Hakimi to Chelsea LATEST, Benitez to Everton, Grealish transfer UPDATES, Varane's next move

ACHRAF HAKIMI is reportedly keen on joining Paris Saint-Germain instead of Chelsea.

We've also the latest on Jack Grealish's future, as well as updates from Man City and Tottenham.

And shock reports suggest that Rafa Benitez is close to becoming boss at Everton, while Sergio Ramos has left Real Madrid after 16 years with the club.

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  • Joshua Mbu


    Liverpool are interested in signing Sassuolo winger Domenico Berardi this summer, according to the Daily Express.

    The 26-year-old has attracted some attention after his fine performances for Italy at Euro 2020.

    Italy have won both of their two fixtures by three-goal margins.

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    Arsenal are keen on signing Lazio forward Joaquin Correa, according to reports.

    Sky Italy are saying that Arsenal have requested information on the Argentine.

    In the report, it states that Lazio have interest in one of Arsenal’s players, Lucas Torreira.

    And the Uruguayan midfielder could help sweeten the deal to tempt the Rome-based club.

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    Manchester United are willing to sell left-back Alex Telles to fund a move for Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

    The Mirror are reporting that Man Utd are still keen on Trippier and a reported bid of £10m was turned down not long ago.

    And Atletico boss Diego Simeone doesn't want Trippier to leave for anything less than what they value him at, £40m.

    Trippier's ability to play at both right and left-back provides cover if Telles is sold.

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    According to respected journalist Duncan Castle, Arsenal are ready to move for Frankfurt striker Andre Silva.

    Speaking on his podcast, Transfer Window Podcast this week, he said: “Frankfurt are asking for £34.35m for the player. 

    “There is an expectation that that won’t be achieved, and that they will be forced to sell him for less money. 

    “Leipzig certainly don’t want to pay that. Arsenal have expressed their interest and have done a lot of propriety work on this deal.

    “They have told Andre Silva that they need to sell before they can bring him in. But they want to do that deal. 

    “And the player they have targeted sell is Alexandre Lacazette.”

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     Barcelona are closing in on Lionel Messi's contract extension and could announce it on his 34th birthday, according to reports. 

    The Argentine's future has been plunged in doubt ever since he demanded to leave the club last summer.

    An expired clause in his contract forced him to stay for another year although he is currently free to leave from July 1. 

    But following the return of club president Joan Laporta in March, the club legend has been expected to sign on the dotted line.

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    Manchester United have submitted an opening bid for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    As revealed by SunSport this month, £350,000-a-week personal terms have already been agreed between the player and the Old Trafford club.

    And German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten state a formal offer has been lodged for United’s No1 summer transfer target.

    It is unclear how much the bid was but United are thought to want Sancho for just £60million.

    However, the report states Borussia Dortmund are demanding £82m plus bonuses – with the fee described as ‘non-negotiable’. 

    That figure is £26m less than the £108m the Bundesliga side wanted last summer when a deal could not be agreed.

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    Kieran Tierney is close to signing a new deal at Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.

    The defender joined the club back in August 2019, and has impressed.

    Tierney is also a key player for Scotland, and he contributed to the team's big result at Wembley last night against England.

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    Paul Pogba remains the most expensive buy in the Premier League to date.

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    The Jadon Sancho saga continues to dominate headlines, with reports claiming talks have advanced between Manchester United and the player's current side Borussia Dortmund.

    The Red Devils' transfer budget may be limited this summer, though, as the club have posted a £21.7million loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    One player who will definitely be on the move in the coming weeks is Sergio Ramos following his departure from Real Madrid.

    The Spanish defender's former manager Jose Mourinho has backed him to be a success in England, telling talkSPORT: "I have no doubt he can play with the intensity and the demands of the Premier League."

    SunSport exclusively revealed yesterday that Arsenal are ready to launch another bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, who is available for £20m.

    Reports claim Gunners owner Stan Kroenke will invest £250m in the squad this summer to help propel Mikel Arteta's side back into Europe's elite.

    Some of that cash will be spent on Kieran Tierney as he's set to sign a new five-year deal after the Euros, according to reports.

    Another player set to agree a new contract is Barcelona star Lionel Messi, with rumours hinting it could be signed before his 34th birthday on June 24.

    And Leicester City are hoping Youri Tielemans will agree a new contract at the club and quash speculation of a move to Prem rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.

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    Gary Neville fears for Harry Maguire’s recall chances at Euro 2020 as the Manchester United skipper sat out England’s clean sheets against Croatia and Scotland.

    Maguire hoped to return against the Scots tonight but Gareth Southgate retained John Stones’ central-defensive partnership with Tyrone Mings.

    In one sense, the United centre-back might be glad to have missed the shocking 0-0 draw with Scotland, following the more solid 1-0 group win over Croatia.

    But Old Trafford legend Neville told ITV: “I think he would have started if he was fit.

    “He mustn’t be fit and that must be a concern as the tournament goes on.

