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Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu confirms Arsenal interest

Caglar Soyuncu describes Arsenal as “one of the most important clubs in England” and suggests that talks are ongoing with the Gunners over a summer move. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 20:09 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 20:09 UK Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu has confirmed that Arsenal have showed an interest in signing him, but he will delay a decision on his future until after the World Cup. The 22-year-old, who is heading to Russia with the Turkey national team next month, is understood to be valued at £35m by his club side. Soyuncu’s agent recently talked up a move to the Premier League, and the centre-back has now offered a big indication that a switch to the Emirates Stadium – despite a new manager be...

Manchester City given boost in Kylian Mbappe pursuit?

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly still a target for Manchester City, who are waiting to see if Paris Saint-Germain can sign the French striker from Monaco permanently. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 19:44 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 19:44 UK Manchester City are reportedly ready to pounce if Paris Saint-Germain abort their plan to land Kylian Mbappe from Monaco on a permanent deal. PSG are waiting to hear if they face financial fair play sanctions, which would prevent them from signing £127m striker Mbappe from their domestic rivals as agreed. The France international has impressed during his initial season-long loan spell at the Parc des Princes, playing a direct part in 28 Ligue 1 and Champions League goals. Due to serious doubts over ...

Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘I do not regret my comments’

Cristiano Ronaldo insists that he does not regret dropping a hint that his Real Madrid future is coming to an end, but concedes that the timing was wrong. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 19:11 UK Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he ‘does not regret’ the comments he made in the immediate aftermath of Real Madrid‘s Champions League final clash against Liverpool. The Portugal international hinted after the 3-1 win in Kiev on Saturday night that he will consider quitting the Bernabeu this summer after nine years at the club. Ronaldo used the past tense when talking about his trophy-laden spell with Madrid, saying that “it was beautiful” representing the Spanish giants. Speaking a day on from Madrid’s third succ...

Brian McClair: ”Young players will hugely benefit Scotland squad’

Former Manchester United forward Brian McClair is delighted that youngsters Chris Cadden and Lewis Morgan have been called up to the senior Scotland squad. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 18:43 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 18:43 UK Ex-Manchester United player Brian McClair has insisted that the inclusion of Motherwell midfielder Chris Cadden and Celtic winger Lewis Morgan in the Scotland squad is a positive step forward. The SPFL pair are in contention to feature in Scotland’s upcoming fixtures against Peru and Mexico. The pair have been in great form for their respective clubs, and former performance strategy head McClair is happy to see young players being called up. “It does no harm for them [Cadden and Morgan] to be coming into the international s...

Leicester City ‘tracking National League star Serhat Tasdemir’

Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing National League winger Serhat Tasdemir, who became the youngest scorer in AFC Flyde’s history last season. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 18:29 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 18:29 UK Leicester City are reportedly eyeing a move for AFC Flyde winger Serhat Tasdemir. The 17-year-old made 28 appearances last season and scored five goals, becoming the youngest scorer in the club’s history. According to the Daily Star, the Foxes are leading the race for the Turkish player and are preparing a bid to secure his signature. The report adds that Stoke City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough are also tracking the National League forward. Tasdemir was released by Blackburn Rovers and moved to Flyde two years ago. Re...

Result: Rotherham United earn instant return to Championship with extra-time win

Rotherham United beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 after extra time at Wembley Stadium to earn promotion back to the Championship, 12 months on from their relegation. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:42 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:55 UK Centre-back Richard Wood has scored twice to give Rotherham United a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town after extra time in this afternoon’s League One playoff final. Wood’s opening goal was cancelled out by Alex Rodman an hour into the match, but his second came too late for Shrewsbury to respond for a second time. Rotherham return to the Championship after a season-long absence, while for Shrewsbury – who relied heavily on keeper Dean Henderson – their 29-year wait for second-tier foo...

Merseyside Police to investigate Loris Karius death threats

Merseyside Police have confirmed that they will investigate abusive tweets and death threats aimed at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:20 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:20 UK Merseyside Police have announced that they will investigate messages of hatred and harmful threats aimed at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, following his two errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League Final on Saturday. Karius, who had not made an error in the competition prior to the final, gifted Karim Benzema the opening goal of the night before failing to stop Gareth Bale‘s long-range strike. Abusive tweets flooded in after the final whistle blew in Kiev, including messages telling the German keeper and his family to “die”...

Frank Lampard confirms ongoing talks with Derby County over becoming manager

Frank Lampard has revealed that talks are ongoing with Derby County for him to become the club’s new manager, following Gary Rowett’s departure to Stoke City. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:03 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 17:03 UK Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard has admitted that he is in talks with Derby County over the vacant manager’s job. The Blues all-time leading goalscorer has made it clear that he wishes to become a coach since retiring in 2017. Derby are on the search for a new manager after Gary Rowett took over at Championship side Stoke City following their relegation from the Premier League. Lampard was also reportedly in the running for the Ipswich Town job, but Sky Sports News claim that the Englishman will not be joining ...

Jurgen Klopp ‘to be backed with £200m war chest this summer’

Jurgen Klopp will reportedly be given a budget of over £200m this summer to improve the Liverpool squad and challenge for the Premier League title. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 16:49 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 16:49 UK Jurgen Klopp will reportedly be handed over £200m to perfect Liverpool‘s squad this summer in preparation for next season. The Reds showed promising signs last campaign, beating Premier League winners Manchester City in their path to the Champions League Final. Klopp also led his side to another top-four finish boosted by the swoop of 32-goal forward Mohamed Salah last summer. According to the Sun, Liverpool chairman John Henry will back Klopp with over £200m to iron out the squad and take the next step forward as a club. Liverpool have ...

Real Madrid ‘may sell Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to buy Neymar’

Guillem Balague believes that Real Madrid may consider selling both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in order to fund the signing of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. By Matthew JonesFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 16:17 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 16:17 UK Real Madrid may reportedly consider selling both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in order to fund the signing of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar moved to PSG last summer in a record-breaking €222m transfer from Barcelona, with the player scoring 25 goals and registering 16 assists in his debut Ligue 1 campaign. Ronaldo is the top goalscorer in Madrid’s history while Bale scored a stunning overhead kick to win the Champions League for Los Blancos on Saturday, but Guillem Balague believes that both could be axe...

Jurgen Klopp: ‘Loris Karius must deal with mistakes’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp offers Loris Karius his sympathy following the goalkeeper’s two costly errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 15:42 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 15:42 UK Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has offered Loris Karius his sympathy following his mistakes in Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev. Karius was at fault for two of Madrid’s three goals as they won the trophy for a third year in a row, first throwing the ball straight at Karim Benzema and then fumbling a long-range Gareth Bale shot into his own net. Klopp acknowledged that Karius was to blame for the errors, but insists that the club will support him as he tries to bounce back from the di...

Cristiano Ronaldo pours doubt over Real Madrid future

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo hints that he could leave the club this summer and will make a decision over his future in the coming days. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 15:30 UK Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 15:30 UK Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has raised questions over his future at the club by suggesting that he could consider leaving this summer. The 33-year-old picked up his fifth Champions League title at the expense of Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday, four of which have come in the last five years with Madrid. However, after the match Ronaldo suggested that he will make a decision on his future in the coming days, speaking about his illustrious Madrid career in the past tense. “I am going to enjoy this moment and in th...