European Super League links prompt calls for Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd to be RELEGATED, Chelsea transfer news

ARSENAL, Liverpool and Manchester United have been told they should be RELEGATED from the Premier League for their "criminal" plans to join a European Super League.

Gary Neville did not hold back on TV after Sky Sports discussed the plans live on air while leading football organisations including the Premier League have told clubs traditional competition is best for English football.

Follow ALL of the latest updates below from this developing story…

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    Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have avoided answering questions on the European Super League proposals.

    Both Manchester United and Arsenal are alleged to have signed up, a move that has been criticised by many – including Gary Neville.

    Speaking after United's 3-1 win against Burnley, Solskjaer said: "I've seen this morning the news and speculation. I can't really say too much because my focus has been on this game.

    "I haven't looked into it, I've just been focused on this game so I need to sit down and see what it is."

    Arteta, speaking after Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Fulham, also remained quiet, saying: "I don't know anything about it.

    "Once I know every detail and have all the information then I can evaluate the situation and give you my opinion."

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    A number of Premier League clubs are being linked with the controversial proposals, which have been blasted by Gary Neville as "criminal".

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    He told Sky Sports: “I’ve benefited from football hugely, I’ve made money out of football, I invest money into a football club. Now, I’m not against money in football. But the principles and ethos of fair competition and the rights to play the game.

    “So Leicester win the league – they go into the Champions League. Manchester United aren’t even in the Champions League! Arsenal aren’t even in the Champions League, watched them earlier on today, they are an absolute shambles of a football club at the moment. Tottenham aren’t in the Champions League. And they want a God-given right to be in there.

    “They’re an absolute joke and honestly the time has come now, independent regulator, stop these clubs having the power base. Enough is enough.”

    Neville added: "Deduct them all points tomorrow – put them at the bottom of the league and take the money off them.

    “Seriously you have got to stamp on this, it’s criminal. It is a criminal act against football fans in this country. Make no mistake about it. This is the biggest sport in the world, in this country and it’s a criminal act against the fans, simple as that.

    “Deduct points, deduct their money and punish them.”

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    Gary Neville has been lauded for his impassionated rant against plans for the European Super League.

    He told Sky Sports: “Well the reaction to it is that it’s been damned. And rightly so.

    “I mean I am a Manchester United fan and have been for 40 years of my life but I’m disgusted, absolutely disgusted.

    “Honestly, we have to wrestle back the power in this country from the clubs at the top of this league and that includes my club.

    “And I’ve been calling for 12 months as part of another group for an independent regulator to bring checks and balances in place to stop this happening.

    “It’s pure greed. They are impostors. They are impostors. The owners of this club, the owners of Liverpool, the owners of Chelsea, the owners of Manchester City are nothing to do with football in this country.

    “There’s 100-odd years of history in this country from fans that have lived and loved these clubs. And they need protecting, the fans need protecting."

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    Gary Neville has said clubs should have points DEDUCTED for signing up to a European Super League.

    The plans, pushed by Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United and AC Milan, are backed by the financial muscle of US investment giant JP Morgan.

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    Roy Keane slammed plans for a breakaway European Super League as 'pure greed'.

    Speaking on Sky Sports at half-time in Manchester United's game against Burnley, Keane fumed: "It's all about money.

    "It doesn't sound good and let's hope it is stopped in it's tracks because it's greed, pure greed."

    Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards was similarly unimpressed.

    He added: "What happens about fans and the memories fans have had over the years?

    "Does all that go away because of money? I think it's a disgrace."

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    Mason Greenwood struck twice in the second-half to keep Manchester United’s faint title hopes flickering.

    The Red Devils looked set to drop points at home against Burnley for a fifth straight season when James Tarkowski headed them level early in the second-half.

    But just six minutes from time Greenwood collected a pass from Paul Pogba and his shot was deflected off Jack Cork before beating Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

    This win cuts City’s lead at the top to eight points with six games apiece remaining – and while it remains possible United are clearly not for chucking in the towel.

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    Football finally welcomed back fans as 4,000 Leicester and Southampton followers streamed to Wembley for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final

    The lucky 'few' strolled in the sunshine to the home of football without the usual packed pavements for such a big match.

    But they looked ultra-relaxed and just happy to be there after the government let the FA select the clash as a one-off pilot event.

    That's before the May 17 nationwide date when crowds of up to 10,000 can officially return.

