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    Tottenham offer £100m transfer fee for Everton stars Richarlison and Anthony Gordon as Levy dines with Kenwright

    TOTTENHAM are ready to seal a £100million deal with Everton for Richarlison and Anthony Gordon.Spurs have offered £80m plus a further £20m based on appearances for the two Goodison Park stars.
    Richarlison is among Tottenham’s top targetsCredit: AFP
    Spurs are also keen on Anthony GordonCredit: Getty
    Everton are willing to sell £50m-rated Richarlison – who is also a target of Chelsea – and the Brazilian is desperate to move elsewhere.
    But the Merseyside club’s board have been adamant they will not sell winger Gordon who is a massive fans’ favourite.
    The England Under-21 star wants to join the North London side and Spurs are hoping the massive double offer will be too good to turn down.
    They have made a firm move to sign both players as they know Everton are in a difficult financial situation.
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    The club needs to cut debts by the financial year end which is this week.
    This is to comply with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules. 

    Technically, Everton face penalties including a point deduction if they do not make a major sale this week.
    Tottenham are already enjoying a decent transfer window.
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    They have signed Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan and Brighton’s Yves Bissouma along with Southampton keeper Fraser Forster.
    Chairman Daniel Levy reportedly dined with Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright in Mayfair last night.
    According to the BBC’s Jon Sopel, Levy and Kenwright met at Scott’s.
    The plush eatery is located in Mayfair and specialises in seafood.
    A fish of the day for two order would set you back £90, while a grilled lobster costs £58.
    Daniel Levy met with Bill KenwrightCredit: PA
    Levy and Kenwright dined at Scott’s in MayfairCredit: Scott’s restaurant
     Spurs are chasing a new forward to support Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
    Conte’s side have also been linked with the likes of Lautaro Martinez and  Victor Osimhen as well as Brazil star Richarlison. More

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    Chelsea ‘switch transfer attention to Inter Milan star Skriniar after being put off by De Ligt’s £102m release clause’

    CHELSEA are reportedly targeting a move for Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar.That’s after being put off by Matthijs de Ligt’s £102million price-tag at Juventus.
    Chelsea are targeting a swoop for Inter Milan’s Milan SkriniarCredit: Getty
    Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt has been deemed too expensive at £102mCredit: Getty
    The Mail claims Thomas Tuchel was targeting a deal for the Dutch centre-back this summer.
    Chelsea are in dire need of defenders after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers.
    And the Blues held talks with Turin chiefs over a deal for ex-Ajax ace De Ligt.
    But Juventus, who want to extend his contract, told Chelsea they must meet his £102m release clause.
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    And Tuchel has now turned his attention to Inter ace Skriniar.
    The 27-year-old Slovakian is rated as one of Europe’s best in his position.
    And he has spent the last few years excelling in a back three, making him ideal for Tuchel’s system.
    Relations between Inter and Chelsea are strong following an agreement for Romelu Lukaku’s San Siro return.
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    And Inter are willing to discuss a deal as they look to balance the books.
    It’s believed Chelsea are ready to pay £64m for Skriniar.
    That would move them ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, who have already seen a £52m offer snubbed.
    Chelsea are also hoping to sign at least one more centre-back this summer.

    An agreement for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde had been in place before Marina Granovskaia’s departure.
    But it appears Tuchel would now prefer to sign former Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake.
    The ex-Bournemouth star is up for sale at the Etihad.
    And Chelsea are hopeful of landing Ake in a double swoop along with Raheem Sterling.
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    I often saw Wayne Rooney drinking like a madman and Steven Gerrard dancing shirtless, says ex-Premier League star

    FORMER Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega once claimed he often saw Wayne Rooney “drinking like a madman” and Steven Gerrard “dancing on a bar topless” on nights out.The striker, 36, spent six-and-a-half years in England, with three-and-a-half of those in the North-West at the Latics.
    Hugo Rodallega claims he would regularly spot Wayne Rooney “drinking like a madman”Credit: Xposure
    During his time in the North-West he also allegedly saw Steven Gerrard dancing topless on a night outCredit: Xposure
    And he sensationally revealed during an Instagram Live in 2020 that he would regularly spot the Three Lions heroes out enjoying themselves.
    Speaking to friend and fellow Colombian footballer Johan Arango, Rodallega said: “If people knew how many times I bumped into Rooney in Manchester drinking like a madman or the number of times I saw Gerrard on a bar dancing shirtless…
    “They are human beings, there is nothing wrong with it.
    “I can count with one hand the number of footballers who don’t drink. All of them, all of us, go out and drink.
    “I have always said it. I enjoy drinking and dancing. I love salsa dancing.
    “There is nothing wrong with it. I know we are footballers, but we are human beings too.”
    Rooney was regularly spotted on nights out throughout his career, sometimes landing him in a spot of trouble.
    Former team-mate Gary Neville once revealed Wazza even managed to get in a scrap despite being man-marked by security guards all night.
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    Gerrard – who preceded fellow Merseysider Rooney as England captain – also liked a beer or two with pals.
    But things spilled over in Southport in December 2008 when he was caught up in a bar brawl although the Liverpool legend was cleared of affray.
    The pair have both gone into management since hanging up their boots, with Rooney recently quitting his role as boss at Derby County.
    Gerrard meanwhile was appointed as Aston Villa gaffer in November after an impressive spell in charge at Rangers.
    But Rodallega claimed the pair were quite the party-goers in their playing days.
    Rodallega scored 24 goals in 117 Wigan appearances between 2009 and 2012 before moving to Fulham where he grabbed 19 in 84 – in one of his first games for the Cottagers he accidentally gave Rooney a horror gash in his knee after catching him with a flailing boot.
    He moved to Turkey in 2015 with a switch to Akhisar Belediyespor which was followed by a spell at Trabzonspor.
    The forward then joined Denizlispor before heading back to South America in 2021 to join Brazilian outfit Bahia, where he still plays.
    Rodallega scored 24 goals in 117 Wigan appearances and would often see Rooney and Gerrard during his time in the North-WestCredit: AFP More

