Arsenal launches a £ 40 million campaign for Wilfried Zaha after winger Crystal Palace urges him to sell to his childhood favorites
- Wilfried Zaha wants to sign for Arsenal, the club he supported when he grew up
- Crystal Palace has already lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United
- Palace has struck £ 80 million on Zaha, but Arsenal values him at £ 40m
Arsenal have made their first approach for £ 80 million – rated target Wilfried Zaha.
The Gunners have opened talks with Crystal Palace about a dive for their No. 1 target, but Sportsmail understands that no official offer has yet to be made.
But Arsenal has made it clear that they value Zaha at around £ 40 million – half of Palace's valuation.
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has asked the club to allow him to play Arsenal this summer join
With that in mind, a deal still seems a long way off, despite the player's desperation to leave for the Emirates.
Sportsmail understands that Zaha has informed his club of his wish and urged them to reach an agreement with the club he supported as a boy.
Palace has lost Aaron Wan Bissaka to Manchester United in a deal of over £ 50 million and their position was that only one of their academy products should be allowed to leave.
Palace has already lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and wants Zaha
But winger Zaha, 26, refuses to accept that his chances of a move are over and remains determined to secure his own big money change from Selhurst Park.
Palace has imposed a huge price tag of £ 80 million on talisman Zaha, a figure that would take him out of the Arsenal price range.
The Gunners have a starting budget of around £ 40 million if they don't qualify for the Champions League.
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That has made Zaha hope that Palace chairman Steve Parish will lower the club's demands to help turn his dream into reality.
During negotiations for the Wan-Bissaka deal, Palace was unable to reduce or remove the clause that would oblige them to pay Manchester United 25 percent of the profit if they sold Zaha. Arsenal, who had first talks about a move, or another club.
Zaha revealed his wish to continue in an exclusive interview with Sportsmail
in an April
Lazio & # 39; target Chelsea winger Pedro & # 39; after interest in his teammate Olivier Giroud with both attackers deals ending this summer
- Lazio is interested in Chelsea winger Pedro whose contract expires in the summer
- The Serie A side previously showed interest in his teammate Olivier Giroud
- Pedro has recently opened up to the struggle of family life with coronavirus
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Serie A side Lazio are interested in signing Chelsea forward Pedro whose contract is due to expire this summer.
Pedro joined the Blues of Barcelona in 2015 for £ 19 million for a four-year deal. Now that his contract is nearing completion at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard can talk to clubs for a possible summer move.
Lazio has expressed an interest in Chelsea's winger, but could make a remarkable double strike to Olivier Giroud, who also has no contract in the summer, according to Gazetta .
Serie A side Lazio is interested in Chelsea winger Pedro whose contract expires in the summer
Pedro came to Chelsea from £ 19m in 2015 t Barcelona and got to talk to clubs
The Serie A side enjoyed a great season and was only one point behind league leaders Juventus before the season was suspended due to the corona virus outbreak.
However, Lazio might have difficulty securing the signature of both Pedro and Giroud, as the pandemic could send the transfer window into the air.
Lazio has also expressed interest in contract also nearly expires
Pedro recently opened up the fear the coronavirus has caused about his family life.
& # 39; It's hard not to see your kids, your parents, your siblings, and not have them around in a complicated, difficult time for all of us, & # 39; Pedro told Chelsea's website.
& # 39; We are in permanent contact by phone, in contact with what we do in isolation and try to be as close together as possible. & # 39;
Former England, Manchester City and Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips withdraws from 37-year-old football
- Former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has announced his retirement
- Wright-Phillips was capped 36 times by the Three Lions and scored six goals
- He had two spells in Manchester City and won the Premier League with Chelsea
Former English winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has his Op He quit football at the age of 37.
Wright-Phillips was capped 36 times by the Three Lions and scored six goals, including a strike against Ukraine on his debut in 2004. He was part of the English squad at World Cup 2010.
After being released by Nottingham Forest as a youth, Wright-Phillips joined Manchester City to help him win the First Division in 2002.
Former winger from England, Shuan Wright-Phillips, stopped playing at the age of 37
Wright Phillips was covered 36 times and scored six times for his country
In 2005 Wright-Phillips transferred to Chelsea, and while struggling for consistency during his time at Stamford Bridge, he won the Premier League title in the 2005-06 campaign and the FA Cup in 2007.
After falling out of favor with Chelsea, he came back in 2008 r at City and he played a prominent role for the club before moving oving to QPR.
