Chelsea in shock Salah interest, Champions League final LATEST, Haaland next club – Tottenham, Man City transfer news

CHELSEA are reportedly lining up a swoop for Mohamed Salah, after reaching the Champions League final.

Meanwhile Sergio Aguero is reportedly eyeing up a transfer to Barcelona, where he could be joined by Neymar if the Brazilian quits Paris Saint-Germain and we have the latest on Manchester City being interested in Declan Rice.


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    Jurgen Klopp's Reds lead Southampton 1-0 at Anfield with just over 20 minutes remaining.

    Feast your eyes on Sadio Mane's effort that currently separates the two sides.

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    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has apologised for his botched panenka against Chelsea this afternoon.

    The Argentine spurned the opportunity to put Pep Guardiola's side 2-0 up, in a game that could have sealed the Premier League title.

    But the Blues' subsequent comeback means that City will have to wait.

    Aguero, who is leaving the Etihad this summer, wrote on Twitter: "I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility."

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    SunSport Exclusive by Duncan Wright

    Arsenal fear more fan fury if they fail to tie down teenage prodigy Kido Taylor-Hart to a new deal in the next month.

    The highly-rated 18-year-old’s scholarship runs out this summer and a host of clubs from England and the continent have offered him pro terms.

    Arsenal put a professional contract on the table earlier this year.

    But so far Taylor-Hart has not committed himself and could still walk away for nothing at the end of the season.

    His situation is being watched closely by Gunners fans.

    Supporters are already upset at how the club is being run – not just in terms of the first team but also the development of young talent.

    And there is likely to be uproar if the club is unable to tie him down to a contract and let him walk away.

    He has options open to him in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Holland and Belgium.

    You can read the rest of Duncan Wright's exclusive by clicking here.

    Arsenal fear fan backlash if they lose Kido Taylor-Hart
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    Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich celebrated their ninth consecutive title win by thrashing Borussia Monchengladbach.

    The German giants were already crowned champions before kick-off after Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 victory over second-place RB Leipzig.

    And they celebrated in true style with their Polish talisman scoring his 46th goal of the season.

    Click here to read more of Richard Forrester's match report.

    Bayern celebrated their ninth title win on the field at the full-time whistle
    Thomas Muller was enjoying the celebrations at the full-time whistle
    Lewandowski's brilliant second was the best of the bunch
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    Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apologised to the fans for his side’s Europa League exit on Thursday night.

    The striker wrote in his programme notes for tomorrow’s clash with West Brom: “We struggled to find our rhythm in the first half and didn’t give Villarreal enough problems.

    “And when we had a chance, the luck wasn’t there for us, when I hit the post with the volley and then the header in the second half.

    “I thought we started the second half with more energy and put them under pressure, but we just couldn’t maintain that drive and ultimately, we just didn’t find a way through Villarreal.

    “I thought my header was in when it hit the post but it just wasn’t going to happen.

    “Like I said, we are really upset about going out of the competition at this stage, for ourselves, for the club and most of all for you the supporters.

    “It’s been such a difficult season for fans and we desperately wanted to give you something positive this season – I’m just so sorry we couldn’t do it for you.”

    Aubameyang has apologised to supporters
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    Here's that horror moment for Sergio Aguero, as he botched his penalty on the stroke of half-time.

    Manchester City's wait to wrap up the title goes on.

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    The champagne will have to remain on ice, after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea this afternoon at Etihad Stadium.

    More than a mere dressed-rehearsal for the Champions League final later this month, City could have sealed the Premier League title with victory over the Blues.

    And things looked rosy for them, when Sergio Aguero stepped up to the penalty spot with his side already leading 1-0 thanks to Raheem Sterling's strike.

    But the Argentine botched his attempted panenka… and Chelsea made him pay.

    Thomas Tuchel's side came out fighting in the second half, with Hakim Ziyech firing his team level just after the hour mark.

    And Marcos Alonso sealed a dramatic victory in stoppage time, to keep City waiting – while boosting the Blues' grip on a place in the top four.

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    Long-term Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho has refused to comment on his future at Borussia Dortmund.

    Speaking after scoring twice in his side's 3-2 win over RB Leipzig, the England winger told ESPN: "I don’t know about my future.

    "I am very happy here in Dortmund at the moment. I love the club, the fans and the team. They gave me my first professional start."

    Sancho was coy on his future after the game
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    Here’s what Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney said at half-time to inspire his Derby County side to a survival-clinching draw with Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

    Rooney told Sky Sports: “Today at half-time I spoke to them and told them to stay calm. There were 45 minutes left and we could still win the game.

    “I’m just really pleased for them because they put a lot of work in and also for the fans who weren’t here. We will get better, I can assure them of that.”

