Chelsea to bid £134m for Haaland, Kane to Man City LATEST, Blues in for Berardi – transfer news live updates

CHELSEA will have to shell out £100m if they want to bring Declan Rice across London from West Ham.

And the Blues are also reported to have made an offer for Federico Chiesa of Juventus while allowing Olivier Giroud to leave for AC Milan.

Meanwhile we've the very latest on Harry Kane, as well as an update on Tottenham's transfer dealings.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    RAF RIDE

    Everton jetted out for the Florida Cup yesterday with the club under a cloud of uncertainty.

    New boss Rafa Benitez will probably have been glad to be wearing a face mask as his expression was likely a grim one.

    Everton are reeling from the shock revelation one of their stars is on police bail. He has been suspended by the club.

    The unnamed player, arrested on suspicion of child sex charges, was not allowed to make the flight.

    And the Toffees may have flown all the way across the Atlantic for just ONE match — with both Arsenal and Inter Milan pulling out of the tournament.

    Arsenal withdrew on Tuesday evening after an outbreak of Covid among the touring party.

    Inter followed suit yesterday, the Serie A club blaming the decision on the “current risks involved in international travel”.

    Rafa Benitez has a tricky time on his hands to prepare Everton for the new season
  • Jake Lambourne

    RACISM PROBE

    Cardiff are being investigated by the FA over claims of bullying and racist abuse in their academy.

    A youngster is alleged to have been subjected to monkey noises and had bananas rubbed into his clothes.

    A club director confirmed: “We are aware a complaint has been made to the FA regarding an alleged instance of racist behaviour and bullying between children whom were enrolled in the club’s academy.

    “A meeting was convened with all the players from the group and their parents/guardians at which point the club’s code of practice and standards were reiterated.

    “This was followed by an educational presentation. No complaint of discrimination was raised by the player or his guardians at the time.

    “The complaint has been made by the player’s guardians to the FA nearly three years after the event and following a meeting with the club at which the club confirmed it would agree to release the player and that it would not relinquish its entitlement to training compensation should the player wish to join another club.”

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Man Utd are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

    The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.

    His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.

    And Goretzka, 26, is currently at a similar stand-off over his future with Bayern Munich.

    The former Schalke ace could be available on a free transfer in a year’s time or – if there is no resolution – may have to be sold for a knockdown fee this summer.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea are interested in signing Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, according to reports.

    The European champions are unable to sign Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa – currently on loan at Juventus – and see Berardi as an alternative.

    According to Italian website Alfredo Pedulla, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing Berardi.

    The 26-year-old was part of Italy's successful Euro 2020 squad after scoring 17 Serie A goals for Sassuolo last term.

    Finally, Man City are willing to offer up four players to help secure a swap transfer for Harry Kane, according to reports.

    As revealed by SunSport in May, the Premier League champions would happily use Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as bargaining chips.

    But according to L'Equipe, now Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva may be suitable candidates to head to Tottenham as part of the exchange.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY MARTIN BLACKBURN

    Man Utd are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

    The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.

    His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.

    And Goretzka, 26, is currently at a similar stand-off over his future with Bayern Munich.

    The former Schalke ace could be available on a free transfer in a year’s time or – if there is no resolution – may have to be sold for a knockdown fee this summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    WHAM BAM TAM

    Tammy Abraham might fulfil one of his childhood dreams if the Chelsea striker seals his loan move to Arsenal.

    The Blues star has admitted he was a Gunners fan who idolised their strike legend Thierry Henry.

    Speaking in 2017, Abraham said: “To be honest I was an Arsenal fan. 

    "It didn’t make any difference at Chelsea.

    “When you’re young and you choose who to support, it’s a family thing… so it wasn’t really a problem at Chelsea.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    GOR BLIMEY

    Man United are standout favourites to sign Leon Goretzka.

    That's according to Betfair, who've priced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at 6/4 to lure the Bayern Munich midfielder to Old Trafford.

    However, there are plenty of interested parties also considering an approach with PSG, Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal all featuring in the latest betting market.

