Messi PSG deal latest, Ten Hag favourite for Tottenham job, Stones contract EXCLUSIVE – Chelsea, Man City transfer news

Messi PSG deal latest, Ten Hag favourite for Tottenham job, Stones contract EXCLUSIVE – Chelsea, Man City transfer news

04/28/2021

LIONEL MESSI has been offered an 'unbeatable' contract by PSG, it has been reported.

Erik Ten Hag has emerged as the favourite for the Tottenham job after Spurs missed out on Bayern-bound Julian Nagelsmann.

And John Stones is in line for a £39m new contract after reviving his Man City career, as exclusively revealed by SunSport.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    FEEL THE WERN

    Thomas Tuchel is standing by Timo Werner despite admitting his star striker suffered another stinker against Real Madrid.

    He said: “He missed a big one at West Ham and missed another one here that doesn’t help. But it also does not help to cry about it, or to regret it all the time.

    "It is like this. There are millions of people who have harder things to deal with than chances you miss, so this is the good thing about sport. Nobody cares tomorrow.

    “We were sad and angry at the time. He is angry and maybe disappointed. Tomorrow he has a free day then he has to get his chin up. He is a professional guy, a top guy.

    “He is getting in the positions so from there we go on. We will never stop pushing or believing I have the feeling everyone accepts the situation like it is. If he scores in the next game nobody will speak about it."

    This was Werner's glorious chance to hit the back of the net
  • Jake Lambourne

    PRIDE OF LONDON

    Harry Kane is the London Premier League Footballer of the Year – pipping Son Heung-min, Mason Mount and Declan Rice.

    Tottenham striker Kane, 27, has racked up an impressive 31 goals and 16 assists in 44 appearances so far this term.

    And that saw the England captain voted the No1 Premier League player for the season.

    His Spurs team-mate Son, Chelsea star Mount, Mount's best mate Rice and fellow West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek were all in contention for their respective campaigns.

    But while Rice and Soucek missed out, there was some cheer at the London Stadium this evening as David Moyes won the manager of the year award and Lukasz Fabianski the goalkeeper gong.

    Harry Kane was crowned Premier League player of the year at the London Football Awards
  • Jake Lambourne

    NEW HOPE

    EXCLUSIVE -Newcastle will open talks with Jacob Murphy over a new deal — as Burnley and Watford lead the race to sign him.

    Murphy, 26, is entering the last year of his contract and Toon chiefs want to tie him down given his impressive recent form.

    They will look to do so once their Premier League status is confirmed.

    That now appears a formality with Steve Bruce's side sitting nine points above 18th-placed Fulham with five games remaining.

    However, newly-promoted Watford are still set to test their mattle with a £6million for the winger this summer.

    While Burnley, Southampton and Rangers have all declared an interest too.

    Jacob Murphy is set to be offered a new Newcastle deal
  • Jake Lambourne

    RY NOT ME?

    Ryan Giggs has reportedly been left fuming after being snubbed in the Premier League Hall of Fame.

    Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer are the first inductees – with Giggs being replaced by former Arsenal star Henry at the last minute.

    The Mirror reports that 'Giggs has been left shocked' by the snub and was 'dropped at the last minute after being charged with assaulting two women'.

    The charges follow an alleged bust-up with ex-girlfriend Kate Greville at his mansion.

    SunSport has since exclusively revealed that the 47-year-old former Manchester United ace could face up to FIVE YEARS in prison.

    The Premier League have not responded to request for comment.

  • Richard Forrester

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS,

    Thomas Tuchel became the first manager in Champions League history to avoid defeat in his first five games against Real Madrid.

    But the German came away frustrated with Chelsea's performance only earning a 1-1 draw.

    He told BT Sport: "We started the game very very well, with a lot of courage and quality. We deserved to win the first half, we had chances.

    "Unfortunately they scored from a set-piece and they had nothing else, we didn't allow any chances.

    "It was a disappointing score at half time. We had to stay calm and not lose confidence.

    "The second half was very tactical, you could feel that we are a bit tired. We only had a few days to recover from another tough away game. We have to live with 1-1.

    "The goal was well deserved and we should have scored at least one more.

    "We conceded more or less out of nothing and that can always happen against individual quality."

    Meanwhile, Neymar’s contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain is ‘almost settled’.

    He told RMC Sport: “My extension? Everything is almost settled.

    “You know, we’re in discussions with PSG… We’re not in a hurry. I feel comfortable.

    “I feel really happy here.”

    And finally, Prem chiefs have wrapped up a new three-year TV deal — worth the same £4.6billion as the current contract.

