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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...