Declan Rice transfer EXCLUSIVE, Lewandowski to QUIT Bayern for Barca, Erling Haaland to Man City full cost REVEALED

Declan Rice transfer EXCLUSIVE, Lewandowski to QUIT Bayern for Barca, Erling Haaland to Man City full cost REVEALED

DECLAN RICE will REJECT West Ham's eight-year contract offer, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been tracking the player who West Ham have valued at £150m in an effort to ward off any advances.

Robert Lewandowski is reportedly set to LEAVE Bayern Munich after rejecting a new contract, with the Polish striker wanting a move to Barcelona.

Meanwhile,the FULL cost of Erling Haaland's Manchester City move has been revealed.

According to talkSPORT, the release clause is in fact £51m and City’s deal will total £85.6m once agents fees and bonuses are factored in.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news across the globe…

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  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed the club’s intention to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala.

    That works as a major blow for Manchester United and Tottenham, who are also eyeing Dybala ahead of the summer transfer window.

    According to La Gazzetta delo Sport, however, Dybala has chosen Inter as his next destination.

    Elsewhere, Crystal Palace want to secure the permanent signing of Chelsea loan star Conor Gallagher in the summer.

    Gallagher was recognised as Palace’s 2021/2022 player of the season on Tuesday.

    According to talkSPORT, the Eagles want to have the midfielder at Selhurst Park for the long-term.

    Meanwhile, Erling Haaland’s £51million switch to Manchester City is eclipsed by incredible agents’ fees of £42m and his £34m annual wages.

    The Borussia Dortmund striker’s dad Alf-Inge-Haaland could pick up around £25m as he has helped represent his son.

    Some figures are unclear, such as if they are before or after taxes, but they are still a staggering example of how negotiations can work.

    In other news, Aston Villa have confirmed the permanent signing of loan star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona – who have made a £125million LOSS on the Brazilian playmaker.

    After talks with Barcelona, Villa have now snapped up Coutinho on a long-term deal for just £17million.

    Finally, Robert Lewandowski has reportedly told Bayern Munich he will NOT be signing a new contract.

    Bild claims Lewandowski informed Bayern chiefs of his shock decision on Thursday.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Coutinho takes pay cut

    Philippe Coutinho has agreed to take a colossal pay cut of over 70 per cent in order to join Aston Villa, according to reports.

    The Brazilian had been earning massive wages with Barcelona, figures Aston Villa would certainly not be able to afford without breaking apart their financial structure.

    However, now Coutinho is thought to have cut his wages in order to force through a £17m move to play under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, his former team-mate at Liverpool.

    He had been earning an incredible £480,000-a-week at Barcelona – Villa had paid him £120,000 a week during his loan spell.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag wants De Jong reunion

    Erik ten Hag desperately wants to be reunited with Frenkie de Jong as he kick-starts his Manchester United revolution.

    The former England chief met Ten Hag at an Amsterdam summit, along with the new manager’s No 2 Mitchell van der Gaag and United’s football director John Murtough.

    And Barcelona’s ex-Ajax star De Jong emerged as Ten Hag’s top summer target at the get-together.

    The meeting took place less than 24 hours after Ten Hag — who labelled his new job ‘a fantastic challenge with something to build and win’ — clinched the Dutch title with Ajax.

    But United admit it  will be tough to get the playmaker away from  Barcelona and also fight off interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and neighbours Manchester City.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lewandowski to quit Bayern

    Robert Lewandowski has reportedly told Bayern Munich he will NOT be signing a new contract.

    Bild claims Lewandowski informed Bayern chiefs of his shock decision on Thursday.

    The 33-year-old has been at the Allianz Arena since 2014 after joining on a free transfer from rivals Borussia Dortmund.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool star's war cry

    Thiago Alcantara is fully focused on winning the FA Cup with Liverpool.

    He said: "It doesn't matter if we didn't win for a long time.

    “It's just about a trophy that we can win and we add in our backpack this new challenge.

    "Wembley is an amazing stadium. It's special itself but then you know that Wembley is used for special moments.

    “There's different context and we're ready to go to London.

    “It’s a new game with Chelsea and we have to be prepared, nothing else."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland's chock release clause

    Erling Haaland has a shock release clause in his Man City mega contract.

    German newspaper Bild reported Haaland, 21, has an arrangement whereby he can leave the Etihad after just two years for €150m (£128m).

    However, SunSport understands that while a release clause DOES exist in the contract, those figures and dates are not correct.

    Social media reacted to the claim with 'shock' – one saying: "The only loser here is City. Crazy!"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Coutinho to Aston Villa CONFIRMED

    Aston Villa have confirmed the permanent signing of loan star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona – who have made a £125million LOSS on the Brazilian playmaker.

