Transfer news LIVE: Everton SACK Lampard, Tuchel tipped to replace Conte while Spurs target Zaniolo 'asks to leave' | The Sun

Transfer news LIVE: Everton SACK Lampard, Tuchel tipped to replace Conte while Spurs target Zaniolo 'asks to leave' | The Sun

EVERTON have SACKED Frank Lampard just less than a year of being in charge.

The Chelsea legend failed to stop the rot at Goodison which has left the Toffees in a relegation scrap this season.

Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho has confirmed Nicolo Zaniolo has asked to LEAVE Roma.

Zaniolo, 23, has been on Antonio Conte's wish list for some time and Spurs want to start negotiating a transfer, but they only want a loan to start with.

However, Conte's future at the North London outfit is in doubt and ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been tipped to takeover.

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  • James Colasanti

    Kane "perfect" for United – Sheringham

    Teddy Sheringham reckons Harry Kane would be the “perfect solution” for Manchester United, writes Tom Barclay.

    Spurs star Kane has emerged as a summer target for the Red Devils and is in the last 18 months of his contract.

    Sheringham left Spurs for United in 1997 aged 31 and went on to win a stack of trophies, including the Premier League three times on the bounce and the historic treble in 1999.

    The former England striker, 56, told talkSPORT: “Harry Kane would be an unbelievable acquisition for Manchester United. I think he would be the perfect solution.

    “He’s got to make that decision. I made a big decision when I decided to leave Tottenham because I didn’t like the ambition at the time. Harry has to assess that situation himself.”

  • James Colasanti

    Everton sack Frank Lampard

    It's the least surprising news of the day, but Prem strugglers Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard.

    The former Chelsea midfielder leaves the Toffees second-from-bottom in the top-flight in the wake of Saturday's defeat to West Ham.

    Keep it SunSport for all your updates on this breaking story.

  • James Colasanti

    Championship quartet chase Van Hooijdonk

    Sydney van Hooijdonk is wanted by four Championship clubs.

    The Bologna striker, who has been impressing on loan at Dutch top-flight side Heerenveen, has caught the eye of Stoke, Swansea, Cardiff and Millwall.

    The 22-year-old is the son of former Nottingham Forest and Celtic forward Pierre.

  • James Colasanti

    Chelsea 'will renew Fernandez pursuit'

    Chelsea will make another attempt to sign Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez this month, according to Record.

    The Argentina star is fresh from winning the World Cup and under contract until 2027.

    But the Blues will test the Portuguese giant's resolve with another offer after previously having a £122million bid rejected.

  • James Colasanti

    Brighton still keen on Matviyenko

    Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is reportedly still keen on bringing in one of the stars he worked with at Shakhtar Donetsk to the Prem.

    De Zerbi has been targeting left-sided centre-half Mykola Matviyenko since being appointed at Albion in September, according to The Atheltic.

    Shakhtar's £22million valuation appears to be a sticking point but apparently De Zerbi is 'pushing his board to get a deal done.'

  • James Colasanti

    Southampton recall Bednarek from Villa

    Southampton have recalled defender Jan Bednarek from his loan spell at Aston Villa.

    The Poland centre-back joined Villa for the season last summer but that stay has now been cut short.

    Bednarek has made 153 Saints appearances since joining from Lech Poznan in 2017 and will now push for more starts in Nathan Jones' relegation-battling side.

  • James Colasanti

    Everton players 'expect Lampard sacking'

    Everton's players expect boss Frank Lampard to get the sack, sources have told talkSPORT.

    The Goodison Park lights look like they are about to go out on Lamps after Saturday's crushing 2-2 defeat at relegation-battling rivals West Ham.

    And with the Toffees now out of action for nearly two weeks before a visit from Arsenal, the likes of Sean Dyche, Marcleo Bielsa and David Moyes have been linked with the job.

  • James Colasanti

    Ferdinand slams Antony display

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand feels the club's £85.5million Brazilian forward Antony is failing to live up to expectations.

    The former Ajax star underwhelmed in Sunday's sobering 3-2 defeat at title-favourites Arsenal .

    Ferdinand told FIVE: "He just doesn’t beat anyone and I'm sitting there thinking, 'Was that always the way?'

    "I've seen clips of him when he was at Ajax and he was somebody who used to beat people.

    "I saw Thomas Partey, who I wouldn't put down as a sprinter, absolutely burst past him, and I'm thinking, 'Woah, he hasn't got much power in them legs!'

    "He's a tricky winger – but with tricky wingers you want them to still be able to beat the defender."

