Henry quits Twitter as Arsenal react, Liverpool in battle with two clubs for Malen – Chelsea and Spurs transfer news

ARSENAL legend Thierry Henry has quit Instagram and Twitter in protest at abuse suffered by top sporting stars.

Meanwhile Liverpool are still pursuing a transfer move for Dutch forward Donyell Malen, along with the two Milan clubs.

And we've got all the build-up to this weekend's World Cup qualifiers after England's 5-0 win over San Marino last night.

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  • Simon Mail

    WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

    Chelsea are reportedly pushing for this summer's Premier League transfer window to be extended into September.

    The Blues have proposed the window opens a week later, in the middle of June, allowing it to remain open until September 7.

    Chelsea boss Thomas TuchelCredit: Rex

    There has also been talk of another domestic-only window, which allows transfers between English clubs, being held.

    A domestic-only window was held last year between October 5 and 16.

    Do you think the transfer window needs to be open for longer this summer?

  • Simon Mail

    GAB'S GIFT

    Martin Odegaard has picked out Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli as the club's most talented youngster.

    The likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have excelled this season but teenager Martinelli has caught the eye of the Norway star.

    Gabriel Martinelli has impressed Martin OdegaardCredit: Getty

    Odegaard said: "Obviously we have Bukayo and Emile and they are already playing so much.

    "But I think one guy who hasn’t played that much lately is Martinelli.

    "He’s such a big talent, you see him in training every day and you see it.

    "He’s a really talented player with a lot of qualities.

    "So I think definitely he’s one for the future. And he’s so young still, so I will go with him."

    Which Arsenal youngster gets your vote as the most talented?

  • Simon Mail

    BALE OUT

    Gareth Bale's future remains up in the air with the attacker not part of Real Madrid's plans next season.

    Bale is currently on loan at Tottenham but insisted he was heading back to Spain at the end of the season.

    Gareth Bale is on loan at SpursCredit: Getty

    Do you think Spurs should try and get Bale back again next season? Has he shown enough back in London?

  • Simon Mail

    FIRST DYBS

    Arsenal are mulling over a move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

    The Gunners are focused on holding on to Martin Odegaard but are making alternative plans in case Real Madrid refuse to play ball.

    Paulo Dybala is out of favour at JuventusCredit: Getty

    Dybala has struggled for game time at Juve this season and only has just over a year left on his contract.

    Arsenal are not the only club to express an interest in him with Chelsea and Spurs also recently linked with the Argentina forward.

  • Dylan Terry

    JORGIN-GO?

    Chelsea star Jorginho has raised doubts about his future at Stamford Bridge by admitting he 'misses' Naples.

    The 29-year-old, who was signed from Napoli in 2018, has also complained about the 'cold' London weather.

    He said: "There are no words to describe how much I miss Naples.

    "'Who wouldn't miss Naples? It's so cold in London, they don't even know what the sun is."

    Jorginho has played 126 times for Chelsea since arriving at the club in 2018Credit: EPA
  • Dylan Terry

    REMINDER

    A reminder of one of the big stories of the last couple of days.

    Manchester United have reportedly made a £68.5million enquiry for Atletico Madrid winger Marcos Llorente.

    What do we make of that?

    Llorente could be involved in a big money move this summerCredit: AFP
  • Dylan Terry

    PIERRE-SHAPED

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has shocked fans by getting a new hair style on international duty.

    The Arsenal forward was sporting the fresh look on social media after Gabon qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

    Aubameyang shared his new hair style on InstagramCredit: Instagram @willy.aubameyang

    The 31-year-old shared an Instagram story by Willy Aubameyang, his half-brother and former international colleague, featuring his new box braids.

    The 34-year-old tagged recording artists Travis Scott and Sean Paul in the post, who are believed to be the inspiration behind the fresh trim.

    The older sibling was also sporting the braids, posting the caption: "New song coming soon."

  • Dylan Terry

    JESUS INTEREST

    Chelsea are reportedly looking to secure a deal for Porto midfielder Jesus Corona this summer.

    According to The Mail, the Blues are hoping to reach an agreement for the 28-year-old before June.

    Corona has scored three times in 40 games for the Portuguese side so far this season.

    Corona could find himself at Stamford Bridge this summerCredit: Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    WILL-ING TO IMPROVE

    Arsenal star Willian has admitted that he is enduring the worst spell of his career this season in North London.

    But the Brazilian, 32, is determined to show Gunners fans his best form.

    Willian has failed to score in 30 appearances so far for ArsenalCredit: Getty

    Asked if this is the ‘worst professional moment to date, he said: “I think so.

    “I feel ready to reach the level I reached at Chelsea.

