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REAL MADRID are already plotting a future swoop for Erling Haaland – just days after his arrival at Manchester City, according to reports.

Haaland, 21, was officially unveiled as a Man City player earlier this week.

But according to Spanish outlet AS, Los Blancos are prepared to trigger an alleged £130m release clause in 2024.

Meanwhile, Sadio Mane is scheduled to undergo a medical with Bayern Munich ON TUESDAY after Liverpool accepted their £35 million offer.

And Liverpool are reportedly ready for Mo Salah to head for the same exit door as Mane.

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  • Dylan Terry

    Overnight transfer talk

    Ousmane Dembele and Kalidou Koulibaly share the transfer spotlight with Kalvin Phillips.

    Barcelona winger Dembele is reportedly willing to join Chelsea, having also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal over the past 12 months.

    But the France star will demand more regular starts at Stamford Bridge.

    He played the full 90 minutes just nine times for Barca last season.

    It comes as Blues' striker Romelu Lukaku edges closer to an Inter Milan return.

    Napoli lynchpin Koulibaly is another prime Chelsea target to have also been on the Old Trafford radar.

    But the Italian club's boss Luciano Spaletti has reportedly threatened to RESIGN if the Senegal centre-back leaves this summer.

    Meanwhile, Wolves want £45million for French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri — eyed by Manchester City and Chelsea.

    But the same two clubs are pondering an alternative – in Brighton's Marc Cucurella.

    Manchester United are said to have joined Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle and West Ham in the race for Hoffenheim's Germany defender David Raum.

    And Tottenham must pay at least £34million to land  Bayer Leverkusen centre back  Piero Hincapie.

    Finally, Prem champs City colul tie up a deal for Leeds' England midfielder Phillips this month.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Villa join Reuben race

    Aston Villa are the latest club to keep tabs on Bristol City starlet Reuben McAllister.

    Steven Gerrard's Clarets have joined a growing queue of admirers currently tracking the 16-year-old attacking midfielder.

    Newcastle United, Rangers and Celtic are already monitoring McAllister, who is the son of former Scotland international Jamie McAllister.

    The former Aberdeen, Livingston and Hearts full-back became a fans' favourite at Bristol City before going on to become Johnson's assistant manager at Ashton Gate. 

    He has recently returned to Scotland to become Johnson's No 2 at Hibernian.

    However, his son Reuben has remained at Bristol City where he has made rapid progress rapidly through the Robins' youth ranks.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ‘Arsenal hunt for Tielemans boosted’

    Arsenal’s chances of landing Youri Tielemans have reportedly been boosted by Tottenham signing fellow midfielder Yves Bissouma.

    Manchester United have also been linked with Leicester superstar Tielamans.

    And Spurs securing Brighton’s Bissouma means the Gunners have a clearer path to the Belgian.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rovers in for Todd

    Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell is a shock first target for Blackburn Rovers’ new management team.

    Cantwell, 24, had a loan spell at Bournemouth, who have passed up the chance to take him permanently.

    Now Jon Dahl Tomasson’s Rovers are looking into a loan arrangement.

    The move will be hard to make, though, as Cantwell is in the last year of his deal.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Piero would cost Spurs £34m-PLUS

    EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham must pay at least £34million to land defender Piero Hincapie, writes ANDREW DILLON.

    The Bayer Leverkusen centre back is on Spurs boss Antonio Conte’s wishlist as he continues with his summer spending spree.

    Midfielder Yves Bissouma, forward Ivan Perisic and keeper Fraser Forster are already on board as Tottenham lead the way in the Premier League this transfer window.

    And Conte is not stopping. 

    A left-sided centre half is seen as a key addition to the squad as the Italian plots for the extra demands of Champions League football and a genuine title push next season.

    A move for Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni fell through with the player pledging his future to the Italian side.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Everybody needs good Nay buzz

    Nayef Aguero penned an emotional farewell to Rennes fans ahead of his £30million West Ham switch.

    The Moroccan centre-back, 26, completed his medical in London this week and the deal is expected to be announced on Monday.

    In a social media statement, the 19-cap international wrote: “It is with great emotion I announce to you I have played my last match in Rennes colours.

    “It’s a difficult decision as I have spent some exceptional times here since my arrival in August 2020.

    “I would like to thank the whole club from the bottom of my heart.

    “My team-mates who I have fought 80 fights with in the last two seasons and who will remain my second family.

    “The supporters, for their unwavering support in the good and bad times and all the club’s employees.

    “I gave everything from the first to the last day in matches and in training, on and off the pitch and will be your first supporter.

