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- Man Metropolis close to record Josko Gvardiol deal that would perchance maybe likely eclipse Harry Maguire to Manchester United
- Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus to miss the open of the season with a knee injure
- Chelsea usurped in budge for Moises Caicedo by unnamed club as Brighton receive £80million offer
- Tottenham close to sealing deal to impress Dutch defender Micky van de Ven
- Did Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp honest drop an update on Harry Kane to Bayern Munich?
- Southampton reject West Ham’s rob-it-or-plod away-it bid for James Ward-Prowse
- Rasmus Hojlund undergoes medical prior to £72million switch to Manchester United
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Harry Kane received’t gain a better club in Europe in Bayern Munich.
Right here is the peek of historical Bayern player Owen Hargreaves, who believes the England and Tottenham striker would perchance maybe be successfully matched at the German champions.
Spurs and Bayern are in the interim locked in talks over Kane, who has only one twelve months left on his contract with the Premier League facet.
👏 “You received’t gain a better club in Europe.”
🔥 “It’s elite on every stage.”
Owen Hargreaves valuable aspects why Harry Kane would perchance maybe be attracted to Bayern Munich pic.twitter.com/kk1kdm2fb1
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 2, 2023
James Maddison says leaving Leicester off the aid of Premier League relegation will scar him perpetually.
The England international is now a Tottenham player, finishing the switch a month after the Foxes be pleased been sent down to the Championship.
Maddison is centered on his contemporary downside with the north London facet however admits how his Leicester career ended serene hurts and continually will carry out.
😔 “I didn’t desire to plod away the club on the sour display hide of the relegation.”
“It’ll scar me perpetually. I mediate so highly of the club, it’s a pride for us gamers.”@Madders10 speaks on #LCFC’s relegation however hopes they in discovering aid into the #PL pic.twitter.com/UbFF0KnYFi
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 2, 2023
Gabriel Jesus is determined to miss the open of the season with Mikel Arteta confirming he’s sidelined for the ‘following few weeks’.
The Brazilian forward used to be absent for the Gunners’ friendly in opposition to Monaco on Wednesday, with Arteta confirming it used to be due to a knee injure related to the one who saved him out for over three months closing time period.
Arteta mentioned: “Sadly he had a miniature bit project this morning. He’s had some discomfort in his knee that triggered him some factors, in thunder that they’d to plod in [for surgery]. He’s going to be out for a pair of weeks.”
The Gunners boss added: “A gargantuan blow because we had him aid to his glorious, particularly with the model he conducted in opposition to Barcelona and he used to be in real situation however sadly we misplaced him.
“We had to check at it and we had to form a resolution and the particular one is to protect the player and in discovering him aid as fleet as doable. We determined to carry out it.
“It’s one thing related to the outdated injure he had and the surgery. He had some irritation in the knee and we had to in discovering it resolved.”
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has warned the club they are going to pressure away followers and fabricate a ‘passionless stadium’ if they proceed with their matchday value ticket amplify.
Plans for Spurs to elevate the value of matchday tickets for the 2023-24 season be pleased been unveiled closing month and at as soon as described as ‘excessive’ by THST, which expressed its frustration over not being consulted and criticised the resolution to switch Newcastle up from a Class B fixture into A half.
Whereas Spurs presented in April that season-value costs would perchance maybe be frozen for the drawing close advertising and marketing campaign for the 2d twelve months in a row, the club be pleased pressed forward with plans to amplify matchday value costs whatever the newly appointed Fan Advisory Board being unanimously in opposition to the resolution. It has resulted in a ‘Name to Stream’ from THST, which is determined to coordinate a value-pricing demonstration prior to Spurs’ first Premier League home fixture of the season in opposition to Manchester United on August 19.
THST is piquant for a full reversal of the amplify, a commitment to fan input on all pricing discussions and a guarantee of no ticket amplify for the 2024-25 advertising and marketing campaign.
Supporters’ Trust chair Martin Buhagiar mentioned: “I hope the club listen and carry out retract the matchday value ticket amplify.
“I observed Newcastle had presented some phenomenal polltask and supporters up there be pleased pushed anxious in opposition to that. Newcastle presented today they be pleased been withdrawing that, so there might be strength in numbers.
“If they did admit they learn the room frightful and be pleased been to withdraw the matchday value ticket amplify, they would in discovering reasonably a pair of kudos and respect. Of us can’t afford their mortgage, can’t afford their taking a check, can’t afford their utility funds, so now just isn’t the time to ticket genuine followers out of football.
