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Report: Euro giants would demand £80m for Spurs target, Mourinho ‘may be keen’ to sign him

According to reports from Calciomercato (h/t Football London), Tottenham Hotspur have joined the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serbia international has once again enjoyed a superb campaign for the Serie A giants, and his impressive form has caught the attention of heavyweight Premier League clubs. Milinkovic-Savic is a highly-rated box to box midfielder who would be a great addition for Spurs. Chelsea and United are thought to be his long-term admirers, but Spurs now have joined the race. The report claims that Jose Mourinho ‘may be keen’ on the idea of adding Milinkovic-Savic to his midfield. However, the chance of landing him is slim. He is under contract at the Stadio Olimpico until the summer of 2024, and Lazio are under no...

Newcastle want two-time UCL winner, some fans react: ‘Just imagine’, ‘Would love this’

Newcastle are looking to sign the Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez this summer. According to Caracol, the Premier League side could move for the Colombian once their takeover goes through. It will be interesting to see if Newcastle make an offer for Rodriguez in the coming weeks. The Colombian is a world-class player on his day and he would improve Bruce’s side a lot. Newcastle need to improve their attacking options next season and someone like Rodriguez would help them break down defences easily and turn them into a very good attacking side. A signing like this could take Bruce’s side to a whole new level. Rodriguez is a proven star and he has the quality to succeed at the highest level. Furthermore, he has the experience of winning trophies as well. The 28-year-old has won two Cham...

Journalist claims Leicester want 22-yr-old this summer, Rodgers knows him well

Leicester City have been linked with a move for the Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer. As per the Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Rodgers wants to bring the defender to the Premier League this summer. Rodgers has worked with Ajer during their time together at Celtic and he will know all about the player’s qualities. His interest in Ajer is hardly a surprise. Leicester need a long term partner for Soyuncu and Ajer would be ideal. The 22-year-old Celtic defender is still very young and inconsistent. However, the talent is there for everyone to see. Rodgers could help cut out the inconsistencies from his game and make him a better player. The Leicester City boss has a good track record of nurturing young players. He has proven that at Swansea, Liverpool and Celtic. It will be interesting to s...

Manager who has worked with 27-goal star claims he would fit in well at Liverpool

German forward Timo Werner has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a while now. Liverpool are thought to be one of the clubs keen on the RB Leipzig star. According to former RB Leipzig coach and sporting director Ralf Rangnick, the German striker would fit in well at Liverpool. Rangnick explains that Werner is suited to counter-attacking football and he benefits from quick switching of play. Jurgen Klopp’s men are probably the best in the world at that and Werner is likely to excel in his system. He said (via Nicolo Schira): “Since Timo has made progress under Nagelsmann, his most important weapons, however, are the quick switching movement and his powerful finish. Therefore, he would rather fit a club like Liverpool, which is similar to our style of play”. It will be interes...

George Caulkin provides latest update on NUFC takeover and transfer of money

There is an anticipation that this could be the most vital week in the Newcastle United takeover process. A deal in the region of £300 million has been agreed between Mike Ashley and the potential new Newcastle owners. A part-payment of £17 million has been paid already, which is non-refundable, while the remaining part will be paid once they get the green signal from the Premier League. The would-be new owners – Amanda Staveley’s consortium — comprising her company PCP Capital Partners (10 per cent), the billionaire Reuben brothers (10 per cent) and the 80 per cent majority stakeholding of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) – are waiting for the Premier League to approve the deal. Newcastle United fans are waiting eagerly to hear the official announcement, but acco...

‘No question about that’ – Martin O’Neill makes EPL title claims about Rangers & Celtic

Former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill has claimed that Rangers and the Hoops would be challenging for the title within five years if they were in the Premier League. The Scottish Premiership isn’t highly rated by most fans of the English top-flight, with many quick to claim that the quality of the SPFL isn’t high enough. Both Celtic and Rangers have attempted to join the English Football League in the past, and Martin O’Neill is confident that they will be in the top-flight after four seasons should they begin their journey in the League Two. The ex-Hoops boss also believes the Old Firm duo will start attracting the best players in the world if they start playing in the Premier League as they will have more money to compete in the transfer market. “They would be contesting. No question abou...

