Chelsea 'match PSG £56.1m Hakimi bid', Haaland keen to move, Ben White value, Sterling to Barcelona – transfer news LIVE

CHELSEA have reportedly matched Paris Saint-Germain's hefty £56.1m bid for Inter wing-back Achraf Hakimi.

While in another boost for the Blues, Erling Haaland is reportedly happy to move this summer as Dortmund prepare for offers.

We've also got the very latest on England defence Ben White, as well as interest in Raheem Sterling from Barcelona.

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  • Dylan Terry

    POINT BREAK

    THE Big Six have accepted Prem fines of just £3.5m each for their part in the breakaway plot.

    But Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and the two Manchester giants have agreed they would face £20m fines AND 30-point deductions if they joined any future rebel scheme.

    The decision, likely to be fiercely contested by the 14 clubs left out of the coup attempt, is League chief Richard Masters’ attempt to draw a line under the debacle.

    Masters, who enlisted the backing of PM Boris Johnson to help foil the breakaway in the space of 48 tumultuous hours, dismissed all calls for points deductions for the Six.

    He also recognises that, for all their plotting, the Big Six remain the driving force of the Prem’s global success story.

    And by getting them to sign up to future draconian penalties, Masters and fellow League bosses believe they have put the Super League genie back in the bottle for ever.

  • Dylan Terry

    SMOKING GUN

    Lazio have confirmed Maurizio Sarri will be their new manager with a hilarious cigarette tweet.

    The 62-year-old will take charge of the Serie A giants and they poked fun at the ex-Chelsea boss' chain smoking habit on Twitter.

    The Rome based side were said to be in advanced talks with the Italian last week.

    And they have all-but confirmed he will take the reins.

    Lazio simply tweeted the cigarette emoji. And then they added: "Anyone got a light?"

    Sarri has reportedly been offered a two-year deal worth around £2.5million-a-season.

    The ex-Napoli manager has been jobless since Juventus sacked him last August following 14 months in charge.

  • Dylan Terry

    CAL IT OFF

    Chelsea are open to selling Callum Hudson-Odoi with Bayern Munich set to renew their interest, reports say.

    The winger was heavily linked with the German giants in 2019, as Bayern made four bids of up to £35million.

    Hudson-Odoi, a product of the Blues academy, stayed and later signed a bumper five-year deal, with three years remaining on his contract.

    But now according to The Times, Chelsea are prepared to listen to offers for the promising forward.

    That is despite manager Thomas Tuchel being an admirer of the England international.

    Tuchel has played Hudson-Odoi in a variety of positions both out wide and through the middle, including a role at right wing-back.

    He finished the season with 37 appearances and five goals, two of which in the Champions League campaign which Chelsea eventually won.

    But Tuchel has alternative options out wide in Christian Pulisic, 22, Hakim Ziyech, 28, Mason Mount, 22, Timo Werner, 25, and Kai Havertz, 21.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAK OF THE NET

    Chelsea have reportedly matched Paris Saint-Germain's £56.1million offer for Inter Milan wing-back Achraf Hakimi.

    The Serie A champions are surprisingly looking to sell one of their stars of last season to raise much-needed funds.

    But Inter are believed to want nearer £69m for the player they paid £36m for from Real Madrid last summer.

    Sky Italy is reporting that the Italian giants could choose to work with Chelsea on the deal as they fancy taking Emerson Palmieri and Andreas Christensen in return.

    The Londoners are keen to ship out Palmieri, having fallen down the pecking order behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso on the left-side of defence.

    Hakimi, 22, is predominantly right-sided, so would provide competition for England star Reece James.

    But he has been utilised on the left too.

    The Moroccan scored seven goals and bagged 10 assists as Inter coasted to the Serie A title last season.

  • Dylan Terry

    BERN OUT

    Pep Guardiola must decide whether Bernardo Silva could be sacrificed to make way for Jack Grealish this summer.

    Atletico Madrid are ready to move for the Portuguese international with Saul Niguez lined up in a possible swap deal.

    Guardiola would be reluctant to sell Silva who has been a key player for him since he arrived from Monaco for £43million in summer 2017.

    However he knows he may have to sell one of his midfielders to make room for one of his top targets in Grealish this summer.

    And Silva – who was open to a move away last summer – is attracting interest.

  • Dylan Terry

    TUCH & GO

    Erling Haaland has reportedly handed Chelsea a major transfer boost with the striker keen on a move.

