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    Mason Mount ‘rejected STAGGERING Chelsea offer’ before agreeing terms with Man Utd over transfer

    MASON MOUNT reportedly rejected contract offers of up to £200,000 A WEEK to stay at Chelsea.Despite the club’s best attempts to renew his deal, the midfielder looks set to leave the Blues this summer.
    Mason Mount reportedly rejected a massive contract offer from ChelseaCredit: Getty
    Mount, 24, has been at the club since academy level and currently earns a weekly wage of £75,000.
    His current contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of next season.
    And Manchester United have already agreed personal terms that would see him move to Old Trafford, according to The Guardian.
    The report claims the England international had hoped for more and relations with the club’s hierarchy have become strained.
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    The club and new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, are believed to have insisted that they wanted to keep hold of the midfielder.
    However, Man Utd are now looking to seal a deal that would complete the move for Mount.
    Boss Erik ten Hag is thought to be a fan of Mount’s pressing game and is keen to add more athleticism to his midfield options.
    Chelsea are looking to sell multiple stars this summer to make up for the £600million outlay on players over the last year.
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    An exit for Mount would relieve potential FFP issues the club could face with the Blues holding out for £70m plus add-ons.
    Although due to his contract running down, the Red Devils are hoping to pay between £50m and £60m and have made contact with the London club.
    If a deal cannot be agreed with United or another of Mount’s suitors, the Blues would look to get one last season out of him and try to persuade him to stay for longer in the meantime.
    Mount looked emotional at the end of Chelsea’s final match of the season last month as he waved goodbye to supporters. More

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    Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris in shock career change as he becomes boss of new venture in stunning setting

    HUGO LLORIS has had a shock career swap after becoming the boss of a beach restaurant in France.The Tottenham goalkeeper is one of the new bosses of the restaurant La Javanaise in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
    Hugo Lloris is one of the new bosses of the restaurant La JavanaiseCredit: BackGrid
    The restaurant is located between Nice and MonacoCredit: BackGrid
    It is quite a career change for the Tottenham goalkeeperCredit: BackGrid
    The seaside commune sits on the French Riviera’s stunning coastline between Nice and the Principality of Monaco.
    The restaurant has two other areas at its disposal, the lounge and access to the beach.
    The food on offer for its guests pays tribute to the Mediterranean with some specialities from star chef Jean-Philippe Blondet.
    However, meals are not cheap as some main meals are priced well over £30 each.
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    The grilled lobster is the most expensive item on the menu and will set back guests £77 per serving.
    The business move could fuel rumours of an exit from Tottenham for Lloris, 36, as he has been tipped with a summer move.
    The Frenchman was linked with a move to nearby Nice and admitted that he is still “attached to the city”.
    He recently told radio station BFM Nice Cote d’Azur: “I am very attached to the city of Nice, as you know.
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    “I can’t speak about concrete things. The club has to finish the season first.
    “There are two goalkeepers of high quality, including one that I’m good friends with in Kasper Schmeichel.
    “You can understand that it’s difficult to speak about these kinds of subjects.
    “I’ll let fate handle things.”
    The 2018 World Cup winning goalkeeper joined Spurs from French club Lyon way back in 2012 and has one more year left to run on his contract.
    A great servant to the club, Lloris has played 447 games for Spurs, and was named captain by Mauricio Pochettino in 2015.
    He has the most Premier League appearances in the club’s history. More

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    Inter Milan ‘desperate to sign Trevoh Chalobah in £25m transfer as Chelsea reject Brighton’s £30m bid for future star’

    INTER MILAN are desperate to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah this summer, reports claim.The Serie A giants have prioritised signing a new centre-back this summer, with star man Milan Skriniar set to join Paris Saint-Germain.
    Inter Milan want to sign ChalobahCredit: Getty
    Chelsea have already rejected an offer from Brighton for ColwillCredit: Getty
    And according to The Evening Standard, Chalobah is at the top of Simone Inzaghi’s transfer wishlist.
    Chelsea value the 23-year-old at around £25million and Inter are said to be willing to match the club’s asking price ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
    Chalobah is reportedly determined to stay at Stamford Bridge despite his sporadic game time this season.
    The defender wants to fight for his spot under the management of new boss Mauricio Pochettino, who will officially take over on July 1.
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    The Blues could decide to cash-in on Chalobah this summer, with in-form Levi Colwill set to return from his loan at Brighton.
    Chelsea have already rejected a £30m bid from the Seagulls for the 20-year-old, indicating that he will likely play a part in Pochettino’s squad next season.
    Todd Boehly is understood to be willing to offer Colwill a long-term contract in a bid to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.
    His current deal expires in 2026, but there is an option to extend if the defender makes a certain amount of appearances.
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    Chelsea are reportedly willing to let go of several fringe players this summer in order to free up space in the squad.
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount are all expected to leave in the next few months. More

