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Manchester United plan to cash in on £75m Romelu Lukaku in order to land either Paulo Dybala or Mauro Icardi during summer transfer window
Manchester United are contemplating selling Romelu Lukaku to lure Paulo Dybala or Mauro Icardi to Old Trafford. Lukaku has only started two league games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
'He has a lot of skills and at the moment he is playing at his best': Hugo Lloris insists Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min is enjoying the most impressive form of his career
Son has carried the goalscoring burden for Mauricio Pochettino's side in the absence of injured Harry Kane and has netted 13 goals in his last 16 appearances in all competitions.
Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer really have the steel to be the permanent Manchester United boss? PSG defeat has cast doubt in what will be a big eight days for the Norwegian manager
SPECIAL REPORT BY IAN HERBERT: In the next eight days, we'll discover whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the epitome of equanimity and modesty, has more to offer in the bearpit of management.
'The fire is still burning and the door is certainly open from my end': Tom Heaton ready to end 20-month England exile to ease Gareth Southgate's goalkeeper concerns
Heaton has made an impressive return to Premier League action after a serious shoulder injury and could land a recall from Gareth Southgate against the Czech Republic in March.
'It could be perfect if he starts': Rafa Benitez considering full debut for record signing Miguel Almiron against Huddersfield, despite poor showing in Newcastle's draw with CSKA Moscow
Rafa Benitez could be tempted to hand record signing Miguel Almiron his full debut next weekend, despite him struggling to shine during their Costa Blanca friendly against CSKA Moscow.
Arsenal must wait until summer to hire Marc Overmars with Dutchman unwilling to leave Ajax mid-season to take up sporting director role
Marc Overmars will not leave Ajax mid-season to become Arsenal’s sporting director, but he remains favourite to fill the role and could still join in the summer.
Kieran Trippier delighted by Tottenham's fighting spirit as Mauricio Pochettino's men juggle domestic and European commitments
Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has hailed their ability to grind out results as they continue to juggle domestic and European commitments without Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Leading Premier League clubs 'used price cap to sway MPs' after Richard Scudamore proposed limit on away tickets to see off Ofcom investigation
MATT LAWTON - CHIEF SPORTS REPORTER: Richard Scudamore urged leading Premier League clubs to agree a price cap on away tickets to gain political influence while under investigation.
Romelu Lukaku's spectacular fall down the Manchester United striker pecking order... from 'untouchable' under Jose Mourinho to finding himself snubbed by new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: The Norwegian waited until the 84th minute to introduce Lukaku, the £75million striker who has fallen down the pecking order since Jose Mourinho left.
West Ham stars let off some steam in Marbella as Felipe Anderson shows off his rendition of club's 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' anthem
Lanzini was presented with a cake by team-mates at a squad dinner before Felipe Anderson stepped up for karaoke as he gave his rendition of club anthem 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'.
'There aren't many 18-year-olds in Europe playing as many games as he is': Gianfranco Zola believes Callum Hudson-Odoi is getting good minutes for Chelsea
Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola says Callum Hudson-Odoi is fortunate to be getting game time for a big club, unlike other 18-year-olds.
'You don't panic because you've lost a game. It doesn't change the mindset': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists there is no reason for alarm after suffering first defeat as Manchester United caretaker
The 2-0 Champions League loss to PSG was all the more painful for Solskjaer because Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard sustained injuries that will keep them out of action for a few weeks.
Chelsea can still salvage their season if Eden Hazard follows Roy Keane's example... he must show the mental toughness to play consistently well
IAN LADYMAN: Roy Keane’s ability to play to his usual exemplary levels when others around him were struggling was one of the many things that has made him irreplaceable ever since.
Manchester United 'line up sensational £70m bid to bring Jadon Sancho back to England from Borussia Dortmund'
18-year-old Sancho returned to England for his first game at club-level since leaving on Wednesday night as Dortmund were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Tottenham at Wembley.
Chelsea's Sarri state: The manager's on the brink of the sack, players are unhappy once again and even owner Roman Abramovich has lost interest
After all but surrendering the Serie A title to Juventus in the spring of 2017, Sarri's outlook for his Napoli future was not promising. 'Coaches are like fish,' he mused. 'After a while, they start to stink.'
