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Tottenham want £30m Pickford transfer, Everton could move for Mourinho, Declan Rice ‘a Chelsea boy’ – Tuchel

CHELSEA were stunned by West Ham as Arthur Masuaku scored a late winner at the London Stadium.

And that result would have been all the more pleasing for the Hammers and captain Declan Rice, who Thomas Tuchel said "is a Chelsea boy" before the match.

Meanwhile Everton are ready to sell England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with Tottenham keen to make a £30m move.

That would free up funds for a hypothetical move for Jose Mourinho, who Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri is reported to be interested in if Rafa Benitez gets the boot.

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  • TAKE YOUR PICK

    Rafa Benitez is open to selling keeper Jordan Pickford to raise funds at Everton — but the asking price makes that hard, writes ALAN NIXON.

    The Toffees boss is stuck with the current failing squad because he has no money to spend unless he wheels and deals next month.

    England No 1 Pickford, 27, is the club’s biggest asset but they price him at around £30million.

    The Goodison star is also on about £100,000-a-week wages, with his contract running until 2024.

    Tottenham have looked at the figures and although they could match his salary, the fee on top makes it an expensive transfer.

    Pickford arrived at Goodison Park in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £25million rising to £30m in add-ons.

    And the Toffees have got their moneys worth as he has played 172 times for the club over a five-season period.

  • ONE MOUR

    Jose Mourinho is a shock managerial target for Everton if they sack Rafa Benitez, according to reports, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    The current Toffees boss is fighting for his future after a horror run of just two points from their last eight games.

    And according to the Mirror, they may consider his long-term rival Mourinho as his replacement. 

    The Portuguese is currently in charge at Roma having taken over in the summer.

    But things are not going as smoothly as he would have wanted so far with fall-outs with players, journalists and referees. 

    The former Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs chief saw his side thumped 3-0 at home by Inter on Saturday.

    That result left Roma 13 points adrift of the Serie A leaders AC Milan - and nine off the Champions League places already. 

    However, Mourinho's Premier League pedigree - winning three titles at Stamford Bridge - could see him targeted by Everton chiefs.

  • HAARD BARGAIN

    Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has admitted Erling Haaland can leave under 'certain conditions', handing a boost to Manchester United and Chelsea, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    The 21-year-old is believed to have a £64million release clause, which has attracted a number of top clubs from across Europe. 

    And in order for Dortmund's hand to be forced in negotiations, Zorc admits teams will have to meet 'certain conditions' as there's 'no need to sell him'.

    In an interview with German outlet Sport1, Zorc said: "The fact is that he has a contract. But it's also a fact, and this is no secret, that he can leave the club under certain conditions.

    "Both Erling and the club are dealing with the issue very professionally. We'll see how things progress.

    "There is, despite the pandemic, no economic need to sell him. That is also a fact. We will sit down and see how the talks go."

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Eddie Howe wants Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier plus Burnley’s Ben Mee and James Tarkowski at Newcastle.

    Atletico right-back Trippier would cost around £25million and demand big wages.

    Howe also wants Turf Moor pair Tarkowski AND Mee, who are out of contract in the summer.

    Rafa Benitez is open to selling keeper Jordan Pickford to raise funds at Everton — but the asking price makes that hard.

    England No 1 Pickford, 27, is the club’s biggest asset but they price him at around £30million.

    The Goodison star is also on about £100,000-a-week wages, with his contract running until 2024.

    Tottenham have looked at the figures and although they could match his salary, the fee on top makes it an expensive transfer.

    Wolves left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri is a shock £30m target for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

    Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly locked in a battle to sign Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski.

    According to Calciomercato, both have ‘opened preliminary talks’ with the 21-year-old's agents.

  • TRIPP WIRE

    Eddie Howe wants Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier plus Burnley’s Ben Mee and James Tarkowski at Newcastle.

    The new Toon boss is pushing to sign Premier League experience for their survival fight.

    Atletico right-back Trippier would cost around £25million and demand big wages.