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    Former Man Utd star Jesse Lingard released as Nottingham Forest let 12 players go following Premier League survival

    JESSE LINGARD is one of 12 players that has been released by Nottingham Forest.The midfielder signed for the Reds on a free transfer last summer, but he was limited to just 20 appearances across all competitions during the 2022-23 campaign.
    Lingard has been released by ForestCredit: Getty
    Ayew is also set to leaveCredit: Alamy
    He is now one of six senior players set to leave the City Ground on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month.
    The other five stars include Andre Ayew, Cafu, Jack Colback, Jordan Smith and Lyle Taylor.
    Six academy players, including Billy Fewster, Alex Gibson-Hammond, Ryan Hammond, Nicky Hogarth, Adnan Kanuric and Lewis Salmon, have also been released.
    And loan stars Keylor Navas, Dean Henderson and Renan Lodi have returned to their parent clubs.
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    A short statement from Nottingham Forest read: “The club would like to thank each player for their contributions during their time at The City Ground.”
    The Reds also confirmed that full-back Serge Aurier has triggered an automatic one-year extension to his contract.
    Chris Wood, who joined the club on an initial loan deal in January, is also set to stay.
    Forest triggered an option to sign the striker on a permanent deal in February – three weeks after he joined the club on loan.
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    He will officially be considered a permanent signing from July 1.
    Meanwhile, Lingard is set to become a free agent again, just one year after leaving Manchester United.

    Last summer, the midfielder was linked with a move to West Ham.
    However, he rejected the Hammers in favour of a move to the City Ground.
    He is yet to be linked with a move elsewhere this summer.
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    Tammy Abraham set to spark Premier League transfer scramble with Roma forced to sell ex-Chelsea ace to avoid rule breach

    ROMA are reportedly ready to sell Tammy Abraham to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions.The Serie A side had hoped to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League and claim the riches that would have followed.
    Tammy Abraham could reportedly be sold by Roma this summerCredit: Getty
    He has scored 36 goals in his two season in ItalyCredit: Getty
    However, defeat to Sevilla in a penalty shootout left the plans in tatters.
    And now Roma are set to spark a transfer scramble for Abraham by listing him on the transfer market, according to The Telegraph.
    The Italian outfit will accept a transfer for the “right price” in an attempt to “break-even” a rule that they had already broken and been fined for by Uefa.
    Roma signed Abraham, 25, for £34million from Chelsea in 2021, and the report claims that the club is optimistic about recouping a large portion of that fee.
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    The English striker has experience on the national stage with England as well as in the Premier League and the Championship.
    In his two years in Italy, he has managed to notch 36 goals.
    However, this season has been less fruitful for the striker, as he has only netted nine times in all competitions.
    Abraham will not be short of suitors from the Premier League as he proved to be quality striker at the level.
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    Clubs such as West Ham, Everton, Crystal Palace and Tottenham could all be on the hunt for a new striker this summer.
    And if Abraham is available for a reasonable fee for Premier League sides, it would seem an attractive option.
    Abraham has previously admitted that he is happy in Italy, as he said on Uefa.com: “I’ve become more confident and have learnt a lot about myself.
    “At Chelsea, I was known as ‘the academy player’, and I think coming here I’ve realised it’s time to bring out my personality and show the world what I can do.
    “It’s been an amazing experience learning about a different culture and seeing a different area of life.
    “It’s something I’ll treasure even more looking back when my career has finished.”
    If he is still happy to continue his career in Italy, then he could look for a club in Serie A, such as Inter Milan.
    The Italian giants are set to lose Romelu Lukaku once his loan spell expires while Edin Dzeko is approaching retirement and Abraham could be a smart move. More