Liverpool return from warm weather training camp in Marbella as Jurgen Klopp's side turn focus to Champions League clash with Bayern Munich
Jurgen Klopp whisked his players away for a few days of training as he made the most of a break in their hectic schedule following their exit from the FA Cup at Wolves last month.
'I'm getting stronger and fitter': Chris Smalling reaping rewards of new vegan diet as Manchester United defender eyes successful end to the season following injury spell
Smalling is the only vegan at United after being converted by his wife Sam, but he revealed that it hasn’t stopped some of his teammates taking his food in the canteen at Carrington.
Wolves tie down key players Conor Coady and Matt Doherty to new contracts until 2023 after duo's impressive form in the Premier League
Wolves planned to offer improved deals for both once Wolves began the season in good form and talks were held at the start of February. Negotiations progressed swiftly and terms have been signed.
'When you are down, that's when you see who your real friends are': Martin Dubravka hits back at critics after series of errors as Newcastle stopper insists Willy Boly's winner WAS a foul
CRAIG HOPE IN ALGORFA, SPAIN: Martin Dubravka says he now knows who his friends are amid the fallout from his high-profile blunders - but he insists Wolves' equaliser on Monday.
David Luiz insists Chelsea squad are behind boss Maurizio Sarri and that Blues have 'amazing future' under him
Chelsea defender David Luiz insists the Premier League club have an 'amazing future' under manager Maurizio Sarri and that the players remain faithful to the Italian's philosophy.
Switzerland Under-21 star Eray Comert attracting interest from Arsenal as top clubs plot transfer moves for defender
Arsenal are among the clubs keeping tabs on Switzerland Under 21 international Eray Comert. The defender - who has captained the Swiss U21's - was an ever present for Basel this season.
Manchester United hit by DOUBLE injury blow as Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard set for two to three weeks out... which could rule them out of Liverpool and Chelsea clashes
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will be out of action for between two and three weeks after limping out of the Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.
Gareth Southgate played a key role in convincing West Ham star Declan Rice to choose England over Ireland, says ex-FA technical director Dan Ashworth
The West Ham midfielder this week turned his back on the Republic of Ireland and asked FIFA to allow him to switch allegiances to play for England in the future.
'We need to be full throttle for that game': Andrew Robertson wants full commitment for Champions League clash against Bayern Munich as Liverpool step up preparations at Marbella training camp
Jurgen Klopp's squad have spent four days at a training camp in Marbella this week but return home on Friday to step up preparations for their last-16 first-leg tie against the Bundesliga champions.
Budget v luxury! £60MILLION v £80,000 record signings, £250,000-a-week Sergio Aguero taking just 2.5 days to earn what Newport's star is paid each year and a 7,850-capacity ground that is world away from the Etihad - it's the ultimate cup mismatch
With transfer fees of the Welsh side's squad adding to £50,000, there are fewer gulfs coming up against Manchester City's £450million juggernaut. Sportsmail looks at the two sides before they meet.
Inside the wacky world of Thomas Gravesen: Crazy Dane knocked out Ronaldo's tooth, launched fireworks at Rooney and dated a porn star... now he lives in Las Vegas with his girlfriend and an £80m fortune won from poker
Thomas Gravesen has been described as 'a grenade with the pin pulled out' and his explosive career has now been documented in a sensational new biography.
From 22 games unbeaten to having no money for transfers and Europa League humiliation… after defeat by BATE Borisov, how does Unai Emery's first season at Arsenal rate so far?
Losing away to BATE was tough for a lot of Arsenal fans to accept and was one of Unai Emery's lowest moments since he took charge of the north London side. Sportsmail judges his reign so far.
Manchester United aim to tie David de Gea and Marcus Rashford down to new deals before the end of the season... but Ed Woodward remains tight-lipped on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future
While a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho remains a question for the summer, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to tie his first-team stars to long-term deals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'rages in Manchester United dressing room' following defeat by Paris St Germain
Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe handed Solskjaer his first defeat in the Old Trafford hotseat. He reportedly made sure his players knew exactly how he felt afterwards.
Son Heung-min set to sign new deal worth up to £150,000-a-week as in-form Tottenham Hotspur star earns second pay rise inside 12 months
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL AND STEVE STAMMERS: The South Korean only signed a five-year contract in July, but the Spurs hierarchy are ready to offer the forward another new deal.