    “That is my goal, what I hope for, especially at the end of the season.

    “I will try to do my best to help Arsenal in the best way possible, and reach the level I had when I was playing at Chelsea.”

  • Dylan Terry

    AL NOT WELL ON TYNESIDE

    Newcastle striker Miguel Almiron has said he wants to play for a team that 'fights more' amid speculation over his future.

    The Magpies forward has struggled since arriving at the club and could well leave this summer.

    And recent comments to Paraguayan radio station ABC Cardinal, he made a bizarre set of comments.

    He said: "I would like to play in a team that fights more," before then adding "Here I am happy and I feel comfortable."

    Almiron has netted just 13 times in 78 games for NewcastleCredit: AP
  • Dylan Terry

    WE WANT KOU

    Liverpool have reportedly made an 'informal offer' of around £34.2million for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

    The Senegalese defender has been with the Serie A side since 2014, impressing throughout his stint with the club.

    But he has frequently been linked with a move to several European giants.

    And now The Express believe Liverpool have put a proposal to Napoli for Koulibaly to sign for them this summer.

    Koulibaly could finally move away from Napoli this summerCredit: Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    SHOPPING HAAL

    Real Madrid are reportedly set to sell six first team stars in a bid to bring in either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.

    Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Isco, Vinicius Jr and Raphael Varane could all be on their way out of the Bernabeu in order to free up funds for a superstar signing.

    Marcelo and Varane are two of six players who could be forced out this summerCredit: Getty

    There is no doubt a clear-out is needed at Madrid.

    However, is spending a huge amount on just one or two players really the way forward?

  • Dylan Terry

    DON OF ANFIELD

    Liverpool are eyeing a move for PSV forward Donyell Malen this summer, according to The Star.

    The 22-year-old Dutchman left Arsenal in 2017 as a teenager, but has thrived ever since.

    Malen has scored 51 goals in 110 games for PSV and is now on the radar as a target for some of Europe's biggest clubs.

    Liverpool have struggled for goals recently and Malen is reportedly seen as someone who could arrest that issue for Jurgen Klopp's men.

    Malen could fix Liverpool's woes in front of goalCredit: Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    LUKING BACK

    Chelsea will consider a sensational swoop to re-sign Romelu Lukaku if they fail in their transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland, according to reports.

    But the Inter Milan striker doubts he will make a return to the Premier League.

    Lukaku officially left Chelsea for Everton way back in 2014Credit: Getty

    The Blues are desperate to bring in a new No9 when the summer window opens with Haaland their first choice.

    But with the Borussia Dortmund man wanted by plenty of Europe’s top clubs, it is thought Chelsea are preparing a list of back-up options.

    And according to The Telegraph, Thomas Tuchel is considering going for Lukaku.

  • Dylan Terry

    KEANE ON JUDE

    Manchester United legend Roy Keane has labelled Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham 'the complete midfielder' after his performance for England against San Marino on Thursday.

    The former Red Devil said: "Bellingham looks like a complete midfielder.

    "He's still a kid playing regularly in Germany. 

    "He'll be disappointed with missing the chance, but at 17 he has nice composure, happy to break forward, very good night's work.

    "He will be disappointed with the chance, he tries to complicate it when he should just side-foot it."

    Bellingham was superb for England earlier this weekCredit: Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    NO TIME TO BE SAD

    Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has vowed to 'keep fighting' despite the Premier League champions' difficult run of results.

    The Reds are currently down in seventh place, five points off the top four, but Mane remains passionate in his belief they can turn things around.

    Mane's form has dropped off this season following a stellar spell with the RedsCredit: Getty

    He told The Mirror: "We have to deal with the situation and not stop believing, but keep fighting, keep our motivation and go again.

    "When you are a fighter you never try to make excuses, we are here to find solutions. Being together with my teammates always gives me high energy. 

    "In football – and in life in general – you can't expect anything and for years and years this complicated situation has not happened.

    "We have always been successful, but now this has happened and we can see it is like how life is."

  • Dylan Terry

    FINAL PLEA

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made one final plea with the owners of the club to agree a new deal with Georginio Wijnaldum.

    The Dutch midfielder's contract runs out this summer and he has been linked with a number of clubs including Barcelona and Inter Milan.

    Wijnaldum has been a crucial player for Klopp's side for the best part of five yearsCredit: AFP or licensors

    But, according to 90Min Klopp has tried to make a last ditch play to keep him at Anfield.

    Wijnaldum joined Liverpool from Newcastle back in 2016 and has played 226 times for the Premier League champions, scoring 22 goals.

