Jack Grealish closing in on £100m Man City switch EXCLUSIVE, Liverpool 'start Donyell Malen talks' -transfer news live

JACK GREALISH is looking to be on his way to champions Manchester City this summer in a £100m deal, as exclusively reported by SunSport.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have reportedly begun talks with PSV star and former Arsenal youngster Donyell Malen.

And Tottenham have been knocked back by yet another manager after making a "dizzying" offer to Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui.

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  • Marc Mayo

    HERE WE SAN-GO

    Manchester United are nearing a deal for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    The Manchester Evening News claims Borussia Dortmund want just £6million more than the Red Devils' current bid for the winger, plus £2.5m more in add-ons.

    Sancho is described as keen on the move with both club and player optimistic of sealing the move after personal terms were agreed.

    Credit: Getty
  • Marc Mayo

    NOT INTER YOU

    Donny van de Beek is holding out for a move to a Premier League or LaLiga club this summer, according to reports.

    FCInterNews claim the Manchester United outcast does not see a move to a Serie A team as a priority.

    The Red Devils are reportedly open to offers on their £40million man.

    Credit: PA
  • Marc Mayo

    HEAVENS TO BETSY

    England Under-18s boss Kevin Betsy has emerged as a target for Arsenal.

    Per Mertesacker is undertaking a review of the Gunners academy, which led to the sacking of club legend Steve Bould earlier in the summer.

    According to the Mail, Arsenal want Betsy to become their new Under-23s coach.

    But the Three Lions, having only recently lost U19s chief Justin Cochrane, will put up a fight to keep their highly-rated coach.

  • Marc Mayo

    BOY DON GOOD

    Liverpool have started transfer talks to sign former Arsenal youngster Donyell Malen, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old forward has been impressive during the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 campaign so far, assisting in his last two matches.

    Boss Jurgen Klopp wants to waste no time in luring him to Anfield and secure his signature early with a valuation of £34million.

    Malen was already attracting interest across Europe following his brilliant season for PSV Eindhoven.

    Klopp is determined to land a new forward this summer following last season’s disappointment.

  • Marc Mayo

    UR OUR GUAY

    Edinson Cavani netted in Uruguay's Copa America win against Bolivia overnight.

    The 2-0 win their progression to the quarter-finals and knocked out Bolivia, with only one team leaving the competition from each of the two groups.

    After helping force the own-goal opener, Cavani slotted home a cool 78th-minute second after Uruguay missed several chances.

  • Marc Mayo

    COPA RECAP

    Paraguay are through to the next round of the Copa America after a 2-0 win over Chile.

    Newcastle's Miguel Almiron was named Man of the Match having tucked away a penalty for the second, with Braian Samudio getting the first.

    Chile are also through, despite the defeat, but could end up being drawn with Brazil in the quarter-finals.

  • Richard Forrester

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS,

    SunSport can reveal that Jack Grealish’s camp believe they have got the green light for him to leave Aston Villa — paving the way for a £100million move to Manchester City.

    City boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to bring the England star to the Etihad this summer as he plots a title defence and to finally win the club’s first Champions League.

    Villa have remained insistent they do not want to sell the 25-year-old, who has four years left to run on the current deal with his boyhood club.

    But SunSport understands talks with Grealish’s agents Stellar over the past few weeks have left his team happy they now have an agreement which would allow the playmaker to quit once the Euros are over.

    City have indicated they would be willing to break the current British transfer record, which sits at the £89m Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.

    And with Grealish wanting to step up to Champions League football, Villa understand they cannot stand in his way.

    City have delayed any official offer while the player is on Euros duty.

    But they are expected to make their move in July so Grealish can begin pre-season training with them.

    Meanwhile, Graham Potter has emerged as the latest front-runner to be the new Tottenham manager.

    But former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is also back in contention after another day of drama in the North London club’s long-running hunt.

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keen on Brighton boss Potter being as successful as his last raid for a South Coast rookie, when he snapped up Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton in 2014.

    The Seagulls chief is earning widespread praise for improving the Sussex strugglers’ style of play while managing to keep them in the Premier League.

    Levy has been searching for a permanent boss since sacking Jose Mourinho in April.

    And finally, Jose Mourinho has held talks with Henrikh Mkhitaryan since joining Roma to repair his relationship with midfielder, according to reports

    And the pair have reportedly cleared the air after falling out at Manchester United, with Mkhitaryan starting just 26 league games in 18 months under Mourinho.

    Mkhitaryan, 32, even agreed a new one-year deal with the Serie A club at the beginning of the month.

    He is happy to play under the Portuguese, and was convinced to stay after the pair held a meeting, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    The report claims the duo have even joked with each other about their time at Old Trafford, and it is now firmly behind them.

  • Joe Brophy

    GREAL DEAL

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: Jack Grealish's camp believe they have got the green light for him to leave Aston Villa — paving the way for a £100million move to Manchester City.

    City boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to bring the England star to the Etihad this summer as he plots a title defence and to finally win the club’s first Champions League.

