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KYLIAN MBAPPE has confirmed he will leave PSG on a free transfer next summer.

And he added that he handed in a transfer request in July in the hope that the club would be able to pick up a fee and he wouldn't have to run down his contract.

Meanwhile Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has hit out at Fifa over the chaos surrounding international quarantine as his stars head out to play for their countries.

We've also the very latest on Erling Haaland, as well as all the fallout after a thrilling 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Man City at Anfield.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    ANTONI-GO?

    Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has revealed he is 'honoured' to be receiving interest from German champions Bayern Munich.

    Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann recently lauded praise on Rudiger and said he's one of the best defenders at Stamford Bridge.

    And now Rudiger has responded to the Bayern boss' comments.

    Although the German is flattered by the interest, he claims he's happy at Chelsea.

    Rudiger said to BILD: "My future? I feel good at Chelsea where I am now, so that fits.

    "FC Bayern interest honours me because that shows that I've done a few things right recently”

     

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    A SUAR POINT

    Luis Suarez cannot "forget" the way Barcelona exiled him and terminated his contract.

    despite also winning LaLiga in his first season with Atletico, the ex-Liverpool striker is still hurt by how his six years at the Nou Camp ended.

    Suarez, 34, told ESPN: "It was the way they did it. I gave a lot to the club, and I don't think I deserved to be treated that way.

    "They should sit down with me, one-to-one, and explain everything. 

    "Then don't tell me that if the termination of my contract isn't done by Wednesday, that you'll count on me against Villarreal. Either one thing or the other. 

    "They sent me to pitch 3 or pitch 4 to train alone.

    "Of course, these are things you don't forget."

  • Justin Lawrence

    'NO RESPECT'

    Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo has accused Real Madrid of having no respect over their claims that Kylian Mbappe is on the verge of joining them.

    Madrid have been linked with a move for Mbappe over the past few summers, but nothing concrete has materialised.

    However, Madrid's president Florentino Perez recently claimed that Mbappe could be on his way to Spain in January.

    And his claims didn't sit well with Leonardo who raged to L'Equipe: "There are matches and Real Madrid cannot continue to behave in this way. May it stop!

    "Mbappe is a PSG player and the club fully understands that this relationship will last.

    "This new exit is just in the continuity of a lack of respect towards the PSG and towards Kylian Mbappe."

  • Justin Lawrence

    AU REVOIR

    Ex-Tottenham star Serge Aurier has signed a one-year deal with Villarreal.

    The defender had been without a club since the summer after he agreed to a mutual exit with Spurs.

    Aurier will join his former Paris Saint Germain boss Unai Emery at the La Liga side.

    He'll also have the help of another ex-Spurs starEtienne Capoue who plays for the Europa League Champions.

  • Jake Lambourne

    KARIM OF THE KOP

    Liverpool have reportedly been given a huge boost in their pursuit of RB Salzburg's wonderkid Karim Adeyemi.

    The 19-year-old striking sensation will leave Salzburg next summer, opening the door for the Reds to make a swoop for the youngster, according to Sky Sports HD.

    But Jurgen Klopp's side will have their work cut out convincing the German not to return to his homeland, with Bundesliga trio Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig also vying for his signature.

    Adeyemi won't come cheap for the Reds either, and they'll have to meet Salzburg's £34million value for their teen phenomenon who's already scored 11 goals in 16 games in all competitions this season.

    Bayern could have a slight advantage in negotiations as Adeyemi began his career at the club before he was shown the door for bad behaviour aged 16.

    Tension between his parents and the German giants were also a major factor in Adeyemi's dismissal.

  • Jake Lambourne

    NOT GUNNAR GO

    EXCLUSIVE – Man Utd are fully behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and have NO intention of sacking him.

    The Red Devils manager has had a tricky few weeks after a draw at home to Everton at the weekend.

    His side also lost against Aston Villa the week before last and struggled at home to Villarreal in the Champions League before winning in the last minute.

    But despite growing frustrations among fans and calls for him to be axed, United are backing their boss.

    SunSport understands the Old Trafford hierarchy are happy with the direction he is steering the club in.

