Harry Kane 'wants to leave' Tottenham, Man City back IN for Lionel Messi, Youri Tielemans contract LATEST

LIONEL MESSI is willing to join Man City if they pay him a huge £500,000-a-week after tax, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Meanwhile Real Madrid are in contact with Massimiliano Allegri, with Zinedine Zidane reportedly almost certain to leave the club at the end of the season.

And Cristiano Ronaldo's future is still up in the air with the Portuguese ace reportedly looking at a Juventus exit.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    GIN & TONIC

    Tottenham have reportedly made an offer for Monchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter, with Liverpool and Inter Milan also interested.

    Gladbach are desperate to sort out his future and are keen to tie him down to a new deal, as he has just over a year remaining on his contract.

    However, Ginter allegedly wants time to consider potential offers from interested parties, which would open the door to a switch to England.

    Bild claims that there is currently a game of ‘contract poker’ going on between the player and the Bundesliga side.

    They are demanding a fee of at least £30m for their prized asset should they decide to cash in over the summer.

  • Kealan Hughes

    SHARPE SHOOTER

    Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe believes Bruno Fernandes is still ‘not at Kevin De Bruyne’s’ level.

    The Portuguese star has been phenomenal since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 and is their top scorer this season.

    Sharpe told GentingBet: “The jury is still out for me on Bruno Fernandes in terms of him being one of the very top players in the League.

    “He does something magical; he’ll spray a pass somewhere or score a decent goal, or a free kick, and then he’ll spend 10-15 minutes of the game giving the ball away really cheaply.

    “I’m not sure whether that’s just a form thing that he’s going through – or whether it’s actually him as a player.

    “So, I’m reserving judgement at the moment whether he’s one of the best in the league – I think De Bruyne is right up there in the top three players in the league, I’m not sure Bruno gets into that top three."

  • Kealan Hughes

    'WORST DAY'

    Thomas Tuchel insists Tammy Abraham’s FA Cup final axe was nothing ‘personal’ after the star’s girlfriend slammed the Chelsea boss.

    The striker was not even named on the bench as the Blues lost the showpiece 1-0 to Leicester at Wembley on Saturday.

    Speaking ahead of Chelsea's game against Leicester on Tuesday, Tuchel said: "It's just about the amount of people that I can nominate for a game.

    "I decided to start Timo Werner in the number nine role and we had Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud on the bench.

    "So we decided not to have three number nines on the bench. This is it, it's never personal.

    "This is the worst day and worst decision for me in the whole week. Because since I arrived here everybody deserves to be in the squad."

  • Kealan Hughes

    HIT BACK

    RANGERS insist a 'sectarian' clip being widely shared on social media is not genuine – as they blast attempts to discredit their players with "trial by social media".

    Light Blues players are being probed by cops over a video apparently showing them using "sectarian language" during their league title win party.

    The video, which is understood to have been filmed on Saturday, emerged on social media and has been shared hundreds of times.

    Police confirmed an investigation has been launched into the clip which appears to show squad members chant "f**k the Pope" while singing Sweet Caroline.

    However, the Light Blues say they look forward to working with Police Scotland over the matter, as they highlighted the "dangers" of social media narratives.

  • Kealan Hughes

    RON HIS WAY?

    Cristian Ronaldo has fuelled speculation he is leaving Juventus by loading his £17 million car collection into a trailer.

    Ronaldo, 36, has been linked with a return to first club Sporting Lisbon and is said to be getting cold shouldered by team mates who are fed up at how he is given preferential treatment by club directors.

    Last week the entire squad were brought in for an extra day's training while the Portugese international was treated to a day trip around the Ferrari HQ in Maranello near Bologna.

    Now video has emerged of his car collection – which includes a Bugatti, a Mercedes jeep and a Maseratti – being loaded into a trailer overnight by a team of mechanics from a Lisbon-based company.

    Footage of the night time operation was posted on an Italian football website called Per Sempre Calcio and it was filmed from a balcony overlooking the garage in Turin where the cars are stored.

    Cristiano Ronaldo fuels Juventus transfer exit speculation after having £17m fleet of supercars loaded onto lorry

  • Kealan Hughes

    RIO TRIPPS WALKER

    RIO FERDINAND believes Gareth Southgate should pick Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold as England's right-backs for this summer's Euros.

    Explaining his decision on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: "[Kyle] Walker I think would be the unlucky one in my squad – and he'd have really good grounds to ring me up and give me a piece of his mind.

    "I like youth, I want to give youth a chance.

    "I'm looking ahead as well, not just this tournament. This has been a bit of a weird lead-up – I'm looking at this as almost a free hit for someone like Gareth.

    "You can introduce some young players, give them experience, really expose them to what a tournament is like."

