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    Arsenal boost in Lisandro Martinez transfer race with Ajax ‘considering improved £34m bid’ in blow to Man Utd

    AJAX are reportedly considering Arsenal’s £34million bid for defender Lisandro Martinez.The Gunners are ready to splash the cash in back-to-back summer transfer windows.
    Martinez is subject to a £34m bid by ArsenalCredit: Getty
    Boss Mikel Arteta is on course to clear £100m in transfer fees having already shelled out £40m on Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner.
    Arsenal are also closing in on £45m Gabriel Jesus, with the Manchester City star arriving for his medical on Tuesday.
    And according to the Evening Standard, Martinez could be the next big money summer signing to arrive through the doors at the Emirates.
    After failing with an initial £26m bid, Arsenal have upped their offer to £34m, which is under consideration from Ajax.
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    The news comes as a blow to other interested party Manchester United, who are yet to make their move.
    Former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is in charge of the Red Devils and is looking at a number of his former players.
    Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong could move to Old Trafford to reunite with Ten Hag.
    Ajax’s Antony is also on the Red Devils’ radar this summer alongside Martinez.
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    However, the Dutch champions are under no pressure to sell having made profit on Ryan Gravenberch and possibly Sebastien Haller in the coming weeks.
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    Georgina Rodriguez sizzles in black bikini alongside Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo on superyacht during Ibiza holiday

    GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ sizzled in a black bikini as she relaxed on holiday with Cristiano Ronaldo in Ibiza.The Manchester United star’s partner, 28, put on an eye-catching display as she soaked up the rays aboard Ronnie’s £5.5million superyacht.
    Georgina Rodriguez sizzled in a black bikini on holidayCredit: Splash
    Georgina made a cheeky appearance on Cristiano Ronaldo’s £5.5m superyachtCredit: Splash
    Georgina looked to be taking things easy as she roamed the deck in her daring outfit.
    And with the sun beating down, Georgina decided to cool off by taking a dip in the soothing waters of the Mediterranean.
    But it wasn’t just Georgina making the most of the exotic weather, says the Mail.
    Ronaldo, 37, stripped down to a small pair of swimming shorts.
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    And he treated himself to an outdoor shower while keeping an eye on his other half.
    Ronnie chatted to a pal as he hosed himself down before checking his mobile phone.
    Wrapped in a towel, he then joined another friend who was doing a spot of fishing off the balcony.
    Ronaldo and Georgina, parents to five kids, have been living it up over the last week ahead of the new Premier League season.
    Man Utd star Ronnie took an outdoor shower on the deck of his luxury boatCredit: Splash
    Ronaldo and Georgina have been lapping up the sun in IbizaCredit: Splash
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    Georgina went for a dip in the cooling sea waterCredit: Splash
    Georgina and Ronaldo had spent time in Majorca before sailing to IbizaCredit: Splash
    The pair first spent time in Majorca, staying in a luxury villa at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains before sailing to Ibiza.
    Georgina has already put on several head-turning displays, stunning in a thong bikini at the weekend.
    She also showed off her tan lines in a daring snap.
    And Ronaldo couldn’t keep his hands off Georgina as she wore a strapless dress on a date night to El Lio nightclub on Saturday.
    Ronaldo wrapped up in a towel as he checked his phoneCredit: Splash
    Ronnie watched on as a pal enjoyed a spot of fishingCredit: Splash
    But the break hasn’t been all fun and games, with a bodyguard crashing Ronaldo’s £1.7m Bugatti Veyron supercar.
    Ronnie’s Man Utd future also remains unclear after Chelsea enquired about a stunning transfer.
    The Portugal legend is reportedly unhappy at United’s lack of signings under new boss Erik ten Hag.
    But the Red Devils are adamant Ronaldo will not be sold in this window.
    Georgina and Ronaldo are making the most of their time off before the new seasonCredit: Splash
    Man Utd do not want to sell Chelsea-linked Ronaldo this summerCredit: Splash More

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    Kieran Tierney ‘to SNUB £50million Man City transfer and stay at Arsenal despite missing out on Champions League’

    ARSENAL star Kieran Tierney is expected to remain at the Emirates this summer despite being linked with a move to Manchester City.The 25-year-old is claimed to be attracting interest from the Premier League champions in a potential £50million switch.
    Kieran Tierney will reportedly be staying at Arsenal despite interest from Manchester CityCredit: Getty
    Pep Guardiola is keen to sign a left-back this transfer window to provide competition for Oleksandr Zinchenko.
    And the Scotland international is said to be on his radar having starred in North London since arriving from Celtic in 2019.
    City can offer Tierney Champions League football as well as the chance to fight for silverware in every competition.
    But the player is understood to be happy at Arsenal, as shown by the defender penning a long-term future at the Emirates last year.
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    And according to Football Scotland, Tierney will not be leaving Arsenal this summer.
    They state that City are yet to contact the Gunners or the player about a potential transfer, despite being seen as an ideal fit for the club.
    And they have declared that the ex-Hoops ace isn’t thinking of a switch away as he looks to get himself back fully fit during pre-season.
    Tierney missed the last ten Premier League games of the 2021-22 season with a knee injury, which required him to have surgery.
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    And Football Scotland have insisted his injury problems could have played a part in City failing to turn their interest into a formal offer.
    SunSport understands that Guardiola is prioritising a move for Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella.
    As for Tierney, he is targeting a quick return back to football in time for the opening clash against Crystal Palace on August 5.
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    Man Utd wonderkid Zidane Iqbal signs new long-term contract with club as Erik ten Hag gets to work on squad