    Villa have remained insistent they do not want to sell the 25-year-old, who has four years left to run on the current deal with his boyhood club.

    But SunSport understands talks with Grealish’s agents Stellar over the past few weeks have left his team happy they now have an agreement which would allow the playmaker to quit once the Euros are over.

    City have indicated they would be willing to break the current British transfer record, which sits at the £89m Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.

    And with Grealish wanting to step up to Champions League football, Villa understand they cannot stand in his way.

    City have delayed any official offer while the player is on Euros duty.

    But they are expected to make their move in July so Grealish can begin pre-season training with them.

  • Joe Brophy

    SPURS GO POTTY

    Graham Potter has emerged as the latest front-runner to be the new Tottenham manager.

    But former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is also back in contention after another day of drama in the North London club’s long-running hunt.

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keen on Brighton boss Potter being as successful as his last raid for a South Coast rookie, when he snapped up Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton in 2014.

    The Seagulls chief is earning widespread praise for improving the Sussex strugglers’ style of play while managing to keep them in the Premier League.

    Levy has been searching for a permanent boss since sacking Jose Mourinho in April.

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE FROM STERLING

    The City winger is unfazed by the prospect of renewing the historic rivalry with Germany next Tuesday at Wembley.

    Sterling, who has never played against the Germans before, told the Lions’ Den show: “Those games were crazy. The France one was high quality throughout, both teams.

    “We knew we were going to get second place in that group and we knew that it was going to be a challenge. In this tournament you need these challenges.

    “We need now to go against Germany and we need a big performance. If you’re going to win this tournament, if you’re going to be in with a shout

    “You’ve got to put in these big performances against these big sides, and that’s what we are going to try to do on Tuesday. I’m not really looking into the history, the battles.

    “What has happened, has happened. All we can do us be here now and be present.”

  • Joe Brophy

    STERLING EFFORT

    Raheem Sterling says winning the Euros with England would top anything he has achieved with Manchester City.

    He said: “I think winning something with the national team, England, would definitely be the greatest achievement that I could possibly do.

    “I mean not me…that the team could possibly achieve. You win stuff with your clubs and it’s a great achievement, but this is on a bigger scale.

    “You’re representing a nation, a country. So to achieve something with England would be the biggest thing to happen in my footballing career.”

  • Joe Brophy

    WINGING IT

    France suffered a DOUBLE injury scare on Thursday when wingers Thomas Lemar and Marcus Thuram both hobbled out of training.

    The two stars both looked to be in pain during a recovery session following yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Portugal.

    Tottenham transfer target Thuram, 23, looked to be visibly in pain as he fell to his knees on the training ground in the Hungarian capital Budapest.

    While Atletico Madrid star Lemar, 25, was clearly distraught as he put his head in his hands while being helped off the field by two others.

    Didier Deschamps now faces an anxious wait over their fitness after setting up a last-16 clash against Switzerland on Monday.

  • Joe Brophy

    LEED THE CHARGE

    Paul Robinson has admitted that he is “gutted” Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Ben White.

    He told Football Insider: “I would have liked both of my old clubs Leeds and Tottenham to have gone in for Ben White.

    “They are missing out on a top-class player. I have been banging Ben White’s drum for a long time now.

    “If he goes to Arsenal he is going to be missing out on playing Champions League football.

    “I’m sure there is clubs in the Champions League who would be interested in a player like Ben White.

    “Arsenal would not be my first choice if I was him. Logistically the move may work for him but a player of his quality should be playing at the highest level.

    “He is definitely good enough to play in the Champions League. Is he realistically going to get to play in the Champions League with Arsenal?”

  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNER GO

    Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

    The Bundesliga outfit have paid a loan fee of £500,000 to bring him back to the club, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan too.

    Stuttgart have the option to make the move permanent in a deal worth up to £5million, according to The Athletic.

    And Mavropanos will become a Stuttgart player if they remain in the top-flight this season.

    They will be obligated to pay £3million for the defender, and bonuses up to £1.5m are also included in the deal.

    The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal should the permanent transfer clause be activated.

  • Joe Brophy

    JA-DONE DEAL

    Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal for Jadon Sancho.

  • Joe Brophy

    NO MOUR TROUBLE

    Jose Mourinho has held talks with Henrikh Mkhitaryan since joining Roma to repair his relationship with midfielder, according to reports.

    And the pair have reportedly cleared the air after falling out at Manchester United, with Mkhitaryan starting just 26 league games in 18 months under Mourinho.

    Mkhitaryan, 32, even agreed a new one-year deal with the Serie A club at the beginning of the month.

    He is happy to play under the Portuguese, and was convinced to stay after the pair held a meeting, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    The report claims the duo have even joked with each other about their time at Old Trafford, and it is now firmly behind them.

  • Joe Brophy

    SHIRT'S OUT OF LUCK

    Tottenham's new third kit for the upcoming season has been leaked online.

    And fans are not happy with the purple-and-lime hybrid, with one punter joking: No wonder Harry Kane wants out!

