Haaland targets trophies, Sterling and Mahrez could LEAVE City, Pochettino to Spurs EXCLUSIVE, Ronaldo transfer future

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.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with the exciting 20-year-old..

On the transfer front, we've the very latest on Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez potentially leaving Eastlands.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    PRESSURE ON CITY

    Former Chelsea star Joe Cole believes Manchester City will be feeling most of the pressure in the Champions League Final.

    Cole told Football London: "Where Chelsea and Man City are at the moment, the pressure is on Man City.

    "You can see they are the better side over the course of 38 games but the club are so hell-bent on winning this trophy [Champions League] that the pressure is always mounting.

    "For Chelsea, you've got young players happy to be there in the sense that it wasn't expected this year. This was a transitional period.

    "But they can go out there and win the game with talent all over the park. That is where I think the psychology of the game will be"

  • Kostas Lianos

    MERS-IFUL WARNING

    Paul Merson warned Chelsea to be more clinical against Manchester City in the Champions League Final than they were against Aston Villa.

    Merson told Sky Sports: "I'm worried for Chelsea after seeing them at Aston Villa in what was a must-win game for them. They missed another load of chances and that's a big concern.

    "I know Chelsea have beaten Man City twice already this season, but I do worry for them in this one. Let's not get carried away, in the game at the Etihad, City missed a penalty to go 2-0 up.

    "If that game goes to 2-0 it could get very messy, but for Chelsea, after the penalty miss, the reins came off and bang.

    'If you have a go at Man City you have got a chance, but you've got to take that chance, and I don't think Chelsea have got the players to take them chances. Against Leicester in the FA Cup final, Chelsea had all that play in the first half but they just don't put teams away"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    NICE TUCH

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has beaten Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in both of their meeting ever since the former moved to the Premier League in January.

    However, Tuchel refuses to become too confident as he understands the enormity of the task ahead.

    The Blues boss said: "It's always tough to play against City, Bayern [Munich] or Barcelona when Pep is on the sideline. He creates huge belief and success and has a huge winning mentality.

    "We have had two experiences in two different competitions against City. Two different matches with two different line-ups. We have the experience of how brave and courageous we need to play in certain areas of the game.

    "Maybe in the moment, City are the strongest team in Europe, in the world, and they have built a huge gap between us in the league but we closed the gap for 90 minutes at Wembley and closed the gap again in Manchester"

  • Kostas Lianos

    CITY TEAM NEWS

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is likely to have a fully fit squad for the all-English Champions League Final against Chelsea in Porto.

    Star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan overcame a knee problem, which is kept him sidelined from last weekend's final league game against Everton.

    However, the Germany international appeared to take a slight knock during City's last training session when he came together in a challenge with Fernandinho.

    The 30-year-old left the session before many of his team-mates and looked to be in slight discomfort as he went down the tunnel but no official announcement has been made about his fitness

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has received a major injury boost ahead of the all-English Champions League Final against Manchester City in Porto.

    Edouard Mendy and N'Golo Kante are expected to be fit to start for the Blues.

    Mendy was diagnosed with bruised ribs after the Premier League season-closing 2-1 loss at Aston Villa.

    Kante has shaken off his latest hamstring problem and could start in the Dragao

  • Kostas Lianos

    FINAL EURO SQUAD

    England manager Gareth Southgate is set to name his final squad on Tuesday 1 June.

    Southgate revealed his provisional 33-man shortlist on Tuesday before Euro 2020 but seven players will soon be excluded.

    The Three Lions boss said: “There are 12 players still to play so we’re always going to need additional players and added to that we have some injuries at different stages, that we have very little info about.

    “We felt more time will help us make better decisions. Our preference was to name the 26, but we have not got an ideal hand of cards – a lot of unknowns.

    “Info and evidence are very important and we will have a lot more in the next seven days”

  • Kostas Lianos

    STERLING/MAHREZ SALE EXPLAINED

    Manchester City appear likely to sell Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez ahead of the summer transfer window.

    Some of Europe's top hitters like Arsenal, Real Madrid and Barcelona are monitoring the situation.

    According to Metro, manager Pep Guardiola is trying to fund potential moves for the likes of Tottenham star Harry Kane, Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland and Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish.

    Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte may also leave in the next couple of months

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  • Kostas Lianos

    RONALDO RETURN

    Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United in a stunning swap deal that would see Paul Pogba going back to Juventus.

    That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that Juve are interested in reuniting with Pogba so much so that they would be willing to use wantaway star Ronaldo in order to sweeten the deal.

    However, such a deal would mean the United and Real Madrid great would have to accept a pay cut.

    United, though, could also ask for a hefty sum in order to let Pogba go

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAALAND DEMAND

    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland has practically revealed what he needs to join another team.

    Haaland recently won the German Cup with Dortmund, who beat RB Leipzig 4-1 thanks to a brace from the star centre-forward.

    The Norway international has stated that he wants to win more trophies, something that should work as a takeaway for all his suitors.

    Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with the 20-year-old.

    Haaland said: “I am a simple guy. When I like something I just want to have more.

    “Like I have said before, when I score a goal, I always chase the next goal. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling, so I want to win trophies”

  • Kostas Lianos

    CITY SALE

    Arsenal are on red alert as Manchester City seem set to sell Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez in the summer.

    Sterling and Mahrez have been very impressive during their tenure at the Etihad.

    According to the Daily Mail, however, the attacking duo has been deemed surplus to requirements ahead of the summer transfer window.

    Nevertheless, the Gunners’ financial limits combined with their failure to qualify for Europe would make it difficult to land the two wingers

  • Kostas Lianos

    PEP TALK

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is staying at the club for the long term.

    City manager Guardiola will get his chance to win his third Champions League trophy, following his triumph in 2009 and 2011 as Barcelona head coach.

    The Spaniard. who has two years to run on his deal, admits he has "everything he needs".

    Guardiola said: "The club gives the manager everything he needs. Of course investment, I cannot deny that and everybody knows it, but not just that.

    "I have friends in the hierarchy above me, and the players have the feeling that I'm the manager because they feel I've been supported by all the people [above me].

    "Most importantly, apart from the players – because in five or six teams in England and Spain, they have top players as well – I feel comfortable with my staff, the backroom staff, I have everything. I can't ask for more to do my job as best as I can do"

  • Kostas Lianos

    NAIL ON THE ED

    Manchester City star Ederson seems to be preparing for a potential penalty shootout ahead of tonight's Champions League Final against Chelsea.

    But the City shot-stopper isn't only getting ready to defend his goal as he also seems set to to take on a spot-kick.

    The Brazil international was filmed having a go and fired the ball to the top right corner with ease.

    According to TNT Sports, Ederson took on 11 penalties in training and converted a whopping ten of them.

  • Kostas Lianos

    RICE BLOW

    Manchester United have been dealt with a major blow in their bid to sign West Ham star Declan Rice, who has also been linked with Chelsea.

    According to the Daily Mail, United have become increasingly concerned over Rice’s release clause, which is said to be in the region of 100million.

    Hammer boss David Moyes recently said: “I don’t agree with the owners that Declan Rice is a £100m footballer.

    “Far, far more than £100m”

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOP D-OD

    Real Madrid ace Martin Odegaard is Arsenal’s “No1” target ahead of the summer transfer window.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim that the Gunners’ top priority is to sign Odegaard on a permanent basis as soon as possible.

    The attacking midfielder joined the north Londoners from Real Madrid on loan last January.

    The Norway international put together a raft of impressive performances and has since impressed manager Mikel Arteta to a point that he convinced him to keep him

  • Kostas Lianos

    PHIL-ING IN

    Barcelona are keen to sell Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window after a disappointing spell in Spain.

    Coutinho moved to Barca from Liverpool in 2018 and has failed to stand out at the Nou Camp in the last three years, one of which he spent on loan at Bayern Munich.

    The attacking midfielder has been linked with a transfer away but Arsenal are reportedly not interested in the Brazil international just yet.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Barcelona are open to sell Philippe Coutinho this summer. Arsenal are NOT interested in signing him, as of today”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    KOUNDE BOOST

    Sevilla star defender Jules Kounde has confirmed that he “will perhaps have to change clubs this summer”.

    Kounde has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

    And the centre-back, who stood out this season in LaLiga, has said he wishes to play for a “big club”.

    Kounde told reporters at France’s Clairefontaine training camp: “Regarding my future, it’s certain that I will perhaps have to change clubs this summer.

    “But nothing has been finalised yet. I have not decided anything.

    “My goal is to play for a big club, to try to always progress and to win trophies.

    “It’s true that I might have to move but that’s not relevant today”

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAALAND BLOW

    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland has stated 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 summer transfer window.

    However, the star centre-forward 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”

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOU-PER YVES

    Arsenal have been handed a big boost by Liverpool in their bid to sign Brighton star Yves Bissouma.

    That is because the Reds will not enter the bidding war to buy Bissouma despite Georginio Wijnaldum’s imminent departure in the summer.

    According to The Athletic, head coach Jurgen Klopp has decided that an already existing member of the squad can fill in for Wijnaldum in midfield.

    Klopp has faith in Curtis Jones and is not likely to offload Naby Keita or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer transfer window

  • James Orr

    CAUSE A STER

    Raheem Sterling leads a shock list of Manchester City stars reportedly up for sale this summer.

    The England winger, 26, has won three Premier League titles in six years at the Etihad but has fallen out of favour in recent weeks.

    Saturday's Champions League final is likely to start with him on the bench having played only ten minutes over the last two rounds.

    According to the Mail, City are willing to listen to offers for Sterling in a bid to fund Pep Guardiola's transfer wishlist.

    Jack Grealish and Harry Kane have both been strongly linked with the English champions yet the pair could cost £300million. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal are all named as being interested in Sterling.

