Buendia Aston Villa transfer AGREED, medical tomorrow, Messi PSG talks 'confirmed', Wijnaldum snubs Barcelona for Paris

ASTON VILLA have confirmed that a deal has been reached to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich.

The former Arsenal target is preparing for Argentina's game against Colombia on Tuesday and will undergo a medical with Villa after the game.

Meanwhile PSG are in talks with Lionel Messi over a possible transfer from Barcelona, the club president has implied.

Nasser Al Khelaifi said: "Messi 'I am not talking about ongoing negotiations."

And Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum looks almost certain to head to Paris after snubbing Barcelona, who couldn't match the offer from France.

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  • Dylan Terry

    KIER WE GO

    Arsenal could try and hijack Kieran Trippier's move to Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

    But the former Spurs ace would rather sign for the Red Devils.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last week that Trippier, 30, has told his England team-mates that he'd like to return to the Premier League with Man United.

    But Atletico may try and flog him elsewhere, against his wishes.

    According to Marca, Diego Simeone's side could try and use Trippier in a deal with Arsenal, in which Hector Bellerin would move the other way.

  • Dylan Terry

    GO WEST

    David Moyes is reportedly ready to commit to West Ham by signing a new three-year contract.

    And that would rule him out of the running for the Everton job, having been linked with a return to Goodison Park this summer.

    Football Insider claims Moyes held in-depth talks with the Hammers’ hierarchy on Friday after reports claimed he was on Everton’s wish-list to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

    However, Moyes made it clear he had no intention of walking out after leading West Ham to next season’s Europa League.

    A new deal is now in the works and will apparently tie Moyes down to the London Stadium for three years on improved terms.

  • Dylan Terry

    ON PAR

    Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has opened the door to completing a free transfer for Lionel Messi this summer.

    Reports in Spain suggest that the previously wantaway Argentine is close to extending his stay at Barcelona.

    But Al-Khelaifi, 47, is refusing to give up.

    In an interview with L'Equipe, he noted: "Messi is at the end of his contract and all clubs have the right to talk to him and recruit him for next season.

    "What I can tell you, and you can believe me, is that all great players want to come to PSG.

    "All – just to be clear, I’m not saying that to answer you on Messi. It’s not possible to sign them all, since we have great players too.

    "And Messi is Messi, a fantastic player."

  • Dylan Terry

    HAZARD STAY

    Eden Hazard will remain at Real Madrid for the start of next season, teammate Thibaut Courtois has revealed.

    The former Chelsea forward has been linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge following an awful couple of years in Spain.

    But Courtois, who is currently with Belgium teammate Hazard as the national team prepare for Euro 2020, has confirmed the 30-year-old is staying at Real Madrid and tipped him to answer critics in the same way divisive star Gareth Bale did.

    Speaking to Le Soir, the keeper said: "I'm 100% sure he's staying. He doesn't want to move. Only the Madrid press writes about the desire to leave.

    "He wants to continue, play free of injuries and win titles.

    "At Real Madrid there is criticism all the time and for everyone. Gareth Bale was criticized, but he won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kyiv.

    "We all know that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans. But Eden can handle that. I know him well enough to say it. He can still change everything.

    "He still wants to be an important player for Madrid and win titles."

  • Dylan Terry

    ROUD NOT TO

    Olivier Giroud has hinted he could yet join AC Milan this summer despite having his Chelsea contract extended for another season.

    Giroud said: “I want to make it clear that Chelsea reactivated the clause in April.

    “And they recently announced it to comply with Premier League rules.

    “It’s fair to remember that I liked Marco van Basten and Andriy Shevchenko.

    “Milan are a big club and one of the great teams in Europe.

    “But today, I will not talk about my future at the club because I am focused on the France team and the Euros, which is fast approaching.”

  • Dylan Terry

    RED ROM

    Manchester United are preparing a £39million bid for Atalanta defender Cristian Romero, according to reports.

    The Italian side are reportedly planning to make his loan from Juventus permanent for £21.5m before cashing in on his services.

    According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atalanta will take up an option in the 23-year-old's loan deal to sign him permanently.

    The fee is believed to be £21.5m – but some rumours suggest it could be as low as £13.75m.

    Reports claim the Serie A side will then look to sell Romero for €45m – around £39m – and make a huge profit.

    And the Red Devils are said to be leading the race for the Argentina international's signature.

  • Dylan Terry

    ED-ING TO THE KP

    Leicester City are closing in on top summer target Odsonne Edouard after agreeing a £15million transfer in principle with Celtic.