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    Eight strikers Real Madrid could sign to fill Benzema’s boots including Kane, Rashford and shock Ronaldo transfer return

    REAL MADRID are set for a busy summer transfer window after Karim Benzema reportedly agreed a move away from the club.The French striker is thought to have made up his mind and has his heart set on a move to Saudi Arabia side Al Ittihad.
    Karim Benzema is believed to be on his way out of Real MadridCredit: Getty
    Benzema, 35, now looks set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu after 14 years and 24 major honours.
    He is set to be paid an eye-watering £342million over a two-year contract with Al Ittihad.
    However, Madrid must now find a replacement for the striker that bagged 353 goals during his time at the club.
    Harry Kane
    Harry Kane could be a replacement for BenzemaCredit: Getty
    The Tottenham star, 29, has just enjoyed a personally sensational season as he netted 30 times in the Premier League.
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    However, the North London outfit faltered as it limped to an 8th-placed finish, missing out on European football for next season.
    Kane has been tipped for an exit from Spurs this summer and has previously been linked with a move to Los Blancos.
    Although an attempt to sign the England captain could prove to be tricky, as SunSport exclusively revealed, he wants to stay in the prem, but Benzema’s bombshell could see Madrid test his resolve.
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Cristiano Ronaldo could be tempted into a return to MadridCredit: Getty
    The Portuguese star, 38, would only be a short-term option but does know his way around the LaLiga giants.
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    Ronaldo starred for the club over a nine-year stay with the club, during which he became its top-ever goalscorer.
    Currently playing his trade in Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr, it is thought that he would be keen on a return to European football, and Madrid could become an option.
    Victor Osimhen
    Victor Osimhen is thought to be on the way out of Napoli this summerCredit: Getty
    The Napoli talisman is one of the hottest names in the market this summer after leading the Naples side to the Serie A title this season.
    Osimhen, 24, has been linked to a host of European giants this season, such as Manchester United, Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich.
    However, Madrid could push their way to the front of the queue to sign the 25-goal hitman, with Napoli believed to want £130m to let him leave.
    Marcus Rashford
    Madrid could tempt Manchester United into selling Marcus RashfordCredit: Getty
    Rashford, 25, has enjoyed his best-ever season at Manchester United, firing 30 goals in 55 appearances in all competitions.
    He could be added to Madrid’s existing Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo attack, giving the club a rapid-looking front three.
    A move to the Bernabeu could intrigue the Red Devils ace, and a deal might be possible as his contract is set to expire in 2024.
    A decent offer could tempt the Old Trafford outfit into a sale rather than lose him for free next summer, especially if they could beat rivals Barcelona to his signature, as they have been linked with a move.
    Erling Haaland
    Erling Haaland would add firepower to the Madrid attackCredit: PA
    The Norwegian superstar, 22, would definitely fit the El Galactico bill after netting 52 goals in 51 games for Manchester City in his debut campaign with the club.
    The Haaland has been a previous target for Madrid before he opted to move to the Premier League.
    Los Blancos have been tipped to make a world record bid for the former Borussia Dortmund striker in the summer of 2024, but could opt to bring their plans forward a year to seal a move sooner.
    Kylian Mbappe
    Kylian Mbappe was previously linked with a move to Real MadridCredit: Rex
    The 2018 French world cup winner, 24, has seemed destined for a move to Madrid and almost did in 2022 until he signed a mega contract with PSG.
    However, after a disappointing season in France, it is thought that Mbappe is considering quitting the club to fulfil his ambition of winning the Champions League.
    And with his deal in the French capital set to expire next summer, Madrid could once again try and convince PSG into a sale.
    Lautaro Martinez
    Lautaro Martinez could make a fine striker for MadridCredit: Getty
    Martinez, 25, has enjoyed another fruitful campaign with Inter Milan as he has netted 21 goals in 37 Serie A appearances this season.
    He has also helped his club to the Champions League final, where they will face Manchester City.
    The Italian club are dealing with some financial issues and could be forced into a sale in order to rebuild the squad.
    Kai Havertz
    Madrid have been linked with Kai HavertzCredit: Getty
    The Chelsea frontman could be a shock option for Madrid after they were already linked with a move for him.
    Havertz, 23, was not so long ago viewed as one of the most exciting stars in Europe after impressing with Bayer Leverkusen.
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    He has won the Champions League, FA Cup and Club World Cup with the Blues.
    However, the German international’s form has dropped over the last year, and Chelsea could be tempted into a sale in order to make back some of the £600m they have just forked out on players over the last year. More

