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Transfer news LIVE: Hojbjerg set for dream Tottenham move – Liverpool, Man City, Everton, West Ham updates

TOTTENHAM are set to sign Southampton's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a deal worth around £20m.

And Atletico Madrid could be making one of the biggest name signings of this close season, luring James Rodriguez from rivals Real for a fee of just £13.5m.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates with our live blog below...

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy50 minutes ago

    RICE RICE BABY

    Chelsea are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Jorginho to fund their move for Declan Rice.

    The 28-year-old is one of ten first-team stars that Frank Lampard could offload this summer.

    According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will use Jorginho's fee to boost their bid for Rice.

    The England star is also thought to be keen on a move back to Stamford Bridge, although he is unlikely to to force his way out of West Ham.

  • ON THE HORN

    Exclusive by Stephen Moyes: Watford face more shame after a player was accused of sharing a sex party video.

    The doomed Hornets were stung by the explicit footage – which was allegedly shared by centre forward Adalberto Penaranda.

    Club insiders vowed the 23-year-old would be leaving the club after the sordid film was shared online.

  • PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba will reportedly stay at the club beyond the current summer.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano told the United Stand: “Paul is absolutely happy. He wants to stay. So soon they will talk with Mino Raiola to find a new contract. Because Paul wants to stay.”

  • RED ALERT

    Norwich City have rejected a £10million bid from Liverpool for left-back Jamal Lewis.

    BBC Sport claim the Canaries value the Northern Ireland international significantly higher, as he is under contract until 2023.

    The 22-year-old also qualifies as a homegrown player and it is believed Norwich instantly turned down Liverpool's offer.

    Jurgen Klopp wants Lewis, who is thought to be keen on a move to Anfield, as cover for Andy Robertson.

  • HEART-AKE

    Manchester United were interested in signing Nathan Ake before he joined rivals Manchester City.

    Sky Sports claim the Red Devils are in the market for a new centre back, and the Dutchman suited their profile as a primarily left-sided defender.

    Yet the bulk of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's transfer budget is devoted to Jadon Sancho and United needed to raise more funds before matching City's £41million offer for Ake.

  • SEE YA, MAIT

    SunSport's Duncan Wright has revealed Arsenal have put Ainsley Maitland-Niles up for sale in a desperate bid to raise money – just days after he helped win them the FA Cup.

    Maitland-Niles has become the first high-profile casualty of the club's post-Covid-19 cost-cutting exercise, which has already seen them make 55 staff members redundant.

    The Gunners are looking for bids of around £30million for the versatile midfielder as they scramble around for funds to finance a rebuilding programme under boss Mikel Arteta.

    The decision will come as a shock to many who saw the 22-year-old academy product as an important figure in the club's future going forward.

  • BRIDGES BERN-ED

    Gareth Bale and his Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will “not even look at each other” as their relationship reaches breaking point.

    Wales legend Bale was left out of the 24-man squad for Friday night's Champions League return leg at Manchester City.

    And while Real were winning ten straight games to overhaul Barcelona for the LaLiga crown, the 31-year-old was pranking around in the stands.

    Spanish outlet Marca say Bale's situation with Zidane has gone from “bad to worse” – as they ignore each other and do not speak.

  • LILLE PROBLEM

    Arsenal, Manchester United and Leeds have been dealt a bitter blow after Gent striker Jonathan David reportedly agreed a £27m move to Lille.

    The highly-rated Canadian forward, 20, had been targeted by Mikel Arteta to replace wantaway skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

    As reported by Goal, the whizkid looks set to replace Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen at Lille after he joined Napoli for £45m last week.

    It is understood that David will pen a five-year contract at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

    United had also enquired about the Canadian hotshot and the club had sent scouts to keep tabs on him.

  • SANCH-GO

    Manchester United will reportedly make their first bid for Jadon Sancho within the coming day.

    Borussia Dortmund arestill refusing to budge from their £108million valuation of the England star.

    Yet, German publication Kicker claim an offer is expected to be tabled by United 'in the next few days'.

