Ronaldo Juventus future LATEST, Klopp job 'safe' as Germany odds slashed – Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal transfer news

CRISTIANO RONALDO could have played his last European game for Juventus.

Juve were dumped out of the Champions League by 10-man Porto last night.

Meanwhile Real Madrid are among the favourites to sign Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez and Manchester United are reportedly chasing Leeds ace Raphinha.

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  • Richard Forrester

    BYE FOR BRU?

    EXCLUSIVE: Bruno Fernandes has demanded assurances about Manchester United’s plans before he commits to a new long-term deal.

    And Edinson Cavani wants to quit Old Trafford, with his dad insisting he “does not feel comfortable” in England after being banned following the “negrito” Twitter storm.

    United have approached Fernandes about a double-your-money £200,000-a-week five-year contract.

    But the 26-year-old Portuguese playmaker has asked about the club’s intentions in the transfer market.

    Last week United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned fans to forget about a big summer spending spree due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    However, Fernandes wants to know there is a commitment in the boardroom to do what it takes to get the Red Devils back to the top at home and in Europe.

  • Richard Forrester

    PUL-LED AWAY

    Christian Pulisic will look to quit Chelsea this summer unless he gets proper game time.

    The American attacker has yet to start a single Premier League game under Thomas Tuchel, his former Borussia Dortmund boss.

    And Manchester United are among a host of clubs who are watching unsettled Pulisic’s situation closely.

    He only played a minute of Monday’s 2-0 win over Everton and has come off the bench six more times.

    His only start came in the Blues’ 1-0 FA Cup win against Barnsley a month ago — and he was subbed off in that.

    Now the £58million signing from Dortmund is growing increasingly impatient.

    And 22-year-old Pulisic is even now prepared to take a pay cut on his £150,000-a-week wages to secure regular first-team action.

  • Richard Forrester

    MACHETE RAID

    A Premier League goalkeeper and his family were confronted by a gang with machetes during a terrifying burglary.

    Everton’s reserve stopper Robin Olsen, 31, was at home with his wife and two young children when the gang wearing balaclavas smashed their way in and demanded valuables.

    Make-up artist Mia, their five-year-old daughter Alicia and son Alexander, two, were held by the gang while another robber armed with a knife marched Robin around the property.

    Fearing for his family’s safety, the Swedish international, 31, handed over several expensive pieces of jewellery and a watch.

    The raid, which comes weeks after Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was targeted, happened on Saturday ­evening at the family’s rented home in Hale Barns, Cheshire.

  • Richard Forrester

    WHAT A KOU

    Bayern Munich have cleared the way for Manchester United to sign Kalidou Koulibaly by reportedly pulling out of the transfer race.

    The Napoli star has long been linked with the two teams, as well as Manchester City and other top clubs.

    In previous years, the Serie A outfit have demanded a fee in the region of £90million, successfully deterring a sale of the star player.

    However, earlier this month reports in Italy suggested a deal could be cut at around £39m.

    Interest could be sparked by Napoli's apparent desire to cash in and cut their wage bill, with Bayern once again linked initially.

    Yet, according to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Bundesliga giants are not working on a deal.

  • Joshua Jones

    MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Cristiano Ronaldo failed to inspire Juventus to advance through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

    Despite the Old Lady winning 3-2 against Porto in Turin, they lost on the away goals rule after the Portuguese side stunned them 2-1 last month.

    And that could be Ronaldo's final European game for the Italian giants with reports claiming he could be put up for sale in the summer.

    Calciomercato state that the Serie A outfit are desperate to raise funds having been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Meanwhile, Erling Haaland scored twice in Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw with Sevilla to send the Germans into the last eight.

    The Norwegian striker has become the quickest player in Champions League history to rack up 20 goals in the competitions.

    In other news, Jurgen Klopp has ruled out replacing Joachim Low as Germany boss – insisting he will remain at Liverpool for years to come.

    Low announced he will quit Germany this summer, ending his 15-year reign, which included a 2014 World Cup win.

    Klopp said: “Am I available for the coach of the German national team in the summer? No. Joachim Low did an incredible job. I’m sure the German FA will find a good solution.

    “I have three years left at LFC don’t I? It’s simple. You sign a contract and you stick to that contract. I stuck to contracts at Mainz and Dortmund.”

    And finally, Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly battling each other in the race to sign right-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.

    According to the Telegraph, the Serie A side – like Juventus – need to sell players to help balance the books.

    The Gunners see Hakimi as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin, while the Blues believe the player could feature in a more advanced role under Thomas Tuchel.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ITALIAN JOB

    It's all over in Turin and Porto are through!

    A mad end to the game saw Porto equalise through Sergio Oliveira, only for Adrien Rabiot to put Juventus ahead immediately.

    But Porto held on as they advanced through to the next stage on the away goals rule.

    The Old Lady have crashed out of this stage of the Champions League for the second season running.

  • Jake Lambourne

    POWER SERGE

    Sergio Aguero would be "happy" to join Barcelona this summer – even with a pay cut.

