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TRANSFER NEWS is picking up with the football season on the verge of reaching its rescheduled conclusion.

And the official dates are now in! The window will open on June 27 and close on October. Yes, that's in just 11 DAYS!

Follow all the latest gossip and rumours below…

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTY TRANSFER FANS,

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that the Red Devils are pushing ahead with the signing of Jadon Sancho.United and Borussia Dortmund are close to an agreement for the £100million-rated winger who wants to move to the Premier League and Old Trafford.

    Chelsea have been handed a huge boost after Brendan Rodgers has warned there are no guarantees Ben Chilwell will still be at Leicester City next season.

    He said: “He’s not a player we want to lose. I’m quite relaxed on it. I’m not worried at all.

    “We’ve got a fantastic squad that we want to keep together so I don’t worry.

    “You can spin it whichever way you want. There is no intention to sell Ben Chilwell and there is absolutely no need for us to sell Ben Chilwell.

    “If you want a message, the message is he’s not for sale.”

    Elsewhere, Spurs have handed midfielder Oliver Skipp a new four-year deal.

    The England Under-21 star has made 21 senior appearances for the club since coming through their academy.

    He said: “Being at the club since I was very young, it is nice to extend my contract. Hopefully I can now push on and make more appearances.

    “It shows the manager trusts me and has plans for me going forward. As young player it’s great to learn from him and his tactical knowledge.
    “Working under Jose Mourinho can only be good for me as I look to develop all sides of my game.

    “I am also learning off the other players, just watching what they do before and during matches.”

  • NOT A FAN

    Prem clubs face a further £450m black hole after the Government confirmed next season will start without fans inside grounds.

    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport confirmed a series of “pilot events” with spectators this summer, including the World Snooker Championships and Glorious Goodwood.

    But as SunSport revealed, turnstiles will not be routinely opened until at least October 1.

    That means the first three weekends of the new campaign will be played behind closed doors, costing clubs around £90m between them in lost gate receipts, with Spurs and Manchester United missing out on more than £5 for every match played behind closed doors.

    And even when the gates are opened, clubs understand that they will be allowed a maximum of 25 per cent of capacity inside, with the government confirming that “social distancing restriction” will be in place.

    SunSport also revealed that clubs are set to hold ballots of season ticket holders to determine who is allowed inside.

  • BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT

    SunSport can reveal that Manchester United are pushing ahead with the signing of Jadon Sancho.

    United and Borussia Dortmund are close to an agreement for the £100million-rated winger who wants to move to the Premier League and Old Trafford.

    Ex-Manchester City youth player Sancho, 20, fits Solskjaer’s plans for a young vibrant team going into the future.

  • AL BE OFF

    Thiago Alcantara has reportedly “agreed terms” with Liverpool.

    German publication Bild say Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has given the thumbs-up to signing the 29-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder.

    But the Premier League champions are only willing to pay £23million for the £36m-rated Spaniard.

  • LEAGUES AHEAD

    Leeds United have been urged to seal two transfers after achieving their return to the Premier League.

    Paul Robinson told Sky Sports: “Consolidation is the right word, they need to stay in the Premier League.

    “Spending has to be sensible and has to be geared to keep the club in the Premier League.

    “They've had a play on loan Ben White from Brighton who has been in my opinion player of the season.

    “Him and Jack Harrison would be key if they could possible retain them.

    “Brighton have gone on record by saying they don't want Ben White to leave and quite rightly so.

    “I'm sure he will have much bigger potential suitors and maybe even Champions League football because he's such a good player.

    “You have to have a budget, you have to spend it wisely and with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, Leeds United are a different animal in the transfer market.

    “He attracts top players because he is a top player.”

  • FIVE GUYS

    Arsenal will reportedly put five players up for sale to fund their transfer summer plans.

    According to Bleacher Report, the Gunners are keen to guide Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil and Ainsley Maitland-Niles towards the exit door before next season.

    Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future will also be considered if the club cannot tie him down to a new contract.

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NEYM

    Neymar may have the chance to stretch his total transfer haul should Barcelona succeed in re-signing the Brazil superstar from Paris Saint-Germain.

  • SAINT OR SINNER

    Allan Saint-Maximin has been warned against leaving Newcastle.

    Chris Waddle told the Racing Post: “While you can have too many flair players in a team, I love to see players who do something different and I like Allan Saint-Maximin.

    “He's 23 and his name is starting to be linked with other clubs. I see Manchester United have been mentioned and maybe there's a bit too much agent talk going on, but I don't think now is the time for him to be worrying about that.

    “He could get a move to somewhere like Manchester City and he might have the chance to play in a more advanced position but his chances would be severely limited.

    “That would be pointless. You have to play. I'll say it time and again.

    “What would be the point of starting a couple of FA Cup matches and making 20 appearances as a substitute?

    “He's in a much better place at Newcastle and I would urge him not to make the move too soon.

    “It's fine when you are 36 and you just want to be part of something or you are looking after your bank balance. He's got most of his career ahead of him, so this is no time to waste it on the bench.”

