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CHELSEA will have to shell out £100m if they want to bring Declan Rice across London from West Ham.

And the Blues are also reported to have made an offer for Federico Chiesa of Juventus while allowing Olivier Giroud to leave for AC Milan.

Meanwhile we've the very latest on Harry Kane, as well as an update on Tottenham's transfer dealings.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    SHOWSTOPPER CHOPPER

    Neymar wowed his fans on social media by sharing a striking photo of himself pictured in front of his awesome Mercedes helicopter.

    The Paris Saint-Germain star shared the glamorous image taken in front of his glitzy Rio de Janeiro home with his 155 million followers on Instagram.

    The world’s most expensive player, 29, looked incredibly relaxed perched on a brick wall in his socks, shorts and a hoodie. 

    The sleek black helicopter can be seen parked on the immaculate lawn of his £7milllion home thought to be 60 miles down the coast of Rio in Brazil.

    And Neymar’s NJR initials are inscribed on the tail of the £10m Mercedes model the player has used for transport to training with his national side.

    The PSG star posted a stunning photo on Instagram featuring his state-of-the art personalised Mercedes helicopter
  • Jake Lambourne

    CITY SLICKERS

    Man City are growing increasingly irritated by reports linking them with Sporting Lisbon full-back Nuno Mendes, writes Martin Blackburn.

    The champions have been linked with the Portugal international, 19, for several months with much of the speculation coming from his homeland.

    But City are now pro-actively briefing the media both in the UK and Portugal to insist they are not – and never have been – interested in Mendes.

    This is not the first time this has happened with a Sporting player. Three years ago they were repeatedly linked with Bruno Fernandes, who ended up moving to Manchester United instead.

    And City feel they are being used by the Portuguese club to drum up interest from elsewhere.

    Pep Guardiola is happy with his options at full-back ahead of the new season – and they will not be looking for new blood in those positions unless somebody leaves.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SAUL ORDER

    Man Utd’s pursuit of Saul Niguez has been given a major boost by Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

    The Argentine, who has just been rewarded with a three year contract for guiding Atletico to the La Liga title last season, admitted that Saul’s exit this summer could be inevitable.

    Although Saul’s an important member of his team, Simeone revealed that it’s possible he could be at Barcelona, or another team, next season.

    And if he does have to go, the world’s highest paid boss – who rakes in a mind-blowing £36.2million a year – said there’ll be no hard feelings.

    Goal reported that Simeone said: “We cannot put aside what is rumoured and talked about.

    “If he has to leave, give him a big hug, wish him the best with the boys who gave us life and continue to be friends. As always, to Barcelona or elsewhere.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    LACK OF PEP-ARATION

    Man City's pre-season friendly with French club Troyes on July 31 has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

    Pep Guardiola's side can no longer travel to France without quarantining after the UK government's Covid-19 rules were amended.

    UK travellers returning from France have to quarantine for ten days on return, with City's season starting just a week after the cancelled friendly.

    The Premier League champions now have just ONE friendly arranged before the Community Shield against Leicester on August 7.

    That fixture is against Championship side Preston at the Academy Stadium on Tuesday, July 27.

    The friendly will take place behind closed doors due to a recent Covid outbreak at the Etihad.

  • Jake Lambourne

    RED RAMBO

    Liverpool are favourites to sign Juventus star Aaron Ramsey.

    That’s according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who’ve priced Jurgen Klopp’s side at 3/1 to clinch the Arsenal icon’s signature.

    The Reds were previously available at 6/1, but those odds have halved after some significant activity in the betting market.

    Liverpool are busy searching for a new central midfielder to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined PSG on a free transfer.

    Aaron Ramsey next club – Sky Bet odds

    • Liverpool – 3/1
    • Arsenal – 5/1
    • West Ham – 6/1
    • Everton – 9/1
    • Aston Villa – 12/1
    • Manchester United – 12/1
    • Cardiff – 16/1
    • Manchester City – 16/1
    • Tottenham – 25/1

    NEV-ASTATED

    David Beckham's Inter Miami are bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference after a shocking start to the 2021 season.