    That's the sense from reports in Spain, with Barca also linked with Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba and Agueo's Manchester City team-mate Eric Garcia.

    PSG, Juventus, and Inter are among striker Aguero's other admirers ahead of his contract expiring at the end of the season.   

    Mundo Deportivo's Edu Polo suggests the Argentina legend would accept lower wages to land a Nou Camp move.

    But it is thought Aguero might demand a bonus sum to join the cash-strapped Catalans.

    Polo claims Aguero's agent alerted Joan Laporta even before he was elected Barcelona president that his client was interested in switching to the Spanish giants.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DOR SLAMMED SHUT

    Borussia Dortmund have advanced through to the last-16.

    Sevilla came down from 2-0 down to draw 2-2, but they have lose 5-4 on aggregate.

    In tonight's other game, Juventus and Porto have went to extra-time.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ‘LAK THE MONEY

    Man Utd are stepping up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid superstar Jan Oblak but look unlikely to be able to afford his staggering release clause, according to reports.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.

    United have taken a look at Oblak – as well as AC Milan ace Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lille’s Mike Maignan – in a bid to fix their dilemma, according to Sky Sports.

    The Red Devils have been tracking the Slovenian star, 28, for over a year, dating back to De Gea’s long-running contract saga.

    However, it’s looking increasingly likely United will not be able to afford Oblak’s sensational £103million release clause.

    The Atletico stopper – who is keen on the ‘attractive’ Premier League – still has over two years to run on his current contract, with the LaLiga leaders unlikely to allow him to leave for less.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SOK IT TO EM

    Former Arsenal defender Sokratis is giving Olympiacos inside information ahead of his Europa League reunion.

    The Gunners face an uphill battle against a team who knocked them out of last season’s competition.

    Sokratis said: “Arsenal are a team with great quality, but there are also areas of their game where we can hit to harm them.

    “We have to be very focussed during both games to repeat the result which Olympiacos had against Arsenal last year.

    “But for us there are no big differences because we have the same coach as last time and more or less the same team who won at the Emirates.

    “I know our coach has an idea of the tactics that we must follow and if all goes well I believe we have a good chance.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    OVER TO JU

    Juventus are ahead and level on aggregate!

    And it's that man Fedrico Chiesa again.

    Porto have been reduced to ten men after Mehdi Taremi was sent off and it's all Juventus now.

  • Jake Lambourne

    JU BEAUTY

    Federico Chiesa has got Juventus back on level terms!

    The Old Lady star scored in Portugal last month, and he is back on the score sheet tonight.

    Juventus still need one more.

    Pressure is mounting.

  • Jake Lambourne

    TRENT SETTER

    Trent Alexander-Arnold full-back Angelino revealed he will target opposite number Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is 'too offensive'.

    He said: “It was tough because I thought we played a really good match. We were a few times behind their full-backs. Alexander-Arnold on the ball is unbelievable but he is too offensive.

    “But that is his best [quality] so we have to exploit the weakness and hopefully we can get a few more chances like we did in the first game. That was our mistake that we did not put them away.

    “We could have put some pressure on them [by] scoring some of the chances we got.

    "We felt we gave them two mistakes and a team like Liverpool, with the quality they have got, they kill you if you give them just a little bit.

    “But we are positive because we played a strong match. If we don’t make mistakes and we put our chances away, it can turn around, the situation."

  • Jake Lambourne

    HALF-TIME SCORES

    As things stand, Porto and Borussia Dortmund are advancing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MASC RAIDER

    Wolves have set their sights on a cut-price summer swoop for Schalke midfielder Omar Mascarell.

    The 28-year-old Spaniard has been one of the few positives during a dismal season for the fallen German giants, who are currently propping up the Bundesliga.

    Schalke are favourites to drop into Germany’s second tier, having only taken 10 points all season, and that has alerted Wolves recruitment team that Mascarell could be available for a fraction of his true value.

    Since joining for Schalke in 2018 the midfield grafter has made 66 appearances and remained rock solid in spite of their lowly position.

    Nuno Esperito Santo has been impressed by the fact Mascarell has continued to shine in a struggling team and sees him as a useful addition to his squad.

    The Spaniard is likely to leave for a cut-price £4million once Schalke’s imminent relegation is confirmed, with Wolves the front-runners to land the defensive midfielder.

    Omar Mascarell could be heading to Wolves for just £4m this summer
  • Jake Lambourne

    PORT OF CALL

    Porto have taken the lead in Turin against Juventus in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg!

    As things stand, the Old Lady need two goals to take the game to eextra-time, and three to win.

    A big task is on hand for Andrea Pirlo's men.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DUM AND GLUMMER

    Barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum would be "devastated" to leave Liverpool – but admits talks over a new deal are "difficult".

    Speaking of his situation, he said: "It's not as easy as everyone thinks it is to make some decisions about your future.

    "You have to think about everything and then first negotiate with the clubs and it's so difficult and it's why it takes so long.

    "Also I think the situation we're in right now means it's not the most important thing.  That is getting back on track and winning games and then we will see."

