Paulo Dybala has been offered to a host of Premier League clubs – including each one of the Big Six.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal have all been approached over possibly signing Dybala, the Juventus forward, with his representatives believing now is the time for the 27-year-old to move to England.
Dybala has previously been linked with United and Spurs, and appeared set to join the latter in 2019 before image rights issues resulted in the transfer collapsing.
But a move to the Premier League is now on the cards, 90min claim, with Dybala’s agents reaching out to the Big Six.
Chelsea will reject any offers for Callum Hudson-Odoi when the transfer window opens next month, despite reports he is considering his future at Stamford Bridge.
The 20-year-old has played just 14 minutes of Premier League football in the past five weeks and was not included at all in the squads to face either Tottenham Hotspur or Leeds United.
Since the start of the season, Hudson-Odoi has started just one game in the league and is desperate to play football on a regular basis.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea do not want to let the winger go because they still believe he has huge potential and it would leave Frank Lampard short of options out wide.
Troy Deeney has revealed he and his Watford teammates will walk off the pitch if any of the players are racially abused during a match.
There were shock scenes on Saturday as Millwall supporters, allowed back in The Den for the first time since February, booed when the players took the knee before kick-off as a gesture of support for Black Lives Matter.
And while Deeney will not react to such booing when Watford visit Millwall later this month, he will leave the pitch if racial abuse is directed at him or one of his fellow Golden Boys.
“When they boo, I’ll still be there,” said Deeney on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “But if it gets to that line of racial things being said to me or my players, we’ve already had a conversation about what happens. We walk, simple.
“We’re not here to be racially abused, we’re here to play football and entertain.
“There’s a lot of things you can call me. You can call me a big head and say I’ve got teeth like a shark but if you racially abuse me, I’m not going to stand there and take it.
“If I turn around and get physical with that person, I get in trouble and the club gets in trouble, so the only thing I can do in that moment is report it and leave.
“That’s all I can do, so that’s what we will do.”
Troy Deeney believes Mikel Arteta risks losing his job as early as THIS weekend!
The Arsenal manager is facing serious criticism following Sunday’s north London derby defeat by Tottenham, which leaves the Gunners in 15th place having gained only 13 points from 11 matches.
Arsenal face Burnley on Sunday, with the Clarets visiting the Emirates knowing a win could take them out the relegation zone and drag the Gunners closer to the bottom three.
And another defeat would have Arteta at risk of being sacked, Deeney claimed on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“I actually said on [last week’s] show I fancied Arsenal to get a result,” began Deeney, “because they are that kind of team where they can just pull one out the bag.
“But I’ll happily say I was massively wrong.
“Arsenal are in trouble. I’m happy for them that they are at home, but if they were playing Burnley away this week I’d be very nervous for them.
“I think he [Arteta] has to come under criticism, ultimately because of where they are.
“For me, and I’ll go out on a limb here, if they lose [to Burnley] he is massively under pressure.
“I’d be surprised, if they lose and the ones around them win, and they are looking more backwards than upwards, he would be under pressure to keep his job.”
Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent admits he owes Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg an apology following the Dane’s man-of-the-match display against Arsenal on Sunday.
Spurs went back to the Premier League’s summit with a 2-0 victory over their arch rivals thanks to goals from, who else, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.
Indeed, Son and Kane produced two moments of magic, but it was the 90-minute performance of Hojbjerg in midfield which got the job done for Mourinho.
Signed from Southampton for £15million ahead of the season, many considered Hojbjerg’s acquisition underwhelming, especially after a poor debut against Everton on the opening day, but now he looks like one of the summer’s best transfers.
“I was one who questioned it,” Bent told talkSPORT. “I thought, ‘If they want to go to the next level, why are they not signing better players?’
“He’s like that anchor you need in midfield, where everyone can be going chaotic around you, he’s the one who sits in front of that back four and does his job.”