] Wright-Phillips had two spells with Manchester City after initially joining as a youth
Between 2011 and 2015, Wright-Phillips played for QPR, a total of 74 on steps
SHAUN WRIGHT-PHILLIPS & # 39; CAREER
1999-2005: Manchester City – 181 games, 31 goals
2005-2008: Chelsea – 125 games, 10 goals
2008-2011: Manchester City – 94 games, 16 goals
2011-2015: Queens Park Rangers – 74 games, two goals
2015-2016: New York Red Bulls – 25 games, one goal
2017: Phoenix Rising – 27 games, three goals
2004-2010: England – 36 games, six goals
Football League First Division: ] 2001-02
Premier League: 2005-06 [1 9459015]
FA Cup: 2007
Community Shield: 2005
In the final stages of his career Wrigh t-Phillips had spells in America with New York Red Bulls and Phoenix Rising.
The adopted son of Arsenal legend Ian Wright, Wright-Phillips & # 39; son D & # 39; Margio is currently playing for City at U18 level.
Jadon Sancho's future is in the air for the summer. It looks like he will definitely leave Borussia Dortmund but his destination after the season is unclear.
Manchester United would lead the race on Wednesday evening . People like Liverpool, Chelsea Barcelona and Juventus are all thought to be chasing the £ 120million-rated attacker.
But which team needs him the most and where would he probably thrive? Sportsmail has reviewed its options and rated them below.
Manchester United are reportedly winning the race for Borussia Dortmund & # 39 ; s Jadon Sancho
but a number of other European top offices are still involved in the race to sign the attacker
Before coronavirus decimated the sports calendar and stalled the Premier League, Manchester United was doing great. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side was 11 games unbeaten and his plan seemed to work.
Their youthful revolution saw Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, Daniel James and Anthony Martial line up for the win against Manchester. City, with Marcus Rashford on the sidelines due to an injury.
While Martial has seemingly taken the No. 9 position for himself and Rashford impressed on the left, the front line missed a consistent option on the right.
Sancho would perfectly fit to the right side of the forward line in United's current system
James has had up and down moments this season – to be expected from a player as raw as the Wales winger – while Juan Mata and another young talent in Mason Greenwood has also closed the gap.
Sancho is a specialist on the right wing and seems to have a place available for him in the first team. He would also bring something United misses:
Rio Ferdinand was enthusiastic about the idea of England's international entry recently. He said, 'I would take Sancho to Man Utd all day. Whether we're going to get him …
& # 39; (He's a) great player, great potential, English, he's brilliant. I would take Sancho now. & # 39;
Sancho would also be suitable for the dressing room. At just 20 years old, he fits the profile of the type of player United wants to buy and would fit alongside some of his likely English teammates.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been trying to sign younger player since the takeover as United manager
The only major risk for him is the number of players who have struggled to adapt to United after big money moves for him over the past few seasons – see Paul Pogba as an example.
But that seems to have changed recently. Bruno Fernandes immediately settled in, while even those who initially flopped like Fred start to shine.
The other concern would be Champions League football, although United looks like a team on track when the action returns.
Sancho is best served by making an obvious switch.
Sancho's success rating: 8/10
Another club that has made their own youth revolution is Chelsea , with Frank Lampard, a number of players from their academy have flared up since taking the lead.
It worked for them. They are fourth in the Premier League and on their way to Champions League football next season.
Lampard has made it clear that his team needs additions in the summer, after their transfer ban and probably in the front areas, given the lack of options available to him in advance.
Chelsea would also like to bring Sancho to Stamford Bridge in the summer
The problem is that Chelsea already has an emerging talent in Sancho's position. Callum Hudson-Odoi is still building up after a long injury, but should take the slot on the right.
They also have Christian Pulisic at their disposal. One problem is that they will lose Pedro in the summer, while Willian is likely to leave, but Lampard may want to focus on spending elsewhere.
Their defense has been their downfall this season and needs serious surgery, while he will certainly want to sign another striker behind Tammy Abraham. Olivier Giroud has recently played, but is clearly not his favorite option, while Michy Batshuayi is struggling.
Chelsea has also already signed a deal for Hakim Ziyech, who will join in the summer. Ziyech is not a winger, but already gives Lampard another attacking option in midfield.
Frank Lampard has also focused on younger players since takeover as Chelsea boss
The truth is that Sancho is better than the Chelsea players. The question is whether that is a priority position.
He would improve the side, but would he do that as a solid center back or a real striker?
And would Sancho get the nod over the homegrown Hudson-Odoi once he returns to full fitness? These questions leave doubts about Chelsea as an option.
Sancho Success Rating: 6.5 / 10
Barcelona & # 39; s Chances to Sign Ferran Torres are & # 39; Very Difficult & # 39; with Valencia wishing to tie the winger to a new deal
- Valencia winger Ferran Torres has drawn a lot of interest from Barcelona
- The 19-year-old is currently considered one of the most popular talents in Spain
- Real Madrid and Liverpool are also linked with Torres & # 39; signature
- The Spanish winger has a £ 92 million release clause with Valencia
Barcelona have held onto hope on signing Ferran Torres, but believe that a move for the Valencia winger will be very difficult to complete, according to reports in Spain .
