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  • Dylan Terry

    RENNES FOR THE HILLS

    Arsenal target Eduardo Camavinga has handed in a transfer request but the teenage sensation has his heart set on Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Rennes midfielder, 18, is one of Europe's hottest properties following yet another brilliant season.

    PSG are one of the clubs monitoring his situation closely and believe he is the future in their midfield.

    And it appears his head has been turned after telling Rennes he won't be signing a new contract.

    Camavinga has just a year left on his current deal meaning the club will be forced to flog him this summer or lose him for nothing.

    According to RMC Sport, Rennes are prepared to play hardball having slapped a £100million price-tag on their star man.

    With the current financial crisis in football due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rennes risk pricing out Europe's biggest clubs for his signature.

    The report adds how club owner Francois Pinault is hoping to spark a bidding war with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also all interested.

  • Richard Forrester

    MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Gareth Southgate announced his provisional 33-man England squad yesterday, with four uncapped players getting the nod.

    Ben Godfrey, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Sam Johnstone all made the cut, although there were some tricky omissions for Southgate to make.

    Hopefuls Patrick Bamford, Danny Ings, James Maddison and Eric Dier all missed out, with the Three Lions boss admitting that it was ‘difficult’ not to pick the latter.

    He said: “He is a man who I have tremendous respect for and he has been, as you’ve rightly identified, a key player in some of our biggest nights, some of our biggest moments.

    “Unfortunately I just don’t think his season has been strong enough to be in the squad.”

    There was room for some exciting young talent, however, with Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden among a number of players that could be heading to their first tournament.

    Southgate, 50, is expected to announce his 26-man squad for the finals next week.

    In club football news, Harry Maguire looks likely to miss out on featuring in the Europa League final for Manchester United this evening.

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule his skipper out of contention when quizzed, but Maguire didn’t take part in training last night with his team-mates.

    He HAS, however, been included in Southgate’s squad.

    Meanwhile, Uefa have begun the process that could eventually lead to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus being banned from European competitions, after their involvements in the failed European Super League breakaway.

  • Etienne Fermie

    WAGS WARNED

    By Duncan Wright

    England's Wags and families will be banned from seeing the England players in the team hotel for the duration of the Euros.

    Gareth Southgate has revealed Uefa protocols around Covid-19 make it impossible for his stars to catch up with loved ones at St George’s Park.

    He said: “We're not going to be able to let people in.

    “There's a clear edict from Uefa on what the bubbles need to look like to be as secure as we can make them.

    "It's never going to be 100 per cent failsafe but we've got to comply with as much as we can.

    “We're hoping that we might at some point be able to let the players have a little bit of time at home.

    "But that's constantly being assessed. It'd be a preference for us if we can.

    “But of course, we've got to monitor not only our own situations, but where we are as a country, what are the variants, what the government guidelines are.

    “That’s we hope to do that and we're working towards that, but it is going to be limited access which we have to accept is going to be harder for some players to cope with than for others.

    “You know everybody's going to react to that and respond to that differently.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    ICYMI – THIRTY THREE LIONS

    Gareth Southgate named his provisional 33-man England squad earlier today.

    Uncapped stars Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Ben Godfrey forced their way in.

    But their was no place for the likes of Eric Dier, James Maddison, Danny Ings or Patrick Bamford.

  • Etienne Fermie

    LILLE BIT STRANGE

    Lille head coach Christophe Galtier has left the Ligue 1 club… just days after guiding them to the title.

    Speaking to L'Equipe, he revealed that he had 'done his time here'.

    He said: "I made my decision. I informed my president, Olivier Letang, after having listened to him a lot this morning, that I was going to leave LOSC. Or that I was stopping with LOSC, I do not know quite what term to use.

    "I just feel strongly that I have done my time here. That four-year cycle is long enough for a coach. So yes, it's only been five months that I collaborate every day with Olivier Letang and five months is not a lot for a collaboration.

    "Having spent four years here, I feel inside that it's time to leave this beautiful club, this magnificent club."

    Christophe Galtier celebrates his Lille side sealing the titleCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    EUR IN TROUBLE

    By SunSport's Martin Lipton

    Uefa have opened the way to ban Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus from the Champions League after beginning formal disciplinary charges against the revel trio.

