Sergio Aguero to LEAVE Man City, Arsenal Odegaard DELAY, Chelsea consider Werner-Haaland swap – Liverpool transfer news

SERGIO AGUERO is to leave Man City this summer, the club have confirmed.

Meanwhile Chelsea are reportedly looking to include Timo Werner in a potential swap deal for Erling Haaland with Borussia Dortmund.


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    Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero is set to leave on a free transfer this summer.

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    Manchester United have joined Tottenham and Liverpool in the race for RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer.

    The 27-year-old Austrian, who captains the high-flying Bundesliga side, is catching the eye of several Premier League teams with his performances this season.

    And now Bild have reported that the Red Devils are keen to bring the midfielder to the club in the summer window.

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    Romelu Lukaku is set for talks over a bumper new Inter Milan contract, according to reports.

    The Belgian striker, 27, has been in red-hot form since making the switch to the San Siro in 2019.

    That has led to speculation of transfer interest from the likes of ex-employers Chelsea as well as Barcelona.

    But the Daily Mail state Inter are trying to tie their No9 down to an improved deal.

    Talks are expected to begin later in the year to discuss a pay rise.

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    He added: "It has been difficult to change everything. It’s hard for me but I’m seven months here and getting used to the place now.

    "I haven’t seen much of the country or the city of London. Every day I just go to training and then come back and spend the rest of the day at home.

    "It’s not easy but people have more problems than me. I do what I love – I play football and that’s my job right now.

    "Hopefully there will be a big change soon and then I hope the experience in England will be much better with fans and everything."

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    Kai Havertz is confident he has put a ‘tough’ start to life at Chelsea behind him.

    He told the club's website: "It’s been a tough season.

    "I know things haven’t been going smoothly but I think that’s normal when you first go abroad. It takes half a year or longer to adjust.

    "Things are going well right now so I don’t want to over-think those negative impressions from the past. I am positive and hope that the next weeks will be every bit as good."

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    The Government has confirmed it will back allowing 20,000 fans to attend the FA Cup Final – in a bid to speed up the return to full houses by the end of the summer.

    One of next month’s FA Cup semis is also in line to have be watched by a crowd as well – although that will be entirely made up of no more than 4,000 local residents.

    Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston is working with the FA, Premier League and other sports bodies ahead of the scheduled May 17 date for turnstiles to be re-opened for crowds of up to 10,000.

    Huddleston told LBC: “We’re finalising the details but the figure of 20,000 for the FA Cup Final is one I recognise and that seems to be the ambition.

    “We would like as many as possible as we believe is safe because these are important tests and processes to get the systems in place in terms of hygiene and other things.

    “On May 17 the goal is for major outdoor events to have capacities of 10,000 so the pilot would be pushing it beyond that, which is quite important.”

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    Arsenal and Real Madrid have agreed to delay talks regarding Martin Odegaard’s future until the summer.

    Mikel Arteta appears keen on keeping the attacking midfielder on a permanent basis but Los Blancos have yet to decide whether he is part of their plans for next season.

    According to Goal, the two clubs have decided to wait until the end of the season before holding talks over a possible permanent deal involving the 22-year-old.

    Arsenal are reportedly worried that his parent club will demand a staggering fee of £50million once they return to the negotiation table.

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    Alexandre Lacazette teased 'sexy boy' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his new haircut.

    The Arsenal No9 filmed his team-mate heading back into the Arsenal dressing room and shared the video on his Instagram story.

    Aubemayang, 31, returned to Gunners training after the international break rocking Travis Scott-style braids.

    Alongside his pink, blue and yellow fluorescent t-shirt, ripped jeans, trainers, watch, chain and shades, the Arsenal skipper was looking rather dapper indeed.

    And Lacazette ensured his 3.1million Instagram followers got a glimpse of his welcome behind the scenes at London Colney.

    The Frenchman, 29, shouted: "Travis Scott is in the f***ing building, show it to the gram, yes show it to the gram, sexy boy!"

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    Manchester United have dealt a new injury blow with Anthony Martial a doubt for France’s game against Bosnia.

    The striker, 25, bagged an assist in Sunday’s 2-0 win against Kazakhstan.

    But Martial was forced off the pitch after picking up a knock to his knee.

    And RMC Sport now claims the forward is set to miss France’s third World Cup qualifier against Bosnia on Wednesday.

    It’s said Martial took damage to the fibula on his left knee.

    And it now remains to be seen if the ace will be fit for United’s Premier League clash against Brighton on Sunday.

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    Ibrahima Konate's phone has been 'ringing all over the place' since strong Liverpool links emerged this morning.

    Asked about the reports by L'Equipe, he responded: "I woke up, I saw my phone ringing all over the place.

    "I just wanted to tell them, 'Hey, I played yesterday, I'm tired, leave me alone.'

    "Frankly, I don't even watch this.

    "We can't focus on that, there are the Euros and then my return to the club.

    "You have to focus on that and not on the external things."

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    Daniel Sturridge is at the centre of a transfer tug of war in the MLS, according to reports.

    The former Liverpool striker is wanted by David Beckham's side Inter Miami as well as rivals DC United.

    Sturridge, 31, is a free agent after leaving Turkish team Trabzonspor last year.

    And Daily Mail report that American sides Inter Miami and DC United are trying to sign the striker.

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    Gareth Bale has called for a sporting boycott on social media to eradicate vile abuse online.

    The Wales captain's team-mates Rabbi Matondo and Ben Cabango were the latest footballers to receive racist abuse on Instagram after the 1-0 win over Mexico on Saturday.