    “I sincerely wish you the best. Forever. Nayef.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd to allow 'try before you sign' for their loan kids

    Manchester United will adopt a "try before you sign" policy with their youngsters this summer.

    United have decided to let some prospects go on trial for three weeks with any club who asks for them on loan.

    This will let the player see if he likes his temporary home and also give the potential new club a chance to assess them close up.

    Several Old Trafford fringe players will be offered this new arrangement in the coming weeks.

    Meanwhile, United veteran Mike Phelan is to get a bigger role in the backroom under new boss Erik ten Hag.

    He was overlooked when Ralf Rangnick was in charge.

    Elsewhere League One outfit Wycombe Wanderers are making a frantic late move to take United keeper Nathan Bishop on loan.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Boro can bag Butland

    Keeper Jack Butland has joined the list of likely targets at Middlesbrough.

    Butland can leave Crystal Palace and could be loaned out for the season with the imminent arrival of Sam Johnstone from West Brom.

    Johnstone, 29, has agreed a four-year deal at Palace and will sign after a medical.

    Birmingham tried for Butland but the 29-year-old was not keen. Boro could appeal, though, if Chris Wilder sells it properly.

    Boro’s move for Tom Heaton could be on hold as Manchester United are closer to letting Dean Henderson go.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Clarets keen on Jed

    Burnley are making a late move for left winger Jed Wallace — one of the best free agents available in the Championship, writes ALAN NIXON.

    New boss Vincent Kompany (below) wants the wide man, who is leaving Millwall at the end of his contract and has the experience at the level he needs.

    But the Clarets must battle it out with Steve Bruce’s West Brom, who also admire Wallace.

    Signing Wallace, 28, would be helpful in case Kompany receives bids for Maxwel Cornet or Dwight McNeil.

    Oxford’s Republic of Ireland centre-half Luke McNally, 22, has also interested Burnley.

    They are looking at a £1million-plus offer and should be able to sort out wages.

    Burnley hope to bag defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis, 20, on loan from Prem champions Manchester City.

    The Clarets’ Irishman Nathan Collins could also be on the move.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Dembele wants key role – IF he joins Chelsea

    Despite telling a fan he's 'fine' at Barcelona, it appears Ousmane Dembele WOULD be interested in joining Chelsea – IF he'd get more game-time.

    The France winger, 25, is wanted by Blues' boss Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for misfit Romelu Lukaku who is edging closer to a return to Inter Milan.

    Dembele  has serious ambitions to win the Premier League title and Champions League.

    But he wants assurances from Tuchel that he will be a Chelsea starter and not subject to strict squad rotation.

    Dembele only completed 90 minutes on nine occasions last season but still finished it with 13 assists.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Villa want another striker

    Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard wants to sign another striker before he lets England under-21 hot shot Cameron Archer on loan.

    Archer, 20, played 20 games on loan at Preston last season and is wanted back by Deepdale boss Ryan Lowe — along with a handful of other Championship outfits.

    Meanwhile, Villa paid Blackpool an astonishing £1.2million compensation package for coach Neil Critchley.

    Gerrard wanted his old Liverpool pal to replace Michael Beale when he left to become QPR boss — and Villa were happy to pay out the stunning sum.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wolves demand £45m for Chelsea & City target Rayan

    Wolves want a staggering £45million for French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri — with Manchester City and Chelsea in the battle, writes ALAN NIXON.

    Ait-Nouri, 21, has become one of the most wanted men around and is an ideal solution to the problem in the ranks for both Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel.

    And Wolves will sell the player who was previously fancied by Paris Saint-Germain — but at a price as they look to change their squad.

    Tuchel has made an enquiry about Ait-Nouri, who would slot in as Marcos Alonso begins to be phased out. He would be perfect for Chelsea’s system.

    Guardiola is about to choose between him and Brighton’s Marc Cucurella, who is valued at £35m and suits a position City have not filled well recently.

    Brighton have also asked about Ait-Nouri as they fear Cucurella will go — but they will not pay MORE for his replacement.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils join Raum hunt

    Manchester United have joined the race to sign Hoffenheim defender David Raum, reports say.

    The left-back, 24, broke into the Germany team last year.

    Raum’s strong form has generated interest from a number of clubs including Borussia Dortmund and Premier League duo West Ham United and Newcastle United.

    However, according to Sky in Germany, while Dortmund would like to make a transfer happen, they cannot move forward with a £26million deal until they sell with Niklas Sule and Nico Schlotterbeck already acquired in defence.