    “If Gareth doesn’t think he can play against Scotland then that would cast a shadow on him across the rest of the tournament for me, as it gets to the point where you can’t bring him into a knockout game mid-way through the competition.”

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    Graeme Souness has slammed England captain Harry Kane after his anonymous showing against Scotland saying: “Football isn’t coming home with this squad.”

    The England captain, 27, went missing yet again as Gareth Southgate’s team were booed off the pitch after deservedly being held 0-0 against Scotland.

    Kane struggled against Croatia on Sunday and barely had a sniff against the Scots either.

    England now sit second in Group D behind Czech Republic on goal difference and will need to win their final game to win the group.

    And ex-Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Souness took particular aim at Kane for his lacklustre showing in front of goal.

    Speaking on ITV, Souness said: “The centre-backs had an easy night again him.

    “Harry Kane looks a shadow of the player we know he is. In two games, he looks leggy, lacking enthusiasm…”

    But Kane added: “A centre-forward is 90 per cent relying on the passes he’s getting and he’s not getting a great deal from that midfield.

    “I don’t care what anyone says; that ain’t working.”

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    Manchester United could be up to £20million short of Borussia Dortmund’s £80m valuation of Jadon Sancho.

    United are thought to have agreed personal terms with The England wideman, 21.

    But the Mirror claim there is still A BIG difference between Old Trafford chiefs and the Bundesliga giants over the total fee – AND how it will be paid.

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    Everton fans hung anti-Rafael Benitez banners at Goodison Park after the Spaniard appeared to be lined up for the hotseat.

    The ex-Liverpool manager, who won the Champions League in 2005 during his six years in charge, is worshipped at Anfield.

    His connection to the Reds means Toffees supporters have been left fuming at the prospect of the coach, 61, taking charge.

    On Thursday night, banners were seen outside Goodison amid the bitter fan backlash.

    One read: “F*** off Benitez you fat Kopite c***”, while another stated: “Benitez not welcome.”

    Benitez has held talks with Everton owner Farhad Moshiri and is set to inherit the mega £1million-a-month salary given to predecessor and Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti.

    The Spaniard remains a favourite to take over but is joined by seven other candidates.

    Nuno Espirito Santo, who has left Wolves, is also among the front runners for the job.

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    Middlesbrough are eyeing up a move for Norwich talent-spotter Kieran Scott.

    Canaries head of recruitment Scott played a key role in the Norfolk side’s signings of Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia, who joined Aston Villa for £33million earlier this month.

    SunSport understands Championship side Boro are mulling over offering him a role as sporting director.

    Scott has spoken before of his desire to take such a position at a club in the future.

    Though that role could possibly be available in a year at his own club Norwich, with current incumbent Stuart Webber previously hinting he could vacate his role when his contract ends in 2022.

    Meanwhile, the newly-promoted Canaries are set to announce Lotus as their new shirt sponsors for the season.

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    Manchester United could miss out on long-term target Raphael Varane after Sergio Ramos’ dramatic exit from Real Madrid.

    Madrid’s decision to end Ramos’ 16-year stay in the Spanish capital has forced club president Florentino Perez to rethink Varane’s future at the club.

    The club has now opened talks with the France international over a new contract to fill the void left by Ramos, which could bring an end to Man Utd’s interest in the player.

    Talks previously haven’t progressed well with Madrid, and at one point an exit looked inevitable for the 28-year-old.

    Varane will most likely form a centre-back partnership with new signing David Alaba, who signed as a free agent from Bayern Munich.

    Either way, returning boss Carlo Ancelotti has a defensive headache to sort out.

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    Jose Mourinho has revealed that Eden Hazard is ‘awful’ in training and ‘doesn’t work much’.

    The pair worked together at Chelsea between 2013 and 2015.

    The SunSport columnist told talkSPORT: “The truth about Eden Hazard?

    “The truth is what you see from him, he is an amazing player with awful training.

    “You can only imagine what he could be with a super professional attitude in training.

    “In the end, he is an amazing kid, he is an incredible family man, he looks like he doesn’t belong to this generation of players, he’s very quiet and is totally focused on family, on kids, on parents, on a very quiet life.

    “But he gets onto the pitch every morning and… he doesn’t work much.

    “When he gets onto the pitch you don’t see the reflection of a week of work, you just see a reflection of his talent.”

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    Jose Mourinho claims Luke Shaw had ’emotional scars’ that he tried to help the recalled England left-back heal.

    Mourinho famously criticised Shaw’s form and fitness during their up-and-down relationship at Manchester United.

    The new Roma chief told talkSPORT: “I found a boy after an incredible injury which risked his career.

    “I found a boy with some fear and emotional scars.

    “I was trying to improve mentalities, I was trying to make ambition and responsibility – to grow up.

    “It was not easy for him and I have to admit that I pushed the players to their limits, and sometimes players are not ready to follow me.

    “We had a good period. He has a lot of talent.”