    The Borussia Dortmund star is one of the most wanted players in Europe this summer.

    Thomas Tuchel’s side are locked in a transfer tussle for his signature alongside both Manchester clubs and Real Madrid.

    Dortmund are willing to listen to offers in the region of £150million this summer.

    That is because his bargain £68m release clause will come into effect by the end of next campaign.

    According to the Telegraph, Haaland would be open to holding talks over a potential switch to the European champions.

  • Dylan Terry

    FRONT ROWE SEAT

    Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly set to finally sign a new long-term contract with the club.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the playmaker will pen new five-year terms as the Gunners flog Willian, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi.

    Smith Rowe, 20, is ready to commit the next stage of his career to the Gunners after a stellar season.

    The versatile attacking midfielder played 33 times in all competitions last term, scoring four goals.

    And he has the chance to cement his spot as Arsenal’s chief playmaker following the end of Martin Odegaard’s loan from Real Madrid.

    Smith Rowe’s current contract expires in 2023 but Arsenal are keen to reward his efforts with a pay rise and extension.

  • Dylan Terry

    BELLERIN TO ALLOW TRIPPIER MOVE

    Arsenal have told all parties interested in Hector Bellerin they must cough up at least £20million for the Spaniard.

    And with Atletico Madrid waiting to pounce, it could see Kieran Trippier move to Manchester United.

    Atletico were said to be considering a swap deal involving Trippier and Bellerin.

    But SunSport exclusively revealed this week Trippier has told his England team-mates he wants to move to Old Trafford.

    As a result, Atletico have been told to cough up the dough if they want to bring Bellerin back to his homeland to replace Trippier, according to CBS.

  • Dylan Terry

    PRICE IS WHITE

    Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been warned Ben White will cost £50million, according to reports.

    The Brighton defender, 23, enjoyed a fine debut Premier League season this term.

    And he was rewarded for his form by replacing the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in England’s final 26-man squad for Euro 2020.

    Brighton are unsurprisingly desperate to keep hold of the Three Lions star beyond this summer.

    And to do so, the Seagulls have slapped a £50m price tag on the Dorset-born defender – as we revealed they would do back in October.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAVE A CHIN-WAG

    Former Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is on the brink of replacing Sam Allardyce as West Brom’s new boss.

    The 49-year-old German reportedly put pen-to-paper on a deal on Tuesday night, ending the Baggies’ search for a new manager.

    Wagner was sacked by German club Schalke in September 2020 after setting a new club record of 18 league games without a win, including an 0-8 drubbing by Bayern Munich.

    However he impressed at Huddersfield, where he won promotion to the Premier League following a play-off penalty shoot-out win against Reading at Wembley in 2018.

    He was also crowned the Championship Manager of the Year for his achievements.

    Wagner then topped that by keeping the Terriers in the Premier League despite the odds being stacked against them.

    However Wagner’s contract was terminated the following season by mutual consent in January 2019 with Town propping up the table in 20th place, eight points from safety.

  • Dylan Terry

    COUT OUT

    Barcelona could reportedly flog EIGHTEEN players this summer in a desperate bid to cut costs.

    Among those who could be leaving the Nou Camp are former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, Ex-Atletico Madrid man Antoine Griezmann and club legend Sergio Busquets.

    The Spanish giants have seen their finances crippled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, reportedly hitting £862MILLION of debt.

    And now according to Goal, a raft of players could be sold.

  • Dylan Terry

    LAGE AND IN CHARGE

    Bruno Lage has vowed to write a new exciting chapter in Wolves history after taking charge of the Molineux club this morning.

    The 45-year-old former Benfica boss replaced fellow countryman Nuno Esperito Santo who parted company with the club at the end of the season after four years of progress.

    However Lage has told the club's fans he intends to build on that success and wants to kick off a new era of progress.

    Lage, who was previously Carlos Carvalhal's assistant at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea, said: "It’s a big opportunity, I’m very happy because I return to this country, and return to be the manager of a big team – a team, a club that wants to do history and compete in the Premier League.

    "So I'm happy, excited, with a big ambition to do great things for this club.

    "I was here (English football) for three years, so I know Wolves. Now the best thing to do, the next thing to do, is to know everyone better.

    "The club, the fans, and also to try to create a plan, just not for the next game or the next training, but for the future.

    "It’s very important for me to create that dynamic of teamwork here in this building, to try to realise what we are doing in the future."

  • Dylan Terry

    RAM RETURNS

    Aaron Ramsey has been offered back to Arsenal by Juventus, according to reports.