    In a big success for League boss Richard Masters, Sky, BT, Amazon and the BBC have agreed to extend the terms of the contract which was due to run out next summer for a further three seasons.

    It comes after the Covid chaos of the past 12 months which saw the broadcasters demand a £330million collective rebate from the 20 clubs.

    But concerns about those repayments have been eased by the certainty offered to the clubs with the new deal.

    Sky, paying £3.58bn over three seasons, keep the lion’s share of the 200 games to be broadcast live each season.

  • Joe Brophy

    TUCH LUCK

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel tonight became the first manager in Champions League history to avoid defeat in his first five games against Real Madrid.

    But the German came away frustrated with his side's performance only earning a 1-1 draw.

    He told BT Sport: "We started the game very very well, with a lot of courage and quality. We deserved to win the first half, we had chances.

    "Unfortunately they scored from a set-piece and they had nothing else, we didn't allow any chances.

    "It was a disappointing score at half time. We had to stay calm and not lose confidence.

    "The second half was very tactical, you could feel that we are a bit tired. We only had a few days to recover from another tough away game. We have to live with 1-1.

    "The goal was well deserved and we should have scored at least one more.

    "We conceded more or less out of nothing and that can always happen against individual quality."

  • Joe Brophy

    AUBA AND OUT

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available for the Europa League semi on Thursday night — even though he is still not fully fit after malaria.

    Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners since the start of the month, having picked up the illness on international duty with Gabon.

    The 31-year-old has returned to training but is still trying to build up his overall health levels.

    But with Alexandre Lacazette injured and boss Mikel Arteta left with youngsters as other attacking options, Aubameyang will have no hesitation answering the call if needed against Villarreal.

    His return would be a major boost to Arteta ahead of the first leg.

    There is a hope the Arsenal captain’s fitness level will be enough to see him through because he played against Liverpool and Slavia Prague before being diagnosed with malaria.

  • Joe Brophy

    FRANCE-Y IT

    Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly prepared an 'unbeatable' three-year contract for Lionel Messi.

    The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and is yet to agree a new deal with Barcelona.

    And after spectacularly slapping in a transfer request last summer before withdrawing it, many expect the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to move on.

    And according to TNT Sports, PSG are leading the chase to sign the star.

    The Argentine TV channel reports that the French champs will give him the No10 shirt – currently worn by Neymar.

  • Joe Brophy

    REAL MADRID 1 CHELSEA 1

    The Blues will head into their Champions League semi-final second leg full of confidence after scoring a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid.

    Christian Pulisic scored the all-important goal, which was cancelled out by a stunning strike from Karim Benzema.

    Read SunSport's match report HERE.

  • Joe Brophy

    TV GLEE

    Prem chiefs have wrapped up a new three-year TV deal — worth the same £4.6billion as the current contract.

    In a big success for League boss Richard Masters, Sky, BT, Amazon and the BBC have agreed to extend the terms of the contract which was due to run out next summer for a further three seasons.

    It comes after the Covid chaos of the past 12 months which saw the broadcasters demand a £330million collective rebate from the 20 clubs.

    But concerns about those repayments have been eased by the certainty offered to the clubs with the new deal.

    Sky, paying £3.58bn over three seasons, keep the lion’s share of the 200 games to be broadcast live each season.

  • Joe Brophy

    MEGA-BUKS

    Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka picked up the Young Player of the Year award at tonight’s London Football Awards.

    Accepting his award after beating Rice, Mount, Reece James and close pal Emile Smith Rowe, the four-cap Three Lions international said: “I’m really happy to win this award.

    “I want to say a big thank you to everyone for your support and of course another big thank you to everyone who voted for me.

    “I promise to keep giving my all on the pitch to make you happy and keep you entertained.”

  • Joe Brophy

    ANOTHER WERN

    Timo Werner squandered yet another golden chance in Chelsea's huge Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid.

    The German has developed an incredible reputation for missing absolute sitters since joining the Blues last summer.

  • Joe Brophy

    RED RISING

    Manchester United are reportedly plotting a shock TRIPLE transfer swoop for Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.

    The Telegraph claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to bolster his attacking options this summer after handing Eric Bailly a new deal.

    After being convinced by the Norwegian to stay, Bailly’s contract renewal means United no longer have to prioritise a new defender.

    And they can instead focus their efforts on adding new forwards, with Haaland said to be top of the list.

    The Old Trafford club also remain interested in his Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho, who they failed to sign last summer.

  • Joe Brophy

    NEYM OF THE GAME

    Neymar's contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain is 'almost settled'.

    He told RMC Sport: "My extension? Everything is almost settled.

    "You know, we're in discussions with PSG… We're not in a hurry. I feel comfortable.