  • Dylan Terry

    ERL OF CATALUNYA

    Erling Haaland could be set to join Barcelona in the summer, according to The Express.

    The Norwegian superstar has been linked with a move to several Premier League sides including Manchester United and Manchester City.

    Haaland has been linked with a host of the European superpowersCredit: Getty

    But despite the Catalan giants' financial difficulties, they are now being rumoured as potential suitors for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

    Haaland has scored 39 goals for club and country already this season and is now widely regarded as one of the best forwards in the world.

  • Dylan Terry

    DAN THE MAN

    Former Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson has completed his move to Championship side Bristol City.

    The 34-year-old has agreed a deal that will see him join The Robins until the end of the season.

    Simpson has finally found a club to link up with until the end of the seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    He will also link up with former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson.

    Simpson has been without a club since he left Huddersfield Town at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

  • Dylan Terry

    RICHARDS' EUROS XI

    Micah Richards recently picked his England starting XI for the Euros (in The Mail).

    GK: Jordan Pickford (Everton)

    RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

    CB: John Stones (Manchester City)

    CB: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

    LB: Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

    CDM: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)

    CM: Mason Mount (Chelsea)

    CM: Phil Foden (Manchester City)

    RW: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

    ST: Harry Kane (Tottenham)

    LW: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

    Do you agree?

  • Dylan Terry

    NO BALE OUT

    Gareth Bale is set to cost Real Madrid £13MILLION in wages alone next season.

    The Welsh winger 31, confirmed he will return to Real Madrid next season after just a year in North London under Jose Mourinho.

    Bale is set to return to the Bernabeu at the end of the seasonCredit: Getty

    He has failed to nail down a regular starting shot on his return to Tottenham, playing just 12 Premier League games.

    And now the Spanish giants will have to suffer with paying Bale £13m – even if he sits on the bench.

    He earns around £650,000-a-week at the Bernabeu – with Los Blancos desperate to ship him out on a permanent deal.

  • Dylan Terry

    CAVANI SET TO LEAVE?

    Uruguay’s assistant coach Mario Rebollo has urged Edinson Cavani to leave Manchester United at the end of the season.

    Cavani’s father recently revealed that his son ‘does not feel comfortable’ at Old Trafford as his one-year deal looks to come to an end.

    Cavani has scored seven times in 22 games for Man Utd this seasonCredit: Getty

    The club has the option to extend that deal until 2022, but Rebollo feels the striker should depart at the end of the current campaign.

    “It helps the national team if Cavani goes to Boca or wherever,” Rebollo told 2 De Punta.

    “The priority is that he plays where he is comfortable and with a good competitive level. If he’s close to here it’d be great, but if he’s not comfortable he would not bear it much.”

  • Dylan Terry

    RAB GRAB

    Manchester City will reportedly fight it out with Barcelona this summer for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot.

    The French international midfielder, 25, spent time with the Citizens during his youth days back in 2008.

    Rabiot could be about to return to England after 13 years awayCredit: AP

    Now the Premier League leaders want to bring him back to the club.

    Juventus are believed to be looking to offload a number of big earners once the transfer window re-opens.

    The Old Lady have endured a poor campaign due to already being out of the Champions League and trailing Serie A leaders Inter Milan by ten points.

  • Dylan Terry

    RASHFORD OUT OF WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

    Marcus Rashford has returned to Manchester United in a huge blow for England boss Gareth Southgate.

    The Three Lions manager will be without the forward and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to injury.

    Rashford's injury means he misses out on the final opportunity to play for England ahead of the Euros

    Rashford, 23, reported for England duty this week with a knock after he was forced off in United’s Europa League win at Milan.

    He missed the club’s FA Cup defeat to Leicester on Sunday and also sat out his country’s 5-0 win over San Marino yesterday.

    The ace’s injury has been further assessed at St George’s Park with his national manager Southgate remaining hopeful he would be fit in time to face Albania and Poland.

    However, the FA have now announced that he will head back to United to continue his rehabilitation.

  • Dylan Terry

    PROB-ROM WITH SERGIO

    Sergio Romero’s wife Eliana Guercio does not want to leave Europe, according to reports.

    The Manchester United outcast has been heavily linked with a move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors but his wife – who slammed the Red Devils just five months ago – may put a stop to the switch.

    Credit: PA

    During the transfer saga, Guercio, 43, blasted United for showing a lack of respect to the loyal stopper.

    She posted on Instagram: “Sergio Romero worked hard for his club. Last trophy they won, they lifted it with him.

    “He helped the team reach four finals/semi-finals and then he was on the bench, only to lose them all. It is time for them to return the opportunity and let him go.

    “RESPECT FOR ONCE!!!! [sic].”

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