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    Leeds eye Rob Edwards and Regis Le Bris as new manager while drawing Marcelo Bielsa-like long-term plan after relegation

    LEEDS are keeping tabs on Luton boss Rob Edwards and Lorient manager Regis Le Bris as they target a quick return to the Premier League.The Whites were relegated to the Championship following a heartbreaking end to a turbulent campaign that saw them getting thrashed 4-1 by Tottenham at Elland Road.
    Leeds are keeping tabs on Luton boss Rob Edwards after his Championship triumphCredit: Rex
    Leeds are also interested in Lorient boss Regis Le Bris amid an impressive Ligue 1 seasonCredit: AFP
    But the Yorkshire giants are determined to turn a leaf with a long-term project, similar to the one they drew up once Marcelo Bielsa took over in 2018.
    Leeds will start by hiring a new manager to replace Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis.
    SunSport understand club chiefs have drawn up a shortlist of potential candidates, which includes Edwards and Le Bris.
    The Welsh tactician stood out this season after leading Luton to the Premier League by beating Coventry on penalties in a dramatic Championship play-off final.
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    Edwards led a fairytale campaign that saw Luton finishing third in the Championship before booking their place in England’s top flight for the first time since 1992.
    Le Bris has also shone bright in Ligue 1 during his first ever season as a senior manager.
    Lorient are currently 10th in the table under the French tactician and could climb up to ninth – that’s just 12 months after they barely avoided relegation under his predecessor.
    The Ligue 1 outfit’s former academy coach impressed with his attacking football that saw his team climbing to second place behind Paris Saint-Germain at some point throughout the campaign.
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    SunSport revealed that Leeds players want Allardyce to stay despite failing to keep them up.
    The likes of Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard have also been previously mentioned as potential candidates.
    Rodgers and Gerrard are free agents after their departure from Leicester and Aston Villa respectively. More

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    Watch moment Premier League flop finds out his Sevilla loan transfer has been made permanent DURING Europa celebrations

    PREMIER LEAGUE flop Loic Bade had his transfer to Sevilla sensationally confirmed amid the club’s joyous Europa League celebrations last night.The Seville club won their record seventh Europa League title after overcoming Jose Mourinho’s Roma side.
    Loic Bade on his Instagram storyCredit: Instagram/@l.bade28
    Bade with his winners medalCredit: Instagram/@l.bade28
    Sporting director Monchi says Sevilla will make the transfer permanentCredit: Instagram/@l.bade28
    Bade did not make a competitive appearance for ForestCredit: Getty
    Sevilla’s victory finally broke Mourinho’s record of winning every European cup final he has been involved in.
    And Sevilla’s win was made doubly as sweet for Nottingham Forest flop Loic Bade as the club’s Sporting Director, Monchi, confirmed the club would make his loan permanent.
    Bade filmed himself clutching his winners medal and said to Monchi: “please, please sign me!”
    To which Monchi responded: “It’s already done! We have signed you.”
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    Bade arrived at the City ground last summer as part of owner Evangelos Marinakis’ massive squad overhaul that saw him sign 21 players.
    Bade’s stay in Nottingham was more miserable than most.
    He made zero appearances for the club before having his loan terminated in January.
    Speaking to Marca ahead of the final the defender said: “It’s a dream (to be in the final).
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    “A very nice dream because my season, when I started with Rennes and Nottingham Forest, was very tough.
    ” It has been a very difficult year for me, but now I try to play as many games as possible, playing the best possible game that I can give.”
    Since moving to Sevilla on loan from Rennes, Bade made 26 appearances, scoring two goals and keeping seven clean sheets.
    The centre back played the Europa League final in its entirety as the game went to extra time and penalties.
    Fabrizio Romano reports that Sevilla will pay £10 million to make the loan move permanent.
    When asked by Marca if moving to Sevilla had changed his life he said: “Yes, of course. That is why it is a very special season. It’s football, that’s how this sport is.” More