Harry Kane talks up £100m transfer, PSG want Liverpool's Wijnaldum, Lewandowski to Chelsea – transfer news

HARRY KANE appeared to wave goodbye to Tottenham fans last night after their defeat to Aston Villa.

And he has told Gary Neville he wants to be on the level of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are showing interest in Robert Lewandowski, with the 32-year-old poised to leave Bayern Munich this summer.

And Lionel Messi could also leave Barcelona this summer, with Manchester City favourites to sign the Nou Camp icon.

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  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to win silverware and stated he does not want to end his career with any regrets, while Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea keep tabs.

    Kane has told Spurs he wants to leave the club at the end of the season after another trophyless campaign that saw the north Londoners missing out on Champions League qualification for the second year in a row.

    The England international told Gary Neville’s YouTube show, The Overlap: "I don't want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets. I want to be the best I can be.

    "I never said I'd stay at Spurs for the rest of my career and I've never said I'd leave Spurs. People might say, 'he's desperate for trophies, he needs trophies', but I feel like I've still got almost another career to play.

    "I've still got so much more to give. I can produce better numbers than I'm producing at the moment.

    "I'm not afraid to say, 'I want to be the best'. I want to try and get on the level [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi got to. That's my ultimate goal – to be winning trophies season in, season out, scoring 50, 60, 70 goals season in, season out.”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Norwich ace Emiliano Buendia ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The Gunners are looking for a potential replacement for Martin Odegaard, who may return to Real Madrid once his loan stint comes to an end.

    According to Goal, the Canaries will ask for a fee in the region of £40million for the Argentine playmaker.

    The 24-year-old has registered 15 goals and 17 assists in 41 matches across all competitions this season and helped Daniel Farke’s side return to the Premier League.

    Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp insists Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek, who is trying to buy the club from the Kroenke family, is "not a quitter".

    Bergkamp told Voetbal International: “Daniel doesn’t see a takeover as buying a nice toy.

    “We can’t force anyone to sell. I understand that, in addition to that offer, Daniel has now reached out twice to Josh Kroenke and his bankers.

    “Whatever Kroenke’s intentions are, it would be good if we at least have a conversation with each other.

    "Regardless, Daniel is not a quitter and neither are we. We are here to stay.”

    And Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino wishes to sign Liverpool ace Georginio Wijnaldum.

    According to L'Equipe, Pochettino wants to add some firepower to his midfield and needs someone to pair up with Marco Verratti.

    Wijnaldum seems to be among his top targets as the Netherlands international's contract runs out in the summer.

    The 30-year-old is likely to depart from Anfield at the end of the season and has also been linked with Barcelona

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    LOST DE-NA

    Arsenal great Dennis Bergkamp claims the club’s original DNA, which led to Premier League dominance, has been lost.

    Bergkamp told Voetbal International: “Like Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, it’s hard for me to recognise the Arsenal from our time.

    “The ambition to win trophies is in Arsenal’s DNA. Never accept a loss. That mentality has slowly disappeared.

    “I feel there’s a sense of resignation within the current situation. That is very serious.

    “It’s like it’s normal, given the financial conditions, that Arsenal are ending up somewhere in the middle of the league behind the top clubs.

    “That’s not how it should be with this club. Arsenal’s DNA needs to be repaired”

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    ART ATTACK

    Fabrizio Romano is adamant that Arsenal are going to continue with Mikel Arteta in the dugout.

    Romano said on the Here We Go podcast: “Arsenal’s intention is to go on with Arteta, I would say 100 per cent, because they are convinced with Arteta, they are convinced with the project.

    “They think that one year with this kind of manager, he needs time.

    “The season has been really disappointing and they know about it, but they want to continue with Arteta, so at the moment the situation is planning with him about players to sell, players to sign and rebuilding in the summer.

    “So Arteta is the man for Arsenal”

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    HIP, HIP, HARRY!

    Harry Maguire has handed Manchester United a major injury boost.

