Chelsea 'agree personal terms' with Haaland, Benitez to Everton, Bellingham & Grealish transfer LATEST – Tottenham news

CHELSEA are reportedly eyeing up moves for Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham – but not both this summer.

The Blues have reportedly agreed personal terms with the Dortmund star – and believe striking a deal with BVB will allow them to swoop for England midfielder Bellingham further down the line.

We've also the latest on Jack Grealish's future, as well as updates from Man City and Tottenham.

And shock reports suggest that Rafa Benitez is close to becoming boss at Everton.

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  • Thomas Blow

    EURO 2020: TURKEY 0-2 WALES

    Wales have beaten Turkey after a heroic performance in Baku.

    Aaron Ramsey’s first-half goal gave Rob Page’s side a crucial lead.

    Gareth Bale smashed a penalty over the bar after the break and they were almost made to pay as Turkey went all out for an equaliser.

    But a late strike from Connor Roberts secured the win.

    Wales now have four points and will be sensing a place in the last 16.

    Their next game is against Italy in Rome.

  • Thomas Blow

    TASTY COSTA OFF FEE

    Diego Costa has been offered a £1.3million signing-on bonus to join Beskitas ahead of Benfica and Brazilian clubs.

    That's the claim from Turkey as former Chelsea striker Costa, 32, seeks a new club after Atletico Madrid released him in January.

    Fanatik say Turkish giants Besiktas have lined up a one-year contract worth around £2.15m -£40,000 a week – following talks with Costa's agent Joel Silva.

    That would still be a huge cut in wages from his recent deals.

    And the suggestion is Silva is confident of negotiating a compromise.

    Besiktas' rising interest comes days after reports Costa was eager to join Portuguese side Benfica.

    AS also names Atletico Mineiro, Sao Paulo and Palmeiras from Costa's native Brazil as keen to sign him.

  • Thomas Blow

    TRIPP-ING OUT

    Kieran Trippier is reportedly worried that Atletico Madrid will 'price him out' of a dream move to Manchester United.

    The England full-back, who helped the Three Lions to a 1-0 win over Croatia in their first game of Euro 2020 on Sunday, has emerged as a key target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Norwegian is not believed to have made signing a right back a priority over the summer window but is now allegedly ‘intrigued by the prospect’ of bringing Trippier to United.

    However, that all depends on whether the deal is right for the Red Devils.

    The Times claims that United are not currently willing to meet the £20million-plus price tag placed on the defender’s head by Atletico – but Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims it is even as high as £34m.

    The LaLiga champions’ manager Diego Simeone is a huge fan of the ex-Burnley man and does not want to see the 30-year-old leave.

  • Thomas Blow

    THREESY DOES IT

    Cristiano Ronaldo's mum has revealed her son will play for another three more years – as his club future remains up in the air.

    The Juventus forward is still one of the most lethal finishers in the game and has previously revealed a desire to play into his 40s.

    Ronaldo, known for his strict diet and fitness regime, kickstarted his Euros campaign with two goals in Portugal's opening day 3-0 win over Hungary.

    Cheering him on was his mother Maria Dolores, who predicted her boy will be playing at least until he is 39.

    Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, she said: "Cristiano is in good shape, he will play three more years."

  • Thomas Blow

    BIG FAV-E – EXCLUSIVE

    Crystal Palace are planning talks with coach Lucien Favre – the Swiss Roy Hodgson.

    Supremo Steve Parish has widened the search for a Hodgson replacement to the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

    And the 63-year-old is keen to come to the Premier League.

    Favre has plenty of experience having worked around Europe.

    That includes a spell at Neufchatel in his homeland as well as with Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany plus French side Nice.

    The widely-respected coach is similar to Hodgson in many ways, with his ability to work in several countries and organise teams in various leagues.

  • Thomas Blow

    HAAL ABOARD

    Erling Haaland has reportedly agreed personal terms over a summer transfer to European champions Chelsea.

    Ian McGarry of The Transfer Window Podcast claims Borussia Dortmund’s strike sensation has struck a deal to join Thomas Tuchel’s men after a stunning season in Germany.