    Euro chiefs are determined to bring the three Super League ringleaders to heel after the collapse of their breakaway plan.

    Unlike the Prem Big Six, the two Milan sides and Atletico Madrid, the three clubs have refused to pull the plug on their scheme.

    That has infuriated Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin.

    He is out for revenge and wants to impose two season bans.

    And now that prospect had moved a step closer after Uefa announced its first move.

    In a statement, Nyon officials said: "Following an investigation conducted by UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework.

    "Further information will be made available in due course."

    Uefa has put the screws on all three who now know they face serious sanctions unless they apologise and finally give up the ghost on their concept.

    Uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings against Super League ringleaders Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona
  • Etienne Fermie

    MARC'D MAN

    Tottenham are in line for a huge cash windfall as Sporting Lisbon reportedly eye a bid for Marcus Edwards.

    The former Spurs winger, 22, swapped London for Portuguese outfit Vitoria in 2019.

    But A Bola claims Edwards is now being lined up by new Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon.

    Their interest in Edwards is great news for Tottenham, who could now cash in.

    It’s believed the deal taking Edwards to Vitoria nearly two years ago included a clause giving Spurs 50 per cent of his next transfer fee.

    Edwards, who has a release clause of £41million, is said to be valued at around £11.5m.

    And should he go for that figure, Spurs would cash in to the sum of just under £6m.

    Spurs will be set for a huge cash windfall if Marcus Edwards joins Sporting Lisbon
  • Etienne Fermie

    GDA-MN IT!

    Harry Maguire has NOT trained with his Manchester United team-mates, despite travelling with them to Gdansk.

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule his skipper out of contention for tomorrow night's game, despite his recent injury woes.

    But the big defender, who was earlier included in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man England squad, was forced to watch the from the sidelines as his team-mates were put through their paces.

    Harry Maguire watches training from the bench
  • Etienne Fermie

    MUY BUEN

    Arsenal and Aston Villa are in a transfer fight for Emiliano Buendia, according to reports.

    The Norwich playmaker, 24, enjoyed a stunning season helping fire the Canaries to a second Championship promotion in his three years at Carrow Road.

    But Daniel Farke faces a huge battle keeping hold of his star man this summer.

    Arsenal were linked with him last year and look set to revive their interest.

    According to The Telegraph, the Gunners may be forced to act quickly if they want to secure the Argentine.

    It is thought Aston Villa are prioritising a new No10 and preparing a bid.

    Norwich ace Emiliano Buendia is a transfer target for Arsenal and Aston Villa
  • Etienne Fermie

    SHAW THING

    Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has revealed what winning the Europa League tomorrow night would mean to him.

    The full-back, 25, missed the triumphant final in 2017 because of injury.

    And ahead of tomorrow's clash with Villarreal in Gdansk, he said: "I was a bit unfortunate last time, I wasn't there.

    "This season, especially now there's, personally in my opinion, much more confidence and belief in the squad that we're improving as a team.

    "This is the next step [on Wednesday night] to go out and show that we're going in the right direction. There's a lot of confidence and belief that we're taking the right steps and this is another step in the right direction.

    "A [winners] medal would mean a great deal. It’s something that when you come to Manchester United you look to win trophies. We’ve missed out on a few trophies in the last few years and I know how disappointed the lads have been. So there is a massive incentive to go out there and obviously enjoy it, but leave everything out on the pitch to win it.

    "I look around and everyone seems very relaxed, enjoying the moment being here in the final. We have not been in one for a while. I think most of the lads are just looking forward to getting out there.

    "There is no need for nerves, we’re here for a reason, I think we deserve to be here. And on Wednesday night we just need to go out there and do what we’ve done to get here, and hopefully we can come back with the trophy.

    "The last couple of days after the great win against Wolves we have studied Villarreal, but we need to focus on us and all the players will give everything to win this trophy and try to finish the season in a good way."

    Luke Shaw cut a relaxed figure ahead of tomorrow's Europa League final
  • Etienne Fermie

    SPANISH INQUISITION

    By SunSport's Martin Lipton

    Cesar Azpilicueta will be free to start Chelsea’s season next term after winning an appela against his final day red card.

    The Blues captain was dismissed by Stuart Attwell following a last minute clash with Jack Grealish.

