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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 22 May 09:43

Paper Talk: Liverpool plan ambitious £140m triple swoop; Arsenal chase defensive man mountain

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 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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Ian Wright has slammed Arsenal’s U-turn over Mikel Arteta as ’embarrassing’ (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)

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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)

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However, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Jokanovic was on the Blues’ shortlist way back on May 1

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)

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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 19 May 14:28

Take your pick through the Premier League?s free agents?

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 Рwho contacted the clubs to confirm their lists Рreports 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?



Jack Wilshere

Santi Cazorla

Per Mertesacker



Ryan Allsop

Baily Cargill



Tim Krul

Uwe Hunemier

Niki Maenpaa

Liam Rosenior

Steve Sidwell



Dean Marney



Junior Hoilett

Aron Gunnarsson

Frederic Guonongbe

Greg Halford

Brian Murphy

Ibrahim Meite




Matej Delac


Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye

Joel Ward

Bakary Sako

Diego Cavalieri

Chung-Yong Lee

Damien Delaney

Julian Speroni



Joel Robles


Huddersfield Town

Robert Green

Dean Whitehead (Moving to coaching role)


Leicester City

Robert Huth

Ben Hamer



Emre Can


Manchester City

Yaya Toure


Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini

Michael Carrick


Newcastle United

Jesus Gamez

Massadio Haidara

Stuart Findlay

Curtis Good



Jeremy Pied

Stuart Taylor


Stoke City *Players contracts expiring but yet to confirm the list*

Glen Johnson

Charlie Adam

Stephen Ireland

Jakob Haugaard



Sung-yong Ki

Angel Rangel

Leon Britton

Kenji Gorre


Tottenham *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*

Watford *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*


West Brom

James Morrison

Claudio Jacob

Boaz Myhill

Gareth McAuley


West Ham

James Collins

Patrice Evra

Wolves *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*


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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 18 May 17:06

Premier League managerial changes hit record high as two more depart

Mark Ogden discusses David Moyes' departure from West Ham and Sam Allardyce's sacking at Everton. The FC panel pore over the next manager odds for West Ham and Everton. Carlos Carvalhal's departure from Swansea and Paul Lambert leaving Stoke means there have been a Premier League-record 15 managerial changes this season. Swansea announced on Friday that they would not renew Carvalhal's expiring contract, with news of Lambert's departure coming soon afterwards. The two follow Sam Allardyce (Everton) and David Moyes (West Ham) in leaving their roles in the week between the end of the league season and Saturday's FA Cup final. Add in 10 changes during the league season...

Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 18 May 14:22

Swansea part ways with manager Carvalhal following relegation

Swansea have announced that they will not be extending the contract of manager Carlos Carvalhal.

The Swans were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday, the end of their seven-year stay in the top flight confirmed by a 2-1 home defeat to Stoke.

Carvalhal was appointed as Paul Clement’s successor in December, just three days after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

Carvalhal won five of his first nine league games as Swansea climbed to 13th place, but they were condemned to the Sky Bet Championship after picking up only three points from the last 27 on offer.

A statement posted on the club’s official website read: “The Swans will start the search for a new boss after opting to make a change following their relegation from the Premier League.

“The club can also confirm first-team coaches Joao Mario and Bruno Lage have left the Liberty Stadium, along with match analysts Jhony Conceicao and Paulo Sampaio.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins added: “We’d like to put on record our thanks to Carlos for his enthusiasm, hard work and commitment since arriving at the club in December.

“Naturally, we are all disappointed with the club’s relegation from the Premier League, and following discussions with Carlos, we felt it was in the best interests of both parties that we move in a new direction.”


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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 17 May 16:51

Premier League prize money: Man Utd earn more than champions City

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.

#SAFC’s parachute payments from the Premier League. £41,571,016 in total. pic.twitter.com/7jaVFKRenU

— 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.

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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 17 May 14:18

Leeds target huge double swoop to spearhead promotion push

Leeds have made the signing of Abel Hernandez and former favourite Kyle Bartley their two top transfer priorities this summer as they look to mount a push for promotion next season.

