Declan Rice transfer EXCLUSIVE, Erling Haaland to Man City full cost REVEALED, Victor Osihmen TO STAY at Napoli – latest

DECLAN RICE will REJECT West Ham's eight-year contract offer, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been tracking the player who West Ham have valued at £150m in an effort to ward off any advances.

Meanwhile,the FULL cost of Erling Haaland's Manchester City move has been revealed.

According to talkSPORT, the release clause is in fact £51m and City’s deal will total £85.6m once agents fees and bonuses are factored in.

And sought-after striker Victor Osihmen has admitted that he wants to play under current Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti for several years.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news across the globe…

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Rice won’t be sold

    West Ham will not sell Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to Sky Sports, who claim the Hammers have absolutely no intention on letting Rice go any time soon.

    The East Londoners are also planning to hold further talks with the star midfielder about his future when the transfer window closes.

    West Ham have said that the England international’s release clause is north of £150million

  • Kostas Lianos

    Transfer Hammer blow

    West Ham want to sign an English midfielder in the summer and have listed Leeds star Kalvin Phillips and Southampton ace James Ward-Prowse.

    SunSport’s Jack Rosser reports that the Hammers saw a club record £50million offer rejected by the Whites in January, but the 26-year-old could be available at a cut price in the event of relegation.

    The East Londoners’ boss David Moyes is also a big fan of Ward-Prowse who is enjoying his best season with Saints.

    Manchester United are also targeting Phillips and Ward-Prowse as they are looking for new midfielders to replace the departing Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic

  • Kostas Lianos

    Gallagher transfer intention

    Crystal Palace want to secure the permanent signing of Chelsea loan star Conor Gallagher in the summer.

    Gallagher was recognised as Palace’s 2021/2022 player of the season on Tuesday.

    According to talkSPORT, the Eagles want to have the midfielder at Selhurst Park for the long-term.

    The 22-year-old has made 36 appearances for Palace, scoring eight goals and producing five assists

  • Kostas Lianos

    On the Paul

    Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed the club’s intention to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala.

    That works as a major blow for Manchester United and Tottenham, who are also eyeing Dybala ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The forward is available on a free transfer come June after Juve and the 28-year-old failed to agree terms on a new deal.

    United have been linked with a swoop for the Argentina international with incoming boss Erik ten Hag understood to be a huge admirer.

    Meanwhile, Spurs have retained their interest in the player after failing to secure his services in previous years.

    According to La Gazzetta delo Sport, however, Dybala has chosen Inter as his next destination

  • Kostas Lianos

    Coutinho to permanently join Villa

    Aston Villa are expected to announce that Philippe Coutinho has signed a permanent deal to join the club amid an ongoing loan from Barcelona.

    Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Official statement expected very soon for Philippe Coutinho to join Aston Villa on a permanent deal.

    "Agreement completed yesterday, part of paperworks already signed few hours ago.

    "Barcelona will receive around €20million (£17m), included in this year financial balance"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Paul Pogba legacy

    Liverpool legend John Barnes claims the departing Paul Pogba will be remembered by Manchester United supporters as “an enigma”.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Paul Pogba will be remembered at Manchester United as an enigma.

    “He’s got great potential and is a fantastic footballer, but it just never worked for him at United. That isn’t to say he’s not an excellent player, he’s a FIFA World Cup winner and plays well for France.

    “Unfortunately, he’s at Manchester United at a time when they aren’t as dominant as they once were. Of course, Paul will be reflective of that in terms of being inconsistent, yet brilliant at times.

    “He now has to go and find somewhere that he plays his best football, that suits him; as Juventus did. Whether it is back in Italy, or not, it hasn’t worked out with United, which isn’t to say he’s not a great player”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Hickey closing in

    Arsenal are set to open talks with Bologna as they eye up a summer swoop for Aaron Hickey.

    According to Corriere de Bologna, the Gunners will hold talks with the Serie A outfit imminently as they see Hickey as a possible replacement for the struggling Nuno Tavares.

    Napoli, Aston Villa and Newcastle have also been linked with the left-back recently.

    But the North Londoners are said to be leading the race ahead of the summer transfer window

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Shock and Aur

    Liverpool are leading the race to sign Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni in the summer transfrer window.