“The club need to check at it. It would perchance maybe be luminous if they devise out withdraw the amplify, however if not we be pleased other things deliberate and would perchance maybe likely preserve pushing to form our point. We thought ample is ample and we need to form a stand.”
It’s serene not clear which contemporary club has entered the trail for Moises Caicedo, however it with out a doubt’s reported the club is from Saudi Arabia.
Sky Sports actions reports an unnamed Saudi club be pleased matched Chelsea’s offer, which used to be made closing week, of £80million for the player.
The 21-twelve months-feeble Ecuador international is coming off a aesthetic season at the Amex and considered as a top target in midfield for Chelsea.
However, these plans seem to be pleased taken a blow with the Seagulls holding out for a fee closer to the £105m Arsenal paid West Ham for Declan Rice.
Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has printed he had a ‘gargantuan, long hug’ with Sadio Mane earlier than his departure.
Mane has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr only a twelve months after joining Bayern Munich from Liverpool.
And Tuchel has make clear the replace he had with the Senegal indispensable person when announcing goodbye.
On Mane’s departure, Tuchel mentioned: “I will perceive that it hurts him. We haven’t introduced him to his full likely. That’s my job too, my responsibility. These are sad moments.
“We had a gargantuan, long hug. We both agreed that we both didn’t like this resolution, however we mediate it’s the particular factor to carry out in this downside.
“Customarily things honest don’t figure out – even supposing all americans needs it. We now be pleased a extraordinarily real relationship, that will quit.”
Meanwhile, Mane added: “The farewell to FC Bayern hurts me. I would perchance maybe likely be pleased liked a definite ending. I do know I would perchance maybe likely be pleased helped this group this season. I wished to prove it to all americans this season. However, I wish the club and the followers most productive the particular for the long run.”
The Willian saga has taken one other twist with the Brazilian now equipped a switch to Saudi Arabia.
The typical Chelsea and Arsenal winger has already conducted one U-turn this summer time.
Deciding to plod away Fulham at the stop of closing season, Willian regarded situation to be half of Nottingham Forest, however he then opted to quit save and impress a brand contemporary contract at Craven Cottage in spite of all the pieces.
That deal used to be agreed and signed two weeks up to now.
But now it appears he would perchance maybe likely form a 2d U-turn, with Saudi Pro League club Al Shabab coming to the table with a proper bid for Fulham to sell him at as soon as.
In accordance to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian indispensable person is now in talks with the Saudi club about their proposal.
Tottenham are close to a deal to impress Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg, talkSPORT understands.
The 22-twelve months-feeble Dutch centre-aid has already agreed personal phrases with the Premier League facet, with the golf equipment now situation to attain an settlement over a switch fee.
Contemporary Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou has been eager to impress a brand contemporary central defender this summer time.
Davinson Sanchez, who has turned down the chance to impress for Spartak Moscow, is serene anticipated to plod away the club earlier than the window closes, with Nottingham Forest now linked with an curiosity.
Meanwhile, Clement Lenglet has returned to Barcelona following his mortgage spell in north London, leaving Postecoglou attempting quality alternate choices at the aid.
Levi Colwill mentioned it used to be an ‘easy resolution’ to quit at Chelsea after penning a brand contemporary long-time period contract with the London club.
The 20-twelve months-feeble has signed a six-twelve months deal, with an chance for an extra twelve months, regardless of curiosity from Brighton and Liverpool.
After signing his contemporary Chelsea phrases, Colwill mentioned: “I take into account being in the feeble dome [at Cobham], coming in as a trialist, I used to be in actual fact frightened at the time.
“I went into coaching, in actual fact playing it, and then I had a six-week trial. On my ninth birthday, that’s when I got equipped the contract, and I signed it there and then.
“I never thought I would perchance maybe likely develop into what I in actual fact be pleased today, by contrivance of the general exertions. There is never always the next feeling.
“So it has continually been a straightforward resolution. I in actual fact be pleased grown up, and all I in actual fact be pleased identified is Chelsea.
“I in actual fact be pleased spoken to the gaffer, and he has given me assurances, and given me that trust that I obligatory. Factual with straightforward things like talking to me, making me in actual fact feel like not only a player, however also a person. It has made a gigantic incompatibility.
“He pushes us anxious, makes certain we offer out trail, however also makes certain we offer out all the pieces precisely and professional. That is the requirements we need at Chelsea, as one amongst the glorious golf equipment on this planet.”