  • ED AND SHOULDERS ABOVE

    Antonio Rudiger compared Willian to Chelsea legend Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid last summer.

    He told the Mail: “He does his thing on the pitch, just like Eden Hazard. By playing, he shows what he is about.

    “He is a guy who dictates the game and not many players in the world have this type of quality.

    “He is always training [hard] and practicing free-kicks after. He is someone who always wants to improve.”

  • WILL MISS YOU

    Antonio Rudiger believes Chelsea will greatly miss “calm and humble” Willian if the Brazil winger seals his Arsenal move.

    The Mail report the 27-year-old as saying: “Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy.

    “He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer.

    “He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don't see him again as a team-mate.

    “He is not the type of player who talks that much.”

  • HAV A BIT OF THAT

    Chelsea's transfer guru Marina Granovskaia has reportedly come up with a plan to seal a deal for Kai Havertz.

    Italian media outlet calciomercato claim the Blues are ready to reduce the £36million asking price for midfielder Jorginho to rush through with a deal for the German.

    Juventus and former Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri are believed to be leading the race for the former Napoli star.

  • MARC HIS WORDS

    Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo has revealed his desire to stay at Estudiantes next season.

    He told infobae: “I spoke to Solskjaer, the coach, about two weeks ago. Because I had to go back to England.

    “He said to me: ‘Look, now the season is over and everyone has a few days off. Then we go to play the Europa League… I’m not going to count on you because you haven’t trained for four months.’

    “My idea is also to try to stay at Estudiantes. I played a game, got injured and all of this happened.

    “That is why I will see in September if the loan can be extended and continue for a few more months.”

  • DON'T MISS THE BOAT

    Arsenal target Jerome Boateng is open to a Premier League move and could be available on a free next summer.

    The German centre-back admitted he loved his short time in England with Manchester City and would not rule out a return to the UK.

    The 76-cap German international told the Guardian: “I would not say no, I loved it when I was there.”

    Boateng had an injury plagued season with City in the 2010/11 campaign but that hasn't put him off a Prem return.

    He added: “For me it was really unlucky because I got injured straight away and then I didn’t really play the position they promised me.

    “But I still took a lot from playing in the Premier League. It helped me a lot to play and train with great players.

    “I am definitely down for it, but I don’t know the future.

    “You never know. But it’s not that I would say: ‘I never want to play there.’ It’s one of my favourite leagues for sure.”

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    NEW DEAL FOR PEA

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to sign a new three-year Arsenal deal, according to reports.

    The Gunners' most potent player, who scored 29 goals last season in all competitions, is set to be rewarding for scoring the winning goals in the FA Cup final.

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    VAR'S COME FAR

    The Premier League has voted to get its VAR rules in line with that of other countries.

    But 'armpit offside' decisions are staying – getting England in line with Fifa's law interpretations.

    Decisions on goalkeeper encroachment during penalties will also be tweaked.

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    FINAL WERD

    Tahith Chong wants to quit Manchester United to head to the Bundesliga and will hold talks with the club TODAY, according to his agent.

    The Dutch winger, 20, has been at the club since 2016, working his way through the youth ranks before breaking into the first-team setup in 2018.

    Chong's agent, Erkan Alkan, told German publication Bild: “Tahith wants to go to the Bundesliga.

    “We will talk about that with Manchester United on Thursday.”

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    POLISHED SILVA

    David Silva has reportedly been offered £52,000 a week plus a private plane and elegant house to join Lazio.

    The Man City legend bid an emotional farewell to the Premier League against Norwich on the final day of last season after a dazzling decade at the Etihad.

    Silva is yet to decide on his next club and for now is focusing on City’s Champions League Last 16 second leg against Real Madrid tomorrow.

    But reports in Italy suggest Lazio have offered Silva a whole host of benefits to help lure him to the Stadio Olimpico.

    Tuttosport reports the Serie A side have tabled a deal worth £52,000 a week.

    They have also thrown in some luxury selling points for Spanish veteran Silva, 34, including his own private jet and a luxury pad in the heart of Rome.