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    West Ham ‘tell Chelsea Declan Rice is NOT for sale’ as Hammers stick to sky-high £150m transfer asking price

    CHELSEA have reportedly been told that Declan Rice is NOT for sale. West Ham are sticking with their whopping £150million asking price of the England midfielder.
    Rice is not for sale for anything less that £150m, according to reportsCredit: Reuters
    The Hammers are determined not to sell the 23-year-old for anything less than the mega value – which is £50m more than Manchester City’s British record signing Jack Grealish.
    According to football.london, West Ham are “adamant” Rice is NOT for sale, despite the fact Chelsea “remain interested”.
    The England international is yet to agree a new contract in East London and is said to be “reluctant to negotiate”.
    Rice has just two years remaining on his deal, but West Ham have an option to extend it by 12 months.
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    Thomas Tuchel will be given big support in the transfer market under new owner Todd Boehly at Stamford Bridge.
    And earlier in the season, the German boss told reporters how much he admires the midfielder.
    Tuchel said: “ He seems to be a very nice guy from what everybody tells me and is from the Chelsea academy.
    “He is available, is captain, plays with a lot of responsibility, is a physical player, very strategic-minded player, a key player for his team, and is strong at set-pieces.
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    “He is a huge part of the success of West Ham and it is impressive.”
    Rice joined the Blues academy as a seven-year-old but left for West Ham after Chelsea released him.
    Manager David Moyes revealed earlier in the season that interested clubs had missed out on a cut-price swoop for Rice last summer.
    He said: “There was a bargain to be got with Declan at £100m. That bargain is now gone.” More

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    ‘Worst shirt in history’ – Barcelona fans slam new white third kit for 2022-23 season featuring red and blue cross

    BARCELONA fans have slammed the club’s new third kit for the 2022-23 season which features a red and blue cross.The Catalan giants are gearing up for their first full season with club legend Xavi in charge.
    Barca’s leaked third shirt has a blue and red cross on itCredit: https://twitter.com/BarcaUniversal/status/1541368241007644674/photo/1
    Their home shirt earned rave reviews, as did their away colours which features a map of the city on it.
    But fans have branded Barca’s third shirt the worst “in history”.
    The mostly white top features a red and white cross as well as Spotify as a sponsor.
    One fan tweeted: “nahh this might just be the worst Barca’s shirt in history.”
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    Another quipped: “Not as nice as the other two but still the kit we are gonna win the UCL in.”
    Some fans have even likened Barca’s third attire to Crystal Palace.
    They said: “Catalan Crystal Palace.”
    Barca agreed a mega-money partnership with Spotify earlier this year.
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    The deal is said to be worth hundreds of millions and it will also see Barca’s home be renamed the Spotify Camp Nou.
    Spotify’s deal with Barca could help revive the fortunes of the Catalan club after massive over-spending almost forced it into bankruptcy and led to Lionel Messi being allowed to leave on a free transfer. More

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    Erling Haaland parties with DJ on luxurious Marbella holiday with £51m star set to join up with Man City next week