    Leon Goretzka next club – Betfair odds

    • Manchester United – 6/4
    • Barcelona – 6/1
    • Chelsea – 6/1
    • Paris Saint-Germain – 9/1
    • Arsenal – 10/1
    • Manchester City – 10/1
    • Borussia Dortmund – 15/1

    CHECK MAIT

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been targeted by Leicester, Southampton and Burnley as Mikel Arteta shakes up his Arsenal squad.

    Arteta is likely to target at least three more signings after recruiting Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares.

    England defender Ben White is the likeliest next arrival, with Arsenal poised to accept Brighton's £50million valuation.

    And all that incoming activity means Maitland-Niles might be tempted to move on after his Emirates career stalled over the past 12 months. 

    DONE DEAL

    Brentford have completed the signing of Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer on a five-year deal.

    He becomes the Bees' second new player after Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka.

    And there could be more signings to follow for the west London outfit.

    CITY SLICKERS

    Man City are willing to offer up four players to help secure a swap transfer for Harry Kane, according to reports.

    As revealed by SunSport in May, the Premier League champions would happily use Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as bargaining chips.

    But according to L'Equipe, now Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva may be suitable candidates to head to Tottenham as part of the exchange.

    • Anthony Chapman

      NEVER SAY NEVES

      Man United are now odds-on favourites to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves ahead of Arsenal.

      That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've slashed their odds on the Portuguese midfielder after a flurry of activity in the betting market.

      Check out the odds on Neves’ next club below.

    • Anthony Chapman

      RAM RAID

      Arsenal are preparing a £30million bid for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to reports.

      The Blades have reportedly rejected two previous offers from the Premier League club for the England Euro 2020 squad member.

      According to talkSPORT, Arsenal a lining up a third bid and the fee could be as much as £30m.

      The Gunners were previously linked with West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone but it's believed they will now focus on Ramsdale.

    • Anthony Chapman

      SPECIAL DOM

      Chelsea are interested in signing Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, according to reports.

      The European champions are unable to sign Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa – currently on loan at Juventus – and see Berardi as an alternative.

      According to Italian website Alfredo Pedulla, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing Berardi.

      The 26-year-old was part of Italy's successful Euro 2020 squad after scoring 17 Serie A goals for Sassuolo last term.

    • Anthony Chapman

      LAC LUSTRE

      Arsenal are ready to part ways with striker Alexandre Lacazette.

      And Premier League rivals West Ham are in contention for his signature, according to bookmakers Betfair.

      Check out the latest odds on Lacazette’s next move below.

    • Anthony Chapman

      TIN FOIL

      Brighton are reportedly on the verge of signing Tino Livramento from Chelsea.

      Goal also claims fellow academy ace Lewis Bate will join Leeds.

      While Brentford are set to poach Myles Peart-Harris.

      The Blues will also part ways with Ike Ugbo, who is heading to Genk.

      And Dynel Simeu is on the verge of a transfer exit too.

    • Joshua Mbu

      BAIL STORM

      Aston Villa are reportedly plotting a bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey, writes MARC MAYO.

      The winger, 23, hit 15 goals last season while helping the Bundesliga side qualify for the Europa League.

      But, with two years left on his contract, the German side may be ready to cash in with a bid of £30million said to be enough to tempt a sale.

      According to the Mail, ambitious Villa are confident that they can complete a deal for Bailey.

      Manchester United and Arsenal have both previously been linked with the player, along with Tottenham and AC Milan.

    • Joshua Mbu

      NEV NABBED

      Man Utd have leapfrogged over Arsenal in the race to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves. 

      Wolves are reportedly willing to part ways with the midfielder for just £35million, according to talkSPORT.

      Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    • Joshua Mbu

      GOR BLIMEY

      Man Utd are interested in signing highly rated Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka.

      According to reputable journalist Christian Falk, United have already spoken to Goretzka’s agent.

      And specific salary figures have been discussed.

    • Joshua Mbu

      'NO DESIRE TO SELL THE CLUB'

      West Ham owner David Sullivan has stated that the ownership have "no desire to sell the club".

      An informal approach to buy the club was made by a consortium that includes former Queens Park Rangers chief executive Philip Beard.

