Chelsea target Rice valued OVER £100m, Raphinha LATEST, Liverpool eye Mbappe – Tottenham, Arsenal transfer news

WEST HAM manager David Moyes has sent a warning to Chelsea that Declan Rice will cost them OVER £100million this summer.

Meanwhile we've the very latest on Raphinha as the Leeds star is being eyed by Man Utd, plus Kylian Mbappe to Liverpool.

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  • William Pugh

    HT: CHELSEA 1-0 EVERTON

    It's advantage Chelsea in the latest battle for the top four.

    The Blues have dominated proceedings and possession, and finally got their breakthrough half hour in when Kai Havertz's effort was ricocheted into his own net by Ben Godfrey.

    Follow our LIVE match blog HERE.

  • William Pugh

    GEOR DROPPING

    Georgina Rodriguez has showed off her stunning view of Monaco from her yacht as her partner Cristiano Ronaldo was benched by Juventus.

    The Spanish model uploaded a number of pictures on social media to her 24 million Instagram followers while on the Mediterranean Sea.

    Captioning the images, she said: "They told me about it and I forgot it, I saw it and I understood it. I did it and I learned it."

    And the 27-year-old then posted a snap of her legs wrapped in bandages on her Instagram story.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, the strange treatment is believed to be a beauty therapy.

    Though it is unclear exactly what the bandages are doing, and what the benefits are of using them.

  • William Pugh

    GOOOOOOOALLLL – HAVERTZ!

    31. Chelsea 1 – 0 Everton

    Hudson-Odoi feeds Alonso down the left channel, the Spaniard drives a fierce ball in and Havertz diverts it in off Ben Godfrey with his right foot from eight yards out.

    Could be given as an own-goal but either way, the Blues are 1-0 up.

  • William Pugh

    STILL 0-0!

    There's 25 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea and Everton are still tied at 0-0.

    Thomas Tuchel is animated as ever on the touchline as he urges his side forward.

    You can follow minute by minute action on our LIVE match blog HERE.

  • William Pugh

    YOUTH GOT IT

    A new study has named Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka as top of their class following a fantastic breakout into senior football.

    The England pair are establishing themselves as household names and could play a big role at the upcoming Euros.

    Key to any young player's progression is game time at an elite level and an analysis of hot prospects has revealed the pair to be head and shoulders above their contemporaries.

    Renowned football research group CIES Observatory created a formula to rank starlets born after the millennium, weighing their game time in domestic action against the quality of the team they play for.

    The players were then divided into four groups, based on the year of their birth. Coming out on top in the class of 2000 was Borussia Dortmund star Sancho, who has racked up almost 100 Bundesliga appearances.

    Erling Haaland was ranked third in this group with Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies separating the Dortmund team-mates on the podium.

     

    WORLD’S TOP YOUNGSTERS

    CLASS OF 2000

    1. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
    2. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
    3. Erling Haaland (Dortmund)
    4. Sven Botman (Lille)
    5. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
    6. Pedro Neto (Wolves)
    7. Phil Foden (Man City)
    8. Ferran Torres (Man City)
    9. Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus)
    10. Jonathan David (Lille)

    CLASS OF 2001

    1. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
    2. Mason Greenwood (Man Utd)
    3. Benoit Badiashile (Monaco)
    4. Myron Boadu (AZ Alkmaar)
    5. Ersin Destanoglu (Besiktas)
    6. Charles De Ketelaere (Club Brugge)
    7. Jason Knight (Derby)
    8. Anatoliy Trubin (Shakhtar Donetsk)
    9. Curtis Jones (Liverpool)
    10. Michael Olise (Reading)
  • William Pugh

    BLADES RUNNERS

    Danny Cowley is the frontrunner to replace Chris Wilder as Sheffield United's next permanent manager.

    That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed the former Lincoln and Huddersfield gaffer as 4/1 favourite to take charge at Bramall Lane.

    Sheffield United next manager odds

    Danny Cowley 4/1
    Slaven Bilic 5/1
    Eddie Howe 7/1
    Garry Monk 8/1
    Frank Lampard 12/1
    David Wagner 12/1
    John Terry 16/1
    Rafa Benitez 20/1
    Philip Cocu 20/1
    Alan Pardew 40/1

  • William Pugh

    SONSATIONAL

    Harry Kane and Son Heung-min became the Premier League’s deadliest duo ever as Tottenham thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 on Sunday.