Chelsea be pleased confirmed Levi Colwill’s contemporary contract with the club.
The England Under-21s centre-aid successfully confirmed the news the day earlier than today by posting a goodbye message to Brighton.
Colwill spent closing season on mortgage with the Seagulls and used to be linked with a everlasting switch, while Liverpool be pleased been also attracted to signing him.
But the highly-rated defender has as an alternative determined to quit at Stamford Bridge and pen a brand contemporary six-twelve months take care of Chelsea after being told by Mauricio Pochettino he has a gargantuan future in his venture with the Blues.
Reports claim Chelsea be pleased been joined by an ‘unnamed Premier League club’ in the trail for Moises Caicedo.
Chelsea be pleased considered an £80million bid for the Ecuadorian midfielder turned down by Brighton this summer time, having had a January bid rejected too.
Now The Athletic claim the Seagulls be pleased rejected one other bid from a definite English top flight facet.
It is reported this bid surpassed Chelsea’s £80m offer, however used to be serene not ample to tempt Brighton into selling their indispensable person player.
The south drift club are anxious a minimum of £100m for Caicedo, seeing Declan Rice’s £105m switch to West Ham as a benchmark for any deal.
Rasmus Hojlund has teased his be pleased announcement as a brand contemporary Manchester United player.
The legitimate confirmation of the deal is anticipated at any moment after the striker arrived in Manchester to possess his bodily.
Fans are eagerly attempting forward to word from the club, however the 20-twelve months-feeble Dane has jumped the gun by posting this on his Fb web voice…
Harry Kane has been told he ‘will prefer it’ if he joins Bayern Munich.
That’s according to historical Scotland striker Alan McInally, who spent four years at Bayern all the contrivance by contrivance of his playing days.
And the ex-Celtic and Aston Villa indispensable person also threw somewhat of coloration at Manchester United, announcing Pink Devils chiefs are clearly not doing their job successfully after they handed up the chance to impress the Tottenham talisman.
“If Harry Kane goes to Bayern Munich, you’d mediate he’d obtain three or four trophies,” McInally told Betfair.
“If Harry had long previous to Man United, I mediate he’d be pleased broken Alan Shearer’s within 18 months. I don’t mediate Man United did their job successfully when they’d the opportunity to in discovering him.
“I moved to Bayern Munich from Aston Villa when we [Villa] had a real group. I honest couldn’t turn down Bayern.
“It’ll be difficult to watch, if that £80m fee is on the table, does he desire that switch or does he desire Alan Shearer’s record.
“If Harry Kane goes to Bayern Munich, he’ll prefer it. The town is intellectual and the club is globally humongous.”
Barcelona be pleased been plunged into more financial turmoil with reports one amongst their ‘levers’ is in jeopardy of being…un-levered.
In desperate need of funds, the Catalan club purchased a half of its in-home media firm Barca Studios closing twelve months.
A 16 per cent stake of the firm went to a Germany venture capital fund in replace for €65million. That cash used to be then at as soon as incorporated in the club’s closing belief for the 2022/23 season and used to be obligatory to register gamers they’d signed.
However, reports from Spanish outlet CCMA claim that the German fund that used to be ‘supposed to be pleased contributed’ the cash is now brooding about backing out of the deal.
It means regardless of financial headache Barcelona president Joan Laporta had earlier than has now turned into a throbbing migraine.
It is mentioned he needs to ‘for my half rob fee of resolving the downside’ as the club scrutinize for some other offer of urgent funds.
Dani Alves will face trial for sexual assault after the historical Barcelona defender used to be formally indicted by a possess in Spain.
Alves used to be arrested and jailed in January over allegations he assaulted a women in a Barcelona nightclub in December, with his Mexican club Pumas UNAM terminating his contract.
After having bail and a chance of requests to be launched rejected, a possess mentioned today that she had came upon proof of wrongdoing by the 40-twelve months-feeble.
Alves claims he had consensual sex with his accuser and his attorney spoke back to the ruling by announcing he’s ‘upset with the memoir of the facts’ and ‘disagrees with it’.
The persecution will now submit formal funds in opposition to him earlier than a date is determined for the trial.
In Spain, sexual assault and rape convictions can lead to a reformatory sentence of between four to 15 years.
Manchester Metropolis are closing in on the signing of RB Leipzig centre-aid Josko Gvardiol, talkSPORT understands.
Metropolis are in evolved talks over a equipment value £77m plus add-ons for the Croatian international, who has been Pep Guardiola’s top summer time target.