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    Manchester United have reportedly been given a clear path to sign Sergio Ramos after Paris Saint-Germain dropped out of the race.

    RMC claims Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing the former Real Madrid captain, whose shock Bernabeu departure was confirmed this week.

    However, Ramos is demanding a two-year contract on wages worth £200,000-a-week.

    And PSG are refusing to enter talks unless Ramos, 35, has a change of heart and drops his demands.

    That means United could now be frontrunners for the veteran defender after he also refused to entertain an offer from former side Sevilla.

    Ramos is seen as an ideal partner for Red Devils captain Harry Maguire.

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    Mexico will play two home games in empty grounds as part of a Fifa punishment after fans chanted homophobic slurs during an Olympic qualifying tournament.

    The Mexican FA must also pay a £47,020 fine after supporters continued to aim derogatory chants at opposing teams' goalkeepers.

    That is despite regular Fifa fines and attempts made by the Mexican FA to stamp out the insults.

    Mexico face Jamaica in September and Canada in October in their next two official home games – both World Cup qualifiers.

    Fifa revealed their disciplinary committee has also opened a separate case against Mexico for the same chants made at a friendly with Iceland in Arlington, Texas, in May.

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    Jesse Lingard has been urged by Trevor Sinclair to seal a permanent transfer to West Ham and return to where he is ‘loved’.

    The playmaker made a move to the Hammers on loan in January after being frozen out of Manchester United’s squad.

    With nine goals and five assists in 16 games, it leaves West Ham pushing to bring the England international to the club full-time.

    And ex-Hammer Sinclair, who made 196 appearances for the Londoners, called for Lingard, linked also with PSG, to remain with David Moyes’ side.

    He told talkSPORT: “Can I just say, Jesse Lingard, get to the capital of England rather than the capital of France.

    “You are loved at West Ham. Get yourself there, boy.”

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    N'Golo Kante deserves to win the Ballon d'Or, according to former France star Louis Saha.

    When asked if Kante deserved to win the Ballon d'Or, Saha told GamblingDeals: "If he did, I believe he would deserve it.

    "There is no player, not even Ronaldo or Messi, that has been Man of the Match in both legs of the Champions League semi-final and final.

    "Dominating the midfield alone whilst at the same time helping players moving forward. Going forward he was just a force.

    "I haven’t seen anyone do anything like that."

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    Sweden star Alexander Isak was forced to ask who Gary Lineker was after the England legend praised his Euro 2020 performances.

    The Real Socieded star, 21, shone brightly as Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0 to go top of Group E, following their goalless draw with Spain on Monday.

    After the game, BBC pundit Lineker raved about Man of the Match Isak's talent – but the player himself was less than impressed.

    Lineker tweeted: "Don’t think there’s much doubt that Alexander Isak will attract a lot of attention from clubs across Europe. Exceptional talent."

    But Isak was left underwhelmed by the praise – admitting he wasn't quite sure who he was.

    The in-demand Swede said: "I am not that aware of him… It’s an old player working in the studio?"

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    We already knew Gareth Bale believed in Dragons. Now he claims E.T. has a far more important meaning than extra time.

    The Wales superstar insists evidence for aliens is 'everywhere'.

    The Real Madrid misfit, 32, told Sky Sports: "The evidence is everywhere. People need to research it.

    "I've been looking into it for years and obviously there's a lot of fake stuff out there.

    "But I think the US government recently released a few images, a few video footages, of Unidentified Flying Objects, so it's all online.

    "And I think there are a few programmes on Netflix and stuff. So, yes, it's interesting. I'm quite into it and that's why i believe it.

    "The amount of sightings we have – they can't all be false."

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    Tottenham favourite Jurgen Klinsmann wants the vacant job in North London.

    Currently without a job after a stint with Hertha BSC, Gary Lineker probed Klinsmann whether he would be interested in replacing Jose Mourinho who was sacked four months ago.

    He told the BBC: "I called him [Spurs chief Daniel Levy] after he let Mourinho go and said, 'What's the case now?'

    "He said, 'I have so much to do right now and sort things out. Let's talk later on.'

    "Then I saw all the different names walking in and talking and walking out.

    "Spurs is in my heart I would absolutely consider that but if he doesn't want to you can not force him."

    Lineker then responded: "But you'd be very interested?"

    And Klinsmann didn't beat around the bush in his reply, saying: "Absolutely."

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    Kevin Betsy is emerging as a contender to fill the vacant Under-23s boss role at Arsenal.

    The Gunners controversially axed club legend Steve Bould from the position in May.

    Betsy, 43, is currently head coach of the England Under-18s and is highly-rated within the system at the FA.

    As a player, Betsy turned out for Fulham, Barnsley and Wycombe.

    Since retiring, he has moved into coaching, also managing the Three Lions at Under-16 and Under-17 level in recent years.

    And Arsenal hope Betsy can inspire a change in fortune after a dreadful 2020-21 season.

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