    Coutinho, 29, linked up with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard on a six-month loan in January.

    Gerrard made no secret of his desire to make the midfielder's loan permanent.

    And after talks with Barcelona, Villa have now snapped up Coutinho on a long-term deal for just £17million.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Gerrard plans Liverpool raid

    Steven Gerrard is planning to raid former club Liverpool in a bid to improve his leaky Aston Villa defence, according to reports.

    Gerrard is understood to be eyeing up Joe Gomez as his transfer target, according to The Mirror, with a centre-back and central midfielder on his wish list to bring Aston Villa into European contention next season.

    One of Villa's Achilles' heels since Gerrard took over has been a weak defence.

    While The Villans have seldom had many problems scoring goals, thanks to the talents of Philippe Coutinho, Ollie Watkins, and Danny Ings, they have kept just eight clean sheets in 24 league games.

    This poor record has ultimately cost them vital points and thwarted the chances of easily finishing in the top half of the table this season.

    Gomez therefore would be a welcome addition to a defence which is in desperate need of some upgrades.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fabinho blow for Liverpool

    Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is OUT of the FA Cup final on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

    The Brazilian was forced off in the first half of the Reds' game against Aston Villa on Tuesday.

    Klopp confirmed his number one midfield anchor would miss this weekend's fixture due to a muscular injury but could still make a return before the season concludes.

    He told Liverpool's official site: "There's a good chance that he will be back whenever – not for the weekend but whenever."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Erling Haaland's agent fees

    Erling Haaland's £51million switch to Manchester City is eclipsed by incredible agents' fees of £42m and his £34m annual wages.

    The Borussia Dortmund striker's dad Alf-Inge-Haaland could pick up around £25m as he has helped represent his son.

    Some figures are unclear, such as if they are before or after taxes, but they are still a staggering example of how negotiations can work.

    Norway hero Haaland is expected to earn about around £170m in pay if he sees out his five-year contract.

    But he also has a staggering release clause, meaning he could leave City for £64m after just two years.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Hugh battle for George Miller

    Mark Hughes is weighing up a move for Barnsley's George Miller on a free transfer.

    But the Bantams face stiff competition from newly-promoted League One side Exeter for the 23-year-old striker.

    Miller, who is out of contract this summer, spent last season on loan in League Two with Walsall, scoring 12 league goals in 41 appearances.

    The forward, who has had two temporary spells at fourth tier Bradford, has also attracted interest from Stockport.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United plot double swoop

    Man United are reportedly plotting a double transfer swoop for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez and Everton forward Richarlison.

    Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s futures are uncertain, while Edinson Cavani is set to leave for free, plus Cristiano Ronaldo may also leave in pursuit of Champions League football next season.

    And the Red Devils’ hierarchy believe Nunez and Richarlison can fill the void if the quartet leave the club, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    Although he says incoming boss Erik ten Hag will need to give the green light to pursue the pair.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Darwin Nunez price named

    Benfica star Darwin Nunez will cost around €75-80million (£64-68m) in the summer and many other clubs, such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, are expected to go after him.

    Romano told the Wondergoal Podcast: “I’m really curious to see what happens with Darwin Nunez because I see him leaving Benfica this summer.

    “I’m sure. It will depend on the price because, for example, in January on deadline day, West Ham made a proposal of €45m and it was turned down because Benfica wanted €55m.

    “Now I think with €55m, you are absolutely not buying him. So, what is needed is around €75-80m for Darwin Nunez, to open negotiations with Benfica”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Give him a Cal

    Newcastle are planning a summer bid for Everton star and Arsenal target Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    The Magpies have been linked with several names but Calvert-Lewin is their top priority, according to The Telegraph.

    The Toon believe the England international would be open to a move to St James’ Park.

    The centre-forward may be keen to make a fresh start after a difficult season with the Toffees

  • Kostas Lianos

    Saul set to go

    Chelsea loanee Saul Niguez is set to return to Atletico Madrid in June.

    That is according to Saul’s brother Aaron, who claims the midfielder is looking forward to rejoining Atletico.

    He told SER Deportivo: “In principle, as far as I know, yes, he has a loan. I have no other news. He has a contract with Atleti and I have no other news.

    “If he wants to? Come on… He is Atletico and everything that isn’t Atletico sounds strange to him.

    “I don’t think he’s ever left 100 per cent of Atletico Madrid. It’s my feeling and my opinion”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Petit transfer picks

    Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit advised his former team to keep tabs on Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford.

    Petit told SunSport’s Alex Cole: “At least two up front. And then speed on the wings. Players like Allan Saint-Maximin, those kind of players.

    “I will keep an eye on Raheem Sterling and on Marcus Rashford, I dont know what he will do with Erik ten Hag but they need to keep an eye on him.

