LaLiga to file COMPLAINT over Mbappe's new PSG deal, Gundogan transfer LATEST, Perisic to Spurs – updates

LaLiga to file COMPLAINT over Mbappe's new PSG deal, Gundogan transfer LATEST, Perisic to Spurs – updates

May 22, 2022

LALIGA have blasted Kylian Mbappe's stunning PSG U-turn as "scandalous" and will file a complaint to Uefa.

The superstar forward, 23, looked on course to sign for Real Madrid as a free agent this summer.

But Mbappe has decided to stay put at the Ligue 1 champs and has signed a three-year contract at the Parc des Princes worth a whopping £1.6million-per-week AFTER tax – and £500m overall including a £250m signing-on bonus fee.

Meanwhile, Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is reportedly on the verge of becoming Newcastle's first summer signing.

And Tottenham are reportedly ready to nab £70m Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez from under the noses of Arsenal.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Ham Scam twitch

    EXCLUSIVE: West Ham will step up interest in £25million-rated Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca, writes DAN KING.

    But if rival bids from the likes of Newcastle push the price up, the Hammers may turn their focus to Torino captain Andrea Belotti.

    Scamacca, 23 and 6ft 4in tall, is a man in demand thanks to a breakout Serie A campaign that has earned him his first senior caps for Italy.

    He has scored 16 goals in 35 league matches but may well have played his final game for Sassuolo.

    Opponents AC Milan and city rivals Inter are among the host of clubs considering a summer move for Scamacca.

    He would cost at least £25m and Premier League interest could drive the asking price far higher.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Clarets want £40M for Pope

    EXCLUSIVE: Burnley are asking a staggering £40million for keeper Nick Pope — whether they stay in the Premier League or not, writes ALAN NIXON.

    Pope, 30, will be a wanted man this summer and Fulham are keen, with a potential three-year contract on offer.

    But the Clarets want a huge fee for the England ace.

    As SunSport revealed earlier this year, Fulham have been eyeing Pope for a while, while West Ham have also been linked.

    But the clubs had hoped to pay closer to £20m – especially with Burnley staring at relegation.

    Fulham also want to talk veteran Nemanja Matic into staying in the Prem after he leaves Manchester United.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Cottagers want Matic talks

    EXCLUSIVE: Fulham want to talk veteran Nemanja Matic into staying in the Prem after he leaves Manchester United, writes ALAN NIXON.

    The Championship winners are keen to bring the ex-Chelsea midfielder back to London.

    Matic, 33, has played a key role at United lately and is still very capable at the top level.

    But he is choosing to move on rather than be part of Erik ten Hag’s revolution.

    Foreign interest in Matic is great but he could get a deal that works for him at Fulham and can slot back into life in London, after two great spells with the Blues.

    Matic revealed he would leave United last month in a lengthy statement on social media.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Aaron eyes new Utd contract

    EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants a new deal at United — but has been told to wait on Erik ten Hag’s verdict on his future, writes ALAN NIXON.

    The right-back is out of contract in two years.

    United blocked recent inquiries for him, prompting AWB’s team to ask for a long-term deal instead.

    Crystal Palace have been linked with re-signing their academy star, but Wan-Bissaka is on more than the Eagles usually pay.

    Even a loan return to Selhurst Park would be difficult to sort due to his current wages.

    Incoming boss Ten Hag will pass judgement on the current squad, with United expected to make a number of changes this summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Lampard keen to pay the Levi

    EXCLUSIVE: Everton boss Frank Lampard is plotting a move for Chelsea’s brilliant young centre-half Levi Colwill, writes ALAN NIXON.

    Lampard hopes his old club help him out with a loan agreement for the classy defender, 19, who was a key part of Huddersfield’s push to the play-off final.

    The Toffees’ top spies have watched elegant Colwill, who was briefly under Lamps’ wing at Stamford Bridge.

    He is due to go back to Chelsea and may be needed for their first-team squad if it is drastically changed next season.

    But Everton want to offer him Prem football after staying up, which gives them a chance of success.

    Lampard was given Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori when he was boss at Derby and his relationships are still strong after his time in charge of Chelsea.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Mbappe and PSG confirm massive Mbappe deal

    Kylian Mbappe and PSG have confirmed he's STAYING in a shock snub for Real Madrid that will earn him £500MILLION.

    The 23-year-old revealed the news about his future today instead of on Sunday morning on French TV channel TF1 as planned.

    PSG posted a short video of Mbappe standing on the roof of the Parc des Princes with the message: 'Our history is written… This is Paris'.

    The post racked up tens of thousands of likes within minutes of being posted as PSG fans went wild with the news.

    Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for 12 months, ever since he approached the final year of his contract with the Ligue 1 giants.

    He was on the cusp of joining Los Blancos prior to the 2021-22 season before a £137million bid fell through at the final hour.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Chelsea 'obvious match for Pogba'

    Paul Pogba has been rated Chelsea's perfect signing.

    The Manchester United midfielder, 29, is tipped for a summer free transfer to old club Juventus or PSG, with Real Madrid now outsiders.