  • Kealan Hughes

    RON HIS WAY OUT

    BARCELONA are '99 per cent' sure they will sack manager Ronald Koeman at the end of the season.

    RAC1 report that the only way he will remain at the Nou Camp is if they cannot find a suitable replacement.

    Koeman's reign at Barca has been a disappointing one since he arrived at the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

    Along with their LaLiga troubles, they were also thumped 5-2 by Paris Saint-Germain across the two legs of their Champions League last 16 tie.

  • Kealan Hughes

    OUT THE BLUE

    CHELSEA are weighing up a move for non-league starlet Seb Drozd.

    The Blues have been keeping close tabs on the 18-year-old, who is on the books of Isthmian League side Uxbridge, but is currently on trial with Brentford’s B team.

    Drozd’s abilities were first spotted by the Blues when he featured in a showcase organised by the AG Football Academy.

    The versatile left-footed teen can play as a full-back, wingback or in midfield.

    And after shining in front of Chelsea's scouts , Drozd also impressed in two games for QPR’s U18s last autumn.

    A source close to Drozd said: “His style is perhaps a throwback and is similar to Damien Duff or Chris Waddle when in wide areas, but he has pace."

  • Kealan Hughes

    GERS IN TROUBLE

    Rangers have condemned the fan violence that erupted after the team was crowned champions on Saturday

    An official statement read: “We are grateful to Scottish Government officials, Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland for the constructive engagement in the lead up to the weekend's game

    "A small minority of people behaved inappropriately and in a manner not reflective of our support. Some of the scenes were unacceptable and have besmirched the good name of Rangers Football Club.

    “These so-called 'fans' should reflect upon the values and ethos of our club, and consider the damage this does to the reputation of the club.

    "We will continue to engage with authorities as required.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    THE REAL DEAL

    REAL MADRID are reportedly set to axe TEN players this summer in a huge transfer cull.

    According to Spanish newspaper AS, top of the list is former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard.

    Defender Raphael Varane, 28, could be following Hazard out the exit door.

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with what would like be a £40m-plus transfer.

    And the big names don't end there. Gareth Bale, who also has another year left, will be flogged too.

  • Joe Brophy

    EXTRA SECURITY

    Exclusive by Paul Jiggins: Tottenham are to beef up security at Wednesday’s home clash with Aston Villa amid fears of more fans protests against chairman Daniel Levy and his board.

    Around 500 supporters demonstrated outside their stadium on Saturday.

    Another smaller protest also took place before their 2-0 home win over Wolves on Sunday – when two protestors tried to get inside the ground.

    Although both protests passed without major incident, Spurs fear the mood could turn ugly when fans return for their final home match of the season against Villa.

    A limited crowd of 10,000 will be at the game – the first time supporters will be allowed inside the stadium this season.

    Supporters, unhappy with the way Levy and his executive board are running the club following another trophyless season and their involvement in the European Super League scandal, are planning to vent their anger again.

    So the club will draft in extra stewards in a bid to ensure any protests do not get out of hand inside the stadium.

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    FAN THE FLAMES

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited to see fans back for the last two games of the season.

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    HOME HORROR

    Neymar's mansion was broken into BEFORE the Paris Saint-Germain star played and scored in a 4-0 thrashing of Reims.

    That victory meant the Ligue 1 title will be settled on the final game – but it wouldn't be surprising for Neymar's focus to be temporarily elsewhere.

    According to French newspaper L'Equipe, a man managed to scale a perimeter wall and came 'within metres' of the front door.

    There are various reports that he was 'clutching bibles' and 'spreading the word of God'.

  • Joe Brophy

    AL OUT

    Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to miss out on England's Euro 2020 squad, it's claimed.

    The report comes despite his impressive performances during the season run-in.

    And while Alexander-Arnold has made a strong case to be selected, The Athletic have reported that it remains 'improbable' he will land a place in the 26-man squad.

    This is because Southgate is still unsure about his ability to balance his attacking qualities with the defensive solidity required.

    The decision is not said to be a reflection of the Liverpool man's talent or character, more a result of the way Southgate wants his England team to play.

  • Joe Brophy

    NOT GUNNAR HELP

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players have been suffering due to fans protests.

    Thousands laid siege to Old Trafford and the team hotel forcing their game with Liverpool to be postponed.

    There were more protests against the club's owners the Glazers before the game against Leicester last week too.

    And Solskjaer said: “I think the mood in any club and the relationship between the team and the fans is vital to what happens on the pitch.”

    Solskjaer believes the protests and subsequent fixture pile up was the reason for them losing their last two games at home to Leicester and Liverpool.

    He said: “I just didn’t want to use it as an excuse because we lost two games but surely it’s a reason behind the performances.”