    The 23-year-old French striker cost Celtic a club-record £8million from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.

    He formed a strong bond with Brendan Rodgers, who described him as the best young player he had ever worked with.

    Now the Foxes boss is set to be reunited with the prolific striker who has scored 55 goals in 75 Scottish Premiership starts for Celtic to become the pin-up boy of Parkhead.

    Rodgers' relationship with Edouard gave him the edge over fellow admirers Arsenal and Inter Milan who were also keen on the striker, who has entered the final year of his Celtic contract.

    The Gunners remain on the hunt for a new striker, especially as Eddie Nketiah looks set to leave the Emirates this summer while Alexandre Lacazette may also be offloaded.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang endured a below-par season last term but Mikel Arteta cannot offer Eduoard European football.

  • Dylan Terry

    SAN-GO

    Manchester United are reportedly set to finally land Jadon Sancho – for nearly £30million less than he'd have cost last summer.

    The Red Devils have long wanted to sign the England star, having been wowed by his performances in the Bundesliga.

    But Dortmund dug their heels in last year, demanding £108m.

    United refused to match their asking price and Sancho stayed in Germany.

    This time around, however, the Red Devils look set to finally secure their target.

    According to The Mirror, Dortmund will accept £81.5m for the 21-year-old.

    Manchester City are set to receive £12.25m from the deal, having included a 15 per cent sell on clause when Sancho moved to Dortmund as a 17-year-old.

  • Dylan Terry

    BUZZ KYL

    Kylian Mbappe will NEVER leave Paris Saint-Germain.

    That’s according to club chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has shot down reports linking the French ace with Real Madrid and Liverpool.

    He told L’Equipe: “I will be clear. Mbappe is going to stay in Paris.

    “We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free. Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris.

    “Where can he go? What club, in terms of ambition, can compete with PSG today?

    “All I can say is that things are going well and I hope we can reach an agreement [on a new deal].

    “This is Paris, this is his country. He has a mission, not only to play football, but to promote Ligue 1, his country and his capital.”

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Kieran Trippier has told England team-mates he is keen to secure a move to Manchester United, SunSport’s Duncan Wright has exclusively revealed.

    The Red Devils are considering a summer swoop for the Atletico Madrid ace as they try to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

    The ex-Tottenham man is excited about the prospect of a switch to Old Trafford in his native North-West if the opportunity arises.

    In other transfer news, Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to raid old club Tottenham for captain Hugo Lloris.

    Gazzetta Italia claims the new Roma boss is eager to sign a goalkeeper when he takes charge in the Italian capital this summer.

    Should he miss out on Lloris, Mourinho will apparently target either Wolves’ Rui Patricio or Juventus’ Wojciech Szczesny.

    And finally, Wolves will listen to offers for Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho this summer.

    The Portuguese duo face leaving the Midlands club, with their Chinese owners desperate to raise funds to rebuild the squad.

    SunSport understands Arsenal are interested in taking Neves after missing out on Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa.

    Midfielder Neves, 24, whose contract runs out in 2023, would be worth around £35million.

  • Kealan Hughes

    VIRUS SERG

    Spain's Euro 2020 preparations have been hit after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus.

    The Barcelona midfielder led the team in a friendly against Portugal on Friday but contracted the virus over the weekend and will now enter a period of self-isolation.

    The rest of the squad all tested negative, but the players and staff who were in close contact with the 32-year-old must also quarantine.

    Spain, who open their European Championship campaign against Sweden next Monday, are set to play their final friendly against Lithuania on Tuesday.

    The game will still go ahead, but under-21s manager Luis De la Fuente will take charge and use players from his squad.

  • Kealan Hughes

    HUNTING FOR WOLVES

    Wolves will listen to offers for Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho this summer.

    The Portuguese duo face leaving the Midlands club, with their Chinese owners desperate to raise funds to rebuild the squad.

    SunSport understands Arsenal are interested in taking Neves after missing out on Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa.

    Midfielder Neves, 24, whose contract runs out in 2023, would be worth around £35million.

    As for Moutinho, the 34-year-old is wanted back by former club Porto and Wolves will not stand in his way with his deal expiring next summer.

    The pair are considering their options following the departure of gaffer Nuno Espirito Santo last month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    KIE TARGET

    Kieran Trippier has told England team-mates he is keen to secure a move to Manchester United, SunSport's Duncan Wright has exclusively revealed.

    The Red Devils are considering a summer swoop for the Atletico Madrid ace as they try to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

    The ex-Tottenham man is excited about the prospect of a switch to Old Trafford in his native North-West if the opportunity arises.