The deal would perchance maybe likely in the stop form Gvardiol the most costly defender of all-time, surpassing Harry Maguire.
Jurgen Klopp would perchance maybe additionally be pleased the interior scoop on feeble opponents Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Harry Kane.
The Liverpool manager used to be talking prior to taking up the Bundesliga giants in a pre-season friendly in Singapore and he mentioned Kane’s name.
Bayern be pleased been chasing the England captain all summer time and remain in talks with Spurs over a deal, with the striker mentioned to be enraged in regards to the switch.
And, requested in regards to the adjustments to Bayern’s ‘world class’ squad, Klopp mentioned: “Bayern just isn’t done with their switch industry. All and sundry knows in regards to the Kane downside.”
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Manchester United’s switch for Sofyan Amrabat appears to be going forward as deliberate, with contemporary quotes attributed to the midfielder now mentioned to be ‘mistaken’.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who insists the player has ‘mentioned certain’ to United, needs the switch to happen and has wanted it to happen for the reason that primary talks in June.
Amrabat had been quoted as announcing that he ‘doesn’t know if I’m leaving… likely I will quit right here at Fiorentina’.
But Romano claims right here just isn’t the case and that he has ‘never mentioned that’ and the quotes are ‘mistaken’, or most seemingly mistranslated.
It’s added that there has been no legitimate bid yet, with United taking a check to form a proper means as soon as one amongst Fred or Donny van der Beek are purchased.
Right here’s more from the studio on West Ham’s pursuit of James Ward-Prowse…
Alex Crook: “Right here’s a check of David Moyes in actual fact and this interior battle that appears to be establishing between him and the contemporary sporting director.
“because I’m told David Moyes serene eager to stick to the curiosity in James Ward Prowse. There be pleased been indications from the player that he’s attempting to form the switch.
“So will David Moyes plod aid to David Sullivan now and hiss, ‘Withhold attempting, I desire this player’?”
Danny Murphy: “Well, the logical factor would perchance maybe be to be pleased a conversation earlier than and attain an settlement on the keep you’d in discovering to with the cash.
“They need to be pleased, because in every other case if Moyes is going aid in to hiss, ‘I desire the player’, and the proprietor mentioned there’s an ultimatum, it’s £30m or we’re done, he feels like an absolute idiot if the day later he [offers more money].
“I don’t mediate that will happen. I mediate they’ll be done.
“But the downside you’ve got then is Ward-Prowse in actual fact needs to plod. He’s going to be kicking up a honest stink, however it with out a doubt depends how phenomenal he’s prepared to kick up. We’ve considered that earlier than, although he’s not typically that kind of persona, I do know.”
Southampton be pleased rejected West Ham’s ‘rob it or plod away it’ £30million offer for James Ward-Prowse, talkSPORT understands.
That would perchance maybe appear to imply the Hammers’ pursuit of the Saints captain is over after their closing bid for the midfielder used to be turned down, with Southampton sticking to their £40m asking ticket.
However, it is understood David Moyes is serene eager to pursue the curiosity. Ward-Prowse is believed to be enraged in regards to the switch to the London Stadium and the manager’s sway at the club is now situation to be tested.
“Southampton be pleased contrivance aid with an retort, and it’s as we anticipated,” says talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.
“We mentioned this morning that Southampton would preserve agency of their valuation, and they’re holding agency.
“I’m told the bid used to be £27m up front, rising to £30m with add-ons, and Southampton be pleased mentioned, ‘No thanks’.
“So, if West Ham are only to their word, their curiosity in James Ward Prowse shall be over, so let’s watch, let’s watch if that used to be only a negotiating tactic or an loyal threat.
“However it is understood David Moyes remains enraged in regards to the player.”
Chelsea’s take care of Juventus to swap Romelu Lukaku for Dusan Vlahovic has hit a snag – a somewhat gargantuan one.
Reports in Italy claim the European giants be pleased been in talks over a player-plus-cash deal after the Blues determined Lukaku has no future at Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea be pleased equipped honest half of the extra switch fee wanted by Juve for their 23-twelve months-feeble striker.
Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting Chelsea be pleased equipped Lukaku and €20million [£17m] for Vlahovic, however Juventus are anxious €40m [£34m] for the switch to fight by contrivance of.
Despite the golf equipment being €20m apart of their valuations, although, it is mentioned talks are resuming.
Crystal Palace are going by contrivance of a strive in opposition to to preserve Michael Olise, however talkSPORT understands the long run of Eberechi Eze is also up in the air.