    Howe also wants Turf Moor pair Tarkowski AND Mee, who are out of contract in the summer.

    Moves for Hoffenheim’s Florian Grillitsch and Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina are on the radar as well.

  • RAY OF HOPE

    Wolves left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri is a shock £30million target for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

    Frenchman Ait-Nouri only joined Wolves on a permanent basis in July after sealing a £10million move from Angers — and they could make a stunning profit on him.

    He is seen as a must-buy by PSG for the long term and the fact that he could appear in the Champions League this season makes him more attractive for January’s market.

    Ait-Nouri has a long contract at Wolves so PSG would have to pay a heavy price to get his signature.

  • HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Arsenal and Newcastle are set to go head-to-head for the signing of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

    According to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, the Prem duo are both interested in the 26-year-old Frenchman.

    Rabiot has been linked with a move away from Turin in recent weeks as the Old Lady look to free up some wage space.

    He has played 99 times for Juventus since joining from PSG in 2019.

  • RANGNICK EXCLUSIVE

    Manchester United’s new boss Ralf Rangnick made his first appointment at Old Trafford – his stunning partner Flor.

    The 63-year-old German snuck his girlfriend into the stadium as he watched the Red Devils beat Arsenal 3-2.

    And he tried out a new formation in a bid to dodge scrutiny – by sitting in the row behind his Mexican lover.

    He breezed into the ground on Thursday night hand-in-hand with the pin-up brunette, reports said.

    Rangnick and Flor have been a couple for over a year, but rarely appear together in public.

    A source said: “Ralf knew that all eyes would be on him, so sat behind his girlfriend.

    “But he is head-over-heels about Flor and wanted her to share in the excitement of his new club.

    “They make a great team off the pitch, and now Ralf needs to get United dazzling on it.”

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    The agent of Arsenal target Gabriel Barbosa has played down rumours linking the Flamengo striker to the Gunners.

    The 25-year-old is also attracting interest from Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa, according to 90min.

    Junior Pedrosa told Yahoo: “Only us from 4ComM and Gabriel’s father can speak on behalf of the athlete.”

    “There is absolutely nothing with the Premier League or any other league at the moment.

    “He is focused solely on playing for Flamengo because he is very happy at the club.”

  • TAKE YOUR PICK

    Rafa Benitez is open to selling keeper Jordan Pickford to raise funds at Everton — but the asking price makes that hard.

    England No 1 Pickford, 27, is the club’s biggest asset but they price him at around £30million.

    The Goodison star is also on about £100,000-a-week wages, with his contract running until 2024.

    Tottenham have looked at the figures and although they could match his salary, the fee on top makes it an expensive transfer.

  • EXCLUSIVE

    John McGinn is still on Manchester United’s radar as they prepare for a new future under Ralf Rangnick.

    SunSport previously revealed United’s interest in the summer of 2019, with Sir Alex Ferguson a big fan of McGinn.

    Villa would not have considered a bid of less than £50m back then — and would want even more now.

    McGinn has three and a half years left to run on the deal he signed at Villa Park last December.

    The Scotland international, 27, has scored three goals and provided one assist in 13 Premier League games so far this term.

    His ability on the ball plus coolness under pressure is something United scouts are understood to have noted.

    That’s in addition to his ability to play a high pressing style so valued by new boss Rangnick.

  • WHAT THE SPELL?

    Jude Bellingham slammed referee Felix Zwayer and pointed out his previous match fixing ban, after Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.

    The England midfielder was left incensed when Zwayer pointed to the spot with 13 minutes remaining after the ball struck Mats Hummels' arm.

    After the match, Bellingham blasted: "For me it wasn't a penalty.

    "Hummels is not even looking at the ball and he's fighting to get it. It hits him, I don't think he's looking at the ball.

    "You can look at a lot of the other decisions in the game.

    "You give a referee that has, you know, match fixed before, the biggest game in Germany… What do you expect?"

    Zwayer was handed a six-month ban by the German FA for his role in the 2005 match fixing scandal.