Hull striker Hernandez is available on a Bosman free transfer after refusing the Tigers’ offer of a new deal to extend his four-year stay at the KCOM Stadium and Leeds feel the Uruguayan is the man to replace loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga in their starting line-up.

Hernandez, 27, suffered an Achilles tendon tear back early last season, but still managed eight goals in 10 appearances after making his return from injury in March.

It’s believed the club have already approached his agent to instigate talks.

The 27-times capped striker, who has also been targeted by Wolves should they fail to land loanee Benik Afobe in a permanent deal, would command wages in excess of Leeds’ current ¬£15,000 a week ceiling. However, owner Andrea Radrizzani has already suggested at a softening of that stance this summer as Leeds look to push for a top six berth in 2019.

The Whites are also targeting Bartley, who enjoyed a successful pairing with Pontus Jansson while on loan in 2016-17.

Bartley, 26, was restricted to just five Premier League appearances for Swansea this season and Leeds hope to lure him back to Elland Road following the Swans’ relegation.

The player is best friends with Leeds star Luke Ayling, with the full-back already stating his intentions to ‘get in his ear’ about a return to Elland Road.

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Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this month, Ayling said:¬†“I speak to him every day. I am going away with him twice this summer (to Vegas and Marbella). I’ll be in his ear, don’t you worry about that.”

Swansea are expected to seek a £6million fee for Bartley this summer, but will be wary about strengthening potential promotion rivals.


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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 15 May 11:51

Swansea's Alfie Mawson has knee surgery, World Cup hopes appear over

Despite England's recent struggles, Ian Darke and the ESPN panel are cautiously optimistic about England's World Cup chances. Ian Darke leads the ESPN panel in predicting the 2018 World Cup winner with names of Germany, Brazil, France and England among the list. Swansea defender Alfie Mawson has undergone knee surgery, leaving his World Cup hopes seemingly over. Mawson had the operation after Swansea's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed by Sunday's 2-1 home defeat to Stoke. Swansea are waiting to discover the full extent of the injury, but it is feared Mawson will be out until the start of next season. The England under-21 international won a first call-up to the senior squad for the friendlies with Netherlands and Italy in March, but has...

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 14 May 21:18

Chelsea, Swansea finish appropriately; Wenger's plane tribute, Pochettino ultimatum

From Man City's stoppage-time winner to a thriller at Wembley, relive every Premier League goal from the final matchday in 90 seconds. The FC crew answer your tweets about whether playoffs will help competition in Europe's top leagues, whether Conte or Mourinho is better to play for and much more. Following his record-breaking season, the FC crew debate whether Mohamed Salah has surpassed Neymar as the best player after Messi and Ronaldo. The final Premier League weekend of the season saw Mauricio Pochettino issue Tottenham an ultimatum, while Swansea and Chelsea both slumped past the finish line. Goal of the weekend Kelechi Iheanacho is a fascinating player. Frequently anonymous, occasionally thrilling, the Leicester striker gave us a dash of the latter with his extraordinary, thunderbolt strike in his team's entertaining 5-4 defeat to Tottenham. It had to be some strike to stand out in that game, and this was some strike. Celebration...

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 14 May 10:46

Swansea 1-2 Stoke: Swansea relegated

Swansea's hopes for an unlikely escape from relegation were extinguished with a 1-2 loss to Championship-bound Stoke.

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 13 May 21:41

Swansea 1-2 Stoke: Swansea relegated

Swansea's hopes for an unlikely escape from relegation were extinguished with a 1-2 loss to Championship-bound Stoke.

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Britton signs improved Swansea contract

Midfielder Leon Britton signs an improved one-year deal with Swansea City, with an option for another year.

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Swansea striker Gomis joins Galatasaray

Turkish side Galatasaray sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.

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Swansea close in on £10m midfielder Mesa

Swansea City are in advanced talks to sign Spanish defensive midfielder Roque Mesa for more than £10m from Las Palmas.

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Swans to sign Chelsea's Abraham on loan

Swansea City are to sign striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

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Swans at Southampton for season opener

Swansea City's 2017-18 Premier League campaign starts at Southampton on Saturday, 12 August.

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