ERLING HAALAND has COMPLETED his medical ahead of his imminent transfer to Manchester City this summer.

The Norwegian's switch to the Etihad is set to be announced as soon as this week.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are reportedly eyeing up a shocking move for Liverpool star Sadio Mane with his current deal in Merseyside coming to an end next summer.

And Kylian Mbappe has been spotted leaving a restaurant in Madrid ahead of a potential move to the Bernabeu.

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

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  • Alex Cole

    Boehly transfer boost

    Todd Boehly is reportedly set to give Thomas Tuchel a summer transfer warchest to rebuild Chelsea once his takeover goes through.

    The billionaire American was in attendance at Stamford Bridge to watch the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday after being confirmed as Roman Abramovich’s successor.

    The LA Dodgers baseball team owner is now set to inject “heavy investment” to bolster Chelsea’s squad, according to the Evening Standard.

    It comes amid fears that last season’s Champions League winners “have been left behind after months of crippling sanctions” against them.

  • Alex Cole

    Potential City XI next season with Haaland

    Manchester City are set to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland THIS WEEK after the German side allowed him to take care of "personal matters" on Monday.

    Haaland is believed to have already met with Man City officials in Brussels and COMPLETED a medical ahead of the move, which he wants done by the end of the week.

    City are also lining up a sensational move for free agent Paul Pogba this summer.

    Sunsport revealed City bosses have asked to be kept informed on Pogba’s situation in the coming weeks.

    Villareal centre-back Pau Torres has received interest from both cross-city rivals in Manchester.

    Frenkie de Jong is on City's wishlist and there is talk of a swap deal for Bernardo Silva.

  • Alex Cole

    Mitchell van der Gaag talks ‘getting closer’

    Manchester United are “working on contract details” with Mitchell van der Gaag, who was Ten Hag’s assistant at Ajax.

    Van der Gaag, 50, has been Ten Hag’s assistant since the summer of 2021, after moving up from the reserves at the club.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reported the details this morning.

    He wrote: “Manchester United are working on the details of the contract to bring Mitchell van der Gaag at the club from Ajax, as part of Erik ten Hag coaching staff.

    “Van der Gaag has been considered an important addition for months – agreement getting closer. Talks ongoing.”

    Now 50-years-old, Van der Gaag enjoyed a successful playing career spanning 18 years between 1989 and 2007.

    Van der Gaag was a centre-back, as was Ten Hag, and spent time playing for clubs in his native Holland, Portugal and Saudi Arabia.

    But he also enjoyed a two-year spell in Scotland with Motherwell between 1995 and 1997.

  • Alex Cole

    Pow, Pow, Pau

    Man United have reportedly shortlisted Villarreal defender Pau Torres as a potential summer target.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Manchester United have bookmarked Torres as one of three or four potential new centre-back options.

    The 25-year-old Spaniard has a £51million release clause in his contract.

    The Red Devils have not tabled anything concrete as of yet as they are waiting for Erik ten Hag to take up his position as head coach.

    Possible changes in the boardroom also mean negotiations with the LaLiga side over a deal for Torres are yet to get underway.

  • Alex Cole

    Haa-land of the century

    Anyone not talking about the potential move of Erling Haaland to City this morning?

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning footy fans

    Manchester City are reportedly about to bring a successful conclusion to their chase of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

    City are set to announce the signing of the Norway striker, 21, this week according to The Athletic.

    Belgian outlet DH claim the 21-year-old completed a medical at a Brussels hospital on Monday.

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Haaland’s proposed transfer to Man City will set new levels.

    He told Sky Sports: “If Erling Haaland goes there, that will not weaken them. Definitely not.

    “I know in the moment that other people talk about money, but this transfer will set new levels. Let me say this.”

    Meanwhile, Man United ace Paul Pogba won’t be joining Haaland at the Etihad next season amid interest from Pep Guardiola’s side.

    The France star looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer at the end of his contract.

    But according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Pogba’s representatives have informed City he will be heading elsewhere.

    However, French giants Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to sign Pogba, according to Betfair.

    The bookies have Mauricio Pochettino’s Ligue 1 champions best priced at 4/5 to secure the services of the midfielder.

    Elsewhere, Fulham have opened talks over a new deal for Tosin Adarabioyo to ward off any interest this summer.

    The defender played almost every game as Marco Silva’s side won the Championship title at a canter but has just one year remaining on his current contract.

    Silva is now keen for the club to quickly tie the towering centre-back down to a fresh long-term deal.

    Finally, Kylian Mbappe has fuelled speculation of a transfer to Real Madrid after he was spotted dining in the Spanish capital.

    The PSG ace’s contract is up this summer and he’s been incessantly linked with a move to the La Liga champions.

    And now, the France international has been seen leaving a restaurant in Madrid.

    But Mbappe wasn’t alone, his PSG pal Achraf Hakimi was also snapped at the venue, reported the Daily Express.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Title race heats up

    Man City boss Pep Guardiola has done his best to shake things up a bit of late.