    MANCHESTER UNITED starlet Zidane Iqbal has put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with the club.The 19-year-old midfielder has agreed terms on a three-year deal, with the option to extend for a further year.
    Zidane Iqbal has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester UnitedCredit: ManUtd.com
    Iqbal alongside Manchester United Head of Academy Nick CoxCredit: Manutd.com
    Iqbal first joined the United Academy aged nine and is highly rated at the club.
    He signed his first professional contract in April last year and was part of Erik ten Hag’s first-team training squad yesterday.
    Iqbal made his first-team debut in the Champions League dead-rubber group stage clash against Young Boys last December.
    The teenager came off the bench alongside Robbie Savage’s son Charlie for a one minute cameo in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
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    In doing so he made history as the first British South Asian to play for Manchester United.
    Iqbal was born in the UK but an Iraqi mother and Pakistani father.
    At international level Iqbal already has two senior caps for Iraq after making his debut earlier this year.
    Writing on social media after signing a new contract, Iqbal said: “Delighted to have extended my stay at this wonderful club. Praise be to God.”
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    The central midfielder was a regular in United’s U23 side during the recent campaign, scoring two goals in 17 appearances.
    New boss Ten Hag is getting to work on his squad this summer ahead of his first season in the job.
    The club announced earlier this month ELEVEN players have been released after their contracts expires.
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    Reports today suggest United have finally agreed a £74million fee with Barcelona to sign Frenkie de Jong. More

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    Man Utd ‘agree £74m fee for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong transfer as Erik ten Hag closes in on top summer target’

    MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal worth up to £74million for top target Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.New Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has made former Ajax star De Jong his No1 target at Old Trafford.
    Frenkie de Jong is Man United’s No1 targetCredit: Getty
    United have been locked in negotiations with Barcelona for weeks, and appear to have finally made a breakthrough.
    According to Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils have agreed to pay an initial £56m for the midfielder.
    He claims that the “full package” will rise to £74m after add-ons.
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    Ten Hag is hoping to have De Jong available for United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia next month.
    The Red Devils will jet east on July 8.
    United are desperate to bolster their midfield after a number of high-profile exits.
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    United are also hoping to tempt Christian Eriksen to Old Trafford, although the Dane could choose to stay at Brentford.
    The Red Devils are also keen on Ajax winger Antony, although are some way off the Eredivisie side’s £70m valuation.
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    Germany star Thorsten Legat loses TESTICLE in horror diving accident during TV show Turmspringen rehearsals

    FORMER German football star Thorsten Legat has been involved in a horror diving accident that will result in him losing a TESTICLE.The ex-midfielder, 53, won a Bundesliga title, Cup Winners’ Cup and German Cup with Werder Bremen back in his playing days.
    Ex-German footy star Thorsten Legat has suffered an agonising injuryCredit: Getty
    The 53-year-old sustained the injury while rehearsing for a diving TV showCredit: Getty
    However, he also controversially hit the headlines after ending up in court for threatening a group of teens with a samurai sword, injuring one.
    He also put a man in hospital after a street brawl, and was sacked by Stuttgart after racist behaviour towards a clubmate.
    Legat also played for hometown club Bochum, Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke – making 243 appearances in total.
    Legat has recently taken part in RTL TV’s diving show Turmspringen, but suffered an excruciating injury during rehearsals.
    The veteran, who was capped by West Germany at U21 level, revealed: “I went to rehearsal, and did a couple of practice dives.
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    “I could still father children. 
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    Man Utd stars ordered into training early at 9am by new boss Erik ten Hag as he lays down law like Sir Alex Ferguson

    MANCHESTER UNITED manager Erik ten Hag has reinstated Sir Alex Ferguson’s 9am starts during pre-season as he looks to lay down the law early on in his reign.The Dutchman took his first training session on Monday and he’s already stamping down his authority.
    Ten Hag arrived at Man Utd’s training ground just after 8amCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    Assistant manager McClaren was the first to arriveCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    First-team star David de Gea was one of the first players to arrive at CarringtonCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    Shaw is gearing up for a big season under Ten HagCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    According to the Manchester Evening News, players were ordered to report to Carrington by 9am – something legendary manager Ferguson did.
    It’s a drastic change compared to United’s last permanent manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    The Norwegian would allow players to report for training an hour later, earning his “soft” label.
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