Chelsea 'lining up Lukaku RETURN', Cristiano Ronaldo to STAY at Juve says Georgina Rodriguez, Haaland transfer update

CRISTIANO RONALDO will STAY at Juventus, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez has said.

Meanwhile Sergio Aguero is set to undergo a medical at Barcelona today after his brother launched a Twitter tirade against Pep Guardiola.

And Erling Haaland is hot property this summer – and the Dortmund star has revealed his next move will be to win as many trophies as possible.

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  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Thomas Tuchel says a new two-year deal will be just part of a ‘fantastic beginning’ at Chelsea.

    The Blues’ head coach held talks with Roman Abramovich hours after leaving celebrations to mark winning the Champions League.

    Tuchel said: “If we really want to build something I’m all in, I can tell you. And I’m happy to talk about it and discuss it. If our beliefs match, we go from there.

    “We have to check with the owner if this is his plan, I think it’s possible.

    “I think I have a clause that makes my contract a bit longer if I win the League or the Champions League.

    “I’m not 100 per cent sure but my manager said it weeks ago, I didn’t check. I said, ‘Let’s talk when it’s the case’.

    “Even if we have a longer contract, there are no doubts I want to stay and it’s not the most important thing.

    “I’m very happy to be here, it’s a fantastic beginning and we go now for the next one.”

    Meanwhile, Tottenham could be tempted to part ways with Harry Kane if Manchester City offer Gabriel Jesus plus cash, according to reports.

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will try and get the best deal possible for Kane should any team try and buy him this summer.

    But according to the Daily Star, Spurs have an interest in Brazilian striker Jesus – opening up the possibility of a cash-plus-swap deal for Kane.

    Jesus is valued at £70million and if City chuck in a similar amount as well, Tottenham could be tempted to sell.

    And finally, Pep Guardiola admits he is ready for a break as he heads back to see his family in Barcelona this week.

    It has been a lengthy and demanding season for his Manchester City side -chasing the Quadruple for so long meant he has not seen some of his nearest and dearest since November.

    After an outstanding campaign ended on a disappointing note in Portugal, he said: “I want to go home and be with my family.

    “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them.

    “After that I’ll come back to the club. It’s going to be the best club in the world for the next few years.

    “I want to congratulate my players on an exceptional season and on the game they played on Saturday.”

  • Joe Brophy

    STRAIN BARRIER

    Pep Guardiola admits he is ready for a break as he heads back to see his family in Barcelona this week.

    It has been a lengthy and demanding season for his Manchester City side -chasing the Quadruple for so long meant he has not seen some of his nearest and dearest since November.

    After an outstanding campaign ended on a disappointing note in Portugal, he said: “I want to go home and be with my family.

    “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them.

    “After that I’ll come back to the club. It’s going to be the best club in the world for the next few years.

    “I want to congratulate my players on an exceptional season and on the game they played on  Saturday.”

  • Joe Brophy

    SILVA SPOON

    Exclusive by David Woods: Chelsea will offer Thiago Silva a new-one year deal after the 36-year-old’s superb first season at the club.

    Silva signed on a free last summer and made 34 appearances, including seven in a hectic May.

    In 18 of the games where Silva started, the Blues kept a clean sheet.

    Despite turning 37 in September this year, the Brazil centre-back has impressed Stamford Bridge boss Thomas Tuchel and will be rewarded with a new contract.

  • Joe Brophy

    TUCH AND GO

    Thomas Tuchel saluted the grit of Emma Hayes’ Chelsea side following their double triumph this season.

    The Blues boss, whose team beat Man City to claim their second Champions League crown, hailed the WSL giants’ success in England and Europe.

    Tuchel, 47, said: “There’s no doubt about it that they are a strong group of women with a strong group of players and a strong leader.

    “And they can be very proud and we are very proud they got all of these titles.”

  • Joe Brophy

    POT LUCK

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all find themselves in Pot 2 in next season’s Champions League.

    All of the clubs missed on top seeding following disastrous league campaign’s which saw them miss out on being handed a favourable group draw.

    Pot 1 is made of eight teams which includes the winners of the top six ranked domestic leagues as well as the two champions from this term’s European competitions.

    England’s Manchester City, France’s Lille, Germany’s Bayern Munich, Italy’s Inter Milan, Spain’s Atletico Madrid and Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon are in Pot 1.

  • Joe Brophy

    KAN DO

    N’Golo Kante has become one of SIX players to win the Champions League, Premier League and World Cup.

    The French midfielder played brilliantly in the Blues’ 1-0 win against Manchester City last night to join the exclusive club.

    Since the old First Division and European Cup were both re-branded into the Premier League and Champions League in 1992, only half-a-dozen players have won both competitions and the World Cup.

    Kante joined Fabien Barthez, Thierry Henry, Juliano Belletti, Gerard Pique and Pedro in that club with his man-of-the-match performance against Pep Guardiola’s side.

    Other players had achieved the feat before 1992, most notably Manchester United legends Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles – part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966.