    Bale said: "If everyone came together and decided to boycott social media to make a statement, if we had a campaign, not just one or two people, where a lot of big influential people in sport and in other forms of life came off social media to make a statement, then yes, I definitely think it could help.

    "If that is the case then I would obviously be all for that."

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    Luke Shaw has followed up his assist and clean sheet against Albania with his second successive player of the month gong for United.

    The England left-back beat out compatriot Dean Henderson and fellow defender Victor Lindelof to scoop the award for March.

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    Aston Villa have been handed a boost following Jack Grealish's return to training.

    The 25-year-old has been sidelined with a leg injury for the past six weeks.

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    Jermain Defoe has moved to clarify comments in which he suggested Harry Kane must leave Spurs to win trophies.

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    Mason Mount has become the first Chelsea star to score or assist for England in three straight games since Frank Lampard.

    Mount, 22, netted the second goal in last night’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win against Albania.

    On Thursday, Mount contributed an assist in the 5-0 win against San Marino.

    And in November, Mount was again on the scoresheet in the 4-0 Nations League victory over Iceland.

    That means he has matched Lampard’s stunning feat which the former player-turned-manager achieved eight years ago.

    Lampard scored or assisted in SEVEN consecutive England games, with his incredible run ending in May 2013.

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    Roy Keane is never one to back down in an argument.

    The Irishman has gone from midfield hardman, to bearded boss, to TV executioner over the last few decades.

    But during all this time, he has never allowed any foe to have the last laugh.

    Keane, 49, is currently strongly linked with the vacant managerial post at Celtic.

    And should he make a return to the dugout, Hoops fans must be ready for some explosive moments – just ask Alan Shearer or Jamie Redknapp.

    So amid his links to Parkhead, let's take a look at some of Keane's most memorable bust-ups HERE.

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    Juan Mata's mother has passed away after a long battle with illness, according to reports.

    Reports in Spain described Marta Garcia as a 'very dear, good and loving person'.

    Mata himself has not confirmed the news but close pals Bruno Fernandes, David De Gea and Ander Herrera took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to share pics with Mata showing their love and support.

    Fernandes said: "Friend, a very strong hug for you and your family."

    Goalkeeper De Gea captioned his post with a love heart and ex-United midfielder Herrera wrote 'siempre' meaning 'forever'.

    Marta had two children – the Manchester United midfielder and his sister Paula.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo let his emotions get the better of him when his winning 'goal' against Serbia did not stand.

    The Portugal superstar, 36, appeared to have bagged an injury-time winner in the World Cup qualifier.

    But neither the referee nor his assistant thought the ball had crossed the line before it was hooked clear.

    And with that, Ronaldo threw his toys out of the pram – but it certainly was not the first time.

    Click HERE for seven times the Juventus ace lost his cool on the pitch.

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    Barcelona legend Dani Alves, the most decorated player of all-time, has won a remarkable 41 trophies in his career.

    However, he does not consider himself the best right-back to play the game.

    When asked whether he believes he tops the tree in that position, he simply said: "After Cafu."

    Alves also named compatriot Neymar as the most skillful player in the world, adding: "Without a doubt."

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    Luke Shaw is winning the race to be England's first choice left-back this summer, Ashley Cole reckons.

    Ex-England defender Cole thinks the Man Utd man has edged ahead of Chelsea's Ben Chilwell.

    He told ITV: "Shaw's just pipping Chilwell.

    "At the moment, Shaw's in the lead, but going into the last few games of the Premier League, it's a question of keeping consistency."

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    Chelsea posted a hilarious meme of World Cup winning midfielder N'Golo Kante helping clear the Suez Canal.

    The Frenchman is renowned for his ridiculous work ethic and kilometres covered on the pitch.

    And he is celebrating his 30th birthday today!

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    Wales have sent three stars home from their World Cup qualifying campaign for reportedly breaking curfew.

    Rabbi Matondo, Tyler Roberts and Hal Robson-Kanu have been axed from the squad to face the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

    And all three have returned to their respective clubs immediately.

    A statement read: “Three members of the Cymru senior national squad – Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts – have been released from the Welsh camp today after breaching FAW protocol.

    “The three players will be returning to their respective clubs this afternoon.

    “The FAW will not be making any further comment.”

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    Dani Alves has revealed he left Barcelona after a disagreement about who was running the club.

    The supremely successful full-back left the Catalan giants to join up with Juventus in 2016.

    Dani Alves (right) lost faith with BarcaCredit: Getty

    And when asked recently what triggered the end of his eight-year spell with Barcelona, he was not shy in sharing it with people.

    Speaking in an Instagram Q&A, he said: "I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge in that moment.

    "Later it was proven that I was right. As I was the first person who said it, they called me crazy, but, as always…I am a good crazy!"

    During his time at the Nou Camp, Alves won six LaLiga titles and four Champions League trophies.

    Aged 37, he now plays in Sao Paulo but is known for having the biggest trophy cabinet in football history with 41 trophies.

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    Switzerland and Lithuania's World Cup qualifier was delayed by 15 minutes on Sunday because one of the goals turned out to be too big.

    The two nations met at the Kybunpark in St Gallen but both teams had to wait once a major error came to the match officials' attention.

    Not your usual goalmouth dramaCredit: AFP

    According to several media reports, one set of the goalposts was between five and 10cm too high on one side.

    It was claimed that the imbalance came as a result of the left-hand post not being sunk correctly into the ground.

    According to France24, ground staff worked feverishly to fix that embarrassing gaffe but their efforts weren't enough.

    And that is why they actually had to call in a police officer to help them remove the outsized posts.

    They were eventually replaced by a spare set, which matched the necessary requirements to start the game and save the hosts from further embarrassment.

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