    “If they can afford to get at least one left-back or right-back who will play in different positions like [Joao] Cancelo at Man City.

    “We’ve seen when Arsenal don’t play with Takehiro Tomiyasu or Kieran Tierney, they struggle”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Rice won’t be sold

    West Ham will not sell Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to Sky Sports, who claim the Hammers have absolutely no intention on letting Rice go any time soon.

    The East Londoners are also planning to hold further talks with the star midfielder about his future when the transfer window closes.

    West Ham have said that the England international’s release clause is north of £150million

  • Kostas Lianos

    Transfer Hammer blow

    West Ham want to sign an English midfielder in the summer and have listed Leeds star Kalvin Phillips and Southampton ace James Ward-Prowse.

    SunSport’s Jack Rosser reports that the Hammers saw a club record £50million offer rejected by the Whites in January, but the 26-year-old could be available at a cut price in the event of relegation.

    The East Londoners’ boss David Moyes is also a big fan of Ward-Prowse who is enjoying his best season with Saints.

    Manchester United are also targeting Phillips and Ward-Prowse as they are looking for new midfielders to replace the departing Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic

  • Kostas Lianos

    Gallagher transfer intention

    Crystal Palace want to secure the permanent signing of Chelsea loan star Conor Gallagher in the summer.

    Gallagher was recognised as Palace’s 2021/2022 player of the season on Tuesday.

    According to talkSPORT, the Eagles want to have the midfielder at Selhurst Park for the long-term.

    The 22-year-old has made 36 appearances for Palace, scoring eight goals and producing five assists

  • Kostas Lianos

    On the Paul

    Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed the club’s intention to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala.

    That works as a major blow for Manchester United and Tottenham, who are also eyeing Dybala ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The forward is available on a free transfer come June after Juve and the 28-year-old failed to agree terms on a new deal.

    United have been linked with a swoop for the Argentina international with incoming boss Erik ten Hag understood to be a huge admirer.

    Meanwhile, Spurs have retained their interest in the player after failing to secure his services in previous years.

    According to La Gazzetta delo Sport, however, Dybala has chosen Inter as his next destination

  • Kostas Lianos

    Coutinho to permanently join Villa

    Aston Villa are expected to announce that Philippe Coutinho has signed a permanent deal to join the club amid an ongoing loan from Barcelona.

    Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Official statement expected very soon for Philippe Coutinho to join Aston Villa on a permanent deal.

    "Agreement completed yesterday, part of paperworks already signed few hours ago.

    "Barcelona will receive around €20million (£17m), included in this year financial balance"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Paul Pogba legacy

    Liverpool legend John Barnes claims the departing Paul Pogba will be remembered by Manchester United supporters as “an enigma”.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Paul Pogba will be remembered at Manchester United as an enigma.

    “He’s got great potential and is a fantastic footballer, but it just never worked for him at United. That isn’t to say he’s not an excellent player, he’s a FIFA World Cup winner and plays well for France.

    “Unfortunately, he’s at Manchester United at a time when they aren’t as dominant as they once were. Of course, Paul will be reflective of that in terms of being inconsistent, yet brilliant at times.

    “He now has to go and find somewhere that he plays his best football, that suits him; as Juventus did. Whether it is back in Italy, or not, it hasn’t worked out with United, which isn’t to say he’s not a great player”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Hickey closing in

    Arsenal are set to open talks with Bologna as they eye up a summer swoop for Aaron Hickey.

    According to Corriere de Bologna, the Gunners will hold talks with the Serie A outfit imminently as they see Hickey as a possible replacement for the struggling Nuno Tavares.

    Napoli, Aston Villa and Newcastle have also been linked with the left-back recently.

    But the North Londoners are said to be leading the race ahead of the summer transfer window

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Shock and Aur

    Liverpool are leading the race to sign Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni in the summer transfrer window.

    That is according to French journalist, Julien Maynard who reports the Reds are in pole position to land Tchouameni in a mega-money coup.

    That’s despite interest from other European heavyweights such as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

    The Merseysiders and Real are leading the race for the midfielder, with the former holding the advantage

  • Kostas Lianos

    Cristiano to stay Ron

    Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has told team-mates he intends to stay but only if incoming manager Erik ten Hag wants him, reports SunSport’s Richard Moriarty.

    A United insider revealed: “Ronaldo told the players he’s not going anywhere unless the club say they don’t want him.

    “No one is more disappointed than him about how the season has panned out.

    “But he doesn’t want to leave on a low and wants to help get the club back into the Champions League and try and win a trophy next year.

    “However, he has told them if the new boss wants to go in a different direction, then he will have no hard feelings and has no regrets about coming back to Old Trafford”

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