    ERLING HAALAND is continuing to revel in his post-season break in Marbella before he links up with Manchester City next week.The Citizens splashed out £51million on the 21-year-old from Borussia Dortmund after beating a host of clubs to his signature.
    New Manchester City striker Erling Haaland partied at a Marbella nightclub on Saturday
    Haaland wore headphones as he chilled alongside DJ Angel Sanchez
    Norway international Haaland was hyping up the clubgoes at Momento
    Haaland is expected to join up with Pep Guardiola’s squad in early July once he returns from his holiday.
    He will then go with City on their pre-season tour in America in the build-up to their Premier League title defence.
    But before he focuses on what will be a gruelling first year in English football, the Norway international is letting his hair down in Marbella.
    The ex-Red Bull Salzburg ace spent Saturday evening in nightclub Momento, where a video showed him behind the decks wearing headphones alongside DJ Angel Sanchez.
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    A clip from the DJ shared on his Instagram story even shows Haaland cheering on the clubgoers, who were quick to film the towering centre-forward.
    Haaland has been enjoying himself in the Spanish city having recently shared a video of himself playing football on the beach with a group of young fans.
    He showed off his close control with six kick-ups using both feet in the surf on a Marbella beach.
    And he then laid the ball off to another sea-soaked player to continue the game of keepie-uppies.
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    Haaland has already revealed his excitement at linking up with City for pre-season training as he prepares to lead their line.
    Speaking after his unveiling, he said: “I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons.
    “You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.
    “There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfill my ambitions.
    “I want to score goals, win trophies, and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here.
    “This is a great move for me, and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.” More

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    Aston Villa launch ambitious bid to boost Villa Park capacity to 50,000 as they dream of hosting Euro 2028 games

    ASTON VILLA has launched the first phase of ambitious plans to stage Euro 2028 matches in a new-look 50,000-plus Villa Park.The Midlands giants have entered a pre-application planning consultation period on phase one of a major upgrade of the famous old ground and surrounding areas.
    Villa have revealed their plans to revamp Villa Park
    Aston Villa plan to increase the capacity of Villa Park to over 50,000Credit: Getty
    Backed by billionaire owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens the ambition is to modernise one of England’s most iconic stadiums.
    The club are aiming to turn the arena into a world class modern sporting hub.
    Villa Park is currently unable to satisfy demand with a long waiting list for new season tickets.
    The first phase of the upgrade includes a brand-new North Stand and improvements to the existing Trinity Stand.
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    That will see Villa Park’s capacity increase from 42,785 to over 50,000. 
    Improvements to food and drink outlets, enhanced hospitality packages, and better access to the stadium are included in the project, which will also create Villa Live, a fans-zone which will showcase the club’s rich history. 
    The first phase of improvements to Villa Park are estimated to take place from 2023 through to 2025, if the four-week consultation is successful.
    Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow said: “The redevelopment of the stadium is vital to the club to satisfy growing demand. 
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    The plans incorporate better areas for fans
    “We want to enhance the matchday experience and create a year-round entertainment venue to benefit both the community and our fans.
    “The plans reveal our phased approach to redevelopment, considering each stand individually and identifying the necessary upgrades to minimise disruption.
    “We want to put Aston Villa and Birmingham on the world stage and hope the redevelopment will support our ambition to host future UEFA matches – especially if the country is successful with a bid for the Euros in 2028.” More

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    Petr Cech ‘disagreed with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly over Romelu Lukaku loan transfer exit decision before quitting’

    PETR CECH’S Chelsea exit reportedly came about after a disagreement with Todd Boehly over Romelu Lukaku’s future.Blues legend Cech became the latest high-profile figure to leave the club following Boehly’s £4.25billion takeover of Stamford Bridge.
    Petr Cech quit Chelsea after disagreeing with Todd Boehly on Romelu Lukaku’s futureCredit: Getty
    Lukaku is rejoining Inter Milan after Boehly backed boss Thomas TuchelCredit: Getty
    And the Telegraph claims Cech decided to leave after finding his influence as technical director significantly reduced.
    Key allies Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia were both shown the door this month.
    It meant boss Thomas Tuchel was given a greater say over transfers.
    And the German made it clear to interim sporting director Boehly that he did not want Lukaku anywhere near his squad.
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    The club-record £97.5million striker is now on the verge of rejoining Inter Milan on loan.
    But Cech, along with Granovskaia, wanted to keep Lukaku at Chelsea for at least another season.
    Having helped orchestrate the transfer last summer, Cech felt the Belgian deserved another term to adapt to Tuchel’s tactics.
    But new owner Boehly made it clear he intends to mirror Manchester City and Liverpool’s style in the market.
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    And he backed his manager’s decision to the hilt, leaving Cech feeling sidelined.
    Earlier this month, the iconic former goalkeeper insisted Lukaku would enjoy a much more productive season in London.
    Cech declared: “I personally believe he will have a great season. Last season we saw how strong he can be at the beginning when he came.
    “But unfortunately, the long-term injury he sustained in the game against [Aston] Villa slowed everything down and then he had Covid as well.
    “I think we could see towards the end of the season, when he was fit and ready to go again, how strong he is. 
    “I have full confidence he will bounce back and have a strong season.”

    On his exit yesterday, Cech said: “It has been a huge privilege to perform this role at Chelsea for the past three years.
    “With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside.
    “I am pleased that the club is now in an excellent position with the new owners, and I am confident of its future success both on and off the pitch.”
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