Report: Newcastle keeping tabs on 26-yr-old ace who could cost around €60m

Newcastle are keeping tabs on the Benfica keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos. As per reports in Portugal (via 90min), the Magpies are looking at the player as a long term replacement for Martin Dubravka. The 31-year-old is Newcastle’s best player right now and he has still has a few good years left in him. That said, the Magpies could use a strong number two. Vlachodimos could be a decent addition to the side but he won’t come cheap. The keeper is highly rated at Benfica and he has a release clause of €60m. The Portuguese outfit are under no pressure to sell and Newcastle might have to trigger his release clause in order to bring him to the Premier League this summer. It will be interesting to see if Newcastle make their move for the player this summer. Apparently, the Magpies value him at €20m. ...

Report: Newcastle have identified their ‘first choice summer target’…he’d be a massive signing

According to reports from Spanish newspaper Marca, Newcastle United’s potential new-owners would consider making a move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale in the next transfer window. The report claims that the prospective new owners have earmarked Bale as their ‘priority summer signing’, as they are close to completing the £300m takeover this week. The prospective new owners are waiting for approval from the Premier League. There have been reports that the Saudi consortium group would be willing to spend around £200 million on recruitment and infrastructure once the takeover is complete. It seems they have lofty plans on players they want to buy. Marca claims that the Welsh winger is their first choice summer target and the potential new owners are confident they have ...

Man City star claims Liverpool ended interest in him after they signed 27y/o

Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has revealed that Liverpool ended their interest in him after they signed Mohamed Salah in the summer of 2017. The Algeria international was with Leicester City at the time but was open to leaving for a bigger club, eventually joining Man. City the following summer. Despite already having Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the team, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was keen to further boost his attacking ranks at the time, and the club splashed a then club-record £34 million to bring the Egypt international from AS Roma to Anfield.  Mahrez eventually got his wish, though, leaving Leicester and moving to the Etihad Stadium for £60 million. “Before signing for Manchester City, there was interest from Liverpool in me,” the City star told BeIN Sports journal...

Report: Celtic plotting summer move for highly rated French defender

Celtic are interested in signing the French defender Brandon Soppy this summer. As per Foot Mercato (via HITC), the 18-year-old’s performances in the UEFA Youth League have attracted Celtic’s attention. The Scottish giants are not the only ones after the youngster this summer. The likes of Monaco and Leipzig are keen on the player as well. It will be interesting to see if the Hoops make their move for Soppy in the coming weeks. Celtic have benefited from signing talented young French players in the last few years and Soppy could develop into a star for them as well. The likes of Edouard, Ntcham, Dembele have all gone on to become Celtic stars and Soppy will be looking to follow in their footsteps if he joins the club. Celtic have a great track record when it comes to nurturing young player...

Report confirms Tottenham’s interest in signing 22-yr-old Arsenal target

Tottenham are interested in signing the Brazilian midfielder Gerson this summer. As per Yahoo (via Football London), the player’s father has confirmed that the Londoners are tracking him. It will be interesting to see if Spurs make an offer for the 22-year-old in the coming weeks. Jose Mourinho needs to improve his central midfield options and the Brazilian would be a good addition. Spurs have Winks and Ndombele as their reliable midfield options right now and the Frenchman has been quite injury prone since his arrival. It is important to add more depth to the position and Gerson seems ideal. The 22-year-old is a prodigious young talent and he is highly rated in Brazil. Not only is he a good passer, but he can also create chances and provide defensive cover as well. Gerson is a complete mi...

Newcastle linked with PL forward, some of their fans react: ‘Bring back Rondon’

Newcastle have been linked with a move for the Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo. The former Watford ace is currently on loan at Old Trafford and he has made quite the impression already. If the Magpies signed him this summer, he could be a decent attacking option for them. Newcastle need to improve their attack considerably this summer and they will need more than one striker. If they can get a top-class striker to lead the line and Ighalo as his back up, it would be the ideal scenario for them. It will be interesting to see if they can convince the former Watford star to join them. The 30-year-old is unlikely to return to Shanghai Shenhua this summer and the Chinese outfit will look to cash in on him. Once the takeover goes through, Newcastle will have the funds to move for their ta...