    Azpilicueta reacted to a foul by the England midfielder, who stayed down holding his face after being brushed by the Chelsea defender’s left arm.

    But a wrongful dismissal claim was upheld by an FA disciplinary committee and the card and three-match ban was removed from his record.

    Cesar Azpilicueta was red carded on SundayCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    OD ONE OUT

    SunSport Exclusive by Tom Barclay

    Brighton have joined the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

    The French forward, 23, is also being chased by Leicester and Arsenal.

    But the Seagulls hope their promise of a regular starting berth could convince Edouard to head to the South Coast.

    Former Paris Saint-Germain kid Edouard may find it difficult to dislodge first-choice Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho should he go to the FA Cup-winning Foxes.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal’s interest is understood to be dependent on whether Alexandre Lacazette stays or goes this summer.

    Odsonne Edouard has plenty of Premier League interest
  • Etienne Fermie

    S-MART DECISIONS

    Tottenham are reportedly in talks with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez to become their new manager.

    Sky Sports claims Daniel Levy has identified the former Everton gaffer as the perfect man to replace Jose Mourinho.

    Spurs have now reached out to Martinez as he prepares for Belgium’s adventure at the Euros.

    And Sky add the Spanish tactician has already told friends he expects a return to club football later this summer.

    Euro 2020 could be Roberto Martinez’s final tournament in charge of Belgium
  • Etienne Fermie

    AS LUK WOULD HAVE IT

    Luka Modric has signed a one-year contract extension at Real Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2022.

    The Croatian's previous deal had been set to expire at the end of June.

    Some speculation had arisen that he could depart Santiago Bernabeu to try something new before the end of his career.

    But the former Spurs midfielder, 35, is loving life at Real Madrid as much as ever.

    Modric celebrated his extension by posing in front of a collection of Madrid's European Cups, while holding aloft a shirt with 'Modric 2022' on the back.

    Alongside the image, Modric wrote on Instagram: "Happy and proud to continue wearing the jersey of the best team in the world. ✍️❤️🙏 #HalaMadrid"

    Luka Modric celebrated with Florentino PerezCredit: Instagram @realmadrid
  • Dylan Terry

    IN THE BAGG

    Frank Lampard is set to have talks with West Brom over the vacant Hawthorns manager’s job.

    Sam Allardyce quit the role after failing to stop the Baggies from being relegated.

    It was the first time Big Sam had ever experienced dropping out of the top-flight in more than 500 games as manager.

    West Brom chiefs are now on the hunt for a new boss to lead their Championship charge as they aim to break back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

    Ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was an early frontrunner to take over.

    But Lampard is also on the club’s shortlist and is likely to be interviewed for the role.

    The former England midfielder has experienced life in the Championship before having managed Derby before taking over at Chelsea.

  • Dylan Terry

    WILF HUNTER

    Tottenham are reportedly competing with Everton in the race to prise Wilfried Zaha away from Crystal Palace.

    The 28-year-old winger is once again facing an uncertain future as he looks to depart Selhurst Park in his quest to win silverware.

    And with just two years left to run on his contract in South London, the Ivory Coast international is unlikely to pen a new deal.

    According to Goal, both Spurs and the Toffees are chasing Zaha, while long-term admirers Arsenal are claimed to be eyeing up Norwich's Emiliano Buendia instead.

    Tottenham could press ahead with a move for Zaha if star striker Harry Kane is sold.

    Meanwhile Everton have retained their interest in the player after having two bids rejected for him in 2019.

    It has been stated that despite the Eagles looking to keep Zaha, he could be available for £40million.

  • Dylan Terry

    ARSEN-ALL OVER

    Willian is keen to quit Arsenal and re-join Chelsea just 12 months after leaving on a free, according to reports.

    The Brazilian forward, 32, walked away from Stamford Bridge last year after the Blues refused to offer him a three-year contract extension.

    Chelsea famously refuse to offer more than one-year extensions to players over the age of 30, but were willing to compromise and hand Willian a two-year deal.

    But Willian instead opted to sign a three-year deal at Arsenal.

    Things haven't gone smoothly for the winger though, after a tricky debut season in North London.

    It's now believed Willian and is keen to quit the Emirates – with a number of clubs monitoring his situation.

    Willian believed to have offers from across Europe, with David Beckham's Inter Miami also keen.