  • James Colasanti

    Ibrahimovic may retire this summer

    Former Manchester United favourite Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be forced to retire from playing this summer after his battles with a knee injury, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    The Sweden legend, 41, has been working hard to return to full fitness for AC Milan after having an operation to solve the problem.

  • James Colasanti

    Tuchel tipped for Spurs job

    With doubts emerging over Antonio Conte's future as Spurs boss, the bookies reckon ex-Chelsea gaffer Thomas Tuchel is the frontrunner to replace him.

    Betfair has the German priced at 2-1 to make a quick return to the Prem.

    Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is next up in the running order at 7-2.

    Poch is still a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

  • James Colasanti

    Moyes as Lampard replacement?

    Stranger things have happened in football – but the bookies reckon current West Ham boss David Moyes might leave them to return to his relegation-threatened former club Everton.

    The Scot did a brilliant job with the Toffees for over a decade before getting a shot at filling the colossal Alex Ferguson-shaped hole at Manchester United in 2013.

    But after his drop-battling Hammers claimed a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday which appears to be pushing Frank Lampard out of the door at Goodison Park, Moyes is now one of the front-runners for the job back on Merseyside.

    In the Lampard-successor market, Ladbrokes have ex-Burnley gaffer Sean Dyce as the 7-4 frontrunner, followed by Leeds legend Marcelo Beilsa at 3-1, and then Moyes next at 6-1.

  • James Colasanti

    Manchester United chasing Brazilian Roque

    Manchester United are in pole position to sign Brazilian prospect Vitor Roque, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    The 17-year-old Club Athletico Paranaense forward has bagged seven goals and provided three assists in a strong start to his senior career.

    His form has also attracted the attention of French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

  • James Colasanti

    Arsenal waiting on Fresneda decision

    Arsenal are waiting to hear if they have won the race to sign Real Valladolid's Ivan Fresneda, according to The Athletic.

    The 18-year-old right-back is said to have a provisional deal in place with both the Gunners and Borussia Dortmund.

    It is with a view to a £13.1million move and loan back to the Spanish side for the season.

    And he make a decision on his next club today, according to Guillermo Rai.

  • James Colasanti

    Rangers to seal deals soon

    Rangers boss Michael Beale expects to see confirmation of a couple of new signings over the coming week.

    The Scottish giants are closing in on a deal for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell and have been linked with Swansea winger Morgan Whittaker.

    Beale said: "You can expect to see something before the end of the window but I’m not going to say it’s definitely those guys.

    "We're going to bring some players in and one or two might go the other way.

    "I didn't see that Whittaker wasn't in the Swansea squad – Russel Martin said he would be."

  • James Colasanti

    Crypto no-no in Prem

    It was billed as a new shiny thing for boosting revenue in football – but Prem clubs have not fared too well with Crypto fan tokens, according to a new study.

    They are sold as a way to help supporters invest in their clubs and have more say over how they are run.

    But Trading Browser has looked at how much they would be worth now if you had bought $100 worth 12 months ago.

    Red-hot Prem leaders Arsenal ($AFC) are the 'best' preforming English club even though their relative value has now plummeted to $61.65.

    And you are stuffed if you bought Leeds tokens ($LUFC) as the Yorkshire giants encountered the biggest losses with just $11.92 left on that initial ton investment.

  • James Colasanti

    Kane 'to extend Spurs deal'

    Just the pick-me-up Spurs fans need this morning with news their talisman skipper Harry Kane is "open" to signing a new deal with the club, according to The Athletic.

    The England striker is about to enter the final year of his contract and has been linked with Prem rivals Manchester United.

    Kane penning an extension would lift morale in the wake of body-blow defeats to Arsenal and Manchester City over the past week.

    You can follow more on this developing SunSport story by clicking here.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning, football fans

    Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

    The French forward is said to be unhappy at PSG.

    But, Marca says the LaLiga giants aren’t fooled and are taking a cautious approach in any pursuit for the World Cup winner.

    Everton are one of the teams said to be interested in signing Hakim Ziyech.

    The Chelsea midfielder could be allowed to leave following the arrival of Noni Madueke.

    Which means the Blues now have a decision to make on the Moroccan.

    Spurs are reportedly only offering a loan deal for Nicolo Zaniolo, according to reports.

    In their offer, they haven’t included an obligation to buy, which the Italians are desperate for.

    Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter: “Tottenham are currently only offering an initial loan for Nicoló Zaniolo with buy option included. That’s their only proposal as things stand.

    “Roma want €35/40m guaranteed fee, no agreement yet. Player keen on the move. AC Milan, also keeping an eye on the situation.”

    West Ham were rejected by Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri as he did not want to live in the London cold, according to reports.