    The team, coached by Beckham's former Man Utd team-mate Phil Neville, were thrashed 5-0 at home on Wednesday evening and have now lost six games in-a-row.

    Miami have won just two of their 12 MLS games this term and are 12 points adrift of the play-offs following their defeat to New England Revolution.

    They've also managed just one goal in their last 540 minutes of football, losing all five of those games.

    SUMMER LOVIN'

    Arsenal are claimed to be vying to bring Leicester's £60million-rated playmaker James Maddison to the Emirates this summer.

    And should the England international join for that fee, where would he rank among the Premier League's biggest transfers?

    Find out below.

    50 SHADES OF GRAY

    Everton have confirmed the signing of winger Demarai Gray from Bayer Leverkusen.

    The former Leicester forward only joined the German outfit earlier this year, but he has made a quick return to the Premier League.

    Gray has joined on an initial three-year deal, with the Toffees having the option to extend the 25-year-old's contract until 2025.

    Commenting on his move, he said: "I’m delighted to be back in the Premier League at such a big club and I’m excited to play with the team and get to work.

    "Speaking to the manager and [Director of Football] Marcel Brands, I had a really good feel for the Club and I feel this is a place where I can continue to develop.

    “The manager, with his ambition and what he has won in the past, is important and we’ll look to push forward and compete with the top clubs. I think a club of this magnitude has all the potential to be right up there."

    MADD WORLD

    Arsenal are reportedly growing more confident at prising James Maddison away from Leicester.

    The 24-year-old playmaker has been heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates with Mikel Arteta keen to add creativity to his side.

    And according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, the Gunners are hopeful of securing the England international’s services/

    He states Arsenal are not only receiving encouragement from Maddison, but also from Leicester.

    A potential £60million deal has been discussed, while there have even been reports of Arsenal offering cash plus Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    • Jake Lambourne

      SWAN SONG

      QPR assistant manager John Eustace is a leading contender to be the next Swansea boss.

      But there are plenty of candidates being tipped for the vacant position with Eidur Gudjohnsen, Frank Lampard and Eddie Howe all in contention, according to Sky Bet.

      Swansea were left reeling after the departure of previous head coach Steve Cooper.

      The 41-year-old took charge in June 2019 and led Swansea to the play-offs in each of his two seasons in charge.

      Cooper had 12 months remaining on his contract but both parties have agreed to mutually part ways.

      Swansea next manager – Sky Bet odds

      • John Eustace – 1/6
      • Cameron Toshack – 7/1
      • Alan Tate – 11/1
      • Eidur Gudjohnsen – 11/1
      • Andy Scott – 12/1
      • Chris Wilder – 12/1
      • Jody Morris – 16/1
      • Russell Martin – 16/1
      • Eddie Howe – 20/1
      • Frank Lampard – 20/1

      LOVE NOT WAR

      Neil Warnock went viral last night as the no-nonsense Middlesbrough boss sent one lucky fan ‘over the moon’.

      The 72-year-old, who lives near Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, is currently in the South West on a pre-season tour in Devon with his Championship squad.

      On Wendesday, Boro travelled to local non-league outfit Tavistock AFC for their latest friendly.

      But it was Warnock’s heart-warming gesture after his team’s 7-0 victory that got Twitter talking.

      A clip was posted after the game of Warnock reaching into a bum bag near the touchline while talking to spectators. 

      He then pulled out a signed photo of himself before handing over the gift to a young girl.

      The child’s father Lee Hall shared the footage online, captioning it: “What a lovely touch. Thank you Neil, my daughter is over the moon.”

      FAN FURY

      Tottenham have released their new away kit for the 2021-22 season – and fans on social media aren't happy with the design.

      Supporters have described the jersey as 'disgusting' and asked manufacturer Nike: "Why do you hate our s**t team?"

      The groovy kit is priced from £70 for adults, with a children's shirt setting you back £55.

      It's fair to say the new kit hasn't gone down well with Tottenham fans on social media, as one supporter tweeted: "What on earth have you done?"

      While another posted a picture of Liverpool's snazzy new kit and asked: "We get that and LFC get this? Why do you hate out s**t team?"

