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MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea remain hot on the tail of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, but they're going to have to pay one pretty penny to land him.

Elsewhere Liverpool have exciting targets of their own, while we've got you covered on all the transfer news from the rest of the Premier League's top clubs.

The Europa League draw takes place for the last 16 with United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers all in the mix.

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  • SON OF A GUN

    Liverpool have suffered ANOTHER defensive setback with Jordan Henderson ruled out until at least April.

    The England international - who has been forced to play at centre-back-back recently - picked up a groin injury in the 2-0 defeat against Everton last week.

    A Reds statement said: "Liverpool can confirm Jordan Henderson has undergone an operation on the injury he sustained during last weekend's Merseyside derby with Everton.

    The captain was withdrawn after half an hour of the Anfield fixture having picked up a groin issue that left him unable to continue.

    Following further assessment with the club’s medical team, Henderson has successfully had a corrective procedure carried out on the adductor injury. He will begin a rehabilitation programme immediately.

    No specific timescale is being placed upon his return; however, the 30-year-old is ruled out initially until after the March international break."

  • TOP DRAW

    A simulated draw for the Europa League last-16 produced the tantalising prospect of Manchester United facing Rangers.

    Who knows what could unfold at 12pm on Friday when the teams are drawn for real in Uefa's Swiss headquarters.

    Unlike the previous round, there are no seedings and teams from the same country will not be kept apart.

    English football is represented by Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham following Leicester's elimination, with Rangers the sole Scottish club left.

    A simulated draw concocted by SunSport produced the fascinating prospect of Steven Gerrard taking on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Here's how the other ties looked.

  • EUR ONTO SOMETHING

    Gary Lineker showed his excitement at reports of England being handed the reins to host every game of Euro 2020.

    Talk has been sparked of Uefa binning its original plan to host the tournament across 12 European cities, with a Wembley final.

    But SunSport has revealed that the governing body has no plans at this stage to tear up the extensive tournament setup.

    Lineker responded to the idea of England being named the sole host of the summer showcase, tweeting: "Ooooft. Yes please."

    Fans across the country are excited by the prospect although some are concerned of the impact it would have on its coronavirus situation.

    Vaccine rollout has been quicker in the UK than the rest of Europe, with another country doing well, Israel, offering to host Euro 2020.

    Read more HERE.

  • ON THE MENDY

    Edouard Mendy has hailed 'very expressive' new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel for boosting confidence within the squad.

    Since replacing Frank Lampard last month, the Blues have won six and drawn two of his eight matches in charge.

    Mendy said: "We know what he wants so when we are on the pitch we have to show why he has chosen us.

    "It's very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch.

    "He is very expressive. He shows when he likes something when you did well on the pitch. Every day at training and in the game, he pushes you. 

    "He stays positive but he also shows his determination and that is good for me and the team."

  • INTER IT

    Inter Milan youngster Martin Satriano has 'admitted' that he's 'flattered' by rumoured interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

    The striker, who has benefited from training with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, also admitted that the Premier League is the 'No1 league in the world'.

    On rumoured interest, he told the Mail: "It is always flattering, yes, it is a sign that I am doing things well and that I have to continue down that path.

    "I try to use it as an incentive to keep working and be better every day.

    "The Premier League is the No1 league in the world in terms of competition, that I think all the players want to play, I think all the teams are very good.

    "It is a very competitive league where any team can beat anyone. But for now I am totally focused on Inter and to do the best with them."

  • THIGH AND DRY

    Paul Pogba will remain on the sidelines for a number of weeks, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

    The Red Devils were without the midfielder for Thursday night's draw with Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

    It was the fifth game he has missed since coming off early in the draw with Everton at the start of the month.

    A thigh injury has kept Pogba, 27, out of action and his recovery will run into March.

    Solskjaer admitted to BT Sport after the Sociedad match: "Paul is still out for a few weeks."

    Pogba will definitely miss Sunday's crucial trip to Chelsea and the following midweek game away to Crystal Palace.

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Man Utd eased into the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.

    The second leg at Old Trafford ended in a 0-0 stalemate, meaning the Red Devils went through thanks to their first-leg thrashing.

    Mikel Oyarzabal could have pulled one back for the visitors but sent his penalty flying over the bar.

    Axel Tuanzebe did find the back of the net, but his effort was ruled out due to a foul by Victor Lindelof.

    United will be joined in the last 16 by Arsenal, who survived a nervy clash against Benfica to progress.