    Raum stands at just below six feet tall but it is his offensive ability which make him out as a player of interest for the likes of Man United.

    Raum contributed 13 assists in the Bundesliga from left-back last season, and completed the most crosses into the penalty box in Europe’s top five leagues.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Arsenal hunt for Tielemans boosted'

    Arsenal's chances of landing Youri Tielemans have reportedly been boosted by Tottenham signing fellow midfielder Yves Bissouma.

    Manchester United have also been linked with Leicester superstar Tielamans.

    And Spurs securing Brighton's Bissouma means the Gunners have a clearer path to the Belgian.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Hunt for Martinez

    Manchester United have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.

    The Gunners are rumoured to have had a £25million bid rejected for the Argentine ace.

    And now the Red Devils have emerged as rivals to Arsenal for Martinez’s signature.

    Boss Erik ten Hag has been asked to be kept in the loop with Martinez’s situation, according Sky Sports.

    Martinez has spent the last three seasons at Ajax, winning two Dutch titles under Ten Hag.

    And now it seems the United gaffer is keen on a reunion with the 24-year-old centre-back.

    The Red Devils struggled at the back last season, with skipper Harry Maguire often coming under-fire for his performances.

    Raphael Varane also struggled for consistency in an injury-hit first campaign at Old Trafford.

    United are yet to make a transfer this summer, but Ten Hag appears open to linking up with Martinez once again.

    However, the left-footed defender is also a target for Mikel Arteta, and understood to be interested by the idea of working under the Spaniard.

  • Ian Tuckey

    City favourites to land Chelsea target Cucurella

    Manchester City are tipped to beat Chelsea and Tottenham to Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella.

    The Prem champions will reportedly open talks with the Seagulls within days over signing the one-cap Spaniard.

    The Athletic suggest the ex-Getage star, 23, is ‘intent on joining’ City and playing under Pep Guardiola to ‘elevate his game to the next level’.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ten needs six

    Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham believes the club needs to sign at least six players this summer.

    The Red Devils endured another disastrous campaign last season.

    Not only did they miss out on Champions League football, they accumulated just 58 points – the club's worst total since the 1989-90 season.

    Man Utd officials are hoping that the addition of new boss Erik ten Hag will help turn things around, but Sheringham believes much more needs to be done.

    When speaking to Lord Ping, Football365 report that he suggested that the club needs to sign six players.

    He said: "United need reinforcements across the pitch. In particular centre midfield, centre forward and on the wings.

    "We’re looking at five or six top players needing to come in. You need players to come in with the right character who appreciate the size of the task and are ready to get United back to where they should be.

    "It’s a massive challenge. From a players point of view, if you were to pick between City or United, then you’re going to pick City every time at the moment.

    "As a player, you want to play with the best players. Top players would love to slot in alongside [Kevin] De Bruyne or any of the world class players City have, the list is endless."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Juve get shirty as Inter close on Dybala

    Juventus' official club shop has pulled Paulo Dybala shirts from the shelves.

    The 28-year-old playmaker is on the verge of a move to bitter rivals Inter Milan after being linked with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.

    Dybala is out of contract with Juve this summer, and confirmed last month he would be leaving the club with an emotional goodbye after seven years in Turin.

    He does not officially become a free agent on June 30. But Juventus have made the decision to stop stocking 'Dybala 10' kits on their website early as nears an exit.

    Meanwhile Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini and Alvaro Morata shirts remain on sale, despite the trio also being set to leave next month.

    Football Italia claim the decision could be because the club feel betrayed by Dybala's decision to join arch-rivals Inter.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gabriel appears to slam 'ungrateful' Arsenal fans

    Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes appeared to slam some of the club's supporters after they criticised the decision to offer striker Eddie Nketiah a new deal.

    Nketiah, 22, was heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates as his contract expired this summer.

    But the Gunners announced on Saturday that the forward has now penned a new long-term contract to keep him in North London.

    The club also handed Nketiah the No14 shirt – which was worn by club legend Thierry Henry.

    It was a welcome move for many Arsenal fans as fellow strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have both departed within the last 12 months.

    But others felt it was a mistake to keep Nketiah, an opinion which Gabriel seemed to take umbrage with.

    Minutes after Nketiah's deal was confirmed, he tweeted: "How can you be so ungrateful! OMG 🙃."

    And the centre-back also like a tweet which praised the decision to hand Nketiah the new contract.

    It read: "Don't be fooled by the loud haters.

    "Plenty of us are happy with the contract extension and don't mind the shirt number ❤️."