    Haaland, 20, scored 41 goals in 41 games for the Bundesliga giants, having netted 16 times in 18 outings the previous term.

    Tuchel believes the Norway international is the man to fire his Champions League winners to next year’s Premier League title.

    And it appears all that’s left is for Chelsea to agree a potential club record transfer fee with Dortmund after getting Haaland to sign off on personal terms.

    McGarry said: "Personal terms for Haaland are signed off. It’s just a case of Chelsea agreeing a fee with Dortmund."

  • Thomas Blow

    IN THE FIK OF TIME

    Fikayo Tomori has joined AC Milan permanently after they triggered his £24million transfer clause following a successful loan spell.

    Tomori joined the Italians in January as he looked for more regular football having been frozen out by Chelsea.

    And the centre-back impressed heavily in his five months in Milan, where he made 22 appearances, even scoring a goal.

    His form convinced manager Stefano Pioli to make a move to sign Tomori on a permanent deal.

    And Pioli had the backing to do so from legendary defender Paulo Maldini, the club's current technical director.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Tomori will join on a five-year deal after his transfer clause was triggered.

  • Thomas Blow

    ARSENAL CLOSE IN ON PARRIS

    Arsenal are set to sign England forward Nikita Parris from Lyon, according to Sky Sports.

    The 27-year-old, who has 50 international caps, has previously played for Everton and Manchester City.

    Parris' trophy cabinet includes the French league, WSL and Champions League.

  • Thomas Blow

    UNMASKED

    Paulo Fonseca is expected to be announced as the new manager at Spurs, and fans can expect a swashbuckling ride next season.

    The former Roma boss, 48, is reportedly close to being confirmed as the new Tottenham manager.

    As a kid, the Portuguese coach admittedly grew up in poverty in Mozambique, Africa.

    His hero was the masked movie hero Zorro, who a young Fonseca would dress up as as a kid.

    In 2017, he once appeared in the character's costume at a press conference while in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk.

    A year later, he married the love of his life – Katerina Ostroushko – who is 18 years his junior.

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  • Thomas Blow

    EURO 2020: FINLAND 0-1 RUSSIA

    Russia picked up an important victory against Finland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

    The Finnish national team thought they got the lead in the opening minutes when Jukka Raitala dispossessed Igor Diveev at the right flank and delivered a stunning cross to Joel Pohjanpalo.

    Pohjanpalo headed the ball past Matvei Safonov but was caught just an inch offside by VAR.

    Russia got unlucky soon after as they lost Mario Fernandes to what appeared to be a back injury.

    But Stanislav Cherchesov’s men created plenty of chances and finally broke the deadlock in the second minute of stoppage time.

    Aleksey Miranchuk danced around Finland’s defence and passed to Artem Dzyuba who then set his team-mate up in the area for a stunning curling shot that beat Lukas Hradecky.

    Russia had chances to seal the win in the second half with Aleksandr Golovin and Rifat Zhemaletdinov but they both just missed the target.

  • Thomas Blow

    JUVE DONE IT BEFORE!

    Cristiano Ronaldo shunned fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola by moving bottles off-screen and telling fans to drink water – but the footballer has made millions from advertising ‘unhealthy products’ in the past.

    The Portuguese star's stunt at a press conference, ahead of his team’s 3-0 Euros victory against Hungary, cost the brand $4billion (£2.8bn).

    The share price for Coca-Cola, which is one of the competition’s sponsors, dropped from $56.10 to $55.22 – lowering their market value from $242bn to $238bn.

    While the 36-year-old footballer is known to be a health fanatic, in the past he’s lent his name, image and support to junk food and fizzy drink companies in the past.

    Sponsorship deals have helped to top up the £28million-a-year Juventus salary by hundreds of millions.

    Ronaldo’s recent Coca-Cola swipe comes in spite of him promoting countless products, which according to Forbes made him football’s first billionaire.

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  • Joe Brophy

    BRIGHT IDEA

    Brighton have reportedly rejected a £40million bid from Arsenal for defender Ben White.