Bent seconded talkSPORT host Alex Crook, who offered Hojbjerg an apology following his exceptional game against the Gunners.
Crook said: “He was man of the match on TV, Jose mentioned Hojbjerg as his man of the match as well – and I owe him a bit of an apology.
“We were all a bit dubious about the signing, I watched him at Southampton and he had more bad games than good.
“Possibly, he’s one of those players who can only truly shine when he’s got world-class player like Son and Kane around him.
“We were all a bit sceptical.”
Jose Mourinho hailed Harry Kane and Hueng-min Son for ‘working like animals’ as they combined once more to topple Arsenal.
Son and Kane have formed a formidable partnership and set up each other’s first-half strikes on Sunday as Spurs ran out 2-0 winners over their north London rivals.
They are the second deadliest duo in Premier League history and are chasing down record holders Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard – who are now just five ahead on 36.
Kane has laid on eight of Son’s goals this term, with Son returning the favour four times and Mourinho knows he is lucky to have such a high-quality duo.
“You know they are world class,” he said. “It’s as simple as that, but when we play against (Manchester) City, after the game I was speaking to the Portuguese boy, (City defender Ruben) Dias.
“I was telling him, ‘You are not going to play one single match in the Premier League where the strikers are not good’. This is the Premier League.
“But I have to admit that Harry and Sonny are world-class players and on the top of what they do they have a very good sense of the team.
“They are working like animals, with all due respect to animals, I love animals.
“They have a very good sense of the balance that they need and they also do incredible tactical work for the team when the team doesn’t have the ball — Kane clearing balls in the box.”
“This is not just about scoring goals and being world-class players, they are great guys, great professionals that give everything for the team.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s agent appeared to hit out at Mikel Arteta over his client’s poor form this season.
Aubameyang has scored only two Premier League goals this season and he fired another blank on Sunday as the Gunners lost the north London derby to Spurs.
And Auba’s agent, Kwaku Mensah, posted on social media a screenshot of Arsenal’s dreadful attacking stats with the caption: ‘If you create chances…’.
The stats showed Arsenal are joint 18th in the Premier League for the number of shots on target this season, and joint last for chances created.
Manchester United are considering a swoop for former Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, reports claim.
The 30-year-old England international currently plays for Atletico Madrid, and has starred this season as Atleti top the LaLiga table after ten matches – conceding only TWO goals in the process.
He will enter the final year of his contract next summer, and according to The Telegraph Trippier will be assessed by Man United as a possible summer signing.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer wants to bring in a new right-back to provide cover and competition for 23-year-old Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has started all but two matches this term.
The lucky 2,000 Liverpool fans who won the ballot to be the first to return to Anfield were treated to a four-star display on what manager Jurgen Klopp felt was a ‘perfect night’.
A 4-0 win over Wolves seemed an appropriate way to welcome back supporters who had been absent since March and were seeing the new Premier League champions live for the first time.
Succesful strikes from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and a Nelson Semedo own goal wrapped up a comfortable victory on a night of celebration for players, staff and fans alike.
It might not have been the anticipated heroes’ homecoming after the team ended the 30-year wait for the title over the summer, but Klopp was more than happy with the outcome.
“It was very emotional. After 10 months without that it is a wonderful, wonderful sign,” he said.
“During the game was emotional, it was so nice to hear You’ll Never Walk Alone again.
“Having people in the stadium is another really good sign. Hopefully we can build on it as a society, not just a football society.
“People in the stadium were in the best shape and that was really nice.
“If none of my players or medical department tell me any player was injured it was the perfect night.
“It’s nice that we could give them back a little bit. Look, playing without fans is difficult but watching football knowing you usually would be there is difficult as well, so we are absolutely in the same boat.
“It was really nice to have that common experience.
“Getting out of the dressing room for the warm-up, that was a proper goosebump moment.
“It was really emotional, during the game it was emotional, it was outstanding.”