    United see him as a long-term project, and are fully behind what he is trying to create as they fight for the Premier League title.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MART MY WORDS

    Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli is reportedly considering his future at the club.

    The Brazilian has featured just twice in the Premier League this season, with the player an unused substitute in the last five games.

    And according to the Mirror, if his situation doesn’t change, he will be open to leaving the Emirates.

    The news outlet states that a loan move could be on the cards while a permanent transfer cannot be ruled out.

  • Jake Lambourne

    REAL TALK

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted Los Blancos may sign Kylian Mbappe in January.

    It comes after the Paris Saint-Germain superstar confirmed he wants to move to the Bernabeu.

    Perez told El Debate: "In January we will have news about Mbappe. We hope that on January 1 everything can be solved."

    Real fans naturally got excited as it seemed the Frenchman would be arriving a few months sooner than they had expected.

    But Perez spoke again soon after to clarify his comments and said: "My words were misinterpreted.

    "What I said is that we have to wait until next year to hear from him, always with respect to PSG with whom we have good relations."

  • Jake Lambourne

    JANUARY SALES

    There is less than three months until the transfer window swings wide open again and clubs try and find some New Year deals.

    The likes of Luis Suarez, Bruno Fernandes and Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang arrived in the Premier League during previous winter windows.

    And there is already plenty of speculation surrounding who will be going where in the first few weeks of 2022.

    So SunSport rounds up some of the biggest transfers that could get over the line in January…

    Click HERE for more.

  • Jake Lambourne

    STER CRAZY

    Raheem Sterling wants a January move to La Liga giants Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

    The out-of-favour Manchester City star is the subject of a report in Barcelona-based media outlet SPORT which is headlined 'Sterling, crazy to come to Barca'.

    It says Sterling "gave the OK in the summer" for the switch and the "relationship between Barca and Sterling's environment has been maintained in recent weeks".

    The report adds the England star "wants to leave City and understands that at Barca he can play a leading role given the lack of offensive resources."

    It has also been reported by daily sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo the financially-troubled Catalans will have the money to do a deal for Sterling "in the winter market."

    The story explains that the loss of Lionel Messi to PSG along with Antoine Griezmann's loan to Atletico Madrid in the summer has left Barca boss Ronald Koeman in need of reinforcements in attack.

  • Jake Lambourne

    RUD AWAKENING

    Antonio Rudiger's Chelsea contract talks are 'on hold' after the German was left 'disappointed' by the Blues' last offer, reports claim.

    The defender's current deal is set to expire at the end of this season.

    Rudiger's time at Stamford Bridge appeared to be coming to an end 12 months ago, as he struggled under Frank Lampard.

    But the 28-year-old has been a man rejuvenated under Thomas Tuchel, helping his team win the Champions League last season.

    According to Sky Germany, Rudiger's Chelsea future is 'completely open'.

    They claim that no decision will be made until January at the earliest, after the centre-back was left disappointed by the club's previous offer.

    Talks have been placed 'on hold' – with the Blues 'under pressure' to up their offer.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ON THE PROWL

    EXCLUSIVE – James Ward-Prowse has been recalled to the England squad.

    The Southampton captain, 26, had not been selected by Gareth Southgate since narrowly missing out on the Euros squad in the summer.

    But he has now been brought into the Three Lions camp ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Andorra on Saturday and Hungary on Tuesday.

    Ward-Prowse, who has eight caps and one goal for his country, was in Southgate's provisional 33-man squad for the Euros but heartbreakingly missed out on the final 26-man selection.

    The Saints skipper scored a penalty at Chelsea on Saturday before being sent off.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAD FOR IT

    Kylian Mbappe admits he only wants to join Real Madrid.

    In a blow to potential Premier League suitors, he said: "I was NOT changing my mind because of Leo Messi's arrival… it’s a privilege, he’s great but I don’t make decisions on sudden impulses.

    "I had made my decisions and I had thought long and hard about it. What could make me stay at PSG? We're far from it… since I wanted to leave Paris this summer.

