FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:
- Bukayo Saka will become Arsenal’s biggest earner as he closes to £15m a season when he finally signs his new contract.
- Erling Haaland has returned to Manchester City to continue rehabilitation on a groin injury picked up last week.
- Daniel Levy will start work on finding Tottenham Hotspur‘s next permanent manager immediately with Julian Nagelsmann at the top of his list of targets, but the club’s chairman faces more problems and the threat of further fan anger.
- Liverpool have yet to open contract talks with former England midfielder James Milner despite Jurgen Klopp wanting to keep the 37-year-old for another year.
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- Tottenham are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Brighton and Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 18.
- Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is eager to seek a new challenge after just one year at the Etihad Stadium.
- Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, could move to the MLS this summer – with each of the 29 clubs in the league contributing to his salary.
FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP
- Jose Mourinho‘s Roma future appears to still be up in the air after it emerged that the club’s chief decision-makers are still yet to hold talks with the Portuguese coach.
- Borussia Dortmund want to sign 19-year-old Northern Ireland midfielder Shea Charles from Manchester City.
- Barcelona will have to sign at least three to four players on a free transfer this summer and work within a tight salary budget.
- Chelsea face having to raise substantial amounts of money by selling off players this summer to avoid breaching the Premier League’s financial rules next year.
- Bayern Munich‘s squad has split into two factions over the decision to sack German manager Julian Nagelsmann, 35.
- Leeds United striker Rodrigo, 32, will likely have to take a pay cut if he is to sign a new contract at the club. The Spain international’s current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2024.
- West Ham United are open to buying the London Stadium after the venue’s owner admitted that it would remain a burden on the capital’s taxpayers even if a naming-rights deal was secured.