    But Sky Sports now say the forward is keen to head back to Chelsea, where he played over 300 times in seven years – helping the club win two Premier League crowns.

  • Dylan Terry

    ENGLAND'S EUROS SQUAD BY CLUB

  • Dylan Terry

    BEST ENGLAND XI WHO MISSED OUT ON 33-MAN PROVISIONAL SQUAD

  • Dylan Terry

    'BACKED OFF'

    Jamie Vardy “backed off” from a move to Arsenal from Leicester after a meeting with Arsene Wenger in 2016.

    The Gunners matched the £20million release fee clause inserted in the striker’s contract at the time and soon opened talks with the hotshot.

    Vardy, who had just returned from Euro 2016 with England, scored 24 goals to fire Leicester to their magical Premier League title win the season previous.

    The ex-Fleetwood marksman looked set to leave the King Power to join Arsenal only to change his mind late on, and he still remains at the Foxes.

    He previously told Sun Sport: “I've always said the brotherhood at Leicester is unbelievable.

    “It wasn't that big a decision, it was quite easy, this is where I wanted to be.”

    Now Dick Law, who was Arsenal’s transfer negotiator at the time, has now revealed how the deal broke down.

    He told The Athletic: “The deal with Leicester was done, the deal with the player was done.

    “He came down to visit with his wife Rebekah, he sat on the couch in front of Arsene…and then he backed off.

    “On his way back to Leicester I get a call from the player saying he wants to think about it overnight. At that point, you know it’s bad news.”

  • Dylan Terry

    XAVI SAYS NO TO BRAZIL

    IF the Brazil FA had it their way, then Barcelona legend Xavi would be next manager of the national team.

    Reports claimed that the Brazil FA made an offer to the former midfield maestro, who is the manager of Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd.

    He was to join the national team coaching staff now, with a view to taking over as head coach after the next World Cup. However, he turned down the offer.

    It is understandable if he thought that it was far too soon in his coaching career to be thinking of such a high pressure job in a country that he barely knows.

  • Dylan Terry

    LIGT'S OUT

    Matthijs de Ligt is angling for a move to Barcelona after growing discontent with life at Juventus, according to reports.

    The Dutch central defender, 21, had endured two difficult seasons in Turin following his high-profile move from Ajax in 2019.

    Juventus forked out a whopping £67.5million on the youngster, beating competition from Barca for his signature.

    During the same summer, De Ligt's former Ajax team-mate and close friend Frenkie De Jong made the switch to the Nou Camp.

    According to Catalunya Radio, the pair have been in close contact with De Ligt pushing for a reunion at Barca.

    The report adds how Barcelona would be interested in concluding a deal, but know financial restrictions will make it tough.

    De Ligt still has three years left on his deal at Juventus so they are in no rush to cash in.

  • Dylan Terry

    ENGLAND’S PROVISIONAL 33-MAN SQUAD FOR EURO 2020

    GOALKEEPERS: Dean Henderson (Man Utd), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield Utd).

    DEFENDERS: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Man City), Ben White (Brighton).

    MIDFIELDERS: Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (West Ham/Man Utd), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

    FORWARDS: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood (Man Utd), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).

  • Dylan Terry

    IBRA-CADABRA

    Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of completing the signing of RB Leipzig star Ibrahima Konate.

    The Reds have been linked with the centre-back for months as Jurgen Klopp looks to solve his defensive woes.

    Now the Daily Mail claims the transfer should become a done deal this summer after Liverpool agreed to meet his £40million release clause.

    Konate is celebrating his 22nd birthday today back in his French homeland.

    He is currently preparing for Les Bleus’ European U21 Championship quarter-final against Holland next week.

    But today’s report states ‘German sources understand he will resolve his move to Anfield imminently’.

  • Dylan Terry

    BRIGHT SPARK

    SunSport exclusively revealed that Brighton defender Ben White is in contention for a shock England call-up for Euro 2020.

    Harry Maguire’s ankle injury plus form concerns about Eric Dier have led to the Three Lions boss suddenly looking at other options.

    And White, 23, is the player who has caught his eye the most.

    Southgate even made a trip down to the south coast to watch him in action earlier this month.

    SunSport understands the ball-playing defender has been told to not to fly off on holiday this week after completing his Premier League season at Arsenal.

    Watch this space.

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