Klopp rules himself out of Germany job, Mahrez to Real Madrid – Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal transfer news

Klopp rules himself out of Germany job, Mahrez to Real Madrid – Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal transfer news

JURGEN KLOPP has been told he is safe from a sacking following Liverpool's atrocious run of form that has seen them slump to EIGHTH in the Premier League table.

The news comes as Joachim Low announces he will resign as Germany manager following the Euros.

Meanwhile Real Madrid are among the favourites to sign Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez and Manchester United are reportedly chasing Leeds ace Raphinha.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    EUROPEAN TOR

    Man Utd and neighbours Man City are set to scrap it out for defender Pau Torres, according to reports.

    The Villarreal centre-back, 24, is earning admirers following a number of classy performances in LaLiga this season.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a new centre-back his top transfer priority in the summer.

    The Norwegian wants a new partner alongside captain Harry Maguire having lost faith in Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

    His No1 option remains long-term target Raphael Varane – with Real Madrid reportedly ready to flog the Frenchman for £44million.

    But they face fierce competition from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus for his signature.

    Pau Torres is on the radar of both Manchester United and Man City
  • Jake Lambourne

    SEAGULLS CRACKDOWN

    Brighton have given one of their season-ticket holders a two-year ban for posting abuse on social media.

    In a statement, chief executive Barber said: "We have made clear our zero-tolerance policy many times over.

    "There is no excuse for abusive and offensive comments being posted online. We expect all our supporters to adhere to some basic levels of respect, as the vast majority do.

    "But those who choose not to will be faced with sanctions such as these, and, where appropriate, criminal charges and prosecution.

    "In this instance, we thank those of our supporters who highlighted the posting to the club.

    "As a result, the individual concerned has had their season-ticket cancelled and a two-year ban imposed. We have stopped short of naming the individual or highlighting the post.

    "We would request others to do the same, as we do not wish to further highlight the behaviour or cause additional offence."

  • Jake Lambourne

    LOW STOCK HIGH?

    Joachim Low put himself in the European shop window when he announced he will quit as Germany boss this summer.

    But the question that many will ask is whether 15 years in international football means the really big boys might not want to take a risk on buying what he has to offer.

    Had Low quit after Euro 2016, there is no question that he would have had his pick of jobs at club level.

    Not just in Germany, but in Spain, France, or England.

    He still might. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bundesliga giants or Premier League big-hitters will be aware of his availability.

    Read more HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ON THE PUL

    Man Utd and Liverpool are on red alert with Christian Pulisic growing increasingly frustrated at Chelsea, according to reports.

    The American star, 22, spent nine months convincing Frank Lampard he was worthy of a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.

    And after finally nailing down a spot, Pulisic has been thrown back on the Chelsea bench under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

    The winger is yet to start under Tuchel and has played just 134 of a possible 810 minutes under the German – who gave him his big break at Borussia Dortmund.

    Now, the Mail claim Pulisic could look to move on after starting on the bench during the 2-0 win over Everton.

    Man Utd and Liverpool were BOTH keen on the forward before agreeing to join Chelsea in January 2019.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FEL FROM GRAVE

    West Ham are steeling themselves for another transfer market kicking on out of favour Felipe Anderson.

    The Hammers have already had to swallow a £25million loss to offload £40m record signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

    Now they are resigned to suffering another major drop on £36million Brazil midfielder Anderson when he returns from his loan spell at Porto.

    The 27-year-old playmaker has hardly played for the Portuguese giants since joining them in October and knows there is no chance of a permanent move.

    But Hammers boss David Moyes has also made it clear that Anderson does not figure in his future plans.

    Now the problem for the club is finding a buyer for a player who was signed from Lazio by Manuel Pellegrini in 2018.

    Particularly as Anderson is West Ham’s highest-paid player and still has another year of his £100,000-a-week contract to run.

  • Jake Lambourne

    LONDON CALLING

    Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly battling each other in the race to sign right-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.

    According to the Telegraph, the Serie A side are in need to raise funds after being hit by the coronavirus crisis.

    One of those that they could be forced into selling is Hakimi, who they signed from Real Madrid last summer.

    Both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in the Morocco international in 2020, and they are said to have retained their interest.

    The Gunners see Hakimi as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin, while the Blues believe the player could feature in a more advanced role under Thomas Tuchel.

  • Jake Lambourne

    EDIN OFF

    BREAKING – Edinson Cavani is unhappy at Manchester United and will return to South America this summer, according to the player's father.

    Luis told TyC Sports: "My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again.

    "Edinson is going to end up playing in South America. I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important.

    "Edinson had many conversations with Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.

    "He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca."

    He continued: "By the middle of the year it would be the return to South America. My son's idea is not to continue there, he wants to return."

  • Jake Lambourne

    KIT OF ALRIGHT

    Man Utd boast the most-lucrative shirt sponsorship contract in world football.

    United currently rake in £61million per year from American car giants Chevrolet.