  • FRANK DISCUSSION

    Frank Lampard is remaining tight-lipped about continued spending this summer at Chelsea following links to Jan Oblak and Kai Havertz.

    He said: “We'll see, I can't answer that one we're not there yet.

    “We'll have to focua on what's in front of us.

    “I wouldn't want to compare it to any other spending summer or not.

    “We'll see how I feel and we feel as a club.

    “If the squad needs strengthening or the balancing needs changing, if it does and we make moves great, but at the moment we don't know.”

  • FIRE IT UP

    Christian Eriksen has been told to “show more aggression” if he is to save his Inter Milan career.

    The message came from his manager Antonio Conte, who described the Dane as “too shy”.

    Italian website Sport Meidaset described how Eriksen is one of ELEVEN players who are available for transfer.

    This is despite the 27-year-old only joining from Tottenham in January for £20m.

    Inter would likely be asking for £55m for any potential suitors.

    Now Gazetta is reporting thatConte has urged Eriksen to “eliminate” his shyness and “be more aggressive”.

    Manchester United and Real Madrid were both strongly linked with Eriksen in the January transfer window as he refused Spurs' pleas to extend his contract beyond this summer.

  • LILLE TOO LATE?

    Manchester United have reportedly contacted Victor Osimhen's agent in a late bid to hijack Napoli's move for the Lille striker.

    The Red Devils are one of many European clubs that have been linked with a summer transfer for the 21-year-old Nigerian.

    According to reports in Italy, Serie A giants Napoli were believed to be on the verge of signing him after agreeing a £46million fee with Lille.

    Yet respected journalist Ciro Venerato claimed that United have not given up the race to land Osimhen just yet.

    He told CalcioNapoli24: “A few hours ago Manchester United phoned Osimhen’s new agent to find out if he had signed with Napoli.

    “If an offer from United comes, there would not be many possibilities because they have an economic power superior to that of Napoli.”

  • PLAY IT KOUL

    Man Utd will be on red alert after Napoli reportedly slashed Kalidou Koulibaly's transfer fee.

    The Italian side had originally valued the in-demand defender at £80million.

    But according to the Mirror, Napoli will let him leave this summer for £65million.

    Koulibaly has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League following his impressive spell in Italy.

    Manchester City are said to be lining up a move for him after their Champions League ban was overturned.

  • SET FOR THE END?

    Barcelona boss Quique Setien fears he could be sacked before the Champions League clash with Napoli next month.

    The Nou Camp boss admitted his doubts after his side's shock 2-1 defeat at home to Osasuna while Real bagged their first LaLiga title since 2016/17 with a win against Villareal.

    Barcelona captain Lionel Messi blasted his teammates after they lost the title to their rivals.

    The Argentine superstar dubbed them “weak” and “erratic” and cast doubt over their chances of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

    Setien backed his skipper's comments and reckons Barca are in need of a major shake up before they host Napoli on August 8.

    As reported by Spanish outlet Marca, he said: “I am responsible for our situation, as I am the manager of the team,

    “I hope we will face the Champions League this summer as a different team, but I am not sure about what happens next for me.

    “I agree with the post match comments from Lionel Messi about self-criticism, and we must look at ourselves in the coming weeks.”

  • MYSTERY

    Barcelona youngster Jean-Clair Todibo has opened up – as much as he can – on his unsuccessful trial at Man Utd.

    The 20-year-old French centre-back is making a name for himself in Europe having impressed while on loan at Schalke.

    But he could have joined United after going for a trial when he was at French side FC Les Lilas.

    Nothing materialised, though, and Todibo still has no idea why.

    He said: “It was crazy, I went from Les Lilas to United.

    “It was a dream that was coming true when I hadn't done anything, really.

    “It was just a trial. Everything went well, but I wasn't taken.

    “I don't know why my trial didn't lead to anything. I still haven't received an explanation to this day.”

  • TRIPLE WHAMMY

    Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs reckons his former employers still three big transfers to challenge for the Premier League title.

    United are on an 19-match unbeaten run in all competitions and up to fifth spot in the top-flight, pushing for a Champions League place.

    He told Premier League Productions: “I still think we’re off City and Liverpool by two or three players,

    “Good characters are coming in. You see [Bruno] Fernandes, he looks like a leader, he looks like a character. [Harry] Maguire, he’s their captain.

    “It’s not just about having the players, it’s about having that culture, that character that can improve not only the starting eleven but the squad and the overall feeling around the club.

    “They’re certainly moving in the right direction. But, I still believe we need three new players.”

  • HAPPY RETIREMENT ANDRE

    What a team this was that won the World Cup for Germany six years ago.

  • BREN: I'M CHIL-LED

    Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says England defender Ben Chilwell is not for sale this summer.

    Chilwell has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury, but Rodgers is adamant that the 23-year-old has not played his final game for the Foxes.

    Chelsea have been heavily linked with a summer move for Chilwell as Blues boss Frank Lampard seeks to further strengthen his squad following the signings of Hakim Zayech and Timo Werner.