      The consortium remain interested in buying the club, and are reportedly willing to offer in excess of £400million.

      But owner Sullivan has stated they never provided proof of funds.

      Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: "The offer was derisory.

      "They never produced any proof of funds and were looking to raise funds to do the deal."

      Sullivan has also stated that the proposed buyers saw it as more of a "property not football deal".

      And that the "vague proposal was not in the best interests of West Ham, its shareholders or supporters".

      Despite unrest with Hammers fans, Sullivan insists he won't sell up: "We have no desire to sell the club but get approached by many weird and wonderful people who lack the funds and have no experience in running a football club."

      Co-owners David Gold (top left) and Sullivan (top right)Credit: GETTY IMAGES
      Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    • Joshua Mbu

      RAM’S THE MAN

      Arsenal are lining up a move for highly rated England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

      According to talkSPORT, the Gunners are preparing a whopping £30million move.

      Ramsdale is one of the Gunners’ top targets, ahead of West Brom’s Sam Johnstone. 

      Current No1 Bernd Leno’s future at the club is unclear.

    • Joshua Mbu

      KANE CONUNDRUM

      Harry Kane has been linked with a move away from Tottenham this summer.

      And Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing the England captain.

      Any deal would cost upwards of £120million, though.

    • Joshua Mbu

      JORD THE MAN

      Arsenal have emerged as SHOCK favourites to sign Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson.

      According to the Star, due to contract talks between Liverpool and Henderson stalling, the captain could leave this summer.

      And the Gunners are one of many admirers.

      Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    • Joshua Mbu

      ARJEN BOWEN

      Liverpool are interested in signing West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen.

      According to journalist James Pearce, manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of Bowen's.

      A potential move for the Hammers attacker depends on potential outgoings, with Liverpool looking to shift Divock Origi and or Xherdan Shaqiri.

      Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    • Joshua Mbu

      'HE MISSES TOO MANY CHANCES'

      According to ex Arsenal star Perry Groves, transfer target Tammy Abraham 'misses too many chances'.

      And Groves believes Abraham is better suited to a club like West Ham, who are also interested in signing him.

      When asked on talkSPORT if Abraham is good enough to play up front for a top club, Groves said: "No, I don’t think he is.

      “I don’t think he’s that level because he misses too many chances. He’s not calm enough in his finishing.

      “He had a brilliant season under Frank Lampard where he got 15 goals in 34 appearances, but Chelsea were creating loads of chances and he was still missing lots of them.

      "His general play improved under Lampard, to be fair, but that’s an add-on. You don’t get judged on your general play, your hold-up play, as a striker you get judged on your finishing.

      “If you’re playing for Chelsea, and we’ve seen Werner miss loads of chances this season, Kai Havertz too, but if you’re playing for the top four clubs you’re going to get two or three expected goals in every game, and you’ve got to be taking at least one of those.

      “I don’t think he’s quite at that level.

      “He had two brilliant seasons in the Championship with Aston Villa and Bristol City, but I think he’s still got quite a bit to prove.

      “If I was him, he needs to go and play now, he needs to play first-team football.

      “Thomas Tuchel doesn’t fancy him at all, sometimes last season he wasn’t even in the squad, he wasn’t even on the bench.

      “So he needs to go and play and he could suit West Ham… depending on how much it’s going to cost.

      “He’s Chelsea’s top scorer, English, young, I think he’s probably worth around £30m. I think a fee like £45m would be too much.

      “I think a move to West Ham would be a good fit for him. He’s not a top-four Premier League striker.”

    • Joshua Mbu

      BERN-ED OUT

      Bernardo is set to leave Everton this summer, according to reports.

      Sky Sports are reporting that the Brazilian is set to leave Goodison Park.

      The 28-year-old is one of the highest paid players, and would free up significant wages.

      Bernard is in talks with two clubs in the United Arab Emirates, one of which is Sharjah.

    • Joshua Mbu

      GREAL DEAL

      Jack Grealish is one of the most sought after players in the Premier League.

      And after his standout performances at Euro 2020, will any of the big six make their move?

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