The 19-year-old has emerged as one of the hottest talents in Spain and has since sparked interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool among others. ].
Torres has a £ 92 million release clause with Valencia, although there are various accounts as to whether it is still under contract.
Ferran Torres has emerged as one of the hottest talents in Spain after shining for Valencia
And according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo the chances of signing Barcelona are Torres small.
The recent capture of the highly rated teen star Pedri from Las Palmas, coupled with that of Francisco Trincao from Braga, means the club has no way to bring in another player with this profile.
It has now been reported that Valencia wants to tie his teenage Torres to a new long-term contract because they want to ward off the interest of many Eu the big names of rope.
The Spanish winger has aroused interest from Barcelona manager Quique Setien
Last month, Valencia manager Albert Celades revealed his hopes to tie the youngster up for the future.
& # 39; I hope Ferran can stay with our club for a long time & # 39; said the boss of Valencia last month through Superdeporte.
& # 39; He is a player of our club and he feels that, that is always a big problem. I hope that an agreement can be reached soon with Ferran. & # 39;
Torres made his first team debut for Valencia in November 2017 and has not looked back since, with a further 80 times for the seniors.
& # 39; We are making progress and I will come back stronger & # 39 ;: Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn gives positive injury update and insists on calm amid coronavirus pandemic
Steven Bergwijn says he is & # 39; making progress' in recovery from an ankle injury
The winger was pulled from the field during the 1-1 draw against Burnley
He could play in the remaining games of the 2019-20 season because of the expansion
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Steven Bergwijn has Tottenham to provide. ] fans with a positive update as he continues to recover from an ankle injury sustained in the 1-145 tie at Burnley .
The Dutchman made a perfect start to life in a Tottenham start, scored on debut in the 2-0 win over Manchester City . However, he was told that his season had ended prematurely after he stumbled off Turf Moor.
Nonetheless, the 22-year-old may still play a role in the remaining 2019-20 games, with the season suspended until at least April 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Steven Bergwijn says making progress while he continues to recover from an ankle injury
& # 39; I'm making progress & # 39; said Bergwijn Spurs & # 39; official website . & # 39; As you can see, I can now walk and (I have) my new boot, so that's good news.
& # 39; The moment I got the kick (to Burnley) I thought it was serious. I was in so much pain and I couldn't sleep that night. It was bad, but we are making progress and I will come back stronger.
& # 39; I had a good time here. I still have (despite the injury) – but these things are happening. It's football. & # 39;
Bergwijn celebrates after scoring his debut against reigning champion Manchester City
The winger has been limited to seven games for Tottenham since signing with PSV Eindhoven in January in a £ 27 million deal twice scored.
Football matches have been suspended all over the world while the coronavirus continues to be a threat to public health, and Bergwijn has called for conspiracy in adversity.
"It's been a tough time for everyone," he added. & # 39; I now see in the Netherlands that it is crazy how people should stay at home. I don't know … hard times.
& # 39; We need to stay together in this difficult time, but it's not just about us, now it's about families and the people outside (the club). It is no longer about football. It is about your health and that is important. & # 39;
Barcelona will keep Ousmane Dembele this summer and give the winger a last chance to prove his worth after a nightmare from injuries in Nou Camp & # 39;
- Ousmane Dembele Completed three times 90 minutes this season
- Barcelona reportedly believes his poor diet is the cause of his injury problems
- Dembele has a range of muscle injuries contracted since joining the club in 2017
Barcelona allegedly give Ousmane Dembele another season to prove his worth after a three-year nightmare at the club.
Dembele has been riddled with injuries since moving to the Nou Camp in the summer of 2017 for a reported compensation of £ 135 million from Borussia Dortmund .
At the time, the winger France was rated as one of Europe's best prospects, but a combination of injuries and indiscipline has limited his progress.
Barcelona will reportedly give Ousmane Dembele another season to impress at the club
Dembele has suffered a wave of injuries since moving. to the Nou camp for £ 135 million in 2017
The winger is expected to be out until at least August following a new setback recently
Numerous reports in recent months have revealed that Barca believes Dembele's poor diet is the reason behind his injury woes, which limited him to just three full appearances this season.
But despite those concerns and assertions that some back rooms have lost patience with him, Diario Sport has reported that he will have one last chance to impress.
Dembele in Barcelona
Barca boss Quique Setien is an admirer of the 22-year-old and believes his talent still outweighs the physical and lifestyle problems that have marred his stay in Spain.
Dembele sustained a muscle injury during the Champions League clash of Barcelona against Borussia Dortmund in November, which was expected to keep him out for two months.
However, a further setback in his return to training for the first team means that he is likely to be out until at least August.