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    Relegation-threatened Fulham were denied a first-ever win at Arsenal by Eddie Nkletiah's 97th minute equaliser.

    Scott Parker thought he was going to celebrate his 100th game as Fulham boss with a fabulous famous victory.

    But he was cruelly robbed deep into stoppage time when sub Nketiah prodded the ball over the line after keeper Mat Ryan had come up to flick on a last-gasp corner.

    The visitors had snatched an unlikely 59th minute lead through Josh Maja's penalty but are now five points adrift of safety and having played more games than all of the teams above them.

    Read SunSport's match report HERE.

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    Timo Werner may appear to have struggled at Stamford Bridge since arriving from RB Leipzig in a £48million deal.

    However, the Chelsea forward has remarkably been directly involved in 19 goals in all competitions this season – more than other player at the club.

    Werner has scored 10 goals and provided nine assists for his team-mates – three more than any other Blues star.

    The German international helped provide the breakthrough for Hakim Ziyech against Manchester City on Saturday, after making a darting run and delivering a cross to find the Moroccan to tap into an empty net.

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    Chris Wood has the ball in the net straight after kick-off but thankfully for Dean Henderson the goal is ruled out for offside.

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    Man Utd could reportedly meet Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez's release clause in the summer.

    The Daily Star have claimed that the Red Devils are ready to activate his £43m clause as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyes up a new midfielder.

    Barcelona and Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested in the Spain international.

    But it has been stated that Saul could be tempted by a switch to the Premier League.

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    PSG have moved to within a point of leaders Lille in the Ligue 1 title race after Mauro Icardi scored a last-minute winner against St Etienne.

    The French champions looked to have dropped two points but the 28-year-old's late header snatched a 3-2 victory.

    Denis Bouanga opened the scoring for the visitors in the 77th minute, before Kylian Mbappe expertly controlling Marco Verratti's long ball over the top and slotting home with ease.

    The comeback appeared to be complete in the 87th minute when Mbappe converted a penalty – yet there was more to come.

    A 92nd-minute effort from Bouanga was poorly dealt with by Sergio Rico in the PSG goal and Romain Hamouma scored from the rebound to seemingly maintain Lille's three-point lead.

    Icardi, however, had other ideas as he leapt high above the defence to head home an Angel Di Maria cross in the fifth minute of added time.

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    Arsenal have nicked a 1-1 after Eddie Nketiah tapped home in the 97th minute after Gunners goalkeeper Mat Ryan caused chaos in the Fulham goal.

    The Cottagers looked to be heading to four points from safety after Josh Maja fired in a penalty.

    But Arsenal – who missed an abundance of chances – finally got back on level terms after Nketiah's late strike.

    The England youth international came on as a second half substitute after Alexandre Lacazette went off with a suspected hamstring injury.

    It's pain for Fulham, but Arsenal deserved at least a draw.

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    Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi has shut down speculation regarding his future bu insisting he is happy at Inter Milan.

    The right-back is claimed to be on the Gunners’ radar to replace Hector Bellerin should the Spaniard depart the Emirates in the summer.

    But Hakimi has declared he wants to remain at the San Siro, as he told La Repubblica: “The team that attracted me the most was Inter and I saw it as a growth project.

    “I am honoured to be one of the testimonials for the new club logo. I like it, as it looks to the future, a future we can build together.

    “I hope to stay at this club for a long time and I’m very happy.”

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    Man Utd forward Mason Greenwood is ‘years away’ from playing as the club’s central striker, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Norwegian said: “Mason isn’t just a natural finisher – he’s a natural footballer. He is so smooth and he’s matured so much this season.

    “You can see his body has developed and he’s getting stronger. His consistency is getting better and better and he will start scoring more goals, that’s for sure.

    “I have been really impressed and happy with his development this season. He’s come through that difficult patch as a stronger person and a better player.

    “Maybe in the future he can play as a central striker, but I still think that’s a few years away. Being a centre-forward in the Premier League is probably the hardest position to play.

    “At the moment, I think Mason is more suited to playing that wide role, dropping into pockets, finding space and running in behind.

    “I don’t want him with his back to goal and having two centre-backs up his backside. I think we have found a good way to develop him, but he might end up as a No 9.”

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    PSG star Neymar was seen wearing a huge furry coat during his team's crucial Ligue 1 match with Saint-Etienne.

    The 29-year-old, who is serving a three-match domestic ban, could only make an impact on the fashion world as PSG chased three precious points.