    And Hector Bellerin could be involved in a swap deal heading the other way.

    The Welshman, 30, left the Emirates for Turin on a free transfer in 2019 when his contract expired.

    But two years on, Sport in Spain say he could be in line for a stunning comeback in exchange for his former team-mate.

    Ramsey – currently preparing for Euro 2020 – has made 65 Juventus appearances across his two seasons in Italy, but just 22 in Serie A this term scoring two goals.

    It is not quite the impact he was hoping to have and the report suggests he is considering his future.

    Despite running down his deal and leaving for nothing, Ramsey was a popular figure at Arsenal and would surely be welcomed back with open arms if a return was on the cards.

  • Dylan Terry

    CAUSING A STER

    Barcelona are eyeing up a stunning swoop for Raheem Sterling, according to reports.

    The Catalan giants could look to the Man City forward to replace Ousmane Dembele.

    Mundo Deportivo in Spain featured the story on their front page this morning.

    They report that Barcelona face losing French winger Dembele to Juventus or PSG next summer on a free.

    That would be a hammer blow for Barca having forked out £115m to bring him in from Dortmund four years ago.

    Should the Catalans be unable to come to an agreement with the 24-year-old over a new contract, then they’ll have to look elsewhere.

    And Sterling, 26, could be the man to replace Dembele in Barcelona’s front line.

  • Dylan Terry

    WEST HAM SIGN PIERRE EKWAH ELIMBY

    West Ham have confirmed the signing of 19-year-old French midfielder Pierre Ekwah Elimby from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.

    Speaking about the move, Ekwah told West Ham TV: “I feel really good signing for West Ham. I’m really happy in myself. I want to thank the Club for the opportunity they have given me. It’s a big achievement for me.

    “I really think that West Ham is a Club where everyone is working all together. The U23s and the first team work really closely to each other, and I think that young players here have got a good chance of breaking into the first team, as they have done in the past. 

    “Loads of young players have reached the first team: Declan Rice has been captain, and he’s so young and playing so well. Mark Noble is an unbelievable player who’s been there and done the same. I just want to do similarly to them. 

    “When West Ham gave me the opportunity to come in for two weeks, I took it, saw how the Club worked, and I just enjoyed it. They gave me the opportunity to sign and I said ‘yeah, I’m taking this shirt away!'"

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Erling Haaland is reportedly interested in joining Chelsea with the Champions League winners chasing his signature this summer.

    Liverpool have made a £25.8million offer for Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.

    Xherdan Shaqiri is set to leave the Reds this summer with Lazio lining up a deal for the Switzerland attacker.

    And Kop defender Virgil van Dijk will offer a helping hand as a coach for the Netherlands at Euro 2020 despite his injury layoff.

    Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has hinted he is willing to switch his international allegiance from England to Ghana.

    Billy Gilmour is considering a loan move next season after playing just five games under Thomas Tuchel at the Blues.

    Kylian Mbappe is reportedly unimpressed by the PSG chairman's claims the striker will remain at the club for the rest of his career.

    Man City are keen to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish this summer. 

    West Ham are set to step up their bid to land Jesse Lingard after his Euro 2020 frustration. 

    David Wagner is poised to be named as West Brom's new boss.

  • Simon Mail

    HAMMER TIME

    West Ham will step up their bid for Jesse Lingard following his England heartache.

    Lingard’s failure to make the Euro 2020 squad has been a blow to the forward who enjoyed a hugely impressive loan spell with the Hammers last season.

    But being released from international duty means David Moyes is hopeful a permanent deal from parent club Manchester United can soon be concluded.

    A club insider said: “Jesse knows we want him, so hopefully the club will pursue him in the next month or so.”

    Lingard , 28, hit nine goals after joining West Ham on loan in January.

  • Simon Mail

    WAG TO RICHES

    David Wagner is on the brink of replacing Sam Allardyce as West Brom's new boss.

    The 49-year-old German reportedly put pen-to-paper on a deal, ending the Baggies' search for a new manager.

    Wagner impressed at Huddersfield, where he won promotion to the Premier League following a play-off penalty shoot-out win against Reading at Wembley in 2018.

    He was also crowned the Championship manager of the year for his achievements.

    Wagner then topped that by keeping the Terriers in the Premier League despite the odds being stacked against them.

    Chris Wilder held talks with the Baggies but Wagner is poised to return to English football.