    Sky Sports claims the Gunners launched their ambitious offer on Wednesday for Graham Potter's England star.

    But Brighton rejected the offer after reportedly slapping White with a £50m price-tag following his Euros call-up.

    However, it's added that Arsenal remain undeterred and are expected to return with an improved offer.

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE ON SMITH ROWE

    Arsenal have rejected a £25million offer from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe.

    The 20-year-old has burst onto the scene this season with the North London side but is currently discussing a new contract with the club.

    His current deal runs in June 2023 – and Villa were hoping to pounce on the uncertainty over his future.

    They submitted their bid to Arsenal earlier, however, Mikel Arteta’s side instantly rejected it.

    Negotiations over an extension began in April with Arteta keen to secure his long-term future as swiftly as possible.

    Smith Rowe is a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy and joined them aged 10.

  • Joe Brophy

    ROWE YOUR BOAT

    Arsenal have batted away Aston Villa's efforts to land Emile Smith Rowe on the cheap with the Gunners still trying to secure the youngster's future.

  • Joe Brophy

    AMPED UP

    Exclusive by Chisanga Malata: Ethan Ampadu had a winner's mentality long before he hit the big time with Chelsea and Euro 2020 contenders Wales.

    Former Stoke Hill coach David Evans told SunSport: "He used to play for us in the summer tournaments.

    "And then all of sudden, there'd be a penalty shootout in the semi-final and if you win it, you're in the final and if you lose it, you're going home.

    "And I remember seeing him in tears after we lost a penalty shootout.

    "Playing in local football was Ethan's first introduction to winning and losing and being competitive."

  • Joe Brophy

    LET'S NIC HIM

    Brighton are eyeing a move for Argentine hotshot Nicolas Gonzalez.

    Signing a new striker is Albion’s priority this summer and they hold a long-standing interest in the £25million-rated Stuttgart forward.

    But Graham Potter's side face competition from Italian outfit Fiorentina.

    Brighton may have to break their club-record for a transfer fee – which is currently the £20m they shelled out for Adam Webster to land the 23-year-old.

    Versatile Gonzalez can play across the forward line and was used largely on the left-hand side of the attack for Stuttgart last season.

    He managed six goals in 15 Bundesliga appearances, but has been sidelined since February with a muscular tear.

  • Joe Brophy

    BELLI RUB

    Deals for Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland could intertwine in a busy summer for Chelsea, according to reports.

    The Blues are long-term admirers of the Borussia Dortmund pair and tried to sign Bellingham, 17, before he moved to Germany.

    That interest has not gone away following his quick adaptation to playing for one of the Bundesliga's top clubs.

    But the Blues will have to tread carefully in dealing with Dortmund, in the knowledge that they also hold the key to the future of Haaland.

    As reported by Goal, Chelsea hope a good relationship can be struck up with the German team.

    If they can find a mutually-beneficial route to signing Haaland, there is said to be optimism that Borussia will be more open to doing a deal for Bellingham further down the road.

  • Joe Brophy

    ARN-OUT-OVIC

    Marko Arnautovichas been slapped with a one-match BAN for 'insulting' celebration during the Euro 2020 win over North Macedonia.

    The former West Ham star, 32, scored his side's third goal in the 89th minute to kill off the game – won 3-1 by Austria.

    Arnautovic was held back by David Alaba as he celebrated wildly.

    After the game, furious North Macedonia players claimed Arnautovic had racially abused them, insisting the player had directed 'insults' at Ezgjan Alioski and Egzon Bejtulai – two players with Albanian roots.

    Arnautovic is an ethnic Serb, a country that does not recognise the former Yugoslav state as an independent nation.

    North Macedonia released a scathing statement 'demanding the harshest punishment', while Arnautovic denied any racism.

    After an investigation, Uefa have decided to ban Arnautovic for one game – Thursday night's clash with Holland.

  • Joe Brophy

    TAM SANDWICHED

    Chelsea have launched a bid of £60million AND Tammy Abraham for Erling Haaland, according to reports.