Despite his problems, Dembele still has a respectable output in the final third, with 19 goals and 17 assists in 74 games for the club.
That note is in line with his form at Borussia Dortmund, where he was 10 times behind in 50 games, while scoring another 22 goals.
Manchester United connects with Thomas Lemar while Atletico Madrid winger focuses on summer movement
Manchester United makes the most of the unforeseen break the football season by drawing up a plan to sign Thomas Lemar during the summer transfer window.
The representatives of the French midfielder met with United last week, according to ESPN and negotiations could continue as the 2019-20 campaign is halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus .
The midfielder caught the attention of Liverpool and Arsenal during his excellent 2016-17 season, with 14 goals and 18 assists when Monaco lifted the Ligue. 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
The left winger chose will eventually join Atletico Madrid in 2018 in a deal worth 70 million euros.
The 24-year-old has given three goals and six assists since moving to the Spanish capital and has only recorded 24 La Liga appearances this season.
According to the report, Lemar believes he is not suited to Diego Simeone's pragmatic playing style and will try to get away from the Wanda Metropolitano in the coming months.
The World Cup winner has more than three years to go on his current contract. However, it is believed that Rojiblancos President Enrique Cerezo Torres is willing to listen to offers.
Meanwhile, Manchester United vice president Ed Woodward has also met Jude Bellingham in recent days in an attempt to take the 16-year-old Birmingham midfielder to Old Trafford.
Ed Woodward, executive vice president of the United States, reportedly met with representatives of Lemar
Bayern Munich's top chef holds & # 39; secret meeting & # 39; with agent of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane pending possible summer transfer
- Bayern Munich reportedly held secret conversations with Leroy Sane & # 39; s agent LIAN Sports
- Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has made the winger the top of the transfer target
- The 24-year-old has not played since suffering knee ligament injuries in August
- His contract in Manchester City runs until 2021 with several clubs showing interest
Bayern Munich is said to have had a secret meeting with the agent of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane pending a possible summer transfer
Talks took place between Bayern's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and Representatives from Sané LIAN Sports last week, according to the German outlet SportBild .
The 24-year-old is considered the main target of Salihamidzic and he would be in contact with the service for some time.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is a long-term target for the German champions
He scored 16 goals and 18 assists in total games last season when City won the English treble
SportBild reports that Fali Ramadani, one of the most powerful Europe a player-advisor and his general manager Damir Smoljan, who last brought Sané to LIAN, traveled to Munich for talks.
Sane switched from David Beckham & # 39; s agency DB Ventures Limited to LIAN in January, but his new advisers will only be able to begin official negotiations from April 1.
The German's contract with the Etihad runs until 2021, but it is believed that Munich is willing to offer a & # 39; topdeal & # 39; offer to achieve their goal.
The winger It seemed destined to move to the Allianz Arena last summer, but suffered knee damage during City & # 39; s Community Shield victory over Liverpool in August.
The 24-year-old has not played a senior injury since knee in August
Bayern Munich sports director wants to be Sane marquee signing this summer
He has not appeared on the senior team since, but has returned to full training and has ayed for the under-23s.
The winger scored 16 times last season and made 18 assists in all competitions when City won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Sane & # 39; s market value of £ 92 million makes him the most valuable German footballer in the world and it is believed that Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in signing him.
But Bayern appears to be the front runners with Salihamidzic determined to secure his services. season.
The German international has been appointed to Etihad until 2021 and is worth £ 92 million
& # 39; Somehow this season must end & # 39 ;: Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend wants Premier League leaders to do their utmost to ensure campaign completion
- The Premier League will meet on Thursday to decide how the season will end
- Andros Townsend has urged leaders to try to complete the campaign
- The Crystal Palace Winger states that & # 39; too much rides & # 39;
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has advocated for the Premier League and the powers needed to complete the season.
The fate of this season appears to be decided on Thursday when leaders meet to discuss whether the season should be completed at a later date or declared void.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has already indicated that there would be no results if the decision was made to end the season early.
Andros Townsend has begged the Premier League to trying to complete the current season
That's a situation that many clubs and players – including Townsend – desperately want to avoid.
& # 39; Somehow this season should end & # 39 ;, he told talkSPORT . It is driven too much with sponsorships, TV money, player contracts and bonuses.
& # 39; The fans paid plans and subscriptions for Sky and BT and stuff like that.
& # 39; So somehow the season has to end, be it in May or June, or later in September, October or November. & # 39;
Palace has had a good season so far and still screams for the European place.
Palace has had a promising season and is still looking for a chance on European Qualification
And Towsend admits that his desire to get the season done comes partly from a selfish place.
& # 39; Selfishly, Crystal Palace would like the season to end & # 39 ;, he added.
& # 39; We are a few points away from the European places and we are safe from relegation, so of course we want to finish the season and see how good and how high we can get on the table. & # 39;