    Maguire injured his ankle against Aston Villa two weeks ago and cast doubt over his fitness ahead of the Europa League Final against Villarreal on May 26.

    But the star defender ditched his crutches when he attended the premiere of Sir Alex Ferguson’s new movie.

    Check it out:

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    NEM-ING THEIR PRICE

    Manchester United are keen to let Nemanja Matic join Jose Mourinho at Roma.

    That is according to Corriere dello Sport, who claim that United have agreed to let Matic leave for a cut-price €10million (£8.6m).

    Mourinho has a long past with the midfielder as he brought him to Chelsea from Benfica in 2014.

    The Portuguese manager, who will replace Paulo Fonseca at the Olimpico, then took him with him to United

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    LOYALTY

    John Barnes claims Harry Kane is not disloyal to Tottenham but football has changed in a way which makes it impossible for someone to stay at the same club forever.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Nothing in football is surprising.

    “Harry Kane is a Tottenham fan and loves the club, but modern-day football players come and go.

    “This whole idea of loyalty, you support a club, being a one club man, nobody is like that anymore.

    “He is not disloyal at all; it is modern football. If he stayed, that would be surprising. He must decide what he wants to do for himself”

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    LINGARD UPDATE

    Jesse Lingard has been in incredible form at West Ham ever since his January transfer move to east London from Manchester United.

    Latest reports show that United are not planning on keeping Lingard and instead could sell him to raise their transfer kitty or swap him for one of their top targets.

    However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently claimed he would love to have the forward back at Old Trafford.

    Solskjaer previously said: “Jesse has been brilliant since he left and I’ve answered this quite a few times. Selfishly we could have kept him because he’s always got a part to play.

    “Jesse is a fantastic lad around the place, Man United through and through. Never once did he moan or cause me a problem, he just came in and worked really hard.

    “He deserved a chance to play for more football – that’s why we let him go to West Ham because he deserves a chance for what he’s done throughout his life for Man United. Of course we [will] welcome him back”

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    KANE ADVICE

    Tottenham aceHarry Kane has been advised by Liverpool legend John Barnes to snub a move to Manchester City and opt for Chelsea or Manchester United instead.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “As far as the three clubs go, he should pick Chelsea or Manchester United rather than Manchester City.

    “If he goes to Manchester City, he is not going to be the player he is at Tottenham, because at Tottenham he is the creator, goalscorer and the focal point for everything.

    “Whereas, at Man City, he wouldn’t be that as there are other players that provide for him, it is a more comprehensive way of playing that he wouldn’t be used to.

    “Chelsea and Manchester United need a centre-forward. Manchester United have good players around them. They have got Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, but they really need a No9.

    “Chelsea also need a striker, and it seems as if Thomas Tuchel doesn’t fancy Tammy Abraham or Timo Werner”

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    TEK HIM OFF

    Crystal Palace ace Christian Benteke should have been sent off against Arsenal, according to ex-Premier League and FIFA referee Keith Hackett.

    Benteke clumped into Bukayo Saka while challenging for an aerial challenge before thrusting his forearm into Mohamed Elneny.

    Hackett told Football Insider: “Benteke should have gone.

    “He’s got a yellow for that challenge and then he’s put his left arm into the face of his opponent with a sweeping movement.

    “There might not be venom in his actions but there was a body check and a left-arm jab. He knows exactly what he’s done. That on its own is a red card, seriously.

    “He should have gone for that alone. The first one is important but the second one is the bad one.

    “What’s the point in VAR if not for this? They should have said: ‘Anthony [Taylor], come and have a look at this.’

    “They are going to the monitor less and less. What’s happened is they have been reminded that they only go to the monitor for clear and obvious errors and mistaken identity.

    “But this kind of incident is exactly what VAR’s for”

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    TIC-KING THE BOXES

    Jose Mourinho is interested in buying one of his ex-Chelsea and Manchester United players as he prepares to take over at Roma.

    Mourinho will replaces Paulo Fonseca at the Olimpico at the end of the season.