    The Gunners needed an 87th minute goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to seal a 3-2 victory on the night, making it 4-3 on aggregate.

    It was the captain’s second goal of the game, with Kieran Tierney also on target for Mikel Arteta’s men.

    But Leicester crashed out of the competition after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Slavia Prague at home.

    The Foxes drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-32 tie.

    Goals from Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima secured victory for Slavia at the King Power.

    Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri reportedly agreed to make an astonishing Chelsea return last month to replace Frank Lampard.

    But Roman Abramovich stopped the move to appoint Thomas Tuchel instead.

    Italian journalist Ciro Venerato told Rai Sport: “Chelsea, after having sacked Lampard, wanted Sarri. 

    “Marina Granovskaia, in particular, fought for his return.

    “Sarri had said ‘yes’ to Chelsea but Abramovich stopped everything. “

    Finally, Liverpool are in pole position to land Renato Sanches from Lille, according to reports.

    Calciomercato claims the Reds are ahead of AC Milan in the race for the ex-Bayern Munich youngster.

  • LET IT KNEE

    Victor Lindelof delivered a UFC-style flying knee to Jon Bautista's face to KO Axel Tuanzebe's goal against Real Sociedad.

    Replays clearly showed the Swede had launched his knee into the head of Sociedad striker Bautista.

    Lindelof was swiftly shown a yellow card and the goal was chalked off.

  • DIER STRAITS

    Eric Dier has denied Jose Mourinho’s claims he was suffering from a ‘crisis of confidence’.

    But the defender rubbished the accusations, to give his under-pressure manager another headache.

    Dier insisted: “Confidence-wise, I don’t feel like I’ve been in a bad place all season.

    “I’ve gone through periods where I’ve had low confidence in the past so I know what it feels like and I haven’t felt that this season.

    “The most important thing is the reality and people’s perception versus reality can be different sometimes.”

  • BRU-WOE

    Bruno Fernandes is 'looking more and more frustrated' with his Manchester United team-mates, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

    Wright said on his Wrighty’s House Podcast: "I look at Bruno Fernandes and he just seems to be getting more and more frustrated with people when I’m watching him.

    "I don't want people to take this wrong and say, 'Oh, Wrighty's digging him out'. I'm not digging him out.

    "I just look at leaders like him, he's obviously the leader of Manchester United, it's blatantly obvious to see.

    "Dennis [Bergkamp] was the leader for [Arsenal] on the pitch.

    "But I never saw him get frustrated with individuals to the point where he was turning and doing that thing because it's so demoralising for you.

    "He [Fernandes] looks like a perfectionist, if everything is not bang on perfect he seems to be upset."

  • VERDICT

    Eric Bailly should be in the starting line-up for the key matches against Chelsea and Manchester City in the next 10 days.

    That’s if he’s fit enough, of course. And as Manchester United fans know that’s a very big ‘if’.

    Yet when he can string a run of games together, Bailly makes a big difference.

    READ OUR FULL MAN UTD VERDICT HERE

  • RATINGS

    Anthony Martial enjoyed a good game as Man Utd booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

    But Fred was less than impressive as he picked up a careless yellow card at Old Trafford.

    But who else was a hit - and was anyone a miss?

    READ OUR MAN UTD PLAYER RATINGS HERE

  • LEICST WE FORGET

    Leicester crashed out of the Europa League after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Slavia Prague at home.

    The Foxes drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-32 tie.

    Goals from Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima secured victory for Slavia at the King Power.

    And Leicester will now be hoping their form in the Premier League does not be affected by the shock setback.

    READ OUR FULL MATCH REPORT HERE

  • EURO STARS

    Man Utd eased into the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Real Sociedad.

    The second leg at Old Trafford ended in a 0-0 stalemate, meaning the Red Devils went through thanks to their first-leg thrashing.

    Mikel Oyarzabal could have pulled one back for the visitors but sent his penalty flying over the bar.

    Axel Tuanzebe did find the back of the net, but his effort was ruled out due to a foul by Victor Lindelof.

    READ OUR FULL MATCH REPORT HERE

  • GREAL DEAL

    Marcelo Bielsa hopes injured Jack Grealish CAN play against Leeds on Saturday - even if it makes Aston Villa ‘scarier’. 

    Bielsa said: “He is a great player who can unbalance you.

    "I always prefer that opponents have their best players available. 

    “Even if that fortifies a team, and makes them more scary to face, they’re also a stimulus for us to face such players, to try to neutralise them.”