    "I'm not going to be the hypocrite, my ambition was clear. We will see what happens – my future is not my priority now

    "I am attached to PSG, and if I had left this summer, it would have only been for Real Madrid.

    "I continued playing in August and I had no problem with that. Why did I want to leave?

    "I thought my adventure was over. If I had left, it would only have been to Real Madrid. Leaving PSG was the next logical step."

  • Jake Lambourne

    MO MONEY PLS

    Mohamed Salah is demanding up to £380,000-a-week to sign a new Liverpool contract, according to reports.

    The Egyptian is out of contract in 2023 and is looking for wages that would make him the Reds' highest earner.

    Initial reports suggested Salah's representatives were demanding £500k-a-week but that isn't the case.

    The star winger wants between £300k and £380k-a-week, according to the Independent.

    Salah is in red hot form this season and has picked up nine goals and three assists in just nine games.

    He has now managed 134 goals and 50 assists in only 212 appearances for the Merseyside club since joining from Roma in 2017.

    Talks are ongoing but nothing has been agreed yet despite Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold all signing new contracts since July.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PHLIPPING HELL

    Barcelona are still paying off Philippe Coutinho's transfer fee to Liverpool and continue to owe clubs an eye-watering £98million, according to reports in Spain.

    The Catalan giants are desperately trying to fix their financial situation, but still owe various clubs money for the transfer of players from YEARS ago.

    According to Marca, Barca must pay up around £98m to various clubs, including £11m to Liverpool for Coutinho – who joined in January 2018.

    Barca also owe the likes of Juventus and Ajax £65m for the transfers of Miralem Pjanic, Frenkie de Jong and Sergino Dest.

    However, the report does state that the club have reduced their debt to other clubs by 28.4 per cent – something club president Joan Laporta and Barca's general director Fran Reverter will reveal on Wednesday.

    Despite Barca lowering their wage bill by 24 per cent, the club still recorded losses of £492m over the last couple of years.

  • Jake Lambourne

    CAV SOME OF THAT

    Man Utd star Edinson Cavani is a shock transfer target for Barcelona, according to reports.

    The Uruguayan striker has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford so far this season.

    The 34-year-old is now behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood and Co in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.

    And Barcelona are interested in bringing him to the Nou Camp in January after a tough start to the season.

    According to El Nacional, Real Madrid are also keen on the former PSG forward.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DONE AND DUS-TED

    Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic has rejected Fiorentina's latest contract offer with club owner Rocco Benito Commisso stating that talks have collapsed.

    The striker, who has also been linked with Atletico Madrid, is tied down in Italy until 2023.

    Speaking of the 21-year-old, Commisson said: "Vlahovic has not accepted our huge contract extension proposal.

    "We’ve been trying for months, but it’s over."

    Vlahovic has four goals from seven Serie A games this season.

  • Jake Lambourne

    BUM NOTE

    Kylian Mbappe has admitted that he called Neymar a 'bum' for not passing to him.

    The French forward was picked up on camera looking furious during Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Montpellier last month.

    According to RMC Sport at the time, the striker told Idrissa Gueye: "He [Neymar] does not give me that pass."

    And shedding some light on the situation, he admitted to L'Equipe: "Yes, I called Neymar ‘bum’ because I wasn’t happy with a pass.

    "These are things which happen all the time in football.

    "That’s why, right after, given how it blew up, I spoke to him about it.

    This happens because we want to win. That’s it – no issue."

  • Jake Lambourne

    LUK CLOSELY

    Romelu Lukaku 'hates' being labelled as a target man who poaches goals.

    The 100-cap Belgian told Uefa.com: "The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher.

    "But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices.

    "After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box.

    "I can do a bit of everything and in some games when I know there is a lot of space behind the defence, I play differently.

    "The reason I’m so productive [in front of goal] is because I can do a bit of everything."

  • Jake Lambourne

    SPIT SPAT

    Liverpool have released a statement after a supporter allegedly spat at a Manchester City staff member during Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw.

    City demanded action from Liverpool's security staff following the alleged incident, shortly after Phil Foden made it 1-1.