  • Joe Brophy

    NOTHING RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘happy to be subbed’ for the first time ever, according to Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo.

    The Portuguese superstar was replaced by Alvaro Morata with 20 minutes left of Juve’s dramatic 3-2 win over Inter Milan on Saturday but apparently remained ‘happy and smiling’ in the dressing room.

    Pirlo told Sky Italia: “I think it was the first time he was happy to be subbed off.

    “We were one man down, and he’d have been chasing shadows. He was happy and smiling in the dressing room.”

  • Joe Brophy

    TUCH UP NEEDED

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel faces some huge selection decisions ahead of his side's crunch Premier League clash with Leicester on Tuesday night.

    Mateo Kovacic is continuing his return to fitness after 10 games out and will hope to be back for this one in place of Jorginho.

    Here's how the Blues could line up…

  • Joe Brophy

    CITY SLICKER

    Riyad Mahrez has handed Manchester City a huge pre-Champions League final boost – by insisting he wants to see out his career at the Etihad.

    The Algeria winger has won six trophies with Pep Guardiola's side since arriving from Leicester in 2018.

    And the former Foxes ace has no intention of moving on to pastures new, telling RMC: "I feel great at Manchester City, and I have no wish to look elsewhere.

    "I don't yet know what my situation will be, but I am happy at City – and they are the club where I want to be.

    "People have spoken about me ending my career with Marseille, but that is not something I think about.

    "I want to finish my career in England, with City. I don't foresee myself at Marseille."

  • Joe Brophy

    A-MAD FOR IT

    Alternatively, Amad Diallo could be given another chance to impress following his exploits in the defeat at Leicester.

    As a result, Mason Greenwood would be pushed up-top with Cavani rested.

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    RED RESHUFFLE

    Manchester United host Fulham at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is without four big names.

    Harry Magure, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Dan James are all out with the Norwegian set to hand Axel Tuanzebe a start at centre-back.

    The Cottagers are already relegated and with United focused on the Europa League final it is being billed as something of a dead rubber.

    Here's how they could line-up…

  • Joe Brophy

    NOT GONNA KEP HIM

    Chelsea outcast Kepa Arrizabalaga is attracting interest from Lazio ahead of a summer exit, according to reports.

    The Spaniard has been demoted to No 2 behind Edouard Mendy at Stamford Bridge and the Serie A side are reportedly looking to pounce at the end of the season.

    Pepe Reina, 38, is currently Lazio's No 1 but they are said to be looking for a longer term solution.

    The ex-Liverpool keeper is on loan from AC Milan and his deal expires at the end of the season.

    Current No 2 Thomas Strakosha is not viewed as a viable permanent solution and Lazio are monitoring Kepa's situation, according to Lazio News.

  • Joe Brophy

    RETURN TRIP

    Kieran Trippier is reportedly ready to quit Atletico Madrid and return to England.

    SunSport understands there to be interest from Manchester United for the former Tottenham right-back.

    They are desperate to bring in some competition for current first-choice Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    According to The Athletic, Tripper 'is minded to return to England in the summer'.

  • Joe Brophy

    LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    Gary Neville has joined the list of people calling for an independent regulator in football following the collapse of the European Super League.

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    KAN’T HATE HIM

    Paul Pogba says N’Golo Kante is the most lovable man in football but joked that he actually ‘cheats a lot’.

    Manchester United star Pogba plays alongside Chelsea ace Kante for France and says it is impossible to hate the ‘cunning’ former Leicester man.

    The 28-year-old told BeIN Sports: “He cheats a lot. A lot.

    “At card games, board games. Honestly, I’m telling the truth. He cheats. He says he doesn’t cheat, but he does.

    “He uses cunning. He’s a smart kid, N’Golo. But it’s okay. You have to love him.

    “He’s the most beloved player in the history of football. You’ve got to love him, you cannot hate him, it is not possible. He is humble, kind, professional. He will never complain, he will work.

    “He’s got everything. He’s good technically, with a good passing quality, and he’s everywhere on the pitch.

    “I even say he appears out of the ground. You don’t see him, and – poof – he’s out. He gets the ball, he has the finish. He’s everywhere. To have a player like that by your side, what more can you ask for?”

  • Joe Brophy

    YOURI IN THE MONEY

    Youri Tielemans is set for talks over a new Leicester contract which will make him one of the club’s highest earners, according to reports.

    Belgian Tielemans blasted a rocket into the top corner at Wembley on Saturday as the Foxes lifted the FA Cup for the first time in history with a 1-0 win over Chelsea.

    He still has two years left on his deal but the Midlands side are keen to agree fresh terms to secure his long term future, according to the Mail.

    Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel are the club’s highest two earners on approximately £140-150k-per-week and Tielemans’ new deal would see him pocket around the same amount of cash.

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