    The pair linked up for their record 14th goal combination in a single season – surpassing the 13 set by Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer in 1994-95.

    Kane set up Gareth Bale twice for Tottenham’s first two goals before his fine effort from distance in the 52nd minute. But it was his second – and Tottenham’s fourth – a tap in from close range after Son cushioned a ball into his path on the edge of the six-yard box that saw them top the deadly duo table.

    Shearer and Sutton’s goals came for Blackburn in their title winning campaign. And behind them in third are Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser who combined for 12 goals in the 2018-19 season at Bournemouth.

    Les Ferdinand and Kevin Gallen are fourth – striking up a lethal understanding for QPR in 94-95. Shearer actually features twice, also occupying fifth spot alongside Mike Newell – also for Blackburn – in 95-96.

    The remainder of the list is made up of attacking pairs who combined for ten goals for three different teams. Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore for Liverpool, Dennis Bergkamp and Nicolas Anelka for Arsenal and Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez for Wolves.

  • William Pugh

    SEXIST TAUNT

    Paris Saint-Germain ultras have been slammed as misogynistic after holding up a banner that referred to Shakira as a prostitute.

    The Colombian popstar, 44, will be cheering on Barcelona against Les Parisiens on Wednesday night, with husband Gerard Pique a Blaugrana legend.

    Suffering from a knee injury, the centre-back is ruled out of the Champions League last-16 second leg. PSG hold a comfortable 4-1 lead after a dominant win in Spain but that did not stop fans trying to intimidate their opponents.

    On Sunday night, a parade of ultras lit flares and held up a number of banners in the French capital. One read ‘Shakira a La Jonquera’ in reference to a town on the French-Spanish border that is notorious for prostitution.

    Many viewing the images found them sexist and unnecessarily insulting of the ‘Beautiful Liar’ singer.

    Shakira began dating Barcelona ace Pique, 34, in 2011 and they share two sons, Milan and Sasha.

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    Credit: Twitter @PanameReBirth
  • Josh Graham

    COUT THE SLACK

    Philippe Coutinho will be one of the names up for sale in the summer as Barcelona look to lower their wage bill, according to reports.

    The Brazilian has endured a nightmare spell at the Nou Camp since his £142million switch from Liverpool in 2018.

    Philippe Coutinho is set to leave cash-strapped BarcelonaCredit: Reuters

    Coutinho, 28, spent last season on loan with Bayern Munich who turned down the opportunity to sign him permanently.

    He has been on the periphery of the Barca first-team this season making just eight LaLiga starts.

    New Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who returns to the club for a second stint after winning the elections on Sunday, will be forced to address the club's mounting debts by slimming their wage bill.

    Coutinho earns a whopping £146,000-a-week and takes home a £7.6million salary.

    According to AS, Laporta expects Coutinho to quit if the club can find a suitable buyer.

  • Josh Graham

    BERNA-WOW

    Real Madrid have reportedly made £150million-rated Erling Haaland their top target this summer.

    AS claims the Borussia Dortmund striker has emerged as Real’s No1 choice to lead the line ahead of Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe.

    And that has dealt a huge blow to Chelsea and Manchester United, who were hoping to sign Haaland at the end of the season.

    The Norway international, 20, has scored a mind-blowing 29 goals in 28 games for Dortmund this term.

    And along with the 16 he got following his Bundesliga move last year, Haaland has an incredible total of 45 strikes in 46 matches for the Black and Yellows.

  • Josh Graham

    NO BARGAIN BAY

    Bayern Munich's wage bill has been revealed with star man Robert Lewandowski reeling in a hefty £325,000 a week.

     

  • Josh Graham

    LEIPZ OUT

    RB Leipzig will have to fork out £1.3million after German law forced Liverpool to move their Champions League match to Budapest.

    A 2-0 win for the Reds in the 'away' leg last month has put them on course for a spot in the quarter-finals.

    Anfield was due to host Wednesday's second leg of the clubs' last-16 tie.

    However, a Saxony ruling which demands all returnees from the UK quarantine for 14 days upon arrival means the game must be played at a neutral venue.