  • EXCLUSIVE

    Amadou Haidara will become Ralf Rangnick’s first signing next month – if Manchester United pay his £32million release clause now.

    The RB Leipzig midfielder was tipped for an Old Trafford move the minute Rangnick was announced as United manager.

    Yet it was not expected to happen until the summer, when his clause with the Bundesliga side kicks in.

    But if United are willing to cough up the full amount in January, Leipzig have given a broad hint that they will let him go at once.

    Sources in Germany claim Rangnick – who took him to Leipzig from Salzburg two years ago – has already spoken to Haidara’s agent Volker Struth, and a deal is all but agreed.

    The only sticking point was the fact he is off to the African Cup of Nations with Mali, although it is not said to be a major hurdle.

  • LEAGUE ONE LATEST

    Ipswich Town have sacked manager Paul Cook after the goalless draw to League Two side Barrow at home in the FA Cup.

    Ipswich CEO Mark Ashton confirmed there is currently no one lined up to replace the 54-year-old head coach, who is dismissed after just nine months in charge.

    Ashton said: "Firstly, we would like to thank Paul and his team for their efforts in what has been a difficult transition period for everyone.

    "I know how much Paul wanted to succeed at this club. However, following discussions with the board, we have decided a change is needed for our long-term interests.

    "At this moment, there is no one lined up to replace Paul. There will be an extensive search to find the best replacement for the club.

    "I will communicate more to the media and our supporters on Monday."

  • GO AND GET HIM

    Former Premier League striker has urged Arsenal to make a move for Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move for the England international, who has been out since September with a fractured toe.

    Prior to that he had scored three goals in three Premier League games at the start of the season.

    Bent said on talkSPORT: “I’d take him tomorrow at Arsenal. And you know why it is? Because you know what you’re getting with him.

    “He works hard, he can hold the ball up, he can score goals, he’s unbelievable in the air. I think he’s got the potential to play however Arsenal want to play him. And he’s at a good age as well, good presence. Yeah, I’d take him.”

  • SUPER STERLING

    By scoring in today's 3-1 win Raheem Sterling made it 11 career goals against Watford.

    Against no side has he scored more in his career than against the Hornets.

  • JURGIE TIME

    Move over Sir Alex Ferguson… Jurgen Klopp is the new master of last-gasp Premier League goals.

    The German tactician guided Liverpool to a stunning 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday, sending his side top of the table.

    Liverpool’s winner at the death was their 13th scored in the 90th minute or later under Klopp in the Premier League since his arrival six years ago.

    That’s more than any other side in the same time frame, with Manchester United - who were kings of the late goal under Sir Alex - in second place with nine winning stoppage-time strikes.

    Tottenham are third with eight in the same period, with West Ham and Wolves tied on seven apiece.

  • LEVEL PEGGING

    Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly locked in a battle to sign Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski.

    And neither side have taken the advantage over the other in signing the Sweden international.

    According to Calciomercato, both have ‘opened preliminary talks’ with the 21-year-olds agents.

    And both clubs are said to be keen on a loan deal with the option to buy.

    Juve though would prefer to sanction an immediate permanent deal, and are willing to listen to offers in the region of £25million.

  • PEEEEEEEEP!

    Full time at Vicarage Road!

    It finishes Watford 1-3 Manchester City.

    Pep Guardiola and Co make it 14 straight wins against the Hornets en route to topping the Premier League.

  • IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    Jesse Lingard could become Newcastle's highest-paid player as they line up a January transfer, reports suggest.

    According to The Times, the Toon have made him their No1 target and would be prepared to offer a 'substantial transfer fee'.

    They would also want to make Lingard the top earner in their history.

    Miguel Almiron currently holds that title with his £100,000-a-week package at St James' Park.

    However, following the club's Saudi takeover, they have cash to spend.

    And they need players who will hit the ground running.

  • GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!

    Bernardo Silva at the double!

    He's just curled Man City further ahead at Watford with a delicious left-footed effort.

    Silva glides past Rose like he's not even there before finishing quite superbly!

    It's Watford 0-3 Man City with 25 minutes left to play.