    Not least straight after Sunday’s 5-0 win over Newcastle when he claimed “everyone loves Liverpool”, implying there was a bias against his City team.

    The City boss said: “Everyone in this country supports Liverpool — of course, because Liverpool has an incredible history in European competition.

    “Not in Premier Leagues, though — because they’ve won one in 30 years — but it’s not a problem at all.”

    When Guardiola’s quotes were read out to the Liverpool boss at his press conference ahead of Tuesday's clash with Aston Villa, he laughed heartily.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Klopp on Haaland transfer

    Jurgen Klopp insists Erling Haaland's proposed transfer to Man City will set new levels.

    The Liverpool boss told Sky Sports as Haaland's switch from Borussia Dortmund edges closer: "If Erling Haaland goes there, that will not weaken them. Definitely not.

    "I know in the moment that other people talk about money, but this transfer will set new levels. Let me say this."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lautaro Martinez wants Inter stay

    Lautaro Martinez has no intention of leaving Inter Milan this summer.

    That's according to the Argentine's agent, Alejandro Camano who claims his client is happy in Milan despite reports in the media linking him with a Prem move.

    Camano said, via Football Italia: “Sometimes the media publishes stories about his possible transfer, but Lautaro is only focused on Inter, giving the fans joy and making them champions again, then he can start preparing for the World Cup with Argentina.

    “We are not expecting or looking for a transfer. He is at Inter, he is happy, the city is wonderful. We are thinking only of Inter.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    'No club needs Declan Rice'

    No Premier League club will have a use for Declan Rice next season.

    That's the opinion of Stephen Warnock who reckons none of the Prem's clubs have a need for Rice in their squads.

    Warnock said: "Chelsea was the team that we all thought would be in for him. Now the situation is at Chelsea that we don’t know what the new owners are going to put into the club, do we? There’s talk that they’re going to go in heavily but until we know and we see that first move from them.

    “You look at every other club and you think, would he go to Manchester United at the moment? Would that be an option for him? He’d benefit them, but would it benefit him at this moment, because again you don’t know what Ten Hag’s going to be like and you don’t know the influence he’s going to have.

    “United need to shift a load of players out in order to probably get him in as well, and it’s like where else? Does he go abroad? I don’t see anyone else in the Premier League needing him. I don’t see Manchester City needing him, I don’t see Liverpool needing him."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United chase Pau Torres

    Man United have reportedly shortlisted Villarreal defender Pau Torres as a potential summer target.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Manchester United have bookmarked Torres as one of three or four potential new centre-back options.

    The 25-year-old Spaniard has a £51million release clause in his contract.

    The Red Devils have not tabled anything concrete as of yet as they are waiting for Erik ten Hag to take up his position as head coach.

    Possible changes in the boardroom also mean negotiations with the LaLiga side over a deal for Torres are yet to get underway.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Van Dijk defensive status questioned

    Virgil Van Dijk IS NOT the best defender in the world.

    That's the opinion of Everton star Richarlison who said there are three defenders who are better than his Liverpool rival.

    Richarlison said: "Everybody in England hates Liverpool. Everyone is obsessed with Van Dijk, but he's not the best defender in the world.

    "Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, and Sergio Ramos are all better than him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Mbappe seen in Madrid

    Kylian Mbappe has fuelled speculation of a transfer to Real Madrid after being spotted eating in the Spanish capital.

    The PSG ace’s contract is up this summer and he’s been constantly linked with a move to the La Liga champions.

    And now, the France international has been seen leaving a restaurant in Madrid.

    But Mbappe wasn’t alone, his PSG pal Achraf Hakimi was also snapped at the venue, reported the Daily Express.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Barcelona set for transfer exodus

    Barcelona are reportedly preparing to let NINE players leave in the summer, with Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay among them.

    They have been linked with bringing in a host of players at the end of the season.

    Among those are Robert Lewandowski, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Raphinha and Bernardo Silva.

    But in order to bring fresh faces in there is also an expectation that several will be forced out of the door.

    And according to Marca, De Jong and Depay are thought to be on the list of potential sales.

  • Justin Lawrence

    West Brom keeper signs deal

    West Brom back-up goalkeeper David Button has signed a new two-year-deal with the Hawthorns club, WRITES GRAEME BRYCE.

    The 33-year–old made 134 appearances for Brentford before making the move to the Midlands in 2020 but has only made a handful of appearances, due to Sam Johnstone's excellence.

    However, with Johnstone set to join Spurs in the summer, Button will challenge Alex Palmer and Josh Griffiths to become Steve Bruce's new number one.

    Button said: “I’m really looking forward to the next two years here.

    “Despite not playing as much as I would have liked, I’ve really enjoyed my last two years here."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bayern want Sadio Mane

    Bayern Munich are reportedly lining up a sensational swoop for Liverpool star Sadio Mane.

