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Transfer News & Rumours Tuesday 30/03/2021

  • Chelsea’s plans to try to recruit a new striker this summer do not currently include selling Timo Werner or offering him as part of a big-money bid for Erling Haaland.
  • Steve Bruce will not be sacked as Newcastle manager despite a frantic day of meetings with club officials after a survey in a local paper suggested 95 per cent of fans wanted him to go.
  • Manchester United have launched an attempt to poach arch-rivals Manchester City’s emerging recruitment specialist Stephen Ajewole, a move that could compromise the Etihad club’s confidential scouting intelligence.
  • Portugal coach Fernando Santos has leapt to the defence of Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting he will remain the team captain despite storming off the pitch against Serbia.
  • Liverpool and Leeds United target Lucas Ocampos has addressed speculation of his future at Sevilla, insisting he is ‘not thinking of playing anywhere else’ right now.
  • Anthony Martial faces a race to be fit for Manchester United’s clash against Brighton due to the injury he has picked up on international duty.
  • Defender Emerson Palmieri has refused to rule out a potential summer exit from Chelsea.
  • Liverpool are continuing to keep their options open when it comes to signing a new centre-back in the summer, with RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate and loan signing Ozan Kabak featuring on a five-man shortlist.
  • Gareth Southgate reeled off the names of football’s world-class strikers – and believes Harry Kane belongs in their company.
  • Leicester are reportedly ready to offer Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin £57,000-a-week to sign for them.
  • Thomas Muller has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League.
  • Barcelona have reportedly offered Liverpool midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum a three-year contract as his time at Anfield winds down.
  • RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer has decided he wants to leave the Bundesliga challengers, putting a host of Premier League clubs on red alert.
  • Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not be sold in the summer transfer window despite the possibility of the Frenchman leaving upon the expiry of his contract at the end of next season, according to reports.
  • Manchester City are braced for an attempt by Real Madrid to sign rising star Liam Delap.
  • Tottenham are making plans for the summer transfer window, and have apparently asked Juventus about the availability of Aaron Ramsey.
  • A number of England’s cricketers have now linked up with their Indian Premier League teams but it remains to be seen if Jofra Archer will join them after surgery on a finger injury he suffered when accidentally smashing a fish tank in January.
  • Ian McKinley, the former Irish U20 player who overcame the loss of sight in his left eye to play international rugby for Italy, has announced his final retirement from the sport at the age of 31.
  • UEFA is set to force through a new Champions League format tomorrow despite opposition from the Premier League and others in Europe.
  • Nicky Butt has emerged as a contender to become the new coach of the men’s England Under-21 side if Aidy Boothroyd vacates the role this summer.
  • Charles Green, the former Rangers chief executive, was urged to give evidence in a £56.8 million action brought by a financial firm against the club’s former administrators.
  • Hearts risk supporters pulling the plug on their financial backing for the club unless there is “huge change” at Tynecastle, including the removal of manager Robbie Neilson, after a calamitous seven days for the club.
  • Andy Murray has revealed his wish to become a caddie for a professional golfer when his tennis career eventually comes to an end.
  • The wait continues for the five Rangers stars awaiting a verdict from the SFA regarding punishment for attending a lockdown party in February as they face a delay before finding out their fate.
  • Conor Hazard has admitted he has had a rollercoaster campaign at Celtic but insists he has the belief in his ability and personality to become the long term number one at Parkhead.
  • Leon Balogun has earned a new deal at Rangers after playing enough games to trigger a contract extension.
  • Thierry Henry has refused to reveal if he would be interested in the Celtic job.
  • Scotland could be set to face Holland in a pre-Euros friendly – in Portugal.

 

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