      And plenty of meme reactions have been posted, including one with the caption: "Excuse me, I have to go and vomit."

      SIM ONLY DEAL

      Chelsea youngster Dynel Simeu has turned down a new deal and will leave the club, according to reports.

      The 19-year-old is believed to be close to joining Premier League rivals Southampton in a bid for first-team football.

      According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Simeu has rejected a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

      It's understood the talented defender will join Southampton – and an announcement is expected to be made very shortly.

      Simeu's contract expired in June and he is available on a 'free' transfer, although his next club will have to pay a development fee.

      Chelsea are entitled to some cash for harnessing the player's talent – and it's believed the Blues have agreed a £1.5million settlement with the Saints.

      DON MORE YEAR

      Man Utd flop Donny van de Beek wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, according to reports.

      The 24-year-old has struggled since joining the club in August 2020, making just 19 Premier League appearances.

      According to the Manchester Evening News, van de Beek will snub interest from Spain, Italy and Germany to keep his United dream alive.

      The Holland international has been linked with a move abroad this summer after a difficult first season in England.

      Most of van de Beek’s United appearances to date have been off the bench as he’s failed to nail down a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.

      Barcelona, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus have all been linked with the midfielder in recent months.

      RAM RAID

      Arsenal have reportedly been told that they must cough up £32million for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

      The Gunners were previously linked with West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone but are now believed to have made Ramsdale their top target.

      The Blades have reportedly rejected two previous offers from the Premier League club for the England Euro 2020 squad member.

      Now The Times claims they have informed Arsenal that they will only sell for at least £32m.

      Ramsdale moved to Sheff Utd from Bournemouth on a four-year contract 12 months ago in a £18.5m deal.

      The 23-year-old stopper has suffered relegation twice in each of the last two seasons with the Cherries and Blades.

      During that period he has conceded 125 Premier League goals and kept just ten clean sheets.

      • Jake Lambourne

        HAZARD-OUS MOVE

        Chelsea are considering re-signing Eden Hazard from Real Madrid, according to reports.

        The 30-year-old remains a hero at Stamford Bridge following his seven-year spell but has struggled with injuries during his time in Spain.

        According to Spanish newspaper AS, Chelsea are looking into the possibility of bringing Hazard back to West London.

        But the Belgium skipper isn't thought to be a priority for the Blues as they already have plenty of wingers, including Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz.

        The European champions are reportedly wanting to sign a striker – and Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is believed to be their No1 target.

        If Chelsea do pursue Hazard, it's understood Real will accept just £51million for the player.

      • Jake Lambourne

        GIVING IT LARGE

        Luis Figo made short work of Roberto Carlos in a game of giants – using a towering mascot to troll the pocket-sized Brazil icon.

        The old pals were lining up for Real legends as they beat their Barcelona counterparts 3-2 in an exhibition clash.

        Ronaldinho proved the star turn on the pitch – but it was Figo who gave it large in the tunnel.

        Ex-Portugal hero Figo, 48, was one of six players in the special Tel Aviv showdown to have featured for both clubs during their distinguished careers.

        But his sharpest action came before kick-off when he roped in the tallest mascot to stand next to 5ft 6ins icon Carlos, also 48.

        The former left-back soon realised the prank – and roared with laughter.

        Roberto Carlos quickly gets the joke after Luis Figo made his 5ft 6ins Real Madrid team-mate stand next to a tall mascot
      • Jake Lambourne

        RAF RIDE

        Everton jetted out for the Florida Cup yesterday with the club under a cloud of uncertainty.

        New boss Rafa Benitez will probably have been glad to be wearing a face mask as his expression was likely a grim one.

        Everton are reeling from the shock revelation one of their stars is on police bail. He has been suspended by the club.

        The unnamed player, arrested on suspicion of child sex charges, was not allowed to make the flight.

        And the Toffees may have flown all the way across the Atlantic for just ONE match — with both Arsenal and Inter Milan pulling out of the tournament.

        Arsenal withdrew on Tuesday evening after an outbreak of Covid among the touring party.

