Published On: Sun, May 3rd, 2020

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Summer battle for Sangare

Everton and Newcastle are battling it out for Ibrahim Sangare this summer.

And the winner of the race could get a cut-price deal with Toulouse being relegated from Ligue 1 after the season was cut short.

Express Sport understands both clubs are keen on a deal for the midfield powerhouse.

He was valued at £22m, but that price may drop significantly with Toulouse being forced to sell.

However more Premier League clubs could get involved in the battle depending on the coronavirus impact.

De Bruyne hints at City exit

Kevin de Bruyne has admitted his Manchester City future depends on the club’s appeal against the Champions League ban.

City were hit with a two-year ban from European competition due to their FFP breaches.

And the Belgium star admits he could consider his future if the club fail to have the ban reduced.

“I’m just waiting,” De Bruyne told HLN. “The club has told us that they are going to appeal – and that they are almost 100 per cent sure that they are right. That’s why I’m waiting to see what will happen. I trust my team.

“Once the statement is made, I will review everything. Two years would be long. In the case of one year I might see.”

The midfielder was also asked if his future was tied to Pep Guardiola’s.

“Not particularly. I think Pep said he will be here next year anyway, no matter what,” he added.

“Then his contract ends. But I’m not going to let my decision depend on what Pep is doing.

“Of course I have already worked with other trainers and when Pep leaves, I have to continue working with someone else.

“But I haven’t really paid much attention to that for the time being.

“There are more important things at the moment.”

Liverpool Werner talks

Liverpool are in advanced talks with Timo Werner, despite reports claiming they would not make any signings this summer at the end of last week.

Werner has been on Liverpool’s radar for a while and has hinted he is keen to join Jurgen Klopp’s side.

And Italian reporter Nicole Schira reports talks between Liverpool and Werner are advanced.

“Liverpool are in advanced talks with Timo Werner,” Schira tweeted.

“The German striker is the first choice of Jurgen Klopp.

“Reds have offered to him a 5-years contract with a wage of €10M (bonuses included) and are working to reach an agreement with Leipzig.”

However the Mirror reported on Friday that the Reds were unlikely to make any signings this summer due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Real Madrid eye Paul Pogba

Real Madrid are preparing a cut-price bid for Paul Pogba, Express Sport understands.

Madrid are ready to offer Pogba an Old Trafford escape and will table a £70m bid.

Pogba was keen to quit United last summer but failed to get his move to either Madrid or back to Juventus.

Both clubs look set to be in the mix for the World Cup winner again this summer, but the finances will depend on the coronavirus impact.

It’s understood Madrid have moved ahead in the race and are prepared to make a move with a bad that would see United take a loss on the midfielder.

Kieran Tierney on the move

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is being lined up by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, who worked with him at Celtic.

Tierney joined Arsenal last summer but has struggled with injuries and Mikel Arteta is considering his options.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also keen on Leicester ace Ben Chilwell.

And Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones, discussing Leicester’s summer business, said: “They are lining up a load of signings, but almost all are already at the club!

“James Maddison is their top priority to sign a new contract while prized assets Caglar Soyuncu and Youri Tielemans are seen in a similar light.

“Talks are ongoing with Ben Chilwell, but he is a target for Chelsea and Man City. Leicester would sell at the right price.

“If Chilwell leaves, their plan — I am told — is to test Arsenal’s resilience by making an offer for Kieran Tierney.”





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