanks to two from Alexandre Lacazette and one from Gabriel Martinelli with the Blades as good as down.

    But the Gunners have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season – with Bukayo Saka and Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.

    Earlier in the day, Newcastle nabbed a huge win at Burnley winning 2-1.

    Despite the positive result for his team at Spurs, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blasted VAR for the decision to disallow Cavani’s strike and hit out at ‘con artist’ Son.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The game has gone, absolutely gone. If that’s a clear and obvious error, it’s one he [the ref] had to look at. It was a perfectly good goal, we shouldn’t be conned. I have to say, if my son stays down for three minutes and needs ten mates to help him, he won’t get any food because that’s embarrassing.

    “We weren’t conned, the ref was. That kick-started us. [Before] we played like a team who had played in Europe on Thursday.

    “Top reaction, we played great stuff second half. We felt the injustice and showed good character to come back. We can’t let those decisions ruin this good season for us. The goals we scored were excellent.

    “Cavani showed why he’s a No9. Fred even scores, that shows just how good we were. It was an excellent [disallowed] goal. Unfortunately the ref decided we are not playing football or VAR decided. I’m absolutely shocked if that is a foul.”

    And finally, Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will still go ahead, The Sun understands.

    Ministers and sports chiefs will meet today and agree to allow the event to go ahead.

    It will likely open with a minute’s silence and black armbands for the players.

    The Government has told The FA the decision is up to them — but the 5.30pm kick-off may change if it clashes with Prince Philip’s service.

  • William Pugh


    Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the pair clashed in the tunnel after the final whistle.

    The Tottenham chief was furious after Solskjaer accused Son Heung-min of conning officials to get Edinson Cavani’s strike chalked off by going down too easily under a flailing arm from Scott McTominay.

    Seething Solskjaer said: “If my son stayed down for three minutes and he needed ten mates to help him up, he wouldn’t get any food. The game has gone — absolutely gone.”

    But former United boss Mourinho hit back as the row escalated when he told reporters: “I just want to say Sonny’s very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.”

    Cavani thought he had given United the lead when he slotted home in the 33rd minute. But referee Chris Kavanagh ruled it out after VAR advised him to check the pitchside monitor.

    It looked a harsh decision and the Red Devils were further incensed when the South Korean fired Spurs ahead seven minutes later. Old Trafford manager Solskjaer — despite his side’s sterling second-half comeback — was still angry about the incident afterwards.

    The Norwegian said in a television interview moments after the final whistle: “It was a perfectly good goal. We weren’t conned, the referee was.”

  • William Pugh


    Arsenal have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season – with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.

    The Gunners left-back, 23, was substituted at half-time in the defeat by Liverpool last weekend. Tierney was injured in a clash with James Milner and scans have revealed he suffered ligament damage.

    And after Arsenal beat Sheffield United 3-0 on Sunday, Arteta admitted: “Kieran is out, probably for the season."

    And the news only got worse from there, with Arteta also confirming Saka and Martinelli had picked up knocks at Bramall Lane.

    Saka hobbled off the pitch with 20 minutes to play after starring in the No10 role after the Gunners boss gambled with Granit Xhaka at left-back in the place of Tierney.

    Martinelli was also taken off with just under ten minutes of the game to go having scored just minutes earlier. And Arteta revealed both players had picked up injuries in a major blow ahead of Thursday's crunch Europa League quarter-final second-leg away to Slavia Prague.

  • William Pugh


    Here is the back page of Monday's Sun newspaper after a thrilling weekend of Premier League action at both ends of the table.

  • William Pugh


    Brendan Rodgers says he feels let down by four Leicester stars who broke Covid rules.

    James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury flouted restrictions by going to a party last Saturday, along with injured Harvey Barnes and they were all left out the squad for the 3-2 defeat at West Ham.

    Rodgers said: “From a personal perspective, I was bitterly disappointed, I’ve got to say. It was a breach. My objective coming into Leicester City was to create a standard on and off the pitch.

    “Particularly at this time when we’re challenging and fighting to finish off a really exciting season — that standard and the values we have as a club, they fell well below that.

    “The guys who weren’t involved in the squad at West Ham would have been. However, as a consequence of their behaviour, they weren’t.

    “It’s a mistake they’ve made. I won’t hold it against them. It’s not what their identity is as young guys. They’ve made a mistake and been punished for it. It’s in the past now. It wasn’t ideal (timing). But that’s how strongly I felt on it. We were coming into a game that was a very important game for us. But some things are bigger than football."

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