    The Moroccan has been heavily linked with a transfer this month.

    The Hammers wanted to bring him to the Premier League and were reportedly willing to match Sevilla’s £17.5million asking price.

    But En-Nesryi turned down the move as he was put off by the cold climate in London, report Estadio Deportivo.

    He is used to living in warmer conditions and is interested in moving to Nice.

    Youssufa Moukoko has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund by signing a long-term contract until 2026 with the Bundesliga side.

    The teenager was a target for several Premier League clubs, but the striker will be staying in Germany.

    He said: “I was honoured by interest of other clubs, but ultimately it’s a decision of the heart.

    “Fans have always supported me, and I also want to give something back to them and the club.”

    Chelsea’s January dealings may not be over with reports indicating they are interested in Barcelona’s Franck Kessie.

    Sport report the Blues want the midfielder and would be willing to weigh up a swap deal for Hakim ZIyech.

    The Moroccan enjoyed a very good World Cup and has recently worked his way back into Graham Potter’s starting line-up.

    But Barcelona are believed to see him as a potential replacement for Memphis Depay, who left for Atletico Madrid this week.

  • Jon Boon

    Depay wanted to leave

    Memphis Depay wanted to leave Barcelona, according to boss Xavi.

    "Memphis asked to leave after he received Atletico's proposal," Xavi revealed.

    "He asked me to leave, he wasn't comfortable, he wanted to be comfortable again. We all came out of the situation as winners.

    "If we can strengthen ourselves, that would be great. If not, it's not urgent. We'll see if we can sign someone, but we must remember Financial Fair Play rules."

  • Jon Boon

    Wonderkid chase

    Man Utd are chasing Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque and want to pursue a deal this summer.

    The Red Devils are one of a number of suitors for the 17-year-old forward, including PSG.

    According to Gazzetta dello Sport, United want to act quickly to fend off rival competition to sign the Athletico Paranaense talent.

    But United may have to splash £52.5million to lure Roque from his homeland.

  • Jon Boon

    Ronaldo's subdued Saudi debut

    While Manchester United were tangling at the top of the Premier League, their fallen icon was getting a first look at the Saudi Pro League.

    The spectacle of Cristiano Ronaldo in Arabia is more surreal than anyone expected.

    Al-Nassr’s new man made a winning but rather frustrating start to life in Asia.

    His new club claimed three points with a 1-0 win over Ettifaq, but from jogging out onto the wrong half of the pitch for the warm up, losing the ball with his first two touches after kick-off and not managing a shot on target – it was not the debut the nation had hoped or paid for.

  • Jon Boon

    Spurs moved slow on Trossard

    Leandro Trossard's agent has revealed how Spurs missed out on his client to rivals Arsenal.

    "Spurs were in contact with us for the last two weeks – but it was, ‘We want him, but wait this, wait that’,” his rep Josy Comhair said.

    "[On] Wednesday, we got in touch with Arsenal; 24 hours later, they had an agreement."

  • Jon Boon

    Mbappe interest

    Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

    The French forward is said to be unhappy at PSG.

    But, Marca says the LaLiga giants aren't fooled and are taking a cautious approach in any pursuit for the World Cup winner.

  • Jon Boon

    Everton chase Ziyech

    Everton are one of the teams said to be interested in signing Hakim Ziyech.

    The Chelsea midfielder could be allowed to leave following the arrival of Noni Madueke.

    Which means the Blues now have a decision to make on the Moroccan.

  • Jon Boon

    Kiwior in the stands

    Soon-to-be Arsenal player Jakub Kiwior and his twerking champion fiancee have been spotted in the directors box for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

    Arsenal are on the verge of signing Polish defender Kiwior from Spezia for £17.5million.

    The 22-year-old is in England to put pen to paper on a long-term deal and is at the Emirates for the Gunners’ huge league clash with rivals Man Utd.

    Kiwior was spotted in the directors box alongside his 30-year-old fiancee, Claudia Kowalczyk.

    Erik ten Hag’s men took the lead through an excellent Marcus Rashford finish.

    But it didn’t take Arsenal long to draw level with Eddie Nketiah heading home at the back post.

  • Jon Boon

    Spurs Zaniolo offer

    Spurs are reportedly only offering a loan deal for Nicolo Zaniolo, according to reports.

    In their offer, they haven't included an obligation to buy, which the Italians are desperate for.

    Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter: "Tottenham are currently only offering an initial loan for Nicoló Zaniolo with buy option included. That’s their only proposal as things stand.

    "Roma want €35/40m guaranteed fee, no agreement yet. Player keen on the move. AC Milan, also keeping an eye on the situation."

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