    That is according to French journalist, Julien Maynard who reports the Reds are in pole position to land Tchouameni in a mega-money coup.

    That’s despite interest from other European heavyweights such as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

    The Merseysiders and Real are leading the race for the midfielder, with the former holding the advantage

  • Kostas Lianos

    Cristiano to stay Ron

    Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has told team-mates he intends to stay but only if incoming manager Erik ten Hag wants him, reports SunSport’s Richard Moriarty.

    A United insider revealed: “Ronaldo told the players he’s not going anywhere unless the club say they don’t want him.

    “No one is more disappointed than him about how the season has panned out.

    “But he doesn’t want to leave on a low and wants to help get the club back into the Champions League and try and win a trophy next year.

    “However, he has told them if the new boss wants to go in a different direction, then he will have no hard feelings and has no regrets about coming back to Old Trafford”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Jesus offer made

    Arsenal have submitted a £43million offer for Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus.

    That is according to GOAL, who claim that a bid has been “formalised” and that negotiations are “close to an end”.

    The deal for the striker has been “sewn together” by fellow Brazilian and the Gunners’ technical director Edu.

    The 25-year-old’s game time under City boss Pep Guardiola will be limited with the club announcing the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund

  • Kostas Lianos

    Why Chelsea dropped out of Haaland race

    Chelsea pulled out from the race to land incoming Manchester City signing Erling Haaland because they had doubts about his ability to play in the Premier League.

    The Blues’ scouts raised concerns about Haaland’s ability to be as prolific in the Premier League like he was in Austria and Germany, according to ESPN.

    The Borussia Dortmund superstar feeds off space in behind to run in to, something that is more frequently offered to centre-forwards in the Bundesliga.

    But less space for strikers in the Premier League led to doubts about the Norway international’s ability to wreak as much havoc on defenders.

    ESPN claim Barcelona were also not convinced by his “personality and character,” while Real Madrid had reservations regarding his recent injury record

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Barnes on Haaland

    Erling Haaland could have a negative impact at Manchester City because manager Pep Guardiola will have to change the way he plays to include him, according to Liverpool legend John Barnes.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Erling Haaland is a fantastic football player.

    “What could happen is that, City could change the way they play [to include him]. If you look at them, they don’t necessarily need a centre forward to score 40+ goals. They play in a way that creates [goals and opportunities] for everybody.

    “Changing the way they play just for Haaland to score all the goals might not work. That isn’t to say he isn’t an incredible player, but they have to find the football that suits him, and he must fit the system.

    “Manchester City play a free-flowing one touch or two touch game where people move around, whereas he’s an out and out centre-forward. It’s not a given that him going to Manchester City will help them. It could detract from the free-flowing football, if they just look to get the ball to him. Sometimes they play without a centre-forward and are still the best team in the country”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Barnes on Salah contract saga

    Liverpool legend John Barnes insists the club will simply "move on" if an agreement isn't reached on a new contract for Mohamed Salah.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Jurgen Klopp’s new contract and Mo Salah’s potential contract renewal aren’t mutually exclusive. Liverpool will want both Klopp and Salah to stay and it’s not a decision of one over the other.

    “Klopp has signed for four more years but it doesn’t mean anything if they finish mid-table next year, he probably won’t be there. Managers’ situations are different to players’ situations. Hopefully Salah or Liverpool will compromise and find an agreement, and if they don’t, we’ll move on, and Liverpool will still be there.

    “They’ll have been talking to Salah about a new contract from the start of the season, Klopp committing his future will have nothing to do with it. These talks will continue for a long period of time. It’s easier to tie managers down as they’re not being touted to go to other clubs, unlike players. Salah will have more options than Klopp if he decides he wants to go somewhere else”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Haaland full cost

    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland will be joining Manchester City in the summer.

    Reports have been insisting that Haaland had a bargain clause in his Dortmund contract that would allow him to leave for £64million.

    According to talkSPORT, however, the release clause is in fact £51m and City’s deal will total £85.6m once agents fees and bonuses are factored in.

    The star striker currently earns around £130,000-a-week at the Westfalenstadion, but that will nearly triple when he moves to the Etihad.