Supervisor Roy Hodgson has printed the club face a fight to preserve Olise at the club with Chelsea eager, however the long-time period future of 1 other of their indispensable person gamers, Eze, is also unclear.
The one-cap England international is below contract with Palace till 2025 – a deal the Eagles are eager to lengthen.
talkSPORT understands there might be a brand contemporary contract on the table for Eze, however that he isn’t particularly enraged about signing it at this moment in time.
It means he’ll be one other player who attracts suitors, who would perchance maybe additionally check to rob glorious thing in regards to the downside.
Danny Murphy insists it’s to be anticipated, although, and Crystal Palace be pleased to check to Brighton’s example of what to carry out ought to you lose your top gamers – which the ex-Liverpool and Tottenham indispensable person says is ‘inevitable’ for mid-table Premier League golf equipment.
“Olise is a immense talent however in case your recruitment’s real there’s reasonably a pair of immense talented wingers available you honest got to preserve discovering diamonds in the tough ought to you’re Crystal Palace,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“The suitable one they’ve got is Eze, he’s the star in the making.
“They’ve misplaced a pair of gamers and certain you will need quality coming by contrivance of the door however you will need numbers, you will need strength and depth and you will need some competitors for places, so if Olise used to be to plod it provides them extra cash to plod and carry out that .
“They’ve got to be shrewd, all these golf equipment in the center half of the Premier League are continually going to lose their glorious gamers, it’s inevitable, so it’s how successfully you’re ready in the recruitment space so you must likely then change them.
“Brighton are a immense example – they sell one for a unimaginative quantity of money, then the next one is accessible in, because they’re already planning. Palace ought to serene be doing that.
“Because you look Palace closing twelve months and how Olise and Eze conducted, you must likely’t repeat me it’s a surprise when a bid is accessible in for either of these boys.”
West Ham be pleased been told to ‘push the boat out’ and honest pay up the cash to impress James Ward-Prowse.
The Hammers be pleased made their closing bid of £30million to tempt Southampton to sell, however the south drift club are anxious £40m for their captain.
And Murphy insists the midfielder is value it for what he can provide David Moyes’ facet.
“For me, Ward-Prowse is any individual who I would perchance maybe likely push the boat out for if I used to be West Ham and pay a miniature bit bit more,” the historical Liverpool indispensable person told White and Jordan on talkSPORT.
“For £40m I would perchance maybe likely carry out it, because what you in discovering with him, he knows the Premier League, he’s proven. His self-discipline and work ethic is precisely what Moyes loves.
“He’s terribly, very real at that job in the center of the park when it comes to his defensive work. He’s been a captain for a pair of years. He’s got real leadership qualities.
“And likely the largest factor, Jim, is ought to you check at the proportion of goals that West Ham in discovering from situation performs, their proportion of goals, compared to other teams, you be pleased to mediate that that’s going to plod up if Ward-Prowse has taken them.
“Due to this truth, he becomes a lot more valuable to West Ham than he would perchance maybe be to one other group because West Ham are so reliant on situation performs.
“So for me, check, you’ve got extra cash than you in all likelihood thought you must likely for Rice. Over £100m for Rice is immense industry, so ought to you be pleased to pay £10m more for Ward-Prowse, pay it!
“Rep him in the door, in discovering the followers on facet and then you definately can plod and tweak. Then you’re in a better keep of residing negotiating for other gamers, whether or not it be Zakaria, Paulinho, whoever, then a minimum of they’ve got one by contrivance of the door.”
Barcelona are in talks with Manchester Metropolis over a switch for defender Joao Cancelo, talkSPORT understands.
Cancelo used to be anticipated to quit at Metropolis this season after impressing Pep Guardiola following his return from a mortgage at Bayern Munich, however they are now open to selling after Barca got right here to the table.
Metropolis would desire a everlasting deal, however it with out a doubt’s doubtlessly not Barcelona shall be ready to afford the £50million-rated indispensable person due to their financial downside.
That is regardless of advertising and marketing Ousmane Dembele to Paris Saint-Germain, with the Frenchman deciding to depart the Nou Camp and return to France with the Ligue 1 giants.
Dembele used to be on the market for €100m from August 1, however PSG managed to gain a loop gap to impress him for €50m after activating a ‘personal’ clause.
However, it has been claimed Barcelona will not receive all of that €50m fee, inserting a gargantuan check model over their ability to impress Cancelo outright.