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    AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was left in tears by the club's Ultras over of a possible move to Juventus, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old Italian is linked with a move to the Old Lady with his contract expiring in the summer.

    Chelsea are also interested in the shot-stopper who is considered one of the biggest talents in European football.

    Donnarumma has been at Milan since the age of 14 and has already made 247 appearances for the club.

    But while he considers switching alliegences and signing for Juve in the summer, Donnarumma has been left in a terrifying dilemma.

    According to ESPN, he was threatened by club ultras after being confronted outside the club's training ground and was told not to play in AC Milan's clash with Juventus on Sunday.

    Gianluigi Donnarumma was threatened by ultras over a potential move to AC Milan
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    Sol Bamba came off the bench for Cardiff this afternoon just four months after being diagnosed with cancer.

    The centre-back has been undergoing chemotherapy but was summoned off the bench by manager Mick McCarthy in the 95th minute of the Bluebirds' 1-1 draw with Rotherham.

    Cardiff announced Bamba, 36, had Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in January in a touching statement to fans.

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that affects the lymphatic system in the body which is a system of vessels and glands.

    The Ivory Coast international started treatment as soon as his condition was confirmed.

    And, after making positive steps forward, was allowed to return to training at the beginning of April.

    Having continued to progress Bamba made the bench for the final day of the Championship season as his side relegated the visiting Millers.

    And with his contract expiring this summer, he was given a chance to get out on the pitch for just the seventh time this season.

    The centre-back replaced Josh Murphy in the 95th minute
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    Barcelona blew the chance to go top of LaLiga with just three games to play after Atletico Madrid held them to a goalless draw at the Nou Camp

    The hosts went into the game two points adrift of Diego Simeone's squad in second place, knowing a win would see them go top.

    But neither side were able to break the deadlock in a nervy encounter in which both teams lost a key man to injury.

    You can read more of Dave Fraser's match report by clicking here.

    Lionel Messi and Co missed the chance to go topCredit: AP
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    Chelsea host Manchester City this evening, and as they kick-off, let's have a look at how both teams line up!

    Blues XI: (3-4-3) Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Gilmour, Alonso; Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic

    Man City XI: (5-1-2-2) Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Ake, Mendy; Rodri; Torres, Sterling; Aguero, Jesus

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    Roy Hodgson's side beat hapless Blades 2-0 at Bramall Lane courtesy of goals by Christian Benteke and Ebere Eze.

    The three points see the Eagles leapfrog Newcastle United into 13th, while Paul Heckingbottom's United remain marooned to the bottom of the table.

    You can read more about the game by clicking here to read David Facey's match report.

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    Full-time in League Two, and Cheltenham Town are deserved champions!

    Mike Duff's side had already clinched promotion to League One, but they stayed professional today to grab the title, doing so in style by coming from behind to beat Harrogate 4-1, courtesy of goals by Liam Sercombe, Sam Smith, Alfie May and Callum Wright.

    They'll be joined in the third tier by Cambridge United, who defeated relegated Grimsby Town 3-0 at The Abbey, and Bolton Wanderers – after the Trotters routed Crawley Town 4-1.

    Fourth-placed Morecambe will now have to navigate the play-offs, despite beating Bradford City 2-0 this afternoon.

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    Christian Eriksen has revealed he is desperate to STAY at Inter Milan just six months after begging the club to sell him.

    Spurs, Manchester United, Wolves and Leicester were all rumoured to be in for the Danish star earlier this season.

    But now after finding his feet under the Italian and helping the club win their first Serie A crown in 11 years, Eriksen is desperate to help 'build something beautiful' at the San Siro.

    On his rocky start to life at Inter, Eriksen told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I was willing to learn new things when I arrived. I hadn’t understood I had to follow’s Conte system all the time.

    "Before, I was free to make decisions based on what I saw. It had a lot to do with intuition. Now, there is a general plan we have to follow… we must be ready, know where our team-mates are and where they can move. I had to learn all this and adapt to a different pace.

    "We spoke in January, and I’ve proved what I am able to do. I have no revenge to take, I just play football. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. This is a sport that evolves quickly, almost every week. Six months ago I was living in a different situation, now we have a trophy and I can say I am really happy here at Inter.

    "It was hard to win this title, but we did it with four games remaining. It’s a good starting point, now we can begin a new cycle… it will be hard to win nine titles in a row, but we’ll try to build something beautiful. Conte is so important for each one of us, also for the way we play. We follow him and you see that on the pitch.

    "Everyone is so happy to have won with him.. but his stay is not up to me – it depends on the club and him."

    Christian Eriksen looks set to stay at Inter Milan having been desperate to quit six months ago
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    Aston Villa are ready to launch a £15million bid for Burnley ace Dwight McNeil, according to reports.

    The talented winger has been admired by Manchester United and Arsenal in the past.