    Like the first leg of the tie, the return game will take place at Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital.

    Bild report on this change triggering a Uefa clause that will earn Liverpool compensation for being unable to play their home tie at Anfield.

    This will amount to ten per cent of the £13m match fee, or £1.3m.

  • Josh Graham

    LAP IT UP

    Hector Bellerin's return to Barcelona has moved a step closer following Joan Laporta's presidential win, according to reports.

    Laporta was elected at the helm of the Catalan giants after taking the majority vote during Sunday's election.

    The 58-year-old is back for his second spell as president following his seven-year reign from 2003.

    Barcelona have been frequently linked with a move to bring Bellerin back to the Nou Camp over recent years.

    And last week it was reported how Laporta had an agreement with the Gunners defender’s representatives to try to negotiate a fee with Arsenal to bring him back if he was handed the presidency.

    Spaniard Bellerin, 25, is a graduate of Barca’s famous La Masia academy before switching to north London in 2011.

    He remains under contract until 2023 but reports claim ‘he is open to rejoining his old club and returning to his home city’ in the summer.

  • Josh Graham

    FOSTER THE PEOPLE

    Diego Costa was slammed as a 'filthy rat' by former Manchester United keeper Ben Foster.

    The Watford No1 blasted the ex-Chelsea man's dirty tactics on his YouTube channel The Cycling GK.

    When asked who he disliked playing against most, Foster said: "It's a good question and it's Diego Costa because he was just a filthy little rat.

    "He would just snarl and scratch and he wouldn't leave you alone and he wouldn't give you a second's breath.

    "And do you know what, Luis Suarez was a bit like that as well. He was horrible to play against, he would kick you, he would scratch, he would do anything."

  • Josh Graham

    MODEL CITIZENS

    Here's how Prem champs elect Manchester City could line up next season after a summer splurge on players.

  • Josh Graham

    COM-AN GET ME

    Manchester United are on red alert after transfer target Kingsley Coman reportedly rejected Bayern Munich’s first offer of a contract extension.

    The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer and the Red Devils are still believed to be keen.

    Kingsley Coman could quit Bayern Munich after reportedly rejecting their first offerCredit: AFP

    The French winger’s current deal at the Allianz Arena runs until 2023 but he apparently is looking for a big increase on his current £140,000-a-week terms.

    However, Kicker claims the star has snubbed their first proposal to get him to stay.

    That comes after reports stated United had put together a package to tempt him away from the Bundesliga and were looking to make him one of their big buys this summer.

  • Josh Graham

    HEAD HEN-CHO

    Thierry Henry admits he dreams of becoming Arsenal manager one day.

    Gunners legend Henry has made a less-than impressive start to his career in the dugout having struggled at Monaco and leaving his job in Montreal to be closer to his family.

    But the Frenchman still has eyes of one taking taking charge of the club where he is the all-time leading scorer and has a statue of him as a player outside their stadium.

    Speaking to FourFourTwo, 43-year-old Henry said: “Listen, if you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes.

    “If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to score a goal for Arsenal, they’ll say yes. When I speak about it, it’s a utopia.

    “People get carried away whenever I say that it’s my club, but I have it in my blood – I’m an Arsenal fan.

    “Arsenal is part of me and always will be – half of my heart belongs to Arsenal, and the other half to my family.

    “The understanding I have with Arsenal fans is something I cannot describe – it’s something I’m always going to miss."

  • Josh Graham

    POOL OF TALENT

    Liverpool's four-man transfer shortlist to replace their misfiring front three includes Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish, according to Stan Collymore.

    The former Reds striker, 50, also believes Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati and AZ Alkmaar forward Myron Boadu are being monitored by the Anfield club.

    There is growing speculation Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will leave the club this summer with Robbie Fowler urging his former side to 'cash in'.

    Collymore took to Twitter following Sunday's shock defeat to Fulham – the reigning champions' SIXTH home loss on the spin.

    He wrote: "Have wondered for a while whether RF/MS/SM have come to a natural end at Liverpool and whether the club are well down the line at not only realising that but actively looking for a younger, hungrier versions.

    "Something doesn't look right though. LFC front 3 have won the lot and may fancy Madrid, Bayern or Juve for a new challenge.