REVEALED: Jose Mourinho and his team scooped £19.6m payoff from Manchester United sacking as latest Old Trafford accounts are released
Mourinho received around £15m, with five of his close allies, including goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro and coaches Stefano Rapetti and Carlos Lalin, sharing the remainder.
Saving their pennies? Transfer spending by English clubs down 65 PER CENT in January...but they were still the most active nation in Europe
English clubs spent £136million in January, down 65 per cent on last year. That is a 65 per cent decrease from last January's record-breaking mark and the highest out of Europe's top nations.
Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho celebrates his birthday with EIGHT different handshakes with team-mates including dab with Bakary Sako and salute to Patrick van Aanholt
Mamadou Sakho showed off a series of creative handshakes with his Crystal Palace team-mates as he celebrated his 28th birthday. In total he performed eight different handshakes.
'We are big fans of Newcastle, the fans are fantastic': Amanda Staveley hints that deal to buy club could still happen and she has 'no issue' with Mike Ashley
Staveley's PCP Capital Partners investment firm made three offers to buy the club at the end of 2017, but talks fell through when current owner Ashley dismissed her as a 'time-waster'.
'When you watch a match in England, you can feel the atmosphere... I want to feel that': Former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui keen to manage in the Premier League after Bernabeu exit
Former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is open to the prospect of managing a team in the Premier League if he gets an opportunity and said he is enticed by the atmosphere at stadiums in England.
Watford academy chief Darren Sarll leaves the club following investigation into accusations of bullying
SAMI MOKBEL: Sportsmail exclusively revealed on January 30 that Sarll had been suspended pending an internal inquiry after complaints were made about his conduct.
NBA fans Romelu Lukaku and Antoine Griezmann to wear new purple and orange Puma boots inspired by the All-Star game this weekend
Romelu Lukaku and Antoine Griezmann will mark the NBA All-Star Weekend by donning special edition boots inspired by the event. Both players are huge basketball fans.
Arsene Wenger reveals he almost signed Jadon Sancho...while former Gunners boss compares Tottenham's current squad with the Class of 92
Speaking as a pundit for BeIN Sports, Arsene Wenger said he tried to sign Jadon Sancho when the youngster was seeking a move away from Manchester City because of a lack of game time.
Alexis Sanchez injured after running into linesman while warming up during Manchester United's defeat by PSG
EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS WHEELER: Sanchez is now battling to be fit for Monday’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge ith Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard serious doubts.
Premier League chiefs keen to reduce train price woes for football fans as they meet Department of Transport to thrash out potential agreement
The Premier League are set to meet with the Department of Transport during the next month as they attempt to thrash out an agreement that will ease the burden of train fares on football fans.
Maurizio Sarri reveals he has not spoken to Roman Abramovich since Manchester City defeat ... and admits Chelsea have a 'mental problem'
ADAM CRAFTON IN MALMO:Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits his team has a 'mental problem' but insists he is comfortable with his relationship with the owner Roman Abramovich.
St James' Park unlikely to ever be extended after Newcastle owner Mike Ashley sells land next to the stadium for £9million
Ashley acquired the land from the club around nine years ago and it has now been revealed he has sold the site to Durham-based developers Helios Real Estate and Marrico.
Jurgen Klopp faces touchline ban after being charged by FA for accusing referee Kevin Friend of bias during Liverpool's clash with West Ham
Klopp was livid with Friend during Liverpool's draw with West Ham, claiming the referee was biased towards the Hammers in the second half to make up for Liverpool's goal being offside.
From Bournemouth love hearts to a Manchester City grooming kit: Premier League's worst Valentine's gifts
With Valentine's Day just around the corner Premier League clubs are doing their bit to help loved-up couples find the perfect gift for that special someone.
Jonjo Shelvey returns to action during warm weather training camp in Spain as Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez gets his squad ready for relegation battle
Jonjo Shelvey has managed just eight Premier League starts all season because of a niggling thigh problem which has sidelined him since January 5.
Vincent Kompany set to sign new one-year contract on reduced wages to close in on 12th season at Man City
Discussions have been ongoing with Vincent Kompany over a new one-year deal and all sides - including manager Pep Guardiola - want to thrash out terms.