    Real Madrid come in second, pocketing £60m a season from Fly Emirates.

    Barcelona (Rakuten) and Paris Saint-Germain (Accor) come in third and fourth, earning £47m and £43m respectively.

    Chelsea's deal with Three sees them take home £40m per season – good for fifth on the list, followed by Manchester City's £39m-a-year contract with Etihad Airways.

    Bayern Munich come in seventh, with their partnership with T-Mobile worth £36m per season, ahead of Liverpool (£28m), Arsenal (£26m) and Tottenham (£25m).

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAKE THE RON MOVE

    Cristiano Ronaldo may have to plot his next move with Juventus threatening to offload him to trim their wage bill.

    The Portugal superstar could be one of the names on the chopping block with the club's finances crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Juventus posted losses of £97.5million earlier this season.

    And with the 36-year-old pocketing a staggering £540,000-a-week until 2022, Juventus may be forced to let Ronaldo leave a year early to help balance the books.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or is unlikely to be short of options as SunSport picks five clubs he could join next.

    Click HERE for more.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SIMPLY MAR-VELOUS

    Man Utd star Marcus Rashford was so desperate to help struggling kids and the homeless he even handed out cash from his car.

    The England forward, 23, has quite rightly been highly-acclaimed for his work over the past 12 months in raising awareness of child food poverty in the UK.

    In a revealing interview with WSJ Magazine, his brother Dwaine Maynard has revealed just how kind the hotshot really is.

    Their report states that Rashford regularly used to roll down his car window to hand cash to kids or homeless people around Manchester.

    That was until Dwaine, now one of Rashford's agents, advised him he had to stop as there were more constructive ways to help.

    He told Rashford: “It’s actually not very safe for you to stop your car and do that.”

    The WSJ has revealed the Man Utd star used to regular hand out money to those less fortunate from his car window
  • Jake Lambourne

    RONBELIEVABLE

    Juventus defender Danilo has declared Cristiano Ronaldo can play on 'as long as he wants' as he waxed lyrical over his team-mates fitness levels.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, 36, revealed last year that he plans to carry on competing at the highest level until the age of 40.

    Commenting on what is the limit for Ronaldo, Danilo told Marca: "He makes the limits.

    "As long as he continues with this motivation, I can't see any limits for him. You can go on as long as you want.

    "Physically he is incredible, he is 36-years-old and plays every game.

    "He does not rest and doesn't want to either, he is unique."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TAKING THE MIK

    Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Mikel Arteta to treat his Arsenal players like a cheating girlfriend…because he can’t trust any of them.

    He fears that the players are simply not listening to their frustrated manager as they prepare for Thursday night’s crucial Europa League game away to Olympiacos.

    Ferdinand said: "Arteta must look at that squad like a promiscuous girlfriend. He must lack so much faith in them.

    “He can’t trust them at all because he doesn’t know what’s going to happen.

    “He could give the best team talk of his life but they’re still going to go out there and do their own thing and it just doesn’t seem to be coming together at the moment.”

  • Marc Mayo

    LIGT EM UP

    Manchester United are reportedly set to make a summer move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.

    The Red Devils were keen on signing the centre-back before his £67.5million move from Ajax in July 2019.

    And according to reports, they're set to renew their interest in the 21-year-old in the summer.

    Spanish outlet Todofichajes claim the Old Trafford club have made signing the centre-half their 'top priority'.

    It's said the United brass have opted to pursue De Ligt's signature after deciding against moves for Real Madrid duo Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.

  • Marc Mayo

    MAVI-NG OUT

    Arsenal are reportedly considering a swoop for ex-Aston Villa flop Jordan Amavi to provide back-up for Kieran Tierney.

    The 26-year-old left-back is set to become a free agent when his contract ends at Marseille in June.

    The Ligue 1 side are hopeful they can convince the Frenchman to stay with a new three-year deal.

    However, Le10Sport claims the Gunners and AC Milan are battling it out to sign him on a free transfer.

  • Marc Mayo

    TUCHING DISTANCE

    Thomas Tuchel is wasting no time in proving his credentials as he closes in on a Premier League record.

    The German gaffer has inspired his side to six wins and three draws including victories away at Liverpool and Tottenham.

    But his league run could be unrivalled should his side avoid defeat in their next four matches.

    Only ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and former Nottingham Forest gaffer Frank Clark began their Prem managerial careers with longer unbeaten runs.

    Another ex-Chelsea boss Felipe Scolari went eight games unbeaten in 2009 as he won six and drew two.

  • Marc Mayo

    JU OFF THEN?

    Juventus could be forced into transfer listing Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala as the coronavirus crisis cripples the club, according to reports.

    But the Italian champions will refuse to sell Matthijs de Ligt this summer.

    According to calciomercato.com via Football Italia, the Old Lady need to salvage some funds when the transfer market reopens.

    The club reportedly posted losses of £97.5million earlier this season.

    And they are therefore bracing themselves to lose some of their biggest names.

