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Liverpool have been linked with a triple swoop for ¬£140m worth of talent, while Arsenal hope to fix their defensive woes by swooping for Porto’s defensive lynchpin, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL LOOKING TO MAKE TRANSFER STATEMENT
Liverpool are attempting an audacious swoop for three players they hope will further strengthen their new-found defensive resolve.
The Reds finished the season with the fourth-best defensive record in the Premier League in 2017/18, but had the season started 10 matches in, Liverpool would have had the best.
Their new-found defensive steel was hugely helped along by the ¬£75m January arrival of Virgil van Dijk, but Jurgen Klopp knows he will need to further strengthen his backline if the club are to mount a push for the Premier League title next season.
As such, the Daily Mirror reckons Liverpool are now ready to make AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma their new No 1 goalkeeper target and will spend up to ¬£70million to land the young Italian.
A clause in Donnarumma’s contract allows him to leave Milan after they failed to qualify for the Champions League and Klopp believes the goalkeeper is more obtainable than Alisson Becker at Roma.
Liverpool have also reportedly targeted swoops for Newcastle defenders Jamaal Lascelles and James Tarkowski, according to the Independent.
The duo are rated at¬†around ¬£35million apiece and are seen as cover and competition for both Van Dijk and, more likely, Dejan Lovren.
Although Liverpool would unlikely sign both, the addition of all three players, including Donnarumma, the papers seem to think the triple deal would set the Champions League finalists back a cool ¬£140m.
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Arsenal are continuing their long-term pursuit of Porto’s defensive man mountain Danilo Pereira (Daily Mirror)
Ipswich have interviewed Frank Lampard twice as they search for a new manager (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is wanted by Italian giants¬†AC Milan. The Belgian international is available on a free transfer after refusing a new deal at Old Trafford (The Sun)
Willian is desperate to stay at Chelsea – but his future depends on whether the club sacks manager Antonio Conte (The Sun)
Joe Hart could be given a shock get out of Man City by MLS sister team New York City (The Sun)
Barcelona¬†are planning a summer move for¬†Spurs’ 17-year-old English forward Reo Griffiths (The Sun)
Chelsea make Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski their top transfer target (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea are ready to spend as much as ¬£100m to land Poland hitman Lewandowski (Daily Express)
Fulham¬†manager Slavisa Jokanovic has emerged as a surprise candidate for the¬†Chelsea¬†manager’s job (Daily Express)
Chelsea fans are concerned that Roman Abramovich will be driven out of the club¬†(Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City are in fresh talks with Leicester to sign Riyad Mahrez (Daily Telegraph)
West Ham have agreed a deal with Manuel Pellegrini for up to ¬£7m per year (Daily Telegraph)
Real Madrid are set to make a move for Gianluigi Buffon with Manchester United reluctant to sell David De Gea (Daily Express)
Former Norwich striker Grant Holt is to become a pro-wrestler with a UK franchise (Daily Mail)
Danish Superleague side FC Nordsjaelland have announced their entire club is committing to Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity (Daily Mail)
James McClean has revealed Celtic broke his heart by signing another player over him (Daily Record)
The post Paper Talk: Liverpool plan ambitious ¬£140m triple swoop; Arsenal chase defensive man mountain appeared first on teamtalk.com.Everton News plus Fixtures, Scores, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 21 May 18:00
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With the season coming to a close for most English sides, clubs are announcing the players they are letting go on free transfers when their contracts come to an end this summer.
Sky Sports – who contacted the clubs to confirm their lists – reports that ¬£277million of Premier League talent could be off out the door for nothing in the summer transfer window thanks to data they used via transfermarkt.co.uk.
We’ve listed all of the out-of-contract players below – who could be leaving your club for nothing in the next couple of months?
Dean Whitehead (Moving to coaching role)
Stoke City *Players contracts expiring but yet to confirm the list*
Tottenham *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
Watford *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
Wolves *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
The post Take your pick through the Premier League’s free agents… appeared first on teamtalk.com.Everton News plus Fixtures, Scores, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 18 May 23:31
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Wayne Rooney, who is still deciding whether to accept an offer from DC United, has an open-ended invitation to return to Everton afterwards.Everton News plus Fixtures, Scores, Results and Transfers | Mail Online 18 May 10:59
Jordan and his girlfriend Megan couldn't resist packing on the PDA after the news that he landed a spot in England 's World Cup squad while holidaying in Barbados on Thursday.Everton ‚Äď teamtalk.com 17 May 16:51
The final figures given to Premier League clubs in prize money, TV fees and central commercial deals have been released, with Manchester United earning marginally more than Manchester City.
Both Manchester clubs earned a little under¬†¬£150m, with all clubs receiving a minimum of¬†¬£87.9m from TV deals alone.
That means West Brom received over ¬£94m from the Premier League despite ending the season rock bottom of the division.
OFFICIAL: the final numbers for Premier League cash allocation for 2017-18. Story to follow. pic.twitter.com/U3CS0dEf5J
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) May 17, 2018
The figures have also been released for parachute payments to relegated clubs, with Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull all receiving over¬†¬£41.5m at the end of this season.
Cardiff will receive their final parachute payment of¬†¬£16.5m before being promoted back to the Premier League, where they could be joined by Fulham.
— Joe (@JoeHay_) May 17, 2018
FA Cup final betting (Bet365): Chelsea star Hazard 6/1 and Man Utd’s Lukaku 8/1 for MOTM award at Wembley.
The post Premier League prize money: Man Utd earn more than champions City appeared first on teamtalk.com.Everton ‚Äď teamtalk.com 17 May 13:53
Dismissed Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits he was disappointed at his dismissal but knew the writing was on the wall after reading media reports.
The 63-year-old was jettisoned after less than six months in charge after a short meeting with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri on Wednesday morning.
Discontent from fans had risen to a level which had made the Goodison Park atmosphere toxic but Allardyce was unhappy with the way his exit was touted in the media well before he had received official confirmation.
“I’m surprised how it came about. It seemed to be done and dusted through the media before I met Farhad,” he told talkSPORT.
“I think it was out there in the open for a couple of days. That leaves you with the certainty of what was going to happen.
“It was slightly disappointing. Who was involved in that I couldn’t tell you, but something as delicate as that is something you want to be confidential.”
Allardyce added: “I think when it’s so open in the press, from the day before, it was highly unlikely it was going to be anything else.
“I prepared myself for what was being said by the press a couple of days before.
“My meeting with Farhad was amicable. We conducted ourselves amicably but I expressed a disappointment with how it got out. I accept it and move on.”
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