  • Joe Brophy

    WHITE HOT

    Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a £50million deal for Brighton defender Ben White.

    The Gunners have set their sights on the England prospect and talks are planned, according to The Athletic, ahead of the potential move.

    White was rewarded for his impressive form at Brighton with a place in the England squad for Euro 2020 after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out through injury.

    Arsenal reportedly offered £40m for the 23-year-old but Brighton are determined to hold out for £10m more.

  • Joe Brophy

    SAL YA LATER

    William Saliba is set for a THIRD loan move away from Arsenal with several clubs reportedly tracking the defender.

    The Gunners signed the Frenchman from Saint-Etienne for £27million two years ago, but he is yet to play a competitive game for the club.

    And another stint away from the club is deemed likely, as reported by French outlet FootMercato.

    Arteta is set to take a look at Saliba when pre-season begins but is described as leaning towards a loan transfer, with the player under contract to 2024.

    As many as nine clubs are already named as interested in a potential deal.

    Southampton and Newcastle are the two English sides reportedly keen along with Bayer Leverkusen, Nice, Rennes, Marseille, Lille, and two unnamed clubs in Italy.

  • Joe Brophy

    TOP FRIENDS

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema shared a heartwarming chat at half-time of their Euro 2020 encounter.

    The former Real Madrid pals formed two-thirds of the feared BBC triumvirate at the Bernabeu, alongside Gareth Bale.

    Therefore, their Group F meeting on Wednesday was a personal reunion inside a hugely-anticipated Euros clash.

    At half-time and with the score one apiece, the forwards embraced and smiled as they shared a brief chat.

    They then swapped shirts as they entered the tunnel in Budapest, continuing the discussion towards the dressing rooms.

  • Jake Lambourne

    IN THE BAG

    West Brom have announced that Valerian Ismael has been named as their new gaffer.

    The Frenchman joins on a four-year deal from fellow Championship side Barnsley.

    Baggies Chief Executive Officer, Xu Ke, said: "We are all aware of what will be required in order to be successful and player recruitment will be of the utmost importance.

    "Valerien and I will immediately focus on preparing the squad for the new season, working together with Ian Pearce, our Head of Recruitment, to secure talented transfer targets who will strengthen us for the challenges ahead, ensuring fans are once more proud to support this great club.

    “I am excited to be working with Valérien and I am sure we will soon establish a strong relationship that will be to the benefit of the football club and its supporters.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNER GET YA

    Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the signing of Ben White from Brighton.

    Brighton are holding out for a £50million fee for the centre-back, with the Gunners claimed to be willing to hand over £45m plus add-ons.

    The Athletic's David Ornstein tweeted: "Arsenal moving closer to agreement with Brighton for Ben White.

    "#BHAFC want guaranteed ~£50m, #AFC offering ~£45m + £5m.

    "Face-to-face talks have taken place & negotiations continue over add-ons, payment structure etc. No other bidders yet."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TOTTLE TALE

    Tottenham has shared a damning insight into Tottenham in a message sent to Italy star Lorenzo Insigne.

    The former Napoli and AC Milan manager was linked with the vacant Spurs job earlier this month.

    But backlash from Tottenham supporters meant Daniel Levy quickly turned his focus to other candidates.

    Gattuso was a surprise name, with Levy turning to the Italian after failing to land Brendan Rodgers, Antonio Conte and Erik ten Hag.

    And after talks broke down to take over at the Tottenham Stadium Gattuso issued a harsh verdict of the running of the club.

    Insigne told Football Italia: "We’ve texted each other, he told me there was a bit of mess.

    "But now I am focused on the Euros, while he’s on holiday so I am not going to ask him such questions."

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNING RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo was subjected to ‘insults and beatings’ from Arsenal when the former Manchester United star tried tricks.

    That is the revelation by ex-Arsenal attacker Robert Pires on a harsh start to life in England for Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo’s introduction to English football was greeted with plenty of harsh challenges and Pires admitted opposing players did not appreciate the star’s showboating.

    Pires told Record: “Cristiano made feints and the English didn’t like it. It was just a beating. 

    “You can’t play like that against the English and you couldn’t do that at Highbury, Arsenal’s home. It was just insults and beatings. 

    “At first he didn’t stand it very well, it was complicated for him. Football in England is completely different.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    VIRUS FEARS

    England are embroiled in a coronavirus scare after a Sky Sports reporter tested positive at the training base.

    The Daily Mail report how the journalist and cameraman were asked to leave St George's Park.

    The reporter is now self-isolating at a hotel, just five days before England's crunch Round of 16 clash with Germany.

    It comes after Three Lions duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced to self-isolate for 10 days after coming into close contact with Billy Gilmour.

    A Sky Sports spokesperson commented: "A reporter is isolating in a hotel and awaiting the result of a PCR test. 

    "The camera operative tested negative and has left St George’s Park to self-isolate."

    It remains unknown whether the positive test will have any further repercussions on anybody involved within the camp.

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