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.
England international Mason Mount was one of the Chelsea goalscorers during the 3-2 win at Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals, but the result was not enough for a spot in the last four of the competition.
Arsenal defender Ben White has returned to the England squad for the first time since the Euro 2020 tournament last summer after he was named on the 25-man squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast. The Gareth Southgate-led England team will take on the Swiss and Ivorian teams later this month.
Liverpool and Manchester City have both qualified for the quarterfinals of this season's UEFA Champions League (UCL) despite failing to win their second leg in the round of 16. The two representatives from England had done the bulk of the job in the first leg and they could afford not to win the second leg despite playing at home.
Brighton and Hove Albion are now unbeaten in five games on the Premier League stage after they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea. Brighton are one of the most difficult teams in the English top flight as they have tasted defeat just four times. Only the top two teams have suffered less defeat than the Seagulls in Premier League terms this season.
England international Bukayo Saka was on target for Arsenalduring their Premier League home encounter with holders Manchester City but it was not enough for the Gunners who were beaten 2-1.
Saka has been one of the most in-form players in the Premier League over the festive period and the England player was at it again when he shot Arsenal into the lead just past the half hour mark. Arsenal were the better side in the first halfand they were rewarded with a goal when England international Saka finished off a flowing move with Scottish left-back Kieran Tierney providing him with the final ball. His goal against the Premier League holders on New Year's Day made it four goals in his last three games in the top flight.Arsenalearlier had a strong penalty appeal that was waved away despite VAR check.The goal from Saka gave Arsenal an advantage at the end of the first half.