‘I’ll ask Timo to join us here at Liverpool’: Naby Keita hoping to persuade his former RB Leipzig team-mate Werner to make Anfield switch
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has admitted he would love his former RB Leipzig team-mate Timo Werner to join him at Anfield. The players spent two successful seasons together in the Bundesliga.
'Andy Robertson is still not as good as me': Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pokes fun at Liverpool team-mate and admits feeling 'stiff' after return to training in Marbella following serious knee injury
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joked that he was man of the match on his return to training - and that he even outperformed Andy Robertson after nearly 10 months on the sidelines.
Premier League giants wary of joining race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt due to his agent Mino Raiola
Premier League clubs are reportedly reluctant to join the £50million race for Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt due to his agent Mino Raiola.
Aaron Ramsey never played in his best position at Arsenal, claims Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici
Juventus believe they will get value for money from Aaron Ramsey because Arsenal have never played him in his correct position, the Italian champions' sporting director claims.
Frenkie de Jong 'rejected a blank cheque' from PSG to join Barcelona as Ajax starlet looks to play through the pain barrier against Real Madrid
Frenkie de Jong, who made a £75million switch from Ajax to Barcelona in January, was also wanted by French giants PSG and Premier League champions Manchester City.
Borussia Dortmund join race for £40m-rated Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Chelsea and Manchester City eye up summer move for Crystal Palace star
Borussia Dortmund will attempt to make Aaron Wan-Bissaka their next English hit by launching a bid for the Crystal Palace star this summer. Jadon Sancho has proved a success in Germany.
Teenage Burnley fan charged by Sussex Police after allegedly racially abusing Brighton's Gaetan Bong
Club stewards responded to reports of racist abuse received by supporters in the away end during the game between Burnley and Brighton at the Amex Stadium last weekend.
We can't dwell on this! Chelsea players issue rallying cry during training ground heart-to-heart as Maurizio Sarri urges squad to bounce-back from Manchester City thrashing
Maurizio Sarri is fighting to save his job following a run of three defeats in six games, culminating in Sunday’s embarrassing 6-0 loss against Manchester City.
Cardiff owner Vincent Tan donates £50,000 towards fund to resume search for missing Emiliano Sala pilot David Ibbotson
Mr Ibbotson, 59, was flying the £15million striker Emiliano Sala, 28, from Nantes to the Welsh capital when his plane crashed into the sea near Alderney on January 21.
Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman says the club are still gathering information over the £15million fee due to Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala but will pay up if 'contractually obliged'.
Chelsea first-team stars concede last-gasp equaliser in practice match against youth players in training match in further blow to Maurizio Sarri
The youth team equalised with the last kick of the game in a 3-3 draw on a shortened pitch, in a match played over four quarters at Chelsea's Cobham training ground.
'Walking into a stadium suited and booted doesn't guarantee a win, but it does set the right tone': Rio Ferdinand hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impact at Manchester United and shares delight at reintroduction of suits on arrival
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has paid tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's transformation at the club just hours before their Champions League clash against PSG.
'The next few years are all about winning!': Fans think Wojciech Szczesny has aimed a sly dig at Arsenal while welcoming former team-mate Aaron Ramsey to Juventus
Former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny appears to have taken a swipe at his old club while welcoming former team mate Aaron Ramsey to Juventus ahead of his summer move.
So just how can Juventus afford to give Aaron Ramsey £400,000 a week? From raising season-ticket prices to selling star names to comply with Financial Fair Play, the Italian champions have perfected the system
Many football fans have been left scratching their head as to how the Italian giants can afford the move for Ramsey given the huge outlay to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer.
Minute's silence for Emiliano Sala to be held before all Champions League and Europa League games with clubs given the option of wearing black armbands
Emiliano Sala, who signed for Cardiff from Nantes in January for £15million, died when the plane he was on crashed in the English Channel last month. His death was confirmed last week.
Our most humbling defeats: Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist reveal their worst losses after Chelsea were beaten 6-0 by Manchester City
After Chelsea's 6-0 defeat by Manchester City, Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist tell Sportsmail about the heaviest defeats that they played in during their careers.