    Neymar appeared from within the stands to watch his team with 11 seconds of the game played.

    He greeted his team-mates, including the injured Keylor Navas, wearing the questionable coat.

    BT Sport commentator Steven Wyeth was surprised by the outfit, exclaiming: "What has Neymar come dressed as!?"

    Although it seems unlikely Wyeth will order the same coat when he gets home, the Brazilian star did look nice and warm in the Paris sunshine.

    Neymar watched on from the stands as PSG beat Saint-Etienne
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    Arsenal and Fulham head into the break on level terms and Mikel Arteta will be fuming.

    His side have played well, and have had two goals disallowed for offside.

    Fulham went close through Josh Maja, but it has been all the Gunners at the Emirates.

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    Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have reportedly signed up for a European Super League.

    The development of the Super League is seen as a rival to Uefa's Champions League, which is set to revamped with a new 36-team tournament to come into force in 2024.

    Sources have told The Sunday Times that five British clubs have already agreed to the plan, with only Manchester City among the 'Big Six' yet to do so.

    The Super League proposals include:

    – The 15 founder clubs sharing an initial 3.5billion (£3.1billion) euro “infrastructure grant” ranging from £310million to £89million per club which can be spent on stadiums, training facilities or “to replace lost stadium-related revenues due to Covid-19”.

    – The format would see two groups of 10 clubs who play home and away, with the top four from each group going through to two-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals and a one-legged final.

    Read more HERE.

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    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has urged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham, as he declared Man Utd could be a good option.

    Writing in the Mirror, he said: "He [Kane] knows he probably has one big move left in him, and if he’s to ensure he has no regrets, no ‘what might have been’ moments like me, then he has to think about his future.

    "Will he win a title at Spurs? Unlikely. They’re not going to even make the Champions League next season, so they’re a long way short.

    "And they may even be looking at a new manager again in the summer. Which could mean more years of rebuilding… and waiting.

    "There will be clubs interested too. Manchester United have been mentioned, strongly. And City too. Both would be strong options for him, no doubt.

    "Who knows, he could be the missing ingredient United need to take that final step, and if City were to sign him, then…well, it doesn’t bear thinking about if you’re a fan of any other Premier League club."

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    We are underway at the Emirates!

    Arsenal can close the gap on seventh-placed Tottenham with a win.

    Meanwhile FUlham can climb to just four points from safety with a victory.

    Click HERE to follow the SunSport blog of the match.

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    EXCLUSIVE – Che Adams was named after a notorious fighter — and has himself had to battle for Premier League fame after multiple snubs by FA Cup semi-final opponents Leicester.

    The Southampton striker, who owes his name to Cuba Revolution leader Che Guevara, was born in the East Midlands city and still considers the Foxes as his second team.

    That is despite being rejected on FIVE occasions by his hometown club after trials, starting at Under-eight level and continuing all the way up to Under-16s.

    None of those knockbacks were as hurtful as his release from Coventry at 14 after seven years.

    But they all played a significant part in the 24-year-old’s story of scrapping his way to the top, in a manner very similar to that of Jamie Vardy.

    Adams, who faces Vardy & Co at Wembley on Sunday evening, said: “They made me want to play football and fall in love with the game.

    “For some kids, it breaks their hearts and they don’t want to play football again. But, for me, that built me into the person I am because of the determination and how hard-working I can be.”

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    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated Eveton are still determined to sell Moise Kean in the summer.

    The striker has impressed on loan at PSG this term, but Les Parisiens may have to fork out £43m to sign him.

    Romano tweeted: "Everton are keen to sell Moise Kean in the summer – the negotiations will start around €50m (£43m).

    "PSG are working to sign him on a permanent deal but negotiating on the price – Italian clubs would join the race only if PSG won’t find an agreement."

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    This is how Arsenal and Fulham start at the Emirates for the 1.30pm kick-off in North London.

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    Tottenham are interested in signing Barcelona defender Emerson, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old Brazilian is currently on loan at LaLiga side Real Betis, where he has played 30 times this season.

    And according to Mundo Deportivo, his impressive displays at right-back have also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.

    The Brazilian has been valued by Barcelona at around £22million, so the youngster will not come cheap if Spurs are to secure his services.

    Emerson joined Barca from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in 2019 but is yet to receive his debut for the Catalan giants.

    Emerson has caught the eye of a number of top European clubs

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