  • James Orr

    KICKING OFF

    Shocking images show brawls between Man City and Chelsea fans as they gather in Porto ahead of the Champions League final.

    Hundreds of fans were already in Portugal yesterday for tonight's big game featuring the two English teams.

    People were involved in clashes with police officers, it has been reported.

    Two fans were reportedly injured after shameful clashes near Porto’s Sao Bento railway station and in the city’s riverside quarter.

    One Chelsea fan was pictured drenched in claret as blood poured from his mouth which had been busted open.

    A witness said: “It was pretty minor – some people wanted another drink and the police were determined to move people on and back to their hotels.

    “There was no trouble between Chelsea and City fans.”

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Tottenham want to start official talks with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday about bringing Mauricio Pochettino back to North London.

    PSG boss Poch is eyeing a return to Spurs after falling out with the French giants’ sporting director Leonardo.

    And if Poch does make the move, he will ask Harry Kane to give him at least one more season at Tottenham.

    The England captain, 27, made clear he wants to leave in his hunt for honours — but that was before Poch let on he was interested in going back.

    Spurs chairman Levy hopes it will persuade the striker, who still has three years on his deal, to stay put.

    But it is unlikely to stop Manchester giants City and United from trying to bag the Prem’s 23-goal Golden Boot winner.

    Meanwhile, David Alaba has signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid.

    The Austrian turned down a new contract at Bayern Munich, bringing his 12-year association with the German giants to an end.

    Alaba, 28, was determined to experience a new challenge, with a preference for playing in midfield.

    And after months of speculation, Madrid have finally officially announced the deal.

    The left-sided star has committed for five seasons, and will earn around £200,000-a-week.

    Alaba will be officially presented to Real Madrid supporters following the conclusion of Euro 2020, at which he is representing his country.

    And finally, N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy have been passed fit, handing Chelsea a monumental boost ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Manchester City.

    Kante, 30, had been struggling with a hamstring injury in recent weeks and missed the visit to Villa Park last weekend.

    In the penultimate game of the season against Aston Villa, summer signing Mendy collided with the post injuring his ribs just before half-time in an attempt to stop Bertrand Traore’s goal.

    Mendy’s injury forced a change at half-time with Kepa emerging from the tunnel to take his place.

    The pair returned to training just days before Saturday’s Champions League final, but it was unknown whether they would be passed fit to play.

    Luckily for the Blues, it has been confirmed that both are fit and ready to take part in the final, just over nine years on from Chelsea’s only triumph in the competition against Bayern Munich.

  • Joe Brophy

    HOMECOMING

    Tottenham want to start official talks with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday about bringing Mauricio Pochettino back to North London.

    PSG boss Poch is eyeing a return to Spurs after falling out with the French giants’ sporting director Leonardo.

    And if Poch does make the move, he will ask Harry Kane to give him at least one more season at Tottenham.

    The England captain, 27, made clear he wants to leave in his hunt for honours — but that was before Poch let on he was interested in going back.

    Spurs chairman Levy hopes it will persuade the striker, who still has three years on his deal, to stay put.

    But it is unlikely to stop Manchester giants City and United from trying to bag the Prem’s 23-goal Golden Boot winner.

  • Joe Brophy

    AL BE OFF

    David Alaba has signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid.

    The Austrian turned down a new contract at Bayern Munich, bringing his 12-year association with the German giants to an end.

    Alaba, 28, was determined to experience a new challenge, with a preference for playing in midfield.

    And after months of speculation, Madrid have finally officially announced the deal.

    The left-sided star has committed for five seasons, and will earn around £200,000-a-week.

    Alaba will be officially presented to Real Madrid supporters following the conclusion of Euro 2020, at which he is representing his country.

  • Joe Brophy

    KANT WAIT

    N'Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy have been passed fit, handing Chelsea a monumental boost ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Manchester City.

    Kante, 30, had been struggling with a hamstring injury in recent weeks and missed the visit to Villa Park last weekend.

    In the penultimate game of the season against Aston Villa, summer signing Mendy collided with the post injuring his ribs just before half-time in an attempt to stop Bertrand Traore's goal.

    Mendy's injury forced a change at half-time with Kepa emerging from the tunnel to take his place.

    The pair returned to training just days before Saturday's Champions League final, but it was unknown whether they would be passed fit to play.

    Luckily for the Blues, it has been confirmed that both are fit and ready to take part in the final, just over nine years on from Chelsea's only triumph in the competition against Bayern Munch.

  • Joe Brophy

    WITHOUT FAIL

    Kevin de Bruyne has admitted that Manchester City will 'almost be failures' if they lose the Champions League final to Chelsea.

    The Belgian, 29, said: "As players, we understand the magnitude of the game.

    "If you win, you're a hero and if you lose, you're almost a failure, even if you're not a failure because getting to this stage is incredibly well done by the team and an individual.

    "But if you don't win, it will be something you don't really want to experience."

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