Lukaku deals Chelsea huge transfer blow, Antonio Conte to Spurs 'looking likely', Messi new Barcelona deal 'agreed'

ANTONIO CONTE taking charge of Tottenham is looking 'increasingly likely', according to reports.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi is reportedly set to agree a new four-year deal with Barcelona, which features a two-year loan to Inter Miami.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    UN-LISHED

    Jack Grealish was England's Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday's win over Austria, according to Roy Keane.

    The Irish pundit told ITV: "[Grealish] is the star man, he makes things happen.

    "He has courage and always wants the ball in tight areas.

    "Like Cristiano Ronaldo at Portugal, you need players like that in your team. It is brave."

    Roy Keane highlighted Jack Grealish for praise on Wednesday
  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Chelsea have been dealt a huge transfer blow after top striker target Romelu Lukaku declared he's staying at Inter Milan.

    The Belgian ace said: "I am staying at Inter. I have already had contact with the new manager Simone Inzaghi.

    "Maybe I shouldn't say that yet, but it was a very positive conversation. I feel good at Inter."

    Meanwhile, Spurs are reportedly in advanced talks with Antonio Conte to become their new boss.

    Sky Sports Italy claims the former Chelsea manager looks set to take charge in north London after leaving Inter Milan.

    Conte, who led Chelsea to Premier League glory in 2017, had just won the Serie A title.

    And he looks set to pip Mauricio Pochettino to the Spurs hotseat, with PSG unwilling to part ways with the Argentine.

    Finally, PSG have agreed to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer and will loan him back to Italy for the first season, according to reports.

    Duncan Castles claims the French giants have won the race for AC Milan’s goalie, who is out of contract this summer.

    However, PSG still plan on using Keylor Navas as their No1 next term.

    And Donnarumma will find himself a short-term option before taking up the PSG gloves in 2022.

  • sstreet

    NOU HOME

    Lionel Messi will sign a new deal with Barcelona, according to Tancredi Palmeri.

    However, there is a catch.

    The four-year contract will involve a two-year loan at Inter Miami!

  • sstreet

    SPUR-ED ON

    It is looking "increasingly likely" that Antonio Conte will be the new Tottenham manager, according to Football.London's Alastair Gold.

    And Fabrizio Romano stated that Spurs are looking to sweeten the deal by bringing in Conte's former director of football at Juventus, Fabio Paratici.

    He tweeted: "Tottenham tried to appoint Fabio Paratici as director of football five years ago – #THFC proposal is now on the table again. He’s gonna answer/decide soon. White circle #Spurs

    "Antonio Conte representatives are discussing details with Tottenham board in order to reach an agreement."

  • Anthony Chapman

    MOUR PLEASE

    Real Madrid approached former Man United Jose Mourinho about replacing Zinedine Zidane BEFORE they hired Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports.

    The Telegraph claims Real made contact with Mourinho over the weekend.

    But the Special One, who was axed by Spurs this year, declined having only just joined Roma.

    Real then turned to Ancelotti, who has now signed a three-year contract after leaving Everton.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ENGLAND 1 AUSTRIA 0

    England got their Euro 2020 adventure off to a good start with a 1-0 friendly win over Austria.

    Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions saw off David Alaba and Co at the Riverside.

    But the result came at a cost as Trent Alexander-Arnold hobbled off injured near the final whistle.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    LUK'S RUN OUT

    Chelsea have been dealt a huge transfer blow after top striker target Romelu Lukaku declared he's staying at Inter Milan.

    The Belgian ace said: "I am staying at Inter. I have already had contact with the new manager Simone Inzaghi.

    "Maybe I shouldn't say that yet, but it was a very positive conversation. I feel good at Inter."

  • Anthony Chapman

    SILVA LINING

    Man City have reportedly contacted Man Utd target Andre Silva’s agents over a possible switch to the Etihad this summer.

    German outlet SportBILD claim Pep Guardiola is keen on the Eintracht Frankfurt striker to replace Sergio Aguero.

    Silva was strongly linked with United last month after scoring 28 goals in 32 games.

    And the Portugal international is available for around £28million.

  • Anthony Chapman

    BALE FORCE

    Carlo Ancelotti has opened the door for Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid return after signing his three-year deal with Los Blancos.

    And he appears to have ruled out an exit for Eden Hazard.

    The former Everton gaffer declared: “I have a lot of love still for Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo… they will have motivation to show they can still play for Real Madrid.

    "Eden Hazard? He’s a top player, he’ll show his skills. Hazard and Bale can be so important for us."   

  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS

    Jesse Lingard has been named in England's team to face Austria despite not being picked for the Euros.

    Gareth Southgate has also gone for Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish in an attacking line-up.

    The likes of Conor Coady, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier areinvolved too.

    But it is unclear whether the Three Lions boss has plumped for a four or a five-man defence.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    NO MESS-ING ABOUT

    Lionel Messi’s new Barcelona contract reportedly includes two years playing for David Beckham's Inter Miami.

    Sport claims Messi will stay at the Nou Camp for two seasons before heading to America in 2023.

    He will then spend two years with Becks before returning to Barca for an off-field role.

    Messi owns lavish properties in Miami and came close to leaving Catalonia last summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DONN DEAL?

    PSG have agreed to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer and will loan him back to Italy for the first season, according to reports.

    Duncan Castles claims the French giants have won the race for AC Milan’s goalie, who is out of contract this summer.

    However, PSG still plan on using Keylor Navas as their No1 next term.

    And Donnarumma will find himself a short-term option before taking up the PSG gloves in 2022.

  • Anthony Chapman

    UNDER-RATED

    Arsenal have reportedly been offered Cengiz Under or Amadou Diawara in Roma's bid to sign Granit Xhaka.