    But ex-Red Devils striker Louis Saha believes Pogba would form a natural partnership with a more defensive France team-mate at Stamford Bridge.

    Fellow Frenchman Saha told Lord Ping: "Chelsea is the obvious match for Pogba because he loves to play with N’Golo Kante.

    "We always try to compare what he does with France and United and the ability of Kante makes Pogba play to another dimension.

    "Only Pogba can indicate where he wants to go, I’m just sad he hasn’t fulfilled his dream."

    Pogba has reportedly rejected joining United's neighbours City.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bell tolls for summer exit

    Hector Bellerin is tipped for a permanent Arsenal departure this summer after his loan joy with Real Betis.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Gazzetta dello FIVE he expects the Spain full-back, 27, to depart.

    Bellerin played 32 games for Betis and won the Copa del Rey in April.

    And The Mirror claim he’s keen on a full-time move to the LaLiga club.

    Credit: Getty
  • Ian Tuckey

    Spurs 'pave way for Utd on Johnstone'

    Manchester United could be in pole position for West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone as Tottenham reportedly eye Fraser Forster instead.

    Red Devils' second-choice stopper Dean Henderson could be loaned out, with Bournemouth and Fulham keen.

    And United have been linked with Johnstone long before Erik ten Hag was named as incoming manager.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Mbappe's new PSG deal 'worth more than £0.5bn'

    Kylian Mbappe will reportedly earn more than half a BILLION pounds from his new three-year PSG contract.

    It seems the French World Cup winner has declined overtures from Real Madrid.

    And he's tipped for a huge new deal with PSG.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says a contract until 2025 will be rubber-stamped tomorrow morning.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Spurs 'want Forster as Lloris back-up'

    Tottenham are tipped to pursue Southampton keeper Fraser Forster – as back-up for Hugo Lloris.

    Spurs' second-choice stopper Pierluigi Gollini is due to return to Atalanta when his loan deal expires this summer.

    Meanwhile, six-cap ex-England ace Forster, 34, is out of contract after eight years with the Saints

    And The Athletic reckon he's Tottenham's top choice to replace Gollini.

    Forster is rumoured to have already said goodbye to his Southampton team-mates.

    He's been Ralph Hasenhuttl's No1 for the second half of this season after Alex McCarthy picked up an injury.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Juve fans ecstatic at ‘Pogba agreeing return’

    Paul Pogba sent Juventus fans into meltdown with his latest Instagram post – after reportedly agreeing to return to Turin.

    He got Old Lady supporters excited by uploading a picture of him posing on a waterfront on his social media.

    Pogba, wearing a yellow tracksuit with “Guinea” on the back and a red cap, faced away from the camera overlooking the greenery, water and hills beyond.

    It is unclear exactly where the photo was taken – but fans flooded the replies with comments of “Pogback” as they prepare for his return to Juventus.

    One said: “See you at the stadium Paul.”

    Another wrote: “Welcome back.”

    And a third added: “We are waiting for you at home.”

    The Manchester United midfielder, 29, is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer.

    And he looks set to leave as a free agent with no extension agreed.

    A controversial move across town to Manchester City fell through and PSG were also keen.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Barca say it will be tough to sign Lewandowski

    Barcelona are in talks to sign Robert Lewandowski but say it will be difficult to land the Bayern Munich legend.

    Poland striker Lewandowski has hinted in recent weeks he fancies a new challenge.

    And Barca were immediately rated favourites to sign the 33-year-old.

    Manchester United and Chelsea have previously been linked tentatively with arguably Europe's most proven out-and-out frontman of the past decade.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arsenal snubbed over Osimhen

    Calcio Mercato reckon that Napoli have TURNED DOWN a “mega offer” from Arsenal for Victor Osimhen.

    Napoli have supposedly said no to the £75million from the Gunners.

    Credit: Rex
  • Alex Cole

    Ronaldo will miss final game of season

    Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United’s final game of the season through injury.

    The Portugal international has been United’s most prolific performer this season – despite recently turning 37.

    But the club legend will miss the Red Devils’ final match of the season away at Crystal Palace.

    That’s according to The Athletic, who claim a hip flexor problem has ruled the Portuguese out of Sunday’s match at Selhurst Park.

  • Alex Cole

    Napoli reject Gunners bid for Osimhen, say reports

    Arsenal have reportedly had a club-record £76million bid for striker Victor Osimhen rejected by Napoli, writes Jake Lambourne.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move to bring the 23-year-old to the Emirates with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to depart as free agents.

    According to Calciomercato, Napoli have knocked back the club’s £76m offer as they hold out for more money.

    It has been stated that the Serie A giants will only part ways with the player should they receive a whopping fee in the region of £93m.

    The Italian news outlet has claimed that it is possible Arsenal will come back in with a second bid.

  • Alex Cole

    ‘ There will be a twist’ in title race, says Richards

    Micah Richards says it won’t be plain sailing for his former club tomorrow.

    Man City need all three points to secure the title – providing Liverpool win at home to Wolves.

    Whilst speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I think City will win — but I also think there will be a twist. It won’t be 5-0 and all singing and dancing.