    According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Portuguese boss is looking to bring Nemanja Matic with him.

    Roma’s hierarchy are keen and could pay the midfielder's €10million (£8.6m) fee to sign him

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    MAUR ADDITIONS

    Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino wishes to sign Liverpol star Georginio Wijnaldum.

    According to L'Equipe, Pochettino wants to add some mettle in his midfield and needs someone to pair up with Marco Verratti.

    Wijnaldum appears to be among his top targets as the Netherlands international's contract runs out in the summer.

    The 30-year-old is likely to leave Anfield at the end of the season and has also been linked with Barcelona

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    KANE LEGACY

    Jamie Redknapp claims Harry Kane may lose his legendary status at Tottenham if he joins London rivals Chelsea at the end of the season.

    Redknapp told Sky Sports: “He’s a Tottenham legend – maybe not if he goes to Chelsea because that won’t go down well with the fans.

    “But I can picture him in that Man City team, getting chance after chance after chance, winning trophies and working with one of the greatest managers ever to work in football.

    “I think it would be a good move for him”

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    NO QUIT

    Arsenal great Dennis Bergkamp insists Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek will keep trying in his bid to buy the club as he is “not a quitter”.

    Bergkamp and fellow Invincibles Thierry Henry as well as Patrick Vieira have backed Ek, who is trying to persuade the Kroenke family to sell.

    The Premier League Hall of Famer told Voetbal International: “Daniel doesn’t see a takeover as buying a nice toy.

    “We can’t force anyone to sell. I understand that, in addition to that offer, Daniel has now reached out twice to Josh Kroenke and his bankers.

    “Whatever Kroenke’s intentions are, it would be good if we at least have a conversation with each other.

    “Regardless, Daniel is not a quitter and neither are we. We are here to stay”

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    RED ALERT

    Jamie Redknapp believes Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is set for his “biggest summer” as he has yet to find a replacement for ex-manager Jose Mourinho and also needs to figure out what to do with wantaway star Harry Kane.

    Redknapp told Sky Sports: “This is the biggest summer of Daniel Levy’s tenure as the chairman.

    “They have got no manager, their star player wants to leave – he has to get this right.

    “He has some massive decisions to make”

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    NOT IN A HARRY

    Tottenham starstriker Harry Kane claims he is in no rush to make a decision on his career, although he hinted that anything can happen.

    Kane told told Gary Neville’s YouTube show, The Overlap: “I never said I’d stay at Spurs for the rest of my career and I’ve never said I’d leave Spurs.

    “People might say, ‘he’s desperate for trophies, he needs trophies’, but I feel like I’ve still got almost another career to play.

    “I’ve got seven, eight years, kind of what I’ve already had in the Premier League. So I’m not rushing anything, I’m not desperate to do anything”

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    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL

    Tottenham star striker Harry Kane reiterated his desire to play Champions League football during an interview with Gary Neville.

    Kane has reportedly informed Spurs of his intention to leave the club at the end of the campaign as the north Londoners failed to qualify for Europe’s elite competition for the second year in a row.

    The England international told Neville’s YouTube show, The Overlap: “I want to be playing in the biggest games. This season, I’m watching the Champions League and the English teams doing amazing, and they’re the games I want to be involved in.

    “It’s a moment in my career where I have to reflect and see where I’m at. Ultimately it’s going to be down to me, how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career”

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    HERMOSO VIRTUOSO

    Jenni Hermoso was on fire for Barcelona when she bested three Atletico Bilbao players in a matter of seconds with some dazzling footwork. 

    The striker’s astonishing nutmeg of a trio of her rivals was among the highlights of the LaLiga Women's champs' trouncing of Bilbao.

    Hermoso, 31, pulled off the stunning four-second feat in the first half of an 8-0 drubbing of their opponents at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.

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    CHEEKY NANDEZ

    West Ham and Leeds are in the race to sign Cagliari defender Naithan Nandez.

    Corriere dello Sport have revealed a plethora of clubs hunting down the Argentine, including Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma.