    The former Burnley defender remains central to Atleti’s plans having been instrumental in helping Diego Simeone’s side to the LaLiga title.

    But United believe they can persuade the Spaniards to strike a deal if they come up with a bid in the region of £15million-£20m.

  • Kealan Hughes

    CITY SLICKERS

    Kevin De Bruyne has been named this season’s PFA Player of the Year.

    And Phil Foden has made it a Manchester City clean sweep by scooping the Young Player award.

    De Bruyne, 29, scored six goals and bagged 12 assists in 25 games as Pep Guardiola’s men reclaimed the Premier League title from Liverpool.

    The Belgian has now won the illustrious award for two straight seasons thanks to the votes of his peers, becoming just the third player to achieve the feat after Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.

    He saw off competition from Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Man United’s Bruno Fernandes, and Man City teammates Foden, Ilkay Gundogan and Ruben Dias – this season’s Premier League and Football Writers’ Player of the Year.

  • Kealan Hughes

    GREAL DEAL

    SunSport's Duncan Wright has delivered his England player ratings…

    SAM JOHNSTONE – 7 Wayward early kick, but couple of smart low saves on debut. Then saved well with his feet – before stunning stop to deny equaliser.

    BEN GODFREY – 6 Capable display at the back, pushed forward to link up in attack. Steady full debut overall.

    BEN WHITE – 7 Calm in possession, looked more assured than defensive partner Mings. Impressive full debut.

    TYRONE MINGS – 5

    Lapse in concentration in first 30 seconds highlighted fears about ability at highest level. Didn’t improve much afterwards.

    LUKE SHAW – 6 Switched off twice to allow Romania in, pushed forward at every possibility. Steady without impressing.

    KALVIN PHILLIPS – 6 Pressured well out of possession, quiet on the ball. Went about job without fuss and will be reliable if needed.

    JAMES WARD-PROWSE – 8 Busy on and off the ball, excellent in possession and made late claim to manager for selection. Set piece delivery an added bonus.

    JADON SANCHO – 7 Looked dangerous from the off, unlucky with shot against bar. Came short too often as England struggled to create.

    JACK GREALISH – 8 Ignored the rough challenges to grow in influence, won the penalty and looked biggest threat for England.

    MARCUS RASHFORD – 6 Not helped by making runs but not being spotted. Shot wide after one trademark burst, but held nerve to score from spot.

    DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN – 6 Unlucky with fine header against bar, but should have scored from close range in second half. Quiet display.

  • Kealan Hughes

    NOT KEANE ON HENDO

    Roy Keane has slammed Gareth Southgate's decision to include Jordan Henderson in his 26-man England squad for the upcoming European Championships.

    The 30-year-old Liverpool captain had not played a single minute of first team football when he was included in the Three Lions boss' squad for the tournament.

    Speaking on ITV's coverage before the game, he said: "Clearly Jordan's not fit – I don't think he should be involved.

    "If he can't start the game against Romania – because physically and mentally today's game won't be that tough for him – having not kicked a ball for three-and-a-half months he can't be right.

    "I've heard people say they want him around the place – for what? Does he do card tricks? Does he have a sing song? Does he do quizzes in the evenings?

    "What does he do? Jordan's an experienced player.

    "Surely Jordan doesn't want to be around the place as some sort of cheerleader – you want to play and he's clearly nowhere near it."

  • Kealan Hughes

    ROUD NOT TO

    Olivier Giroud has hinted he could yet join AC Milan this summer despite having his Chelsea contract extended for another season.

    The French World Cup winner, 34, was set to become a free agent this summer as his deal neared its expiration date.

    And Giroud was widely tipped to agree a move to resurgent Serie A giants AC Milan.

    However, Chelsea announced this week they had secretly triggered a clause to extend it for a further year.

    However, the veteran appears to have left the door open to Milan by claiming it was Chelsea’s decision, and not his, to activate his contract extension.

    Giroud said: “I want to make it clear that Chelsea reactivated the clause in April.

    I will not talk about my future at the club because I am focused on the France team and the Euros, which is fast approaching."

  • Kealan Hughes

    OUT THE BAG DOOR

    West Brom have released 18 PLAYERS as they prepare for life in the Championship.

    The Baggies wave goodbye to Charlie Austin, Branislav Ivanovic, Kieran Gibbs and Hal Robson-Kanu.

    Joining the well known quartet in departing the Hawthorns are Zak Brown, Nicholas Clayton-Phillips, Chiekh Diaby, Tyrese Dyce and Samuel French.