    But Dean Smith wants to take him to the West Midlands.

    According to Football Insider, McNeil is one of Villa's 'top targets' for the summer.

    And they think that £15m could be enough to convince Burnley to sell.

    The Clarets, however, agreed a contract extension with McNeil last October, currently tying him to Sean Dyche's side until June 2024.

    And Burnley are believed to have an option to trigger an extra year.

    Dwight McNeil has impressed for the ClaretsCredit: AP
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    Pep Guardiola would not want Manchester City to sign Lionel Messi because he has 'never wanted to hurt Barcelona'.

    The Argentine superstar's contract comes to an end at the Nou Camp in the summer and he has been heavily linked with a move to both Man City and Paris Saint-Germain.

    But Valenti Guardiola, dad of the Man City boss, does not believe his son would want Messi to leave the Catalan giants.

    Speaking to journalist Emiliano Nunia, he said: "There's no club in the world that wouldn't want to have Messi.

    "I saw him play at 12 or 13 years old and I was amazed.

    "He was extraordinary at that level. There are very few players like Messi, and I'm sure that Pep wouldn't dislike having him at City.

    "Pep has always seen Messi as the best, but he's at Barcelona. Josep has never wanted to hurt the club by taking the player."

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may think Manchester United's fixture schedule is 'impossible'.

    But the demands of the Red Devils playing four games in eight days is not a patch on Mark Hughes' heroic efforts of playing two games on the same day!

    Remarkably, Hughes played in two different countries on November 11, 1987.

    The Welshman completed 90 minutes for his nation in a crucial Euro qualifier against Czechoslovakia in Prague and then came off the bench in Bayern Munich's German Cup second-round replay 3-2 extra-time win over Borussia Monchengladbach that night.

    Click here to read more.

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    Barcelona are on red alert as Xavi is poised to leave his role as coach at Al Sadd.

    The Barca legend is reportedly not having his contract renewed with the Qatari club.

    The former Barca captain has long been on their radar to become their next manager.

    With the Spaniard poised to leave Qatar, it opens the door for an emotional return to the Nou Camp.

    Xavi has been in regular touch with new Barcelona president Joan Laporta in recent months.

    The 41-year-old established a strong bond with Laporta during the latter's first spell as Barca president between 2003 and 2010.

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    Weren't Leeds the ones with nothing to play for?

    For a season-defining game to keep them in the top-four mix, Tottenham did a fine impression of their north London rivals Arsenal.

    Just as meek, passive and rudderless as the Gunners were in the Europa League do-or-die against Villarreal on Thursday, Spurs’ Champions League hopes are now up in smoke.

    Click here to read Oscar Paul's match report.

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    Leicester City have beaten off Liverpool and West Ham to win the transfer race to sign Odsonne Edouard, according to reports.

    There are plenty of clubs desperately chasing the Celtic striker ahead of the summer window opening.

    But according to Teamtalk, it is the Foxes who will wrap up a deal for the Frenchman.

    Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers worked with Edouard at Celtic and is keen to be reunited.

    A new striker is high on the King Power wishlist as a back-up and eventual successor to Jamie Vardy, who turns 35 next season.

    Kelechi Iheanacho is in red-hot form but with a European campaign on the cards, Rodgers wants another extra attacking option.

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    Dean Smith has handed Aston Villa and England fans the news they have been patiently waiting for – Jack Grealish returns to training tomorrow.

    Although Villa's inspirational skipper won't be fit to face Manchester United on Sunday, Smith says his golden boy is on the mend and ready to push for a place in Gareth Southgate's European Championship squad.

    Grealish has been sidelined by a shin injury since his last game against Brighton on February 13 but Smith revealed: "Jack will start training with the players again tomorrow.

    "He's been loading on his own but he won't be ready for the game against Manchester United.

    "He's been out there already with the rehab staff but he gets to train with the players tomorrow for the first time."

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    Manchester United transfer target Ousmane Dembele has revealed that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is the best manager he has played under.

    The 23-year-old Frenchman was coached by Tuchel during his time as a teenager at Borussia Dortmund.

    And it is another player during his time at Dortmund – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – that he describes as his best teammate.

    Speaking to BeIN Sports, he said: “Things went super at Dortmund, a super squad, Aubameyang who welcomed me amazingly, even if it was quite tough with the German.

    “Aubameyang really welcomed me well, he is the person that I have liked the most in football.

    “And like I said Thomas Tuchel really convinced me, he is my favourite manager.”

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    Neymar has signed a new £500,000-a-week contract at Paris Saint-Germain.

    The new deal ties the Brazilian superstar down at the Parc des Princes until 2025.

    His four-year contract is worth £104million – or £26m per season.

    And it puts an end to speculation surrounding a possible transfer this summer.

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