    A strong end to the season for the Sardinian club has seen them beat the drop and a reasonable fee will be expected.

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    THE ENZ JUSTIFY THE MEANS

    Enzo Perez produced a man of the match display between the sticks as Covid-ravaged River Plate somehow managed to beat Santa Fe 2-1 last night… despite being a MIDFIELDER.

    Amid a coronavirus outbreak at the club that ruled 20 players out of contention for the match, Argentine giants River were forced to improvise for their important Copa Libertadores clash.

    With all four registered goalkeepers unavailable, 21-year-old Leonardo Diaz was handed his debut for the club at the weekend but was not on the Copa list.

    So up stepped Argentina midfielder Perez. Nursing a hamstring injury, the 35-year-old wouldn't have been able to run around much outfield anyway, so was logically thrown in goal.

    And what followed was an extraordinary performance as River dug deep to keep their Copa dreams alive.

    He said: "With all the adrenaline I had I got a little lost and I always used the penalty spot as a reference. To speak about the match has no sense because of what we have lived in this time and what we suffered with Covid-19."

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    SHOCK SWAP

    Atletico Madrid have reportedly attempted an audacious player exchange with Barcelona.

    According to Sport, Joao Felix was offered in a swap deal for Antoine Griezmann.

    The players both cost upwards of £100million when the Frenchman swapped the Rojiblancos for Blaugrana in 2019, with Felix heading to Madrid from Benfica as his replacement.

    But Barcelona are said to be disinterested in the deal.

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    FOOTY FIX

    Want some Thursday evening footy on the tele?

    The best of the entertainment can be found at Prenton Park as Tranmere host Morecambe for first leg of their League Two play-off semi-final.

    That game is live on Sky Sports.

    In Scotland, Dundee take on Kilmarnock in the first leg of their Premiership play-off tie, also on Sky Sports.

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    RAUL RETURN

    Raul Jimenez has received the all-clear to return next season – but he will have to wear a protective headguard for the rest of career after fracturing his skull.

    The 30-year-old Mexican suffered the horrific blow and a brain injury after a sickening collision during the win at Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in November.

    Wolves club doctor Matt Perry said in a statement on the club's official website: “Further match-based rehabilitation will start in July and will be tightly controlled initially.

    “This respects the fact that although his recovery appears to be total there is a big step from training to competition.

    “We hope and expect that Raul will be able to play a full part in Wolves' 2021/22 season.

    “His skull fracture has now healed well; he will wear a protective headguard to cover the area of the injury for the remainder of his career, but it is adjudged strong enough for him to return to play with this protection.”

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    LET’S BE FRANK

    Frank Lampard admits he ‘loved’ Roman Abramovich's words about him after he was axed by Chelsea in January.

    After the difficult decision, the Russian billionaire publicly hailed Lampard for his efforts in an open statement that the latter admits he ‘loved’ and he insisted he holds no grudges.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I loved that. I could never sit here and say I have anything but appreciation for what he did for my career.

    “I was disappointed because I felt we could change things. I saw games coming up as opportunities to get points. 

    “Your pride takes a hit. There is no doubt about it. That's human. But with reflection, I would have been absolutely naive to think it would be any different for myself than it had been for managers in the past. 

    “History says Chelsea make changes and sometimes they have real success off the back of it.”

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    EXCLUSIVE

    Manchester City dominate our Premier League team of the season based purely on objective data, writes Simon Rice.

    There is also room in the XI for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

    With the 2020-21 season on the verge of conclusion, SunSport teamed up with Carteret Analytics to determine the true best XI.

    Every player was picked based purely on their ‘Carteret Rating’ – a method that is entirely objective and incredibly accurate at defining a player’s influence on matches.

    Check it out…

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    NUMBER SEVEN

    David Beckham has become the seventh legend inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

    The Class of 92 hero won six league crowns in nine seasons inside the Manchester United first-team, hitting 65 goals in over 250 appearances.

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