    The Bundesliga champions are said to want the 30-year-old as a "statement transfer" in the summer.

    Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic held talks with Mane's agent over the weekend, according to Sky in Germany.

    Negotiations between Liverpool and Bayern are yet to get underway, but it's understood they are keen on a move for the forward.

    The report goes on to state contract discussions between the Reds and Mane are proving to be "difficult".

  • Justin Lawrence

    Brighton offer shirt initiative

    Brighton are offering fans the opportunity to secure their 2022/23 kits for FREE through a superb "Shirt Buy-Back initiative".

    The Seagulls are giving supporters the chance to swap any Brighton or Brighton Women's shirt from the last decade for a voucher which will allow them to obtain the new kit for free.

    The scheme begins on May 23 – the day after their final match of the season at home to West Ham – and ends on May 29.

    All returned kits will be donated to KitAid – a charity which distributes shirts to children and adults in the world’s poorest countries.

    The kit-recycling initiative, which will only be available to the first 250 fans on a first come first serve basis, has been created by American Express to celebrate 10 seasons of them sponsoring the club.

    Albion confirmed that they are willing to accept "all wearable, official Adult and Junior shirts issued by Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. and Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C. since the 2011/12 season – including all home, away, third and goalkeeper shirts".

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man City Haal Erling in

    Man City are set to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland THIS WEEK after the German side allowed him to take care of "personal matters" on Monday.

    Dortmund told Sport1: "The players have no training today and we allowed Erling to take care of personal matters." 

    According to The Athletic, the Premier League champions have won the race for his signature.

    Man City are set to inform Dortmund of their 'intention to activate' Haaland's £64million release clause.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man City close in on Haaland

    Erling Haaland has reportedly passed his Manchester City medical.

    The Borussia Dortmund goal machine is set to be announced as City player this week, and reports suggest he travelled to Belgium to undergo a medical examination.

    Belgian outlet DH claim the 21-year-old completed a medical at a Brussels hospital today.

    He was joined by Manchester City doctors, with Brussels chosen as the location for the medical "for geographical convenience and to try not to attract attention."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United’s transfer blow

    Man United’s pursuit of Red Bull Salzburg hotshot Karim Adeyemi is as good as over.

    The 20-year-old is set to join German outfit Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    United had tried to hijack Adeyemi’s transfer to the Bundesliga side.

    But Adeyemi’s agent Thomas Solomon has confirmed a switch to Dortmund is “close” to completion, as revealed by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    Solomon said: “We’re now close to complete the deal with Borussia Dortmund.

    “There will be no release clause included into his five-year deal.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea star courts interest

    Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by top clubs across Europe including Leeds and PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer.

    Clarke-Salter is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer but Thomas Tuchel‘s side do have the option to extend his deal for another 12 months.

    But Chelsea‘s ownership issues means the Blues cannot currently activate new deals under the sanctions imposed by the UK government.

    That means Clarke-Salter can speak to other clubs with Leeds and Sheffield United already enquiring for his services.

  • Justin Lawrence

    German clubs match-rigging scandal

    German football has been rocked by a new match-rigging row – with two teams playing out a draw that suited them both.

    German fourth-tier clubs FSV Frankfurt and SV Elversberg played out the last 12 minutes of their game to a 1-1 draw.

    Elversberg players passed the ball among themselves in their own half, amid applause from both sets of fans.

    The result left the visitors effectively promoted and Frankfurt virtually safe from relegation with one match left to play.

    Promotion rivals Ulm and drop-bound Grossaspach were left furious.

    But Frankfurt boss Tim Gorner insisted: "A draw suited us just fine. In that case why should we go on the attack?"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fulham open Adabioyo talks

    Fulham have opened talks over a new deal for Tosin Adarabioyo to ward off any interest this summer.

    The defender played almost every game as Marco Silva's side won the Championship title at a canter but has just one year remaining on his current contract.

    Silva is now keen for the club to quickly tie the towering centre-back down to a fresh long-term deal.

    Given his Premier League experience, having played 33 games during Fulham's last top-flight campaign, rivals may see the former Manchester City man as a bargain option this summer.

    Fulham, however, are determined to keep Adarabioyo, 24, at the heart of their back line as they look to break the yo-yo cycle of promotion and relegation in recent years.

  • James Colasanti

    Leipzig warn Chelsea off Nkunku

    RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff says they have no intention of selling £62million rated forward Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea this summer.

    Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano tweeted a quote from Mintzlaff which says: “We have clearly discussed it internally: we won’t let Nkunku leave this summer, we told him and his agent.”

  • James Colasanti

    Gunners ‘explore’ Sterling summer transfer

    Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing Manchester City star Raheem Sterling this summer, according to The Telegraph.

    The England winger, 27, is about to enter the final year of his deal and that could pave the way for former City coach and current Gunners boss Mikel Arteta to make a move for him.

    The report says Arteta would be “willing to make Sterling the focal point of the Gunners’ attack” next term.

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