        Inter followed suit yesterday, the Serie A club blaming the decision on the “current risks involved in international travel”.

        Rafa Benitez has a tricky time on his hands to prepare Everton for the new season
      • Jake Lambourne

        RACISM PROBE

        Cardiff are being investigated by the FA over claims of bullying and racist abuse in their academy.

        A youngster is alleged to have been subjected to monkey noises and had bananas rubbed into his clothes.

        A club director confirmed: “We are aware a complaint has been made to the FA regarding an alleged instance of racist behaviour and bullying between children whom were enrolled in the club’s academy.

        “A meeting was convened with all the players from the group and their parents/guardians at which point the club’s code of practice and standards were reiterated.

        “This was followed by an educational presentation. No complaint of discrimination was raised by the player or his guardians at the time.

        “The complaint has been made by the player’s guardians to the FA nearly three years after the event and following a meeting with the club at which the club confirmed it would agree to release the player and that it would not relinquish its entitlement to training compensation should the player wish to join another club.”

      • Thomas Blow

        GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

        SunSport can exclusively reveal Man Utd are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

        The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.

        His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.

        And Goretzka, 26, is currently at a similar stand-off over his future with Bayern Munich.

        The former Schalke ace could be available on a free transfer in a year’s time or – if there is no resolution – may have to be sold for a knockdown fee this summer.

        Meanwhile, Chelsea are interested in signing Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, according to reports.

        The European champions are unable to sign Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa – currently on loan at Juventus – and see Berardi as an alternative.

        According to Italian website Alfredo Pedulla, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing Berardi.

        The 26-year-old was part of Italy's successful Euro 2020 squad after scoring 17 Serie A goals for Sassuolo last term.

        Finally, Man City are willing to offer up four players to help secure a swap transfer for Harry Kane, according to reports.

        As revealed by SunSport in May, the Premier League champions would happily use Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as bargaining chips.

        But according to L'Equipe, now Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva may be suitable candidates to head to Tottenham as part of the exchange.

      • Anthony Chapman

        EXCLUSIVE BY MARTIN BLACKBURN

        Man Utd are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

        The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.

        His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.

        And Goretzka, 26, is currently at a similar stand-off over his future with Bayern Munich.

        The former Schalke ace could be available on a free transfer in a year’s time or – if there is no resolution – may have to be sold for a knockdown fee this summer.

      • Anthony Chapman

        WHAM BAM TAM

        Tammy Abraham might fulfil one of his childhood dreams if the Chelsea striker seals his loan move to Arsenal.

        The Blues star has admitted he was a Gunners fan who idolised their strike legend Thierry Henry.

        Speaking in 2017, Abraham said: “To be honest I was an Arsenal fan. 

        "It didn’t make any difference at Chelsea.

        “When you’re young and you choose who to support, it’s a family thing… so it wasn’t really a problem at Chelsea.”

      • Anthony Chapman

        GOR BLIMEY

        Man United are standout favourites to sign Leon Goretzka.

        That's according to Betfair, who've priced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at 6/4 to lure the Bayern Munich midfielder to Old Trafford.

        However, there are plenty of interested parties also considering an approach with PSG, Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal all featuring in the latest betting market.

        Leon Goretzka next club – Betfair odds

        • Manchester United – 6/4
        • Barcelona – 6/1
        • Chelsea – 6/1
        • Paris Saint-Germain – 9/1
        • Arsenal – 10/1
        • Manchester City – 10/1
        • Borussia Dortmund – 15/1

        CHECK MAIT

        Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been targeted by Leicester, Southampton and Burnley as Mikel Arteta shakes up his Arsenal squad.

        Arteta is likely to target at least three more signings after recruiting Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares.

        England defender Ben White is the likeliest next arrival, with Arsenal poised to accept Brighton's £50million valuation.

        And all that incoming activity means Maitland-Niles might be tempted to move on after his Emirates career stalled over the past 12 months. 

        DONE DEAL

        Brentford have completed the signing of Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer on a five-year deal.

        He becomes the Bees' second new player after Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka.

        And there could be more signings to follow for the west London outfit.

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