Chelsea takeover shortlist ‘expected’ within 24h as potential buyer increases bid

The finalised shortlist of preferred bidders for Chelsea is ‘expected’ within 24 hours, with the British-led consortium fronted by Nick Candy having increased their proposal for the west London side. The Raine Group, the American bank overseeing the sale of the Premier League side, set a deadline for bids to be lodged on Friday and … Read more

UK and Ireland to host 2028 Euros amid lack of rival bidders

The UK and Ireland are set to be named as the joint-hosts of the 2028 European Championship. Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a joint-proposal to host the tournament and UEFA are expected to confirm its success next month, following a lack of rival bidders for the finals.   Turkey were understood … Read more

Man City ‘exploring the market’ as they eye midfield reinforcement

Manchester City are ‘exploring the market’ in pursuit of a midfielder this summer, as the club await a decision on Fernandinho’s future at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola is considering midfield reinforcements at the end of the season, despite wanting Fernandinho to commit his future to the club for another season.   The Brazilian is out … Read more

Ten Hag the favourite after Man Utd compile ‘dossiers’ on main candidates

Erik Ten Hag is the favourite to become Manchester United’s next permanent manager after the club compiled ‘dossiers’ on the main candidates for the role. Ten Hag has been among the frontrunners to be named as the Red Devils’ next manager, as the Premier League side look to finalise an appointment ahead of next season. … Read more

Kessie transfer to be confirmed ‘soon’ after completing medical

Franck Kessie’s free transfer move to Barcelona is expected to be confirmed ‘soon’ after the midfielder completed a medical with the Spanish side. Kessie has been linked with several leading sides as he approaches the end of his contract at AC Milan, with a host of Premier League clubs believed to have expressed an interest … Read more

Romero included in Argentina squad despite suspension

Cristian Romero has been included in the Argentina squad for the upcoming internationals, despite being banned for the nation’s fixtures with Venezuela and Ecuador. Argentina have included the Tottenham centre-back in their squad despite his suspension for both games, in the hope that Romero’s ban will be reduced to one-game upon appeal.   The Athletic … Read more

Liverpool and Arsenal ‘admirers’ of PSV winger Cody Gakpo

Liverpool and Arsenal are among a host of leading European clubs monitoring the progress of PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo. Gakpo is attracting interest from across the continent after an impressive individual season for PSV, with the 22-year-old having scored 16 goals and provided 14 assists across all competitions for the Dutch side.   Gakpo … Read more

Arsenal hold ‘initial conversation’ over new Saka contact

Arsenal have held an ‘initial conversation’ with Bukayo Saka’s representatives over an improved deal for the winger. The North Londoners are keen to secure the long-term future of the 20-year-old and are prepared to hand Saka improved terms to reflect his increasing status as a key figure at the Emirates.   Saka has enjoyed an … Read more

Klopp reacts as Jota winner sets up Liverpool FA Cup semi-final date against Man City

Liverpool’s pursuit of a historic quadruple continued as they ground out a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest at the City ground this evening. It was a game that provoked memories of the pair’s rivalry in the 70’s and 80’s, the two sides having regularly challenged for the biggest honours in English and European football. It … Read more

Conte ‘very delighted’ as influential Son helps Spurs maintain top four hopes with 3-1 win over West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur maintained their hopes of securing a top four finish this season, running out 3-1 winners over London rivals West Ham. It was a scrappy and cagey start to the game, though in the ninth minute it was Spurs that took the lead. West Ham lost possession inside their own half before Harry Kane … Read more

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