    Ahead of the Foxes trip to Tottenham, Rodgers said: “He's a Leicester City player and not a player we want to lose.

    “I'm quite relaxed on it. I'm not worried at all. We've got a fantastic squad, a squad we want to keep together.

    “There's no intention to sell Ben Chilwell and there's absolutely no need to sell.

    “So the message is he's not for sale – it's as simple as that.”

  • TRANSFER 'RAHMAS

    Thomas Frank has poured cold water on speculation that Chelsea have opened talks with star Brentford player Said Benrahma, reports JUSTIN ALLEN.

    The Stamford Bridge club – along with West Ham and Arsenal – are interested in signing the £40million-rate winger this summer.

    And reports emerged his morning that Chelsea were already negotiating terms with the player’s representatives ahead of making a formal bid.

    But Brentford boss Thomas Frank – whose team are right in the mix for automatic promotion to the Premier League – dismissed the link as “rumour”.

    He said: “I haven’t heard anything from my co-directors of sport. I don’t know anything and if I haven’t been told anything then I don’t think it’s true. It’s a rumour.

    “He’s enjoying his football at Brentford and we’ve a big aim to go for so I think it’s easy to know this isn’t true.”

  • CAT OUT OF THE BAG

    Sunderland owner Stewart Donald blamed “abusive” fans for scaring off would-be buyers – but club legend Michael Gray is hoping to save the day.

    In an explosive meeting with supporters on Thursday, Donald said he has been forced to step back from running the club because of “negative messages on social media and family intimidation”.

    The Black Cats face a third season in League One after the worst season in the crisis-club’s history.

    Donald has set an asking price of £37.6million, the same he paid for the club in 2018.

    And ex-England left-back Gray, who made over 350 appearances for the club, is waiting in the wings as part of a consortium.

    He tweeted: “All I can say is we are trying our best to come up with a solution to get our club back on track…things important as this takes time…it may or may not happen.”

  • IT SCHURR WAS FUN

    Former Chelsea, Fulham and Dortmund star Andre Schurrle has retired aged 29.

    The 2014 World Cup winner has decided to call it a day after being released by Dortmund, where he spent stints on loan at Spartak Moscow and Craven Cottage.

    He told Der Spiegel: “I stop… the decision has matured in me for a long time.”

  • RELOAD FOR GUNNERS

    Super agent Kia Joorabchian is reportedly looking to bring his Brazilian clients Philippe Coutinho and Willian to Arsenal at the end of the season.

    Both players’ future appear uncertain with Willian set to become a free agent having so far failed to agree terms on a new deal to keep him at Chelsea.

    The 31-year-old has been heavily linked with a switch to join the Gunners’ rivals Tottenham with Jose Mourinho looking to be reunited with the player.

    Meanwhile Barcelona are understood to be desperate to get Coutinho off their wage bill having flattered to deceive at the Nou Camp following his ill-fated switch from Liverpool in January 2018.

    Coutinho, 28, has spent this season on loan at Bayern Munich where he has helped them claim the domestic double, but it is unlikely they will turn his stay into a permanent transfer.

    SunSport reported earlier this week how the Blaugrana have offered both Arsenal and Newcastle the chance to sign the former Inter Milan ace.

  • BUDDY OLI

    Spurs have handed midfielder Oliver Skipp a new four-year deal, writes PAUL JIGGINS.

    The England Under-21 star has made 21 senior appearances for the club since coming through their academy.

    He said: “Being at the club since I was very young, it is nice to extend my contract. Hopefully I can now push on and make more appearances.

    “It shows the manager trusts me and has plans for me going forward. As young player it’s great to learn from him and his tactical knowledge.

    “Working under Jose Mourinho can only be good for me as I look to develop all sides of my game.

    “I am also learning off the other players, just watching what they do before and during matches.”

  • BOJO’S FAN PLAN

    Boris Johnson has announced football fans should be allowed back into stadiums by October in a huge boost for next season.

    Supporters have been banned from entering grounds since football returned – with just 300 players, staff and personnel allowed inside.

    But now the Prime Minister has revealed fans may be allowed back early on in the 2020-21 season, subject to trial runs.

    Pilot tests will begin as early as NEXT MONTH with a view to having fans in stadiums as soon as possible.

    Johnson claimed: “From 1 August we will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadia with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn.

    “From October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia.”

  • BLUES FOR COUT?

    Chelsea are favourites with the bookies to land Philipp Coutinho from Barcelona.

    Here are the current odds from Coral:

    • 10-11 Chelsea
    • 3-1 Arsenal
    • 5-1 Bayern Munich
    • 6-1 Liverpool, Man United
    • 8-1 Tottenham
    • 10-1 PSG, Inter Milan

    HOP & SKIPP

    Oliver Skipp has signed a new contract with Tottenham until 2024.

    The midfielder, 19, has had just seven minutes of football since the resumption of football, but Jose Mourinho clearly sees a bright enough future for him to commit to a new deal.

    No photo of Jose with his arm around the player though.

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