  • Simon Mail

    FETCH THE BILL

    Billy Gilmour is considering a loan move from Chelsea to give his career a kick-start.

    The Scotland midfielder has played just two-and-a-half Premier League games since new head coach Thomas Tuchel took over in January.

    It was feared the lack of match time would end up costing him a place with the Scots at Euro 2020 at one point.

    The teenager has been hailed as one of the brightest talents to emerge from Chelsea's academy in recent years.

    And he is now pondering whether to follow in the footsteps of team-mate Mason Mount by heading out for a season to mature and play more first team football.

    Gilmour hopes a good showing at the Euros will attract a top flight club to offer a loan spell with the realistic chance of more game time.

  • Simon Mail

    STERLING EFFORT

    Raheem Sterling is going into the Euros with a smile on his face despite Manchester City’s Champions League defeat.

    The forward claims he has put the loss in Porto behind him and is excited ahead of Sunday’s opener against Croatia at Wembley.

    The England attacker said: “Honestly, I can’t wait. I actually can’t wait. It’s been a long season but I’m here with England now.

    “It’s been a good season with Man City, we’ve won some trophies. I am disappointed that we didn’t get the Champions League.

    “I’m playing at Wembley, the team’s playing at Wembley.

    “For me, this is what dreams are made of and I’m just going into this with a lovely mindset."

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  • Simon Mail

    EURO VAN

    Holland will get a helping hand from Virgil van Dijk at Euro 2020 despite the Liverpool star's injury absence.

    Out of action since October due to an serious knee ligament injury, the 29-year-old will not feature on the pitch for his country.

    But he has reportedly answered the call to form part of Frank de Boer's backroom team.

    Van Dijk will offer his insight as an unofficial member of staff throughout the competition.

  • Simon Mail

    TUCH AND GO

    Erling Haaland has handed Chelsea a boost by reportedly showing an interest in a move to Stamford Bridge.

    The Champions League winners have made the striker a key priority this summer and are ready to break the bank to land him.

    Thomas Tuchel's side are locked in a transfer tussle for his signature alongside both Manchester clubs and Real Madrid.

    Dortmund are willing to listen to offers in the region of £150million this summer.

    That is because his bargain £68m release clause will come into effect by the end of next campaign.

  • Jake Lambourne

    STEPH'S STRESS

    Steph Catley has revealed that her debut Arsenal season has been the most difficult in her career so far due to a series of injuries.

    The 27-year-old told My Football: "It’s definitely been the hardest year of my football career.

    "The injuries just kept coming and I couldn’t find the answers. But I found strength in myself I didn’t know I had and also strength in my relationships with the people around me.

    "I learnt to lean on people and overall I feel like I’ve come out the other side of it all a much better athlete.

    "I’m better at preparing, I feel stronger physically and mentally and just have a real appreciation for being out on the field every day doing what I love.

    "I’m feeling really good. My body feels strong and I’ve been back on the field for the last few months now so I’ve got a good amount of load back there too.

    "But mentally I feel really fresh and just excited to be on the field every single day.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    SHAQ YER BAGS

    Xherdan Shaqiri is set to quit Liverpool this summer with Lazio interested, according to reports.

    The Swiss midfielder, 29, has been little more than a bit-part player under Jurgen Klopp in recent seasons.

    And now Shaqiri could finally quit Anfield with Lazio set to swoop if Maurizio Sarri takes over at the Italian giants.

    Lazio are currently without a boss after Simone Inzaghi took over from Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

    Sarri has been out of work since leaving Juventus after just one season, in 2019-20.

    But he's hotly linked with taking over at Lazio – who finished sixth in Serie A last season.

    Should he arrive, transfer expert Nicolo Schira has revealed Shaqiri could be one of his top targets.

  • Jake Lambourne

    TOP OF THE BIL

    EXCLUSIVE – Sam Johnstone is so chilled he would treat the Euros exactly like a night game at Barnsley.

    At least that is what Slaven Bilic believes following the keeper’s classy England debut in Sunday’s 1-0 friendly win over Romania.

    Bilic said: “Sam is not a loud guy. He is very calm and doesn’t speak a lot. He is one of those guys that gives you confidence with his calmness.

    “He is relaxed but not sleepy. He is totally in a zone and in the beginning I was telling him to be louder.

    “But after that, I noticed he is one of those who can calm a team down with his attitude. He is not fazed. For him it would be the same if it were a Monday night in Barnsley or a match at Euro 2020.

    “It comes from your character but also from when you are at a big club and always being scrutinised.”

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