    That could see Ronaldo, under contract at the Allianz Stadium until 2022, allowed to leave a year early from his £540,000-a-week deal.

  • Marc Mayo

    FREE AND EASY

    Barcelona are targeting Sergio Aguero, David Alaba and Eric Garcia, according to reports.

    New club president Joan Laporta has already held discussions with Ronald Koeman, with Mundo reporting that they are plotting a trio of high-profile free transfers in the summer.

    Aguero, Alaba and Garcia all appeal to the club as top calibre players coming to the end of their contracts.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Garcia has already penned a five-year deal ahead of a summer switch.

    But Barcelona will face a battle to acquire Alaba and Aguero, with both set to require high salaries – and PSG reportedly willing to hand the former an eye-watering £400,000-a-week.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Marc Mayo

    AND ANOTHER ONE

    Juventus will give Andrea Pirlo at least another season in the dugout, even if Porto knock the Italian giants out of the Champions League tonight.

    The former midfielder faces a huge fight to qualify for the quarter-finals, facing a 2-1 deficit after the first leg in Portugal.

    But La Repubblica report on Pirlo being given time to turn things around, with the job his first in senior management.

  • Marc Mayo

    JURG ON

    Jurgen Klopp has ruled out replacing Joachim Low as Germany boss – insisting he will remain at Liverpool for years to come.

    Low announced he will quit Germany this summer, ending his 15-year reign, which included a 2014 World Cup win.

    Klopp said: "Am I available for the coach of the German national team in the summer? No.

    "Joachim Low did an incredible job. I'm sure the German FA will find a good solution.

    "I have three years left at LFC don't I? It's simple. You sign a contract and you stick to that contract. I stuck to contracts at Mainz and Dortmund."

    Credit: PA:Press Association
  • Marc Mayo

    TAKING IT TO THE MASSES

    Sian Massey-Ellis has brushed off suggestions that women are 'out of their depth in the world of football'. 

    And the Premier League assistant ref opened up on fears of her career on the pitch ending early after giving birth to her first child. 

    Her reflections come months after a Women in Football survey found that 66 per cent of women working in the sport experienced sexism, but only 12 per cent of incidents were reported. 

    Massey-Ellis, 35, said: "The challenge of the perception that we don't know what we're doing – it's always been there. 

    "It's always been, 'Women don't know the offside rule. Women don't know what football's about so they shouldn't be involved'.

    "That's the stereotype I would want to challenge -that we are good enough to be there and if we're there, we're not there as a tick-box.”

  • Marc Mayo

    WSL DEAL

    Sky Sports are set to become the Women’s Super League’s primary broadcaster, according to reports.

    The Mail report on a deal for the network to take over BT Sport’s deal with the league and become the first to pay a fee for the rights.

    The BBC are also said to be part of the deal, taking second picks of weekend games and regularly showing them on terrestrial TV for the first time.

  • Marc Mayo

    SCREAM ON

    Footballers can now be booked for screaming, lawmakers IFAB have revealed.

    Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette was roundly mocked at the weekend during his side's clash with Burnley, after yelling following a Clarets challenge.

    Fuming Sean Dyche remarked that the Gunners scored high on the 'scream-o-meter' during the 1-1 draw.

    And the Frenchman was even ridiculed on Match of the Day, as Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Dion Dublin finished the show by falling off their chairs.

    In a bid to curb this embarrassing behaviour, IFAB have given referees more power.

    Not only will officials be able to book players for diving, but it will also be in their power to award yellow cards for theatrical screams – if they feel footballers are being disingenuous.

  • Marc Mayo

    GETTING SHIRTY

    Arsenal’s pre-match training shirts for next season have been leaked online and fans are less than impressed.

    The controversial adidas design features pink, black and grey camouflage patterns.

    Arsenal players will reportedly wear the shirt while warming up before Premier League matches.

    The design is a similar look to the current shirt which features a mix of red and black patterns.

    Footy Headlines leaked the images and shared them online for supporters to marvel at.

    One supporter quipped: "The camo is so good that even the ball can't find Willian."

    Credit: Footy Headlines
  • Marc Mayo

    NOBLE EXIT

    Mark Noble has signed a new one year deal with West Ham but has also announced next season will be his last at the club.

    The Hammers’ long-serving skipper confirmed SunSport’s exclusive story that he is staying on for the next 12 months to help shepherd in a new era at the club.

    Noble has written a 1200-word open letter to the supporters in which he insists he still has ‘a lot to offer on the pitch’ and off it by helping the ‘new signings and young players understand the ethos of West Ham United.’

    Read the full statement here.

  • Marc Mayo

    LEND US A SAND

    Dion Sanderson has impressed on loan at Sunderland this season and could be about to leave parent club Wolves.

    According to the Mail, Brighton and Crystal Palace like the young defender, although Wolves also highly rate him.

    After scoring his first senior goal on the weekend, Sanderson said: “For the time being I'm just enjoying my football really – taking it game by game, winning and enjoying it.”

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