    "So don't discount an overhaul being at least being whispered at LFC. Haaland, Grealish, Fati (Barca completely skint) Boadu (couple of Dutch coaches I know love this kid) all on a list."

  • Josh Graham

    PASSING THE TEST

    Prem Covid testers recorded just two positive over the past seven days – for the FOURTH week running.

    The two positives came in the batch of 1,599 tests between Monday and Thursday last week, with the 1,276 tests between Friday and Sunday all clear.

    It is further proof of the success of the League’s enhanced protocols, brought in at the start of January.

    The last completely clear testing run was in the final week of last season in July.

    The pleasing numbers continue the recent trend since football clubs tightened up their coronavirus protocols.

    Over Christmas there were numerous embarassing episodes of players breaking rules, with outbreaks occuring at multiple teams.

    Clubs were reminded of their responsibility to improve and follow the rules and there has been a marked decline in positive results since.

  • Josh Graham

    NO AIN NO GAIN

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles has revealed that he joined West Bromwich Albion in January to avoid 'rotting away' on Arsenal's bench.

    The versatile star featured prominently in the Gunners' run to FA Cup success last season, while also earning his first England caps in the autumn but subsequently struggled for game time.

    The 23-year-old told talkSPORT: "It's another loan deal, you are going to end up going back to the club eventually.

    "It was just more of a chance for me to show what I'm capable of other than sitting on the bench for the rest of the season and rotting away.

    "The main reason was being able to play as there's nothing better than playing. I felt it would be great to experience the work of people trying to save their careers and stay in the Premier League.

    "I think it was the perfect fit for me to be here and show them the qualities I can produce."

  • Josh Graham

    EUR IN

    Here's how England could line up at the delayed Euro 2020 tournament.

    With talk Matt Targett is set for a call-up, how might the side look if Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate plumps for the Aston Villa man at left-back.

     

  • Josh Graham

    NOT SO SUPER

    Uefa and Europe’s biggest clubs are set to kill off the proposed Super League – and adopt the planned revamp of the Champions League.

    In the clearest sign of the new mood in European football, Uefa General Secretary Giorgio Marchetti opened the general assembly of the European Club Association with a withering blast at the Super League plans pushed by Real Madrid and backed by Manchester United and Liverpool.

    And that was followed up as ECA head and Juventus President Andrea Agnelli urged the clubs to commit to the Uefa-led proposal for a 36-team elite competition from 2024.

    In what was a blatant attack on the Super League plotters, Marchetti said: “We realise that unity can easily be dissolved when insidious ideas are pursued under the pretense of survival, growth or business needs.

    “Unfortunately, the rest of football, about 99 per cent of it, would not be invited to enjoy this new Super Union.

    “Surviving this affliction is not just about quick fixes or effective remedies that fit the wealthiest and the privileged few but taking care of everybody, the whole of football, the big and the small, the weak and the strong.”

  • Josh Graham

    WALK AND TALK

    Bruno Fernandes ignored a yelp from the touchline as Kyle Walker tried to put the Manchester United star off his penalty on Sunday.

    The defender’s claim that Ederson would get the better of Fernandes was picked up by pitchside microphones.

    With no fans inside the Etihad Stadium, a Sky Sports clip revealed the shout as Fernandes ran up.

    A voice can be heard calling out: “He’s saved it!”

    It’s not clear from the video who was behind the shout but reporters from the Mirror and Standard pinpointed Walker.

  • Josh Graham

    CROWN & OUT

    Defeat to Fulham left Liverpool with a six-game Anfield losing streak and the worst decline of any Premier League champion in history.

    The Reds romped to the title last season, their first in 30 years, with a hugely impressive 99 points to their name.

    Few expected Jurgen Klopp's side to match that tally again yet even the most pessimistic fan would have dismissed the sort of collapse that was to follow.

    Mario Lemina made hay on an uncharacteristic Mohamed Salah mistake at Anfield to fire 18th-placed Fulham to a huge 1-0 win.

    It followed victories on Merseyside for Manchester City, Everton, Burnley, Chelsea and Brighton in recent weeks, as well as a defeat away to Leicester.

  • Josh Graham

    THIA-NO GO

    Here's how Chelsea could line up against Everton tonight – with Thiago Silva still expected to be sidelined.

     

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