  • Ian Tuckey

    I'll quit if Kalidou goes

    Napoli manager Luciano Spaletti will resign if Kalidou Koulibaly leaves the club this summer, according to reports.

    Koulibaly, 30, is one of the most sought-after defenders in world football.

    Many clubs have tried to sign him over the years, but Napoli have refused to let him go.

    Reports are suggesting that the defender wants to move away this summer, but Spaletti is now threatening to quit as manager if the club allow him to leave.

    According to Corriere dello Sport as per Spanish outlet Sport, the 63-year-old has informed the club of his plans.

    However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has already admitted that they cannot force the defender to stay.

    He said: "He is a symbol of Napoli, and if he wants to no longer be a symbol, he must decide.

    "We must decide. We want Koulibaly to stay, but people can't be forced to stay.

    "Everyone has their own dignity and needs. We respect everyone."

  • Ian Tuckey

    City close to beating Utd to Kalvin

    Manchester City are set to step up their interest in Kalvin Phillips this month.

    SunSport previously reported that the Premier League champs were set to contact Leeds over a move for the England midfielder after he returned from international duty.

    And "direct talks" between City and Leeds are set to take place in the near future, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    Pep Guardiola has identified central midfield as a position he would like to strengthen before the start of the new campaign.

    Romano went on to confirm a new midfielder will definitely be recruited before the end of the transfer window.

    Fernandinho's departure after nine-years at the club means City are looking to replace the veteran Brazilian this summer.

    Elland Road ace Phillips has emerged as the top target amid rival interest from neighbours the Red Devils.

    It's also claimed the 26-year-old has told his boyhood club he wishes to join the Prem champions.

    It's believed a £50million fee would be enough to get a deal over the line for the 23-cap Three Lions star.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Hoop for better luck

    England stars Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount let their hair down by enjoying some basketball during their US holiday.

    The Three Lions players have jetted off to America following a disappointing set of Nations League fixtures.

    But it didn't take them long to return to some form of sport as they headed out onto the court for some basketball.

    Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount have fun on basketball court as England stars enjoy US holiday

    Roma striker Tammy Abraham shared the video on his Instagram as the England boys appeared to be loving life in the US.

    Abraham's clip showed former Chelsea teammates Mount, Trevoh Chalobah and Fikayo Tomori.

    And Man Utd man Sancho was also present as he continues his American vacation.

    The ex-Borussia Dortmund forward could be seen celebrating scoring just seconds after Mount's effort bounced off the rim.

    The basketball video comes days after Sancho uploaded a clip of himself working up a sweat in the US while out on a run.

    The 22-year-old is keen to prove himself to both new Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag and England manager Gareth Southgate.

    Southgate, who watched his side fail to win any of their four Nations League matches in June, recently stated that Sancho and Marcus Rashford have "a lot to do" if they want to make his World Cup squad.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Dembele ‘fine’ at Barca

    We’re all slightly different on holiday, surely.

    And having been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the past, Ousmane Dembele used his break to insist he’s ‘fine’ at Barcelona.

    Some reports pounced on his brief holiday comment, when quizzed by a fan at links to Blues’ boss Thomas Tuchel – to suggest it’s a big blow to Chelsea in particular.

    But can you really judge something like that when you’re put on the spot in such a way?

  • Ian Tuckey

    United's 'three top targets'

    Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, Porto superstar Vitinha and Derby winger Malcolm Ebiowei are thought to be near the top of United's summer wishlist.

    But De Jong is reluctant to leave the Nou Camp while PSG are favourites for Vitinha

    But the Red Devils are eyeing three signings, according to Jonathan The Red Devils, though, are said to be 'pushing hard' for Ebiowei.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bees swoop for Utd coach Cochrane

    Brentford have announced the appointment of former Manchester United academy coach Justin Cochrane.

    The 40-year-old joined the Red Devils last summer and has overseen the teams from U17 to U23 level in his position as head of player development and coaching at Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils won the FA Youth Cup for the first time since 2011 last month in Cochrane's first season in the role.

    A number of Premier League teams have taken notice of his work but it's Brentford who have convinced Cochrane to head to West London – just days after SunSport reported he was set to make the move.

    Brentford's director of football Phil Giles told the club website: “Justin is an outstanding coach who has been doing very good work in recent years with Tottenham, England and Manchester United.

    "Justin will be part of the First Team coaching group under the continued leadership of Thomas Frank.

    “The Head of Coaching role is a new one for us but will help us bring the coaching staff across the Club even closer together and ensure that we are totally aligned in our coaching principles across teams.

    "We look forward to Justin joining us for day one of pre-season.”

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