  • Joe Brophy

    DEVIL DELIGHT

    Manchester United's Europa League final defeat to Villarreal could see them be handed a favourable Champions League group next season.

    The Red Devils lost on penalties in last week's final in Gdansk as the Spanish side won the first major honour in their history.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad found themselves in Europe's second-tier competition after failing to get out of their Champions League group.

    And United's attempt to reach the knockout stages of next year's European Cup have been boosted after missing out on Pot 1.

    Of the eight teams in Pot 1, the winners of the top six ranked domestic leagues are included, as well as the two champions from this term's European competitions.

    England's Manchester City, France's Lille, Germany's Bayern Munich, Italy's Inter Milan, Spain's Atletico Madrid and Portugal's Sporting Lisbon are in Pot 1.

  • Joe Brophy

    SPECIAL GRAN

    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted he is flattered by interest from Jose Mourinho over a potential move.

    Mourinho is the new Roma boss and is reportedly interesting in bringing Xhaka to Italy.

    Xhaka told Blick: Of course I read [about the interest]. But now I’m 100 per cent focused on the national team here.

    “That’s more important than Arsenal or rumours right now. I have another two years on my contract in London and Arsenal they know what they have in me. When the time comes to talk about a transfer, I’ll be here.”

    The Switzerland midfielder added: “To be honest, I didn’t hear what Mourinho has said about me. But that makes you proud.

    “Everyone knows Mourinho, knows what he has achieved. Mourinho knows how to win titles.

    “You can now see what work I have done over the past few years.”

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE FROM ROONEY

    Rooney also reckons it’s crucial for the Three Lions’ hopes this summer that Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson recover from injuries.

    He said: “England have a good chance and will be very hard for any team to beat if they reach the last four, with the semi-finals and final at Wembley.

    “But to succeed I think Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson have to be fit.

    ‘Those two plus Harry Kane are the spine of England’s team. Gareth needs them on the pitch.

    “Those players being there allows Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Marcus Rashford to go and express themselves, and every side has those leaders, those rocks, whom the rest depend on in a crisis.

    “If the going gets tough in a game, Jordan and the two Harrys are the ones all the other players will look to.”

  • Joe Brophy

    OVER TO ROO

    Wayne Rooney ‘would have tried absolutely everything’ to persuade Jamie Vardy to play at Euro 2020 – as he rates him an ideal strike-partner for England skipper Harry Kane.

    Vardy, 34, retired from international football in 2018 but is still in hot form for Leicester.

    Derby boss Rooney, 35, wrote in his Sunday Times column: “One man I wish was in Gareth’s squad is Jamie Vardy.

    “I would have tried absolutely everything to lure him out of retirement for these finals.

    “I know some people may be surprised at this, especially with the legal case between my wife and Jamie’s wife, but this is my honest football opinion.

    “He may be 34, but Jamie is still a brilliant player, who was involved in 24 goals in the Premier League this season and would have been a great asset – not only as an impact sub but as a potential starter.

    “Look at how Kane has been playing for Tottenham Hotspur, dropping deeper and playing through balls – Jamie could have been running on to them.”

  • Joe Brophy

    SILVA SERVICE

    Champions League winner Thiago Silva slammed former club Paris Saint-Germain after his European triumph.

    Speaking after Chelsea's win over Manchester City, Silva told RMC Sport: "Every time Paris was eliminated, people tried to find a culprit and it was always me.

    "It's a shame, I really gave everything."

    The veteran defender added: "It's the most important moment of my career, it's unforgettable.

    "But it's also a moment for recognition of everything Paris has done for me, but we failed to win it.

    "I'm very happy, and I hope that Paris will be able to get here soon."

  • Joe Brophy

    GET GAB

    Tottenham could be tempted to part ways with Harry Kane if Manchester City offer Gabriel Jesus plus cash, according to reports.

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will try and get the best deal possible for Kane should any team try and buy him this summer.

    But according to the Daily Star, Spurs have an interest in Brazilian striker Jesus – opening up the possibility of a cash-plus-swap deal for Kane.

    Jesus is valued at £70million and if City chuck in a similar amount as well, Tottenham could be tempted to sell.

  • Joe Brophy

    POCH TO GO

    Mauricio Pochettino has told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave as Tottenham and Real Madrid hover, reports say.

    SunSport revealed Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is confident of luring Pochettino back as boss after surprisingly sacking him in November 2019.

    And Goal say Poch has explained to PSG he wants to quit this summer, a year before his contract expires.

  • Joe Brophy

    DIO-GO?

    Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is unsure over his future at the club.

    The 22-year-old had a successful loan spell at Italian giants AC Milan, helping them finish second in the Serie A.

    Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Dalot said: “I like to become more and more complete.

    “The Italians love football, they always talk about it and being part of this culture has been a fantastic experience. And on the pitch, I feel I have improved a lot tactically.

    “There are some defensive aspects I learned here and it was fantastic to develop these qualities too.

    “That’s not the only thing either, as I improved in pressing high and recovering the ball as soon as possible.

    “Very useful stuff. I say that I had a fantastic year and met beautiful people.