    "I feel really happy here."

  • Joe Brophy

    SAK RACE

    Bukayo Saka has been crowned the Young Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.

  • Joe Brophy

    SILLY SAUSAGE

    A Barnsley fan has been banned from football games for three years for throwing a SAUSAGE ROLL at a steward.

    Curtis Horbury was supporting his team in a game away at Southend United in 2019.

    But the 22-year-old got involved in a scuffle with security staff after incorrectly hearing that stewards had hit a disabled fan.

    After an appeal, three men were identified for their part in the trouble, and have appeared at Basildon Crown Court.

    Horbury admitted to throwing the sausage roll and, along with Kyle Swann, 20, Darren Kennett, 54, and his son Harvey Kennett, admitted affray.

    They were all handed three-year bans and curfew orders.

  • Joe Brophy

    'WHO I AM'

    Brave referee Sapir Berman has come out as transgender and is set to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

    The Israeli official, 26, is in her second season as a top-flight official, having worked her way up her country's pyramid.

    Having begun living publicly as a woman three months ago, Berman told reporters: "I always saw myself as a woman, from a young age.

    "I realised society will not accept me, will not be on my side, so I continued like this for nearly 26 years.

    "I decided to come out and to show who I am, first of all to myself, for my soul."

  • Joe Brophy

    LIN TROUBLE

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: West Ham are praying Jesse Lingard does not become the latest big player to pull up injured as their Champions League dreams hang in the balance.

    Lingard underwent intensive treatment on his aching legs throughout last week just to make sure he was available for the clash with Chelsea.

    But the inspirational loan signing from Manchester United is still being hampered by the problem – leaving the Hammers concerned he will not be able to face Burnley on Monday.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNER STAY PUT

    Stan Kroenke has REFUSED to sell Arsenal despite fan protests and Spotify owner Daniel Ek plotting a £2.5billion bid.

    The American billionaire released a statement which will come as a crushing blow to Gunners fans.

    The statement read: “In recent days we have noted media speculation regarding a potential takeover bid for Arsenal Football Club.

    "We remain 100 per cent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club.

    "We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer.

    "Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.

    "Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.”

  • Joe Brophy

    MOUR OF THAT

    Jose Mourinho has brutally trolled Liverpool and Steven Gerrard on the seventh anniversary of the midfielder's infamous 'slip' at Anfield.

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  • Joe Brophy

    GUARD AGAINST

    Pep Guardiola says he has learned from the mistakes made in previous years when City slumped out to French sides Monaco and Lyon – as well as Tottenham and Liverpool.

    He added: “The only way to minimise these kind of things is impose your game like we are built since five years ago. Lyon beat us with counter-attacks, two or three mistakes we were done.

    “We will try to impose our game. I learn from my experience in this competition that as much as you are close, in the latter stages, to who you are the more chance you have to go through.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PEP TALK

    PSG have shown their quality by beating Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the competition this year.

    And Guardiola believes the best plan is to go to France and impose their game right from the start.

    He added: “The best balance is to have the ball. If you have the ball all the time the balance of the team is already there. It is the only way.

    “We are going to concede counter-attacks, they have the quality with Mbappe, Neymar, Di Maria, Verratti, Paredes, the physicality and the personality they have.”

  • Joe Brophy

    NOT GUNNER STAY

    Konstantinos Mavropanos is reportedly set to leave Arsenal this summer.

    The 23-year-old defender has spent this season on loan with VfB Stuttgart.

    But Football.London claim a chance to stake a claim in Arsenal’s team next term is not on the cards.

    And Mavropanos will either go out on loan for another campaign or depart in a permanent move this summer.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUARD UP

    Pep Guardiola admits he will have sleepless nights if he thinks too much about Neymar.

    And the Manchester City boss believes the best way to stop PSG is to fight fire with fire and attack in France on Wednesday night.

    Guardiola said: “Always I believe that with the amount of quality that these players have, there are not defensive strategies to stop them.

    “They are too good. I try to sleep well last night and I slept well when I was not thinking of them. That is the reality.

    “We are going to try to stop them and the way we are going to do that is to defend well altogether as a team and play good football as a team and try to score goals.”

  • Joe Brophy

    JU A PAY RISE

    Borussia Dortmund are set to DOUBLE Jude Bellingham's wages in a bid to fend off Chelsea's approach, according to reports.

    The ex-Birmingham teenager, 17, has been in sensational form this season, with Thomas Tuchel keen to bring him back to England.

    But in a bid to keep Chelsea and the chasing pack at bay, Dortmund are set to raise Bellingham's pay from £42,000 to £84,000 per week, according to German newspaper BILD.

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