    The Citizens will hand the Norway international a package deal worth £375,000-a-week

  • Kostas Lianos

    Declan Rice EXCLUSIVE

    West Ham star Declan Rice will turn down the Hammers’ offer of an eight-year contract believing it would be crazy to commit the majority of his career to the club, reports SunSport’s Duncan Wright.

    The East Londoners have tabled a £200,000-a-week offer for Rice and that would keep him until 2030.

    But SunSport understands the £10million-a-year package is being viewed by the Chelsea and Manchester United target’s side as club co-owner David Sullivan playing to the crowd.

    The 23-year-old admits he may have to quit the London Stadium to play the top-level football he craves.

    And though West Ham have now come up with four improved offers in an attempt to tie him down the midfielder is standing firm by rejecting all of them

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  • James Orr

    United close in on De Jong

    Manchester United are "95 per cent" likely to sign Frenkie de Jong this summer, according to reports.

    The Barcelona ace has been a regular in Spain this season, but could be set for a change of scenery.

    A move to Man United may be an attractive one, as he could link up with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

    De Jong will cost the Red Devils between £60million and £70m.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Morning football fans

    Liverpool lead a congested race for Aurelien Tchouameni, Gabriel Jesus edges closer to joining Arsenal and Barcelona target TWO more Chelsea stars.

    And that's just the start of a bonanza morning for transfer gossip.

    Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp is rated favourite to land Monaco's France midfielder Tchouameni ahead of Manchester United, Arsenal, PSG and Juventus.

    Meanwhile, Manchester City striker Jesus stayed on the bench as Kevin De Bruyne's four goals destroyed Wolves 5-1 to put Pep Guardiola's men three points clear of Liverpool at the top.

    But it's understood the Brazilian DID move nearer to a summer move, with the Gunners understood to be approaching an agreement on transfer fee, wages and length of contract.

    And having already lined up  Andreas Christensen, it's thought Barca are also keen on fellow Blues' defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.

    A swap deal involving one or more Barcelona player is regarded as a serious possibility.

    Elsewhere, Inter Milan have confirmed they want Manchester United and Tottenham target Paulo Dybala.

    The Argentina striker, 28, is leavong Juventus on a free transfer this summer after failing to agree a new contract.

    Tottenham are said to want ex-Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye ahead of the final year of his PSG contract.

    And lastly, it's suggested Declan Rice will reject an EIGHT-YEAR West Ham deal – no doubt further alerting United and Chelsea.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Tottenham eye Idrissa

    Tottenham reportedly want ex-Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

    Jeunes Footeaux claims the tenacious star has emerged as a target for Antonio Conte as he approaches the final year of his PSG contract.

    Gueye, 32, joined the French champions from Everton for £30million in 2019.

    He has since won two titles and two French Cups after playing 110 games.

    But PSG are ready to cut Gueye loose as they look for fresh faces this summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Tonight's Prem action round-up

    Kevin de Bruyne's four goals put Manchester City three points clear of Liverpool at the top with a 5-1 romp over Wolves.

    Pep Guardiola's men need four points from their final two games to clinch their fourth title in five seasons.

    KDB's sensational display included a hat-trick from the seventh to 24th minute, with Leander Dendoncker firing a brief equaliser and Raheem Sterling tapping City's late fifth goal.

    Chelsea thrashed ten-man Leeds 3-0, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku finishing clinically.

    Leeds winger Dan James saw red on 24 minutes for a shocking high challenge on Mateo Kovacic.

    Everton wasted chances to move four points clear of the drop zone as they drew 0-0 at relegated Watford.

    And Jamie Vardy's double, plus a strike from Jamie Maddison, sealed Leicester's 3-0 victory as bottom side Norwich slumped to a fifth straight Prem loss.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Liverpool head Utd and Arsenal in Aurelian race

    Liverpool lead the race for Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, writes ANTHONY CHAPMAN.

    Julien Maynard claims Jurgen Klopp’s side are in pole position ahead of Manchester United, Arsenal, PSG and Juventus for the France star.

    Tchouameni, 22, has been in terrific form this season, scoring five goals in 48 games for his French club and becoming a regular at international level.

    The tenacious midfielder has also become a regular in Didier Deschamps’ international XI.