    “It was a real pleasure to play for Milan but now I think about the Euros and I really don’t know (on his future) what will happen.”

  • Joe Brophy

    EDDIE SET GO

    Watford want to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah ahead of their Premier League return, according to reports.

    The Gunners will reportedly demand £15million for the England youth international, who has a year left on his Emirates contract.

    According to the Mirror, Arsenal are looking to cash in on Nketiah before his contract expires – and Watford are willing to make a bid.

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAUL SEARCHING

    Atletico Madrid ace Saul Niguez is pushing for a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who claim that Saul is ready to bid farewell to Atleti.

    The midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a long time.

    However, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are also keeping tabs on the 26-year-old star

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  • Kostas Lianos

    WILLI-END

    Arsenal ace Willian is likely to leave the Gunners in the summer.

    The playmaker failed to deliver at the Emirates ever since his move from Chelsea last year.

    According to Sky Sports, the Brazil international is keen on a comeback at the Blues or a move to the MLS.

    That could lead to a £15million profit for the north Londoners, who are looking to raise funds ahead of the transfer window

  • Kostas Lianos

    NATH-ING MORE

    Stoke are waiting on Manchester United, Arsenal and Crystal Palace to swoop in for Nathan Collins.

    Collins is reportedly targeted by Burnley but the Potters have placed a high asking price for the centre-back.

    The 20-year-old made 27 appearances across all competitions throughout this campaign.

    United are on the lookout for a defender but are focusing their attentions on the likes of Real Madrid star Raphael Varane and Villarreal ace Pau Torres

  • Kostas Lianos

    OLE LOT OF LUCK

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “lucky” to still be the Red Devils' manager, according to Arsenal hero Martin Keown.

    Keown told talkSPORT: “They’ve had a succession of managers at the club but have not really been trusted and had a working relationship [with the club] and I do feel that with Ole.

    “I do feel, when you look at it, he’s lucky to still be there really.

    “He knows the standards that are being set and he can’t keep suffering disappointments, semi-final after semi-final, getting to finals.

    “I do think he’s fortunate but this is the current day Manchester United”

  • Kostas Lianos

    STRIK-INGS OPTION

    Chris Sutton claims Southampton ace Danny Ings may go to either Manchester United or Manchester City in the summer as a cheaper striking option.

    Sutton told BBC Radio 5Live: “There’s talk about Danny Ings leaving.

    “He could end up at Manchester City or Manchester United.

    “There are all sorts of rumours flooding around the Norfolk area, but that’s what I have heard.

    “And how could they [Southampton] possibly replace him?”

  • Kostas Lianos

    DE BRUYNE SPEAKS OUT

    Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne suffered a heavy facial injury during the Champions League Final against Chelsea.

    De Bruyne clashed with Blues star Antonio Rudiger after 60 minutes and hobbled off the pitch with a black eye.

    The attacking midfielder was transferred to hospital and took to Twitter to announce that he’s been diagnosed with acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture.

    The Belgium international tweeted the following:

  • Kostas Lianos

    DE BRUYNE LATEST

    Manchester City star man Kevin De Bruyne may have to miss Belgium’s first Euro 2020 matches in the group stage.

    De Bruyne was forced off the Champions League Final after a rough collision with Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger on 60 minutes.

    The playmaker was diagnosed with acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture.

    According to ESPN, the 29-year-old will need three weeks to heal, which means he may not have any part in the group stage against Denmark, Finland and Russia.

    However, there is no way De Bruyne is going to miss the whole tournament as long as Belgium make it out of the group stage

  • Kostas Lianos

    FOUR REAL

    The Manchester United hierarchy are going to sanction four signings for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer.

    That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim that Solskjaer will get financial backing in his bid to complete the transfer of Borussia Dortmund star winger Jadon Sancho and three other players.

    United seem keen on buying a new centre-forward, despite Edinson Cavani’s new contract, and are targeting Sancho’s star team-mate Erling Haaland as well as Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.

    The Red Devils are also looking for a defender to partner up with Harry Maguire at centre-back and are keeping tabs on Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane and Villarreal player Pau Torres

  • Kostas Lianos

    PERFECT TUCH

    Chelsea’s Champions League celebrations continued backstage after winning the Champions League.

    Blues manager Thomas Tuchel took it all in with a bottle of champagne he brought to the dressing room.

    Tuchel popped the cork and sprayed all of his players who were on cloud nine after beating Manchester City 1-0 in Porto.

    Check out the scenes from the west Londoners’ lock room:

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAALAND BLOW

    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland has confirmed that he remains “respectful” towards his contract.

    Haaland has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

    However, the star striker appears to be happy at Dortmund, especially after they sealed Champions League qualification.

    Haaland told Viaplay: “Well, I have a contract for a couple of years so I am respectful towards my contract.

    “Like I have said before, I’m a big fan of the Champions League and I think everybody knows that. It was a relief to secure that spot. It was really important.

    “I am a simple guy. When I like something, I just want to have more. When I score a goal, I always chase the next goal.

    “I have big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. So I want to win trophies”

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