    “It’s the 10-year anniversary of the 93:20, the Sergio Aguerooooo moment.

    “I don’t think we’ll get that level of drama, but I don’t think it’ll be straightforward.”

  • Alex Cole

    Pogba to Juve done, say reports

    Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly agreed to return to Juventus having taken a huge pay cut.

    The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer with his contract at Old Trafford to expire at the end of the season.

    La Gazetta dello Sport report that the last doubts are “resolved” and Paul Pogba is heading back to Juventus.

    A three-year contract is “ready” for Pogba to sign but the midfielder has “decided”.

    It is worth of around £120k-a-week, plus bonuses.

  • Alex Cole

    Pep happy if Ilkay stays

    Pep Guardiola he wants Ilkay Gundogan to stay at Manchester City next season, writes MARTIN BLACKBURN.

    Reports early this week suggested the Germany international midfielder has been told he can leave.

    He has just one year remaining on his contract and there are no plans to offer him a new deal – while City could also be on the look-out for new central midfielder this summer.

    But Guardiola says he is in no rush to push the 31-year-old – who took advantage of a couple of days off to get married this summer – out of the door.

    He said: “He had permission to go to Denmark, I congratulate him. I want him next season here, there’s no intention for him not to be here. Now he’s married he might want a new experience.

    “All the great twitter accounts, say he’s going to leave but I didn’t know it. that’s the situation right now.”

  • Alex Cole

    Xavi praises De Jong

    Barcelona boss Xavi has praised Frenkie de Jong ahead of a potetnial block to the Man Utd transfer.

    New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag is rumoured to be keen on bringing the midfielder to the club, having worked with him at Ajax.

    But Xavi says: “For me, Frenkie is a great player, he’s a beast – I like him and I think he can be part of an important era of the club.

    “We will see the economic situation of the club… but I like de Jong”.

  • Alex Cole

    Kepa ‘unhappy’ but will talk with Tuchel

    Thomas Tuchel will hold showdown talks with “unhappy” goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga over his Chelsea future, writes Joshua Jones.

    The world’s most expensive stopper, 27, arrived at Stamford Bridge for a whopping £71.6million in 2018.

    And Tuchel confirmed the pair would sit down for honest discussions to work out what is best for the former Athletic Bilbao stopper next.

    Credit: Getty

    The Chelsea boss said: “It depends what he wants and what his plans are. 

    “I know for sure that Kepa is not happy about the situation because he deserved to play more and he can be a very strong number one. 

    “We did not have a conversation yet but I know that the goalkeeper coaches have these conversations at the moment and then we will take our time to speak with him and reflect on what’s best and what the possibilities are.”

  • Alex Cole

    Napoli turn down big money bid from Gunners, say reports

    Calcio Mercato reckon that Napoli have TURNED DOWN a “mega offer” from Arsenal for Victor Osimhen.

    Napoli have supposedly said no to the £75million from the Gunners.

    Credit: Rex
  • Alex Cole

    Kylian Mbappe to STAY at PSG, say reports

    Florentino Perez has reportedly told the Real Madrid squad that Kylian Mbappe has snubbed a switch to the Bernabeu in order to remain at Paris Saint-Germain, writes Jake Lambourne.

    The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to join the LaLiga champions with his Les Parisiens contract to expire at the end of the season.

    It was reported earlier in the week that Los Blancos were set to announce the signing of the World Cup winner after the Champions League final.

    His mother then fuelled further speculation surrounding her son's future after stating he has agreements with both Real and PSG.

    But it appears that he will remain with Mauricio Pochettino's side, according to journalist Guillem Balague.

    Balague tweeted: "I have just been told that Florentino Perez has told the players tonight in the changing room that Mbappe is NOT coming.

    "Let's wait to hear what Mbappe has to say before we confirm anything."

  • Alex Cole

    Bale left out of final Madrid squad

    Gareth Bale failed to make the Real Madrid squad in the La Liga champions' final home game of the season and didn't say goodbye to fans, writes Alex Smith.

    Carlo Ancelotti's side faced Real Betis with the match ending goalless but notably Bale was denied the chance to say farewell to the Real Madrid crowd.

    The Welshman, 32, didn't make the 23-man matchday squad and was missing when his team-mates headed to the middle of the pitch after the final whistle to thank those in the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Supporters got the chance to say goodbye to Marcelo who is also expected to depart but despite winning three league titles and four Champions League's Bale was snubbed of a farewell.

    Bale's contract ends this summer with him set to leave the club.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal have ‘failed’ if they finish fifth, says Richards

    Micah Richards was asked if it would be a failure for Arsenal to finish fifth.

    He told the Daily Mail: “It is and it isn’t. At the start of the season, no one expected them to be here, fighting for fourth. 

    “But the way they’ve ended the season, you’d say they have failed. Arteta likes them to play a particular way.

    “But when you’re going into a north London derby with a top-four spot at stake, just manage the game! You don’t need to go out all guns blazing. 

    “It felt a little naive of Arsenal, what they did against Tottenham and then Newcastle, the last game of the season at a jumping St James’ Park. You’ve got to find another way to play.”

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