    Despite the visitors complaining instantly, stewards insisted they could not eject the supporter as they did not see the incident.

    But now Liverpool have revealed they have found 'substantial' evidence and are prepared to hand it over to police.

    The full Liverpool statement read: “Following a complaint of a serious alleged incident near the dugout area at Anfield during the second half of Sunday’s game against Manchester City, we are conducting a full investigation, working with all relevant parties including Manchester City, to gather evidence from individuals who witnessed the incident as well as analysing all available video footage.

    “The evidence collected to date is substantial and, if requested to do so, will be handed to Merseyside police given the potential for criminal charges. This case will also be subject to the club’s official sanctions process.

    “Anfield is our home and we will ensure it is a safe, enjoyable environment for everyone attending and will not allow unacceptable isolated behaviour to impact on our club’s values and principles.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    WHAT A GREAT PHEL-ING

    Man Utd have handed assistant boss Mike Phelan a new contract amid speculation over manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future.

    Phelan spent five years as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson but left in 2013 when the Scot ended his 23-year spell at the club.

    Solskjaer then brought Phelan back to Old Trafford in 2019, not long after the Norwegian was handed his first long-term deal as head coach.

    And now The Mail are reporting that Phelan, whose existing contract was up next year, has been handed a new deal which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2024.

    That matches the time frame of the contract Solskjaer penned earlier this year.

    The United boss has come under fire in recent weeks for his team's performances and results.

  • Jake Lambourne

    YOU'RE THE DOM

    EXCLUSIVE – Arsenal have already started drawing up a target list of strikers as they prepare for the exit of Alexandre Lacazette.

    And England internationals Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins have both been mentioned as potential replacements.

    French international Lacazette, 30, is in the final year of his £180,000-a-week Emirates contract and has not been offered a new deal by the club.

    There is a chance that Arsenal could look to sell him in the January transfer window rather than losing him as a free agent at the end of the season.

    But manager Mikel Arteta will only allow that to happen if he is able to sign another striker to act as back-up to skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    And after spending £148million on six new recruits this summer, the club are not looking to make another big investment in January.

    Read more HERE.

  • Justin Lawrence

    BARCA BID

    Barcelona have reportedly got the cash together to make a bid for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling in January.

    Although the La Liga giants recently had to offload Lionel Messi to balance their wage budget, they're ready to start splashing the cash in the New Year and Sterling is one of their main targets, Mundo Deportivo reported.

    Sterling has fallen down the pecking order at City this season and could be swayed by the chance to play abroad.

    Barca will reportedly face competition from Arsenal who are also said to want the English winger.

  • Justin Lawrence

    INJURED FOX

    Wilfred Ndidi could miss Leicester City's next SEVEN games – in the latest blow to hit Brendan Rodgers' struggling Foxes.

    The 24-year-old midfielder has been told he could be out for up to five weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered during Leicester's recent 2-2 draw with Burnley.

    It means Rodgers will have to do without his key midfield enforcer for crunch home games against Manchester United and Arsenal, as well as the Europa League double-header with Spartak Moscow.

    Ndidi will also miss tough away trips to Leeds United and Brentford, as well as a Carabao Cup tie against Brighton before Rodgers can expect to call on him again.

    He said: "Wilf did it in the Burnley game, which was unfortunate.

    "He missed the Legia Warsaw game through suspension and also Crystal Palace.

    "It could be four to five weeks before he is back, we'll see how it goes."

  • Justin Lawrence

    CHIL IN

    Ben Chilwell will stand in for his Chelsea team-mate Reece James in the England squad for their set of international matches.

    James' had to give up his spot in the Three Lions spots following the ankle injury that's kept him out of the Blues last two games.

    His initial inclusion in the England team by Gareth Southgate left Blues boss Thomas Tuchel bemused.

    Tuchel quipped that James must've been called up to England's water polo team, not the football one as he's currently training in the pool.

    He said: "I thought maybe Reece was called up to the England water polo team because he trains in the pool.

    "I was a bit surprised, but I understand he was selected.

    "This will not happen, because he’s training in the pool.

    "It can only be a misunderstanding."

     

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