Premier League relegation battle heats up as Southampton train in Tenerife with Ralph Hasenhuttl hoping warm weather camp will aid survival hopes... and stop his stars from getting a cold!
It proved to be as miserable as it was a dramatic weekend for Southampton after they dropped into the Premier League relegation zone following defeat by Cardiff City.
Dani Alves may be a long way past his best but evergreen trophy-hunter will still cover more ground than anyone in match against Manchester United as he bids for 40th career title
PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: Wherever he starts the game, he will cover most of the pitch during its duration. He’s a long way past his best but as wide right-sided footballers go, he’s close to the best ever.
Tottenham stars finalise preparations during open training session before Borussia Dortmund clash with Eric Dier and Erik Lamela back in the squad and Danny Rose facing a late fitness test
Kane and Alli are both making quick returns from respective ankle and hamstring injuries, which raised hopes they could be involved in the last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.
French connection: Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have emerged from the gloom of the Jose Mourinho era to fire up Manchester United
Neither Paul Pogba nor Anthony Martial are men for the extremities of tough love. Neither Paul Pogba nor Anthony Martial particularly enjoyed playing for Jose Mourinho.
Mesut Ozil has now missed as many games as he has played this season due to illness, persistent back problems, a niggling knee injury or being left out.
Aaron Ramsey to make at least £83.2m over four years at Juventus after signing deal worth over £400,000 a week... making him among Britain's highest-paid players ever!
The Italian giants confirmed on Monday the 28-year-old has penned a four-year deal and will join them in the summer when he leaves Arsenal as a free agent.
Lucas Torreira gets a No 14 Uruguay shirt cake as Arsenal midfielder celebrates 23rd birthday with family and friends
Torreira was treated to a lavish meal with his family and friends to mark the occasion on Monday evening and after eating his dinner, he was presented with the special cake.
Manchester United and Liverpool 'dropped out of race to sign Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal after Juventus made staggering £83m offer'
Manchester United and Liverpool dropped their interest in Aaron Ramsey after Juventus offered him a four-year contract worth a staggering £83million.
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: We have seen he can motivate, he can play the Manchester United way, he can do it against the best in the Premier League.
Chelsea players BAFFLED by Sarri-ball: 'Avalanche' of confusing tactics leaves boss fighting to convince chiefs he can continue after 6-0 humbling by Manchester City
Chelsea's players are understood to be baffled by the avalanche of tactical information they are given to carry out their manager’s ‘Sarriball’ philosophy.
Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took his squad to Dubai last month, was hoping to go away to Spain or Portugal after Monday's FA Cup tie with Chelsea to prepare for Liverpool.
'Was Dubravka fouled? Maybe. Should the ref blown for time, definitely!': Newcastle fans vent frustrations after last-gasp Willy Boly equaliser at Wolves
Newcastle fans were left ruing their luck as Willy Boly's 95th minute equaliser denied them a crucial victory in the fight against relegation at Wolves on Monday night.
'Newcastle are in trouble... How are they going to get the points?' Patrick Kluivert fears for old club and admits it is 'difficult to see' their current plight
Newcastle face a tough battle to retain their Premier League status, according to their former striker Patrick Kluivert. he Magpies sit 17th in the table after 25 games.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Liverpool squad as they touch down in Marbella for warm weather training camp ahead of Champions League clash against Bayern Munich
Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson shared a joke as they led their Liverpool team-mates in checking into their hotel in Marbella ahead of a warm weather training camp.
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle: Willy Boly scores controversial late equaliser after Isaac Hayden put Rafa Benitez's side in front
LAURIE WHITWELL AT MOLINEUX: Rafael Benitez strode on to the pitch in a rage after seeing his side concede a 95th minute equaliser that deprived Newcastle a huge victory.
'When we score early, it is always easier': Bernardo Silva insists Man City's quick starts to games gives them confidence as they continue to put pressure on Liverpool in title race
Bernardo Silva believes Manchester City's confidence is soaring thanks to their knack of scoring early goals. The champions reclaimed top spot with a sensational 6-0 hammering of Chelsea.
'We need the stadium to push, to help us': Hugo Lloris urges Tottenham fans to get behind their team ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash amid dwindling attendances at Wembley
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has called on the club's supporters to rally behind the team ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League knockout tie against Borussia Dortmund.