    The Blues are one of a number of teams chasing the Borussia Dortmund striker this summer.

    They are seeking to move ahead of the pack, by making their move early.

    According to Italian reporter Ekrem Konur, Chelsea have opened the bidding at £60m and Abraham in a player-plus-cash deal.

    Dortmund have so far been determined to hold out for a bumper £150m fee this summer.

    But the prospect of signing a replacement in Abraham, while receiving a similar fee to what they'd make when his £68m release clause becomes active next season, may be an attractive proposition.

  • Joe Brophy

    MAD FOR HIM

    Arsenal are reportedly eyeing up a shock move for Leicester playmaker James Maddison as a replacement for Martin Odegaard.

    Mikel Arteta had been keen to permanently sign the Norway international, but it is understood he will be remaining at Real Madrid.

    And the Gunners then lost out to Aston Villa in the race to prise Emiliano Buedia away from Norwich.

    But according to reputable news source The AFC Bell, the North London giants have England midfielder Maddison in their sights.

    They state that the 24-year-old has emerged as a key target and a move to the Emirates cannot be ruled out this transfer window.

    And Football.London journalist Chris Wheatley has confirmed that the ex-Canaries ace is indeed being monitored by Arsenal.

    He even suggested that Chelsea could join the race to sign him should Hakim Ziyech depart Stamford Bridge after just one year.

  • Joe Brophy

    EUR THE BEST

    England stars Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho both make the most valuable Euro 2020 XI.

    Sancho – a summer transfer target for Manchester United – is currently worth a sensational £86m.

    Dortmund are looking to recoup that to the final penny, with United's first bid of the year £11m short, at £75m.

    But his £86m tag is enough for Sancho to make it into the Euro 2020 most valuable team worth €1.04BILLION (£890m) at right midfield.

    On the opposite wing, France star Kylian Mbappe is the priciest star, valued at £137m.

    The rest of the midfield is made up of Belgium star Kevin de Bruyne (£86m), Germany ace Joshua Kimmich and Holland's Frenkie de Jong (both £77m).

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE FROM LINEKER

    The BBC presenter moved to explain why the Beeb aired distressing images of Christian Eriksen's collapse rather than cutting to the studio.

    He told the Times: “The Uefa broadcast feed cut into a couple of images that we never would have.

    “While it’s happening, it’s easy to be critical. In an ideal world we wouldn’t have had a couple of those images for sure, which is why I came back with some apologetic words. But it was a very difficult half-hour.”

  • Joe Brophy

    LINEKER ON ERIKSEN

    The former England star was lead anchor for BBC when Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s 1-0 defeat to Finland.

    He told the Times: “Our reaction was the same as anyone at home. Shock, and it felt quite traumatic.”

    “I honestly suspected at one point we had lost him because they were suddenly putting screens up. ‘Oh my goodness.’

    “I was working the day that Fabrice Muamba had his collapse [playing for Bolton Wanderers away to Tottenham Hotspur in 2012] and the Leicester helicopter incident [in which five people died, including the club’s owner, in 2018], but they weren’t during the show.

    “These were unbelievably difficult circumstances.”

  • Joe Brophy

    LIFE'S ROSEY

    Watford have bolstered their ranks ahead of the return to the Premier League with the signing of Danny Rose.

    The left-back, 30, joins the Hornets on a free transfer after penning a two-year deal.

  • Joe Brophy

    RAM RAID

    Exclusive by Charlie Wyett: Aaron Ramsdale is a shock target for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

    The Sheffield United keeper, 23, was yesterday called up into the England 2020 squad as a replacement for injured Dean Henderson.

    And Ramsdale is a surprise name on Arsenal’s summer wanted list.

    However, the recently-relegated Blades want around £20million for their star stopper.

    Emirates boss Arteta has a major goalkeeper issue with the future of Bernd Leno unclear as he could be returning to Germany.

    Brighton’s Mat Ryan spent the second half of last season on loan in North London but looks unlikely to return to Arsenal.

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