Aston Villa have decided to part company with manager Steven Gerrard, according to a report. The 42-year-old's position at Villa Park has come under pressure in recent weeks following a poor start to the 2022-23 campaign. Villa have won two, drawn three and lost five of their first 10 Premier League fixtures this term and they are currently languishing in 16th place in the table, just one point above the relegation zone. Gerrard, who replaced Dean Smith in November last year, saw his side put together a four-game unbeaten run, including three draws, prior to the 2-0 defeat at home against Chelsea on Sunday.
England have been demoted from League A to League B in the UEFA Nations League after they were beaten by European champions Italy. The two countries met at the San Siro in a Group A3 clash and it was the Italians who managed to score the only goal of the game on the way to a 1-0 win thus strengthening their quest to qualify for the final phase of the competition.
The Three Lions have had a poor UEFA Nations League campaign this season. They are in the same group with Italy, Germany and Hungary.
Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has agreed to take charge of Chelsea, sources have confirmed to 90min. The 47-year-old opened talks with Chelsea on Wednesday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and 90min have been told that things went well and he was offered the chance to replace the German at Stamford Bridge. It is believed that Potter verbally agreed to take charge and shook hands on the deal, with paperwork now being drawn up. 90min understands that Chelsea want the deal completed on Thursday so barring any issues, Potter will take charge ahead of this weekend's derby clash with Fulham.
English winger Jadon Sancho was one of the goalscorers as his Manchester United side upset the bookmakers by beating Liverpool at home in the Premier League at the start of this week to register their first win of the season. England international Sancho was the recipient of the first goal of the game on the way to a 2-1 victory for his team.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Marc Cucurella has submitted a transfer request to push for a move to Manchester City. The Spanish left-back may have taken this decision amid concerns that the Citizens could walk away from the deal, citing Brighton & Hove Albion’s huge asking price. Manchester City could end their pursuit of top defensive target Marc Cucurella if they fail to agree on the final transfer fee. Brighton & Hove Albion want around £50 million, but the Premier League champions are only willing to go up to the £40 million mark.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Fulham are closing in on the capture of Kevin Mbabu. They have reached a total agreement with Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg over the Swiss international, with the Premier League outfit expected to fork out around €5.5 million including add-ons and sell-on clauses. Fulham have a personal agreement with Mbabu as well, and the move is only subject to a medical in London. The deal could be officiated in the coming days, making the the 27-year-old the club’s third major signing of the summer.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave Manchester United this summer, and Bayern Munich could be his next destination. The Bundesliga champions reportedly want to sign Ronaldo to replace Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona. Earlier reports had claimed that Ronaldo was eager to see off his contract at Old Trafford. New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was also adamant about having the Portuguese at the club next season.
Academy star Martin Svidersky will leave Manchester United for a LaLiga club after rejecting a new contract and the chance to stay at Old Trafford under new manager Erik ten Hag. Manchester United academy star Martin Svidersky has confirmed that he will leave the club after turning down the chance to work under new manager Erik ten Hag as part his Old Trafford revolution.
Crystal Palace want to sign Sam Johnstone despite claims that he is expected to join up with Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Some results have been frustrating, but that is largely just par for the course in the mid-table of the Premier League. Last summer was a huge success though with signings like Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi and Michael Olise playing key roles. Palace will need more signings of that quality to progress again next term and Vieira now wants Johnstone.
Merseyside giants Liverpool are closing in on the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final after beating Spanish club Villarreal 2-0 at home in the first leg of their semifinal tie. Liverpool were able to establish a two-goal lead at the end of the first 45 minutes thanks in part to the midfield duo of England international Jordan Henderson and Spanish star Thiago Alcantara. Brazilian-born Spanish international Thiago was named the best player at the end of the game, while England national team star Henderson had a hand in the first goal.