Ancelotti to Madrid LATEST, Kane will 'still leave' Tottenham even if Pochettino returns, Traore to Chelsea transfer
1st June 2021

HARRY KANE looks set to leave Tottenham this summer- even if Mauricio Pochettino returns to the club.

Reports suggest the Spurs striker is ready to leave in an effort to win trophies, with Man City leading the race.

We've also the latest on Carlo Ancelotti's potential shock move to Real Madrid, while Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a move for Wolves speedster Adama Traore.

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  • Marc Mayo

    CLOCKING OFF

    Sergio Aguero shelled out a staggering £60,000 to buy every single member of Manchester City's backroom staff a watch – AND enter them into a raffle to win his brand new car.

    The Argentine legend, 32, will leave the Etihad at the end of the month and join Barcelona and he had some incredible parting gifts for the 60-strong backroom staff at City after a decade at the club.

    According to The Athletic, the Man City icon bought everyone either a Tag Heuer of Hublot watch, with some models – including the Tag Heuer Formula 1, valued at up to £1,650.

    Each watch was engraved with the words: "Gracias! Kun Aguero."

    The striker also entered every member of staff into a raffle to win his Range Rover Evoque. It's claimed one of Aguero's favourite Man City employees won the car – one of the City kit men.

  • Marc Mayo

    FIK AS THIEVES

    Chelsea have agreed to sell Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan for £25million, according to reports.

    Happy with his performances, Milan chiefs have been working on making the deal permanent.

    They were keen to negotiate a discount, however, on the £25m option to buy agreed in January's loan transfer.

    But according to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea haven't budged, with Milan set to pay the amount in full to acquire Tomori's services on a full-time basis.

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  • Marc Mayo

    DAN IN THE DUMPS

    Daniel Sturridge still had the world at his feet back in 2016 — despite being part of England’s shameful Euros exit.

    The striker, who had scored in the Europa League final for Liverpool a few weeks earlier, was expected to push on at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.

    But today — as England name their squad for this summer’s tournament — Sturridge is a free agent who last played a match 15 MONTHS ago.

    Read Charlie Wyett’s full feature on the striker here.

  • Marc Mayo

    XHAK IT TO ME

    Roma are reportedly chasing a deal for Granit Xhaka before the start of the Euros.

    A £17million fee has been slapped on the midfielder by the Gunners.

    Former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and Xhaka are said to be big fans of one another with La Gazzetta dello Sport detailing a £13m-plus-bonuses offer.

    Cengiz Under or Amadou Diawara could even be offered as player exchange alternatives.

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  • Marc Mayo

    FOR-EMER MORE

    Napoli are back in for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri.

    The Blues’ third-choice left-back is said to cost £13million by Il Mattino, a fee which could be lowered through negotiations.

    Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso are ahead of the Italian in Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order.

  • Marc Mayo

    REAL DEAL

    Real Madrid have released their new 2021-22 home kit – complete with a blue and orange trim and spiral design.

    Los Blancos shared pictures of the strip on their club website, with the latest effort from adidas to be available to buy next week.

    And the new jersey – made from recycled materials – boasts a new colour scheme, with blue and orange replacing the traditional gold.

  • Marc Mayo

    EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

    A few international friendlies are on tonight to keep your football hunger at bay.

    England’s group opponents Croatia face Armenia while fellow Euro 2020 hopefuls Slovakia host Bulgaria (both 5pm) and Russia take on Poland (7.45pm).

    There is also plenty up for grabs in Northern Ireland’s ECL play-off as Cliftonville face Crusaders and Larne host Glenarvon (both 7.45pm).

  • Marc Mayo

    PEL OF A TEAM

    Pele has selected an ultra-attacking FIFA 21 side, available to challenge within the game.

    The Brazilian, arguably the greatest player of all time, attempted to cram in as many attacking players as he possibly could.

    Check this out…

  • Marc Mayo

    RAPH RIDE

    Manchester United and Chelsea are set to battle it out for defender Raphael Varane this summer, according to reports.

    And both are willing to offer DOUBLE the salary that Real Madrid have tabled.

    According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid will definitely sell Varane this in the coming months, should he refuse to sign a new deal.

    President Florentino Perez hopes to receive more than £60million for the defender – an easy fee for English sides to reach.

    Madrid are believed to have offered Varane around £100,000-a-week to stay at Santiago Bernabeu.

    But Man United and Chelsea are both willing to pay £200,000-a-week for his services.

  • Marc Mayo

    ANCEL DELIGHT

    Real Madrid have chosen Carlo Ancelotti to become their next manager, according to reports in Spain.

    The Everton boss coached the Bernabeu giants to Champions League glory during his first spell in Madrid, between 2013 and 2015.

    Marca claim Real want to seal the deal immediately after deciding that Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte were not feasible options to replace Zinedine Zidane.

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  • Marc Mayo

    DONN AND DUSTED

    Roma have entered the race for Gianluigi Donnarumma.

    According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Jose Mourinho is pushing his new club into an audacious bid for the goalkeeper.

    AC Milan are set to lose him on a free with contract negotiations failing.

    Agent Mino Raiola is being entrusted with Donnarumma’s future and a £165,000-a-week contract offer may be enough to seal the deal.

    However, the Italian is said to have other clubs on his mind.

  • Marc Mayo

    VOTING BOOTH

    Bruno Fernandes is among the nominees for the Premier League Player of the Season.

    Fans will vote on their favourite star online with Harry Kane, Ruben Dias and Mohamed Salah in the running.

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    ADAMA AMORE

    Chelsea are hunting down Adama Traore as part of Thomas Tuchel’s summer spending spree.

    The winger is named by Daily Telegraph ahead of the Blues’ splashing £150million.

    Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane and Erling Haaland have also been linked.

  • Marc Mayo

    I KNOW JU

    Miralem Pjanic could return to Juventus after only a year away, reports in Italy suggest.

    Tuttosport name the Barcelona playmaker as on new coach’s Massimiliano Allegri’s shortlist.

    The 31-year-old was sent to the Camp Nou in a pseudo-swap deal for Arthur Melo last year but has not cemented a place in the team.

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  • Marc Mayo

    BAYERN BOSS' BYE

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is leaving Bayern Munich at the end of June.

    The CEO, 65, was due to retire later this year but the date has been brought forward to end a 30-year association with the club.

    Former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn will replace Rummenigge having been on the Bayern board since January 2020.

  • Marc Mayo

    GREENWOOD OUT

    Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England’s Euro 2020 squad.

    An ‘underlying’ injury will keep the striker at home this summer.

    A Manchester United statement reads: “Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2021 squad in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the U21 Euros in March.

    “A further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training.”

  • Marc Mayo

    GREENWOOD OUT

    Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England’s Euro 2020 squad.

    An ‘underlying’ injury will keep the striker at home this summer.

    A Manchester United statement reads: “Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2021 squad in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the U21 Euros in March.

    “A further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training.”

  • Marc Mayo

    SISSO-GO?

    Moussa Sissoko has refused to rule out a move from Tottenham this summer.

    He said: "I am a person who does not close any doors.If a new challenge presents itself, we will see what I do.

    "But today, I do not close any doors concerning my future, because it was a difficult year for me at the club.

    "I also want to see what the club will decide. Maybe they will say to me, 'Moussa, it is time to go elsewhere'. Or maybe they will say to me, 'Moussa, we absolutely want you to stay'.

    "What I want, is to continue to play, and enjoy myself. So I am not saying that I absolutely want to leave Tottenham. I feel good over there, I have had good moments and I feel good with the fans and my teammates, who I get on well with."

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  • Marc Mayo

    T-WREX

    Former Charlton manager and FA director Les Reed has been parachuted into Wrexham as an advisor.

    The non-league club, run by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, have let manager Dean Keates go and Reed, 68, will help find a new man for the dugout.

    He said: "It reminds me very much of when I first went to Southampton under new ownership in League One, where the objective was to return the club to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity, while creating a sustainable business model.

    "As it was then, the recruitment of players for the first team will be key to join those in the current squad who will be retained, if financial terms can be agreed.

    "I look forward to working with everyone at the club involved with the recruitment and development of players, and the new manager in particular."

  • Marc Mayo

    POCH NOT ENOUGH

    Harry Kane will NOT stay at Tottenham even if Mauricio Pochettino completes his emotional return to North London.

    The England star, 27, left Spurs reeling after openly admitting he wants to quit the club in a desperate bid to win some silverware.

    Kane thrived under Pochettino – also a target for Real Madrid following Zinedine Zidane's exit – as his career continues to go from strength-to-strength.

    But The Times have revealed not even Pochettino coming back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be enough to keep him happy with trophies at the forefront of the striker's mind.

    Man City lead the race to sign £150million-rated Kane and, as revealed by SunSport, are willing to offer Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and cash to land their top target.

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  • Marc Mayo

    LIKE A LOTT

    Real Madrid have added Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti to their shortlist to replace Zinedine Zidane, according to reports.

    The LaLiga giants are on the hunt for a new boss following the Frenchman's departure last week.

    And according to El Larguero, the club may make a move to bring Ancelotti back to the Bernabeu.

    Compatriot Antonio Conte, fresh from winning Serie A at Inter then immediately quitting, is the No1 target for president Florentino Perez.

    Former players Raul and Xabi Alonso have also been linked, as has Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino.

  • Marc Mayo

    EXCLUSIVE

    Arsenal are leading the race to sign Raheem Sterling in a deal that could see Harry Kane's move to Manchester City scuppered, writes Paul Jiggins.

    The England winger, 26, has slipped down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola thanks to the emergence of superstar in the making Phil Foden.

    Londoner Sterling nearly signed for the Gunners in the summer of 2010 while on the books of QPR's youth team.

    He could now finally move to the Emirates, with Mikel Arteta keen on him.

    Arsenal would be more willing to splash out on Sterling's wages, already paying Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang well over £300,000 per week, while previously paying Mesut Ozil £350,000 weekly.

  • Marc Mayo

    HE’S THE JUAN

    Everton would be an ideal destination for Juan Mata, reckons Paddy Kenny.

    The ex-goalkeeper has told Football Insider that the Manchester United midfielder can still perform at a good level if he leaves Old Trafford when his contract expires later this month.

    Kenny said: “I don’t see why he wouldn’t want to go to Everton.

    “He’s still a good player and if it’s a chance for him to go there and play week in, week out then Everton should go for it.

    “I’m sure he could be a massive boost to that club if they could sign someone of his calibre.”

  • Marc Mayo

    MARTI MISSED

    Arsenal are preparing their first signing of the summer, writes Mark Irwin.

    Australian international Mat Ryan is set to complete a free transfer from Brighton after a successful six-month loan spell at the Emirates.

    But he is only seen as a back-up keeper and Arsenal now bitterly regret selling Emi Martinez to Aston Villa last summer.

  • Marc Mayo

    CAL ME, MAYBE

    AC Milan are reportedly ready to let Hakan Calhanoglu leave for free if one more round of contract talks fail.

    The Turkish playmaker's deal is up at the end of the month with Manchester United and Juventus hovering.

    According to TuttoMercatoWeb, negotiations have struggled and a fresh set of talks will be their last shot before heading in seperate directions.

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