    Kamil Grosicki, George Hamilton, Andrew Lonergan, Lee Peltier, Tom Sharpe, Babatomiwa Solanke, Finley Thorndike, Aksum White and Harry Williams complete the list.

  • Kealan Hughes

    CHAMPS OR CHUMPS

    Didier Deschamps aimed a cheeky jibe at Jose Mourinho after the ex-Spurs boss piled the pressure on his talented French side.

    Mourinho, 58, exclusively told SunSport how anything but a Euros triumph would be deemed a failure for the world champions.

    But Deschamps was eager to downplay expectations for his group of star-studded internationals and couldn’t resist a dig at Mourinho’s spell as Tottenham boss.

    He told Telefoot: “I thought the same thing about his Tottenham team, but it did not end up happening like that.

    “Yes, we are favorites due to the status of world champions.

    “It is not a pressure, it is the reality, we will not flee the debate on the presence of France among the favourites of this Euro.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    LAU AND ORDER

    Diego Simeone is set to sign a new contract at Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

    And the Argentine will immediately target a transfer for compatriot Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan.

    Simeone's current deal is set to expire at the end of next season.

    But according to AS, an agreement is near and Simeone will commit his future until June 2024.

    He wants to add a new centre forward this summer and Simeone, 51, believes that Inter Milan star Martinez would be the perfect partner for Suarez next season.

    Inter will demand at least £60million for Martinez, 23.

  • Kealan Hughes

    BACK FOR MOUR

    Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to raid old club Tottenham for captain Hugo Lloris.

    Gazzetta Italia claims the new Roma boss is eager to sign a goalkeeper when he takes charge in the Italian capital this summer.

    Lloris, 34, has been at Spurs since 2012 and has made 373 appearances.

    The Frenchman could now be set to link up with the Special One at Roma as Spurs get set to appoint a new boss.

    Should he miss out on Lloris, Mourinho will apparently target either Wolves’ Rui Patricio or Juventus’ Wojciech Szczesny.

  • Kealan Hughes

    BOO BOYS BORE AGAIN

    Several brain-dead 'fans' booed again as England's players took the knee ahead of the Three Lions' friendly with Romania.

    Gareth Southgate and several members of his squad made it quite clear in the build up why they were kneeling and how disappointed they were to hear the jeers ahead of the Austria game.

    But that did nothing to sway a handful of mindless individuals as the players knelt to raise awareness of racial injustice and NOT in support of any political movement as some have tried to suggest.

    Fortunately, the boos were quickly drowned out by a loud wave of applause from the vast majority of the crowd at Middlebrough's Riverside stadium.

    Two of Romania's players – Ionuț Nedelcearu and Nicolae Stanciu – chose to remain standing as the players dropped to one knee.

  • Kealan Hughes

    I’M THE ENGLAND MAN

    England strike ace Dominic Calvert-Lewin revealed his dad celebrated his Euros call-up by blasting out the John Barnes rap.

    Calvert-Lewin is ready to make an impact for the Three Lions as Harry Kane’s understudy – and is starting today’s friendly against Romania with the captain rested.

    When the Everton hitman got the nod he was in the squad, dad Karlda could not wait to belt out the lyrics of Barnes’ famous solo in 1990 World Cup song World in Motion by New Order.

    Calvert- Lewin said: “I was waiting on Tuesday to get the official announcement to know I was in the squad and my dad FaceTimed me and started singing the John Barnes tune.

    “He’s rubbish but it’s quite funny and I expect nothing less from him, that’s the kind of relationship we’ve got. So I was laughing at that.

    “My family have always been a part of my journey.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    GO WEST

    David Moyes is reportedly ready to commit his West Ham future by signing a new three-year contract.

    And that would rule him out of the running for the Everton job, having been linked with a return to Goodison Park this summer.

    Football Insider claims Moyes held in-depth talks with the Hammers’ hierarchy on Friday after reports claimed he was on Everton’s wish-list to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

    However, Moyes made it clear he had no intention of walking out after leading West Ham to next season’s Europa League.

    A new deal is now in the works and will apparently tie Moyes down to the London Stadium for three years on improved terms.

  • Kealan Hughes

    SAN-GO

    Manchester United are reportedly set to finally land Jadon Sancho – for nearly £30million less than he'd have cost last summer.

    The Red Devils have long wanted to sign the England star, having been wowed by his performances in the Bundesliga.

    But Dortmund dug their heels in last year, demanding £108m.

    United refused to match their asking price and Sancho stayed in Germany.

    This time around, however, the Red Devils look set to finally secure their target.

    According to The Mirror, Dortmund will accept £81.5m for the 21-year-old.

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