    Gazzetta Italia claims the Swiss midfielder is valued at £17million by the Gunners.

    And Jose Mourinho’s new side hope to avoid a cash payment by making a straight player swap this summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    VAART ACHE

    Rafael van der Vaart has told Donny van de Beek: You've bitten off more than you can chew in joining Man United.

    The ex-Spurs ace told ESPN: "United could be a step too high for Van de Beek.

    "If nobody leaves United during the summer, he is going to need to get lucky to break into their starting eleven.

    "He is much too good to remain sat on the bench for two seasons. He needs to get regular playing time soon.

    "He is still young, but the time is flying past. Joining a club like Borussia Dortmund would have been better for him.

    "Donny was a perfect fit for Ajax's system, but he does not fit in at United.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    LION HEARTS

    Gareth Southgate will have a limited squad to choose from when England face Austria tonight.

    Stars from Chelsea, Man United and Man City are set to be given the evening off after their European exploits.

    And that could see West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard start – despite missing out on Southgate’s Euros squad.

    Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka is also in line to feature tonight after making the cut.

    And Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier – one of FOUR right-backs to be selected – could fill in on the left flank.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CONTE ON ME

    Spurs are reportedly in advanced talks with Antonio Conte to become their new boss.

    Sky Sports Italy claims the former Chelsea manager looks set to take charge in north London after leaving Inter Milan.

    Conte, who led Chelsea to Premier League glory in 2017, had just won the Serie A title.

    And he looks set to pip Mauricio Pochettino to the Spurs hotseat, with PSG unwilling to part ways with the Argentine.

  • Kostas Lianos

    ODE TO JOY

    Martin Odegaard could be allowed to return to Arsenal next term on loan, according to reports.

    Odegaard spent the second half of the season on loan to the Gunners from Real Madrid and manager Mikel Arteta wants to sign him on a permanent deal.

    The 22-year-old attacking midfielder impressed at the Emirates but his future will depend on new boss Carlo Ancelotti, who replaced Zinedine Zidane.

    According to reports in Spain, the Norway international will be allowed to head out on loan again, but it all depends on which other players leave the team first

  • Kostas Lianos

    ROUD-TING FOR OLIVIER

    Arsenal hero Thierry Henry has warned Chelsea not to let Olivier Giroud go in the summer.

    Henry told Goal: “In the past three or four years it seems like he’s struggling for starts with his team at club level, but whenever he plays – whether it’s at club level or in the national team – he often delivers.

    “Olivier is the type of striker that is kind of dying right now. The old school, holding the ball up, passing the ball to the winger, getting into the box and breaking your neck to score with a header.

    “But what I like is how he puts people in a game. He’s very good, he will give the assist sometimes when you link up with him on a one-two”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    TAP OUT

    Arsenal have pulled out of the bidding war to sign Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Edmond Tapsoba

    According to the Daily Express, Tapsoba has been closely linked with the Gunners as manager Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his defence.

    However, the north Londoners’ hopes of signing him seem to have ran out because they can't afford Leverkusen’s financial demands.

    Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested in landing the Burkina Faso international

  • Kostas Lianos

    BACK IN THE RAN

    Manchester United have revived their interest in Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier.

    According to Manchester Evening News, United are keeping tabs on Trippier ahead of this summer's Euro 2020.

    The Red Devils planned to make a move in January but the full-back’s betting suspension ended their plans.

    The former Tottenham star is out of contract with Atletico next summer and has reportedly made arrangements to return to England

  • Kostas Lianos

    KOUL STORY

    Manchester United are determined to sign a top centre-back to partner up with Harry Maguire at the back in the summer transfer window.

    According to Gazzetta dello Sport, United are still interested in Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly.

    Koulibaly continues to be in the Red Devils’ radar despite the fact he turns 30 years old this month.

    The Senegal international is said cost around £35million this summer

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO REPLACEMENT

    Borussia Dortmund are preparing for life after Jadon Sancho, according to reports from Germany.

    According to SportBild, Dortmund have identified PSV Eindhoven ace Donyell Malen as Sancho’s replacement.

    The England international is likely to join Manchester United, who have been keeping tabs on the star winger ever since last year.

    However, the 21-year-old is currently focused on this summer's Euro 2020

  • Kostas Lianos

    HALA MADRID

    Carlo Ancelotti has announced his return to Real Madrid ever since his exit in 2015 when he moved to Bayern Munich.

    Ancelotti shared a tweet directed to Real's fans who remember him well for winning the 2014 Champions League trophy.

    The Italian boss also issued the following statement to Everton's supporters: "I would like to thank Everton FC, my players and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to manage this fantastic and historical club.

    “I decided to leave as I have a new challenge with a team that was always in my heart, Real Madrid”

  • Kostas Lianos

    WALK THE LINE

    Gary Lineker believes Tottenham star Harry Kane could join Manchester United, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain.

    Lineker told Goal: “I would love to see him at Barcelona but they are going for [Sergio] Aguero and are short on cash at the moment.

    “I think it is between Manchester City, Manchester United and maybe PSG.

    “They have [Mauricio] Pochettino and he would win things, guaranteed. I think it is more likely that one of the Manchester clubs can afford him outside of Chelsea.

    “I don’t think he would go to Chelsea and do that to the Tottenham fans but who knows"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ANCELOTTI SPEAKS

    Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he will be returning to Real Madrid and issued a message for Everton.

    Ancelotti tweeted: "I would like to thank Everton FC, my players and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to manage this fantastic and historical club.

    "I decided to leave as I have a new challenge with a team that was always in my heart, Real Madrid"

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