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    'CIA LATER

    Pep Guardiola has revealed young defender Eric Garcia has turned down a new contract at Manchester City amid interest from Barcelona.

    The Etihad giants have been keen to tie down the 19-year-old centre back to a new improved deal – with his existing one due to expire next summer.

    But he appears to have his head turned by the interest from his boyhood club Barcelona – and City may now be forced to sell him in the current transfer window.

    Guardiola signed Nathan Ake in a £40million deal earlier this week and is also after another new centre-back before next season.

    Asked about Garcia’s future, Pep said: “He announced to us that he doesn’t want to extend his contract with Manchester City.

    “He has one more year and after that, yeah. We want it but he doesn’t want to extend it – so I imagine he wants to play in another place.”

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    PIERRE WE GO

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set to get his dream move to Tottenham at last – after the North Londoners upped their bid.

    Saints are understood to have accepted a fee of around £20million plus add-ons for the wantaway Dane.

    While the South-Coast club have also agreed a £12m deal to bring full-back Kyle Walker-Peters the other way.

    Hojbjerg, 25, was up for sale after making it clear he would not extend his contract, which had one more year to run.

    He always had his heart set on Spurs, despite interest from Everton.

    There were fears he would miss out on the switch to Jose Mourinho’s side with Spurs refusing to stump up the required cash.

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    STURR IT UP

    Daniel Sturridge is keeping fit during the close season with the striker linked with FIVE clubs.

    Sturridge is a free agent having left Trabzonspor in February after being banned from football for four months over a breach of betting rules.

    But once the season re-starts, the 31-year-old could still attract interest from around the globe.

    According to The Times, Premier League Aston Villa, Scottish giants Rangers, Italian outfit Benevento and the MLS could all be possible destinations for the former England man.

    And there are even calls from some fans of Trabzonspor for the club to try tempt him back to Turkey.

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    TIME FOR A CHANGE

    Premier League clubs have voted to revert to a maximum of three substitutes and seven players on the bench for next season, reports MARTIN LIPTON.

    The vote of the 20 clubs at their virtual summer meeting is understood to have demonstrated the divisions that exist.

    While the top half of the league backed Chelsea proposals to continue to allow five substitutes from a bench of nine, they fell well short of the required two thirds majority.

    Instead, the opposition to the proposal, led by Aston Villa, was joined by the teams in the lower half of the table.

    Indeed, a majority of the clubs voted against the five sub plan, with a 10-10 tie on the proposal to stick with the larger bench.

    Of the promoted trio, Leeds are understood to have backed retaining a bench of nine but joined fellow new boys West Brom and Fulham in rejecting five replacements being allowed.

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    YORKSHIRE PUDDING

    Leeds are among the clubs interested in taking Blues youngster Conor Gallagher off Frank Lampard's hands.

    The 20-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan at Swansea City, who missed out on promotion after defeat to Brentford in the play-off semi-finals.

    Gallagher is currently enjoying a well-earned break in the South of France, but he could soon be on his way to pastures new with Marcelo Bielsa's side.

    According to Football.London, Fulham, Southampton and Crystal Palace are all interested in Gallagher.

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    PENNY DREADFUL

    Alexis Sanchez cost Manchester United a staggering £20MILLION per Premier League goal and £28,800 per TOUCH thanks to his sky-high £505,000 a week wages.

    The Chilean forward, 31, joined the Old Trafford ranks in January 2018 as part of a swap deal with Arsenal, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved the other way.

    At the time, fans believed the club had played a blinder in signing a superstar without paying a penny.

    However, the “free” signing has actually cost the club an eye-watering £60m – with just THREE Premier League goals to show for it.

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    TIN CAN

    Jason Tindall could be the man to replace Eddie Howe at Bournemouth.

    The Cherries' No2 has been at Howe's side during their rise from the League Two relegation zone to the Premier League.

    Howe quit as Dean Court boss last week following his side's relegation to the Championship.

    According to the Athletic, Bournemouth are looking to make the internal appointment and bring the former Cherries defender into the dugout, just as they did with Howe back in 2009, when they promoted him from being in charge of the youth team.

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