  • BEN AND GONE

    Arsenal star David Luiz has been urged to re-join Benfica for a second stint by club legend Nuno Gomes.

    Speaking before Arsenal’s win over the Portuguese side in the Europa League, Gomes said: "Let's see what happens.

    "I remember when he left Benfica he was very well adapted to Portugal in terms of his career on the pitch and his social life off the pitch.

    "He was like a Portuguese already in terms of his way of life and culture.

    "He struggled a little bit to leave because he was doing very well and was very well settled here.

    "But the offer that he received he couldn’t refuse.

    "He always said that one day he wanted to return. I don’t know if it will be possible or not, but I would love it to happen."

  • LIN DEMAND

    Man Utd are prepared to welcome Jesse Lingard back when his loan spell at West Ham comes to an end, according to reports.

    The former England star, 28, failed to play a single Premier League game for United in the first-half of the season.

    But he has been a revelation at West Ham after joining them on loan last month.

    Eurosport claims the Hammers and Leicester are keen on signing Lingard permanently.

    But United are ready to give him another chance in their squad this summer.

  • GIMME JUST A LILLE BIT MORE

    Liverpool are in pole position to land Renato Sanches from Lille, according to reports.

    Calciomercato claims the Reds are ahead of AC Milan in the race for the ex-Bayern Munich youngster.

    Lille have to sell some of their top names this summer and Sanches is expected to go first.

    Wolves are also said to be interested as they look to add another Portuguese star to their squad.

  • SARRI STATE

    Maurizio Sarri reportedly agreed to make an astonishing Chelsea return last month to replace Frank Lampard.

    But Roman Abramovich stopped the move to appoint Thomas Tuchel instead.

    Italian journalist Ciro Venerato told Rai Sport: “Chelsea, after having sacked Lampard, wanted Sarri. 

    “Marina Granovskaia, in particular, fought for his return.

    “Sarri had said ‘yes’ to Chelsea but Abramovich stopped everything. 

    “Sarri's wife and son are pushing for Maurizio's return to Naples.”

  • VERDICT

    Stop if you’ve heard this one before… Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saving Arsenal's defensive blushes.

    He dragged Arsenal kicking and screaming through their Europa League clash with Benfica.

    Aubameyang has not been at his best this season – but he showed his undoubted class tonight.

    READ THE REST OF OUR ARSENAL VERDICT HERE

  • RATINGS

    Dani Ceballos almost threw away Arsenal’s Europa League dream against Benfica.

    But captain fantastic Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on hand to save them.

    Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka also played their part in the thrilling Europa League win.

    SEE OUR ARSENAL PLAYER RATINGS HERE

  • PIE IN THE SKY

    Arsenal survived a nervy clash against Benfica to progress to the Europa League last 16.

    The Gunners needed an 87th minute goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to seal a 3-2 victory on the night, making it 4-3 on aggregate.

    It was the captain's second goal of the game, with Kieran Tierney also on target for Mikel Arteta's men.

    READ OUR FULL MATCH REPORT HERE

  • NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

    Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has vowed to sign Erling Haaland should he be re-elected.

    And that could set up a new El Clasico rivalry against Kylian Mbappe

    When asked about the Borussia Dortmund star by ESPN, Laporta responded: “If we have to improve the team, I already have the cards ready for the players.

    “I have the cards to face all situations. Barca supporters can be sure that their club will soon be prosperous again.”

    Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe has been tipped to join rivals Real.

    Ex-PSG teammate and Los Blancos star Jese said: “Mbappe would love to go to Real Madrid

    "His idol has always been Cristiano. He loves Madrid and I am sure he will play there one day."

  • LEICESTER TEAM NEWS

    Jamie Vardy is joined in attack by Cenzig Under for Leicester's Europa League tie with Slavia Prague.

    The first game in the last-32 clash ended 0-0.

    And Brendan Rodgers has also called upon the likes of Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi to prevent an upset at the King Power.

    There's just one change for the visitors, with Jakub Hromada coming in for Tomas Holes.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • UTD TEAM NEWS

    Bruno Fernandes skippers Man Utd in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Real Sociedad.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named a strong XI despite beating the Spaniards 4-0 in the first match.

    Senior stars including Anthony Martial, Fred and Victor Lindelof are all involved, leaving kids like Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire on the bench.

    Meanwhile, Sociedad will start ex-Red Devil Adnan Januzaj, but there is no Man City legend David Silva.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

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