    Commenting on the possibility of a summer exit, he added: "Really difficult because if that happens you leave a team who you really love, a team you share a lot of years together and where you feel really comfortable. 

    "It will be difficult but you don't know the situation, why you have to leave it always depends on the situation.

    "But I would be devastated that I don't play with this team anymore, that is for sure."

  • Jake Lambourne

    JUVE KEAN

    Juventus are eyeing up a shock swoop to bring Moise Kean back from Everton – but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Italian striker, 21, spent nine years in Turin working his way through the youth ranks before enjoying a breakout 2018-19 campaign in the senior squad.

    Kean has scored 15 goals in just 27 matches in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions already this season.

    Reports in Italy claim Juve are keen to bring Kean 'home' after his brilliant season.

    However, they will face stiff competition from PSG, who are keen to make the younsgter's loan move permanent.

    The French giants only completed the deal bringing Kean to the Parc des Princes on deadline day.

  • Jake Lambourne

    EUROPEAN TOR

    Man Utd and neighbours Man City are set to scrap it out for defender Pau Torres, according to reports.

    The Villarreal centre-back, 24, is earning admirers following a number of classy performances in LaLiga this season.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a new centre-back his top transfer priority in the summer.

    The Norwegian wants a new partner alongside captain Harry Maguire having lost faith in Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

    His No1 option remains long-term target Raphael Varane – with Real Madrid reportedly ready to flog the Frenchman for £44million.

    But they face fierce competition from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus for his signature.

    Pau Torres is on the radar of both Manchester United and Man City
  • Jake Lambourne

    SEAGULLS CRACKDOWN

    Brighton have given one of their season-ticket holders a two-year ban for posting abuse on social media.

    In a statement, chief executive Barber said: "We have made clear our zero-tolerance policy many times over.

    "There is no excuse for abusive and offensive comments being posted online. We expect all our supporters to adhere to some basic levels of respect, as the vast majority do.

    "But those who choose not to will be faced with sanctions such as these, and, where appropriate, criminal charges and prosecution.

    "In this instance, we thank those of our supporters who highlighted the posting to the club.

    "As a result, the individual concerned has had their season-ticket cancelled and a two-year ban imposed. We have stopped short of naming the individual or highlighting the post.

    "We would request others to do the same, as we do not wish to further highlight the behaviour or cause additional offence."

  • Jake Lambourne

    LOW STOCK HIGH?

    Joachim Low put himself in the European shop window when he announced he will quit as Germany boss this summer.

    But the question that many will ask is whether 15 years in international football means the really big boys might not want to take a risk on buying what he has to offer.

    Had Low quit after Euro 2016, there is no question that he would have had his pick of jobs at club level.

    Not just in Germany, but in Spain, France, or England.

    He still might. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bundesliga giants or Premier League big-hitters will be aware of his availability.

    Read more HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ON THE PUL

    Man Utd and Liverpool are on red alert with Christian Pulisic growing increasingly frustrated at Chelsea, according to reports.

    The American star, 22, spent nine months convincing Frank Lampard he was worthy of a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.

    And after finally nailing down a spot, Pulisic has been thrown back on the Chelsea bench under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

    The winger is yet to start under Tuchel and has played just 134 of a possible 810 minutes under the German – who gave him his big break at Borussia Dortmund.

    Now, the Mail claim Pulisic could look to move on after starting on the bench during the 2-0 win over Everton.

    Man Utd and Liverpool were BOTH keen on the forward before agreeing to join Chelsea in January 2019.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FEL FROM GRAVE

    West Ham are steeling themselves for another transfer market kicking on out of favour Felipe Anderson.

    The Hammers have already had to swallow a £25million loss to offload £40m record signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

    Now they are resigned to suffering another major drop on £36million Brazil midfielder Anderson when he returns from his loan spell at Porto.

    The 27-year-old playmaker has hardly played for the Portuguese giants since joining them in October and knows there is no chance of a permanent move.

    But Hammers boss David Moyes has also made it clear that Anderson does not figure in his future plans.

    Now the problem for the club is finding a buyer for a player who was signed from Lazio by Manuel Pellegrini in 2018.

    Particularly as Anderson is West Ham’s highest-paid player and still has another year of his £100,000-a-week contract to run.

  • Jake Lambourne

    LONDON CALLING

    Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly battling each other in the race to sign right-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.

    According to the Telegraph, the Serie A side are in need to raise funds after being hit by the coronavirus crisis.

    One of those that they could be forced into selling is Hakimi, who they signed from Real Madrid last summer.

    Both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in the Morocco international in 2020, and they are said to have retained their interest.

    The Gunners see Hakimi as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin, while the Blues believe the player could feature in a more advanced role under Thomas Tuchel.

  • Jake Lambourne

    EDIN OFF

    BREAKING – Edinson Cavani is unhappy at Manchester United and will return to South America this summer, according to the player's father.

    Luis told TyC Sports: "My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again.

    "Edinson is going to end up playing in South America. I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important.

    "Edinson had many conversations with Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.

    "He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca."

    He continued: "By the middle of the year it would be the return to South America. My son's idea is not to continue there, he wants to return."

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