    And Tchouameni is seen by many as a future global superstar.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners closer to Jesus

    Gabriel Jesus has been sitting on the bench for Manchester City tonight – yet also moving closer to joining Arsenal.

    That’s the claim as the Brazil striker seeks regular Prem starts and Champions League football next season and is still moving closer closer to moving.

    UOL suggest the Gunners are nearing agreement on transfer fee, wages and length of contract.

    Erling Haaland’s upcoming switch from Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad should ease Jesus’ switch.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Long Tripp to the top for Toon

    Kieran Trippier admits it could take Newcastle as many as five years before they challenge for the Premier League title, writes TONY ROBERTSON.

    Newcastle's new owners are set to continue spending big in an effort to turn Eddie Howe's side into a footballing powerhouse in the future.

    However, Trippier warned fans not to expect instant success.

    Speaking to Chronicle Live, Trippier, who joined in January from Atletico Madrid, said: "You see the way Man City have done it and everyone is looking at Newcastle now.

    "It's not going to happen overnight, it could take five years, it could take six years and everybody has to be patient but they are taking the right steps and that's all you can do.

    "You have to take the right steps to move the club forward and that's what Newcastle are doing."

    "You see the way Man City have done it and everyone is looking at Newcastle now.

    "It's not going to happen overnight, it could take five years, it could take six years and everybody has to be patient but they are taking the right steps and that's all you can do.

    "You have to take the right steps to move the club forward and that's what Newcastle are doing."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ecuador fear being booted out of World Cup

    Ecuador could be booted out of the World Cup – for fielding an ineligible player, writes MARTIN LIPTON.

    Chile lodged a formal complaint over the status of right-back Bryon Castillo, who has previously faced accusations he was actually born in the Colombian border city of Tumaco.

    Castillo played in eight of Ecuador’s qualifiers as they finished in the fourth and final automatic slot and were drawn alongside Qatar, Holland and Senegal last month.

    But Fifa have now announced it has opened formal disciplinary proceedings “in relation to the potential ineligibility” of the player, which would see Ecuador stripped of all their points from those matches and their opponents awarded 3-0 wins.

    Chile, who finished seventh but lost twice to Ecuador, would then be propelled up the table to take the fourth slot in the finals.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Liverpool splash out £500k extra on Kaide

    Liverpool have reportedly paid £500,000 to buy a sell-on clause in Kaide Gordon’s transfer from Derby.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Reds have forked over the extra dosh following Gordon’s impressive start to life at Anfield.

    The winger, 17, joined Liverpool in an initial £1million deal from the Rams a year ago.

    And Gordon has already clocked up four first-team appearances, including a debut Premier League appearance against Brentford in January.

    Jurgen Klopp believes Gordon has the potential to become a big player for Liverpool.

    And he has moved to buy a clause in Gordon’s transfer agreement which entitles Derby to a 20 per cent fee from any future sale.

    Liverpool have decided to hand over £500k now rather than risk a bigger sum later down the line. It means Gordon’s total price from Derby could well exceed £3m through additional bonuses.

    All eyes will now be on Gordon’s development in his new surroundings. But Klopp is confident the teenager will have no problems on Merseyside.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Why Chelsea dropped out of Haaland race

    Chelsea withdrew from the race to sign Erling Haaland because they had DOUBTS about his ability to play in the Premier League, according to reports, writes GIACOMO PISA.

    The 21-year-old will officially become a Manchester City player on July 1 after the club activated his £51million release clause.

    But Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders weren't the only side sniffing around the goalscoring sensation. Chelsea too spent time monitoring Haaland, who has scored a whopping 85 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund.

    But reporting back to club bosses, Blues scouts raised concerns about Haaland's ability to be as prolific in the Premier League, according to ESPN. The report states there were doubts as to whether his style of play would be suited to playing in the Prem.

    Haaland feeds off space in behind to run in to, something that is more frequently offered to strikers in the Bundesliga. The Norway international was afforded the room to utilise his incredible raw pace and power to maximum effect.

    But less space for attackers in the Premier League led to doubts about his ability to wreak as much havoc on defenders.

    And Chelsea weren't the only club to raise their concerns about Haaland. ESPN claim Barcelona were not convinced by his "personality and character," while Real Madrid had reservations regarding his injury record.

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